20 April 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ
Iqtarabat as-Sa`aa wa anshaqqa ‘l-qamar.
The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh and the moon is cleft asunder. (Surat al-Qamar, 54:1)
We are Your servants, O our Lord! Have mercy on our weaknesses and our going astray!
وَخُلِقَ الإِنسَانُ ضَعِيفًا
Wa khuliq al-insaanu da`eefa.
Man is created weak. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:28)
Have mercy on our weakness, O our Lord!
إِنَّ كَيْدَ الشَّيْطَانِ كَانَ ضَعِيفًا
Inna kayda ash-Shaytan kaana da`eefa.
Feeble indeed is the cunning of Shaytan. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:76)
We are weak, but Shaytan is also weak! Dumbfounded, he jumps up and down as there is nothing else for him to do now; he is astonished. All kinds of springs have opened up to lead astray the Sons of Adam. Shaytan has put forth all his capital for the sake of ruining the Sons of Adam, and now he has nothing left to do; this is his end point. Now he is shaking, because as soon as the sultan comes he will be finished, as the sultan will bring all that he is doing to an end. Allah, Allah. May Allah protect us.
ا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ يَوْمَ تَرَوْنَهَا تَذْهَلُ كُلُّ مُرْضِعَةٍ عَمَّا أَرْضَعَتْ وَتَضَعُ كُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمْلٍ حَمْلَهَا وَتَرَى النَّاسَ سُكَارَى وَمَا هُم بِسُكَارَى وَلَكِنَّ عَذَابَ اللَّهِ شَدِيدٌ
Yaa ayyuha ‘n-nas `ittaqoo rabbakum inna zalzalati ’s-sa`ati shay`un `azheem yawma tarawnahaa tadhalu kullu murdi`atin `amma arda`at wa tada`u kullu dhaati hamlin hamlahaa wa tara an-nasa sukaara wa ma hum bi-sukaara wa laakinna `adhab Allahi shadeed.
O Mankind! Fear your Lord, for the convulsion of the Hour will be a thing terrible! The Day you shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling babe, and every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed). You will see Mankind as a drunken riot yet not drunk, but dreadful will be the wrath of Allah! (Surat al-Hajj, 22:1,2)
Allah, Allah! How can we possibly endure this? There is no endurance. He will crush! If His subduement comes it will destroy this whole universe, and we are not even a dot next to it! Yaa Malik al-Mulk! “Alif” and “lam” designate His Oneness.
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham, Mawlana Shaykh Adnan: And ta`reef, “exquisiteness.”
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Ta`reef? I didn’t learn that, my teacher (...)
Mawlana Shaykh Adnan: The donkey learns only after repeating several times. (Laughter)
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Poor animals, they will also finish; nothing will be left of them.
Mawlana Shaykh Adnan: Will the Mulk, Dominion finish?
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: No, the Creation is continuing. From the first to its first and from the last to its last. Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! Amaan, yaa Rabbee! Fatihah.
The `Alawiyyeen have risen (in Syria). The headquarters is in the air and in the oceans. They will enjoin the soldiers from above to meet the small party of Islam in the valley of `Ummuk. They will appear there, however:
وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللّهُ
Yamkuroona wa yamkuru ‘l-Allah.
They plot and plan, and Allah too plans. (Surat al-Anfal, 8:30)
There is a plot for their plots; wa makaroo wa makara ‘Llah. Who can carry it? They will finish even through an ant. They stood up alive and fell as dead, nafsin nahaara. Amaan, yaa Rabbee. Tawba, astaghfirullah. Tawba, astaghfirullah.
O our Lord! Make our obstacles easy for us in every way and save us from the hands of dunya and from the afflictions in the Hereafter, for the sake of Your honorable Prophet (s), the Prophet of Mercy!
They (armies) have all come together from the Heavens and Earth.
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: Allahu Akbar! We never heard this before! It is such a perfect interpretation.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Allahu Akbar! What interpretation is this? The interpretation comes from them. The armies of the Heavens have come together:
وَلِلَّهِ جُنُودُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ
wa lillahi junoodu ’s- samawaati wa ‘l-`ard.
For to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth (Surat al-Fath, 48:7)
They will descend from above and come together with the people on Earth and clean the Earth like sweeping with a broom, and there won’t be any living being on the face of Earth. It would be impossible to say that in the first era that there were would be people living here, cities and all. It will become an ocean of sand. You cannot say that before one-thousand years because people lived here with animals, plants, oceans. They will be surprised. The order is between the “kaf” and “noon” of “Kun faya kun!” (The holy command, “Be! And it is.” 36:82)
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!
O our Lord! Have mercy on our going astray and have mercy on our weakness. O our Lord! Forgive and have mercy on us as You are the Best of those who show mercy!