Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
24 February 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, la ilaaha illa-Llah, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Alfu salaat, alfu salaam `alayka yaa Sayyidi 'l awaleen wa 'l-aakhireen. Alfu salaat alfu salaam `alayka wa `ala aalika wa ashaabika wa `ala man tabi`aka min al-mu'mineen wa 'l-mu'minaat, ameen, wa salaamun `ala 'l-mursaleen w 'alhamdulillahi rabbi 'l-`alameen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
Dastoor, yaa Sultan al-Awliya. Madad, madad. We know nothing. We are asking forgiveness. After forgiveness, asking blessings from the Lord of Heavens. As-salaamu `alaykum, as-salaamu `alaykum ayyuha 'l-mu'minoon wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Huuuuu. And we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem, bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. We are asking protection from Shaytan and from his tricks and traps. As-salaamu `alayka yaa Sahib az-Zamaan.
Yaa Rabbana ija`alna fee kanafillah wa kanzillah wa amaanillah.
As-salaamu `alaykum, our listeners whom they like to learn something, as well as everyone and myself also, asking more and more glory from heavens. And glory is not coming by itself, coming through holy ones, as the rains can't come by themselves; they are in need to be first through clouds, and clouds sending them on Earth as raindrops that Allah Almighty making for everything a reason. This for a reason must come. Therefore, blessings are not coming by themselves but through holy ones, reaching to those people who are asking drops of blessings to rain on themselves.
It is a holy night tonight on the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s), and most glorifying and honors and blessings raining on him, that he is most beloved, most honored, most glorified one among whole Creation. If he isn’t in existence, can't be for anything an existence! Never coming anything in existence if that one is not in existence. Therefore, the Lord of Heavens saying, law laaka law laak maa khalaqta al-aflaak, (If not for you, if not for you, I would not have created the celestial bodies) “O My most blessed one and beloved one, most glorified in existence, for your honor I created, for your honor." And no one knows when that dialogue happened between Allah Almighty and His most beloved one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), and everything just created for his honor. If he wasn't in existence, nothing can be able to come in existence; for his honor everything is coming in existence!
We must learn, we must try to believe. To know something and to believe is something else. You may know something but you can't know everything only by knowing. You may reach a knowledge through your believing. To believe, that grants such an honor to people that only He Who grants to us knows. The reality of believing, what does it mean?
Marhaban, hadari (present) `ulamas! Don't say (call yourselves), "Salafi `ulamas." They were like you, a man, when you are saying, “Salafi `ulamas.” Salafi `ulamas, their knowledge only in limits. Their knowledge can't make a circle for their knowledge, saying, “Beyond that circle, beyond that knowledge, we are not accepting.” No, that is wrong. Understanding and knowing is something from Allah Almighty’s grants. To grant them something is not unlimited, it is with limits. Why you are saying you are Salafi `ulamas or followers of Salafi `ulamas? What is difference between Salafi `ulamas or other `ulamas? Is their head big, like the head of a bull or an elephant? What do you say? You are cutting away (the head) to say, “We are Salafi `ulamas.” Do you think that Salafi `ulamas are reaching to (the pinnacle of) knowledge and after that, there is nothing else? What do you think, saying, “Followers of Salafi `ulamas”? Their knowledge is in limits. If in limits, you may reach beyond their limits also, you may reach (so far that) you can't stop it. Holy Qur'an is now ready. If you are ready, why you are not using your understanding for followers? Use it. Don't be standing on their steps, no, you may go!
And what about the knowledge of the Seal of Prophets (s), because he is taking his knowledge and understanding from Allah Almighty, and Allah Almighty giving more, giving high understanding that you are never reaching. Most understanding is for Sahabah (r), and also Allah (swt) is blessing them, so their knowledge is the not same; each one is granted another (unique) level of understanding. There are 124,000 Sahabah and each one's understanding level is different, you cannot find two Sahabah on same level of understanding. Common people can’t understand the level for Sahabah (r), the Companions. First level taking understanding from the Seal of Prophets (s) granting to them. No one from Sahabahs (r) may reach the level of understanding of the Seal of Prophets (s).
Even other prophets, big prophets, Sayyidina Ibrahim (a), Sayyidina Musa (a), Sayyidina `Isa (a), Sayyidina Nuh (a), can’t understand at the stage and understanding of the Seal of Prophets (s). Habeebullah's station and understanding level is always up; therefore, don’t try to reach to his knowledge if he is not giving an understanding to you. That is fighting from holy ones against the Salafi people, because they are making for knowledge a limit. Salafi `ulamas’ knowledge is within limits. What about others? No, they weren’t reaching higher than Sahabah reaching. What you are thinking about, Salafi `ulamas? They are not reaching either Taabi`een or Taabi` at-Taabi`een (r) (generations who followed Sahabah). You are saying, “We are using understanding," and saying, "O People! You are on wrong understanding and we are on right understanding.” How you are understanding that matter? Where is your scale? LEAVE THAT! DON'T CLAIM SUCH A FOOLISH CLAIM. Follow the followers of the Seal of Prophets or coming a slap on your heads and may make you to disappear. May take your understanding (away, when) you are sleeping and (when) awakening, nothing in your head. FEAR ALLAH!
O People! Don't make whole Muslim world as ignorance, not knowing this by saying, others are on wrong way and you are making right way! Qul hatoo burhaanakum, "Bring your proof!" (There are) millions of books through centuries that `ulamas are taking knowledge from, through endless Knowledge Oceans of Prophet's (s) knowledge, and his knowledge from Holy Qur'an. Holy Qur'an’s knowledge belongs to the Lord of Heavens and it is only a very small drop also beyond Divine Knowledge. If can be instead 114 surahs, if going to be 200, this Earth can’t carry and more, Existence can’t carry! Therefore, Prophet (s), the most beloved one, whose heart was most full among all Creation, was keeping it. He was giving, endlessly giving. Whole books you can write from him and not going to finish, not going to be a dry spring. Always we are quarreling on that point because we cannot say wrong things are true. No, we must discuss it! You must know your limits! When they are passing their limits, they are pulling down and not going to appear again, finished.
This is a holy night, holiest night by Allah Almighty's (swt) most beloved servant, and really His deputy, and really Allah Almighty's (swt) representative through whole Creation. This night belongs to him, that his star just appeared through the heavenly sky. For everyone there is a star. When coming through this life, his star is going to appear, and when that star is going to set down, that person is taken away from appearance through this life, finished. It is famous news from `ulamas of Seerat an-Nabi, the biography of Rasoolullah (s). Such books are giving enough knowledge for Mankind; they may not be able to contain everything, but for everyone there is something. It is mentioned, and we are believing, for everyone there is a star that when appearing, he is coming to this life and when that star sets down, that person disappearing from existence.
All prophets have stars and it is well-known news from the life of the Seal of Prophets (s), when he was born and giving honor for whole existence, that one night a Jewish person was running through the streets of Madinat ul-Munawwara, shouting, "O, Ahmad's star just appeared!!” because his name was spoken through New Testament. When Jesus Christ spoke, saying, "O People! My Lord is sending me to you to be mubashshir (messenger of glad tidings), giving you happy news that he is going to be the Last One through this life and his name is going to be Ahmad.” Therefore, that Jewish person was knowing and saying, “Just appeared Ahmad's star!” He was knowing and running (to announce it). That means for everyone there is a star, just appeared through space, and everyone's name is different. We may appear, thousands of people, and each one's name is different; you can’t find two names the same, just like physical existence. And just appeared. And that knowledge is written through holy books, when the Seal of Prophet's star appeared, they are getting so big influence through themselves. People's bodies becoming to change themselves. If you are sending electricity to a body, trembling everyone, if anyone looking and seeing, as that Jewish one was trembling and saying, “The Seal of Prophet's star just appeared!!" Yes.
The biggest grant for whole Mankind living on this planet is the understanding that Prophet (s) is the representative for the Lord of Heavens (swt); the one who understands that is the luckiest one, here and Hereafter! Who is not understanding but denying, they are losing maliku 'l-`ind ad-darajaat. In Malakoot, the Heavenly Kingdom, some people's lightening levels are up, and some people are downstairs and they have such a noor, lights, but their lights going to be so dark, dark, dark. They will be there, but with no opening for them. They are suitable for that stage.
O People! Try to understand something about that one that had been blessed by his Creator from the beginning of Creation! And when Creation began, no one knows. It is azaliyyun, no beginning and abadiyyun, no ending also. He knows where you should be. Some on right hand, blessed ones, enlightened ones. Some ones going through darkness to un-lighted worlds. Therefore, everyone now they should try to reach enlightened worlds, to be forever in heavenly lights, and the Lord of Heavens granting, dressing and blessing them with lights from Heavens.
O People! Don’t waste your time, the valuable days of your life, for nothing. You should always be repentant, repentant. And this is holiest night through the year because he who was born this night, he was the holiest of creatures. Therefore, the Lord was saying, “I created everything for your honor O my beloved one,” and we must be happy! And I am asking for the Lord of Heavens to make one wave of lightenings to reach our hearts and to shake our hearts, to move. Enough to be drunk ones. Open your eyes and look! Yameenan wa shimaalan, `ani 'l-yameen wa 'sh-shimaal, left and right, right and left for understanding. As much as you are understanding, your level is going to be up and up. And it is impossible to reach Haqiqat ul-Muhammadiyah, the real reality, but we may approach the circles of lights and lightenings around his holy mawjood, existence; more than in existence, it is approaching where he is in existence, but you can't reach Haqiqat ul-Muhammadiyah, zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan, "Give him more honor and nobility." (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Yes. If you are saying from now up to end of the world for the honor of that honored one, no one can bring a limit for that honor! If Allah (swt) is honoring someone, no one knows the beginning for honoring, and ending.
La ilaaha illa Hu, illa Hu, illa Hu. Dressing him, taking him from Nasoot (human realm) and dressing him from Lahoot (divine realm). This night is such a big night, it is impossible for understanding what happening in Divine Presence. Whole heavens just decorated with such a lights, you can’t imagine. This night, such greatness just dressed for heavens and angels, you can’t be able to think on it. To imagine is out of our knowledge, it is such a big night! But we are so foolish ones or so drunk ones with dunya, we are not seeing and not understanding. May Allah give us a good understanding, for the honor of His most honored one. The Lord of Heavens is never giving by Himself to one servant by himself. No, that grant is reaching to the Seal of Prophets (s) and from him `ala qadar maraatibihim, according to their (others) stations and positions and levels, coming to them. Also, it is not the same for everyone.
O People! Try to know and to learn, to be for tomorrow so happy, so pleased, so in pleasure, and endlessly Grants Oceans you may enter. May Allah (swt) forgives us for the honor of this holy night, that night just becoming holy for the honor of that one who is Allah Almighty's most precious and most high, most lightenings for him, Sayyidina Muhammad! (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Give your whole life to that most beloved, most honored one and give your most high honor for that one who had been honored in His Divine Presence, Almighty Allah.
(Mawlana Shaykh sings a Turkish song:)
Yaa Muhammad canım arzular seni,
bütün hayatınızı o en sevgili en şanlı olana verin.
Rabbinin ilahi huzurunda şereflene verin.
Yaa Muhammad canım arzular seni.
Dost Muhammad canım pek sever seni.
O Muhammad, my soul desires you,
give all of your life to this One Who is the glorious.
In the presence of your God, give it with honor.
O Muhammad, my soul loves you.
O Friend Muhammad, my soul desires you so much!
Zidhu `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa surooran wa ridwaana wa sultaanan, "Give him more honor and respect and light and happiness and acceptance and power." Ameen.
They are happy with that number, can’t carry more. Allahu akbar. Allah gives much more honor and lights for the honor of much more honored one. Shukrulillah. Astaghfirullah.
Thank you, yes sir.
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks on the phone with Hajjah Nazihe, who tells him Shaykh Hisham is currently in Cote d'Ivoire [Ivory Coast], Africa. Mawlana Shaykh sings to Shaykh Hisham, is very happy.)