1 February 2013 Lefke, Cyprus
(Translated from Turkish)
Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! May we remember the Holy Name of our Lord. The Bismillah
has a majesty, has a magnificence. The holy ones are making us speak a few words, and Shaykh Mehmet Effendi's fayz, spiritual energy, is strong. He receives, receives and may he receive and receive and be the joy and pride of Islam, and may you also be the soldiers of Mahdi (a) and carry his flags!
What do we expect from dunya? For all these thousands of years, dunya fed all these people; people lived, passed away and new ones came. The ones born before left and new ones came. We said, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahaani 'r-Raheem,” and stood up to show respect. Yes, even if a corporal calls to a private soldier, the private rushes to stand up, he stands up and stays like this in respect. This is for the corporal, for the lowest rank, and for higher ranks he stands, astonishing (in astonishment)! Man respects another man like this, because he has a higher rank. We are Man, we have understanding, intelligence. This respect that a simple private soldier shows for a corporal, shame on those people that the people of this time can't show this respect for their Lord, Who created them! They can't think of standing up for two minutes like this for Him (swt), and then bowing and making sajda!
This time is the Era of Ignorance, the Second (period of) Ignorance; the ignorance before our Prophet (s) was the first and now this is the second. The whole world has become ignorant and they are fighting each other. Everywhere they invented an idol to make people to forget Allah (swt). They trick people in many ways. Yesterday was the semester break for the children, so they took their report cards and came home. Before we called it “waraqa,” now they say “karna,” grade report. Does the word “karna” have the majesty and sultanate that the word “waraqa” has? They say, “We go to get our report cards.” In this time, the ignorant people of this time want to bring everything down to their standard. They don't want anyone above their level, their standard, they want everyone to be below their level and now person doesn't accept anyone above him.
Innovation, reforms, the reforms caused the misery that people suffer today. First of all, they made people to forget the Bismillah and now no one says it. Shame on them!
"Who created you?"
He says, "Nature?"
"Really? Where is nature?"
"We don't know."
"Is that so? What did you learn then?"
"Well, we learned that we are Turks, we are glorious, we are famous, we, we, we...."
This has no benefit, my son! Before, in the old times people would make statues and worship those statues and Arabs had the idol, Hubal, right? Abu Jahl was calling, "Long live glorious Hubal!” It is their biggest, greatest idol and they would call to it like this. The people of Islam, however, would call, "Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!" and draw their swords and the tip of their swords would sparkle as they drew their swords! Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina Muhammadun Rasoolullah! Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina Muhammadun Rasoolullah! Showing respect is the glory and honor of Mankind! To show respect for what is above us is our honor.
The greatest glory is to say, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullaph,” and it is to say, “Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.” We may stand up even if it is for a hundred or one-thousand times and the noor of that Holy Word penetrates into our beings. Tooba! Thumma tooba! Good tidings for those who know their Lord, who know their Creator and make service to Him. May Allah not expel us from His Servanthood!
Ta`budunee! Allah Almighty says, “Worship Me, serve Me!” But do the people of this time think? They don't, because the people of this time left their humanity and are runing after the animal attributes. They don't respect or consider their spirituality, but want to do everything their egos ask from them. They left their humanity. Humanity is connected to the Malakoot with one side with our soul, and its other side is connected to dunya with our ego. Whoever strengthens his spirituality.... You know that diamonds are collected from under the ground among the coals. If a diamond is not cut, it has no value. They first cut the diamond, then that diamond becomes suitable for the hands of sultans. Now we are also, in this unrefined life of ours, like diamond stones that haven't been cut. It needs to be cut. It should be polished so that its gem appears.
Every person has a color. "How many colors are there, Shaykh Effendi?”
“What you know is only....”
“Is it ten colors?”
“What about the colors beyond it?"
"We don't know.”
No one can know the number of colors, and there is a manifestation in each color. Every person's gem is different. If they work on it, their gem will appear. With what can you work on it? With the Bismillah. Say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” and your gem appears. If not, you are left in the ground among the rocks as a worthless stone. Say the Bismillah so that your gem appears. Kullu muyassarun limaa khuliqa lahu, Man has a place in the creation with his humanity. Allah Almighty appointed him as sultan on Earth, granted him sultanate. Who is a sultan? It is he who brings out his gem! For us to bring out our gem, He (swt) sent His Beloved to show His Way. He (swt) says, “Polish so that his gem appears.” What makes the gem in a person appear is “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Mashaa-Allah, Mashaa-Allah!
Now there is no one who is trying to bring out his gem and they are left like rocks, they are not aware that there is a gem inside them. There is no other Creation higher than Man. Asta`eedhu billah:
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ
Wa laqad karamnaa Bani Adam.
We have honored the Children of Adam. (Surat al-'Israa, 17:70)
“We granted the Children of Adam such a gem that no one can know its origin or its reality!” Only Allah knows, and He (swt) informed His Beloved up to the level he should know, then after the Prophet (s), He (swt) grants to the awliyas, who work on this gem; He grants from that power and our gem opens. When our gem reveals, the ways of Paradise opens for us! What is the instrument that reveals our gem? It is “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Say this and have no fear, thinking, “May we remember Your Name first, O Allah!” For this, the holy ones teach in the Mawlid ash-Shareef. We should remember the Name of Allah first so that our gem appears. Say “Allah” and don't fear! Don't fear from their cannons or weapons or other rubbish things they make, simply say “Allah” and He (swt) makes them stop!
There are at least forty holy ones. If one of them says “Allah,” He can burn all of them! If one of them says “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem,” all of them (tyrants/oppressors) will flatten! What can the invented instruments of those impure unbelievers do? How can they reach the power we have? The power of the believer and of the saints of Allah comes from Heavens. What brings the power from Heavens? Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! Say this and power comes on you.
Don't sleep, open your eyes! Get up with “Bismillah,” live with “Bismillah,” sleep with “Bismillah,” and wake up with “Bismillah!” What a beautiful companion, what a beautiful fellowship! Such a person suffers no troubles or illnesses!
O our Lord, our Subhaan, our Sultan! You have so many servants that can teach us these ways for the honor of Your Beloved, but He (swt) leaves us, saying, “Do as you like. Let us see if they will eat from the plate where dogs eat or from the table where men eat.” Wherever you throw the bone, a dog runs after it. Our illustration is not wrong: a dog runs after the bone, it wants bone. Can Man ever run after a bone? What is dunya? Why do you run after it? Why don't you run after the Orders of Allah Almighty? Say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Whoever remembers Your Name, “O Allah!” Allah makes every work easy for that person. Here, this is enough. Say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” in your every work and Allah makes it come easy.
Get used to (saying) it, don't be left as an animal, but dress the human rank! They have no thought other than eating and drinking. Whose only thought is eating and drinking has no value. He has no value! A chicken also scratches all day long. It never stops, never says, “I am full.” A chicken always scratches the ground, always eats and never gets full. He eats from this side, excretes from the other side and then starts scratching again. Don't be like this: don't live to eat, don't live for pleasures, live to make service for Allah Almighty and say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.”
O our Lord, forgive us and grant us strength! We want strength to serve You. The amount of life You appointed for us is in Your Hands. Only we should complete this life of ours in an honored way, that when the angels take our soul, the Angel of Death, `Azra’eel (a), the angels may be surprised when they come and say, “What a beautiful person with noor, light! This one is with Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Who is without the Bismillah is ugly and everything without the Bismillah is ugly.
كل أمر ذي بال لا يبدأ فيه ببسم الله الرحمن الرحيم فهو أقطع أو (فهو ابتر)
Kullu amrin dhi baalin laa yabtada bi Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem fa huwa aqta` aw fahuwa abtar.
To act on any matter that comes to your mind that does not begin with "Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem" is cut off.
Whichever matter that starts without the Bismillah is abtar, meaning it is cut off and no good comes from it. The people, the nations who forget the Bismillah have no goodness in them and they fight each other, they fight each other. The world today is in the second part of the Ignorance Era. This is what they strive for.
“For what do you strive?”
“We are working here.”
“Okay, you are working, and then? What do you work for?"
“Here we are eating.”
“Why don't you say that you eat to fill the WC (toilet)?”
You eat and then you will go to WC. Is your occupation only this? Since you never make sajda, did they appoint you as the officer of WC? Say the Bismillah and live for Allah! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. O Arabs! O Turks! Some of them Egyptian, some of them Turkish, some of them from Iraq, all from different nations. No! Say, “Believer,” say, “Allah's Servant!”
“What is your service?”
“I try to make service for Allah.”
“What is your witness?”
“I say, ‘Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.’”
Be accustomed to this, O Arabs and Turks! Leave claiming to be Arabs or Turks, say, “I am Muslim.” May Allah not separate us from Islam and not make us forget the Bismillah. Yaa Rabbee! We are left helpless, O Lord! Send us a Master who will teach us the Bismillah. I saw the report cards of the children and on its back there is a full page of writing that neither me nor the children understand what it says. Whoever is the owner of that writing, he also is a servant like you. Why don't you write on it the Name of Who Created you, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Why don't you teach them the Bismillah? Allah will ask them, “Why didn't you teach the children, My servants, My Holy Name? I will give you such a calamity that you can't be saved from it unless you say the Bismillah!"
Say daily from seven to forty times, from forty to seventy times, from seventy to one-hundred times, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem” and your heart will be at peace, your body will be in health and Allah Almighty will dress you with the Dress of Majesty. He (swt) dresses us the Dress of Greatness and Wellness.
O Lord! We are Your weak servants. Send us who will teach us these things for the honor of Your Beloved (s).
Bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
May our day be blessed. These words we spoke are the words that our Prophet (s) and awliyas make us say, leave aside what Allah makes us say. What He (swt) says is for the prophets and saints, it belongs to them. For us and people like us, these simple things that we learn benefit us. Who teach us these are mu`allim, teachers.
"Don't say ‘mu`allim,’ Shaykh Effendi!"
"What should we say?"
What is wrong with saying ‘mu`allim’ or ‘hoja’? Why do you corrupt your language? I curse them, saying, “May you not be able to speak at all!” They say, "Teacher, student, teacher.” What do they say for maktab? “Okul,” school. We have never heard of the word okul, school here.
“These are new, invented words because the old ones are of no use, Shaykh Effendi. We don't want them; we want reform.”
Here, take the reform (in which the government said,) “Give us your gold, it is old and take paper, it is new.” Is there anyone who accepts this? No one accepts! “But you want reform, so then give us the gold.” Now they took the gold from them and gave them the new thing, paper! What is written on it? 5 Liras, 10 Liras, 100 Liras, 200 Liras.
“But this is reform, Shaykh Effendi.”
“Okay then. If you throw it into water, it melts. If you throw it into fire, it burns. If you tear it, it is gone. You want reform, here! Take this, it is new.”
All the governments went bankrupt, because each one of them has a paper in their hands that says on it, “This much, that much.” Why do you cheat the people? Why do you cheat them? This man worked for you the whole day, was it for this piece of paper? "But this is reform!” May you sink with your reform, Arabs, Turks or whoever does this! Allah Almighty will make them go down. They say “economy,” iqtisad, and “economy” finished all of them, made them zero! For forty years, Sultan Abdul Hamid ruled the Great State which was seven-million square kilometers. Everyone had golden coins or silver majidiya in their hands. Everyone had gold and silver, but now they collected them all and put them in a safe. With what right did you collect them? Gold cannot be replaced with paper! They cheated the people with the numbers on it and now they say “unsolvable economical problems,” I quote their expression. Now they hit the zero level. All of them shout in the streets: Europeans, Americans, all of them shout and scream, “We are hungry! We are thirsty!” You can be left hungry or thirsty, but not without alcohol. They made you drunk, and you don't say, “Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.” Okay, don't say it and find a way out of it if you can. Here, go ahead! They can't solve it without the Bismillah, even in a thousand years. You can go up a mountain by climbing, but a man who fell into a well can't get out of it by climbing. Also rocks fall on his head while trying to get out and he gets stuck in it and he dies there.
Accept the Truth, O little men! Use your minds! Believe in what Allah (swt) sent! Value what Allah (swt) valued! Gold and silver is His (swt) value and it was the value since life on Earth started, but after World War I the governments printed papers. If the governments print, can the people not print also (counterfeit)? They can. They print and put on the market and now no one knows if what he has in his hand is real or not. Is he going to go to a bank and have it validated each time? They messed it up and now their hands are in their pockets; they are all broke. They keep going back and forth, but all in vain. Allah Allah!
وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَى
Wa an laysa lil-insaani illaa maa sa`aa.
That man can have nothing but what he strives for. (Surat an-Najm, 53:39)
Is the verse not like this? Man has nothing else other than what he does, but there is no work done anymore. They want money for free. They want to enjoy and here they sink into their pleasures. Floods took away their pleasures, snows fell on them, tornadoes made them upside down, volcanoes, icebergs... Allah! May Allah forgive us! Say, “Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” so that you can be saved and if you don't say it, you will keep going down. You will go down! Here they are all going down, like Abu Jahl, who he called out, “Save me!” but no rope or chains could reach him and he got stuck in it. He said, “Call that one (Prophet) and I will take his hand and he can take me out.” And the Prophet (s) did take him out. Allah can take you out of these crises, but if you don't accept Allah, you can't be saved and Allah will degrade you. Allah! Amaan, yaa Rabbee, don't degrade us! He (swt) says, “I won't (if you) call to Me, keep My order and I will give you your provision. I won't leave you hungry.”
إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ
Inn’Allah Huwa ar-Razzaqu Dhul Quwwati ‘l-Mateen.
Verily, Allah is the Provider and Firm Possessor of Strength. (Surat az-Zariyat, 51:58)
He (swt) says, "I am the All-Provider. I don't even leave an ant, I give their provisions, also. There are creatures that are smaller than them and I give their provisions, also.”
O our Lord, forgive us! May You send us from Your Holy Servants, who will show us the right ways. We've all become bewildered ones. If you forget the Bismillah, you forget Allah and who forgets Allah has no value. Tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah astaghfirullah. We may say, “Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.” How beautiful!
Democracy or whatever it is, this one gets off and the other one gets on. Unless you change this, unless you remove the paper and bring gold, you can't straighten things. Everything has become a complete mess and they are stuck in it. Tawbah yaa Rabbee.
As-salaamu `alaykum. Jumu`ah Mubarak. May Allah grant us strength and health for the honor of the Prophet (s). There are awliyas, they give strength. There is no need to go all the way up!
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