7 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Yaa Rabbee. Dastoor yaa Sayyidee (Mawlana Shaykh stands ) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaaha ill-Allahu w'Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi' l-hamd. Subhaan sen, Sultaan sen, Nahnu `abeeduk al-fuqara wa 'd-du`afa. Amidoona yaa Rabbana bi maddadin bi-jaahi Sayyidi 'l-aawwaleen wal-aakhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad! Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafa nooran masroora ridwaana wa sultaanan. Wa li jami`ee al-anbiya'i wa 'l-mursaleen. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafa nooran wa suroora wa man tabi`ahum. Yaa Rabbana, Give Your blessings to them also! SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SultaanAllah. `AzeezAllah, KareemAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
Madad, thumma as-salaamu `alayka yaa Saahib al-Waqt, yaa Saahib al-Imdaad `ala 'l-ard fi 'd-dunya aawaliha ila aakhiriha. Yaa Mutasarrif feehim bi amr Saahib al-risaalat al-mutlaqa, Sayyidi 'l-aawwaleen wal-aakhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) Thumma as-salaamu `ala al-haadireen was-saami`een wa 'l-muti`een, wa 'l-muhibeen, wa 'l-`aamileen fee sabeelillah fee ridaa Rasoolullah!
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. How are you? I think no one is hungry today. "O Shaykh, how can we be patient, not eating? We must eat! Every time we are getting a little bit hungry, we are calling for something from waiters.” Ring!
"Please, one tea and also one cake, not such a heavy cake, maybe something like biscuits. Bring it to me.”
"Yes, Sir, here." Drinking, and making like this (Mawlana Shaykh imitates someone eating).
"But I must enjoy myself. Bring some nuts. Better that I may make my mouth look like oxen, camels, or sheep." They are sitting and enjoying. We must enjoy ourselves also.
"Did you bring nuts and almonds? Some of them must be salty, some of them sweet. I must enjoy myself."
I don't think our attenders are doing this so much, but beyond our attenders, people's characteristics are now on the level of animals, never thinking of anything except eating and drinking.
Marhaban! Yaa Salafi `ulamas! As-salaamu `alaykum! Is it true? And we are now saying that it is only a warning, or you may say a teaching. You may say for nafassala, amusement. Yes. And say! A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. O people, whole people say A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Because if you are not saying this, Shaytan will come and ride on you, and make you its ride, it's donkey. O people, don't be donkey of Shaytan! Say! A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Shaytan is hearing. He is fearing and running away.
And say bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) That is our power! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) That is our power. Oh. Madad yaa Sultanu 'l-Awliyaa. Now we are coming to speak something, inshaa-Allah, to Salafi `ulamas. What is the mission of `ulama? Their mission must be to follow the Seal of Prophets' (s) way! They must try to follow the right path that the Seal of Prophets (s) is showing us to go on. What was the Seal of Prophet's (s) teaching method? The Holy Qur'an is saying, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Asta`eedhu billah:
إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا
inna arsalnaaka shaahidan wa mubashshiran wa nadheera.
Verily, we sent you as a witness and a bearer of good tidings and a warner. (al-Ahzaab, 33:45 & al-Fath, 48:8)
It is like the sun in the skies, so clear (Mawlana Shaykh sits) inna arsalnaaka shaahida wa mubashiran wa nadheera. This is an endless ocean, but it is only to show that Majesty, Might, and the Most Glory belongs to the Creator. But they are speaking only these three words, or four? No. That is according to our understanding level.
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُّنِيرًا
Yaa ayyuha 'n-nabi. Inna arsalnaaka shaahida wa mubashshiraan wa nadheera. Wa daa`eean il 'Allahi bi idhnihi wa siraajan muneera.
O Prophet! Verily, We have sent you as witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner, and as one who invites to Allah by His Leave, and as a lamp spreading light. (33:45-46)
SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Adheem. Allahu Akbar! That holy verse is showing to entire Mankind the real mission, as well as the real being of the Seal of Prophets (s)! You must use your minds. Christian brothers and Jewish brothers, you must use your mentality and your wisdom. You know that you are Book-given people, given the Old Testament to the Children of Israel and the New Testament through Jesus Christ is for the Children of Israel also. It is saying that Allah Almighty is speaking to Sayyidina Musa, Moses, peace be upon him, making clear the prophecy and messsengerhood of Moses to the Children of Israel. Then time is going on. Today is not a copy from yesterday, and tomorrow is not going to be a photocopy of today. Everyday there are new appearances for everything. You are not the same one as yesterday, and tomorrow you are not going to be just as you are now. Huuu. Allahu Akbar!! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Al-`azhaamatulillah, Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) All religions are based on ta`zheemu 'l-haqq, the glorifying of the Creator. Therefore, every day there is another appearance and with that comes another glorification of the Lord of Creation. You must understand.
O Salafi `ulamas, open your ears to hear and understand! The shuroot, conditions, at the time of Moses, peace be upon him, just changed at the time of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. And at the time of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), (Mawlana Shaykh stands) everything just changed. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Now we are living in a time that steps of people are not going endlessly. Because you know, O Salafi `ulamas, hillal, the crescent of Ramadan, for example, in it's first night, is a very thin crescent and then in the second night it is going to be more. Then in the third, fourth, and until the fifteenth of Ramadan, or of any other month, you are looking that it is a full moon with a perfect appearance. Adam (a) declared to people one page, and it was enough for his son. Then when he passed, coming on behalf of him was his son Seth (a), and that heavenly noor, light, was growing. Seth (a) was granted more than ten pages coming for people living on Earth. Then others were coming, coming, coming and people were getting more and more and more because they were in need; needy for a full moon.
In the appeareance of every prophet, heavenly lights were granted to people a little bit more, and then reaching to Moses (a). In his time there was a crescent, perhaps it was a half-crescent, but it was enough. Then Allah Almighty sent Jesus Christ (a), who came with other heavenly lights and tried to spread that noor among people with such powerful karaamat, miracles, bcause he was mubashshir, giving good tidings for the coming of the Seal of Prophets (s)! Therefore, he was granted such strong miracles with perfect understanding, that it would be impossible to refuse, because he was giving good tidings for the Last One, for the Best One, for the Perfect One!
And the Children of Israel could not carry that, not even a person giving good tidings, mubashshir. They said, "We are not accepting you," and they did what was worst for them: they tried to take away the mubashshir who is giving good tidings for the full moon! We are not saying they tried to "kill" him, but they were asking to take him away. They may take his physical being, but they can’t touch his real being as it brings good tidings for the Last One. That is the reason the Children of Israel were asking for Moses (a) to be the last one, and not even for everyone, to be only for the Children of Israel! And the Lord of Heavens gave His Divinely Heavenly Grants to all nations, so why try prevent it? It can't be. And they did their worst for Jesus Christ (a). Allah Almighty took Jesus Christ (a) up and he disappeared. But to amuse themselves they brought a cross, put one person on it and said, "Now we killed him; he is finished!" Astaghfirullah.
Sayyidina Moses (peace be upon him) was very angry with the Children of Israel, saying, "Don't put anything from your understanding on revelations coming to me from Heavens! Why are you doing that? I am leaving you and going away!" He took them to the Sahara Desert, because Moses' because teachings were not enough for the coming generations. The Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) came (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) as a full moon, a perfect form. After the full moon you cannot imagine there is another perfect form. Therefore, if all the nations continue up to Eternity that full moon is enough for everyone; no need to look at this or that one!
O our Listeners! Use your mentality a little bit. You must know that everyone is asking to learn something and you must ask, as Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
فَاسْأَلْ بِهِ خَبِيرًا
Fasa'l bihi khabeeraa.
Then ask about Him of any acquainted (with such things). (25:59)
O our Salafi `ulamas! Fasa'l bihi khabeeraa! Ayatul kareema or kalaamu 'n-naas? Holy verse or not? (Mawlana Shaykh sits) As you are claiming, "We are Salafi `ulamas," give me an explanation. More than an explanation, give me commentary about Fasa'l bihi khabeeraa! Who is Allah Almighty addressing? You are `ulamas, so tell us! Fasa'l bihi khabeeraa, three words like three oceans! This is important, three words from one holy verse. Say the meaning! I am knowing nothing, but you are claiming you are Salafi `ulamas. fasa'l; who is Allah Almighty addressing? Say, to Rasoolullah (s)! Allah Almighty is saying, `allamahu 'l-qur'an, `allamahu 'l -bayyaan, “Allah taught him the Qur'an, taught him expression.” He is rasool ath-thaqalayn, “Prophet of the two great masses (Man and jinn).” The Seal of Prophets (s) is the khitaab! Is Allah Almighty is addressing Rasoolullah, the Seal of Prophets (s)? Say! fasa'l. This addressing is to whom? Say! You are saying, "We are `ulamas." I am asking. fasa'l. To whom is the Holy Qur'an addressing? Say! Doctors of Shariah. Say! `ulamas of Azhar. Say! fasa'l, to whom is Allah Almighty is sending that holy verse? fasa'l bihi. That bihi is another ocean! SubhaanAllah, subhaanAllah. Sawal, you must ask for everything you need from someone who knows the beginning and the end, khabeer. Khabeer can't be naaqis, deficient; khabeer must be kaamil, perfect! fasa'l bihi khabeeraa!
O Salafi ‘ulamas! Do you think you follow someone who is khabeer, expert? And you ask about this holy verse, what does it mean, bihi? You may ask, because everything in existence is clear. If you find a key you may enter and know, but it is important to find who is carrying that key. Khabeer is carrying the key for opening khazaa'in, treasures of hidden treasures!
Say, “We know nothing." I am a humble servant advising you to find a khabeer, expert, and ask. Ask for me; I am nothing. First, ask for me also. The second, ask for you also. You may accept or refuse, it is not important. Ask first for that person; every day we are saying so many things, but we are not understanding. If you are not understanding, then there must be a person that can understand. You must ask and that person can explain to you. First, Salafi `ulamas, fasa'l, ask for me from those people that have a power of understanding and show you the personalities of people. May Allah forgive us. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka'at Salat ash-Shukr)
Mush yuhmal `ala walad sagheer hamal rajulun kabeer. laa, `ala mustawwa 'l-`aali yakoon... min husni Islam al-marru tarkahu ma la ya`neeh. It is not for a small boy to carry what a grown man carries. (This is) from the good character of Islam, to leave what doesn't concern him. May Allah forgive us.