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The Quickest Way to Lift Spiritual Veils

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

16 March 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Laaa ilaaha illa-Llah, la ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Sayyidina Muhammadun Rasoolullah, `alayhi salaatullah wa salaamuh. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

As-salaamu `alaykum attenders, listeners for a humble association! May Allah grants to you a good understanding. Also to me and to make people to understand. Allahu Qaadirun, Allahu `Azeezun, Allahu Kareemun, Allahu Raqeebun dhi 'l-`arshi dhu 'l-Jalaali wa 'l-ikraam, Rabbuna wa Rabbu 'l-` alameen. He is Creator of this world and everything on it is for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) O Habeebullah! I am a weak servant to you, and I am asking support. You, O most beloved one in the Divinely Presence, I am ashaming to ask from you, but the weakest creature may support me, وَمَا ذَلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ بِعَزِيزٍ wa maa dhaalika` ala-Llahi bi-`azeez, "and for Allah that is not difficult." (14:20 and 35:17)

O Salafi `ulamas! What do you think if Allah Almighty is giving me a support through one small ant? You can accept or not? And Allah is saying: wa maa dhaalika` ala-Llahi bi `azeez. So easy. Try to believe! Try to believe, all people. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) To understand is so difficult, but to believe is easy. You may believe, you may believe. And for believing, not any limit, but for understanding, it has limits. You can't understand everything endlessly, but you can believe endlessly. That is a speciality granted to Mankind. And say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem, bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.

When you are believing in Holy Names of Allah Almighty, bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, you may reach distances, territories and oceans. Beliefs taking you, but your material being can’t carry you to those distances. Therefore, understanding is in limits, but beliefs have no limits. You may believe, and as much as you are believing, beyond your beliefs are unlimited belief-fields, not fields, oceans!! Oceans, O creatures that He created. And we are saying, bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! We are saying, bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

Support us, support us, O Seal of Prophets (s)! That is also so weak asking. The Lord of Heavens may support you through an ant, while you are asking through the Seal of Prophets (s), representative of the Lord of all Creation in the Divinely Presence! Through Divinity, he is the Seal of Prophets (s); he is the only one who represents his Lord's Divinity from pre-Eternal up to Eternal. That is a deepless (fathomless) ocean! And we are asking a support from the one who is supporting the world we are in. One person is supporting everything in this planet, dunya.

O Salafi `ulamas! How many dunyas you are knowing? You are knowing only one. You may know, but if the power of all people coming to be in one person, it is not enough for surrounding this world to know for what they have been created, and which holy name they are using to be in existence. No one knows! The qutb, holiest one on this planet; even his heavenly power can't reach an understanding for everything on this planet. Generally he knows, but personally, if he is not granted a private, special ability, he can't approach an understanding for that creature. There must be heavenly ijaazat, permission, to look for that understanding.

We are looking at one ant running. As a man, you are represented here as representative of heavenly beings.With your power you can't understand if an ant is running like this or like that, or what is it's maqsad: where it is going, which way it is running. You can't know. Milllions, billions, trillions, quadrillion ants are running. If knowledge of it's purpose is not granted to you, no one is understanding. But the Creator is knowing. This is lightening (illuminating) our mentalities, like lightening. You must understand that if you are asking, there must come a lightening from heavens so that you may understand about that one. Allah akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd! You know, our Lord. You are Creator! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) We are weak servants, and according to the most beloved one's will, this humble association here, this meeting is going on. And people may think that this knowledge is going to finish one day. Not one day, one year, 100 years, 1,000 years, never finishing. Don't think that knowledge is what you are learning and beyond it, nothing, no! But Salafi `ulamas are thinking that knowledge is only what they are knowing, and beyond it is no knowledge or reality. No, they are on the wrong way and wrong understanding. Allahu akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd!

Therefore, for understanding, we are beginning, for example, with an ant because so many people are asking, "Who is Allah?"

And I am saying, before asking, "Who is Allah?" Ask an ant, "Who are you? Where you are going to? Where you are coming from? Why you are in existence?"

Ask that one, don't think that it is deaf! No, it is hearing and listening. And don't think it is not speaking, no. It may speak and understand and it is able to answer you. Perhaps you are not knowing about yourself what an ant is knowing about itself. Therefore, try to know, to learn and to believe. Therefore, knowledge is behind and belief is in front. Therefore, Allah Almighty is ordering, yaa ayyuha 'l-ladheena aamanoo, aamanoo billahi wa rasoolihi, "O believers, believe!"

O Salafi `ulamas? What does it mean if Allah is saying, asta`idhu billah:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ آمِنُواْ بِاللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ

yaa ayyuha 'l-ladheena aamanoo, aamanoo billahi wa rasoolihi.

O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger (4:136)

Which imaan? We are saying we are believers, but Allah Almighty is calling His people and saying, "Oh, believers! Believe in Allah!" Aaminoo billahi wa rasoolihi. That means your belief for Allah (swt) is very weak, because beyond it is endless knowledge to learn, oceans of knowledge, oceans of wisdom.

O People! How you are saying, "We are believers." Up to where you are believing? Your belief is on a limit and after that is unlimited oceans. Therefore, Allah Almighty is saying, yaa ayyuha 'lladheena aamanoo, aamanoo billahi wa rasoolihi.

O Salafi `ulamas! O People! Is not enough to say, aamanto billahi wa malaa'ikatihi wa kutubihi wa rusulihi wa 'l-yawmi 'l-aakhir wa bi 'l-qadri khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allahi ta`ala, "I believe in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers and in the Last Day and in Predestination good and bad, as ordained by Allah, the Highest." To say this is the most simple way for entering through Unseen Territories of Creation. Now we are veiled and an opening is not coming yet to look at what is behind that veil. And don't think that after passing the first veil, it is first and last, no. You may find countlessly first and countlessly last, continuous.

O People! Try to understand, even zero or less than zero. Beliefs make you move forward and look on the right hand and the left hand and to see so you may understand at that time the endless power, endless greatness and endless, full kamaal, perfection, countless perfections of your Lord, Almighty Allah. Move! Don't stay! That meaning, yaa ayyuha 'lladheena aamanoo, aaminoo billahi wa rasoolihi. That is one limit that you are reaching. Don't stop there! Move! Move further, you will find another horizon, veil. Don't stop there , ask to move to another horizon and what is there beyond that horizon. That is honor, that is pleasure, that is real life, real grant from Allah Almighty to you. "O Mankind, you have been created for that. You are not created for this dirty life. Clean yourself and come to Me! No one is approaching My Divinely Presence if not reaching Heavenly Presence."

And it is not possible to reach heavenly levels and stations if you are not moving, if you are carrying your donkey on your back. What is our donkey? Our egos. If you are coming with your donkey instead of riding on it, if it is riding on you, you are never going to be accepted and you will be thrown away. "Go away! You are coming here with your donkey on your shoulders." The angels are kicking down that person. Therefore, be clean! Cleanliness is the most simple aim of heavenly messages through heavenly messengers, to clean people from dirtiness of this life, which is the dirtiness of our material being.

O People! Alhamdulillah, we are trying to believe. As much as you are believing, you are approaching. سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ sanastadrijuhum min haythu la ya`lamoon, "We punish from directions they perceive not." (68:44) After darajat (steps), لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقاً عَنْ طَبَق latarkabunna tabaqan `an tabaq, "Certainly you shall travel from stage to stage." (84:10)

All of you must ask countless levels for reaching, and you are reaching but not getting to be fully satisfied. Yes, every level gives a satisfaction and perfection. If you are happy with that station, you may be there, doesn't matter. But the Lord of Heavens is not happy with His servants to be on one level. He is asking His servants, "Come and take! Come and take! Come to Me, there is much more!"

O our Lord! We are knowing nothing, and therefore we are living in Last Days on this planet. Specialized people have been granted specialized knowledge. And if you can ask such people they may show you some ways to get up, to leave your position. And first level of Mankind, level of animals. First level on this planet is the level of animals. Try to make a difference between you and animals. Animals are looking down, never looking up. And first level people always occupying themselves with this dirty life, never looking up what is above their heads. That is the foundation for troubles and miseries, sufferings, battles and wars; all reasons why we are not looking up, always looking down. And down is the level of animals. If people are going to be like animals, quarreling with each other, have you ever heard of angels quarreling with each other? Prophets have been sent to make people like angels, to save them from being like animals, to take them from the position of animals, to clean them and take them up. But now, laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billah, it is difficult because people are running to be slaves of dunya and their ego; slaves and servants of ego and Shaytan. They are going to be fixed on Earth and never taking any good taste for this life and the Hereafter.

May Allah forgives us and gives us a good understanding. Say astaghfirullah for the honor of the most honored one in the Divine Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan, nooran wa surooran, ridwaanan wa sultaana.

O People! Say astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa bil-Lahi 'l-`Aliyyi 'l-`Azheem, for the honor of the most honored one and the most glorified one in the Divine Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)

Dome dome, dome dome, Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome, Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome, Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome, Dome dome, dome dome

Dome dome, dome dome, Dome dome, dome dome

People may ask, what is there from pleasure? One after one coming, much more pleasure with heavenly angels singing that you can't imagine!

(Mawlana sings in Turkish)

Padışah konmaz saraya hane mamur olmadan

A king is not put in a palace before it is adorned.

kenz açılmaz şol gönülden ta ki pür nur olmyınca

A heart's treasure is unlocked only when that heart is purified.

ta ki pür nur olmyınca, ta ki pür nur olmyınca, ta ki pür nur olmyınca.

until it is full of radiance, until it is full of radiance, until it is full of radiance

O Heads of Religions! Come and think on what has been said from heavenly revelation from prophets, that you will reach endless pleasure here and Hereafter, for the honor of the most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad, salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)


(45 minutes). Enough.

(Mawlana Shaykh prays Salatu 'sh-Shukr.)