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The Responsibility of Nations Is on Their Leaders

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

17 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Yaa Rabbee. Madad yaa RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah.

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah.

Thumma salaat was salaam `ala Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen, Sayyidi 'l-Habeeb, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, ridwaanan wa sultaana. Wa `ala aalihi wa as-haabihi wa `ala jamee` il-anbiya wal-mursaleen wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaani `ila Yawm ad-Deen. Wa salaam `alayka yaa Sahibu 'l-Asr, yaa Sahibu 'l-Imdaad, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. ...bi jaahi nabi Allah al-kareem, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Huuu. Huuu. Huuu. Yaa Rabbana qawi da`fana fee ridaak. laa matloob wa la maqsood illa rida-Allah.

O our attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. Don't be drunk ones and don't be heedless ones! Try to be awakened ones, because every minute or second that is passing is never coming back. Say, A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. You must run from shaytanic ways. Shaytan is calling Mankind to follow its ways and its ways are all wrong ways! Shaytan is making so many advertisements that make people drunk and thinking it is true, saying, "We must try it." Then when they try it, they are caught in the traps of Shaytan, and it has countless traps. Therefore, try not to be caught by any shaytanic traps, and say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) O our Lord! We are asking for Your protection, (Mawlana Shaykh sits) for the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s). Come and listen everyone, from east and west! If you are hearing something against humanity, wake me up and say, "O our Lord's servant, wake up!" I am happy if anyone is saying, "O my Lord's servant! Beware of what you are saying, what you are doing is wrong. Beware not to fall in a trap from the countless traps of Shaytan!"

O our Attenders! Beware of Shaytan, for it is not going to run after simple or common people, no.

O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban. You are `ulamas, so you must know something. What is coming to me I am saying, and you my find it in your books, in your knowledge. You must look if it is true or not because if everything is not acceptable to our mentalities also, it is not from the Right Way of Islam. Islam is calling to the way of safety and never calling people to a dangerous way. Only Shaytan is calling people to a dangerous way, to make all of them fall into Suffering Oceans here, and to fall into the Fire on the Day of Judgment! That is important. Therefore, you must look to where everything is carrying you. Don't say this or that, but you must use your mentality as a scale for understanding, because every good understanding reaches people according to their beliefs in and their trust for that one who is giving them something. If you are not going to trust a person, you will never buy a diamond from them! You must trust a true one, because Mankind is never happy to be cheated, always asking for something that is true and giving some benefit. If not, Mankind will never asking for anything!

Who is asking for a diamond does not go to a grocery shop or a flea market to look for something valuable, but asking, "Where can we find a diamond?" A true one will say, "O my friend! This is a real diamond and that is a only imitation crystal; you must know. That one's price is one-million dollars, and this one is only ten dollars." Therefore, you must look to who is speaking to you and what he is giving you, a real diamond or an ordinary crystal stone. All prophets were coming with real diamonds, but their people were saying, "That is not a real." What were they asking for? If anyone is showing to them a crystal, it has no value, but they said, "Come to me; I have so many and I shall give them to you very cheap! He is asking one thousand, but I am happy if you are giving ten euros only, so come to me." If you look like this, people will say, "That is a very important diamond. The First Lady puts on her hand a very special diamond, and sometimes she puts a crystal also."

But all prophets were bringing heavenly diamonds, not from Earth. Therefore, their diamonds are always valuable, and no one can bring the real price of that diamond because it is heavenly. But people now are not looking at what is heavenly; they are happy with what they are finding in front of them from crystals, saying, "That is a diamond, that is crystal, and it doesn't matter. In our sight it is the same." That is the mentality of our Salafi `ulamas, yes. And now all peoples' mentality is the mentality of donkeys. They are running after so many anti-Christ ones like Marx, Darwin, Lennon, and so many. Also in Near-East countries there are tyrants who say, "Ohh! What are they bringing?" What they are bringing is from WC, but Shaytan is cheating them! You must use a heavenly scale, O Salafi `ulamas!

This is something I have been ordered to speak on now, for understanding. We know that mulook, kings and sultans, have a real station according to their earthly ranks. Therefore, we are asking to follow them. People are following their Number One's way. Number One may be a king, sultan, Shaytan, president, or prime minister; it may be this or that. What is a reality that holy Shari`ah is warning people? You, Salaaf as-Saalih, look and hear what the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying! You are never speaking on that declaration of Prophet (s), or what he is giving you from heavenly knowledge; you are always making it on this side or that side, and running after nothing!

What was Prophet (s) saying for that condition? Do you know? You are claiming that you know hadith, but do you know what it means, what is was the purpose of the Seal of Prophets? You are not looking to that one. Now just holy ones are reminding me to speak on one hadith, the holy saying of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands) He is saying, "Say, 'Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.' Don't worry.

الناس على دين ملوكهم

an-naasu `ala deeni mulookihim

People are on the religion of their kings.

(Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Have you ever heard that hadith? Salafi `ulamas, are you never passing through your reading of hadith and seeing if that is a real hadith or imitated, or do you think that I am imitating something? What is your opinion of that hadeeth ash-shareef the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying: an-naasu `ala deeni mulookihim, "People are on the same characteristics of their king's understanding or acting?." There is an ocean of knowledge in that hadeeth ash-shareef! It means every king, every sultan, is following a way according to their capacity or understanding, and saying, "That is a real way of life and must be my nation's true way to Paradise." An-naasu `ala deeni mulookihim. That means there are several kinds of rulers ways' that they are thinking are true ways, and when their citizens are looking, they are saying, "Our king is going on that way, so it must be a true way and we must follow." If a king or sultan is on true way, his nation, his citizens must follow him. And if he is on a wrong way, people are also saying, "Oh! Our sultan is doing this, that means it is good way, and we must follow it and run after his habits, to make our lives like our king's way."

There is an ocean of knowledge in it. An-naasu `ala deeni mulookihim. Therefore, the biggest responsibility for nations is on the rulers; if rulers are on the wrong way, their citizens are on wrong way. If their rulers are on the Right Way, their citizens are on the Right Way.

O Salaf as-Saalih! Which of you are reminding in khutbat al-Jumu`ah that hadeeth ash-shareef? That is so important! That means people can't be on the True Way until their kings or sultans are on the True Way. If a sultan is never keeping heavenly orders, no one is keeping holy orders, and the biggest responsibility is going to be on the necks of the sultans! Don't think that to be a king gives us some chance to save ourselves, no! Allah Almighty will say, "O My bad servant! I dressed you to be king over My servants! Therefore, why are you not keeping the True Way? Why are you leaving your people to follow shaytanic ways? Come here!" What will their answer be? Why are you not saying every Jumu`ah in khutbah, "O our king! Be a true one, be only one face, be on istiqaamah, the Straight Way."

Why are you not saying this in Jumu`ah khutbah? Perhaps one hundred times I was going to be in Haraam ash-Shareef and hearing khutbah, the imam al-Jumu`ah, the khateeb al-Jumu`ah, but I never heard from them to warn people and warn also mulook to say, "O our malik, beware and fear from our Lord's revenge on you because you are not listening or you are not giving an order to say every Jumu`ah, 'O our sultan, O our malik, be on the right way, kun mustaqeeman! Kun mastaqeeman! Be on the right direction, never follow your feelings and your egoistic desires, leave them and be on the right way so that Allah Almighty is going to be happy with you!'"

Why are you not saying this in khutbat al-Jumu`ah, and Allah Almighty is saying, wa dhakkir, "And remind (them)!" From who are you fearing, His Majesty or jalaalatu 'l-malik? Don't fear him, but fear Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) O People! You must fear from Allah Almighty only! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Yes, we must say the truth, because if the lifestyles of our sultans and presidents are going to be like non-Muslims, it is one of the biggest munkar against Shari`atullah. Today those people who are taking western lifestyles must know they may be happy for one day, two days, or one month, two months, one year, two years, but after that heavenly revenge will reach them, as Allah Almighty is saying, "O My servants, you must only fear from Me, not from anyone else, no. Follow My orders, don't follow wrong ones' ways." All democracy is on the wrong way; that is a wrong style of life that Islam is never accepting! And now all Islamic states are running to be like western people, saying, "We are democratic." What is democratic?? Is it from Heavens? Is it written in the Holy Qur'an? Are you not ashamed to say, "Democracy." Where Shari`atullah? Khif min Allah, yaa shayaateen! May Allah forgive us.


(38 minutes) Enough. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem.


I am fearing that heavenly revenge is approaching the whole world, and I am running to Allah Almighty's sheltering! I am a weak servant, only as the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying to all nations, "I am only warning you from heavenly revenge." That is it; I am nothing. I am angry with my ego also, this anger is not for you. I am putting my ego in front of me and swearing at it and attacking it! If kings, sultans, are happy with their egos, they know how to answer on the Day of Resurrection. Astaghfirullah.


(658) Alhamdulillah.

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two rakaats Salaat ash-Shukr.)