18 April 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad. Last night they showed a picture from Egypt (of late King Farouk); they are searching for a man to be their president. Yaa Hu! There is a head and a leg for the nation. Before the emergence of those devils and tyrants, all the countries were ruled by sultans, since the time of Prophet (s) until the end of 1945, when they started taking away sultans and bringing the worst kinds of people (in their place). That is their character and it is mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an:
وَمَا نَرَاكَ اتَّبَعَكَ إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ هُمْ أَرَاذِلُنَا بَادِيَ الرَّأْيِ
amaa naraaka ittaba`aka illa alladheena hum ardhilunaa baadiya ar-rayi
We see (in) thee nothing but a man like ourselves: Nor do we see that any follow thee but the meanest among us, (Surah Hud, 11:27)
The people have been beaten by the sword of oppression because of taking presidents for themselves. What happened? Although, as per the expression of Allah (swt), “They are our lowest people,” people themselves have used their minds and also decided, “Our leaders are from are our worst kind of people!”
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: They woke up.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: The anger of Allah is upon them because of their mistakes and the mistakes of their parents. They have taken the worst of people as their presidents and now they have become aware that those tyrants are the “worst kind” of people and from the lowest class of people. I am sorry to be saying these words to the people of Egypt, but it is well deserved. For thousands of years they had kings and sultans who were not the worst of people; they had an honorable origin and lineage whereas those tyrants have no origin or lineage. They are all evil. May Allah conquer them!
The people of Egypt claim that they are a center for Islamic sciences. I once visited Egypt, from Lattakia to Port Said, during the time of the first tyrant, Gamal Abdul Nasser. The people were on the ground. Before we reached our destination, one traveller, an honorable scholar whose origin was Turkish and his wife was from Limassol, invited us, “Please come in. You are foreigners.” We entered his house. He brought from behind a curtain some dried bread and sprinkled water on it. Then he brought “white cheese,” which was mainly salt and very little cheese. He said, “Please eat.” We ate and spent the night, then went to our scholar. While we were walking in the town we were waiting for a train. I was dressed like this, in dervish style.
One young man, a scholar, maybe 30-years-old or less, asked us, “Where are you from, Shaykh?”
I said, “From Sham.”
The young man asked, “Are you European?”
I answered, “I am not European, but from European lands.”
He answered, “O Shaykh! Here we have 150,000 graduates of al-Azhar.”
I said to him, “You are talking this way? What is all this corruption in your country?”
That is how it was. The scholars were perhaps three hundred thousand, but they did not understand anything from the realities of Qur’an.
Look, the first tyrant took over and now the current tyrant has been controlling them for 30 years. People were patient and then they exploded and said, “Leave, you devil! We do not want you!” This man (Hosni Mubarak) waited until the anger of people would calm down, but he saw that it did not stop, so he said, “I have left you and am going to live here like a normal citizen.” He left. Now the people of Egypt are confused, asking, “What should we do? This man is gone. Who will be our leader? Who will it be?” What is this? Those tyrants left no mind for them to understand and no thought for them to think!
Allah (swt) ordered through His Prophet, Muhammad (s):
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم, إن الله قد أعطى كل ذي حق حقه
Qaala rasoolullahi (s) inna-Llaha qad `ataa kulli dhee haqqin haqqah.
Rasoolullah (s) said, “Verily Allah has given to each his right.” (Ibn Majah, Ahmad)
Who among you ruled your land for the past 100, 150 or 200 years, before those tyrants? Khedive, who first followed the Ottoman sultans and caliphate when the sons of Muhammad Ali Pasha ruled. There is no thought to think that was their right! “Give each his right.” Why are they searching? Last night they brought a picture (of late King Farouk of Egypt). They should spread and publish this picture in all centers in Egypt and among all Egyptians because they are searching, and write on it the Qur’anic verse:
ذَلِكَ مَا كُنَّا نَبْغِ
Dhalika maa kunna nabghee.
That is what we were seeking! (Surat al-Kahf, 18:64)
It is only natural as per the Qur’anic story of Prophet Moses (a). Do not look for someone else. Look! (Mawlana Shaykh holds the photo) Do not look for someone else, as this is the righteous owner! Give each his right. This is the righteous owner who tried as much as possible to maintain justice and goodness among you, but you were not happy, so Allah put you under the oppression of tyrants! Now you have thrown away your tyrants and are looking for a ruler. This is the one. Look! He has good origins. His eyes and his stomach are satisfied. He is a Sayyid (from Ahlu ‘l-Bayt) and son of a Sayyid from his mother’s side.
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham: Aamanna wa sadaqna, yaa Sayyidee. We believe and we trust you, O our Master.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim: If you look for someone else you will never find a replacement until the end of time!