7 November 2009 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillahi ‘l-hamd! Allah Allah, Allahu akbar al Akbar, Allahu akbar al-Akbar. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
O People! Be most respectful to your Lord, Allah Almighty as He is our Creator. Allah Allah, SubhaanAllah, SultanAllah. All praisings and all glory for our Lord, Allah Almighty. He is the only One giving praise and glory to someone. He is only giving it to the Seal of Prophets, His real deputy through all Creation, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Zidhu ya Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan wa nooran wa surooran wa ridwaanan wa sultaana. Alfu salaat, alfu salaam on our Lord’s most respected, beloved and honored servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). As-salaamu `alaykum, O our master, master of our planet! Dastoor. We are asking your heavenly support for reminding people about their missions. Everyone must take their share from this speech. It is not easy to reach the masters who are giving everything they have for the honor of the most honored one in the Divine Presence, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana stands for honor of Prophet, then sits.)
Try to understand and learn. Those who are not learning are going to be animals; (even) animals are not accepting them, saying, “You are not on our level; your levels are under our feet.” We are asking forgiveness. It is not directly one can reach Allah and say, “Forgive me.” For everything they are making me address to people, they have a daleel, burhaan, a proof from the Holy Qur’an. Allah Almighty is saying,
“يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ wabtaghaw ilayhi 'l-waseela - seek the means of approach unto Him,” (Suratu 'l-Ma'idah, 5:35)
That is making everything clear, if they are thinking about it and asking for an understanding.
No one can learn something without a teacher! There must be a teacher so that you may learn. To reach something through your learning, you are in need of a waseela, a reason; taking your hand and reaching your real being. We are making this now because we are just cut off from our real being. People are thinking, “Here we are in our real being.” No, no, no! Only the sun is giving its rays on this planet, and everything is taking from those rays. They carry the secret power of life from the sun to us! Our imitated beings have been appointed on this planet for some time. We are taking energy for a limited life from the sun. If the sun is not sending from its rays to the Earth we will finish. What would you think if it was always night on this planet?
O People! The main or real purpose they are making me speak is to make you think! So many times Allah Almighty is says through the Holy Qur’an, la`allahum yatafakkaroon, la`allakum t`aqiloon, “That they may reflect,” (that you may learn wisdom.) You must think about everything that you look at. SubhaanAllah Malik al-Mulk yaa Rabbuna! We are saying, As-salaamu `alaykum to our listeners. (Mawlana is interrupted.) What were we saying? SubhanAllah! If they are speaking on something and there is coming such a thing (distraction), it is cutting the power off. O People! La ilaaha illa-Llaah. You have been created to be deputies. It is so difficult when the line cuts off. It is useless and difficult to make a connection, a second time. Astaghfirullah. As-salaamu `alaykum our listeners! Yet they are making me to speak on some important things first, then marasim, protocol for the beginning of our association is not so important. Therefore, it is important that they are opening and it is coming. When you are making to close that down, some strange things come.
We are saying as-salaamu`alaykum, O people, who have been created and honored to be the Lord’s deputies. We are speaking about the Sun sending it’s rays on this planet and giving life to everything. This is not our real life or our real position; our real mission or being is not here. It is imitated life, an imitated being here. It is essentially a mock (existence) here; the true essence of each is not here. Do not think the Lord of Heavens gives that honor to you on such a planet. La yudhkar, it can’t be declared amongst Endless Oceans.
Allah Almighty is making a waseela for everything, a reason or some proofs for understanding. He is putting that Sun here, and this planet would be dead if its rays were not reaching it. All those who are living on it are imitated creatures. Allah Almighty is making that huge star for them. You may say ‘star’, but its name is ‘Sun’. People are saying ‘Sun’ because it is through space. It sends rays and gives you something for your imitated being. It is made as a practice; a tajruba, an experiment. No Sun, no life. Then there is our real being, the deputy. Our real being is carrying that honor. It is not like ourselves, carrying to be deputies of Allah. How? How can it be that Allah Almighty is making deputies, one meter, two-meter people? Are you never thinking on such things? la`allahum yatafakkaroon. Allah Almighty is asking you to think on it. You must think that it can’t be through this size that you are going to be a deputy, it can’t be.
What do yo think if a king or sultan is asking to dress a peasant to be his deputy? A farmer or a shepherd, making him sultan and also his deputy, then leaving him behind a flock or making him plough fields? How can it be, a deputy of the sultan is going to be a shepherd or a farmer? What is that?
When Allah is making him a deputy, He is calling him, “Call that one. I am dressing him in a dress of honor to be My deputy of Scotland, or Wales, or Kent.” He is dressing him and sending him there and the Lord of Heavens is saying to the angels, “I am making a new creation to be my deputies.” He can do this? Allah Almighty is saying, la`allahum yatafakkaroon. “How? I am not granted a territory and He is dressing me with that honor?” Allah Almighty’s deputy (is granted) that endless honor. Through that endless honor he is granted endless power and granted endless lights and endless oceans through our Lord’s Dominions. No number or measure can measure it.
Therefore, here we are all imitated deputies, or we are namdhat, like a person who is prepared to be a king, like a crown prince. Although we have a crown on our heads to give us the honor to be Allah Almighty’s deputies, such people are all imitated. Ninety-nine percent of their ways and lives are like that of an animal. There is nothing they are thinking; only eating, drinking and riding on their wives. What is this? Allah created and granted them the honor of being a deputy and you are not seeing any difference between them and four-legged animals. Are you in the same category? Our category is over the category of angels. Therefore the angels are saying, “O our Lord, why are you giving these ones to be your deputies?” Angels have the highest category. Allah Almighty informed them, “I am bringing a new creation over your creation. He is going to be my deputy and his honor is going to be above yours.” The Holy Qur’an is speaking of this:
وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلاَئِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً قَالُواْ أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَن يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاء وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ قَالَ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Wa idh qaala rabbuka lil-malaaikati innee jaa`ilun fi’l-ardi khaleefatan qaloo ataj`aloo feeha man yufsidu feeha wa yasfikudimaa’ wa nahnoo nusaddiqu bi-hamdika wa nuqaddisu-lak qaala innee `alamoo ma la t`alamoon,
Behold thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said, “Will you place therein someone who will create mischief and shed blood while we do celebrate Your praises and glorify Your (Holy Name)?” He said: “I know what you know not.” Suratu ‘l-Baqara (2:30)
Which of us may say, “I am a deputy.” How can we say this? Do we have no shame? Therefore, they are saying now and are making me to address people to give some opening for realities that are through the Holy Qur’an. You must think about it. If you reached the position of a real deputy, this world couldn’t carry you. The important point is alif-laam. Allah Almighty’s territories and divine dominions are countless, and there are endless oceans through endless dominions. He is saying, “I am making, fil `ard.” Which `ard? We are knowing this now, but if there is only one Earth, and only Mankind who are going to be deputies, is there not any other globe for Allah through His endless territories? And when we are on this planet, are we doing a real deputy’s function? Which of us is claiming to be a deputy of the Lord? Can he make his hand go up to the skies? Can he carry stars? Which one? And they are making such an addressing, a teaching, and giving an explanation or tafseer, a commentary. It is the first step. We can say it is the highest position for glorifying that we have been granted; such an unexpected and never-understood power.
O People! Therefore, Sayyidina `Ali (r) said, “You are thinking you are a small being, but who is looking to you? You are like a universe! "تظن أنك جرمٌ صغير ، وفيكَ انطوى العالمُ الأكبر - Tadhunnu annaka jirmun sagheer wa feeka natwi al-`aalim al-akbar - Do you think you are a speck when the whole universe is contained in you?” We are speaking on this now to show our position. We have been granted such high ranks and Divine Attributes. We have also been dressed because a deputy must have from heavenly attributes. To be dressed according to their globe, not by attributes that belong to Allah, haasha! But where we have been appointed, we are dressed also with such honor and attributes that belong to heavenly attributes and heavenly Honor Oceans. Where are we, what do we know? Nothing! O Mankind, may Allah forgive us. I know nothing, but they are making me address all nations, east and west. Don’t look at who is speaking, but to what that one is speaking. Think about it, that is important. Thinking is the key to closed or locked treasures. If you are thinking, it may open something for you. If you are not, you and an ant will be in the same category.
O People! Try to understand and learn! Try to think about who you are and if you are real deputies. Are we not going to die, be buried, and become dust? Only the Creator knows the real being of His deputies, where they are, what their situation is and what are their realities, what their honors are and what their colors are also; different colors. On this planet there are black, white, yellow and red colors. Is there a green color? In that level of heavens no two colors are the same. There are billions and trillions of different colors. That is our Lord’s power. Allah jalla jalaaluhu, jallat-`azhaamatuh, wa la ilaaha ghayruhu, subhaan sensin.
How can we say anything about Your Reality, O our Lord, when we are not knowing about ourselves? How are we knowing about our Lord, the Lord of Creation? O People! Give some time for understanding because there are levels for people after this life. When they are passing from this planet and are stepping on their real planet through the heavens, you may understand what we were doing, what we came to see, to be, and what they were asking us to be.
O People! Daily, try to give even five minutes or ten minutes. I hope that the Lord of Heavens is giving something for the understanding of all people through an opening from His holy book, the Holy Qur’an. This is a small fountain now, but behind it are coming oceans. When Mahdi (a) is coming and then Jesus Christ (a) is landing on this planet, they should understand.
We are not finding time to say to our listeners, As-salaamu `alaykum. Don’t sleep, hear that! It is something from heavenly singing.
(Mawlana Shaykh sings.)
Singing, singing, singing, singing
Huuuuu, Huuuuu, Huuuuu, Huuuuu
Dome, dome, dome, dome
(45 minutes) Allah Allah. Enough. Marhaba! You are all clever ones. Allah, Allah.