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The Worldwide Curse of Modern Technology

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

21 January 2011 Lefke, Cyprus

As-salaamu `alaykum. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Wa sallAllahu `alayhi wa salaam `alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin (s), Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridhwaana wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsaan ila Yawmi 'd-Deen. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

As-salaamu `alaykum. Dastoor yaa RijaalAllah, madad. Madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya, madad. Yaa awliyaaullah! Amiduna bi madadikum.

O People! As long as you are running away from Allah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, cursing will come you from above and from under your feet also. Allah Jalla Jalaaluh!

O our Attenders! Ask for forgiveness, as He, the Lord of Heavens, likes it. He is Almighty! Do you think that He has only one Earth? It is the same (for Him) to create an atom or to create one world. If He is asking to put this world in an atom, it is so easy. He is Allah, Who has endless Power Oceans, endless Majesty Oceans, endless Dominions, and endless Creation from pre-Eternal to Eternal. As an example, from where is Niagara Falls coming and to where is it going? Only the Creator knows! No one knows all of His Divine Attributes; that is impossible. He is Only One, there is no other. He is the Creator, and no one knows when Creation began and when it will end. It is impossible to find a beginning as it is eternal, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal. No one knows what is pre-Eternal, Eternal or Eternity! Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Huuuuuu.

قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ

Qad khalat min qablikum.

Surely many passed before you. (Aali `Imraan, 3:137)

O People! An unknown Creation is coming from huge Dominion Oceans, appearing and disappearing, and no one knows. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) First of all, we must be ashamed before our Lord, but people are drunk ones, forgetting that we are in the sight of our Creator and we must not do anything that He never likes. People lost their minds and are drunk ones, for nothing, and they are also using drugs.

O our Attenders! Throughout the east and west, from north up to south, this is our temporary home and no one is going to be here forever, finished! Now we are on a very small planet, dunya, and the Lord of Heavens (swt) granted us to be in existence. When we are coming in existence, it is suitable to first ask, "Who brought us into existence? From where are we coming, and to where are we going? Yesterday we were not in existence, today we are in existence, and tomorrow also we are going to disappear. We were 'disappeared' ones, then we appeared, and tomorrow we are going to disappear also! Who is making it like this?"

But people are drunk, which is from Shaytan. May Allah Almighty protect us from its trips and protect us from falling into its traps. But people are not hearing; they are becoming more drunk and even our physical being beside the greatness of this planet is nothing! But we are not using what we have been granted from Heavens. Our physical being is from this world, but our real being is from Heavens. Because people are drunk. Even Muslim territories, I am sorry to say, are not thinking on it. And if a believer thinks about something, the Lord of Heavens, the Creator, gives a key. Thinking is like a key. If you are thinking, you have been granted a key, and if you are using that key another opening comes to you, making you ask, "What is this?" If you think on it further, you will be granted another heavenly key for a new opening. If you plant one seed a tree grows, and perhaps at the beginning it will give a few fruits, but eventually it yield more. That is like our thoughts: if you are thinking, you shall see this one tree may grow to cover from east to west, and if you continue to think (expand your thoughts), more openings will come. However, no one can fully understand the holy words of the Seal of Prophets (s), who spoke and addressed people. What did he say?

تفكر ساعة خير من عبادة سبعين سنة

Tafakkur sa`atin khayrun min `ibaadati saba`een sannah.

Contemplation for one hour is better than 70 years of supererogatory worship. (Nuzhat al-Majalis)

To sit and think about realities, both within yourself and outside of yourself, is more important than to pray for 70 years, because that thinking opens endless Power Oceans. When you have been granted to reach those heavenly Power Oceans, you may receive more and more knowledge endlessly, and every time you receive more, you will behold the greatness of the Creator, and you will see yourself as so small. You will see you are becoming smaller and the Creator is becoming greater and greater in your sight! Allahu Akbar Jalla Jalaaluh! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allah Akbar Jalla Jalaaluh. Jalla `Azaamatuh wa laa ilaaha ghayruhu. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

O our Attenders! If you are not using what is granted to you, you will be cursed, and cursing brings every trouble to people! Throughout the east and west, you will find there are endless troubles and no stability. People are fighting each other, asking to kill each other, which not from our heavenly being's wisdom, but it is from Shaytan. It is cheating people, running after them, taking them to wrong ways, bad works and bad activities, teaching people such foolishness, basing their entire capability on something that is not giving people happiness or honor or a sweet life! Shaytan is opening to people a door and saying, "O People! Come and see what is in it and what you can do with it! You must know your ability, capacity and power, which I am teaching you. O Mankind! Come, and I will show you so many ways that you will be so happy. I am teaching you technology so that you can do everything through it." That is the worst teaching from Shaytan to Mankind, and they think by doing everything with technology instead of manpower brings them happiness. Every trouble on Earth is coming through the expansion of technology!

Now people throughout east and west are making so many millions (of dollars), saying, "What can we do? We are hungry, thirsty people. We are without clothes." How can it be? And now they are asking their governments, "Give us work." Governments are saying, "We don't have work, we are doing everything with technology now, so go away (your jobs have been replaced)!" That is the reason countries are quarreling among themselves and with others. Shaytan is spreading technology, taking every capacity and ability from Mankind, leaving them in a big place, saying, "There is no work because we are doing everything through technology." And now nations are running to kill other nations, but as long as they are not kicking away technology, these troubles will increase and will never diminish. People will kill themselves and others with technology, with nuclear bombs; not millions but billions, destroying this planet. People are dying, nature is dying also, oceans have no more life, mountains are bringing fires, and Mankind is going to be cursed on this planet, for the honor of their technology! Leave that, and come and be friendly to nature! Nature is enough for you!

O Mankind! O jaahil, ignorant ones! As long as you are against nature you will die, you will kill, you will suffer, and it will not diminish. Technology will never finish, but it will give more troubles because technology is against nature. When Man is against nature through technology, nature is also coming against Mankind. Therefore, governments and technical experts who teach people so many things through technology, it will kill you, and you will kill Mankind! The main purpose of Shaytan, the most terrible enemy for Mankind, is to take away Mankind from Earth through technology, because technology is against nature. When nature dies, Mankind is going to die, finished, and all nations are now running on technology.

O People! If we do not return to friendliness towards nature and Allah Almighty gives you what you like, you are not going to be saved, but you will face so many kinds of troubles and miseries, and you will cry, and you will die. I am not hearing this point from anyone, from east to west, from professors to doctors to technological people, and even the Muslim world is not saying, "Come and be friendly with nature; it will protect you from every trouble here, and will protect you from falling into the Lord's Cursing Oceans."

O People! You must understand. I am a weak servant, but they are making the weakest servant speak and address, to me and to everyone. If you are saying it is wrong you are going to be in fire, burning yourself, and the Lord of Heavens is never happy to burn even one ant, and He is not happy that you kill each other!

وَلاَ تَقْتُلُواْ أَنفُسَكُمْ

Wa laa taqtuloo anfusakum

Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves. (An-Nisa, 4:29)

Don't kill yourselves! So many people say, "O Shaykh! We are coming from London, bringing our sons and daughters; make du`a for them to be successful." Ptuu (spit) on you and your concept of success! They are such jaahil, ignorant people, running to study in high schools where they teach to kill nature and make technology their flag! As much as technology is killing, they are like a virus, saying, "It doesn't matter, let them die. If there remains a handful of people, we will still be happy with technology." That is reality, but I am sorry to say eastern `ulamas and western technology experts are not making a balance to look at reality. We are just speaking about the real causes of troubles, miseries, and sufferings for Mankind.

O Mankind! If you like a happy, sweet, and good life here and Hereafter, leave technology and return to nature; be friendly with nature, which is like your mother who gives everything to you without tiring. Blessings from Heavens will never be exhausted or leave Man, but when they are imprisoned, there will always be troubles in this world.

May Allah forgive me, forgive you, and forgive His servants, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)