27 January 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
SubhaanAllah, Sultan, yaa Rabbee, dastoor yaa Sayyidee. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) La ilaaha illa-Llah. La ilaaha illa-Llah. La ilaaha illa-Llah, Sayyidina wa Nabiyyin Muhammadun Rasoolullah `alayhi afdal as-salaatu wa 't-tasleem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits).
Yaa sayyidee `alayka shafqa shafa`at yaa sayyid al-anbiyaa. As-salaamu ` alaykum! That is a grant from heavens to people that are living on this world. As-salaamu ` alayka yaa Sultan al-Awliya! The master of this world may take the whole world in one hand and may throw away! Holy people are granted unknown power; they are taking that authority from heavens that they belong that level of heavens.
Hiy! People they are very anxious for football! That is their mashghalah, priority, now people (love) football! Shoot!! The master that is appointed through heavens to look after this planet may do this; huge for us, but it is less than an atom through heavens. This planet may touch like this and may throw it out of solar system. Yes, you must try to understand about yourself, you must try to learn your identity. Yes, as-salaamu `alayka yaa Sayyidee, yaa Sultan al-Awliya, madad yaa Sayyidina!
We know nothing and we are not preparing ourselves for understanding! Mankind on this planet, they are occupying themselves for such a thing that has no meaning. Wasting time, wasting their lives and losing their chance that only once just granted to everyone. That chance to be in existence, that is such a big present from the Lord of Heavens granted us, to be in existence and that grant just reaching ourselves. We must be luckiest ones for that heavenly grant, this life on this planet and through countless creatures, to be king of whole creatures, Man, human nature. Allah, Allah! SubhaanAllah.
We have two chances. One chance that we have been brought from Unknown Territories of the Lord of Heavens, chosen to be masters on this planet and same time we have been just given good tidings. That this first coming from Unknown Oceans or territories through this planet, and we have been also just granted and given good tidings forever, up to Eternal. This is so big a grant that if you are using oceans’ ink for writing the honor we have been granted from the Lord of Heavens, plants, trees going to be qalam, pens to never finish! They are finish, but never finishing! That grant that we have been honored, whole oceans’ ink and they are writing, never finishing. That grant is from our Lord of Creation. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allah Allah, Allahu akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
(It is from) Allah, it is not a grant that you are giving. If we are giving one paper that is written on it, £50, so happy. Whole treasures on this world can’t be like an atom beside grant of the Lord of Heavens. You are giving five pence and saying, “O, I am putting as a charity five pence.” Ptuh! (spit) on that person, on his ideas and his belief, and what he is giving for that purpose? Nothing! They are speaking on such a powerful point, try to understand something. Oh our Lord!
O our Grandshaykh! You are oceans, but your oceans beside oceans of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) are less than atom and the sea, one for us. What he had been granted through one drop from divinely hegemony, nothing. Therefore, prophets calling, “O my Lord, help me! Hal min mazeed! Hal min mazeed! O our Lord! We are asking for more.”
O People! Now we are so stupid ones, so idiot ones, so heedless ones, we are not making a measuring between this life and what it is promised through heavenly ones. We are not reaching to heavenly ones. The Seven Heavens are a grant for Mankind on this. If granted, one of them something like this universe, it is going to be like an atom, because Eternity, no one can understand real meaning to be Eternal and what is Eternity.
O People! How many days you are living on this planet, and you are running after it and you are making heaps of jewels and then locking it, putting key under your bed, so that no man can touch. And tomorrow morning, may be that one lying on his bed, and no life for him. Where are his treasures? Useless treasures!
O People! Run after such treasures that it will be with you forever, up to Eternity, Eternal. People now, they are heedless ones or no-mind ones, no mentality for them. And we have been granted one attribute that belongs only to Allah. What is that? What is that, O Salafi `ulamas? What is that Allah Almighty granted to people, one of His Divinely Attributes? Yes, we have been granted seeing, hearing, speaking, moving, understanding, but there is one that is most important, just granted to Man only because they have been honored to be deputies, that Allah Almighty saying, “O angels!
وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلاَئِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً
Wa idh qaala Rabbuka li 'l-malaa`ikati innee ja`ilun fi 'l-ardi khaleefah.
Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." (2:30)
(Mawlana Shaykh stands and then sits.) “I am going to bring a new creature to be khalifah, deputy,” but not saying, “My deputy.”
Yes, Salafi `ulamas! What is your understanding of: Wa idh qaala Rabbuka li 'l-malaa`ikati innee ja`ilun fi 'l-ardi khaleefah? Not using, saying "My deputy"? What does He mean? He means for whom, Allah Almighty? That going to be top level of whole Creation, so that no one can reach that level from creatures, not even angels. Yes, you may understand, Salafi `ulama, when Night Journey that reached the Seal of Prophets (s) with Archangel Gabriel (a), last point Sidratul Muntahah, reaching there and Archangel Gabriel saying, “O master of this Creation, you are lord of this Creation, Allah Almighty is not giving me that Creation. He created and giving to you; you pass your way up! No one is able to even move from here!” Only one, no second like Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) He is only One. Allah, Allah. He had been asked to move up (ascend higher) by Archangel Gabriel. The Seal of Prophets (s) was saying, “Archangel Gabriel, huge angel, he has 600 wings. If opening two of them without making like together, east and west can’t be enough for his wings to spread like this.”
Gabriel, the Seal of Prophets was seeing and passing, seeing (him flat) like this haseer, like a carpet just spread on his private station, making like (leans forward, spreads arms), Prophet (s) coming up. The Lord created everything and His deputy is one, only one, can’t be two, no! And Archangel Gabriel (a) stopping, spreading on his private station for sajda like a carpet. Khaleefah… don’t think that you are khaleefah, you are khaleefah, heh? Allah Almighty not accepting khaleefah from everyone. How Christians claiming that Jesus Christ is His son? What is that foolishness? From where they are bringing this? They are not understanding from deepest level. Allahu akbar, only One. He is Allah Almighty. Ahadun Ahad, Unique, One! And His deputy is...(Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Ahmadun Ahmad! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
O People! You must understand (what is) “deputy.” Allah Almighty granting to let new creature? One Divinely Attribute, do you know Salafi `ulamas, what that is? That is so important and we are saying a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani ‘r-rajeem. Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem, so Shaytan can’t be coming and making disturbance, disturbing our people’s mind and making disturbance, subhaanAllah. Angels never granted that attribute that Allah Almighty granted from His Divinely Attributes to Seal of Prophets (s), and from him to awliyaa and they distribute to everyone, `arabiyyatee qaleelah ayyuhal `ulama, yaa `ulama al-Salaf... You are understanding?
You may see the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying there is someone, but you are looking, he is looking just so; what you are dressing? No dressing, may be one in sarong, the Arabi, and one on their shoulder, and his beard may be with so much dust, and they are saying, “Who is that one?” You are never taking care for him, but that person is one granted Divinely Attribute:
رب اشعث اغبر لو اقسم على الله لأبره
rubba ash`ath aghbar law aqsama `ala Allahi la-abarrah, "there might be someone with unruly hair, covered with dust, but if he were to swear an oath by Allah, Allah would accept it."
He is looking, not going to be a good appearance. We are saying, “Who is that one?” Who is saying for some, “Stop!” they stop, but anything you can say, “It is impossible.” That person, if asking from his Lord Almighty, immediately going to appear. That is from the Divinely Attribute, willpower, ‘iraada, granted from Divinely Willpower Oceans like a spot granted to Mankind. If they are going to be able to use that, it may be.
What if a person bringing to you a jet plane and saying, “This for you, take it.” Do you think that person may get in and making it get up, then down? Heavenly willpower is such a grant Mankind that the Lord of Heavens saying, innee ja`ilun fi 'l-ardi khaleefah (I will create a vicegerent on earth). And that is heavenly attribute. Angels can’t do anything the Seal of Prophets (s) may do, and if he is looking and heavenly orders coming, may do that power, “Be!” and that thing coming into existence! (It is a) big grant; if he (s) says this dunya may go disappear, and saying, “Oh, through a Black Hole one of them disappeared.” Black Hole is opposite of white, noorani enlightened level, if going anyone to infinity, passing through that. Eternity and Man a`ajabu 'l-`ajaaib, most incredible insaan (Man), but we are wasting that chance granted only once, can’t be twice!
O People! What you are reaching from dunya, it is nothing to run after such levels that you can be rewarded such rewards! No one is going to be able to speak on it even one word, bahru khayrah, Astonishing Oceans. May Allah forgive us, that is something they are saying, behind its background.
O People! Don’t waste your chance that you have been granted once and no any other chance to come and to reach! If any other one getting in Black Hole, no chance to come out once again like this. If you can appreciate this chance for you, you will be happy; if not, finish.
O our Lord! Forgive us for the honor of Your most honored servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allahumma salli `alaa Sayiddina Muhammadan nabee al-ummi wa `alaa aalihi wa Saahbihi wa sallam. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
Dome dome dome dome,
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Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar al- akbar, divinely music, heavenly music, ohhh, ohhh yaa Rabbee!
O our Lord! Give us ability, capacity to follow Your most beloved and honored one’s way. That is Your endless generosity!
Yes, welcome to you (people around him). My English, I was explaining to Hajji Muhammad, he was saying “perfect”. Once upon a time, there was one imaam, a khateeb making khutbah. Also he was writing khutbah and putting there (in his turban cloth) and when getting up to recite Jumu`ah khutbah, he was saying alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah alladhee ja`alana min ummati habeebina, ..and continues.
One day he was coming, making ablution and putting his turban there, and cocuk, naughty one coming, taking khutbah, running away! When that imaam was going up to give khutbah, (he said,) “alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah alhamdulillah, (looking for paper in his turban, stalling for time) alhamdulillah and he is saying bismillahi ‘r-Rahmaani ‘r-Raheem and al-Fatihah, Ameen. Allahuma salli wa sallim `ala habeebika sayyidi 'l-awaleen wal-akhireen. W 'alhamdulillahi rabbi 'l-`alameen. Aqimi s-salaat.
He was praying and people asking, “Very short khutbah!” like your jumu`ah, it is enough this khutbah. I am asking, “How is my English?” and he is saying “perfect!” Like this jumu`ah, my English is excellent! (laughter) What we should do?
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Shaykh Hisham on phone.)
Rabbana laka 'l-hamd, yaa Rabbee!