5 May 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Dastoor.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah!
O our Lord, You are our Lord! Give much more glory, honor, and praisings for the honor of the Creation, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Thumma salaam to the responsible one for this dunya who is arranging everything on it on behalf of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Madad, yaa Sultanu 'l-Awliya.
Then, as-salaamu `alaykum our attenders. Do you think that Shaytan and its followers are attending what we are saying more than you? Because they are not knowing what I am going to speak, and I don't know also which thing I am going to say. But it is a blame for Muslims that they are not giving any importance or giving a short time in 24 hours to hear something that should be for them good here and Hereafter!
This is a holy meeting and therefore, Shaytan is just kicked out! But yet, from far away it is going to hear something. That something, it may use it on a wrong way for cheating people. As long as he is hearing this association from people, at least Shaytan is trying to make their numbers slowly to come down, to come down. What does it mean? That means that this bombarding is a heavenly bombarding! It is bombarding for the fortress of Shaytan or shaytanic fortresses. If not, Shaytan is not taking so much care. And it has such extraordinary instruments, but its instruments are not like our instruments, no! But it has such exceptions, subhaanAllah, not to use such things, no. Because that is teaching people, it is not using such a thing.
In a moment, it may run from west to east or from east to west or from north to south, and its aim--I am saying "it,", I am not saying "he," no, to make it down to the level of animals. Its aim is to make everything according to its mentality and asking to change realities and to change true ones, to make everything as it was. Changing and giving to people in such a way that they should be astonished. Showing something and giving another understanding! There are people astonishing. No, Truth is one, there can't be a contrary for truth. Truth is one, and Reality is one because the Lord of Heavens is One! And He is asking to examine or to try His servants' beliefs.
O `ulamas of Salafi! What does it mean? O Ansari `ulamas! What does it mean? O Shi`a `ulamas! What does it mean when you are reciting:
Wa lanabluwannakum bishay`in mina al-khawfi wa al-ju`i wa qaqsin mina al-'amwli wa al-'anfusi wa ath-thamarati wa bashshiri as-saabireen.
Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to the saabireen, those who patiently persevere. (2:155)
What are you saying when you are reciting this holy verse? What does it mean? What does it mean for the Seal of Prophets, or what does it mean for the inheritors of the Seal of Prophets (s), or what does it mean for learned people? “… hear to me and listen to me and learn through My holy verses. That is an opening I am granting to your Prophet (s). O People! Don't be in doubt, but qatee`an, certainly I am going to try you, or test you, or examine you.” Yes, and that heavenly addressing is never stopping. That means in our lives, every moment we have a test.
To prepare Mankind, our youngsters who are reaching the age of responsibility must know that every moment we are entering is a new test. Shaytan is saying, "Don't believe, it can't be." Ptuu! (spit) That is Shaytan's words. I am making Shaytan's words under my feet!!! Why is Allah Almighty swearing and saying, "No doubt. I am going to test you every moment, and every breath I may make a new test?" SubhaanAllah! Allah Almighty's words are oceans and oceans! But we are like a small fish opening its mouth, running and showing, "O people, I am running to drink the whole ocean!" and its mouth may only be a centimeter. Or like a whale, it may be as big as this room, but that is teaching people, "I am running for that whole ocean to be for me, and I have been honored to be an ocean!" Yes.
And Allah Almighty is making that test for what? To give a new understanding, and to make His servants prepared every moment for a new test. Therefore, for everyone that is passing a test, there is an honor. Therefore, the Lord of Heavens is testing His servants. For what? And that is a real point that we are understanding according to heavenly explanations. When Allah Almighty says things, is it easiness or hardness? Khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allah. "Destiny, good and bad, is from Allah." (An article of faith.) We have been ordered to believe everything is from Allah Almighty, but it is a simple understanding that Allah Almighty put a pillar of our faith that we must believe, khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allah. "Destiny, good and bad, is from Allah." That is coming now for a new understanding,. Khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allah. What does that mean? Wa lanabluwan nakum bishay`, “I am going to test you and I am making an oath on My Greatness that I created you and landed you on this planet, and I am going to reward you!”
O `ulamas of Salafi! O Ansari `ulamas! O Shi`a `ulamas! So many titles. Do you teach common people that holy verse? I never heard if you are teaching, “O people, you are giving your oath and everything happening for this life is a test from our Lord, from our Creator,” then they should be happy. Happy and no more shakwa, complaining. Just today I heard, for example, in Egypt thousands and thousands of people are running in the streets and shouting, “Hundreds of dollars are too small an amount, we can't live with a hundred dollars!" That is wrong! Why are they saying this? Why are their `ulamas not saying to them, "Do you think Sahaabah (r), Companions of the Prophet (s) had a hundred dollars monthly?" Why are they not teaching that the Sahaabah (r) were sadiqeen was-saabireen, trustworthy people, thankful people, and patient ones? Even if they found one date daily, they were so happy, saying, “We found one date and we have something to drink, alhamdulillah." And even when they were not finding, they were putting stones on their stomachs to relieve the bitterness of hunger.
(... ) So many people are asking to reach that honor, but they are saying, “No, we are asking to reach dunya.” If you are asking dunya, no dunya for you! The best teacher for all nations was the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)
Then people coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan, or from Hindustan, or from "Arabistan" (Arab countries)--people are running from east to west, from west to east, for what? What are they asking for? To reach (food and eating). They may reach to ten dollars, if going to America they may reach ten dollars. Or some people running to Australia or Arabistan, forgetting their real honor that Allah Almighty granted to them, but they are not thinking because they have been left without heavenly knowledge.
Our doctors of Shari`ah, and Shi`a doctors everywhere are running after dunya to reach some high ranks. No, leave that, to show that Allah Almighty is testing you in every moment to reach goodness or badness, to teach khayrihi wa sharrihi min Allah. And you must say, “We are poor ones. Yaa Rabbee! You have honored us to create us!" ( .... audio cut...) Blame on those people! Allah Almighty is never going to be happy about it.
O People! Ask forgiveness and try to reach real obediency. O Holiness of Christians! O Holiness the Pope! You must teach people. O `ulamas of Egypt! You must teach people for such a point. O Rabbis! Don't fight for lands. O Palestine people! Don't fight for lands. O Iranian scholars! Teach people not to fight for Earth, but they must be for Allah Almighty! They must try to be always for Allah. That is the best, as it makes our Lord happy with us and pleased with us and to be in enjoyment with us, and He grants to you happiness and pleasure and everything you can ask!
O our Lord! Be pleased with us and send us someone to teach us good manners that are suitable for servanthood, for the honor of the most beloved one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)
Fatihah. Ameen, ameen , ameen.
(42 minutes) Today a little bit more.
How many people there? (632, Sayyidee) Getting up. It is true, it is true. Shaykh Hisham Effendi?
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham on the phone.)