22 July 2011 Lefke, Cyprus
Suhbah after Jumu`ah
As-salaamu `alaykum, dastoor yaa Rijaalullah, madad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! That is `Azheem, that is for Allah Almighty. We are trying to give our highest respects and glorifying
to our Lord Allah Almighty. Therefore, we are saying, alfu salaat, alfu salaam `ala Sayyidi ‘l-Awwaleen wa ’l-akhireen wa `ala kulli ... ajma'een ... as-salaatu as-salaam ... (Mawlana Shaykh sits).
Dastoor yaa Rijaalullah, madad! We are sending our salutes and high respects for those people who are in the Divine Presence. They have heavenly honors; they are not running to reach earthly honors. They are not interested in that which interests others, but 99 percent of people are now are interested in a WC production and they run after it, saying, "How can I reach a WC production that is more than his?" Those people are going to be buried in WC productions!
A`oodhu billahi, we are running away from such foolish ideas and I am asking protection. I am ashamed to address the Lord of Heavens, saying, "O my Lord! Save me from a WC production." That is never good adab; that is the worst manners from people. Now, who comes asks, "O Shaykh! Ask for us because our company is going to be bankrupt." You are going to be bankrupt also. There is nothing else for people now except thinking about and running after a WC production.
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. I am saying, “O my Lord! O our Creator! We are running to You, asking only for You and Your Holy Prophet (s)! We are asking for good ones and we are running after good servants.”
People are not taking good manners from good people, but rather they are running to take bad manners from WC people. Everyone is fighting, but for WC productions. What are Libya, Tunis, Egypt fighting for? They are fighting to reach more WC productions. Syria and Turkey are the same, and also Arabian countries are running to reach much more WC productions. What is the Seal of Prophets (s), Sayyidi ‘l-Awwaleen wa ‘l-akhireen, saying? (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Ad-dunya jeefatun wa tulaabuha kilaabuha.
The world is a carcass and its seekers are dogs.
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) There is no honor for them; ptuuh (spit) on them! Angels are spitting on those who run to reach more WC productions, saying, “There is no honor on you, neither here or Hereafter!”
You must understand the fighting going on between people. Some are saying, "I am going to be on the top point and must control everything in this area!"
Others ask, “What is your goal?”
"My goal is to increase in WC productions."
There is no honor or value for those people, here or Hereafter. There is no honor for all Mankind now from east to west, from north to south. From above, the angels are looking and saying, “Such people are WC cleaners, so happy to reach more WC productions!” And it is not only Mankind's WC productions, but Shaytan's also; he is making so much to be dirty, saying, "Come on! That is my production and it is better than yours. Leave that and follow me. It is free! Run to take it!"
Now all nations are running after Shaytan's dirtiness and it is such a sorrowful thing that people are living for that and fighting now, in Libya, Yemen, Sham, Iran, Turkey, Baghdad, Lebanon, Africa, Sudan and Egypt. They are only running for a big collection of that dirtiness. That is the biggest blame for Mankind, that they have been honored to be deputies of the Lord of Heavens, Who is saying, "I have not created you to be collectors of Shaytan's WC productions and that is the biggest shame for you!”
If you are not paying heed to this message, you will be different parties fighting and killing each other for WC productions! I am a weak servant; I am not saying something that to which the prophets or the Seal of Prophets (s) would object. The angels are never going to reject what I am saying. No one can say, “That weak servant is saying wrong things,” but they can only say, "What that weak servant is saying is 100 percent true!"
O Misryoon! O Shamiyoon! O Turkiyoon! O Lebanoniyoon! People will come on the Day of Resurrection dressed in very strange clothing, and the order will come to the angels, "Take the clothes they are wearing on Judgment Day, when they come for the judgment of their Lord!" The angels will take people’s clothes, and only our forms will appear, which are not from Earth but rather from Shaytan’s dirtiness!
Then there will come a group of thousands of ladies wearing beautiful ornaments and clothes, and their followers also, who hosted fashion shows nightly. They are dirty-smelling people, saying, "If we are going to be nothing, we may as well smell Shaytan’s dirtiness!" O Ladies! (...) Don't run after new fashions! That is like running after sewage.
Don't look too much at people’s hearts or they will run away, so dirty is their smell and they will be taken away quickly on Judgment Day. Some say, “We will always dress as we like, according to new fashions." They will find a new fashion in the Divine Presence, where they will have the dirtiest forms and people will run away from their bad smell and ugliness!
O People! Allah Almighty is not joking. He created you for divine service and you are running away, but you will be sent to fire for cleaning. From north to south, east to west, leave fashions! The angels will be happy with only one dressing, that of servanthood! May Allah forgive us.
One of our brothers came from Damascus and he was swearing at what is happening now in Syria and cursing them. I said don't curse the leaders of countries, because an-nasu `ala deeni mulookihim, “People follow the religion of their kings.” If you are saying instructions, if you are going to be like them you will do as they do (and that badness will now be from you). You must try to make your way on the right way.
وَقَالُواْ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
wa qaaloo sami`na wa ata`na ghufraanaka rabbanaa wa ilayka ‘l-maseer.
And they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Thy forgiveness our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys." (al-Baqara, 2:285)
People now are running out of their homes, shouting in the streets, and that is not the Islamic way.
wa shadidoo amr min fawqu ’s-samawaat
Try to be right ones and everything will be right for you. If you are going on the wrong way, everything is going to be bad and you will never be happy in anything. Therefore, people ask heavenly people, "Pray for us to be saved from zhulm, oppression."
إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ
inna Allah laa yughayyiru maa bi-qawmin hatta yughayiru maa bi anfusihim.
Verily Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change the condition of themselves. (Ar-Ra`d, 13:11)
He is an `alim from Damascus, saying to me, "O Shaykh! Make a du`a.” If they are going on the wrong way, du`a lam yustajaab, (that) invocation is not accepted. Allah Almighty is sending (that test) on them, as mentioned in Holy Qur'an:
فَإِذَا جَاء وَعْدُ أُولاهُمَا بَعَثْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ عِبَادًا لَّنَا أُوْلِي بَأْسٍ شَدِيدٍ فَجَاسُواْ خِلاَلَ الدِّيَارِ وَكَانَ وَعْدًا مَّفْعُول
ba`athna `alaykum `ibadan lana oolee baasin shadeedin fajaasoo khilaala ad-diyaari wa kaana wa`dan maf``oolan.
When the first of the warnings came to pass, We sent against you Our servants given to terrible warfare. They entered the very inmost parts of your homes and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled. (17:5)
Bani Israa'eel was very happy, saying, "We are chosen people in the Divine Presence and we have value." Then they left the right way and took the wrong way, thereafter asking, "What is happening to us? O our Lord, save us!” When Bani Israa'eel went against heavenly laws, Allah Almighty sent on them. They ran around homes in villages, cities and towns, looking for someone who remained of those people, and then they killed them.
Now people are saying, “We are only in need of tawbah,” but no one is thinking to repent. Women, men and children are all running through the streets (in protests). First of all, nisaa, women are forbidden to go out (in protests). Allah Almighty is saying:
وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَى
qarna fee buyootikunna wa tabarraj tabarra al-jaahiliyati ’l-oola.
And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance. (Surat al-Ahzab, 33:33)
Why are you going out? Which ayat, holy verse or or holy hadith is giving you permission for the women to go out and shout with the young people? Do you think there is no shaytan in that crowd of people? For everyone, one, two, three; for women, five.
O People! Come and think about it, that Allah Almighty is making you learn about servanthood and how it should be. Servants must listen to their Lord's orders! If one of them opposes this, angels are not coming. Women can’t run in the streets, crying and shouting. No! Qarna fee buyootikunna.
I was in Sham seventy years ago and I know how the ladies of Ahlu ’sh-Sham were dressing. You couldn't hear their voices and they weren't able to go out alone. Now they are sleeping but those looking for `ibaadAllah are not sleeping. We need to be obedient servants. Allah Almighty is saying:
وَإِنْ عُدتُّمْ عُدْنَا
Wa in `udtum `udnaa.
But if you revert (to sinning), We shall revert (to chastising you). (Surat al-Isra, 17:8)
That is a heavenly whip to make you go on the right way. “If you are returning to that which I ordered you, We will return and make you follow on the right way!"
May Allah forgive us.
Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, astaghfirullah. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, astaghfirullah.
Yaa ghaaliban ghayra maghloob, yaa qareeban ghayra ba`eed, yaa shaahidan ghayr ghaa’ib!
O Victorious, Never-Defeated One, O Near One (who is) Never Far, O Witness (who is) Never Absent.