15 August 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Jaleel Allah, Jalla Jalaaluh,
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Jaleel Allah, Jalla `Azaamatu!
Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Sayyidina wa nabiyyuna wa mawlana Muhammad Rasoolullah! Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana fee mithla hadha 'sh-shahru 'sh-shareef shahru Ramadan al-mubarak, yaa Rabb! As-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadAllah as-Saaliheen. As-salaamu `alaykum yaa anbiyaAllah wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
In particular, we are giving our salute to Qutb al-Mutasarrif, Qutb az-Zamaan, and Saahib az-Zamaan, to look after our weak group sitting here. And we are asking from all honored ones, those whose honors are real, because they are coming from the Heavens!
O People! Ask for heavenly honor. Don't waste your precious lives for nonsense, imitated honor. That loads a heavy burden on your shoulders, and on the Day of Resurrection, kings, queens, sultans, emperors, and mulook will be called, "O malik of Hijaaz, malik of Egypt, malik of India, malik of Bukhara, Ottoman maliks, sultans! Come! Allah Almighty granted you to be kings, sultans, malik of Hijaaz, malik of Masr, malik of Libya, and so many other mulook. Come, stand up in the Divine Presence for questioning, for judgment!"
O our Attenders! How are you today? Don't run after nonsense targets. Everything that has no meaning will be a heavy burden on your shoulders on the Day of Resurrection. The more imitated titles you have here, the more you will be under heavy depression on the Day of Resurrection. Now you are sitting on your thrones with such a majestic look and asking to be seen as majestic, but majesty is not for servants, but only for the Lord of Heavens, Allah (swt). (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Stand up, all mulook! That majesty is only for the Lord of Heavens, not for anyone else! If it were for anyone, it would be granted to the most majestic one, the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O our Attenders! Try to be simple, as simple people are happy here and Hereafter. For those who have been granted imitated greatness, know that everything on this planet is imitated, not real. Real honor, majesty, glory and praising is for those people who, on the Day of Resurrection, will be granted by the command of Lord of Heavens, to be dressed as servants with an honorable dress. They will be granted this because they have been invited for muqabala, a meeting. All of Mankind has been given this divine invitation, that Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَاللّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى دَارِ السَّلاَمِ
wallahu yad`u ila daari 's-salaam.
But Allah does call to the Abode of Peace. (10:25)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) This I think the Salafi `ulamas are understanding. For what is Allah Almighty inviting His servants to Dar as-Salaam? Dar as-Salaam is the first level of the Divine Presence granted to His servants. As you are entering Dar as-Salaam, you are going to be clothed in a dress of honor and then pass through Dar as-Salaam to Dar ul-Jamaal. There they will be clothed in a robe never granted to anyone before, the robe of Dar ul-Jamaal. There will be a welcoming for these servants, then they will pass through Dar ul-Jalaal and then they will reach to `Azhaamatu wa 'l-Jabaroot, until they approach from `Alam an-Nasoot to `Alam al-Lahoot, the last point that servants may reach and their servanthood is going to be honored and praised. Then they will be dressed in their honors, the honors of majesty. What happens after reaching that point? No one knows, only He knows!
إِلَّا مَنْ أَذِنَ لَهُ الرحْمَنُ
illa man adhina lahu 'r-rahmaan.
Except he to whom the Merciful has given permission. (78:38)
It is for that one who is granted to understand, to look, and to reach only One. One! And he is going to say: (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Yaa Fardu, yaa Samad! Yaa Fardu, yaa Samad! Yaa Fardu, yaa Samad! Yaa Fardu, yaa Samad! Anta 'l-Fareed, anta as-Samad! Anta 'l-Fareed, anta as-Samad! Anta Rabbuna `izzati wa adhaamati wa 'l-jabaroot! Subhaanak! Heavenly addressing, "I accept! I accept! I grant it to you!" (Mawlana Shaykh sits) That is the beginning and it is never-ending!
O our Attenders! Those who are claim they are `ulamas, do you know such things? Try to be servants; servants are always approaching the Divine Presence. That is the highest level of Mankind. Run after that position and they will be granted heavenly majesty, and received in Majesty Oceans. Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi'l hamd!
O Mankind! You have been granted such honor that no one knows except one, and that is the Seal of Prophets (s), the real deputy of the Lord of Heavens, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
What are you doing here, O Mankind? We are the ones in the background, those furthest back! He had in front of us, ooooh, ooooh, ooooh, wa ashrafa! Allah, Allah. Therefore, those who are smelling something from heavenly perfume are never looking maa siwa-Allah, at what is other than Allah. Maa siwa-Allah (what is other than Allah)! All of it is like an atom. All of it! All of it! Therefore, they are never interested for this hayaatu 'd-dunya ad-danniya, this life which is the lowest level for Mankind. And as a beginning and getting up, up, up, up, high, high, high, high, Hayy, Hayy, Hayy, Hayy, Hayy! There are two meanings here: "Hayy," the Holy Name of Allah Almighty, and "hayy," `uloo; never-ending, approaching from the Oceans of Beauty, and Oceans of Praising, and Oceans of Majesty.
Oceans of the Mighty Kingdom are for all Creation! It is a Creation and no one knows when it began and no one knows when it is going to end; never-ending from pre-Eternal to Eternity, Eternity, Eternity. They are asking for Eternity, and never ask for maa siwa-Allah, for this dirty place in which Shaytan's ignorant agents are making everything dirty. None of them are interested, never thinking about it.
O People! You may be on different levels according to your opinions or your knowledge. You are making so many ranks, and every one of people's ranks on this planet is nonsense, with no value. And those oceans are asking to continue heavenly revelations. What they are asking to be said for us is such a tiny drop from endless oceans, that gives our hearts refreshment! People now, because they are slaves of material aspects, are thinking that they will reach refreshment through material aspects. There is no refreshment from that, but people think as much as they are collecting from jewels, gold, and such precious things, they are going to be in refreshment; to the contrary. Therefore, everyday the heavenly souls are reminding people, "O People, don't run after dunya, its jewels and its gold. If you are not using it for the honor of the Lord of Heavens, it is only going to be a very, very, very heavy burden on your shoulders. Try to be only for Allah!"
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) O Salafi `ulamas! Try to be only for Allah, not for anyone else! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) But instead, people are only trying to be for their rides, their egos, and Shaytan is blowing in their minds, causing their ways to be without solution. There is no solution through material aspects, and that is the reality. The material offers no solutions, but only makes more difficulties. And as they are not finding solutions, more and more difficulties are piling in front of people, so that there is no rest, no pleasure, no pleasement, no happiness for those whose importance is based in material aspects.
O People! It is a holy month! Try to give more and more and more for the sake of the Lord of Heavens. Give to His servants. He can grant to His servants; if Allah Almighty wills, it can rain gold and coins; He is Qaadir, Able, and Muqtadeer, Competent. He can do everything! But He does not want you, O Mankind, who are running after pleasures and material aspects, to store jewels and gold. He is asking, "Give, O My servant, for My honor. Give, give!" Where are you Arab mulook and umaraa, and rich Arabs? Why are you not giving for the sake of Allah? Why are you keeping all your wealth in bank cases? Think on it. Don't say, "Shaykh is asking for money." Every night it is raining coins on me and I am using them, but you are not using. What Allah granted you, you are not using. You know that a person opens his shop early in the morning up to evening, collecting, and then he leaves there and perhaps tomorrow he will not come back to see what he collected. Therefore, it is a holy advice to all Mankind who are running after gold, treasures or precious stones: it is shame on you! Give and take! Give one handful and take from Allah Almighty eternal treasures!
May Allah forgive us and grant us a pure understanding. Don't quarrel with each other. Don't fight with each other, but fight evil and devils; that is our mission. They are two words but they have a big meaning. O Mankind! Fight devils and evil; that is your honor. If you are not doing this, there is no honor for you here or Hereafter. The Lord of Heavens just issued i`laan al-harb, declaration of war, declared war on devils and evil. That is the summary of all prophecy and messengerhood.
May Allah forgive me and forgive you. If we are saying wrong, Allah knows what we said and our intention. We are asking forgiveness in this holy month for the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits).
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)
(Shaykh Hisham Effendi: Beautiful suhbah, we see light from your picture on the computer. The people of Morocco, Algeria, and Senegal are all watching you.)
The president of one African country that Shaykh Hisham visited recently has granted a piece of land for a new Naqshbandi zawiya there.