8 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! Subhaan sensin! Sultaan sensin! Subhaan sensin! Sultaan sensin, yaa Allah! You are Sultan! You are Subhaan! Anta Subhaan! Anta Sultaan! Yaa Rabbi 'l-`Alameen, forgive us.
Salli yaa Rabbee wa salim `ala habeebika Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen, Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina, Sayyidu 'l-Khalaa'iq, Imaamu 'r-Rusuli 'l-Kiraam. Sharaftahu bi Laylat al-Mi`raj. Zidhu yaa Rabbee `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, min al-azali ila 'l-abad. Subhaan sen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
Thumma 's-salaamu `alayk yaa man huwa mutasarrifun fi 'd-dunya fee haadha 'z-zaman. Our salutes also to that one who is responsible for everything happening on this planet, dunya. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, ataghfirullah. He is one authorized person through holy ones that he is well known to be Qutb al-Mutasarrif. Yatasarraf `andu quwwah haa'ila. He has such power that he may change oriental countries to western countries, and bring western countries' people to oriental countries. SubhaanAllah that Allah Almighty is giving such authority to some one!
O People! Hear, listen, and obey. You must know your mission, and for what you are on this planet. You must ask that point. Rabbuna wa Rabbu 'l-`Alameen, The Lord of Every Creation, for every creature is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbanaa maa khalaqta haadha baatila subhaanaka faqinaa `adhab an-naar.
Our Lord! Not for naught have you created (all) this! Glory to You! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire. (3:191)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) That is a teaching from the Lord of Heavens, the Lord of all Creation.
O People! Say, a'oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani r-Rajeem. Hear, listen, and think on it. What does it mean? For what are you in existence? You must ask and you must try to learn. Say, a'oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani r-Rajeem! O Mankind, run away from the dirtiest creature in Creation! If you are not running away, you are going to be like that one, dirty. Therefore, Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
إِنَّمَا الْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ
innama 'l-mushrikoona najas.
Verily the idolaters are impure. (9:28)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits.) SadaqAllahu 'l-`Azheem. Najas, not najis. That is a meaning they are granting to a weak servant; najas is as an ocean, and anyone diving in it is getting out najis. (Mawlana Shaykh laughs) SubhaanAllah. Najas is an ocean for dirtiness. Innama 'l-mushrikoona najas. Those running in shirk are diving in that dirty ocean, and getting out and going to be najas. Muhur, a seal is put on them, "Najis wa najas, najasun." SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Najasun, mushrik, are those who follow Shaytan. Who is diving in the ocean of najas, dirtiness, is coming out najis, dirty. Tawbah, astaghfirullah! Tawbah, astaghfirullah.
O People! Say, astaghfirullah. O our Lord, don't leave us to dive into that dirty, dirty ocean. We like to be clean ones, and cleanliness comes from being in the ocean of unity. On the contrary, who is running away from Unity Oceans is falling in oceans of dirtiness for Shaytan and its followers. Perhaps, as they are saying, the representative of dirtiness Oceans is fully with Shaytan. Shaytan is an ocean of dirtiness! Whoever is following it is falling in it and going to be dirty.
O our attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. Hear, listen, and try to understand; if not, your level is going to be on the level of non-understanding creatures. We may say something better, that they are on the level of donkeys! Who is not understanding or not thinking of understanding, their levels are the levels of donkeys. Don't come from a high-level presence to the level of donkeys. But I am sorry that the majority of living people are on a donkey's level. Whether you like it or don't like it, you should know! Idha anjal al-ghubaaru afarasu tahtuka aw himaaru, “After the clouds settle, you will see if there is a horse under you or a donkey.”
O our Listeners! Don't be angry; accept what is true! Truth is muqaddas, sacred. You must accept this.
O our Salafi `ulamas, marhaban! There is a question concerning them. There is one question, perhaps you will be surprised, but it is a question of what is Allah Almighty, Jalla Jalaaluh is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) asta`eedhu billah.
إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ
Inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer.
Verily the worst of sounds is the braying of the donkey. (31:19)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) O Salafi `ulamas! Are you reciting this aayatu 'l-kareemah or not? That is a very important point that is coming to me to ask you. I never heard one of you on the minbar reciting that holy verse. Yes? If anyone may recite that holy verse on the minbar, I am giving a medal to that one to be happy! Why is Allah Almighty saying, inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer? Are you ever thinking on it, or not? I don't think that you are thinking on it, and you are passing your efforts over it. You are only concerning to make more khatm ash-shareef of the Holy Qur'an. Perhaps daily you may make khatm, every day, or every two days doing khatm, weekly or every 15 days and you are saying, “Alhamdulillah, I am making khatm on Holy Qur'an daily and at night.” That is your effort.
Are you ever thinking why Allah Almighty is saying this aayatu 'l-kareemah? Qur'an is `azheem ash-shaan, how is Allah Almighty saying, inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer? What does it mean? Or what is the divinely maqsad, purpose, that Allah Almighty is saying, inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer? Why? I am asking this also to doctors of Shari`ah, and also to `ulamas of Azhar ash-Shareef, why? It is very clear that the shouting of donkeys is not so good; why then, is the Holy Qur'an saying this? O mulook, jalalatu 'l-maalik, east and west and in the Islamic world! Please, you collect your `ulamas, particularly those who are claiming, “We are Salafi `ulamas,” and ask them please, jalaalatu 'l anu. What were Salaaf as-Salih saying on that verse? What was the reason Allah Almighty said that verse, inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer?
That is part of the holy verse, it is not a full verse, but one part of one holy verse. What was the divine purpose of saying this, for sending revelation from `Arsh to the Seal of Prophets? Say to me! You know nothing, or you are fearing to say the truth! You are going up on the minbar and saying this and that, why are you not reminding people every Jumu`ah? You must say also, inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer. That is a part of a holy verse, inna ankari 'l-aswaat la-sawtu 'l-hameer, five words showing a pure panorama of future people's identities. SubhaanAllah, five words! Because the Holy Qur'an is:
كتاب الله فيه خبر ما قبلكم ، ونبأ ما بعدكم
KitaabAllah feehi khabaru maa qablakum wa naba'u maa ba`dakum.
The Book of Allah: in it is the history of those before you and what shall come after you.
O Salafi `ulamas! Is it not so? Say! You are saying, "We are `ulamas and Salafi." It is so easy to claim, “We are this," or, "We are that.” You know that the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), said, "O my ummah!" Particularly it has been said, one of the famous Sahaabah (r) who was asking about holy books before the Holy Qur'an, and the Seal of Prophets (s) was saying in that hadeeth ash-shareef, "O this one, O that one, you must know that the Holy Qur'an yahtabi, contains every happening from before, from the beginning up to today. Everything from real histories of nations, you can find it in the Holy Qur'an." And also, wa naba'u maa ba`dakum. Naba, nubuwwah, nabee, that means who is saying for future events; meaning, "That was for past times and this is future times, you can find it in the Holy Qur'an."
Everything from the beginning of Man's life here up to today, you can find the most true one about passing nations, in histories of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient Russia, ancient China, ancient India, ancient east and ancient west. You can find all of it if you look truly. And if you like, Holy Qur'an can also show you their lives. Look at the Holy Qur'an! People think it is an ordinary book!! Ptuu (spit) on those people who are not taking care of the Holy Qur'an! Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen is saying, Feehi khabaru maa qablakum! Even one ant is saying to Sayyidina Sulayman (a), if you are asking for a witness. Sayyidina Sulayman (a) was passing through the Valley of Ants, and one ant spoke. Who was able to make an ant speak in the Valley of Ants? And Sayyidina Sulayman (a), a holy prophet with the whole world of Mankind and jinn under his power, and he was surprised! If you can find that simple thing in the Holy Qur'an, what about others?
O Salafi `ulamas! Where are you? Who are you? What are you claiming? Khabaru maa qablakum wa naba'u maa ba`dakum. Holy Qur'an is saying everything for the coming days.That ayatu 'l-kareemah is giving the real personality that we are in now, and it is enough. If we are going in it, it is an ocean! We must stop it here. May Allah forgive us.
Shukrulillah, shukrulillah, Allahu Akbar.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salat ash-Shukr)