24 September 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) As-salaam `alaykum. Salaamullahi `alaykum. Alfu salaat, alfu salaam `ala Sayyidi 'l-awwaleen wa ’l-akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad (s) wa `ala aalihi wa saabihi ajma`een. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O our Attenders! O Servants of the Lord of Heavens! Huuuuu. As-salaamu `alaykum. That is giving you honor. Always ask for honor, but ask for the honor of Heavens. Don't run after the honor of this imitated life; it is not a real life, which is in Paradise. There will be good days for believers and best honors, but those who are not asking for the real life and its honors are going to be without a chance, here or Hereafter.
Be thankful Allah Almighty is granting us to come to Jumu`ah prayers, to make dhikr, and to sit down to listen to something that may bring heavenly honor for all of us! From our birth day, we are getting older, older, older, and when what is written for us to be and to have in this life is finished, our lives end and we must go.
O our Attenders throughout east and west! You may listen to this or not, but who listens and respects what they hear, and who asks to follow holy orders of the Lord of Heavens, our Creator, Allah Almighty is creating from pre-Eternal up to Eternal! He is not only creating one dunya, but countless worlds that you cannot calculate. Once the Seal of Prophets (s) said, "Archangel Gabriel brought me to the most honored ones' place and I like to be included in that group.” No one can be over the honor of the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) And there was a parrot with Archangel Gabriel (a), saying, "Look, that is junood Allah, armies of the Lord of Heavens, that may be possible for you to see, but they are so vast that you can't reach their beginning or end!" They passed like lightening on heavenly horses through armed armies of the Lord of Heavens, reciting Huuu, Huuu, Huuu, and saluting the Seal of Prophets, giving salaam to them.
The Seal of Prophets (s) asked, "Who are they?"
Archangel Gabriel said, "That is a division from the armies of the Lord of Heavens, and I am looking to them from the beginning of my creation up to today, seeing them are passing, passing, passing, but I never saw where they begin or where they end!” And that is Allah Almighty’s holy verse:
وَمَا يَعْلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَ
Wa ma ya`lamu junooda Rabbika `illa Huwa.
And none can know the hosts of your Lord but He. (74:31)
All this is from the heavenly armies of the Lord of Heavens; no one knows their beginning or end, or their numbers. Creation is never stopping from pre-Eternal up to Eternal, and now we are in it also. But we are heedless people, never listening, never hearing or obeying the holy orders of the Lord of Heavens! If we are obedient servants for the Lord of Heavens, for our Creator, we will be granted some unique grants that no one knew before and that no one will understand after that.
O People! Don't look at other people on this planet! This dunya is an imitated, limited life that makes people drunk! Very few people are awakened and not drunk; they may understand something, but drunk ones are never understanding and lose their chance after this life to reach Eternal Life. Come and accept the heavenly invitation that you will be forever in Heavenly Lights in the Divinely Presence; come and accept! But Shaytan is making people drunk, then they do not understand and run away, not accepting any advice! They are following what Shaytan teaches and that has no reality. That is the cause of troubles throughout east and west, that people have lost the understanding of the purpose of their creation and what is going to be for them at the end of their lives.
Some holy ones said, "O People! You ask for more knowledge, but it is not real knowledge that teaches you about yourself. You must ask, 'Who am I?' Leave other knowledge, but do you know yourself? Who are you? Learn who you are and then ask for more." That is the foundation. Without knowing yourself, why run to learn something else? You don't know your true identity. You know, for example, "I am `Ali, the son of `Umar," but is there anything deeper to your identity? And if you don't know about yourself, why run to see something in space, the planets, the galaxies, what is the benefit? Your personality is closed. Ask, who may teach us? From who can we know about ourselves? SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Adheem! When people begin to seek real knowledge about themselves, their identity will become clear to them. True identity registration is in Heavens and no one sees that registration except angels, prophets, and the Seal of Prophets (s), who may reveal to you about yourself! You may learn real knowledge about yourself through heavenly ones, and no one from human beings has that knowledge of you as they are blind to heavenly knowledge, not knowing or seeing; they only see space. Space is such a small world and knowledge and you can't even reach it. If you are asking for real knowledge about your identity you must see what is written on the Lawh al-Mahfouz, the Preserved Tablet, then you will understand who you are, as your true identity is written there. Don’t look at what is written for you in this life!
All prophets came to teach people about their identities, missions, and works, but now people are fully heedless, not interested in knowledge that belongs to heavenly books. They are leaving that and following shaytanic, useless ideas, imagining about themselves and the world around them, living entirely in an imagination world!
وَمَا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنَّ الظَّنَّ لَا يُغْنِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ شَيْئًا
Wa maa lahum bihi min `ilmin in yattabi`oona illa azh-zhanna wa inna azh-zhanna laa yughnee min al-Haqqi shayya.
But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture, and conjecture avails nothing against Truth. (53:28)
Imagination is never giving you anything. Look beyond imagination to true knowledge, which is beyond your imagination! So many people speak from their imaginations, but it is only baatil, falsehood. May Allah forgive us! All of us must ask for our real identity and we must know true knowledge, learn it and act on it. From east to west people are running after an imagining life and laa yughnee min al-Haqqi shayya, "Conjecture avails nothing against Truth." That imagination is never giving people anything genuine; like fertilizer, it has no value. Billions of people are wasting their lives for nothing, and they are leaving the real opening to realities and asking from untrue teachings, learning wrong things and making endless mistakes with their ideas, because imagination will never bring you any real knowledge about yourself, about space, or Creation.
Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. We are asking for Your forgiveness, because most people are running to learn something useless, wasting their lives and understandings. May Allah forgive us. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, astaghfirullah.
(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Shaykh Hisham Effendi and Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)