Ayyuha 'l-muminoon al-haadiroon ittaqullah wa atee`ooh inna Allah ma` alladheena 'ttaqaw w 'alladheena hum muhsinoon. wa qaala Allahu ta`alaa yaseen wa 'l-qurani 'l-hakeem. wa qaala wa 'n-najm idhaa hawaa maa dalla saahibakum wa ghawaa in huwa illa wahyun yoohaa `allamahu shadeedu'l-qiwwa. wa qaala an-nabiy (s) innamal-`amaalu bi 'n-niyyaat. wa inamaa li-kulli 'mrin maa nawaa.
O Followers of Prophet! O Family of Prophet! O Sahaabah! It is on us to always remember the honor of the Prophet! The Prophet (s) said, "I am not asking any favor of you except to be kind to my family." Kindness to the family of Prophet is an obligation on every Muslim and Muslimah. To Ahlu ’l-Bayt we must give the highest level of respect if we love the Prophet. And similarly, those who are inheritors of Prophet (s), they are awliya, they are open-hearted, as described in Holy Qur'an:
أَلا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاء اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
alaa inna awliyaaullahi laa khawfun `alayhim wa laa hum yahzanooon.
Behold! verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve. (al-Anbiyaa, 10:62)
Awliyaaullah must not fear anything and they must not be sad. The Prophet is with them; Sahaabah are with them, and awliya are with them. Those inheritors of Prophet (s) are going to be with Mahdi (as) and deliver what is in their hands to Mahdi (as)!
We are in the mosque that belongs to Sultan al-Awliya, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim `Adil al-Haqqani (q). As he said (Wednesday), chapter one has finished and the second chapter is coming. We are thankful to Allah that He gave us life, to see a second chapter in our life!
O Believers around the world! It is time of waking up, to be ready for what is coming. There might be coming new messages, new methods and interpretations that awliya might open at any moment. Keep your heart ready! Keep your connection ready! Keep your plug ready! Be careful in every moment in your life; make tafakkur, as Sayyidina Muhammad (s) said:
تفكر ساعة أفضل من عبادة سبعين سنة
tafakkaru sa`atin khayrun min `ibaadati saba`een sannah.
To think (contemplate) for one hour is better than 70 years worship.
Human life is 70 years and you are praying, fasting, giving zakaat and making hajj throughout that 70 years, but Prophet (s) said that to think and contemplate is better than 70 years worship. Let us use our hearts, let us use our minds, let us think what we are doing!
When Sayyidina Ibrahim was thrown in the fire of Nimrud, what he said? hasbee Allahu wa ni`mal-wakeel, hasbee Allahu wa ni`mal-wakeel, hasbee Allahu wa ni`mal-wakeel, and then the support of Allah swt came to him. Are we saying, hasbee Allahu wa ni`mal-wakeel,on every tyrant, kullu man tajjabar wa takabar. We have place in our hearts where Shaytan enters and we must say, hasbee Allahu wa ni`mal-wakeel, because we don't know what is coming, or what may suddenly come. And that is coming to the heart of Mawlana Shaykh from heart of Prophet (s)! That is why he said we are coming to new chapter. We ask to be in that chapter and we ask Allah give to our shaykh health and mercy and support!
And let us remember what Sayyidina `Ali said:
رأيت ربي بعين قلبي
فقلت لا شك أنت أنت
Ra’āitu rabbī bi ‘aini qalbī
Fa-qultu la shakka anta anta
I saw my Lord with the eye of my heart
I said no doubt it’s You! It’s You!
أنت الذي حزت كل أين
بحيث لا أين ثَمّ أنت
Anta-ladhī hizta kula aynin
Bi haythu lā ayna thamma anta
You are the One who encompassed every “where”
so that there is no “where,” except You are there
فليس للأين منك أين
فيعلم الأين أين أنت
Fa laysa li ’l-ayni minka aynun
Fa y‘alamu al-aynu ayna anta
“Where” has no “where” in regards to You
for “where” to know where You are
وليس للوهم فيك وهم
فيعلم الوهم أين أنت
Wa laysa li ‘l-wahmi fīka wahmun
Fa y‘alamul wahmu ayna anta
nor can imagination, imagine You
for imagination to know where You are
أحطت علما بكل شيء
فكل شيء اراه أنت
Ahatta ‘ilman bi kulli shayin
Fa kullu shayin arāhu anta
Your knowledge encompasses everything
so that everything I see is You
وفي فنائي فنا فنائي
وفي فنائي وجدت أنت
Wa fī fanā’ī fanā fanā’ī
Wa fī fanā’ī wajadtu anta
and in my annihilation,
is the annihilation of my annihilation
Look at the balaagha, eloquence. That is when Mawlana Shaykh speaks, he gives from his heart what we need to be learning! wa laysa lak al-ayn... "We don't know where the 'where' is, for You are there."
Awliya are inheriting from Prophet (s) to look for their Lord. That is why our Sultan said yesterday, "We dropped everything; we don't want to be called anything! We want to be called Rabbaniyoon, as Allah is everywhere and He knows everything."
وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ
wa nahnu aqrabu ilayhi min habli 'l-wareed.
We are closer to you than your jugular vein. (Qaf, 50:16)
May Allah give long life and support to our Sultan al-Awliya, istaghfirullah, salloo `alayhi wa sallimoo tasleemah. Allahuma ayyid hadha ad-deen bi muayyad ad-deen. O Allah! Give support to this religion by the 'Support of the Religion' (Sultan al-Awliya, Mawlana Shaykh) and to his family and supporters and followers!