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What Distinguishes the Salaf from Others?

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

26 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

Yaa Rabb. Allahu Akbar. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah

Anta Sultaan! Zidh habeebika, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad. Zidhu yaa Rabbee, `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, sultaanan wa ridwaana. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Thumma as-salaamu `alayk yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif. As-salaamu `alayka yaa mu'mineen fee mashaariq al-ardi wa maghaaribiha. Madad, madad, madad. We know nothing. We are asking more and more knowledge for standing up for our Lord's servanthood. As-salaamu `alaykum, our attenders who are getting more careful for following the real knowledge that makes people come closer to heavenly stations. That is the real aim of prophets and messengers, and their messages. For what?

O Salafi `ulamas! For what did Allah Almighty send holy books, messengers, and heavenly messages to people? Say! Say what is the benefit and purpose. You must know. If you are not knowing, you must try to learn, because there is no limit for learning. Heavenly knowledge gives to you such honor that is not going to be taken back from servants. A`taaullah, grants from the Lord of Heavens. He is Almighty, granting and asking from His servants to ask more and more grants from His divinely treasures. Say! What is the purpose that He sent thousands of heavenly, holy ones to His servants? `Alaamatin faariqa, differentiating point, what is the real or heavenly aim? What is that? You must make it clear for people. It is not enough to say, "We are Salafiyoon." What is your `alaamati faariqa? `Alaama faariqa, signs that is showing you are different. Are you not understanding Arabic? What is the real aim? I am asking for proof (qualification) of what you say, "We are Salafiyoon." What is your position that is different from other people that you are claiming, "We are Salafiyoon." What is `alaamati faariqa that is giving to you a new identity, that you are going to be known as Salafiyoon? What is the distinction between you and others? What are you teaching, or for what are you claiming to be different than others? Bring your proofs, haatoo burhaanakum, that we must learn and follow your way. Yes, as talab `ilmin, students, we are asking from scholars, and you are saying, "We are scholars in Islamic knowledges."

Yes, say what is the difference between you and me? Which thing are you not accepting from my speech, from my teachings? I am just a weak servant and they have dressed me, yukhalif, appointed me as a servant to make clear the main purpose of messengers. What is that real aim of `ulamas, and what were they asking from common people? Common people are in Daarkness, and `ulamas, if they are real, are carrying lightening! They have lights not from Earth, but heavenly lights appear on their faces and they may show ways for reaching from Daarkness and saving people, taking them up to heavenly lightening areas or territories.

Don't say, "We are Salafiyoon," make it clear. What does it mean? How can it be, and how must we respond? From east to west you have so many broadcasting centers, then why are you not saying, “O People! We are Salafiyoon." Say! If you are not able to say daily, say it weekly, if you are not able to say it weekly to reach people, say it monthly or yearly. Say! Say for what you are saying, "We are Salafiyoon." What is the main distinguished point that you claim you are Salafiyoon. Do you think that Salafiyoon were a special group of people saying that if people are not Salafiyoon, they are thrown away? There are two billion Muslims! What is your opinion? With which kind of knowledge are you asking to approach people, and through which heavenly knowledge are you running after people to come and do what you like? The Lord of Heavens just sent the Holy Qur’an forever. If this world is going to continue up to Eternity, the Holy Quran is enough or more than enough for all nations for Eternity. There is no need for any other book; the Holy Qur'an is enough for centuries and for Eternity!

الحلال بين و الحرام بين

Al-halaalu bayyin wa 'l-haraamu bayyin.

The permitted is clear and the forbidden is clear.

You can't imagine more suitable rules if this life continues up to unlimited territories. Yes. Say, what do you mean, “We are Salafiyoon,” and make it clear. Don’t write in books, but you may address to the whole world, to the whole nation of the Seal of Prophets (s)! Say this! And are you calling to people that you are bringing new halaal or bringing new haraam things? When you mean to say something, say it. Don't keep it in your mouth, no! Make it clear. What was the Lord of Heavens' aim for sending prophets, chosen ones? Yes, say. Were they coming to call people to dunya or as Allah Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

وَاللّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى دَارِ السَّلاَمِ

wallahu yad`oo ila Daar as-salaam.

And Allah calls you to the Abode of Peace (Daar as-Salaam). (Surat al-Anbiyaa: 10:25)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) Yes, is it from the Holy Qur'an or is it something else? The Lord is calling and you must follow the Lord's "calling people"! Are you saying, "Where are the Lord of Heavens calling people?" Say. Don't worry. Don't worry, be true ones. We have been ordered to follow true ones. A person can't be a true one if he is not knowing where the Lord of Heavens is calling His servants. Allah Almighty is calling people, inviting, and saying, “Come.” Where is Allah Almighty calling people to, saying, "Come." To where? To Daar as-Salaam! Are you saying this invitation to people? Are you reaching to people or not? You only know how to say, “This is bid`a, kufr, haraam, shirk!” Leave this, and give enough knowledge to make the hearts of believers satisfied, that the Lord of Heavens is calling and inviting you to Daar as-Salaam.

Where is Daar as-Salaam, here or not? Why are you not making clear to people where Daar as-Salaam is? Is it here or not? Why are you not calling, “O People! Come to Daar as-Salaam.” Make it clear and with commentary of the holy verse is so important. Allah Almighty is inviting His servants to such a place that no one knows, something that is so easy and simple. Why are you not saying everyday, “O People! We are reminding you that your Lord is calling you to Daar as-Salaam, such a Creation, such territories, and such majestic beings in the Divine Presence." Why are you not saying this, and you are always looking after aspects that have no value on this planet? No, that is the greatest ignorance from doctors or Salafiyoon! They are not making it clear to people. You may speak, and you may address people, and you must make such an opening that people are wondering and running on it, leaving everything and running to reach to that target, that no one knows its real position! What is Daar as-Salaam? Make it clear and then you may say, "We are Salafiyoon." Salafiyoon were making an opening for Daar as-Salaam.

O People! The Lord of Heavens is inviting you, but common people are ignorant not knowing that He invites them to Daar as-Salaam, and to Daar ul-Jalaal, Daar al-Jamaal, and Daar al-Kamaal, “Abode of Power, Abode of Beauty, Abode of Perfection,” and coming more wider, more beautiful, and more attractive. And you are looking at people running after the dirtiness of this life, but you are not saying, “O People! You are not created for this dirty life of dunya, but you have been sent to this planet to learn your real aim from Creation. The Lord of Heavens created you and He is calling you to reach Daar as-Salaam.”

We only know the name of it but no one can know the real position of Daar as-Salaam. No one knows its limits. No one knows the limits for Daar as-Salaam's beauty or its perfection over perfection. No one knows its lights, and no one knows what is the real aim to be in Daar as-Salaam also. Daar as-Salaam is not only the real aim in the Divine Presence, no. He is calling to Daar as-Salaam and He is not bringing people to look what is in it, no. The real aim that Allah Almighty is asking to grant is ikraam, generosity. Allah is granting to His servants and calling, “You are coming to Daar as-Salaam not to look at Daar as-Salaam but there is another secret up to our capacity, up to 70, secrets behind secrets." And according to someone from Mankind, according to their degrees from 70 up, up, and no one is going to be up to the real level that the Seal of Prophets (s) is going to be. That is Maqaam al-Mahmood, "the Station of Praise" in Daar as-Salaam.

O People! We know nothing, we are such ignorant ones. We are wasting our valuable beings with such useless efforts and it is a pity for us and particularly in these days approaching the Last Day of this planet. They are making me speak on it, that we are reaching oceans, oceans, oceans. May Allah grant us some understanding to speak, about the Seal of Prophets (s) and his mission. Everyone's understanding about the Seal of Prophets (s) is according to their levels.

O People! Come and listen. Give everything its right, and give your soul its rights! Don't waste it, so that you will be from those people granted from the Lord of Heavens such feelings that others haven't been granted. Try to reach one of them so that you will taste and reach to the Divine Presence. May Allah forgive us. Tawbah, astaghfirullah.


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Alhamdulillah, people must run to watch. Today is the first day of new calenDaar, not Islamic, but heavenly. Sha`baan Mu`azzam begins the increasing; it should increase and cover the whole world and kick out Shaytan and its followers, alhamdulillah, wa 'sh-shukrulillah, Allahu Akbar!

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka'at Salaat ash-Shukr.)