4 December 2009 Lefke, Cyprus
After Salaat al-Jumu`ah
As-salaamu `alaykum. Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasooluh.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Munificent.
We are saying to our listeners, as-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. This association is simple, but it is not from myself, no. It is from heavenly ones. I am also asking to hear and listen as it is not something we have prepared to speak to people, but it is a heavenly association from those who are sending their power to a weakest servant. I am calling myself a servant, but I am not a real servant. I am ashaming to say I am a servant, because I am not giving real service for the Lord of Heavens.
We gave our oath to our Lord Almighty Allah that we would be His servants, but when we came here, we were born into this planet we have shown such a weak servanthood. As I look throughout East and West, from north to south, I also see how people have forgotten their oath that have given in the Divine Presence on the Day of Oath when we said, “O our Lord ! We are giving to Your Divinely Presence that we are Your servants and we should do only Your service.” That was our oath in the Divine Presence which our souls gave. However, now that we are here, we are not keeping our oath. We are occupying ourselves with materials, and materials for real beings of Mankind in the Divine Presence is nothing. But we are only working or acting for our material being that will be day-by-day going to yazool, melt. Melting.
Once I was on a ship that was for tourists. It was taking, showing them so many places. Once, after praying the morning prayer, I looked at main hall of that ship and saw a statue. You can say I saw a very beautiful figure as I was passing. Evening time, I passed again and I looked to find where was that beautiful figure that I saw morning time. One of the passengers were saying, “O Shaykh! It was not something from stone or from metal. No.” From what, I wondered, because I was looking from far away. It was only a piece of ice. Therefore it began to melt, melt, and kept melting slowly, slowly, slowly and by evening, it just melted away, becoming water.
Our Grandshaykh, Allah bless him, was saying, “O Nazim Effendi! Everything that what you are seeing is going to melt and finally everything is going to disappear, melting away. The figure you are looking at is not a stable figure, and everything on this planet is going to be melt, particularly Mankind; their figures are like that ice figure.”
Day-by-day, day-by-day, day-by-day it is going to melt and finally become water, without any figure left there, able to look, hear or speak. That was a man-made figure, but our beings, our material being that our Lord has created is also going to melt away as days go by, meaning melting away some instruments that are working by a battery.
Once there was a Bedouin, who was on his camel going from one place to another. At night time he reached to a full water well. He then took his rest and slept. Early morning he stood up and asked whether he should continue on his way or complete his journey. However, he looked at his camel who was no longer moving. He tried to make like this, to open its eyes, but its head fell down. Then he fell down on one side and went round saying, “O, what happened to my camel? I was riding on it and it was running through deserts as fast as the wind. What happened now? It is no longer looking, nor standing, nor carrying me. What happened? Which thing finished? What is now missing? Everything I am seeing seems okay, so what happened?”
As he was crying and going around, another passenger reached him and saw that Arab Bedouin crying and shouting, “What happened to my windy camel? Yesterday it was running like the wind. What happened?”
That one told him, “O, you never met a death of someone?”
“What is that?”
“Yes, yesterday it was alive, and today it is a dead body.”
“O my brother! But I am looking and seeing nothing missing.”
“Yes, that is not from material world, that was something coming from heavens making that one to move, to run like wind.”
“Haaa. Now I’m understanding that it is not our bodies that we are taking so care for its needy things. We are taking so much care for our physical being, and that one passed away from its heavenly connection and just finished and dying. You also, O Man, you are looking and seeing that you are taking much more care, making now new modern people, asking to be like cars with every year new-fashion. Old fashion finishing and putting in cemetery for cars. And you are finishing. You can bring new-fashion car, but you can’t bring new-fashion body for this life. Now people are very careful, particularly rich people from Arabia are saying, “I must go to make a checkup, because sometimes that sleeping not standing. I must go to make a checkup, to look at every organ, if working as before, particularly that one. And that one is dead one, finishing. No, we must make a checkup to make our physical being to be as before.”
Finished! Don’t run for checkup. Doctors making for you a quick namar, a quick passing to cemetery. Therefore now people are so, so keskin, sharp looking.
“O my brother, where is ikhtiyaar, old one, like Abdul Ra`uf?”
Abdul Ra`uf is saying, “O shaykh! I am going for a check-up.”
“For what Abdul Ra`uf?”
“Because they are saying there is a new virus.”
This virus does not differentiate between young or old ones. I must go and check if the pig flu has infected/reached me. If I did catch it, then I would ask to have like my bodyguard here. I must take bodyguard against pig flu. That virus, second one saying, “Ya Hu! You are going to be a foolish, idiot one. What are you saying? Doctors are not seeing (the virus to be able to eradicate it). Don’t make like this. People are learning yet running on them the pig flu.
I am saying it is not so dangerous, but you must beware from dog flu. If dog flu coming to you, finishing you. Many people are going to pass away, because they are so lovely with dogs. If doctors say that you must kill dogs, some super-mind people would refuse to do so, saying, “If my dog is going to be killed, no.” They would prefer their dogs to be taken away, rather than killing them. “I must be with my dog. Put me with my dog in same grave.” This is now a new fashion. New fashion people of the twenty-first century’s civilization, are leaving Man and asking to live with animals. I am sorry to say that western civilization has just reached to that point. Yes, yes sir. They are so afraid; afraid of passing away. How passing away? They must take care. No matter how much they are taking care, death is reaching them, because their bodies will be melting, melting, melting and finishing.
O People! We are all surrounded by death everywhere, any time, in any condition, death is reaching us. You must care for a never-ending life. One that is never finishing. Eternity. Eternity. Try to reach that one. That it is a grant from our Creator. He is granting us because we are giving our oath that, “We are Your servants.” Those who are going to be His servants here, the Lord of Creation is going to grant them endless life, eternal life. However, people have lost it. Now the whole world is running after something, but never understanding where they are going, what they are doing, and never asking to learn about their coming future. Yes, now perhaps seven billion people. I don’t know if you can find 70,000 people who are really asking to reach Eternity.
O People! Give some time for your Lord to whom you gave your oath of servanthood (when you said,) “O our Lord! You are our Lord and we are your servants.” Try to be His servants and not servant for your ego, dunya or Shaytan. We are as all prophets were saying, warners. It is not an obligation to do so and for everyone to accept by force. No, you are free (to accept or reject). Use your good mind. Think on it and follow in the real direction that the Lord of Heavens asking from you! He is inviting you, “Come to Me, O My Servants! Come to me!”
Unfortunately, they are not hearing that. They are hearing Shaytan, who is calling them from early morning up to late at night, to do this and that for him. They are wasting their chance; that chance is only granted once to us. There won’t be another chance for us. O People! "ad-deenu naseeha - Religion is advice.” Prophet (s) was saying that religion means to ask goodness for people, and prevent them from falling into fire, here and in the Hereafter.
May Allah make us hear, learn and try to be our Lord’s servants. May Allah forgive us for the sake of the most honored one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
(Mawlana Shaykh sings.)
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Be happy that you are listeners!