3 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor. Astaghfirullah (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadur Rasoolullah (s), ilaahee zidhu `izzan wa sharafan nooran wa surooran, wa ridwaanan wa sultaana. As-salaatu wa 's-salaam `alayka wa `alaa aalika wa sahabatika yaa khayra khalqillahi ajma`een wa Sayyidi 'l-anbiya'i wa 'l-mursaleen, wa `alayna wa 'l-muslimeen. ameen. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Huuu. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) ismi shareef t`azheeman. Ismullah jala wa `alaa.We are standing up! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O our Attenders! From Mankind and from jinns and all creatures that are also preparing themselves for hearing and listening to what has been said, that is important. Give your salute also to that one who is controlling this dunya, this planet. Give to him salutes, as he has been honored by the Lord of Heavens, because he is such a person who prepared his spiritual being to reach a heavenly honor. To whom heavenly honor is reaching, we must try to give our honors. That is important, Shaykh Hisham Effendi: who has been given heavenly honors, the Lord of Heavens is asking every thing to give honor to he whom Allah Almighty has honored! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) All of them! Even atoms. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Who has been honored by the Lord of Heavens, that is `azheemun amr, `azheemu 'sh-shaan and such a big blessing! If Allah Almighty is honoring one servant, he must be honored by every thing, and that honoring is coming to all who honored that one! But we are heedless, heedless, heedless! Who has been honored by heavenly honor, must be honored. That is a high level adab, Shaykh Hisham Effendi. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Absolute Glory for the Lord of Creation, the Creator. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O our Attenders! Particularly Salaaf us-Saalih must know, when they are making a weak servant speak, the Lord of Heavens is not leaving that weak servant to say what he said yesterday; there is not a photocopy. That is important. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem! You must try to reach an understanding from endless blessings, day by day, more and more, so that heavenly grants are coming on us. They are making a weak servant address not a just handful of people, but from east to west and from north to south, so that they may hear and listen and obey! We are speaking to Salaaf us-Saalih until they are changing their names and until they say, "We are only servants of the Lord of Heavens, and also we are weak servants asking to know about our Creator, the Lord of Heavens, Who created us."
Change that title; that it is an imitated one as you are bringing that title, and it has no value. Who granted to you to say, "We are Salaaf us-Saalih, we are Salafiyyin.” Who gave that title to you? You are going to be like Ahlu 'l-Fars (Persians), saying that for their learned people, they are ayatullah, some of them hujjatullah, and so on. And I am asking you, who granted to you such a heavy, honored title? From whom? Is it coming to you from heavens or is it given to you by people? The same thing I am asking Salafi people. Who is giving you that title? You are saying, "We are Salafiyyeen." With what authority are you saying for yourself? Who is giving authority to no-mind people to say, “We are Wahabi.” Who is giving this to you? Is that title coming from heavens, or from your egos, or from people? Say! Everything that is not coming from heavens is sahda, false, not real. Sometimes with jewelry, they are making on tin a yellow color, saying it is a gold ring, but it is not; only they are coloring it, but people think that it is a gold ring. But after a while the color is going away and it appears that it is tin.
قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
Qul hattoo burhaanakum,
Say! "Bring your proof!" (Surat Al-Naml, 27:64)
Bring forth your argument that you are Salafi, that you are at a level above other levels. You are looking that your level is the highest level and you feel other levels are doonakum, imitated, and that real being is only for you. If you are not bringing that proof, you must change your name. فمن شذّ شذّ في النار faman shadhdha shudhdha fi 'n-naar "Who went astray will taste fire.”
Why are you making yourself an imitated group and then saying, “We are a group of believers, followers of Salaaf us-Saalih.” Who granted you that honor? Say! Or, ومن غشنا فليس منا man ghashana fa laysa minna, “Who misleads (cheats) us is not from us.” (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Qaala Rasoolullah, a very important hadeeth ash-shareef. It is threatening (warning) people, not to leave the big mass (majority) of Islam, getting out from it.
And saying,"Those people are foolish ones and we are the right ones." (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Wahabi, how are you giving that name to yourself? Who is giving to you that authority to make a separation from the big mass of Muslim people, the majority? Who is giving that to you? Do you think that the big majority is on the wrong way and only you, a handful of people, are on the right way? Why are you claiming this? That hadeeth ash-shareef that is related from the Seal of Prophets (s) up until today is a very important and threatening (warning) hadith. Man ghashana fa laysa minna. You are cheating; you are cheating yourself or you are intending to cheat others!
There are so many proofs they are on the wrong way, and they will be punished here or in their tombs, or on the Day of Resurrection. They will be punished; they will be asked, and Allah azza wajal is never taking them in His Divine Presence to ask, but He is saying to angels: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَقِفُوهُمْ إِنَّهُم مَّسْئُولُونَ
Waqifoohum innahum mas'ooloon.
But stop them, for they are to be questioned. (As-Saffat, 37:24)
Is that not ayatul kareema? Who is “hum”? Those who are cheating people and leaving the big mass (majority) in Islam. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) waqifoohum, “Stop them.” Stop them and ask them, Innahum mas'ooloon. Allah (swt) is not saying, “I am asking.” He is saying, “I am sending to them angels, who are asking them on My behalf. I am asking them to make a judgment and send them to a level suitable for their egoistic situation.”
O Salaaf us-Saalih People! Try to be independent and try not to follow your egos, but to make your egos follow you. Prophets were sent for what? To make people leave their egos and egoistic desires and to carry them to what the Lord of Heavens, their Creator, is asking them to be and to follow. innahum mas'ooloon, "They will be asked," and everyone is going to be asked, particularly Muslim Arabs will be asked, “What was your understanding?” Waqifoohum innahum mas'ooloon. About which thing are they going to be questioned? Angels will ask them if they followed heavenly ones or if they followed their egoistic way.
kharabu d-dunya bi ittiba` an-nafsul-`ammaara, an-nafsul-`ammaara bi 's-soow biyadi 'sh-Shaytan. People are not making any distinction about that verse. What does it mean? Waqifoohum (stop them); “hum,” what does it mean? Ask all those who are claiming, “We are such a people that with our understanding, there is no need for people to teach us or give us a new understanding. We understand everything.” Come here, and ask them, “Who were you following in your life period on dunya?” Say! Ask them, “Who did you hear and obey and follow?” If they bring their proofs that they followed their prophets, they will be taken from those aakhireen, other people. If not giving proof, y'Allah, Allah (swt) says, “Don't bring them to My Divine Presence.” And Allah Almighty's Divine Presence is not going to be occupied with questioning servants. No, no, no, no, no. One angel is enough to ask everything, in one moment also! Allah Almighty jalla jalaaluhu, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar al-Akbar `Azheemu 'sh-Shaan! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Laa yushghilu shaanun `an shaan, “No affair occupies Him from another affair.” Allah (swt) appoints angels to stop and question them. And the angels' report is going to whom? The whole report for all the ummah is going to the Seal of Prophets (s)! Allah Almighty is not in need to look at what they are saying.
Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah! Angels are asking, then they report to the Seal of Prophets (s), who already knows what his nation did! He is standing in the Divine Presence, saying, “O my Lord! That is my weak ummah. I am asking forgiveness for them.” That is shafa`atu 'l-`uzhmaa, the biggest intercession. He is making sajda and asking, “O my Lord! Forgive them and give them to me.” Therefore, O all nations, you must be on the last (highest) point of ihtiraam, respect to Allah Almighty's most beloved one, most glorified one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
And Allah (swt) is saying, “You look at them. Which ones you like to take to Paradise, take. Which ones you are asking to send to Fire, send.” And the Fire is not created without a wisdom. He is sending them there and then taking them to another place to clean them. There will be two groups of people on the Day of Resurrection: some of them are taken to eight Paradises and some of them are just questioned to give a good answer. Some of them, instead of doing their best did their worst. These are to be sent to the Fire, and then when they are cleaned they will be sent to another Paradise assigned to them. They are not going to be sent to the Paradise for clean ones. Those that cleaned their real being, there is a special Paradise for them. Then the others that are going to be cleaned will be sent to another Paradise that is coming into existence by the holy command of Allah Almighty. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) He is saying, "'Kun fayakoon," and it is coming into existence so they can be sent there! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allah, Allah. Allah Almighty knows All Things!
We must try to be servants; we must try to learn something that is pure from our egoistic thoughts or egoistic ideas. No, they will be taken away. There is no way without questioning. After they are questioned, they are going to be cleaned and then they are going to a paradise that is prepared for their existence. The second ones, who are not cleaning themselves here, will be dealt with by such methods of cleaning and they will become in such a way that no effect will be on them from their egos or from shaytans. Cleaning and then general forgiveness comes on them. "For the honor of My most honored one, I am making you `ateeq.” They will be under the title `Ateeq ur-Rahmaan, “Those saved by The Merciful.” `Ateeq ur-Rahmaan is going (Mawlana gestures to get going), but the honor granted first is not going to be for them; that is from Allah Almighty's endless forgiveness, endless generosity and endless ridaa, satisfaction. Allah Almighty loves them and is granting to them!
The second ones who are not reaching that love during their lives on this planet will be punished, and that will be a cleaning for them. And they will be granted from endless Mercy Oceans only one spot, and there will be on it oceans and universes. By the holy command of Allah Almighty, they will be there. They will ask from those in the first group that entered the paradise that was prepared for them from Allah Almighty's endless generosity, that was granted to them to be there. And the second ones will be granted by Allah Almighty's `adlun ilaahiy, Absolute Judgment, that was granted to them. They are asking them, “Give us,” and the people are saying, “It is not for you.” The angels are saying, “You can't reach what they reached. They reached that in their worldly lives, but you are reaching from another way. This is for you, forever. You are not tasting what they are tasting, but it is for enough for you.” Allahu Akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd!
O Salaaf us-Saalih people and akhareen, others! You may look at Holy Qur'an and understand endless oceans of knowledge and desires, and endless respects to the Lord of Heavens, the Lord Almighty, the Creator. Try to be from those people and keep yourselves clean, here and until you reach the Divine Presence, on the Day of Resurrection. May Allah forgive us. Ameen.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah
(Mawlana Shaykh sings)
Dome dome, dome dome, dome dome, dome dome
Dome dome, dome dome, dome dome, dome dome
Dome dome, dome dome, dome dome, dome dome
Dome dome, dome dome, dome dome, dome dome
Heavenly music is different than earthly music. Allah grants us to hear heavenly music, to be happy, taking everything from the hearts of people, every darkness and every suffering and misery. May Allah give them endless enjoyment and every happiness and every pleasure and pleasement. Allah, Allah.
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka'at Salaat ash-Shukr.)
al-Haakim in his Mustadrak