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Worlds of Imagination and Dreams

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

13 January 2003 Lefke, Cyprus

Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, yaa Sultan al-Awliya! Madad, yaa Saahib al-‘Imdaad. A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.

We must hurry to begin, saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem, because it must be the title for every meeting, and every meeting must be for the pleasure of the Lord of Heavens, Allah Almighty. You must not be heedless. Therefore, Prophet (s) is advising and ordering his nation to begin everything, every action or every moment, with Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem makes a servant to be an awakened servant, not heedless. Heavenly support never reaches heedless people. If one is not saying, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r'Raheem, he is heedless and, therefore, left to himself or herself. What can he or she do with his very short possibility, very short activity, very short power?

Everyone has been given a battery to use in this life, but if he is not asking to reach heavenly power stations, day by day the power of that battery becomes less and less, until you are going see that person as finished, like a walking dead figure. Now, generally speaking, people are dead figures, not alive, because their batteries have reached the limit of their physical beings which only gives limited support. After that they finish, and the battery loses power. Therefore, those who are imprisoned in their physical beings are never thinking or never interested in spiritual, heavenly support. They are going to come down and down until they are finished and vanish. Now you may say 99% of people are in such a way, like dead figures walking on Earth, day-by-day coming down and finishing. But for those to whom heavenly support comes for their spirituality, they are living batteries asking to reach toward Heavens, to touch and reach their main positions where divine, heavenly power runs in them. Therefore, they do not get tired nor do they show a vision of a dead figure, no.

All prophets and awliyaa, saints, never show a vision of a dead figure. Others do, and day-by-day they are coming down. Therefore, I am hurrying to say first, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem, to clean the way. Then saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. That it is to first put a switch there to have running power. Therefore, all dead figures' representatives will be taken away in Armageddon, finished! Living dead figures will be taken away. Satanic powers can only affect dead figures; satanic teachings or drive never work on people if they are not dead figures. Satanic affects, movements, or activities pass only on dead figures, and for living figures it is prevented, never giving a way to assault you with satanic hegemony, no.

Therefore, ahraar, free people, awliyaa, are free from any satanic affect; they cannot be affected. That is a preface for Shaykh Abdul Jalil, may Allah bless our meetings and give us good understanding, which can only come through the ways of saints. You can't reach the skies without a plane, with which your figure goes up. If you are not using a plane, you can't go up. If you are not using spiritual power from saints, you can't reach your heavenly stations. SubhaanAllah! Endless, absolute glory is for Allah Almighty, Ta'ala, the Most Exalted! Now we are asking from our heavenly headquarters to give us, to awaken our spirituality. Sometimes I am looking, seeing two cars close to each other and a wire is connected from one to the second one. And you can see or hear nothing but after five minutes, they are saying, "It is okay now." Before five minutes, it was not moving but after that, it starts to move. Unseen, untouched, unheard power comes through that wire, from one car to the other. We can't see it, hear it or touch it, but after a while we say, “It's okay and moving."

Therefore, in these associations, when you are making rabitah, keeping your hearts with our grandshaykh--Saahibul Majlis, Owner of the Association, by whose name this meeting is coming into existence--you may ask, "Why are you not saying this meeting is going to come in existence by Allah?" Allah (swt) is so big, so great, beyond your imagination! Allah Almighty granted Mankind a mind, and from it all people of the world indulge in their mindly productions! Twenty-first century people use their imaginations to make an imaginary world for children with figures seen on TV and computers. They are making so many things from their imaginations for children, and cartoon cinema. They are never thinking that if their imagination was useless, Allah (swt) would not have given it to Man!

Why is He giving us the power of imagination if it is useless? He may close that mind and no one can imagine anything, but that means there must be something about it. You have never heard this point before. Is it true, professor?

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً

Rabbana ma khalaqta hadha baatilan,

O our Lord, You have not created this world purposeless", (Al-`Imran, 3:191)

"Worlds of imagination," for what is it created and granted to Mankind, if it is without any benefit? Allah (swt) is saying, "I created everything for some purpose and benefit for Mankind because they are My caliphs on Earth." But now people are imprisoning themselves through their five senses and making orders or rules, and pressure on their people, saying, "You must not think beyond this positive knowledge." Yes, finished. By force, you must think that beyond the five senses there is nothing!

Allah Almighty refuses this by giving us unlimited, untouched worlds of imagination. And imagination gives Man endless areas to run on, to live in, to be in that imagination. But they are forcing people by saying, “Beyond our positive knowledge you must not believe anything.” What about dreams? Dreams are another world, untouched. Anyone can see without using his eyes, can hear without their ears, can run without their legs, can touch and catch without their hands. What is that, I am asking. How are you forcing people to say that there is nothing beyond positive, touched worlds, to ignore that? What about the world of imagination and dreams, which have philosophical basis. This is a way so people understand. I am going to destroy the falsehood of those "positive-thinking" people! If there is no meaning for dreams, Allah Almighty would never grant them to Mankind! Animals and no other creatures, not even angels, dream. Only Mankind has dreams, and when they awaken, if it was useless then Man would have never been granted the ability to imagine! Therefore, there is another untouched world for imagination.

We are coming to this point: we said Allah Almighty's Greatness is beyond and beyond and beyond! If you can link countless "imagination worlds" to each other, you may find Allah Almighty's Reality is beyond that. Any point you reach where you conclude, "At this point I know Allah," He is not that, because anything you can understand cannot be Allah (swt)! He is beyond our imaginings! Therefore, even if you link the imagination of countless people and creatures to give a sample of Allah Almighty's Greatness, you still can't reach it, because that greatness is never the same as the Greatness of Allah Almighty! It can never and will never be!

Therefore, don't say Allah Almighty will give that power to His servants. The grant to one blessed person is like an atom from endless oceans of power from Allah Almighty, and that smallest point from endless oceans may drown everything. From endless Greatness Oceans, the smallest of the smallest points, smaller than an atom, may fill universes, and through that smallest mass of an atom, billions or trillions or quadrillions of universes swim! This is just to give an example for His Greatness on our level to understand; you cant't speak more than that. Haddi 'l-makhlooq, the limit of the creature can never reach, hadda 'l-Khaliq, the Reality of the Creator, even through imagination! Everything is granted to us only on our creatures' level, and that will never be at the Creator's level.

May Allah forgive me.

Therefore, the perfect adab for everyone is to ask for and look for an authorized person.You can't find all the springs; you must search for where they are, for they are not everywhere, no. The heavenly springs are only on the level of Creation, not beyond. Millions or billions or trillions of Heavens may come into existence solely by His order, "Be!" People, particularly Christians, make posters to show our Lord, astaghfirullah, trying to make the Creator on the level of creatures! What is that? Finished! And now Muslims can't understand what we are saying, and their thinking is like the Christians' thinking.

May Allah forgive us. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi 'l-hamd, for the honor of His most beloved servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)!