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Ask “Yaa Ma`bood, O Worshipped One!”

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

11 January 2013 Lefke, Cyprus

(Translated from Turkish)

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim! Unfortunately the whole world, the Muslim world also, has forgotten Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim. Allah Almighty, Jalla Jalaaluhu, created the Holy Pen and from the Greatness of His Glance upon it, the Nib of the Pen cracked. The Ink, the Pen asked, “What should I write, O Lord?”

He (swt) said, “Write, ‘Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim.’”

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim! O our Lord! Do not make us from those who forget the Bismillah; let us be remolded with the Bismillah, then we will be decent ones. “What should I write, O Lord?” When Allah Almighty looked upon it with His Greatness, the Nib of the Pen opened and the Ink came out. He (swt) said, “Write, ‘Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim.’”

May we stand up with the Bismillah and sit with the Bismillah. What a great honor. He (swt) said,

“Write, ‘Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim.’” Therefore:

كل أمر ذي بال لا يبدأ فيه ببسم الله الرحمن الرحيم فهو أقطع أو(فهو ابتر)

Kullu amrin dhi baalin laa yabtada bi Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem fa huwa aqta` aw fahuwa abtar.

To act on any matter that comes to your mind that does not begin with Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem is cut off.

Is it not the hadith? Whatever act starts without the Bismillah, it is cut off, it is of no use. They removed the Bismillah, they forgot it. Allah Allah! Then, some narrations say that seven-hundred years passed until the Holy Pen wrote, “Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim.” The Bismillah should be made known to the people, so put the Bismillah on your doors, in your homes, in your offices, in your cars and have no fear! Even if the world becomes upside down, that person will have no fear. Allah, Allah! Allahu Akbar! How beautiful. Therefore, let them say the Bismillah forty times at least, let them recite it. The best is to recite the Bismillah 100 times, you know it. The blessings flow like this and the mercy rains like a rushing river!

What should we do? They write many books about this, but they can't say, they don't know the essence of the matter. This informs:

كل أمر ذي بالٍ لا يبدأ فيه باسم الله فهو أبتر

kullu amrin dhi baalin laa yabtada bi Bismillahi fa huwa aqta` aw fahuwa abtar.

Any affair. Before, the beginning of every book was Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem, ta`zeem. You can't finish the miracles of the Bismillah even if you write loads of books, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi; it won't finish. Allahu Akbar al-Akbar.

O Lord! May You forgive us. O Lord! May You forgive us. O Lord! May You send us from Your holy servants who will teach us these things. We are left bewildered. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee! Tawbah, yaa Rabbee!

For this they would take the children to the maktab, school, to the presence of the hoja with a big crowd accompanying them. They would make it like a ceremony, and the hoja would first say, “Say, O son, Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. Rabbee yassir wa laa tu`assir. Rabbee tammim bi ‘l-khayr. O Allah, make it easy and not difficult! O Allah, let this bring goodness!”

What a beautiful beginning, what a beautiful adab. Mercy would rain on them.

Now we are under the manifestation of Wrath. I seek refuge from it! I seek refuge from it! I seek refuge from it! I seek refuge from it, O Allah, O Lord! May You send us a Master. The people who should teach these things, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, are the maktabs. These ones filled everywhere with maktabs from concrete and they call it “school.” Before, our maktabs were in such a way that every mosque in a neighborhood had a room. The Hoja Effendis there taught the children, “Alif, Baa,” and they taught the Holy Qur’an. If one needed further education, they had madrassas, maktab madrassas. Every child taught in these maktabs knew the Bismillah and they were not without the Bismillah. Now people are raised without the Bismillah and they became without the Bismillah. Who forgets the Bismillah will be forgotten and there is not even a drop of heavenly support for them, and even if they bury him in gold he will get up with his hands empty!

That sultan.... Before, one man said, “Yaa Ma`bud, The Worshipped One,, yaa Mahmud (the sultan’s name)!” Do you know it? Many times the sultan stuffed a chicken or a duck with gold and sent it out to be given to whoever calls, “Yaa Mahmud.” So they gave it to two men, both of whom were blind.

The first man looked at it and said, “What is this? Give me a few coins.”

The second said, “They sent a chicken here so I may give it to you, because I am not hungry.”

The first one who called, “Yaa Mahmood” said like this to the one who called “Yaa Ma`bood.” So he took it and looked at it. The one who said, “O Ma`bood, The Worshipped One, O Lord!” gave the one who called, “Yaa Mahmud” a few coins.

The Sultan again sent for his men and asked them, “How are these men doing?”

They said, “One is saying, ‘Yaa Ma`bood,’ but saying it with love, the other one is saying, ‘Yaa Mahmood, yaa Mahmood, yaa Mahmood’ (in a weak voice).”

They sent to him again and again he looked at it and said, “O my friend! Something came again. I don't know if it is a chicken or a duck. Give me a few coins and take this.” So he took it and looked and he saw that it was full inside.

Sultan Mahmud asked again, “What does this man do?”

“Still he calls, 'Yaa Mahmood!’”

He said, “Bring this one to my treasury and I will give him from my treasury!”

So they gave that one who calls, “O Mahmood!” They said, “Take this shovel; whatever you can fill it with from the treasury is yours.” The poor one was blind and he held it from the wrong side, so when he shoveled like this, only two coins were left on the shovel and it was almost empty!

Now the people have become like this: they are not calling to Allah, they are not calling to Allah; rather, they say, “We will do business, we will study, we will do this, that.” You make a mess, finished! They have become zero. Our ancestors’ majesty is lost, and still that one who calls to Mahmood, who calls to dunya, calls to Shaytan, still he is all alone, having nothing!

Before people were not obsessed with education like now. One would go to the maktab and learn, and who wants more would go to the madrassa. Now they have removed the maktabs and madrassas and everywhere is full with new schools. They can't manage with the teachers as the huge government falls short of money to pay all these teachers. Maybe 100,000 teachers wait for payment, but this is of no use. Even if you give them everything, they still say, “We are hungry,” because any work without the Bismillah has no result. So these ones are like this.

Our religion is the most high, Islam! Islam teaches everything, but they are not learning, they are not teaching. They go after Shaytan, they worship him and forget Allah and because of this they are never saved from troubles or miseries. Even if the Turks’ whole land was from gold, still they would be left with the attribute of the poor, of the beggar, because they don't say “Allah.” Okay, don't say it! The mercy taps are in the Heavens; khayr taps descend from the Heavens, but these ones look for them on the Earth, looking and looking, and what did they find? They found sewages! They looked, “Is there anyone in the sewages?” There is, the big ones. What do they call those that live in the sewages? (Mehmet Effendi: “Rat.”)

Rat. So they found from those big rats walking in the dirty waters. They said, “How nice are

these, what a nice life is this. Everywhere is open as we like! We should wander around like them,

too.” So they all rushed in it saying, “Yaa Allah, let's enter in this.” They didn't say, “Yaa Allah,” but

I said to illustrate the point. “Let's get in this sewer as these rats wander around very happily in this, so we may also get in it.” So they got in it and can't get out of the tasteless, dirty life! They fell into the dirty life, shame on them! Allahu Akbar.

For forty years on his own, Sultan Abdul Hamid Han ruled, may Paradise be his abode. Everyone

had gold in their pockets and now these ones don't even have paper (currency) in their pockets as Allah Jalla Jalaaluhu (said), “You leave Me and live for your ego. Take it! Who lives for Me, I provide them with everything.”

Amaan yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah.

Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.


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