Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 10th of July, 2013, Lefke, Cyprus.
Marhaba O yaran Shah Mardan. Welcome to you. You came with khair, you came with barakah. There is a barakah on each servant. May the barakah on you reach us also. Allahumma qawwi dha’fi fi ridak. This is our munajat (dua) to our Lord. May He grant us power in the way of pleasing Him. What else can we ask for? Even if the whole world belonged to you, was given to you, what would be the benefit of it? May our day be good. May our work be good. May our staying in dunya be good & may our honour be high. Welcome to you, O yaran Shah Mardan. Who come through this door are welcomed, they are told “Welcome”. Welcome to you O servants of Allah. O yaran Shah Mardan, welcome to you. Welcome to you O yaran, who seek servanthood at the door of their Lord. Our day is the holy Ramadan. For the holy Ramadan it is also said, “Welcome”. What a beautiful, what an honoured month it is, that my Almighty Mawla granted us to reach. O hadirun, attending ones! We wish we could leave everything- at least leave the dunya in this holy month and perform servanthood for our Lord. How beautiful it would be.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. How beautiful are your words. Shah Mardan, who is the lion Allah Almighty granted our Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) as an iftikhar / honour. Let us talk in his name. Let us not speak for ourselves. We wish everyone kept the way of Shah Mardan, we wish we kept it also. Welcome to you. Welcome to this door, welcome. May your day be pleasant, may your work be pleasant, may your hearts be in enjoyment. We wish your names be written in the book of the Master of Creation. O yaran! O holy Sultan… Allahumma alhimna rushdana. O our Lord, (may You send us) the Shah Mardan who will inspire us with the service that’s suitable for us. The Prophet of Allah (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), the Prophet of the End of Times says: “Allahumma alhimna rushdana”, doesn’t he? Rushd. Rushd is such a precious jewel that doesn’t come to everyone. You should go after it. “Alhimna rushdana”. What does rushd mean? Rushd means to start with the Bismillah.
“Alhimna rushdana” O our Lord, may You make the beautiful ways You granted us come to us easily. O Yaran Shah Mardan. O Shah Mardan! That is why they run after Shah Mardan- to take rushd, to take the jewel from him. Allahumma alhimna rushdana. Rushd, to be rashid (Rightly Guided) – he wants to dress on Man the dress of the rank of kamal (perfection). When we say “Alhimna rushdana”, it is the word of the holy ones- the word of Shah Mardan, which is the jewel he received from higher up. Alhimna rushdana. MashaAllahu kan. “Ask for it” He says. What should you ask for? “We want an inspiration which dresses on us the dress of rushd, the dress of being rashid. Before, in the Ottoman State, the people who were rewarded by the Sultan would be called “Rashadadlu Pasha Hazrat” (who has rushd), out of respect for them.
Let us say, O yaran Shah Mardan, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Be rashid- meaning a person whose every action is clean, is beautiful. “Rashadadlu” is one whose every service is beautiful, gives honour, who is the possessor of maqams. Rashadadlu is Sultan Rashad Hz for example. What does rashadadlu mean? The Sultan who is dressed with the rank of being rashid and who is appointed as the leader of the Ummah. Rashadadlu- his every work dresses men with the rank of being rashid. “What about the ones now?” “These are the qalayjilar (tinner) party”. Is there such a party? Shaikh Mehmet Effendi, the party of qalayjilar? “Of course there is. We are a party”. (Mawlana calls)”Qalayjilar, qalayjilar”. Before they would call like this in the streets -the tinners- they would take the worn pans to coat them with tin. They sometimes return them, sometimes don’t.
(Mawlana calls)”Qalayjilar…” What is the name of this party of yours? The name of our party is the “Qalayjilar (tinners) Party”. “Really? What does that “qalayjilar” mean?” They take whatever they find. Before, the Jews would go through the streets, calling, “Give me your old stuff”. They would have a big bag and they would put whatever they found in it and take. “Which party are you with?” “I am with the qalayjilar party”. “What do you do?” “I take the old things”. “You don’t take the new?” “Not new, the new things have no taste. I take the old ones”.
How does a person who is rashid become rashid? “‘Alaysa Minkum Rajulun Rashidun” (11:78) says Allah Almighty. Is it not a Holy Verse? “‘Alaysa Minkum Rajulun Rashidun”. Is there not a right-minded, clean man among you who can think? What do they do? Street vendor. What do they do? Tinner. What do they do? Coffee shop guard. What is his work? Thieving. What is his art? Shamelessness. What is this called? Democracy. This is the definition of democracy. How proud do they get, saying “democracy is coming”. Why? What is democracy? Demos means shaytan and cracy means rule, so they combined the two and when they say democracy it is the sultanate of ifrit/demons, the sultanate of shaytans. The junk that is of no use, people run after it now. Leave it and come to the jewel that came to you, and you’ll be rashid. O our Lord, may You forgive us.
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Draw your Dhul Fiqar so that this no-mind nation comes to its senses. “Sataftariqu ‘ummati ‘ala thalatha wa sab’ina firqa. Kulluhum fi n-nari ‘ila wahida”. “Manhum ya RasulAllah?” “Ma ana alayhim idha as’habi”. Allahu Akbar, how beautiful. This is the teaching of our Prophet- the Master of the Creation (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). The Master of the Creation says: “My nation will divide into 72 sects into which shaytan will rush so that all their identity will be lost. “This party, this sect, this jama’at…” Leave these and return to Allah. Ask “Who is the Owner of this Creation?” You look at the sky & it is all shining. When I was a small boy, I would look at the sky, Hj Mehmet Effendi. Being a small boy, I would say “These stars must be as big as a maltiz”. What we call maltiz is a small stove like this, which is used for making fire & it is made of earth. I would say like this with my little understanding. The stars that appear as if they are blinking, I would say “these stars must be as big as the maltiz we have at home”. Use your mind! Till where does the limit of the mind reach? What can a person know, who can’t figure out the limit of the mind?
Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran is muntazir /awaiting every moment for your instructions. Use your mind. Look at what you do! Why did Allahu Dhu-l Jalal send Prophets? If everyone’s mind was enough for him, He wouldn’t send Prophets. Everyone would go with what they thought the best. He (swt) sent a Prophet. Pay attention, O the people of kufirustan /unbelieving land. Kafaratu l-fajara, ‘ulaika humu l-kafaratu l-fajara. Who don’t use their mind, who don’t accept what descended from Heavens, are those who have no value, who are trash. People have become trash in this time. But Man has an honour.
He (swt) sent a Prophet, ‘Alayhi s-salatu wa s-salam. Allah grants a high rank to His Habib in every moment. Our Prophet, ‘alayhi s-salatu wa s-salam, would wear a mintan- he would wear a waist length jubba and he had a turban on his head. The Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would roll a turban from whatever he had available. O Glorious Prophet! One person appeared in the deserts of Hijaz- a seven-year-old boy. He said “I will destroy your unbelief. I will bring the Shariat of Heavens. You will listen to me, I am the Prophet of men and jinn”. (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) You are that one O RasuluLlah. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar wa Lillah’il Hamd. “I will destroy what you worship. I will declare to you the religion of Heavens. You will listen to me” he said. Who is that person? An orphan child says this in the deserts of Hijaz. “How can this be?” say the Jews and Christians. There is no one who can be more jealous than they. “Who is he?” they say. And the mushriks say “Who is he to speak as he likes about our Ka’ba of thousands of years”. Who is he?
Acknowledge him O people of the 21st century. Acknowledge him. He is such a person who said when he was a 7-year-old kid “I will destroy these idols and inform these people about their Lord. This is my mission”. SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, Ya RasulAllah. O yaran Shah Mardan, mashaAllah. I will winnow/ sift this earth! “Who are you?” “I am nothing.” That glorious Prophet said “My nations will be 73 sects and each one will go as they like. It is not accepted. Only what we brought, what we are informed of will succeed. I will make it succeed”. How can a 7-year-old child come with this claim? Well, if the order comes from Heavens it may very well succeed.
Now the world got wild, shaytan mounted the people. Shaytan mounted them and they said “Don’t believe. Believe in democracy”. Did the Prophet say democracy? What is this? You should follow the word of that Prophet, that glorious Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). The word of the 7-year-old child: “I will destroy your idols. You will turn. Fawallu Wujuhakum Shatrahu(2:150)- You will turn towards the presence of Al-Ka’ba Al-Mu’azzama”. Who is this child? “This one is a child only. How can it happen?” He said “I will do it. I will destroy your idols. I’ll change the false religion of the Jews, I’ll change the religion of false Christians too. I will bring the religion of tawheed- One Allah, Jalla Jalaluhu”. We should pay attention. Today in dunya it is just as that 7-year-old child said. He said “I will destroy- I will destroy Christianity, I will make Judaism miserable & I will put who worships idols under my feet. Illa Allah! La ilaha illa Allah!”
O people! “Hal min muddakirin” (54:40). Is there no one among you who can think? Today is the holy Ramadan. There has been an order for fasting for 1500 years- when the crescent of Ramadan appears you should fast. Amanna wa saddaqna. Ya Rabb, mashaAllah. That 7-year-old child, who was nothing in your sight, received the Holy Verses, received the Holy Quran. It is said “Shahru Ramadana lladhi ‘Unzila Fihi l-Qur’anu Hudaan Lin-Nasi Wa Bayyinatin Mina l-Huda Wa l-Furqani Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”(2:185). Is it not like this? This Holy Verse descended. O foolish people, who have become animals! Look! Look at the majesty of the Quran Azimu sh-Shan that descended on him. “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. This “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. This crescent in the sky for the Ramadan, does it say on it “the crescent for Ramadan?”. No, it doesn’t. But Allahu Dhu-l Jalal informs His Habib (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), whom He created as mustasna/exceptional & whom you saw as a small child, in this Holy Quran He sent him – “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. You fast when this holy month arrives. “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”.
A sabi’, a small child in the deserts of Hijaz- Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad. “You fast when this month arrives”. Is this order being carried out now? There are two billion people on earth who say “I am a Muslim”. It says “when this month comes” in the Quran Azimu sh-Shan which descended on that 7 year-old, 8 year-old, who later became the Nabi’-ul Mursal, the Sultanu l-‘Anbiya-“Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. Does it say on it (the crescent) “for Ramadan”? It doesn’t. How come? Even if it is not written, He (swt) said in the Quran Azimu sh-Shan – “Faman Shahida Minkumu sh-Shahra Falyasumhu”. Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan may fast. Is there any other person whose word is carried out like this? Today there are 3 billion Muslims on earth. And they are all fasting, they are all running for tarawih. Appreciate this! Is the order of the Glorious Prophet- ‘alaihi afdalu s-salat wa atammu ttaslima- being carried out? Yes, it is. Because the month of Ramadan arrived, all the Muslims fast – billions of them- and they also pray the tarawih.
Allah! You are Subhan. Who don’t understand this are worse than animals. Whether you are Turk, or Kurd, or people of the West, or people of the East, or Russians, or other unbelievers, you should listen to this word and fast. Are there people who listen? Billions of them. They fast upon this order. Look at the Quran-i Karim O Turks, O Kurds, O Arabs, O Iranians! Why don’t you look at the Quran Al-Karim? What does it say? Fast when the month of Ramadan arrives-Falyasumhu. Tarawih? Pray the tarawih also. And for 1500 years the nations of the Habib have respected Ramadan Sharif with joy. They say “Ramadan Shariff has come” and pull themselves together. Who don’t acknowledge this spiritual power are animals. What is the reason for the jealousy of who are not Muslims? They say “How is this? How does this nation fast? How do they pray? Whose order is this?” It is the order of Heavens. Who declared it? That Prophet declared it – SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
Come to your senses O people! If not they will beat you until you do. Come to your senses. Dress in the rank of humanity. Because the people of the 21st century threw away the rank of humanity, the dress of honour and with what did they dress instead? The attribute of wild animals. But a stick is coming on them. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. O glorious Prophet, O glorious Prophet. May You intercede & show compassion for us. May you send a Master for your nation, O glorious Prophet. May you send a Sultan who will destroy the sultanate of shaytan, O glorious Prophet! (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) We are in need of this, we are in need of this. We have nothing to do with the dustur. Constitution, mother law, father law, dustur – we have nothing to do with them. O Islamic World! Leave this empty talk! Our constitution is the Qur’an Azimush-Shan, Shariat-ul Ahmadiyya, Gharra-u Muhammadiyya. Focus on this. If you don’t, there is no end to the sticks you will get. Make the Muslims, who say that they are Muslims, get used to this, O scholars! You don’t succeed in Islam by making mahya in the mosques. You left Islam & say constitution. May your constitution collapse & be finished. The time is coming for all of them. He says “Let them come. The whip is ready”.
Al-hamdu Lillah, amantu biLlah wa bi ma jaa’ min ‘indiLlah. Amantu bi Rasulillah wa bi ma jaa’ min ‘indi Rasulillah. Say O believer! “We have faith in what Allah sent and in what His Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) declared. May You accept us in the Way of Haqq O Lord. May your honour increase and may you have no fear. We are a weak person. But despite our weakness, we will destroy unbelief. Ya Rabba l-‘Izzati wa l-‘Azamati wa l-Jabarut. May dunya collapse on whoever disrespects us- whether Turk, or Kurd, or any unbeliever. We are the Muslims who want the Shariat of Allah.
May the sphinxes of these Egyptians collapse on their heads! They can’t think of anything else. They say “Let us show you the sphinx. Let us show you the pyramids” to whoever comes. Is your religion this? O Egyptians! What is this business of yours? “Well, this is the dunya business. This business is important. This is how we make a living”. “What do you do?” “We raise camels. We make the huge Europeans, who are like camels, mount them & take their money; take them and show ‘Here, this is the pyramid'”. Ok, what is there in it? One time, Mulla Nasreddin said “It is the head of a donkey!”. He was buying and selling yarn from the spinners of yarn. He realized that it was not as heavy as other people’s, so he said “Let me try this”. What did he do? He rolled the wool, or the silk, or whatever it was, around the head of a donkey. So he rolled around and took it to the market to sell. The people who came to his stall could not lift his ball of yarn. “What is this Hoja Effendi?” “Well, of course it is yarn. Why do you ask what it is?” said Hoja Effendi.
As people continued asking, finally he said, “It is the head of a donkey!” Apparently he rolled the yarn around the head of a donkey & brought it to the market. Whoever wanted to buy it couldn’t lift it up so they asked, “What is this?” “It is yarn”. And finally when the people insisted, he said “Ok, it is the head of a donkey. Will you take it now?” The people of this time have also become like this. Democracy! No, it is the head of a donkey! And the rulers of democracy are worse than donkeys. Shariatu Gharra-u Ahmadiyya, Sultan al-Qawnayn. You don’t look to what the Master of Creation brought and you make dustur? Is making dustur suitable for you, O Arabs? You are going too far! There is the heavenly dustur of Janabu Rabbu-l Izzat. He will discipline/punish you. “Wa Sawfa Ta’lamuna” (6:67). You will come to know.
O our Lord, send us from Your clean servants one who will make us come to our senses. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, draw your Dhul Fiqar and cut the heads of these shaytans who divide the Ummah with such foolish names. There is the Divine Shariat- there is no dustur but there is the Divine Shariat. O our Lord, may You make us from who accept & follow Your honourable Law.
May the holy Ramadan be mubarak. Grant us power Ya Rabbi, dress us with majesty so that we can endure and find honour in serving You. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your yaran are your admirers. Fatiha.
Here, just as Mulla Nasreddin rolled his yarn into the head of a donkey and tried to sell it as yarn, what is inside their democracy? There is the head of a donkey! Take the head of a donkey! Who wants democracy may take the head of donkey & may it explode on their heads. Who speaks is Shah Mardan and what is in his hand is Dhul Fiqar. He will first discipline/punish those who claim to be Muslims. Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba AstaghfiruLlah.