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Honoured But Ungrateful

Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 24th of January, 2015.

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Q.S

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu biLlahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s-salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, madad ya Masha’ikhana, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Fa’izi d-Daghistani, madad ya Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur, madad. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.

People are confused; they have no idea why they are here in this world. Or they are searching – Why are we here, what is our job? They are seeing that Allah created every creature, each one knows its duty. No creature is asking – Why did I come here? Allah has given them such an inspiration – “Allah created us, so we will make dhikr/ remembrance and praise, and take whatever is our share and go.” All creatures, whether they are 4-legged or have wings, they are satisfied with their state.

Only mankind is not satisfied. However, Allah has created mankind at a higher level than all other creatures. He honored them. He says – “Wa Laqad Karramna Bani Adam” (17:70) “wa faddalnahum ‘ala kathirin mim man khalaqna” (17:70) It means – We created them at a high rank, and above all other creatures. We created man better than them, more beautiful. But mankind is not thinking about this and they are wasting themselves. Allah created mankind so they can do good things. He gave them the greatest grants. But mankind is wasting time with useless things.

He sent Prophets to show them the right way but most people have not followed them. Some Prophets worked hard but had no community. When their time came, they left this world without a single person in their Ummah. What we mean by “Ummah” – a Prophet’s Ummah. Every Prophet has an ummah. Those following him are called his ummah. The Ummah does not necessarily need to be a lot of people. People are confusing ummah/community and nation. Ummah, the Ummah of Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), The ummah of Islam. Some prophets’ ummah was 2 people. That is ummah. They are not called mureed. Those following prophets are called ummah. Those following sheikhs are called mureed. And after our Prophet, there were no more prophets, only sheikhs. So in this manner, Prophets were sent to guide people to the right path. 124,000 Prophets came and left.

Allah says – I sent Prophets for everyone in the world. A Prophet was sent to every people. Those in China, Japan, those people here and there, all of them were sent a Prophet because that is what Allah (awj) said in the Quran. But some people didn’t like them, they didn’t follow them. They followed satan more. Even so, after Prophets, Allah sent awliya/saints. There are awliya having the rank of prophets. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is saying – ‘Uluma’i ummati ka anbiya’i Bani Isra’il. “The scholars of my nation are like the prophets of Bani Israel.” (Hadith) Because there are no prophets after our Prophet. No prophets, no messages after our Prophet. Some people are saying this and that, but they are wrong. And they have no importance because those who are outside of what Allah says have no standing, no respectability.

● The ashq of sheikhs is love for Allah, it is a strong love.

Sheikhs are lanterns for people. They are the ones spreading nur/light. They are spreading love for Allah to all people. There is love and there is “ashq” (longing). Ashq is more important, it’s more strong. It is more intense. The ashq of sheikhs is love for Allah, it is a strong love. That (love) attracts people to them, like a candle. It cannot be compared to a candle – but in the past candles were made from nice things, not like nowadays. Candles were made from honeycomb and that is blessed, it is praised in the Quran. Candles attract people to light just like a moth. There are moths and they are attracted to the light.

But they (Sheikhs) are giving that love, that nur from themselves. As long as they are alive, they are burning with light. Until the trust is taken from them, they are serving people, they are giving love. They don’t care about what they are suffering themselves. They don’t care because that love for Allah prevents them from feeling whatever pain or suffering they have. Nothing affects him, no fear, no fatigue, no worries, no bad thoughts are left. They continue their service in that manner. They benefit those around them, they give light. They melt and melt until finally they reach their station. They leave this world as nur. They give nur to the people. Their nur is never-ending. It’s Allah’s Nur. The nur of our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) is manifested as a small amount in awliya and sheikhs. That is what people need to learn.

Why are we here? There are all these thousands of sheikhs who came and left, and all the prophets – all of them are examples, a nice example in front of you. Follow them. They lived a good life. Their names, and actions, and characters are a nice example, a nice lesson left for mankind. That is what Allah ordered, what Allah wants for mankind. There are good characteristics and bad characteristics in mankind. And the worst characteristic, one of the worst is being ungrateful: to not believe in Allah despite all the favors & grants. To rebel against Him is being ungrateful. And there is punishment for the person who does that. Because nothing affects Allah (awj), even if the whole world is ungrateful, it doesn’t matter. That person will suffer the punishment in dunya. He will suffer by himself before going to akhira. That is why Allah showed the right path. We were ordered to do what He says and follow the way He showed us. That is the meaning of our life.

Today we are saying for human being: many people, they are… Allah created all creatures – human beings and other creatures. All creatures, they are happy. They are not… You cannot find any creature complaining. You cannot find any bird, any animal, saying “I am tired. Why I am here? Why I am like this?” Even these poor creatures, they are suffering from hunger or other things, they are not complaining like people. Just maybe they’re shouting if they want to eat or to drink, or just like this. But people… And they are happy with their life and they know and they are making tasbih also – these creatures. All creatures, they are glorifying Allah and they are happy. Even they are suffering, they are suffering, maybe they can feel pain or anything, they are not complaining, just shouting from this suffering, not complaining.

But human being, Allah give them the best things, and He praised them, make them higher degree from another all creatures and still they are complaining. And the worst thing, they are not knowing for what they are, “what we are doing in this world?” – they ask. “Why we are here? Why we’re created?” Not saying “created”. Many people even they don’t believe in creation. But Allah Azza wa Jalla, He sent all prophets, 124,000 prophets. He sent them to tell people why they are created, what they must do, what this they have this good situation but people, they are not listening even.

Because there is many prophets, Allah sent them to people and they don’t write any followers. And who follow nation? Normally, they for Prophet. Who say followers, not saying ‘follower’ for Prophet, they’re saying ‘nation’. Some of them, they don’t have even one, no nation. Some of them, they have one follower, he is their ummah, their nation, only one nation for one prophet, maybe two, maybe five. Like this it was. Whole it is Prophet meaning the highest station in between human being. And now people, if any crazy one coming and saying “I’m prophet”, you can find 1,000 now behind them. But people that time not listening, they are only looking for enjoy themselves and after they are not feeling satisfied. Still trying, trying. And they are going without any benefit.

But Allah, He is merciful. He’s still sending for every corner of the world Prophet. In Qur’an, He said “We’ve sent for every nation a Prophet.” No place in the world, you can’t say it was no prophet there. So these people, they are not happy. Just complaining and not listening for advice. Until Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), also many people like this. After Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) – no prophet. So Allah sent, give some people Awliyaullah and ulama to be light for ummah, for these people. And Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he said “My ulama, my scholars, Awliyaullah, beloved saints, they are like the prophets of Bani Israel.” Same level. So it is good luck for these people, for ummati Muhammad, Allah’s still happy with them to send them these people. These people, they are like power station. They are giving light. They are giving power, spiritual power, and giving light for the hearts of people.

From where coming this light and power? From these people they are taking from love of Allah and Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). They are like candles coming for people to give light. And they are burning themselves but they are happy to burn in love. This is what is the secret of them. And people get benefit from them, not only dry light, no. They’re giving power with light, with nur. And they are standing up, not falling. Any tired, any pain, any hunger – they are not feeling anything from this. Even they don’t have anything to eat or they are tired, they are not feeling at all this. Only feeling love of Allah, and they’re burning with this love like candle. And candle, it was good thing because before they were making by honey comb, or beeswax, or sometimes with olive oil. And when they are finished, they are… until they are finished completely, they’re standing up. Maybe 100 years this light still on. When they are changing world, this finished, another one coming.

So alhamdulillah, this is meaning of life for human being, not to fight for dunya or to ask “Why I’m here?”. By this Allah sent prophets and Allah sent after them these saints and Awliyaullah to show you and to be happy here and hereafter, this happiness. And who not following this, he is not happy. Not here and not hereafter. Never he’ll be happy. Allah make us to follow and to make another people also to follow this way inshaAllah. Allah give us light, whole our life inshaAllah and who are following this road, way, inshaAllah with all family, all ancestors also.

Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Plant Wind, Harvest a Hurricane

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Mawlana Sheikh Mehmet (Qs), sohbat – January 25, 2015

End of Times

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s-salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi RasulAllah, madad ya Masha’ikhina, dastur.

Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

wamakaroo wamakara Allahu w’Allahu khayru almakireen
And the disbelievers planned, but Allah planned. And Allah is the best of planners (3:54)

This ayat karima is a sign for us Muslims on the right way to be under the protection of Allah. People who are not on the right way of our Prophetﷺ, or people who say “We are Muslim”, but make an imitation of Islam according to their minds, are doing what even the enemies of Islam wouldn’t do. But Allah Azza wa Jalla looks with the eyes of kindness and love at people who are pure Muslims, who love our Prophetﷺ, follow his way and respect his Sahaba. They don’t think bad anyway. Al-mu’min yo’laf, a believer is gentle and perfect. Those Muslims are ahl al- sunnah wa l-jama’a.

●Water sleeps but the enemy never rests.

We see now that the world is boiling. They want to and they are doing evil all over the place by making traps, by thinking bad. They are laying traps from up and down, from everywhere. They are doing bad things and want to do bad. They are saying “Let us erase these people from this world. Let’s remove them”. Why? Because these are friends of Allah. And they are friends of shaitan. They don’t want them, they want to show Muslims bad from all sides. It has come to such a point that they are making any trap, that even a simple-minded man can say “it’s not something a Muslim would do. It is their trap. It is their game”.

Shaitan and his group started fitna after our Prophetﷺ, anyway. Of course, they did it slowly. They couldn’t handle it at the beginning but also, they didn’t give it up. They are always in a fight; in a fight against Allah and the friends of Allah. They never stopped. We have a saying: Water sleeps but the enemy never rests. What ‘water sleeps’ means is that it has a possibility of stopping in a valley. But an enemy has no possibility of giving up. They bear such grudge, such animosity that should even one Muslim remain on earth, they would not relax.

However, Allah Azza wa Jalla has given good tidings. No matter how many traps they lay, Allah is above them. He is the best, beneficent trap maker. As we said, ahl al-sunnah wa l-jama’a has no badness. They believe everyone and they look at everyone with love, even if the biggest enemy comes. They are deceiving people with nice words. You are deceiving these people and do you get anything from it, if Allah doesn’t want it? This is the biggest foolishness, the biggest mindlessness. You can try as much as you want, you can plan as much as you want, deceive, but unless Allah wants it, all you do turns to nothing in a moment.

Shukr to Allah, our ahl al-sunnah wa l-jama’a are relaxed people. They have trust in Allah. They say they can get along with everyone, so, trouble falls on our heads. But ultimately, Allah turns back the trouble on those who cause it. There is hadith sharif, if someone curses someone, and he who is cursed doesn’t deserve it, that curse will come back to the one who curses. The same is happening to these people. They are trying and trying. Allah is giving them that trouble, He is giving the problems, all to them.

Of course, we see now these things being done all over the world. Very bad things are being done. Very bad things are happening in order to find a reason to oppress especially, Muslims, to kill them, to remove them. Of course, these things are happening since the beginning. But now the end of times has come. It happens more. Allah, Azza wa Jalla won’t tolerate some things no matter who it is. They say there is no sin beyond unbelief. Because unbelief, not believing in Allah and making shirk is the worst; there is no sin beyond it, whatever they do.

Despite this, Muslims are saying to get along with these people. And when they attack more and more, we can’t do anything. Allah is hitting them afterwards. Because they want them to do something so that they can blame all dirtiness on them. They say “We don’t think anything but goodness”. We don’t know what they are thinking, but certainly they are thinking about big badness. It’s not easy. They dare to insult the most Beloved servant of Allah, our Prophetﷺ, who is worth sacrificing the lives of Muslims.

So these people know that something will be done. And they certainly have thought about something against it. We don’t know what they think but Allah will punish them. What they do will be punishment for them, not for Muslims, with permission of Allah. We don’t accept that and leave it to Allah. Because what they want is for us to do something and use it as a reason to attack the Muslim world, to try to destroy even more Muslims. However, their traps will be kept for themselves. Allah is the best trap maker. They are the most evil. Allah is the best.

● The end of times has started.

Their time has come. The end of times has started. It has started insha Allah. Time of Mahdi alaihi salam has started. He’s come closer now insha Allah. Whatever they do will come back on their heads. We will never do anything for them because they want us to do something. And we are waiting now for Allah to hit them. They have nothing after all. They will be even worse, they will be much worse. Do they think they have become better civilized by drawing two pictures, by making two theatre plays? “We made two sculptures”. This is their culture. What is your culture? Allah Azza wa Jalla created the Universe. You don’t have the value of even an insect. Allah Azza wa Jalla is saying, if the world was worth an insect, He wouldn’t give even a drop of water to you; if the whole world was worth a mosquito, not to mention these dirty countries.

That’s why, don’t see yourselves as giants in a mirror. You’re not even as insects. Insects are giant next to you. There is Allah. Shukr to Allah, we thank Allah for not being created like this. May Allah protect us. Because after they insulted our Prophetﷺ, they can’t ask for guidance. Allah will punish them. We only say this because they are people who cannot be guided anymore. They can shout as much as they want, they can tear things apart, Allah is with us. And you are the enemies of Allah. Be fearful. Don’t fear us, fear Allah. Allah is The Frightener.

Today we are speaking about ayah:

wamakaroo wamakara Allahu w’Allahu khayru almakireen (3:54).

Allah, Azza wa Jalla, He is protecting Muslims because since Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, shaitan and his followers beginning to make fitna against the right way, who are following Prophet, salallahu alayhi wa sallam. And these people, they are real Muslims. The real Muslims, who are following Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, loving Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, because it is the first order. You must love, you must respect, you must follow Prophet, salallahu alayhi wa sallam and, you must believe he is still alive. Who said he is dead and he goes, his belief is not complete.

● After Ottoman emperors come these worse people, the tyrants.

Ahl al-sunnah wa l-jama’a believe like this. And to love also ahlu l-bayt and love Companions of Prophet, salallahu alayhi wa sallam. Especially the best century, Prophetﷺ said, “My century and after me 4 khalifa”. Sayyidina Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, Ali (ra). This is belief of ahl al- sunnah wa l-jama’a. And these people, they have Subhanallah, pure hearts. They are like a child, their hearts. They are not harming anybody. Even when they are fighting, they are fighting for Allah, for Prophet, and for keeping order of Prophetﷺ, to not harm child, to not harm ladies, to not harm old people, to not burn trees, to not burn people. Many things. It is the top of good manners, they have.

These people, since Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, they have been attacked by shaitan and his followers. And they are peaceful people. Other people, all the time are attacking them, but because they are with Allah, Allah helps them all the time. Since Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam until last Ottoman Empire, all like this. After Ottoman emperors come these worse people, the tyrants. And this also, they bring from enemy of Islam. They make this situation to destroy Islam. Especially these people’s kind of Islam.

They are trying hard to not leave even one person from these people. They are trying hard, but Allah azza wa jalla said: wamakaroo wamakara Allahu w’Allahu khayru almakireen. They make traps, they make bad actions, they make deception and they are trying hard. You see people since centuries, they are trying and they are continuing. Establishing some institution and for centuries they are still continuing but they are not succeeding. Why? Because Allah He knows them, and He is the best one Who makes traps. “They make traps, their worst,” Allah said, “I am the Best”. Allah make them all the time down.

Now they are making very big action and who has even very small mind, he knows that this is a show playing. They are trying to make Muslim people to attack them and after, they will attack Muslim people and they think they will finish them because we don’t know what they are thinking. Because all that we know, we are knowing the good things. We cannot think like these people. Years, hundred years, still in same thinking, just to make hatred, continuously. We cannot think like this. Because Muslims, they are not negative, they are positive.

When other people, they are thinking, and they are trying hundred years, but we don’t know what they are thinking. But we seeing now, they are trying to finish the Muslims. This is what we are thinking and we are sure they are doing some very bad things. Because when they are attacking the most precious person in this world, this universe, our Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, they are knowing they are playing with a very dangerous thing.

They are attacking. We don’t know why this is, but when we are thinking, you know it is a playing (joke), to make very bad thing. It is not culture. They are happy with their culture. What is your culture? Culture must be for people to be happy, to do good things. You are writing, playing (joking) you’re making picture, drawing something, and you are saying this is our high culture, civilization. What is your civilization? You are not, comparing to this universe, one fly even, you are not.

All this universe, and who are you to be against Allah and to be proud. Allah azza wa jalla said: If this world is worth a mosquito wing, He will never give you one drop of water. Even all this world is not worth mosquito wing, and you are proud!? What is this? You must be crazy. You lost your mind. The worst thing Allah and Prophet hate is proudness. And they are now being proud. This is not culture, not civilization, it is corruption, and it is dirty only. And they are trying to make Muslim people, these people, to be something wrong for them and to have some reason to finish all Muslims.

No, we don’t have to do something with you. But we are not accepting this, what you are doing. And now you are fighting Allah. Allah will curse you and He will not let this to be what you want. Allah is with us. Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu w’Allahu khayru almakireen. They are thinking they are clever. They are proud, looking at other people as not good people. They were all the time making bad things for us because we are peaceful people, we don’t do anything, to think bad things for people, Allah all the time with us. Now also, He is with us.

It is I think, time of end of the world. It must be like this to make Mahdi alayhi salam, come. And it is a real beginning. Insha Allah, it will not be so long for him to come. Because we don’t know. Allah know the time but it is beginning of the coming of Sayyidina Mahdi alayhi salam. We don’t know, maybe a month, maybe year, maybe years. But it is beginning. And they will not be happy in akhira. Even in dunya, also, they are not happy. Civilization is to make you happy. Not to make you find, look for happiness in drugs. Even everything they try to be happy, they try drugs, and they try very bad things to be happy.

This is craziness, not to do good things to be happy, but make bad things. They plant winds. Who plants winds, he will collect hurricane. This is why when you do bad things you cannot find good things for yourself. It is very easy. You can think for this, but they are doing the wrong thing. We cannot say for them, Allah make them to come to right way, because they are not accepting. But Alhamdulillah, we are thanking Allah to not make us like them. Alhamdulillah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.