The Last Days

Mawlana Shaykh Quotes

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat,1998.

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. We have said some words here for English people, for German people. Actually these words must be said in all languages.

Since from the very first day that mankind had been on this world, we, among all people who have lived, are the ones who have reached the most dangerous and fearful days. Besides this, this fear is mild, compared to the fear for the coming days, it is like nothing. Because in the future, there will be terrible events where people in those terrible wars are either shot down dead or can’t carry the burden of those days. They will be oppressed/depressed – that is spiritually down. When one is spiritually down his being can’t carry him more. When spirits are alive/enlivened a man’s being is fresh, is active. When spirit loses strength, when it is down, no matter how strong the body is it won’t endure. Both to be able to carry the heaviness of these days that we are living in and to be able to carry the burden of the coming terrible events, one should have a real, strong spiritual life. One whose spirituality is not supported or strengthened, is worn down under these circumstances, and will not be able to carry the heavy burdens of the coming days.

“They look like the cardboard castles”, I say. How long can a cardboard castle endure? It doesn’t endure anything, it can’t protect people. People will only be protected by a strong castle, to take refuge in. That (castle) is their belief. Whose beliefs are imitated, they will not endure the big storms of the coming days, will be blown away. The circumstances of today oppress them but the coming terrible events will grind down them to pieces. Therefore a strong faith is the first essential element to keep people firmly on their feet in those circumstances. A strong faith is the only power, which will enable people to stand firmly in front of the up-coming terrible events. Without a strong faith one can neither endure the circumstances of today nor carry the terrible events of the coming days. Without it they will be destroyed.

If one is not killed, not shot down by many kinds of weapons, then the heaviness of events will crush them, they will not be able to put up with or carry it. The number of people who will die, without being shot but because of heaviness they can’t carry, will be in the millions. If there are some who aren’t dead, they will certainly go crazy. Millions of people will lose their minds, will go crazy, will go mad. Coming events are so heavy, so scary, these are the events ahead. Only thing that can help people, is a strong faith/belief. Nothing else! Nothing else can help. As I said, if one is not shot, the up-coming violent events on mankind will either kill them or deal them a mortal blow; their hearts will tear apart from fear or they will go crazy. Nothing else can help.

The events of today are very simple compared to the future events. Even now there are many men going crazy. The events of today are nothing. Compared to the events of up-coming days, the events of today are like honey sweets. Honey sweets. What it is to be depressed! Huuu ya Latif. We take refuge in Allah, we take refuge in Allah. About this I spoke a few words in English. You must hear these also.

In those days only a strong faith can favour you. How can you gain a strong faith? You can’t gain a strong faith by reading books. Perhaps you can get strong faith from awliya who are the owners of strong faith, which they can transmit from heart to heart. Our Prophet alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam, raised his companions from the lowest level of ignorance, to the highest level of faith. He won them all by the way of heart. Now in these times there are inheritors of the Prophet. Never are the awliya, who are inheritors of the Prophet, absent. Though you don’t know them. You may not recognize them but if you ask to find them, there is permission to call them.

If you know someone, call him as your heart says. If not, say: “O friends of Allah, friends of Haqq, help us!” Whichever troubled place or fearful and troubled situation you fall into, call them. “For the sake of the Prophet, O the friend of Al-Haqq, reach out for me.” As you say he has to help you. I told Christians to say – “For the sake of Prophet Isa/Jesus”; the nation of Moses – “For the sake of Musa alaihi s-salam, reach out for us.” They should say. They may say: “Help for the sake of Ibrahim alaihi s-salam.” “For the sake of Ahlu Bayt of Rasullah” – one can ask help for their sake. If one doesn’t know to say – “For the sake of Our Prophet” but he calls for the sake of all other prophets, awliya are ordered to help him anyway.

G: From now till the coming troubled days?

For anytime, from now on, they may call. No harm! Awliya are ordered to reach out for them to help. Now that the time is very close, we are made to say such matters. The war is very close. Severe events are very close. Thus the Awliya are prevailing on hearts. Awliya are ones who can see the hearts. They help the one who calls to them from the heart. If one calls them only with their tongue, still he will reach them. If people were not too afraid, they would appear to the ones who called them. But they don’t show themselves so as not to frighten people. One can feel their presence, if he is capable to accept their coming. He feels their coming in front of him.

So this is an important issue. Pay attention to this! The way for strong faith is opened by meeting the Awliya who are owners of strong faith. If you don’t know them, yet call for one of them in general. Say: “Reach out for me O friend of Allah!” Say: “Help me for the sake of the Prophet alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam.” Then your difficult situation will be eased. Your fears will disappear, your faith will be strengthened, your action corrected.

Bi hurmati l-Habib bi hurmati l-Fatiha.

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Aynu-l Fijah

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 11th of July, Ramadan 2013.


As-salamu ‘aleykum, ayyuha l-hadirun. Come closer, seat yourself comfortably, be easy. Allah has commanded us to be at ease. Formality; He has not imposed formality on us, no. We are not animals. An animal carries its burden, but it is happy to do so. We are human beings; mankind has a special kind of honour. Man is not a beast. Man has honour.

Dastur, ey Shah-i Mardan. Ey Yaran Shah-i Mardan! How lovely you are! Be beautiful. When we can be beautiful, why should we be ugly? Allah has created us to be beautiful. He has not created us to be ugly. inna-llaha jamilun yuhibbu l-jamal – Allah is Beautiful and He loves beauty. Masha’Allah la quwwata illa bi-llah. There is no power but with Allah. qawwi dhafi fi ridak, O Lord, strengthen me in my weakness for Your Pleasure.

Marhaba. Ey Yaran Shah-i Mardan. A greeting comes to us, and we, too, give a greeting, to the Lovers of Shah-i Mardan, to his beloved friends. Mashā’Allahu kān, wa mā lam yashā’ lam yakūn. Welcome, O head of this gathering, travelers of the way, and people in general. Welcome! May you be happy and joyful. Thanks be to Allah. May our assembly here be blessed. May our assembly be the assembly of Shah-i Mardan. A pure assembly. Let us at least be listeners in the assembly of that Lion. Come to us, ey Shah-i Mardan. Come and speak to us. Awaken us, Wake us up. To awaken, that is Shah-i Mardan’s task, al-hamdulillah wa shukru-li-llah, wa salātu wa s-salām ‘ala Habībillah, Sayyidi l-awwalin wa l-akhirin.

Thanks to Allah. It has been granted to us once again to live to see this blessed month. We are in the blessed month of Ramadan. May our faces shine with light, may our hearts be filled with light. This is what our Lord Almighty wishes. Allah is Beautiful, inna-llaha jamilun yuhibbul jamal, Allah Almighty is the Master of Absolute Beauty. Allahu Dhu l-Jalal, He says: I love what is beautiful. He created everything in Beauty. Allah Almighty created us to be beautiful. He did not create us to be ugly. O our Lord, You who possess Absolute Glory and Sovereignty, the servants of such a glorious Lord cannot be contemptible. You must know this. Jalīl Allah, Jalla Jalāluhu.. The servants of Allah the Glorious, Subhānahu wa Ta‘āla, cannot be contemptible. He is such a Sultan that He does not dress His servants in contempt. God forbid! Impossible!

O our Lord. You have dressed us in the loveliest dress, for which even the noble angels envied us, but He told them, No! This robe of honour is not for you. I will dress you in another one. This one is My khalifa, My representative. Amān, ya Rabbi. What an honour! Then the angels fell silent. Come, O Shah-i Mardan, your words have power. The saints are dressed with the attribute of Shah-i Mardan, every saint possesses this attribute. Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, every saint must have some of Shah-i Mardan’s awe-inspiring quality. He cannot be piteous and detestable. Those servants who are spiritually linked to Shah-i Mardan can never be contemptible. Allah created the sons of Adam, and He did not make them despicable. Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, God forbid! Allah did not say: I created him to be pitiful and he is My representative, God forbid! masha’Allahu kān. Allah, Allah. What Allah has willed came to be. Would Allah say: This is My deputy, and I have made him despicable?

O ignorant people, you simply will not learn. Learn from Shah-i Mardan, what beautiful speech. Allahu Dhu l-Jalal says: wa la-qad karramna Bani Adama (17:70) The children of Adam have been given Divine Grace, He said. O our Lord, dress us too in that grace, said the angels. No. I have given it to them. Come, O Shah-i Mardan, the news you bring is exactly suitable for your beloved friends. Let us say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. If you forgot the Basmala, you have forgotten everything. If you forgot the Basmala, they also will forget you. When you speak the Basmala, they will not overlook you.

Come, O Shah-i Mardan, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan. He came with the Basmala, the source of adab. The face of one who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim will be beautiful, it cannot be ugly. Allah has not created the sons of Adam to be ugly, God forbid! Our Lord has not created the sons of Adam, whom He named as His deputy, to be ugly, God forbid! What makes us ugly, and what wishes to make us ugly is the evil devil. The evil devil and our own nafs are what make us ugly. O Lord, thanks be to You, praise and glory be to You for the Lights that descend in this blessed holy month of Ramadan. Let us love, O my listeners, O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan who are assembled here. Let us rejoice.

What do they say when looking into a mirror? Allahumma ahsanta khalqi fa ahsin khuluqi. How lovely You have created us. Look in the mirror and speak these words. How lovely You have made us to be, O our Lord. For the sake of the Beloved of Allah You have given us, You have dressed us with a drop from that Beauty Ocean, O my Lord. To reach that great honour, to give thanks, that is our duty, our very first duty. Look into the mirror, and say: al-hamdulillahi lladhi ahsana khalqi Praise and thanks to our Lord who has created us to be lovely. Praise Him. The Lord says, I will increase the blessing.

Come, O Shah-i Mardan. Speak of the enemy of man. When Allah Almighty raised and seated man upon the throne of grandeur, on the throne of majesty over all creation, shaytan flew into a rage. For shaytan harboured jealousy in his heart, it seems. He had maliciously tried to seat himself on that throne. When it was given to another, he rebelled against the Lord. Aman ya Rabbi. Make us not of those rebellious ones! He said, I was going to occupy that throne. I have filled all heavens and earths with my worship, and it was my wish to settle upon that throne of authority. Word went out to him: No, this is not for you. I have given to My deputy this robe of dignity and grandeur which is made of beauty from My Divine Beauty, majesty from My Divine Majesty, from My Divine Perfection and My Divine Glory and Honour. Him I have seated upon this throne; Man, the sacred human being.

Thanks be to our bountiful Lord who has made us to be of the sons of Adam who have been honoured. wa la-qad karramnā Banī Adama (17:70) The Sultan of Awliya, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, Grandshaykh used to mention this verse in every assembly: wa la-qad karramna Bani Adama (17:70) For the sake of My illustrious Glory, I have placed mankind at such a high station as no other creature may ever reach. Thanks be to Allah. He does not give us weakness. Ey yaran Shah-i Mardan. O my beloved friends, O my companions! Mark my words. What we are given to say, what comes from above, it is from the words of Allah’s Beloved, from the word of authority of him whom Allah created as the Prince of Creation. He was given the ability of addressing people, our noble Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). He was seated upon the throne, Haji Mehmet.

Abu Bakr, you don’t know him, you never knew him. Did you? The daughter of Abu Bakr, she had a child. He sat like this, in the assembly. This is a story. But I, we saw this. There were flies. This child, maybe he was a little stupid, or simple? He was a slow child. There were flies buzzing all around. His mother said to him, Drive them away. Wave your hand to drive the flies away. The child went like this. He wouldn’t raise his hand any higher, only up to here. Like a fool, a simpleton. Allah has not created us to be fools. God forbid! God forbid! Man is not stupid. He is not a fool. He does not go about aimlessly, nor is he shameless. Man is the Sultan of that throne. Man is decorated with the rank of authority conferred upon him by the Lord of Might and Glory.

Know yourself, O mankind. If you know who you are, you will have adab. It is when you do not know yourself, that you lose your adab. Come, O Shah-i Mardan. The human being, Allahu akbar. khalaqa l-insan; ‘allamahu l-bayan. (55:3,4) Is it not so, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi? ar-Rahman. khalaqa l-insan; ‘allamahu l-bayan. (55:3,4) Shah-i Mardan, the Prophet’s inheritor, who was given of this knowledge, the legacy of the father of the Prophet of the Last Times, Sayyidna ‘Ali, Shah-i Mardan, it was given to him. Addabanī Rabbī, said the Prophet, ‘alayhi ssalatu wa s-salam. My Lord has taught me adab. Who is there? Who could be more advanced in adab than he?

Who makes man to be lacking in adab? It is shaytan. Shaytan tries by all his means to separate people from the honour of humankind. Even now, and up to the Day of Judgement, shaytan is working to take away men’s honour. You cannot take it, He(swt) says. What We have given, you cannot take away. He makes them act as he wants. If the Sultan’s son behaves in an unruly manner, nobody can interfere. He is the son of the Sultan. Everybody says, He is the Sultan’s son, we won’t get mixed up in this. Being the Sultan’s son is one thing, but to be the servant of the Lord of Glory is another.

Look into the mirror. You should see the Light on your face. If you are not blind, you must see it. Allah, Subhānahu wa Ta‘āla has given Light to every human being. Ya Rabbi. Do not leave us without Light, O Lord. For the sake of this holy month, O my Lord. Send us, O my Lord, a Sultan who will bring down shaytan’s number to zero, so that we might walk in Your way. O my Lord, increase our love and longing, so that we might know what we must do. Nowadays mankind does not know what it must do. People think that they are in this world in order to kill each other. My throne is higher than yours, yes, or my country is bigger than yours, or it should be larger. These are the worthless aims they are pursuing. Whereas compared with the Divine blessings, which Allah Dhu l-Jalal has bestowed upon us, what is this world? It is rubbish.

O our Lord, our Lord who makes us speak. Ey Shah-i Mardan. Come to us, O Lion of lions. Send us one of your pure descendants to teach and to train us, so that mankind might be disciplined and trained. Otherwise, He(swt) says, I will make them fall upon each other and attack each other. If man does not realize the potential of mankind, I will destroy the dominion of man; I will let it be destroyed, He says from on high. Man must know what the human being is worth. What is the value of Man? When man does not realize what it is to be human, he falls down to below the level of four-footed beasts. Whereas Allah, Jalla Jalāluhu, granted us Divine gifts and glories, you go ahead and slaughter men, you beat and destroy them. For the possession of land you cause pandemonium to break loose. You have no humanity, if we may say so. Therefore, the world has lost all its adab; they crush one another. Adab has been lifted from us and calamity has landed instead. May Allah keep this far from us.

Let us say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. The throne of the great prophet-king Sulayman had the noble Basmala written upon it. A throne of gold. You did not see this, Mehmet, there was this ‘Ayn ul-Fija, far away, but then you were not yet born, in Sham. Water gushed forth from there, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, for a distance from here to the upper mosque, such water sprang from there. The people of Sham used to say, this spring, the water springing forth from here, is the water of the Queen of Sheba. Allahu Akbar. The Queen of Sheba, the Prophet Sulayman asked, Who is this? They said, it is she, the Queen of Sheba. Water flowed from below her. You have not seen this, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. From here as far as the upper mosque, water gushed out, like this. Now they have shut that off as well. Allahu Akbar ‘ala man takabbara wa tajabbar..

The arrogant tyrants have it coming. Those who do not know the value of man to whom Allah has given greatness, who do wrong and oppress men, they will be punished. In this world they will meet their punishment, and in the hereafter their place will be in the fires of Jahim. Aman ya Rabbi. Be mindful of justice. Come, O Shah-i Mardan. Kun adilan, wa la takun zaliman. Be just, do not be unjust. I am not an unjust oppressor, says Allah Almighty. I have restrained Myself from injustice. fa la tazalamu – so do not, you, act unjustly. This news, has the Muslim world not heard it? Has it not heard of this? I am not a tyrant. Injustice does not please Me, says Allah Almighty. I will speak up for the rights of the oppressed. I will crush, I will crush the tyrants, He says. Allah Almighty’s order from above. This is Shah-i Mardan’s address. I will crush them, He says, I will leave none of the oppressors. I will not leave innocent victims to cry. I will exact My revenge on the tyrants, I will crush them.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. (27:30) Speak this and rub it over yourself seven times, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, and all your pains will be gone. No grief or anxiety will remain. No want or neediness will remain, O my Lord. Give us strength, we are so weak. We haven’t even the strength of an ant. The ant, when it warned its fellow ants – qalat namlatun, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. ya ayyuha n-namlu udkhulū masākinakum (27.18) O you ants, said the leader of the ants, enter your dwellings! This is an order, do not come out! Do not come out! la-yahtimannakum Sulaymānu wa junūduhu. (27:18) So that the armies of the prophet Suleyman will not crush you. Go into your nests. You are not ordered to come out into the streets. The order is for you to stay at home, to remain in your houses. In times of fitna, do not go out.

When we were very young, Haji Mehmet, I was very young then. There was a preacher, an old preacher who spoke very nicely. “I look forward to the afterlife”, Allah, Allah, he used to say that. He would say: You must not stick your head out of your house. Whoever sticks out his head and then wants to pull it back in, horns will have grown on his head, he said. He can’t get it back into the house. Do not leave your house. Allahu Akbar. O you women, wa qarna fi buyūtikunna. (33:33) What kind of Muslims are you? You fill the streets. Have you no shame? No chastity, no good name? Do you have no honour? No virtue, no chastity? Where do you stand?

O Shah-i Mardan, the world will collapse from your majesty. We will show you, he says, our dignity will show you. They think it is easy to live as a Muslim. We will destroy the Muslims, with guns and cannons. You will see how you yourselves will be destroyed by cannons and guns! May Allah make us of the junūdullah, the Lord’s armies, my son. Let us be among the fighters of Allah. O our Lord, we are at Your service, we should say. To serve the dunya is worth nothing at all. It is rubbish. innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim (27:30) Vroom, it fell down, the palace of Balqis.

So there was this spring, at Fija, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, it flowed over a stretch of about 100m, water welling up from below like this. There was a building of old stone there too. The people of Sham used to say, This water which springs from below Bilqis’ throne gives Sham its blessed abundance. No other place is as blessed as Sham, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. (27:30) There are forty holy saints there, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. If one of them were to let out a shout, Sham in its entirety would collapse. What is this rubbish of theirs?

Come, O Shah-i Mardan, let us be revived in faith, may the blessing of this holy month descend on us. Show them what lies hidden within Islam! What the Muslims have in store – let us see and know it. Let us live within Islam. Let us live as servants of our Lord. Let us have no other worry than that. O our Lord, all we care for is to be Your servants. It does not matter if our house, our land, is burnt or destroyed. The only important thing is that they do not destroy the faith in our hearts. That they cannot destroy. This is what Grandshaykh told me: Sham will be destroyed, it will be destroyed. However, in one night all the rubble will be taken away and thrown in the sea. On the second night, instead of the Sham they destroyed, a new, identical Sham will be built up by troops of Jinn. Long may he live, kiss your master’s hand. Kiss your master’s hand.

I wish for the blessed Sham. It will be the same as before, a new one will be built, he says. Thanks be to Allah, what a blessing to give thanks. Anta l-Qawiy, Anta l-Qadiru l-Muqtadir, ya Rabbi. la taqnatu min rahmati-llah. Those tyrants will all go away. That water will be seen again, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. What sweet water, once I saw it, below some old stone buildings. In the old days the water gushed up from underneath them. From here maybe for 50 metres the water bubbled up from below. The people of Sham said that this water comes from underneath the royal palace of Bilqis. Yes, indeed, it comes to Sham and makes it so blessed and fruitful. Such a blessed place is the much-honoured Sham.

Ah, Sham-i sharif, aah, Sham-i sharif. Because of our injustice this punishment has come upon it. They followed the latest fashion, the latest fashion. The ladies of Sham – we will make the girls into soldiers, so they made soldiers of them. They left no religion, no faith, no chastity. But vengeance will overcome all of them. I will not let them be, speaks the Lord Almighty Allah, Allah. Allah Allah Allah. Subhansın, ya Rabbi. Sultansın. He will let them suffer the same and even more than that. Not one of the cruel and unjust ones will be left in Sham. May Allah save us from being cruel and unjust.


What a sense of ease I am feeling, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. He also loves Sham more than any other place, my son loves it; my other son also, may Allah protect him and give him life. Both of them are of the generals of Sham, I am informed. They are viziers to the rest, as well as generals. They belong to those who support Sham, they bear great weight. Kiss his hand. Ruqiya resembles him a lot. She is severe. This one, and that one, too. Bahauddin is not like that. Bahauddin and Naziha, they are not so much like that. Especially Bahauddin, not at all. But this one has that quality of wrath, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. And in that one also.

O my God, let us see those good days. Allah Almighty has said, I will take My revenge on the tyrants He will send it, He will cleanse that place. Who wishes for the old Sham, the old Sham will be rebuilt in one night. In one night all the concrete will be dumped in the sea. Would that I could see it in those days, jāmi‘u l-Mahdi, maqamu ‘Isa. That place has so much blessing. I wish they would lay me to rest there by the feet of my Shaykh..


Sabilu-r Rashad

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.


The Iftar Table

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 9th of July, 2013, Lefke, Cyprus


Thanks to our Mawla Who granted us to reach this Ramadan Sharif. May Ramadan Sharif be mubarak. Welcome O yaran of Shah Mardan. You are his Yaran, his Ahbab. O Man, be Ahbab/friends of Man. Be Ahbab. Madad Ya RijalAllah. Shukur liLlah. Ashrafu shuhur, the most honoured of the months- Ramadan Sharif has honoured us. Even if we are weak ones, that weakness of ours will leave us. Today is the first day of Ramadan Sharif. Let us listen to Shah Mardan. O Lion of Allah! It has been an honour for us to reach this holy Ramadan with Shah Mardan – a great honour. It is a great honour. When Rabbu-l Izzat grants honour, He (swt) doesn’t give dishonour instead of it. When Allah Almighty grants honour, He (swt) doesn’t give dishonour. Pay attention! O yaran, O yaran of the Shah- Shah Mardan. How beautifully he is speaking. No one can disgrace a person to whom Allah granted honour. Hasha!

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. May our Ramadan be mubarak. It is a privileged month – “Shahru Ramadan alladhi unzila fihil Qur’anu” (2:185). Allahu Akbar! A privileged month – “Shahru Ramadan alladhi unzila fihi l-Qur’anu” says Allah Almighty. Aman Ya Rabbi! Let us hear it from the tongue of Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan. O believers! May it be a joy for you, an honour for you that the Quran Azimu sh-Shan, which enlightened the whole creation, was sent down in this month of Ramadan Sharif. What a great honour it is for those who accept it. May it be mubarak for us all. Let us say together with Shah Mardan – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say and don’t fear. The whole creation shakes with this. When Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is recited, the creation trembles. Aman Ya Rabbi. What a great honour.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your Ahbab & Yaran are listening to you. We should not get tired. The important point is that we should not get tired. We should not be fed up with servanthood. Say “I am a servant to Allah” “What do you do?” “My work is performing service for my Lord”. “What else do you do for work?” “I don’t work. My job is to be a servant for Who created me”. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. How beautifully did you say it. Yes. “Addabani Rabbi fa ‘ahsana tadibi. My Lord taught me adab & dressed on me the rank of the highest adab” says the Rasulu l- Kibriya (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). O our Lord, Your servants are not weak. Your servants are powerful, they have adab. Aman Ya Rabbi. Shukur to our Mawla Who accepted us for His servanthood. May our Ramadan be mubarak.

The gathering of the first day of Ramadan Sharif is this sohbat of ours. Tariqatuna as-sohba; our way is through sohbat. Our way is being Ahbab, our way is love, respect, salamat/safety. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. We are all your slaves, O Shah Mardan. They (your yaran) are waiting for your beautiful words. A reinforcing power also comes with the sohbat, Shaikh Mehmet Effendi. If they give you a car but no gas, that car has no value. So Shah Mardan is making a statement now. And when they make a statement, the words they speak are golden words – they are diamonds, they are precious jewels. He gives us a power as well as an honour to protect them. Then look for him. Who should we look for? Look for the jeweler. Look for the one who sells jewels. Don’t look for the one selling garbage. Why should you go after a garbage man? AlhamduLillah. AlhamduLillahi wa kafa RahimaLlahu man da’a.

I am gaining majesty. With what? By saying Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim I am becoming majestic. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. There can’t be anyone who who remembers the Ism Al-Jalal (Majestic Name) of Allah Almighty and still says “I am weak”. O Shah Mardan, go ahead and say it. I am weak. I only desire to perform a good service for my Mawla. We don’t want anything else. What should you ask for? A house? Land? A hill? Rocks? A palace? What should you ask for? Leave these. We want the pleasure of Rabbu-l Ta’ala and Taqaddas Hz. Our joy is with this. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. He says “Run to reach the Rida/Pleasure of the Sultan”. “Don’t say I am weak,” he says. Don’t say I am weak. There can’t be a weak servant in the Presence of that Sultan. “I dress him with the dress of power and majesty, that this world shakes from his majesty”. The world shakes from the majesty of the holy ones who accept Allah’s servanthood.

Ad-Dunya ad-daniyya, it is worthless. Don’t ask for it. O our Lord- our Subhan, our Sultan. For the honour of Your Habib-ul Kibriya (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) Ya Rabbi, You granted us this holy month of Ramadan. May we perform Your servanthood. Even if we have weakness, our intention is to keep Your Order, O our Lord. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, let us start. Let us start our word, our sohbat. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Unless the Bismillah is recited, the sohbat has no value. Everywhere (say) Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim! It makes the world tremble! Why do you fear from the unbelievers? Why do you fear from shaytan? When Janabu-l Izzat dresses you with the dress of azamat, with the dress of majesty, with the dress of faith, with the dress of iftikhar, with the dress of jaladat/courage, they will fear from you! They tell me “Don’t say I am weak” but what can we do O son? We are weak.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan, O Lion. We want to keep your way. Your way is the way leading to the Sultan, this is what we seek. “I may cook eggplant”. “No, I may cook fish”. I say “Leave all this”. Is it the time to ask for an eggplant dish? Couldn’t you find anything else to ask for? Eggplant dish and fish… Kabab, kofta (meatballs)… Why do you ask for kabab, kofta? What is there for you in kabab and kofta? What does kabab, kofta have? There are people who eat tons of bread, kabab, food, fattoush and in the end they leave a soulless body in the middle and go. For many who are slaves of eating & drinking, who are servants of their desires, a day comes and they are wrapped in a shroud and left inside the grave. Here, this is it. Come to your senses O Children of Adam!

This is Ramadan Sharif. “Shahru Ramadana lladhi ‘Unzila Fihi l-Qur’anu Hudaan “Lin-Nasi Wa Bayyinatin Mina l-Huda Wa l-Furqani”(2:185). This month is a month of azamat. Show respect for it. “We respect it”. “Ok, and what do you do?” “We put candles on the minarets”. Allah! What kind of respect is this? Then? “Then what do we do? We make iftar feasts”. It isn’t the Man but it is the animal which brings him to feast on it. They say “iftar feasts”. What is an iftar feast? Here, 3 spoons of soup, 5 spoons of this and that. It is all about this. Do you feed your spirituality? Can you make it grow stronger? “Well, what can we do? We made mahya (lights) on the minarets too”. But the mahya you made is the mahya that is not accepted because you had it written there in the letters of the unbelievers. You couldn’t say “Marhaba O Shahru Ramadan mubarak”. They removed it. But when you removed it, they also took away your honour.

O Children of Adam, you should know the honour granted you. It is not with making mahya. You don’t have any man in your mosques to speak- there is no one who will make you glorify your Lord and keep His Order. What is it? They say “We made mahya”. Mahya! O Shah Mardan, go ahead. You may do it but are you able to awaken what is inside you? You are Subhan, you are Sultan. O glorious Prophet! He (sas) also has the quality of being Subhan, he is Subhan! The Prophet (sas) is also dressed with the Subhan attribute. The Prophet (sas) had azamat. If he looked like this, he could destroy. Let alone the Prophet, alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam, Shah Mardan would destroy if he looked. The Mount of Uhud shook under his glance. Look at the power. Look at the honour granted to Man. The Mount of Uhud shook! The Prophet, alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam, said “There is a Prophet, a siddiq, a wali on you – Stay firm where you are!” & the huge Mount of Uhud stayed firm in its place.

Islam came with azamat. Janabu l-Rabbu-l Izzat dressed the azamat on Islam – Raghman ‘ala anfun. May they be dragged by their noses (be humiliated), that these treacherous unbelievers don’t accept it. Who are you to not accept it? Islam, aslim taslam. Is it not like this? Accept Islam and be safe. Or else this world will collapse on you. The dunya, that you run after, will collapse on your heads. Why? Aslim taslam. You didn’t accept Islam, how can you find safety? This is an address for the whole world. Safety is in Islam. You went out of Islam and thousands of troubles came on you. Aman Ya Rabbi. May Allah Almighty not make us fall into that trouble. Say: “La ilaha illa Anta Subhanak, Subhanak”. You are Subhan O our Lord. Dakhilak. We seek refuge in you O glorious Prophet!

“Well, we did mahya”. And after that, they made the children play games in the mosques. Shame on them. They hang pictures on the walls. They took down the honourable writing of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim from their parliament and immediately their honour also became zero. A fire here, a fire there…Everywhere is on fire. Shaikh Mehmet Effendi Hz, no fire starts where there is a Bismillah sign. There can’t be a fire in a place where the Bismillah is written, because if fire burns the Bismillah, angels make the fire upside down. Fire cannot attack a place where there is the Bismillah sign. Now there are always fires in Turkey, in Kurdistan. Why? Because they took down the Bismillah. Al Azamatu Lillah. May our Ramadan be mubarak. May a spiritual power come on us. There is no respect for the zahiri/outer power. For the spiritual power put the Bismillah. If fire burns the Bismillah angels make the fire upside down. Put the Bismillah. They took it down and put a portrait. It is possible that one day everyone in it (the parliament) burns together with that portrait.

It is said “Adab Ya Hu!”. Learn adab, learn the adab towards your Lord. When you take down the Bismillahir- Rahmanir-Rahim which is His Ism Al-Jalil and put a portrait in its place, you won’t find any good. O Turk, O Kurd, O Iranian and O Arab! Take down the portraits! O Shah Mardan, who is the possessor of Azamat. We can’t describe the azamat as it goes up. Hasha! We say (what we hear) from Shah Mardan. Leave the portraits, leave the statues or you will suffer. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful, what a beautiful shelter. Do they speak about Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim in the mosques? They don’t. Do they speak about the portrait? They do. For this, they don’t find any goodness. O Janabul Mawla for Whose Azamat & Qudrat there is no end! We can’t reach up there, we speak through Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan says “If I spur my horse, if I spur it once I can go from the East to the West” he says. He is Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan- the Lion of the Prophet (sas). “If I spurred once the mount I ride, I reach from the east of dunya to its west” he says.

O our Mawla Who is the Possessor of Azamat and Kibriya! You made the honour of Your Habib above everything else O our Mawla. Love, respect and keep the way of His Habib (sas). You can’t do this by giving iftar feasts. The iftar feasts are to satisfy their dull egos. It is for their names to be mentioned but it gives them no benefit. “Wa ‘anfiqu fi sabiliLlah”(2:195). Give to the poor, who they can’t even find a piece of bread. Look after them. Don’t do show off. Showing off is not allowed in Islam. O our Mawla Who is the Possessor of Azamat. The creation cannot carry the dress of azamat You dressed on Your Habib. The creation collapses. “O glorious Prophet!” Say it everywhere: “As-Salatu s-Salam be upon you. May we be sacrificed in your way O glorious Prophet, that Allah granted you this honour”. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd.

Listen O Believer! Open your eyes. Take care for yourself before a torment falls on your head from Heavens. Keep your servanthood, keep your adab. Put down the portrait and put Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, and you are in safety. If not, you are trash. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. Ah! If we were from whom holy Shah Mardan accepts we would keep the adab. O our Lord, our soul is in Your Hand of Power, we can’t do anything. May You send us from Your lions O Mawla. You can’t carry the Lion. There is Shah Mardan, with his majestic voice, his one cry can shake the world and divide it into two. Straighten your belief for Islam. It doesn’t work with giving iftar feasts. It doesn’t work with making mahya. Your level goes up by glorifying Allah, showing respect for His Prophet & respecting Shah Mardan.

Mubarak Shahru Ramadan, alladhi ‘unzila fihi l-Qur’an. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. Read it from the beginning of Ramadan till its end. Say it, say it, say it and a ma’idah/table from the Heavens will come down for you. The iftar feasts of people here are zero compared to it. He sends down a ma’idah from Heavens. What did the disciples of the great Prophet Jesus say? They said to the great Prophet Jesus “Can your Lord send down for us a table from Heavens?” Is there a restaurant in Heaven? What kind of mentality was theirs? Their minds were still busy with it- their minds were busy with the ma’idah. “Let us eat” they said. “Let us eat. May a table from Heavens come down”. To whom do the tables on earth belong? Are they yours? Did they too not come down from Heavens? They can’t understand. These are the Christians, their belief is like that. They can’t think of anything. The great disciples say “Can He send down…?” What is this? Is there a restaurant upstairs? A person who sits at a restaurant looks at the paper in his hand (menu) & says “bring me this and this and this…” They bring those as soon as he orders. But Heaven is not a restaurant! It is Oceans of Power. How can you ask such a thing? How can you say “Can He send down?” Aman Ya Rabbi, tawba Ya Rabbi.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Draw your Dhul Fiqar. These people turned into wild animals that kill men and eat their flesh. “You will defeat all of them!”. There is such an order now for Shah Mardan. There is an order now. Whoever killed men – Man who is the honoured creation – whoever killed them they will kill him seven times at least. They should be decent- the Christian world as well as our foolish people who follow them. O Ghani Sultan, O Qawiyy Sultan. Here, He makes this to be said by sending Shah Mardan. May our bodies be filled with iman, not with eating & drinking. Aman Ya Rabbi. You made us reach this holy month. May You also send us the servants who will teach us this. May You send the Sultans who will Master us. We are left in the hands of trashy people. Send them away from us O Lord. Send us a Sultan who will raise the flag of Islam. Fatiha.

They say “Let us look what there is in this tent tonight”. They run from one tent (iftar feast) to another, asking – “is there anything better to eat here?” “No, it is the same as what we have at home. Let us run to that big tent”. All of them have big bellies, they run and their bellies shake. This is not Islam. This is not the meaning of fasting. Fasting is to discourage your dirty ego, to tie it to its Lord’s servanthood. O our Lord, may this news arrive from Shah Mardan who teaches us and may we learn the requirements of Islam and iman, and fulfill them – which is performing servanthood for Allah.

Ya Allah! You are Subhan, You are Sultan. The Companions would make iftar with two dates and the Prophet, alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam, with one date. These people are regulars of eating and drinking. “What will we eat? What will we drink?” Ya Rabbi, send us the Shah Mardan or his like, who will present us with the spiritual ma’idah /tables. Let us write on our doors: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May its blessings not decrease. May afflictions and troubles be far away. May religion and faith come. May the majesty, the majesty of Islam come. May the flags of Islam unfurl. For the honour of the Habib (sas), may we be sent the Sultan again. May we receive again the Bismillah signs on which His Ism Al-Jalil is written. May we look like Man. May we become believers.


Read for me Hj Mehmet. Allah bless you. May you be a lion. May you be a lion. Allah bless you. Allah bless you. May your outer and inner power increase.

The Last Friday of Sha’ban

photoBismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat, 2004.

Last Friday (Thursday night) of Shaban Mu’azzam. There are many tajallis (manifestations) on this night. It came down heavily on me. I kept sleeping and waking up. As my spirituality looks at the other side completely, this side gives heaviness and I feel like sleeping because during sleep the activities of spirituality become easier. It works while sitting but when you lie down it is of a different quality. It comes down on my eye like this, sleep becomes dominant, I leave to sleep.

(Begining of Jumaa Khutba)

Al-hamdu lillahi lladhi fataha lis-sa’ilina abwaba l-jinan. Wa a’dalahum n-na’ima wa akramahum bil huri wal ghilman. Fa subhan alladhi afada rahmatahu ala s-sa’imina fi sh-shahri Ramadan. Ash-shhadu an la ilaha illaAllahu wahdahu la sharika lah. Wa la nadhira lahu wa la mathila lah. Alladhi man alaina bil in’ami wa l- ihsan. Wa nashhadu anna Sayyidana wa sanadana wa Mawlana Muhammada, Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Habibuhu wa Rasuluh. Shafi’u l-mudhnibin fi yawmi l-mizan. SallAllahu Ta’ala ‘alaihi wa ‘ala alihi wa awladihi, wa azwajihi wa as’habihi wa atba’ih, wa khulafa-i rashidina l-murshidina l-mahdiyyina min ba’dih. Wa wuzara’ihi l-kamilina fi ahdih. khususan minhum ‘ala l-a’immati khulafa-i Rasulillahi ‘ala ttahqiq. Umara-i l-mu’minin. Hadarati Abi Bakrin wa Umara wa Usmana wa ‘Aliyyin dhawi l-Qadrin jalee. Wa ‘ala bakhiyyati l -sahabati wa t-tabi’in. Ridwanullahi Ta’ala alaihim ajma’in.

O believers, this Friday is the last Friday of Shaban Mu’azzam. Next Friday is for those who will reach it, and we ask from Janab-ul Mawla to let us reach it. It will be the first Friday of holy Ramadan Sharif. How happy for those who reach it! How happy for believers who reach these months, and whose hearts are filled with love for Allah and Rasulullah, filled with longing and love towards Allah and His Rasul. There is here and hereafter for them. What a pity for those who can’t appreciate these holy days and especially who can’t respect, who can’t even think of respecting, holy Ramadan Sharif. They are Khasira d-dunya wa l-akhirah; they are losers both here and hereafter. They won’t have dunya. Let them not think they are having it.

When they don’t come to Juma prayer, they are losing. Let them not think they are benefitting from not fasting in Ramadan Sharif, from not respecting Ramadan Sharif. They are harming themselves. They are harmed both in appearance and in spirituality. Their physical lives will be shameful, and their spiritual lives will diminish. And there are new troubles now; countless people are bothered with these new troubles. What is the least trouble they have? They call it depression. In the old days, they used to say “I’m depressed, I will go and have a walk”. In old days, they would come back to normal after having a walk when depressed. They would be relieved. Nowadays, the depression of these people is from the moment a man is conscious, he is in depression. Because they can’t have everything what they want. When they can’t have it, there happens a huge blast, and as a result of this blast, that man perishes without spirituality. Neither with pills, nor with syrups, neither with doctors, nor with judges will they prosper. Their job is over. Jobs of aghas and beys became over.

Listen carefully. Listen carefully to this matter. It is good when a man takes precautions. Take care before the illness comes. They used to say “See when you’re sick”. When you are caught by an illness, you can’t even have a bite. Now they’re not asking. Everyone is depressed. They go to doctors for check-ups. A doctor checks and says: “Ya Hu, you are like iron, you are a healthy woman. You don’t have anything. Let me examine your mind.” When he says so, she becomes happy: “Where will you examine?” Dr:”There’s a neurology hospital in Nicosia. They don’t like to call it a mental hospital now. They call it a neurological centre”. Woman: “Why don’t you say it’s a mental hospital? May Allah keep us away from it”.

A mind is the biggest blessing Janab-ul Haqq granted to His servants. A man can guard himself with a mind; he can find his way and path. As soon as the mind is gone, he’s not good anymore. He falls to an animal level. His job is done. Therefore “You don’t have anything, we will only examine your mind. Come”. “Where shall I come?” “There’s a neurology hospital in Nicosia. Go there. Let’s see what they say for you.” May Allah not lead us to that hospital. As soon as you enter the door, If you’re partially crazy, you become crazy completely before you’re out. What’s the reason? They don’t make research. They send to a mental hospital, but the doctor in a mental hospital is partially crazy together with them. They say someone sitting with a people for 40 days will become one of them. People around crazy ones not for 40 but for 140 days will become partially crazy too. Shortly, this is not being researched.

The man’s body is healthy. They’re not asking what other cause could there be. If the body’s fine and nothing is seen, then there’s a deficiency in spirituality that this person has fallen into such condition. He has money, a car, a wife, a horse, everything but comfort. A man says “I’m depressed.” What shall we do? Shall we tie your feet and throw you into the sea? What will your condition be? It’s not an illness of the physical. It belongs to spirituality. Do you pay attention to the spirituality of these people? Do you meet their spiritual needs? What are their needs? Can you cover them? Do you give such education to your children? You teach them foolish things with useless inventions. Inventions don’t make a stomach full. If you bring a plastic car, plastic fruit and vegetables, what’s the use? Why do you take them in? What will their use be? They won’t fill the stomach. They are of no use. Bring the real ones. They can’t give because they can’t cover the spiritual needs of these people. They became irritated and confused.

A little more and maybe everyone will go crazy. Now the conditions of people can still be tolerated, we tolerate a lot. May it not become so bad that we long for these days. But still they push ahead. After being pushed, pressed it will burst. Now there’s nothing. They said to a man in a hospital – now they are only pulling the tail of the bear. They said: “You’re just raising some dust. We are just holding the tail of a bear so the bear scratches and raises dust.” When you pull off the tail of the bear, then you have real trouble. The explosion comes when the bear is released. Now there’s nothing.

If you’ve money, you’ll find everything. The time will come when you won’t find anything with your money. We… I managed for WWII – The war which was 60-70 years ago. I managed for the war, which was 60 years ago so I know. I know well the conditions of the markets, how we couldn’t buy bread for money, how we couldn’t find bulghur, wheat. There was no pasta, no rice. I know all of it. You can’t buy for money. You are on this island. Don’t think they will send you ships full of food so that you eat and throw the half away. No. Therefore, be cautious. There’s nothing yet. Comfortable, we’re very comfortable. We have to make a lot of shukr to JanabAllah. Something will happen to those who don’t make shukr. If you want to know what is hunger, fast in Ramadan and taste it.

Now people’s mouths chew everything they want for 24 hours. If they don’t find something, they chew gum like camels. Both men and women put chewing gum into their mouths. For women it’s ok, for men it’s better not to chew. It is like the people of Lut. It’s embarassing. It’s not appropriate for men to chew gum in their mouths. It’s like men who became like women. It’s not appropriate at all. I’m telling it as a fable because people of this time, starting from their childhood have something in their hands to eat. They don’t eat at home but instead eat this & that in the streets. They drink coke. Adults drink beer. More desperate ones drink alcohol. They eat everything. Their mouths chew for 24 hours. Time will come. We’re on an island. They will fall into such a condition, they won’t find what they want. They will search in the garbage.

They have bad habits. They got such bad habits during the last 30 years. Instead of gathering to make shukr, they opened themselves (to bad habits). Next week is Ramadan Sharif. Allah is watching. He says: “I’m looking at My servants one more time.” Especially, He looks at these Cypriots. “Let’s see, if they are going to fast and count.” A war is waiting at the door. A war is not far. You are in the area of war. Don’t think that you can protect yourself, hide yourself. You are in the open. No protection for anyone except who is protected and hidden by Allah. Certainly they will be swept away and suffer. There will be ones who’ll go at once and ones who’ll suffer a lot. Therefore…

Ramadan Sharif is coming, once more Janab-ul Mawla will look: “Do they know Me, or not? Do they know themselves? Do they know who they are? How is humanity on earth? How did they appear? What did they appear for? Did they look for it? Did they ask what they were created for? They will come to their senses. If not, we’ll leave them again.” Then, after this Bayram there will be another Bayram. We seek refuge in Allah. Don’t leave fasting. Who openly doesn’t fast this year won’t reach next year. If a war starts, they will vanish in this war. It’s a sign of Divine anger.

Mountains are exploding. Fire is billowing like the fire of hell. Don’t think that fire comes from volcanoes only. Janab-ul Haqq can raise a volcano from wherever He wants whenever He wants. Any place of the world can explode. A sign of Divine anger is not necessarily a volcano. A hurricane is coming, a strong storm is coming. It’ll destroy houses. They are not coming to their senses, not taking heed. Floods are coming, floods are covering. They’re not taking heed, still saying it’s nature. Still saying it’s nature. Everywhere is shaken with calamities. They’re still saying it’s nature. Don’t. Say Allah. Who is nature? Who is nature? Where is it? Where does this nature rule from? Tell. They have degraded these people with inventions. Muslims are going after them as well. What a pity! The time is coming when everyone will have what they deserve. Pay attention and respect Ramadan Sharif, you’ll find peace.

We read first khutba for Ramadan as a preparation. JanabAllah is opening the doors of paradise in Ramadan Sharif. For those who know themselves and keep the orders, the doors of the 8 paradises are open. For those who don’t know, a fire of hell will be sent on earth. The doors of hell are opening too. Watch yourself. Guard your religion, guard your faith.

We are not without religion and faith. We haven’t come from families of unbelievers without religion or faith. Our seven generations back were Muslim. What have we become? What have we become? What happened to us? Why did we change? There were Greeks, our companions on the island. Did the Greeks change their religion? Did they destroy their churches? Did they change their priests? Did they change their alphabet & everything? Did they lean towards Islam or remained with their religion or get rid of it? Do they keep their religion? What happened to us? Is there a purer religion than Islam that we follow after them? Leaving this religion what have we become? Where did we reach? They’ll see where we reached on Bayram.

Ala inna ahsana l-kalam wa ablagha l-nizam. Kalamullahi l-Maliki l-Azizi l-Allam. Kama qal Allahu tabaraka wa ta’ala fi l-kalam. “Wa idha quria l qur’anu fa’istamiu lahu wa ansitu la’allakum turhamun”(7:204) (Listen to Qur’an when it’s read) Audhu billahi mina sh-shaytani r-rajim, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim “Wa ma khalaqtu l-jinna wa l-insa illa liyabuduni”(51:56) (Men & Jinn were made to serve Me) Al-hamdu lillahi hamdan kamilin, wa s-salatu wa s-salamu ‘ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajma’in. Ta’ziman li Nabiyyi wa takriman li fakhamati sha’ni safiyyihi faqala. Fa qala ‘Azza wa Jalla min qa’ilin mukhbiran wa amira. “Inna Allaha wa mala’ikatahu yusalluna ala an-Nabiyyi ya ayyuha lladhina amanu sallu alayhi was sallimu tasliman”(33:56) Allahumma salli wa sallim ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin. Hasbuna Allahi wa ni’ma l-wakeel. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi l-‘Aliyyi l-‘Azim.

The Tajalli Of Friday

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS), Sohbat of the 21st of March, 2014.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim

We have reached Friday today. Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu illa Hu. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful. O lovers of Shah Mardan. How beautiful they are speaking. O lovers of Shah Mardan. May we get relief, ya Mawla. Our Ummuhan Sultan, may we be relieved and opened. May we not be sad. May we be happy on this holy Friday. May we be relieved, my son. Allahu Allah. Allahu Allah. Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu. Our Lord. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O lovers of Shah Mardan. Let’s say La ilaha illAllah. La ilaha illAllah. La ilaha illAllah. Allah is the Possessor of earths and heavens. May we open. May we open, my son. May we open. Our Lord.

It is a new favour of our Lord. Today came with new manifestations to His Beloved from our Lord. It will open. It will open. May it open. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May our souls open. There’s no one who recites Bismillah whose soul doesn’t open. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful. How beautiful is a pure Name of Janab-ul Mawla, His Pure Name. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim so that our souls open. May they not be closed. May our souls not be destroyed. Our Lord. A Beautiful Name of our Lord – Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. There can’t be anyone who recites Bismillah Sharif and is sad, my son. It will open.

May love of the Beloved of our Lord be given to our hearts. We ask for it. Allah Jalla Jalaluhu loved His Beloved. May we love him too. We love him too. We are full with love of His Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). O lovers of Shah Mardan, don’t be sad. Don’t be sad. Don’t be upset. Say, O lovers of Shah Mardan, so that our souls are pleased, an Honored Name of our Lord – Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillah Sharif. How beautiful, O my son Mehmed Efendi. Our Lord has favoured us with His Great Name, my son. He said: “Say, O My servants, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say it and you won’t be closed. You won’t fade. You won’t be destroyed. You will open. You will be happy”.

O our Lord. O our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan. Let’s say Hu. Let’s say Hu. Who says Hu won’t be sad. Allah. Who says Hu won’t be sad, my son. Who says Hu is happy. Who says Hu is relieved, his soul and eyes are open. Our Lord who opens months and days. Our Allah who created earth and heavens. Hu Hu Hu. May they be happy. May our souls be relieved. There’s no one who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and his soul remains troubled, my son. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Our Lord who created earths and heavens, Who remembers Your Great Name cannot be sad. “Say, O My servants, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.”

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is a pole from earths to heavens. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May we have this pole too, O our Lord. May favours and kindness reach us from our Lord. Let us ask from our Lord. Let’s say our first word, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful. Permission is given to us. Permission is given. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Permission is given. What a beautiful permission. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May our souls open. May they be happy. Darkness leaves our hearts. Darkness goes away. Light from the light of heavens comes down to our souls. Ask for light, O lovers. O lovers, ask for light. Not fire. Let’s ask for light. Even if we’re on an imitated way, let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O lovers of Shah Mardan, Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

Ja’aka fat’hul mubeen. Allah Allah. Ja’aka fat’hul mubeen. A clear opening will reach you, my son. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. It is a pole of light from earth to heavens. Who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim every day, his soul is filled with its light. It is filled with light. Our Mawla won’t leave us without light. Hasha. Hasha. Let’s say Allah Hu. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say day and night Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say day and night Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

May our souls and eyes be full. May we be full with light. O son of Adam, O son of Adam, strive. May your soul be filled with light. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May our souls and eyes be filled with light. We ask to be filled. We ask for light. We ask for light. Light. Light that comes down from heavens. May we be filled with light from inside and outside by remembering the Beautiful Name of our Lord, by remembering the Beautiful Name of His Beloved. We ask for light. We ask for light, my son. May Allah give light to you and us. May we stay in light. Light, light. Light comes down from heavens to earth for them. We’ll be filled with light from inside and outside, my daughter. It’ll be filled with light. Allah doesn’t deprive His servant from that light.

Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say, O lovers of Shah Mardan. Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. May we get strength. May we get strength. May we get honor. May our endurance increase. May our servanthood to our Lord increase. He is our Lord. May we not be weak. Don’t deprive us from the honor of Bismillah Sharif, ya Rabbi. Give us from its strength, ya Rabbi. May we remember You with its strength, ya Rabbi. Allahu Allah. Allahu Rabbi. Allahu Allahu Allahu ma li siwahu. Fatiha.

It is the day of Friday, the manifestation of Friday is different. Its strength is different. Its light is different. O our Lord. Give us permission to recite Your Beautiful Name, my Allah. May we say Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq. We won’t be sad. We won’t be sad by remembering the name of our Lord. Today is Friday. It is Sayyid-ul Ayyam – the lord of days. Our Mawla gives His favours more on this day. May our spirits be loaded with faith. May our honor be loaded with honor from the honor of His Beloved (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). Amin. Amin. Amin. Al-hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen.

Fatiha. Allah.

Video link: The Tajalli Of Friday

Allaahumma Salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa Aali Muhammadin wa Sallim

Love Oceans

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Shaykh al-Akbar, Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (Qs), Sohbat of the 5th of February, 2014.

Sultan ul Awliya

Marhaban, O yaran Shahi Mardan. Let us start. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. The Name that makes the Earth & the Heavens tremble- Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord! You granted us this. May You forgive our sins, O our Lord. As-Salamu Alaikum!

Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, sit comfortably. Sit comfortably, sit comfortably. We are saying “Sit comfortably in the assembly”, the order is like this- O yaran Shahi Mardan. (So that) the Ahbab of Shahi Mardan may not be burdened with any difficulty, they may be in comfort. Thanks to Allah. How beautiful. Tariqatuna as-sohba- “Our way is through association”, all the mashayikh would say. Our Shaykh Sultanu-l Awliya also says like this. Tariqatuna as-sohba- Our way is through association. What is sohbat? It is the way of being ahbab/lovers. For whom? For the lovers. For the lovers. May love be a dress for us.

Dastur O Rijal Allah, madad O Shahi Mardan. I say “Dastur”. Insan/Man is really the “Hazrat al-Insan”. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. He is Who creates, He is Who keeps us alive- Allahu Dhu-l Jalal. Thanks to Allah- He dressed on us from the dress of the universes of existence, that we appear in existence. If He doesn’t dress, we can’t be seen. (Otherwise) one is left in the universe of ghayb-unseen. All Praise/Hamd be to Allah Almighty, thanks be to Him that He dressed on us a beautiful shape. He granted us spirituality. He made us from the nation of His Great Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam). He also called us “My servant”.

“Ya ‘Ibadi Fattaquni”(39:16). Allah Allah! (O My servants fear Me). Is it not like this? “Fear Me”, meaning keep your adab. Keep the adab. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi l-Hamd. May all burdens on us be lifted. Our son, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Let us see what they will make us speak. ‘Ismau wau”, listen and keep what you listen. “‘Ismau wau fa idha ra’aytum fantafiu”. If you listen, you take benefit- it is such a benefit that no one else can give you that benefit. Thanks be to Allah, thanks be to our Lord. Allahu Akbar.

You are Subhan, O Lord. You are Sultan, O Lord. You are Who creates, O Lord. You granted us from Your love & longing, O my Lord. He granted His Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam), and from His Habib (sas) came to us the love, to love, the muhabba/love, the mubabbatuLlah/love of Allah, the love of the Habib (sas), the love of the awliya. O yaran! Dive into the oceans of love, to take from it. Dunya is not something to love. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. What benefit comes from loving the stones, the mountains, the oxen, the cows of dunya? It has no benefit. The muhabba, the love- the love for the Beloved of Allahu Dhu-l Jalal. O glorious Prophet! (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam) May he accept us too, may we be under his feet too. May we be filled with his love & longing. Who doesn’t have love & longing is like a dry log, son. What benefit can come from a dry log, what can it be? Allahu Allah Allahu Rabbi ma li siwahu. Illa Hu.

People now are lost and confused about themselves. They have fallen into a bewildered state. They are after the trash of dunya, they want to collect from that trash. Ok, collect and pile! What benefit does the Empire of China give to the Chinese people? What does the power of a savage bring to his country, to his people? What does India bring to the Indians? Nothing! Nothing! Nothing. Ask. Ask. Look to what will be gained. Look to our Lord, look to our Lord’s Beloved, to His Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam). Run after him so that you can get what you want to get, so that you gain power, so that beauty is dressed on you. Beauty is the grant of Rabbu-l Izzat. He dressed it on His Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam).

No one can reach the beauty ocean of the Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam). If he does, he will drown. If he does, he will get drowned. Allahu Akbar. O our Lord! May You forgive us. Don’t make us run after this dirty dunya. It has nothing. It has nothing. What does it have? What will you do with gold, with silver? Will they put it in your grave, O man? What will you do with them? Don’t be after gold & silver but be after the love of the Sultan of the Prophets (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam). You too, dive into the ocean of love and you may be filled with love. What you may get from dunya- What is the goods that the Sultan of the Prophets (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam) brought? It is the love of Allah. The Sultan of the Sultans, our Master (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam)! He didn’t bring you the soil, the stones of the earth. No. What can happen with them? Take it, this mountain is yours. Take it, these animals are yours. What is their benefit for you?

What you will take is that of the Habib (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam)- whom He loved and who, inside that love, dived into the ocean- our Master (sallAllahu alayhi wasalam). Dive into that ocean of love into which he dived. Dive into the glorification oceans of He Who created him. Or else, take this dunya! Take it! Say “this mountain is yours”. Can I carry that mountain on my shoulders? No. “This mountain is yours. These animals are also yours”. Who loves the animals is animal. Who loves the animals? Animals do. Who loves the one who is up, who loves the Habib takes from his light, takes from his love & his longing. Look to that one. O our Lord, may You forgive us. O our Lord! May You accept us to be Your servants. May we do Your service. How beautiful it is to be a servant to Allah. Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, how beautiful it is to be a servant of Allah. How beautiful it is to serve Allah. How beautiful it is to be filled with love & longing!

What can we do with dunya’s mountains, hills? What can we do with its oceans? What we want is our hearts to be filled with His love & longing. May we run to serve our Lord with the love of servanthood. This is what we want. Do you have this? You don’t. You are running after the soil of this earth. Don’t run after it. Don’t run after gold and silver. Don’t run after women, don’t run after men. Don’t run after palaces. Don’t run after any of the earthly things. They are all things of no value. They are all of no value. What is valuable is the love of the Habib. Carry the love of Allah’s beloved one. That is the real merit. What is dunya? It is WC. What do the people in dunya do? They fill the WC. What is it that they do? They eat, drink and fill the WC. O Man! Was that your real doing? Was eating, drinking and filling the WC your real doing? Shame on you. Shame on you. The ego imprisons man and our spirituality pulls us up. May Allah grant us spirituality, son. Instill it, give it and don’t fear. Fatiha.

Read for me, Shaykh Mehmet. Read, son. Read.

May we enter the category of angels. Angels don’t have the need to eat or drink. Make dua for me. What can we do? One day we will pass away too. We will leave the dirty dunya. But let us perform our mission. Let us set out on the way of the Habib(sallAllahu alayhi wasalam) of the Lord of Majesty. Let us follow his traces, let us carry his love. Let us carry from his life. Let us be honoured with his honour- of the Habib of Allah. Well done to those who can do it. May Allah increase your love, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Send salams.

Video link: Love Oceans