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The Takbir of Eid

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Before Eid Prayer (Eid ul-Fitr 2013), Mawlana congratulated all of us and explained the meaning of Eid and the value of Takbir.

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Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (qs), Sohbat – 8th August, 2013.

As-Salamu alaikum, O yaran of Shah Mardan. The ahbab of Shah Mardan, may Salam be upon you. On this holy day when Ramadan Sharif is completed, may Salam be upon the believers who are ready to celebrate Bayram/the festival.

Madad Ya Sahibu-l Maydan, Shah Mardan. May you grant us from your holy words. Your yaran are your admirers. May we kiss the hands, the feet of our Master who is the Fakhru l- Ka’inat, the pride of all Creation (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) and may he grant us his intercession and compassion. This is a sohbat from Shah Mardan. It is according to our level, our capacity. If we pass beyond our capacity, it is of no benefit. Welcome to you, O yaran of Shah Mardan. Marhaba to those who attend the assembly of the lovers of Shah Mardan. O our Shah Mardan, the Lion of lions!

Mubarak the feast of Ramadan Sharif. May it be mubarak for you and mubarak for us also. Come in- O yaran, O ahbab. Kunu Ibad’Allahi ikhwana – the servants of Allah are are brothers. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim- remember the Majestic Name of our Mawla, and that He accepted us for His servanthood. He  (Subhānahu wa Ta‘āla) dressed us with that honour. Let us praise, thank our Lord. Let us put our foreheads on the ground for sajda. Even if there was no order to make sajda, to prostrate before Who created us, to make sajda for Him is the glory/shan & iftikhar/ pride of the people.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Today is the first day of the Ramadan Feast- it is Bayram (Eid/Festival). What have we done that it came to be a festival? We have done/accomplished something according to our capacity & Allah Almighty is paying in return. The great Angels are surprised in the Heavens- “These children of Adam are on the streets this morning. They are rushing somewhere all together, with such joy”. Subhan Allah. Come in O Muslims. There is a shadumani/happiness. You can’t see, you can’t celebrate this happiness, this joy every day. Shadumani, it is bayram/festival. The servants of Allah put on their clean dresses, put on their new dresses and they are walking in the streets, in crowds at the time of dawn. To where are they walking? They are going to the Diwan/Assembly of their Lord to make sajda for their Lord, to make shukur & to find the joy of being forgiven by chanting Allahu Akbar.

What is the day today? What day? Do you not hear it in the streets, in the dawn? in the mosques- “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Ill’Allahu w’Allahu akbar Allahu akbar wa lillahi l-hamd”. Allah. “Dress on them” He (swt) says, “dress on them barakah/blessings- dress on My servants from the barakah of Heavens that they are magnifying Me. They are saying “Allahu Akbar”. Dress on them, dress on them from the Nurani dress of Heavens that they may be pleased. Their Eid may be mubarak. O Angels! You also join them. You also say the Takbir”. The Islamic nations are gaining majesty with Takbir. They are – the servants of Allah- are walking through the streets arrayed in lines. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Ill’Allahu w’Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa liLlahi l-Hamd.

The Malaika Kiram, the great Angels also join them and set off an uproar in dunya – whole dunya is in an uproar- dunya is shaking with the Takbirs of this holy day, the Eid of Ramadan. Allahu Akbar! They shake dunya like the rocking of a cradle. Listen to the words of the holy Shah Mardan and walk with him. Ka’anna, ka’annahu- you will be as if you walked with the Shah Mardan. Al mar’u maa man ahabba. The person is with the one he loves. Love and you will be loved. You should know who to love. O our Lord! Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Ill’Allahu w’Allahu akbar Allahu Akbar wa lillahi l-Hamd. Dunya is shaking, from every direction. On the oceans the Angels who are appointed for the oceans as well as the holy ones, the murabit (saints appointed to look after a particular place), are reciting the Takbir. Not only these, but there is the group who are not responsible yet they even recite in their own language, the poor ones. Takbir is not for them but they have their tasbih / praising. “Wa in min shayin illa yusabbihu bihamdihi walakin la tafqahuna tasbeehahum”. (17:44)

Everything has its tasbih- they have their tasbih, their tazim/glorification of their Creator. “Subhan Allah, Subhan Allah, Subhan Allah”- there is not one atom that does not say this, S. Mehmet Effendi. The Angels of the Seven Heavens on this holy day of Eid- the voice of each one of them is like the voice of the Angel of Ra’ad (the angel responsible for thunder & rain)- recite the Takbir. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Ill’Allahu w’Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa liLlahi l-Hamd. How beautiful. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. How beautiful. What a beautiful day today is. To where are all these people going? They go magnifying their Lord. The children of Adam magnify & the rest of the creation praises / makes tasbih.

So it is today that Shah Mardan said these few words to us. O holy Shah Mardan. Man is the Hz Insan. His maqam/station is high. He is the Caliph on earth. So one should appreciate the honour of Man accordingly. Man should appreciate the honour of other Men. Who doesn’t know this falls down to the category of animals. Who know the honour rank of Man- they are dressed especially with a dress from Heavens. They are dressed with a new dress of Eid. There is no value in dunya (wordly) dresses. We didn’t do anything, but in Allah Almighty’s Presence, our simple glorification, praise and exaltation is accepted. An order is coming – dress My servants who are making Takbir with a dress of Eid from heavens. What a dress it is. That is why if people knew that rank, they wouldn’t stay in the stable of animals. They would run to the assemblies of the Yaran (beloved friends) of Shah Mardan while reciting Divine Takbir (Allahu Akbar).

What a nice day. The Angels are in the streets. Where are they going? They are going to make Shukr Sajdah (prostration of thanks) to their Lord. They are the ones who value Holy Ramadan. They did what they could according to their capacity. Don’t give them from the dress of dunya. Give them… Today everyone wears new dunya clothes too, in order to show appreciation for the value of this day. They wear their clean clothes, even if it has patches. They wear their clean, new clothes. Where do they go while saying Takbir? They are going to do their servanthood for their Lord and give praise.

Madad Ya Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan is giving his Yaran good tidings – Today, you are going early in the morning while making Takbir. We won’t leave you with patched clothes; we won’t leave you with dunya dresses. You will be dressed with the dress of honor from heavens. That’s why they go with joy. They go with hope and return with joy and they will find everything.

Welcome our Yaran (beloved friends). May your honor be forever. May you live a nice life. May your life in dunya be a nice life, a sweet life, an honorable life. O Shah Mardan, go ahead. Your Yaran admire you. Those who love him are his Yaran, his beloved friends. Let’s love and be loved. Those who love are loved. Love Muslims. Defend/ support Muslims. Stay away from those who are far from Islam. Don’t give them your hand, don’t be close to them. Allahu Akbar. Be close to those who love Islam. Stay away from those who don’t love Islam. Even if they have a treasure like Qarun, don’t be close to them, don’t ask from them. They can’t match Islam’s honor, beauty, richness, lights, Islam’s holiness and blessings.

O Muslims, listen. Let’s listen to Shah Mardan. This is what he is saying. Love so you can be loved. Love Allah and run to Him. Love our Master and run to him. Run away from those who don’t love them. Don’t go, O Muslim, don’t go to those who don’t come to Islam. Don’t beg from them. Don’t deal with them even if they give you money. Keep the honor of Islam, and Allah Almighty will send you grants like rain. Subhan Allah, Sultan Allah. Our Lord, our Sultan, our Lord, our Subhan, who did He dress with those attributes? He dressed our Master (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Awliya (saints) call him – Fakhru Ka’inat/ Pride of the Universe. Look at our Master, the Master of the Universe (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Don’t look anywhere else. Even if they pile gold in front of you, kick it aside and leave it. The love of the Pride of the Universe, and his honor is enough for us. O Turks, you have become bewildered. O Arabs, you have become confused. You are running after democracy. That is a WC. Whoever falls in it will drown. Come to the clean way. We are Muslims. Don’t search for anything other than Islam. There is no honor in that. Honor is with Muslims. There is nothing for them outside Islam.

O our Lord, give us strength. O Shah Mardan, may your words be a cure for those present. Let’s fill our mosques. Let’s say – Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La ilaha illa Allah wa Llahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa liLlahi l-Hamd. How nice. Today is the day that special mercy comes down from heavens to those who kept the orders during the holy Ramadan so they can celebrate and pray 2 rak’at. MashaAllah, mashaAllah. Let’s appreciate it and dress with Islam. Let’s dress as Muslims. You can’t find any other dress as beautiful as the dress of Muslims. You can’t find the dress of Islam or dress of Muslims anywhere else. Those who see you should know that you are Muslim.

Our Lord, our Subhan, our Sultan, for the sake of Your Beloved Habib (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), You gave us all these blessings. Let’s love You. Let’s walk on Your way. Let’s find honor on Your way. There is no honor on any other way. Say – Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar la ilaha illa Allah wa Llahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa liLlahi l-Hamd. Eid prayer is with Takbir. How nice it is with Takbir. And now, today, it is almost time for Eid prayer. These few words from Shah Mardan are enough for us. It is enough for the whole world and for 7 worlds. Let’s say – Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar la ilaha illa Allah wa Llahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa liLlahi l-Hamd. Al-‘Azamatu liLlah.

Yesterday, the whole universe trembled like this. And there was the glorification & exaltation of the Angels. Go ahead, our brothers, make dua (supplication) for us too. May your honor increase. Man’s honor is from Islam. There is no honor outside of Islam. Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Sayyidi l-Awwalina wa l-Akhirin. Salat and Salam to our Master who is the Sultan of sultans. May it be easy for us to follow the ways he showed us. May our faces be full of lights and our hearts pure. May our end be a good one. Go with clean ones. Don’t open your hand to kafir (unbelievers). Don’t wish anything from them. Say “Allah” and go. Say “Allah” and set out. This is enough for today. Today’s explanation and pronouncement could continue until next year, but this is enough. Our Khalifa (representative) Sheikh Mehmed Effendi will give a talk and others will benefit.

Pray for us too.

Fatiha.

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Laylatu-l Qadr, Laylatu-l Qurb

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS), Sohbat, 3rd August, 2013.

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There has never been anyone who opened his hands (for help) and returned from the Sultan’s door empty-handed. Sahhih ‘akidataka- Correct your belief.

Welcome to you, O yaran Shah Mardan. O holy one! May you teach us, we came to be taught by you. If you hit the right side of an untrained donkey, it goes left. If you hit its left side, it goes right. It is not trained. There should be a training. Madad Ya Rijal Allah, madad Ya Shah Mardan. O yaran Shah Mardan. May we be beautiful. May we be sweet. May we be majestic. They don’t use a mangy donkey at the door of the Sultan- Sultan uses a Kuhaylan (Arabian horse). Our Janab-i Mawla is the source of Lutf-ul Karam (Generous Grants) and we ask to be majestic, not miskeen (lazy & helpless). We are at the door of such a Sultan that being miskeen is not suitable, being majestic is suitable. One should know this. One should learn this.

Yes, the Sultan does not use a skinny horse at his door. He has a kuhaylan that scares the lions- the Sultan- that even a lion is afraid from it. Who can’t scare shaytan is in the category of trash. Madad Ya RijalAllah, madad Ya Shah Mardan. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Your yaran are your admirers. Slowly, Al ‘ilmu bi’t-ta’allum. Knowledge is gained day by day, no one can learn in one day all at once. Bi’t ta’allum- wa l-hilmu bi’t ta’allum. Is it not like this? Come in, welcome to you the ahbab of Shah Mardan- who are filled with the muhabbat/ love of Shah Mardan, who ask Nur from Shah Mardan – welcome. You came to such a door that has no equal, no like.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. We are weak servants. ‘Abiduka dhu’afa, qawwi dha’fana bi Quwwatika Ya Rabb. We are weak servants. “Wa Khuliqa Al-‘Insanu Da’ifaan” (4:28). Is it not a Verse? Man was created weak. Qawwi dha’fana fi Ridak! O our Lord, may You remove our weakness. O Shah Mardan, may our weakness be lifted off us. May we be like the kuhaylan of the Sultan, may we not be in the category of miskeen donkeys that go and after a while fall down. May we be a kuhaylan that is worthy of the Sultan. Masha Allah. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. May you go ahead and explain to us, so that we understand. Yu’allimuhum, ta’allam wa ‘allim. Even if you don’t know, learn and teach. What should you learn? Well, what did we learn? To plow a field. What did we learn? To shepherd. What did we learn? To be a doorman. There are 360 crafts in dunya. Who doesn’t believe it can count, right S. Mehmet Effendi? There are all kinds of talents. What is the best of talents? Go ahead O Shah Mardan, your yaran are your admirers. Let them hear it. The best of the talents is adab.

No one has managed to draw close to his Lord by taking a way other than adab. Shah-i Jehan- our Master, the Sultan (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Addabani Rabbi- My Lord taught me adab”. And it continues- “Wa qarrabani- and brought me close – nearness to Allah, my Lord taught me this (Adab). I didn’t learn it from anyone else. Addabani Rabbi- He taught me the adab for being close to His Essence/Dhat-u Ajalli ‘Ala”. It is the assembly of Shah Mardan’s lovers- no one has ever come empty and returned empty from that assembly. Everyone has received a share. May we take a share too. Khudh naseebak/Take your share. Allahumma qawwi dha’fi fi Ridak. We are weak our Lord.

There are lions of Yours who can remove our weakness. There are holy servants of Yours who can teach us adab. Each adab is a level and there is no end to the levels. Who are in the category of donkeys continue with their donkey-ness. They don’t ask to be a horse, don’t ask to be a Man either. “My situation is good like this, I am comfortable” they say. They carry burdens and they bray too. They scared even the lion when they brayed: “What a majestic animal is this?” it scared the lion like this. You see? Well, the lion has never heard a voice like that in its life, it got astonished: “What a majestic creature is this that it even scared me”. Don’t bray like the braying of donkeys. No, be like the roaring of lions.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Allahu Dhu-l Jalal, Al-Yazdan didn’t create you to be a donkey. Allah Almighty didn’t create you as a beast of burden-know this, learn this. Al Khaliqu-l Yazdan Allah Almighty didn’t create you to be the donkey of dunya. Allah Almighty didn’t create you, saying “carry the burden that I load you down in dunya”. Allah Almighty didn’t make you the animal of dunya. Don’t forget. But what did shaytan turn the people into? May it be far from us, it turned the people into the animals of dunya. Shaytan made the people animals of dunya. And Man – “Wa Khuliqa Al-‘Insanu Da’ifaan”- was created weak. The meaning of weak is gentle- he is created gentle. He is not created for the burdens donkeys carry. Dunya- dunya is the burden of shaytan. It looks for someone “who should I load up?” It wants to load it onto Man who is gentle. Man is not a porter.

“Wa Humilati Al-‘Ardu Wa Al-Jibalu” (69:14). Is it a Holy Verse? “Humilat”, bore the burden but that burden is a burden that gives honour. And Man is honoured with such an honour that no one can be above that honour. Allah Almighty placed His Amanat/Trust on him. Man bore the Amanat that neither Heavens nor Earths could bear. It was offered to the mountains & stones “Who will bear this Amanat?” They said “O Lord, forgive us. Forgive us, we can’t do it”. Who did it? Who did it, who took that burden? “Wa Hamalaha l-‘Insanu” (33:72). Man bore it. Man didn’t take the Amanat for carrying fertilizer. There is such an honour for Man, that mountains, stones are offered to bear it but the mountains, stones said “We can’t accept it, we can’t bear it”. O Man, know your honour. Come in O seekers of Shah Mardan, who want to take faydh/benefit from him – listen. Know your honour. If Man knew his honour, it would be peaceful & quiet on earth. If Man knew his honour no one would insult one another, no one would oppress one another, no one would look down on another. This is the honour of Man. Get used to this O those who wander around claiming to be Men but are not aware of humanity.

Today’s humanity is not aware of humanity. The Bible, Torah, Zabur and the Holy Quran are sent to the people to teach them the level of humanity. “Wa Ma ‘Allamnahu sh-Shi’ra” (36:69). “We didn’t teach him poetry”. “Wa ‘Allamnahu Min Ladunna ‘Ilmaan” (18:65). We granted him a knowledge from Ladun/from Us. Our Master, the Sultan of the Prophets- Salawatullahi wa salamu alaik- knew his mission. And when he knew his mission, he learned what was necessary for him to fulfill that mission. “Addabani Rabbi. My Lord taught me adab”. Allah Almighty taught him how he should behave. Allah Almighty taught the Master of Creation (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). “‘Allamani Rabbi” (12:37). Addabani Rabbi fa’ahsana ta’dibi. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Yes. Yawmun jadeed, rizqun jadeed.

O Shah Mardan, your knowledge is a jewel. O people, take from that jewel. And each Prophet also came with a kind of jewel. The jewel Prophet Jesus brought is different. The jewel Prophet Moses brought is different and the jewel Prophet Solomon brought is different. What is what Prophet Solomon brought? Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. (27:30) The great Nabi, Prophet Solomon, from whose azamat/ greatness Heavens & earth would tremble, he also brought- he brought an amanat/ trust to mankind. “Innahu min Sulaymana wa innahu Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. There is an amanat, there is a jewel that each Prophet brought to make Men draw near to his Lord. To draw near to his Lord – this is the goal of the Men, to gain nearness to Allah. We want nearness to Allah. What else should we want? There is nothing for us with the Kings of this time.

For us, a nearness – such a nearness that it happens, its tahqiq/reality happens one night a year. On one night a year, how does a servant draw near to Allah Almighty? Its definition comes- the Laylatu-l Qadr. On the Laylatu-l Qadr, when that manifestation takes place, everything is in sajda. O Lord, may You not deprive us of that sajda. May we make sajda for You our Lord. May we dive into Your Nur O Lord. Grant us strength O Lord and we will raise Your banners. We will destroy the banners of the enemy of mankind. We acknowledge the flag of azamat the Prophet of the end of times brought and we run to be under it. Sahibu-l Liwa Al Hamd- the flag of Praise belongs to our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). In dunya and in akhirah also his flag will be called, raised and all Prophets will run to be under it. May Allah grant us honour & in dunya also may we be under that Liwa Al-Hamd which the Glorious Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) carries.

May we be dressed with the level of the honour of humanity. Leave the fighting. Leave the savagery. The beauty and elegance of Man- “Wa la-qad karramna Bani Adam” (17:70). Don’t debase the children of Adam who Allah honoured and exalted. This is in the Bible, in Torah, in Zabur too; it is in all the books. Prophet Adam was crowned with this crown of happiness, with this crown of honour in Paradise. Try to keep it. All of us have it but shaytan drives people in the opposite way. O our Lord, You have all these fresh and beautiful ways.

It is tonight which is the Laylatu-l Qadr, the famous. It is a manifestation. Once that manifestation is opened, whatever is there standing, falls down in sajda. Even the ants are in sajda. Al-Azamatu Lillah, wa l-‘Izzatu Lillah, wa l-Jabarut Lillah. May Allah open it for you. May He open our hearts. What beauties are there, what beauties are there, what honours are there. Yes, when that “Innahu min Sulaiman” came, that Bismillah brought so much to the Queen of Sheba. It is the Bismillah from Sulaiman. When it is recited upon the order coming from Rabbu-l Izzat you can’t describe or explain the rank that comes with it, S. Mehmet Effendi.

For this, let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. And we gain honour, we gain strength, we gain beauty. May we not be rejected from the Door of Acceptance of Rabbul Izzat. What night is it, the Laylatu-l Qadr? It is equal to “Alfi Shahr/1000 months”- which month, in which scale, which time is it? We can’t define it. Masha’ Allahu kana, wa ma lam yasha’ lam yakun. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. The arena is all yours. May you teach and we learn.

Tawfiq/success is from Allah Almighty. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and march. If you say it & march, there will be no closed doors left in front of you. There will be no creature left that does not respect you. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and blow on yourself. They don’t teach it because they worship shaytan. They worship idols, they worship imitated things. Leave these and make sajda in the Presence of Rabbu-l Izzat Who created you. Everything is in sajda on the Laylatu-l Qadr. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillah’il Hamd.

Fatiha.

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The Ocean of Being

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi(Qs), Sohbat, 14th July, 2013.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim | Sohbat

As-salāmu ‘alaykum, O attendees. “O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan”, from that point they make us start our speech. From wherever they make us start, is from where they open up a way for us. As-salāmu ‘alaykum, O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan. As-salām qabla l-kalām! Before speaking, give greetings of peace (salām)! Greetings of peace bring salamat, a state of well being, safety, and that means peace. Let us say, “astaghfiru-Llāh, I ask Allah for forgiveness!” Let’s be from those who are pure and clean! Allah loves those who are clean. “Inna-Llāha yuhibbu l-mutatahhirīn.” (2:222)

Our assembly is an assembly according to our own strength: An ant isn’t given the load of a bee, and a bee isn’t given the strength of a bird. Lā yukallifu-Llāhu nafsan illa wus‘ahā. (2:286) Allah doesn’t task a self beyond its capacity. Dastur, yā Rijāl Allāh. Madad, O Shah Mardan, support! O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan, welcome, O lovers of the Lion of Allah. With his love we live; by his purity we become pure; from his knightliness and his high aspiration we learn adab. O our Lord, how many are Your gracious Favours!

Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Your brethren adore you lovingly. Your awe-inspiring appearance envelops the world and makes it shake. Learn adab, ta’addabu! Learn adab! What does it mean to learn adab, Shaykh Muhammad Effendi? It means to know your limits. Adab! Who is a person possessing adab? The person who knows his limits. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Explain to us about proper adab! Our Lord, Jalla Jalāluhu brought us into existence. From nothingness, from nonexistence, He brought us into existence. Here you go, O Shah Mardan, explain it, try to make your brethren understand. To those who are ready for your orders, who want to keep to your path, O servants of Allah, salāms (greetings of peace) to you! “Without salāms, there’s no goodness!”, he says. What’s his value? He’s an animal. An animal doesn’t give salāms nor does it understand the meaning of peace.

Dastur, yā Shah Mardan. Let us learn. Innama l-‘ilmu bi ta‘allum (Verily, knowledge is through learning) So let’s learn! Slowly, slowly we will learn the adab of entering into the (divine) Presence. It is not easy, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. There is a special adab of being in the Presence, entering into the Presence is step by step. Someone who doesn’t have a mentor by his side cannot simply present himself for a face-to-face meeting. O human, the rank of the Station of Divinity (Martabat al-Uluhiyya) is not just any kind of rank. No one can comprehend its reality! Our Lord, the Eternal Most High Being, He said, “I will create a new creature, to represent Myself: a khalīfa.” What does it mean, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, His khalīfa? “I will create a new creature that will represent Myself”. The angels fell down prostrate, all the majestic angels lay trembling in prostration before the Exalted Lord of Might and Glory.

Here you go, O Shah Mardan. We are incapable, according to our state, of bearing even the magnificence of His Words, but there are noble Angels, majestic Angels. Allah Allah! Even those majestic Angels fell trembling into prostration. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren adore you lovingly. So how did it all start? “I will create”, He proclaimed, the All-Compelling (al-Jabbār) Owner of all Greatness (al-Mutakabbir). O Allah Most High, Possessor of absolute Might, Glory and Majesty! He declared, “I will create a new creature to represent Myself. Allāhu akbar! Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren adore you lovingly. Adjust to it, O you human animals, who don’t want to rise above the rank of being animals, insisting to remain in the category of quadrupeds, as speaking animals, a creature that can speak. Be careful! What kind of honor comes to you?

Allah, the Possessor of all Majesty, Magnificence, Greatness and Sovereignty, our Lord, He said, “I will create.” The noble Angels said, “We are always busy with Your servanthood, O our Lord. This one, which You are creating, is being given preference over us, he will be above us. We were hoping that this rank would be granted to us.” “You were created for a special purpose and to fulfill this is your duty, no one should interfere in someone else’s affair!” In this Presence, giving orders and existence to creation is the privilege of the Lord of Might and Glory. That’s what you must understand. Who is the Lord of Might and Glory? Allah Most High. Amruhu bayna l-kāf wa n-nūn (His order is between kāf and nūn) He is the One, who, if He wants a thing, orders it saying “Be! Kun” and it is. Thanks belong to Allah!

Welcome to this congregation, O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan. Mā shā’ Allahu kāna wa mā lam yashā’ lam yakūn. What Allah wills happens and what He doesn’t will does not! Here you go, O Shah Mardan. We are weak servants. You are weak, but your weakness may go. Allah Most High doesn’t say “Stay weak!” “Prostrate to Me”, He said to the angels; and with each prostration (sajda) the noble angels increase in their knowledge of the Divine. Allah Haqq! Allah Hu, Allah Haqq! Allah Hu, Allah Haqq! Proclaim “Allah Hu” I am saying. There’s no need to tell them to proclaim it, because they live by it, but a life by eating and drinking is the life of animals. Real human life is by “Allah Hu, Allah Haqq! Allah Hu, Allah Haqq!”, you go beyond earths, reaching to heavens. Here you go, O Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you lovingly. Explain it, so we may learn!

His (swt) greatness and His power have no limits. They go beyond every description. He is the Lord of Might and Glory and all-overwhelming Power (jabarūt). When Jabarūt is mentioned, the whole universe starts to shake in its place, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Allahu Dhū l-Jalāl wa ‘Azamat (the Possessor of Majesty and Greatness) Allah’s greatness and all-overwhelming power (Jabarūt), when His all-overwhelming power is mentioned, no one can give its meaning, they all fall down prostrate. When the manifestation of Allahu Dhū l-Jalāl wa Jabarut appears, there remains no one who does not fall down prostrate, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. That’s why our exalted Protector loves those, who perform sajda. Let us be among them! Our honor lies in prostrating to our Lord. O Allah, whose greatness and grandeur are without limits, Dhū l-‘Arshi wa l-Qudrati (Possessor of the Throne and Almightiness) wa l-Jabarūt.

When al-jabarūt is mentioned nobody really understands what exactly is meant; they can’t even get near it! It is a term related to Divine Unity, O Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, it is not for us. It is a magnificent word: Allahu Dhū l-‘Arshi wa l-Jabarūt. Allah. Here you go, O Shah Mardan! Shah Mardan, who with his sword Dhū l-Fiqqār in his hand, approached the fortress of Khaybar in his awe-inspiring majesty. To the watchman of this fortress of the Jews he said, “Soldier, is there anyone who dares to come out against me?” One of the leaders of the Jews said, “I do, I’m the owner of this fortress!” “Are you? So are you ready to come down onto this field?” “I am ready”, he replied. Our distinguished master ‘Alī was clad in such robes of majesty. When that leader of the Jews said “I am ready to oppose you”, he said, “Are you?” Hardly were the words “Are you?”, “I am”, spoken, when he struck the Jew with his sword Dhū l-Fiqqār. Nothing remained of the Jew nor of his head, it fell down to the ground. Water gushed forth from the earth. You saw it. I drank from that water. It still flows, that blessed spring in the desert.

O people, look for spiritual orientation! Don’t be like some chopped off, dried up tree trunks! Be sensitive! Learn what perfection is and prostrate. Allāhu Akbar! Mercy, O my Lord! If Shah Mardan had wished, with one strike of his sword he could have split the whole world into halves like a melon. Did anything like that happen? We’re in the world of possibilities, I am not discussing whether it happened or not. It may happen or not, but he is the invincible hero. Can he do it? If he wants, he can split the world into halves. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren adore you lovingly. Let’s open up, let our spiritual power appear! Let our souls rejoice! “Tarīqatunā as-suhba”, “our way”, he says “is the way of association”. Speak, if permission comes to your heart! He has permission, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, he may speak. After entering inside it opens up more and more. What marvelous things open up! What wonderful roses open up, what beautiful rose gardens appear! What is this? It’s our view of things.

Allāhu Allāh, Allāhu Rabbī Allāhu Allāh, Allāhu Hasbī Hasbunā-Llāh wa ni‘ma l-wakīl. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. “We’ll take these small humans along a little distance on the way into the spiritual world”, he said. “That’s why they are making you speak now. Really, our words aren’t worth mentioning.” Astaghfiru-Llāh – that’s what they say. Along the way Shah Mardan arranges for the Son’s of Man to be told a few realities, like – “What is the definition of man?” “Al-insān haywān nātiq”, someone says, “Man is a speaking animal.” This is not the correct definition. Look at what Shah Mardan is saying. “He (Man) is the khalīfa representing his Lord. He is a highly honored creature, created to represent the Lord of Might and Glory in this world.” Be honorable! Who is without honor is an animal. Who is honorable is a human being. Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar wa li-Llāhi l-hamd.

Let’s not get tired! Say it, proclaim it everywhere! Proclaim it, in whichever gathering you enter! Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar wa li-Llāhi l-hamd. If man learns two words a day, he gets closer to being human. Every human has a rank of humanness, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. To reach your given rank there is a certain way to educate you. To detach him from this detestable world, there exist for every human being possessors of powerful forces who pull him towards the heavenly dominions. They are the beloved ones of Allah and Shah Mardan is the beloved of Allah’s Beloved (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). Love those whom Allah loves, O you, who claim to be humans! They claim to be humans, dressing according to the latest fashion, our men as well as our women. But really, by dressing fashionably a human, cannot reach his human identity. The human possesses a higher reality. You should look to learn about it! This is what Shah Mardan is explaining now, O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan. Allah Allah.

May they make it our path to follow the way of these lions. Let us learn adab. This assembly is an assembly of adab. That’s why in former times it said everywhere “Adab, yā Hu!” Teach this, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi! Teach it. Let them learn that there has to be adab. “Adab, yā Hu!”, learn adab! Who has no adab – out the door with him! Who has adab is accepted inside. If you see someone who doesn’t watch his steps, throw him out! Know your place, young man! Know, where you’re stepping! Know, where you have to stop! Learn who you are, know what your duties are! Don’t be an evil servant of this evil world! The people of today have become servants in the service of shaytān and this evil world. All people are after is to serve this evil world. They have no value, no value at all.

Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Who is a human being? Teach it to your brethren! “‘Allamanī Rabbī”, “My Lord taught me.” What can be higher than that? “Addabanī Rabbī”, He taught me adab. Adab! Nowadays, the whole world is without adab. They’ve become the laughingstock of shaytān. To destroy each other, they have produced countless devilish inventions. They don’t have any value. O human, O human, look at the address coming from on high. Prophet Ādam was created. The exalted Lord of Might and Glory said, “Yā Ādam, khalaqtuka”, “O Ādam, I have created you, to be My khalīfa”, He said. The meaning of “My khalīfa”, says Shah Mardan, is – “Make yourself ready to be My servant! Be ready for servanthood!

A person who doesn’t know servanthood is an animal. Dressing fancily, pinning on fake medals and decorations doesn’t make you human. These kinds of things are also attached to horses necks; they stick some bangles on a horse and say, “It makes it gallop nicely.” But you, you are not a horse, you are not a stallion! You are not a bear. You are not a wolf. Your place is high and lofty. You are a human being. You were created to be the master of creation.

The term “ocean of existence” – here you go, O Shah Mardan – the Lord of Might and Glory’s “ocean of existence” means that the beings He brought into existence are countless and without a limit. He is Allah, al-Jabbār (the Irresistible Compeller). He is al-Jabbār, Allah, the Possessor of Majesty. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. “Learn adab!”, he says, “and all doors will open for you, but if you don’t learn adab, every direction will be closed for you. Nothing!” Adab is learnt from those who possess adab. Let it be written everywhere: “Adab, yā Hu!” Let this be written and hung in every place! The same goes for “Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. Say it and let it be written and hang it up in every place!

Here you go, O Shah Mardan. O Lion of Allah, your brethren adore you lovingly. We are asking for power. But we’re not asking for horse power. No! We want neither horse power, nor ox power, nor elephant power. The power we want is that kind of power, which pushes us forward on the ways of adab. Sit with adab! Get up with adab! Everyone who has ever won a rank in the Presence of Allah the Majestic has only won it by way of adab. The Turks took down the Basmalah, they took down the Basmalah and hung up a picture in its place. The two don’t go together. They are watching them from Heaven. Without stopping to watch, He is leaving them – “Leave those, they’ve left the ranks of humanity and have entered the category of quadruped animals. Let them enter it”, He said. Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar wa li-Llāhi lhamd.

We’ll get used to it. “Addabanī Rabbī”, “My Lord taught me adab”, the Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) says. A human without adab is not worth five pence. Here you go, O Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you lovingly. Teach us the ways of servanthood of our Lord. And bring down our wicked ego, because our wicked ego is with shaytān. We’ll leave the evil traits of our character. If we don’t acquire the good adab that is coming down from heavens for ourselves, we are worthless. O sacred human being, Allāhu akbar! Allāhu akbar wa li-Llāhi l-hamd. Why are you running around the streets? Those running around the streets belong to the category of animals, while you belong to mankind. Why are you shouting in the streets, O Muslims? What rights do you have? What is it, you demand? Doesn’t Allah the Majestic grant you your rights? He does. But you demand more that this. For what? For your animals. ‘For your animal’ means ‘for your wicked ego’. Leave it!

Let Allah the Majestic dress you in the robes of majesty befitting you as a sacred human being, so that, without having to shout, if you say “Allah” only once you could turn the whole world upside down. Say, “Allāhu Allāh, Allāhu Hasbī Allāhu Rabbī, Allāhu Hasbī”, That’s what you must teach, O ulema! Teach these people, not to hang around in the streets. In the old days it used to be said, but the people of the end of times are all running around in the streets. Roaming the streets, saying, “what’s up?” “Let’s go there, we cannot go back home.” That’s the condition of people today. No! They don’t know what they want. They don’t know what they’re doing.

Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Come on, explain it! Is it a handful of provisions that they want? There it is. Beyond that, what do you want? Do you want this world? This world is not just a handful. This world is a treasure chest reaching from East to West providing for so many thousands of thousands of creatures. It may suit you here, but in the hereafter it is useless. Be a man! O Islamic world, be men! Don’t be animals! Say, “Rabbī Allāh” (My Lord is Allah) say: “Hasbī Allāh” (Allah suffices me), don’t be afraid. Stay in your homes, your provision comes to you. May Allah dress us in the beauty of true faith! Fashion does not make a human beautiful. No benefit comes from fake decorations. O our Lord, dress us in the robes of servanthood. To become Your servants makes heavens and earths tremble: “A servant of Allah, ‘Abdullah!”

O our Lord, for the sake of this holy month send us someone from Your blessed servants to inspire us and wake us up! Here you go, O Shah Mardan, Your soulful supplications are not rejected. Let us get together with his close companions. Let’s learn and practice adab, you have everything. A human, whose desire is this world, his value is in the category of animals. Those, who desire the hereafter belong to the category of businessmen. Beyond them are those, who desire the Pleasure of their Lord – they are the sincere, the ones who are accepted in the (divine) Presence. Here you go, Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you lovingly. They should change, these people. Let us change, let us know our Lord. O our Lord, forgive us! For the sake and sanctity of this holy Ramadan send us a master, send us a sultan! We’ve fallen into the category of those who have no apparent head. Send us sultans to educate us, O Absolute Sultan!

Whose desire is this world, he is an animal. Whose desire is the hereafter, that is the rank of servanthood. Draw closer, see to drawing closer! This world drags man away from his Lord, so don’t crave it! This world takes one away (from Allah). Shah Mardan (and companions) are not bringing us closer to this world but to the hereafter. Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you lovingly. How wonderful. May our inside be pure; may our dresses be robes of awe-inspiring majesty, may our food be halāl (permitted), may our appearance be beautiful! O our Lord, forgive us, for the honor of Your noble Beloved! Let’s tear it down!

Among the servants of Allah Most High there are the likes of Shah Mardan, who are not taken to account and who will turn this whole world upside down. Show adab and you will find them. Don’t sleep! Don’t say, “I want this world!” Don’t run after this world from the moment you open your eyes! Those running after this world are garbage like this world itself; it is nothing but a carcass. O our Lord, O our Exalted One, O our Sultan, Yā Muhawwil al-hawli wa l-ahwāl hawwil hālanā ilā ahsani l-hāl. From the East a sun of majesty and power rises like a dragon moving along its course, filling the whole world with radiant light. In the evening it returns. Where it returned to Allah knows. Is there one sun? Are there two? Allah knows. O our Lord, make our hearts full of faith! For the honor of Your Beloved (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), let no doubt or ambiguity remain! Let’s find honor through Your servanthood!

Open your eyes, say, “Allah”, Don’t be afraid! This evil world is under your feet, the heavens are above your head. Look high above, don’t pay attention to what’s under your feet, because looking at it lowers a person’s rank. Don’t focus on the earth, mountains, stones, gold, silver. Don’t pay attention to them. If you do, your worth diminishes. Your worth is not this world. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren adore you lovingly. Get used to it, let’s learn adab!

O our Lord, dress us in the majesty of this blessed month of holy Ramadan, dress us in well being in Your service. May performing our duties be made easy! Let’s say, “Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” How wonderful! Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord, we are Your servants. We are plunged in confusion, send us a sultan, O my Lord! For the sake of the Almighty’s Beloved, send us a sultan, send us power! O our Lord, You are Exalted! “Subhāna Rabbika Rabbi l-‘izzati ‘ammā yasifūna wa salāmun ‘ala l-mursalīna wa l-hamdu li-Llāhi Rabbi l-‘ālamīn”(37:180-182), Fātiha.

For the honor of Shah Mardan, Fātiha.

Shah Mardan doesn’t spur his horse once without reaching from West to East. Spurring their horse a single time they dash from West to East, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. They are dragons! They don’t look at this evil world. Don’t look, my son! Let your gaze be fixed on the heavens! Let all your aspiration be only for heavens. On earth there is nothing for us. Fātiha.

May Allah increase your light, increase your strength, increase your majestic appearance! “Ad-dunya jīfa (the world is a carcass). This detestable world, this evil world, it’s nothing but a carcass”, he says. Don’t run after it, may your aspirations be high! May those, who listen to us, enter the way of Truth as well.

Please recite over me, Mehmet! Fātiha.

May Allah be pleased with you. Guard the attribute of being a servant. Get used to this!

Video link: http://saltanat.org/videopage.php?id=8462&name=2013-07-14_tr_VarlikDeryasi.mp4

In the Middle of the Sea

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (qs), Sohbat, 13th July, Ramadan 2013.

Mawlana-Shaykh

As-Salam alaikum ayyuhal yaran. O yaran of Shah Mardan. Marhaba. Welome to you. You came with khair and may you find khair/goodness. May we find khair. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. Ya Rabbi, You created us beautiful. Shukur to You our Mawla. He (swt) created Man the most beautiful in all creation. Our Allah, our Subhan, our Sultan. May our hearts open. May Shah Mardan send us power. Our assembly is a spiritual assembly. What is the title of a spiritual assembly? It is Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim – A spiritual assembly. Man has spirituality as well as, a body that belongs to dunya. “We should prefer the spiritual side” says Shah Mardan. The spiritual side- spiritual side is a pearl, is a diamond. What is outside of that assembly are the things that fill the toilets. The people…

Let Shah Mardan go ahead now & we slowly learn from him. Al ‘ilmu bi’t-ta’allum. Ta’allamu fa innal ‘ilma Nurun. Learn – learn knowledge that is Nur. Knowledge is Nur, gives Nur. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. What Allah Wills happens and what he doesn’t Will, doesn’t happen. Grant us power and make our assembly be spiritual, O Shah Mardan. We are not created for dunya. Here, this is the important point- We are not created for dunya. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, for Whom are we created? If we are created for dunya, we are animals. Animals have no honour. We are not created for dunya. We are created for our Lord- the Rabbu-l ‘Arshu-l Azim, the Subhan Allah. “Wa Ma Khalaqtu l-Jinna Wa l-‘Insa ‘illa Li ya’buduni”(51:56) Haqq SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala says. Here, Shah Mardan starts the dictation. What he means by ‘this dictation’ is, that he starts supporting, giving strength to our spiritualities. We are in need of this. Madad Ya RijalAllah.

We are not created for dunya. It is a wrong idea; it is a thought that is not true. Man is not created for dunya. (Mawlana sings) “Al-Khaliqu l-Yazdan created you – The Mighty Creator, Al-Khaliqul Jabbar, created you for service in khilqat. Man is created for service. Rabbu-l Izzat dresses a new rank for each service. Here, Shah Mardan Hz informs us of what Man is created for. If our mission is to eat and drink… O Shah Mardan, go ahead. The disciples of the Prophet Jesus said: “May a table from Heavens come down for us”. All their concern and thoughts were after the table. “Do you have no faith? He said. But let me see it that my heart may be at rest”(2:260) Look, these are the disciples of Prophet Jesus. What did they ask for? “May a table come down for us”. The table you asked for from Heavens does not come down from Heavens. It is on earth.

What do you seek from the Malakut/Heavens? You asked for a table, which offers eating and drinking to satisfy your animal being. Shame on you. What are we? You should be aware of what you ask. You should be aware of what you are also. Only animals are just concerned with eating and drinking. Eating & drinking is not the honour of al-insan al-kamil (the perfect man). Al-insan al-kamil’s whole concern is not about eating, drinking or dressing up. Al-insan al-kamil. “Wa Ma Khalaqtu l-Jinna Wa l-‘Insa ‘Illa Liya’buduni”(51:56). “Liya’buduni”. Allahu Akbarul Akbar. You are Subhan. “(I created Men and Jinn so that) they acknowledge Me, they know Me, they tasdiq/affirm My Sultanate and perform service in My Sultanate- they attain to the honour of serving in My Sultanate; they serve Me. I didn’t create them for serving this dunya”. Amantu BiLlah. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Allah did not create us from the category of those who have no concern other than eating & drinking. Allah Allah.

There are all these creatures – their only concern is eating & drinking. (Mawlana sings) “Al- Khaliqu-l Yazdan created you for service”. Shame on us! Janab-i Mawla, Khaliqu-l Yazdan created you for..” says Shah Mardan who speaks from Heavenly knowledge – (Mawlana sings) “Al-Khaliqu-l Yazdan created you for service”. Our minds are corrupted from the beginning, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. He (swt) created you for service. Allahu Dhu-l Jalal, Who is the Absolute Owner of the everlasting, never-ending Sultanate, created you for service. Allahu Akbar. What a great honour! The way Prophets show people to follow, S.Mehmet Effendi, is the way of service. If the Prophet, alayhi Salatu was-Salam, was concerned about his belly, he could have set tables, eaten & then got busy with tables again. But that was not his concern. Huuu. (M.sings) “He created you for service”. This is the voice of Malakut (Heavens).

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. He (swt) created you for service. For which service? Did He create you to build houses, to build villages, to enjoy dunya? O shameless, no mind, no understanding people! Shame on the people, to what do they attribute the wisdom of their creation? To eating and drinking. And in the end, to the toilet – to fill the toilet. Allah SubhanaHu wa Ta’ala made you responsible for the highest service. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. “He created you for service”. Service. Service for whom? Service for whom? Not for the service of little kids or animals. But for Al-Khaliqu-l Yazdan, for the One Allah, Shah Mardan says repeatedly. That Shah Mardan who is the Shah of Oceans says repeatedly – “Your service is not for dunya”. Your service is – Al-Khaliqu l-Yazdan Allahu Dhu-l Jalal created you for service”. He (swt) appointed us for His Own service. Astonishing. And what are we doing? We do the service of the donkey or horse we ride – Let us eat the best, dress the best, go to the best places. Man is not created for this.

Go ahead O Shah Mardan. “Khaliqu-l Yazdan created you for service”. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi-l Hamd. Say this and see how your life changes – experience the taste and honour. O ignorant Man! “‘Innahu Kana Zalumaan Jahulaan”(33:72). Is it like this? Man is jahul and zalim at the same time. Zalum meaning very unjust, Jahul meaning very ignorant. Do we have a school to teach us, to speak to us about Rabbu-l Izzat, or about how we should serve, or about Whom we should serve? “Well, we have physical education, sports classes for the children”. What benefit does it give? Half of the people on earth became crazy for the ball (games). May the ball remove the ones with this mentality. The whole world stands and people fight each other for a ball game. Well, putting what we call a ball, in the shape of a sphere in a field – putting a football and applying all our power, all our thoughts, all our life, all our mission to it- what kind of a thing is this? “‘Innahu Kana Zalumaan Jahulaan”. Men are oppressors and very ignorant at the same time. The whole world rises for the news. Of what? This sports club had a striking victory against the other. What is its benefit? What did you gain? What did you learn? What did you do?

Everything that belongs to dunya is filthy to the extent that you can’t even look at it. Approach the assembly of Shah Mardan, O yaran of Shah Mardan- O holy one, O who seek the way to the assembly of the holy ones. Look for it. This dunya is not created for playing ball, for the people to enjoy, or to eat & drink. Change your way of thinking. Tawba Ya Rabbi. Khaliqu-l Yazdan created you for service. Allahu Dhu-l Jalal created you for service. What else do you serve? Football! This club, that… The huge city of Istanbul rises up with this. Your minds are not even as big as a bird. A bird at least flies by itself and goes around. What about you? “And we are running after football” they say. You, who are the most honoured creature, is your job playing football? Shaytan made the world go crazy with football. It did that and then set the people against each other with the assertion – “You are ahead & I am behind?” They don’t accept.

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Astaizu BiLlah, what did Pharaoh say to the Prophet Moses? Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, pay attention to this Holy Verse. “‘In Turidu ‘illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi Wa Ma Turidu” Ya Musa.(28:19) You want to be a jabbar/tyrant on earth? Look at this Holy Verse, the claim of tyranny. There is the dirty ego in people, where does it drive us to? Pharaoh describes it- Ya Musa, you want to be a tyrant on earth – “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fil-‘Ardi”. What it means with jabbar, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, is the person who has power over everyone. Pharaoh – his attribute was that, there should be no one like him. They play ball & claim “We should be the first”. They play other games and say “We should be number one”. It is not suitable for mankind to play ball. “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran”. O Moses, do you want to be a tyrant, like Pharaoh claims to be a tyrant? “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fil- ‘Ardi”. It says “Your claim is…” It also means dictatorship.

“‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran”. If your (Musa) claim is to rule the world, I had this claim before you” Pharaoh says. He thought Prophet Musa’s invitation was the same as his invitation. He, himself, said “I am Pharaoh. You should worship me. I am the Jabbar. I can burn, destroy”. You can burn, destroy and then you cry in the middle of the sea: Amantu bi Rabbi Bani Israil. In the end you say, “I also believe in the God of Israil”. There are many like this. All the claims are about this, Shaykh Mehmet. Pharaoh says to Prophet Moses, “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. He means “You want to rule the earth like me?”. Allah Allah. To where does Man’s dirty ego drive him? The helper of the dirty ego is shaytan. It mounted the necks of the people and people say “I am. I am. There can’t be anyone above me”.

The “potin” (shoe in Turkish) who is called Putin says “I am the best Potin”. The man in America, originally African, who can’t even handle small things, says: “You can’t do anything! I have all the power in my hand”. What is the benefit? Why do you keep that power in your hand? Do you mean to make dunya better or to destroy the people? Why do you hold it? These people are Allah’s creation. Their hands are tied- they are madhlum / oppressed people. They only think about their food. You captured these people and drove them into the fire of war. For what? “I am the number one”. And Potin says “No, I am”. “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. Pharaoh’s address to Prophet Moses: “Do you want to be a tyrant?” The characteristic of today’s people is tyranny. He(swt) didn’t create us to be tyrants.

Come to your senses. “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. “I may rule every part of the earth and do as I like. This is what I want”. That attribute belongs to Allah Almighty, not to you! But Prophet Moses was told this. Pharaoh thinks that Prophet Moses is also after dunya, in the dunya hunt like himself. “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. People have become ignorant, they have become ignorant. “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. “You want to be a tyrant who rules the earth Ya Musa?” says Pharaoh to Sayyidina Musa. Hasha, thumma kalla. His (S.Musa) way is the way of Allah. What is the way of the Bani Israil now, still? Their way is tyranny. They are a small country like this but they say “I can rule over the whole world”. Of what value is the dunya you want to rule? Take dunya & put it on your head. Other nations follow them too whether they like it or not. One man appears, they call him “dictator”. What is his profession? Democracy. He cheats the people with democracy and succeeds in his tyranny this way. All the world’s people are like this.

“‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. “O Moses, do you want to be ruler on earth under one dictatorship?” Pharaoh says this. Well, it is Pharaoh’s own profession. But Prophet Moses’ profession is not this. Prophet Moses is for collecting people in the Presence of Allah and making his nation gain honour in Allah Almighty’s service. But they ran away from it. They said “No, we can’t follow Moses”. “Who do you follow?” Al ‘ijl, the calf, (2:51)- this is the mentality of Bani Israil. They say “Al ‘ijl”, “we have a calf made from gold and we want this”. What does it tell you? Moooo! Look at the mentality of Bani Israil. They preferred it and what did it say? Moooo. They call out, saying “We have a calf of gold”. Shaytan goes on your golden calf 1000x a day & makes you eat it. Tawba AstaghfiruLlah. Come to the right way! Keep your honour.

Man’s honour is in serving His Lord. O our Lord, may You accept us. It is Ramadan Sharif. It is Ramadan Sharif. It is the holy month in which the Quran Azimu sh-Shan descended. It came to bring us honour, to dress us with honour. We should show respect for it. “We do”. “How?” “Here, we set iftar tables”. And then you attack the tables like hungry wolves to eat. Where are the advices of the Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam)? Where is the understanding level of today’s people? They can’t say. Go ahead O Shah Mardan & say. He says “I may say but then many heads will be taken”. Many heads will be taken. The heads of those who leave the service of their Lord will be taken. Then shaytan will turn to them & laugh, “This is where I brought you.” O our Lord. May You protect us from being tyrants. Our dirty ego is after the claim of tyranny, meaning it’s after the claim of Pharaoh- This party, that sect… “We are better”. The other say “No, we are better”. All of them are “‘In Turidu ‘Illa ‘An Takuna Jabbaran Fi l-‘Ardi”. Read the holy Quran, O our Hojas! Allah Allah. Allah Allah. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi-l Hamd.

May You accept us for Your servanthood Ya Rabbi. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are in need of your teaching. Ya Mardan, you are Shah Mardan. May the holy ones come who will teach us. May the troops who will raise the flags of Islam come. May the lions come. May the lions come who will throw dunya like a ball under their feet. Allahu Akbarul Akbar. Allahu Akbarul Akbar. La ilaha illa Allahu W’Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar wa LiLlahi-l Hamd. May our inside be filled with iman, O Lord. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. They say “we want a flag so that we can show the whole world, Who is its Owner. What is our job? Its Owner is Allah and we are His servants. There is no one but Him”.

Tawfiq/success is from Allah Almighty. O our Lord, may You grant us power in this holy month. We don’t want the power of eating & drinking. We want spiritual power. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your yaran are your admirers. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahman, Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim. May it open, may we gain strength. May our majesty increase. May our lives be spent in Your way, O our Lord. You are Subhan, You are Sultan. May You accept our servanthood for the honour of holy Ramadan.

Fatiha.

In Which The Qur’an Was Revealed (2:185)

Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al Haqqani (qs), sohbat – July 12, Ramadan 2013

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Dastur ya RijalAllah, madad. Ya Sahib al-Waqt (Master of Time). Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, the ones who Shah Mardan loves, As-salamu alaikum. May peace be upon you. SalamuLlah, salatuLlah, ala l-Hadi RasulAllah. How beautiful! Support us O Sahib al-Imdad! Help us O Shah Mardan! Your friends admire you. As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

Ya hadirun, whose hearts are with Shah Mardan, may peace be upon you, may salam be on you. SalatuLlah, SalamuLlah Ala l-Hadi Rasullulah. Allah Allah. Please go on Shah Mardan. Let’s open up to get strength, to get light. May power reach us from the Assembly of Wisdom (‘Irfan). Let’s speak, Ay Yaran Shah Mardan! The friends of Shah Mardan, those who are on his way, when there are good ones why spend time with bad ones. Ad-deenu nasiha. Allah (jj) sent religion. What is religion? It is to give advice. It is the instruction of Shah Mardan that will show you the way. From whom did he take it? The Shah of Prophethood was born, he stepped on the Arsh, the Divine Throne. Allahu Akbar.

Pay respect to our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), revere the Master of the Universe. The Shah of Prophethood was born, he stepped on the Arsh, the Divine Throne. Allahu Akbar. What was his order to Prophet Musa? Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, Prophet Musa was ordered: Fakhla na’layk, fakhla Ya Musa.

“Fakhla’ na’layk innaka bi l-wadi l-muqaddasi tuwa.” (20:12)

Allahu Akbar. Allah, His Majestic addressing. “Ya Musa take off your shoes!” Aman Ya Rabbi forgive us! Let’s learn adab, manners. Fakhla’ na’layk, “You are in a sacred valley. You are in a sacred maqam (place). Take off your shoes. Approach in bare feet”. “Fakhla’ na’layk innaka bi l-wadi l-muqaddasi tuwa.” When He says ‘Tuwa’, none know its meaning. Allahu Akbar. O Lord, may the ones who can teach, come to us. Please go on Shah Mardan, teach us. He will teach, you should learn. As you learn you will get honour. As you acquire honour he will let you approach the Station of Qurbiyyat (nearness). Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar wa Lillahi’l hamd.

Since the day they were created the holy angels made dhikr of Allah. You too must do it. What an honour it is to recite the name of Janabul Haqq, to praise Him, to glorify Him. What a great honour that is! O foolish people! If only they knew. Please go on Shah Mardan! You, your assembly, the assembly of your friends, the assembly of those who love you; you teach them about real beauty. Why did you come to this world? In order to learn about its beauty. May you see the beauties that are offered to mankind by Rabbul Izzat. “Fakhla’ na’layk innaka bi l-wadi l-muqaddasi tuwa.” Prophet Musa trembled, ala Nabi alaihi s-salatu wa s-salam.

May salam go to all who are present. May our day be joyful, may our heart be like the oceans. May our faith bring down the mountains! Allahu Akbar, tremble. It trembled, it trembled. Isn’t it the mountain of Tur? It trembled from that Divine address. The Tur mountain. What is the Tur mountain? What an honour for the Mountain of Tur that it knew! O Sheikh Mehmet Effendi, may Allah open you up, may power be given to you. The praise of the Lord is our occupation. The Praise of the Lord by the way of Shah Mardan reaches Habibullah. O our Lord, fill our hearts with love and devotion to You and, with the light of Your servanthood, O Lord, so that we have no more worries.

What worries can remain? Why do you have worries? -Ey, “We couldn’t earn anything!” What can you earn from a rubbish dump? What can you earn from this world? The world is a rubbish dump. They say ‘we couldn’t earn!’ You didn’t come to this world to collect filth, you came to be a lion. Please go on Shah Mardan. He said, to be a lion, not to be a fox. We call them sewer rats that prowl about in sewage. It enters the sewer, pulls out and gets happy. That big rat, we call a sewer rat, becomes happy. It enters the sewer and pulls out. O mindless people, what do you want? Do you want to act like that sewer rat? Is this your occupation? O People! Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar.

May we open up, may our hearts open up, may our physical being open up and be refreshed! O People, you can open up with the name of Allah Jalla Jalaluhu, open up, refresh and rejoice. Shah Mardan is teaching you, you who are following him. What is his business? What is he running after? After dunya (this world)? What is dunya? A filthy place, where people dispose of their filth. Whoever comes to this world, leaves their filth behind. Why do you run after it? O Lord, fill us with the beautiful wisdom of the holy ones so that we may become pure. Let us be ready! The army has a command: “Be ready!” Be ready, stand up! The command for human beings is, “Be ready!” When you get the command “Be ready”, say: Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, O our Lord.

It is a Divine command to us from our Subhan. Be ready to be servants of the Lord Most High. We didn’t come here for worldy affairs, nor to collect the filth of this world. Leave that. May your souls open up! O our Lord, may our hearts open up! May our hearts shine! May we walk in Your way! Let us be filled with love and passion for You as that is what we will collect. HubbuLlah HubbuLlah, fill your heart with the love of Allah! Wa hubbu Rasulullah. Plant the love of al-Habib whom Allah Dhul Jalal loves, in your heart. Go after this!

Mountains and hills remain where they stand. You, a finger-sized being, of what gain are these mountains to you? Is it tasteful? What is the use? What is this craving for mountains? Say? O our Lord! Please go on, speak Shah Mardan! Tell these mindless, heedless people, tell them, O heedless ones if you yearn for mountains and hills, you can have them. Place them in your pocket, take them with you! Not only you, but many kings lived and departed this world. Their claim: “I own everything”, but in the end they saw that they didn’t.

They called him Alexander the Great (Iskandari Kabir). Have you studied history? Iskandari Kabir (Alexander the Great). Alexander the Great said, “Let me see how far I have reached. How far I have reached and what domains I hold in my pocket and those that I can’t hold in my pocket”. Could anyone hold dunya in his pocket, my son? No! What is it to hold dunya in a pocket? If you could take it, it is yours to take. Put it in your pocket and take it with you. He said, “let me see”. He was attributed with greatness. A servant of Allah, his name is still mentioned. Alexander the Great, he was called. He set out from Macedonia, he reached India, China. He saw that nothing could be owned or put in the pocket. Allah Allah. Allah Allah.

Where does greatness come from? From where does greatness come? Mankind doesn’t understand this. Huuu. O Shah Mardan, may our hearts refresh. Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, even saying this gives happiness to our hearts. If one were given lands as far as India or China, would he be happy? He couldn’t put them in his pocket. He couldn’t swallow them. Why run after it? China, China is mine! India is mine, the west is mine, the east is mine! So, put it in your mouth and swallow it! Man is an exalted being. The robe of majesty is dressed on Shah Mardan. Huuu. Be a lion! Don’t be a fox, don’t be a mouse.

The holy month which Janabul Haqq adorned with blessings/abundance has come.

“Shahru ramadana alladhi unzila fihi alquranu” (2:185)

The holy month in which Quran Azimu Shan descended in its most blessed and sacred form. Shahru Ramadan, whoever reaches this month should observe a respect for it. He shouldn’t eat or drink. May he observe respect for this holy month. This holy month brings you honour. Try to receive its honour! It is not like the medal worn here. It is an honour granted by the heavens to the ummah of the Beloved one of Allah.

O Attendees, let us then Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Huuu. May we be filled with faith. May we be filled with wisdom. May we be filled with light. May we race for the grants of Rabbul Izzat which are beyond the treasures of the Earth and Heavens. May we run after Divine grants. We are ordered to fast in Ramadan. What is its purpose? Please Shah Mardan tell us, it is not a matter of not eating. It is about breaking the desires of the ego, about taking charge of the ego, about putting its arrogance under your feet. Everyone has this characteristic. Being like a fox, a dog or a hyena doesn’t benefit you.

Do you have the Light of Heavens? Watch out for this! Have you profited from that light? Please go on Shah Mardan, your friends admire you. O Shah Mardan. Let’s learn. You must get to know, satan doesn’t let people learn. He who doesn’t learn becomes a satan. That is why the world has become congested. The world is full of satans because everyone says, “I want, you want, others want too”, and they turned the world into a devil’s marketplace. Especially women, how much they love the world and its ornaments? And mindless men love to wear medals and smart outfits and delight in looking handsome. For whom will you look good? What will make you look good? What looks good in Divine Presence? Have you got Light? Say! Say it!

In this holy month the disciples of Prophet Isa asked for a table-spread from the Heavens. Perhaps they couldn’t find anything better to ask for. They asked for a table-spread from the great Prophet Isa, could he have one sent down? Is this a question to be asked? Is it? Our Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) recieved a ma’ida, a spiritual feast from the heavens, The Blessed Ramadan, “unzila fihi alquranu”. The Quran Azimu Shan descended for us and contained within it was the knowledge of everything. What a great honour for humanity! However most people choose to be like beasts rather than be spiritual. They are after material gain and deny their spiritual being. They are proud of the clothes they wear, not showing respect for the holy attire descending from the heavens.

What have we done? Ey, here is the Iftar table. Didn’t you have a dinner table before? You too, like the disciples of Prophet Isa are running after the dinner table? You are not given Holy Ramadan for setting up of tables and eating. There is no such order. Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. During the other days you are not eating that. You wait for Ramadan in order to set up Ramadan tables, Iftar tables. Are you not yet satisfied with food? Bre, you are far from faith, just like unbelievers. Why do you desire and prepare Iftar tables? Give away in charity to the poor. Instead, ask for the light of the Quran Karim which descends from the Heavens.

Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, how beautifully he expresses it. The disciples of Prophet Isa, received a table spread. Now our people are busy preparing Iftar tables here and there. Were you hungry in the days before Ramadan? “No, this is a Ramadan table”. There are several foods on it. Only an ox and you are missing on the table. You are like an ox, when you sit there it is completed. Ramadan has not been sent just for preparing Iftar tables but satan is cheating and confusing peoples’ minds, depriving them of their humanity, making them like animals. “What are we going to eat? What a table! Wonderful table!” This is not Islam. This is not servitude to Allah!

Allah Dhul Jalal, did not order a banquet for Iftar or preparation of all kinds of foods, eating, drinking and getting happy with these, but He ordered feasting at a divine banquet descending from the Heavens, Quran Azimu Shan. “Shahru ramadana alladhi unzila fihi alquranu”. Are you receiving your share? Ay Yaran Shah Mardan, please go on, tell us! Let us tell, O friends of Shah Mardan! Let’s say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Most don’t even recite the Basmala (at Iftar). Those who are reciting the Basmala, a wonderful ma’ida, table-spread is coming for them. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa Lillahi l-hamd. O our Lord, all thanks to You!

O Shah Mardan, your friends admire you! He likes these words. If you owned the mountains and hills what benefit could they give you? Take them! There is India, there is China, there is Russia, there is the east and there is the west. What will we do? Eat! A world will be placed in front of them in the hereafter. They will be told to eat it. This is the world you loved so much, here, take it, eat! “I can’t eat it”. There is no other way, you have to eat. When you were in dunya, you asked for dunya. Eat, eat! You refused to be like the angels, but accepted to be like satan. When you were fasting you were cheated by your evil ego, and you attended Iftar banquets in order to gorge on food.

O our Lord, our Subhan! Please go on Shah Mardan! MashaAllah, how beautiful is your word! What an honour it is to listen to Shah Mardan! Be a lion, be a lion! There are big rats in the sewers eating muck continually. They are never full, -lup, lup, lup, lup. Those big rats, this is their way to get happy. How lovely this sewage is for us! O you, so-called Muslims, don’t imitate the rats running in the sewers, we call them sewer rats. Don’t be like them. The swift/swallow flies in the sky, Sheikh Mehmed Efendi. What does that poor one eat? There are tiny flies in the air, they eat these tiny flies and fly around like planes.

Eat little! Try to acquire the honour, and dress in that honour which is the substance of the Quran Karim. A Man is not defined by feasting on Iftar banquets. O our Lord, to show us these ways, we have Shah Mardan, let him advise us. May we open up and become refreshed. May we become enlightened, renounce the lust for dunya, become free from being like rats. O our Lord, our Allah Who is the Owner of the Earth and Heavens, You created this universe, You created this Adam. No one is considering this. No one is guiding about this. Only schooling in the preparation of the Iftar table. What is an Iftar table? Teach these children that Allah Dhul Jalal created the Earth and the Heavens and He created us to be His servants not to run after straw like animals, to enjoy it endlessly.

May Allah forgive us! O Shah Mardan your friends admire you! How pleasant is your assembly! May we gain strength and steadfastness from it, may faith come, may religion and faith come. “Shahru ramadana alladhi unzila fihi alquranu”. Allahu akbar. They say this one has a beautiful Quran recitation. It may be! But is this enough for you to benefit from? You must be a person who not only enjoys the sound of the beautiful Quran Karim recitation but be one who gets enlightened by the nur the Quran carries. Teach your children Who the Creator of the Earth is. Teach your children Who owns the Earth and Heavens.

They removed the old word maktab, using school/okul instead. They consider themselves clever! Those who are going to schools have become wild, they are destroying governments, causing troubles. Is it called the gathering of “Gezi”? (Gezi/trip) They are crowding for a “Gezi”. What is this “Gezi”? We never heard of it before this. The Gezi gathering/protest. What Gezi! They have already travelled all day. They say this is a different Gezi. This is unique. You will eat, drink, misbehave and then say that we made Gezi/went around all the big tables, boasting about it! Ya!

Please go on Shah Mardan, let’s understand. O Lion of Our Mawla, Shah Mardan, teach us! Ask for light, don’t ask for fire. May we ask for nur in Holy Ramadan. O Muslims don’t seek Iftar tables. Look for tables of Nur. Say O Gulen Hodja! Tell people what they should ask for, teach them to ask for a ma’ida coming from heavens, say this! Tell them not to fight! What are they fighting for? What is gained by fighting? Nothing. O our Lord, You are Subhan, You are Sultan. May we show our respect for the glory and honour of al-Habib al-Kibriya (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), O Lord give us strength! Your friends admire you Shah Mardan! Fatiha.

Let’s say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. If you aren’t full, come, and I will fill you up. Fatiha. May Allah accept it. The power of Mehmed Efendi is high, he is full. He doesn’t show it but he is on duty, day and night. Sometimes he appears angry. He has the power to burn the ones who get near him. He is one of the forty. This humble one doesn’t reveal himself. I like that he speaks beautifully, I feel happy with his recitation. No one can harm them. They can burn. They can burn. They can burn the weapons of unbelievers. He is a dragon. There are forty of them. Fatiha. Come my son, you stand on Qutbaniyyat. May Allah give you power, pray for me.

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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.

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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.

al-Fatiha.

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..

al-Fatiha.

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.

Mawlana-Sultan

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.

Fatiha.