Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Beware of Shaytan - Transcript of Shaykh Nazim's Sohba


Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani Sultanul Awliya spoke on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from Lefke Cyprus on 'Syaitan as the Biggest Danger to Mankind'. Below is the transcript of his sohba (discourse) from is the official media library for Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order. For one who had recently taken bay'at from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim via his deputy Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, I am grateful that SufiLive is able to make regular live broadcast of both Shaykh Nazim's and Shaykh Hisham's sohba (discourse). Alhamdulillah, and I speak for tens of thousands (or more) of their mureeds and followers around the world. InshaAllah.
O son, this is our fellowship, a fellowship of people who want to be near to Allah and Rasulullah s.a.w. The Imam of the Naqshbandi Order (Shaykh Bahauddin Naqshbandi) said, "طريقتنا الصحبة والخير في الجمعية Tariqatuna as-suhbah wa 'l-khayru fi 'l- jam`iyyah, meaning 'Our way is fellowship, and the goodness is in the gathering'.
Definition of Fellowship:
1. The companionship of individuals in a pleasant atmosphere.
2. A close association of friends sharing similar interests.
(Shaykh Hisham speaks casually with followers and welcomes everyone around the world who is tuning in to live broadcast on
(Mawlana Shaykh enters)
As salamu alaykum. (Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`ats sunnah and makes du`a.)
Ahlan. Allah, Allah. Welcome to you, shahru Rajab, welcome. SubhanaAllah, SubhanAllah, SultanAllah! SubhanaAllah, SubhanAllah, SultanAllah! SubhanaAllah, SubhanAllah, SultanAllah!
(Mawlana stands)
You are Subhan! You are Sultan! La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka inni kuntu minadh-dhalimeen! SubhanAllah, alhamdulillah, wa la ilaha illAllah, wa Allahu akbar! Ash-hadu ala ilaha illAllah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan wa `Abduhu, `Abduhu, `Abduhu, wa Habibuhu, from eternal up to eternal!
(Mawlana sits)
As salamu alaykum. As salamu alaykum, whole of human nature, may Allah forgive me and forgive you, and blessing you and blessing me also. I am a weak servant, (a) very, very, very, weak servant, and I am only hoping (for) blessings from my Lord, they will (…) they are those Heavens, there are whole universes, known or unknown.
Shaykh Hisham, welcome! (looks at Shaykh Hisham Effendi) You may say As-salamu `alaykum. They are given a short time through their days for Allah. This is a very simple meeting, and (a) very easy and simple association.
We are not claiming that we are something, no. We are (the) weakest creatures, and I also am knowing that we are weak creatures, only belonging to Mankind. We must say, must be (more than title) must be Allah in meetings (is the) head, to say, a `udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem. We must ask (for) protection from Allah Almighty, we must ask (for) protection from Shaytan’s tricks and traps, and don’t say, “I may depend (on) myself without asking anything from the Lord of Heavens.” Who is claiming, that is false, because no one can be able to save himself or herself if the Lord of Heavens is not protecting him; you can’t do anything!
You must say, a `udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem. But heedless people, ignorant people, proud ones may say “I’m not asking any protection from Lord of Heavens, I can do (it) myself, with my hands. I am depending (on) myself, not saying, a `udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem. That is from Shaytan! You must be humble, O Mankind. Shaytan (is the) most dangerous creature against Mankind. Therefore, Allah Almighty is ordering (us) through His servants, (to) be aware of Shaytan.
We are saying, a `udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem. In the association, they are saying, Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem, we are running to You (Allah) from that dirty creature, (who is) urging ourselves to be disobedient.”
Shaytan’s way is disobediency, and Heavenly Way is calling us to obediency. And people (are) never thinking, only that there is a positive power and negative power at the same time. And we are saying, “Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem.” Its power is showing that, “O my Lord! We are weak ones and running to You, from (the) biggest and most dangerous creature attacking ourselves and calling us to disobediency!”
May Allah forgive us, and forgive me, and forgive you!
O Mankind, beware from worst creature that’s against you. Madad, ya Sultan al-Awliya! And always we must ask (for) a spiritual support. Spiritual support is most important through our lives, and therefore, we have been ordered to ask (for) a spiritual support. If you already have a spiritual support and you are asking to use it, even coming zero kilometers, this is useless if you are not going to the petrol station.
You may say, ”Everything is OK, they are taking from the factory zero kilometers! Why am I going to the petrol station?” People may say, “Take your car and go!”
And he may receive (…) but every time (he is) turning some key in it, (the car is) never answering. Why? No petrol! No! Mankind is so foolish and never thinking! Mankind, now all of them are drunk, never thinking!
Heavenly support, something unseen; they are not believing in the Unseen, you know. Why Prophet was coming? Prophet (s) was coming to give that secret power to our physical being and the center of the physical being is your heart! Your heart! When you are coming in it, you are looking, (and) that it is not something that you are looking and touching, no! There is another heart that making you to live, to think, to move, to do, to run, to take, to live, to do your activities—a power center!
That heart is a fist of meat, flesh, it is doing nothing, it is only (for) circulation; it is important only to change our blood and to take (…) (in the) smallest sense, (the heart is) bringing something (and) taking something—that’s it.
But what about (all) that you are knowing, that you are feeling, that you are thinking, what you are imagining—from where that comes? You think it comes from that flesh? No, but people are thinking now that everything just belongs to our heart, (that the) heart (is) giving life, no! It is only a means that is used to make your physical being to stand up, but beyond that there are many things astonishing and surprising you! How am I speaking? You don’t give any description. How you are knowing something? You can’t be able to bring a description. How are we thinking? How we are running? How we are imagining? Such things are not belonging to our physical being—beyond our physical being, there is another being! Allahu akbar!
But people say we are knowing everything, but they are only knowing to invent some machines. This is their pride. They are doing this, (and) it is not important. Say to me, how we are imagining which power is forcing you to do something? Which kind of powers making you to think on it? Which powers bringing most (…) to be suitable? Can you say that multiplication calculator, how it is working? You can say to me? Never! And that is, subhanAllah, the glory for Allah, absolute glory for Allah. Keeping or hiding, hiding secret for such things, and only giving to appear, but no one can enter and may understand what it is.
We are sitting here and this instrument is taping our assembly, our meeting, and taking to America or Africa or UK or US—how this is? How this is going to be able going on, but you are not understanding. But now it is so simple, being (communication) through people. First I was looking (at a) phone. First of all, I saw it in Malaysia, one telephone, and our brother Raja Ashman showing me and saying, “This is a new phone, and you may speak to everywhere.”
I was astonished at how it can be? Yes, you are making and saying, “Here! Which one you are in need, look, he is now speaking to (that one).”
I was so astonished, because up to that time I was always using phones on a land line, but that day I was so astonished, (thinking) how can we? Now the whole world is full of such instruments that everyone can use, except me, I’m not carrying (cell phone). I don’t bother sending, and I am not using. (Mawlana Shaykh laughs, very delighted)
Power, is not something interesting me to reach people without wires. No, no. My interest is with Heavenly aspects. And Heavenly aspects that just represented through some ones, and looking to find such a people, that their hearts may be in contact with Heavenly aspects. If you are thinking this (is what) scientists or doctors or learned people are saying, it is impossible! It’s impossible.
Look what you are paying for phones. You are saying it’s impossible to reach to East and to West, but I’m saying I’m interested to reach Heavenly aspects.
I mean to say that Man is most difficult for understanding, or to be understood. O people! O our brothers and sisters, beware of Shaytan! Shaytan is making you to accept everything that’s showing to you what Shaytan (has?) such strange powers. And Shaytan (is) asking from you to be obedient to his orders, not to be obedient to anyone else. Saying, “I am teaching you so many things! But you must work for me, not anyone else!”
How it can be? you are asking. He says, “I am your teacher, teaching you such secret powers; therefore, I am asking you to be my obedient servant, not to be for anyone else obedient servant!”
This is the worst thing, negative powers, surrounding Mankind now and making them to be disobedient ones for their Lord. Therefore, you must always say, a`udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem.
And your Lord, He created everything, even Shaytan. If you are going to be obedient, your Creator may run to you such a power that you may be able to understand what is right and what is wrong, what is for you, and what is against our Lord.
And (the) main point of Shaytan is to make Man obedient servants for himself and disobedient ones for the Heavenly Creator always! Therefore, I am surprised that Mankind (is) never taking any care for that unknown being, and we are knowing Shaytan! They are saying, (…) so many names, never done, never. I know, but never they’re not recognizing its identity. No one asking identity of Shaytan!
Everyone knows that there is a worst pole or there is someone always making Mankind to be disobedient. What is that one? No one trying to ask! Therefore, they are so friendly with Shaytan and (the) Shaytanic purpose. Everything now (throughout the) whole world just making their hands like this (Mawlana Shaykh throws hands up over his head) and saying (to Shaytan), “We surrender to you, as you like, we are under your command, we are obedient to you, you are our lord,” and (this is) preventing people not to say (to Allah), “You are our Heavens and You are our Creator, and we are under Your Mercy and You are Heaven for us!”
And as long as people (are) making Shaytan their biggest Obedience Center, crisis, never-ending crisis (will occur), going from East to West, from North to South; but no one from our clever ones (is) thinking, “What is the reason?” because they are fearing from that negative power, that we are saying, that is Shaytan.
No one can be (having) enough courage with me to say, “Oh People, beware of Shaytan!” But they are writing here or there, even through churches, they are not writing anything in their place, “Oh People, beware of Shaytan!” And I don’t think there is (s…) on the door of hopes, and all is written, “Beware of Shaytan.” And I (am) never seeing through their holy books at the beginning to say, “O People, beware of Shaytan!”
For Shaytan is changing his face everywhere, taking another appearance. I want people… (Mawlana Shaykh reflects) they are mixing. No clean source now on Earth to give a real description for evil, and main source of evil, what it is. Therefore, now whole world is asking they are asking to destroy each other.
It is not an honor for Man to kill Man, or it is not an honor for Mankind to destroy buildings or through truth, no one (is) thinking on it. That is the risk: making so many new things, Shaytan, so that (he will) not to be known (by making so many worldly distractions).
But a real Servant of the Lord may understand (by) only looking. And they are saying, that is Shaytanic thinking, asking to destroy humanity. Now 99 percent, everything (is) against humanity, to destroy humanity, and how you can do, one or two or three people, how can they save humanity? And we are in need only, there is someone from Allah Almighty’s Servants, but as a punishment, because they are not using their goodwill and their understanding, Allah Almighty will take each one’s share of Heavenly punishment through their lives!
O People, think on it! You are not thinking, and so many things come on your head, and you are not reflecting! O People, we are weak servants and I am not claiming that I am able to change (Mawlana Shaykh smiles). I’m not claiming that I may be able to threaten whole nations. But sometimes now, I am thinking one man, why (isn’t it) enough for the threatening?
You are hearing now everywhere that they are saying, “Pig’s Flu!” And they say there is a virus threatening whole Mankind. What is, are you saying, “We are powerful?” And the Lord of Heavens is making you to (be) threaten(ed) from one Pig Flu?!!
(Mawlana Shaykh laughs, imitating now) “I am coming through on sheeps… there is 6 here, 7 there… .” If they are going to be sick, making you to fear? This is a new level, saying, “We have complete control, everywhere on Earth.” Who is that one?
So many centuries never have been heard that there is Pigs Flu. Maybe people have flu. What happened to flu coming to pigs also, and you are fearing? What is that? Where is your power that you are always (taking) from this technology, technology, technology? And gather your commandos to make attack on this and that. Where is all their power, coming though the virus, coming by plane, or one thing. (Mawlana Shaykh laughs)
(Speaking very sternly) O Mankind! You are not fearing the Lord of Heavens, and (that is) making you to run from a virus that you cannot see! And Pigs Flu (laughing with Shaykh Hisham Efendi) Then don’t eat pigs! (speaking playfully now) I am warning whole Mankind who is eating pigs, why are you only running from Pigs Flu. (laughing)
Alhamdulillah! As salamu alaykum. (55minutes recorded)
(Mawlana Shaykh continues)
Dom, dom, dom, dom (humming) O my listeners, I am entertaining you! You think from the time I was young, I was always like this? (Mawlana Shaykh is bursting with delight!) When I was ten years old, a music teacher came, with an instrument, oud, like a guitar, and (Mawlana is strumming air guitar and singing in Turkish for several minutes!!!!)
Dom, dom, dom, dom.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
I am singing for the whole world, and I am nothing! Ha! (Mawlana is very delighted!)
People may say, “Shaykh is so old one.” Yes, sometime, because everything my mind is working like that, but every time I am going to think, “What about these flu people?” but sometimes I am not thinking. And I am saying a note here: if my Lord is protecting me (I am) OK. If He is not protecting, no one can protect me.
(Mawlana Shaykh hums a song of praise to Allah) Ya Hayy!
People can say, “Shaykh is old,” but I know it is 100% OK (Mawlana Shaykh points to his blessed head). Thank you for listening. Tomorrow I may inshaAllah to make singing for dancing whole world people! (Mawlana Shaykh laughs, very delighted!)
(Drinks tea.) (end of broadcast)

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