Saturday, March 13, 2010

Give and be a rasheed - Mawlana Shaykh Nazim


Bismillah.

Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani began his sohbet standing and glorifying the Lord: Ya Kareem, Ya Sultan, madad, La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadun Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullah.

O Attendees, Assalaamu`alaykum! Give a little bit of care when you are looking and asking to hear something. Give a little bit more care, cut yourself from everything that belongs to this world and come empty. If anyone comes empty, they may fill it with heavenly powers. If you are coming full, what may they give to you? Because we are now in contact with heavenly beings and we are asking for heavenly support for all of us, not only the handful of people here. We, all of us, are in need and we are asking that heavenly support to give much, much, more power in growing heavenly power for ourselves.

This association is granting the attendees heavenly support, giving much more power and making them to become closer to heavenly stations, yes. And as much as you are giving care, you are taking much more. If you are occupying yourself with something around yourself or through your life, you are going to be supported as you are asking. If you are giving whole care for yourself, you will be given a full support. If you occupy yourself with something else, you may take half the support or you may take a tenth of the support. If you are never interested, you will take nothing. Therefore, as much as you are giving your care and attention, you are taking more!

If you are in a place where there is a heap of gold and silver and the holder is saying, “Take as much as you like. It is for you and it is free! If you can carry a heap of gold, get another,” still Allah Almighty is giving endlessly wa ladayna mazeed, “And We have more to come.”

O People! Give more and take more! Give one and take ten. Give ten and take a hundred. Give a hundred and take a thousand. Give a thousand and take one hundred thousand. Give one hundred thousand and take one million. Give one million and look for ten million that comes to you! Why are you being so hasees, bakheel, miserly? Why? Anfiq bi-laa laa, “Donate endlessly.” Do you think that when you are giving, you lose your Lord's grant to you? No. Allah (swt) is giving for one, at least ten. Give ten, get one hundred. Why are you not urging people to give?

O People! Give more and take double on double. Why? If you are believers, why are you saving through banks and treasuries, why? And there are people in need; why are you not giving? Give! Are you not trusting what Allah Almighty is saying to you? He is giving ten times more! I am shouting to kings, to presidents, to the rich ones, saying: Don't save your money through banks' treasures. Don't occupy yourself with something else!

Why are you not urging the rich ones? So many hundreds, thousands of rich ones in Saudi Arabia, in the Arab Peninsula, in Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai and where everyone has billions through banks! Why?! Give, and believe in your Lord's declaration, or believe in what He is promising to you! He is saying, wa ladayna mazeed, “And We have much more to come.” Mazeed is never coming down, there is never going to be less treasures. Why are you saving, saving, saving millions, ten millions? Millions of people can’t find something to eat, but you are eating lamb and delicious food. Why are you not sending? Send!

We must say A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. The biggest treasure is for us to say Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Take Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem from your saved money and give, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Don't say your treasures will diminish. "Yes, it may be less here, but it will grow up through akhirah, through the heavens. Why are you not saying?"

These associations could make hearts hayyin layyin, soft and tender. Encourage them to give, give! Don't worry, don’t worry. Don’t say, “Our provision is going to be less.” No! Man zaada lillah zaadahullah, “Whoever donates in Allah's way, will be rewarded more by Him.” Who is giving for Allah more and more, the grant from Allah will get more and more and more for you.

When you are lying in the coffin, finished! They will take your ring, your ear rings, your very, very expensive watch, taking it from your hand. Taking everything from you! They are not saying, “He was a king, we may leave this on him.” No, they are taking everything and you are going naked, with your body covered with ten yards of cloth.

O People! Before Judgment Day comes, you have a chance to give for Allah, give, give, give, as it is coming through heavenly knowledge, this you must say, Salafi `ulamas, to all Wahhabi people who have treasures, to write in golden letters in front of their sitting place:
أنفق بلالا ولا تخاف من ذي العرش إقلالا
anfiq bilaal wa laa takhaaf man dha 'l-`arshi iqlaalan
Give without (saying) 'no' and do not fear from the Possessor of the Throne to be in loss.
That must be written! Don't say to me, “That is not fard, obligatory.” Now it is obligatory and you must give, you must give. You can’t save billions or trillions, you must give. It is haraam (to store wealth). Why are you not saying that storing wealth is bida`, against Shari`atullah?

Don’t say, “We are giving every year our zakaat.” What? Thirty-nine for yourself and one for Allah? Aren’t you ashamed to give thirty-nine for yourself and one for Allah? What is their mentality? Make it the opposite! Give for yourself one, for Allah thirty-nine. Wa laa takhaf man dha 'l-`arshi iqlaalan (do not fear from the Possessor of the Throne to be in loss). That is holy shari`ah.

‘Abd (means) servant, and everything that he has, belongs to Him, and everything that he is carrying is for his owner or for his master. Why are you not saying this? Salafi `ulamas, you don’t know this? That judgment you know or you do not know? Say to people, “Give thirty-nine for Allah and one for you.”
What are you going to say, that it is bida`? Shari’ah is the real adab of the servant for his Sultan. Allah Almighty is granting to you, so give, and give and give because if you are giving Allah Almighty is not making it less. Wa ladayna al-mazeed. Allah Almighty is saying on behalf of Himself: “Don't fear that when giving, you will get less of My treasures. No! I am the Lord of Heavens! I am the Lord of the Whole Creation! I am that One that is giving what they are in need of and My treasures are never getting less!” Not even the size of an atom, what you give is not getting less. Because if it is getting less even one atom, then it is going to be finished. But what is in Allah Almighty's treasures is never-ending, never finishing. That is the reason why He is saying:
وَلَدَيْنَا مَزِيدٌ
Wa ladayna al-mazeed
There will be more and more in Our Divine Presence (Qur'an 50:35)

“I will give you more and more in My Divine Presence.” Allah (swt) will reward you more as a result of your donation in His sake.” Why are you not giving that ayat? When servants have been granted from Endless Treasures through heavens, through Paradise, they are asking, hal min mazeed, “No more after this, O our Lord?” and the Lord of Heavens is saying, “Never-ending treasures, are for Me. No one knows, I am only knowing, I am the Lord of Everything. I am the Creator, and I have Endless Oceans from everything that is never-ending.” Hah!

و مَا عِندَ اللّهِ بَاقٍ
Fa maa `inda Allahi baaq
What Allah owns and rewards you with is Everlasting. (Qur'an 16:96)

What Allah Almighty has is forever, from pre-eternal up to eternal, never-ending.
What it is empowered in this life is not going to be acted in akhirah, but in the Eternal Life. This is a temporary life; it may be a million years or a billion years, it may be more and more billions of years old. For all of them, a limit is written, but for Allah, al-mazeed is endless. You know nothing; you know according to your ability, your capacity to understand.

O People! Give to Allah, keep for yourself a little bit. But say, “O my Lord, everything You granted to me from Your grants, I owe it to You. Who am I to say that I am giving?” Allah Almighty is saying, Haadha a'taa'una, “This is My grant to you.” What you have is from My grant to you. O People! My grant is never-ending, never-ending. SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah.

The worst characteristic of our egos is to be greedy, greedy, greedy. For what are you going to be greedy? Your Creator is saying, Is'al tu'ataa, “Ask as much as you can ask, and I will give to you.” Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar! One who is rasheed (rightly guided) is never greedy. Ar-Rushd (maturity/ripening) is the highest level of our good characteristics. Rasheed is he who understands something about what Allah Almighty is saying.
وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ
Wa idhaa sa'alaka `ibaadee `annee fa innee qareebun ujeebu da`wati 'd-daa`ee idhaa da`aani fa 'l-yastajeeboo lee w 'al-yu'minoo bee la`llahum yarshudoona
And when My servants ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the du`a of the supplicant when he calls on Me. So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright. (Qur'an al 'l-Baqarah 2:186)

You are Arabs, you know this ayah, “O My servants, if you are asking something from Me, I am asking also; you must run to what I am ordering you, to make it.” Imaan is to believe in Allah Almighty and our beliefs are at the lowest level, lowest level, and to become raashidoon, Allah Almighty is asking His servants to reach the level of rasheed, as the Holy Qur'an is declaring:
أَلَيْسَ مِنكُمْ رَجُلٌ رَّشِيدٌ
Alaysa minkum rajulun rasheed
"Is there not among you a single right-minded man?" (Qur'an 11:78)

Rasheed is the highest level that a person can reach: ar-rushd. We are such useless ones! I am asking Allah Almighty that at least we may reach on the level of rushd, who is on the level to be 100% kamaal, perfect from every jawaanib (sides) in all his behavior - perfection.

Alaysa feekum rajulun rasheed? “Isn't there a man among you who understands?” A rasheed understands such a thing. I am asking to Salafi `ulamas, Allah Almighty is asking to people, in Holy Qur'an also, alaysa feekum rajulun rasheed? That one who asked was a believer, haneef, real belief. But he was hiding and saying, “O People! Alaysa feekum rajulun rasheed?” No one in his mind can understand about what the Lord of Heavens is sending.

Maqaam ur-Rushd (Station of Maturity) is the highest level servants can reach. Rushd, what does it mean? You must know. If not look in qaamoos (dictionary). If you could not find it, look in tafseer, commentaries of Holy Quran. Don’t say, “This is shirk” and don’t say, “This is kaafir.” No. Alladhee yafhamu 'l-katheer? “Isn't there a person who understands me well?” Hundreds of thousands of ones are bringing from the Holy Qur'an and its endless treasures, lu'lu, pearls and diamonds. Why are you saying this is not a real diamond, it is only plastic? Don't say that!

If you are saying, Qul haatoo burhaanakum, “Bring your proofs,” that is making my heart to be in satisfaction. If not, you should be responsible in the Divine Presence, and the Divine Presence is never accepting you, sending you to angels.

O People! Come and hear, come and listen to the endless oceans through the Holy Qur'an. It is always giving people a refreshment and giving a young power to them for understanding and to be in pleasure and to be pleased with such a hidden treasure from the Holy Qur'an.

May Allah (swt) forgive me and forgive all listeners and Salafi `ulamas also, and give us hidden treasure of the holy verses, endless hidden treasures through holy verses.

O People! Take your adab with the Holy Qur'an and take your adab with such people who are bringing such strange meanings full with such a power and lights to take away from your faces darkness and give to you heavenly lights!

O my Lord, forgive me, and forgive Salafi `ulamas, Ya Rasulullah!

(Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits then sing:)
Dome, dome, dome, dome
Dome, dome, dome, dome
Dome, dome, dome, dome
Dome, dome, dome, dome

(Mawlana sings in Turkish:)
Yaa Muhammad, canim arzular seni
Dost Muhammad, canim pek sever seni
Padışah konmaz saraya hane mamur olmadan
kenz açılmaz şol gönülden ta ki pür nur olmyınca

Yaa Muhammad, my soul is yearning for you
Yaa Muhammad, you are my true love
A king is not put in a palace before it is adorned
A heart's treasure is unlocked only when that heart is purified
Huu, huu, huuu, huuu, huuuuuuuuuuu...
Fatihah.
As-salaamu `alaykum. This is Allah's grant for tonight, subhaanAllah, subhaanAllah, subhaanAllah, Oh, Yaa Rabbee!
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