Sunday, November 7, 2010

See the signs!


O people, the earth seems to be shouting louder than ever. Volcanoes screaming, lands trembling, waters rising. What are we up to? Spend yet another day at the mall perhaps. Looking forward to a holiday trip maybe. We are one bunch of heedless inhabitants of the earth, you and I, save the ulama and the arifeen.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim has been speaking on Sufilive for months, reminding and advising. Some of us listened but many didn't. On 23 October 2010 he said something that should make us pause, hear and take heed because he may not be speaking again if God wills not. Really he need not tire himself warning people who are unmindful and unappreciative. He could just spend time in solitude and multiply his zikr but no, he keeps telling us what really matters.

He said: "If we could understand even a little, we should fall down in prostration (sajda) and not lift our heads because the Lord of Heavens is addressing us, yet we are running away. Pity those who are not making sajda and saying 'O my Lord'. There are millions of people on whom Allah sends His salam and honors yet they are turning away from Him. O mankind, don't be proud because pride is His majesty's divine attribute. Subhanallah!  Allah is asking us to keep our real position. We are a weak servant of Allah.

I may be speaking again if Allah grants permission, as He likes. When new inspirations come, I may speak InshaAllah. When new orders come, they may make many others of His servants to speak. It is not necessary that I am the only one speaking. He may be giving His orders, salutes and honors to mankind. May Allah forgive me. It is a short time from today up to the end of the world. They may bring someone else to speak. It is not a condition that this one may speak or that one speaks, no. He may leave this closed and open another. We are only small and weak servants but I am happy there is an awakening, because heavenly words must touch their conscience. And I think the real news is, the Last Day is approaching firmly. Allah is eternal while everything else must pass away.

This dunya’s appointed life is approaching the Judgment Day. There are some signs that ulamas know. Allah Almighty says:
فَهَلْ يَنْظُرُونَ إِلاَّ السَّاعَةَ أَنْ تَأْتِيَهُمْ بَغْتَة ً فَقَدْ جَاءَ أَشْرَاطُهَا فَأَنَّى لَهُمْ إِذَا جَاءَتْهُمْ ذِكْرَاهُمْ
fahal yanzhuroona illa as-saa`ata an taatiyahum baghtatan faqad jaa ashraaţuhaa fa annaa lahum idhaa jaathum dhikraahum
"Do they then await (anything) other than the Hour, that it should come upon them suddenly? But some of its Signs have already come, and when it (actually) is on them, how can they benefit then by their reminder?" (Surah Muhammad 47:18)

Fifteen centuries ago Allah Almighty was saying that the signs of the Last Day has begun. Fifteen centuries ago! Therefore, people must dedicate some time for their eternal life. May Allah forgive us. When it is necessary, the Lord of Heavens will send His servants to address you and wake you up! O People! They are asking you to take a little bit of care for your Lord’s servanthood. This world may be a paradise if people follow their Lord’s commands. Otherwise, there will be troubles and problems, balaa (affliction) will affect them. Allah may be sending signals every now and then so that people will think about it.

Please pray for me too. I am weak and He knows. The Lord of Heavens knows everything. I am asking forgiveness from my Lord Almighty Allah and the intercession of His holiest one, Sayyidina Muhammad (s.a.w)! I am asking support from awliyaaullah, from holy people. I am weak now. As they are saying, Allah Almighty may send to His servants hundreds of thousands of warners. Shaykh Hisham Effendi told me people would be surprised if I stopped talking. No. Whoever asks, he shall find.  O People! If you look and listen, you could find plenty of things. Take for yourself a little bit from dunya, and try to give much more time for the Lord of Creation. The mercy of the Lord of Creation is countless!
Credit: Fellowship

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