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Naqshbandi Haqqani Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani: If You Need a Guide for the City, What About Heavens?
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If You Need a Guide for the City, What About Heavens?
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
1 April 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, SubhaanAllah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultan Allah.
Alfu salaat, alfu salaam `ala Sayyidi 'l-awwaleen wa’l-akhireen min al-azal ilal-abad, Sayyidina Muhammad! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
As-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadullah! Attenders to our humble association with the shaykh. We are asking for forgiveness first of all, and for cleaning ourselves. Cleanliness is first and most important order from heavens to people. Salutes and our greetings to our master on this world, in this life, to be on him heavenly salutes, heavenly greetings, and we are asking for those heavenly salutes and greetings to reach to you.
O People! We are sitting here for fighting Shaytan and its armies, soldiers, supporters, and followers! That is my mission; I am nothing but they are granting to me a mission. And that is to fight against Shaytan and against Shaytan’s followers; that gives us honor. And we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. That means, "O our Lord, we are running to You against Shaytan and its tricks and traps." And we are saying when the heavenly command comes, "O My servants! I just granted you such a sword that may destroy in east and west every shaytanic way, shaytanic idea and shaytanic efforts, when you are saying, bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem!" (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) No one can come and face that sword! That is very important and you must know it, you must believe it and you must use it. For what is Allah Almighty sending bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem?
O Salafi `ulamas! As-salaamu `alaykum! They are looking and waiting to hear something. I am also sitting here to hear something that makes my ego under my feet. Have you tried it, O Salafi `ulamas, to put your egos under your feet? What is your opinion? Daily you are following someone’s commands and obeying that one’s order. And in east and west a majority, 99 percent of people, are running to fulfill what Shaytan is asking! Are you trying to put your foot on the neck of Shaytan? Have you tried it? Have you tried to jump on it and to use it under your command, O Salafi `ulamas? Have you ever seen Shaytan? No? A`oodhu billahi min sharr ash-Shaytan. (Mawlana Shaykh laughs.)
Shaytan has so many masks and each time he is putting them on the faces of people, carrying mirrors to them, saying, “Look at yourself, look!” and they are thinking that mask is really for him or her.But Shaytan is carrying countless masks, putting on one and watching how you are looking at yourself. (Mawlana Shaykh holds eyeglasses.) I am looking on this side to another mask, and to that side another mask. I am seeing nothing, no. First on the left hand, because you are leftist, then come to right hand, because you are a rightist, but you are a liar! Who is looking at the left is leftist, it is true, but who is looking between the two is looking at his real face, wasat, the middle. The nation of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) is ummatan wasatan, not just going to the right or only to the left hand, but wasat, the middle way. Allah Almighty is giving Man both a right hand and a left hand, but making his body to only go in one direction. He can use the right and left hands to help in working on the right aim, which is to be successful, to go on the right way.
That carries people to heavenly stations. All heavenly stations are spiritual targets. Spirituality is for Mankind, but we can’t say that our being in the Seven Heavens is like our spiritual being. No, no,100 percent no! There are seven levels of heavens. Don’t think the seven levels are similar, first to the second, or second to the third; each has a specialty or special identity. When you enter one and find your identity in the first level, you will faint, you will lose yourself and your physical being just disappears. You are going to be dressed with an identity in the first level, which is never similar to your physical being on this planet, no. You will be surprised at who you are, thinking, "Is that me? Really?? Is that me?" You can’t think to ask, "O, I am in doubt if I am this one or that former one?"
O People! O Salafi `ulamas! We are knowing nothing of what has been said in holy books of real meanings and keeping messengers. In heavenly messages, all prophets were knowing there are seven levels, but when you are reaching first level of heavens you will be surprised, (asking) "Am I this one or that one?" making himself like this, like that. But I am not that one, so different from your being in first level of heavens. And you will be so happy in that level that you enter in it, and your personality that belongs to first level of heavens may open your knowledge, coming altogether, and you can’t be able to open it. In dunya’s life, only anbiya, prophets, were knowing something about that level, till they are reaching and their knowledge here is going to be there with, raiy al-`ayn, certainty. Now your knowledge about heavens is something in your understanding, which is never giving you a complete picture about the Seven Heavens.
You will find an identity that will be so hayraan, astonishing, “Ohhh, am I that one?”
"(And you will hear the answer) Yes, that is you on first level of heaven."
"(And you will answer) Look to you, O my Lord!" and fall into sajdah, and getting up from sajdah, that you are asking to grant your thankfulness to your Lord, standing up!
And another, the second level of heavens. If they were similar, we would not say "Seven Heavens." Each of those levels are pointing to that and in front of you there are seven kinds of heavens, until you are reaching and going to be one. And from the smallest part from that level, you will not understand anything. Your understanding will just change, fully. You will run to Allah Almighty and make sajdah, then another opening is coming. You may see an appearance of yourself in the first level which gives to you such pleasure you can’t imagine! It is beyond our imagination! You will say, "O our Lord, O our Lord, O our Lord! You have endless grants for your deputies!" The top point of honor in all Creation is to be Allah Almighty’s khalifah, His deputy! Now the sultanate is using 'deputy' and saying it is the level of crown prince, which is a grant from pre-Eternal up to Eternal. You can’t imagine, you can't say, "Enough!" No, you are asking to be there eternally, up to Eternity, and the Lord of Heavens is changing it (for you) by His command.
O Salafi `ulamas, marhaban! Are you understanding such things that they are making me to speak? What are the Seven Heavens for? Are they to look at, as we are looking at a TV screen, except to see it from far away, or we are going to enter in it? Why are you not speaking about the Seven Heavens to people (instead of) claiming you are doctors? What is a "doctor"? You are sick ones and need someone for treating you. About those from whom we must learn about heavens, Allah Almighty says: (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ
yaa ayyuha 'l-ladheena 'aamanoo ittaqu-Llaha wa koonoo ma `as-saadiqeen.
O you who believe! Fear Allah, and follow my true ones! (9:119)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits.) What does it mean, koonu ma` as-saadiqeen? How are we going to be with true ones? Why not giving a meaning to us for that holy verse? There is a khitaab; it is addressing all Mankind that they must take of their shares from that holy verse. Why you are claiming you are `ulamas? You know nothing! They make me to speak only on the surface. Looking from outside, it is an ocean but you are not yet entering it. When entering in the oceans in the first level, you will find what you are asking to find, so that you are not going to ask for another level. Salafi `ulamas? Coming a question to you. With whom you are going to be in that first level of heavens? That is an important question. With whom are you going to enter the first level of the seven levels of heavens? When you come to a big city and when come off the plane, you ask for a guide, yes?
"Where is the guide? This is a huge city and I am coming here for my first time. How I can find my way in this huge city? I need a guide!"
We say, "Yes sir, we have a guide for you!"
You are asking for a guide in a big city, but what about your heavenly journey? When you are leaving this life and the angels are taking your souls up, who is going to be your souls' guides? Do you know them? Is your knowledge enough to find the way in the first level of heavens? Never! Some people come to this small village and are ask, "Where is Shaykh’s place?" It is a small place, but they are asking for guide, not finding it themselves. They are declaring every night (the suhbah), "We must see him, learn from him and understand from him." And this is a handful-place, so small. Then what about where there is no beginning or ending for the seven levels of heavens! What is Heaven, do you know? Say! Your knowledge is going to be the key for opening realities in front of you!
This is ghaayatu 't-t`azheem, extreme point of the glorifying of the Lord of Heavens, and we must try to give our extreme glorifying to our Lord for understanding. You are never going to understand about the seven levels of heaven until you are reaching a guide here, a guide there, a guide in past time, a guide in future time. You can’t be mustaghnee, you can’t be without the need of a guide. Therefore, Allah Almighty is sending guides to His servants to teach and guide them from first to second to third steps. Step, step, step, countless steps!
May Allah forgives us.
O People! It is a magic introduction for such Unseen, Mystic Worlds. If you are claiming that we are guides, why are you not saying to people? Your most important mission is to fight people who are not following your ideas or teaching. No, stop it and try to be a students, learning some realities. Realities in Islam are countless, never ending, from pre-Eternal up to Eternal. May Allah forgive us.
Therefore, they are so powerful ones, Salafi `ulamas, so strong ones, insisting not to learn or not to teach. All (major) religions (have) their level of Unseen Worlds and Unknown Oceans for the Lord of Heavens!
O People! Our short time is not enough for understanding even one point (as small as) an atom; we must plant a very small seed and you must wait till that small seed grows, growing, growing. And what Allah Almighty plants is never ending, there is no limit for their growing!
O People! Don’t be idiots! Come and look and hear from holy books and be happy for your future after this life. May Allah forgive us.
As-salaamu `alaykum! "Dome dome dome dome" is endless pleasures for believers and endless darkness for unbelievers!!
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(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Shaykh Hisham Effendi on the phone.)