Cleanliness Is the First Order of Islam
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
28 April 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor, yaa RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands.)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Anta Subhaan Allah, Anta Sultaan Allah.
Yaa `Azeezu, yaa Allah, Yaa `Azeezu, yaa Allah.
Yaa Kareemu, yaa Allah, Yaa Kareemu, yaa Allah.
Yaa Latifu, yaa Allah! Yaa `Azeemu, yaa Allah! Yaa Akhreemu, yaa Allah!
Hasbun Allah wa ni`mal wakil. Laa hawla wa laa quwaata illa biLlah il-`Aliyyi'l-`Azheem. Ya Salli `ala Habeebika 'l-Mustafa khalifatullahi 'l-mutlaq. O our Lord, salli `alayhi, wa salimoo ayyuhal mu'minu `alaa Habeebullah, Sayyidina Muhammad! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
Thumma 's-salaam `alaa Saahibu' l-Imdaad `alaa 'l-Qutbu 'l-Mutassarif on this planet, dunya. As you like, O our masters, according to your order we are trying to sit here and speak to all Mankind, according to your high commands. And we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.)
O People! Our attenders, as-salaamu `alaykum! Listen and obey holy commands of heavens. We are now saying something that will be for your salvation here and Hereafter. Therefore, be careful and be attentive. This is a declaration from the heavens to make people wake up, because the Day of Resurrection is just approaching. Beware for yourself! Everyone for himself or herself must think on it, because every breathing is making people to approach their ends, to their last breathing.
O Salafi `ulamas, Sunni `ulamas, Shi`a `ulamas and others! Are you understanding what Allah Almighty is saying? You are claiming this Holy Qur'an is bahrun laa yudraka qaa'ruh, “An ocean whose depths cannot be reached.” The Holy Qur'an is such an ocean that no one can reach to a shore or depth. Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! O People! Stand up and give your highest respect to your Creator, the Lord of Creation! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
O People! Everything must move on such a nizaam, heavenly order; they are not able go like this or like that, in chaos. Everything is clear for people living on this planet, and also for this planet and in it or in its oceans is just coming in existence with a very fine scale without chaos, because everything is under a command.
Wa kullu shay'in 'indahu bimiqdaarin.
Everything with Him is in (perfect) proportion (devoid of chaos). (Ra'd 13:8)
You are looking at that and thinking that there is chaos on Earth--in oceans, in skies, on continents, in creatures, in Mankind--and you are wrong! Therefore, now we are going to make clear for proud people, even Nimrod was not such a proud one (as them)! Even pharaohs were not as proud as people living now on Earth!! Only one characteristic from Shaytan is making people to fall in endless chaos. `Ulamas, say, with which bad characteristic is Shaytan disobeying his Lord, Allah Almighty? (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) Stand up, don't fear, stand up!!! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)
Do you know, O `ulamas, Ahlu 's-Sunnah, Ahlu 's-Shi`a, Ahlu 's-Salaf as-Saaliheen? We may ask the same question to Christians’ most-high assemblies that His Holiness the Pope heads, for all of them! And we are asking also the same question to rabbis of Judaism. Say, all of you! With which bad characteristics making Azaazeel? That was the name of Iblees, Shaytan before he disobeyed his Lord. That name was given to Iblees as an honor. When he went against the holy command of Allah Almighty, Azaazeel’s honorable rank was taken away and he was dressed as, “The Shaytan, Iblees,” the worst name in Creation! `Ulamas, Ahlu 's-Sunnah, Ahlu 'sh-Shi`a, Ahlu 's-Salaf as-Saaliheen, say with which characteristic Iblees was kicked down? And he had before such a handsome and beautiful appearance, just taken away from him and dressed in the ugliest form. You know it? Now we are asking, because you are saying, "We are teaching people," so what are you teaching? About Americans, Russians, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, or about Arabs? Say what bad characteristic made Shaytan stand up in the Divine Presence and say, "I am not going to make sajdah to Adam!!"
Ptuu! (Mawlana Shaykh spits.) Shaytan and its followers must be happy when I am spitting, ptuu, ptuu! And shikhu `ala Shaytan, "Urinate on Shaytan!" I am saying in Arabic. Salafi `ulamas, why not ptuuh at Iblees? Are you saying to people, “When you go to WC (toilet), say, ‘I must make my urine on the head of Iblees!’” Are you teaching that? Abool `ala raassa Iblees, “Urinate on the devil's head!” You heard someone saying this? Every action takes a value through intentions.
O Salafi `ulamas! How many times are you saying, Allahumma inne a`oodhu bika min Iblees wa junoodahu, “O Allah! I seek refuge and protection in You from Iblees and his representatives.” Salafi `ulamas, how many times? Because you are such proud ones saying, "Those people are no-mind people, some of them falling in kufr, some falling in haraam, some falling in bida`, some falling in shirk oceans!” This is your way. Why are you not cursing Shaytan, and you are saying such things? What is Allah Almighty saying? إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ Inna an-nafsa la-ammaaratun bi 's-soow, “The self/ego orders us to commit evil deeds.” (12:53)
Is there a story book teaching you? Such a thing you are not knowing, but I must say this to you and no one can stand up and object! Inna an nafsa la-ammaaratun bi 's-soow. You are Arabs and you are `ulamas! Why are you not saying to people, “Keep yourself from shaytanic ways?” But you are saying, “No, stay on Siraat ul-Mustaqeem,” but why are you not on the Right Path?! Why are you not saying, “When you go to WC, urinate on Shaytan?” Because Shaytan is never taking ghusl or ablution, no. If you urinate on his head, that is going to be ablution for him. Yes. Very good!.
And hadith shareef, before you go to WC you must say, Allahumma innee a`oodhu bika min ash-Shaytan wa junoodih, “O Allah, I seek refuge and protection in You from Shaytan and his soldiers/representatives.” And Shaytan and its followers and assistants are coming around that person in the WC. That is fursah sayyida for them, good chance. You may say, "I am urinating on the head of Shaytan and its armies." You never learned such a knowledge up to today, because awliyas are keeping their tongues, they are using good words. But now people, all of them are WC people. Therefore, the order is coming, "Clean them!" And cleanliness is coming now on a heavenly order, every time for Iblees, for Shaytan and also مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ mina 'l-jinnati wa 'n-naas, Of the jinn and of mankind. (114:6).
Iblees has countless supporters and volunteers to make Mankind to fall into najaasat, dirtiness. You must look (take care for your cleanliness). Now a majority of people have been thrown into the dirtiness of pride, which Shaytan fills daily so many times because people are running in it to take some share from the pride of Iblees. Say, a`oodhu bika min ash-Shaytan wa junoodih! To say such things, don't think that Allah Almighty is punishing you or that Prophet (s) is angry with you, no. They are making such a dirty one to speak to people, to make them wake up and listen!!!! You will be clean, yes! و ثيابك فطهر Wa thiyaabaka fatahir, "purify your clothes!" (74:4)
O `ulamas! Cleanliness is the first order of Islam, and don't think that cleanliness applies only to our clothing, no. Our whole spiritual being is dressed and with the holy order to clean this material being, when you are going to be in the Divine Presence you shall be accepted ones. If not, you are going to be thrown away as Iblees was thrown away! Therefore, in Islam tahaarah, cleanliness, is most important and Islam brings cleanliness. You must come (into this world) clean and you must get out clean!
May Allah forgive us, astaghfirullah, for the honor of the Prophet (s). (Mawlana Shaykh stands.) You must stand up! (Mawlana Shaykh sits.) Look, that cat (at Mawlana's feet) is cleaning itself, teaching us, but Man is running away from cleanliness.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah
Source- Haqqani Fellowship Transcripts of Subhas