Wisdom Is to Avoid What Does Not Concern You
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
6 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allah Allah. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Madad yaa RijaalAllah. La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah, La ilaaha illa-Llah Muhammadur Rasoolullah `alayhi salaatullah. Dastoor. (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
We are giving our salute to all holy ones and asking for support. Allah Almighty may load on an ant this whole world. no doubt. (We are asking from one of the holy ones to look after our humble meeting. It is a humble meeting, but it is such a nuclear bomb! When they are opening this power from the east to the west, it may destroy everything under the title of baatil, falsehood. And we are giving salaat wa 's-salaam also to all holy ones on this planet and particularly to that one who is carrying the responsibility for everything in this world!
Man is making an instrument (points to cameras), which is reaching millions of centers. Man has been created weak. But what about those who are related to the heavenly center; what are they able to do? They may take all the oceans, if they are saying, "Get up over this world and keep yourself there until I am ordering you!" One wali, yet all oceans are coming up, as that one has powers that no one can think about.
They are thinking that Mankind, they are easy ones. No! The Lord of Heavens has granted them the title to be deputies, such a majestic order from Allah Almighty to weak servants. They may say, “All you oceans, stand up!” and you won't even find one drop remaining in the oceans. They are making me speak on such things to give new understandings to Man. We can't speak on heavenly, Divinely Existence, no, but they are beginning from Mankind who have been granted, Shaykh Hisham Effendi, to speak on the level of understanding of Mankind. They can’t get up, no. Therefore, those who are attending must try to bring all their attention and try to give their utmost care towards understanding something. Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbaru 'l-Akbar. While we are standing up and sitting down, billions of new creations are coming, (Mawlana Shaykh sits) in saahatu 'l-wujood (plane of existence). Yes, they keep coming. Allahu Akbar. As-salaamu `alayk, yaa Sultan al-Awliyaa! Nahnu nasa'l … a very small support for people on this planet, whose efforts are only for this planet, those who are trying to reach under the oceans or over the skies.
A grasshopper is jumping; it is asking to reach up, but it is reaching a distance, then it is coming down. Now people are on the same way, looking up and saying, "We can reach.” To where can you reach? Is this dunya a small place for you? Is it not enough? Why are you trying to jump up and up? With some material powers you can't reach even one kilometer or two kilometers, then you are coming down.
O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum, everyone from Mankind! Give a second, and it may be in that second you might find an interest for something. It may be you are asking to hark yarmak, to make two pieces. They are asking in a very short time to make this distance go up, but it is not as they are thinking. We are here and everything is in limits. We have been granted for our physical being some possibilities, but people are trying to reach impossible aspects. This material being is never suitable. Therefore, they are throwing up some rockets and it is not their field. Therefore they are going till some distance, then either they are dying in it or that rocket is exploding and nothing is remaining there. This is because Mankind is not thinking that distance can’t be reached with our material possibilities. They are majnoon people, crazy ones. And Shaytan's first mission is to cheat people and make them run after the impossible.
Now through the east and the west, everywhere people are trying to reach impossible aspects! Balaa'un `azham, “biggest affliction,” running after the impossible, when Mankind's area is within a very short distance, a very limited area. But day and night, Shaytan is making people occupy themselves with unreality, to make them work on, maa laa ya`neeh, not of their concern. They are trying for something that is impossible. Leave that! Why are you asking to reach up and up and up? What is that? It is not your field! But Shaytan's whole effort is to make people yushghilahum `ani 'l-haqeeqah. Shaytan is asking people not to try for something that is for them, but to be occupied with nonsense. And now, all the people in the world are under the title of "technology," and their aim is to reach the impossible. All efforts they are expanding for nonsense. For example, I am saying leave running after Venus or Jupiter or Mars, or after our Solar System; leave that and look! If one mosquito is coming on you and biting you, catch it or take your revenge from it, punish it! Doing both is impossible, either this or that. But Shaytan's first aim is to make people run after a direction that is impossible for them to reach.
Shaytan's famous struggle is to make people's ways, their mentalities and their efforts, to go in the wrong direction. Wrong direction! They are deeply trying to get an understanding of an atom. They can't understand it; only through their high mathematical knowledge, they might reach something. They are not knowing that all the knowledge they are learning is taking them to the Lord of the Heavens. They are looking at an atom, occupying themselves around the atoms, but they are not thinking that every knowledge is going to take people to their Lord's Heavenly Presence! Shaytan's mission is cheating people by occupying them with nonsense!
O our Salafi `ulamas! As-salaamu alaykum. You are not here? Why? Is there an invitation tonight or some important meeting? I don’t know.Where are you? Say! Why are you not saying hadith an-nabawiyyatu 'sh-shareef? (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Saying the Seal of Prophets:
من حسن إسلام المرء ترك ما لا يعنيه
min husna Islam al-marra tarkuhu maa laa ya`neeh, “From the perfection of a man's Islam is to leave what does not concern him.”
Is it correct?You are never seeing that hadith ash-shareef? (Mawlana Shaykh sits) A meaning on the first understanding of that hadith ash-shareef, the Seal of Prophets(s) is saying, "O People! You must understand min husna islam al-marra tarkuhu maa laa ya`neeh."
O Salaafu s-Saaliheen `ulama! Marhaban. Are you ever understanding the meaning of that hadith ash-shareef ? That is just ulhim `alaa qalbee, (inspired to my heart) that is just waarid, (inspiration) coming to my heart to say to you, doctors of Shari`ah and to Azhari ash-shareef `ulamas. This is a big ocean! Hisham Effendi, first of all, those mutakabireen, “arrogant ones and oppressors,” Salaafu s-Salih `ulamas never speak on it! And that hadith ash-shareef of the Seal of Prophets (s) is enough to change the whole Islamic world from baatil to haqq and to make for them hayyatun tayyibah, “a good life.” If we are using and practicing, and understanding the meaning of that hadith ash-shareef, the whole nation of the Seal of Prophets (s) will be like the stars in the skies! That hadith ash-shareef was just taught from Whom? From Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ عَلَّمَهُ الْبَيَانَ
Al-rahmaan. `Allama 'l-quraan. Khalaqa 'l-insaan. `Allamaahu 'l-bayaan.
(God) Most Gracious! It is He Who has taught the Qur'an. He has created Man. He has taught him speech (and intelligence). (Ar-Rahman 55:1-4)
Sometimes I remember, sometimes. Because I am very angry with Salafi 'ulamas! (Mawlana Shaykh sits). SubhaanAllah! O jalaalatu 'l-mulook, you must call your jalsa, royal court, from time to time and you must try them for something. This is one hadith ash-shareef that may save not only the Islamic world, but may save all humanity, all of nature, it may save all creatures and the life of everything on this planet! Only one hadith! O Salaaf as-Salih `ulamas, maa ma`na, what is the meaning that the Seal of Prophet's saying: أتيت جوامع الكلم uteetoo jawami` u 'l-kalim? "I was given the most comprehensive of words." Say! Yes. Allahu Akbar. The Seal of Prophets' declarations and his hadith ash-shareef, even one of them is enough to save all nations!
This hadith is, ajaa`ib “very amazing.” Tashreen, “dissect it.” If you are dissecting, then you must look what is in it. min husna islam al-marra tarkuhu maa laa ya`neeh. According to our teachers’ teaching, because our level is not such a level to say that we are taking from the Seal of Prophets (s) No, our level is very much down; on the last level we may understand something. But it is enough to save nations, particularly to save the Muslim world! I have been granted now to speak on the collective efforts of all people in the world. They are doing this and that, over the seas, under the seas, over the clouds, in forests, in deserts, we are making efforts; everyone is trying to do something. But mostly, people are not using a scale of the Heavens that has only been granted to selected, special, honored ones. I am asking you, doctors of shari'ah, to make an understanding of that hadith, and send to me through that instrument, whether I am wrong or on the right way. That is showing who is mu'min. And behind them are all nations, all of Mankind, whose efforts are in two directions. One direction is maa ya`neeh; the second is, maa laa ya`neeh. True?
Haqeeqat, “reality;” that gives the meaning, but it is such a big ocean saving all humanity! Heavenly teachings through the Seal of Prophets (s) are ordering him to speak to his nation, and all nations now belong to him, but they are not running to understand who he is. The Lord of Heavens is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى
wa maa yantiqu `ani al-hawa'.
Nor does he say anything of (his own) desire. (53:3)
Who is that one? (Mawlana sits) Why are you not saying? And so many foolish ones are trying to refuse the declarations of the Seal of Prophets (s)! I am sending those to be waiters of WC. That is good for them, those who are asking to refuse the Seal of Prophets' declarations! And one day they will be put down in those sewage channels! Their graves are going to be on those sewage channels.
I heard that in Egypt there was one person, so famous he was changing everything. But not according to the Holy Qur'an or holy hadiths of Rasoolullah (s). He was buried in such a place that when they were looking after one day, they found that his body was sailing on sewage channels like a boat in the sea. They took that one's body to another place, buried it there, but still they were finding the same thing. Then they were saying, “We can't do anything; this is not from ourselves, but it is from the Lord of Heavens making it for that one." He who was against Islam and against the principles of Islam, who followed the principles of jabaabirah, “tyrants,” that was his punishment! If you are taking his body to the desert, you will find the same sewage channels there.
Fear God! Those people who are not fearing from Allah (swt) are first-class troublemakers! They are leaving the Holy Qur'an, taking so many baatil rules, saying, “We are this, we are that.” We are not democrats! We are followers of Shari`atullah! There is no democracy in the Holy Qur'an! Whoever is saying that are foolish and idiotic ones, and those who never understand! Allah Almighty will punish them as He punished that one! Look for the understanding of what Rasoolullah (s) was saying.
That means there are two kinds of efforts in front of a mu'min. One of them is maa ya`neeh, “what concerns us.” Second is maa laa ya`neeh, “what doesn't concern us.” And we have been ordered to look after maa ya`neeh, concerning ourselves for the benefit of Mankind, but not to use our efforts for something that is maa laa ya`neeh, that which is never for Mankind to look after. And all nations are on maa laa ya`neeh. Everywhere they are running from maa ya`neeh, that from holy commands we have been ordered to keep it, maa ya`neeh. But people and believers are now running after maa laa ya`neeh. Shaykh Hisham Effendi, may Allah forgive us! And He can only change what we are in. I am sorry to say this, and I am trying to open an unopened or a closed door for our Salafi `ulamas, to say about this hadith ash-shareef. They may speak on it from the beginning of Islam up to Yawmul Qiyamah, “The Day of Judgment,” but they will never finish!
May Allah forgive us. Tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah yaa Rabbee, tawbah, astaghfirullah.
Hisham Effendi, it is a very important point that may change the whole world! Astaghfirullah.
Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Yaa Rabbee, shukr. Yaa Rabbee, shukr. Alhamdulillah, yaa Rabbee.
Source- Haqqani Fellowship Transcripts