Beauty Is from Obedience and Ugliness Is from Sins
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
23 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
As-salaamu `alaykum. Dastoor yaa RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd! And we are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)
We are a handful of people here and we are trying to reach blessings, more blessings in this holy month, Shabaan Mu`azzam. It is just honored from other months and it is granted for the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-`Akhireen, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). We are asking for barakah, blessings, and praisings from Allah Almighty.
O People! Say, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem and, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) That gives us honor, when we stand for our Lord, our Creator, Allah Almighty. SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Endless Glorifying Oceans for Him, Almighty.
What we are saying is according to our capacities. If we are not going to be in such figures, in height reaching between 1.5 up to two meters, if going to be taller than two meters, it is not good, as, "The best of matters are the moderate/middle ones." Allah Almighty created Man in such a position, in such a form that is good, better, or best for human nature: not too tall and not too short. But Allah Almighty is granting to Mankind such attributes that belong only to Mankind. What Mankind has just been granted, no creature has been granted. Huuuuuu.
O People! We are all sinners. And what is sin? We must ask Salafi `ulamas, because they are claiming they know everything. If they are asked, “Do you know this?” none of them are saying, "I don't know."
O Salafi `ulamas! What does "sin" and "sinners" mean, and what is the last step of sinners on this planet? They must answer what is "sin." Yes, say! I may hear and some ones may hear. They are looking to each other, asking, "What shall we say about sin?" You are `ulamas, so you must know what is sin, sinners, what will be sinners' final position. The first sinner was the father of human nature, Sayyidina Adam (a). What did he do that made him a sinner and then he was ordered to get out from Paradise? Paradise is not for sinners, no. To sin is the worst recognition that is given to Mankind, and it is the worst title or the worst shirt that a person may dress in.
Allah Almighty just dressed the first one and his wife with the most honored dressings. When he became a sinner, that most honored dressing fell down from his body and he was naked, running to cover his ugly appearance. That means sins make people in an ugly position and sinners are going to be known by their faces, which are always ugly, uglier, and ugliest! Animals may be small ones or big ones, but they are never changing their forms and never going to be in a hated position, to be seen as ugly. But Mankind is quickly going to be known by their ugly faces. When they are getting ugly, Shaytan is saying, "Don't worry, use cosmetics and you will be so beautiful or handsome." Ugliness from Heavens’ ugliness sent on people can't be changed by artificial means, no; cosmetics cannot cover what is taken away from disobedient ones or sinners from their creation or forms!
Look at people now, particularly women who are running to sins more than men. And they are quickly getting to be ugly ones and no cosmetics may take that ugliness from their faces or their bodies. Because sinners are cursed; la`natullah, heavenly cursing, comes on those women who are not hearing the commands of Allah Almighty and running in Sin Oceans. Now the whole world's women are just swimming in Cursing Oceans! What do you think if a person is falling in a sewage channel and getting out, how can you look to that one? And now also those who are falling into sewage, sins channels, are like that. What they are using from cosmetic, artificial things are also shaytanic productions. And people now are mostly wasting every possibility to make themselves to be seen as beautiful or handsome. They are asking on the wrong way , as a person who is asking for jewels from a grocery shop! No, you can't find that; it is a grant from Allah Almighty to Adam (a) and his wife, but when they were going against holy orders, getting into sin, just taken away that appearance that you can't look at them. They were so beautiful and handsome, but that sin was making them ugly and they were running to cover their ugliness, but they could not.
Paradise is never accepting ugliness because Beauty Oceans are just running in it. Therefore, sinners can't enter Paradise. They must be thrown from Paradise and thrown in ugliness, into Sewage Oceans. Look now, so many women who are younger than me by 10 years. When you are saying “younger,” they are very happy!
So many people are running uselessly, and they will be rides of their egos, because Shaytan cheated our grandfather and grandmother (Adam and Hawwa [a]). They are running after that one to be seen as beautiful, to be as they like, as they are thinking they are 18 years old, or 15 years old. They are so happy, looking in the mirror, with falling hair, their faces are going to be like rivers lines and they have no teeth, remembering, "Once upon a time, I was a queen of beauty in England, in Germany, and Turkish people were running after me saying, 'You are so beautiful,' and now I am still beautiful!" Allah Almighty punished sinners with madness, to be crazy.
O People! I am speaking to Salafi `ulamas because they are also going to be very unhappy when their ages go up and they are very unhappy, using so many things for their beards and giving so many new forms for their beards, moustaches, and eyes. For what are you decorating yourself?
"O Shaykh, we must try to look as handsome ones."
"For our ladies, our maidens, we must show ourselves as handsome ones."
O People! Sins will never allow a man to remain handsome or a women to remain beautiful! Run away from sins! Don't leave yourself in a position that your name is registered under the title "sinner." Try for your names to be written under the "good ones" table, to be granted beauty. Don't be sinners! All nations are sinners now and no good tidings for them, but always angels are warning them with bad tidings. For what? All nations are trembling in anticipation of huge and terrible events on their doors now. Run to Allah (swt) and ask for His forgiveness and blessings! Try to be obedient servants; don't be the ride of your ego and of Shaytan!
May Allah forgive us for the honor of this holy month, Sha`baan Mu`azham. And coming now in this week is a very, very important, holiest of nights, Laylat ul-Bara`ah, not tomorrow, after tomorrow, going to be Sunday evening up to Monday. Try to be from those servants who are forgiven and granted from the endless Mercy Oceans!
May Allah forgive me, forgive you and send us someone to collect our hearts, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s), and for our hearts to be prepared for our Lord's lights and lightenings. Ameen.