First Is To Surrender, Then Comes Faith
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani
21 July 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
Dastoor yaa rijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Sultan Allah.
Illaahi zidh Habeebika `izzan wa sharafaa, nooran wa suroora, wa ridhwaanan wa sultaana illaahi min shahr ‘l-Sha`baan al-Mu`azzam. Thumma salaam `alayk yaa Saahib al-Waqt, yaa Qutb al-Mutasarrif fi 'd-dunya. O our holy ones! We are needy for your support to address people through east and west. We are saying, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) O our Lord! We are weak ones; give us from heavenly support to take away everything that belongs to Shaytan. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Allah, Allah.
As-salaamu `alaykum our attenders from ins and jinns, from Mankind and jinns. As-salaamu `alaykum wa `alayna wa `alaa man `ittaba al-hudaa.
O People! We are trying to learn much more about heavenly rights that belong to Allah Almighty which we have been ordered to fulfill. We are not living here to make our egos to be enjoyful and happy, or to play and make our egos happy, no. Madad. We must know what is right and what is wrong. Originally, Man never knew what is right and wrong, and for that reason, Allah Almighty sent His prophets to teach them who a true one is, and what is right and what is wrong, nothing else. If we are not trying to know who a true one is and what is wrong, we will never be able to fulfill our oaths in the Divine Presence that we took on the Day of Oaths. And the Lord of Heavens has always sent His prophets, who are special beings; they are not ordinary or we would never know. But special ones have been authorized to show what is good and what is bad; what is true and what is wrong; what is an honor for Mankind and what is taking away honor from Mankind. Madad yaa Sultaanu 'l-Awliya. This is an important point.
O our Attenders, try to hear! And I am also trying to understand what is true and what is wrong. Yes, the Lord of Heavens ordered and is calling His servants to learn. And the Seal of Prophets (s) said:
طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم و مسلمة
talab al-`ilmi fareedatan `ala kulli muslim wa muslimah.
Seeking knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim man and Muslim woman.
O our Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban! Do you know this hadeeth shareef, or are you sleeping? Say, about that holy hadeeth. Everything that the Seal of Prophets (s) is speaking is holy; it is not ordinary words.
إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى
In huwa illa wahyun yoohaa.
It is not except revelation revealed to him. (53:4)
You are making the holy speeches of the Seal of Prophets (s) as if they are your speeches. No! He is a specialized one in the Divine Presence, and he was granted such a position that no one can reach, only that specialized or chosen one, Sayyidina Rasoolullah (s) can reach it! What was he saying? Talab al-`ilmi fareedatan `ala kulli muslim wa muslimah. He was not saying, "mu’min wa mu’minah"; there must be a difference between the two. The Seal of Prophets (s) was using "muslim wa muslimah" because Islam came as a base for imaan; if there is no faith there is no Islam. You must believe that you can stand on the base of imaan. And therefore he was saying, “alla kulli muslim wa muslimah.”