Pictures of Maulana Sheikh NazimThe Enormity of Understanding, "Am I Not Your Lord?"

Allahu Akbar. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillaahi 'l-hamd. Allahuma zid habeebika `izzan wa sharafa noorun wa surooran ridwaanan wa sultaanan. As-salaat wa 's-salaamu `alayka yaa Sayyidi 'l-Awwaleen wa ’l-Akhireen. Ishfa` lanaa yaa Sayyidi 'r-Rusulu 'l-kiram. Thumma salaamu `alaa Sayyid al-Anbiya wa 'l-mursaleen wa mala`ikatil mukarrameen, wa awliyaa as-saaliheen!

Thumma as-salaamu `alayk, yaa Saahib az-Zamaan wa khulafaaihi, thumma as-salaamu `alaykum yaa `ibaadAllahi 's-saaliheen, min ahlu 'l-araadeen! O, O, O thumma as-salaamu `alaykum yaa Qutb az-Zamaan wa 'l-Aqtaab, Awtaad, Budalaa, Nujabaa, Nuqabaa, Akhyaar! Ija`lna yaa Rabbana, tahta liwaa'ihi. O our Lord! May we be under their domes! And we are saying, a'oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. O our Lord, we are asking for protection. One of your true servants is enough to protect all your weak servants!

O Salafi `ulamas! Do you know what is barq, lightning? It is the glorifying of only one angel! When that angel opens his mouth for glorifying, ra`d, thunder, comes out from his teeth, with such a lightning. If that power is going to reach from east to west, it may take everyone away. And therefore, if one angel's glorifying is opening to all the people of the world, they would fall down, all of them! (Mawlana Shaykh stands)

وَيُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ
wa yusabbihu r-ra`du bi-hamdihi wa 'l-malaa'ikatuhu min kheefatih. The thunder and all angels glorify Him with His Praise from fear of Him. (13:13)

O People! Fear from Allah Almighty! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) And we are saying, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. O our Lord, give us honor from the oceans of Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Oceans, oceans, Allah, Allah! All of them are Unknown Oceans. What we know is like an atom in a huge ocean. We know nothing.

O People! We must keep the fear of Allah in our hearts!

O our Attenders! Marhaban! Come and attend the heavenly declaration which is coming through a weak servant. But if Allah Almighty is ordering, even one ant can make all the people fear and tremble. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) He is the Lord of Heavens, Allah Almighty! Stand up a million, a billion, a trillion times for the Lord of Heavens! That is what we are asking for us. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Everyone is now looking into a miraculous mirror that is showing an atom as a big globe like this dunya. People are running to that mirror and are not asking about their real personalities, but they are always looking for something deceiving. Whoever is looking in that mirror is saying, "The whole universe is so small, and we are such big ones!" They like it, Shaytan's trick, and because of that we are not running after reality. The whole world and whatever is on it is imagination. In a second or less, it is opening and closing and it is finished.

O People! Try to learn. Don't be heedless; try to be ones with good understanding. Our physical being is so small. SubhanAllah! All Glory to our Lord, Who granted us an understanding in front of which this huge universe is going to be so small.

O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban. I am bombarding your useless fortress. The understanding that we have been granted is bigger than this world. `Ajaa'ib, wonders! For what? Because, O `ulamas, what is the first pillar of imaan? Say! Aamantu billah, “I believe in Allah.” If the Heavens do not grant that understanding, it will be impossible to say amantu billah. `Ajaa'ib, wonders! If there will be no understanding, then how will we know and say, amantu billah? That means that we have been granted such a big understanding, due to which we say, “I am believing in the Lord, the Creator of this world, all Creation, and universes.” Therefore, the biggest grant from Allah Almighty to us is understanding. Yes? Say this to people and try to understand. You must try to open khazaa'inu ‘l-fahm, “The treasure troves of understanding,” the ability or capacity that we were granted on the Day of Promises.

وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَى أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ قَالُواْ بَلَى شَهِدْنَا أَن تَقُولُواْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَذَا غَافِلِينَ
Wa idh aakhadha rabbuka min banee aadama min zhuhoorihim dhurriyyatahum wa ashhadahum `alaa anfusihim alastu birabbikum qaaloo balaa shahidnaa an taqooloo yawma 'l-qiyamati innaa kunna `an haadha ghaafileen. When thy Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?"- They said: "Yea! We do testify!" (This), lest ye should say on the Day of Judgment: "Of this we were never mindful" (al-`Aaraaf, 7:172)

Are you understanding and believing the heavenly address, Alastu bi-rabbikum, "Am I am not your Lord?" If you are not understanding, then how are we saying, "Balaa! Indeed You are our Lord!”

O `Ulamas! O Azhar ash-Shareef `ulamas and those who are claiming, "We are Salafi `ulamas." What did you learn from Salafi `ulamas? Say, so that people can hear. Did you learn what we have been granted to address people? If I am sitting here for a thousand years, still there will be never-ending knowledge, which needs never-ending understanding. Allahu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbaru 'l-Akbar! Subhaan Allah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Qaalat namlatun, “An ant said.” If an ant was not granted an understanding, then how was it warning all the ants, saying:

How was a small ant granted an understanding? Finally, it will be the Day of Resurrection and the holy order will come, “Your mission is finished. Come back to the endless oceans of disappearing,” and they are coming in it. From where are they are coming, entering and finishing? Their limit to exist is up to there. The holy command is, "Get back to the ground from where you are coming as your mission is finished. You appeared, now go in Disappearing Oceans, finished." But Man is addressed with heavenly khitaab, addressing from the Lord of Heavens. If you are not granted understanding, how is the Lord of Heavens asking, “Alastu bi Rabbikum”? And if they are not understanding, then how were they saying, Qaalu balaa, “They said, 'Indeed you are (our Lord).'” Allahu Akbar!

O People! We know nothing! Ask to reach your full limits of understanding, as the Lord of Heavens is granting to mu`mins and unexpected dominions are opening, and there are no limits for it! It is granted to our rooh, soul, our real being.

O Salafi `ulamas! We have been granted a real being. Don't think that our real being is on this planet, dressed as a human being, no. We have been granted hawiyyah, a heavenly identity. Try to understand your heavenly identity, hawiyyah! Those glorified servants are saying that on the Day of Promises, the Lord of Heavens called upon everyone, saying, Alastu anaa Rabbak, in mufrad, "Am I not your Lord (singular form)?'" Qaal, Balaa, yaa Rabbee! Anta Rabbee, Anta hasbih, "O my Lord! I am Your servant! You created me!" And the heavenly addressing from the Lord of Heavens on that day opened an understanding for their real beings. He Almighty has heavenly ones who are saints, awliyaa, who say the Lord of Heavens addressed everyone there with seven different names to make them reach an understanding, first in themselves and then in their Creator.

O Salafi `ulamas! Do you understand something? What is your knowledge? Say, what are the secrets of the Day of Promises? You know it, now open it and say to people so they may understand. But first you must understand, and you can only understand if you reach to such people who have understood it. Who are they, do you know? Why is the Lord of Heavens saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands):

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ الصَّادِقِين
Yaa ayyuhal-ladheena aamanu ittaqullah wa koonu ma` as-saadiqeen. O you who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are trustworthy (in word and deed). (9:119)

(Mawlana Shaykh sits) They have been granted an understanding. If you are asking to know about yourself, to understand about your real being, you must look at those who have been granted the secret of alastu bi-Rabbukum, “Are you accepting Me as your Lord?” These are ocean, oceans, oceans! Therefore, understanding is one of the biggest heavenly grants for Mankind. What is your understanding of this world? All this world's secrets may be opened to you in moments! But if you haven't been granted an understanding about Creation, how are you going to reach an understanding about the Lord of Heavens, the Creator of all Creation?

Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, `Azeez Allah
Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Kareem Allah
Allah Allah, `Aleem Allah, Allah Allah, Qadeer Allah
Allah Allah, Subhaan Allah, Allah Allah, Sultaan Allah

That is the glory granted to the Children of Adam and all prophets were sent to teach the Children of Adam. All prophets have taken their understanding from the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) O our glorified Prophet (s)! May Allah Almighty grant you more and more! And don't say, "It is getting too big, too much, too much." Your capacity and your ability is well known by your Creator, and He is giving that to you. Never giving more, never giving less, but ‘iyaar, perfect measure of heavenly balance is "perfect upon perfect." May Allah forgive us!

O People! Marhaban! Come and listen and try to understand. Don't try always to run for dunya and its useless pleasures; they will give you nothing. We are such important ones in Creation, only because we are deputies for the Lord of Heavens, of which the real meaning is impossible to understand. Leave this dunya and listen, and you will reach countless treasures! But we are asking for damaged treasures, that if fire is coming on a diamond, it will burn and turn to coal. We must ask for some heavenly jewels on which lights are coming, like lightning appears. From Heavens, lights come on those jewels and it is reflected back as lightning as bright as a sun! Allahu Akbar. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allahu Akbar wa lillaahi ‘l-hamd. Allahu Akbaru 'l-Akbar. SubhanAllah, Sultaan Allah! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

May Allah forgive us, for the honor of His most honored servant and deputy, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)!


(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)


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