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The Ocean of Being


As-sal?mu ‘alaykum, O attendees. "O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan", from that point they
make us start our speech. From wherever they make us start, is from where they open up a way
for us. As-sal?mu ‘alaykum, O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan. As-sal?m qabla l-kal?m!
Before speaking, give greetings of peace (sal?m)! Greetings of peace bring salamat, a state of well
being, safety, and that means peace. Let us say, "astaghfiru-Ll?h, I ask Allah for forgiveness!"
Let's be from those who are pure and clean! Allah loves those who are clean. "Inna-Ll?ha
yuhibbu l-mutatahhir?n." (2:222)
Our assembly is an assembly according to our own strength: An ant isn't given the load of a bee,
and a bee isn't given the strength of a bird. L? yukallifu-Ll?hu nafsan illa wus‘ah?. (2:286) Allah
doesn't task a self beyond its capacity. Dastur, y? Rij?l All?h. Madad, O Shah Mardan, support!
O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan, welcome, O lovers of the Lion of Allah. With his love we
live; by his purity we become pure; from his knightliness and his high aspiration we learn adab.
O our Lord, how many are Your gracious Favours!
Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Your brethren adore you lovingly. Your awe-inspiring
appearance envelops the world and makes it shake. Learn adab, ta'addabu! Learn adab! What
does it mean to learn adab, Shaykh Muhammad Effendi? It means to know your limits. Adab!
Who is a person possessing adab? The person who knows his limits. Here you go, O Shah
Mardan. Explain to us about proper adab! Our Lord, Jalla Jal?luhu brought us into existence.
From nothingness, from nonexistence, He brought us into existence. Here you go, O Shah
Mardan, explain it, try to make your brethren understand. To those who are ready for your
orders, who want to keep to your path, O servants of Allah, sal?ms (greetings of peace) to you!
"Without sal?ms, there's no goodness!", he says. What's his value? He's an animal. An animal
doesn't give sal?ms nor does it understand the meaning of peace.
Dastur, y? Shah Mardan. Let us learn. Innama l-‘ilmu bi ta‘allum (Verily, knowledge is through
learning) So let's learn! Slowly, slowly we will learn the adab of entering into the (divine)
Presence. It is not easy, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. There is a special adab of being in the
Presence, entering into the Presence is step by step. Someone who doesn't have a mentor by his
side cannot simply present himself for a face-to-face meeting. O human, the rank of the Station
of Divinity (Martabat al-Uluhiyya) is not just any kind of rank. No one can comprehend its
reality! Our Lord, the Eternal Most High Being, He said, "I will create a new creature, to
represent Myself: a khal?fa." What does it mean, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, His khal?fa? "I will
create a new creature that will represent Myself". The angels fell down prostrate, all the majestic
angels lay trembling in prostration before the Exalted Lord of Might and Glory.

Here you go, O Shah Mardan. We are incapable, according to our state, of bearing even the
magnificence of His Words, but there are noble Angels, majestic Angels. Allah Allah! Even those
majestic Angels fell trembling into prostration. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren
adore you lovingly. So how did it all start? "I will create", He proclaimed, the All-Compelling (al-
Jabb?r) Owner of all Greatness (al-Mutakabbir). O Allah Most High, Possessor of absolute
Might, Glory and Majesty! He declared, "I will create a new creature to represent Myself. All?hu
akbar! Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren adore you lovingly. Adjust to it, O you
human animals, who don't want to rise above the rank of being animals, insisting to remain in
the category of quadrupeds, as speaking animals, a creature that can speak. Be careful! What
kind of honor comes to you?
Allah, the Possessor of all Majesty, Magnificence, Greatness and Sovereignty, our Lord, He said,
"I will create." The noble Angels said, "We are always busy with Your servanthood, O our Lord.
This one, which You are creating, is being given preference over us, he will be above us. We
were hoping that this rank would be granted to us." "You were created for a special purpose and
to fulfill this is your duty, no one should interfere in someone else's affair!" In this Presence,
giving orders and existence to creation is the privilege of the Lord of Might and Glory. That's
what you must understand. Who is the Lord of Might and Glory? Allah Most High. Amruhu
bayna l-k?f wa n-n?n (His order is between k?f and n?n) He is the One, who, if He wants a thing,
orders it saying "Be! Kun" and it is. Thanks belong to Allah!
Welcome to this congregation, O beloved brethren of Shah Mardan. M? sh?’ Allahu k?na wa
m? lam yash?’ lam yak?n. What Allah wills happens and what He doesn't will does not! Here you
go, O Shah Mardan. We are weak servants. You are weak, but your weakness may go. Allah
Most High doesn't say "Stay weak!" "Prostrate to Me", He said to the angels; and with each
prostration (sajda) the noble angels increase in their knowledge of the Divine. Allah Haqq! Allah
Hu, Allah Haqq! Allah Hu, Allah Haqq! Proclaim "Allah Hu" I am saying. There's no need to
tell them to proclaim it, because they live by it, but a life by eating and drinking is the life of
animals. Real human life is by "Allah Hu, Allah Haqq! Allah Hu, Allah Haqq!", you go beyond
earths, reaching to heavens. Here you go, O Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you lovingly.
Explain it, so we may learn!
His (swt) greatness and His power have no limits. They go beyond every description. He is the
Lord of Might and Glory and all-overwhelming Power (jabar?t). When Jabar?t is mentioned, the
whole universe starts to shake in its place, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. Allahu Dh? l-Jal?l wa
‘Azamat (the Possessor of Majesty and Greatness) Allah's greatness and all-overwhelming power
(Jabar?t), when His all-overwhelming power is mentioned, no one can give its meaning, they all
fall down prostrate. When the manifestation of Allahu Dh? l-Jal?l wa Jabarut appears, there
remains no one who does not fall down prostrate, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. That's why our
exalted Protector loves those, who perform sajda. Let us be among them! Our honor lies in
prostrating to our Lord. O Allah, whose greatness and grandeur are without limits, Dh? l-‘Arshi
wa l-Qudrati (Possessor of the Throne and Almightiness) wa l-Jabar?t.
When al-jabar?t is mentioned nobody really understands what exactly is meant; they can't even
get near it! It is a term related to Divine Unity, O Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, it is not for us. It is a
magnificent word: Allahu Dh? l-‘Arshi wa l-Jabar?t. Allah. Here you go, O Shah Mardan! Shah
Mardan, who with his sword Dh? l-Fiqq?r in his hand, approached the fortress of Khaybar in his
awe-inspiring majesty. To the watchman of this fortress of the Jews he said, "Soldier, is there
anyone who dares to come out against me?" One of the leaders of the Jews said, "I do, I'm the
owner of this fortress!" "Are you? So are you ready to come down onto this field?" "I am ready",
he replied. Our distinguished master ‘Al? was clad in such robes of majesty. When that leader of
the Jews said "I am ready to oppose you", he said, "Are you?" Hardly were the words "Are you?",
"I am", spoken, when he struck the Jew with his sword Dh? l-Fiqq?r. Nothing remained of the
Jew nor of his head, it fell down to the ground. Water gushed forth from the earth. You saw it. I
drank from that water. It still flows, that blessed spring in the desert.
O people, look for spiritual orientation! Don't be like some chopped off, dried up tree trunks! Be
sensitive! Learn what perfection is and prostrate. All?hu Akbar! Mercy, O my Lord! If Shah
Mardan had wished, with one strike of his sword he could have split the whole world into halves
like a melon. Did anything like that happen? We're in the world of possibilities, I am not
discussing whether it happened or not. It may happen or not, but he is the invincible hero. Can
he do it? If he wants, he can split the world into halves. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your
brethren adore you lovingly. Let's open up, let our spiritual power appear! Let our souls rejoice!
"Tar?qatun? as-suhba", "our way", he says "is the way of association". Speak, if permission comes
to your heart! He has permission, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi, he may speak. After entering inside it
opens up more and more. What marvelous things open up! What wonderful roses open up, what
beautiful rose gardens appear! What is this? It's our view of things.
All?hu All?h, All?hu Rabb? All?hu All?h, All?hu Hasb? Hasbun?-Ll?h wa ni‘ma l-wak?l. Here
you go, O Shah Mardan. "We'll take these small humans along a little distance on the way into
the spiritual world", he said. "That's why they are making you speak now. Really, our words
aren't worth mentioning." Astaghfiru-Ll?h – that's what they say. Along the way Shah Mardan
arranges for the Son's of Man to be told a few realities, like - "What is the definition of man?"
"Al-ins?n hayw?n n?tiq", someone says, "Man is a speaking animal." This is not the correct
definition. Look at what Shah Mardan is saying. "He (Man) is the khal?fa representing his Lord.
He is a highly honored creature, created to represent the Lord of Might and Glory in this world."
Be honorable! Who is without honor is an animal. Who is honorable is a human being. All?hu
akbar! All?hu akbar! All?hu akbar wa li-Ll?hi l-hamd.
Let's not get tired! Say it, proclaim it everywhere! Proclaim it, in whichever gathering you enter!
All?hu akbar! All?hu akbar! All?hu akbar wa li-Ll?hi l-hamd. If man learns two words a day, he
gets closer to being human. Every human has a rank of humanness, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. To
reach your given rank there is a certain way to educate you. To detach him from this detestable
world, there exist for every human being possessors of powerful forces who pull him towards the
heavenly dominions. They are the beloved ones of Allah and Shah Mardan is the beloved of
Allah's Beloved. Love those whom Allah loves, O you, who claim to be humans! They claim to
be humans, dressing according to the latest fashion, our men as well as our women. But really, by
dressing fashionably a human, cannot reach his human identity. The human possesses a higher
reality. You should look to learn about it! This is what Shah Mardan is explaining now, O
beloved brethren of Shah Mardan. Allah Allah.
May they make it our path to follow the way of these lions. Let us learn adab. This assembly is an
assembly of adab. That's why in former times it said everywhere "Adab, y? Hu!" Teach this,
Shaykh Mehmet Effendi! Teach it. Let them learn that there has to be adab. "Adab, y? Hu!",
learn adab! Who has no adab - out the door with him! Who has adab is accepted inside. If you
see someone who doesn't watch his steps, throw him out! Know your place, young man! Know,
where you're stepping! Know, where you have to stop! Learn who you are, know what your
duties are! Don't be an evil servant of this evil world! The people of today have become servants
in the service of shayt?n and this evil world. All people are after is to serve this evil world. They
have no value, no value at all.
Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Who is a human being? Teach it to your brethren! "‘Allaman?
Rabb?", "My Lord taught me." What can be higher than that? "Addaban? Rabb?", He taught me
adab. Adab! Nowadays, the whole world is without adab. They've become the laughingstock of
shayt?n. To destroy each other, they have produced countless devilish inventions. They don't
have any value. O human, O human, look at the address coming from on high. Prophet ?dam
was created. The exalted Lord of Might and Glory said, "Y? ?dam, khalaqtuka", "O ?dam, I
have created you, to be My khal?fa", He said. The meaning of "My khal?fa", says Shah Mardan,
is - "Make yourself ready to be My servant! Be ready for servanthood!
A person who doesn't know servanthood is an animal. Dressing fancily, pinning on fake medals
and decorations doesn't make you human. These kinds of things are also attached to horses
necks; they stick some bangles on a horse and say, "It makes it gallop nicely." But you, you are
not a horse, you are not a stallion! You are not a bear. You are not a wolf. Your place is high and
lofty. You are a human being. You were created to be the master of creation.
The term "ocean of existence" – here you go, O Shah Mardan – the Lord of Might and Glory's
"ocean of existence" means that the beings He brought into existence are countless and without a
limit. He is Allah, al-Jabb?r (the Irresistible Compeller). He is al-Jabb?r, Allah, the Possessor of
Majesty. Here you go, O Shah Mardan. "Learn adab!", he says, "and all doors will open for you,
but if you don't learn adab, every direction will be closed for you. Nothing!" Adab is learnt from
those who possess adab. Let it be written everywhere: "Adab, y? Hu!" Let this be written and
hung in every place! The same goes for "Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim". Say it and let it be
written and hang it up in every place!
Here you go, O Shah Mardan. O Lion of Allah, your brethren adore you lovingly. We are asking
for power. But we're not asking for horse power. No! We want neither horse power, nor ox
power, nor elephant power. The power we want is that kind of power, which pushes us forward
on the ways of adab. Sit with adab! Get up with adab! Everyone who has ever won a rank in the
Presence of Allah the Majestic has only won it by way of adab. The Turks took down the
Basmalah, they took down the Basmalah and hung up a picture in its place. The two don't go
together. They are watching them from Heaven. Without stopping to watch, He is leaving them -
"Leave those, they've left the ranks of humanity and have entered the category of quadruped
animals. Let them enter it", He said. All?hu akbar! All?hu akbar! All?hu akbar wa li-Ll?hi lhamd.
We'll get used to it. "Addaban? Rabb?", "My Lord taught me adab", the Prophet says. A human
without adab is not worth five pence. Here you go, O Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you
lovingly. Teach us the ways of servanthood of our Lord. And bring down our wicked ego,
because our wicked ego is with shayt?n. We'll leave the evil traits of our character. If we don't
acquire the good adab that is coming down from heavens for ourselves, we are worthless. O
sacred human being, All?hu akbar! All?hu akbar wa li-Ll?hi l-hamd. Why are you running
around the streets? Those running around the streets belong to the category of animals, while
you belong to mankind. Why are you shouting in the streets, O Muslims? What rights do you
have? What is it, you demand? Doesn't Allah the Majestic grant you your rights? He does. But
you demand more that this. For what? For your animals. 'For your animal' means 'for your
wicked ego'. Leave it!
Let Allah the Majestic dress you in the robes of majesty befitting you as a sacred human being, so
that, without having to shout, if you say "Allah" only once you could turn the whole world upside
down. Say, "All?hu All?h, All?hu Hasb? All?hu Rabb?, All?hu Hasb?", That's what you must
teach, O ulema! Teach these people, not to hang around in the streets. In the old days it used to
be said, but the people of the end of times are all running around in the streets. Roaming the
streets, saying, "what's up?" "Let's go there, we cannot go back home." That's the condition of
people today. No! They don't know what they want. They don't know what they're doing.
Here you go, O Shah Mardan. Come on, explain it! Is it a handful of provisions that they want?
There it is. Beyond that, what do you want? Do you want this world? This world is not just a
handful. This world is a treasure chest reaching from East to West providing for so many
thousands of thousands of creatures. It may suit you here, but in the hereafter it is useless. Be a
man! O Islamic world, be men! Don't be animals! Say, "Rabb? All?h" (My Lord is Allah) say:
"Hasb? All?h" (Allah suffices me), don't be afraid. Stay in your homes, your provision comes to
you. May Allah dress us in the beauty of true faith! Fashion does not make a human beautiful.

No benefit comes from fake decorations. O our Lord, dress us in the robes of servanthood. To
become Your servants makes heavens and earths tremble: "A servant of Allah, ‘Abdullah!"
O our Lord, for the sake of this holy month send us someone from Your blessed servants to
inspire us and wake us up! Here you go, O Shah Mardan, Your soulful supplications are not
rejected. Let us get together with his close companions. Let's learn and practice adab, you have
everything. A human, whose desire is this world, his value is in the category of animals. Those,
who desire the hereafter belong to the category of businessmen. Beyond them are those, who
desire the Pleasure of their Lord - they are the sincere, the ones who are accepted in the (divine)
Presence. Here you go, Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you lovingly. They should change,
these people. Let us change, let us know our Lord. O our Lord, forgive us! For the sake and
sanctity of this holy Ramadan send us a master, send us a sultan! We've fallen into the category of
those who have no apparent head. Send us sultans to educate us, O Absolute Sultan!
Whose desire is this world, he is an animal. Whose desire is the hereafter, that is the rank of
servanthood. Draw closer, see to drawing closer! This world drags man away from his Lord, so
don't crave it! This world takes one away (from Allah). Shah Mardan (and companions) are not
bringing us closer to this world but to the hereafter. Shah Mardan, your brethren adore you
lovingly. How wonderful. May our inside be pure; may our dresses be robes of awe-inspiring
majesty, may our food be hal?l (permitted), may our appearance be beautiful! O our Lord,
forgive us, for the honor of Your noble Beloved! Let's tear it down!
Among the servants of Allah Most High there are the likes of Shah Mardan, who are not taken to
account and who will turn this whole world upside down. Show adab and you will find them.
Don't sleep! Don't say, "I want this world!" Don't run after this world from the moment you open
your eyes! Those running after this world are garbage like this world itself; it is nothing but a
carcass. O our Lord, O our Exalted One, O our Sultan, Y? Muhawwil al-hawli wa l-ahw?l
hawwil h?lan? il? ahsani l-h?l. From the East a sun of majesty and power rises like a dragon
moving along its course, filling the whole world with radiant light. In the evening it returns.
Where it returned to Allah knows. Is there one sun? Are there two? Allah knows. O our Lord,
make our hearts full of faith! For the honor of Your Beloved, let no doubt or ambiguity remain!
Let's find honor through Your servanthood!
Open your eyes, say, "Allah", Don't be afraid! This evil world is under your feet, the heavens are
above your head. Look high above, don't pay attention to what's under your feet, because
looking at it lowers a person's rank. Don't focus on the earth, mountains, stones, gold, silver.
Don't pay attention to them. If you do, your worth diminishes. Your worth is not this world.
Here you go, O Shah Mardan. your brethren adore you lovingly. Get used to it, let's learn adab!
O our Lord, dress us in the majesty of this blessed month of holy Ramadan, dress us in well
being in Your service. May performing our duties be made easy! Let's say, "Bismillahi r-Rahmani
r-Rahim" How wonderful! Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O
our Lord, we are Your servants. We are plunged in confusion, send us a sultan, O my Lord! For
the sake of the Almighty's Beloved, send us a sultan, send us power! O our Lord, You are
Exalted! "Subh?na Rabbika Rabbi l-'izzati ‘amm? yasif?na wa sal?mun ‘ala l-mursal?na wa lhamdu
li-Ll?hi Rabbi l-‘?lam?n"(37:180-182), F?tiha.
For the honor of Shah Mardan, F?tiha.
Shah Mardan doesn't spur his horse once without reaching from West to East. Spurring their
horse a single time they dash from West to East, Shaykh Mehmet Effendi. They are dragons!
They don't look at this evil world. Don't look, my son! Let your gaze be fixed on the heavens! Let
all your aspiration be only for heavens. On earth there is nothing for us. F?tiha.
May Allah increase your light, increase your strength, increase your majestic appearance! "Addunya
j?fa (the world is a carcass). This detestable world, this evil world, it's nothing but a
carcass", he says. Don't run after it, may your aspirations be high! May those, who listen to us,
enter the way of Truth as well.
Please recite over me, Mehmet! F?tiha.
May Allah be pleased with you. Guard the attribute of being a servant. Get used to this!

Lefke, 14.07.2013


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