Maulana Sheikh Nazim The Way To Honor and Out of Humiliation

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmanni ‘r-Raheem. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Anta Rabbuna, Anta Hasbuna, Anta Khaliquna Anta Raziquna, Anta 'Adina, yaa Rabbana, yaa Rabbana! Ultuf bina, ultuf bina feemaa nazal. Anta al-Qadir al-Muqtadir! You are our Lord! You are enough for us! You grant us our provision! You created us! You are our Lord; bestow Your mercy on us! You are All-Mighty, All-Powerful. Subhaan Sen, Sultaan Sen! O our Lord! Glory to You, all Mightiness to You and we are your servants! Grant us to be on the Right Path. Improve our situations and keep us away from the deception of this dunya and the punishment of Akhirah, for the sake of Your Chosen Prophet of Mercy (s)! SubhanAllah 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)

Today is the tenth day of glorious Sha`ban. Its glory has been given by Allah Almighty. To glorify what He has glorified is our duty, to increase our imaan.

O Servants of the Lord! To glorify heavenly orders is proof of true faith. Therefore, the whole Islamic world must do so for the sake of the order of Heavens as our first obligation. Those who surrendered and became Muslim, who said, “We have submitted to You, O Allah Almighty, the Lord of Heavens,” must also say, "We have submitted to Islam.” First you must accept to be Muslim and later you become mu'min (believer): first comes Islam (submission) and then comes imaan (faith). SubhanAllah!

قَالَتِ الْأَعْرَابُ آمَنَّا قُل لَّمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَلَكِن قُولُوا أَسْلَمْنَا وَلَمَّا يَدْخُلِ الْإِيمَانُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَإِن تُطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ لَا يَلِتْكُم مِّنْ أَعْمَالِكُمْ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Qaalati 'l-A`araabu aamannaa qul lam tu'minoo wa laakin qooloo aslaamnaa wa lammaa yadkhuli 'l-imaanu fee quloobikum wa in tutee`oollaaha wa rasoolahu laa yalitkum min `aamaalikum shayan inn ’Llaaha Ghafoorun Raheem. The Arabs declare, "We believe." Say (to them), "You do not. Rather say, 'We submit,' because belief has not yet found its way into your hearts. If you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not reduce a thing from your deeds. Allah is the Oft-Forgiving and the Most Merciful." (49:14)

Whoever says, “Aslaamna, We have surrendered to Islam,” gives his word to his Lord that he will be an obedient servant to the divine order, and he follows and submits to the sunnah of His Beloved (s), as Allah Almighty said:

وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا
Ma `atakaum ar-rasool fakhudhoo wa nahakum `anhu fantahoo. Leave what Prophet (s) forbade and take what he ordered. (al-Hashr, 59:7)

Now people in the mosques and churches are ignorant. On the minbar they move their lips, saying they are believers, that they believe what was brought in the Holy Qur'an, and they claim ,“We do not accept anything else!” but this is the deepest level of blind ignorance. The Lord ordered, "Leave what Prophet (s) forbade and take what he ordered. Allahu Akbar! Therefore, whoever rejects even one letter of the Holy Qur'an is kafir! The word “amanna” meaning, “We believed,” indicates we believe in whatever is necessary to be of good faith: everything that is required to be a Muslim and later to be a mu'min. For everyone it is the same: we have left all the forbidden actions in obedience to the order of the Last Prophet (s), the one who was given the Magnificent Qur'an with Allah Almighty’s Words. We are asking support from rijaalAllah. Laa ilaaha illa-Llah!

O People! Listen and understand; take wisdom. If you understand you will benefit. Nowadays, people are wild. An example is:

كَأَنَّهُمْ حُمُرٌ مُّسْتَنفِرَةٌ فَرَّتْ مِن قَسْوَرَةٍ
Ka-annahum humurun mustanfiratun farrat min qaswaratin. As if they were frightened asses, fleeing from a lion. (74:50-51)

The knowledge of the people of old times was from the Heavenly Realm, Malakoot. This verse describes people nowadays, as it once described the liars, hypocrites, and unbelievers in the time of Holy Prophet (s). They uran away, then a holy verse described them, "As if they were frightened donkeys,” the lowest, most foolish of animals, the jackass: This is a simple description: the donkeys are running away in a state of shock from the lion.

The Arabic language is extremely eloquent and articulate. Arabs at the time of the Prophet reached the peak of eloquence and articulation in their speech. Therefore, the Qur'an used the word 'humurun' as the plural for donkey, because the t`azheem ('un' at the end of the word) is used to indicate greatness, and did not use the word 'himir', which also means donkeys. There are two types of greatness: Absolute Honor, and emphasizing Absolute Belittlement. Greatness is for the Heavenly realms, but when the 'un' is used with the word hamir (humurun), it indicates the lowest, most foolish animal level, the asses that have nothing except the ability to transport burdens, which is their sole mission.

'Qaswarah' is one of the names for 'lion,’ which has one hundred names in Arabic, indicating the level of honor attributed to the one who carries them. How many names are there for Prophet (s)? Say! We know 313 or more names for the Prophet (s) that are mentioned in the books, but this is only according to our capacity to understand. A divine favor was granted to us to know him and the attributes given to the Beloved, Muhammad al-Mustafa (s)!

This is for the level of the servants, the majority of the people; however:

وَفَوْقَ كُلِّ ذِي عِلْمٍ عَلِيمٌ
fawqa kulli dhi `ilmin `aleem. Above every knower is a (higher) knower. (Yusuf, 12:76)

There are so many various levels of understanding that you cannot reach their horizon! SubhanAllah!

وَلِلّهِ الأَسْمَاء الْحُسْنَى
Wa lillaahi al-asmaau al-husnaa. The Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah. (al-`Araaf, 7:180)

How many Divine Names are there? Ninety-nine are given to us at our level, but for Allah there are so many names that they cannot be counted, from pre-Eternal to post-Eternity, each endlessly appearing in a new manifestation that represents the Divine Name in Heavens! Allahu Akbar!

In spite of the fact that people say they are Muslim, Allah has honored them by granting them Islam. He (swt) honored us! The honor of all Muslims comes in part from having any of the names of the Prophet (s). SubhanAllah!

And we are talking about news of manifestations from Heavens. We are living in a time where dunya is all that is important to most people and they are not interested in akhirah, which indicates that people now have reached the lowest level and extreme humiliation. They have no honor left to understand matters from Heavens!

Allah (swt) sent selected servants to spread His Divine Message, to give His (swt) servants honor according to their capacity. The honor of a nation is according to their connection to their Prophet (s). It's so incredible! And people now look strange, they have taken on astonishing forms, and they don't have a sound understanding. They have lost their logic and, therefore, they have no sense of justice or balance!

Allah (swt) says:

وَوَضَعَ الْمِيزَانَ أَلَّا تَطْغَوْا فِي الْمِيزَانِ وَأَقِيمُوا الْوَزْنَ بِالْقِسْطِ وَلَا تُخْسِرُوا الْمِيزَانَ
Wa wada` al-meezan allaa tatghaw fi 'l-meezaan. Wa aqeemu 'l-waznu bi 'l-qisti wa laa tukhsiru ’l-meezan. And He has set up the Balance, that you may not transgress (due) balance, but observe the measure with equity and do not fall short of it. (ar-Rahmaan, 55:7-9)

For whom is the balance, for Him (swt)? Haasha! He (swt) set the balance for His believing servants according to their capacity to understand and their efforts to expand [their understanding], and not higher than that because it is not possible for it to be above their capacity.

وَنَضَعُ الْمَوَازِينَ الْقِسْطَ لِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
Wa nada`u al-mawaazeena ’l-qista li-yawmi ’l-qiyaamat. And We shall set up Scales of Justice for the Day of Judgment. (al-Anbiya, 21:47)

This is the plural form of “balance (scales)” on which they will be placed on the Day of Judgment. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar! In Arabic, they say when a person enters a test he is either granted honor or humiliation. Now all of us have entered the test and whoever is saved is honored and whoever fails is humiliated, too bad for him! People today don’t think about this news brought by the Prophet (s); now they are lazy. It has become impossible for even one of them to advance because they stopped and fell; whoever falls is a humiliated person.

People in the whole Islamic world all came to the lowest level of humiliation; in the test they have reached the absolute level of degradation, to the lowest level. I regret that my ego is also counted with them; I don't claim to be free from this! All of us we are on the same path, fashioned in the same model on the same way. The arrogant one is proud of himself, his knowledge, his understanding, his actions, his attributes and his movements. He does not lower himself to anyone. He says, "I am me! I am me!" I am sorry to say these words. I am not claiming innocence myself, because also my ego is fashioned on the same model. This is an important matter. Except for a few who put their egos under their feet, the nation of the Beloved (s) are mocked by Shaytan. Instead of following the Prophet of the End Times (s), they are rushing after shaytans. Now they have no honor or understanding and they have lost the sweetness in their lives, here and in the Hereafter! Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Yaa Allah. Allahuma, Ant Allah! Send us those who can correct our situations, O Allah!

Allah likes the good ones, the pious righteous ones, the ones who correct what Shaytan destroyed: they accepted by Allah. Unfortunately, all the ummah claims to do good, but they are liars who say they are correcting, when actually they are only corrupting!:

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لاَ تُفْسِدُواْ فِي الأَرْضِ قَالُواْ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ أَلا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَـكِن لاَّ يَشْعُرُونَ
Wa idhaa qeela lahum laa tufsidoo fi ’l-ardi qaaloo innamaa nahnu muslihoona alaa innahum humu ’l-mufsidoona wa laakin laa yash`uroon. And when it is said to them, “Don’t make mischief throughout the Earth,” they say, “We only want to make peace!” Certainly they are the ones who make mischief, but they realize not. (al-Baqara, 2:11,12)

O People! Therefore, repent to your Lord and ask from His favors to send us someone to correct our situations, our work, our children and our countries; otherwise, we are now at the level of the people of Hellfire, much nearer to Hell and further away from the Light! Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem!

Amaan yaa Rabbi, tubna wa raja'ana ilayk.Yaa Allah! Do not leave us to our egos, not even for a blink of an eye. We are repenting to You and asking for Your forgiveness. Send us who may correct our situation. O our Lord! Yaa Kareem, Anta al-Kareem bi jaahi habeebika al-Mustafa, bi jaahi qulli nabiy wa waliyy (s)!

Bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.

Lefke, 11.07.2011 (Translated from Arabic)

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