Sohbet given by Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Hakkani el-Kibrisi

Thursday 11 Jumad al-Awwal, 1427/June 9, 2006
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center, New York.

Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya Medet.

Tariqatuna sohbet wa khayru fil jamiat. Our way and Islam can only
continue through tariqat. Without tariqat there’s only individual
Islam. Everyone makes their own Islam according to their understanding
or whatever their ego likes. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has sent to us
not only the Book but He sent us a Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) to
teach us how to live in this world. Someone may say, “Don’t I know how
to live?” Of course. Whatever the man is copying either from
television, from their parents, from newspapers, from here or from
there, that’s what man builds his life on. So man has to have a role
model in his life and the role model for the believers, for Muslims
must be the Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam), his Sahaba,
Sahaba-e Kiram (alayhim-ur Ridwan), the Tabi’in and those who are
coming after and continuing on the footsteps and in the way of the
Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam).

Holy Prophet (sws) is saying in so many hadith that Ahir Zaman is
going to be very bad. He is saying, “In Ahir Zaman their mesjids are
going to be built so nicely with beautiful design but it’s going to be
very hard to find believers inside all those mesjids. Those who call
themselves believers are not going to show that much importance to
their religion as much importance they will show to the clothes they
are wearing and if their worldly activities and their worldly wealth
is okay then they are not going to care what is happening to their
religion.” These are the days that we are living now. And Holy Prophet
(sws) is saying, “When you enter to the mesjids you will see that only
the people who know each other will greet each other and give salam.
Otherwise, they are not even going to give salam.” That’s what’s
happening today everywhere, east, west, north and south, in Muslim
countries and in non-Muslims countries. People are becoming small
groups and when they see each other they are just socializing.
Especially in the western countries the mesjids became places where
people gather together to socialize, not to understand the religion
and correct themselves according to the rules and laws of the religion
of Allah. Alhamdulillah.

So tariqat teaches us how to live. Tariqat teaches us to understand
what is coming from our ego and what is coming from our Lord. Man
cannot be worshiping the two at the same time. Either he is
worshiping his ego or his Lord. He cannot be worshiping the Lord of
the Heavens and at the same time do whatever his ego wants. It’s not
possible. So where are we going to learn that? In sohbet. That’s why
Shah Baha-ud-Din Hazratleri is saying, “Through our association one
may find his way to Paradise.” Otherwise, it’s just a claim. Four and
a half billion Christians are claiming that they are right, they are
on the right way, the Jews are claiming that they are in the right
way, the Buddhists are claiming that they are in the right way, the
idol-worshipers, the snake worshipers, the donkey worshipers, the
cow worshipers, there are all kinds of unusual ways that man is
making. Anything he is seeing he is thinking, “This is my Lord.” So
the `Lord’ understanding, `Allah’ understanding is not that easy. It
is an obligation for a man to love Allah. It is obligation. Farz. It
is wajib for a man to love His Prophet (sws). We have to love Allah
but we have to know Allah to love Allah. Not by word saying, “I love
Allah”. What are you doing about it? First we have to learn how to
love our Prophet (sws). Eh, you may have seen in dream one time or you
may picture him someway somehow, he may open a vision, but the Holy
Prophet (sws) is not staying in that station. He is going to higher
stations in every second that is passing, he is going through
different stations reaching to higher and higher stations always.

So we need a living guide to teach us, to take us, to move us from one
point to another. Holy Prophet (sws) is giving light to the one who is
carrying the secret of the world, the Sultanul Awliya. The Sultanul
Awliya is receiving. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is creating non-stop
and He is giving the knowledge of all that He is creating to the Holy
Prophet (sws). And the Holy Prophet (sws) is giving whatever is for
the Akhirat life to those Awliya that are around him. Whatever is for
this dunya life he is sending to the heart of that one who is the
authority in this world. It has always been like that and it will
always be like that until Judgment Day. But those ones are hidden in
these days here and there in different corners of the world because
Holy Prophet (sws) is saying that when the Jababirah will take over,
when the Khilafat will come down and the Jababirah, the tyrants are
going to take over, pull yourselves away. Don’t interfere. Those who
have knowledge are not interfering to what’s happening in the world
today because Holy Prophet (sws) is addressing us saying, “That time
is going to enter. After me Khulafa-e Rashideen, the Rashid Khalifahs,
the rightly guided khalifahs will come. After them the kings will
come.” The Umawi and Abbasi kingdoms came. “After them the Sultans
will come.” The Ottoman Sultans came. “After the Sultans the Jababirah
will rule for one century. The tyrants will come.” Holy Prophet (sws)
is addressing us saying, “When that time enters, Allah (subhana wa
ta’ala) will give the ruling system of the world in the hands of the
unbelievers. Don’t run so much to change it because you are not going
to have the power to change it. On the outside appearances, it is
going to be in the hands of the unbelievers. They are going to rule.
The Khalifah is going to be hidden and they are going to do all kinds
of wrong activities in this world.” And he is saying, “Wait until one
of my descendants (which is Mahdi alayhi salam) appears because before
his appearance no one is going to be able to change anything.” The
Awliya Allah have the power in their hands, Allah gave them the power
to change things but they have proper manners. They are not
interfering in anything. They pulled themselves out because all the
hadith of the Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) must come to life.
And that’s what’s happening.

But he is saying, “If you are a believer who is living at that time
then you have to hold on tightly to the rope of Allah.” Allah is
saying to us, “Hold on tightly to the rope of Allah and do not
separate.” And Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us, “Hold on tightly to
my sunnat. Apply those sunnats to your life, not just by word, but to
take them and to put them in your life. And leave the city areas. Move
away from the city areas to the mountainsides and keep your faith
according to as much as you know. Don’t go around searching so much
also because you are going to see so many books everywhere and so many
people are speaking so many things, but they are only going to give
you more confusion. Everything that you are going to learn is going to
make you more confused. So if you know a couple of hadiths, apply them
to your life, try to live a correct lifestyle and wait for the
Sahib-uz Zaman Muhammad Mahdi (alayhi salam) to take the takbir.” This
is what we are doing, this is what we are waiting for and inshaAllah
ar-Rahman this is what we are trying to apply to our life. We have no
claim in this world. Anyone who is claiming is not too intelligent.
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is the authority. There is no super power
except Him. He is the Supreme Ruler of this world.

All these wrong systems must come down. All the wrong ones must come
down and all the tyrants must be taken away from this world. When the
takbir is coming with Mahdi (alayhi salam) then all things much change
and right away all these tyrants must be taken away from this life.
Isa (as) will come and establish the heavenly lifestyle on earth. In a
very short period of time Isa (as) will come, establish that and Mahdi
(as) will not live very long after Isa (as) comes. He will go from
this world and Isa (as) will be the ruler. But Isa (as) is not coming
as a prophet. He is coming following the sunnats and shariat of the
Holy Prophet (sws). Anyone who really and sincerely believes in Isa
(as) will run instantly to Islam. There is no other way.

The Awliya Allah are saying that Isa (as) will live on this earth for
maybe forty years. He was taken to Paradise at 33 years age and he is
coming with that same age. He will live another forty years in this
life, establish the heavenly kingdom on earth and then everything will
be living in peace and everything will be living according to the
heavenly order. All this nonsense technology and all that mankind is
building their life on will be taken away. The main jobs of the
believers will be to run to the worship of Allah, zikir of Allah and
to holy associations. InshaAllah those people who are preparing now,
who are holding tightly to our Sheykh the Sultanul Awliya and are
receiving some knowledge from that one will be appointed to different
parts of this world to be guiding people. Mahdi (as) will be the Imam
first and the next day Isa (as) will be the Imam. As we said, he will
not live long. Mahdi (as) will pass away from this life. The kingdom
of Isa (as) will continue and when his time is up Allah (subhana wa
ta’ala) will send the angel to take his life. When Isa (as) will be
taken, so many of those people in this world who were living a correct
lifestyle will start changing instantly again to do very wrong things.
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will be sending one air from Paradise, from
an opening like a needle hole, and that air will circle around this
whole world. Every believer who takes that air in will give their
lives quickly. They will fall down and all those hidden awliya will
circle around, take them, wrap them up and bury them. Then all
unbelievers will stay on earth. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is saying,
“As long as there is one individual saying `Allah’ on this face of the
earth, I will not send the curse and there will be no disruption in
this world.” That’s why every believer will be taken away and the
whole world will stay only with unbelievers and the Judgment Day,
Qiyamat will be on those and everything will be taken and destroyed.
Israfil (alayhi salam) will blow the trumpet and everything will be
taken to non-existence. And Azrail (as) will be given order to go and
take the lives of all the other angels too. All angels’ lives will be
taken. Then Allah will order Azrail (as) and his life will be taken
too. Everything will be like before about which Allah (subhana wa
ta’ala) said, “I was a hidden treasure, I wanted to be known and I
have created the mankind.” Everything will come back to the oneness of
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and Allah is saying in the Holy Quran (that
He will say), “Where are those who were declaring Lordship? I am the

After that He will be giving life to Israfil (as), Israfil (as) will
blow the trumpet again and this earth will come again, not the way
that it is now, but it will become straight land and all people who
are under the ground will be brought back to life. This is because the
earth will eat the whole body of those who have gone away from this
world without reaching perfection, (those who reached to perfection,
their bodies are complete under the ground). The earth is going to
finish the bodies of those who did not reach to perfection. But there
is one small cell in the body that is right at the bottom part (of the
human skeleton) which disappears in the earth. It stays there. That’s
the seed of man that stays there in the earth. When Israfil (as) will
blow the trumpet the rain will come down from the sky again and that
rain will be like man’s sperm. The rain will go into the earth and as
soon as it touches those cells, from it right way under the ground new
bodies will be given to people. All the bodies will be ready under the
ground and when that is ready Israfil (as) will blow the trumpet again
and all the spirits will come back into the bodies of the people. So
they will be complete under the ground. From Adam (as) up till now
billions and billions of people came. All will be ready. Your spirit
will come to you. It won’t go to that one. It will be known about
everyone how they passed and where they are. When another order is
given then first Holy Prophet’s (sws) grave will open up, Holy Prophet
(sws) will appear, all the other prophets and Awliya Allah will get up
from their graves and all the other people will get up from their
graves and stand. Everyone will move to the Judgment Place. The
prophets and Awliya Allah will take their places and all those people
who were following tariqats and have sheykhs, their sheykhs will go
circling and collecting them from where they are. No one can move (by
themselves) from their grave sites. The whole world will be completely
dark. There will be nothing but darkness except those people who are
carrying light, Nur. They will be getting up and some of their light
will be brighter than the sun. They will be carrying their lights to
the Judgment Place. The person who went out from this world with the
weakest faith will get up from the grave and there will be a light on
his fingertip, like a flashlight the light opens and closes and he can
see with that light. The first punishment to those who are denying
tariqats and denying sheykhs is to stay next to their grave sites. They
have completed everything, five times prayer and everything, but they
have never accepted a guide. They didn’t accept the Awliya Allah or
Sheykhs. The first punishment to them is 1,000 years next to their
gravesite. They cannot move from there.

So, alhamdulillahi rabbil alameen that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has
blessed us in this Ahir Zaman, in the worst of the worst times, that
we are holding on to one of the highest one and the most beloved
living one in the Divine Presence, our Sheykh, Sheykh Muhammad Nazim
al-Hakkani. He is the most beloved one. It is a big blessing to those
who know our Sheykh and it is a big blessing to all those who spread
him around. Don’t try to make business through Sheykh Mevlana. So many
today are making business. Leave the business aside. Stay at the
farthest distance from that as we have been doing for the last thirty
years, making pictures and giving to people in the streets. If they
look at that picture and just say, “What a beautiful man”, then that
word should be enough, because that one who says, “What a beautiful
man”, in reality he is in love with the Truth, with Haqq because our
Grandsheykh appears with the light of the Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu
wa salam). When someone looks saying, “What a beautiful man”, then
their love is to the Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam). We must look
into this and we must not try to make business through this. In the
Judgment Day they will say to those who are making business, “You made
your business. You got your worldly money. That is enough for you. No
heavenly rewards for it.”

So we know Sheykh Mevlana. We know him in appearances, we don’t even
know his stations but at least we have to carry him. We have to carry
his sohbets and we have to carry whatever (we can), as he said once.
They went and they asked him, “How should we do? What should we say?”
He said, “Say, anyone, look in your heart, if something comes to you,
then speak to people.” Don’t stop people from speaking. Say whatever
comes to your heart, to strangers especially. Allah loves it when you
are going and associating with new people and you are spending time
trying to make them to come in the way of Allah and His Prophet (sws).
Even if you say some wrong things at that time because your knowledge
may not be complete, Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will turn it to good
things according to your intention. When you are running only for the
sake of Allah and His Prophet (sws) to say, “Let me reach to this one.
Maybe I can bring him out.” We cannot bring anybody out but maybe we
can be a reason for that one to come out from that hell. You do
whatever you can and then you open your hand and say, “Ya Rabbi! I can
only do this much. I cannot do more than this. I am sending this to
Your care and to Your Holy Prophet’s (sws) care.” Then it will work.
Otherwise, you, me or anybody’s running doesn’t matter. You can be the
smartest individual in the world but if that secret is not given
through the Holy Prophet (sws) then nothing is going to work. But
maybe with one word that you are going to say to that one it’s going
to work on that one. And Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is looking into
your intention, into your heart to see how sincere you are when you
are doing these things. Then it will work. If we are looking for
worldly nonsense then why are you in tariqat? Tariqat is for those who
are already fed up with this world and they want to turn to their
spiritual progress in the way of Allah. Leave that worldly nonsense of
money, buying and selling. It’s never going to finish. Holy Prophet
(sws) is saying to us, “The best riziq (provision) you are eating is
the riziq that you are earning with your sweat. You are working for
it.” So we must try our best. The whole world turned into darkness.
But it doesn’t matter. Anywhere you are, in your workplace, in the
mall area, here and there, let people say that you are crazy, who
cares? Say to them, “Do you see this man?” I go sometimes, someone
looks and I say, “Do you want to see the most beautiful man in the
world?” He says, “Where?” I say, “This one.” They look and as soon as
I see them smiling I say, “You can keep the picture”, and I walk away.
Who knows what is going to work with that one now. You don’t know what
Allah is going to put in that one’s heart. If we do it like that then
in the Judgment Day when we go to the Divine Presence, in front of
Allah, we go with somebody because you may pass the test and you may
live Islam correctly but Allah will ask us, especially to us who are
living in non-Muslim countries, “Who did you bring to My Presence?”
What are you going to say? That we were living in a country with 300
million people, we were living Islam correctly and we couldn’t be a
guide to anybody? We must say something (in the Divine Presence) and
this is what we are going to say if we don’t run out to try to reach
to other people.

Believers must carry his proper manners outside and when people look
at them, the appearances of the Holy Prophet (sws), the appearances of
your Sheykh must appear through you to them. When that appears then
they have no choice but to love in their hearts. This is our duty. We
cannot do more than that. We have to try our best to do whatever is
given to us to try to save ourselves and as much as we can others from
that fire that is coming. There is a big fire coming now but we cannot
say, “Big fire is coming and we saved ourselves. Now run away.” No. If
we are in safety then we are going to be in safety everywhere. We are
going to be safe even inside the fire. Don’t worry. If you are working
for Allah then you are going to be in safety everywhere. There is no
worry for that one then.

So inshaAllah we must try to spread this everywhere we can. If we do
that then we are becoming beloved to Allah, beloved to the Holy
Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) and beloved to the Awliya Allah. If
we love Allah and His Prophet (sws) then does Allah and His Prophet
(sws) love us back? This is what we have to look at. And the only way
we can get that love in return is if we are running to bring people
out of that mess that they are in. Then Allah will love you. If Allah
loves you then you don’t need anything. His Prophet (sws) and all
Awliya Allah, everyone will love you then. All who loves Allah will
love you. All who doesn’t love Allah will run away from you. That’s
okay. That’s better then. InshaAllah we must try a little bit harder.
We must not lock ourselves into each other. Even if we are three or
four people it doesn’t matter. It’s going to spread. It’s spreading.
When we came here first we came as one person. One. We came here
together with `X’. All these areas, within a hundred miles distance in
every direction there was no azan calling, nobody knew Islam around
here and nobody heard anything about it. People are busy with the cows
and with their sheep. They were not even sitting and watching
television. Slowly they started seeing and asking. “Oh, what is this
and what is that?” Word passed from one to another and another and
it’s spreading, alhamdulillah. Now in a short time they know that
there are Muslims living here and these Muslims are not like those
ones that the television is showing as terror-merror and all these
kinds of nonsense. It’s because we are trying to bring out the manner
of our Sheykh. The manner of our Sheykh is the most perfect in the
Divine Presence. InshaAllah Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will give long
and strong life to our master, our Sheykh and keep us in his way, not
to be disobedient to him or to our Lord.

Wa min Allahu taufiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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