Sohbet by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

Saturday, 16 Muharram, 1428/February 3, 2007

Auzu Billahi Minasheytanir Rajim

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billahil Aliyyul Azim

Hasbunallah Wani’mal Wakil

Tariqatina Sohbet Fil Khayri Min Jemiet

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alemin

We are thanking to our Lord, Allah (subhanahu wata’ala). First, He has

created us a man. Not a donkey. Not an animal. Not a tree. But a man.

Man that He has created in Ahsani Taqwim. The Most Perfect creature.

That all this creation, that knowing and not knowing, what man knows

and what he doesn’t know, from all this creation Allah (subhanahu

wata’ala) [is] continuously creating and He has created the man in

Ahsani Taqwim, the Most Perfect one. What else [do] you want?

Complaining non-stop! Twenty-four hours a day! Because [He] created

you a man? And He didn’t create you [a] donkey. That’s why you’re

complaining? Hasbinallah Wani’mal Wakil.

So Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) has created us the most perfect

creatures. He has not created nothing for no reason. Everything has –

what He has created – everything has a reason of creation. And

everything that you are seeing and not seeing, from the galaxies to

the atoms, they all have [a] reasoning of creation. Nothing happened

just by coincidence, by accidents, or – nothing is a copy. Everything

that you see or you don’t see in the universes or in your world, or on

you, every cell is perfect. Perfect. Allah is perfect, creating

everything perfect. So from all this creation, Allah (subhanahu

wata’ala), He has honored us, the mankind saying, “the Best One.”

Because better than the angels. If you [are] using the titles that is

given to you as a human, the mankind reaches to the station of angels

or higher than the angels. But He’s saying to us, “If you are not

using that title that I am giving to you as a human, you are falling

to the levels of the animals. But He’s saying, “No, now you are lower

than the animals.” Because the animals they know their reason of

creation. And they are living according to that reason of creation.

They have no intelligence. They have only instincts that is coming to

them. Or some animals, they move according to inspiration. Inspiration

[is] coming to them. The angels, they have been created. They have no

will or wish. And they have no desires. And Allah (subhanahu wata’ala)

created them, and saying, “This is what you got to do.” And they do.

They have no ego.

So the man, Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) has created saying, “Ahsani

Taqwim.” Understand that. All this creation that we are knowing, and

things that we don’t known that we start imagining, He created them

saying, “Be.” Kun Fayakun. And everything appeared. Except the man.

The man Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) has created Adam (aleyhis selam).

He has taken from the earth, mixing up the dirt, putting water,

molding, putting a shape to a man with His Divine Hands. Don’t think

this kind of hands now. But He’s teaching us a lesson saying that He

has put a shape to a man. Spending time in His creation. He’s putting

a shape to a man. Then, Allah (subhanahu wata’ala), when that man is

laying down, only a clay body, He’s blowing to that man from His Holy

Breath. Holy Breath. That now you [are] calling that Spirit came. No,

Allah is not giving what is from Him to a man. If He’s giving

something, what is from Him to a man, and that man has to be

increasing always as Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) [is] expanding. And

then the man will declare one day saying, “I am your partner.” That’s

why Allah is not accepting partnership in His Kingdom. And everything

that you know and everything that you don’t know that’s His Kingdom.

Everything that He has created.

So, just this man, He has blown into from His Holy Breath. Not

something from Himself that He’s giving. No, just a Breath that for us

to understand. (Sheykh breathes in and out quickly). You’re taking the

air in and putting it out. That doesn’t mean that you are giving

spirit out. (Sheykh breathes in). You are taking air in and you are

giving air out. So Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) [is] saying to us. He

has blown from His Holy Breath to a man. And that man now became

perfect. Instantly. He stood up. And when Adam (aleyhis selam), that

Holy Breath became spirit to him, became life to him, and when he

opened his eyes, laying down and looking, then when the spirit started

moving into the body, everywhere that is coming in is becoming alive

and moving. And he’s sitting. Before it’s reaching to the feet, when

he sit, then he sneezed (Sheykh sneezes) then he says,

“Alhamdulillah.” First time he has just [been] created. He has just

been given that Breath. He did that and he’s saying, “Thank you Ya

Rabbi,” the “basit”, the lowest level of explanation [of]

Alhamdulillah. Saying, “Thank you Ya Rabbi.”

Why did he say that? The man, [in] Ahir Zaman, man in the Last Times,

living on the face of earth now, they just found that out. Allah is

giving them the knowledge to find that. The Holy People, they have

always known. But these one[s] they [are] just finding out. Allah is

giving them a sign that maybe they wake up. Now they [are] finding out

when you are sneezing, then the heart stops for a split second. It may

not click back on again. So the life is taken (Sheykh breaths out) is

given right back to him and he’s saying, “Thank you Ya Rabbi.

Alhamdulillah you have given me back that life.” And all the spirit

reaching to his feet. And he stood up. Now he’s looking around. And

order [is] coming to him, “What is this, what is that?” He starts

knowing everything. Just with that Holy Breath that Allah (subhanahu

wata’ala) [is] blowing into a man. Angels are in need of studying and

looking and learning. The Adam (aleyhis selam) did not. He didn’t

study. Just that Holy Breath made him. Gave him a life, and made him

to know everything.

So Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) [is] saying to us. That now he’s in

Paradise, looking around. Living. But he’s getting bored after a while

in Paradise saying, “This is Paradise, this is food, this is that.”

Everything that is around him, he’s looking; none of the creation is

one of his kind. [It] is not made out from the same material. All made

out from different material. The Paradise, and the tree[s], and the

angels, and everything surrounding him is not one of his kind. He has

communication with them but is not one of his kind. So he start[s]

feeling lonely in the Paradise. Then Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) when

he’s sitting now saying, “I am tired of this Paradise now,” and for a

split second going to sleep and he’s waking up and he’s seeing

another, one of his kind. It [is] made out from the same material. But

is completely different than him: Hawwa. And they say to him, “What is

this one?” They ask, “What is this?” Right away he knew that one too

saying, “This is Hawwa.” “What is the name, why is [it] Hawwa?”

“Because she has been created from the living one. I have been created

from the mud. But that one has been created from me. To be

accompanying me in this Paradise.” So the Paradise became Paradise

until the cursed Sheytan fooling them and putting them out from the

Paradise to the earth and saying, “Find your way back to the

Paradise.” He started being bored in the Paradise. But now, as soon as

Hawwa came, he’s not bored anymore in Paradise. And they wanted to

stay in Paradise forever. Think. And they commit[ed] the wrong doings

there. Then Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) [is] sending Adam (aleyhis

selam) down to earth. His wife. From their children multiplying, we

are here, Ahir Zaman. The End of the Times. In reality we are all

coming out the same mother, same father. Different colors. Different

shapes. It doesn’t matter. All coming from that two. Male and Female.

Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) is saying, “We have created you from one

nefs,” one, “then from that one We have created Hawwa, then We


What is the reason of creation then now? Why we are here? The whole of

these animals and these trees. The trees they know their job. Every

year, now [it] is wintertime, everything falling, the greens they fall

out. The whole tree, you look, is nothing. No sign of life in it. But

[as] soon as the winter is gone, the summer start[s] coming, you’re

going to see the life growing up again. Same green again. Whatever

that tree is giving, if it’s an apple tree, [the] following year [it]

is not going to mix up to give orange. Or what else? Banana tree. Hmm.

It’s not mixing up. Now those trees, they all know exactly when they

[are] going to open up, how much fruit they [are] going to give. And

when they [are] going to close again. Centuries. Some trees they stay

thousands of years. I met one tree in my country. [It] is over a

thousand year[s] old. It gives fruit seven times a year. Never mixing

up. Always giving that fruit out. Over [a] thousand year old tree.

Right in our mosque, is only one there. Somebody, some Holy Man,

brought it from somewhere, planted there, it became [a] huge tree.

That huge tree is giving this much small fruits on it. And [it] is

never giving the fruit on the branches. [It] is giving it on its own

trunks area. This much opens up. [It] is [an] unusual tree.

Alhamdulillah. Sheykh Mevlana is eating from that one’s fruit all the

time. We are eating too so many times. But [a] thousand-year-old tree

is never mixing up. Always giving out the same fruits. From the time

that I’ve known myself, the same fruit. I ask elderly people. They say

[it] never mixed it up. Giving the same fruit. Man – mixing up

everything. One day like this, one day like that. One day believer,

one day unbeliever. One day he’s thinking I am from the children of

Adam. One day he’s thinking saying, “Monkey, Darwin, I am monkey,” and

they [are] running after [a] monkey.

They don’t want to carry no responsibility. That’s what it means. They

want to live like animals. But [the] animal world is not accepting too

saying, “We have our own laws. You cannot carry these laws.” You want

to live like animals, go out there to the forest. Now, look how many

minutes you’re going to stay out there. But all those animals, they’re

finding their house, their finding their way, and eating and drinking

and living. So the man, insisting to live like [an] animal carrying no

responsibilities, carrying no laws, and no order saying, “I am free, I

do as I like.” You are not free.

You are a prisoner between two breaths. I tell you that much. (Sheikh

takes a breath in) If Allah does not permit, this air doesn’t come in

and you die. If He doesn’t permit (Shaykh breaths out) air doesn’t

come out and you die. How [are] you claiming you are free? If you are

that free stop breathing for one hour. No, put it down, fifteen

minutes. Maybe five minutes. No. You cannot. It is not possible. So

you are not free. You are in need of that air. So you must beg for

that air to continue coming. Because that [is] the first need for life

that is given to you. You cannot live without that for two minutes.

Now, the second life is water. Seen in your body. So now we cannot

say, you cannot say I am free. Don’t drink. Why are you drinking? All

the time. Don’t drink. Don’t eat. Continue all these things. So we are

not free.

If we are free, if we are free having authority on your own self, why

are you getting old? Don’t get old. Stay young. You are [getting old].

So that shows to you, that shows to me that somebody has power on us.

Has the authority on us. And is ruling on us. Even if we like it or

not, He’s moving us to that destiny. And He’s moving us to where? To

our grave. No way out. If you can find [a] way out go. No way out.

Forward, going always. But going always forward toward the grave site.

Every single day that is passing. Mashallah, in the West first, people

with empty heads they were jumping up and down celebrating their

birthday. Now, East and everywhere saying, “I am very happy. Right.

One more year that I got elderly now. That’s why I’m happy.” Getting

old. Then you say, “How old are you?” Especially if it’s a woman in

the old days, they don’t say. Now, the men, they don’t say too. “Don’t

ask my age. I feel, I feel like my heart is eighteen years old.”

Mashallah, hehe, but your body is finished, expired. Ha-ha. Say, “Fool

yourself as much as you want to fool. Eighteen or twenty.” Hmm. The

bottom point is you can feel, you can act, you can look. But there is

a certain limit life is giving to you and to me. Once that’s finished,

shwww, out from this world.

And that life is not given to us saying this many years you’re going

to live. That life is given to us this many breaths of air (Sheykh

breaths in and out) You’re going to breath in and you’re going to give

out. This many. It’s counted. Don’t make no mistake.

So all this that Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) is giving to us, and is

teaching us, sending prophets to us, sending books to us, to makes us

be aware of our own self and to be aware of Him. First to know our

self, and to know Him. We have to know two things: One, we have to

know our self, then we have to know Him, Allah (subhanahu wata’ala).

Why created. We must know. All this for what? To know Him and to

worship Him. He has not created us to be running after this world, to

be slaves for this world. He has created us for His service. So all

these things that we’re seeing it in this world, He has created for

our service. Everything is working for us. From this snow that is

coming down, for this water, the air, the mountains, trees, animals,

everything for us. Us to Himself. For His service. And He’s saying,

“When you are in My service, I have created everything for you, and

you for My service,” so, “when you become [a] good servant for Me, I

am for you also.” Allah Allah. The mankind [is] running away from the

service of Allah. Wants everything, but still running from the service

of Allah. Saying, “I am for you. Ask, I give you everything. That time

I work for you too. Everything, I created for you.”

So now, we have to know who we are and who is our Lord. We have to

learn. We have to try to live according to that. If we are not living

according to that, then we are living according to our ego. And this

short life that is given to us, one day [it] is just going to finish,

expire. (Sheykh breathes in) The breath of air is going to expire,

(Sheykh trying to breathe) you won’t be able to take in anymore.

Finished. They say, “Your time is up.” The air is there. “We have

given you [a] calculated amount of air.” You have just finished. Take

to the hospital. They put all those gas on your head, mask pumping the

air in. Eh, that’s what they’re pumping. Air. (Sheikh breathes in) Now

how much [would] you pay for this air? Free. Go to [a] hospital. Look,

one tank. How much they’re going to charge you? Easy, go and ask them.

Would you give the whole world that you have that time? Of course you

would. How much [would] you give for this glass of water? Nothing. For

free. We’re not understanding the value. If the water is not here what

we will do? Seventy percent of your body is water. This body is water.

Seventy percent.

So treat that body properly. Don’t listen to stupid music. Listen [to]

good music. Don’t use bad words. Use good words. Because they have

just proven also that, [when] you’re speaking nice words into this

water, then the water turns into beautiful crystals, beautiful shapes.

And when you let the water listen to Rock & Roll music, or dirty

words, those crystals, they turn into very ugly shapes. Evilish

shapes. So this water is your body. Seventy percent. Treat this water

properly too. Honor the water.

We have what? What we will do with this water? If you don’t have

water? If you own this whole world and I have this glass of water and

you are ready to die from thirst. If I tell you, “Give me half of the

wealth that you have, I give you this glass of water.” Would you give

it to me that time? Half of the wealth that you have. No? You would

give to that person who’s going to give you a glass of water because

you’re dying from thirst. For that glass of water, you will give half

of the wealth.

And what about, [if] you just drank that water, now Allah’s authority

on you [is] saying, “This water is not coming out, that you just have

drank.” Meaning you cannot go to [the] toilet now to bring this water

out. And somebody [is] there saying, “Give me the other half of the

wealth, I’ll let you to go to [the] toilet to take this water out.

Would you give the other half? Of course. So, he gave the whole world

for a glass of water. Now you understand the value of the water? Yes,

we must understand. Now, we must understand the value that Allah

(subhanahu wata’ala) has given to us. Now, we’re trying to understand

the value of things that [are] so easily coming to us that we [are]

not showing value. And Allah is saying to us, “I have created you

Ahsani Taqwim.” The most perfect creature. Haaa.

So now, if we start understanding the value that is around us, that

Allah created for our service, slowly when we are understanding our

own value, then when we start understanding our own value we look at

it saying, “We are no good for nothing.” Yes, that time we look at the

animal we see, the Sheep eats green only, grass. Then it gives milk.

It gives meat. It gives the fur. It gives the skin. It gives the

horns. It gives the bones to me, and everything is useful. And me, I

am eating everything. What comes out from you? You know what comes

out. It’s not even good for putting [for] fertilizing the land. So the

animal’s waste is also good, fertilizing the land. Everything coming

out is good. So now that you are seeing that you have no value at all,

and Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) is saying, “I have created you the most

perfect one. I am giving value to you.” What else [do] you want now?

You’re still insisting? Oh mankind, still insisting saying, “I am

monkey.” Or you’re still insisting to say, “I am a creature that Allah

(subhanahu wata’ala) has created.” That time you reach somewhere.

Inshallah we do. And if we do that, that time we will win this Dunya,

everything surrounding us becomes Paradise for us, and real Paradise

[is] waiting for us that time. Because Allah is saying, “Ha, you think

this is something for you? This world?” He says, “You cannot even

imagine, you cannot even bare to see [for] a split second what I have

created for you in [the] hereafter life. So be a good servant.”

Inshallahur Rahman, we are making [the] intention to be a good

servant. When you are a good servant, when you are happy with Allah

and Allah is happy with you, then everything is yours. Then Allah is

saying to us, “Yes, that nafs, that ego that Allah is happy with.”

Now, your Lord is happy with you, enter to the Paradise of your Lord

and live there forever. Otherwise, whatever we are planting in this

world, that’s what we are going to harvest this year, [the] following

year, or that season. Whatever that we are planting with our life,

whatever that we are doing in our life, that’s what we are going to

harvest hereafter. If we are turning our face to the direction of

Paradise, one day, even if it is slow, we’re going to reach there. If

our face [is facing the] opposite side to the Hell side and continuing

that way, that’s what we’re going to reach.

So the choice is given to our hands. Allah is saying to us, “Either be

My servant and stay on the way of the Paradise, and when the door

opens you enter in the Paradise. Or runaway from My servanthood. You

cannot run so much, because I have your leash in My hand. No man can

escape from My hand. I’m sending the Azrail anytime I want. And once

Azrail is coming taking your life, then they drag you into that wrong

side. But I have not created you a man to put [a] leash around your

neck and to pull you. I left you free. You are not [an] animal. I am

showing you a lesson.” Allah [is] saying to us, “You are putting a

leash around the necks of animal and you [are] pulling them.” That

bull out there, over [a] thousand pound, you’re putting that leash and

pulling it. Easily following you. Those wild animals, the man has

authority on them. Why? Because Allah has just said to them, “Obey the

man.” And showing [the] tricks and [the] traps to man, and the man is

putting all those huge animals under their control. We must be under

the service of our Lord, Allah (subhanahu wata’ala). That time, the

much as we are under the service of our Lord, that much honor we have.

Otherwise, the honor that you are putting on you with your clothes,

with your worldly titles, you may keep it until the Angel of Death is

coming. When the Angel of Death is coming, they’re taking all the

titles away. [People will be] saying, “Quickly, remove this one from

here. Don’t leave it out here. [It] started smelling. No creature is

going to live that time. Quickly take it and berry it under the

ground.” That’s what the man is good for that time.

So Inshallahur Rahman, first we have to understand the value that

Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) has created around us. To show proper

respect. Then we understand our value. Then we will understand that we

really have no value. Then we say, “Ya Rabbi, Astaghfirullah. I’m just

making prostration to you.” And that time, [the] more Taqwa you have,

[the] more value you have.

Wamin Allahut Tawfiq.

Wahurmatul Habib.

Wahurmatul Fatiha.

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin.