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NAR-UL HASARAT – THE FIRE OF REGRET

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

Friday 2 Ramazan, 1428/September 14, 2007
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

`X’ asked after the Juma prayer: How many times Farz is counted, the
obligatory salats are counted during Ramadan?

Sheykh Efendi: Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim.
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya Medet.

Obligatory is already obligatory. It’s obligation. You want to get
that extra too? You know what’s counted during Ramazan time? The most
important that gives endless rewards? Giving out, Sadaka, money,
feeding people. Alhamdulillah. So obligations are obligations. You are
doing it anyway. You have to do it. It’s not voluntary worship. It’s
obligation. And Allah is giving reward for it. Subhanallah. What a
boss is that. Boss is saying, “Work, you are getting this much pay”,
and on top of it He gives you reward.

Narul Hasarat is going to burn those who are not taking Allah’s orders
seriously. He is not taking them to His Presence, saying, “Didn’t I
deserve to be worshipped? I gave you everything and you ran away for
your ego? Didn’t I send you a message saying your ego is your enemy
and Sheytan is your enemy? And you became ally with Sheytan against Me
that I have created you and given you everything? Go!” Awliya Allah
are saying that, that person wishes saying, “I hope that the Lord of
the Heavens puts me through every hell to burn forever not to speak to
me like that.” That time he wakes up. But it’s too late. It’s too
late. Narul Hasarat starts burning from the inside then. The
loneliness of separation, feeling the separation from his Lord, that
fire starts from the inside and starts burning inside. At that time
the outside hell is nothing.

These little creatures, little humans, little shrimps-kind, little
worms, you know worms? Ants. The ants are keeping their Lord’s orders.
Man created in Ahsani Taqweem is finding thousands of reasons,
believers, believers are finding thousands of reasons not to keep it.
Unbelievers are already unbelievers. Hmm.

So what is your power, what is your authority? Nothing. Prisoner
between two breaths. Man is left alone and he is thinking that he has
created this world. “I do as I like.” Allah subhana wa ta’ala has
given permission to the unbelievers to control this world for one
hundred years and now in that time the believers are also running
top-speed after the unbelievers saying, “They are doing it. We have to
do it too.” It’s only a short time that Allah has given.

In Cyprus up till the 1930’s, up till the 1940’s as a matter of fact,
the second world war, it was under the British Law. And during the
month of Ramazan you couldn’t eat anything in the street. The Police
will take you and arrest you, put you in jail for one month, keep you
in jail for one month during the month of Ramazan. If you didn’t have
enough excuse, they take you, they put you to the court, they bring
you in front of the Judge and the Judge has next to him a religious
man who knows the authorities, who knows what laws apply to people and
he is asking, “What is your excuse that you are not holding fasting?”
It’s coming from the Ottoman times and continuing. “And you are not
only breaking the fast but you are walking around and tempting people
by eating. What is your excuse? Are you sick? Are you this or are you
that?”

“No.”

“One month in jail until Ramazan ends. You have no place among people.”

Subhanallah. (Sheykh Efendi laughs). It doesn’t matter which police
catches you. British Police, the Greek Police, Turkish Police. How’s
that part? Today’s Muslims, they say,

“I do as I like. I don’t fast. You got a problem?”

Oh, you got problem. Nobody else. But you have a problem. Definitely
you have a problem that no one is going to be able to solve.

Sometimes anything I say, people get upset. Such soft-hearted people.
To the horse you have to show the whip.

“Oh, what tyrants! Tyrants!”

Tyrants? If that horse doesn’t see the whip, it will never obey you.
Once it’s seeing the whip it’s saying, “Yes sir, as you like.” Then
you are putting that metal thing around its mouth. They say, “What a
cruelty!” Of course. That’s the only language Allah put for that
animal and that language it understands perfectly and it does what is
necessary for that animal to do at that time. Otherwise, how are you
going to control a two thousand pounds animal? Hmm?

If Allah would have given to that animal just the action that a cat
does freely, man will not be able to walk in the streets then. He is
going to run. If Allah set them free saying, “No fear for you. Go
among the humans too.” How are you going to control them then? But
Allah is setting laws. That’s why we say that the western ideas, the
western understanding is bringing weakness to people and when that
weakness is entering then slowly they start taking out the laws
saying, “This is cruel. Take it out. This is not human-like. Take it
out. This is not this. This is not that”, and then they say, “We make
religion as we like. We are going to live like worse than animals. We
are free. We have to do what we want.”

And Allah is saying to Shariat, to the Law and the law-makers saying,
“Keep the sword out and keep the sticks in the water for Falaka.” When
the sword was out and the sticks were ready for Falaka then you found
people doing everything 100% correctly, running. No one was running to
break the laws of Allah then, at least not openly. If they were going
to break it, they were doing it hiddenly watching one million times,
saying, “Oh, if we get caught then this is what is going to happen to
us.”

So yes, the ego has the characteristics of animals. I am saying, “Go
and pet the lion saying, `Oh, baby cat. Pisi pisi.” But the man goes
in there with a whip in his hand, the trainer, hmm? The lion goes,
“Arghh”, he is raising his hand like this, he doesn’t even hit the
animal. He knows where he is going to hit and so the animal pulls
back. It’s a huge animal, huh? If it smacks you one time, finished.
You will never see the sun again after that. The man with a whip or
stick in his hand, knowing what he is doing, enters into that cage and
trains that animal. Later he makes that animal like a pussy cat. Or
the horse or any other animal. If it’s not that stick, if it’s not
that trainer’s tool (It’s a tool for training), if it’s not that then
that animal is not going to be trained. Then that animal is going to
be eating you and mankind. You will be running away.

So now people became too soft saying, “Ah! This is wrong. That is
wrong.” Wrong? For what? Your ego is the same way. If it’s not
whipping then never accepting. But the whipping is coming differently
now to mankind too. Some people are arrogant and stubborn, not
accepting. They say, “Don’t worry. There will be ways. It’s very easy.
You don’t like the easy way. Okay.” Once you start falling and you
have no power anymore, then they make you understand also, “You are
getting this because of that.” Then you will be trained easily. Say,
why is there cruelty from Allah subhana wa ta’ala (Hasha
astaghfirullah) giving all these sicknesses and pain to man. Isn’t it?
Hmm? Once you keep yourself in the Sirat-ul Mustaqim, on the right
way, that never reaches to your sight. That kind of treatments will
never reach to you. If Allah is going to test you then He puts that
sickness on you but He removes the pain away from you. So you will be
happy with your Lord again.

So Shariat, Law, it means Law, Law without the sword is not working.
Look, the man goes out doing so many foolish things, they are catching
him and putting him in jail. Now he knows, “I am going to come out. So
let me rest here a little bit, eat nice and comfortably, let these
fools to help me and feed me, and then I go out again.” They come out
again, they do again, again and again. Although I don’t like so much
what’s happening in Saudi Arabia and other countries where they are
calling it Shariat, but at least…Go and check the crime rates there.
Or if anybody is falling into jail one time, are they going to want to
go back to jail again. Why is that? Because they don’t say to them,
“Oh, your highness” or when the prisoner goes inside and the guardian
is trying to say something he goes, “Don’t touch me! Don’t touch me!
I’ll sue you!” Sue you? You are in jail re, fool. Don’t touch you?
Then they say, “Come, don’t touch you. We put you under the Falaka.”

They get a little Falaka, starts screaming and later these westerners
say, “What a cruelty!” (Sheykh Efendi smiles). You are dropping bombs
on people’s head, you are burning them alive, babies, old, young,
sick, it doesn’t matter, hospitals, everything, everything, burning
them alive and you are calling that Falaka cruelty? You see? And the
foolish Muslims are running after that thing saying, “Yes, our brother
westerners are so nice. We have to become with them.” Yes? They are
not dropping rainbows on top of you. Fire. And Allah is saying, “Only
Allah reserves the right to punish people through fire. Nobody else.”
Mashallah, astaghfirullah. On their own kinds too, it doesn’t matter
whether Muslims or not. Don’t think that I am talking only about
Muslims. It’s like the wild kingdom out there. Whichever country is
more powerful is running and attacking the other ones, eating them
alive, hum, hum, hum.

Islam! In Islam it never happened like that. Foolish Muslims fall into
that kind of category today because Islam is not ruling today. Today’s
ruling is given in the hands of unbelievers. They are ruling, not the
believers. But news to everyone, it’s coming. You are escaping now but
you are not going to be able to escape then. You are not going to be
able to say, “I do as I like.” You are not going to. So it’s better
now for you names to enter into that book saying, “Obedient Servants.”
If you are entering into the book, “Disobedient Servants” then they
will fix those who are disobedient. Disobedience to Allah and His
Prophet (sws) is not accepted. Anyone who is doing that are punishing
themselves. Allah is not punishing them. They are punishing themselves.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala has created us, He has given us this life, He
is giving us the breath of life continuously, from water to air to
food, anything and everything is coming from Him. All He is asking
from us is saying, “Be a thankful servant.” And being a thankful
servant is, during these times you do this and during these times you
do that. One month Ramazan is for you. Keep your engines shut down.
Otherwise you are going to burn it. For one month clean yourselves.
Come out from that heedless station. Become awakening individuals.

Eh, everything is for us again, not for Allah subhana wa ta’ala. And
He is giving us all this treatments and He is saying to us that on top
of it He is going to reward us for it. But now today’s squareheads are
not running to do them because it’s Allah’s order but are running to
say, “Ah, how much reward am I getting for this?” Are you asking how
much punishment you are getting for things that you are not doing? Why
not? Ask that. Firstly, that is important, the most important. How
much punishment am I going to get when I am coming late to prayers.
Something to think about now. Yes.

“Oh, as I like I go.” “I couldn’t make it.”

That’s right. As you like. But Allah is saying that it’s obligation to
make it in Jamat. To go on time is Allah’s order. Not your time. So
when it comes to that they are not asking. They are only asking, “How
much reward am I getting.” First you have to ask me that part and
later this. Then I give you both sides.

El-Fatiha.

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BELIEVERS KEEP THEIR PROMISE AND ARE PATIENT

Juma Khutba delivered by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

Friday 3 Ramazan, 1428/September 14, 2007
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

Note: The audio for this khutba is in the Sohbets section of
http://www.naksibendi.org

Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim
BismillahirRahmanirRahim
Medet Ya Seyyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet.

Alhamdulillah, astaghfirullah, shukr Allah. Ya Rabbi, shukr. Shukr.
Believers must be standing at that door of thankfulness. Always asking
for forgiveness and being at the door saying, “Thank you Ya Rabbi for
the favors that you have granted to us.” Especially in this Ahir
Zaman, the Last Days that east, west, north, south, believers and
unbelievers are running for their ego top-speed. Those who are finding
even a little bit escape from the hand of the ego must be sitting and
thanking, asking for forgiveness and asking Allah subhana wa ta’ala to
close those doors to them. If you ask then you will find. If you don’t
ask then you are just going to find what you are expecting.

The month of Ramazan is coming with its blessings. Lots of blessings
are coming during this month for those people who are keeping this
month high, holy and respected. Those who are not keeping the month
high, holy and respected should not expect anything good. They should
prepare themselves for worse because Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying
in one ayat, “For those who are keeping their Nafs, their ego,
desires, the need of their ego, stopping the need of their ego with
patience, Allah subhana wa ta’ala will not question them on the
Judgment Day and He will have endless rewards for them.” And Holy
Prophet (sws) is saying, “For every deed you may get ten rewards. But
for Ramazan fasting, Allah knows only, I don’t know. He didn’t show it
to me.” And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is giving the rewards of Ramazan
to people endlessly. In another hadith Holy Prophet (sws) is saying,
“During the Ramazan time the doors of hell will be closed. The doors
of Paradise will be opened. The Sheytans will be put in chains and one
announcer will be saying, `Where are those people who want to do good
deeds? We will count endless rewards for them. And those who want to
do bad deeds have no place.'”

Understand the meaning now. Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, “Now
you have no place on earth or anywhere.” Severe punishment is coming
to that one who is not taking Allah’s orders seriously. From the first
man Adam (as), first prophet, up till the last prophet, our prophet
Muhammad (salatu wa salam), Allah subhana wa ta’ala has ordered
fasting to the whole mankind, from the Children of Adam (as) coming
down. Almost every religion after a while put that aside (saying),
“It’s too difficult. It’s too hard.” Yahudis have forty days. The
Christians are the same. All the other beliefs put it aside. Islam is
separating between believers and unbelievers. This fasting is also
putting separation between believers and unbelievers. We must keep it
holy.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala is giving this month to the believers saying,
“This is for you. Your month. It’s resting time for you. Resting from
eating, drinking, running and foolish activities. Put that aside.” You
are reaching to this month and if you keep the fasting properly then
you will be reaching to the level of angels. Very little eating. You
are keeping the control of your ego in your hand, wanting to eat and
drink but you are saying, “No!” And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying
to us, “You may reach higher than the angels” because the angels are
not given that desire but the man has it. When the man is given that
and he is trying to keep himself only because it’s the order of Allah
subhana wa ta’ala and it’s not because you are stuck somewhere and you
are not eating and drinking. That’s not counted for fasting.

That’s why it’s also important to make the intention. Without the
intention you are not getting that much. Of course, because the whole
month is obligation to the believers, if they do the intention one day
when they are getting up for Sahur to eat a little bit, that’s
considered as intention because it’s obligation to us to keep this
month. During this month, every day, the whole month of Ramazan we
must be fasting. Congratulations to those who are making the intention
and keeping it. Sadness is coming to those who are not keeping that
month, who are not keeping the fasting. Why are you not fasting? Do
you have any excuse? Not the excuse that your ego says, the excuse
that Allah and His Prophet (sws) is saying. If you are fitting to one
of those categories then you should not fast. But if not…

“Ah, I couldn’t. My stomach was bubbling.”

Or, “My stomach was speaking to me. So I needed to drink some water.”

Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “Take a glass of poison and drink. It’s
better for you.” During the month of Ramazan anyone who is eating and
drinking, it is better for them to drink glasses of poison all the
time because during that year there must be some punishment coming to
them. If it’s not that year then down in the road. Until they go out
from this world they have to pay for it. Out of this world, worse is
waiting. They are going to bring fireballs to them in the grave.
Fireballs. The angels will say, “Take this and eat. This is when you
were eating in the Ramazan time, and drinking.”

So this is very serious for believers, for those who believe in Allah,
His Prophet (sws) and in the Judgment Day. For those who have no
intelligence up there (saying), “Eh, I don’t hold the fasting. What
happens?” Check yourself. Before the year ends, before Ramazan, before
the next Ramazan is coming, you are running to doctors. That’s early
warning to you, coming. You go to a doctor, you are screaming and your
voice is being heard all the way to Sidrat-ul Muntaha. But they are
not giving any cure to you.

“My stomach! Ah! I have stomach pain!”

Must be. No cure to that one. Understand that that one is eating in
Ramazan. In the Ramazan time he is chewing. Hmm. You are chewing in
Ramazan time what Allah subhana wa ta’ala is giving as Riziq to you.
What will you do if He stops it? Nothing comes out. What will you do
then? By force? No. By force you are not a believer. If it was by
force then no need for you to be in this world. Allah subhana wa
ta’ala is testing us through will. He has given us a will power and He
has given us the orders, do’s and don’t’s and He left us between these
saying, “Choose whichever side you like. I have set some timing to
you. During that time you are going to live in this world and after
that you are going out from this world. Whatever you did during that
time, do’s and don’t’s, whatever I have ordered to you, if you kept it
holy and high, and whatever I have forbidden you from, if you stopped
from it then expect and prepare yourself for a better life. If you
didn’t keep this and you are just being arrogant to your own self,
tyrant to your own self, then you are already making punishment to
your own self. Nobody is punishing you.”

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala is separating us from the angels and from
the animals. He created us between these two creatures. He has given
us freewill and He has given us an intelligence to think. He has sent
books to us and He has sent prophets to us to give us the warnings and
to give us the good news. If you want better life for our own selves
in this Dunya and Akhirat then you must run to keep the orders of
Allah subhana wa ta’ala strongly and holy. Don’t say, “I cannot.” Yes,
you can. If Allah is saying, “You can”, then you can. But your ego
never wants to give up. Your ego is always saying, “Yes, you cannot.”

The animals, tie them over there. If you don’t give them food, one
day, two days they are screaming and then they stop. They are waiting.
If you give them then they eat. If you don’t give them then they wait.
They have no choice. Allah subhana wa ta’ala could have done the same
thing to us. He didn’t. He left us alone in this world and He said to
us, “That is an honor to you. I am giving the highest station to man.
I have created you in Ahsani Taqweem and I am giving you freewill.
With that freewill you are choosing. You are choosing where you want
to go. I have prepared Paradise for you. My wish, My will, My desire
for you is to enter to that Paradise. But if you are running away from
that Paradise then I have prepared the fire. You are running into that
fire.

If we take these words…it’s for you and for me, for every believer. No
believer can escape from these words. These are the words coming from
the Holy Book of Quran and through the Holy Prophet (sws). If we take
it seriously then we will win Dunya and Akhirat. If we don’t then we
will lose Dunya and Akhirat. Believers are those who keep their
promise to Allah subhana wa ta’ala and they are being patient always
until the angel of death will reach to them.

Wa min Allah tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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Our visit with Sheikh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi to Agra, India.

Fatehpur Sikri (Urdu: فتحپور سیکری) is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire’s capital from 1571 until 1585.

SalimChistiTomb

Akbar had inherited the Mughal Empire from his father Humayun and grandfather Babur. During the 1560s he rebuilt the Agra Fort and established it as his capital. With his wife Mariam-uz-Zamani he had a son and then twins, but the twins died. He then consulted the Sufi Saint Salim Chishti from the Chishti Order who lived as a recluse in the small town Sikri near Agra. Salim predicted that Akbar would have another son, and indeed one was born in 1569 in Sikri. He was named Salim to honor the saint and would later rule the empire as Emperor Jahangir. The following year, Akbar, then 28 years old, determined to build a palace and royal city in Sikri, to honor his pir Salim Chishti. The tomb of Salim Chishti, “Salim Chisti Ka Mazar” was built there within the grounds of the Jama mosque.

The name, Fateh is of Arabic origin and means “victory”, also in Urdu and Persian; Mughal Emperor Babur defeated Rana Sanga in a battle at a place called Khanwa (about 40 KM from Agra).