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

Friday 11 Zil-Qadah, 1430 / October 30, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York

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

Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah,
astaghfirullah al-azim wa atubu ilaih. Inna ad-dina indallah-ul Islam. One
religion in the presence of your Lord. Islam. Saying to us, `Don’t come to my
presence with something else. You will be failing. The only religion that I’m
accepting is Islam. The only book that I’m accepting is the Quran. The only
prophet and the last prophet that I’m accepting is Muhammad (alayhi salatu wa

Eh, the 21st Century people are reading a lot, they have so much computers, they
built these computers mashaAllah, they built so much technology, but they are
buried in it. They sink in it. They are knowing nothing because they are not
knowing what is good for them and what is bad for them. They are running
top-speed after illusions and delusions and so many wrong thinkings. And Allah
is sending to us saying, `Islam’. Islam is open. You cannot hide anything to the
corners. Everything is open. He has sent 124,000 prophets and all these prophets
were calling their people to Islam, to Allah, saying, `La ilaha illallah.’ That
is Islam. Saying, `Submit yourself to your Lord. One and Only. No other one. He
has no partner.’

During those times prophets came in their nations. Some believed and some
didn’t. So many prophets came and not even one person believed on them. It
didn’t change the reality. That one who came and who gave them the message is in
safety now and those ones who became disobedient are in trouble. They are in
trouble in their graves. After Judgment Day more trouble is coming to mankind.
This is what man is building to himself because the ego is standing.

The ego is always saying, `Me, me and only me. Whatever you say, I don’t care.’
That’s what the ego says. Males and females, the same, saying, `What I say,
that’s what has to happen. I am a Muslim but what my ego likes, that’s what I’m
going to do.’ No you are not a Muslim then. You lost Islam. Islam is to submit
yourself to your Lord, to submit yourself to His orders, to submit yourself to
His Prophet (sws), to submit yourself to the rightly guided ones. If you are not
submitting yourself to them then you are following the desires of your ego. So
you are a servant of your ego. You can do any kind of forms then. You can be a
Buddhist, sitting like Buddha, you can be Christians going to church, or Jews
going to synagogue once a week, or Muslims going to Juma, or from time to time
going into masjids, but you are following your ego. Finished. You are not
following the orders of Allah subhana wa ta’ala because you don’t know which
ones are those. You do things according to your ego then.

Eh, 21st Century people, from the normal people to murids to the Sheykhs now,
cigarettes in their mouths. They are smoking cigarettes. What is that? If a man
can’t control himself with a cigarette, if he cannot stop his ego from that
cigarette, how is he going to control himself with other orders that Allah is
giving to do and don’t? Impossible. The simplest thing and the worst thing, to
you, to your community and to your nation, financially and in every way. You
cannot stop yourself from that wrong action. How are you going to stop yourself,
your ego from so many other tricks and traps that Sheytan is coming to play with

Yes, today the name of Islam is there, today the appearances of the Quran is
there, the appearances of Masjids are there, but Mu’mins, where are they? We are
looking. Where are they? They are hiding. They are pulling themselves to the
corners. And the hypocrites, the fools and the ignorant, the tools for Sheytan
are appearing here and there. This is the way that it has to happen. That’s what
the Holy Prophet (sws) said, `The ones that are giving light are going to pull
themselves to the corners. So you are not going to see light. Those who are
looking for light, they are going to run after, they are going to find them. But
those who are not liking the light of Islam, they are not going to care. They
are just like the bats. As soon as they see the light, it’s bothering them.’

Sheytan already changed so many signs in Islam since the 1920’s. `One Way’ is
the other way. Everyone is saying, `I am finding my way.’ How are you finding
your way? From where are you taking that? Sign is showing that way but already
somebody has played around with it. One time I was driving in Cyprus. I see one
sign showing one road, saying, `Gecitkoy’. So if you follow that in the map, you
see that there is a Gecitkoy and you have to follow that road to go to that
village. But somebody came down from their car someday somehow and they took G,
E and C out and now the sign says, `Itkoy’. You are looking at the map, there is
no such thing as Itkoy. There’s Gecitkoy. So I say maybe it’s a wrong direction,
I have to turn to this side. But when you look at it closely you see that
somebody took those couple of letters out. Huh, it’s a completely different
meaning too. Gecitkoy means giving way to you to pass. Itkoy means the dog’s
village. That’s what it means.

All the signs everywhere Sheytan played around with. And as the Holy Prophet
(sws) is saying, `In Ahir Zaman only the name of Islam is going to stay. The
appearances of Islam are going to disappear.’ That’s what happened. And
appearing so many fools in that Itkoy way, that sign, claiming that they know
Islam, claiming that they are the best ones. Some are claiming that they are
Mahdi, some are claiming that they are prophets, some are claiming that they are
Khizr and some are preparing to declare that they are Mahdi.

Eh, Allah gave you intelligence to put it together and to think and to watch.
Yes, do you have to watch your Sheykh? Of course. You have to watch every
activity that he’s doing. Look. Does it fit into the borderlines of Islam? Yes.
Not according to your ego. According to Islam. According to the time and
according to that place. Where the wolves are, you don’t walk around without the
stick in your hand. When the wolves are around you have to have the gun ready
too. It doesn’t matter if you are a Murid or if you are a Sheykh. The wolf is
not listening. When the wolf is ready to attack you have to be able to pull and
shoot. But so many fools today are not knowing anything. They are not knowing
the simple steps of Islam and they are thinking that they know everything and
saying, `Oh, Sheykh cannot do this. Sheykh cannot say this.’ Sheykh can use
everything that is necessary to save his Murid from hell. He is not looking for
worldly activities. He’s not looking how they are going to think. Sheykh is that
one who has been given permission from the Holy Prophet (sws) depending on the
area that he is working in.

As I said, those fools that they cannot stop themselves from cigarettes, they
are jumping today and finding other fools like them and thinking that they are
going to harm Islam or thinking that they are going to turn Islam as their ego
wants it. You cannot. They have been trying for fourteen hundred years. You
cannot. Impossible. Impossible. Islam, Inna ad-dina indallah-ul Islam, the only
religion that Allah is accepting. And it looks like now that it’s covered but
it’s rising up now. When that cover is taken off, it’s the only one that’s
taking over the whole world again. It is so easy for Allah subhana a ta’ala. It
is so hard for those ignorant ones even to think on it.

It was so easy for Sultan Mehmet Khan when he aimed to Istanbul, because he had
plans and he had aims and he put his life in front saying, `Either Istanbul will
take me or I will take Istanbul. There is no other way.’ They said to him, `Are
you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Do you know how protected this city is?’ He
says, `I know. I know how it is. But I see a vision. And where my sword is
reaching, where my power is reaching, not even your imagination can reach
because you are not knowing Islam. I know and I am reaching there. Watch me.’ He
reached. Watch us. We are reaching back to Istanbul. Watch. We are reaching back
to Rome. Watch. All those fools who think that they are standing in front of
Islam, in front of those ones, they are only giving energy and power to those
who are working in the way of Allah. There’s an Ayat-e Kerima saying, `When they
say to them, `All your enemies have come together, they are preparing against
you’, that’s making their faith to grow stronger and they say, `Hasbinallah wa
ni’mal wakeel. Allah is enough for me.” Yes.

So, any safety that anybody is looking for in Dunya and in Akhirat, Islam. Real
Islam. Islam the way that the Holy Prophet (sws) brought. Not so many fake
things that they put later here and there. Not so many things that they have
changed the road with. You can change all the roads, you can change all the
signs, but the man who has a vision doesn’t need the signs anymore. He doesn’t
need the GPS anymore. He follows the road. He knows the road because there’s a
light going in front of him.

So, if you don’t know then you must follow that guide. You must follow his
orders. You must not follow your ego and your head to say, `I know so much and I
read so much.’ Yes, the more you read the more ignorant you are going to become!
The more arrogant you are going to become in these days! The more fool you are
going to become in these days! Because that’s what they are preparing for you.

Not even understanding that part that there are so many enemies of Islam running
to finish it. Who are the enemies of Islam? The Fascists are the enemies of
Islam, the Communists are the enemies of Islam, the Seculars are the enemies of
Islam, the Laiks are the enemies of Islam, the Feminists are the enemies of
Islam. All these are enemies of Islam. I have more to say but it doesn’t fit to
this Khutba place. Other times I say.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.