bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

ALLAH IS TELLING US TO LISTEN AND OBEY

Juma khutba given by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

Friday, 14 Shawwal, 1428 / October 26, 2007
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah wa shukr Allah. Astaghfirullah,
astaghfirullah al-Azim wa atubu ilaih. “Hear and obey”, Allah is
saying to us. Listen and obey. Obey Allah, obey your Prophet (sws) and
obey your leaders. If you are not doing that then you are obeying your
Sheytan. We are praying. Are we obeying Sheytan? If you are not taking
the orders of those who are there to train you then you are obeying
your Nafs, your ego and your Sheytan. And what’s the reason for being
in the world? Pleasing Allah. Pleasing Allah with what? Allah is
saying to us, “We have created you to know Us and to worship Us.” This
is the only reason. No other reason. All other things come on the
side. If man is not aiming to that every day, if he has a different
plan every day, then he is not a servant. He is not a good servant to
the Lord of the Heavens and there is a big problem then whether that
one is going to make it out from this world clean or not because if
you are not at least standing on that cleaning road then you are not
going to be able to reach to your destiny and you are entering through
one door of this world and going out through the other.

“When are we going?”

Maybe tonight. Maybe one hour later. Have you prepared yourself? Have
you fulfilled the orders given to you up till this age? Or do you have
plans for your ego. If you have plans for your ego then change it. Run
to change it. Make intention to change it.

“I am a very weak one.”

Definitely. All creatures that Allah subhana wa ta’ala created are
very weak. He is saying, “With Me you will become strong. Turn your
way to Me. Put one step forward to Me and I will make ten steps
forward to you. Walk to Me and I will run to you.” Say, HasbinAllah wa
ni’mal wakeel 100 times a day at least. That gives you power to
understand what you are living for in this world and everything that
you look at and everything that you see, you make your planning
according to that then. Otherwise, your planning is according to your
ego and your ego’s direction is to the Fire, it’s dragging you with
it. As I said, we are praying. Eh, that’s how ego is fooling the
person saying, “Look, all this world is not praying. They are doing
all this wrong things and you are praying. You are okay.”

No. You are not okay. You know yourself when you are okay. You don’t
need anybody to tell you that you are okay. You know yourself you are
okay. When you are taking a liftoff, when you are entering to that
rocket and you know that you entered to that rocket and it’s going to
liftoff, then you understand that you are okay. Otherwise, if you are
still lovely to this world, if you love this world so much and you are
attached to this world and you are not preparing to take off, you are
not okay. You have problems and you must run to fix it. Intelligent
man is that one who runs to fix his problems.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala has given intelligence. To anybody you say,
“Are you intelligent?”

“What do you think? Of course I am.”

“How much intelligence do you have? Let’s test you. Let’s put a test
to you. Are you letting the prayer time pass?”

“Yes.”

Then you don’t have that much intelligence because Holy Prophet (sws)
is ordering us saying to us, `At every prayer time pray as if it is
your last prayer, as if you are not reaching to the next prayer. Pray
as if you are not going to be reaching to the next prayer.’ If you are
going to be praying the Fajr prayer with that awakening station then
you will not be coming to Juma at the last minute. You will be in
awakening station saying, `Oh, today is Juma. I must run to Juma.’ And
Allah and His Prophet (sws) is saying, `Anybody who comes to Juma
first, they will be written as the first ones. Angels are writing,
sitting at the doors of the Juma places and they are registering those
people, `This one came. This one came first, so put him at the top of
the list. This one came second, so second. Third, fourth, fifth,
sixth.’ Check yourself.

“Eh, we are in the mountains. It’s okay.”

It’s not because in these mountains you have nothing else to do. In
the city you have so many sheytans holding you back. But in the
mountain if you are still being held back then something is wrong with
you. Something is wrong with your faith. Something is wrong with your
love to Allah and to His Prophet (sws), to the way that Allah subhana
wa ta’ala is ordering. Something is wrong there. That means the love
inside your heart is not moving you.

“Ya hu, we are hearing the same thing every day.”

It doesn’t matter. Our duty is to go to the masjid, to sit there and
to pray there. Even if we hear nothing, your duty is that. Allah
subhana wa ta’ala is saying, “Come to the masjids of Allah. Prepare
yourself early. Come and sit. Be with your Lord.” Outside you are
being with Sheytan. Sheytan is saying, “No. Stay far a little more.
You are going to go anyway. Wait, wait, wait until the last minute and
when you reach there at the last minute, as soon as you sit, ohh,
there are so many things in your mind, eh, go to sleep now. No need to
listen to anything. Go to sleep, sleep, sleep. Later, it’s finished,
now run back to me.” Then you will wake up. Dunya is waiting. So,
something is wrong with your faith then. Check it out. If you go out
with that faith then there are lots of questionings we have to face.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying to us how it’s going to be in the
Ahir Zaman. We reached to those days. He is saying that just like when
you are entering into a city or a town, you see in far distance
lights, in the road on the way billboards, some stores here and there,
hmm, that means there is a city, a town coming ahead. He said that
when Ahir Zaman is coming and the End of Times is going to reach to
people, there’s going to be so much activities in the world, everyone
running around and busy twenty-four hours. Pull yourselves out from
those activities. You are entering into a big mess then. And if you
are entering into that mess, don’t expect safety then because safety
comes according to your faith, and if you are in that mess and you are
disconnected from there, then the safety is not going to reach to you.
If you have nothing to do there then don’t enter there. Don’t enter
into that mess. No safety is going to reach to you. Anyone who is
reaching, who is going into those areas during these times now, Ahir
Zaman, the end of the Ahir Zaman, they are going with a big support.
Big support is surrounding them. Anything may happen. (Be prepared to)
take a liftoff from there right away because this mess is not going to
stop.

So in Ahir Zaman, don’t be heedless. Wake up to yourselves. Don’t say,
“I am this one and I am that one. I am doing this and I am doing
that.” You are just another servant. Not obedient yet because obedient
servant is that one who runs twenty-four hours to look, “What is the
service of the Lord that is given to me to do? What do I have to do?”
And he runs to do something that is going to give him benefit. Not
selling himself for a couple of dollars of this dunya, selling his
religion, selling his way that he is learning and going, no. If that
is the case then run quickly. You don’t have too much time to collect
anymore. Anything that you collect, don’t save it. Eat and enjoy
because you don’t have time that you are going to enjoy it too.

Eh, what happened? Why are you thinking like that? Because you are
getting into the wagon of those unbelievers. Unbelievers are those
ones about whom Allah is saying that they are not keeping their
prayers. They are not keeping their orders that Allah subhana wa
ta’ala is giving to them. And our Sheykh is saying, “Don’t have
friendship with those ones who are not keeping their prayers. Say,
`Selam aleykum’ and walk away. Don’t sit with them, don’t eat with
them and don’t take anything what they say to you because that is
poison. It’s going to enter in your heart. Once you put that poison in
your heart, slowly it’s going to start eating you and then one day you
are going to say, “Eh, it’s okay. What he is doing is okay. It’s okay.
You think my doing is okay? I am thinking still, I am thinking what we
are gaining from all this time that we are going up and down?” I am
hearing words from the hearts now, not from the tongue. Some people
are going to Sejdah and on the Sejdah that’s how he is thinking. Some
people are saying, `How foolish are you. So many things are waiting
for you outside and you are here.’

Wake up to yourselves. We entered through one door of this world and
we are going out we don’t know when. You can earn the whole world but
you are going to leave it here. You cannot take anything. The only
thing that you are going to be able to take with you is your faith.
And if you are not practicing on that faith, if you are not practicing
on that Shahadat everyday, when the angel of death is going to come,
there is a possibility that you are going to forget about it because
you are going to run to have hope, “Oh, ambulance! Please!” You are
going to look at that one thinking that is going to help you and you
are going to forget the Shahadat. You are going to go out from this
world without that. And then they will put one `X’ to your book saying
that all things that you did in your book has no value. The last words
going out from this world is not with Allah. That means being with
Allah all that time in the world was fake.

Wake up to yourselves from that fake station to the real. This is
reality. Here, there or anywhere. It doesn’t matter. If you are not in
the way of Allah… the way of Allah is not the way that you prepare but
the way that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has prepared for us. And He is
saying to us, “These are the orders that I want. These are the
conditions that I put for you. You are going to live according to
these conditions. Any day that I am keeping high and showing value you
are also going to keep it high and show value. Anything that I am
ordering you to do, you are going to run to do. Anything that I am
ordering you to stop from, you are going to run to stop from it. If
you do it then you are going to win for your own self.”

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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