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OUR JOURNEY IS BETWEEN THE TWO DOORS OF THIS WORLD

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

Friday 28 Shawwal, 1428 / November 9, 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, astaghfirullah, shukr Allah. We are living the last
days of this world. Man may try and run as much as he wants to build
the world but the end came to this world and to everything that Allah
subhana wa ta’ala has created. He has put time, limit, for everything
He has created. Everything that is in creation must come to an end. He
has created us, the Mankind, not for this world but for Akhirat, and
He has sent us here as He is saying, “I have created you in Ahsani
Taqweem and I have sent you to Asfala Safileen, the lowest place.”

For what reason has man been created? This is what man has to look at
first in the world. This is what he has to learn first. “What is the
reason for my being in this world?” They didn’t teach you in school,
or your parents, or in the workplace, it doesn’t matter. One day that
question must come to you, to say to you, why are you in this world,
what is your reason of existence and why are you occupying this space?
Nothing in this world is there without any reason, as you can see it
from the mosquito to the galaxies. Everything has a reason. What is
your reason that you have control of this world and everything in it?
It’s not enough, now (they are) trying to go up and trying to go down.
Ya hu, fix what is at the bottom first and later you will go up or
down. But man is greedy. Man has this greediness that he is thinking
he is never going to go out from this world. But there are two doors.
You enter from one door and going out from the other door, and every
one of us here, (if you don’t know), we have made halfway of the road
or we are close to the doorside to go out to the other side.

The bottom point is, from the day that you know this world… they are
teaching you in schools that for this many years, this many centuries
and this many millenniums this world is existing. It doesn’t matter.
We know one thing, that your life and my life in this world is not
passing seventy years. So what is it that you have to do in this
world? You are running after the world to build the world. But it’s
not for you. You are going to leave it for somebody who is coming
behind. So what’s the idea behind this? What are you earning from
this? If it is not for the sake of Allah then nothing. If it is not
for the sake of Allah then punishment, because Allah subhana wa ta’ala
has given us intelligence and He has sent prophets to us to warn us
and to say to us, “Your reason of creation is to know Me and to
worship Me.” And if man is not knowing his Lord and he is not running
to worship his Lord then who is he knowing? Knowing his ego. If
anybody is touching, he is saying, “Don’t touch me. I am this one and
I am that one.”

You are no one. If Allah subhana wa ta’ala is not permitting then you
cannot move your finger. You will become less than the mosquito. Yes,
that mosquito action, you cannot do. You need thousands of machines to
fly in the air. So man must look and understand.

And the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “My nation is going to divide in
seventy-three different divisions. One of them is standing on Sirat-ul
Mustaqim. The other ones are falling short, going out of the road.”
And he is saying to us, “Watch that one (group). They are the ones who
are running holding very tightly to my Sunnat and the Sunnats, the
traditions that my Sahabis left to them. They will still be living in
this world but they will not be going out of the way. Sheytan cannot
fool them.”

Check yourself. Don’t wait for anybody to say, “You are this one and
you are that one.” Check yourself sincerely, “Both my actions and my
intentions, does it fit to what Holy Prophet (sws) is ordering? Does
it fit to me? Today I am in this situation. Tomorrow the wealth of
this world may be given to my hand. Would I do the same thing or am I
just going to go out of the road?” Test yourselves. You know the
answer by yourselves. No need for anybody to say anything to you.

Eh, I am finding some people getting a couple of dollars in their
hands and they are dancing. Allah, Allah. Eh, if Allah gives the
authority of this world early in the morning including all wealth in
it, all gold, think whatever, it is yours, you should not be happy.
The believer, believer is that one who has a strong faith inside,
should not be happy for that worldly nonsense because his aim is not
Dunya. His aim is Akhirat, Allah subhana wa ta’ala. Huh, if Allah is
taking that away from you by the evening time you should not be sad
because Allah is the Provider. He has provided you when you were a
little child and He is providing you now that you are a disobedient
creature. He is still providing while you are in this world. So you
should not be happy and you should not be sad because that is taken
away from you. If you are finding that your heart is moving with the
worldly matters then understand that you put something else in that
heart other than Allah. It’s because maybe you have no choice now,
those people who are running after Islam now, maybe they have not
choice, that’s why they are doing that maybe. But when the world is
coming to them then look. The test time is at that time.

So you have a cup. The cup is your heart. One cup. It has to be filled
either with water or milk or vinegar. You cannot fill the same cup
with water and milk together. It cannot be filled up with milk and
with water. It has to be filled with milk only or it has to be water
only. If you are mixing up milk and vinegar then…ohh. Today’s people
did it worse. They mixed it up with sewer, sewerage things in it. Get
rid of it! Don’t think, “Oh, who is he saying that to?” To you and to
me! Clean your heart from the dirtiness, from the wrong ideas and put
Allah in it. Not by word. Say, “Ya Rabbi, I am your servant. I am
trying to be Your servant Ya Rabbi. Open Your door to me.” Get rid of
it! Clean it first and then look how fast it will come to you. And
look at the value of this world then. You have to look with those
eyes. That is the time you will understand what I am saying. It’s
sewer, worse than the sewerage.

This Dunya, yes. If you don’t believe me then look at the food that
you are eating, how beautiful it is. How delicately you go preparing
them. Some people are so proud that if one fly comes and fall inside
they are throwing the whole bucket into the garbage saying, “Fly
touched it.” Don’t worry. As soon as it touches your stomach you are
going to make it worse than that. Don’t worry. Hmm. Understanding your
value? Understanding what you are? If you didn’t get rid of that sewer
there, then don’t run to clean it outside so much. You have to clean
it inside first. Once you clean the inside, outside is very easy, one,
two, three to wash it up.

So Islam came to make us to be clean, to be clean from every wrong
idea and to enter into Paradise. Paradise is for the people who are
clean. It’s not for the people who are dirty. No. Paradise belongs to
clean people. And anybody who claims, “I am clean”, must be following
the orders of the Holy Prophet (sws). That kind of cleanness Allah is
asking from us. Not to say, “I am washing everyday, I am taking shower
everyday, new clothes everyday, I am putting nice perfumes.” But the
smell that is coming from your ego, if Allah opens it to the world and
the people smell it, they will fall down and die. So that is
important. You must get rid of that smell. You must get rid the inside
dirtiness. That’s why Islam came, to get rid of the characteristics of
the ego. And if you are not getting rid of the characteristics of the
ego then your actions may be this today but tomorrow if anybody says
to you, “Come this way. Look, I have better things to offer to you”,
you are going to run to that side. Check yourself. If you have the
love of Dunya in your heart then that’s what’s going to happen. If
somebody comes and offers you this Dunya then you will run after it.
Then you have a price.

So we are in this world and we know one thing. We entered through one
door and we are going to go out from the other door. That’s the
journey we are making. The intelligent man never runs to carry that
much burden on his neck while he is traveling. Today they say `Light
travelers’. Turks are always going with ten baggages everywhere.
Moving from here to there they are carrying ten baggages. Before you
know they are going to rent the whole plane. They don’t need it. Eh,
it’s just a show. But Americans learned a little bit. They go around
with one baggage, pulling it. They are not even carrying it. They are
learning a little bit. Light travelers, easy travelers, yes. You are a
traveler in this world. You are entering through one door and you are
going out through the other and as soon as you go out through the
other door they are not accepting even your clothes, saying, “This is
too heavy. We are not accepting these clothes on the other side. Get
rid of it.” The way that you were born from your mother, that’s what
you are going to go back with to the Divine Presence. You are not
bringing anything from this world.

So this world is a big trick and trap for the whole world. It is okay
for unbelievers to fall for this world. It may be okay for the
Christians and the Jews but it’s not okay for the Muslims because Holy
Prophet (sws) came not to teach us to run after this world but he came
to teach us to run after Mawla, to our Lord and to the hereafter life.
And he is saying to us, “As much as you need this world, work that
much. As much as you are going to live in it, work that much for this
world. As much as you need Akhirat and as much as you are going to
live in Akhirat, work that much for Akhirat.” So think.

“Eh, I am not believing in Akhirat.”

Who cares? Your believing or not is not changing it. You are going.
One thing you are believing, that you are going to enter into the
grave. Beyond that there is another life. You are not believing
because you are drunk with this world. You have just got drunk with
the world. That’s why you are not thinking to believe. You are not
using your intelligence that Allah has given to you. That’s why you
are not believing. If you think, if you use that intelligence then
definitely you will believe. And if you are believing, you are saying
that you are believing and you are still running to collect the
garbage, then you have no intelligence. The one who is not intelligent
is not entering to Paradise again.

“He lost his mind.”

Eh, then he is in the…’Mental Institution’? Crazy. They are saying
`Crazy’. Yes, He is not entering into Paradise. He will be standing
between hells and paradises and both sides will be taking that one as
an example, “He lost his mind.” Don’t lose your mind. Don’t run to
lose your mind. Dunya will make people to lose their minds. Towards
Mawla, the older you get the wiser you get. You don’t lose your mind
then.

So get rid of the wrong things in your heart and put Allah subhana wa
ta’ala in it. It will be very easy for you and for me to say, “Yes, we
are from that one division that the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying.” No,
it’s not only, “I have a beard, a turban and a jubbah” and the women
saying, “I am wearing a hijab.” Eh, what? The Christian nuns are also
wearing hijabs, covering themselves. So, Muslims? Eh, the Orthodox
priests are also wearing beards, head-covers and everything. Check
this here (Sheykh Efendi pointing to the heart). Is it following the
Holy Prophet (sws) or not. That’s what is important, inshaAllah
ar-Rahman.

Allah subhana wa ta’ala in one ayat is making it easy for us, how we
are going to know that, saying, “Obey Allah, obey your Prophet (sws)
and obey your leaders.” Obey your leaders is not when they say to you
something that fits to your ego you say, `Yes’ and when something
doesn’t fit to your ego you say, `No, I do as I like.’ That is the
time you are going to obey because what you like, what your ego likes,
that is what’s not good for you and one day that is going put you in
big trouble. You are going to enter into a hole from where no one is
going to be able to pull you out then. You are going to stay in that
hole until Judgment Day, in Dunya and Akhirat. While you are in Dunya
if Allah puts you in prison in this Dunya then you are going to run
around but you are going to be in that hole. No one is going to touch
you. No one will have permission to touch you then.

So we must wake up to our own selves. The days are approaching faster
and more openly. We are watching that the whole world is falling into
that dumpster. You must try to move out and stay out. Allah subhana wa
ta’ala has blessed us. He made us to understand some things from what
is good and what is bad for us, what is for our benefit and what is
not. We must run to fulfill that order. Not to stay on that road, on
that side but not doing anything again.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

GET RID OF THE HEAVY LOADS YOU ARE CARRYING

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

Friday, 13 Zul-Qadah, 1428 / November 23, 2007
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, shukr Allah, astaghfirullah. Astaghfirullah al-azim wa
atubu ilaih. We are asking forgiveness from our Lord. He has created
us in Ahsani Taqweem, sent us to this world and is asking one thing
from us, “Be My servant.” That’s the only thing He is asking. Don’t
let Sheytan fool you to say, “I have this, I have that, I am so much
big”. No. “Be My servant and I am providing everything for you.”

When you go to work if somebody tells you, “How do you like it? You
are going to be standing in front of the door everyday. As I am coming
in, you are just going to salute me and I am going to give you food,
your Riziq, everything you need and on top of it I am going to give
you whatever you want.” Which one is going to say, `No’. That’s what
you are doing. That’s what man is doing. Running to serve other than
Allah.

“I have work. I don’t have time. I am very busy.”

If you are going to say that when Azrail is coming then say it now. If
you are not able to say that when Azrail is coming then don’t say it
now. Look to become a servant because Allah subhana wa ta’ala is
telling us about Jahannam, what is it, how Jahannam is working and
what kind of fuel Jahannam is taking to work. He says, “Only humans
and jinns are there. That’s the fuel. But We are not putting you in
Jahannam. You are insisting to enter there, forcing yourself to
enter.” And Allah is saying, “We are opening doors to you on every
side to escape. But as long as you are running for this Dunya there is
no way out.” There are two roads. One is going to Mawla and the other
one is going to Dunya. If you are standing on the road to Dunya then
the end of the road is bringing you to the fire. You cannot escape. We
cannot escape. Those people who are insisting to be the servant of
Dunya are the servant of Ego and the slave of Sheytan. Nothing else.

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala is making it easy for us in every way as He
is saying, “Say the Shahadat. Keep your Shahadat strongly, keep your
prayers, keep one month of Ramazan, give Zakat and go to Hajj.” All
these principles of Islam are to make us strong in our faith. Faith is
through the tongue first. Through the tongue and through the inside.
You say, “I believe.” Eh, how are you supporting that belief? Then
Allah is saying to us, “I am putting the other principles surrounding
it so that you will keep your Shahadat strongly. If you don’t keep the
other ones then Sheytan is going to fool you. You are going to say the
Shahadat on the one side and you are going to run to the other side.
Sheytan has so many ways. He aimed, he promised and he declared war to
Allah saying, “I am going to run after them and I am going to fool
them.” And if you get fooled by Sheytan going out from this world then
you will be punished two times, not one time. Allah is supporting you
and you are falling into the hand of Sheytan?

“Ah, I don’t have power.”

You have power. Allah has given enough power to His servants. He is
Just. He says, “I will not give you a burden that you cannot carry. It
is very easy. If I let Sheytan run after you, I also show you the ways
out. Only one thing you have to do. Say, `Oh my Lord, I am trying to
escape.’ And escape to Me.”

Sheytan is coming to you with these worldly nonsense always, saying,
“What about this and what about that? What’s going to happen tomorrow?
Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow? How are you going to do
this and how are you going to do that?” If you turn back and you look
at what happened yesterday and the day before, you will be alright.
Look. Did you live yesterday?

“Yes.”

“The day before?”

“Yes.”

If you think, “I lived because of myself”, then you are already in
Shirk. Allah is saying to us, “I have created your Riziq before I have
created you. Everything is going to come to you. If you are becoming a
beloved servant to Me then I am going to make everything run to you.
Everything is going to be around you.”

So, inshaAllah we just entered into another holy month, the month of
Hajj that people, those people who are committing sins left and right
all the time, Allah is making it easy for us saying, “Come to Hajj.
Perform your Hajj. During that time don’t say anything wrong, don’t do
anything wrong, don’t interfere into anything, keep yourself with Me,
watch My favors to you and if you finish your Hajj correctly then you
will come out from Hajj as you were born from your mother clean.”
Everything, all the things that you did is taken away.

But again mankind today found something else. That ayat is there,
hadith is there. It’s not changing. Go and look what’s happening
there. They are kicking each other, biting each other and cursing to
each other like it is normal. Normal like we are walking in the
streets of New York or other cities.

“Push each other. It’s okay.”

It’s not okay. Allah subhana wa ta’ala is testing you, He is testing
us. We have to watch. You have to watch where you are looking, you
have to watch where you are stepping, you have to watch what you are
thinking, you have to get rid of the loads you have that you are
carrying with you. What are the loads? All the arrogance, all the
wrong thinking about other people, all the things that people did to
you, you have to forgive, you have to get rid of it. Then you will be
light. Yeah.

People today are walking around under very heavy loads. Why don’t you
throw that away?

“I am very heavy.”

“Yeah, you are heavy. Why are you carrying?”

Today’s people are like those ones who carry bags of potatoes in their
hands, on their necks carrying those potatoes and if you don’t put it
aside then sometime later those potatoes turn bad and start smelling.
They are still carrying it. That’s what today’s people are doing.

“How are we doing that?”

By having envy and jealousy in your heart for others. Having wrong
thinking inside your heart for others.

“This one did this to me. Ahh! Wait to see what I am going to do if I
get him one day.”

No. Get rid of it. You are just like that donkey who is carrying the
bag of potatoes. But the donkey has been created for that. You have
not been created for that. And the heart belongs to Allah. You cannot
keep two things in the heart. You cannot keep envy, jealousy,
arrogance and stubbornness in the heart and at the same time to say,
“Allah is in my heart too.” You cannot. You cannot keep other loves in
the heart to say, “Allah is in my heart.” You cannot. You cannot keep
the love of Dunya in your heart to say, “Allah is in my heart.” You
cannot. You are a liar then. Allah is saying to us, “You are a liar.
The heart belongs to Me. Keep Me in there and I will make you an
individual that anything you say to happen, it happens. Look. If it’s
happening then you are keeping Allah correctly. If it is not happening
then something is wrong. Get rid of it.

This is not for one person but Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying this
for the whole mankind. He is enough. He is enough for everyone. He is
saying to us, “This is what you have to do. Get rid of it. Put out the
wrong things. Keep Me in your heart.” If you keep Allah subhana wa
ta’ala in the heart then your nights turn into days. Darkness goes
away. Everything goes away and light enters into your heart. Then you
like yourself, other people like you and everything around you likes
you. The people who don’t like you will like you. The people who don’t
love you will run to be around you. Yes, they have to because they are
fed something through you. Something is coming to them. They may still
carry some arrogance and stubbornness. It’s okay. They have to be there.

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala sent His Prophet (sws). This is what he is
teaching us and this is what he is ordering us. We may keep our
obligations on the road, praying, keeping the fasting, going to Hajj,
giving Zakat, giving Shahadat, but if you are keeping the other ones
in it too then it’s eating them. As fire eats the wood, that’s how it
is. You do good deeds on one side and on the other side it burns and
goes away. These words are for you and for me.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

ALLAH IS ASKING ASK US TO KEEP OUR PROMISE

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

Friday, 6 Zul-Qadah, 1428 / November 16, 2007
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, shukr Allah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah wa atubu
ilaih. Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying in Surat-ul Bakara that He
does not burden His servant with something that the servant cannot do.
And the servant is saying, “Oh our Lord, don’t burden us with things
that we cannot do and don’t burden us with the things that You have
burdened other nations.” So this nation, the nation of Muhammad (sws),
has it more easy than all the other nations too. But Allah subhana wa
ta’ala has never burdened His servants with something that the servant
cannot do and He will not question them for that which He didn’t
burden them with. Some people are running to take some burden on their
neck thinking that they are going to carry it for a long time and they
are dropping it.

So what is the burden? What is it that Allah wants from us? What is it
that today’s people, especially 21st century people, male and female,
so educated people are saying, `I cannot do’? What you cannot do?

`I cannot do what Allah is ordering. It’s very difficult’.

Of course. When you are running after your ego twenty-four hours, how
are you going to do? Not all but not even one you can do because you
are becoming a slave to sheytan and dunya. How are you going to keep
your promise? What is that? Yeah, one promise. One promise that we
gave to Allah subhana wa ta’ala, this is what Allah is saying to us to
keep. He is not burdening and He is not saying anything. He is (only)
saying to us, “On the day of creation, day of promises you have
promised Me one thing. You said to Me, `You are our Lord and we only
worship You.’ That’s what I am asking. Keep your promise.” And that
one who is not keeping his promise should not expect anything from
Allah. But Allah is still giving. Allah is making it so easy by
sending prophets, sending messengers, sending Saliheen, righteous
people, sending books, sending reminders and if nothing is working
then everyday He is sending something to mankind to remind them
individually showing something on their road, on their way. If they
still insist on going to the wrong sides then sometimes little
incidents happen to them to wake them up.

No… nothing is waking up today’s heedless, headless, arrogant and
stubborn people. The world has never seen such a thing like that
before, never and ever. It’s going to enter into the history books,
“The worst arrogant creatures that lived on the face of the earth.
Eating and drinking their Lord’s favors, twenty-four hours they are in
need of their Lord and twenty-four hours they are rebellious to their
Lord.” This is what’s entering. And the angels are putting curses on
those. All other creatures that are being servants to Allah subhana wa
ta’ala are putting curses saying, “You are the Ahsani Taqweem, the
most perfect ones that have been created, knowing all this you are
running after your ego in the very short time that Allah has given to
you in this dunya? Changing the eternal life for this couple of days
of life? Curses to you.” Animals are putting curses, the water is
putting curse. Everything that is serving the man is saying, “Haram
olsun. It is forbidden for you to eat from me. Allah subhana wa ta’ala
has ordered me to serve you with my favors but it is forbidden to your
from me. On the Judgment Day I will ask my rights.”

Yes, if Allah didn’t send books, if Allah didn’t send prophets, if
Allah subhana wa ta’ala didn’t send anything to man and if He only
sent one ayat saying to us, “I have created you and on the day of
promises you have promised Me that you are going to keep your promise,
your servanthood to Me.” And that should be enough for the mankind.
Nothing else. Nothing else. It should be enough because Allah subhana
wa ta’ala has given intelligence. When it comes to you, to your egos,
`Ah, I don’t like this. This is not good for me. This man is trying to
fool me or that one is running after me.’ You know all this. You know
what is good for you and what is bad for you. You know what is
favoring to you and what is not favoring to you. And you are not
knowing that Allah subhana wa ta’ala is not happy? You know how to
complain when your children are not obedient to you. You know. You get
very sad, hmm? So many they pass out of their limits. They even go
punishing them saying, “I cannot take this.” They commit suicide. You
know how to do that. You know.

Eh, in Turkish they say, `Etma bulma dunyasin.’ Don’t do and you will
not find. Whatever you plant that’s what you are going to find. If you
will be a good servant to Allah subhana wa ta’ala then even if they
are not good ones to you, you will still be happy because you are a
servant. You will say, “Eh, You chose to give this one to me. It is
Your servant. It is not mine. It just happened that I put that one
into this world but it is a disobedient one. Don’t make me to be
disobedient”, and you run after your Lord. Nothing bothers you then.
But if a man is disobedient to his Lord then everything around him is
going to be disobedient to him. If the man is obedient to his Lord
then everything around is going to be obedient to him. Even those who
are disobedient to Him, they have to work for that one’s order. No
other way.

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala is favoring us and saying to us, “I have
created you for My service. For nothing else. I have created all this
that is surrounding you, that you are looking around and seeing, for
your service. But I have created you for My service. And if you are
not under My service, if you are not keeping My service then
everything is going to complaint from you.” Yes. And if a man is
living on the face of the earth, eating and drinking the favors of
Allah subhana wa ta’ala and in twenty-four hours he is not having one
Sejdah then that one is a cursed one. Even just one Sejdah. Allah is
ordering five times, not one time, five. Allah has ordered fifty
times, not five, fifty. With His generosity and with the generosity of
the Rasulullah (salatu wa sallim)… he was going back to Miraj saying,
“Ya Rabbi, I think this will be too much for my nation Ya Rabbi. Put
it down a little bit.” And down and down and it came to five times
prayer.

And all those of today’s intelligent squareheads who are saying, “I
cannot do. I don’t have time”, that five times prayer, if you put it
all together you will not occupy one hour of your life in twenty-four
hours, not one hour. And you are living twenty-four hours on the face
of the earth, you are eating and drinking the favors of Allah subhana
wa ta’al and you are not saving one hour for your Lord? You must be
the cursed one. Yeah. What are you doing? Preparing the world? For
what are you preparing it? Hmm? Whatever you prepare you are going to
leave and go.

And Allah is saying to us, “Nothing is beloved to Me more than what
obligations I gave to you. My servant becomes beloved to Me when he is
keeping My orders.” Allah, Allah. He is giving orders that you have no
choice and you have to keep, and He is saying, “I will love you if you
keep My orders.” Yes. “If you don’t keep my orders then you will not
become beloved to Me. But I will still serve you. I will still give to
you.” All those that are surrounding you, we are looking at it, they
are eating more than others too, drinking more than others, using the
favors of this world more than others but not giving one Sejdah to
Allah subhana wa ta’ala. Shame on them. There must be shame.

And oh children of Adam, you must wake up to turn back before it’s too
late because Allah subhana wa ta’ala has patience. He is patient with
us, saying to us, “I am giving you life in this world and I am keeping
My promise. When I gave you life in this world, as long as you live in
this world, I am going to send to you. No matter how disobedient you
are to Me, I am still going to send to you. But as soon as the angel
of death is coming to you, then your book is finished. Don’t ask any
help or mercy on the other side because you are preparing it to your
own self. I am giving you the breath of life twenty-four hours a day.
You must remember Me, you must live for Me.”

If somebody just does you a favor, a little favor, every time you see
that person, “Oh, thank you. Thank you, Sir. Thank you. Thank you this
and thank you that.” You know how to say `thank you’ thousands of
times for just a little bit of worldly thing that he gives to you.
Some go out of their way to bow down to that one thinking, “I may get
some more.” Just make one Sejdah to your Lord and look how things
start changing. Sejdah, real Sejdah. Not when you are going to Sejdah
your head is on Sejdah but your heart is in some other place. No.
Sejdah to Allah subhana wa ta’ala. Say, “I am Your servant Ya Rabbi, a
weak one, but I am trying to be Your servant. I am trying to keep Your
orders. Help me Ya Rabbi.” When we go out from this world this is what
the angels are going to ask, “Did he pass? Did he come to this world
with the card saying, `Pass’ or `Fail’? What is it saying on your ID
card, `Servant of the Lord’ or `Servant of his ego and slave to
Sheytan’? The one who is servant to his ego is a slave to sheytan.
Servant to his ego is a slave to dunya, running after dunya non-stop.

What are you going to do with dunya? Dunya came to the end too. It’s
completely in the end. You are not realizing? You are not realizing
that you are living in this dunya for this many years and it didn’t
pass a day that any of us, I am not knowing almost any person in this
century that went to bed with hunger. Huh? If he really went to bed
with hunger then he is completely an empty-head. The governments are
offering everything too, saying, “Come to me, apply with a couple of
papers and we give you housing, we give you food, food-stamps and this
and that.” MashaAllah. If you are finding yourself to be falling into
that situation then go and run for that too. If Allah is giving you
hands, legs and intelligence and you are not using it then go for that
and look, Allah is serving you again.

But be a servant, a good one. When you are being a good one to your
own self then slowly you are going to start thinking, “I should be a
good one, a real good one to my Lord. I should be running to help
others. I should be doing something that is going to be benefiting and
that is going to make my Lord happy.” If we think that way everyday
then our way is going to open up and we are going to have a bright
future waiting in front of us. The older we get the brighter future is
waiting. What is that? Akhirat. If you are not thinking that way then
the older you get the more darkness you will be finding in front of
you because now you are cut off from the hands and from the legs. Once
upon a time you thought that you were running around and doing things.
Later when you are knocked out on the floor then Allah is still
serving you through other people’s hand but your hope is lost,
everything is finishing and the darkness is waiting in front of you.

Don’t enter into that darkness. Allah subhana wa ta’la is asking us to
enter into the road that has Nur, not the fire. “Follow the road of
Nur. I sent you that Prophet (sws) and that Prophet (sws) left Nur
everywhere. Follow the road that has difficulties. Don’t follow the
roads where there are going to be so much hyenas, wolves and all kinds
of creatures waiting to rip you off. Eh, whichever road we are going
to put ourselves that’s what we are going to find. Intelligent man is
that one who runs to keep his word, his promise to his Lord first. If
you say, `I have intelligence’ then you must run, you must put
everything aside as second and first you must keep your Lord’s orders.
You have to run to make Allah happy. Leave making everybody else
happy. Run to make Allah happy first. When you make Allah happy,
everyone who is happy with Allah will be happy with you. Everyone who
is not happy with Allah, they will be slaves to you. They will be
under your authority then. Allah puts them under your authority.

This much is enough for those people who want to change and who want
to correct themselves. We don’t have too much time left in this world,
not living by age but even if you are going to live for another
two-hundred years, if you think life is going to be given to you for
another two hundred years, I don’t think this world is going to
survive for another two hundred years. We are the nations that reached
to the last periods of this world. We must prepare ourselves. Heavy
tests and heavy questioning is waiting for us ahead.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

THE HONOR GRANTED TO THE CHILDREN OF ADAM

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

Friday, 25 Zul-Hijjah, 1427 / January 4, 2008
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, astaghfirullah, shukr Ya Rabbi. Allah subhana wa ta’ala
is saying, “Wa laqad karramna bani adam. We are giving honor to the
children of Adam. We have given them high honor. We have made them the
most perfect creatures in creation.” The children of Adam. These words
are for the children of Adam, not for the people who are claiming that
they are coming from monkeys. If you are saying, “Yes, I am from the
children of Adam”, then you must be an honorable one. Allah is giving
(that honor). You cannot get that from the supermarkets, you cannot
get it in the universities, you cannot get it with the clothes you are
wearing, you cannot get it with the worldly titles that you have. It’s
given, given by Allah subhana wa ta’ala to His servants.

What is for us? To keep it. He has given that honor. It is for you to
keep that honor. How are we keeping that honor? Going around saying,
“I am. I am the most honorable one”? No. He has turned around sending
124,000 prophets to us, warning us, showing us the ways, saying to us,
sending us books, saying, “If you keep the orders of these books then
you keep your honor up. Remember Me. Be with Me. Then your honor is
up. If you are forgetting Me then your honor is down.” We must check
ourselves how much we are remembering our Lord. Daily, count it, how
much (you are) remembering. Not to take the tasbih sitting over there,
shaking it, sleeping, not realizing what you are doing. Becoming more
heedless, on the one side saying, `Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah’ but not
being with Allah! Not remembering Allah! Hmm.

So this Sheytan must be coming to fool us that way too. Shake
yourselves up. Wake up. Yes, we must wake up. If we don’t wake up then
what happens? Nar is waiting for people. Ahle Nur and Ahle Nar. People
of Paradise and people of Hell. Allah is not putting you to hell. He
is not putting us to hell. No. He has given us honor and said to us,
“Keep that honor. With that honor you are entering to My Paradise.” He
is saying, “That Nafs, that ego, that Nafs that is pleased with his
Lord and his Lord is pleased with him, enter to My Paradise.” This is
what we have to look. 124,000 prophets came to teach us how to take
this Nur out from the fire, how to take the sprit out from the fire.
Allah subhana wa ta’ala is giving that secret and (He is) saying,
“Until you separate the Nur from the Nar, you are not even going out
from this world.” Don’t look to say, “Oh, we are strong. Our hands are
working, holding, running.” Look how many people are lying in the bed
not dying for years. Why is it happening? What’s happening? Why is it
not dying? If it’s necessary for Allah subhana wa ta’ala to take the
Nur that He has given to that servant, He will keep that servant in
that situation for one thousand years. He will create time inside time
and place inside place. It will look to you from the outside that it’s
just happening instantly but it’s not happening like that.

So the freedom. Yes, we are free. We are given free choice. Free
choice is not to say, “I do as I like.” Free choice is to say, “I do
what my Lord wants me to do. And He has given me this will power that
He has not given to any other creature. He has given it to Me and I
must use this will power on my ego to direct my ego from the wrong
side to the right side, to be that ego that Allah is saying about it,
“He is pleased with his Lord and his Lord is pleased with him. Enter
to My Paradise.” Six thousand six hundred and sixty-six ayats of the
Quran is teaching this to a man, how to move from Dunya to Akhirat and
how to leave the slavery of this Dunya to become a servant to the Lord.

Yes, one day the Holy Prophet (sws) was bringing the Sahaba-e Kiram,
teaching them, teaching them to teach us. Just one instant look at
that Prophet (sws) was enough for them. Nothing else. But it took
twenty-three years time of work and the Prophet (sws) worked with them
for twenty-three years. And in twenty-three years time every incident
that happened, the Prophet (sws) showed the answers through teaching
the Sahaba-e Kiram, teaching us. We are the last nation on this earth.
No more is coming. And we are the last group of people on this earth,
not only the last nation but the last group that came.
Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “This world is one and a half day after
me. There’s only one and a half day left to this world after I came.”
Calculate. Look. We are reaching to fifteen hundred years almost.

Holy Prophet (sws) bringing the Sahaba-e Kiram to a dumpster site. In
the old days they were opening big holes and throwing every garbage in
there. And when that fills up they were covering it and opening
another one. Not like today’s people. They waste the whole world too.
Wasting. If the whole world was using the same things that America is
using then you cannot live in this world for another ten years. In ten
years time it will be finished. The wasting that the Americans are
doing… the most spoiled nation on the face of the earth! Yes. The most
spoiled one.

Holy Prophet (sws) was bringing them to the dumpster and saying to
them, “Look here. Look. This is Dunya.” And what was that? Garbage.
Dumpster. Saying, “You see that there are some bones there, some
clothes there, some material there, some equipment and some leftovers
there?” Some people were not even being buried. They were taking them
and throwing them in that dumpster. “See those bones? They are the
leftovers of some people, or they are the leftovers of some animals.
You see those pieces of clothes? They are the clothes that they were
wearing nicely on top of them thinking that they were having honor
with it. You see those leftover materials there? They are the
furniture that they were using. All came to garbage.”

Eh, what gives value to a man? What gives us value? The spirit. If the
spirit is not in that body, you fall down. They don’t leave you there
for twenty-four hours. It doesn’t matter. They quickly pick you up and
they bury you under the ground. They don’t keep you up. No value. No
value to this body. The value comes with that spirit. The spirit gives
value to the body. The more you use that spirit in the correct way
your body becomes valuable too because now you have forbidden this
body from wrong actions, wrong ways and wrong doings.

So 124,000 prophets came to teach what to people? Leave Dunya and turn
to Mawla. Turn your face from this Dunya to your Lord. Don’t run for
the titles of this Dunya. Run for the titles of Akhirat. And the only
title for Akhirat is one, not two. One. Servant. Servanthood. Run to
get that. As soon as the man goes out from this world, the first
question (is), “Is it the servant of his Lord or is it the slave of
Sheytan, ego or Dunya?” `Servant of his Lord’. Pass. `Slave of his
Ego’. Stop here now. Now is a big process beginning. Uff, uff, uff.
Who knows how many years, how many thousands of years (it will take).
Still now from the children of Adam who have been buried there
thousands of years ago, still process is going on for so many of them.
It’s not finished yet.

This will come to us too. This end is waiting for us. We didn’t finish
this life yet. Run to finish this life correctly. 124,000 prophets
came to teach man how to live. Injil-e Sharif, Tawrat, Zabur and all
other books that were sent to other prophets and the Quran-e Karim
with six thousand six hundred and sixty-six ayats, came to teach man
how to live. And the whole key is to know yourself and to know your
Lord. To know your ego, to know where your ego is going to fool you,
where it’s going to pull you to the wrong direction.

Not to say, “I am in safety now, I reached to safety.” No. You didn’t
reach to safety. You have not reached to safety. We have not reached
to safety yet. Look at the last breath, the word of Akhir, the last
breath that is coming out, how it’s coming out, how we are brining
that word out. This is what we have to be busy with. Otherwise, you
can go to Hajj ten times and come back or you can go and sit inside
the Kaba, it’s not going to change anything. It’s just going to make
the man become more Firaun saying, “I did this much of this and I did
that. And I am so important.” Yes, that’s what everyone is running to
say, “I am so important. I am very important.”

Yes, you are important. Allah subhana wa ta’ala created only you in
that form. No other creature. But your importance comes as much as you
obey Allah and His Prophet (sws). That much importance we have. And
Allah is saying, “If you are not asking from your Lord, what do you
think is your value? What’s your value?”

“I am doing this today.”

Tomorrow you must do it again. Next day again and the next day again
until the grave. Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “For believers, today
has to be better than yesterday. Tomorrow has to be better than
today.” If you are falling into the heedless station then you cannot
be better tomorrow. You are not better today than yesterday. You are
heedless. You are in Ghaflat, sleeping. Not sleeping and resting the
body. No. You need to sleep to rest the body to get up and have energy
to worship. You need to eat to give energy to the body to be able to
stand up in the Divine Presence. Not like the unbelievers running to
eat to fill up the toilets for enjoyment. No. Believers don’t live
like that. Believers know exactly what they are doing, why they are
doing and what is the intention. They must check in the beginning, “I
did this and the end, the result, where I reached is here. Did I win
or lose? I did. I won. Thank you Ya Rabbi. Give me power to do it
better tomorrow.” If you see that you lost then don’t even sleep that
night because you have another day to catch. You lost that day. You
didn’t enter the book that says, “Servant of the Lord.”

Leave all these shows to say, “I am this one and I am that one.” Look
at everyday that is passing, every page that is coming to the Judgment
Place. Everyday there are twenty-four drawers. In twenty-four hours
what you are doing, what you did and who did you live for? Twenty-four
hours. Every action that you did, what was the intention behind it?
This is what’s important. This is what the prophets came to teach us
and this is what Islam is ordering to us. The 500 good deeds that Holy
Prophet (sws) is ordering us to keep, this is what it’s teaching us.
And the 800 forbidden deeds that are keeping us away from becoming
better servants of our Lord and supporting our ego.

He has created us, He sent us to this world and He is continuously
sending us whatever our need is. Only thing that we have to do is to
turn back to say, “Oh Ya Rabbi, You created me and You gave me all
this. You love me and I love You back.” That’s all. That’s what man
has to do. And if you cannot do that too, thuu… you are a cursed one.
Not to say that you have honor. You have no honor. Your honor belongs
only to the toilet, to sit on the toilet bowl and to say, “I am the
most honorable.”

Allah subhana wa ta’ala has given the honor to the children of Adam
and He is ordering us to keep that honor and He is teaching us how we
are going to keep that honor. Not to go around to say, “I am wearing
this clothe. Look I am wearing this kind of turban. Look I am wearing
this.” No. No! The unbelievers are running with one foolishness and
the believers are running with another foolishness. Yes. Leave this.
This is not giving anything. Just taking away, taking away from your
values. Become a valuable one. If you are looking for safety in Dunya
and Akhirat then this is what we must be busy with. Otherwise, you can
bring not one thousand books but one hundred thousand books, it’s not
going to help you.

The Hajj session finished. Millions went to Hajj and came back. So
many came back empty-handed and so many as soon as they moved from
there Sheytan put his rope around their necks right away saying, “Come
back to me. You cannot run.” Run to escape from that slavery. Run to
the servanthood of Allah subhana wa ta’ala.

InshaAllah ar-Rahman we are entering… in some more days we are
entering the holy month of Muharram. The New Year of the Muslims, not
the New Year of the pagans that people were worshipping (other than
Allah). The New Year of the Muslims. Muharram is coming. We are
entering in it. Prepare yourselves for that. As everyone is running to
copy saying, “What is your New Years Resolution? What are you going to
do? What is the intention you made that you are going to change this
year?”

“Yes, I am going to become more donkey.”

That’s what they do. They are running at midnight in the streets. Eh,
if you are running at midnight in the streets then you are becoming
the nominee to become another donkey for that whole year. No honor.
The honor is not in the streets, to drink and to lay down in the
corners of the streets and not even knowing where your house is.
That’s not an honor. New Year is coming, yes. Make to your own self
saying, “Ya Rabbi, I am making intention to become a better servant to
You this year. I am a weak servant. Help me.” Say `Help me’ sincerely
and look how fast help is going to reach to you. It’s not far. Very near.

Once the Sahaba-e Kiram were making du’a very loudly. The Holy Prophet
(sws) came to them saying, “You are not asking someone who is far from
you. He is very near to you. He is nearer to you than your jugular vein.”

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

BE IN ALLAH’S SERVICE THROUGH LOVE

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

Friday 28 Ramazan, 1430/September 18, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah
al-azim wa atubu ilaih. We are asking forgiveness from our Lord Allah subhana wa
ta’ala. He has created us for His service. Nothing but for His service. Only
reason for man’s being in this world is to be under the service of His Lord.
Everything else is becoming malayani. That is for our safety. He has created us,
He sent us here and giving order saying, `If you are doing My order in Dunya
then you are entering to My Paradise. If you are doing otherwise, I will give
you time. I gave you this life. Run around as much as you want. Go to any corner
you want. Do anything that you want. But your rope is in My hand. You cannot
escape. When I pull, you come. You cannot go anywhere. Either you will be in My
service, be My servant, through love or I will make you one. And when I put My
authority on you then you will be counted from the bad servants, not the good
servants. And the bad servants don’t have rewards in the hereafter. They have
another punishment hereafter.’

He is saying, `As you like.’ He is saying to His Prophet (sws), `Don’t worry Ya
Muhammad (sws).’ Prophet (sws) was worrying. For who? For us, for this nation
because he was seeing what is in front of them. He was seeing what was happening
to them, what was going to happen to them. He went to Miraj. He saw everything.
He went to Miraj. He saw paradises and he saw hells. And he said, `The hell is
full with my Ummat, especially the women of this Ummat.’ Hmm.

Eh, what happened today? Today is the worst days. We are living the worst days
on the face of this earth. This world has never seen such a thing like this
before. This world has never seen such disobedience like this. During the time
of Nuh (as) they were disobedient but they were saying to Nuh (as), `We are not
going to listen to you. We are just going to do like the people coming in Ahir
Zaman. Just like them.’ A vision opened to them and saying, `We are just going
to do exactly like them. We are not listening to you. We are living as we like.’
And Nuh (as) was crying for them, saying, `Please, stop this. Come to the ship
for safety.’ They said, `No way!’ Finally order came to Nuh (as) saying, `Leave
them. Leave them. Those who believe, take them to the ship. The rest, leave them
to My hand.’ And they were all punished and perished.

Eh, Ahir Zaman, about Ahir Zaman the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `It will be
the second Jahiliyya that is worse than the first Jahiliyya.’ This is what
happened and that Jahiliyya is entering everywhere and Sheytan is very happy.
Sheytan is very happy with Muslims today saying, `I couldn’t do it better than
them. They are fasting, yes, but they are doing the things that the Kafirs are
not doing.’ He likes it. He’s very happy. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying
to us why we have to fast. He is saying, `I have ordered the nations before you
for fasting and I have ordered you too for fasting. This way you will find
safety. It will be protection to you from the hands and the tricks and traps of
Sheytan.’ And the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `The fasting of Ramazan is a
shield between you and Jahannam.’ Are we feeling that shield? Are we feeling,
`Yes, we are protected’? How are you going to be feeling that you are protected
when you are angry twenty-four hours during Ramazan? Not only that you are
angry, you are saying words and cursing that you never did before. Not only
that, you are becoming Firaun destroying everything surrounding you. MashaAllah,
Allahu Akbar. So that person is not counted from the believers then and the Holy
Prophet (sws) is saying, `If you die during that time, you will die in Jahiliyya
time.’ The faith is not in the heart at that time. The faith is up there
circling around until you will ask forgiveness and the faith comes back into the
heart.

Alhamdulillah. Too sad, they should be too sad, those ones who have destroyed
this whole month of Ramazan. They didn’t show the proper respect. They didn’t
take care of it. Who did it, they should be very happy. Who kept the Ramazan
properly, with proper respect, giving their respect to Allah and His Prophet
(sws), they should be happy. They should be happy now and they are going to be
happy in the Judgment Day. Beyond that too.

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala sent us to this world and He is saying to us, `Either
you choose the hard way or you choose the easy way. There are two ways. If you
choose the hard way it’s not for you. You are going to suffer a lot. If you
choose the easy way, the easy way is obedience. Through obedience you are going
to find everything coming easy to you. Through disobedience everything is going
to be hard. The more disobedient, the harder it’s going to come to you. The more
disobedient, the harder it’s going to happen. If you didn’t find, if you didn’t
catch that in Dunya, don’t think that you are going to get it in the grave.
Whatever you prepared in this world now, that’s what you are going to find in
the grave. If you show the proper respect during this month to Ramazan, if you
die during this year, you are going to find the blessing of Ramazan in the grave
for you. If you didn’t, then you are going to find extra punishment for you for
the Ramazan.

InshaAllah ar-Rahman, these words should make some differences in our lives. As
much difference it will make, it doesn’t matter now, the Ramazan is finished.
Those who didn’t take care should’ve thought better. It passed. The Ramazan
passed and it took your good deeds and your bad deeds with it and it sealed it
and it’s going to be there. Ramazan is going to complain about some people on
the Judgment Day. Fasting is going to complain too. Eh, you should check, we
should check ourselves to see where we are, what we did, to regret, to run back,
ask forgiveness, try to catch up. Not too much to catch up but Allah’s mercy may
reach. We don’t know anything. Anyone who is claiming to know something, they
are the most ignorant ones. But Allah subhana wa ta’ala is telling us, `Run. If
you did the mistake, turn around. Turn around and don’t be arrogant and stubborn
like Sheytan.’ That’s what it is. If the person is carrying as we said in the
beginning of Ramazan, `Don’t fast only from eating, drinking and different
activities. Fast from anger, fast from proudness, fast from arrogance, fast from
stubbornness, fast from jealousy and envy. Fast from these things. Get rid of
it.’

During the month of Ramazan it should’ve become easier. To some it didn’t. That
shows that you are supporting your ego. Sheytan is not there. Sheytan is
chained. That shows that you are a slave to your ego. You are not a servant to
Allah subhana wa ta’ala. You are a slave to the ego. And those who are knowing
should ask forgiveness and turn around. Every one of us should ask forgiveness
and not to think that, `Oh, mine is complete.’ No. Nobody in these days is
complete but some people make it open. So, when you do something right, hide it.
If it’s going to help other people, spread it. If you do something wrong,
definitely hide it and keep it hidden. In the Judgment Day Allah subhana wa
ta’ala may not make you the biggest fool.

Some people are worrying, today’s foolishness, in front of ten people, five
people, fifty people, a hundred people, a thousand people, `Oh, I don’t know how
this one is going to think about me. You know what happened now? This one is
going to think so bad about me, about this situation.’ Huh, you are worrying
about that. You are not worrying about the Judgment Day? You are not worrying
about the Judgment Day that Allah subhana wa ta’ala is going to pull you in His
Presence saying, `Oh my servant, in Dunya you have worry because people say
things. And what about today? Did you think about today?’ `No.’ Then that is a
hidden shirk. If you are only worrying about people and you are not worrying
about what Allah and His Prophet (sws) is thinking about you, that is a hidden
shirk. Then Allah is saying, `Run to those to help you that you were worrying
about. You didn’t worry for Me, you didn’t care for Me that My eyes are on you
twenty-four hours. I am your Creator and I am sending everything to you. You
didn’t care and I sent you that holy month to fix yourself, to become better for
more things to open to you, ways to open to you. You shut every door.’ Hmm.

Eh, now you will fall into the foolishness of the Judgment Day and you are the
worst one then, yes. And there is no way to run. Everyone on the Judgment Day
will watch you. This Nation will watch you. The nations that passed, they will
look at them and say, `How foolish these ones are! These ones have been counted
from the Nation of Muhammad (sws) and they lived life like this.’ The prophets
will look and they will say, `How foolish these servants are that Allah subhana
wa ta’ala granted them to be from the Nation of Muhammad (sws) and so short life
during their time, and they got so fooled by Sheytan and they lost everything?
How fool you are!’ The curse will be coming then. That is worse than Jahannam.

So, inshaAllah ar-Rahman, we must ask forgiveness all the time. We must turn
around and ask forgiveness all the time for the good things and the bad things
that we do for our Lord to forgive us and make us to become better servants to
Him. If we do that then we are going to become winners.

As we always remind, we will remind again. It’s not too far. The angel of death
is not too far distance away. Don’t think that it’s so far away. Don’t think
that these years are going to continue so much. It’s only counted. It’s
finishing. Turning left and right it’s finishing. Akhirat is waiting. Akhirat is
waiting to every one of us. Everyday we are running, moving towards Akhirat.
Everyday the angel of death is taking at least a hundred and fifty thousand
people’s lives on this earth. At least a hundred and fifty thousand. Who says
that you are not one of them today or tomorrow? We might be. So if we think and
we keep that alive in ourselves then we will be able to close our ears for wrong
talks, we will be able not to hear them, we will be able to close our tongues
not to talk wrong talks, we will be able to close our eyes not to look at the
wrong things. When we cannot change anything then we turn back to our Lord
saying, `Ya Rabbi, I cannot change anything but don’t count me from those ones.’

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

DON’T LOSE YOUR LAWYERS FOR THE JUDGMENT DAY

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

Friday 27 Shawwal, 1430/October 16, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, alhamdulilahi rabbil alameen. Astaghfirullah,
astaghfirullah, astaghfirullahil azim wa atubu ilaih. The Holy Prophet (sws) is
saying to us, `Don’t interfere to the work that doesn’t concern you. Don’t
interfere to the knowledge that doesn’t concern you. If you are interfering to
the knowledge that doesn’t concern you, that is enough sign showing to you that
Allah doesn’t love you.’ This place here, not this place, the Khutba place, for
fourteen hundred years, from the day that the Holy Prophet (sws) immigrated from
Mecca to Medina, the first Khutba, the first Juma he gave outside of Medina and
from that day until today there is Juma going on in every Juma. Juma is
obligation. It’s Farz to believers to attend to Juma, in the Juma time to tell
the believers, `Have fear from Allah.’

For fourteen hundred years it’s going on. It started from one masjid in Medina
and it spread everywhere in the world. For over fourteen hundred years in every
Juma every Imam is standing on that point, reminding themselves and their
Jama’at, `Have fear from Allah.’ Allah subhana wa ta’ala is showing to us
saying, `I am reminding you. You are My servants. I have sent you to this world
and you are going to do as I say, not as your ego says.’ And for fourteen
hundred years the unbelievers are running and attacking Islam, trying to bring
Islam down. But the worst is that the believers from the inside are running and
they are thinking that they are going to bring Islam down or they are going to
invent some kind of Islam that fits to their ego. It’s not going to happen. It
didn’t happen when the Holy Prophet (sws) was one man, one individual. Do you
think that it will happen now? But the ignorant man who is blind twenty-four
hours a day is thinking that way.

So today, yes for almost one hundred years now, right after our Sultan, our
Khalifah, Ulul Hakan Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan, right after that one, Allah
subhana wa ta’ala has hidden, putting the Khalifah aside and this mankind became
very wild, running very wild, males and females. Everyone is interfering into
everything. Don’t! It is not good for you. It is not going to do good for you.
Not in Dunya and not in Akhirat. Especially, interfering in the matters of
religion, don’t. Dunya? Eh, if you are talking in Dunya, when the man with that
knowledge confronts you, you finish, your knowledge finishes anyway. You make a
fool out of yourself. What about the Akhirat knowledge? So many fools are
interfering today of course. So many fools whose minds are not with them,
running after them.

Eh, Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying to us, `I have created Jannat and
Jahannam. I have created Jahannam also and I mean to fill Jahannam with people.’
Whichever side you want. Don’t think that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has no mercy
and He is going to take little creatures that He created and throw them inside
the fire. No. But He is giving enough chance to that little creature in Dunya
saying to him, `I did send you to this world and I am taking you also. If you
would’ve come to this world by yourself then you have the right to do whatever
you want. But you didn’t. I sent you. So I put two roads for you in this world.
Sirat-ul Mustaqim, the right road and the road that leads behinds the sheytans
to Jahannam. In Sirat-ul Mustaqim, on the right road, I put leaders who are
leading that road. Follow them.

Your duty is to follow. You don’t. Your ego is saying no. Eh, Sheytan is more
clever than you and me. He has so much knowledge that he even fooled Adam
(alayhi salam). Adam (as) has no partner in his creation. Allah subhana wa
ta’ala created only him in that way. No other creature Allah subhana wa ta’ala
has created like Adam (as). He didn’t create you and I like that. He didn’t
create our Holy Prophet (sws) like that. He did not create any prophet like
that. He spent time, He put design to him. And He gave warning to Adam (as),
saying to him, `This Sheytan is your enemy. Be careful.’ And Adam (as) just got
weak in one point and Sheytan managed to fool him. That’s why Allah subhana wa
ta’ala is saying to us, `No matter what happens, don’t get weak in religion.
Hold on tightly if you are believers because in the end you are going to win.’

So the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us, `If you are living with the knowledge
that you know, if you are applying the knowledge that you know to yourself,’
because too many people are coming today to me saying, `How are we going to know
this, Sheykh? And how are we going to know that? How are we going to know if
this Sheykh is right? How are we going to know if this Sheykh is wrong?’ It’s
another confusion and fitna coming from Sheytan. It’s so easy. So simple. But of
course, the ego is declaring something, saying, `I am so good. So I have to look
to find the good ones.’ And the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us, `If you live
with the knowledge that you know sincerely, the knowledge that you know, if you
apply it to your life, Allah subhana wa ta’ala will teach you the knowledge you
don’t know.’ So then any simple knowledge that you know, if you are not a
hypocrite and if you are living according to that knowledge, every other
knowledge that is concerning you, Allah subhana wa ta’ala will teach you. Don’t
worry.

So the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us, `If the knowledge is in China, go and
seek that knowledge.’ So many squarehead Imams today and sheykhs are saying,
`You see, the Prophet (sws) is saying to us to read. Go to the universities even
if it is in China.’ And I say, `Hey squarehead Imam or Sheykh! Calling yourself
Sheykh! The universities are everywhere today. It’s not only in America. Cyprus
is a small island like this, go and count to see how many universities are
there. But our brothers are finishing this university and still saying, `I have
to go to America or London.’ Why? `Because I have to get a bigger diploma from a
bigger Yahudi place.’ That’s what happened.

So, that is not the knowledge that the Holy Prophet (sws) is talking about. And
he is not talking to you about the knowledge itself. To learn the knowledge you
need a teacher, you need a master. He is saying, if the knowledge is in China,
go and seek that knowledge. Go there and seek that knowledge. This knowledge.
The knowledge of Akhirat. How many are left in this world now? Go and look to
those nations. Today, over 100,000 masjids in Turkey. Over 100,000! In over a
hundred thousand mosques and masjids they are giving Khutba. But the Khutba is
prepared by a couple of soldiers and is given to their hands and is said, `Read
to the nation.’ If it’s otherwise, tell them to come and speak to me. Same thing
is happening in Egypt, same thing is happening in Saudi Arabia, same this is
happening everywhere. Exceptions are countries like this that they don’t come to
interfere to me to say to you, `Read this.’ That’s why they are going crazy left
and right saying, `We cannot control this religion. Somewhere somehow somebody
is standing up and speaking again the ayats that we are hiding, the hadith that
we are hiding.’

And as I said, there are so many hypocrites, Munafiqs who are in the religion,
who are coming to the dergahs, to the sheykhs not to fix their ego to become
better but they are thinking, `We are going to go to get some power.’ What power
are you looking for? What power you think that the Sheykh has to give to you? If
he has the power definitely he is not going to give to you. If Allah gave to him
then he is saying, `If Allah wants He is going to give to you too. If it is
given to me, I am not even going to show to you what is that.’ But so many
squareheads are fooling the other ones. They are thinking, talking so big,
entering into so many matters that don’t concern them, entering into the
knowledge that they get dizzy and later Sheytan is coming to them saying, `This
is what you are looking for. Don’t worry. I will give you something.’ They
become black magic people. That’s what they think this religion is. It’s not.
Allah subhana wa ta’ala is in control. He has the control of this world and
everything is in His hand.

He is saying to us, `I let your rope a little bit loose. Run around. But your
rope is in My hand. When I pull, you are going to come. Run as you like if you
think you are going to run. But this world is so small. In the end, you are
going out from one door.’ You entered through one door and you are going out
from another door. One door entrance, two doors exit. You entered clean. We are
not Christians to say, `You were born to this world dirty.’ No. You enter clean.
You are clean up to the maturity age. After the maturity age you are dirtying
yourself with your dirty mind, with your dirty thinking. And turn around and ask
forgiveness and clean yourself again in this journey. While you entered through
that door you are continuing that journey. You are going to go out from the
other door. Two doors are waiting for you. Either you go out from the right side
which is Selamat, Safety, or you go out from the left door. The troubles begin
that time. You are complaining now that you have trouble? Hmm, hmm. You are
complaining now that you have problems? At that time you will see what problem
is.

So wake up to yourselves. These words are for you, for me and for the whole
mankind who is hearing this. If anybody is saying, `I am exception from this’
that one should not be a human. Maybe it’s an angel or maybe it’s lower than the
animals that Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying because Allah subhana wa ta’ala
is putting ego and is saying to us, `Your ego is your worst enemy.’ And the Holy
Prophet (sws) is saying this to us. You cannot take care of your ego. You need a
master. You need somebody to fix it for you, to show you what is right and what
is wrong. If you don’t then your guide is going to be Sheytan. Sheytan is going
to lead you. And you are still going to think that you are in the Sirat-ul
Mustaqim but you are already going to be in the wrong road. When the angel of
death is coming to you, you are going to go out from this world through the
wrong door and all the problems begin then.

Intelligence is showing to the man, saying to know what he wants, to understand
who is his enemy and to try to fix himself before the angel of death is reaching
to him. When is this angel of death going to come you think? It may come one
minute later, it may come tonight, it may come tomorrow. Keep this alive. Don’t
make it so long. Don’t think it’s so far distant as everyone is making so many
plans, `I am doing this and I am doing that. I am going here and I am going
to…’. A Sahabi one day came to the Holy Prophet (sws), a young Sahabi, and said,
`Ya Rasulullah, I have borrowed some money. I made a deal with this person that
I am going to pay in one month’s time. Please pray for me that I will be able to
make it.’ And the Holy Prophet (sws) looked at him and said, `Oh, what a long
term plan you made. How did you do this?’ To a young Sahabi he is saying, `How
did you make this long plan? One month? Who says to you that Azrail is not
coming to you five minutes later?’

That word was to the Sahabi and to every believer who is coming after, to you
and to me. Not to think that, `Oh, it’s going to be long term’ or so many are
saying, `I am doing wrong today but one day I am going to change. Okay, I am
making intention that by next year I am going to change.’ Just like the Yahudi
and the Christians, saying, `This year, this new year I am going to do this and
then I am going to start changing.’ New Year. Their new year is Christmas of
course. These kinds of Muslims are celebrating Christmas and New Year.

Wake up to yourselves. The Holy Prophet (sws) is Mubashshiran wa Naziran. He
gives warning and he is giving the good news to mankind. And all his inheritors
are doing the same. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying to us, `You and the
people that you speak, don’t forget the Judgment Day. Oh, those ones that are
speaking!’ He is talking about the Imams and Sheykhs and everyone, saying, `Oh,
those ones who are reminding their people but they are forgetting about
themselves. You wait to see what happens to you.’ That is for me and to all
those people who are standing up and speaking to their Jama’at.

These words, as I said earlier, are for you and for me. If you want, take it,
you will win. If you don’t want it, there are two doors. Either you are going
out from the right side or the left side. America is not going to save you.
Whoever is promising, giving promises is not going to save you. Your good deeds
and the intention in the good deeds are going to save you. Nothing else. Maybe
then you will find some good lawyers. Because you have good deeds and you have
good intentions, then you may find good lawyers who will speak for your behalf
in the Judgment Day.

So many people today are losing their lawyers too. They go against their
Sheykhs. They do so many secrets behind their Sheykhs. They think that the
sheykhs don’t know. Oh, what kind of Sheykh do you think that is going to be? If
it’s just like your thinking and if one wall is separating him from the wrong
thing that you are doing, definitely that one is not a Sheykh. Know that. But if
that Sheykh is going to use some technology to know, definitely that one is not
a Sheykh too.

So wake up to yourself, inshaAllah ar-Rahman. We are meaning to enter to
Paradise. And Paradise is our place. We are lonely in this world. No matter who
is around you, you are always lonely. You are longing for your original house
and you are bound towards that. But so many times, so many people are entering
to the road that Sheytan is guiding. You are longing for your house and you are
running into Jahannam?

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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