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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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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.

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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.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

ONE RELIGION IN THE PRESENCE OF ALLAH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

Who is Following the Footsteps of Prophet (SAW)?

Anyone who knows our master, right away their heart is satisfied
with that [one]. They say, “Okay, this is the one.” Even if they see
hundreds of masters later… it cannot be a hundred. It’s one. But
because groups like these, with so many followers, they love their
master so much. They want to put that master very high. But that
doesn’t mean that that master is in that level. We have seen so
many different miracles. So many. We say “keramets” from our
master. That is the one. He is the one who is holding that  station of the Prophet (aleyhis salatu wasselam) for this time.
Alhamdulillah, we are lucky people following his way. Following the way
that he’s teaching us. Because the Prophet (aleyhis salatu wasselam)
said in a hadith, “In the last days, my nation is going to separate into 73 different ways.” And he continued, “Only one of them, only
one of them is on the straight path: Ahli Sunnat Wal Jama’at.
Those ones who are following me. The other ones they are all going to be on the wrong road. 72 of them they [are] going to be on the wrong path.”

Now, we are watching which one is carrying the Sunnat of the Prophet (aleyhis salatu wasselam) very strictly. And we [are] finding
our master. We don’t find other than that [one]. When we find other people who are really following the Sunnat of the Prophet, when we start
searching, he is the murid of our master. So now that shows, that
proves [to] us who is that. Because the Prophet (aleyhis salatu
wasselam) has also given us the [signs] how you [are] going to recognize that person and he said to us what is the specialty that they had. He said one of
the most important things, “They [are] going to carry my Sunnat, my way of
dressing, my way of talking, my way of doing things all the time in
their life time.” Not doing it now and later going outside and
becoming regular person again. No. They [are] going to carry that all
the time until they die.

That’s what we are seeing today. We go to the mosque. We see [the]
imam, [he] goes up to the Khutba. He gives [the] Khutba, he wears white
clothes, [and] he wears something on his head. But [as] soon as he comes out
from the mosque, he wears [a] nice suit and tie and now he disappears
in this jungle. When you see him in the street, you don’t recognize
him from the unbeliever. And that is not the way that [the] Prophet
[aleyhis salatu wasselam] teaches us. Because he said to us also… he said
to us that, “Don’t wear and don’t act like [the] Jews and the
Christians.” He said, “Don’t be like them, from your outside form
too.” We are wearing this. We are wearing baggy clothes. We are
wearing this. We are wearing the turban.

So now we are seeing. We say, “Okay. This is what [the] Prophet
(aleyhis salatu wasselam) had given us [as an] example. These are the
values that these people they [are] going to have.” So then, look if
they have this or not. They don’t have that, they [are] going to come
to you with so many excuses but the excuse does not make you clean
again. Because the excuse is… you have to, you [are] going to find
[an] excuse. People, when they do wrong things, they always find [an]
excuse. “I did this because of that.” Leave “because of.” That means
you don’t have trust in Allah 100%. Because you said “because of
this.” Because if you have trust in Allah 100%, then you must follow
what the Prophet (aleyhis salatu wasselam) have teach you. How you [are]
going to follow? If you don’t follow that way, then you don’t have the
right to go up there and to claim that you are the one.

That’s what is happening today. Some people, they think they have [it].
And some, they think they have too many followers, too many people.
They still say, “We are the ones.” But no, that’s not what the Prophet
said to us (aleyhis salatu wasselam). He didn’t say to us, “Look at
those people, how many… look at the quantity, how many they are.” No.
He said, “Look [at] how they are behaving.” That is the most
important [quality]. Not thousands or hundreds of thousands. It can be millions.
Millions of them, they are following the Christianity. Millions of
people they are following the Judaism. Millions of people, they are
following the Hinduism. Or all other kinds of religions. That makes
them to become right? No, because that was in the past. What they were
doing is in the past.

Now, a new law came. After the Prophet came (aleyhis salatu
wasselam) 1400 years ago he came and he bring to the humanity a new
law, saying, “Leave everything now what you was following, and follow
this. Because I am bringing you [a] new law.” So those people, some
they accepted it, some didn’t. And they continue on their own way but
that does not make them to be the right ones. All the evidence,
everything is here. You want to talk? Come, sit. We show you where you
are mistaken. But now, when it comes to that, they move themselves
out. So now we say, “Okay, they don’t want to know the Truth.” Anybody
who doesn’t want to know the Truth, it is up to them. It is not our
problem. It is their problem.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq.
Al Fatiha.

bismillahBismillahirRahmanirRahim

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