Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Wake up! Avoid the Confusion of Sheytan!
Jummah Khutba given by Sheykh Abdul Kerim Al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi
Friday 17 Safar, 1427
March 17, 2006
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Sydney Center, New York.
Auzu billahi minash sheytanir rajim
Bismillahir rahmanir rahim
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azim.
Medet Ya Syyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet.
Alhamdulillah wa shukr Allah. All praising belongs to our Lord Allah (subhana wa ta’la) and to His Rasul, our Habib Muhammad (alayhi salatu wa salam), to the Ashab-e Kiram and to all those who came. They stood in the way of Allah and Islam came to us. Fourteen hundred years has passed and it has reached to us. They did their part. They did their job. Now we must think how far we are going to take this. Where it is going to reach and what we are going to leave behind us. If this world is going to continue for another thousand years then how far what we are doing today and what we are leaving is going to reach. Man must sit, think and calculate to himself to understand whether he is leaving something behind or not. It’s not like today everyone running top-speed like head-cut chickens trying to reach somewhere. Hmph!
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is saying, “I have created you man and I have given you intelligence.” The religion spread in the world not with miracles but with one man. The Habibullah. Yes, he is Allah’s Prophet (sws) but he was one person. One man. He came to awakening station and woke up the whole world. Through him it passed to others and the other ones, the other ones, the other ones and it reached to us. How are we today? Are we sleeping or are we in awakening station? You check yourself. Leave what anybody else says to you. Check yourself. Check your activities. Check yourself how sincere you are with your Lord and with His orders. Check yourself to find out which one is priority to you, Allah and His Prophet (sws) or your ego, or this world. (If it is ego or this world) then your problem never ends. Don’t worry. If you don’t keep Allah priority then it’s never going to end. It never ended for anyone and it’s not going to end for you.
This is the problem that so many people that I am watching who are going back and forth not understanding the superiority, who is more superior or if anybody else is more superior than others, and this is how it goes. The prophets are like us humans. They were spirits that Allah had created and He chose them among the other spirits and He said, “You will be the prophets.” They are higher. He put them in higher stations right away. As soon as He chose them saying, “You are prophets” then they became higher than the normal spirits instantly because the title is given by the Creator. It’s not given by man who are voting and giving titles. The Creator is giving titles saying, “I choose these ones to be my prophets.” He didn’t ask us, “Would you like it or not? Would you vote for these ones?” (Sheykh smiles). No. He says, “These ones are My prophets and you are My normal servants and you are going to obey them. You want to reach back to Me? You have to obey them. You have to follow their footsteps. Without following their footsteps you cannot reach to Me. You cannot come to Me. You are coming to Me through their doors. If you are looking to come to Me you must look through their doors. You must look to make them happy. You must look to make them satisfied with you. Then I will be happy with you.”
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has created man for His service. He created the donkey for your service. He created you for His service and you have to find your part in that service. “What is it that I have to do in this service? What is for me in this work? What has Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) given to me?” You must know, you must find out, you must work and you must go according to that. You must live according to that.
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is saying in another Ayat in Surat-ul Ale Imran, “You are the Nation that I have created. You are the Nation that is ordering good things and you are forbidding people from the bad things and you are believing in Allah.” Check yourself. Are you fitting into that Ayat? Are you fitting really and sincerely? Not because Allah is saying, “You are the Nation”. Allah is saying to that nation. Check yourself. With your activities, what you are doing and how you are living, are you fitting into that Ayat? If you are fitting then be happy but if you are not fitting then alarm yourself right away. Say to yourself, “What am I doing? Sheytan got me from somewhere. He put me to sleep.” Wake yourself up. Whatever it takes and whatever you have to do, you have to wake yourself up because otherwise you will fall out of that Ayat and if you fall out of that Ayat then in the Judgment Day you will not fall into that category that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said, “You are the nation”. You will fall with the other nations.
So the believers cannot live a heedless life. The believer is that one who is in awakening station all the time and forces himself (finding a tariqat and going into tariqat, of course). Tariqat is to make the believers reach to higher and higher stations, not to go to lower stations, not to go to sleep, not to talk nonsense here and there, or as so many today are saying, “My Sheykh is praying in my place. My Sheykh is doing this and my Sheykh is doing that.” If your Sheykh is doing then what Allah has created you for? To be donkey? You are not even good for a donkey then. What are you doing? What is in it for you? How are you going to bring that message to others? If that is so good and you like it then have you brought that message to others? Anyone who lives in the foreign countries, don’t make any mistake. Questions will be asked to every one of you. When you come to the Judgment place it will be questioned to you, “You love Islam and you lived according to Islam. Who did you bring with you in the Divine Presence? For whom did you become a reason for that person to enter into Islam? Did you bring anyone here?” If not then even if you earn the whole Paradise what is it good for? Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is saying that you are a selfish one. You want Islam only for yourself.
If a man is not in awakening station then never mind about reaching to others, he cannot even reach to himself. He only falls into his own illusions and delusions. And later some squareheads that saved themselves from hell are trying to save Sheytan from hell too now. That’s what happens to man. When a man leaves the main road, the road of the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam), Sheytan is going to find so many ways to fool that man. And so many are sitting on that road but they are not doing anything, they are not getting up, they are not moving. They are not getting anything. We must wake up because the danger is waiting for us. If we are heedless now then when the big wind is coming then we are not going to have time, not even a minute to look around. We are not going to have people to warn us then. You are not going to find anybody to tell you, “Turn this way or turn that way.” Warning is now. Everyone is going to fall into their own problems then. They are going to run to find their way out. Don’t make any mistake to think that, “Oh, everything is so nice now. America, beautiful country”, or whatever you are in, or to think that it’s going to continue like this. No. It’s coming to an end.
Of course, there are so many people suffering right now in different parts of the world. Right this minute they are suffering. They have woken up and they are screaming. But their prayer is not accepted now. Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “If you stop forbidding people from the wrong ways and asking people to turn their ways to the right way, to the way of Allah and His Prophet (sws), then Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will put punishment on you, on that nation, He will put terror on that nation and then you will beg and you will cry but your prayers will not be accepted.” Check it out. Look around the world. Is this how it’s happening or not? If it’s not like that then ask questions again later. We will tell you specifically what’s happening where.
But leave that part. We must worry for ourselves now. Man must worry to save himself first before reaching to others. If you cannot save yourself then you cannot reach to others. Allah’s order is not a game as so many people today are taking Islam and they are acting like they are representing Islam and they are saying, “The more Sheytan is disobedient to Allah the higher station he gets.” Squarehead! And they are not feeling shame to say that they are following the Sultan-ul Awliya. But leave them. We must look at our acts. You must look at yourself. Don’t get fooled by fools like that. You know by yourself whether you are in Paradise or you are in Hell in this world. You know by yourself. Nobody has to say to you anything. If you have reached to that station and your heart is so open to the whole world then you wouldn’t live that kind of lifestyle. You wouldn’t have any single minute in your life that has any problems. You will live in peace.
But that is the time that you will not have any peace. Sultan-ul Awliya is not having peace because he is looking around the world and the whole mankind has lost the direction. The whole mankind is running towards Jahannam and he is screaming. For over eighty years now he is screaming to mankind saying, “Oh mankind! Turn. Turn your way this way. You are going in the wrong direction.” Nobody is waking. And some of his so called deputies, who call themselves deputies, they are running to bring Sheytan out from Jahannam. Don’t get fooled by that kind of foolishness. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) punished and perished so many nations before this nation. Nothing can stop Allah. Everything is in His Hands. All authority is in His Hand. He does as He likes. Don’t make any mistake. Those people must be in drugs anyway. The drugs that they have been taking are still working in the body. The body is not clean from the drugs.
You must wake up. Sheytan has so many ways to fool man and Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has so many Ayats in the Quran-e Kerim saying to us, “Wake up.” He is warning us from the confusion of Sheytan and Dajjal. Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) is warning us in hundreds and hundreds of hadith. Where are we going to put these? Which side should we put these? Should we ignore all these now? Is it another new style now? Everyone is talking from the spiritual aspect? Where is your Shariat now? Where is the law that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has given. The Nation lost every Shariat today. Today, the Nation is living worse than the unbelievers. The majority of the Muslims are living worse than the unbelievers. And now you are going to be that tolerant (to Sheytan)? You cannot. That is only Sheytan fooling the man. But those who do not want to be fooled must check themselves up. They must watch out, they must look and they must be worrying. In every higher station that they are going they must be worrying. They must be watching out because the higher station they are reaching they are seeing the danger that is waiting.
And Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has given this job, this duty, to man. Man must establish the Shariat again in this world. Man must open the Quran-e Kerim. Man must work to bring the Khalifah and man must open the flag of the Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam). It’s not going to come from the sky. It’s going to be from these men that are living today on earth. We are all responsible. In the Judgment Day we will all be questioned. Allah will ask us, “What have you done to bring the Khilafat back and to put My laws back on. What did you do? What did you do?” Everyone will be questioned according to their level and according to their station. So is this the time now that you are going to worry to save Sheytan from hell? Sheytan is not worrying to save you from hell. Sheytan is running to bring you to hell with all these kinds of foolishness, with ideas.
You must wake up. We must wake up. “O my nation, wake up. Don’t sleep”, Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us. Don’t sleep doesn’t mean going to sleep in the nighttime. Be in an awakening station! Ahir Zaman! Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us, “In the end of time, the man will walk out from his house early in the morning as a believer and he will come back to his home at night as an unbeliever.” He will hear so many things here and there and he will start questioning. He will start making ideas, thinking and accepting some of those things. He is going to lose his faith. That’s what it means. If you are sitting and thinking, “Yes, this is okay, this is okay, this is okay, everything is okay”, you are losing. Have you become more merciful than Allah (subhana wa ta’ala)? Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is the most Merciful one. That Me’lun will not be forgiven unless he goes and submits his will saying, “Oh my Lord, I made a mistake. I have been a fool and I am asking You to forgive me and I am making Sejdah to the Children of Adam.” Then he will be forgiven, yes.
People want to take some parts for themselves saying, “Well, I have been forgiven.” What did you do? Did you at least cry for the mistakes and the wrong things that you did? When you and Allah are together and every time you are remembering it, are you crying for it? Are you being sorry for it? This is what we have to remember. Otherwise, Sheytan is going to fool us. Sheytan has fooled so many ones, so many people. He has fooled people who reached the level of sainthood in the time of Musa (alayhi salam). As soon as they gave an inch, he knocked them down bringing them all the way to Jahannam.
So, if we take the hadith of Holy Prophet (sws), we apply it to our lives and we try to live according to that then we will find safety. There is no other safety. And also not every hadith. You have to know which one is for you. You have to know which one is working for you. All the hadith Holy Prophet (sws) is addressing is good but maybe it’s not for you. You have to take one, apply it and you must live according to that every single day. When you wake up you have to check and you have to say, “I am living according to this hadith.” Then you are following the sunnat of Rasulullah (salatu wa sallim) and then because you are in constant contact with Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) through that hadith, his blessings and his protection will reach to you and then you will not have any foolishness like that to think and to say such words, but you will run to clean yourself up. Every time you think you have cleaned one part you will find that another part is dirty. You will be continuously running and then you will see that you are going to have doubt, “Am I going to be able to clean myself before I leave this world or not?” So you will cry for yourself and you will run for yourself. Leave crying for Sheytan. Cry for yourself because Sheytan is not going to cry for you and for me. Holy Prophet (sws) is crying for us, Awliya Allah are crying for us and they are saying to us, “Oh nation, turn your face this way. Turn your face this way. Turn your face to the way of the Prophet (sws) and not to the way that Sheytan is showing to you.”
So we must say one (as I always say, of course) hadith from our Grandsheykh. Whatever we learn, we learn from our Grandsheykh. Grandsheykh is saying what his Grandsheykh Sheykh Abdullah Daghistani (ks) is saying. He is saying, “My son, the whole mankind today have entered into a big truck.” Think that there is a big truck and the whole mankind is behind that truck, sitting inside the trailer in the back. The driver is driving that truck towards the ocean and everyone is going to sink. Everyone is going to die. The driver is Sheytan and all man is sitting in that truck. And Sheykh Abdullah Daghistani (ks) is saying, “We, the Awliya, are holding that truck from behind for it not to go into the ocean. But the power that the engine has is dragging us with it together.” He says, “We must know where to let it go. If not then the power that the truck has in its engine is going to pull us into that wrong place.” InshaAllah this will be enough for us to clarify so many matters that are happening.
Wa min Allahu taufiq