Fredagskhutbah: Live what you believe and don’t be heedless

31 10 2008

Jum’a mubarak – Glædelig fredag – Hayirli cumalar




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

Friday 24 Jumad al-Awwal, 1429
May 30, 2008
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah wa shukr Allah. Astaghfirullah. In
today’s world, all of us here, billions are running top-speed to this
world. Morning, noon-time, nighttime, midnight, twenty-four hours they
are concentrating only on this Dunya. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is
saying to us, “This Dunya is only a game. It is only a place for you
for a very short time that you are coming and going out. Anything you
are earning and building just makes you to be talking to each other
and being more proud from things.” So this Dunya is a trap to man. How
Muslims have fallen into this foolishness?

Muslims were not like this. Muslims left everything. They left their
belongings, they left their homes, they left everything in Mecca and
they emigrated to Madina. They didn’t take anything with them. The
only thing they were looking at was the Prophet (sws) and they were
running after his words. Whatever he was saying, they were running,
they were taking and putting his words on top of their heads and
living according to those words. And in a very short time Allah
subhana wa ta’ala tested them. When He tested them and He looked at
their faith that, `Yes, they are strong in what they are believing’,
He gave them the Dunya too. They left everything in Mecca, they came
back to Madina and in a very short time a handful of people who were
slaves, they turned and they started ruling the world. When the Holy
Prophet (sws) was giving his message, in twenty-three years time his
message reached everywhere, east, west, north and south. When Islam
reached fifty years of age, Islam was ruling all the way from China to
North Africa. How these people did it? And up till the last century
that’s how it was.

Only one way. They kept Allah and His Prophet (sws) priority. They
kept Dunya second class. Because of that Allah gave them the authority
of the Dunya also. In the last 100 years the Muslims have fallen into
heedlessness, big heedlessness, not half of the day and not only in
the nighttime. Believers should not be in heedlessness even when they
are sleeping. Believers should be in an awakening station. Believers
should not be heedless when he is sleeping. Today’s people are
twenty-four hours heedless. We are falling into that because we are
not living the way we are believing. We are following some other
guides and our guides have become computers, televisions, internets
and all other things that are in our lives today.

If we continue like this then we have nothing to leave to our children
and to our grandchildren. Nothing. They left us Islam. We have nothing
to leave to them. Islam is going to rise but we are going to be
questioned because we didn’t leave anything to them, because we are
not keeping the correct lifestyle of Islam, how are you going to leave
anything else to somebody coming behind? Everything is showing today
anyway, the lifestyle that the Muslims are living and how their
children are living. It’s showing. I don’t need to tell you anything.
Check in your houses, look and understand. “Does this fit to the Holy
Prophet’s (sws) time? Does this fit to the time of the Sahaba? My
actions and everything I am doing, does it fit that I can present it
to the Holy Prophet (sws)?” It doesn’t. If you are finding that it
does then let me know. It doesn’t.

Today is a date for a people, a handful of people. Don’t think that
Islam was so powerful everywhere physically. No. But the spirit that
they were carrying, there was no boundary that they accepted. Because
of one word of the Holy Prophet (sws)… he said, “Istanbul, Constantin,
Rome is going to be conquered. The one who is going to conquer that,
that General is the highest General and his army is the best of
armies.” From the time that the Holy Prophet (sws) said that word up
till the time that Sultan Mehmet Khan who is given the title `Fatih’,
the Conqueror, from that time until his time twenty-three times Islam,
its soldiers were coming in front of Istantul with all its power but
it was not being successful. And then only a handful of people were
coming, believing in something and aiming. And to what they were
aiming they said, “There is no turning back. Either we are here to
live our life here and go clean from this world to the other side or
we are going to conquer this.” Because of the faith that they were
carrying, Allah subhana wa ta’ala’s favor reached to them and they
have conquered.

Conquering! Don’t compare in today’s world that America is going to
Iraq and conquering, or Afghanistan. No. Just like Iraq coming and
conquering America. Compare that. So far distance, and it has nothing.
Muslims today don’t even dream on that. They can’t even dream on it.
And when we are saying, `Yes, Istanbul is going to be conquered one
more time,’ the Muslims are laughing. The ones who are not smiling,
inside they are laughing saying, `What a joke is he saying!’ That’s
true for you because you are heedless! Because your faith is not
moving you anymore. The faith is not moving you. Only you think your
mind is moving you but through mind you are stuck in this world too.
You can’t use that mind. Stuck twenty-four hours.

Istanbul is going to be conquered again. And the Holy Prophet (sws) is
saying, `Rome is going to be conquered a second time.’ Yes, Rome means
Rum. Istanbul. It’s going to be conquered a second time. This time it
is in the hands of unbelievers. They are ruling. It’s going to be
conquered. What is your work in it? Do you know? Do you know what kind
of work you are going to do in it? Are you preparing yourself for that
or are you living lifestyle heedlessly and daydreaming and
night-dreaming and daydreaming and night-dreaming?

Wake up! We must wake up to our own selves. The first thing is we have
to live Islam on ourselves. Then we have to run after rising Islam up.
Islam is up. We have to put the support underneath. Today’s Muslims,
no, they are not doing it because they are running to live for
themselves. But they are not even living for themselves, let alone
Islam. Those people lived for Islam. They left everything, they left
their children, their families, whatever they owned, they left it when
they were going for the sake of Allah. They didn’t make plans for
turning back. They made plans thinking, `I will become a martyr in
this war.’ That’s how they went.

Oh Muslims! Check yourselves. Don’t wait for me to say anything to
you. Check your own selves and you will find out with this tester
where we are standing and stop fooling your own selves. We should stop
fooling our own selves. Islam is going to take over but the Muslims if
they are heedless then Allah is not in need of us. He says, `I will
create new nations and I will give to them.’ As He did. When we became
heedless He took it from us and He gave the power to other nations. If
they wake up, they wake up. If they don’t then He will take it from
them and He will give it to other nations. This is going to rise. It
is the Holy Prophet’s (sws) order. It is going to come up. It is
impossible to go down. We have to look what we are doing in it, how we
are preparing ourselves and how we are making ourselves ready in that
way. Not to be heedless twenty-four hours, yes.

Everyone is waiting for Mahdi (alayhi salam). But twenty-four hours
people are heedless. Do you think when Mahdi is coming he is going to
come to tell us, `Oh your Highness, I am here. You want to join me?
You want to help my work?’ If that is what you are thinking then you
are going to think until Judgment Day. You are going to think until
Azrail is coming and you are going to find yourself on the opposite
side when Mahdi is coming. Heedlessness is not accepted for believers.
The believers cannot be heedless all the time. From time to time
Sheytan may fool but you have to wake up yourself. If necessary you
have to punch yourself, you have to punish your own self to wake up
from that heedlessness. It doesn’t matter what is your age, it doesn’t
matter how tired you are, you have to be in an awakening station. You
have to be like that ant at least…

When they put the fire of Ibrahim (alayhi salam) and they were going
to burn Ibrahim (as) in that fire, all animals were not comfortable
but they didn’t know what to do. One ant with a broken leg taking a
drop of water from Central Turkey started going down, going where
Ibrahim (as) was, all the way down to the south where the fire was.
And the angels asked him saying, “Where do you think you are going?
What are you going to do?” He said, “I am going to turn off the fire
of Ibrahim (as).” They said, “Do you know that fire, how it is? Not
you but billions like you cannot even come near it. What are you going
to do with that drop of water?” He said, “This is the water I am going
to use. If Allah wants He can turn this water into oceans. If He
doesn’t then at least I will die in that way. Walking that way at
least I will die.”

Oh believers! If you are not going to help in that work then at least
die in that way. And that way we will be honored and we will come to
the Judgment Place clean, inshaAllah.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.




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