Hayırlı Cumalar – Glædelig fredag

13 11 2009



Juma khutbah: Those Blind In Dunya Will Also Be Blind In Akhirat

7 05 2009

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

Friday 6 Jumad al-Awwal, 1430
May 1, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim

Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya, Medet.

Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah wa atubu ilaih. The 21st Century people must be very busy with asking forgiveness and asking, saying, `Ya Rabbi, don’t count us from the Ghafiloon, from the heedless ones,’ because the 21st Century people are all falling into that virus, that sickness, that endless and depthless ocean of Ghaflat. Males, females, small ones, big ones, bosses, workers, community leaders, people who are leading the country, everyone is in Ghaflat. So many Imams, so many religious figures, they are in Ghaflat.

What is the biggest Ghaflat? For a man not to know his Lord, not to know his Prophet (sws), not to know his Book, not to know why he has been created, not to know what he is living for, not to know where he is going, not to know what he has been created to do. Count. Endless is coming. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, `Those who are blind in Dunya will be blind in Akhirat.’ Do you think Allah is saying to the blind people in the world today? No. Thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of Alim and Ulama came and passed, Awliya came and passed who were blind in Dunya. These eyes were not seeing but the work that they left is giving light to the whole mankind. The ones whose eyes are open are blind today because one of the biggest problems of the 21st Century people is that they are not busy with themselves. They are busy with anything else except themselves. They are not looking, `What am I doing and why am I doing? What am I living for? I am okay.’ Everyone is saying, `I am okay. I am the best.’ Eh, the rest? `They know nothing. I am going to teach them.’ That’s why the world is falling into a depthless trouble that it cannot come out from.

This world has seen two wars, two big wars. One, the first time that they have seen the war, if mankind realized it and understood what kind of damage they did to themselves, to the whole world, do you think right after the war they will be working top-speed to build better weapons to destroy each other in more wars? It didn’t pass fifty years. Did it? Did it pass fifty years after the first war? They have built machinery to destroy more people, more lands the second time. Do you think that mankind has learned something from that? No. Nothing. This time, huh, this time the Muslims are involved in it too. In the whole world, the Muslims are involved in it. Running top-speed, everyone is running top-speed building the machinery to destroy each other and destroy the world. This is what man is busy with. And every wrong action that you do, every wrong word that you put in it, every wrong thinking that you do, every attack, every slander, every lie, every cheating that you do, you will be counted with them. Don’t think that you are going to be separated. No. And what’s coming, the wind that is coming is going to blow up billions of people. Billions, not millions.

`We don’t want war!’ Everyone is screaming, running in the streets saying they don’t want war. What are you doing about it? Nothing. Just putting more fuel into the fire. Nothing else. And the Muslims are falling into the biggest heedless situation today. Wake up to yourself. Dunya is only passing. Akhirat is waiting. If you are not opening your eyes and you become blind in Dunya, you will go out to the other side blind. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, `If you are coming to Akhirat blind then you will be raised blind.’ As we said, what are you doing? What is your business, that’s what you have to be busy with. And you have to be busy with the best of what you are doing. Today another big sickness is Malayani. Everyone is saying, `This is knowledge.’ Knowledge that doesn’t concern you is Malayani. The Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `It is enough sign showing that Allah doesn’t love that individual when he is busy with Malayani.’

So when do you think we will be waking up? The day is twenty-four hours. Twenty-four hours is coming with twenty-four thousand breaths of life. How many millions is counted to you, do you know? Do you know when you are going out from this world? Today or tomorrow? How are we going to know? You are making a car and you have a gauge showing to you when the gas is going to come to an end and finish. If you are heedless then you don’t care, you don’t take care and you are going to get stuck in the highway or you get stuck in the mountains, or you get stuck in some area that no help is reaching to you. Now you are going to be in trouble. Allah gave you intelligence to look over there to understand that your gas is finishing and you have to take care of it. If you are not doing it, that means you are heedless and you are going to pay a price for it. There is a price to pay.

So many gauges in the car showing. One is for heating, one is for cooling, one is for this, so many. One is for speeding, you are checking the speedometer right in front of you. In every three or four minutes you are checking, `At which speed am I going? The police is waiting on the corner.’ Even if you are completely heedless, as soon as you see the police you look at the speedometer saying, `Let’s see what I’m doing.’ Are you thinking that much, how much Azrail is watching? There is an angel who is responsible for your breath of life. He is giving you warning, `You have this much breaths of life left.’ Are you hearing everyday? Ghaflat. Heedlessness. No hearing because blind, those eyes are blind.

So if you are blind in Dunya then you will be blind in Akhirat. Six thousand six hundred and sixty six Ayats have been sent to man, not to animals, to make man to wake up from that heedless station, to make man aware to understand why he is living, to make man know why he is living, to understand what he is doing and why he is doing. If you are not knowing that then what kind of Quran reading is this? You are giving Shahadat and then He tells you to make five times prayers. Five times prayer, you have to stand there to pray five times, five times daily you have to force yourself to wake up again to understand, `I am living for Allah and I am preparing to go to Allah.’ As the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `Every prayer that you are praying, you must pray it like you are never going to reach to the next prayer.’ Is that what you are doing? Is that what we are doing? The Muslims, is that what they are doing? If you do that then you cannot be in that heedless station, you cannot be running after this Dunya that is not going to give you any value. You cannot be spending time, your breath of life with nonsense, with malayani, with slandering, with Ghibat. You cannot. Impossible.

Women and men are falling into the same sickness today. Did you make guarantee for your tomorrow? You made guarantee that Azrail is not coming for tomorrow? You have enough rewards that you want to give to others? If two rakats of prayers that you are doing in this time is accepted in the Divine Presence, everything is going to open in front of you. When you say `Allahu Akbar’ you are going to see the Kaba right in front of you. Are you seeing that? No, you are not. So the heart is closed. So do you read the Quran? You are not getting anything. You are not getting the value. You may be getting the Barakat and the Rahmat, you are not getting the value that is going to help you to walk on that Sirat-ul Mustaqim properly. You are fasting, but it’s not giving you anything except staying hungry. Eh, Zakat, I stop there. Let me not say because today only a finger-counted people are giving Zakat. The rest are not giving to Muslims. One and a half billion Mulisms. Why is that? Falling into that heedless station, not caring what Allah and His Prophet (sws) is saying. If you are not caring what Allah and His Prophet (sws) is saying then you are in the biggest heedless station. You are not waking up.

When are you going to wake up? Allah sent the Prophet (sws). He sent 124,000 prophets. Hold on to any one of them. It’s okay. He sent the last prophet, the Seal of Prophets and saying to us, `No more prophets are coming.’ Are we understanding that? Are we really understanding the delicacy? How dangerous it is? What kind of situation we are in? Are we understanding? Or are we just living like animals? Like sheep? Opening the barn, going out to grass, coming back in, eating, going back, eating. We have not been created for that. You have not been created for that. For those people we understand a little bit who are not accepting tariqats, they are not accepting sheykhs, they are taking every Ayat according to their understanding. I am not giving them credit but maybe just one percent I understand them. What about the murids that they are holding on tightly, they say, to the sheykhs? Where are you? When are you going to wake up? When are you going to open that heart? When is it going to open? When? In the grave? Is that what you are waiting for? Long process after that then.

Why is it not opening? Because you are busy with Malayani, with nonsense, with things that do not concern you, with heedless station. Nothing else. So wake up before Azrail is coming. And you don’t know when Azrail is coming to you. You don’t know when he is going to take the last breath of life. You can make so many plans. Your plans are going to stay here. Everyone has plans right now. When Azrail is hitting and going out, the plans are staying here. It’s not going one step ahead. Grave is waiting to everyone. And wake up to yourself. This world is finishing its time. Everything that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has created is running top-speed to the last minutes now, the last timing. It’s coming to an end.

We are the last nation on the face of the earth. No more nation is coming after this. We reached completely in the end. We are the Ahir. Ahir of the Ahir Zaman. We are the last of the last of the nations. The Holy Prophet (sws) came in Ahir Zaman, in the end of the times. The Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `Between me and the Judgment Day is time like between Asr and Maghrib prayer. The sun is going down.’ From the time that the Holy Prophet (sws) came, in Asr time, fourteen hundred years passed. We just reached to the end of the time. The sun is going to set. The day is going to finish. We are the last nation on the face of the earth.

If you want to wake up then it’s more easy to wake up now, to open that blindness in the heart because millions today are not busy with that. They are busy with Dunya. And the Awliya Allah are looking for people that are making one sincere move, to open that veil for them. But they are not seeing that sincerity. They are not opening.

So, they are in safety. We are not. They are not in need of us. We are in need of them. If you wake up to yourself, if you sit down and if you understand the seriousness then you shake yourself up, you’ll be coming back to yourself and you start shaking when you come the prayers saying, `Ya Rabbi, I was in Ghaflat. Wake me up Ya Rabbi. Wake me up. Wake me up, Ya Rabbi.’ That’s why right after the prayers we are saying, `Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah. Ya Rabbi, we are asking forgiveness from You that we have committed so many wrong things during the prayer time because we are heedless ones.’ Keep yourself busy with that. Put some sincerity into your life. Put some sincerity to yourselves. You will understand then.

You can take these words any way you want, anywhere you want. It doesn’t change. That’s the reality. For you and for me. To everyone that is going to come and everyone who passed. The ones who are in the grave now, they are crying and begging for one breath of life to be given to them. But it’s too late. It will not be given to them. Their time is up. Make sure we will not be those ones that we cry for that breath of life. We are in an awakening station through these eyes now. The eyes are open, the heart is at sleep. Those whose hearts are open, their eyes are closed and the heart is always awake. As when the angels came to the Holy Prophet (sws), one was saying, `He is sleeping’, and the other one was saying, `No, he is resting. His heart is open, receiving.’ We are from that nation, we are from that Prophet (sws). If we wake up now, it will be good for us. If we don’t wake up, they will wake us up.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha

Kanayan yara Filistin

6 01 2009

The first 10 days of Zul Hijjah‏

28 11 2008

When Allah Ta’ala takes an oath upon some aspect, it is to illustrate the great significance of that aspect in the sight of Allah Ta’ala. Among the various things which Allah Ta’ala has taken an oath upon in the Qur’an is “ten nights” (Surah Al-Fajr). Many Mufassireen (commentators) are of the view that this refers to the first ten nights of Zul-Hijjah.
The Ahaadith also mention the virtue of the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. It is reported in one hadith that no action is more beloved to Allah Ta’ala than the action performed in these ten days, whether it be nafil salaah, zikr, charity, etc. (Sahih Bukhari).


In another Hadith it is reported that one fast in these ten days is equivalent to the reward of fasting for one year (the tenth of Zul-Hijjah is excluded since it is not permissible to fast on the day of Eidul-Adha). Likewise, performing Ibaadah in any of these nights earns the reward of Ibaadah in Lailatul Qadr (Tirmizi).

Furthermore, among these ten days is the day of Arafah (9th Zul-Hijjah). Regarding this day Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “I have hope in Allah Ta’ala that the fast of the day of Arafah will be an atonement for the (minor) sins of the past and forthcoming year” (Tirmizi). In a narration of Tabraani it is reported that one should in these ten days recite the following excessively: Tasbeeh (Subhanallah), Tahleel (La ilaha illallah), Tahmeed (Al-Hamdulillah) and Takbeer (Allahu Akbar).


Thus the first ten days and nights of Zul-Hijjah are extremely virtuous. One should therefore engage oneself in even more Ibaadah during this time. One should fast on as many of these days as possible. To ignore these virtues and be indifferent to the significance of these days and nights is indeed a great deprivation. It is also a sign of ingratitude to Allah Ta’ala for the great opportunity He has given us to earn tremendously multiplied rewards for little acts of devotion. Hence let us not ignore the gift of Allah Ta’ala. Instead let us take the maximum advantage of this gift.

Fredagskhutbah: Send Your Riziq Ahead

20 11 2008


Jum’a mubarak – Glædelig fredag – Cumaniz mübarek olsun


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

Friday 2 Zul Qadah, 1429
October 31, 2008
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Alhamdulillah, alhamudilllah. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah,
astaghfirullah al-Azim wa atubu ilaih. Allah subhana wa ta’ala is
saying, `If you are doing any good in this world, it is for you. If
you are doing any bad, it is for you again.’ Whatever you do. Whatever
man does, the result, the reward or the heaviness or punishment or
pain or suffering is for you. Nobody else. Holy Prophet (sws) is
saying, `Send your Riziq before you go. Send it to Akhirat before you
go out from this world.’ You are going to need it there. And whatever
you are going to send, that’s what you are going to find.

This ayat and that hadith is showing to us that `Yes, if you are doing
good deeds the reward is written in your book on the other side and
that’s what you will find.’ If you are doing bad deeds, pain,
suffering and punishment is in your book on the other side. That’s
what you are going to find. Not to expect anything else. According to
the way you live, what you do and why you do it. You are doing
something, but why you are doing it, what’s the intention? Are you
thinking that `Yes, this is for the sake of Allah. That’s what I am
doing’. If that is then it has to be a good work. Man cannot do a bad
work for the sake of Allah. Man cannot run around to make confusion
for the sake of Allah. Impossible. It is forbidden. It is banned.
Allah is saying to us, `We have created you in Ahsani Taqweem. We have
created you as the most perfect creatures and We are expecting only
good from you. But if you are following that Sheytan and only doing
bad then that’s where you are going.’

And he is still insisting. He came out from Paradise. First you have
to know your enemy. Who’s the enemy? Sheytan was living in Paradise.
He was like the king of Paradise. He had the power in Paradise. He had
the knowledge in Paradise. He had everything. He became disobedient to
Allah. Allah gave warning to him, `Leave the disobedience. Make
Sejdah. I am the Creator, not you. You are under the authority and
order to obey My orders. Make Sejdah. Don’t look at `This one is that
one, this one is higher or this one is lower’. It’s not for you to
decide. It’s for Me to decide. And I decide that you are going to make
Sejdah to this one. Make Sejdah.’ Insisted arrogantly and stubbornly
saying, `No, I’m not making Sejdah.’

`Make Sejdah before I kick you out from here. I have all the power in
My hand. You have nothing. Make the Sejdah.’

He says, `No.’ Still insisting.

And Allah is saying to him, `Get lost from here.’ Saying to angels,
`Kick him out from Paradise.’

So he was coming out from the most beautiful place and he was losing
every beauty that was given to him. He turned into a very ugly looking
creature. He was one of the most beautiful appearance creatures in the
Paradise. He turned into the worst ugly creature. He has been sent
down to earth and still insisting on that wrong thing. And preparing
something for himself in the hereafter too. Because that’s what he is
going to find. Whatever he has prepared that’s what he is going to
find because Allah is saying, `Every Nafs that We created, that one
also, whatever you do good that’s what you are going to find, whatever
you send bad that’s what you are going to find. So prepare yourself.’

Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `Oh Children of Adam, prepare
yourselves. Prepare yourselves for what is coming ahead, what is in
front of you because tomorrow in the Judgment Day Allah subhana wa
ta’ala will take you in His Presence and He will question you, `Didn’t
you have my prophets coming and giving you the messages?’ And you will
know. You cannot lie and you cannot hide. And you look left, you look
right, you see emptiness. You look left and you see emptiness. You
look in front of you and you only see Jahannam in front of you then.
Nothing else.’ That is for those who are insisting in this world
running to do wrong things and insisting on those wrong things.

So the Holy Prophet (sws) is worrying for us and saying to us, `Oh my
nation, even if it is with one date, save yourself from that hellfire.
Even by giving one date to somebody, save yourself from the hellfire.
Be generous servants, be generous ones to your Lord. When you are
being generous, Allah likes it and Allah’s help will reach to you one
day even if you are in the wrong areas.’

So this is for us because we are still in this world. We didn’t close
our page yet. The spirit is still in our body. The book is open, time
is clicking, life is going. Look what you passed your life with
yesterday. Did you live for Allah’s sake. If you did, if you are
saying, `Yes, I did for Allah’s sake’ then look at what you did, what
you said, what you spoke, where you went, why you went, why you said,
was it good that you said or was it bad that you said, whatever you
did, check it out and you will find by yourself, you don’t need any
accountant. There will be accounters there too. The angels are
writing, keeping notes, not only the notes but they are keeping the
videos, non-stop, twenty-four hours action, they are keeping everything.

But the children of Adam are heedless. They are not aware of it. They
are falling into that heedlessness and Sheytan is sitting on their
neck and they are not waking up to say, `What am I doing?’ And so many
are coming to make Sejdah but Sheytan is still sitting on their necks.
Heedlessly, they are doing everything heedlessly. And heedlessness is
not accepted. Ghaflat is not accepted. When man is in ghaflat there’s
a big possibility that he may lose his faith in the last breath.

So alhamdulillah, we have passed the Ramazan and now we are
approaching the Kurban. Do good deeds. Run to do good deeds. Don’t
look at what others do. Look at what you do. Look at what is for you.
Look at what Allah subhana wa ta’ala puts for you everyday. Run to do
that. Not to think, `I am this one or I am that one’. Everyday your
identity comes with what you are doing, what is in front of you and
how you are treating what Allah subhana wa ta’ala has prepared for
you. What he has prepared for you, if you treat it properly then you
will be the winner. If you are not treating it properly then you are
going to be the loser.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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.