Choices

27 02 2010

Sometimes people just can’t understand your choices.
You apologise.

But there comes a time in life, when you just have to let things happen – because something greater is waiting for you.

The waiting is a challenge. It tests your faith in God, yes, but also in yourself.
Your capabilities.

You can only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.





Mevlana

7 02 2010

“Gönül vermedikce, gönül bulamazsin.”

– Mevlana





Dış Görünüş mü, Fikirler mi?

18 11 2009

Ewan 22 yaşına o sene basmıştı, kendinden emin çok zeki ve çok çekici bir genç adam olmanın asaletini taşıyordu. 10 gün sonra Kore’deki bir savaşa katılmak üzere İngiltere’den ayrılacaktı, hiçbir şeyden korkmuyordu ama duygusallığı nedeniyle, ülkesinden ayrılma fikri zor geliyordu ona.

Ağır adımlarla büyük kütüphaneden içeriye girdi, bir kitap alıp oturdu ve okumaya koyuldu. Gerçekten de çok güzel temalara değinmiş etkileyici bir kitaptı elindeki, ama daha da güzel olanı kitabı daha önce başkasının da okumuş ve bazı yerlere notlar almış olmasıydı. Okuyanın notlar aldığı bölümler Ewan’i da derinden etkiliyor, notları okudukça sarsılıyordu.

Kim olabilirdi bu?

Hemen kütüphane memuresine gitti ve daha önce kitabı okuyan kişinin kim olduğunu öğrendi. Holly adında bir kadındı, adresini aldı ve eve varır varmaz bir mektup yazdı:’Büyük Kütüphanede bir kitap okudum. Eklediğiniz notlar karşısında hayranlık duyduğumu belirtmeliyim. 10 gün sonra Kore’ye gidiyorum, sizi tanımak ve sizinle mektuplaşmak istiyorum. Cevabınızı sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum.

‘Holly’den olumlu cevap geldi ve mektuplar ardı arkasına yazılmaya başlandı. Her yeni mektupta birbirlerinden biraz daha etkileniyor, yüreklerini birbirlerine biraz daha açıyorlardı. 2 sene bu şekilde geçip gitti. Ewan ve Holly birbirlerine belki binlerce mektup yazmış, her mektuptan ayrı tatlar almışlardı. Ewan’ın ülkeye geri dönme zamanı gelmişti, son mektubunda Holly’i görmek istediğini yazdı.
‘Ancak seni tanıyabilmem için bana bir resmini gönder lütfen’ diye ekledi. Holly buluşmayı kabul etti fakat resmi göndermedi.

‘Resmin ne önemi var ki? Bizi ilgilendiren kalplerimiz değil mi? Yakama kırmızı bir çiçek takacağım.’ dedi.

Günler birbirini kovaladı ve Ewan ülkeye döndü. Trenden indiği ilk anda gözleri Holly’i aradı. Bir müddet bakındı, sonra kalabalığın arasından şimdiye dek gördüğü en güzel kadın belirdi. Uzun boylu, çok güzel, uzun sarı saçlı, masmavi iri gözleri ve mavi elbisesiyle muhteşem bir kadındı. Kadına doğru bir adım attı, ama yakasında hiç bir şey yoktu. Kadın gözlerine baktı ve ‘Merhaba denizci, benimle gelmek ister misin?’ diye sordu.

Tam o sırada güzel kadının omzunun üzerinden, yakasında kırmızı çiçek olan kadını gördü. Kısa boylu, şişman sayılacak kiloda, gri kısa saçlı, tozlu uzun pardösüsü ve kalın bilekleriyle öylece duruyordu. Ewan şaşkındı, az önce hayatında gördüğü en güzel kadından bir teklif almıştı ancak karşısında da yüreğine aşık olduğu kadın duruyordu. Kendini toparladı ve yanından geçen dünyalar güzeli kadına aldırmadan ilerledi. Elinde Holly’le birbirlerini tanımalarını sağlayan kitap vardı. Elini uzattı, ‘Merhaba Holly’ dedi gözlerinin içi gülerek.

‘Pardon’ dedi kadın. ‘Ben Holly değilim. Az önce buradan geçen sarı saçlı mavi elbiseli bayan yakama bu çiçeği taktı ve bunun hayatının sınavı olduğunu söyledi.

Sizi garın çıkışındaki cafe’de bekliyormuş.. .’





Tom Lehrer on Life

12 10 2009

TomLehrer

“Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.”





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
BismillahirRahmanir

Rahim
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





Juma khutbah: We Are Coming From Allah And Returning Back To Allah

2 04 2009

Jum’a mubarak

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

WE ARE COMING FROM ALLAH AND RETURNING BACK TO ALLAH

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

Friday 30 Rabi-ul Awwal, 1430
March 27, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

Inna lillaih wa inna ilaihi rajiun. Astaghfirullah, 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. But the 21st Century people are leaving that service. That’s the service with honor but today’s people lost their direction, lost their compass, lost their way. But Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, `Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. You are coming from Allah and you are returning back to Allah. Run anywhere you want. Returning there.

`Eh, this happened to the man and he died.’

Why did he die? The day is 24 hours. In that 24 hours Allah subhana wa ta’ala granted the children of Adam (as) 24,000 breaths of life. 24,000 in each 24 hours. Every time you are taking that air in you are moving one step forward to your grave. That’s why Allah subhana wa ta’ala is sending prophets to the children of Adam (as) teaching them how to live, why to live and what’s the reason of life. Not like today’s people, heedlessly running after emptiness. Eh, we understand when the unbelievers are running after emptiness. What about the believers? What about the Muslims? Muslims lost their guide. They left the guide. Who’s the guide? Muhammad salatu wa salam. They left him.

They say, `I know only Allah.’

That’s what Sheytan said. When Allah said to him, `Make Sejdah to Adam’, he said, `No, I am not making Sejdah. I only make Sejdah to You.’ Not understanding? Not waking up? He was making Sejdah everywhere, worshipping non-stop. He became disobedient to one order. When Allah said to him, `Make Sejdah to Adam’, he said, `No! I am making Sejdah to You.’ That word put him out from Paradise to Hell. Are we understanding anything? Yes, we are not understanding anything because the 20th Century and the 21st Century people lost the faith, faith in Allah and His Prophet (sws) and faith in Akhirat. Lost. You have to run after this world, for what running? What is the reasoning? We must know. We must know where we are running and why we are running after it? Because the West came out with so many wrong ideas, sheytanic ideas, the East, Muslim countries adapting that, democracy, kemocracy, hypocrisy…eh, run after them. Everyone is running, `I am going to go for election, selection, delection, deleting, finished!

Allah subhana wa ta’ala is creating us for His service. Nothing else, saying, `I am giving you life that is counted. Every breath of life that you are taking in and out is counted. Don’t spend it in the wrong place. Spend it in the right place. This dunya is temporary. As soon as the angel of death is coming, when the life is finishing and the last breath is being taken, the veil is taken away too. And then you are seeing the angels too. You are seeing everything you did.

`Oh! I made a mistake.’

It’s too late. The life is now, inside, that Allah is granting, saying to us, `You may do, you may fill your life with mountains of mistakes or wrongdoings. Don’t lose hope from your Lord. Turn your face back to your Lord and ask forgiveness. And you will find Him forgiving you. He may turn those wrong things into good things for you and you will be rewarded in the Judgment Day.’ But when the last breath is coming it’s too late now. It’s too late to say, `I am turning now’ because when the veil is removed you are going to see everything.

So now is the time. Now is the time to know where you are running and why you are running. You are running after what? If you are running to change this world, the authority is not given to you. It is not in your hand. The authority is in the hand of Allah subhana wa ta’ala. If He is allowing this to happen then you must know that, `I must correct myself.’ Those ones also who are in authority, they know what they are doing. They are not interfering. They are watching what the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying. They are letting things to happen. Every word that the Holy Prophet (sws) has said, it must happen, it’s going to happen, it has happened.

So top-speed its running towards that way but as the Holy Prophet (sws) said, `Ahir Zaman, in the end of the times Jababirah is coming, Jababirah is going to rule, the tyrants are going to rule. If you are reaching to that time, don’t run forward. Allah subhana wa ta’ala has given some time to the unbelievers to rule this world. If you are living in that time, don’t run forward thinking that you are going to change anything. Until that time is up you cannot do anything. If you are running forward then something is going to happen to you too. My advice to you for that time is, be patient and keep the Haqq. Be with the true ones. Keep the truth. Nothing else. Save yourself, prepare yourself for Akhirat.’

No man can change this mess now. The man must be supported through heavens and that man is about to come. Where is the Ummat? The Ummat is sleeping. It’s not even accepting, it’s not even waiting. A handful here and a handful there, `Eh, I am accepting, expecting’. Accepting but still running to the dirtiness of this world. That is not the acceptance. Allah is not accepting that kind of acceptance. Prepare yourself, fill yourself up with that energy, your heart and wait for that day. That day is coming.

So Allah subhana wa ta’ala is granting the life and sending prophets to us to show us how to use this life. The Prophet (sws), if we are following his orders, if we are using the world also the way that he has ordered, then no sickness and no wrong things will come around us. But we are not listening to the Prophet (sws). We are just listening to our own ego again, or the advisors. The ego’s advisor is Sheytan. Listening to that one. And Muslim nations are listening to unbelievers, running to find safety from the unbelievers. What kind of mentality is this? Allah sent the safety to us saying, `Hold on tightly to the prophets and what they brought to you.’

`What that Prophet (sws) brought to you, take it!’ He is ordering. `What he forbid you from, stop it!’ With this ayat He is giving full authority to the hand of the Prophet (sws). If we are not taking it, it’s not the Prophet (sws) who’s going to lose. We are the one’s who are losing. Eh, the majority of the people today, the Muslims are sick non-stop twenty-four hours. Unusual sicknesses. It shouldn’t happen to Muslims but it’s happening because the Muslims are living a lifestyle just like the unbelievers. It’s not accepted.

When the Holy Prophet (sws) sent the Nama-i Sharif, invitation to the kings, he sent one to Egypt, to the king of the Guptis. He accepted it. He kissed it, he put it on top of his head and in return he sent presents to the Holy Prophet (sws). He sent some Jariyyas, sent some other things and sent some doctors to the Prophet (sws). The Prophet (sws) said, `These ones we may use but doctors we don’t need.’ The doctors said, `Our king is paying us for this, that we should be here, watching, if anybody is sick then free of charge we have to look after them. `Eh, as you like’, he said, `Stay’. And they were staying, one day, one month, one year, two years, three years, nothing was happening. The head of them was coming saying, `Ya Muhammad (salatu wa sallim), we are not your enemy. We cannot do any harm to you.’ And the Holy Prophet (sws) was saying, `We know.’ He said, `But your people are not coming. They are not coming to us.’ He said, `They are not coming to you because they are not getting sick.’ He said, `How can it be? We don’t have time to scratch our head in our country. Everyone is sick. Here in the desert in this situation they are not getting sick?’ The Holy Prophet (sws) said, `They are not getting sick because they are obeying their Prophet (sws). They are living according to what their Prophet (sws) is teaching them. So they are not getting sick.’

We are getting sick non-stop. Of course, in America everything, in the West everything is built on what? The whole economy and the whole thing is built on building weapons and medicine. The ones that they cannot kill with the weapons, they will kill it with the medicine.

`Eh, I have a headache. I go to a doctor. I have this, I go to a doctor.’

Go to a doctor and you don’t come out. Taking all your money too. Huh, you are not spending your money the way Allah is ordering. Good. They are going to get it that way and you are not going to get any blessing. You are going to stay sick and no cure for that sickness.

How can it fit to a believer to be sick all the time? There are exceptions that Allah is testing some people. That is a different story. But now from the time that they are born until they are going to die, so many machines. You go to a hospital, ten, fifteen machines everywhere sucking, saying, `Shh, stay quiet. He is sick.’ He is not sick, he is dead. They are checking his account. There’s still money inside. They say, `Give him air.’ His chest is going up and down until the money finishes. Then they take it out saying, `It’s finished.’ Don’t fall into the hand of the doctors. Then you will be no good for dunya and you will be no good for Akhirat. You are no good for this dunya to run after it, you are no good for Akhirat to sit over there to make zikir, to remember and to worship your Lord. You are no good for anything then. Why that one is going to live? For what reason?

So these sicknesses of 21st Century are not the physical sicknesses. They are the sicknesses that we have fallen into the wrong directions and under the name of faith we changed our faith and started believing differently. We started running in different ways, we are adapting the lifestyle of the unbelievers in our daily lives, in our houses. That’s what we are doing. That’s why non-stop we are in trouble. It’s about time for believers to wake up, to stand up, to say, `Ya Rabbi! We did mistakes and we are asking for forgiveness. Keep us in Sirat-ul Mustaqim.’ Praying five times a day at least forty Fatiha you are reciting. In every Fatiha you are reciting, `Keep us in Sirat-ul Mustaqim. Don’t make us like the Jews and the Christians.’ That’s what you are saying, `Keep us in Sirat-ul Mustaqim’. But we are saying that and as soon as the prayer finishes, running outside and the same lifestyle again, non-stop, twenty-four hours until the angel of death is coming.

The angel of death is going to come. It didn’t come to you. It is going to come to you. It is going to come to me. `Every life that We have given is going to taste death’, Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying. Isa (alayhi salam) is coming. He is going to come back to this world. He is going to taste death. One of the biggest reason of his coming, he is going to taste death.

So, we are in the Ahir of Ahir Zaman. We reached to the last days. There isn’t too much left of our lives, there isn’t too much left of this dunya and there isn’t too much left for the Judgment Day. That has never happened from the day of creation. From the day that Allah subhana wa ta’ala created everything until now, it didn’t happen. It’s going to happen. The last days are approaching. The Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `Between me and the Last Day there is only one and a half day left.’ One day is a thousand years, half day is five hundred years. He said, `Between me and the Last Day is only one and a half day left.’ Between the Prophet (sws) and us now fourteen hundred some years. Did we reach to the end? If we are believing on the Prophet (sws) then you must say yes. You are not saying yes, eh, believe the scientists. That’s what they are saying to you also. They cannot say to you anything else. `This is what’s going to happen and that is what’s going to happen.’ It’s going to happen. It’s happening, the signs of the last days.

But still the heedless Muslims… I am not talking to unbelievers, unbelievers are unbelievers, the Muslims are believing in the Last Day, the Judgment Day. They are believing that they are going to be raised to the Judgment Day, they are going to be questioned. Still running after this world so much like that, is not accepted, is not too intelligent and when you compare it to the faith, that kind of faith is not going to make you to pass through the Sirat. Faith, you have to hold on tightly to the faith. That’s the only thing the believers have. Nothing else. That’s the only value that we have, to be able to say that Shahadat, to be able to live according to that Shahadat, to be able to go out from this world with that Shahadat, to enter to the grave with that Shahadat, to get up to go to the Judgment Place with that Shahadat. If you are going short, you lost.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun, as Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, we are coming from Allah, we are returning back to Allah. You must keep this alive in yourself twenty-four hours a day. Then your vision of looking at this world changes completely. Your thinking changes completely. Passing next to cemeteries, don’t run away! Stay and look and say, `Ey you ego, you are running around but you are going to be that one. If it is not tomorrow, the next day, the next year. Don’t forget!’ Remind yourself before the angel of death is coming.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.





Think…

18 01 2009

You are walking and you see a Lion in front of you,
you run away from it until you see a cliff,
You use a rope to climb down it,
but you see there is a Crocodile at the bottom.
Then you see black and white Mice nibbling away at the rope.
You see no escape and begin to feel scared.
Then drops of Honey begin to drip into your mouth from a honeycomb above.
Due to the sweetness of the honey, you forget the danger that surrounds you.

THIS IS HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES…

The Lion is Malik-ul-Maut ( angel of death ) who will eventually catch up to us.
The Crocodile is our grave that we forget and will one day end up in.
The black and white Mice are our wasted days and nights that have passed,
and the Honey is this Dunya.
So engrossed in this world we fail to remember exactly how close death is…