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Dastur O our Honorable Masters,
I am asking permission from you (to speak) about what is beneficial
for us,for the people… Speaking of the Holy Orders and of our
Prophet’s Sunnah is beyond our limit. We speak a few words from
what is inspired to our heart on the level of the common people. Our service is appointed in this way. So they didn’t leave us
idle (unemployed), Allah Shukur. You are Subhan O Lord! You are Sultan O Lord, You are
Subhan O Lord! We glorify Your Beloved,
the Master of this Creation (sas). May our day be good. Yawm al-jadid, rizq al-jadid. Allah Allah…Allah Allah… New day, new provision.
This is a sohbat. It is a sohbat. What is a sohbat for? It is to teach
the adab which is necessary for people and which is
required for their servanthood. First of all “May we remember the Name
of Allah first, It is necessary for the servant
for all his doings”. This is the beginning of
Mawlid al-Sharif. What does Sulaiman Chalabi say, paradise
be his abode, to wake up the people? “O Allah, Your Order is the Most High. Who keeps Your Order is Your servant”.
Masha Allah. It is Allah’s Order, O bewildered ones!
I am also a bewildered one. Know it: “O Allah! Your Order is the
Most High. Who keeps Your Order is Your servant”.
O little men! Who did you think you are? You are inbetween two breaths. Be careful with your every breath! Whether you are a king, or a ruler, or whatever you are on
the earthly ranks; listen! “O Allah, Your Order is the Most High” Don’t stick your nose up in the air,
saying “I have become a ruler”. No! O Allah! Your Order is the
Most High. Before every other thing, you should do Allah’s Order or else
you are trash. Trash, they throw you
into the trash can. Our way is remembering Allah Almighty, remembering Him (swt)
every moment. And what is the key to His (swt)
remembrance every moment? Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O our Lord, Your Holy Name,
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim…Stand up! Stand up, so that you appreciate
Whose Name you are remembering. Say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. How beautiful, how beautiful is
the good manners. How beautiful is the good manners(adab). When you say “he is a person with adab”
everyone respects and loves him. Leave that one who has no adab!
He doesn’t know any adab or courtesy. Who is he? He is an animal.
Who doesn’t know adab is animal. I wish he was an animal to Man.
But no, he is the animal of shaytan! Shame on these people that they support
shaytan, they become animals for him, they never
lag behind on anything he says but don’t keep the order of Allah Almighty! Your should make sajda so that your name
is written as the servant of Allah. A person with adab is the one
who perform sajda for his Lord. Who has no sajda, who says
“I have no time” even for praying 2 rakats,
making 2 sajdas in 24 hours can’t ever save
himself from falling into troubles. Because shaytan rides on top of him;
rides him here, rides him there and degrades him. This is what they call
the 21st century; Allah knows which century it is, Shaytan harnessed today’s people
to such mills that… Before, for the wells, there were water wheels to bring up the
water like this. An animal would be harnessed to it and that animal would walk around
to bring up water. But that one we called the horse mill… What a beautiful expression: mill horse. Shaytan…They call this the
21st century but Allah knows which century it is. Shaytan has made the people of the
21st century all mill horses. He blindfolded them. Because
if he opens their eyes they will see and not move. So they
blindfold and then whip a few times and the animal treads.
Otherwise it doesn’t moves. And the animals thinks;
“we have gone into a city”. When they open its eyes, it sees
that it is in the same place. Shaytan made the honoured mankind
mill horses in their 21st century. If they stop for while, he whips
a few times. He hits a few times with a stick: Move! And they think that they are going
to the city. When he opens their eyes, they see
that they are where they were. Shaytan made the people of the 21st
century into mill horses. A mill horse does not go any distance
but it runs; it runs, runs, runs… When they remove the blindfold on its
eyes at night, it sees that “we are exactly where we were.
What about all that we ran?” All that you ran was in vain. “We thought we were going to the city
but we are exactly where we were”. This is the illustration of
today’s people: shaytan made mankind like
mill horses in the 21st century. He says “Move! Run!” They are
blindfolded & keep running, running… In the old stories it would say
“He went, he went and then realised that he moved only the length of a barley!”
Now they don’t say stories anymore. They read, watch disgraceful,
dirty things. In the old times people would say clean, neat stories. Stories would show the
people, guide the people in the simplest way.
Now even donkeys, cars can’t carry the books
of the 21st century’s people (the school books). What do they call it? A load..a cartload is needed to carry all their books. And what do they learn?
They don’t teach! They close his eyes and say “you have become this”.
Open your eyes: this is your diploma. What else is there other than diploma?
What else do they say? Diploma. They say “I got a diploma from this
university”. They have a rank after this.
Say. He is a doctor. He is a professor.
He is this, he is that… When you ask them something,
“give me the answer!”. He says “I don’t know.
I will look it up”. If you need to look it up,
what is the value of what you know? You studied, taught all these years
and still you need to consult, look up
in the books to answer. Allah Almighty grants the knowledge
to a person’s heart. Allah Almighty grants knowledge
to those with pure hearts. Have you ever seen soup
being served in a chamber pot? “But the chamber pot is clean!” Even if it is clean, if you put soup
in a chamber pot & serve at your table who would eat from it?
They say “This man is really stupid. How can you serve soup in chamber pot?”
“Why shouldn’t I? It is also a pot”. “Serve in a cooking pot instead” “There is no cooking pot,
so I serve in a chamber pot instead” So these ones, the people of this time
are not even clean chamber pots but they are the old and used ones! They don’t know anything. They don’t
know anything. Because who doesn’t know his Creator, is not a Man.
He is not Man. The education that does not introduce
Who created them is not education. Therefore when people start
studying; Hoja Effendi would say to the small children: “O son say:
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim”. He would make them say the Bismillah
so that it opens; their hearts open. So that their spirituality
starts working. He would make them say
“Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim” and then “Rabbi yassir wa la tuassir Rabbi tammim bil khair”.
O Who created me! I came to this maktab to learn
Your Orders, to complete my servanthood and I am sitting in front of this
Hoja Effendi. And he says “Say O son!” “What should I say?”
“Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Rabbi yassir wa la tuassir.
Rabbi tammim bil khair”. They would say Allah. These ones say
the names of shaytan. Students don’t know what they learn and
instructors are not aware of what they teach.
Shattana ma bayna huma… The people in old times would get
light (Nur) in the sun rising direction where the lights of the day rise. Now the peoples’ world is like the sun
at the time of ghurub (sun setting), their sun is the setting sun. The sun of
Islam, the sun of the believers rises and gives light. These peoples’ sun sets
and leaves them in the darkness of night These are not taught, people don’t
know why they are created. They don’t know what they should do.
They don’t know adab. Studying is something,
adab is something else. Have adab! If you want,
there is the Sultan level of adab too. Every level has its own adab. A person who doesn’t know his adab
is without adab. And the turn of those without adab
is to be with shaytan. May Allah make us far from it. Therefore this; to speak
everyday a few words for a sohbat even if we are weak, is the teaching of our
great ones for ourselves. Our way is the way of
disciplining people. It is the way of teaching adab. The
value of who doesn’t learn adab is the lowest level of animals. Therefore say, first adab:
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Ya Rabbi, may You revive our external and internal
beings with the Bismillah. Grant us strength. Dress on us from
the majesty of servanthood O Lord. May we read Your Word, O Lord. They
removed the reciting of the Quran from schools. How dare you! Who gave you the authority that you
prohibited the reciting ofthe Holy Quran in the schools. Who are you? Then you become of an empty cage.
They collect you, arrange you and throw you into an
empty hole. Did you ask what will happen to you
inside the hole? Why don’t they throw into the valleys
so that birds eat it? No. They dig a grave and bury inside that
grave. Every person will be buried. They will make his face turn towards
the qiblah. Then whoever the imam is, comes three steps
forward and says Uthkur (remember). The Imam Effendi says this. Others who
came to the janaza are scared and stand shrinking back
in fear like this. The Imam Effendi goes 3 steps forward
and calls : “O you, Zaynal son of Fatima.
O you Mehmet, son of Zahra. Uthkur, remember. Remember. Qul Rabbi Allah!
Say, my Lord is Allah”. How can one who forgets the
Bismillah know this? Qul Rabbi Allah wa din al-Islam; My Lord is Allah, my religion is Islam
and my Prophet is Muhammad (sas). Uthkur, Remember! Because the
questioning angels will come to you. They will make you sit up and
question you. “Who is your Lord?” “My Lord is Allah”
“Who is your Prophet?” He is Sayyidina Muhammad (sas)who
is the Sayyid al awwalin wal akhirin, the master of Creation. What is your religion? Islam.
What is your book? The Holy Quran. What is your qibla (direction)?
Kaaba al-Muazzama. Ya Rabbi… When they lay us inside the grave
two angels will come and question us. What will you answer them?
They don’t teach these things. Shaytan says “Don’t teach,
don’t believe such things”. Then you will suffer in the grave.
There is the squeezing of the grave. When the grave squeezes, his bones
(ribs) cross into each other. It squeezes. We can’t even lay
in our beds, we feel uncomfortable. Inside the grave, the angels say
“squeeze this one”. His bones cross into each other.
Don’t forget death, O mankind! Learn your religion,O Mankind!
Don’t forget the Bismillah, O Mankind! Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
I woke up remembering Your Holy Name, I got up to keep Your Order O Lord… They don’t say
“O Lord, may I keep Your Order. Let me wash my face. Let me have
ablution, let me take a shower and make sajda for You even for two
rakats…” What do you live for then? If all your concern is eating and
drinking, animals only concern is this also. What is the difference?
O Man! Think on these things. You can be a king,
you can be Sultan, you can be president but we are all man and we will all be
questioned. We should not forget this. We should start our every day by
saying Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
How beautiful, what an honour it is to recite the Bismillah. Who can’t
recite is in what a disgrace. O Lord, may You send us Your servants
who will wake us up, so that our day starts with remembering Your Holy Name. We say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. We wash our faces,
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. We pray 2 rakats and make sajda as
much as we know. If you don’t know how just make sajda and say “O Lord,
may You accept, may our every work succeed”. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
O our Lord! We remembered Your Holy Name.
May You not expel us from Your servanthood. May You accept us
to Your servanthood. Make us live clean. Make us be with the ones who live clean.
O our Lord, I live for You. I don’t live for dunya.
Live for Your Lord & live long! Your Lord does not make you suffer. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
and your every work succeeds. Or else He (swt) makes those people
humiliated in dunya and in akhirah. Aman Ya Rabbi, may You not leave us
in the hands of the dirty ego. This is the teaching of adab. There is no one
left who teaches this; not left in our mosques and
not left in our schools. Shame on us. Shaytan made us take off the honorable
dress, the honorable uniform. We seek refuge in Allah. Shaytan
dressed, not on us but on the people, a dirty, a shaytan sealed dress. And he takes the Nur from their faces,
people are without Nur. A man without the Bismillah
becomes a man without goodness. He has no good for himself or for others
Let us say Bismillahir-Rahmani r-Rahim Don’t forget this, O people! O Jama’at!
Don’t trust weapons, cannons. If Allah protects you, you are protected
or else no one can save you. “O Allah Your Name is the Most High.
Who keeps Your Order is Your Servant” Masha Allah! May You make us from
who keep Your Order O Lord. Don’t say “I have work to do”. Don’t say
“I have no time”. He (swt) can make you confined to bed and you understand. If not, you will suffer in the grave. “Where are you going?” “I am going to the graveyard to read”
“What will you read in the graveyard?” “I will read (Quran) for our dead ones”
“But your dead ones didn’t read when they were alive. What is the
benefit if you read for him now?” O our Lord, tawba Ya Rabbi. Tawba Ya
Rabbi, tawba Astaghfirullah. The power to overcome the tyrants
is in the Bismillah. If that man recites 40 times
the Bismillah, even if the world enters fire, that man
comes out not burning. Teach this! Pull yourself together!
Know your humanity! Acknowledge your servanthood!
Know Your Lord and your dunya and akhirah
become prosperous. “We don’t have job.
We don’t have money”. “What about the government?”
“It is not paying”. If you wait for the government to pay,
you wait in vain. May Allah pay us. Dunya is full of jobs. Allah will
pay us. Go out and wait in the labor market.
Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. O Lord, open the door for us.
Say! “Ya Mufattah al-abwab. O our Lord Who opens all the doors.
Iftah lana khayrul-bab (Open the door of goodness for us). For some people
a door of hell opens and for some people a door of paradise opens. O our Lord,
open for us the door of paradise! Say this every day! Say this
seven times daily every day: “O our Lord, open the door of paradise
for us. O our Lord, the doors of hell may they be closed for us. Say
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and the doors of hell close for you and the
doors of paradise open. O people! We should come to our senses.
Tawba Ya Rabbi, tawba Ya Rabbi. Shukur Ya Rabbi, shukur Ya Rabbi,
shukur Al Hamdulillah. Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Al-Fatiha. Fatiha. This is what is granted to us
from the Heavenly table and it can save the whole world.


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