Love of Dunya and hate of death!?
June 12, 2009
Juma Khutba delivered by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi
Friday 9 Jumad al-Akhir, 1430
June 5, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi,
Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim, BismillahirRahmanirRahim
Medet ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya, Medet.
Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah wa shukr Allah. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah.
†How much should we say `astaghfirullahí? Say non-stop. The 21st Century people must be saying non-stop `astaghfirullahí because everything we are doing is wrong, out of the way. Everything todayís people are running to do is wrong. Itís not according to the orders of Allah and His Prophet (sws) and they are insisting on wrong. So many people are insisting, staying on that wrong road. Itís not a good news. Itís not a good news to them.
Allah subhana wa taíala is saying, `Obey Allah, obey His Prophet (sws), and obey your rightly guided leaders, those that are giving you news from Akhirat.í Now itís obligation to you to be obedient to them. If you are not obedient to them then you are obedient to your ego, to your Sheytan, nothing else. And every Juma that Ayat must be read, saying, `Have fear from Allah. Have fear from Allah and obey Allah.í Fourteen hundred years itís continuing non-stop. What happened to Muslims? They are sitting like robots, last minute they are running into masjids, as soon as they finish two rakats they are running out like somebodyís running after them. Must be. Sheytan is saying, `Donít sit there for a long time. Come outside. You belong to me. You are my slave. We are going together to Jahannam.í This is what Sheytan is saying to them.
Eh, whichever you like. Noble Prophet (sws) came fourteen hundred years ago. Fourteen hundred years ago all laws of this world has settled and finished. You cannot put anything in it and you cannot take anything out. You want to live like a human? Like a human that Allah and His Prophet (sws) like? You must be obedient to that. If you want to live like your ego says, then live. When Azrail is coming the eternal life is finished.
That is for us. Juma khutba is for Muslims, for Muímins. Itís not for unbelievers. Different sohbet to those. Juma khutba is given according to the place and how the people are behaving. That must be showing them the way. Later you cannot say, `I didnít knowí. You are hearing. You must be obeying. If you say, `I am obedient servant to Allahí then you must be obedient to those words. Donít look at the man whoís saying the words. Look at the words. The words are coming to you from Allah and His Prophet (sws).
The Noble Prophet (sws) is saying, `In Ahir Zaman my nation is going to be so many but they are not going to be good for anything. And their enemy is going to eat them, is going to take everything away from them.í They say, `Ya Rasulullah, is it because they are going to be only a handful?í He says, `So many they are going to be. But Allah subhana wa taíala is going to lift the Heybet of Islam away from them. So when their enemies look at them, they are not going to have any feeling, any fear from them. And they are going to attack them and they are going to finish them.í Thatís what happened today. `Itís because they are going to fall in love with this Dunya. They are going to love Dunya and they are going to hate to hear about death.í This is what happened to the nation today.
No matter how much you are hating, itís waiting right in front of you. Donít forget. You get up early in the morning, you donít know if you are going to reach to nighttime. Donít be arrogant and stubborn to say, `I am strong and I am healthy.í Go and look at the hospitals. Go and look at the morgues. You will understand how many healthy ones are waiting in the morgue to be prepared to be buried today or tomorrow. Go and look at it.
Allah has granted to you 24,000 breaths of life everyday. Everyday you are taking 24,000 in and out. Itís calculated. When that is finished your life is finished. Huh, todayís people donít know how to spend their breath of life too. They are running around wildly. They donít keep the orders of Allah and His Prophet (sws). They are sitting under the curses of Allah day and night and their life is shortening.
What we will do with that life? Why Allah has given it to us? Why He has sent us to this world? To be slaves to this world? Is that the reason for believers? To be slaves to the world? To run after the world? Or to prepare themselves for Akhirat life? Thatís what the believer is supposed to be. Donít say, `I am a believerí and live a lifestyle like the unbelievers. Then you will be counted, you will be entering into the book as hypocrites. The unbelievers, the Kafirs are one step higher than the hypocrites. The hypocrites are in the lowest station of the hell-fire.
These words are for you and for me. Take it or leave it. But donít forget. You can leave as much as you want but you are going to live as much breath of life as is given to you. When Azrail is going to come, there are two doors going out. One is the door of Rahmat and the other one is the door of Zahmat, difficulties. The way you live, the Noble Prophet (sws) is saying, thatís how you are going to die. The way you die, thatís how you are going to rise to the Judgment Day. Look at yourself how you are living. What is your idea for life? Look at it and then understand how you are going to die. If you donít like it then change it. Change it the way that Allah and His Prophet (sws) want it.
Allah subhana wa taíala sent His Prophet (sws) almost fifteen hundred years ago. Who rose against him? All those ones who were in love with Dunya. Those who love Dunya rose against the Noble Prophet (sws). Although they were saying that he is Muhammad-ul Amin, the most trustworthy one. But they rose against him. They rose against what he was saying to them. What was he saying to them? He said, `Donít concentrate on this Dunya. Concentrate on Akhirat. Leave all the things that you are worshipping. Have fear from Allah and be obedient to Allah.í This is what he was saying to them. Nothing else. And they all rose against one, saying, `Who are you to tell us this? One person you are coming to tell us this. Who do you think you are?í They gathered together running to attack him.
Thirteen years the Noble Prophet (sws) didnít take a knife in his hand in Makkah. They did their worst. They said, `You have to have power to put authority.í He said, `I am not a Sultan to you. I am a servant. I am Abdullah. I am giving the orders of Allah to you.í They didnít stop. They ran wildly non-stop and what happened to them? That one person, Allah is raising him up and up and up and up. All the other ones together going down, down, down. He didnít have the American government supporting him. Muslims are running today saying, `We want support! We want help!í Run to get help from the hopeless and the helpless. Donít run to the masjids of Allah saying, `Ya Rabbi, I am Your servantí and run to get help from them. Look what happens to you and to them. Look whatís coming.
Wake up to yourselves. Donít be ignorant and arrogant. Allahís order is order. Itís not changing. The way that it came fourteen hundred years ago, thatís how itís working. If you donít know then itís obligation to you to learn. Itís obligation to you to run after that. To run, to take and to apply to your life if you want safety in Dunya and Akhirat. If you want only a couple of dayís pleasure, itís here, this Dunya. But donít forget. Yesterday is passed and tomorrow is unknown. So if you are going live, live today like a wild animal as you like because you donít know if you are going to reach for tomorrow. Or, live like a human just the way that Allah and His Prophet (sws) have ordered. Take lesson from yesterday, live today and prepare yourself for a better day tomorrow because Allah subhana wa taíala is saying, `Your Ahir, the believers Ahir, the one that is coming after, is going to be better than today.í
The Noble Prophet (sws) is saying, `The believerís today must be better than yesterday. Tomorrow has to be better than today.í Look at yourself. If your today is better than yesterday and if you have hope that tomorrow is going to be better than today, you are a believer that the Noble Prophet (sws) has given description of. Or otherwise, you are in trouble. Shake yourself up and come back to the Sirat-ul Mustaqim. You are reciting the Surat-ul Fatiha asking to be in Sirat-ul Mustaqim. Stay on Sirat-ul Mustaqim. Donít run copying the Christians and the Jews. Live Islam. There is no moderation in Islam. Anyone who is thinking that they are going to run to moderate Islam, they lost everything.
Wa min Allahu tawfiq
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