Juma Khutba delivered by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi
Friday 27 Jumad al-Awwal, 1430
May 22, 2009
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.
Auzu billahi min-ash sheytanir rajim
Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya, Medet.
Alhamdulillah, astaghfirullah. Astaghfirullah wa shukr Allah. The duty of a believer is to hear and to obey. That’s the duty of the servant, believer. To hear who? To hear Allah. To hear the orders that Allah is giving to us and to live according to those orders. How are we hearing Allah? Allah is speaking to His Prophet (sws). His Prophet (sws) is teaching the Sahaba-e Kiram. The Sahaba-e Kiram is teaching the people who are coming after, step by step coming down. That’s why Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, `Obey Allah, obey His Prophet (sws) and obey your rightly guided leaders.’
`Eh, what will happen if we don’t obey?’
You obey, definitely. You still obey. But you are not obeying Allah and His Prophet (sws) or the righteous people. You are obeying Sheytan, you are obeying your ego who is partner with Sheytan. Never coming out from trouble then. Always going to be in trouble, in Dunya and Akhirat. Later don’t say, `Why this happened to me? What I did wrong?’ This is another sickness of the 21st Century people.
`What I did wrong? Why is this happening to me?’
Ask yourself, question yourself, calculate yourself, put the accounting right in front of you to see, are you living for Allah or you are living for your ego. If you are living for Allah then you must be busy with Allah and His Prophet (sws). If you are not living for Allah then everything else is going to come. You are going to be busy with everything else except Allah’s order and His Prophet’s (sws) order.
And Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying to us, `If you are a believer, if you believe and you will be a thankful servant, why Allah has to punish you?’ That’s the Ayat. Allah is questioning us, saying to us, `If you are a believer, if you believe in Allah, and you will be a thankful servant to Allah, why you think that Allah has to punish you?’ Hmm. Are you comfortable with that? When you hear that Ayat are you comfortable to say, `Alhamdulillah, I have no problem with You Ya Rabbi. Shukr Ya Rabbi.’ Are you sincerely saying that? If you are not saying it then you must be on the other side. Rush quickly to turn to this side. Move fast. Leave everything to turn to this side. Otherwise, when the rope is cut you are going to stand on the wrong side. And when you are staying on the wrong side then you are going to stay with the wrong ones. You are not going to be with Ahl-e Haqq. You can call yourself now `Hakkani’ but you are not going to be Hakkani then. You are not defending the truth in reality in your own self.
So, days are passing, weeks are passing, years are passing. No matter what happens, the world and everything in it is running to their end. And Allah subhana wa ta’ala created man in Ahsani Taqweem, the most perfect one, the most perfect creature and He is saying to us that He has created everything for the service of man. And He has created man for His service. Check yourself. Look at it. Look at yourself what you are busy with. You will understand then if you are in the service of Allah or you are in the service of Sheytan. If you are not in the service of Allah then you are in the service of Sheytan.
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Auzu billahi min-ash sheytanir rajim. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. You must say, you must live according to this. You must ask shelter to run away from Sheytan to Rahman. You must ask help from Allah and Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying to us, `You are asking help? Definitely My help is reaching to you.’ But asking help through the tongue and your heart is busy with something else, that is not asking help. That is hypocrisy. So you will be counted from the hypocrites and the hypocrites are in the worst situation. Hypocrites are lower than the unbelievers on the Judgment Day.
So get rid of the hypocrisy from yourself, from your heart. If you are saying, `I don’t have anything’, check yourself again. Check one more time and look, that Ayat that we have just read, it gives satisfaction as soon as you hear? As soon as you hear that Allah subhana wa ta’ala is saying, `If you are a believer, you are a servant. And the servant is a thankful one. The servant who is believing in Me and he is being thankful to Me, why would that one have to be worrying? He shouldn’t be worrying in Dunya and Akhirat.’ Whatever happens in Dunya he shouldn’t be worrying. The worry must pass away because you know that you are not in control. Allah is. `If Allah likes me here now, I am here. Tomorrow He moves me from here to there, I will be there.’ Submission. You are submitting yourself to Allah and His Prophet (sws), and your rightly guided righteous ones. If you are not doing that then you have submitted yourself to your ego. You may say, `I have submitted to a Sheykh’ and you are doing other than what the Sheykh is saying to you, you submit yourself to your ego. And you will stay with your ego.
As we said, danger is everywhere. The signs that the Holy Prophet (sws) said, the signs of the last days are everywhere. The signs of danger is everywhere. But the 21st Century people are heedless and headless. With so much education, so ignorant. Never the world has seen such a thing like this before. We must wake up before the last call. We must take our side. Side with Haqq, not with Batil. You cannot be having Haqq and Batil in the same heart. Impossible. You cannot be working in the morning time for the CIA and in the evening time for KGB. You cannot be working for Allah and Sheytan together. Impossible. You must get rid of it. And advice to you, get rid of the Sheytan. Get rid of it. Control your ego. Step on it. Don’t think that you are the only creature that has been created. Billions came before us, billions are living now, and who knows how many billions more coming. You are just one from that. Sit and understand that, `Yes, I have no value except as much faith I have to Allah and His Prophet (sws). And as much faith I have, that much I must run, that much I must run to keep my faith higher and stronger.’
If we do that then we will become the winner. These words are for you and for me.
Wa min Allahu tawfiq