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THE GREAT SELJUKS & THE EXALTED OTTOMANS


THE GREAT SELJUKS & THE EXALTED OTTOMANS

Sohbet by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

Thursday 28 Muharram,1431
January 14, 2010
Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Dergahi, Siddiki Center, New York.

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

(Sheykh Efendi starts by talking about the beginning of the Seljuk Empire. It was in the year 1055 A.D. Baghdad was run by the Shia Buwayhid dynasty and the Abbasi Khalifah al-Qaim was confined in his palace. Togrul Bey with all the Seljuks under his command wanted to present himself at the service of the Khalifah. But he knew that the Shias would not allow them to enter the city. So Togrul Bey said to them that they are on their way to Hajj and they want to meet the Khalifah for blessings because he is the descendent of the Holy Prophet (sws). When permission was granted, Togrul Bey entered the city with some men while placing the rest of the Seljuks in key positions along the way if the need to fight arose. Sheykh Efendi says, when Togrul Bey came into the presence of the Khalifah, he started trembling like a leaf and he knew right away that this is the true successor of the Holy Prophet (sws), and he is the one to be obeyed and served.)

Sheykh Efendi continued: Togrul Bey said (about that event), `A voice was speaking to me, saying to me, `He is the grandson of the Prophet (sws). If you don’t help him, the Sunnat of the Prophet (sws) is going to disappear. If you help him, you and all your generations until Judgment Day will be protected’. Then he decided and he said to the Khalifah, `From now on, I am not a King. I am your soldier. My kingdom is under your authority. You give me order and I will carry it.’ And the Khalifah was very smart. He said to him, `You are the King of your people. You are still a King. I am also making you the head of the Islamic Army. Do whatever it takes.’

So then, he gave ultimatum to the Iranians and the Shias. Anyone standing up, he was crushing them down. He reached all the way. That’s why the Seljuks are very important in history. If there were no Seljuks, today’s Islam will disappear definitely. You will not hear one word about the Prophet (sws). They would destroy everything. That’s what they were doing.

So later, when they were becoming very strong and they were crushing down the Shias, that is the time that the Shias made treaty with the Crusaders. And that is the time that the Crusaders started coming down. It’s because the plan was, the West would be coming down from up and the Iranians and the Egyptians from behind to crush down the Sunnat people again. But he was smart enough to put enough people everywhere and just concentrating on the West. They came 500,000 soldiers. Alp Arslan wore all white and he made Khutba to his soldiers. His soldiers were 50,000. He was saying to them, `Today is the day of wedding. That’s why we’re all wearing white. With our lives we are going to stop the Crusaders. We are going to open another history book to the world.’

And that’s what happened. In eight hours time, fifty thousand soldiers crushed down five hundred thousand crusaders. They cut 300,000. Allahu Akbar! The rest left. And they turned around and they started crushing down heavily the Iranians again and the other ones (Egyptian Fatimid Shiites). It’s because they found out who were rising and doing all these things. And after that continuously coming the Byzantines, these and the other ones.

And then the Mongols started coming from the East. So the Seljuks were becoming very, very weak then when the Mongols were coming. And the Seljuk King decided, saying, `My aim was to conquer Istanbul but it’s not going to be for us. Now I see that the Osmanoglu, the Ottomans are rising and I am sending all my power, my kingdom and everything to Sultan Osman and he will do the job’. And he sent him his messengers, he sent him his state treasury and he said, `This kingdom just disappeared now. You must rise’. And they rose and they continued.

They tried 19 times, the Crusaders. Salah-ad-Din Ayyubi stopped them so many times. But they were coming back. So the Mamluks were entering into the picture. Cerkez (Circassians) were soldiers, paid soldiers in Egypt and they took over the kingdom. And, when the Crusaders declared war again, the Mamluk Sultan said to them, `I am not Salah-ad-Din. I will not show any mercy. You come, I catch any one of you, I will not send you back. Salah-ad-Din Ayyubi is sending you back and you are coming back. I will cut everyone’s neck off.’ That’s what the Mamluks did. They came and the Mamluks crushed them down. It’s because the Crusaders were sending message to the Pope. From Qudus, the soldiers of the Westerners were sending message to the Pope saying, `We are stepping on the blood of the Muslims and we are walking.’ Their boots were filled with the blood of the Muslims whom they slaughtered there at that time. So the Mamluks got very upset, saying, `This time we will not show mercy’. And they did the same thing to them. And that almost stopped the Crusades again for a long time.

Then the Ottomans were becoming very powerful, hitting from every side, bringing end to empires. By the time it’s reaching to Sultan Mehmet Khan, he brought an end to two empires. Two empires. When he was 21 years old he conquered Istanbul. He died when he was 49 years of age. The Vatican declared celebration day non-stop for three days, saying, `The Big Eagle has died’. It’s because they were so scared that he was everywhere always, his soldiers and his spies were everywhere. Anyone who was betraying, before they turned left and right, their neck was going. Not like this now. It’s coming again. They think Islam is a game or Islam is to say, `Yes sir, No sir’. A passive religion.

That’s how it happened. They crushed them down and the Ottoman Khalifah is taking over. They took the Khilafat, the Ottomans. The Seljuks were not Khalifahs. They were under the ruling of the Khalifah. But the Ottomans also took the Khilafat with the Prophet’s (sws) order. The Prophet (sws) ordered Yavuz Sultan Selim to go to Egypt to take the Khilafat. And he came to Egypt, conquered Egypt. In Egypt at that time the Mamluks they tried to test to see what the Ottomans are going to do. Sultan Selim was sending message saying, `I am not like the Crusaders and I am not Salah-ad-Din and I am coming. If you don’t turn the power to me then I will not leave a single one of you living’. He said, `I am coming and I mean business.’

They said, `It’s impossible that he’s going to pass the desert. Before they knew, he passed the desert. They were all shocked. So they still wanted to test. They sent some armies outside to stop the Ottomans and Sultan Selim said, `Say to them, if they stand in front of us, I will not show mercy to them. They have to submit themselves.’ They submitted themselves and inside Egypt they all collapsed. Then he came to Damascus, taking over Damascus, ruling everywhere. Then the (Abbasi) Khalifah saw a dream that the Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to him, `Now pass the Khilafat to Selim’. And they were coming and passing all the secrets, with it all the belongings (of the Holy Prophet sws) that the Khalifah has to have. And since then they were holding it, the Khilafat and the kingdom together.

The power of Islam. Nothing else. Evet.

Someone asked: The Arc of the Covenant, was it with the Ottomans?

Sheykh Efendi: Where is it now? It’s passing through the Khalifahs. The Khalifahs know where it is. It’s specially protected. You cannot go there to touch it. Even if it is open you cannot touch. If it’s visible it becomes invisible. Special creatures are protecting that. There are so many secrets in there too.

Wa min Allahu tawfiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

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The Imam: A Lost Honor

One reason why we are in this current pathetic state. In the time of the Ottomans, they set the highest standards for who could be Imam, knowing full well that this man would have to carry the honor of Islam and the Muslim community on his back – finding the best of the best to lead the believers.  Today, the position is treated as a fallback for those who can’t seem to get their life together, or failed at every other option.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10317879.stm

A advert for the position of Imam of the Grand Mosque in Istanbul at the time of Sultan Suleyman (rah) who ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1520 –1566:

1) To have mastered the languages of Arabic, Latin, Turkish and Persian.
2) To have mastered the Qur’an, the Bible and the Torah.
3) To be a scholar in Shari’ah and Fiqh.
4) To have mastered physics and mathematics up to teaching standard.
5) To be a master of chivalry, archery, dueling and the arts of Jihad.
6) To be of a handsome countenance.
7) To have a strong melodious voice.

In this 21st century it is fully acceptable to just pick up an ex drug addict and place him in front of the congregation.

The Clouds of Çanakkale

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

THE CLOUDS OF ÇANAKKALE

Sohbet given by Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Hakkani al-Kibrisi

Friday 9 Ramazan, 1428 / Septermber 21, 2007
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center, New York.

[After the Juma prayer someone asked Sheykh Efendi about the Canakkale
War of 1915 saying, “Many are now saying that the clouds that appeared
in Canakkale taking in British soldiers and disappearing, it’s just a
story. Is it true?”]

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

Millions today are making jokes about how the cloud appeared in
Canakkale and took one group of British and just disappeared and still
their bodies are not known anywhere. Now they are making stories. But
people from that time believed because they saw and they witnessed.
After them their children, they are also not believing because it’s
something extraordinary. It’s showing (to the non-Muslim forces that
came against the Ottoman Empire) that the God that you are worshipping
is helping these people and it’s not helping you. So it’s not such a
good position that you want to be in, right? How are you going to say,
“The side that we were fighting against, they were right and the Lord
helped them by sending clouds and everyone disappeared in it.” It
wasn’t just ten people in it.

Not only that but so many other unusual things happened there. Who was
in Canakkale? Our Grandsheykh (Abdullah Daghestani QS). So is it so
hard for us to understand who is making all these things? Heh, there
was a General who didn’t like the Grandsheykh. And a bomb flew and
fell into the area where the Grandsheykh and everyone were in. Almost
everybody died or became wounded. Where Gransheykh was, where it fell,
it just became a big hole and Grandsheykh was sitting and praying
there. The General was shocked and he came down to the Grandsheykh. He
kissed his hand and said, “I didn’t believe in God. I didn’t believe
in anything but I believe you from now on because I have seen with my
eyes what had happened.” He said, “You are a different individual from
everything else.” And that General started following the Grandsheykh.

Not only Grandsheykh but so many other sheykhs and saints entered into
that war. 250,000 people died. It’s not 250. Two hundred and fifty
thousand people died there in that short time. Only from the Turks.
Almost 300,000 died from the other side. Over 300,000 people. You are
talking about more than half a million people dying in those waters
and in those lands there. Everywhere you are stepping on there are
bodies underneath it.

I spent three nights there and early in the morning when I was calling
the Azan… I was calling the Azan very strongly early in the morning,
(there was one tomb, that of Suleyman Pasha, he did great things there
too) near his tomb and I was going there for prayer and you can see in
far distance the lights of the Greek islands there, right on the
border. People came from the other side. In the morning when I was
calling the Azan right before dawn, things were setting down and I was
seeing all these beautiful rains of light coming down. Like rain drops
light was coming down and with that different smells were coming. And
there was a voice speaking to me saying that all those drops are
representing all those soldiers, and everyone has a different smell.
So everywhere I was walking I was seeing different lights. I was
walking, passing through their tomb sites and you would think that
there are so many tombs there but it’s not. In the mountains and
everywhere you see that light connection coming from the Paradise to
there, from their tombs going up.

That’s why people who don’t have strong spirituality cannot live
around there. It’s pretty heavy for them. People who have high
spirituality want to live there all the time but they don’t leave them
too because you discover so many secrets there. It opens up. Unless
you are keeping the secrets, then they keep you there for some time.
Otherwise (they don’t). You can see that all those areas are not
packed up with things. Everywhere is almost empty. In the villages,
you see the people, you look at their faces, no arguments, just peace
coming from their faces and they are always walking, going back and
forth but no talking. No sound. It’s like a dead valley. No sound.
It’s like a different world that you are living in. Even just an
ordinary person can feel that right away and understands that it’s
completely different here now.

Huh, all those soldiers, British, ANZAC, all those are very happy to
be buried there. They are saying, “Mistakenly we have fallen into
Paradise.” (Sheykh Efendi smiles). Everything smells different. The
flowers smell different there, the mountain flowers, they all have
different smells and different colors. You can see that heavenly look
on everything there. All the stones they put there are symbolic. They
are not underneath there. They just carried so many of them and they
buried them in mass graves and they put those stones there. But there
are special places where special incidents happened. Those areas are
completely different. You see how it is there. But you can see it on
the stones. Every stone that you pass, the age that all died were 19,
20, 21.

Did you see the trench? The war trench behind which they were hiding?
You didn’t go there?

`X’: No, I didn’t.

Then you didn’t see anything what the soldiers the built. Do you know
how close they came to each other? From here to there where `Y’ is
sitting [approx. 10 meters]. The world has never seen a war like that
before. Never. No way that it can get that close. You have trenches
here and you have trenches there [Sheykh Efendi pointing to the two
opposite walls of the dergah and the distance between them is about 30
ft.]. That’s how close they got. Everything was so close there. The
fear and the smell of death and the smell of the love of Paradise that
kept those people keep on coming and going. People without faith
cannot stand there. The other ones had no choice because they were
dumped there with ships. So they had no place to go now. So many were
brought from the Subcontinent countries. They were Muslims. Afghanis
and [today’s] Pakistanis. So many were put in ships and brought there
[by the British] to fight the Khalifah’s soldiers. Khalifah’s
soldiers! They didn’t know. They tried to give up but they [the
British] said, “You cannot go anywhere. We will shoot you down into
the water.” So they were fighting.

People are having everything easy now, everybody speaks on everything
and Islam became a game to everybody. A game. Nothing but a game. Not
accepting anything. People gave lives! Not life. Lives! One house
giving three, four sons to die in that war. Can you imagine? Four
sons, five sons died in that war. Three sons died and the husband
died. I met a lady. Looking at her face is like looking at a heavenly
person, as if heaven appeared through her face. It is not sad and it
is not khek khek khek. It is a beauty that is appearing. So beautiful
and calm. She was talking, she was praying and she was saying to me
what happened. The husband died and three sons died. And she was
saying, “Alhamdulillah. I hope I didn’t make a mistake. But I have no
regret. If I had ten sons then I will give again. But I am looking at
the situation of this country now and I am very sad. I think those
ones will be sad too.” Looking at her face, (I saw) Paradise coming
out from her face. And she said that she didn’t cry. She cried from
the pain but she didn’t cry for anything and she was very happy with
what Allah did. Then she was living all these years after that by
herself. She had another daughter and she died too after some time.
And she is still living. Allahu Akbar! People going through all that
pain, do you think it’s easy? Think on it. Just to think on it. So
many people I say these to, they say `Eh.’ I say, “Compare, just
compare with yourself and look what happens.” No comparison.
Impossible to compare. They were believing. That’s all. They were
believing in what they were doing. They were sincere with what they
were doing.

I met another lady. She fixed the whole village with her father’s
death money that was coming. The government was not taking care of the
tombs of the people, okay? And he was one of the persons who died in
Canakkale and it’s near the village there. So they brought him to the
village and they put him there and at that time the government put
money out saying they have to take care of those areas. They did it.
Then [later] everything was falling down. So she was showing me the
tomb site that she fixed and she was saying to me, “He fixed it
himself.” I said, “How it happened?” She goes, “Everything was falling
down and the little money that they were giving me from the government
for my father’s death, I saved little for me for whatever was
necessary for me to live on, and the rest to this village. He is in
the grave and with his money we are still living. He is in the grave.
With his money we are still living. The village is still living with
the money that is coming because of him. And they are fixing his tomb
with his money.” Allah, Allah. Unusual things are happening around
there.

Astaghfirullah al-Azim wa atubu ilaih.

El-Fatiha.

Ottoman soldiers praying before battle

Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan and The General

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Sohbet given by Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Hakkani el-Kibrisi

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Tuesday 2 Shawwal, 1427 / October 24, 2006
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center, New York.

Medet Ya Seyyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet.

An incident happened. It just fits to you and to me to understand the
story of a man who was still in the way of Allah and who was keeping
the orders one hundred percent. Only one thing he did.

LAST DAYS OF THE CALIPHATE

In the time of Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan (Jannat Mekat), during the last
days when there was confusion everywhere and Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan
is almost alone. He doesn’t have too many helpers around. So many helpers
became betrayers and he cannot trust them. And among some of them whom
he was trusting there was one general in the army, high level general.
Mehmet Aqif Ersoy is saying, he is giving the story how it happened.
He said that after the Sultan passed from this world, Khilafat was
removed and curse started coming down on mankind. When the Khilafat is
removed then curse is coming anyway. You don’t need to hear it for
yourself. Non-stop curse is coming down to mankind saying, “You are
the ones who removed the Khalifah.” And curse is coming down. From
that time until now. That’s why we are not accepting their system,
their democracy-hypocrisy system. Anyone who is accepting that, it’s
showing that they don’t want the Khalifah, they don’t want that
ruling. That’s why they are praising democracy. The Khilafat, that’s
what Allah wants.

THE OLD MAN IN SULTAN AHMED MOSQUE

So Mehmet Aqif Ersoy is saying, “Every morning I go to Sultan Ahmet
Mesjid, mosque, Jamii. I go early in the morning and next to the
Mihrab I see an old man. His hair and his beard is complete white,
snow-white. He is continuously crying. Anytime I am going I finding
that man crying. From the outside I am seeing that he is the first one
in the mesjid. But he is continuously sitting, making tesbih and
crying. One day I came near him and I said to him, “Oh holy one, why
are you crying so much? Are you cutting yourself from the mercy of
Allah? Is that why you are crying? The mercy of Allah is coming.” He
(also) said, “Oh, you are looking at outside and what they did (by
removing the Khilafat.). What a foolish thing they did. That’s why you
are crying.”

He (the old man) said to him, “Don’t make me speak. My heart will
stop.” He said, “Please Speak. Say.” He said, “I will tell you.” He
said, “I was a high general in Sultan Abdul Hamid’s (Jannat Mekan)
time. My parents passed away. In the area of Izmir we had so much land
and farm. So I sent my resignation letter to the Sultan asking for him
to acquit me from the army. And Sultan right away send me the message
back saying, “No, we cannot afford to send you away anywhere now.
There is a big problem waiting for us and I need a couple of people
like you. So I will not approve what you are asking.” He said, “I was
sad. But we had so much work to do. One day I needed to go to Istanbul
and I said to myself, `Now that I am here, let me go to visit the
Sultan.’” He said, “Because I had a big authority, I could just go and
visit him.” The Sultan’s door at that time was open early in the
morning for everybody. Not even the Mayor open the door today for
people. The door of the Ottoman Sultan was open. People were coming
and complaining, asking and saying. This was in the worst time.

IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SULTAN

So he said, “I came to the Sultan. He was sitting on his table. He
looked at me and he put his head down. He was not looking at me
anymore.” He said, `Your Majesty, I sent you a letter’, and instantly
he said to me very strongly, `I sent you the answer back.’ He said,
`Yes, that’s why I am here now to ask you because this is the excuse I
have.’ The Sultan was shaking his head. He was not looking at me and I
asked to be released again. So he just raised his head, looked at me
so strongly and said, `So what can I do?’ He said to me, `What can I
do? You are asking so much? Go away.’ He released him. Finished. The
Sultan just waved his hand like that. In our tradition, if someone
speaks to you and says, “Okay, go”, it means, “I am not happy with you
anymore”, and they move the back of their hand to you. When they say,
“Go with blessings”, it’s like this, with the palm of the hand towards
you. But when it’s with the back of the hand, in proper manner it
means, “Get lost.” He said, “That action just finished me. But what
can I do? I cannot take that back anymore too, and I came.”

HOLY PROPHET (SWS) INSPECTING THE OTTOMAN ARMY

“Very short time later, so many incidents happened that I understood
why Sultan didn’t want me to be released.” He said, “But one night I
saw a dream. In the dream I saw the Ottoman Army. They were all in
straight lines. All generals were in front of the army and Sultan
Abdul Hamid Khan came and he was saluting them. And the Prophet (sws)
was standing in front of him and he (the Sultan) was saying, “Ya
Rasulullah, the army of Islam is ready. As you like. Give order. We do
as you like.” He (the old man) said, “Everyone was seeing the Prophet
(sws) except me. When I was looking from far I was seeing the Prophet
(sws) like a moon, shining. But I couldn’t see the Prophets (sws). But
the Sultan and all the army were seeing the Prophet (sws).”

“And Prophet (sws) looked at the army from the beginning and he came
to the end and the battalion, the group at the end was supposed to be
under my authority. But I wasn’t there. So all the soldiers were very
sloppy. They were not in order. The Prophet (sws) looked at the Sultan
very strongly and said to the Sultan, `Ya Sultan! Where is the general
of that group of people?” And the Sultan put his head down saying, “Ya
Rasulullah, that one wanted early retirement. I didn’t want to send
him to early retirement but he asked several times. So I couldn’t say
`no’ to him anymore. So I sent him to retirement. I sent him away.”
The Prophet (sws) looked at him and said, “Ya Sultan! The one that you
send away, we are also sending away from our association.”

He said, “After that day, I never slept at night. I am crying non-stop
but I am not seeing any dreams. After that day I left everything. I
left all the belongings to the people. Allah is sending my sustenance
but I lost. I didn’t see the Prophet (sws) and after that I have never
seen any good dreams anymore.”

ALLAH IS NEVER SECOND

This is not a joke. This is real. Real-real, if you understand what
that means you will cry a lot then. If you don’t understand then you
are a donkey. What can we do? The way you live, that’s how you will
die. The way you will die, that’s how you will be raised. This is
hadis-e sharif. If you keep Allah priority then Allah keeps you
priority. If you keep Allah second class then you just finished
yourself. Allah is never second. If the whole world says, “We keep
Allah second”, Allah is not second. Allah is first. It is a blessing
for man just to understand (the favor of) Allah’s granting permission
to man to praise Allah. As Sheykh Mevlana is saying, “Live for Allah.
Live for Allah and die for Allah.” It is a blessing to you. And Allah
is asking then, “What does My servant want? Give it to him.” And when
you say, “Ya Rabbi, I want, I want”, He says, “Whatever you want. When
you are in My service I give you everything. You say that you love me,
I love you and I am yours too. I am in your service.” Allah is in our
service. What service do we give to Allah? What do we do, huh? Just
getting up and going up and down. Is that the service we give to
Allah? Does that fit to His Majesty?

He gives everything to us and we cannot give anything back. The only
thing is just to keep His orders, to try to keep His orders. Then you
are honoring yourself. Allah is granting you more honor all the time.
Anyone who leaves Allah, who runs away from Allah, they are losing
their honor in Dunya and they are losing their honor in Akhirat. This
much is enough for you and for me. No? Also for me, and for you, and
for `X’. Are you sleeping `X’? Or did he leave? Do you get it now?
Hmm. Anybody who takes it, takes it to themselves too. Anybody who is
saying, “This sohbet does not include me”, it’s okay. You don’t have
to say IT. Just keep it inside to yourself. Look what happens.

THE RETIRED GENERAL OF TURKEY

Priority is Allah. If you are not living for Allah then Allah is
saying to us, “If you are not opening your hand to ask from Me, what
is your value?” Understanding? He says, “What is your value?” Value of
a donkey or a horse, or an animal? No. He is saying, “No. Not even
that because that animal is valuable. You, those who are not keeping
Allah priority have no value in Dunya and Akhirat. You can give them
as much titles as you want. It’s only temporary.” They are saying,
“Retired. Take that name from the table, take out the uniform, go home
and wait to die.” Retired. That’s what it means. So all titles are gone.

Yesterday there was a General in Turkey, the General of the whole
army, the head master. The man had all power in his hand. Last month
he was the General. This month the uniform is out, everything is out
and he is just a normal person in the streets. Finished. All power is
gone. He cannot even go back to his office anymore, that office which
he was occupying. He could’ve turned the country upside down if he
wanted. He cannot (even) enter to that office (now). Finished. Titles
are gone and everything is gone.

Whatever he did for Allah in that station that’s what he won. If he
did something for Allah then he won. If he didn’t then he lost Dunya
and he lost Akhirat. This one at present now, the same thing will
happen to that one. This one at present in this country, the same
thing will happen to that one. To everywhere. Don’t look at how many
people are saying `mashallah’ and cheering. No. How many days? How
many years? Four years, five years or ten years? Eight years. Not more
than that. Later, go home. After having all that power they cannot sit
home too. Big problem then to them.

So be happy with what Allah has given to you. If you are happy with
Allah then Allah is happy with you. If you are not happy with Allah,
you are not going to bother Allah because you are not happy with
Allah. But if Allah is not happy with you then disaster is waiting.

Wa min Allahu taufiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.

His Imperial Majesty, Sultan Abdülhamid II, Emperor of the Ottomans, Caliph of the Faithful.

His Imperial Majesty, Sultan Abdülhamid II, Emperor of the Ottomans, Caliph of the Faithful.

Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi, a direct decendant of the Ottoman Sultans

Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi, a direct descendant of the Ottoman Sultans

Biz Osmanliyiz!

Taken From: http://hakkani.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/sultan-abdul-hamid-khan-and-the-general/

Al Mahdi, the Quraysh & the Ottoman Caliphate

Bismillahir Rahmanir RaheemVery interesting.

May Allah (swt) send us our Sultan.

ameen.

Portraits of the Sultans

A short slideshow displaying portraits of the thirty six Sultans of Osmanli (Ottoman) Empire.

Background Illahi by mureeds of the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Tarikat