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Maulana Shaykh Nazim’s Suhbah
Astonishing insight into the mind of Mubarak
A’uzubillah himinash shaitan nirrajeem
Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem
Assalamu’alaikum wrh wbkt
(In this painfully honest Suhbah addressed to the people of Egypt, they are told that they have brought this Divine Anger upon themselves. The truth is always bitter, but Rasulullah (saw) said, “Tell the truth, even if it is bitter.” Protesters would love for Maulana to throw his weight behind them, yet in this brutally frank discourse, Maulana explains to them that President Hosni Mubarak was neither the cause of the mess Egypt is in, and neither will his removal bring the relief they so seek. They must realise what they have done in defiance of Allah, they must repent, they must change their ways, and only then will Divine help descend. Mubarak is neither the cause nor the solution, oh people of Egypt, you are the cause of everything! Commentaries are in different coloured font.)
Support by Saints and Imam Hussain (ra)
President Hosni Mubarak is from a special breed of people, one-of-a-kind; it is very rare to find people like that nowadays. It was for that reason that the Awtad (Spiritual Saintly Pillars) of Egypt accepted him as Leader in this Holy Land, and they gave him courage to lead this very rebellious nation. Even now, as the people and the nation demands that he leave, he is standing his ground firmly and courageously, telling them to leave Tahrir Square instead!
Though it may seem very strange, the Saints are giving him strength and boldness, to resist calls for him to do what President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia did. Mubarak is staying put. Maulana says that such a bravery is astonishing, especially if you compare how fast the Tunisian President fled, when he was faced with a much smaller rebellion, which lasted so briefly!
That is why Maulana says that Mubarak is one of a rare-breed. Without the support and permission from Sayyidina Imam Hussain (ra) for Mubarak, he would have left a long time ago. (Mubarak is from the family of Ahlul Bayt). But with that support, he is standing firmly in his place, fear has not entered his heart, and he will never leave until a Divine Sign is shown to him.
Insight into the mind of Mubarak
Maulana reveals the unspoken words of Hosni Mubarak to his people.
|As long as His Will is that I am here, then I am here. I am not afraid of millions of people. He put me here, it is He who will take me away. I am not leaving until God Almighty takes me from this position. I have been appointed here for a reason. There is a hadees that says, “A’malikum ummalikum,” which means ‘your deeds are your investment’ (ie you will reap what you sow). Your life is a reflection of your actions. Your bad deeds are the reason that a person like me has been raised to rule you. Allah said in the Holy Quran.
ذَٲلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمۡ يَكُ مُغَيِّرً۬ا نِّعۡمَةً أَنۡعَمَهَا عَلَىٰ قَوۡمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِہِمۡۙ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬
That is so because Allâh will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their ownselves. And verily, Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Quran 8:53)
If you change your condition, Allah will change my heart, and the way I rule. Change your steps, and I will also rule suited to your changes, for your benefit, for I am here for your sake now.
You want money? Even if I unlocked the treasures and fortunes of Egypt for you, of which I am able to, you will not use it for Allah’s sake, you will use it for the tyranny of your egos and lower selves, for the desires of your selfish selves. Hence I hold these treasures, I have not distributed them. I have not lavished it on myself either – I am eating exactly what you (the citizens) are eating. If that wealth had been distributed, you would have be come even more corrupted, you would have spent extensively to please yourselves, earning Allah’s wrath. Egypt would have become home of the corrupt. How are you spending your monthly salaries? More than half is spent on pleasing your desires.
وَڪَتَبۡنَا لَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡأَلۡوَاحِ مِن ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ مَّوۡعِظَةً۬ وَتَفۡصِيلاً۬ لِّكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ فَخُذۡهَا بِقُوَّةٍ۬ وَأۡمُرۡ قَوۡمَكَ يَأۡخُذُواْ بِأَحۡسَنِہَاۚ سَأُوْرِيكُمۡ دَارَ ٱلۡفَـٰسِقِينَ
And We ordained laws for him in the Tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): “Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts: soon shall I show you the homes of the wicked― (how they lie desolate).” (Quran 7:145)
Those who did not hold to the Holy Books, their homes became daral fasiqeen, the desolate homes of the wicked and corrupt. Now, you have become the home of corruption, you are what is meant by this Verse of the Quran.
If you dispute, ask yourselves, why are the ladies of Egypt flaunting their beauty openly now? Allah says:
وَقَرۡنَ فِى بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجۡنَ تَبَرُّجَ ٱلۡجَـٰهِلِيَّةِ ٱلۡأُولَىٰۖ
And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance (Quran 33:33)
Womenfolk are commanded to stay within their homes, and to hide their beauty – has Egyptian ladies been doing this? You were the first amongst the Muslims to cross the limit and defy Allah’s Commandment! Even now, half the protesters in Tahrir Square are women! They are in the streets, when they have been commmanded to stay in the safety of their homes. And the women are mostly the young ones, there is free mixing between men and women there now. What is this?
Women’s voices are part of the beautiful ornaments, they must hide these from men who are strangers to them, yet they are shouting and chanting slogans in the streets!
وَٱقۡصِدۡ فِى مَشۡيِكَ وَٱغۡضُضۡ مِن صَوۡتِكَۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ ٱلۡأَصۡوَٲتِ لَصَوۡتُ ٱلۡحَمِيرِ
“And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the ass.” (Quran 31:19)
We are commanded to be moderate, and to lower our voices, yet protesters are doing the exact opposite, acting with extremism, and bellowing like hooligans – (the worst voice in Allah’s sight, is the braying of an ass).
Women must speak in a tone that doesn’t inflame the desire in men whose hearts is a disease:
يَـٰنِسَآءَ ٱلنَّبِىِّ لَسۡتُنَّ ڪَأَحَدٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلنِّسَآءِۚ إِنِ ٱتَّقَيۡتُنَّ فَلَا تَخۡضَعۡنَ بِٱلۡقَوۡلِ فَيَطۡمَعَ ٱلَّذِى فِى قَلۡبِهِۦ مَرَضٌ۬ وَقُلۡنَ قَوۡلاً۬ مَّعۡرُوفً۬ا
O Consorts of the Prophet! ye are not like any of the (other) women: if ye do fear (Allah), be not too complaisant of speech, lest one in whose heart is a disease should be moved with desire: but speak ye a speech (that is) just. (Quran 33:32)
Have they no manners or shame, to be mixing freely, exposing their beauty, jumping and chanting in the streets, for strangers to hear their voices? You are responsible for your own condition!
If I had, in accordance to Islamic Shariah, instructed that the shops be closed after isha’ prayers and that nightlife be brought to a grinding halt, you would have opposed me and rebelled violently! The Shariah teaches us to be home after isha’ prayers (the Prophet (saw) rarely spoke after isha’ prayers). How many places of corruption are open at night in Egypt? Almost all of you are going out at night, enjoying this corruption, and the few who do not go out, actually bring the corruption right into your homes (eg drugs, pornography, prostitution, drinking etc).
If I had been draconian, and forced you to be home after isha’, by imposing a military curfew for instance, you would have rebelled. I had the power to coerce you, to force you, to obey the Shariah, but I didn’t do so, I left you free to decide, and sadly, corruption has filled the entire country, you have become servants to the devil. You have left the ways of the Prophet (saw) and his Companions, and now, you are coming out to judge me?
After all that, you are upset with me? Who do you want sitting in this place (seat)? You would love to have someone take over, who would fulfil all your decadent desires and fantasies, all your whims and fancies, is it not? You want a leader who is drunk? A thief? A murderer? You actually want a leader who will help encourage more promiscuity and sin, that is what you want! I was never such a leader to you all. I held the reins of Egypt’s treasure, I did not spend it on you, I spent on you bit by bit, as the more you got, the more you used it on the disobedient way against your Lord Almighty.
You want me to leave? I would leave, but what benefit would that be to you? This is your nation, it is now built on corruption, and you are steeped in that sinful life, you are happy to be in such filth, it pleases you to be the army of the devil. What benefit would come to this nation if I leave now?
I am not going to leave according to your likes and whims, I will stay until He removes me from this place. Allah will never change your situation, until you change yourselves! So getting rid of me, won’t solve your problems. That is from the Quran, don’t you understand Arabic?
Maulana said that Husni Mubarak did not actually say these words out aloud, but Maulana is speaking on behalf of this brave man, so that the drunken people of Egypt can see that the problem is them, not him. Mubarak tried his best correct their ways, but the citizens resisted his efforts.
Maulana says that what is said above, is Mubarak’s defence, and it is a solid one, far better than any Scholar from Al-Azhar has come up with. Why are there turbaned Scholars marching amongst the protesters? Is that their duty? Do the citizens respect such Scholars? For whose sake are they going out in the streets? What have they done to stop the corruption festering right under their noses for so long? (They have left advising these people, and now they march alongside them, protesting against the corruption that they had helped to breed!)
كُنتُمۡ خَيۡرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخۡرِجَتۡ لِلنَّاسِ تَأۡمُرُونَ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَتَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنڪَرِ وَتُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِۗ وَلَوۡ ءَامَنَ أَهۡلُ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ لَكَانَ خَيۡرً۬ا لَّهُمۚ مِّنۡهُمُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ وَأَڪۡثَرُهُمُ ٱلۡفَـٰسِقُونَ
Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture had believed it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-livers. (Quran 3:110)
وَلۡتَكُن مِّنكُمۡ أُمَّةٌ۬ يَدۡعُونَ إِلَى ٱلۡخَيۡرِ وَيَأۡمُرُونَ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَيَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنكَرِۚ وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡلِحُونَ
Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity. (Quran 3:104)
Thousands of Scholars have passed through the gates of Al-Azhar, how much have they contributed to enjoining right and forbidding evil, right in their own neighbourhood? Their silence, beginning from the ousting of the rightful King of Egypt, till today, is the cause of the spreading corruption in the land.
Maulana asks, what bad actions have you seen Mubarak do yourself? He is Mubarak, his name means, the blessed one. Look at his face, does he look like an evil one? No, there is light on his face. He is not like the rest (of the dictators in the Middle East), which is why the Saints in Egypt accepted him as President for so many decades. When the time comes for Imam Mahdi (as) to emerge, all Presidents will be replaced by Kings and Sultans, and perhaps the Saintly Pillars of Egypt will then throw in Mubarak’s heart, to leave and pave the way for the return of the King. Allah says, the nation is according to the religion of the rulers, so it will then be inspired in Mubarak’s heart, to fulfill the rights of everyone, and at that point, he will know who is that righteous person who must take the Throne of Egypt. And that one who is prepared and arranged to fulfill that position is King Fouad II, the one who has been deprived of his right. The people of Egypt must repent for what they did to him, and for what they did to themselves and their blessed country.
This protest in the streets is the result of that corruption. They have no mosques to pray for help in, to recite Hasbunallah Robbunallah? Why are you shouting and screaming and burning and breaking? Is this humanity? Is this Islam? Is this Sunnah? Shame on you, Maulana says, the blame is on yourselves.
What has befallen the people, is a lesson from Allah, for them to change their wayward ways. They must repent. They must return to their straight path. The same message is for the people of Palestine, Iraq , Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Hijaz, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Do not cross Divine limits, or a Heavenly whip will strike your heads! Keep the Divine limits, and a Divine victory will save you all, releasing you from hardship of this world and from the punishment of the hereafter.
This Summary, the fourth by Maulana in the series on Egypt so far, is not about Egyptian politics. Nothing could be further from the truth. Maulana has no interest in worldly affairs per se, he is explaining this affair, from the light of guidance of the Quran, and the Sunnah of Rasulullah (saw). He is not on the side of Mubarak or the protesters, he is on the side of the truth (haqq). He has not minced his words either – taking the inept Islamic Scholars of Al-Azhar, the tyrannical government and the freedom-seeking Egyptian people, to task. This is not a blame game or a political commentary, it is an advice to point out where everyone has gone wrong, and how each person must realize and repent, and then make changes to rectify the conditions there.
This eruption did not happen overnight – it has been slowly brought to boil over thirty years. Over thirty years of what? Of drifting away from Islam and its Shariah, until Egyptian are now clearly more identifiable as Arabs, than as Muslims. And this problem is not unique to Egypt; Egypt is merely one of many countries in the Middle East that have taken this shaitanic path. The increase in permissiveness, the slow dilution of moral values, the gradual drift away from Spirituality – these have been going on unchecked since the fall of the Ottomans, until the Muslim is different from a non-Muslim only by name – all other aspects of their beliefs, ideology, actions and conduct are identical!
So what is happening in Egypt, is actually a worldwide phenomenon; hence the Divine Anger descending there is a taste of what we will see elsewhere henceforth, for just as Allah has hidden his Pleasure in Good deeds, He has hidden his Anger in Sinful deeds, and the surefire way to draw the ire of the Heavens, is to continue in a sinful lifestyle, without realization, repentance and change. The entire Quran is chockful of stories of past Nations destroyed for their sins. This Nation reads these stories, but takes no lessons from them.
The protesters want freedom. Freedom from what? Freedom from any form of restriction to fulfill all their desires? Freedom to heed the call of their own tyrannical egos? Or freedom to worship Allah Almighty unstintingly?
Removing Mubarak, will only leave a dangerous power vacuum. Allah will replace him then, with a leader who is a reflection of the citizens – that is a Divine Sunnatullah, it won’t change. So if the people have become more defiant and wilder, and they are leaning toward freedom of the nafs to do all that it demands, do you think that the leader they will get, will be better than Mubarak? Impossible. So the problem is not the leader, the problem is themselves, as it is their own conduct which determines the nature of their leader. That is the crux of the problem, therein lies the solution!
Returning to the straight path is the solution that Maulana has been trying to hammer home in these four Summaries. Only by doing so, will Allah inspire a truly kind-hearted and generous one, the King of Egypt, King Fouad II, to return and rule with compassion, and the people will bask in peace and tranquility.
Demonstrating violently in the streets, until you have removed Mubarak, is not the solution. Look at Tunisia, they got rid of the dictator, but the country has plunged into a deeper abyss of darkness, as the vacuum left in this power struggle, is bringing forth so many undesirable ones, all of whom intend to lead the country, for personal gain and to fulfill personal motives or ideological agendas, bringing chaos upon the poor citizens. A warped ruler will not stop to pity the millions who must die for him to achieve his goal. To such a hard-hearted and cruel leader, his citizens are but sacrificial pawns, nothing but a grim statistic in the news.
So stop harping on removing Mubarak, that is simply going to create more corruption and instability, opening Pandora’s box- it will throw the door for manipulation by foreign elements, wide open, and under the guise of ‘fair and transparent democratic elections’, a new dictator, perhaps one ready with even more draconian laws, will plunge Egypt into deeper misery and mayhem.
The foreign press is doing its best to paint a different picture – that Mubarak must fall at all cost. Beware what you read in the so-called ‘free press’. Today’s representatives of the devil, have mastered the art of using the media to paint the false picture as the undeniable truth, so read all such news, not with a pinch of salt, but with a huge spoonful of salt.
Look at the way the Western media linked Saddam to the 9/11 attacks and the Weapons of Mass Destruction; in the end no weapons were found, no link was actually present. Thousands of Americans and millions of Iraqis died, the pain and suffering is still going on as we speak. So much destruction and killing ensued, from just a simple, but concerted, media campaign. And the one who started it all? He is going about life, as if this ‘small lie’, was just an administrative oversight. Bush attended the SuperBowl Football finals last weekend, sitting in the VIP Box, enjoying the hot dogs and the game.
So don’t just swallow what you hear and read, in the papers and on the internet. The people of Iraq believed the lies it was told and welcomed Saddam’s fall – look at what suffering they have endured since then! They welcomed the ‘liberators’, the American troops with flowers and happiness – today, just as predicted in a hadees of the Prophet (saw), the River Euphrates has become a river of blood. They deposed of their dictator indeed – and fell into a bottomless pit of suffering – their country raped, their assets pilfered, their citizens murdered. Any neutral observer will agree, that they were better off with Saddam around. So, oh brothers and sisters in Egypt, be careful what you wish for.
Repent, oh believers of Egypt, and once you change for the better, Allah will change your leaders, to one suited to your nature. Destroy the tyrant within yourselves (your ego), make it bow to the true King (the Lord), and Allah will replace the tyrant who rules you, with a kind, Divinely-sent King.