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24th September 2012
A’uzubillah himinash shaitan nirrajeem
Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem
Assalamu’alaikum wrh wbkt
Dastur Ya Rijal Allah, madad!
Hadees: If matters are not in the hands of the rightful ones, wait for the last hour
Maulana began by saying that he was deeply sorry, that there were no more people who gave advice to the Ummah, leaving them in the hands of the lowest kind of people, the Sufaha. Who are the Sufaha? It is derived from the word, Safih, which means the worst of people. They are people whose actions are devoid of reason and goodwill.
Rasulullah (saw), the Beloved of the Most Merciful, the pride of all creation, the Master of the Beginning and the End, said, “If matters are not in the hands of the rightful ones, wait for the last hour.” If responsibility/tasks are given to those who are not competent, it means it has been placed in the hands of the Sufaha, the lowest kind of people – the scum of the earth – who are neither honoured by Allah (swt) nor by the Prophet (saws).
Prophet Yusuf (as) said,
وَمَاۤ اُبَرِّئُ نَفۡسِىۡۚ اِنَّ النَّفۡسَ لَاَمَّارَةٌۢ بِالسُّوۡٓءِ
“And I free not myself from the blame. Verily, the ego is inclined to evil.” (Quran 12:53)
He is a Prophet (as), free from blame, yet he admits that his ego leads him to evil. What then about the ego of common people? What about the ego of the Sufaha?
Hadees: Religion is advice
Maulana said that he had not wanted to comment on the film, “Innocence of Muslims”. But since no one had stepped forward to give clear directions to the believers, and because the response from the Muslim world had led to many sorrowful incidents, Maulana is giving some advice now, as the Holy Prophet (saw) had said, “Religion is advice”.
Although advice it is not welcomed nowadays, Maulana’s conscience forces him to speak, so as to fulfill the legacy of that hadeeth, not because he sees himself as superior to his brothers in faith. “I am a weak servant,” he says, “Alhamdulillah to He who honored me with long age, and ornamented me with reason, Islam and awareness. I wouldn’t have said a word, but this is something I was ordered to do, to speak to the Muslim World and to advise them to return back to Islam, to the Order of Allah!”
Hadees: Listen and take wisdom
Maulana said that he was deeply sorry about the events that have befallen the Arab countries. It has been embroiled in an escalating and brutal Arab Spring that has claimed many innocent lives, and is now the scene of violent demonstrations that has destroyed the peaceful coexistence between the Christian and Jewish religious communities in Muslim countries.
Prophet (saw) always said, “Listen and take wisdom, for if you (are humble enough to listen), you will benefit.” Listen to the words of Allah (swt), to the orders of Allah (awj). Maulana said, “I wish I was able to stand up every second, to respect and honour Allah’s words and orders, but I have become old and weak, and I beg my Lord (awj) to have mercy on me, since I cannot give enough honour to our Lord Al Haqq (swt) and His Prophet (saws).” So listen to this advice…
Hadees: There is no harming nor reciprocating harm, in Islam
The Prophet (saws) said, “There is no harming nor reciprocating harm, in Islam.”
“La darar wa la dirar fil Islam.”
These are only two words (darar/dirar) but, they can teach the whole world; it teaches them lessons, educates them and gives them manners.
Turkish saying: If a dog ate its own filth, it could never dirty the ocean
Maulana said that while the Muslim world doesn’t accept or condone what was done to insult our religion and the Holy Prophet (saw), he quoted a Turkish saying, which, loosely translated, means, “If a dog ate faeces, it could never dirty the ocean.”
(Maulana means that, even if a dog ate its own excrement, and passed it out into the Ocean, it could never dirty it. Which is why it is always allowed for us to take ablution from the sea – despite all the droppings of birds, fish and other living things that discard their najis in it – all these creatures’ droppings have never managed to soil the purity of sea. So the excrement of one dog, does nothing to the Ocean – it is still clean and pure, unaffected by this tiny drop of dirtiness.)
When a dog eats filth, only the dog gets filthy, no one else
If one dog (the film-maker), ate excrement (did a crude and vulgar act of making a movie which purposely chose to depict Rasulullah (saw) in a manner that was in complete contrast to his actual beautiful conduct), would the Ocean of Islam, (would the Holy name of Rasulullah (saws), whom all the worlds stand to honour), get dirty? No! What the film-maker did, can never tarnish the perfection of Islam, or sully the honour of Rasulullah (saw)!
Why did we get influenced by ‘the dog who ate his own excrement’? Why did we dirty the world by repeating his filthy words? Let him eat his own filth. What the dog ate, will ‘eat’ him up instead (i.e the dog will suffer, diseased from the filth that it consumed). That film maker is a devil, curses will come on him. Each human being’s action, will be recorded in his own book, and he will be repaid in full, for what he has done. So we Muslims must take the stand, “What does that dog’s action have to do with us? Nothing! What it sows, it will reap.” Why would we need to punish him?
Unfortunately, when one dog ate filth, millions rose up in anger to spread the filth from East to West…
But, unfortunately, for the sake of this dog and its filthy words, millions of Muslims stood up and rioted, they spread out in the streets and made aggressive demonstrations. They burned. They destroyed. They killed. They defaced. Whether it was for truth or not, a believer cannot do things that are forbidden in Islam. Shame on those who incited their fellow Muslims, provoking them to react in a manner prohibited by Shariah – causing harm – whereas the Holy Prophet (saw) had said, “There is no harming nor reciprocating harm, in Islam.”
What the filmmaker did, was an act of evil; what the Muslims did were also acts of evil! One disbeliever (the film maker) acted in a manner that incurred Allah’s Wrath, and in return, millions of believers reacted in a manner that also incurred Allah’s Wrath!
Is there no one who will actually heed and obey the Hadeeth of the Holy Prophet (saw) that says, “There is no harming nor reciprocating harm, in Islam”? Instead of listening to the words of the Prophet, they listened to the words of shaytan.
By doing what we did, Muslims spread the evil that one dog did, all over the world. Instead of taking Rasulullah (saw) as our teacher, we have taken this evil-doer as our guide, following his example, and spreading his filth from East to West! The Lord of Glory revealed to his Prophets (as) and especially our Holy Prophet (saw), all that we needed to know. Rasulullah (saw) taught us everything, but we didn’t learn anything! We only learned what the disbelievers and obscene people did, and we are walking on their path! God Forbid!
Ironically, the Muslims did not demonstrate for what is happening in the Muslim countries, for example, for the injustice taking place in the land of Sham (Syria). In a Hadeeth Qudsi, it is reported that Allah (swt) said, “The Land of Sham is Kinanat-Allah,” – it is the treasure house of Allah. It is so easy for them to make a huge commotion for the sake of this shaytan (who produced the offensive film), but for the sake of Sham, they cannot. Shame on them.
…making Islam in the eyes of the world like a beast, a beast who harms!
By reacting how we did (with violence), Islam became, in the eyes of the world like a beast, a beast who harms, and who tramples mercilessly on the rights of people. Especially the use of bombs that they used to harm people, they are forbidden from the start! Allah (swt) does not approve of this, nor His Beloved (saw)! And not the conscience of anyone who has a conscience!
The harshest claim against a Muslim, will come from non-Muslims, whose rights were violated!
Referring to the damage to Churches and Synagogues that angry Muslims mobs set upon, Maulana asked, “What have you done, oh Muslims?”
What made it permissible for you to burn, to violate the property of people and to harm them? Do you not know that Muslims are forbidden from doing harm, the Mighty Shariah says!
On the Day of Resurrection – Yawm Al Qisas – Allah (jazza wa ‘ala) will not leave the rights of any creature unfulfilled, everyone will be given his due rights, in full. The harshest claims that will be extracted from a person, are the rights of the non-Muslims from a Muslim.
The unbelievers who have been wronged, will not forgive the Muslim, and they will say “O our Lord we do not accept his apology. We will take his faith (iman), then we will accept his apology and forgive him.” The heaviest matters on Judgement Day will be this!
And because the pious Muslims of the past knew this, they always treated the non-Muslims – their honour, their wealth and their souls – with the highest respect. This is the reality. Therefore throughout the centuries that the non-Muslims lived in the Muslim countries, they lived happily and proudly; keeping their religions according to their beliefs. Their Churches or Synagogues, never did Islam touch them! History witnesses the justice in Islam, the purity of Islam, the honour of Islam, the integrity of Islam, the dignity of Islam, and the dignity of Muslims!
So who taught the Muslims today to act barbarically to unbelievers? For what one dog did, millions of ‘Muslims’, behaving like beasts, did things that their own mighty Shariah forbade them to! And in doing so, they brought upon themselves, the harshest claims on Judgement Day, a claim upon their faith in Allah, for oppressing the People of the Book. There will be Divine retribution for such acts!
There are however, true Muslims amongst us who didn’t react with ego. They are the men of Allah! If they say ‘Allahu Akbar’, nothing would work anymore, neither bombs nor planes! Where are these Muslims? Where are those who neither harmed anyone nor themselves? They are the ones who know that Allah will defend the believers. Sadaqa Allahu Al Azim.
Maulana calls on us to repent
Maulana said, “If I made a mistake (with this advice), ask your Lord to forgive me, I am but a weak servant, for He and His Prophet (saws) will punish me if I erred. But if I didn’t make a mistake (ie if this advice is correct), and you deny it and act in opposition to it, then Allah will punish you! We are ashamed in front of our Prophet, ya Rabbana, forgive us, O Master of the beginning and end, intercede for us with your intercession, we repent and return back to You. Tawba Ya Rabbi.”
Maulana warns us that we will taste punishment from each others hands
Maulana said, “O Muslims, did you learn these evil actions things from the fools among the disbelievers and obscene ones? You learned from them and you left the path of Islam, you turned your back on the good manners of Islam, and took their evil path instead! And so, Allah (swt) paid you back with your own hands! Nauzu Billah, Ya Rabbi!”
Maulana advised all Muslims, to leave the crooked path and to return to the straight path, because the path of evil leads only to destruction, and to nowhere else. If you continue on it, not a single one of you will remain!
The Prophet (saw) said, “Don’t send upon my Nation punishment from the Heavens or from beneath their feet.” And so Allah granted him, but if they continue going along the path of these devils, then Allah will send punishment to them according to this Holy Verse:
قُلۡ هُوَ الۡقَادِرُ عَلٰٓى اَنۡ يَّبۡعَثَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ عَذَابًا مِّنۡ فَوۡقِكُمۡ اَوۡ مِنۡ تَحۡتِ اَرۡجُلِكُمۡ اَوۡ يَلۡبِسَكُمۡ شِيَـعًا وَّيُذِيۡقَ بَعۡضَكُمۡ بَاۡسَ بَعۡضٍؕ اُنْظُرۡ كَيۡفَ نُصَرِّفُ الۡاٰيٰتِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَفۡقَهُوۡنَ
Say: “He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below, or to cover you with confusion in party strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance – each from the other.” See how We explain the Signs by various (symbols) that they may understand. (Quran 6:65)
Allah makes Mankind taste the violence of each other as punishment (like the protests that occurred).
So turn back in repentance to Allah, and uphold the mighty Shariah. O Muslims, and if you don’t return back, then:
اِنَّ بَطۡشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيۡدٌ
“Verily the Vengence of your Lord is severe!” (Quran 85:12)
“Take care – Oh Muslims in the east and west!” Maulana warned.
Good tiding from Rasulullah (saw)
The Prophet (saw) was asked by his Companions,”Who will lead after you, O Prophet (saw)?”
Rasulullah (saw) replied, “There will be after me, Khalifas.”
They asked again, “And after the Khalifas? “
Rasulullah (saw) replied, “After the Khalifas, will come Princes, then after the Princes, will come Kings, then after the Kings, will come tyrants. Be wary, Oh servants of Allah (swt) from following and supporting these tyrants, for there will come upon you, what will come upon the tyrants!“
And then the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “After the tyrants, a man from my family, will come, and he will fill the earth with fairness and justice, just as it was filled before that, with unfairness and oppression.”
Maulana said that Rasulullah (saw) granted us good tidings with that hadeeth. He said, “I want to witness Mahdi (as), become the Sultan of the Muslim world and of all the world! Be prepared to receive Mahdi (as) – there is no one else to await! No salvation for you without Mahdi (as)! May Allah (swt) support him, and make him appear as an answer to our prayers, for the honor of His Prophet (saw)!”
Maulana then concluded with this do’a, “Send us a King, Ya Rabbi, to fight for Allah’s sake. O our Lord, Subhansin, Sultansin. Ya Rasulullah, forgive us. Send us a King, Ya Rasulallah, to fight for the sake of Allah (swt). That’s what we wish for! We wish for a King! There is no King remaining! All the Kings are busy with themselves! They left the path of Haqq, they left the advice of the Prophet (saw). Send us the promised King, Mahdi (as) to save us from the hands of disbelievers, of obscene, of ignorant and of unjust ones. Aman Ya Rabbi. Tawba Ya Rabbi. Tawba Ya Rabbi. Send us a King to unite us, al-Fatiha.”
This 31 minute Suhbah can be watched here on Saltanat TV, Maulana Shaykh Nazim’s Official Channel. The video posted on Saltanat TV has translations in many languages (German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, English and Bahasa).