Maulana Sheikh NazimThe bigness of man and the Greatness of the Creator

As-salamu alaikum! Audhu bi-llahi mina shaitani rajim, Bismillahir
Rahmanir Rahim, la haula wa la quwatta illa billahi-l 'Aliyu-l 'Azim. By
the Name of Allah Almighty, most Merciful, most Beneficent and most
Magnificent.

May Allah forgive me and bless you!... O people, ask forgiveness from
Allah Almighty and ask (Him) to look after you with His blessings!

We are humble people; physically we are so small. Sometimes (the) sun
(is) shining, there are rays coming and in it you are looking small
pieces lying in it that may be much more bigger than ourselves by
comparing (ourselves) with the universe. Physically we are so small;
through (the) universe you can't be seen (and) even our (whole) solar
system (is) going to disappear. And our world, (the) planet that we have
been landed on it, it is going to be also disappearing. And through
(the) bigness of this planet our physical being (is) nothing, but' The
Lord of Heavens created ourselves and we were not in existence; we are
created ones and He is (the) Creator (and) every created one (is) going
to be nothing, as much as you can imagine a bigness for this universe.
You may say: '(What about) billion times such a universe. What do you
think, o Sheikh?' (But) I am saying: 'Nothing.' 'What do you think if we
(may) have a bigger universe than our universe trillion times. What do
you think?' I am saying: 'Nothing.' You may say: 'O Sheikh, if we are
making that universe bigger and bigger and bigger and saying quatrillion
times on it quatrillion times power- what do you think (about) that
bigness?' I am (still) saying: 'Nothing.' Creatures, as much as your
imagination (is) going and (you are) thinking (they may be) bigger and
bigger and bigger, but (yet) we are on the level of creation and
created; never, you can't make a comparison between creation's bigness
and (the) Creator's Greatness!

We may say 'Allah the Great', but we can't say 'Big Allah'. He is big
one (No), He is Great One. Greatness that is absolute, not (has not) an
end; absolute Greatness for our Lord Almighty Allah. But everything that
He created and run through your imagination, you may say bigger, bigger,
bigger, but- that is big, but Allah is the Great. Allah is Great. (For)
everything in creation you may say (for it) 'little', 'small one', 'big
one', 'bigger one', 'biggest one', but by comparison with the Greatness
(of Allah Almighty) it is nothing. And we have been granted from Allah
Almighty not greatness, but to be big ones; (we may say) big stars, big
worlds, big galaxies, big universes, but you can't say 'great galaxy',
no!

You must understand this; new knowledge this (is)!

'Big ones' (you may say) for those that their existence (has) just
granted from (the) Great Lord, the Lord of Creation. But, Subhanallah-
through our physical being our bigness is nothing, (but,) Subhanallah,
we have been granted something that your imagination can't reach to
understand it, no, you can't understand. What is that' (It is) how Allah
Almighty through His Greatness (is) addressing to you, saying: 'O my
servants', and that means (that) He granted us something that it is not
belonging to our physical being and our material universe, (it is) never
going to belong to that ones, never granted from universes and galaxies
and worlds and heavenly beings; (they are) never granted such a thing
that the Lord of Heavens granted to mankind and He is saying: 'You (are)
My successor on earth!' And what is earth' What is (the) real earth and
what is (the) real addressing' To whom the Lord of Heavens was
addressing that we said: Through your material being (that) just
disappeared, no more, and His addressing no more can carry our physical
being that addressing.

As Sayyidina Musa was asking: 'O my Lord, let me to look You, to look to
You!' (And Allah Almighty was) saying: 'Come!' He (S.Musa) was asking to
see, to look to his Creator and Allah Almighty was saying: 'You can't
see. With your material dressing and with your physical sifat,
characteristics (attributes), you can't see!' You can't see, as long as
you are dressed (a) material being; it is so small, that (even) if we
may give it a bigness, to our physical being, (so that it) may be (big
like) such a universe, yet the addressing of Allah Almighty should be
(the same and He will say): 'You can't see Me. As long as you are in
your material being, you can't see Me, but I may take (you) (when) you
may be isolated from your physical body. You can't, as long as you are
through (a) physical form, you can't see.' And (He Almighty was) giving
an example to know Moses and everyone: He Almighty (was) sending one ray
(on a huge mountain)- that you can't imagine (a) lessness for that
appearance- (and) this huge mountain' Uhhhh'. (it) just finished!

Therefore- insan, man, is such an extraordinary being among creation;
(the) biggest one among creation that is man. Man's creation, man's
structure (is) most important and (but) even though they can't be able
to see, to look.

Now you, as long as you are with your physical being and as long as you
are interesting through your material being and (at the same time you
are) asking something from spirituality, from heavenly positions, you
can't reach. Either you must leave that or you should be mahrum,
deprived, you can't be able to reach (the) second one that (physical
being is) never going to see Him, Almighty.

Therefore we are saying (that) we are so mall ones. Doesn't matter (if)
our physical being, (even) if it can be billion times (as big as) such a
universe, yet we are nothing. And on nothing can't be seen any
appearance from heavenly Beings. Leave Allah Almighty, even (for)
heavenly Beings you can't see. You can't see; we may fall down, as a
thunder coming on a person, finished. But we have been granted such an
important real being that (is) never going to be affected through
divinely Appearances- according to their levels. But if (you have) not
(reached to your heavenly position), your physical form can't carry
anything from spirituality. Therefore we have been ordered to leave our
material being.

Therefore- Sayyidina Abu Yazid, he came into (the) divinely Presence and
(he was) asking: 'O my Lord, let me enter in it!' And the Lord (was)
saying: 'Leave your nafs, leave your ego and come!' That means: Your ego
that belongs to material world it is (the) biggest hindrance for a
person to reach to his Lord's divinely Presence. And first the Seal of
Prophets just left it; the Night of Journey he was not using his
physical being, no. (He) just changed; and (the) first step from
Haramu-l Mecca- sharafallah- (he was) rising on (the) Buraq, then (he
was) coming and (the) Buraq that belongs to and representing our
(spiritual or our) physical being, he left it and then (he was) getting
in(to the divine Presence). He left his ride, (as it was said that:)
'You must leave it and then come!' (So) he left it (behind) and (then he
was) coming.

That is (the) honour of mankind. May be bigger and bigger and bigger his
physical being (like) billions (of) such a universe, but (that bigness
is) giving nothing to you or giving nothing, (no) any rights to you to
stand up even one foot over the earth! You can fall down.

Who is asking to move towards Heavens that they are not belonging to
material world, he must be able to stand up over the world even one
foot. That time he is ready for getting up. If (you) can't do (that),
yet you are on (the) same level, (the) level of animals. Who is not able
to take up, to rise or to arise his feet from earth even one foot
distance, that means yet he is belonging to (the) material world and he
is wholly nafs; wholly his animal being just (is) appearing on himself
and he can't get up. When (the) animal being just disappeared, then you
should be ready.

(The) Prophet sws was coming from Mecca Mukarrama to Baitu-l Maqdis in
Muwaqa Sharif. When (he was) reaching there, he was reached to a
position that he may arise (to Heavens) by himself. Therefore (he was)
leaving (the) Buraq Sharif, holy ride on earth and then he (was)
becoming to get up.

O people, we are not yet understanding about ourselves! Therefore- (the)
Prophet (was) saying that: 'Man arifa nafsa, fakad arifa Rabba.' If you
are not knowing about yourself, you can't reach to your Creator. First
you must be able to understand about yourself. That is a summary; I
think from East and West (people are saying the same or) in such a way,
but some precious stones you can find in it and they mean to say: 'O
people, try (not) to run after bigness on earth. You are in need to
reach a greatness through Heavens! As long as you are running after
bigness, your and (the) animals level (is the) same (and) you can't
reach up!' And (when the) Prophet was ready, instantly (he was)
beginning to get up, up. And his bigness (on earth) just finished and
(then) it was only an order from (the) holy Orders of Allah Almighty
(that He was) saying: 'Be!' and (it was) becoming and Allah Almighty
(was) just putting on his (the Prophet's) existence (the) existence of
heavenly Beings, dressing him from the Greatness of Heavens. Not from
His (Own) Greatness, but from the greatness of Heavens, till he reached
(further) up.

Therefore- now people are thinking that a religion, a belief, is
something that without practicing you may reach some degrees or without
trying yourself by some means of spirituality. They may think that: 'We
reached to Allah', (but it) can't be! You may be (a) big one, but you
can't be a great one.

May Allah forgive us and bless you, for the honor of the Seal of
Prophets, S.Muhammad sws, and (may He) give us a good understanding.
Peoples' understanding (is wrong), particularly in our days; they are
understanding (a) wrong understanding for Islam and for religions, for
spirituality, for heavenly matters or (for) heavenly levels or heavenly
Beings. And only you can find your way through one Tariqat (, through a
Sufi-Order); and now whole Tariqats just stopped down, only (the)
Naqshibandi (Tariqat), (the) most distinguished Naqshibandi Order, (is)
on. On, and you can reach with that (one) only to your real position.
That means: when you are (when it is) going to be taken away from
yourself everything that belongs to our material being, (when it is)
taken away, then you should be dressed. You should be dressed (by a)
heavenly Dressing for an understanding. Or (If not) your are
understanding only (about the) level of animals- eating, drinking and
making children, sexual works, nothing else. As now people just fall in
it.

Allahumma, ya Allah, o our Lord, save ourselves from the hands of
satanic powers and make us to destroy (the) building of Batil, false, to
make it down and its supporter and teacher shaitan also to fall down!
And I hope that time now is over; coming, what we are asking, now (is)
approaching and people should be taken away from themselves (those) that
they are asking to be big ones and instead (to be) big ones (on earth)
they (people) should reach a greatness in (the) divinely Presence of the
holy Creator.

Bi hurmati man arsalta alayhi Suratu-l Fatiha. This is important!

Lefke, 02.06.2006

Transcribed by Khairiyah Siegel
PublisherKhairiyahSiegel, CategoryAllah, CategoryMuhammad
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