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{{image url="images/pics/random.php" title="Maulana Sheikh Nazim" class="left" alt="Pictures of Maulana Sheikh Nazim"}}**Maintain Your Servanthood in the Highest Position**
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As-salaamu `alaykum. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem.
Allah Allah. Allah, Subhaan Allah, Subhaan Allah, Subhaan Allah, Subhaan Allah, Subhaan Allah. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)

O our Attenders! `Eid Mubarak! "Mubarak" is to those who are trying to keep the holy orders of Allah Almighty! As much as possible, we were trying to make in Ramadan something that may make Allah Almighty pleased with us. We are all servants of our Creator and we made an oath with Allah Almighty that we are promising that we are His servants, and we shall try to do our servanthood in the best way! But, Shaytan is making Mankind not to keep their promises. When people are not keeping their promises, cursing is coming on them.

Now we are living in the last part of this world's life. We just reached the last part of life on this planet. It is going to finish soon, not because I am saying so, as I know nothing, but it is an order from Heavens that reached to prophets in their time. Allah Almighty sent 124,000 prophets to help people keep their promises, their oaths to their Lord, Allah Almighty, Huuuu, to keep their servanthood. We have been created only to keep servanthood; that is our most important responsibility! We have been ordered only to be His servants and to keep Allah Almighty's servanthood in a most perfect position. You must try to make everything that belongs to Allah in the most perfect position. You are asking for a job and after a long time, you may find a job and you are very careful to keep your job in a perfect position so that your boss may say, "This is a good one. We must keep him!" That is such a simple understanding for Mankind, and everyone knows that if he is going to be employed anywhere, he is trying to show his boss that he is doing perfect service and work. Everyone tries to make himself in front of his boss in such a way that he sees, "Oh, this is a good employee, doing everything in a perfect position."

I met very few ones who are trying to make their servanthood or divine service in the most perfect position! Mostly people are leaving that also, saying, "It doesn't matter! We must look after ourselves and our pleasures, we must try to be happy in our high ranks. It is our ultimate desire." People run for that, but for Allah's service they say, "It doesn't matter." If it doesn't matter, those people are going to be put in a basket and thrown away. All prophets said, "O People! Try to be the best ones for your Lord's commands and first-class servants for your heavenly responsibility."

But now Shaytan is cheating all people and making them forget heavenly responsibilities, saying, "It doesn't matter!" But it is going to to be difficult for that one when he is entering in his grave; it will not be easy for those who are not taking care of their responsibility of servanthood. Everyone is going to repent, "Why didn't I do this in an excellent position? Why didn't I take care?" You are trying to be the best servants for dunya, but not for Allah Almighty! Every trouble here and every cursing after this life is because we are not taking care of our Lord's holy orders! Instead we are trying to be Shaytan's best and glorified workers. Why? If we are believers, we must try to do our best for our Creator and keep our oath that we made to Him in the Divinely Presence! If you are keeping, you will be happy here and Hereafter.

This holy month of Ramadan just passed, when daily it was raining in 24 hours so much of Allah Almighty's blessings! But they were not taking care and then their life here is going to be so difficult, and their life in the grave is going to be more difficult, and after the grave, on the Day of Resurrection, they will find themselves in much more bad conditions and no blessings will come on them! We have been granted only one chance to be good servants, so if we lose it, there can't be a second chance given to anyone to do better, or to develop the best servanthood; our one chance is finished! Who is asking to be pleased here and Hereafter, keep your oath to be a good servant for Allah Almighty here and Hereafter!

People were thinking, "O! For Ramadan Mubarak, one month of fasting is so difficult!" Shaytan was saying to them, but that chance just passed away. Our weight is coming less or perhaps our weight is going up, and now those who were keeping the holy orders of Heavens, their feeling is getting better and they are going to be much more in pleasement and in pleasure because Allah Almighty is pleased with them and giving to His servants. Just one month passed away, and it may be one year will pass, or one century, as nothing is going to be fixed in this life, no. If it is one-hundred-thousand years, eventually it is going to finish, and what people are running after from pleasement in this life is also going to be zero for them!

O People! Run after Allah Almighty's pleasure, and ask for His pleasure!! When He is pleased with you, He gives to you pleasure and pleasement. Enough that you are drunk; leave drunkenness and try to understand, and do what you promised on the Day of Promises. Keep it and you will be happy! So many millions of people passed away and are now not in good conditions, but there is no way for them to come back. May Allah forgive us!

O People! What did you learn in this holy month? This holy month was teaching us to be good servants, and to seek the best servanthood. If you are doing that, your life here and Hereafter is going to be excellent, and according to heavenly knowledge that prophets were bringing, there is a very short time until the Day of Resurrection will appear. For those who try their best to keep good servanthood for their Lord, Allah Almighty, there are good tidings. For those who are carrying their egos, they will have a different outcome. (...) May Allah forgive us.

O People! Ask forgiveness, even 70 times daily, say astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah al-`Adheem, al-Kareem.
May Allah forgive us, for the honor of His most honored servant, Sayyidina Muhammad (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)

Fatihah.

(42 minutes) (810 viewers)

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks to Shyakh Hisham Effendi and Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)

(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salaat ash-Shukr.)

Lefke, 10.09.2010

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