Who Knows Himself Knows His Lord


As-Salam alaikum Ayyuhal Yaran Shah Mardan. How beautiful it is to be ahbab (beloved
friends) to Shah Mardan. How beautiful. Allah. Allah. Let us say "Allah". Ya Hu. Marhaban O
Yaran Shah Mardan. Marhaba to you, marhaba. What a beautiful salam (greeting) it is. Saying
"marhaba" gives us power, gives us honour. Let us say Marhaba, O Shah Mardan. O Yaran, O
Shah Mardan and let us listen (to your address). Let us start our word, may our sohbat have
khair/goodness and barakah/blessing. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

What a Holy Verse of azamat (magnificence) is this- "Innahu Min Sulaymana Wa 'Innahu
BismiLlahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim"(27:30) When the holy letter of Prophet Solomon arrived, she
read it- The Queen of Sheba. She read it and was astonished with its magnificence. She was
astonished with the way that holy letter was addressed. She was ruling 7 different regions. Madad
O Shah Mardan. A person who ruled 7 different regions, imagine what a magnificent person she
must have been. She was a majestic, powerful Sultana. She was a renowned Malika/Queen. 7
regions feared from her- the Queen of Sheba. Sheba was such a country that is hard to describe.
The Queen of Sheba was a lady but Allah Almighty dressed her with majesty.

When the Queen, Malika, of Sheba, who ruled over seven regions, saw the holy letter, she
trembled and collapsed. "Who is this letter coming from?" "Innahu Min Sulaymana Wa 'Innahu
BismiLlahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim". How magnificent! She was astonished and trembled. Her
throne shook. It is from Solomon but, "Wa 'Innahu BismiLlahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim". The
Queen of Sheba thought of herself as a big deal in her sultanate. "I have such a throne; I have
such a crown; I have such a country; I have such a sultanate". She was being arrogant like this,
but when it said "Innahu Min Sulaymana Wa 'Innahu BismiLlahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim" her
throne shook and she, herself also fell down.

O people, pay attention! Look at the Azamat (magnificence) in the Bismillah. O men who've
turned into animals, say the Bismillah so that you can enter the Divan (assembly) of Haqq, so
that you can be dressed with the dress of azamat. There are many kinds of dresses in the
universe. The most honoured one among them is the dress of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.
When he says this, the inhabitants of earths and Heavens tremble. Go ahead O Shah Mardan.
One person from whom you love, the weakest one among those who love you... I am ashamed to
call to you but... O Shah Mardan. Shah Mardan also, if he recites one Bismillah, earths and
Heavens tremble. Azamat belongs to Allah Almighty. You must know that you are a servant.
You are in the Presence of the Sultan. You are remembering the Ism Al-Jalal of Allah Dhu-l Jalal
Who is the Owner of earths and Heavens.

Let us say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and the weakness on us, the laziness on us, may go
away. Shaytan may be away from us. It cannot come close! Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is the
saif, the sword from which shaytan is scared unlike from anything else. It (shaytan) says "This
servant said that word". It doesn't say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. If it said, it would get
saved immediately. It is fearing from those who say this word. The Bismillah has the dress of
Azamat in it. Greatness, the shan (honour) of Greatness belongs to Allah Almighty.

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar Allahu akbar 'ala man takabbara wa tajabbar. O our Allah, You
accepted us for Your service. O Shah Mardan, how beautifully you say it. Wake us up. May we
wake up and know Whose servants we are. Allahu 'Azimu sh-Shan, that there is no one who can
know the honour of His Uluhiyya (Divinity). Who knows about it is only His Self, His Essence.
Allah Dhu l-Jalali wa l-Ikram Wal Izzati-llahi La Turamu. Yes, there is also this. Huuu. Why
does the man who is not even a speck get proud? Leave the pride. Kibru Azamat belongs to
Rabbu-l Izzat. Say O Shah Mardan, teach us. They are not teaching, they are not teaching the
honour of Man. However the Prophets who came, came to declare the honour of Man. Man's
honour comes from the fact that his Lord addressed him. "Ya 'Ibadi Fa ttaquni"(39:16) Allahu
Dhul Jalal, Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, (said) "Ya 'Ibadi Fa ttaquni". "Ya 'Ibadi Fa ttaquni". Allahu
Dhul Jalal Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says "Respect Me. Respect Me. Love Me. I dress you with such
a dress that what is dressed on Man is never dressed on any other creature". It is from the dress
of Azamat. Allah is the 'Azimu sh-Shan.

There is the dress of honour that He dresses on the ones who are in His Presence. People don't
look for this anymore, they became ignorant ones. When a person is invited to the Presence of
Allahu Dhu l-Jalal there is a dress of honour, which is dressed on him. O Man, leave the fight! If
you don't leave the fight, you are shaytan. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. We may learn, we may
learn from Shah Mardan that there is the dress of honour, which is suitable for man. It comes
from the Presence of Allah Almighty. It is the dress, which is not made by a tailor. Each day -
"Kulla Yawmin Huwa Fi Sha'nin"(55:29) - His Shan/magnificent manifestation is different each
day. O Man, they are making us say this to teach us about ourselves because man doesn't know
about himself. Go ahead, O Shah Mardan. Go ahead and speak. Your yaran is your admirer.

The address of Allah- there is an address from Allah to His servants and there is a dress of
honour with which He dresses the ones addressed by it. Each time a different dress of azamat.
Allahu Akbaru l-Akbar. What is the mission of the Prophets? It is to inform that Allah is Akbaru
l-Akbar, The Greatest of The Great. Allahu Akbaru l-Akbar. O our Lord, may You forgive us.
There is the Shah Mardan who teaches us, may we listen to him. "Man 'arafa nafsahu faqad
'arafa Rabbahu". Man doesn't know his Lord before he knows himself. Know yourself. But we
don't know ourselves yet, how can we know our Lord. The path, which leads to Ma'rifah (direct
knowledge of Allah) lies in your knowledge of yourself. Allah Almighty opened for you such a
door, you can understand through it- through the Azamat and Kibriya of Allahu Dhu-l Jalal. His
Azamat and Kibriya is beyond intellect and understanding.

"Man 'arafa nafsahu faqad 'arafa Rabbahu". It will appear in his own self/ego. When you say
ego, what does his ego become? His ego becomes a mirror. He can't see without a mirror. Man
cannot see himself, he needs a mirror to see who he is, for the identity of Allah Almighty Jalla wa
'Ala. Where will he see this? He needs mirror. You can't see yourself without a mirror. Look at
the mirror and see yourself. And when you see yourself, there is no creature that doesn't tremble
and fall to sajda from the Azamat-i Ilahi. All are in sajda. There is a tajalli (manifestation) visible
on the night of Qadr. When He opens that tajalli, it is from the manifestation of Allah's Azamat.
When He opens it, it opens for a moment and you see the whole universe, all in sajda.

Laylatu l-Qadr, look at the azamat of the Night of Qadr. Why is it magnificent? The whole
universe is in sajda for a moment at the time Rabbu-l Izzat's manifestation takes place. Make
sajda O Man! Wa sjud Wa qtarib. (96:19) Make sajda and draw near to Me. Who doesn't make
sajda is far from Me. On the Night of Qadr when Allah Almighty opens a speck for His servants
from His Azamat-i Ilahi, they can't tolerate it. The whole universe falls down in sajda. There is
no creature that doesn't fall down in sajda, shaytan makes sajda too. Allahu Dhu l-Jalal wa l-
Azamatu wa l-ikram. O our Lord, who are we? We are servants who don't try to know
themselves and who get busy with trash. Shame on us. "Wa Ma Khalaqtu l-Jinna Wa l-'Insa 'illa
Liya'buduni"(51:56) Ay li ya'rifuni. I created men and jinn- "Wa Ma Khalaqtu l-Jinna Wa l-'Insa
'illa Liya'buduni"(51:56) They said for this "Ay liya'rifuni"- so that they know, so that they know
Me. Aman ya Rabbi.

Each time a dress of honour is dressed Earth and heavens tremble, all fall into sajda. Al-'Azamatu
liLlah wa l-Kibriya'u LiLlah. Greatness and Magnificence belong to our Lord Who is the Owner
of Earths and Heavens. We are weak servants. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Explain to this yaran
of yours, so that people may know what is the honour of man and why he is precious. When he
says Allahu Akbarul Akbar, Allahu Akbarul Akbar all angels in the Heavens are in sajda. For us,
a tajalli takes place on the Night of Qadr once and everything falls into sajda. There is no man or
jinn who doesn't fall into sajda each time Takbeer is recited- all are in sajda. Make sajda. Usjud
wa qtarib- make sajda and draw near.

O Allah, You are Subhan, Sultan O Lord. Who are we to speak these words? We are weak
servants. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. O Sultan, go ahead! Your yaran is your admirer. Your
Lovers are your admirers- they are all admirers of your words. These are not our words. Look,
there is an aja'ib tajalli/ rare manifestation today. No matter how much you speak of it, you can't
finish it. How can you? How can you ever finish? Who are we to finish it? Here, we are yaran of
Shah Mardan. We are who love him. We should love, and be loved. You can't be loved without
loving. Love, so that you can be loved. Ay liya'rifuni, so that they know Me. Ma'rifah...To know
Allah Almighty- "Bi qadr ma'rifatu". How to know Allah? Where is the power for it? All angels
tremble and fall into sajda. For us, only in the Night of Qadr. And where to find the Night of
Qadr? The tajalli that takes place on the Night of Qadr, the tajalli that comes down from the
Arsh/Throne is that in every moment angels in great numbers are created and all of them go
into sajda.

Make sajda. Usjud wa qtarib.(96:19) He (swt) didn't create you to eat and drink, O man. O man,
who has the ability to speak of the honour granted to you? Go ahead O Shah Mardan, explain
for us. Ma'rifatuLlah, ay liya'rifuni. I created them, so that they know Me. There is no end or
limit to "knowing" Him. His every tajalli is totally different. The servants knowing Allah, how
can it happen? Here, it comes in an order. It descends from the Sultan of the Universes (sas) to
the yaran Shah Mardan. It comes from him. Look for it, ask for it. Don't run after food. Allah
Almighty did not create you to eat and drink. If it is to eat, then you belong to the animal
category. Animals' heads never move up from eating grass. Their heads are always down either
for straw or for grass. But you are not created for this.

Ay liya'rifuni - that they know Me. No one can know the limit of "knowing Allah". In every
opening, we are dressed with such a dress of honour that - there is an honour mirror - when you
look at the honour mirror you're amazed. It shows you the honour dress you are dressed with.
There is mir'at upstairs, there is a mirror. Who sees it falls into sajda. O our Lord, may You not
leave us in the category of animals. It is 'aib, rude, for us to say this to Allah Almighty but we
may say to Shah Mardan and he will deliver it. Man is not for eating, drinking and going out for
fun. He is the Hazrat Insan, so much can open to him. There are angels who are created at that
moment and fall into sajda immediately because of the tajalli that appears to them and they don't
raise their heads. Or there are those who go to ruku immediately and don't move up their heads,
because of the beauty and azamat of that tajalli. Where else should they look? They don't look
around.

Get out, get out of the animal category. Be the Hazrat Insan. Shame on them! Shame on the
wild herds who try to kill, who try to finish each other. Why did He create Man? "Wa La
Taqtulu 'Anfusakum"(4:29) He (swt) says "Don't kill. I am Who granted him life, do not erase the
life I granted him. I give qisas (retaliation) and your punishment will be very big. I granted you a
dress of honour". There is the mirror of Azamat that the Rasulu Kibriya (sas) looks at. Go ahead
O Shah Mardan. The ones who are on your level may also appear there. They see according to
their levels. Allahu Allah, Allahu Rabbi. Allahu Allah, Allahu Hasbi. O our Lord! May He (swt)
save us from the trash of this dunya. May He not expel us from His Presence. We are not created
for eating and drinking but for our Lord. Go ahead O Shah Mardan. Your Yaran is your
admirer.

Adab Ya Hu! It is so that you should learn! Each word, each word of these sohbats is to teach
people adab (good manners). Hayfa, shame on those who don't learn. Shame on those who have
no concern other than eating and drinking. O our Lord, may You forgive us. "Ana Jameelun",
Allah Almighty says "I am Beautiful". No one can know the extent of His Beauty, O our Lord! "I
am Beautiful and I created in a beautiful form also" says Allah Almighty May You grant us
Beauty, O Lord. May You make our faces beautiful with each ablution, O Lord. We are running
to keep Your Order. May You dress on us the dress of beauty, O Lord. O our Lord, You are
Beautiful and You created in a beautiful form. Know this. Know this and don't say "ugly".

Allahu Allah, Allahu Rabbi. Allahu Allah, Allahu Hasbi. Hasbuna llahu wa ni'ma l-Wakeel.
O Shah Mardan. The field is all open to you, whatever you say is from Ma'rifah. We are not
created to feed the animal - our ego is the animal. We are not created to constantly feast our
egos. But there is the feast, the invitation given to us by the One Who created us, to Bani Adam.
Allah Almighty created you so that you attend this invitation. Hayfa, shame! Shame on those
who degrade their worth to zero. Don't degrade (yourself or others)! Every person has an honour.
Keep his honour! Don't crush, don't kill, don't oppress but rather, honour. Honour people, just as
your Lord honoured you.

O yaran, Shah Mardan. May our hearts open. Qawwi Dha'fi fi Ridak. O our Lord, may You
grant us power in the way of gaining Your Rida. May You dress on us majesty. O Shah Mardan,
your yaran admires you. These words open the ways of Heavens for you. Pay attention and
learn! Don't remain on earth, go up and reach the Heavens! There is jeefah/filth on earth and
there is Nur in the Heavens - there are paradises. O our Lord, may You forgive us. May You
send us a Sultan. May You send Sultans who will raise Your flags, who will raise your Habib's
banners, O Lord. May our weakness be lifted from us and may our power increase. May we not
be like a lazy cat, may we be like the roaring lion. O Lord. O Shah Mardan, your yaran is your
admirer. O Lord, we ask for strength for this body of ours. May we not be in a lazy state but be
like lions at Your door O Lord. Fatiha.

There is SaifuLlah. The sword of Allah. Saifun min suyufiLlah, (a sword from among the swords
of Allah). Allah has endless swords. Try to be a sword to put an end to shaytan's supporters. Allah
Almighty granted you a sword to defeat shaytan, not each other. Use it. Hit shaytan and its
followers. Hit them with the Dhul Fiqar.

Al-Fatiha.

Lefke, 03.06.2013


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