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(Mawlana Shaykh stands) Dastoor yaa Sayyidi, madad. (...) heavenly grants. If not coming from the Heavens, they are not going to hear, listen, understand, and learn. All of them are special grants for Mankind. And we are saying, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem, (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) asking from Allah Almighty that we can understand and keep on the right direction to His enlightened dominions.

O People! Give your attention, and also try to reach daily new levels in heavenly positions. All of us know nothing. What we had yesterday just passed away, and today also they are taking our shares from this life according to a heavenly scale. An ant, a bee, and a bird are all taking their share. Daily there is a heavenly grant, for everything in existence must reach heavenly Grant Oceans to take their shares. Grant Oceans, we can’t add them to say, “First one, second one, third one, fourth one.” Heavenly Grant Oceans are up to infinity, and nothing is going to be less; it is getting to be more but never going to be less!

When a baby is born, the first day he may take from his mother's breast a little bit, the second day he may take more, the third day is coming more and more and more, coming for our physical beings. But there is a heavenly grant, a`taa, for a baby that comes more and more and more, as Allah Almighty likes. A mom is going to be happy when her child is growing and eating and drinking. However, the Lord of Heavens is going to be much more happy when His servant asks for heavenly grants. For our physical being that is nothing, but Allah Almighty is asking that we ask for more and more heavenly grants, which will never be similar to earthly grants; they are nothing (in comparison)!

O our Attenders! As-salaamu `alaykum. I think you are understanding what I am understanding, but Salafi `ulamas are saying, "We can understand more and more heavenly grants." Pleasure to you if you can reach more and more understanding daily! We may only understand from grants, but the most important is to be able to understand Saahib al-`ataa, Who is granting to us. It is not important if that grant comes to our physical being, but most important is Who is granting it; that is on the Way for understanding about our Lord, Almighty Allah. Why is He giving us from His grants? To make us understand Who is granting!

O People! Everything you can find in the Holy Qur'an! Say, Salafi `ulamas! Perhaps never your memory is hearing such a thing in hundreds of years. That is coming from Heavens; it is not from me, no. Everything that is necessary for Mankind is just shown to Mankind, and every letter of the Holy Qur'an is giving something to Mankind. What we are saying now is about heavenly grants. It is not important to look at those grants, but it is important for Mankind to look at Who is sending His grants. Therefore, big ones or those whose spirituality belongs to heavenly positions are not looking at grants, but they are looking from Whom grants are coming.

Asta`eedhu billah. Qur'an al-Kareem is showing everything. Asta`eedhu billah. When Sayyidina Yusuf (a) came and Egyptian ladies saw him, `Azeezi Misr, who was the most honored one's wife, that we may say "the first lady of Egypt," ordered him to first bring apples for her guests, the prominent ladies of Egypt, and she gave them very sharp knives. They were sitting and looking and beginning and when they were taking the sharp knives, the first lady of Egypt said to Sayyidina Yusuf (a), "O heavenly Sayyid! You are not a servant, you are our master, come in!" When he entered that assembly:

فَلَمَّا رَأَيْنَهُ أَكْبَرْنَهُ وَقَطَّعْنَ أَيْدِيَهُنَّ
Falamma ra'aynaahu akbarnaahu wa qata`na aydiyahunna. When they saw him, they glorified him (for his beauty) and (in their astonishment) they cut their hands. (Yusuf, 12:31)

Everything is in the Holy Qur'an. No one is thinking on that point, that heavenly grant for people. Who is not occupied with heavenly grants, their level may be the level of animals. If putting straw in front of an animal, it will not look at who is bringing that straw, but it will look only at the straw! That is the level of animals! But those who understand their heavenly beings also understand from Whom all things come to them!

Falamma ra'aynaahu akbarnaahu. When Sayyidina Yusuf (a) entered, those guests forgot the apples and cut their fingers. 'Akbarnaahu. It was too astonishing for them to see such beauty, such an enlightened personality, and then his heavenly lights appeared, and:

وَقُلْنَ حَاشَ لِلّهِ مَا هَـذَا بَشَرًا إِنْ هَـذَا إِلاَّ مَلَكٌ كَرِيمٌ
wa qulna haasha lillaahi maa haadhaa basharaan in haadhaa illa malakun kareem. They said, "How perfect is Allah (or, 'Allah forbid')! No man is this! This is none other than a noble angel!" (Yusuf, 12:31)

They said, "He is not like common people!" Common peoples' interests are only for their physical being, but the Lord of Heavens opened a heavenly grant for those ladies, a kind of understanding that no one understood before them. They looked at Sayyidina Yusuf (a), saying, 'in haadhaa 'illaa malakun kareem. They were not looking at something physical to make them happy. They lost that grant; they changed and said, "He is not like other men, but he is malakun kareem, sent from Heavens. He is not from this world; he is something else! We lost our physical `ataa, grants, and now we are on a level looking. All of us left everything from this world and every pleasure that we have been granted for our physical being, and we are throwing them away and looking, in haadhaa illa malakun kareem!"

O Salafi `ulamas! What do you think about that tafseer, commentary? Look at the difference between people whose interest is only for material aspects and material pleasures, and look when a person is just changing through an opening from Heavens. Sayyidina Yusuf was dressed with something from Heavens. Therefore, they are saying, wa laysa ka'l-bashar, "He is not as we heard, that he is like ourselves." Maa hadhaa bashar, bal huwa malakun kareem. They lost every taste from this life and they have been taken from this life's pleasures. And they were cutting their hands because nothing else interested them. What was put in front of them they lost, and they were looking, "That is a heavenly one. He is not from our world. He is a heavenly being. Malakun kareem, noble angel or king."

O `ulamas! You can find everything in the Holy Qur'an showing that if a person is approaching from heavenly beings and coming an appearance from Heavens to them, they are losing everything from material aspects and pleasures, and they are going to be interested with nothing else and cutting their hands! If they are cutting their heads also, they are not feeling it! They aren't feeling their heads cut off when they are looking at that. That is the lowest level to make people understand about heavenly pleasures. That means, don't occupy yourselves with grants, but occupy yourselves with Who is granting to you! From His Beauty Oceans and His delicious feelings and heavenly grants, you may understand the difference between heavenly grants and earthly grants! Therefore, all prophets are knowing something about heavenly grants. They became prophets and others are all belonging to animals' levels. And a holy command from Heavens is, "Give those animals what they are going to be happy with and give to Me those whose pleasure is with Me! They are not looking to what I am granting to them, but their pleasure with Me is open and showing!"

O Salafi `ulamas! Where are you, what is your position for showing such an understanding in the Holy Qur'an? The Holy Qur'an is oceans, oceans, oceans! But because we are asking for pleasure in this dunya, it is forbidden to know and to taste the real taste of heavenly grants! And heavenly grants are showing people Who is granting to them!

O People! Don't run to collect grants that put you on the same level with animals. Leave animals' level and try to come up to the levels of heavenly ones! Therefore, Allah Almighty is sending prophets, to give good tidings to you about heavenly grants and calling you to that!

Therefore, Allah blessed the Sahaabah (r). They fasted, and opened their fasting with a date or half a date, or with a cup of water or milk, and they were happy because they were not interested in material aspects, they only asked to be closer to Allah Almighty! Therefore, at the time of opening their fast they did not try to satisfy their physical beings, but they asked for heavenly pleasure for their souls.

O People! O Salafi `ulamas! Try to find some one's who understand such things, as it has been said, man dhaaqa `araf. "Ask who was tasting from that heavenly honey." Others have no value, but you must ask someone who tasted from heavenly honey, as that one may carry you to taste heavenly honey's pleasure. Therefore, the Lord of Heavens said through His Holy Prophet, "Who fasts has such a pleasure at the time of opening their fasting, that no one knows." One group takes that taste for their physical being, but those who are asking for heavenly pleasure taste something else.

O People! Reduce your interest for this life!

O Salafi `ulamas! Leave decorating your clothes and try to be humble servants, only covering your physical bodies with anything. Our interest for fasting is not to eat too much, and not to make too much enjoyment for our physical beings, as that is the level of animals. Come and listen, and try to understand! Holy Qur'an teaches everything!

May Allah forgive me and forgive you, for the honor of the Seal of Prophets (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits)

Fatihah.

(40 minutes) (936 viewers) Today is a holiday, people must come. Allah Almighty is asking to grant us some tasting from heavenly grants. Yaa Rabbee, shukr! (Mawlana Shaykh performs sajdah of shukr) Shukran laka, yaa Rabb.

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

Fatihah.

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

Lefke, 05.09.2010


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