Be From the Special People

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Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 9th of June, 2016.

As-salāmu alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāhi wa barakātuh.

A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni rrajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlina Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūl Allāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣ’ḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Haqqāni, madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.

Our father Shaykh, may Allāh sanctify his secret and increase his rank, sometimes used to tell jokingly and seriously what ordinary people do. Common people are those people, who have no interest in ākhirah. They say “al-‘awām kāl-hawām” Common people are hawām meaning mindless creatures. They are from the group of animals. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla created mankind and granted them a special characteristic. A man who loses that characteristic throws himself down from his rank.

There are ordinary ones and there are special ones. “Khawās” means special. People now are doing everything for this world to become special, but they don’t know that whatever they do, they can’t get out of the ordinary level. Sometimes they go out and join the caste of the mindless creatures. They enter the caste of animals. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla created mankind and He opened their way so that they may rise. How can they rise? They become more special people by obeying Allāh’s commands. They become more accepted. Their ranks will be raised. The more you are obedient and closer to Allāh, the more special and higher you are.

We look at the people now. They know nothing about religion and faith. Ramaḍān has come and they have no idea about Ramaḍān. Sometimes Sheikh Efendi would say “ghayri mukallaf”. What he meant by “ghayri mukallaf” is the one without mind because there are no obligations for a crazy man – neither prayers, nor fasting, nor ḥajj is farḍ for him. Zakāt is valid because it’s different. His parents can pay zakāt for him but he is not responsible for the worship to be done by him because he has no mind. Also those from the animal group – fasting is not farḍ for them. Ḥajj is not farḍ and praying is not farḍ. However, those people who are in the special caste, are granted by Allāh to do these things with pleasure. They clean us and put in the caste of honorable people. If you have money, rank and fame, these things won’t raise you from the ordinary caste. Of course, this is a possibility given by Allāh to everyone to be in the higher caste as Allāh likes and wants this.

Now people have made nonsense religions for themselves. These people have castes. A caste you live and die in. They have 5-6 castes. The highest caste is the one no one can reach. There is one below it and there is one below that also. Then there is 5th caste, which is worse than animals. But these are castes made up by people, not what Allāh decreed. Allāh says you don’t have to remain in a lower caste. You can rise. Allāh doesn’t oppress anyone. Allāh invites everyone to goodness.

“Wa-Llāhu yad‘ū ilá dāri s-salām.” (10:25) He invites into paradise, into the high. Therefore, In shā’ Allāh may this favour be always upon us In shā’ Allāh.

Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla created people and [He] give them honour. Mawlānā sometimes saying something but in Turkish and Arabic: the level of the people, what he said in Turkish and Arabic it is different but for English maybe, they’re ordinary people, like castes. The people they make castes, but these castes [are] made by human beings. And it is not fair and it is oppressed only, for human beings. There is five castes There is highest, after, after and the lowest caste they have. But you are saying “this caste”, but this caste [is] not from our, from Lord Allāh. Allāh make castes high. He wants everybody to be in this caste. But people, they are [in] ordinary- people-caste. And these people, what they are doing? They’re trying to be special people. To be special people, but they are doing wrong thing. They are saying, they thought: “We are VIP, we are good, we are rich, we have good position.” But they are not looking for order of Allāh and not thinking at all about this.

This is what Mawlānā was saying – ordinary people, ordinary caste. They have special thinking. It is very different from what Prophet (sas) [and] Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla ordering people to do. They have only thinking for dunyā, to be high in dunyā. But as much as they try to be high they are going lower and lower. And this caste like “al-‘awām kāl-hawām” he said. This caste like animals, they cannot be more. And Allāh opening for people to be VIP by following His order, to be near. When coming near for [to] Lord of Allāh this makes people not ordinary people, special people, VIP people. And it is open for whole human beings. Don’t go after your desire. Go only after what Allāh order And it makes you high[er] and high[er]. But when following your ego, what shayṭān ordering, it is not taking you at all, one millimeter up, only going down and down. And it is like shayṭān make it opposite. When you seeing somebody near to Allāh making him not understanding anything.

No, the real high, to be high, to be, get big higher position to be with Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla. Because what he ordering, people to praying, to fasting, to make ḥajj, it is for people who are obligated to do this. Sometimes Mawlānā was looking for these people when he is very angry he says “This is not responsible.” What [is] not responsible people? Everybody knows – who is crazy, no mind maybe for mental house people. This is also Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla He not ordering them. Not obligatory for praying, not obligatory for fasting Not for ḥajj, nothing. They are free from this. Other kinds animals also they don’t have any obligatory to pray to fast, to do things But who are obligatory, the people they have mind and they have health, they can do. But when they are not doing, they put themselves [as] the lowest caste. And people they like to be special people, to be VIP people. VIP people, only who are – Allāh makes them with Him, following His order.

Allāh make us In shā’ Allāh to follow His order, to be from khawās (special). Khawās meaning the special and the near people for Allāh. And it’s main aim for us, for our creator [creation] reason to be with Allāh.

Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq. Al-Fātiḥah

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