I consider the following a classic Sheikh Nazim sohbet, well worth reading .. even more well worth watching perhaps. (To hear and see the Sheikh, for me at least, makes the message so much easier to understand and drives it home so much deeper. Also literal transcriptions are often hard to understand as the Sheikh has a rather special English (for example his habit of using the present continuous e.g. "Is it paining?" rather than "Does it hurt?").
Please try either, or both.
Feedback in the form of comments, reactions and constructive criticism are most welcome.
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Slay Your Dragon and Become a Saint Like Saint George (Khidr )
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani Sultanul Awliya Wednesday, Sep 02, 2009 Lefke CY
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Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem
Destur ya rijaal Allah, meded!
Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar! Ya Malika ’l-mulk! Ya Dhul Jalaali wa’l-Ikraam!
Holy ones! Give us from your endless blessings, and O our Lord You created us to give what we are in need here and hereafter. You are so generous. No any limit for Your Generosity.
O our Lord Who created everything from pre-eternal to eternal! Your creation is running (on), O our Lord.
Forgive us. We are weak ones. We are in need every second and less of a second (for) Your support. You are giving life. If not we are dead bodies. O our Lord! You created us. For the honor of this holy month for the honor of the most beloved one, the most glorified one and for the honor of Your most majestic one’s honor, for that one, forgive us and give us strength to make us as You like.
Sometimes it is so easy and sometimes most difficult to do as You like. You can make it easy according to the intentions of Your servants. O our Lord! You are our Sultan. You are Subhaan! Give us from Your endless blessings, for the honor of most beloved one Sayyidina Muhammad (s).
We are asking for his honor - in spite of Wahabi people and Salafi people. You granted to that one that no one can grant what You granted Sayyidina Muhammad (s). In spite of Shaytaan, in spite of devils, Allah may make them under the seventh levels of dark worlds.
O our master, who is following the way, holy way, enlighted way, with true steps, O our master.
We are asking from your holy powers to make ourselves enough strong for following your ways, O beloved ones. Don't leave us to run on dark ways; on Sataanic ways. Whole Glory, whole Majesty, whole Dominions for You O our Lord!
And we are saying A`udhu billahi min as Shaytaani 'r-Rajeem, running to your from Shaytaan and its followers and we are asking from heavens, a spiritual heavenly sword, and we are saying Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Who coming under that spiritual sword never going to be down or to be worst one. Always who saying Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem he is up. Who not saying, all of them down. And we are saying to whole listeners, as-salaamu `alaykum.
I am a weak one. And my master, who has been permitted to make me to address whole nations through east and west, O my master! Don't leave me in the hands of Shaytaans and Shaytaanic powers. we must be powerful and we are asking power and we are enough powerful. Not Shaytaan and Shaytaanic groups, (they) are always weak and we are always powerful.
Istaghfirullah, asking forgiveness (sits).
O people! I am a weak one. I am a very weak servant. But when the honor of most honored in Divine Present, for the honor of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), whole salutes from heavens on him, we are enough powerful.
We are not weak ones. We are powerful one as well as most honored ones wings on ourselves here protected and sheltered and enjoyed and enlighted.
O people! ! Come and hear. I am weakest one but when from enlighted worlds through the master of this world, coming a Divinely Support, I may be most as powerful or strongest one on earth. but now I am nothing. I am not asking to make a show for myself. No. Whole show I can do for my master and he may do for Most Glorious One's show and Most Glorious One, he may do show for the Creator of whole creation, hahah.
I am only trying to make a show as an ant making a show, hehe. My ability or capacity less than that ant. But I am trying to make a show. I can't reach up, only I can reach to my master's ocean, to come a little bit closer and asking to show people about holy ones power and honor.
Particularly now you are, O people! In the holiest month, Ramadan. Blessed month. And through this blessed month I am trying to reach something from spirituality. Through spirituality I am asking to reach the level of holy ones, that holy ones they are blessed ones. Blessed ones and O people! If you are not going to reach blessings from heavens through your whole life, what is the benefit of your existence here? What does it mean? It means nothing nothing!
Why? Why you are not asking "Am I in existence to be nothing? To be like a dust?”
It is big blame, O people! if I am not asking that question, “For what I am in existence? What is the main aim of my being in existence? For what I have been granted eyes, ears, tongue, hands, feet and a perfect figure.”
Yes, man just created on a perfect figure. No any other created as a man. The creation of man it is perfect. SubhanAllah, the Glory to Allah!
What is bu bizi temsin (representative) eh I mean to say that word to you. Ahsani taqweem. cok guzel bir kalima var. ahsana taqweem that word that I am asking effendim, this building mutasawwar, designer. I am looking that word but all of you never giving your attention. Who designed ourselves? Who Designed? Who is designer of man, and our design is best design, yes? Ahsani taqweem. He, someone designing you through your mom's womb. Who is that one? Why giving two ears, two eyes, one head, two hands, two feet? O big ones! O who claiming that they areNumer One, Number One through nations!
SubhanAllah, Glory to Allah, that I am always thinking that there is “First Lady” but why there is not “First Gentleman”? What is the reason? Who can give the wisdom of that why they are saying First Lady? For example first lady of mamon, US, cumhuriye espide, ne diyordir. Why not saying for His Excellency Obama, “First Gentleman” but for his lady they are saying “First Lady"? Because man's understanding over the understanding of ladies and ladies they are always happy to be first ones, number one. But man never taking care for that.
Yes, both of them coming from the wombs of their moms. Do you think that angels writing on man only “man” and on girl writing “First Lady"? Written through the wombs of moms for their girl babies "Ladies"? No.
Why we are going that way I don't know. Yes, I know sometimes. Sometimes I don’t know. but it is an important point.
“Ya Shaykh come and say to us.”
“Yah. I am not claiming that I am a shaykh, no.”
I am zero shaykh. Ama, but no one accepting to be zero, everyone accepting to be something and everyone asking to try the top point of undurma, (fake) imitated gurursumuz, everyone asking to be something but everyone whom they are asking to be something their titles all of them it is imitated, not real. Real titles in Divinely Present.
But ladies they are happy to be something and according desires of ladies, theire men are asking also to show that "we are also Number One."