Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 247-248
Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 247
On the 46th to 70th verses of Surah al-An’am .
I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Hodja recites the 46th and 47th verses of Surah al-An’am .
“Say, ‘Have you seen,’,” says Janâb-i Haqq, “If Allah took away your hearing and your sights, and sealed your hearts; who is the God to bring those back to you?”
Is there anyone else to give you another set of eyes? See, if Allah took away the eyes Allah gave you, and took away the ears that Allah gave you, and sealed up your hearts, is there anyone who can give those back to you other than Allah? Even a fly… Nobody can create a single fly had all the universe came together. Those who disacknowledge Allah, who only seek enjoyment, who do not accept religion or faith (iman), who do not respect rights and remedies; Janâb-i Haqq says, “Woe to them,” and tells you to pay attention. Janâb-i Haqq says, “See how We explain the Signs?”
That is, Allah explains things in Al-Quran Al-Karim so well that everything is eloquently narrated which is uniquely beautiful. We only translate this to you, and give you discovery notes about them. This is the development of the life-giving light (nūr). This enlightens and upgrades all humanity. Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim came to prepare people to Janna (Paradise) and ensure the happiness of hearts and souls.
Janâb-i Haqq says, “See how we explain our Signs, yet they turn away.” Some do not want to listen to Allah and the Quran. Though they read novels, stories, and nonsensical things and are busy with them yet they do not want to be busy with Allah’s unpaired Book. Just like there are no partners or equals of Allah, there are no equals or comparables of the Quran.
Al-Quran Al-Karim is not a book that belongs to an ordinary person. The Quran belongs to Almighty Allah who is without equals, partners, custodians, viziers; it is the Book of the sole ruler of all the worlds, Allah. It came from al-Lawh al-Mahfuz (the Sacred Tablet), which came from Allah’s knowledge (ilm), and then it came to us. Pay attention! The origin of the Quran is al-Lawh al-Mahfuz (the Sacred Tablet), and the origin of that is Allah’s knowledge (ilm). That is where Al-Quran Al-Karim came from. Al-Quran Al-Karim is the lectures of the university of the ninth heaven (arsh-i âlâ), and the utterances of the eternity past (azal) and eternity future (abad); the beginningless (azali) and endless (abadi) word or kalam is Al-Quran Al-Karim. Humanity may rise with the Quran, and they may attain the pleasure (riza) of Allah, and there is no other way.
“Say, ‘Tell me, if Allah’s punishment comes to you suddenly or openly, will anyone be destroyed other than the wrongdoing lot?’.”
See, only the wrongdoers or zalimun will be destroyed. That said, those who help them are also wrongdoers or zalimun.
Janâb-i Haqq also said the following.
Hodja recites the 48th and 49th verses of Surah al-An’am .
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Almighty Rabb says, “We did not send any Prophet except as bearers of glad tidings of Our rahmat, and as warners of Our punishment.” That is why Prophets came. “So, whoever believes and reformed his situation, there is no fear for them, nor will they grieve. As for those who denied our ayat (signs/verses), the punishment will touch them for the transgressions they used to commit.”
See, Janâb-i Haqq announces the laws. Every word and sentence of Al-Quran Al-Karim is but Allah’s own laws, and Allah’s own promise. That is why Muslims need to understand, listen, discuss, and contemplate on the Quran well. Al-Quran Al-Karim narrates how virtuous contemplation is, along with that every Muslims should become a thinker. Every Muslims should deeply contemplate on the Quran well.
Hodja recites a part of the 24th verse of Surah Muhammad , which is, “Do they not contemplate the Quran.”
Do they never contemplate Al-Quran Al-Karim or discuss it? Why don’t they contemplate and think? Do you not think at all? Do you not contemplate on the verses of the Quran? Why don’t you read the Book that came from Allah? Why don’t you contemplate it? Why don’t you do what is due? Aren’t we servants (qul) of Allah?
Hodja recites the 50th verse of Surah al-An’am .
You see, this verse also ends with contemplation. Janâb-i Haqq wants you to contemplate here as well, and let me tell you what our Almighty Rabb (Lord) meant here:
“Say, ‘I do not say to you that the treasures of Allah are with me.’.” Prophet Muhammad says this. Allah tells beloved Muhammad to say that Allah’s treasures are with Allah. When Allah wants something to happen; Allah says “be” and it happens. That “thing” has no chance to say that it will not happen. Allah has created this universe, and may destroy it when it is due. That is why everything is under Allah’s rulership, and bound to Allah’s command.
Our Prophet also says, “Nor do I know the Unseen.” See, he says, “I do not say to you that the reassures of Allah are with me, nor do I say I know the Unseen.” He says, “I do not know the Unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel.”
“I follow only what has been revealed (wahy) to me.”
This means that the Prophets only says the things he got from Allah.
Divine revelation or wahy-i ilahi comes to the Prophet, and Al-Quran Al-Karim is divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) from a to z. Now, all commands that Allah sends to the Prophet are called divine revelations (wahy-i ilahi), which is when Allah speaks to the Messengers. That said, the verses of Al-Quran Al-Karim also came by divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi).
“Say, ‘Can the blind and the seeing one be equal? Then, will you not give it a thought?”
See, even Messengers know only what Allah informed them, they do not know the Unseen. Even the angels do not know the Unseen, they only know what Allah informed them. This goes for Muslims, Islamic scholars (âlims), awliya, and people who possess karamat as well.
They only know what Allah informs them, and the Messengers receive revelations (wahy). They receive divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) directly.
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That said, the divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) on sharia (law) is already done. The sharia (law) has been completed. Islam has been perfected. So, what befalls on âlims and awliya from now on? That is, to understand Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim well. That said, there is mubessirat (bringer of joyful things); faithful dreams and inspirations may come but they only come for declaration of sharia (law). They only come to tell you to abide by Islam, the Quran, and the Sunnah. They may come as a warning or to herald glad tidings, and to explain the sharia (law). However, sharia laws do not come in dreams, even awliya cannot establish rules about sharia (law) with his karamat. This is because Allah has perfected Islam and the sharia (law). As the sharia (law) has been perfected, our Prophet has passed away, and the order of Islam shall continue to live until the Hour. It is permanent.
That is why Janâb-i Haqq says, “Can the blind one and the seeing one be equal?” What does that mean? Well, the question is whether the cognizant and miscognizant are the same? Is a believer and non-believer the same? Can just and unjust be the same? Can monotheists and idolaters or polytheists be the same? Can he who follows the Real (al-Haqq) and he who follows the Shaitan be the same? Can those who work for the better good of humanity and justice while embracing humanity with mercy and those who exploit the world bleed them dry be the same? Can the prescription of life that Allah has written be equal to the one that people wrote? See, Islam is divine, it is fully divine. The only prescription of the life-giving light (nūr) is Islam. Hearts and souls find happiness with Islam. Then, hearts and souls will make bodies comfortable. When you implement the prescription of Islam with your body and soul, then they will both be happy.
That is why, my dearest friend, Janâb-i Haqq said the following.
Hodja recites the 51st, 52nd, and 53rd verses of Surah al-An’am .
Our Almighty Rabb says, “Warn those who fear that they will be gathered in the presence of their Rabb (Lord) with the Quran.” Pay attention, “Warn them with the Quran.” Warn who? Warn those who believe and know that they will be gathered in the presence of Allah with the Quran. See, the faithless do not get their share from this warning.
“There isn’t any protector or any intercessor for them other than Allah, so that they may be wary of Allah.” The real friend is only Allah, and the only intercessor is Allah. The intercession of the Prophet happens by Allah’s command and permission. The Prophet cannot be an intercessor if Allah does not let him. If someone is going to help, then it is only possible by Allah’s command and permission. This is very important! People see the agency but do not see the One who sent it. This actually resembles a tree that sees its branches but does not see its root, and starts denying its root.
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The origin of this world is the afterlife (ākhira). The world will change into that, and the Hour will come. However, the world of afterlife (ākhira) shall continue forever. Human’s bodies will rot away but their souls will continue to exist by Allah’s command and leave. These all happen by Allah’s command and leave, otherwise nobody has a chance to be immortal or not disappear into non-existence. The possessor of immortal life is Allah, the creator of life. Only Allah is al-hayyu l-qayyūm, yuhyi and yumeet.
Allah is immortal, and gives life, and resurrects the dead, and creates out of nothing, and the possessor of immortal life is only Allah. That is why Allah does not die. Allah is so alive, that Allah is immortally alive. Do you know how big a chance is to be a servant (qul) of such an Almighty Rabb (Lord). There are so many things people fail to see or think. Being a servant (qul) of the Almighty Ruler of all the worlds is to be a sultan waiting at Allah’s gates of mercy (rahmat). That is why Prophet Muhammad has surpassed everyone in the contest of servitude (qulship), and he has been taken to the greatest position, and he was sent down upon all the worlds as the Prophet of Mercy. That is why we say humanity turns back on the bounties (nimat) themselves. Prophet Muhammad is a mercy (rahmat) upon all the worlds. Whoever does not accept him will have turned back on this mercy (rahmat) himself, thus he will have ruined himself, which is a pity.
Isa (Jesus) is ours; Musa (Moses) is ours; Ibrahim (Abraham) is ours; Adam is ours, just like all Prophets. They have performed their duties so well in the past, and in the end Hz. Muhammad was sent upon the worlds. He is the Prophet of all nations; the Prophet of all eras, and all eras need to work very hard to catch him.
Eras of humanity are far behind, and that is why Islam has encompassed the eras and call them to follow it. The religion of Islam calls all humanity to progress, but the charred brains that do not understand Islam try to portray Islam as an outdated religion. Islam came to save the red souls that call it outdated. Islam came to cure red and charred mentalities; Islam is friendly towards them but such a shame that they are not. Islam is their friend. Islam is everyone’s friend because it came to save everyone. Islam calls everyone to Allah and Janna (Paradise). Islam does not call people to this or that person, nor it call you to follow an idol or serve someone slavishly. Allah says, “Do not drive those who pray to their Rabb (Lord) day and night by seeking pleasure (riza) of Allah off from your presence.” Who are they? Well, a faithful person is surely valuable no matter how destitute he is; he is valuable no matter how poor he is. Does he have faith (iman)? Does he worship Allah? Did he submit to Allah? If the answer is yes, then both rich and poor people are surely valuable. Everyone who has submitted to Allah is valuable. Allah says that he should not send them off and adds, “You are not responsible from their account, and they are not responsible from your account. So, were you to send them away, you would be among wrongdoers (zalimun)?
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You know what the wrongdoers (zalimun) of that period said to our Prophet. Those so-called contemporary wrongdoers wanted him to send away the poor. There were poor and destitute slaves near him. Islam came to save humanity from slavery. Islam came to embrace poor people; it came to embrace the orphans, and to stop the tears and make everyone happy. Islam came to embrace the wretched fellows and give them freedom and liberty. Islam announced the world that they have a share in Allah’s table of mercy (rahmat).
That is why Janâb-i Haqq is giving a message to the universe, humanity, and all nations in the person of Prophet Muhammad. Allah says, “No matter how poor they are, or even if they are orphans; do not send away those who pray to Allah day and night and desire the pleasure (riza) of Allah. Yes, the people in the highest positions are valuable with their faith (iman) Yes, they are valuable with their obedience to Allah, and those who do not accept Allah have no value. See, poor people are as valuable as the states people and rich and influential people who accept Allah. Everyone is valuable as long as they accept Allah. Nobody has the slightest right to belittle anyone who is poor and wretched. Islam does not give that chance to anyone. Islam does not let anyone belittle anyone because everyone is a servant (qul) of Allah.
After commanding these, Janâb-i Haqq said the following in the next two verses.
Hodja recites the 54th and 55th verses of Surah al-An’am .
Almighty Rabb (Lord) says: “And those who believe in Our ayat (signs/verses) come to you, say to them, ‘Peace be upon you. Allah has prescribed mercy (rahmat) upon Allah. If someone among you has committed an evil in ignorance and then repented after it and reformed himself, then, indeed Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.’.”
People may have done wrong, and they may have sins. There isn’t anyone without sin. They should know their mistakes and submit to Almighty Allah, and then repent and ask for forgiveness. Is there any soul who has made no mistake? Prophets are surely innocent and they cannot commit sin, yet they repent more than everyone, they worship more than everyone, and they do not give up prostrating (sajdah) to Allah.
You see the soldiers in the front-lines, and devotees who prostrate (sajdah) in the middle of the night, and they hold both hands in namāz, and they stand respectfully in the presence of Allah. Prophets and their companions as well as all believers, awliya, and Islamic scholars (âlims), and every faithful person who knows his boundaries, men, woman, old, young; and they all bow down to Allah.
As long as you know your inability, confess your mistake, and confess your crime. Nobody can worship Allah as is due. However, you should worship Allah to the extent of your ability and within the bounds of possibility. Islam has made everything easy, and all offers of Islam are things that everyone can perform easily.
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Islam also makes life easier, and brings about happiness. Life becomes happier, sweeter, and easier as Islam is practiced. Souls will be depressed, and life will smother the person and life turns into a misery as Islam is not practiced. What is the cause of all this stress and depression? That is because there is something else in hearts other than faith (iman). Something else has been wedded to the heart where Allah should be present; heart should be devoted to Allah. What if hearts are filled with snakes instead of faith (iman)? Do you know what polytheism (shirk) is? It is worse than snakes. What is disbelief (kufr)? That is worse than those venomous snakes. You may get away from the snake, get an operation, and you will be fine, but what will you do about disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), or corruption (nifaq)? You need to believe. True belief or iman is not about this or that person, rather it is the faith (iman) that Islam brought forth. Janâb-i Haqq says that ayat (signs/verses) are explained thoroughly so that the ways of wrongdoers may be revealed. Al-Quran Al-Karim also explores crimes, and brings forth the truth, and reveals the wrongs. It says what is wrong, what is right, what is dark, and what is light. Islam calls you to enlightenment (nūr). Islam is that, it reads all souls to you. Come, and let the Quran read your soul to you. Learn who you are, and your identity from Al-Quran Al-Karim. Even if all sociologists and psychologists worked on your soul, they cannot read it. Only the Creator knows it, and reads your soul with the Quran. Come, and get examined by the Quran.
Abide by the Quran, and follow its standards. Almighty Allah presented you the things you should do in the form of a prescription. Are you implementing it? Do you obey Allah, or do you do the opposite? Do you revolt against Allah? Just take a look at the prescription.
We present to you the full prescription of this life-giving light (nūr). We are not among those who stand on the edge of Al-Quran Al-Karim. We present the word of Quran to you word by word, verse by verse, from beginning to end; we present to you the happiness of the real light (nūr) of life, which is one that prepares you for the eternal happiness in Janna (Paradise), the divine, lofty, and exalted light (nūr); and we translate it. The Quran is Allah’s Book, and we are Allah’s servants (qul), therefore we shall love and respect each other, tell each other the truths, and save each other from wrongs and loss. Do you think happiness is possible in the world, grave, or gathering (mahshar) without saving yourself from loss?
That is why, dearest friends, let us warn each other, and try to listen and understand each other well. Let us do what is good, beneficial, true and real. First of all, let us know Allah Ta’ala, and the commands and laws of Allah, and the Quran, and let us follow Muhammad Mustafa (asw), our master. Let us devote ourselves to the sharia (law) of Islam which has been sent down to him by Allah, let us follow it. Only then will our worlds, graves, and gathering (mahshar) will be better. So, let us attain Allah’s unique beauty, which is jamal (beauty).
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Those who arrive at Janna (Paradise) will have the honour of attaining Allah’s jamal (beauty). Also, love of beauty (jamal) makes one forget about Janna (Paradise), and it should because everything belongs to Allah, encompassed by Allah’s pleasure (riza), and if you reach that, then know that all everlasting bliss and all heavens are within that pleasure (riza). Be a servant (qul) of Allah.
Now, some say they do not work neither for Janna (Paradise) nor for Jahannam (Hell). “O Allah! I am your servant (qul) only for your pleasure (riza), you are the Rabb (Lord), and I worship You because you are my Rabb (Lord) and all the worlds’. I worship You, and you are worthy of worship. Besides, there is no true god besides You,” they say.
They worship Allah only for the pleasure (riza) of Allah, exclusively for that reason, because Allah is Allah. What does Allah say in return? Says, “My servant (qul), if you believe as is due, and do good deeds (amal-e-saleh), then I will give you my Janna (Paradise),” and Allah promises that, and may give so much more. Allah gives eternal life, and there is Janna upon Janna. Some are given two Janna (Paradise). A single Janna (Paradise) is wider than earth and seven layers of heavens. See, there are billions of people who live on a single planet today but a single person is given such heavens that it is wider than the earth and the seven layers of heavens. Do you think that the universe, arsh (the throne), and beyond has an end? See, Janâb-i Haqq is the Rabb (Lord) of this small universe and endless and boundless realms. Allah is the possessor of all the worlds ever existed and will ever exist. That is why Allah has neither a beginning nor an end. Allah is the possessor of an endless and boundless power (qudrah), and all the worlds. Allah gives heavens to the servants (qul) whom Allah wishes. So, your deeds should be of good quality, and always increase the quality; perform every worship with pleasure, and worship sincerely. Increase the quality of every act of worship so that the quality of your Janna (Paradise) may increase as well. Paradises are of various degrees; a paradise below may see a paradise above like stars in the sky. Some may say it is enough if they are given the lowermost Janna (Paradise), but you should still try to worship in quality in order to receive even the lowermost Paradise because one cannot attain Janna (Paradise) without attaining Allah’s pleasure (riza).
Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in the following light shedding holy verses.
Hodja recites the 56th and 57th verses of Surah al-An’am .
Let us see what Almighty Rabb (Lord) said in these verses of the Quran.
Allah addresses the beloved Prophet Muhammad (asw) and us, telling us to narrate Al-Quran Al-Karim and spread it to the world.
The verse goes, “Say, ‘Indeed, I am forbidden from worshipping those whom you appeal besides Allah.” See, Allah is telling our Prophet to announce to the world that he will not worship anyone other than Allah. So, what is the lesson we should draw from here?
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So, Allah says to all of us in the person of Prophet Muhammad: “You can’t worship anyone besides Allah.”
“Say, ‘I do not follow your deviating desires.’.”
Now, everyone will try to make you follow the order of their ancestors, leaders, pioneers, and -isms. Everyone has a system in the world, but the Rabb (Lord) of Muslims who accept Allah is only Allah, and they do not worship anyone else. They do not follow anyone’s -ism. What -isms are you talking about, there is no god besides Allah. So, implement Allah’s justice and go after knowledge (ilm) and wisdom (irfan), what -ism are you talking about. Stop talking about -isms and delve into scientific studies.
They talk about this or that -ism, and then the war of pharaohs begins. A war of gods came about, but there is no deity other than Allah. Allah is One, there is no other god. That is why dear friends, Allah firmly admonishes our Prophet and all humanity, and tells him to announce it to the world like this. You know those who impose upon people their own systems to people, Allah tells him to say to them, “I will not follow your deviating desires.” That is, Allah Ta’ala tells him to say that. Besides, neither you nor can I say that. Whatever Allah says is the truth and reality.
He says that if he does, then he would have gone astray, and he would not be among the rightly guided. If you worship a person, then you have deviated. You go astray the moment you abandon being a servant (qul) of Allah, and that is why one cannot do that. We are still servants (qul) of Allah even if you are torn to pieces, and Allah Ta’ala will give you a brand-new immortal life. Why do you think martyrs want to come back to earth and become martyrs over and over again? That is because they have found elevated positions therein.
“O, Rabb (Lord)! Allow us to come to the earth again so that we may perform jihād again and again, and become martyrs,” the martyrs desirous of this but Allah does not allow that. There is a lifelong trial in the world that only happens once, and everybody is given a lifetime. You have a chance to worship Allah while you are alive, and a chance to pass the test; otherwise, you will fail. Do you think it is possible to worship this a little bit and then worship something else, and follow a leader, pioneer, and this or that person’s -ism, or whatever people worship? Azrail will come and seize you while practicing polytheism (shirk), and take you away. Do you know what happens when you die without faith (iman)? Would it not be a pity?
“Say, ‘Indeed, I stand on clear proof from my Rabb (Lord).’.” Now, please pay attention because that is what Janâb-i Haqq tells Prophet Muhammad. Allah says, “Say, ‘I stand on clear proof from my Rabb (Lord).” What is that proof? Islam is a proof altogether. Every verse of the Quran is brought forth by Allah as a true proof, unique evidence, certain knowledge (ilm), and divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) because it is Allah’s book.
Is there a better proof than that? Besides, see the creation and order of this universe, these are also signs of Allah’s omnipotence (qudrah).
The verse says, “And you have denied it,” meaning you have denied the proofs that Allah brought forth, but who is addressed here? Well, those who deny Islam, Allah, the Prophet, and the Quran are being addressed.
The verse says, “The punishment you seek to hasten is not in my hands,” and Prophet Muhammad says this because Janâb-i Haqq wants him to say that.
“Judgment belongs to Allah. Allah expounds the truth, and Allah is the best of those who distinguish between right (haqq) and wrong (batil).
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You see dearest friends, Janâb-i Haqq is shedding wisdom upon all people with these verses, sheds light (nūr) and invites to the light (nūr).
Janâb-i Haqq also says:
Hodja recites the 58th and 59th verses of Surah al-An’am .
Let us see what Almighty Rabb said in these verses of the Quran. Allah says, “Say, ‘If the punishment you seek to hasten was in my hands, then the matter between you and me would have surely been decided, and Allah knows best the wrongdoers (zalimun).
“The keys of the Unseen are with Allah; nobody knows them except Allah. Allah knows whatever happens on land and in the sea, and no leaf falls without Allah knowing it,” which means that Allah knows, “nor is there a grain in the darkness of the earth, nor anything fresh or withered that is not present in the Book that explains everything,” meaning everything is present.
That is why dearest friends! Janâb-i Haqq is informing us through these glorious ayat (signs/verses) that Allah’s knowledge (ilm) encompasses everything.
Allah also says the following.
Hodja recites the 60th verse of Surah al-An’am .
We have arrived the 60th verse of Surah al-An’am, and the following is said here: “Allah is the One who makes you sleep like the dead by night, and is the One who knows what you do by day, then Allah raises you and wakes you up by day until the moment of death comes,” because servant’s (qul) life belongs to Allah. Allah makes one live, sleep, wake up, die, and resurrect. “Then, to Allah will be your return,” because everyone came from Allah will return to Allah, and then they will answer. “Then, Allah will inform you of what you used to do.” See, we will go to Allah’s presence wearing our deeds in the world on our necks. We may have forgotten what we did yesterday, but Allah will inform us of everything we have done.
Janâb-i Haqq says,
Hodja recites the 61st verse of Surah al-An’am .
The following is said in this verse of the Quran: “Allah reigns supreme over the servants (qul), and sends protectors to you, and when death has come to one of you, Our messengers will take his life, and they do not fail.”
There are armies of death under Azrail (a.s.). There are armies of death and soldiers of death who take souls and lives.
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It is said that they fulfil their duties flawlessly and without failing. It does not matter if you are a landlord, a general, a poor man, or a rich man once your specified term (ajal) comes, they will not wait even for a second to take your life. So, prostrate (sajdah) to Allah and abandon conceit and arrogance as you supplicate to Allah.
O, lords and generals! Prostrate (sajdah) before Allah! Submit, and do not stand against Allah. You will not be able to stand against Azrail (a.s.) tomorrow as he takes your life, how can you stand against Allah? You may say you do not, but if you do not abide by the divine order sent by Allah, and disacknowledge Allah’s laws, and you do not fulfil Allah’s commands, then what does that mean? Ask yourself, and give yourself an answer.
Hodja recites the 62nd verse of Surah al-An’am .
Almighty Rabb (Lord) says, “Then they are returned to Allah, their true Protector.”
Meaning, one’s return is to Allah once his life is taken. Pay attention now!
“Unquestionably, the judgment belongs to Allah.”
The judgment does not belong to lords or generals, nor does it belong to Easterners or Westerners; the judgment belongs to Allah. What does Allah say to you? Pay attention, because judgment belongs only to Allah, “and Allah is the swiftest of Reckoners.”
Janâb-i Haqq will judge people so swiftly because Allah is All-Powerful (al-Qadir). Billions of people will be brought to account at the same time because Allah’s omnipotence (qudrah) encompasses all directions. That is why this is not similar to a court case that shall continue for days with one to five prosecutors; this is reckoning of Allah because Allah will bring everyone to account.
Janâb-i Haqq will settle the accounts of people so swiftly because Allah is All-Powerful (al-Qadir). Accounts of billions will be settled because Allah’s omnipotence (qudrah) has encompassed all directions. That is why this is not a court that shall continue for days with one to five prosecutors; this is the judgment of Allah because Allah will bring everyone to book. That is, everyone including all judges, statespeople, false theologists, false imams, the clergy, monks, rabbis, and false people of religion, and every servant (qul) of Allah will be brought to account by Allah from a to z. Today, some people are immune to answering to the prosecution office to answer for their crimes, let them say they will not answer if they are brave enough when Allah’s armies and soldiers descend upon him. Let them say, “I will not give my life,” to Azrail (a.s.), and we will see if any marshal, lord, any general, or any pharaoh has ever escaped from Azrail.
See, if a person is in denial and he also does not believe in the afterlife (ākhira), then he should deny his existence as well. He should check himself whether he exists or not. He should check his organs, systems, soul, and body and this universe and see whether it is created or not. So, get your mind together! What are you denying? Denial is like going into dungeons to escape from the sun, you are going into somewhere worse as you escape from sun. Do you know what is down below in that dungeon? There are dragons, and you are going somewhere worse. You are going into a dungeon, into darkness. Denial means that you deny the Creator of this universe. This means you’re trying to escape from reality. Where will you go? Is Azrail (a.s.) not present where you go? Is there no death there? I am telling you because I love you. I feel sorry for you. But even if you don’t feel sorry for yourself, Allah still felt sorry for you and embraced you with mercy (rahmat), and send down Islam, created the universe, and placed you at the table of mercy (rahmat), but you still deny. Do you think this denial will save you, or will you be worse? Do not be deceived by this temporary world, you will die. You have a limited time, and your hours to come are finite. Even if the Hour is far away your death is close, get your mind together! Not everyone will tell these to you, they do not care. Even those who say they do not care do not know about themselves. A person will feel sorry for you only if he is aware of himself, and those who do not show mercy on themselves will not show mercy on you.
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People who do not obey Allah do not feel sorry for themselves, nor do they know how to feel sorry to others. For one thing, those who feel sorry for themselves are to fully believe in Allah and become complete Muslims.
That is why my dearest friend, Janâb-i Haqq says the following in the next verse of the Quran.
Hodja recites the 63rd verse of Surah al-An’am .
Allah is telling us, in the person of Allah’s beloved, that we should listen and understand the Quran well.
“Say, “Who saves you from darknesses of the land and the sea, you beseech to the One humbly and secretly, ‘If the One saves us from this, surely we will be among the grateful ones.” People with reasoning should expand this verse. People whose brains are powerful enough to contemplate should think about what this verse embraces, encompasses, and see the extent of its meaning.
Nobody can save anyone except Allah. Let’s say you are on the sea, and a storm came about. Where do you think the command of the storm came from? The ever changing climates all around the world and all their properties… Where does the command come from? If you are on the sea, nobody besides Allah can save you, and it is Allah who will make you take precaution. It is Allah who created measures, means, and causes. Even if you stand on the ocean floor, only Allah can save you. Let’s say your plane broke down in mid-air, nobody except Allah can save you. Allah will save you if Allah so wills it. And if not, that is up to Allah. That is, Allah is the only Saviour. Allah wants to guide people with Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim but does not impose because Allah has set people free. Allah does not impose because Allah has made people free.
Janâb-i Haqq also says the following in a glorious verse: “Allah saves you from it and from every hardship, yet you associate partners.”
Hodja recites the 64th verse of Surah al-An’am .
This also shows how cruel people are, and addresses those who go back to polytheism (shirk).
Hodja recites the 65th verse of Surah al-An’am .
Almighty Rabb (Lord) says, “Say, ‘Allah is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to confuse you into groups and make some of you taste the violence of others. See how We thoroughly explain the ayat (signs/verses) so that they may understand.”
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Why did Janâb-i Haqq send down Al-Quran Al-Karim with over 6000 verses? Why did Janâb-i Haqq send down over 6000 verses? What do you think Allah explains so thoroughly? All laws of life are present in Al-Quran Al-Karim, and Prophet Muhammad also explained them and shed light on them with authentic hadiths so that they may be understood better. Also, the Islamic scholars or âlims of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah have been preserving this correct narration and understanding. The point of the matter is, it is necessary to understand Al-Quran Al-Karim correctly.
Dearest friends, let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in the next verses.
Hodja recites the 66th and 67th verses of Surah al-An’am .
“But your people denied the Quran,” but who is addressed here? What did they do when Prophet Muhammad disclosed Al-Quran Al-Karim to his own people, in the period when Islam was born in the world, and when Allah started sending down the quran? The people of Mecca were idolaters, and some of them both denied the Quran and tried to murder our Prophet and destroy the religion, and they were oppressing those who became Muslims as well. Janâb-i Haqq reminds that to the world, and adds, “While it is the truth.” See what Allah says about Al-Quran Al-Karim. Allah says that it is the truth. It is Allah’s book, and it is Allah who sent it to Prophet Muhammad. “Say, ‘I am not a manager over you.’,” meaning his only duty is to spread or tabligh, “For every news there is a fixed time, and soon you will know.” Meaning, they will see the punishment of denying the Quran. Janâb-i Haqq said that a fixed time or a respite has been given to them, and they should be prepared for what shall befall on them once it comes to an end. Do you know what this is? This is an utter ultimatum by Almighty Allah to people of disbelief (ahlul kufr), people of polytheism (ahlul shirk), and people of transgression (ahlul zulm), whether they believe or not. Today, the world. Tomorrow, the Mawla. Tomorrow, the soldiers of Azrail (a.s.) will come and bring us to the presence of Allah directly. Bring us to us to the grave, and then gathering (mahshar). If you do not believe better than you believe two plus two equals four, then your faith (iman) is no faith (iman). See, Al-Quran Al-Karim calls this certain faith or yaqeen iman. Come brother, Janâb-i Haqq called you a servant (qul) and loved you, and showed mercy to you. Janâb-i Haqq is calling you to the Janna (Paradise), faith (iman), and Islam. See, we are all servants (qul) of Allah. I am trying to translate these to you, and convey this information to you so that I may help you as a brother, and I am also humbly trying to fulfil Allah’s command. See, we are all people, and we are all brothers in terms of being human. True brotherhood is brotherhood of faith, let us tell each other the truth. Disbelief (kufr) and belief (iman) are no brothers, but in terms of being human we are all children of Adam and Hawwa (Eve) as human beings. We are also servants (qul) of Allah, and the ummah of Muhammad; this includes believers and disbelievers.
We have a connection to ourselves; we have a strong bond. We are servants (qul) of Allah. For one thing, these are ties of creation, ties of innate nature (fitrah). See, for one thing there are things our creation, innate nature (fitrah) and nature that connects us. We are children of Adam. We are children of Hawwa (Eve). See, we have connections here as well. We are all ummah of Prophet Muhammad. It has been more than 14 centuries since Prophet Muhammad was born. He is the Prophet of all eras until the Hour comes, and all nations are his ummah, whether they believe or not.
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We have ties to each other, so let us help each other by telling the truth and stopping the flattery. Let us stop being easterners or westerners and be realistic. Some people are nationalists, others are racists. Some are racist towards the east and some are racist towards west. Some have philosophies nobody knows; others follow other philosophies. What about Allah’s philosophy? What is real and valid is what Allah says. If there are scientific truths out there, then they are already of Islam.
Every right belongs to Islam, and they are graces and bestowments of Allah. Skills, discoveries, and useful scientific studies are all Islam because those are things Islam wants. The Quran has been shouting out to people for 14 centuries. “O, humanity! Progress in knowledge (ilm) swiftly, and make discoveries, do scientific researches, but do not use it for evil, rather use it for the better good of humanity,” the Quran has been shouting this out to mankind. Come, let us carry all eras to the utmost level of contemporaneity. Islam calls to the summit, to science, to knowledge (ilm). There are no quarters for ignorance in Islam. That is why we should understand it correctly.
Islam is not confined to turban or jubbah. You need to stuff the turban with knowledge (ilm), back your jubbah with knowledge (ilm). Turban and jubbah represent knowledge (ilm), and Islam itself is a sea of knowledge (ilm), endless and boundless… All seas combined are like a droplet compared to the sea of Islam because Islam contains the laws of eternity past (azal) and eternity future (abad).
All laws in the heavens and earth are laws of Islam. What do you think Islam is? For one thing, have you understood or explored the meaning of the word Islam? Islam is the name of eternal peace, soundness, concord, conciliation, and happiness. It is the way that came from Allah and leads to Allah. It is the name of sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path). Islam is the name of the sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path) that will lead you directly to Janna (Paradise), and all divine commands in Islam are the routine, law, plan, and project of that path. Besides, is there anything without a plan and project? Nothing has been omitted from Islam.
However, if you have shut your eyes to it because some people defamed Islam near you, then you are actually chewing on their germy spit like gum. You have been infected, and you are sick, but you do not know. Leave it, throw that germy gum out of your mouth. Some people defamed Islam near you, and you are doing their bidding. You are chewing that dirty gum. You have eyes, see this Quran. You have ears, you have reason (aql), you have thought. Go, and understand this Islam, and then come and ask about things we will discuss what is what. Allah has no deficient work. You need to look for deficiencies in your head. Allah has no flaws. You need to look for flaws in yourself. Allah’s knowledge (ilm) encompasses eternity past (azal) and eternity future (abad), you need to look for ignorance in yourself. Allah has no flaws, and Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim is a divine order. I am humbly telling these to you, but Islam is much more exalted than what I narrate. Islam is too exalted, and I am humbly narrating these to you.
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Hodja recites the 68th and 69th verses of Surah al-An’am .
Janâb-i Haqq says the following in these verses: “When you see those who engage in vain talks about our ayat (signs/verses), turn away from them until they engage in some other discourse.”
See, nobody has the right to speak ill about the ayat (signs/verses) of Allah. If someone is speaking ill about it, then you need to either dissuade him or go away in protest because one cannot speak ill about Allah, or the Quran. “Even if the shaitan (devil) makes you forget this, get up and get out of there once you remember and do not sit down with the wrongdoing lot.” Those who speak ill about the Quran are wrongdoers (zalimun). Those who speak ill about Allah are wrongdoers (zalimun). Those who speak ill about Prophet Muhammad or other Prophets are wrongdoers (zalimun), and you should not sit with them. That is why Janâb-i Haqq warns us here. If you are on Allah’s side, then you need to be at Allah’s command.
Allah also commands, “Those who fear Allah are not accountable for the wrongdoers (zalimun).” Those wrongdoers will get punished for their wrongdoing. “This is for reminder so that they may fear Allah.”
See, every command of Janâb-i Haqq is filled to the brim with wisdom (hikmat), and so are these commands.
Hodja recites the 70th verse of Surah al-An’am .
Let us see what Almighty Rabb (Lord) said: “Leave those who take their religion as a play and amusement and whom the worldly life has deluded!”
See, some people only see the world, they have been deluded by it, and they ignore the afterlife (ākhira), and ignore Allah. Never! Janâb-i Haqq tells him that he too should leave them. Janâb-i Haqq also says, “Remind the world with Al-Quran Al-Karim lest any soul should perish because of what it has earned: It shall not have any guardian besides Allah, nor any intercessors.”
See, none of the deniers will have helpers or saviours. Nobody will be able to save them from Allah. “If it offers all kinds of ransom, it will not be taken or accepted from it. Those are ones who are given to destruction for what they earned.
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There will be a boiling drink and a painful punishment for them because they used to disbelieve.”
See, there is a boiling Jahannam for them. It does not behoove anyone who says he has reason (aql) to earn the punishment of Allah while there is the mercy and blessing (rahmat) and forgiveness of Janâb-i Mawla, it does not behoove anyone to deny Allah, the Book, and the order of Islam which the Prophet brought; it will only be a pity. See, we remind everyone of the truth to prevent that. May Janâb-i Haqq guide (hidayat) us, and never separate us from faith (iman) and Islam even for a second.
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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 248
I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Beloved friends, we have conveyed to you the core meanings of verses of Surah al-An’am  up to 71st verse, and now we will further explain them with narration (riwayat) and comprehension (dirayat) using authentic sources. Our lectures on the life-giving light (nūr) continue by further explaining these to you.
The 48th verse says, “bearers of Our mercy (rahmat), and warners of Our punishment,” but who are they? Well, they are Prophets, they are Basheer and Nazeer. That is what Al-Quran Al-Karim and Prophet Muhammad are. The Quran contains eternal meanings and unchanging realities.
Valuable friends, when you mention the Quran, the first thing to say is Muslims and all people need to understand Al-Quran Al-Karim well. What does Janâb-i Haqq say? There are eternal meanings present in Al-Quran Al-Karim, along with unchanging realities. So, understand Al-Quran Al-Karim correctly, listen to the Quran well, and know that you cannot enhance your own value without comprehending the holiness of the Quran. People cannot be happy by flushing their own value down the drain by denying the Quran. “Al-Quran Al-Karim expounds the Unseen.” This is also very important. Al-Quran Al-Karim expounds the Unseen. Have you seen what happens in the grave? The Quran will tell you. Do you see the great gathering (mahshar)? Al-Quran Al-Karim will narrate it to you. It brings news to you from eternity past (azal), eternity future (abad), Janna (Paradise), and Jahannam (Hell). Do you see any of them? Al-Quran Al-Karim tells these to you in broad daylight, if you have faith (iman).
You need to unite your reasoning (aql), faith (iman), and knowledge (ilm). Faith (iman), reasoning (aql), and knowledge (ilm); if you have these together, then you will understand Al-Quran Al-Karim well. Al-Quran Al-Karim expounds the Unseen.
“Those who replace belief (iman) with disbelief (kufr) are to be destroyed. One cannot replace iman with kufr. Heart is the abode of faith (iman). The abodes of faith (iman) are the heart and soul. Believe in Allah with every fibre of your being. Wholeheartedly love Allah with every fibre of your being. Try to worship Allah with every fibre of your being. Pay attention to these, and also ask Allah for help.
Pray by saying, “O Rabb! Make me a true servant (qul) of Yours,” day and night. Pray that your faith (iman) is perfect and lasting. Pray that your deeds are good. Pray that your morals (akhlaq) are the best morals (akhlaq). As a servant (qul), learn what Allah wants from you. Whatever has been announced with Al-Quran Al-Karim and Islam, you need to be successful in those things, that is why you should ask Allah for success (tawfiq), guidance (hidayat), and companionship (rafaqat). Ask Janâb-i Haqq for help and furtherance.
Be a beggar at Allah’s door, and present your heart to your Rabb. Present your heart to your Rabb as if it is a beggar’s bowl. Bow down only to your Rabb, and beg. Don’t you beg anyone else.
Naturally, you should beg while worshipping because we are in eternal need of Allah. We are not in need of any humans. We do not need anyone, and we should not be in need of anyone, rather we should help those who are in need. We are only in need of Allah. We are rich against the world, and poor against Allah. That is why we try to help the world within the bounds of possibility that Allah has given to us. However, if we need help, we seek the help of our Rabb. Only our Rabb can send someone to help us, if our Rabb so wills.
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You take a pill, or eat something; Allah gives the command for it to cure you. If you are treated by a doctor’s hand, it is Allah who treated you. Who is a doctor? Doctor is the one whom Allah treats you through his hand. However, you make a mistake if you only see the doctor, and neglect the creator of the cause, which is Allah. This is because you see the envoy but you don’t see the One who sent him. You see the cause but you don’t see the creator of that cause, which is blindness.
There is neither true faith (iman) nor true monotheism (tawhid) without seeing that. So, see the truth because nobody else will tell these to you, and those who do are your friends. Those who tell the truth are your friends anywhere in the world. They are those who work for the better good of humanity. If a person is not disclosing the truth, or twists it, bends it, and is being hypocritical, or procures an unearned income by concealing the truth, then he is not working for the better good of humanity, rather he is working against himself without realizing.
That is why sincerity (ihlas) is a necessity (wajib) in prayer (dua). Sincerity in worship is also necessary (wajib). This necessity (wajib) is actually an obligation (fard). “Praise Allah when the tyrants (zalimun) are destroyed. That is because all nations of the world will be relieved when the tyrants (zalimun) in the world are defeated. That is why it is our obligation to praise Allah when revenge has been taken from tyrants (zalimun) and when justice is manifested. That is announced in this verse of the Quran. The poor fellows say “Praise be! Allah has commanded me to greet people.” Pay attention! See the 54th verse where Allah orders poor fellows to greet people.
That is why poor people are also sacred in Islam, along with desolate or wretched people. Poor people are as valuable as rich people. As you see, both rich and poor people are valuable as long as they are in the way of Allah. Islam does not ostracize anyone as long as they do not try to deny Islam or revolt against the Rabb (Lord)! Islam does not ostracize anyone. Islam invites everyone to the table of mercy (rahmat) of the Real (al-Haqq). Islam calls to light (nūr), to Janna (Paradise), to Allah. Islam does not call you to follow this or that person, nor a sheikh, a leader, a pioneer, or anyone else for that matter. However, everyone who is in the way of Allah is valuable.
We are not speaking against the leaders and pioneers who are in the way of Allah, do not get us wrong. People we refer to here are false pioneers who turn people away from the way of Allah. We are speaking against the bandits who block the way of Allah, and impostors who call to themselves. We are not speaking against real teachers (murshid) and real Islamic scholars (âlims). We are speaking against those false sheikhs, false clergy, false monks, or people who portray themselves as theologists and give false information to people. Otherwise, realist people are always valuable, and must be held in high esteem.
We are not speaking against them. Besides, Al-Quran Al-Karim rewards the good, and invites the evil to goodness. That is why those we speak against are those who are unfriendly towards humanity, and those who deceive humanity. People cannot find the truth unless they get rid of them. That is why you should be wary of false pioneers, false leaders, those who procure unearned income through those fake organisations, and fake schools of thought (tariqa). That said, appreciate the real schools of thought (tariqa) because true schools of tasawwuf, ecoles of knowledge, and scientific studies are things we need to appreciate.
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Do you know about the doings of impostors devoid of the Quran, sunnah (customs), knowledge (ilm), or wisdom (irfan) that deceive the ignorant? They are ones we should criticize. They force their tricks and falsehoods on people and deceive ignorant people. Do not be deceived by those who do not speak the Quran. Let me repeat. Unless you learn about the Quran, its verses, the sunnah, ijma al-ummah (consensus), and qiyas al-fuqahā (analogy), and the knowledge of mujtahids from their own sources, you will be deceived.
Let me give you an example. Junayd of Baghdad says that a person who does not know the Quran, meaning the contents of the Quran along with hadith-i sharif have no right in the chair of mentorship. Also, Bayazid Bastami says, “If you see those who don’t follow the canonical decrees of Islam sitting with legs crossed in the air, then it is not a wonder like karamat, rather it is istidraj (gradual destruction).” That is what Bayazid Bastami said. There is no school of thought (tariqa), truth (haqiqa), or law (sharia) without the Quran, knowledge (ilm), sunnah (customs), ijma (consensus), qiyas (analogy), mujtahids. Islam is a religion of knowledge (ilm). Our schools of tasawwuf are the perfect ecole. They educate, chasten the spirit and the self (nafs). The mentor or murshid who is a true person of knowledge will properly educate you. You will see the application, schooling, and guidance of his knowledge (ilm) in that ecole, and you will also learn about practical morals (akhlaq), nor
You will see the application of his knowledge (ilm), along with schooling and guidance. You will only see the application of akhlaq, you will not see akhlaq in theory because it is shown there in practice. That is why dearest friends, if a person is being friendly, he should be telling the truth, which may be bitter or sweet. However, if he is not friendly, then his sweet talk is also bitter. His bitter talk is already bitter, that is why if a friend is telling you the truth, it is sweet even if he says bitter. Know it like this.
The 93rd verse of Surah al-Isra  goes: “Or you ascend into the sky,” meaning those who see all these miracles (mujizat) but do not understand anything are seeking something else because a person who is oblivious to the reality or haqiqa will not understand anything even if you make ascend him to the seven layers of the heavens and descend him. The one who sees the reality may deduce is as sharp as a needle, he will deduce the scheme of things from small hints; and he will progress from what is known to what is unknown. Then again, in the 7th verse of Surah al-Furqan  they say, “What sort of Prophet is this who eats food and walks in the marketplaces?” See, some people want him to be an angel. Whereas people are able to benefit from him better if the Prophet is a human being. If he came as an angel, they would not be able to see it because angels are light (nūr), and even if the angel appeared before them in the form of a human, then they would have called him a human. Infidels have no intellect (aql), an infidel will swing from branch to branch like a monkey because he has deviated from reality, therefore Janâb-i Haqq responds to their objections.
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That is, the denier gets an answer. Al-Quran Al-Karim gives a reply to the denier, and if it considered him an animal, then it would not have replied at all. Says the following to those who deny, “You are a human being, and I am giving advice to you.” Janâb-i haqq says that through the Quran. Says, “Get your mind straight, and become a Muslim. Come to faith (iman), and abandon disbelief (kufr) and polytheism (shirk). Risalah or prophethood is to spread the knowledge (ilm) of Allah. It is to spread the knowledge of Allah. It means prophethood, so prophets (nabis) and messengers (rasuls) spread the knowledge of Allah. That is why they have been sent. Allah’s knowledge are the laws and commands of Allah (c.c.).
The 26th and 27th verses of Surah al-Jinn say that the Unseen is disclosed to a Prophet that Allah approves of, and protects him before and behind him, and placed guards.” Janâb-i Haqq has protected the Prophets. How could the religion of Islam become established in the world if Allah hadn’t protected Prophet Muhammad? Islam has been established on earth. The truth has been established, and a universal state has been found. Otherwise, the world had mobilized to kill Prophet Muhammad since the day he announced his prophethood, and the believers were a handful back then. However, if someone is protected by Allah then even thousands of worlds could not harm him. That is why those who know the Real (al-Haqq) do not hold people of wrong (batil) in awe.
That said, those who cannot see the Real (al-Haqq) overestimate even a single fly, make an idol of it and then that fly will become their God. You start seeing the creation as a slave (qul) or a creature (makhluq) once you see the Real (al-Haqq). Those who do not see the Real (al-Haqq) are obsessed with creatures (makhluq), and this is the origin of idolatry. Know the Real (al-Haqq). Know Allah because if you know the Holy One, then you will not worship creatures (makhluq). Tawhid or monotheism is important. Islam has started with Adam and went all the way to Prophet Muhammad, and the faith (iman) of all Prophets until the Hour is only Islam, which is the monotheistic faith (tawhid iman). It is the unity and glory of Allah. It is the belief of Almighty Allah who is attributed with perfect attributes and is free and away from imperfect attributes. The faith (iman) of all Prophets is the same. None of them is different. The faiths (imans) of Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad… The faiths (imans) of Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus), and Muhammad are the same, and so is the faiths (imans) of other Prophets. Prophets have all had a unique and peerless faith (iman), and they have all truly believed in Allah. Isa (Jesus) never said anything about a trinity, nor he said he is Allah’s son. That is a slander to Isa (Jesus). Neither Uzair (a.s.) nor Isa (a.s.) said anything of that sort because they cannot, and they have no chance of saying that. They will not tell you that. Can a Prophet say anything like that? The Prophets who call the world to the Real (al-Haqq) are innocent of making that mistake. Prophets do not make mistakes, nor can they commit sins. Besides, all Prophets are under the protection of Al-Quran Al-Karim. Islam does not let anyone speak ill about any Prophet. Islam does not let anyone speak ill about the Books that came from Allah, but it also does not classify the distorted books as Allah’s books.
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Al-Quran Al-Karim looked after the true books that came from Allah. As for the ones that people distorted with fabrications; the Quran has historic documents as it is Allah’s book, and Al-Quran Al-Karim is a witness of the past and how they distorted the Bible and what they have done to the Torah. That is why you should study the Quran well. The Quran is real, and not even a single dot in it has been distorted. See the real Torah and the real Bible, Al-Quran Al-Karim has them, and it includes them. Some parts of their provisions have been abrogated by it. The Quran has abrogated certain provisions, and has taken their necessary aspects and they are under its protection. This is because Allah renews the laws (sharias), and the only Law-Maker is Allah Ta’ala; nobody else can bring forth a sharia (law). So, what did Allah do with the sharia (law) of Islam? Allah has renewed the past entirely through Prophet Muhammad. The sharia (law) of Islam has renewed the past. Qalam al-dalalat is the verse and sign to be present in the heart, it is not personal. This is important. Qalam al-dalalat is the verse and sign to be present in the heart, it is not personal. It is the verse and sign being present in the heart. What comes to the heart is not the person of the ashya (things), rather its signs. Most manifest and pellucid sign is the utterance (kalam) of the Real (al-Haqq), which is Al-Quran Al-Karim. The most manifest knowledge (ilm) is the revelation of the Real (al-Haqq). From this aspect, Al-Quran Al-Karim is a fully manifest knowledge (ilm) that belongs to Allah, and it needs to enter the heart. The abode of the Quran is the hearts, with its text and meaning; people need to place the text and meaning of Al-Quran Al-Karim to their hearts. Let me repeat, the abode of Al-Quran Al-Karim is not dusty shelves or showcases; its main abode is the hearts. You need to internalize its text and meaning into your heart, and work for that. Are you a servant (qul) of Allah? Yes, you are. Is Al-Quran Al-Karim the Book of Allah? Yes, it is. Then you need to place it in your heart, and this life-giving light (nūr) is to stay in your heart forever and ever. Then, you will come to the presence of Allah with the Quran. Internalize it as much as you can, and if you do not know its meaning then listen and understand. If you do not know how to read, then listen to those who recite it. Wholeheartedly listen to the learned men who have true knowledge, listen well, and understand well. Do not turn your back on Al-Quran Al-Karim. Do not turn a deaf ear to it, nor shut your eyes to it. That way you will ruin yourself, and the Shaitan (Devil) will become your friend. These are not my words rather; they belong to our Rabb (Lord) who says the following.
Hodja recites the 124th verse of Surah Ta-Ha  which says that whoever turns away from the Quran and does not take great care in it, then he will be inflicted with a shaitan (devil). From that point forward that shaitan (devil) becomes an inseparable friend to him, and he will enter the grave with him, and he will get out of grave and go to the great gathering (mahshar), and he will be accompanied by that shaitan (devil) until Jahannam (Hell). This is a punishment for turning away from the Quran, and turning a deaf ear to it. Al-Quran Al-Karim is Allah’s book. Prophet Muhammad is a universal Messenger of Allah. Get your mind together! We are trying to humbly convey these to you in an explicit manner.
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The difference between being an ordinary man or a Prophet is like the difference between the blind and the seeing. Prophethood is a holy position. Prophets are messengers of Allah who receive commands directly from Allah. They receive commands through divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) directly from Allah. That revelation (wahy) comes to him behind a veil or via an angel such as Jibril (a.s.); or the divine revelation (wahy) may come behind a veil. That is why Prophets receive divine revelation (wahy-i ilahi) through inspiration or dreams which is what we mean by, “behind a veil,” or it may come to them via an angel.
Prophets receive commands from Allah. Shaitan (Devil) is unable to interfere with the Prophet’s affairs, but he may interfere with the inspirations of the awliya because they are not Prophets. However, if Allah wills, Allah may protect them through the attribute or sifāt of hifz, but they are not innocent like the Prophets. Besides, they get inspiration (ilham) about good news, but they cannot receive revelation (wahy) about sharia (law), nor angels come to them directly. Angels won’t talk if they come to them, or they will be invisible if they talk. Go to our awliya people, and benefit from their knowledge (ilm), they know these matters well. Do not try to be obsessed with awliya more than the awliya themselves. Do not try to lecture an awliya. Do not try to lecture Allah! False mullas, and fake darwīshes try to lecture Allah, and they try to lecture the awliya.
They try to lecture the Quran. They try to lecture the Prophet; they are utterly ignorant. Stay within your limits. Blind people cannot see colours, nor can they see a cliff but we are talking about blindness of heart, and blindness caused by ignorance, our words have nothing to do with physical blindness. Blind people cannot see colours, nor they can see a cliff, and it is said that unless they are deaf or stupid, you may inform them of the cliff. See, all dangers are announced by Al-Quran Al-Karim. So, it is important to know about the dangers in order to know about the blissful life, and live it. If you lead with your chin without knowing about the dangers, then you will not see the wells or cliffs before you. That is why Islam is the guarantee of everything. Islam is such a life-giving light (nūr) that it has informed you of every danger in order to protect you. Islam brought you into somewhere safer than preventative medicine, because it is of divine origin.
That is why our dearest friends, we continue our lecture with discovery notes.
“Our Master (asw) was accompanied one day by Suheyp, Cenap, Bilal, Ammar, Selman, and other poor people.” See, these are poor fellows who were sitting beside our Prophet. It is said that he was with Suheyp, Cenap, Bilal, Ammar, Selman, and other poor fellows and they were sitting. See our Prophet’s wings of mercy and wings of love that embraced the poor fellows who were so happy. See, Prophet Muhammad has encompassed the entire world with his universal soul which is filled to the brim with mercy.
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Allah has manifested the mercy through Muhammad and the Quran. So, learn about Muhammad (asw) correctly. It is said that those poor fellows were sitting next to our Prophet, and the bigwigs of that era told our Prophet to fend them off. They said, “We will talk with you if you fend them off.” That is, they wanted our Prophet to get rid of the poor fellows. Who said it? Well, they were the top-brass of the state, and bigwigs, rich people. They were arrogant people who went too far in disbelief (kufr), they have a belly full of Allah’s bounty (nimat), and they ascribe partners to Allah. They also look down on poor people. However, Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran embrace people with love and mercy.
They said that, told our Prophet they will speak with him if he fends them off. They were polytheistic bigwigs. One day they said, “At least get rid of them when we come.” They even wanted our Prophet to write a contract so that they may make a deal.
What does Janâb-i Haqq say? Allah told him not to fend them off. Islam is this, so is the Quran and the Prophet. The mercy of a Muslim does not let him to fend off a poor man for the sake of a bigwig.
See the 114th verse of Surah al-Shu’ara , which is recited by the hodja at this moment.
What did our Prophet say? He said the following upon the command he received from Allah: “I do not drive away the believers.” You cannot drive away a believer for the sake of a disbeliever. Can you deny belief (iman) for the sake of disbelief (kufr)? You cannot drive off faithful and sincere poor fellows for the sake of a disbeliever (kāfir). They have submitted to Allah. They have bowed down to Allah. They are pious and sincere Muslims, is it possible to drive off those poor and wretched fellows? The mercy of Islam does not allow that. The conscience of Islam does not allow that. Islam encompasses the world with a universal mercy, and it also embraces all the worlds with mercy, and it does not allow that. The conscience of Islam is universal. The mercy of Islam is universal. The social justice of Islam is universal. The love of Islam is universal. That is why you should understand the mercy and love of the religion of Islam well; also understand its social justice. One day, Hz. Umar visited them in order to preach (tabligh) Islam to them. See, the intention of Hz. Umar was to convey the voice of Islam to them, but Hz. Umar agreed with them and said, “Let us do that, what may happen?” However, he regretted saying that because the aforementioned verse was revealed as Hz. Ali was about to write it, and our Master (asw) snatched the page from his hand and said, “A verse has come, ‘Do not drive off those poor people,’ said Janâb-i Haqq.” Do you see this mercy in Islam? See this mercy in the Quran. A disbeliever (kāfir) has no value no matter how rich he is. See, people like Abu Jahl were the so-called modern disbelievers (kāfirin) of that era.
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They were oppressing poor people, slaves, orphans, and wretched fellows. Islam came to the help of the world. Hz. Umar immediately said he was sorry. Their apology is to prostrate (sajdah) to Allah Ta’ala, repent and sob. Their intention was to spread (tabligh) Islam, not drive away poor people. Actually, this was the main point of the agreement with the bigwigs, but Janâb-i Haqq did not allow even that because the faithful are indeed valuable in the eyes of Allah. If those poor and wretched fellows, orphans, and desolate people are faithful, then they are very important and eminent. They may even be nobody in the eyes of the world. They may even be the poorest people; Allah is sufficient for them because they have faith (iman). Those poor fellows would sit near our Prophet. They were sitting next to the sultan of the worlds, Hz. Muhammad. Their knees would touch our Prophet’s knees, and our Prophet would pat their backs, heads, and faces. That is why value is where faith (iman) is, and value is where sincerity (ihlas) and obedience to Allah are, and value is where good deeds (amal-e-saleh) are. Disbelief has no value, and Jahannam (Hell) has been created for the disbelievers (kāfirin). Do you think Jahannam (Hell) would have been created if the disbelievers (kāfirin) had a value? Get your mind straight! Whether they are rich, poor, soldier, high-ranking officers, marshalls, or generals, everyone in the world who has faith (iman) is valuable. As for those who object to Allah, they have no value regardless of who they are. Their abode is not seven-layers down the earth, rather it is the deepest point of Jahannam (Hell). That is why the 28th verse of Surah al-Kahf  says, “Content yourself with the believers, who supplicate to their Rabb day and night, desiring their Rabb’s pleasure (riza).”
Dearest friends! Content yourselves with the faithful. Don’t you ever look down on the faithful, and do not forget you are brothers with the faithful. Do not look down on anyone with conceit. Especially appreciate the value of those who have believed in the eyes of Allah. Faith (iman), good deeds (amal-e-saleh), and obedience to Allah are very valuable. If you have obedience but lack rebellion, then you have faith (iman), and if you do not have disbelief (kufr), polytheism (shirk), or corruption (nifaq), then you are very valuable.
Every faithful person is an awliya of Allah, but the ranks differ. Whoever has faith (iman) is a wali of Allah, he is Allah’s friend. Do not forget that! Materialistic people have been tumbled down the deepest cliff. Some people saw only material things and denied meaning. They nourished their bodies but denied their hearts and souls, and neglected faith (iman), neglected Allah and the Quran, neglected the laws of Allah. What did they do? They became materialistic, and relied on their wealth, position, chair, entourage, forces, and the power of money. They relied on those and denied faith (iman) and its principles. So, what happened? See, these are arrogant and ungrateful people. See, they are looking down on Islam today. See the state of Muslims, and then think about what will befall on those people. See what happened to all the pharaohs. Allah has broken the backs of those who looked down on Islam, and will break their backs. Islam is the religion of all humanity. It is the mercy and blessing of all humanity, it is a religion that opens arms of mercy to all people. Islam is the world’s only peace and tranquillity.
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That is why Al-Qurtubi said the following, and he is among our grand âlims: “Souls are collected in sleep. Allah takes them, and gives them back. The souls whose term has not come are returned back, but if its term has come, then it will not be returned because death will have come to it.
Dearest friends, the word “yaquṣṣu l-ḥaqq,” is recited with a “ص” in the recitations (qiraat) of Ibn Kathīr, Nafi`, Aasim, and Abu Jafar, and it is recited with a “ض” in others. That said, “yaquṣṣu l-ḥaqqa.” Hukmu, means to forbid the wrong (batil), and this is about the 57th verse of Surah al-An’am . Also, in the 32nd verse of Surah al-Anfal , some people wanted stones and fire to rain down from the sky. Now, certain mentalities that object to Allah, disacknowledge Islam, stand against it and attack it wish that stones and fire to rain down upon them. However, Allah has a decree (taqdeer). Allah has an account. Allah Ta’ala the Almighty may rain down fire when the time for that comes. Allah does not hasten, but does not desist either. Allah may postpone, but not give up, and divine justice is manifested no matter what. That is why no matter how much deniers mock and request a rain of stones and fire, that will happen when the time for it comes. That is, they have no chance of escape. The only chance to escape is to adopt faith (iman) and become Muslims, only then may they be saved from the punishment of Allah. Otherwise, nobody can escape from Allah.
Hodja recites a part of the 31st verse of Surah al-An’am .
The number of armies of Allah is known only by Allah. Allah has an incalculable amount of endless and boundless armies. Although everything is encompassed by Allah’s omnipotence (qudrah), there is an infinite number of armies. About the word maftah, it means key. The 59th verse says, “The keys of the Unseen are with Allah.”
That is, the keys of all the gates of the Unseen are with Allah. The law about all astronomical objects standing like a leaf or a grain is mentioned in the verse as well. You know how astronomical objects stay within their orbits, and how the laws of cosmos are in effect. These verses give indication about them. The law about all astronomical objects standing like a leaf or a grain is mentioned in the verse. Limbs of the body are called jariha (limb) or javaareh (limbs). There is also qasibah (earning), and qawasib (earnings), and they mean something is performed, and a work has been done. The word jarh, is criticism.
This data is from Ibn Atiyyah. Allah reanimates the body therein. Friends, Janâb-i Haqq renews life at any moment.
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Allah reanimates the body therein, and gives back the conscience that has been taken. Bodies are being renewed. Cells are being renewed. Nerves are being renewed. Flesh, organs, and systems are being renewed. Janâb-i Haqq is bestowing life upon us in many ways. Life inside life, renewal upon renewal, and these things happen right before our eyes, but we are unable to see them all due to our inability, but we feel, we see, and we understand them via scientific studies. Besides, the exaltedness of the Quran will be understood through scientific research and many signs yet to be shown by Allah in physical and spiritual worlds. The truth and reality of the Quran will be understood better through scientific studies. Al-Quran Al-Karim also informs about that. Allah reanimates you therein, and gives back the conscience that has been taken during sleep. Life is being reanimated every moment. That is a complete resurrection, the organ dies but cognizance stays, but it is given back later. These are being renewed, and then given back. These are witnesses of the reanimating qudrah, and they are also solid proofs. It is easier to reanimate the dead for the One who renews life. Allah has created us from nothing, and gave us life, and then renewed life. These creations are manifest proofs of the resurrection. Besides, what has been created are manifest proofs of what will be created. Nobody should neglect their intellect (aql), eyes, ears, themselves, souls, or bodies. If you exist, then you have been created and this means that the Creator exists. Do not forget that!
Hodja recites the 11th verse of Surah al-Ra’d : “He has guardian angels to his front and his rear, and they protect him by Allah’s command. See the 11th verse of Surah al-Ra’d . They protect him to his front and his rear by Allah’s command. The angels watch his back. They protect him by Allah’s command. Now, who is protected here? That is primarily Prophet Muhammad. Also, Janâb-i Haqq has given more than 360 servant angels to everyone. Those angels serve every human being. Janâb-i Haqq has given a soul as well, along with the contents of the soul. Janâb-i Haqq also gave a body, organs, systems, cells, flesh, and etc. The manifest proofs of an excellent and wonderful omnipotence (qudrah) are out there; we have been created, and we are servants (qul). We have been created perfectly. Also, it is said that we have been created perfectly.
Hodja recites the 4th verse of Surah al-Tin .
Janâb-i Haqq says: “The truth is that we created man in the best of forms.” Janâb-i Haqq says we have been created in ahsan-i taqwim, which means the best form. “We have created his body and soul structures in the best possible manner, and We created the heavens and earth for man. As for man, he is created for believing and obeying Allah. He needs to accept Allah and be at Allah’s command, and fulfil the command.
One of our grand âlims said that Allah’s knowledge (ilm) is boundless. Allah knows everything below ground or above the layers of heavens. Inwits tremble. These are their wide curtains of horizons that tremble consciences. Allah sees each leaf and each grain, and manages it. As for humans, they roam about the worlds.
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That is why it is a complete laconic. The omnipotence (qudrah) of Almighty Allah is endless. Allah’s knowledge (ilm) encompasses everything, and it is infinite. Therefore, we need to know our Rabb (Lord) well. We need to get to know our Rabb (Lord) in the correct manner. There is no true faith (iman) unless one gets to know his Rabb (Lord) well. Now, about the protector and writer angels;
Hodja recites the 10th, 11th, and 12th verses of Surah al-Intifār .
The verses say, “There are watchers over you, the angels of kirāman katibin (noble writers), and they know whatever you do.”
They know your deeds, and write sawāb (reward) or gunnah (sin). The 8th verse of Surah al-Zalzalah  says, “and whoever does an atom’s weight of good or evil will see it.” They will be shown to you. Even an atom’s weight of good or evil will be shown to you tomorrow. Every word you utter is either for you or against you. Your deeds are either for you or against you. So, act accordingly because you are in a test saloon, a world of trial, and everything we do is under record, being written, and nothing gets lost.
Yes, angels write it, and also Allah’s knowledge (ilm) encompasses and witnesses everything. That is why Janâb-i Haqq holds witnesses if Janâb-i Haqq so wills it. Then again, philosophers say those powers are spiritual signs, and people have prudent souls. This information is missing, there is a deficiency in the knowledge of the philosophers. The truth of this has been said by Almighty Allah in the Quran, and also the Sunnah.
Philosophers got near but they could not express the whole of it. Then again, in Hamzah recitations or qiraat, tawaffathu is recited and this is about the 61st verse. People are under the divine decree in every aspect. That is, whoever lives in the world, or whoever lives in the heavens or earth or all the worlds, everyone is under the divine decree; they are all under divine encompassment. No matter what you have, regardless of your position or chair, you are under divine encompassment. The armies of Azrail (a.s.) is just one example of this encompassment, not all. There are countless more armies. Allah does not even need any of them, but encompasses everything with omnipotence (qudrah). Allah so willed, and created armies because Allah is the Creator. The reckoning of the universe can be done in a moment if Allah so wills it. That is, Allah may destroy all the worlds in a moment if Allah so wills it. The Creator is All-Able to destroy. Allah is All-Able to create and destroy. Also, in the 63rd verse in recitation or qiraat of ya’qub; the word “nūn – ن” is recited with sukoon. As for the word “gīm – ﺝ” is recited without shaddah. So, it is said that “nūn – ن” is recited with sukoon and “gīm – ﺝ” is recited without a shaddah in recitation or qiraat of ya’qub. In the narrations of Aasim, Abu Bakr, and Şu’be: “khīfatan – خيفَةً,” is recited from the root “khawf – خوف”. See, “khīfatan – خيفَةً,” is recited from the root “khawf – خوف”. This is also about the 63rd verse. According to the recitations or qiraat out of Aasim, Hamzah, Kisa’i, Halaful and the ten recitations, another word is recited as “anjaytana – أَنْجَيْتَنَا”, and this is the 63rd verse of Surah al-An’am .
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In the recitations or qiraat of Nafiʽ, Ibn Kathīr, Ibn Zakwan, and Yaqoub yunajjīkum is recited in a different way. This is also about the 63rd verse of Surah al-An’am . Ibn-i Abbas says that disasters in the heavens and earth are due to tyranny of governors, evil doings of evil people and their sickness and evil. Now, a narration that comes from Ibn-i Abbas says that the tyranny of governors is the cause of disasters in the heavens and earth. Hadith-i sharif says, “transgression of governors,” so if there is transgression (zulm) in a state administration, then they are the cause of disasters in the heavens and earth. That is why the transgression (zulm) of administrators, evil of evil people, diseases, and calamities… Yes, it is the administrators who commit this crime, and they oppress the society, but they do not get away with what they have done, and the nations that assist the transgressor or zalimun deserve it. Pay attention to this as well because Allah punishes those nations as well. So, do not side with tyrants or zalimun, rather side with justice, truth, and reality. Besides, a tyrant cannot stand tall without support, but tyranny will continue when a nation supports a tyrant, and that nation is also punished along with that tyrant. Do not forget these! Islam tells the truth of everything. The word, “supporter – şîa,” and its plural form şiya‘ are about the 65th and 66th verses of Surah al-Nisa . The şiya‘ which is the plural form of şîa refers to the groups that support the leader. See, the plural form of şîa is şiya‘ and its meaning is the groups that support the leader. The same word also means to divide and cause conflict, and that is why one should not side with a tyrant (zalim). A person does not know who he is serving unless he knows the truth, and he will not know if he has been deceived or if he deceived himself. I am sorry but they only think about two things. Another word mentioned here is havz, which means delusion of excessive fun, and it is about the 68 and 70th verses of Surah al-Nisa . Then again, the 140th verse of Surah al-Nisa . Baydawi says something about the 65th verse. He says that Janâb-i Haqq makes them fight each other, and war emerges between groups. See, when a nation starts committing crimes such as rebelling against Allah, doing the opposite of the commands of Allah, attacking the sharia (law) of Islam and do the opposite of what is due, then Allah starts punishing them. So, one of these punishments is if people fight each other and war emerges. So many groups come about and they all start destroying each other. A disturbance, disorder, and a state of chaos is brought forth by people in the world who support tyrants, people of misguidance (dalalah), disbelief (kufr), and corruption (nifaq), their servants and such communities.
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That is another thing that is bane of one’s life. That is why you need to side with truth and reality to prevent them from dominating the top-brass. Even if your father is wrong, do not ever protect him, do not give preferential treatment, nor polish the apple for him! Say whatever he is doing wrong. Do not side with what is wrong even if your son does it. If your father is doing wrong things, then do not side with him. That is what Allah Ta’ala commands. Allah says that faithful servants (qul) do not support their wrongdoings even if it is their fathers or their sons. “Consent to disbelief (kufr) is disbelief (kufr).”
Let’s say your father did wrong and chose disbelief (kufr). There won’t be any faith (iman) left in you if you accept his disbelief (kufr). However, you should be good to your father and try to dissuade him from doing wrong, which is a real favour. Also, if he has worldly needs, then meet them, but do not support his wrongdoing. Do not accept his wrongdoings just because he is your father. Do not be fanatic about this like a soccer fan, and do not follow leaders who do wrong! Do not ever do that! You will come to the gathering (mahshar), the presence of Allah, with those who used to do wrong. The leaders who used to do wrong, along with those who follow their wrongdoing, including imams and congregations (jama’ah), will go to Allah’s presence and answer. So, do not side with what is wrong, and do not say you haven’t heard! Side with truth (haqq), reality (haqiqa), faith (iman), good deeds (amal-e-saleh), and justice. That is why in the recitation or qiraat of Ibn Amir, the word yunsiyannaka – يُنسِيَنَّك” is recited differently so that it means, “if he makes you forget,” and this is about the 68th verse of Surah al-An’am . Do not overstep the limit, and do not sit with transgressors or zalimun. If you do, then try to dissuade them from their transgression if you are able, and if you are not, then do not sit with them because you would be supporting the transgressors.
Leave those who consider the religion a toy, do not be involved with them. This is important! Let’s see what Janâb-i Haqq says in the verse of the Quran. You know those false beliefs in the world that are like toys, right? See, the religion of all Prophets is Islam. Other religions are man-made, and they are not divine but fabrications of people. The only religion is Islam.
Hodja recites the 19th verse of Surah Ali Imran .
Allah personally says in Al-Quran Al-Karim that no religion except Islam is accepted. Allah says that Islam has been perfected, and nothing is omitted from it. In the end, it has renewed the past and witnessed the entire past, and the only religion that incorporates all documents of future in itself. Now, those who try to degrade Islam to the level of other so-called religions use phrases like “this religion” or “that religion” they use the word religions. The plural form of the word religion is a slander to Allah, Muhammad, Isa (Jesus) and Musa (Moses), and all other Prophets. The religion exists, religions do not. Allah is One, and there is only one religion.
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Allah is not two, therefore there are no two religions. Allah is not three, therefore there are no three religions. That is made-up by those who call Allah a duality or a trinity. It stinks of polytheism (shirk), and they fill up Jahannam (Hell), which is a pity. Allah has only one religion, and Allah is One. The religion of all Prophets and all Books is Islam. We are talking about the books of divine origin. Al-Quran Al-Karim has incorporated all of them in itself, and renewed the provisions that are to be renewed, and abrogated the ones that are to be abrogated. It is Allah who has done that. Can one stand against Allah? Allah did all that, and it is Allah who has sent Prophet Muhammad as the universal Prophet. Do you have anything to say against Allah? Can one stand before Allah? Can one debate or discuss with Allah? Can one object to Allah? Do you think we have a chance to say, “Why did you do this?”? Asking that would be utter madness, it will be a pity because you will ruin yourself. If gnomes stand against the Holy One, they will be crushed and sent down to Jahannam (Hell), that is up to them. So, leave those whose religion is a toy, and those who consider the religion a toy, and do not be involved with them. If you sit with them, then rectify their wrongs with rights, otherwise do not sit with them.
See the 83rd verse of Surah al-Zukhruf , which hodja recites at the moment which says that their end is the day which has been promised. Their end is the day which has been promised, and that is why you should leave them alone. Let them play around, and flop around in the sea of loss because they are in misguidance (dalalah), they are in loss. Therefore, siding with wrongdoing leads one to doing wrong. Consent to disbelief (kufr) leads to disbelief (kufr). Consent to polytheism (shirk) leads to polytheism (shirk). Consent to haram leads to haram, and makes you abandon faith (iman). Beware! You cannot call haram a halal. You cannot consent to disbelief (kufr). You cannot consent to polytheism (shirk) or wrongdoing. You can only rectify them with the truths, which is the most benevolent service to mankind, and the greatest good for mankind is to work for the better good of it. And that is what? That is to be able to bring forth the truths and realities of Islam and the Quran. That is how you can work for the better good of humanity. Where is the reality in that if you are polishing the apple for the easterners and westerners? Those who do that are doing the greatest evil against mankind. The greatest evil is to conceal the truth. “You are divided into different views and desires.” That said, disputes are blessings in sciences, and disputes are like punishments in ignorance. For example, the differences between ijtihads of mujtahids are blessings. Now, there are four main schools in practice; and there are also schools out of Ahlus-Sunnah that are close to the truth. For example, the differences between these four main schools in practice and the differences between ijtihads of mujtahids mean that the branches of the three of Islam are very fruitful. This means that it is rooted in the universe. This is affluence and blessing (rahmat) as long as those who perform ijtihad are mujtahids instead of impostors or incompetent and ignorant people. True mujtahids are able people, as long as ijtihads are performed by revered figures who have mastered the methodology of Islam.
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This is affluence, and brings about endless and boundless bounties (nimat) of Islam along with ease, and these are, one by one, discoveries. This is discovery of unknown through the known. Al-Imam Al-Azam is among the greatest discoverers, and so is Imam al-Malik and others such as Shafi’i, Hanbali, and Ghazali. These figures are grand explorers. That said, all Islamic scholars who are close to them are indeed valuable people. It has not been more than 50 years that West adopted human rights, and if there are truths in the values the West adopted, then they came from the world of Islam. This is the truth even if they conceal it. Where have they been for 14 centuries? Prophet Muhammad published the universal declaration of human rights 14 centuries ago.
People have no superiority over each other regardless of their skin colour or nationality. Isn’t the one who said, “superiority is in piety (taqwa),” 14 centuries ago your Prophet? Did you not publish the universal declaration of human rights in Hajjat al-Wada‘? Did he not make peace between Muslims and non-Muslims the moment he arrived at Madinah? Battles have been done with kufr (disbelief) only because kufr (disbelief) attacked iman (faith), for the salvation of mankind and peace, and that is done with Allah’s command. Islam is peace, and peace shall become predominant. Allah’s justice shall become predominant. The world shall be saved from tyranny (zulm) and idolatry, which is Allah’s command. Islam came to save all humanity. Do you think Islam will just sit there with bound hand and foot if you attack it? Islam has immunity; and kufr (disbelief) has no right. Polytheists and non-Muslims may live freely and comfortably if they obey iman (faith). However, they must show consent to the principles of faith (iman) and its sovereignty, and pay tax. Islam has opened the gates of freedom to all nations in the world for 14 centuries. Today, if freedom is not present somewhere, then Islam is either not present there or it is partially present. They may have partially adopted it and neglected the rest. The societies that adopt Islam and the Quran completely have true social justice and a universal spirit.
Yes, friends! May Allah bestow mercy (rahmat) upon all our Islamic scholars (âlims). May there be light (nūr) in their graves, may there be light (nūr) upon light (nūr)!
One day, Abu Bakr’s son, Abdur-Rahman, had invited him to worship idols, that is a result of idolatry. Today, Abu Bakr is among the greatest and brightest stars of the companions (sahabah); he is such an iman star that he is one of the brightest stars in the galaxy. That is, Abu Bakr. His son, Abdur-Rahman, had called his father to worship idols before he became a Muslim. However, the reality or haqiqa of Islam reached to him as well, and Allah guided him, and in the end, he became a Muslim, thus he believed. We pray to Allah for guidance (hidayat) to everyone. Al-Quran Al-Karim is a guide of hidayat for the salvation of all humanity. Hz. Muhammad is the Prophet of Mercy, and he is the unique leader of the right path. He is the unique and peerless leader of mankind. He is the most perfect servant (qul) of Allah. He is the greatest Prophet. I am telling these because they are true, and every Prophet is great.
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However, some of them are higher in terms of degree. Hz. Muhammad is the leader or imam of all Prophets. You may look into the authentic hadith-i sharifs on this, and you may also easily understand this from the spirit of the Quran. Al-Quran Al-Karim praises every Prophet, and does not let anyone speak ill about any Prophet, but always gives credit where it is due. It does not belittle anyone’s degree. If you do not give credit where it is due, then you will not have been just, nor will you have said the truth. That is why Hz. Muhammad is the Prophet of all the worlds. He is the Prophet of all nations and all eras, and he is the last Prophet. He is not a Prophet who came exclusively for a town, a tribe, a village, a state, nor a race. He is the Prophet of all nations. People may believe or not, that is up to them. Those who have believed have entered into the rahmat. Allah has embraced the believers with rahmat, and those who don’t have thrown themselves out. Disbelief is their own choice, and they have done it. Allah gave everyone intellect (aql), ability to think, freedom, and free-will. Allah has sent down a Book, and a Prophet. Do you have anything to say? Everyone has been eating and drinking in the kingdom (mulk) of Allah. Everyone has been living the lifetime Allah has given. Tomorrow, they will answer. They will give their lives to Azrail (a.s.), and then answer to Allah.
That is why, dearest friends, the following is from Bukhari Sharif. When revelation (wahy) said, “Allah is able to send punishment from above you or from under your feet,” our Prophet (asw) said, “O Rabb (Lord)! I seek shelter in You.” Janâb-i Haqq also said, “I may confound you as [hostile] factions, and make you taste one another’s violence,” in this verse of the Quran. Our Prophet sought shelter in Allah. See, Janâb-i Haqq is able to send punishment from above or from below. Janâb-i Haqq says, “I am able.” Our Prophet could not bear this in the name of his people, in the name of humanity. He said, “O Rabb (Lord)! I seek shelter in You from Your punishment.” Janâb-i Haqq said, “If I don’t do that, then I will make you fight each other.” That is why humankind needs to put an end to crimes and objections to Allah. They need to repent, ask for forgiveness; obey and not revolt. That is where salvation of humanity lies.
The 69th verse of Surah al-Maidah is about true monotheism or hanifship. Now, Sabians worship sculptures of stars. They worship angels. They worship souls and angels, and there are philosophical deviants among them as well. Now, about true monotheism or hanifship… The faiths of all Prophets who that are based on Allah’s Oneness are hanif. The religion of Islam is a hanif religion, meaning it is true monotheism or tawhid. Allah is one as a Being, in attributes (sifāt) and in doings (af’al), and everything. Allah is one in terms of laws and order. Allah is one in terms of being al-Razzak (The Sustainer). Allah is one in terms of ability to create. That said, there is no second creator, nor is there a second sustainer. People need to understand Allah’s oneness, monotheistic faith (tawhid) and what is called hanifship very well. Kalimat al-tawheed is a declaration of Allah’s oneness. It is a declaration of the prophethood of Hz. Muhammad.
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Lā ʾilāha ʾillallāh, Muḥammad rasūlu llāh, is the essence and core of the truth that is declared to the worlds. This is a collective faith (iman). When you open this up, a complete faith (iman) and the whole of Islam will come about.
The meaning of Salli/Barik is: “My Allah! Always elevate the glory of Muhammad (asw) and his companions, just like you elevated the glory of Ibrahim (Abraham) and his companions. Indeed, all praise and exaltation belong to You. My Allah! Increase the barakat of Muhammad and his companions, just like You increased the barakat of Ibrahim (Abraham) and his companions. Indeed, all praise and exaltation belong to You.” This is the core meaning of Salli/Barik. That said, insha ‘Allah we will convey its detailed meaning in our upcoming lectures as we have time. We will continue by opening these up. We will try to preach (tabligh) the whole of Islam and the Quran, which is the life-giving light (nūr), by exploring and explaining it, insha’Allah. That is, by Allah’s light (nūr) and generosity. As long as Janâb-i Haqq makes us speak the truth and reality, know that Allah’s rahmat (mercy/blessing) is being manifested to all of us. May Allah make our every word true and enlightening. May Allah admit us among servants (qul) who only express the truth and reality, whose every deed is true and lightful (nūr).
If we only thought about ourselves, then we would not have been on the job to preach (tabligh) and explain the Quran to you. Fortunately, we are not different. We are united, as all humanity is servants (qul) of Allah. Are we supposed to help each other in the grave? Are we supposed to help each other in the gathering (mahshar)? No, we will help each other in the world. Let us observe benevolent services before Azrail (a.s.) comes, and let us know Allah’s command, and let us call people to Allah. We should not call people to worship other people, or idols, individuals, or false gods that are called taghuts. We should not call people to tyrants (zalimun). Know that those who call to themselves are ignorant, and they are on the wrong path. As for Prophets, they declare their prophethood but they call people to Allah, and they worship Allah.
Those who call people to themselves, who declare that they are the mahdi, who consider themselves the mahdi, who believe in reincarnation (tenasuh), incarnation (hulul), unity (ittihad), coalescence (imtizaj); they are deviants. These are their wrong aspects even if they have certain true aspects. That is polytheism (shirk) and it is wrong. Islam rectifies the wrongs with rights. The address of the rights, truth, and reality is Islam. Islam is universal and national because it is the religion of all nations, and because it is of divine origin. Allah Ta’ala has sent it down to earth. All laws ever existed (azali) and will ever exist (abadi) are laws of Islam. Those who assume that Islam consists only of the worship people do in mosques do not know about Islam at all. The mosques are supposed to work like a university of the ninth heaven (arsh-i âlâ), and Al-Quran Al-Karim should be expounded. A mosque is a real mosque if that is being done. If not, then mosques are places where people lark around without looking each other’s faces. In that case, a mosque is a place people do exercise and get out.
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Mosques are places of miʿraj. They are places of gathering in the presence of Allah, reading and understanding the Quran, and listening to Allah. The Quran is utterance (kalam) of Allah. He who reads the Quran is he who talks with Allah. The duty of the imam in the mosque is to explain Al-Quran Al-Karim to his congregation (jama’ah) from a to z. That is, to explain it with the most scientific approach, without adding or subtracting anything, without taking sides, and by siding with the truth, Allah, the Quran, and the Prophet, and also without being obsessed with a left or right ideology. Only then a mosque is a true mosque. They don’t do these in the mosques, and prevent others from doing these, and then blame Muslims. What does Al-Quran Al-Karim do to those who do not do these, prevent others from doing these, and tyrannical powers? It says stop to tyrants. The reason behind that Al-Quran Al-Karim is not explained and Muslims are being kept under oppression is the impositions of wrongdoers (zalimun). That is because in a country where the Quran shines, where it is explained and practiced, a social justice and a social brotherhood (ruh al-milli) will occur. Those who exploit people with tyranny and imposition fear that, and they are doing wrong.
Back then, in Republic of Turkey, Ghazi Pasha personally ordered Turkish Grand National Assembly to have the Tafsir of Elmalılı written. So, what did Ghazi Pasha personally order to Sait Bey? He said that a tafsir (exegesis) of the Quran should be written. Then, a correspondence took place between them and Muhammad Hamdi Yazır, Elmalılı. An agreement had been made with him.
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