Turkish English Tafsir Lesson 280-283
Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 280
On the 161st to 165th 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.
Dearest and most valuable friends,
Janâb-i Haqq says, “إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُواْ دِينَهُمْ” – “Verily, those who divide their religion and split into groups.” Now, what is the division of the religion? We need to pay close attention to that. Some people only acknowledge certain provisions (hukm) of the religion (din), whereas Islam is a whole, and it is Allah’s commands as a whole. Islam is laws of Allah. Allah is the Shari (Law-Maker), and Islam is the sharia (law) of Allah.
They acknowledge certain provisions (hukm) of the religion (din), and then divide it it by disacknowledging others. If you are disacknowledging a provision (hukm) of the religion (din), then there is a division. Those who do not unite the religion with true monotheism (tawhid) are mixing in various goals in it, they are mixing in deities, various deities and metbûs. Now, what is a metbû? It is those who are followed. People do not research whether something is Allah’s command or not, and they subject to someone. These metbûs whom are followed use various means and ways to split the religion. They say the religion (din) belongs to the inner world and spirit of a person, it does not meddle with one’s body and outer world. Others say religion (din) deals with certain aspects of humans and it does not meddle with others. Those who separate their religion from many of their affairs groups with an attitude like, “The religion (din) and people are unrelated,” should know that the religion (din) is what Allah offered to us servants (qul). It interferes with your inner and outer world. It interferes with your world, and afterlife. Is there any place where Allah does not intervene?
So, those who divide their religion into groups are saying, “Even if Allah interferes with this affair of ours, Allah should not interfere with that affair.” Then, they submit to others. They replace the religion with their own affairs or affairs of others, and they stir up the religion, and do what? They divide it, then they are split into groups. The religion (din) is not the way you or me say it is, rather the religion (din) is the name of all divine laws that Allah brought forth. That said, what is referred by religion here is Islam.
Hodja recites a part of the 19th verse of Surah Ali Imran .
The sharia (law) is the provisions (hukm) that Islam brought forth. That is, there is no sharia (law) out of Islam. There is no religion out of sharia (law) because it is the provisions (hukm) that Almighty Allah brought forth with Islam. Allah the Law-Maker has personally brought forth the religion and the sharia (law).
The essential (asl-i) proofs of this is Al-Quran Al-Karim and Prophet Muhammad, risalat (message) and the book. Some say religion (din) and people are unrelated, but where will you place the religion (din) if you separate it from the people? Let’s say you separated the religion from people, where will you put it? The religion (din) consists of the offers of Allah to mankind. All people are obligated in this regard, and the one who offered these to the obligated is Allah. These are Allah’s offers. See, Islam is nothing but Allah’s offers to the servants (qul). The religion (din) and people are not unrelated. The people who live the religion (din) is called the Nation of Islam. We live Islam. A people who lives Islam is the Nation of Islam. So, what happens when you separate that nation from that religion (din), or vice versa? Do you want people to be irreligious? You may be irreligious, but even if all the tyrants of the world and many worlds like this gathered; they could not return someone from their belief, religion, and faith; as long as he wishes to live it as is due. He will rather be torn to pieces than renounce his religion. One dies, thousands are born.
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The Pharaoh killed his boys throughout years in order to kill Musa (Moses). Yet he raised the real Musa (Moses) in his arms. O contemporary pharaohs! Islam is such a religion (din) that you may kill one, but Allah creates a thousand. You kill a hero, but thousands more will emerge. More powerful ones will come. You cannot afford standing against Allah. O the contemporary enemies of Islam! Stop attacking Islam!
Allah embraces all mankind with mercy, and this is called Islam. Come! Do not cut the water that runs to your own mill off, do not burn the house you live in, do not plot against yourself. O humanity! Allah embraces humanity with mercy through Islam. Muhammad is the Prophet of Mercy. Muhammad is the Prophet of mercy and social justice upon all humanity. Al-Quran Al-Karim is all people’s book until eternity.
Come! Do not do wrong to yourself or humanity! That is why those who strike an attitude and say, “religion and people are unrelated,” and separate religion from their affairs are drifting apparat from the religion. Pay attention! That is, those who strike an attitude and say, “religion and people are unrelated,” and separate religion from many of their affairs… Pay attention to this! In the qiraat or recitations of Hamzah and Al-Kisa’i, the word farraqū is recited as farreqū. As it is recited this way in the qiraat or recitations of Hamzah and Al-Kisa’i, those who try to deviate from the true religion by any of these means are those who try to abandon their true religion.
So, what will happen in the end? In the end they will abandon the religion because irreligiousness in the name of religion will occur when you lose your true faith (iman), your true worship, true morals, and true understanding of law. But they would be practicing irreligiousness in the name of religion. Those who use their power for disunity instead of unity should know that Islam is the unity of beliefs and predominance of justice in the world.
That is why those who exert their power for separation, who try to divide people and, “وَكَانُواْ شِيَعًا” – become groups should know that Islam is united. However, if there are many groups who have various understandings, and these differences have reflected on their belief (itiqad), their belief systems; and other things got mixed into their monotheistic belief (tawhid iman), then there is deviation from the religion.
So, every one of them follow a different president, a different emotion, and a different desire; and turn into groups and segregate. This had happened to the polytheists from the beginning, and this also happened to the Jews and the Christians. Such a pity that even Muslims ended up in that situation every time they fell down.
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See the situation Islamic world is in right now. Islam is standing out there well and sound. It has no chance of being distorted, but people distorted themselves; they divided into groups. Just see whether those groups get along well with one another or not! Their religion (din) is one, then why aren’t the groups get along well with each other? Every group has a book written by someone. There is no pure and unmixed knowledge and mujtahids of Ahlus-Sunnah with them, nor is there an understanding of true Quran, sunnah, ijma, and qiyas with them, and as every one of those groups adhered to a different leader; do you know what those bigots are doing? They bring about many groups due to their obsession and bigotry. In the end, there is nothing but division and segregation. They fell into these situations in the period of our Prophet (asw) as well. Muslims have fallen into that situation every time they were in decline. In the end, our Prophet (saw) said, “The Jews divided into 71 groups, and all of them are in jahannam (hell) except one of them. As for the Christians, they divided into 72 groups, all of which are in jahannam (hell) except one. My ummah – Muslims – will deviate into 73 groups, all of which are in jahannam (hell) except one.
So, who narrated this hadith-i sharif? Let me see, there is Al-Alusi, Abu Dawood, Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn-i Majah, and Ahmad ibn Hanbali in the title and deed (sanad) of the hadith. That is why, dearest friends, we understand that 3 groups have been saved, one from the Jews, another from the Christians, and the other from the Muslims. This is called al-firqah al-najiyah (the saved group), but there is no three saved groups in a single period. There is always a single group that has been saved for every period. Beware! There is always a single group that has been saved for every period. A group that lived in the period between Musa (Moses) and Isa (Jesus) has been saved. Another group has been saved in the period between Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad, but there is always a single group. They are the same group. The group did not chance because the religion (din) of every Prophet is Islam. Then, after Muhammad (asw), alaihimussalam, no matter how many groups people make up, al-firqah al-najiyah or the saved group is those who follow the way of Muhammad, not anyone else. There is a saved group for each period in time, and that group is those who follow the right path of the Prophet and the companions (ashab), which is the monotheistic (tawhid) path that is sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path), not anyone else. The straight path is the path that Muhammad (asw) leads with the guidance of Al-Quran Al-Karim, and that is sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path), which is Islam. The only path that comes from Allah and leads to Allah is that.
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The people of the world had begun this path with Adam, and continued with the other prophets, and it is a path that extends all the way to Muhammad. It extends to eternity and the Hour with Muhammad. From now on, it is the path of eternity. It had begun with Adam, and it continues with Muhammad. As for the other paths, Janâb-i Haqq says, “لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ”. See, Janâb-i Haqq says “لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ” to Muhammad, which means, “You have nothing to do with them.” That is, he is not responsible whatsoever for those who are out of the right path, they have deviated from their path. He is neither responsible for the segregation, affairs, or calamities of those who divide their religion and turn into factions nor does he have authority to request something from Allah for them. Says he has no such responsibility. It is said that they do not have the right to adhere to you, or associate the path they follow with you. They have no such right, nor does he have the authority to intercede for them. The Prophet will not intercede for them when they practice irreligiousness in the name of religion because the Prophet is not responsible for them.
This is because the Prophet showed the straight path, established it and implemented it. Those who deviated have deviated of their own accord, and they burdened themselves with the responsibility. See, the verse says, “إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللّهِ” – “Their affair (the command that will be enforced to them) rests only with Allah.” That is why beloved friends, Janâb-i Haqq says, “ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُواْ يَفْعَلُونَ” – “Then, Allah will tell them what they used to do.”
Now, the 160th verse says, “مَن جَاء بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا” – “Whoever comes to Allah with a good deed will receive ten times as much,” and that is the minimum. This verse says there is ten times as much reward for he who does a good deed. Janâb-i Haqq also said that this is a example that is about multiplying the reward, and let us recite the 261st verse of Surah al-Baqarah in this regard.
Hodja recites the 261st verse of Surah al-Baqarah .
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is just like a grain that produces seven ears, each ear having a hundred grains, and Allah multiplies the reward for whom Allah wills.”
See, in this verse Janâb-i Haqq gives 700 to 1.
According to other tafsirs, the 10 in the 160th verse is the minimum, and 10 to 1 is certainly given, which is the open meaning. So, no matter which explanation it is, sawāb is not only about earning a right, but it is a superiority. That is why Allah always holds sawāb in high regard, and multiplies it many times. Divine grace shall give many times as much for each good deed, and gives rewards and sawāb. So, we see how beautiful goodness is! We also see how vast the divine mercy (rahmat) is! Almighty Allah’s mercy (rahmat) is infinite.
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The 160th verse says, “وَمَن جَاء بِالسَّيِّئَةِ” – “And whoever comes with an evil deed,” – “فَلاَ يُجْزَى إِلاَّ مِثْلَهَا” – “he will not be recompensated by anything but its equal,” – “وَهُمْ لاَ يُظْلَمُونَ” – “and they shall not be wronged.”
See the circumstance of those who deny and reject the command of Allah! So, what is disbelief (kufr)? Kufr is to deny the command of Allah. That is why those who deny and reject the command of Allah; denying the Real (al-Haqq) even for a split second is a lie for eternity. Denial is an eternal lie! Can one deny the command of Allah? Every kufr of a kāfir and every moment of his kufr is an eternal evil! That is, kufr itself is eternal evil. In other words, “Those who deny any command of the Real (al-Haqq) suspense you from the mercy (rahmat) of Almighty Allah for eternity. It is said that kufr is an eternal suspense from mercy (rahmat). Pay attention! Surely, the outcome of this eternal suspension and eternal evil is eternal punishment.
Attaining the divine mercy (rahmat) is an opportunity given for a limited period of time, but to deny this opportunity that has been given to you is nothing but eternal deprivation of said mercy (rahmat), and that much is clear. In this world an opportunity has been given to us, which is for faith or iman, and you are using this opportunity for disbelief or kufr, you are denying and rejecting the commands of Allah. Denial is an eternal lie; and denial has no place in neither eternity (abad) nor pre-eternity (abad).
That said, faith or iman is a truth for eternity. It is to acknowledge the truth and reality which is Allah and all commands of Allah. That is why the reward of iman is also eternal. See, janna (paradise) is eternal, and so is the jahannam (hell). Get your head straight! I am telling this to my own soul (nafs), but as I know you are from me and I am from you, and we are all from each other as the servants (qul) of Allah and the children of Adam, I cannot segregate you as I tell these to my soul (nafs), and I am also telling you. See, Al-Quran Al-Karim is calling all humanity. Janâb-i Haqq is ordering everyone to spread (tabligh) these commands.
Beloved friends, let us continue.
Hodja recites the 161st, 162nd, and 163rd verses of Surah al-An’am .
Keep on saying these verses of the Quran. Recite these verses and Al-Quran Al-Karim often. Try to understand its meanings, the lessons of the life-giving light (nūr), life lessons. Do not miss the lessons of immortal life. Listen and understand them from beginning to end throughout your life. Let the light (nūr) of reality rain down upon your heart, and let your heart and soul get wet in the rain of this light (nūr).
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Then the flowers of faith (iman) will blossom in your heart fragrantly, and the savoury fruits of good deeds (amal-e-saleh) and obedience to Allah will nourish your heart forever and ever. Let your heart eat and drink from the garden of the Quran forever and ever. Let the rains of meaning and light (nūr) of the Quran rain down upon the heavens of the heart to your heart. Save your heart from turning into a desert. Save your heart from monsters abiding therein. Save your heart from infestation of snakes and centipedes! Let your heart become a garden of Quran, and an Islamic State. That is why neglecting Al-Quran Al-Karim is like throwing yourself down into a deep well filled with monsters.
Janâb-i Haqq says the following.
Hodja recites the 163rd, 164th, and 165th verses of Surah al-An’am .
We are now at the last verses of Surah al-An’am . Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in these holiest verses.
“Say, my beloved Khabib Muhammad!”
Allah addresses those who know Al-Quran Al-Karim in the person of Muhammad, and tells them to spread this Quran to the world.
“Say, ‘As for me, my Rabb has guided me to a straight path – the correct religion (din), the creed of Ibrahim, a ḥanīf, and he was not one of those who associated partners.”
See, this verse says that Prophet Muhammad’s path is a straight path, and tells people that this religion is the correct and ḥanīf religion, religion of monotheism (tawhid). See, throughout eternity Islam will always be the monotheistic religion (tawhid din). It is the only correct (haqq) religion that relies on the commands and laws of Allah and the unity of Allah. That is why he was not one of the polytheists. Ibrahim (a.s.) had fought against the Nimrod’s state. And what did Nimrod do? He disacknowledged the unity of Allah. He disacknowledged the monotheistic belief (tawhid iman) of Islam and the sharia (law) that Ibrahim brought that day. Nimrod’s state was a powerful state. He was the one who threw Ibrahim (a.s.) in the fire. However, Ibrahim (a.s.) made no concessions.
Allah says this in the person of Ibrahim to the world: O humanity! Allah is One. Do not make concessions to the commands and laws of Allah. Even if you are up against the greatest state of the world, such as Nimrod… Even if you are up against contemporary Nimrods, do not turn away from the commands and provisions (hukm) of Allah, and the unity of Allah; do not make concessions. This message is present in the verse. This is the essential message.
That is why, “Say, ‘My namāz, worship, life, and death are all for Allah, the Rabb of all the worlds.”
See, everything of a Muslim is for Allah. Muslim stays away from sin for Allah, they hasten to acquire sawāb for Allah, and all of their worship or ibadat are only for Allah (c.c.).
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So, what is being said here? “My namāz, sacrifices, financial and physical worship, all spiritual worship, my life and death are all for Allah, the Rabb of all the worlds,” says announce this to all humanity. O humanity! Do not worship others! Do all your worship and every good deed you do to humanity only for Allah.
Say, “Shall I look for another Rabb besides Allah, while Allah is the Rabb of everything?” Almighty Allah has no partners, no equals, no viziers, no comparables. That has been commanded to me, I am the first of Muslims,” that is he is the first of the Muslims and he is a Prophet, and he is the leader of all mankind. He is the leader of Islam, the leader of truth and reality (haqiqa), the guide of the truth. Every soul is burdened with its own sin. “No soul does evil except against itself, and no bearer shall bear another’s burden.”
Everyone is burdened with their own sin, and they wear their deeds on their neck, “then to your Rabb will be your return.” Everyone will be carrying their own burden, sin. “Then to your Rabb will be your return.” See, your return is only to the presence of Allah.
Think well, that is the return, if you do not believe for certain without having a second thought that you will go to the presence of Allah and answer, then you are ruined, you shall be in the fire for eternity, because those who do not believe this have no faith (iman). Know this, and do not forget! Besides, that is more real than yourself. Check yourself, do you exist? Yes, you do. See, that truth is more powerful than you checking yourself and seeing that you exist, so believe for certain that you will be in the presence of Allah and answer. We will certainly be in the presence of Allah and answer. Our return is to Allah Ta’ala on the Last Day (Ruz-i Ceza), in the greater court (mahkamah al-kubra) which is Allah’s presence. Allah will bring us all to account being free from time and space. Allah will bring everyone to account. That is why beloved friends! Allah will inform you of the truth regarding which you segregated. A complete justice is established in the court you will be present, and nobody will be bumped up therein. There are no privileged souls there, there is divine justice and divine grace. Divine grace will be manifested to who have faith (iman) and good deeds (amal-e-saleh), and the divine justice will be manifested to the sinners and disbelievers (kāfirs). Get your mind straight!
“It is Allah who made you successors on earth.” See what Janâb-i Haqq says.
Hodja recites a part of the 165th verse.
It is Allah who made you successors on earth, and the things you were given are given to test you. That is, for test. “It is Allah who raised some of you in rank above others.”
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These are all for test, separate ranks are given to everyone, and everyone is tested in respect to that rank. Then, act by knowing that your return is to your Rabb. “Indeed, your Rabb is swift in retribution.” Pay attention to this! Your Rabb is, “لَسَرِيعُ الْعِقَابِ” – That is, “swift in retribution.” “And indeed Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful.” That is, “وَإِنَّهُ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ” the 167th verse of Surah al-A’raf . There is no end to Allah’s forgiveness, rahmat al-rahim (blessing of the Most Merciful), and mercy (rahmat). Janâb-i Haqq has set up the table of rahmat al-rahman in the world, heavens and the earth. As for the other world, in janna (paradise), there is the table of rahmat al-rahim. There is also forgiveness upon those who have believed (iman) and done good deeds (amal-e-saleh).
There is no amnesty to the disbeliever (kāfir), nor is there mercy. If there was amnesty to the disbeliever (kāfir), and there was forgiveness, and there was mercy (rahmat), then jahannam (hell) would not have been created. May Allah not make anyone a disbeliever (kāfir), we are striving for that. Allah has created nobody as a disbeliever (kāfir), that is out of the question, rather people chose disbelief (kufr) themselves, and they became disbelievers (kāfirs). That is, those who became disbelievers (kāfirs). Allah has created nobody as a disbeliever (kāfir), created nobody with sin. Nobody is born with a sin, rather everyone is born with an innate nature (fitrah) of Islam. This goes for the offspring of the Magians, the Jews, the idolaters, and the Christians as well. Everyone is born with an innate nature of Islam. Those who distort this innate nature (fitrah) deviate to wrong paths, and they go astray. This starts from the family first; it starts with the parents. True Muslims raise their children with Islam, then their faith (iman) progresses and increases.
If parents do not teach the progress, knowledge (ilm), learning (irfan), faith (iman), and morals (akhlaq) of Islam to their children, and do not teach them the holy values that Allah offered to us servants (qul), then those children will be deprived of the knowledge (ilm) and learning (irfan) of Islam, and Islam itself.
That is, one either has a weak faith (iman), or there will be a danger of losing the faith (iman). See, people themselves are ruining their innate nature (fitrah) of Islam that way. People are supposed to advance their creation (hilkat) and innate nature (fitrah) with Islam, but they are doing the opposite and ruining it. They are following their desires (nafs), they are following the Shaitan (Devil), and they are following the devils from mankind in the world, and in the end, there is nothing but pain.
We have been informed of all dangers via Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad. We have been informed of all dangers beforehand. Give ear to the Quran. Devote your heart to Islam, and open your eyes! Give all your attention to the Real (al-Haqq) with your heart’s eye, with your insight (basirat) and discernment (farasat), and your physical sight, and listen to Allah.
You see, Islam and the Quran is to listen to Allah Ta’ala, and be bound to Allah’s command, to obey, and not to disobey. Listen to Allah, and understand the offers of Allah. Learn your religion (din) well via authentic sources, and do not say you haven’t been informed!
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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 281
On the 161st to 165th 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.
Beloved friends, words like, “I didn’t know, I wouldn’t understand,” are not valid excuses, everyone has to learn the religion (din). It is not permissible (jaiz) to bring up an excuse like, “We didn’t know the language of the Book.” It is possible for everyone to learn, that is among possibilities. Allah brought forth what is possible, and offered the truest, easiest, and best to us people in order to make life easier. To understand Islam and to learn how to read Al-Quran Al-Karim are not hard, rather they are prerequisites for making life easier, and they are the truth (haqiqa), which is easiest. Life gets easier as it is known better, and a happier life comes about.
That is why it is possible for everyone to learn, saying you don’t know is not a valid excuse, you have got to learn for certain. None of us has the chance to say, “I can’t or I won’t” to Allah Ta’ala, not in the slightest. Allah created us, and knows what we can afford and what we cannot afford. Allah has presented the offer to every human being, and trusted us with the entrustment by our own request. That is, Allah has entrusted us with the greatest glory and honour. Allah has burdened us with the eternal bliss, and equipped us with the life-giving light (nūr). If you escape this light (nūr), then think about what you are doing to yourself! See the 93rd verse of Surah al-An’am , which says, “أَخْرِجُواْ أَنفُسَكُمُ”. Angels… Angels of death… The armies of Azrail are coming. The soldiers of Azrail (a.s.), which are angels say, “Give up your lives!” They came to take lives, and they take everyone’s lives when their hour comes and the term (ajal) ends. See what said verse says. Says, “أَخْرِجُواْ أَنفُسَكُمُ”. The angels, which are angels of death say, “Give up your lives!” And they know how to take it. They know how to take lives, and you are to give your life. You will give up your life and your life in the world will come to an end. Then, the life of barzakh will begin in the grave, the reckoning will begin therein, the reckoning of the grave, and the tightening of the grave… If your faith (iman) and good deeds (amal-e-saleh) are not enough, the tightening of the grave will commence. That said, barzakh has also a punishment of its own. If they are enough, then the life of barzakh will also turn into a blissful life.
For that, see the 22nd and 23rd verses of Surah al-Fajr .
“The heavens and the earth will be crumbled into fragments, and qiyamah (last day) shall commence.” Death will not be enough, there is also al-mawt al-kulli (death for all) after one’s own personal death. There is the death of mankind, everyone shall die. “The heavens and the earth is levelled to a plain.” Then, after the life of barzakh ends, people will raise from the grave and come to the gathering (mahshar). Everybody should get their mind straight! See the 32nd verse of Surah al-Anfal , and the 92nd verse of Surah al-Isra’ . The faithless want rocks to rain down upon them as soon as possible because they have no faith (iman), and they will not come to their senses until they are destroyed. They will come to their senses when Azrail (a.s.) comes and takes their lives, but it will be too late.
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These spoiled disbelievers (kāfirs) were saying, “Rain down upon us rocks in the world,” to Janâb-i Haqq. They asked the Prophet for Allah to rain down rocks upon them. They were saying, “cause the sky to fall in fragments upon us.” It wouldn’t have come to that if disbelievers (kāfirs) had reason (aql). That is why the circumstance of those who fall into this is very bad. They will wake up as they die, but it will be too late. See the 85th verse of Surah Al-Muʼmin , “But their faith was of no benefit to them when they see Our punishment.” They understood they are going to die, and sakarat al-mawt (unconsciousness) has begun, and the veil before their eyes has been lifted. Some people understand these when they are about to die, but Allah’s angels of punishment take their lives by pulling and stretching. See, that is when they see the punishment of Allah. Allah’s punishment and wrath has great variety, there are various kinds of punishment for every sin. See, it is said that their faith will not benefit them when they see Allah’s wrath. The events are informed to us beforehand, and they are announced perfectly, and nothing has been omitted. Faith will not benefit them on that day. See, one of the explorers who brought clarity to this verse is Al-Zamakhsharī, who is in the source of this narration.
Then again, beloved friends, they say it is not mandatory to take cognizance of matufun-aleyh in regards to matuf. That is a principle, a rule. Aqidah scholars say faith (iman) is not authentic (sahih) when a person is in state of hopelessness (ye’s), but repentance (tawbah) is authentic (sahih). So, what is state of ye’s? It means that if you have doubt or second thoughts with regards to your faith (iman), then it is not valid. That is a state of abandoning hope (ye’s) when you realize you are about to die, when the signs of death come. It is said that in those times faith (iman) is not authentic (sahih), but repentance (tawbah) is. That is, if you are faithful in those times, then you have the chance to repent. Yes, when we read the 7th and 8th verses of Surah al-Zalzalah , we see that whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, and whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it. The sawābs do not disappear, none of them goes to waste. The sins do not disappear, none of them goes in vain. The sins and sawābs are being written in our deed books. That is, if one has faith (iman), but if he does not, then it is already over.
Beloved friends, woe to those who acknowledge certain provisions (hukm) of the religion (din) and disacknowledge others, who divide the religion. Woe to those who do not unite in true monotheism (tawhid), but follow various ambitions, false deities, overlords like the ones people follow. Woe to those who say the religion belongs to the inner world and spirit of people, and it does not interfere with outside or body! Woe to those who claim that the religion (din) meddles with people’s certain affairs but does not interfere with others! Woe to those who claim the religion and people are unrelated! Woe to those who separate many of their affairs from the religion (din) with such an attitude! The religion (din) is never separated from any affair of people. That is out of the question, you can’t even live for a second that way. This goes for affairs, morals (akhlaq), truth and justice as well. There is nothing that religion (din) does not interfere.
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You don’t go to bed without reciting auzu basmala, and you don’t get up without reciting auzu basmala. You recite basmala before you eat, and sit by reciting basmala, and brush your teeth by reciting basmala; one by one these are commands of the religion (din). Now, you detach from the religion (din) when you detach any of the commands of the religion (din). This goes for every command of the religion (din). That is the situation if you believe that the religion (din) has been brought forth by Allah, but if you don’t believe then you have no faith (iman), but do not bully or impose upon the faithful. Those who believe are to fulfil the necessities of the religion (din), which is liberty of conscience and religion. The religion (din) commands people’s inner and outer worlds. The command of the religion (din) is actually command of Allah. The mandatory commands (amr hukm) of the religion are Allah’s mandatory commands (amr hukm). Those who claim that Allah interferes people’s inner worlds but does not their outer world, or Allah interferes the heavens but not earth; do you have the chance to say that? Did you create Allah, or did Allah create you that you are telling Allah to do not interfere with you.
You do not believe, and if you are saying that without believing then know that those who believe shall obey the command of Allah. Renounce this bullying. See, you are the fascist, you are the imposer, you are the tyrant! You have an outdated mindset! There is no contemporary civilization with those who attack Allah. There is no contemporary civilization with those who attack the truth, reality, and law. Do not attack Islam. Islam is the manifestation of Allah’s mercy to all the worlds; it is the manifestation of mercy and justice. Don’t attack Islam, Allah, the Prophet, or the Muslims who believe in Islam! It is okay if you want to live in disbelief (kufr), you are free to live it, that is up to you, but do not interfere with those who believe! You are the world’s eternally wrongful person with your disbelief (kufr) as long as you have that disbelief (kufr). As for the faithful, no matter what sin they have, the faith (iman) is always right. Faith (iman) is eternally right. Faith (iman) is the eternal truth, but we are talking about true faith (iman).
We are talking about a faith (iman) that knows Allah correctly, that knows and acknowledges the commands and laws correctly. Eternal truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) is here. Do not attack faith (iman)! O people of disbelief (ahlul kufr)! Do not attack people of faith (ahlul iman) because they at Allah’s command. They are on the side of Allah, renounce that! Those who separate many of their affairs from religion (din) with an attitude by saying religion and people are unrelated, who misinterpret things, who make wrong ijtihads; they have ruined themselves, and they have ruined humanity. They have done everything in their power, and are doing still, in order to leave no faith (iman) and religion (din) in people, and leave no morals (akhlaq) and justice, and to leave the world in the hands of robbers and tyrants. They should step off to the side now, and those who work for the better good of humanity should become predominant. In the qiraat or recitations of Hamzah and Al-Kisa’i, the word farraqū is recited as farreqū.
Those who exert their power for separation, who try to separate people from the Real (al-Haqq) are doing the greatest evil upon the humanity and themselves. Those who each follow a different leader by dividing into groups through leader partisanship and place the words of their leaders and pioneers before the word of Allah, and those who divide their religion (din) into pieces, segregate, and drift; most of them have done that.
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Those who make the clergy deities, and those who make popes deities have also begun that way. Whoever there is in Islam who make their leaders and pioneers deities are those who divided their religion (din). Those who fell into separation with chairman partisanship by their desires and feelings, others, the polytheists, the Jews and the Christians have done that.
Such a pity that even Muslims became like that in the periods they were in the decline. As for right now, just see the situation of the Muslims in the world. The Quran stands intact. Islam stands intact, and it has no chance to be distorted for eternity. So, how did people fall into this situation? See, the ignorant groups of people who do not know are using the religion (din) and the Quran in the name of religion in order to make people practice irreligiousness.
But of course, we have no words against those who are truthful. We are not referring to those who follow the way of the Quran, sunnah, ijma, qiyas, and Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah. We are referring to the groups who fell into the ways of misguidance (dalalah) and ahlul bid’ah. There is great benefit in reminding these again. Our Master, alaihissalatu wassalam says that the Jews segregated into 71 groups, and all of them are in jahannam (hell) except one. He says that the Christians segregated into 72 groups, all of which are in the Fire except one group.
Prophet Muhammad says, “As for my Ummah,” which is Muslims, “they will turn into 73 groups, all of which are in the Fire except one.” That is, he said that they are in jahannam (hell). They asked, “Who are they?” They wanted to know the group that shall enter janna (paradise), and they asked, “Which one is the group?” Our Master, alaihissalatu wassalam said, “They are those who follow my way, and the way of my companions (ashab).” That is, al-Firqat un-Naajiyah (saved school). He says there has always been one group in every period in time. It started with Adam (a.s.) and it is always one, it is the same group.
Musa (Moses) is a Muslim Prophet, and a group who believed him as is due in his period in time shall enter janna (paradise). Those who follow the right path in the period of Isa (Jesus) is also the same group who will enter janna (paradise). And there is, again, a single group from Prophet Muhammad’s time to the Hour (Qiyamah). That is a single group that started with Adam and continued with other Prophets. There has never been two or three groups, only one group will enter janna (paradise).
That is because all Islamic Prophets are Muslims, and the religion of all Prophets is Islam. That said, Janâb-i Haqq personally renewed the sharias (laws). Those who correctly lived the sharia (law) of the Prophet, which has been renewed by Allah, are men of a single group. They are passengers of the truth. This path continues until the Hour (Qiyamah) with Prophet Muhammad. The name of that group is al-Firqat un-Naajiyah (saved school), and its other name of the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah, which as always been one; it has never been three.
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That said, it has been more than 14 centuries since Prophet Muhammad came to the world and his companions followed him. From the last 14 centuries to the Hour (Qiyamah), the religion (din) of all nations in the world is the sharia (law) of Islam. That is the sharia (law) of Islam, or the religion (din) of Islam that Prophet Muhammad and the Quran brought forth. Those who believe in the Islam that our Prophet brought forth and his companions (ashab) practiced and follow it is the only group that shall enter janna (paradise). They are those who follow through the monotheistic (tawhid) path of sirat al-mustaqim (the straight path). Others have no right to hold fast to him, nor can he intercede for them.
That is, “لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ” – “You are not associated with them in anything.” Almighty Allah, the All-Knowing, knows what to do with them in this regard fully knows that as well. Almighty Allah knows what to do.
That is why, beloved friends, true faith (iman) emerges and we are saved from the Fire when we understand the matter, rules, and provisions (hukm) well. We need to save ourselves from delusion in order to find life. Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim brought forth every truth to save us from being mistaken. It has given notice to us beforehand. It reads the souls, and tells you the wrong beliefs, brings about the truth and presents it to you. Sawāb is a superiority, divine mercy (rahmat) is manifested by giving you at least 10 to 1, or 700, or more. Some are given 10 to 1, and some are given 700 to 1, and some are given even more. This is the hikmat of the vastness of divine mercy (rahmat). As for disbelief (kufr), it is to deny and reject Allah’s command. As all of you know, one can’t deny any command of Allah even for a split second. You cannot deny a single command of Allah. That is why to deny or reject Allah’s command is disbelief or kufr. So, what is kufr? Rejecting or denying the command of Allah is called kufr, denial. See, denying the truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) even for a split second is an eternal lie. Denying the truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) even for a split second, denying the Quran that belongs to Allah, sunnah, Islam, and a certain truth about the Prophet is an eternal lie. Every act of kufr, and every moment of it, is an eternal evil which deprives you of mercy (rahmat) forever. This is it no matter which command you deny, its requital is eternal punishment. Completely denying the opportunity you have been given is equal to being deprived of mercy (rahmat) for eternity, that much is clear. Ummat-i Muhammad is the successor (caliph) of all previous peoples (ummahs). The people who shall establish the divine provisions (hukm) is Ummat-i Muhammad. All nations in the world is in Ummat-i Muhammad, including the believers and non-believers.
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Ummat-i Ijabah is for believers, and Ummat-i Da’wah is for non-believers. Non-believers are called and invited to Islam. That is why the assigned ummah that shall implement the provisions (hukm) is the Muhammad’s ummah. This had begun 14 centuries ago when Prophet Muhammad declared his Prophethood, and it shall last until the Hour. The whole of Ummat-i Muhammad is responsible with duty. O Ummat-i Muhammad! You and we are the ones who are responsible with duty!
Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in the 30th verse of Surah al-Baqarah .
Hodja recites the 30th verse of Surah al-Baqarah .
Your Rabb said to angels, “I will create a successor (caliph) on earth.” See, the chair of caliphate is the greatest chair. It is the position of mankind. Allah created all people as successors (caliph). See, mankind who were created with this quality is obligated to establish divine justice on earth. This is a high position and honour that Allah assigned you, and given you the entrustment.
The entrustment is with Ummat-i Muhammad at this time. Everybody was created as a successor or caliph on earth, and task allocation is made. The tasks are given by Allah and Islam. Everyone is obliged to fulfil the duty that is given by Allah and Islam with pleasure. They hold elections and fulfil their duties. The entrustment is given to you along with things like intellect (aql), knowledge (ilm), honour, position, chair, goods, and especially ranks that are higher from each other. Differences in rank is also given. This is a word of test and contest.
This world is but a test and contest. You are to be in a test and contest in regards to the pleasure (riza) of Allah in a way that suits the provisions (hukm) and justice of Allah. Because this universe is not one in which you just do things; this is a universe in which you compete. You are to compete in good, truth, and benefit. Islam has been manifested to the universe in the form of knowledge (ilm), learning (irfan), benefit, mercy (rahmat), and justice from a to z. Today’s situation is the outcome of the test. Let us understand this well! Today’s situation is the outcome of the test. We see how we used yesterday.
If we used yesterday well, then today’s situation is good. If we use today well enough, then tomorrow’s situation will be good. We shall compete in truth, benefit, knowledge (ilm), and learning (irfan). What is important is to win the competition, and we should win it. The prerequisite of winning the race is to do what suits the pleasure (riza) of Allah by properly fulfilling the commands and provisions (hukm) of Allah. Some may fall during this race, and some may get up, but those who work as is due shall be saved. We need to work as is due. Falling from high brings a lot of pain, a word of advice to everyone. A man has elevated to high positions in evil through istidraj. He made the money fly and wasted it all. He will be thrown down as high as he were raised. That is why falling from high brings a lot of pain, it shall be a lot, it has always been a lot.
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These verses incorporate miracles (mujizat). See the past and prepare for the future. A new history had begun with the birth of Islam. Advancements in the world happened after the birth of Islam in the world. Had people not deviated or mistaken, and had they not attacked Islam, the world would have progressed a lot more. With offence and defence in the world so much harm was done in the world, there have been discontinuation and decline came about. Islam was not harmed, but people were. The religion (din) and commands of Allah do not see harm, but those who attacked Islam were harmed, and those who defended Islam have won because they used to defend the truth. Those who died became martyrs, and others became ghazis. They have never lost; they have always won. Ummah must always be at the forefront. It is imperative for Ummat-i Muhammad, those who believe in the truth and reality (haqiqa), to be at the forefront.
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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 282
I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The leader of those who wish to at the forefront is Hz. Muhammad (asw), Al-Quran Al-Karim and its knowledge (ilm), and Islamic scholars (âlim). That is, you should choose your leader well, the leader is the Prophet, Al-Quran Al-Karim, knowledge (ilm), and Islamic scholars (âlims). So, what do bayyinah and (clear proof) and hujjat (conclusive argument) mean? The clear proof and conclusive argument is Al-Quran Al-Karim and Prophet Muhammad.
That is true proof, true evidence, true argument is Al-Quran Al-Karim and Prophet Muhammad. What does sun rising from West mean? In this narration that is based on Al-Tabari says that when the sun rises from the West everybody will believe. Sun rising from the West is among the biggest signs of the Hour (Qiyamah). Everybody will believe at that time, but their faith will not benefit them. There is also Bukhari Sharif and Muslim Sharif in the source of this narration.
May Janâb-i Haqq make us among those whose faiths are perfect, who stand before Almighty Allah with their good deeds (amal-e-saleh) with the deepest respect, who endeavour to perform their duties as a servant (qul) without ever forgetting that Allah sees them and sustains them, who never rebel, who are under Allah’s protection. May Allah admit us all into that group of people! We are now at the end of Surah al-An’am , and we will continue our lectures with Surah al-A’raf . May Janâb-i Haqq make us all deeply understand the schooling of this life-giving light (nūr), make us attain the truly blissful and immortal life, make us live the most blissful life, and overwhelm us with the light (nūr) of Janâb-i Haqq.
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Al-Quran Al-Kareem – Tafsir (Exegesis) Lesson 283
On the 1st to 25th verses of Surah al-An’am .
Beloved listeners, our lectures continue with the eternally blissful and lightful life! Our life lessons that gives the prescription of an eternally blissful life continue with the all-encompassing light (nūr) of the Quran that surges up. In regards to our lecture we are at Surah al-A’raf . Surah al-A’raf  is one of the holy surahs that were revealed in Mecca. Surah al-A’raf  is one of the many surahs of the Quran which is filled to the brim with holy verses, and it has 206 verses. It was revealed in the period of Mecca. There is also a narration from Ibn-i Abbas and Muqatil that says some of its verses were revealed in Madinah.
Hodja recites the 1st and 2nd verses of Surah al-A’raf .
“This is a book sent down unto you,” says Janâb-i Haqq to Prophet Muhammad. O the sultan of the anbiya! Crown jewel of the awliya! Beloved of the Huda! O the Chief of the Last Day! O the Great Messenger! O Muhammad Mustafa! Sallallahu Ta’ala alayhi wa sallam! This glorious book is sent down unto you, and that is Al-Quran Al-Karim. That you may warn people through it, and let there be no constraint on your heart about giving admonishing the believers. Janâb-i Haqq says there should not be any constraint on his heart regarding the Quran because Al-Quran Al-Karim is light (nūr). It enlightens the heart when it enters. If it wasn’t like that, how could Prophet Muhammad bear the heavy weight of all divine revelations (wahy-i ilahi)? Janâb-i Haqq was giving strength to him and increasing the light (nūr) as that heavy weight pushed down on him.
O people! Janâb-i Haqq says the following.
Hodja recites the 3rd verse of Surah al-A’raf .
“O humankind! Follow what has been sent down to you from your Rabb, and do not follow any friends other than Allah. Little you heed to advice,” said Janâb-i Haqq, and commanded, “قَلِيلاً مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ”.
We should thoroughly understand this Al-Quran Al-Karim and heed to advice because the advices of Al-Quran Al-Karim are advices of Allah. The lessons of the Quran are lessons of Allah. Al-Quran Al-Karim is Allah’s Book, and as a whole it is Allah’s utterances, it is kalamullah. The origin (asl) of it is al-Lawh al-Mahfuz (the Sacred Tablet), the origin of which is Allah’s knowledge (ilm).
Hodja recites the 4th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says here: “How many towns We destroyed! Our punishment came upon them by night or while they were having a nap at midday.”
See, you can’t stand against Allah, Al-Quran Al-Karim, and the Prophet. You are to acknowledge all commands of Allah with your heart, and fulfil the requirements of your faith (iman), and the requirements of the divine command.
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Hodja recites the 5th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
Janâb-i Haqq says, “So, when Our punishment overtook them, they could say nothing but cry, “We were indeed wrongdoers!”
See, there is no benefit in crying and screaming after a punishment befalls humanity and they die. Is it possible to deny Allah? Is it possible to deny the sharia (law) of Allah? Is it possible to deny the signs (ayat) and book of Allah? Is it possible to stand against Allah, the Prophet, and the Book?
Hodja recites the 6th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
Janâb-i Haqq says, “Then surely, We shall ask those to whom the messengers were sent, and We shall surely question the messengers.”
That is, Janâb-i Haqq will question everybody regarding the laws of the sharia, including Prophet Muhammad, in the great gathering (mahshar). That is all people who believed and disbelieved; all nations who ever lived until the Hour (Qiyamah), all people who ever lived will be brought to the great gathering (mahshar) and questioned, including the Prophet. The Prophet will be questioned about how well he conveyed Islam to people. Allah already knows it, but will ask out of necessity of the court of law. Then, the humankind will be asked why did they not accept Al-Quran Al-Karim, the sharia (law) of Islam, and the prophethood of Muhammad. Almighty Allah asks the denying kāfirs, “Why did you deny Allah? Why did you deny Me.” “Why did you deny Me even though there is no creator besides Me, and I have created the worlds?” Everyone will be reckoned in accordance with their crime and circumstance. That is why Janâb-i Haqq says that. “We shall ask those to whom the messengers were sent, and We shall ask the messengers.” That is, the people and nations are questioned as well as the Prophet (asw). The whole humankind must get their minds straight. Everyone should at least try to save their own souls, and try to be helpful to others. That said, nobody should be caught in the stream. Those who follow the denial of others just because they deny will enter jahannam (hell) with them. Is it not a pity? You should not deny just because others do. Islam is a truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa). Allah is the true absolute Being. Allah’s commands and laws are true laws. Islam is the true religion (din), and every command of Islam is right because they are of divine origin. Do not ever be deceived by neither people nor the jinn, nor shaitans (devils), follow Allah’s command, see the truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa), see the truth, try to be in the environment of knowledge (ilm) and learning (irfan). Use your intellect (aql). Use your power to learn the knowledge (ilm), learning (irfan), and the truths in the Quran. Do not ever miss these eternal life-giving lessons of Al-Quran Al-Karim.
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Recommend this to the world so that everyone may believe in Allah and be at Allah’s command. Stop with people, see Allah, see the Quran, see Muhammad, see the Islamic scholars (âlims) of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah. See those who narrate Al-Quran Al-Karim and Islam in the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah objectively, purely, without mixing anything, and listen them and understand them well. Do not be deceived or seized by those who follow the path of misguidance (dalalah) and ahlul bid’ah.
After announcing this truth, Janâb-i Haqq say:
Hodja recites the 7th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
“Then surely we shall tell them the whole story with knowledge – for We are not away from them.”
Everybody wears whatever they have done or haven’t done in the world, including all sawābs and sins on their neck, and they will be brought to the great gathering (mahshar) like that. They will be escorted by two soldiers of Allah, one in each side. Everybody will be brought from their graves; they will be thrown to the great gathering (mahshar).
Hodja recites the 8th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
See what Janâb-i Haqq says, “The scale that shall weight the deeds on that day is definite.” See, the scale or mizan is true (haqq). O Muslim! O humankind! Get your mind straight! Your deeds will be weighed, and the scale is true (haqq). Those whose scales (sawāb) are heavy will be those who are saved. Says, “فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ” – those whose sawābs are heavier are those who are saved. They are the felicitous lot – “الْمُفْلِحُونَ”.
Hodja recites the 9th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
See what is being said here: “As for those whose scales (sawāb) will be light,” woe to them! “They are the ones who have brought loss to themselves because they were unjust to Our verses.”
They brought themselves loss, and they went bankrupt. Loss means losing everything you have and going bankrupt. Why are you losing where you can earn the eternal bounties (nimat) of Allah? O men who possess intellect (aql)! O men who possess will! Lots of Prophets and Holy Books came and warned humanity, why do you deny? Why don’t you become a Muslim and be at Allah’s command?
Where is your intellect (aql)? Why do you think Allah gave you intellect (aql)? Was it so that you should deny the Quran? Did Allah give you intellect (aql) so that you may deny Allah, the Messenger, truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa), and the divine provisions (hukm) and holy laws that Allah brought forth? Why do you think Allah gave you intellect (aql), will, and physical and spiritual ability? Why do you think Allah gave you contemplation (tafakkur) and warning (tazakkur), is it so that you may deny? Is it so that you may eat the bounty (nimat) but deny? Is it so that you may live in Allah’s dominion (mulk) and deny? Is it so that you may deny Al-Quran Al-Karim and the Glorious Muhammad? So, what price will you pay when you deny? See, Al-Quran Al-Karim narrates these to you one by one. Understand, listen. Open your ears, do not turn a deaf ear! Open your eyes, do not shut your eyes to it! Listen and understand with your heart and spirit! Do not be one of the unwary and ignorant whose hearts are senseless due to negligence! We are reminding this to you, and the rest is up to you.
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See what Janâb-i Haqq says, “I am Allah. I know, and I disclose.”
Hodja recites the 1st verse of Surah al-Sharh .
Let us see what is said, “Have We not widened your bosom?” says Allah. Pray to Allah for the light (nūr) of Islam and the light (nūr) of the Quran to enter your heart, and make your heart and bosom wide open. Request this from Janâb-i Haqq. Ask Allah for this. Come to the gates of mercy of Allah. Do not ever go to another door. That is why, “وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلاَّ اللّهُ” – “Nobody knows its interpretation except Allah.” This has been said about mutashabih or unclear verses. That is why the duty that befalls us is to confess our inability, and prostrate (sajdah) as servants (qul), that is what we are to do. That is why Janâb-i Haqq is announcing us the truths via the glorious Quran. So, Allah says, “أَن لَّعْنَةُ اللّهِ عَلَى الظَّالِمِينَ” – “May Allah’s curse be upon wrongdoers (zalimun),” in the 44th verse of Surah al-A’raf . Therefore, it is also said, “مَاذَا أَجَبْتُمُ الْمُرْسَلِينَ” – “What response did you give to the Messengers?” in Surah al-Qasas . That will be asked in the great gathering (mahshar). You are to follow the Prophet, the commands he brought, the entire sharia (law), and do what it necessitates in order to give the correct response to the Prophet. The servants (qul) are to do whatever is commanded and offered by Allah in Islam in regards to knowledge (ilm), learning (irfan), faith (iman), and good deeds (amal-e-saleh), only then will he give the correct response. He will have responded with his life-style, his faith (iman), his good morals (akhlaq). As for the verbal responses given in vain without good deeds or faith, you will say you have responded and obeyed but you will have lied, and you will see the punishment of that lie, which is indeed severe. Do not tell lies in the world, rather he honest in the world, and be a complete Muslim so that you may be saved in the great gathering (mahshar).
Hodja recites a part of the 109th verse of Surah al-Maidah .
“The day Allah will gather the Messengers and say, ‘What was the response to you?’.” That shall be asked to every Prophet. The whole of humankind will be asked, “What response did you give to Muhammad after he came to world.” Did you believe in all provisions (hukm) of Islam which he brought, and acted by it? This will be asked, and Janâb-i Haqq is waiting for an answer. Besides, all our deeds are being written in our deed books every day. You cannot deceive anyone; you can only deceive yourself. We are to endeavour to be upright servants (qul) to Allah.
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The 39th verse of Surah al-Rahman  says, “فَيَوْمَئِذٍ لَّا يُسْأَلُ عَن ذَنبِهِ إِنسٌ وَلَا جَانٌّ”. Let us see what is said: “On that day neither humans nor the jinn will be questioned about their sins,” because everything is known, and Janâb-i Haqq said, “وَلَا يُسْأَلُ عَن ذُنُوبِهِمُ الْمُجْرِمُون” in the 78th verse of Surah al-Qasas  – “The guilty will not be questioned about their sins.” Why? Because what they used to do in the world is known. What is the question that shall be asked? The question that shall be asked is, “Why did you not believe? Why did you not fulfil the requirements, did not believe, and did not do good deeds (amal-e-saleh),” and there are no questions that pose as an opportunity for salvation. Their crimes have are known, documented, and recorded. The documents of all crimes are manifest because the two kiraman katibin (honourable scribes) documented it all with their witnesses including every word people uttered, and everything they did, along with every sin they committed secretly or openly. Do you think Allah does not see when you commit sin in secret? Do you think the angels were not writing it? Do you think they missed it? Do you think that Allah does not see because people do not see? O so-called wise man! If you had the slightest intellect (aql) and faith (iman), then you would have thought that Allah saw you, and you would have bore the deepest respect to Allah. You would have been respectful to Allah with the deepest respect. You would have loved Allah with every fibre of your being. You would have only feared Allah with every fibre of your being. Use your intellect (aql), and ask Allah for guidance (hidayat) and faith (iman). Nobody may deceive anyone.
Hodja recites a part of the 109th verse of Surah al-Maidah .
“We have no knowledge. You alone have the full knowledge of the unseen.” So who says that? Well, it is said in the 109th verse of Surah al-Maidah : “You alone have the full knowledge of the unseen.” Everyone has knowledge to some extent, but Allah’s knowledge encompasses everything. That is why the Prophets say that, and those who know themselves say that too. Those who speak false things are those who do not know themselves.
Hodja recites the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th verses of Surah al-Maidah .
Now, an object lesson is staged before us, one of the biggest enemies of humankind is Iblīs (the Devil). He is hostile to Allah. He is hostile to humankind. He wants everybody to go to jahannam (hell). Janâb-i Haqq is informing us servants (qul) of the circumstance of the Iblīs (the Devil). Janâb-i Haqq says, “The truth is, We established you on earth, and given you means of living. Little are you grateful.” “We created you, then We gave you shape, then We said to the angels: ‘Prostrate yourselves before Ādam (to honour him).’ So, they all prostrated, but Iblīs was not among those who prostrated.”
See, humankind was created as successors or caliphs.
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Janâb-i Haqq have such a command to angels in order to do honour to him and the chair of successorship (caliphate). The angels acknowledged the chair of successorship (caliphate), and Allah’s command and laws. They prostrated (sajdah) in obedience to the command. Iblīs did not prostrate (sajdah). Allah (c.c.) commanded, “What has prevented you from prostrating (sajdah) when I ordered you,” why didn’t you prostrate (sajdah) said Janâb-i Haqq.
Iblīs said, “I am better than him.” That is, he said that he is better than Adam and humankind, and added, “You created me from fire, and created him from clay.”
Allah (c.c.) commanded, “Then, get down from there, it does not behove you to be arrogant here. So, be gone. You are among the degraded,” said Janâb-i Haqq. Iblīs objected to Allah. He performed his own ijtihad in the face of Allah’s definitive command. The one who performed ijtihad against Allah’s definitive command is Iblīs. Whoever does that will fall into the same situation with Iblīs. That is because Allah has given a conclusive command, and you cannot object to it.
Iblīs said, “Then give me a respite until the day when people will be resurrected.”
Janâb-i Haqq, Almighty Allah commanded, “You are granted respite.”
This is because Iblīs failed the test, but humankind’s test continues until the Hour. Iblīs was degraded until the Hour as an abased being. He was driven off from janna (paradise), and he will never be able to enter janna (paradise) again. However, humankind, our father Adam and our mother Hawwa (Eve) were driven off too, but they held fast to seeking forgiveness (istighfar), held fast to servitude (qulship), and they shall enter again. This goes for all of humankind, those who fall into the same situation with Iblīs, and those who follow Iblīs will abide in jahannam (hell) for the eternity with Iblīs.
He said, “Now that You have led me astray, I swear that I will certainly sit in wait for them (i.e., mankind) on Your straight path.” See the situation of Iblīs. Iblīs is blaming Allah. Never! He insists on his own kufr and obstinance. See what he says, “Now that You have led me astray,” whereas it was himself who transgressed and objected to the command. See what he says where he should have repented. He said, “I swear that I will certainly sit in wait for them (i.e., mankind) on Your straight path,” to lead them astray. That is, he says he will block the way of Islam, and lead the servants (qul) astray. He doesn’t want anyone in the way of Islam. He says that those he fail to misguide are sincere Muslims, and they are firmly bound to Allah’s command. They do everything for Allah. As for the things they do not do, they abstain from all evil for Allah.
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Iblīs cannot afford misguiding true Muslims. Some people believe correctly, some don’t. Some believe but do not do its deeds. They stay away from the Quran. They do not draw near the life-giving and light-shedding lesson of the Quran in no way. See, the Shaitan (Devil) does not leave them in peace.
Beloved friends, Janâb-i Haqq says that the Shaitan (Devil) says, “Then I will come upon them from their front side and from their behind, and from their right and from their left.” Almighty Allah informs us servants (qul) of that. What does the Shaitan (Devil) say? He says, “I will come upon them from their front side and from their behind, and from their right and from their left. You will not find most of them grateful.”
That is, Iblīs said that there won’t be any faith (iman), deeds (amal), or morals (akhlaq) left, and I will misguide many of them.
Almighty Allah commanded, “Get out of there, disgraced and expelled.” That is what Janâb-i Haqq said, and added, “Whoever follows you among them,” that is whoever among the humankind follows the Shaitan (Devil), who is being addressed here. Allah says, “To whoever follows you from humankind, I know what to do.
Allah says, “I will surely fill jahannam with you, all together.”
That is, Allah said to the Shaitan, to Iblīs: “I will surely fill jahannam with you and all the people whom you deceived.” That is, “Jahannam will be filled to the brim,” said Janâb-i Haqq. Therefore, people need to get their minds straight! Janâb-i Haqq explains the reality (haqiqa); so, get your mind straight!
Hodja recites the 17th, 18th, and 19th verses of Surah al-A’raf .
Janâb-i Haqq says the following in these verses of the Quran. Allah started addressing Adam. The whole of humankind is being addressed here in the person of Adam: “O Adam! Dwell in janna (paradise), you and your wife, and eat from whatever you like, but do not approach this tree, otherwise you shall join the transgressors.”
So, what is the narrative here? Do not approach anything that is haram. As you see, Allah left Adam and Hawwa free in janna (paradise). Allah said, “Eat from whatever you like, but do not approach this tree.” That tree was a limit that Allah prohibited. So, what did Janâb-i Haqq do in the world with the sharia (law) of Islam? Allah set up the boundaries. The harams and sins are the bounds, do not approach them. Do not transgress beyond the limit. Do not ever go out of the sharia (law). The greatest paradise (jannat-i âlâ) is within the bounds of the sharia (law). So, what is at the edge of the limit? There are harams and sins, do not approach them, do not overstep the limit. The glorious Quran is giving this lesson of the eternally blissful life to humanity. It gives these lessons and tells you to tread lightly.
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Says that you should use the prescription of this eternal and blissful life correctly, and do not use harmful medicine by leaving the beneficial ones. Do you know what every haram is in the prescription that Allah Ta’ala wrote for us servants (qul)? Islam is the prescription of a blissful life that tells you the good medicine to use, and which ones you shouldn’t use. Listen well, and understand well! There is a prescription that Allah has written, and there are others that are written by servants (qul), so pay close attention because if you leave the prescription of Allah to the last, then you will have a run of bad luck. See the situation humankind has fallen in today, what are the causes of it? The divine prescription is not being used. Everyone is calling to themselves, some calls to their masters, others calls to their leader, some calls to their kings or lords, and some calls to their despots, some calls to their rabbis or clergy, some calls to Allah knows what, some calls to popes, some calls to priests, some calls to sheikhs and polytheists. No matter where you are, in the East, West, North, or South, come to the Quran. Come to Allah. Come to Muhammad. That is the correct place to go. Pay close attention to the mujtahid âlims of Islam. Pay attention to those who truly know Islam.
Listen to those who call to Allah. Do not listen to those who call to themselves. That is why we say that everybody who speaks in the name of the religion should open Al-Quran Al-Karim straight away, and take the hadith-i sharifs of the Prophet, and the seas of knowledge that belong to the mujtahids, and give messages to the world via them. If they have made a discovery by themselves, with reference to the true information that is based on the original (asl), then they should put their own comprehension (dirayat) next to the narrations (riwayat), and make discoveries. Al-Quran Al-Karim has an endless and boundless sea of knowledge (ilm) that embraces all âlims. However, you can’t deny the root, the original (asl), and the grand âlims and mujtahids in the history of Islam. See today’s reformists who neglect the mujtahid ecoles in the way of Ahlus-Sunnah. See those who have false, fake, and made-up mentalities. They are neither contemporary nor do they have any knowledge (ilm). They do not know about the history or today, and they are imitating others, they are giving speeches that flatter others, polish the apple for others. They are doing evil to themselves, and that is not a favour to Islam either and this is also an evil done to humankind.
That is why beloved friends, Janâb-i Haqq is informing us of the circumstances. See, Iblīs said, “Your Rabb has forbidden this tree to you only to prevent you from becoming angels or immortals.” Do you see what Shaitan said?
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Through whispering or waswas, the Shaitan (Devil) is advertising the tree that Allah forbade non-stop. He is making the haram look fair-seeming, he is polishing it before Adam and Hawwa. He advertised, polished, and adorned that haram tree so much through satanic whispering, which is called waswas. Beware of false advertisements in the world, and the satanic whispers (waswas) that come to your heart. O humankind! Fill yourself to the brim with the truth (haqq) so the wrong (batil) cannot abide therein. Equip yourself with faith (iman) so that disbelief (kufr) may not come close to you. Equip yourself with knowledge (ilm) and learning (irfan) so that ignorance may draw away from you. Equip yourself with the Quran. Fill yourself to the brim with the glorious Al-Quran Al-Karim, and be enlightened. Then, the guarantee of life itself, and the embodiment of blissful life, and all its seas of knowledge (ilm) will open, and have opened. Do not run away! Come, and do not let the shaitans in this sea of bliss.
After informing us of these events, Janâb-i Haqq says the following.
Hodja recites the 20th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
See how the Shaitan is giving waswas, Janâb-i Haqq narrates that as well. We are not at the 20th verse of Surah al-A’raf . Iblīs says the following in this verse of the Quran: “Iblīs whispered to them, so that he might expose to them their shame that was hidden from them.” Pay attention! The first goal of the Shaitan is to expose humankind their shameful parts that are private, and it is said that is why he whispered to them. That is, Iblīs wants to undress humankind, and he wants people to show their private parts.
He said, “Your Rabb has not prohibited this tree for you except…” See what Shaitan says to Adam and Hawwa: “Your Rabb has not prohibited this tree for you, but to avoid your becoming angels or your becoming eternal.” See how the Shaitan tells a lie. What does he say? He told them they would both become angels if you eat from that tree. He told them they would become angels and abide in janna (paradise) for eternity if you eat from the haram tree. See, he tells an utter lie! The Shaitan and his cadres always tell lies.
See, what happened the moment they ate from it? Adam and Hawwa were driven out of janna (paradise). Janâb-i Haqq told them to go down, and punished them. See, humankind started the reproduce in the world once they left janna (paradise). See, humankind started to reproduce in the world. Humankind reproduced in the world from Adam and Hawwa after they left janna (paradise). Who caused them to be driven out of janna (paradise)? That is Iblīs. Iblīs’s duty is to tell lies, deceive, and fool people. Iblīs is a kāfir (disbeliever), accursed (malun), a marauder. He wants everybody to be like himself, for he shall abide in jahannam (hell) forever, and he wants everyone to be like him. What does Iblīs do against people with his armies? He wants to hinder the way of Islam, snatch away people’s faiths (imans), and if he can’t then he will snatch away their worship, and if he can’t do that, he makes people commit sin, and if he can’t do that, he will resort to every means possible in order to keep them away from the Quran. Iblīs wants you to object to the sharia (law) of Islam, and the order of the Quran and its law, and do whatever you want after that. He wants you to commit a sin against the sharia (law), and object to the sharia (law).
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Now, his first duty is to destroy one’s faith (iman). His second duty is to make him abandon its obligations (fards). As for the third, it continues in order. He wants him to do the exact opposite of Allah’s every command. The biggest enemies of Iblīs is Allah, the Prophet, and the true Muslims.
That is why, beloved friends, that is what the Shaitan said to Adam and Hawwa, and added the following.
Hodja recites the 21st verse of Surah al-A’raf .
See, he continues to lie. “He swore an oath, ‘I am one of your well-wishers.’.” See, the oath of the Shaitan is lying oath. The advice of Shaitan is lying advice, it is delusive. Do you want some truthful advice in the world? Then listen to the Quran. Listen to Allah. Listen to the Prophet. See, the true and real (haqq wa haqiqa) advices are the ones of the Quran and the Prophet. That is, the true (haqq) sciences of Islam, these are embodiment of reality (haqiqa). Islam as a whole is a religion of truth (haqq), and its contents are true (haqq) commands, true (haqq) laws. Get your mind straight! What do you think you will do in your short life-span by abandoning the truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa)? Be occupied in doing beneficial things. Do the most beneficial things, and spend your short life-span with the most beneficial things. Do not even waste a single breath. I am reminding this to you again and again.
Hodja recites the 22nd verse of Surah al-A’raf .
See, Almighty Rabb is informing us. Let us see what Rabb said: “Thus, he cast both of them down by deception.” See, he deceived Adam and Hawwa. “When they tasted (the fruit of) the tree, their shame was exposed to them,” that is when they ate from the forbidden tree. But what was exposed to them? Allah had made them wear an outfit of piety (taqwa), made out of light (nūr). They started seeing their shameful parts were exposed to them when they lost it, “and they began to patch together some leaves of janna (paradise) upon themselves.” See, they were wearing an outfit made out of light (nūr), but they started to pack together leaves and wear them. They had a veil before them, like a shell made out of light (nūr), and they could not see their private parts because of it. They had such a lightful structure. Then, Allah took off their outfit once they ate from the forbidden tree. In today’s word there are many immoral, irreligious, faithless, shameless, and impudent people who show or broadcast their private parts to public. People with that mentality have already fallen to the trap of the Shaitan, or have been deceived by him, which is a pity.
Why does Janâb-i Haqq narrate us Adam and Hawwa? Allah is telling us to derive a lesson and do not fall into the same situation because that is what befell on your father and mother. Janâb-i Haqq says that they were mistaken once, and humankind is mistaken in so many ways today; see how they rebel against Allah. They were mistaken once, and they paid a heavy price. They were sent down from janna (paradise) and came to earth. It is said that Hz. Adam cried for 300 years. He has repented (tawbah) and sought forgiveness (istighfar) in the Quran. There are repentances (tawbah) of Adam and Hawwa both.
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Let’s see what they say.
Hodja recites the 23rd verse of Surah al-A’raf .
Moreover, in a previous verse in Surah al-Baqarah , the following is said.
Hodja recites the 37th verse of Surah al-Baqarah .
They repented (tawbah) and sought forgiveness (istighfar) for years as requital of the one mistake they made, and they cried. O humankind! Our father and mother made a single mistake, and how many mistakes are we making? Let us think about ourselves for a moment. That is the admonition Almighty Allah is giving to us servants (qul) so that we may not be tricked or deceived by evil forces. Be a servant (qul) to Allah. Be at Allah’s command, do not be deceived by shaitans (devils). Do not be deceived by false deities (i.e., taghut), do not worship others. Be at Allah’s command only because Allah is One. Allah is the sole ruler of all the worlds, the absolute and all-able ruler of all the worlds, get this right. You will know the truth and reality (haqq wa haqiqa) and find the blissful life if you know the life-lessons in the Quran well. If you stay away from Islam and the Quran, then you will be dragged from misguidance to misguidance, and in the end, you will find yourself in the depths of jahannam (hell). It will be a pity because these are the laws Almighty Allah brought forth with the glorious Quran. Allah does not break a promise. See, they started packing up leaves in janna (paradise) to cover themselves. Their Rabb, who is free of time and space, and letters or voice, addressed them. This is for us to understand.
Janâb-i Haqq said, “Did I not forbid you from that tree?” See, Janâb-i Haqq reminds Adam and Hawwa and asked whether Janâb-i Haqq forbade them from that tree or not. Janâb-i Haqq asks whether Janâb-i Haqq told them not to draw near it, and that the Shaitan is an open enemy to them. Pay attention! Janâb-i Haqq had reminded our father Adam that the Shaitan is an open enemy, and he should not draw near that tree. Yet they were tricked by the satanic whispering (waswas), advertisement, polish, and fanciful lies of the Shaitan once, and they forgot. They must have forgotten the word of Almighty Allah that they were deceived by this satanic whispering (waswas). Besides, they did not experience something like that ever. They were the first people who were admitted to janna (paradise), and this had happened to them. Now, Janâb-i Haqq gives us thousands of warnings here.
The history is filled to the brim with object lessons, but why don’t humankind derive lessons? Why do they not draw a lesson? Allah destroyed many peoples in the past. Allah made every calamity befall them, some at day, some at the middle of the night. Humankind is not drawing lessons still. They do not take admonition, and they wish to fill the jahannam (hell) to the brim with Iblīs. What a pity.
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Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq said in the 23rd verse after announcing that.
Hodja recites the 23rd verse of Surah al-A’raf .
We are now at the 23rd verse which I just recited. Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq says in it. “Adam and Hawwa said…” See, they immediately started supplicating and praying to Allah. As for Iblīs, he did the opposite of it, but Adam and Hawwa immediately realized the mistake they made. “They said, ‘Our Rabb! We have wronged ourselves, and if You don’t forgive us and do not treat us with mercy (rahmat), we shall, indeed, be among the losers.” They started supplicating and begging by saying that.
Let us see what Janâb-i Haqq said.
Hodja recites the 24th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
Almighty Allah said, “Go down, being enemies of one another.” See, told them to descend from janna (paradise) to the world. Said, “For you on the earth there shall be dwelling and provision for a time.” See, the world became an abode of test for humankind. They were tested in janna (paradise) with a tree, and the test was failed. See, so many other tests have emerged in the world. Throughout our lives, we see the harams and sins as a test before us. That said, all questions and answers in regards to life are in Islam and Al-Quran Al-Karim. In Islam, you will do what Allah has ordered you to do, and you will not do what Allah has told you not to do. This is the main article of passing the test, so start there. Janâb-i Haqq sent humankind down to the earth. See, humankind also bought a calamity upon themselves. Allah told them, “Go down, being enemies of one another.” See, the whole of humankind in the world is from Adam and Hawwa. They are all children of a father and a mother. All people are servants (qul) of Allah. See what transpired between Cain and Abel. Hostility started between Cain and Abel, and Cain killed a pure and good Muslim like Abel. See, Cain was a murderer, and what are the children of Cain doing in the world today? They are terrorising the world. They are killing people in masses while some people watch them in the world. There is such a segregation, such an injustice, and such a tyranny (zulm) in the world that the whole words stands up if one of them dies, but the world does not twitch a muscle if Muslims die. And what are they doing to Muslims? They are attacking the Muslims with their own lies, and they invading their countries, and they are treating them like terrorists just because they are defending their country. As for Islam, it is a religion (din) that embraces all of humankind with mercy (rahmat). Some people are inventing terror on purpose, in order to invade some countries. They invaded Palestine and they are shedding blood for 50 years while the world watches.
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O the world! The tyrants (zalimun) are helping each other, then how will they escape from the justice of Allah? No tyrant (zalim) will be saved. Allah will bring them to account for all the blood that has been spilled unjustly. Allah has justice.
Hodja recites a part of the 47th verse of Surah Ibrahim .
Allah shall take revenge, and has taken revenge, and will continue to take revenge because that is the laws of Allah. Allah does not break a promise. Allah says these personally. That is why we say: O humankind! We should draw a lesson from the circumstance of our father Adam and our mother Hawwa. We should live in the way of Allah and die in the way of Allah on earth. That is another prerequisite of the test.
Hodja recites the 25th verse of Surah al-A’raf .
“You shall live there, and you shall die there.” O humankind! You shall live in the world, and in the world you shall die, then you will be raised from your grave and brought to the great gathering (mahshar)! O humankind! You see before you the edict of Almighty Allah. You see the holy command, which is announced to humankind through the glorious Quran and holy utterances (kalam). You may either understand well and do what it requires, or fall into the situation of the Shaitan, which is a pity. Do not fall, rather be servants (qul) to Allah, and abide by the command of Allah. Repent for a life-time even for a single sin, and cry to Allah. Do not show others that you cry; repent (tawbah) and seek forgiveness (istighfar). That said, if you have open sins, then repent (tawbah) out in the open. As for your covered sins, repent (tawbah) in secret, and do not commit them again. Love Allah, and fear Allah. Nobody can escape the justice of Allah. Nobody can escape the armies of Azrail (a.s.). See, one of the classes of armies at the command of Allah is the armies of death commanded by Azrail (a.s.). They extract souls, take lives. They take them from the world and bring them to the world of barzakh, and everybody will be brought to the great gathering (mahshar) from the barzakh.
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