Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu salallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa azwajihi wa ashabihi wa atbaihi.
Khulafail Rashidin mahdin min ba’di wuzerail immeti alal tahkik. Khususan minhum alal amidi khulafai rasulillahi ala tahqeeq. Umara il mu’mineen. Hazreti abu bakr wa umar wa uthman wa ali. Wa ala baqiyati wa sahabai wa tabieen, ridwanallahu ta’ala alayhimayyuhal mu’minun al hadirun, ittaqullaha ta’ala wa ati’uh. Inna allaha ma allathina-ttaqaw wal-lathina hum muhsinun. Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen. Wa Salatu wa Salamu ala Ashrafil Ambiya’i wa Imam al-Mursaleen Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain.
All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Universes. All praises are due to Allah- “He knows what is within the heavens and earth and knows what you conceal and what you reveal. And Allah is Well Aware of what is in the hearts.” (64:4). All praises are due to Allah Who has sent Sayyidina Muhammad (AS) as the Giver of Glad Tidings and as the Warner. And may all peace and blessings be upon the Leader of the Arabs and the Ajam, the Master of the First and the Last, the Prophet of the Two Holy Places, the Imam of the Two Qiblas, the Grandfather of Hasan and Huseyin, Sayyidina Muhammad (AS).
And may peace and blessings be upon his noble family and blessed companions, especially upon the Khulafa-e-Rashideen, Hz. Abu Bakr el-Siddiq, Hz. Umar el-Faruq, Hz. Osman el-Ghani, and Hz. Ali el-Murtaza, and all those who follow them until the Last Day.
Ya Ayyuhal Mu’minoon! O Believers. Today is the First Jummah of the Month of Rabiul Akhir. May Allah (SWT) cause this month to be an opening for the Ummat-i-Muhammad, for the Ummat to wake up, for the coming of Muhammad al-Mahdi (AS).
O Believers! Muslims! Know that Allah is not in need of us. Sayyidina Muhammad (AS) is not in need of us. Islam does not need us. We are in need of Allah, we are in need of His Prophet, we are in need of Islam. Allah (SWT) is saying in the Kuran-i-Kerim, in Surahtul Fatir: BismillahirRahmanirRahim.“O mankind- you are the Fuqara (the poor ones in need of Allah), while Allah is Ghaniyyul Hamid (He is Free of Need, the Praiseworthy One).” (35:15). Sadaqallahul Azim
We have been given the blessing of being called Muslims. We have been given the honor of having Shahadat. ‘Ala Ni’matil Islam wa Sharafil Iman Da’iman Alhamdulillah. For the blessing of Islam and the Honor of Iman, we must always say Alhamdulillah. But this Islam, this Iman, this Deen, it does not need us. We are honored by calling ourselves Muslim- Islam is not honored by us. Just like the poet is saying about Holy Prophet (AS), ‘I am not honoring Rasulallah (AS) by my words, my words are honored by mentioning Rasulallah (AS).’
If we do not take the honor of Islam properly, it will be taken from us. This is the Promise that Allah (SWT) is giving in the Holy Quran. Allah Jalla wa ‘Ala is saying in Surah al-Ma’idah: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. “O you who believe,” Allah is addressing the believers, “whoever of you should turn back from his Deen – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the unbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a blamer. That is the favor of Allah; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (5:54). Sadaqallahul Azim. This is the Promise of the Lord of the Universes, and He has kept His Promise. Did it happen in history? Today, Muslims, all Muslims they forgot their history. They forget the history of Islam. They forget the history of faith. They are not interested in the history of Islam, the are interested in the history of their own nationalities. They are interested in the history of their own jahiliyyah history. And when it comes to Islamic history, they take nothing from it. Because in reality, the Muslims were made to forget their history. Because the pages of history now are filled with the betrayal and tyranny of those who want to hide it. But Muslims must know their history. If they want to take a single step forward, Muslims must know where they fell down.
Holy Prophet (AS) came to the Quraysh. And the spread of Islam came first in the Arab lands. Islam spread to Hijaz, and then to the rest of the Arabian Peninsula. As soon as Holy Prophet (AS) passed from this world, most of the tribes in the Peninsula betrayed and they went back to kufr. Siddiq al-Akbar, Hazreti Abu Bakr al-Siddiq fought them in the Ridda Wars until Islam became dominant again. And under the Khulafa-e-Rashideen, Islam continued to spread, all the way into the Byzantine and Persian lands. And the ruling of Islam, it stayed with the Arabs, with the Banu Umayya and then with Banu Abbas. But what happened? Weakness entered. Betrayal entered. Love of dunya entered. And Allah (SWT) kept the Promise that he gave in Surah al-Ma’idah. He sent a new people to defend the religion of Islam and to raise high the Flag of Holy Prophet (AS).
The prophesy of the Holy Prophet (AS) became a reality. Hz. Abu Hurayra (RA) is narrating in a Hadith recorded in Tirmidhi, “Rasulallah recited the verse, “If you turn back He will substitute other people for you and they will not be like you” (Surah Muhammad, 47:38). Sadaqallhul Azim. The people asked, “Ya Rasulallah, who are these people whom Allah has mentioned will be substituted for us if we turn back and will not be like us?” He struck Salman al-Farisi on the thigh and said, “This man and his people. This man and his people.” (Tirmidhi). Holy Prophet (AS) called upon the Ajam, the non-Arabs to come and save the religion of Allah and to take up the banner of Islam. Our Sheykh, Sahib el-Sayf Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani, the Sayyid, the Sherif, is saying: Togrul Bey, the Seljuk Sultan, heard a voice telling him to go to the aid of the Khalifa. He is saying, “A voice was speaking to me, saying to me, ‘He is the grandson of the Prophet (AS). If you don’t help him, the Sunnat of the Prophet (AS) is going to disappear. If you help him, you and all your generations until Judgment Day will be protected.’ Then he decided and he said to the Khalifah, ‘From now on, I am not a King. I am your soldier. My kingdom is under your authority. You give me order and I will carry it.’ And the Khalifah was very smart. He said to him, ‘You are the King of your people. You are still a King. I am also making you the head of the Islamic Army. Do whatever it takes.’”
Allah (SWT) raised the sons of Oguz Han to come and to save the religion of Islam. And they did. They brought the honor to Islam. The Seljuks came and they crushed to the Shias. The Seljuks came and they crushed to the Crusaders. When 500,000 Crusaders came, Sultan Alp Arslan came with only 50,000 soldiers and he made them all dress in white. He said to them, “Today is our wedding day. That is why we are wearing white. With our lives we will stop these Crusaders. We are going to open another history book to the world.” And that Seljuk army stood and defended the World of Islam. And then the Sons of Osman rose. The sons of the one who showed Edep to the Kuran-i-Kerim they rose. The ones who were predicted by Shaykh al-Akbar Ibn Arabi rose. And Holy Prophet (AS) ordered for the Khilafat to be passed to them. Seyh Efendi is saying, “the (Abbasid) Khalifah saw a dream that the Holy Prophet (AS) is saying to him, ‘Now pass the Khilafat to Selim’. And they were coming and passing all the secrets, with it all the belongings (of the Holy Prophet (AS)) that the Khalifah has to have. And since then they were holding it, the Khilafat and the kingdom together. The power of Islam.” And the Ottomans, for eight hundred years, held Islam high. They protected the Holy Lands. They protected the rights of the Muslims. They protected the rights of the non-Muslims. They held high the Hadith of Holy Prophet (AS) who said: “The Muslim Ummah is a unique Ummah among the whole of mankind: Their Land is one, their War is one, their Peace is one, their Honor is one and their Trust is one.” (Sahih Muslim). They honored every nation inside the borders. And they especially showed honor and care to the Arabs, because they were the People of Rasulallah (AS), calling them the Honored People.
But what happened? At the most severe and difficult point for the Sultan, for the Khalifah, for the Muslims, when the Ottomans were fighting on more than twenty fronts at the same time, the Arabs betrayed the Sultan. The British came to Sherif Hussain, a Grandson of the Prophet (AS), the governor of the Haramain, and said: “Why are you being ruled by these Turks? Why don’t you separate? We will make you into a new Khalifa. Fight against to these Ottomans.” And so the Arabs rebelled against the Sultan. What was the intention of the British? To help the Arabs? It is to weaken the Ottomans. It was to weaken the Sultan. It was to crush Islam. It was to continue the crusades. The Arabs became the pawns in somebody else’s chess game. While the Arabs were fighting and betraying the Ottomans, the British, the French, the Russians and the Italians, they were dividing up the Arab lands. That rebellion made the Hadith of Holy Prophet (AS) come true when he said: “Soon a time will come when the nations will gather against you, just as people gather around a feast.” Someone asked, will it be because we are small in number, Ya Rasulallah? He (AS) said, “No, you will be in huge numbers, but you will be as useless as the scum of the sea, and Allah will remove the fear that your enemies used to have for you from their hearts, and He will place al-Wahn in your hearts.” They asked, what is al-Wahn? Rasulallah (AS) said, “Love of the dunya and hatred of death.” (Musnad Imam Ahmad).
Sultan al-Awliya Sheykh Mawlana Muhammad Nazim Adil el-Hakkani (KS) is telling us what happened, saying: “They said to the Arabs “how come you are living under the ruling of a man who is not from amongst you?” They listened until they became divided. We were Turkish Muslims, we used to kiss the hem of the clothes of the Muslim Arabs because they are from the descendants of the Prophet (AS). But they deceived and caused enmity within the essence of Islam.” And the Arabs they stabbed the Khalifah in his back, letting the British and the French march into the lands of Islam. The Armies of the Sultan were forced out of Damascus, from Quds, from Aden, while the Arabs welcomed the crusaders with open arms. But as the cities fell one by one, there was one city that did not fall. There is one city where the Ottoman soldiers held on with their last drop of blood.
Madinatul Munawwara, the City of the Holy Prophet (AS). The Great Ottoman General and Warrior, the Tiger of the Desert, Omer Fahrettin Pasha, continued to defend Madina. The Arab rebels made one hundred and thirty attacks on the City of Prophet. On one day, on just one day, the Arab rebels, the wahhabis and their allies they fired more than three hundred bombs on the City of the Prophet (AS). The Arab Rebels and the British, with Lawrence, destroyed the Hijaz Railway, cutting off the food and supplies of the Ottomans. One of the soldiers said, “our food was cut off so Allah sent us provisions from the sky.” What was he talking about? Grasshoppers, locusts started to fall into Madinah. And Fahrettin Pasha told his soldiers, take these insects, cook them and eat them. Or else we are going to die from starvation, and we have to live to protect the Prophet.
Those Turks, those Ottoman Turks, those defenders of Madina, they starved defending Rasulallah (AS). Who were they defending him from? As usual, just like the first Jahiliyyah, from the Prophet’s own people. From his own family. From the Arabs who had rebelled and betrayed, just like they had betrayed after he (AS) passed from this world. Even after the Ottoman Empire was forced to surrender in the War, Fahrettin Pasha refused to leave Madina. He stood up and said, I will never abandon you, Ya Rasulallah. And one day he stood on the Mimbar of Masjid al-Nabawi and he addressed the soldiers and said: O Soldiers! I call out to you in the Name of the Prophet (AS), who is my witness. I order you to defend him and his City to the last bullet and the last breath, regardless of the strength of the enemy. May Allah help us, and may the prayers of Muhammad (AS) be with us. O Soldiers of the Heroic Turkish Army! O Mehmetciks, O Little Muhammads, come forward and swear to me, before our Lord and our Prophet, to honor your faith with the supreme sacrifice of your lives.
This is the Faith of Ehli Bedir. This is the Faith of Siddiq, of Faruq, of Ghani, of Murtaza. May Allah raise their station. And Sherif Huseyin, who was honored by the Khalifa, Sharif Huseyin, who betrayed Islam. He sent a message to Fahrettin Pasha ordering him to surrender. But Fahrettin Pasha he had direct orders from Holy Prophet (AS) to defend the City. And Fahrettin Pasha wrote a letter to Sherif Hussein, addressing him saying: “BismillahirRahmanirRahim. To the one who broke the power of Islam, caused bloodshed against the Muslims, put in danger the Khilafat and the Amir al-Mu’mineen, and exposed Islam to the domination of the British-On Thursday Night, the 14th of Zul Hijj, I was walking, tired and exhausted from thinking about the defense of Madina when I found myself among unknown men working in a small area. Then I saw in front of me a man with the most beautiful face, it was Rasulallah (AS). His left arm was resting on his hip under his robe, and he said to me in a protecting voice, Follow me. I followed him two or three steps and woke up. I ran to the Masjid and made Sajdah near his tomb. I am now under the protection of Rasulallah (AS). He is my Supreme Commander. I am busying myself and strengthening the defenses, building roads and squares in Madinah. Do not trouble me with useless offers.”
These are the men that Allah (SWT) talks about in Surah al-Maida- Allah loves them, and they love Him. Fahrettin Pasha kept his promise. He did not surrender Madina. In the end, some of his desperate men they arrested him and took him by force out of the City. And the Arab rebels, the wahhabis, the sheytans that are still ruling up till today, entered the City. For twelve days they pillaged Madina. They stole, they desecrated, they disrespected, they destroyed. They broke the locks of more than four thousand homes and looted everything.
Today, the descendants of those rebels are cursing to Fahrettin Pasha. Yaziklar olsun. The descendants of those who let the British enter the Holy Lands are cursing to the Defender of Madinah. La’natullahi ‘alal Kazibeen– Allah’s curse is on the liars. (3:61). Fahrettin Pasha will be known on the Day of Qiyamah as the Defender of Madinah. Those who betrayed will also be known. Rasulallah (AS) said: “Every traitor will have a banner on the Day of Resurrection and it will be said: This is the betrayer of so-and-so.” (Bukhari) Those who betrayed the Khalifah will have flags above them on the Day of Judgment saying: The betrayers of the Khilafah, of the ahir Zaman. The betrayers of the Ummah. The betrayers of Habibullah. The betrayers of Allah. And they are blaming Fahrettin Pasha for removing the Sacred Relics from Madinah to Istanbul. O you who gave help to the enemies of Islam! If Fahrettin Pasha had not rescued the Sacred Emanets, today they would be sitting in the British Museum. This is the truth of the matter. If Fahrettin Pasha had not rescued the Holy Turban, the Holy Cane, the Holy Sword of Sayyidul Ka’inat, you would have sold them, just like you sold out this Ummat.
This is the dishonor that the Arabs brought on themselves and the whole Muslim Ummat by betraying the Khalifah. And Sherif Hussein and his children were betrayed. Sherif Hussein was exiled to Cyprus, where he died crying for the betrayal of the Khalifah. Perhaps those who are barking against the Ottomans today should also cry for their mistake. Those who are selling the wealth of the Ummat should cry for their betrayal. Those who are buying chateaus and paintings for millions and billions of dollars while the Rohingya children burn, while Quds burns, while Kashmir burns, while Palestine burns, while the whole world burns should cry for their zulm, because they will burn. Those who are building playgrounds for the kuffar to make zina should cry for their disgrace. The people who had the honor of having the Quran revealed in their own language should cry for their crimes against the Ummat.
Muslims, we should wake up. The time of Jababirah is coming to an end. The time of Zulm is coming to an end. The time of Kufr is coming to an end. Don’t be a Zalim! Don’t support tyranny in any way! Don’t be on the side of Kufr! Don’t support and have love for the kafirs. Make tawbah and come to the side of Islam. We will be questioned about what we did in this time. Seyh Efendi is saying: Allah (SWT) has given this job, this duty, to man. Mankind they must establish the Shariat again in this world. Man must open the Kuran-i-Kerim. Man must work to bring the Khalifah and man must open the flag of the Holy Prophet (AS). It’s not going to come from the sky. It’s going to be from these men that are living today on earth. We are all responsible.
In the Judgment Day we will all be questioned. Allah will ask us, “What have you done to bring the Khilafat back and to put My laws back on? What did you do? What did you do?” Everyone will be questioned according to their level and according to their situation. We are not running to fight. There is no fighting now. We have no power. We have no influence, and there is no permission. But we are asking our Lord to be witness that we are standing up for Hakk. We are asking our Lord to be witness that we are against the Batil. We are asking our Lord to be witness that we are praying and begging for the Khilafat, praying and begging for Mehdi (AS). Ya Rabbi! Return the honor to the Ummat-i-Muhammed. Ya Rabbi! Wake up the spirit of the Siddiq el-Akbar in this Ummat! Wake up the spirit of the Faruq al-Azam in this Ummat! Wake up the spirit of Zul Nurayn in this Ummat! Wake up the spirit of Haydar al-Karrar in this Ummat! Wake up the spirit of the Seljuks in this Ummat! Wake up the spirit of the Ottomans in this Ummat! Wake up the spirit of the Defender of Madinah, Fahrettin Pasha in this Ummat! Ya Rabbi! Send us the Defender of Truth, the Breaker of Kufr, the Savior of the Ummat! Ya Rabbi, send Mehdi (AS)! Ya Rabbi, forgive us, forgive our weakness. We are asking you, Ya Rabbi. You are the Most Powerful, send us the help. Make us to be strong. Amin.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi NY
3 RabiulAhir 1439
December 22, 2017