Adhan al-Muhammadi

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani

Speaking in London, England

February, 1999

I am sad. Why? Because of something that you are not being careful about. Even though you are claiming you are Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a. What is it? Adhan. The name of adhan is “Adhan Muhammadi” (s). So how can the muezzin forget to say Salawat for Rasulallah (s) after adhan? Those few words are for the honor of Muhammad (s). And I do not think that I am coming to you next year if you do not give Salawat after adhan. You may forget me, I am not coming to you. Finished. Every year I am repeating that we are Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a. You are also saying you are Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a, but you are acting like Wahhabis, not reading “As-Salat was-Salam” for Rasulallah (s) after the adhan. Therefore I am disappointed.

And even if sometimes you are coming and saying “As-Salat was Salam” for Rasulullah(s), you are acting like Wahhabis, telling your muezzin not to give Salawat. I may go from East to West, but not to you if you are saying that.

Sometimes small things, if you don’t take care of them, may prevent huge things from functioning. It may be like a big machine, perhaps a mill. Perhaps a small piece of wood in the mill must be in a certain position to make it operate correctly, sending wheat to big stones to be ground. If that piece of wood is in the wrong position, the wheat will never go through the stones. A mill may be worth one million dollars or 2 million dollars, but without that little piece of wood that’s worth 10 pennies or 5 pennies, wheat doesn’t run, will not run through the stones. The whole mill is worthless. And you are not taking care of that thing!

Adhan Muhammadi (s)!! Adhan is named for Prophet (s). You must say Salawat on Prophet (s) after adhan. We are fighting with the people who are not respecting Rasulullah(s). Even though they control the holy places, they are not giving respect to Rasulullah (s). We, Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a, are asking to give the highest respect to Rasulullah (s). But they don’t like it. They are taking the name of Prophet (s) from their mosques. They are building new mosques. They are never writing even what is written on the `Arshur-Rahman. What is written on the `Arshur-Rahman? Only “La ilaha illallah?” Or also “Muhammadur Rasulullah (s)?”

Do you have “La ilaha illa-llah, Muhammadur Rasulullah (s)” written in your mosque? Do you have it? Where? It must be there. You are not using your minds! Why are you making this place without names? This [mosque] looks like an airplane hangar, a depot, a warehouse. Perhaps you can use this sometimes as a warehouse, because nothing makes it clear that it is a mosque.

Yes! Where is the Qibla for you [i.e. no mihrab is visible]? And you are claiming that you are Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a. No! You lost your way, Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a. You are fearing Wahhabi people. Why? Allah is with them or with you? Allah Almighty is with those who are respecting His most respected servant or those who are against him? What is that heedlessness? What is that ignorance on your part. Write “Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama`a;” write it near “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur Rasulullah(s).”

And where are the names of Prophet (s)? You who come from Pakistan and Hindustan! HOW are your mosques? Like this? Where are the names of the Sahaba, who are the PILLARS of Islam, who stood up for Islam!? They are trying to forget everyone who did their best with Rasulullah(s). Is there no shame on you, not to have their names here? Sayyidina Abu Bakr (ra), Sayyidina Umar (ra), Sayyidina Hassan (ra), Sayyidina Hussein (ra)? Why!? Al-`ashar al-mubashshara — ten people whose names Allah Almighty gave as the people of Paradise. Where?! You know their names?! WHY aren’t you writing them? What is the reason? What?

Keep your way or you will be taken from here also, all of you. Yes. You may be angry. Anger kills you. If you are not angry for Allah, then the anger of your ego kills you. Beware, beware, because the anger of Allah Almighty is taking everything away — whoever does not give respect, full respect to the Prophet (s).

You, a simple person, never like to see your son be disrespected and you like those who respect your son. What about Allah Almighty Who created everything for the honor of the Prophet (s)? The Wahhabis are never accepting respect of Rasulullah (s)! It is disaster! If they are not accepting Rasulullah(s), look what’s happening. Is Islam going down? No! It’s going up. Wahhabis are not accepting that, Law laaka Law laak ma khalaqtul kawn (“If not for you O Muhammad, I would not have created the creation.”) Wahhabis are not accepting “Shafa`ati li Ahlil-Kaba’ir min Ummatiy.” (“My intercession is for those of my Nation who commit grave sins”). Whether they accept or not, it doesn’t matter. Their sins are on their shoulders. But YOU, as Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama`a, you must know your way. Through 1500 years we have insisted on keeping that way. What happened to you? Were our predecessors wrong?

Those people that take money from petrol, inebriating themselves with riyals, dollars, pounds. Whoever buys their faith with money, they should be the most punished, the most punishment shall go on them, Prophet (s) is saying. Whoever sells their faith for dunya. Don’t be one of them. No … No … Keep the way, and Allah Almighty is going to be pleased with you. Rasulullah(s) said. “Man salai` alayya marratan, salla Allahu `alayyhi `ashara marra.” Sahih. Rasulullah(s) gives this hadith. Is he wrong (hasha)? “If anyone is giving respect to me, saying Allahumma Salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad (s), Allah Almighty is giving ten to that servant,” the one who is giving respect to His most respected, most beloved, most praised Servant.

But the Wahhabis don’t like to give respect. If you say “amana Khalqil Lah” (Most-trusted of Allah’s creation) the Wahhabis whine and complain. If you say “Khatama Rusulillah (s),” (Seal of the Prophet) “Ashraful Mursaleen” (Most Honored of the Messengers) they get angry. They are never happy to praise Rasulullah(s) or respect him. Your fear must be from Allah Almighty only.

Don’t think that because they have gold and oil they are strong. What they have may collapse, inshaAllah. And, Allah will make them needy for the support of non-believers. Allah is making them fall down. Don’t think that money is going to support the wrong people. No. If Allah Almighty is not supporting you, your money is worth nothing. The whole world now, they were thinking one year ago that everything is standing up by the support of money. Now, Allah Almighty is making that pillar that they put their trust in, He is putting in that pillar an insect that is eating, eating, eating. Now, they are finished, collapsing. Like what happened here, a couple of years ago, that a kind of insect was going through huge trees, eating them, and making them fall down. Older people may remember it. Younger ones may not. The Wahhabis’ trust is only in money: dollars, pounds, riyals, marks. Allah Almighty is making what they trust weaker. He placed that insect maybe one year ago, and it is beginning to eat.

Zindabad! Allah is going to show them His power, little by little, step by step. Divine power is running now, to support believers. Unbelievers were so proud with their billions and billions. Trillions. Now they are thinking — what is going to happen. Their accounts are reaching into the billions and trillions, trillions and quadrillions, on up… up and up. “What shall we do,” they are asking.  FINISHED! Whoever is standing by their money, they are finished.

The millenium is finished! The 20th Century is finished! All material thoughts or knowledge or economy are one day going to be bankrupt. It’s all going to fall down. Wahhabis also. Before they were paying some money for some charities. Now they can’t give, because they are saying they need more money for themselves. They can’t do anything. All of them are going to be bankrupt. Finished!

People today are making tasbih, “Pounds, pounds, pounds, pounds, more pounds, (singing) dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, more dollar, marks, marks, marks, marks, marks.” Their tasbihSubhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar, dollars, marks — repeating each one 33 times. Is it funny? Do you like this? That is coming to an end.

O you people running after dunya, Allah Almighty is saying to you, “I am sending you, O my servant, from the womb of your mother naked. I am sending you to this world naked, and you are returning to me naked.” People quickly brought a piece of cloth to cover you as a newborn baby. And then as you aged you ran to buy more clothes. And finally, when you die, all your clothes are put on a table, and even your children do not want to wear them because they belong to somebody dead. And you are lying on the table naked so they can clean you, and then they bring another piece of cloth and they cover you. Allah said, “O people, you must not be cheated by dunya. You come to this world naked and leave it naked.” You must try in this life to take something that belongs to your souls.