Oppression Is Darkness

Oppression only gets darkness, many darknesses. It cannot bring any good thing. There is no oppression in Islām. The peaceful Muslims, who love Ahlu l-Bayt and all the Ṣaḥābah, who follow sharī‘ah and ṭarīqah, the madhāhib and sunnah are quietly waiting. Oppression cannot go on forever.


Oppression Is Darkness

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق, Sohbet of the 5th of August, 2020.   


 As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatu Llāhi wa-barakātuh. 

A‘ūdhu bi-Llāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm.  Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa-s-Salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa-l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādātī Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhanā, dastūr Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad. Ṭarīqatuna ṣ-ṣuḥbah, wa-l-khayru fi l-jam’iyyah. 

It is probably a ḥadīth:  “Aẓ-ẓulmu ẓulumāt.” Oppression is darkness, it is evil. Oppression is something with a bad ending. This is the end of times that we are living in and it is full of oppression. Oppression is all over the world. Some people think that we will be under oppression forever. This will not happen. Allāh ﷻ says the result of oppression cannot be good. “Aẓ-ẓulmu lā yadūmu wa-in dāma dammar.” Oppression doesn’t last. It exists only until a certain time. If it continues, it destroys everything. We are seeing this now. Everywhere…  

Some big oppression happened yesterday afternoon. The whole world was shocked. Everyone is wondering what happened in Beirut, Lebanon. Great oppression is happening over there. No right is given to the people who follow the way of Allāh ﷻ. People who have no connection to religion oppress those who have. There are many types of movements in the Islāmic world now other than Ahlu s-Sunnah. These others are oppressive. Muslims who are from Ahlu s-Sunnah do not oppress. The Ottomans did not oppress. They helped everywhere. They reached everywhere and helped. People are frustrated even to fly there now. Ottomans helped even these people. They helped everyone. Therefore, their name is pure. Except for them, all who came afterwards made oppression. 

Who follows the way of the ancestors will be like them, in shā’a Llāh. Who helps, Allāh ﷻ will help him. Helping the oppressed is beneficial first to ourselves, then to them. And they always look and see we have these people as our leaders. May Allāh ﷻ be pleased with them. And curse the others because they are not doing good. Everything is done by oppression. They think they will benefit from their oppression. They won’t. It will last until a certain time and then their time will be over. And if they don’t repent, they will end up in Hell. Therefore, these events… 

We are seeing various things at the end of times; things we could not have imagined, are happening. Since 15-20 years these events have been occurring often. These are signs that we live in the end of times. We are living in the time that our Prophet ﷺ told us about. In the end it will be good for us, in shā’a Llāh. It’s good for the innocent and patient ones, in shā’a Llāh. It will be good. They will win, in shā’a Llāh. May Allāh ﷻ protect Islām and the Muslims and those who are on the right way. And may Allāh ﷻ show guidance to those who are not on the right way. 

We are living in the time that our Prophet ﷺ told us about. In the end it will be good for us, in shā’a Llāh. It’s good for the innocent and patient ones, in shā’a Llāh. It will be good. They will win, in shā’a Llāh.

There is a saying, Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam saying: “Aẓ-ẓulmu ẓulumāt.” “Oppression, it is darkness.” Darkness, many darkness meaning. Ẓulm, it is become… What becomes [of] an oppression? Only you can get darkness. Nothing else. You cannot find good thing for oppression. We are living time – end of time. This oppression everywhere in world. More and more everybody try to oppress other people, to control them, to control this world, to control everything. They want only for themself, not for other people also. 

And there is a saying: “Aẓ-ẓulmu lā yadūmu wa-in dāma dammar.” Oppression cannot be going all time. If it’s going, it will be destroy – where it is oppression, they destroy everything. Nothing left. This what happen in whole this Middle East country. They have oppression and they destroy all nation, house, cities, village. Nothing left, all destroy and still oppression not finished, still destroying. And people they was asking, wondering what happened yesterday in Lebanon, Beirut. It was real, amazing thing what we see. But this is from oppression of people they are claiming Islām but they are only… 

Islām – no oppression in Islām. Islām – mercy. The real Muslim – they are peaceful people. They are not doing anything. Just this people whole time coming on them, making every bad thing for them. But, because they know no need to fight – Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wasallam saying: “Don’t throw yourself in danger.” Because this people, they don’t have mercy. They can kill you, kill your family. They don’t have any mercy, no value for human being. So Muslim people, millions of Muslim in Lebanon, just silent, not doing a thing, only asking for forgiveness from Allāh ﷻ, help from Allāh ﷻ. And this oppression people, they thought they will be forever there. It will be not forever. This cannot be forever – what they are doing. And this is… 

Maybe people they thinking it is terrible but everything Allāh ﷻ make in wisdom. Allāh ﷻ saying: ” ‘Asá an takrahū shay’an wa-huwa khayrun lakum” (2:216). “Maybe you are not happy with what happened, but it is good for you.” So for people of, our people in Lebanon and other place, don’t worry from what happened. This is… It must be happen for, because we are living in end of time. We are living… What happened, very weird thing happening since twenty or fifteen year. Very quickly, thing happening. Before you cannot imagine, even if you somebody tell you it will be like this, you are laughing. Mawlānā was saying many thing but people not taking care of what he saying. 

But it is time Allāh ﷻ revenge from what they done for oppressing people, especially who are in right way, way of Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, accepting Ahlu l-Bayt, and accepting whole Ṣaḥābah. Because now there is who – somebody not accepting Ahlu l-Bayt, and other not accepting Ṣaḥābah. This both not good. The poor people, peaceful people, who are following what Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam and his ﷺ Khulafā’ until last Ottoman Sulṭān. They are was in this way, way Ahlu s-Sunnah wa-l-Jamā‘ah and Madhhab and Ṭarīqah. All this must be. Who saying something about Ṭarīqah, about Madhhab – this Allāh ﷻ send His ﷻ revenge on them. They must be careful. This is not joke. You cannot hide from Allāh ﷻ. We only we can… we cannot go fighting with them. Only we praying to be safe this people, our people, in shā’a Llāh, and give hidāyah for this who are claiming they are Muslim and not accepting anything. Not accepting anything – no they don’t believe at all. 

But we are, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, we are believing. Ahlu s-Sunnah wa-l-Jamā‘ah believing of Ṣaḥābah, Ahlu l-Bayt, Awliyā’u Llāh, Madhhab, Ṭarīqah. And we, our belief it will be happen this before Qiyāmah and the most what we wait for Sayyidunā l-Mahdī ‘alayhi ssalām and Sayyidunā ‘Īsá ‘alayhi s-salām. This is real belief of Ahlu s-Sunnah wa-l-Jamā‘ah. Who not believe this, they are not from Ahlu s-Sunnah wa-l-Jamā‘ah. Allāh ﷻ give hidāyah for everybody, in shā’a Llāh. 

Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.  


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