Tag: Tariqa

Don’t Imitate Them

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), sohbat of the 13th of May, 2015.

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s-salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya Mashaykhina, dastur, Sheikh Abdullah Faiz Daghestani, Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani. Tariqatuna as-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah.

“Man tashabbaha bi qawmin fa huwa minhum” says our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). If you imitate a nation or group of people and want to resemble them, you will become one of them. That’s why our Prophet says to be a little different from non-Muslims. Let your Muslim-hood be seen. It was clear before where people belonged from their clothes and attitudes. People nowadays show it too but some people want more to imitate others. That is not good. Your identity should be seen. Resemble the beloved servants of Allah. The religion of Islam is the most perfect religion.

Imitating is not only by clothing. They are making up laws not existing in Islam. And our people like them. We don’t like that. They are bringing up an idea and we want to imitate that idea. This also is not nice. Allah has made the religion of Islam the highest and greatest. This religion is the highest from all aspects. There is no better than this. Because Allah Azza wa Jalla made it perfect. You can’t see any incompleteness in it. How is it that Islam doesn’t resemble others? There is tolerance in Islam; everyone can live as they wish.

You can’t make a non-Muslim to be Muslim. If he wants, he can become Muslim. If he doesn’t, he can keep his religion. He can live among Muslims. They say they swear at Muslims. Of course, if they did other than that they would have become Muslim themselves. Their lack of love towards Muslims is quite a normal thing. Muslims should accept them as they are because if they loved Muslims, if they loved our Prophet, if they loved us, they would have become Muslim. Therefore, these people are against Muslims all over the world. But when honored with Islam, whatever the man has done, it will be as if he didn’t do it. Because Islam starts from that moment keeping his account and recording his book. Before that, he has already committed the biggest of sins by making shirk, not recognizing and not wanting Allah.

Therefore, there is no issue of him loving or not loving us. There are much bigger issues. But if you say a non-Muslim is doing this and that to us, that’s normal for him. We are not like him. No Muslim could live for hundreds of years in their countries. Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants couldn’t get along with each other. They didn’t tolerate it. They didn’t leave any Muslims there and exiled and sent them away. In our Islamic state during the time of Khalifat, in the Ottoman Empire, thousands of nations were living. They had hundreds of religions according to their minds. No one could interfere them. They didn’t interfere unless they were Muslims. And Muslims had certain principles for not making fitna. This is it. “Don’t imitate anyone.” it says.

Muslims don’t go out into the streets to march and scream. Sheikh Effendi used to be very angry at this. Muslims can’t go out into the streets and shout and scream, if something happens. You should go to the mosques and pray. As we say, there are many things. Whatever people, who have lost their way do, sometimes our Muslims are imitating them. Then, as we said, like in hadith of our Prophet, you become one of them. If you say you are Muslim and shout, you’re not counted as Muslim, you’re  counted as one of them. A Muslim follows with adab the way ordered by Allah and shown by our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). He doesn’t imitate. A Muslim is a dignified person with adab, not a loose one. You shouldn’t resemble them – not only by clothing, but actually by sense of logic and behaviour.

“Don’t resemble non-Muslims and those who have lost their ways” it says. Beware don’t imitate them and don’t like what is theirs. And there’s no need to act against them. We don’t accept, don’t like and don’t want it. Most people feel disgusted when they come across and see screaming and yelling somewhere. Whoever it may be, people don’t like it. Therefore, it’s wrong to scream and shout. It is said in Qur’an as well “Don’t raise your voices”. “Don’t raise your voice above our Prophet’s.” When you scream… Our people sometimes shout out takbir too much. This is not nice either. Act with adab. It’s not good to do it everywhere because you will put yourself under the bad tongue of people and cause others to hate or curse you. What we preach is the way of adab, this is the way of tariqa.

Allah Azza wa Jall He said in Qur’an … no. Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) in hadith he said, Man tashabbaha bi qawmin fa huwa minhum. Who look like some nations, or some people, who try to be like them, imitate them, he is from them. Of course this before it was for outside looking. Many people in the old time, every nation, every people from their custom you know from where they are, which religion, which country. So, it was not good to imitate [those] who are not from Muslim people. There must be a difference between you and others. But these days it is more important for not imitate them or not like them – to [not] look like them, inside, innerly.

How they have bad ideas for whole human beings They thought they are doing good but their ideas [are] not good. So, we mustn’t listen to them or to imitate them, to make some idea like them. Especially, people [that] they are angry. These people they are making many trick about Islam. They are making, they are swearing for Islam, for our precious, holy, holy thing for Islam. They are saying bad word about this and we, our people they are attacking them. They are doing [the] same thing. They are imitating them and they are coming in trick for what they done these people. In Islam it is [a] religion for, the best religion of Allah. “[The] last religion [is] Islam” He said ‘the complete religion.’

So these people, when they are saying bad thing about Islam, bad thing about Muslim, bad thing about every holy thing for us, it is normal. It is normal, we mustn’t be angry. Why? Because if they are accepting and they are loving our holy things they must be Muslim. So, when they are not accepting, they can do what they do. So we are not [to] imitate them, and be make the same thing for them. Even [if] there is many crazy people, they are swearing for some Prophet also. We accept all Prophet[s]. So when these people they are doing every[thing] they can do, every bad thing, they can do what they like because we are not responsible for them. Only we are responsible [for those] who are in Islam. But other people they are, they are making the biggest sin to be, [to] put partner with Allah or not accept Allah or they are doing, worshipping idols. They are doing anything outside of Islam they are, this is the most important and the biggest sin.

There is hadith: It is no sin behind ‘kufr’ (…) unbelief. Unbeliever, it is the biggest sin. It is the biggest sin because when these people, if they doing the worst thing before Islam and [then] they accept Islam, only Allah asking for them after Islam. Before Islam all this [is] forgiven for them. So for this these, our people, they are imitate them and they are try to do same what they do. We know they are not, they don’t have any ‘musamiha’ (tolerance). No tolerance. We know this, and we see everywhere in the world they are doing the worst not taking nations from earth. They not leaving any Muslims in Europe after 100 years. Not leaving any, only this last century the Muslim come to Europe also. But before, No!

But also, it is not, not bad for us, because it is normal. We cannot say “how they can do this, how can they do that?” It is normal because they are outside of belief. So we are only must imitate – not imitate them. Only following Islam. Islam, because it is accepting in our country [for there] to be people with another religion. They are, they have right, they have to be in safety in our country to work and worship what they like. Only we saying, we invite them to Islam. If they accept, OK accept. If not accept it is, they are free. It is not, now it is this. Since Prophet (saws) – same. It was like this. In Iran there was worshipping Majusi, they worshipping fire. And there was Jewish, there was Christian there was many thing. In Ottoman time, same.

Even, once when Fatih Sultan Mehmet who conquered Istanbul, he was going through Europe and opening. There was a Serbian king and he was between Ottoman and between Hungary. Hungary it was Catholic and the Orthodox – Serbian. And he sent some messenger to ask how maybe, because Orthodox and Catholic, it was like enemy, more than Muslim! And he try to ask maybe if he [can] help this Hungarian against Turk. They will be, there is peace between them. He sent for this king. He said to him ‘If we help you, how you will be treating us?’ He said, “We will try to finish all this Orthodox and then crush all your yes, everything for [the] church and..” And he asked for Sultan Mehmet. He said, “We are, the religion, Islam. We invite people to Islam. If they accept, accept. If not accept, they are free. We will leave their Church and what they worshipping. We can be in the mosque.”

It was like this, but we are, what we say from beginning. It is normal for non-believers. We cannot imitate them. They must imitate us. We have the adab of Prophet (saws) and teaching of Allah Azza wa Jalla and tariqat they are teaching this. These days there are many people they forget this. They try to imitate what they done, the worst thing. Allah make us safe from these people.

Wa min Allah it-Tawfiq Al-Fatiha

Happy Birthday Beloved Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (QS)!

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

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Our Lord Almighty says: Draw near to Me! I will grant you a place in My Eternal Kingdom, where you will abide in ever-lasting beauty for all eternity.

Mawlana sheikh nazim qs

A flower, Shaykh Mehmet Efendi, is alive and sprouts afresh. Through its fresh green it wishes to approach Allah Almighty. Even a green blade of grass grows and puts forth flowers. For what? Let me win their hearts, let me draw close to my Lord, it says. How lovely! It springs forth from the ground, the black earth. It turns green and shows its various colours. For whom does it produce such beauty? Whom does it do this for? Ah, if only we could realize this! All the different kinds of flowers, the different types of trees, the different kinds of fruits, for what do they all grow and flower, and shine? wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla. (5:35) In order to gain the Lord’s good pleasure. Eh, we have become sticks of dry wood. Dry wood. Our Lord Almighty says: Draw near to Me! I will grant you a place in My Eternal Kingdom, where you will abide in ever-lasting beauty for all eternity. Do not dry up and perish. Allahu Akbar. Subhan Allah, Sultan Allah.

– Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Al-Haqqani An-Naqshibandi (QS)

Allaahumma Salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa Aali Muhammadin wa Sallim

Al-Fatiha

Sheikh Abdullah, The Right Address

In this strong sohbat Sheikh Bahauddin questions the correctness of those who say they are inheritors of Sheikh Abdullah. He reiterates the fact that Sheikh Nazim was Sheikh Abdullah’s only murid and only inheritor and that he in turn named Sheikh Mehmet as his inheritor. (Source: Saltanat.org)

Sheikh Bahauddin Adil Al-Haqqani, sohbat – 5th October, 2014, Lefke – Cyprus

Sheikh Bahauddin Adil Al-Haqqani

Opera! We are not opera people. But if we want we can do opera. This is important, what you can do. In this life, it is important what you can do. Alhamdulillah Allah Almighty He gives His servants so many options. He can hunt, he can sing, he can laugh, he can cry. He can be sad, he can be angry, he can be calm, he can sleep. And he can dance, he can sing, he can.. He has talents, he can be a poet, he can be wiseman, he can be ignorant man, he can be everything. That means he has full options. Allah Almighty, He gave everything for His servants. No servant can say, “I am not having this, or I am not having that.” They say, the genius brain uses only 4% or 3.5% in general from the whole brain. So what you think the rest is doing? It has been created for nothing? It has been put there for nothing? No, must have a reason. When the servant says “Ya Rabbi, You didn’t make me to do this, this, this.” “My servant, it is in your brain, and it is ready for use, but you didn’t know how to use it.” It is not Allah Almighty’s fault, it is your fault! But Allah Almighty doesn’t give the key, this is something else.

Now, Subhan Allah from where to where Mawlana Shaykh is sending. I am surprised, I am surprised also. We don’t have spiritual contact with the Awliya’, that’s wrong. If you claim that you have spiritual contact with Awliya, this is wrong. Because you have to look for yourself first. Say, do I have this level to be -I’m talking dunya wise- in Minister office to talk to him. I am not saying, Minister of the super power of the world, America. Not the super power of the world, Russia. No. Or not the super power of any China. No! I am saying I want to be with the Minister of small country as Cyprus. Very small, tiny country. If I am very lucky and I am chasing too much I will have an appointment in maybe, somebody like me, it will take him 2 days. Somebody, I’m not saying so high, but below me, will take him 1 week. And it is going like this. Some people will never get it. They will get it when it’s election time because that Minister he needs a vote so he goes for everybody, he can be with everybody.

This is the other face of our realistic world. But for Awliya they don’t need a vote for them. They don’t need to praise them and they don’t need to tell them “you are this, and this Maqam and this.” No they don’t need this. Because Allah Almighty He is the one giving to them. This is the difference between our world and their world. So when I say, I am in the spiritual contact with my Shaykh and I fully recover what I am talking, this should be wrong. We have to understand right and wrong. Because everything has 2 sides, one is wrong and one is right. If you understand wrong, you can continue in wrong way going all the way. Because your understanding already clicked in the wrong side. But if you understand right you click in the right side and you continue in the right side. This is how it works. It is so simple, you don’t have to make this mathematic formula and how to do it and which kind plus, minus, divide this. No need. It is either you click in the wrong or you click in the right. This is how simple it is.

Now, the spiritual things that your Shaykh that you already connecting to him, he keeps sending his spiritual ways, never stop. These spiritual ways is going on, on, on. But you are the one saying “Ya Sayyidi I am ready to take this spiritual way from you.” Why you are believing in mobile phones and not believing in Awliya? No, if you go 50 years back we see the mobile phone in American movies, in the car. I remember this, taking..talking and “wow what a technology” they say. “What a huge thing, like something impossible.” Maybe it was fake in those day, or maybe it was right, I am not sure. But it was the idea to say “look guys we are going there.” And also it is important to understand where you are going, because to know where you are going also is very important.

I am in London. I don’t know where to go, I am in London. So what? But if you say I am in London I am going for this address, you can go. This is the exact thing that we have to take. It is not the things that, to imagine that you are there and then you don’t know the address. Al- Hamdulillah Mawlana Shaykh when he left he said to continue taking my spiritual wave – it will be from Shaykh Mehmet, from Shaykh Muhammad. Nobody else! Nobody else. I can say this very clear, nobody else. Don’t think about it! This is not belonging to you, don’t cry for it, it is not belonging to you. It is for him. Who appoint him? He (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim) appoint him. Did he appoint him personally? Yes he appointed him personally.

Is he the one that needs to approve his appointing? This is another question. Big question. Who I am to ask Mawlana Shaykh “can you approve this one, the one you appointed Ya Sayyidi?” What a bad manner! What bad manners! Cannot be more than this worse manner. Cannot be! It is the worse of the worse. As asking “are you sure you appoint this gentleman, are you sure? And appointing me. Why appoint me? I am better.” Say, “No you are not better, he is better and I appoint him.” You cannot question the order of the Sultan. You cannot tell the Sultan “your Majesty, your decision is wrong.” Never happened in history. Never happened in history to request or to investigate the Sultan’s order. This is the top level. This is everybody is responsible for the top level. If you do a mistake or if you try you are responsible for top level. But the top level he cannot make mistakes in this way. Because he has another top level above him and telling him “O beloved Shaykh Nazim, O Sultan ul Awliya’ we are saying to do this, this, this.”

Mawlana Shaykh with all his majesty, he was sitting and he says “I am waiting order to come to me and then I make it happen.” This is Mawlana Shaykh. If you understand right, you can go in the right direction. But if you go for the wrong, you click there, you think that you are going in the right. It doesn’t matter This is up to you. I like to go in history of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. It is so important point about Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah personality because all of us, we don’t know Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. None of us, and the people they know, they know. Now, who is Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah? It’s a big question. He is Sultan ul Awliya’ and he is number 39 of the golden chain. This is known. And who is number 40 of the golden chain? It is Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim how he take this ocean from the chest of Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah and put it in his chest. This is an ocean.

Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he was personally with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim in Khalwa/seclusion. Nobody else. Nobody, except Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he was making khalwa on his own when he was young through Mawlana S. Sharafuddin and then, he make khalwa with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, only. Nobody else. Nobody was able to stand up (carry) the manifestation that Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he was getting and nobody can be in his presence specially in the seclusion. This must be understood. It is easy to go out and say “I was with Mawlana..” I was with Mawlana S.Abdullah. Maybe I’m better than you when I was with Mawlana S.Abdullah. You never know. Maybe Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he was loving me more than you, because I was pure and you are not. I was innocent, but you were grown up. Maybe you were not innocent as me. This is also a question matter. But, this is not the subject.

The subject is, Mawlana S. Abdullah did he make khalwa with you? Did he put you in seclusion with him, in the same room? Can you say this? No. When Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he was out of operation he make the last seclusion with Mawlana Shaykh in Beirut, in my sister’s room. Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. 24hrs the door was not open. Nobody can go in. What is this? 24hrs the Shaykh with his successor, with his beloved one. This is Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. This is the 3rd seclusion that they’ve been alone, nobody, nobody (else). This is how we have to understand, the right and the wrong.

There is history from Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. He passed away 1973 and until 2014 who was the ruling Shaykh? How many years? 40. 41 year! 41 year. It’s a big space. We are away from Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah, 41 years. I am away from Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah 41 year. I was 10 when he passed away. If, I am saying for the murids. They were not seeing Mawlana S. Abdullah you cannot jump these 41 years and get your benefit from Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. Actually Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he didn’t give you the benefit, he gave it to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. So clearly he gave it to Mawlana S. Nazim. Mawlana S. Nazim is the one. He is the one making everything one. This must be understood. Because if you don’t understand this it is wrong. You are in the wrong way.

You have to understand who is your Shaykh. Your Shaykh is not Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. He is not your Shaykh. He is Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s Shaykh. We don’t have any connection with him. He is, Shaykh of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. Because we cannot carry Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. I am not saying, disrespect. No, I’m not saying disrespect. Don’t misunderstand. There is…minimize our size to get our real size. Our mistake is when we put a beard and we wear Naqshbandi, and wear turbans, we think that we are flying. No, we are not flying. You have to step in the ground you have to understand who you are. Because one of the biggest thing that ego love to put the turban and the beard and say “I am now becoming something.” Don’t forget this one.

Don’t think the ego takes you for nightclub or for gambling or for women or doesn’t make you to pray. No, this is.. this is nothing. The ego is playing in bigger place. The ego never plays in small place. Small place is gambling women, nightclubs. All this for ego it is it is nothing. It doesn’t care, ego doesn’t have this calculation at all. This is you have to understand how to treat your ego. When you put your turban, and you make the turban bigger and bigger then you leave your beard bigger, and bigger… then the ego says yes “now you are completed!” Yes. This is reality, this is reality. You have to wake up! This you have to wake up! You cannot carry this heavy burden. It is heavy burden.

Now I am not saying that I will be something. I am not saying I will be big Awliya’ I am talking just I am talking coffee talk. Why you say it’s coffee talk? Yes it is coffee talk, because there is no ibdi’a, there is no claim. There is no claim. If anybody will be happy here. If nobody will be happy also, that’s no… Now we have to know that when Shaykh Sharafuddin (qas) the Shaykh of Grand Shaykh Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. He was saying “Abdullah Effendi you are my murid you are my successor. But the feet that you put in your maqam I cannot see, they’re so high. “So imagine the 38 of the Golden Chain says this to S. Abdullah and we are saying and Mawlana S. Abdullah is our Shaykh. No it is not your Shaykh! You are not having this specific to be his murid. You have to understand this.

Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah he was extremely Jalali. Jalali you know what it means Jalali, extremely disciplined. Nobody can play like we play today. No way! He was not joking, and then he said “Nazim Effendi I am leaving you to be Jamali.” That’s why we are lucky to be with Mawlana S. Nazim because he was all the time showing us the beauty face of tariqa. The beauty face that he tolerated in all the fields. Then we are feeling the beauty of Tariqa. So many people know, all the Tariqas if you go first thing they tell you “you have to be disciplined. You have to be in this shape, you have to be like this, like this.” Except Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. He said “you come in it’s ok. After that we sort the problem. No problem. We can be ok with you, just you come. Enter. I am not asking you to be in this form, or be in this shape or…you come, you come.” He is like the father for everybody saying, “ok my children some of them naughty, some of them good. But it’s ok they are my children. You just come. After that we solve the problem.” This is how Mawlana Shaykh was treating us.

But Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah, no way! No way! I was having small memories with him. One day I was going to my aunt’s house. And my school was morning, my sister’s school was in the afternoon. My mother she said “wait for your sister to finish her school and take her with you.” And I say, Uh! Yeah and I left her and I went to my aunty. The second day when I come back this come to the ear of Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah. I was 8 years old. When it came to the ear of Shaykh Abdullah he said “bring him to me!” Yes! I was going to kiss his hand and I find Shaykh Mustafa, may Allah bless him, running after me. “Grand Shaykh he wants you.” What!! I ran! I ran! And then he know he catch me and he bring me to Grand Shaykh. And Grand Shaykh he was giving me such a hard lesson. I was talking and I was crying all night.

And then I remember I must care about everything. I must be careful about everything. It is not your way to say “I am free. Ok my sister she can be at home I can be alone. No problem.” No, this is how Mawlana Shaykh he was treated every small things and big things. To make you understand. This is how he was, Jalali and sharp. Now, if you tell me somebody did this…”Ok no problem. Maybe next time he will take his sister.” But Mawlana Shaykh would never say like this He make it perfect. So don’t go there. If you go there you will burn. Don’t go there be in the mercy side, my advice – to be with Mawlana S. Nazim, not to be with Mawlana S. Abdullah. I am not advising. Personally I would never go. Because when I was 8 years old I take it! I take it and I am still remembering. Now I am over 50 and I am still remembering and will never forget. Until I die I will never forget this.

It is Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah it is not for us, it is for Mawlana Shaykh Nazim. And this must be known. Today we are talking history just to lighten our future. This I am saying for all the murids that they think they are clever. And they think they can do something and they play with words and make it word magician. And make it “O Yes! Maybe it is like this.” It is not philosophy. It is not philosophy, this is Tariqa. And Tariqa has rules and regulations. You go for banking saying “I want to put this money.” Saying, “no this money you have to prove from where it’s coming, this money has to be tax paid.” And the bank, even you bring big money, it will be bigger problem for you. You have to explain from where you get this money. You have to explain why we believe in banking systems and we are escape from it. And we don’t believe in Naqshibandi system and we are feeling very free from it. And the banking system if this happens, this, this.

But that one is for your eternal life and you are playing with your eternal life, this is my warning for me personally and then I am warning everybody that they think they are clever, they think they are genius. And they think they are on right and they think whatever they do, it is right! And they think whatever it is coming to them and if somebody tell them some advice that it is right because it is for their benefit. Mawlana Shaykh never think about his benefit. If Mawlana Shaykh think about his benefit, today he must have left billions. And Mawlana Shaykh he didn’t leave any one single cent or one single penny, or one single dollar or one single euro. Alhamdulillah he said “I am free. What Allah Almighty He give me, I distribute. What Allah Almighty He was giving to me, I give.”

Alhamdulillah we are happy to say this one and we are proud of Mawlana Shaykh by doing this. We are not asking his inheritance. We are not asking his wealth. We are asking only his blessings. And we are asking to be in his Ikhlas. And to be under his feet. Very important. To be under your Shaykh feet it is very very important. This must be clear and understandable because otherwise our loss will be very big. I keep warning, and I will keep warning until the things will be fixed. If not fixed, I will keep warning. I don’t care my duty is warning. Mawlana Shaykh if he put me here to speak I am speaking as a warner. I am nothing. If you like to listen, it’s ok. If you don’t like to listen also is ok. But my duty is to warn.

You know the traffic light it is having red orange and green. It is time, 4’o clock after midnight. Nobody in the streets, but this light will have the system…. Never fed up. I am like this light never be fed up! I will keep warning…if there are some people to listen, yes. If there are some people that are not listening, also yes. I’m doing my traffic light duty and wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Bi hurmati l-Habib, bi hurmati l-Fatiha.

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