Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Take Off Your Shoes Ayakkabilarini Çikar فَاخْلَعْ نَعْلَيْكَ ۖ - Shaykh Nazim Haqqani

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O our Lord. O You who have created us,

who have given us life, who have

granted us happiness

in this life and the next.

Where is happiness found in this world and the next?

We must try to find out. Come, O Lovers of Shah-i Mardan.

The world is in awe of your

knowledge and your forebearance. M sh 'Allahu kna

wa m lam yash' lam yakn.

Allahumma qawwi dafan f ridak.

We are weak servants.

Give us strength, O Lord,

grant us honour, O Lord. O our Lord,

our Subhn, our Sultn.

If from morning to evening, and from evening to morning

we spoke of nothing else than of the

honour of our Lord,

the beauty of His Beloved, and of the stations

of honour and glory

of the Kingdom of Heaven,

and if we took strength from that,

how lovely that would be!

Man is a creature of speech.

A speaking creature,


his speech needs to be of a certain value.

What is it that gives value to our speech?

Come, O Shah-i Mardan, your Lovers are in awe of you.

Our speech has its honour.

Man speaks,

but not from everything he says

does he derive honour.

O beloved friends, you want to have honour,

if you want to have honour, look at

what your honour consists of.

The respect you command among people

is one thing, the esteem of the heavens,

of the heavenly kingdom is quite another.

M sh' Allahu kna.

Allahumma qaww dafan fi ridak.

Grant us some strength, let us have some honour.

Allahumma qaww dafan fi ridak.

Mankind - wa khuliqa l-insnu dafa (4:28)

Man was created in weakness.

Qaww dafan fi ridak.

The honour we have comes from

that which You grant to us.

Our strength, our light comes from that.

Allahumma qaww dafan f ridak.

O our Lord, please give us honour and strength

on the way of Your good pleasure.

We are weak, but We ask You

to grant us

from Your Divine Grace

so we might overcome our weakness.

Allahu Akbar. Each time

a person says Allahu Akbar, a power

is given to him. From every spiritual

word and action

man receives an honour. The Prophet Adam -

come, O Shah-i Mardan, your Lovers are in awe of you.

O Shah-i Mardan. To the Prophet Adam

ten pages were revealed, was it not so?

He was given an honour - ahh.

He was given an honour.

After him there came from his descendants

the blessed prophets of exalted rank.

They were given honour - by what means?

Allahu Dhu l-Jall addressed Himself to them.

They became the recipients of Divine address.

O Musa,

inn ana Rabbuka, fa-khla nalayka (20:12)

correct? - This was addressed to the Prophet Musa,

not to any of the other prophets; he was commanded:

ikhla nalayk. (20:12)

Be cleansed of human properties,

be pure, you are entering

a zone of spirituality.

Madad, ya Sayyidi. The station you are now

coming to is not an easy station.

Therefore, ikhla nalayk! (20:12)

Take off your shoes. innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa! (20:12)

Subhan Allah!

Jalla Jalluhu, jallat azamatuhu.

Musa was commanded: ikhla nalayk!

remove your sandals. This means to say:

whatever inclination towards this world you might have within you,

throw it out!

Let none of it remain!

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa (20:12)

When He said "Tuwa", he knew the meaning

that Allah Almighty informed him of.

bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa (20:12)

What an address! The Prophet Musa understands this.

This address did not come to every prophet,

it came to the Prophet Musa. ikhla nalayk (20:12)

It was an address coming from the heavens above.

Come closer, O Musa.

come closer, O Musa.

It is a speech coming from heaven - how are you going to approach?

Leave those human qualities.

We will dress upon you

a spiritual robe, Shaykh Mehmet Efendi.

ikhla nalayk, strip off your human quality,

We will give you a robe to wear.

Allahu Akbar. A force is reaching to us inside,

ikhla' nalayk. Get rid of your human attributes, throw them out!

In Our Presence nothing that belongs to the world

has any value at all.

By nalayk, He means the most base part,

your shoes; by shoes He means

a quality belonging to mankind,

which enables you to move around in the world,

that you have fitted onto your feet -

Cast it off! He says.

Cast the world out of your heart!

Bring yourself towards Us.

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa (20:12)

Allahu Akbaru l-Akbar. Who knows what this means?

O Shah-i Mardan, come, let us listen.

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa (20:12)

You are in such a hallowed place,

a place of such great holiness that you may not tread upon

this area with the soles of your shoes.

This means, before you have not been cleansed of human properties

you cannot comprehend that station.

We will clothe you instead. There is a subtle point here,

Shaykh Mehmet Efendi.

ikhla nalayk - through what means did You speak this?

Musa was standing there

when this Divine word came to him.

Who was it who conveyed it to Musa,

the speech of Allah Almighty? Allahu Akbar.

Allah Almighty in His exalted Divinity

does not condescend to make such an address.

It came to the spiritual reality

of Allah's Beloved;

he who made this address was Habibullah

who bears within himself

the secret of the universe.

Say: Does Allah Almighty,

in His exalted Divinity, condescend

to tell the prophet Musa

to take off his shoes?

O Allah, my Lord! Everybody thinks

that Allah Almighty plays a kind of doorkeeper here,

saying, "Take off your shoes."

Tawba, O my Lord. ikhla nalayk.

Who is being addressed by whom? What directions were given?

How was he to approach? Nalayk - your shoes.

At the door of mosques there is a man

who takes the shoes of those entering the mosque.

He calls out: Leave your shoes here before entering.

You must try to realize

the Greatness of Allah Almighty,

may He be glorified and exalted.

ikhla nalayk! Who spoke this?

Was it the doorkeeper who addressed the Prophet Musa

and said: Take off your shoes!? What then became

of Allah Almighty's Divine Glory?

How can you claim that Allah spoke to His Prophet Musa, saying,

take off your shoes? What does this mean?

For the sake of Allah's Grandeur!

Please come, O Shah-i Mardan.

Who was it who addressed the Prophet Musa?

Take off your shoes. Is that the speech

of Allah Almighty? Are those the words of the Lord

of Might and Glory, Shaykh Muhammad?

To compare Him with the man who sits at the door of the mosque

telling a newcomer to take off his shoes,

is shameful, at the very least.

Come to us, O Shah-i Mardan!

O blessed Sultan! How lovely are his words.

ikhla nalayk. Who spoke this?

Was Allah Almighty a gatekeeper

that He should address His Prophet Musa telling him to take off his shoes?

Whatever our level of understanding may be,

Haji Muhammad, on that level

it was an angel who spoke.

It does not befit the Divine Essence of Allah Almighty to say,

O Musa, what about your shoes - What is that?

As when entering the mosque, the confused man

who is about to go in with his shoes

and the doorman calls to him: Hey, your shoes,

leave them here and enter. Does that figure here?

Allahu Akbar. The great and glorious Qur'n.

Who was it who spoke to the Prophet Musa?

Ya Musa,

ikhla nalayk. Like that?

And this was followed by an reminder:

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa (20:12)

[trembling sound], Everything would fall upside down,

an earthquake would occur, if that speech

came directly from the Exalted Divine Essence

of Allah Almighty. No!

The Sultan does not call to the man who has come

to see him: Take off your shoes and come along.

That Allah - may He be glorified and exalted,

the Great and Lofty, All-Gracious Lord,

the Sublime and Powerful - Himself should stoop to telling

His Prophet Musa to take off his shoes

does not befit His Divine Person.

Come, O Shah-i Mardan.

The things that are to be found in the Holy Qur'n!

ikhla nalayk!

While Allah was speaking to the Prophet Musa,

was he taking off his shoes?

Who was He speaking to?

Who was He admonishing? To whom did Allah Almighty wish to explain?

Enlighten us, O Sultan, explain this to us.

O Shah-i Mardan, explain it to us.

He exhorts him, saying, innaka ya Musa,

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi, (you are in the holy valley)

the greatness of its holiness cannot be known.

bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi,

wdi l-muqaddas, those holy vales,

are those the valleys or wdis such as we know them,

that lie between two mountains?

That lie between man and his Lord? What are they?

ikhla nalayk!

Take the shoes off your feet!

Allah Dh l-Jall, is He a gatekeeper? Who was it who spoke,

to the great Musa so that he might understand?

A confusion came upon him, the Prophet Musa was bewildered.

He was bewildered by the awesomeness of this address.

Ya Musa, ikhla nalayk!

O Musa, remove your shoes!

Was it the doorkeeper saying, take off your shoes? Far from it.

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa

You are at such a station, Tuwa -

it will take everything and sweep it away. Aman, ya Rabbi.

O you Shaykhs, you have knowledge. We know nothing.

O Shah-i Mardan.

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi

What is its sanctity? How can you know?

This is the address, Allah Almighty

will not address Himself in person

to the Prophet Musa. Ya.

O Jewish people, listen to this.


Did Allah Dhu l-Jall speak to the Prophet Musa

in person, or did He not?

If Musa had the power not of one Musa,

but the power of a thousand Musas,

he could not carry this address, Haji Mehmet.

Even if he had 1000 x 1000 times the power, he could not bear it.

Who is there to interpret this?

Who is there who is qualified

to understand and explain this speech?

ikhla nalayk!

Shoes, I beg Allahs forgiveness, shoes..

Like the admonition of the gatekeeper of the palace,

to take off your shoes.

What were the shoes of the Prophet Musa?

And of whom did he take leave?

And he also spoke the name of the station:

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa (20:12)

Aman, ya Rabbi.

O People of the Book, listen!

Listen to this and learn about how the Almighty

addressed Himself to the Prophet Musa.

Had the Prophet Musa been wrapped up in the world

as you are he would have been worth nothing.

Whoever is attached to the world,

who has love for the world, who has love of gold,

who is fond of ornaments, he has no value with Allah.

You must learn this, learn.

Was there a doorman there, where did this address come from?

Ya Musa, fa-khla nalayk.

Did this command come from the Divinity

directly or through a medium?

Musa could not bear it, not Musa alayhi s-salam,

but a thousand Musas would have melted away.

The Lord of Power who made him listen to this speech,

whom did He commission as His deputy to speak to him?

fa-khla nalayk.

Do not come with your shoes, leave off your shoes.

Was it the keeper of the gate who spoke such words?

Is the Word of Allah Almighty

a word on such a low level? Allah Dhu l-Jalal said:

fa-khla nalayk.

Who spoke these words? Whom did He authorize as deputy?

The Sultan will position a doorman and give him an order,

telling him to stay in his place and follow His orders.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,

Allahu Akbar wa ajall wa ala wa azam

wa akram, Allahu Akbar.

Let us try to learn. Come, O Shah-i Mardan.

We have spoken of His Grandeur, and after that

a reverence comes into the heart of man.

A reverence comes over us.

Take a worthless chap, a guy who is worth nothing

in the market, he will consider

himself worth a great deal, and will want to be respected.

I am such a person, he will say.

I am such a person.

Who are you? I am the head of such an empire,

the chief of such an enterprise, the head of state

or the king. All right then, you possess

such greatness and grandeur.

Someone said: Even though you possess such greatness,

I wonder, does a man boasting of such grandeur

not have to go to the toilet? When he said: Does he not go

to the toilet, all his greatness was finished.

Why, you are a man who goes to the toilet,

what can you be so proud of?

Greatness is granted by heaven,

it doesn't come from earthly decorations.

You can pin those worldly medals to your chest,

but they have no value. They have not come from the heavens.

Today you have your medals, tomorrow they are gone.

Allahu akbaru l-akbar.

O our Lord, You are Subhn, You are Sultn.

We have not even the right to say: O our Lord.

O Habibullah, O Shah-i Mardan,

show us the beauty of your ways,

teach us. taallamu, you must learn!

What have you learnt in this world?

Eating and drinking, - and filling up the toilet hole.

This is not the honour of humankind.

Our honour is of a spiritual kind. Come, O Shah-i Mardan.

Strike them on their heads!

Those who think they are something on account of their fake medals,

they might have them today, but tomorrow

they will be made worthless, finished, gone.

Ya Musa, ikhla nalayk.

Through whom did this speech reach Musa?

By itself, directly, this speech cannot reach to the one addressed.

Allah Dhu l-Jall is not a doorkeeper

that he might say: Take off your shoes!

Who is it speaking, let him say!

Let the Prophet Isa say who it was, ask him!

Let the Prophet Musa say who it was, ask the Prophet Sulaymn,

ask the Prophet Nuh, who was it who said

Take off your shoes?

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar,

Allahu akbar wa li-llahi l-hamd.

I am Sulaymn, said the Prophet Sulaymn.

I rule from East to West, he said.

He was commanded to rule over mankind and Jinn.

The Prophet Sulaymn was a very majestic prophet.

Among the prophets he was the most majestic.

Mankind and Jinn trembled before his sovereignty.

The angel of death was commanded

to take the soul of the Prophet Sulaymn while he was

standing upright. He was standing there

with his staff, overlooking his works

when his soul was taken from him. By Allah's wisdom he did not fall over.

Not before his staff upon which he was leaning had rotted away. Then he fell.

Eh, and who are you? How much are you tied to this world,

for what are you attached to false titles?

Attach yourself to your adab, know what is adab and mind your manners.

He must know the meaning of: innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa.

We are not yet at that point.

For us is the address: fa-khl nalayk.

Take off your shoes, and enter Our Presence.

Where are your shoes from? Eh, what is the most well-known brand,

Bata shoes. Yes?

Eh, so are they going to be looking at your shoes -

will everybody look at your shoes, or at your face?

You sit with your legs crossed like this on purpose

so that your shoes can be seen. They are a bunch of mindless,

thoughtless, tasteless

insects. That's what they are.

Don't be like them. fa-khla nalayk, this address came to

the great Musa, take off your shoes.

Eh, so was Allah, exalted be His Glory, a doorman that He should say

to the Prophet Musa: Take off your shoes and come.

He Himself is always present.

Allah Almighty

is always present, never absent.

Why did He order him: fa-khla nalayk?

The servant must know his limits, so He teaches him adab.

It is ony one word.

Ya Musa, fa-khla nalayk!

Anything that deters you from servanthood,

get rid of it. Turn your attention to Us. Allahu akbar,

a'zamu wa a'la wa akram.

Glorified and exalted be He! He should be a doorkeeper?

fa-khla nalayk! Who was it who addressed him thus?

Since your Face is so lovely,

for what do You veil it? Allah.

There is no beauty such as Your Beauty.

However, on Your Face

there can be no veil.

What blemish can there be that You would hide Your Face,

the prophets and the saintly ones call out. Allah...

Take off your shoes, so that you might understand.

O Bani Israil, while this is the instruction

your Prophet Musa received,

is there anyone more attached to this world than you are?

That is why the Jews place upon their graves

a big stone. For what? They seek to prevent the dead

from rising and shaming them..

On the graves of the Children of Israel

there is always a big stone. So that their dead might not rise again.

Know your Lord, know Him who created you.

Of His Greatness, we cannot even speak

of the tiniest droplet of His Greatness.

innaka bi l-wdi l-muqaddasi Tuwa

Is this wdi in the world, or is it outside of this world?

The sacred valley, where is it, wadi l-muqaddas?

Look where it might be, O Jewish people.

is it in Palestine, or in America?

Is it in Russia, in Japan? Where is it situated?

Go ask and find out. This address to the Prophet Musa

where did it come from? From where did it come?

Huuuu, O our Lord.

There can be no end to His Grandeur and Power.

"I searched in the assemblies of the wise, I became a seeker.

Knowledge was the very last thing, naught but adab, nothing but adab."

Nowadays the world is without adab.

These people have become altogether lacking in adab. Why is that?

When they put on a new suit of clothes,

and set upon their heads a hat which

according to their opinion gives them honour,

they think of themselves as humans. If you are a human, don't die.

Allah clothes His servant with the attribute of Life,

His servant who recognizes Him.

Those who refuse to acknowledge Him, they turn into

something rancid and rotten beneath their statues.

O our Lord, You are Subhan. By the blessing of

this holy month, Your Beloved

has taught us Your lovely ways.

Let Shah-i Mardan teach us some of what he(sas) taught to him.

Let us get to know our state and our glory; let us say Allahu akbar.

Let us say: Allahu akbar, let us say: Allahu akbar ajallu,

wa a'zamu ajall. Let us say this.

Do not be arrogant. Therefore, when the Padishahs

stepped out for the public procession to the mosque on Juma,

the populace would call out: Do not be proud, O my king!

Allah is greater than you are! In this way the people used to call.

The Sultan had adab and would bow his head.

Nowadays people have no adab, and they have no higher aspiration.

O our Lord, our Subhn, our Sultn.

Come, O Shah-i Mardan, teach something to the likes of us

who are claiming to be

your beloved friends.

You teach us and we shall learn, let us learn adab.

Without adab nobody can enter paradise.

O Shah-i Mardan, teach us!

May our bodies be given strength,

and may our spirituality develop. al-Fatiha.

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