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Drawing the Prophet's Face (AS) : What You Are Robbing Us Of

Drawing the Prophet’s Face (AS) : What You Are Robbing Us Of

May 20, 2010  |  Thoughts  |  5 Comments

One of a Muslim’s greatest hope and reward of spiritual accomplishment is to see the Prophet’s (AS) face in their best dreams, when they have arrived at a station of purity.

This message is to those with a heart.

Don’t rob of us of this hope and emotion by forcing your politics on our spiritual experiences.

Don’t shatter and intrude upon our dreams with your violent messages.

To those without a heart, I leave you to your fate.


From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it

Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for

Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did

I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes

My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold

I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine

Your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden
You have breathed new life into me
I have become your sunshine
and also your shadow

My soul is screaming in ecstasy
Every fiber of my being
is in love with you

Your efflugence
has lit a fire in my heart
for me
the earth and sky

My arrow of love
has arrived at the target
I am in the house of mercy
and my heart
is a place of prayer

Maulana Rumi (ks)

If the face of Muhammad is reflected on a wall, the heart of the wall will become alive.

The wall, through his blessed reflection, will have such great happiness that even the wall will be rescued from hypocrisy.

It was a shame for the wall to have two faces while the pious and the pure had only one.

Maulana Rumi (ks)

Viziers of Imam Mahdi (AS)<br/>Sheykh al-Akbar IBN 'ARABI

Viziers of Imam Mahdi (AS)
Sheykh al-Akbar IBN ‘ARABI

May 4, 2010  |  Thoughts  |  36 Comments

The Mahdi will be concealed until the time comes, and when the promised moment comes, then he will appear. His martyrs are the most auspicious of martyrs, and the people he trusts, his viziers, are the most reliable of the trustworthy.

Allah has appointed a group of people to be his viziers. Allah has concealed these people. I have learned these truths by discovery and vigilance. In addition, I have witnessed things Allah foresees for His servants. These will act at the forefront. In the same way that the leading companions kept their world to Allah, so these people will be confirmation of those words. In addition, they will not be Arabs, but foreigners. Although they are not Arabs, they will speak no other language than Arabic. They will have a protector who is not of their kind, who has never opposed Allah in any time. He will be the purest and most genuine of viziers.

In particular, these viziers will be very well-informed on all subjects. But the Mahdi himself… he will be a man of politics in the true sense. Another of these viziers’ distinguishing features is that they are never defeated on the field of battle. For example, they will capture the city of the Greeks, Istanbul, solely by reciting the takbir. At the first takbir one-third of the ramparts will collapse, at the second, another third will collapse, and at the third takbir the remaining walls will fall down. Thus they will capture the city without the sword and using no weapons. This is the truth itself, the brother of victory.

The Mahdi’s viziers will require nine things in order to perform their duties in the best way, no fewer. These things are:

Sharp sight,

To immediately recognise the divine word,

To know how to interpret what comes from Allah,

To know the ranks and stations of those in positions of command,

To know mercy at times of wrath,

To know the ruler’s needs and other things,

To know the connections between matters,

To know the proper bounds when meeting people’s needs,

To know those hidden things required in their own times.

(“Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya”, 366, Vol. 3, p. 327- 328)

Attacks from Michigan against Sheykh Abdul Kerim & Osmanli Dergah

April 16, 2010  |  Thoughts  |  166 Comments

Recently there have been some videos posted attacking Sheykh Abdul Kerim openly and the Osmanli Dergah from Michigan. They are claiming that Sheykh Abdul Kerim is opening a dergah in Cyprus next to Maulana and that this is an act of craziness.

What is craziness is to think that Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi would or could do anything (especially in Lefke) without Sheykh Maulana Nazim’s explicit order and direction. Maulana specifically wanted a Dergah to be opened and run according to Ottoman/Osmanli ways in Cyprus.

This is what he ordered Sheykh Abdul Kerim to do, and that is what he is doing.

This is a continuation of his 2008 message where Maulana ordered Sheykh Abdul Kerim to work in Maulana’s area. Available on video here.

They say Seyh Effendi isn’t praying at that dergah, but goes elsewhere. Of course he goes elsewhere.

People who have never been to Cyprus are being taken for fools. The dergah next to Maulana’s house is not visited by Maulana himself. In fact, countless times Maulana was the one praying in these masjids with Sheykh Abdul Kerim right next to him.

When was the last Jummah Khutba you heard from Sh Maulana?

Want some pictures of ‘not praying at the Dergah’?

P1030035 (by yursilnaqshi) mosque in Gemikonagi (by yursilnaqshi)

Now we know Maulana doesn’t come pray very often to the Dergah next to his own house, but Maulana visited the Osmanli Dergah in Lefke to open it himself.

Wouldn’t it be real craziness to think that Maulana would visit a place like this when it is against his wishes?

One can see Maulana openly praying in the dergah, blessing it.

See the pictures yourself.

Or do you think that Awliya are just tricking you (Hasha Astahgfirulllah)? This is a clear message that the dergah is opened by Sheykh Maulana. Then they are second guessing Sheykh Maulana by saying he is being ‘patient’ with people who are doing work all around him. This is a sign of a deep disease. In this pseudo reality world these people create, what Maulana does is actually the opposite of what he really wants. For them, he doesn’t really want a Dergah, he just opens it up for some twisted game!


These people are upset that the President of Cyprus came and they were not able to broadcast. Like their past history, it is clear they are quiet until it becomes an issue of politics and gain. Could it be Maulana wants a direct feed of his sohbets unassociated with contrary messages?

What has Maulana said about Khalifa, about Democracy openly?

On top of that, all Islamic countries are now making advertisements for democracy, not theocracy, which would be following the Sharia. No! They want democracy, because the Europeans want it, they would never want a theocracy. And now our people are trying to copy this. Also in the private lives of people they want to copy the western people. It makes them proud to be like the western people.

What are these people saying about the same? They make Sahabis into political parties and shariat into democracy. What is real craziness is how these people reconcile these obvious conflicts in their minds. 6:45

InshaAllah this Osmanli Dergah will be a big success because of Sh Maulana’s blessing and permission.

Many people will be assisting in this effort, including Cafer Iskenderoglu.

They are complaining about Sheykh Abdul Kerim by calling him crazy, and by doing so they have fulfilled the hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Engage in the Dhikr of Allah in such abundance that people comment that ‘you are insane’.” (Ahmed, Abu Ya’la, Ibn Habbaan)

Ottoman Sharia Laws on Spousal Abuse – 16th Century Examples

April 6, 2009  |  Excerpts  |  No Comments

Contrast the following with the fact that it wasn’t until 1977, with the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse act, that broad sweeping changes in legislation altered the domestic abuse problem towards intervention in the United States.

Although several modern legal codes make reference to domestic violence, Islamic Law (Sharia) addresses it through the concept of darar (harm) that encompasses several types of abuse against a spouse. For example, darar can include the failure of a husband to provide obligatory support (nafaqa) for his wife, which includes food, shelter, and clothing … Darar also includes physical abuse against a spouse.  The laws concerning darar maintain that if a woman is harmed in her marriage, she can have it  annulled:

“The most important proof needed was the show that the husband had broken the marriage contract or that the marriage caused the woman harm) Sonbol 1996, 281. Physically assaulting a wife violates the marriage contract and is grounds for immediate divorce.

Ottoman law tends to treat cases of darar in accordance with the Sharia; this is reflected in a sixteenth-century fatwa from the Ottoman Seyhulislam (Sheykh of Islam) Ebu su’ud that reads: “Question: Zeyd hurts his wife Hind in many ways. If the qadi (judge) knows about it, is he able to separate Hind from Zeyd? Answer: He is able to prevent his hurting her by whatever means possible. (Imber 1997) [yk: note the Ottoman Shariat, interventionist policy reaffirmed in the 16th century]

Further evidence of Ottoman treatment of darar can be found in studied currently being undertaken using Sharia court records from the Ottoman period. For example Sharia court cases from Aleppo, Syria reflect the ability of women to seek retribution when subjected to abuse. The courts of Aleppo ruled against abusive husbands in several cases of domestic violence. In one court case from May 1687 Fatima bt Hajj Ali filed a lawsuit against her husband testifying that he was abusing her, he had hit her with a stick on her body and on her mouth causing her to bleed. She claimed that he was constantly abusive. In her defense she brought along five witnesses. The court reprimanded the abusive husband, ordering that he be given tazir (discretionary corporal punishment).

Both Sonbol and Largueche problematize the connection between obedience and darar in the modern period as the patriarchal state commingles with the Shariah. These pioneering studies question the notion that modernization is a springboard for progress, as several areas of the law drastically limit the legal options afforded women in earlier periods.

Although in the rubric of Western Law, murdering a wife in a crime of passion has been placed in the same legal category as domestic violence, this is not the case in Islamic Law. There is no mention in the juridical texts of condoned or permissible murder of a wife. However, some modern laws, such as Jordan’s Penal Code (1960) contain clauses for “excuse for murder” or offer reduced sentences for men who murder a wife or female relative suspected of sexual misconduct. Authors such as Amira Sonbol and Lama Abu Odeh have argued that there is a legal connection between “excuse for murder” and “crimes of passion” in the European tradition through the focus on circumstance and the criminal intent of the murderer.  Modern legal reforms borrowed from French criminal codes freed the criminal of responsibility so long as the element of surprise was present (Sonbol 2003) In contrast, crimes of passion, prejudicially called “honor crime” in the context of the Islamic world, have mistakenly been associated with Sharia despite their stark connection with tribal law.

ref:  Semerdjian, Elyse (2005). Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Family, law, and politics. pub: BRILL Academic Publishers

Umar Lee on RIM: Rand Institute Muslims – Point 1

January 18, 2009  |  Thoughts  |  5 Comments

Umar Lee writes here:

1) Islam is attempting to be defeated by ‘Sufis’ supported by think-tanks such as the ‘Rand Institute’.

Part of the RIM line of thinking is to invent an Islam that is completely detached from politics. Instead of looking at those Muslim leaders, such as Imam Hasan al-Banna, who saw the modern world , colonialism and Western domination and developed a system based on Islamic principals to reform Muslim societies based on the principals of the Sunnah, and admiring them, RIMS call this “Islamist Modernism” as they sit in non-Muslim countries in their affluence.

The historic role of many Muslim organizations in America has been to raise money for and support groups in Muslim countries seeking to reform their societies based on the principals of al-Islam. RIMS reject this. They want no part of helping any Islamic Movement and even slander those engaged in the revival. Simultaneously they are at peace with many corrupt Muslim regimes and are joined at the hip in fighting the Islamic Movement which they both seek to destroy. They cede the public and political life of Muslim societies to secular forces and opt to relegate the role of Islam to the home and family life.

In America RIMS use their position to claim the role of good harmless upper-class Western Muslims who have no affinity for, or attachment to, those misguided Third World Muslim movements trying to establish Sharia and remove tyrants. While the Islamic Revival is working in the trenches of Muslim societies to reform; RIMS prefer to sit in circles and make dhikr and make duah that one day a miracle will occur and everything will change. Those RIMS in America sit in coffee shops using language strange to Muslims, but well-known to grad students of liberal arts colleges, to distance themselves from the dirty masses in the revival.

Which category do we put people such as Umar Lee, a white convert to Islam, dictating to us what Islam really means, while wearing his beret backwards? Muslims will inshaAllah have justice, but it will be on our terms Umar Lee. It won’t be in the terms of ‘revolution’ or ‘democracy’ with ‘political parties’. If a 100 years of history haven’t shown you that, then its time to write up “Rise and Fall of the American-Convert-pseudo-Salafi-Worldview”.

Our Sufi forefathers fought actual Jihad, our grandfathers are buried in Muslims graveyards and we visit them. ‘Sufism’ as a tradition contains wisdom from 1400 years of thought and action (including battle). Your ideas came from your own ego, yesterday.

One of the aspects of the Dajjalic freemasonic system is to create and promote two sides which are, ostensibly, against each other, but driven by the same agendas and methodologies. In other words, the world is filled with opposing teams, but they are playing the same game, they follow the same rules, and their continued success is connected to when the game succeeds.

Succeeding in ‘politics’ got us Ellison, that turned out well didn’t it? Ellison voted ‘present’ on HRES 34.

Succeeding in ‘politics’ got the Gazan people, Hamas. Where is their victory? Are the body counts truly affecting any side of this?

Who was it that killed Aslan Mashkadov, who fought a real sufi jihad? Which burning cancer came in to destroy that righteous movement which led to numerous successes?

We don’t have to be ‘Rand Institute Muslims’ to recognize that Hamas is an entity which exists for its own nationalistic agendas. And last time I checked, nationalistic agendas are in direct contradiction with the Khalifat. The choice Umar Lee gives us is: either buy into this new age of “Islamic states”, which will one day be able to exist for longer than 6 months, through the power of Allah, and ‘elect’ a Khalifa through their new-found-brotherhood-ness or…. be a sell-out. This is ridiculous.

It is above and beyond the ‘Rand System’ to create entities and personalities who simply advocate for Islam as a ‘side’ in this twisted game, rather than recognizing how deep the rabbit hole goes.

How do you establish Shariat through a constitution and by-laws? How do you establish Shariat without a Khalifa? Where is their nominee? Where is his success?

Umar Lee’s political positions are so confused between his actual genuine anger and post-modern government rhetoric that in one of his online videos, I would think that the first part of his video (speaking of the terrorism of the West), would make fun of the second part of his video (whose height of direction is to suggest Muslims in the West to stop the blockade of aide.. the how is not specified.).

This is your jihad Umar? A blog and a video? And you stand ready to criticize, who exactly?

Umar Lee, I suggest you watch this video of someone who actually fought for Islams sake: