Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Muḥammad Adil (QS), 19 March 2020 / 24 Rajab 1441
Akbaba Dergah, Morning Prayer
As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāh. Aū‘dhu bi-Llāhi mina sh-Shayṭāni r-rajīm. Waṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alā Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-Awwalīna wa l-Ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-F’āiz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al- Ḥaqqānī. Madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
Due to this disease, people continue asking. This is a creature of God, and this occurs with the order of Allah. Whether one says, “He did it!” or “The other caused it!” —[still] everything is from Allah. Those who believe in Allah should have the fear of Allah. Once you have the fear of Allah, you won’t have a fear of anything else. Those who are friends with Allah do not come under Allah’s anger, insha’Allah. Already what this thing is is not evident. It might be a game, for the games of demons are many. For the sake of their benefits on earth, people are willing to burn down the world—for their own sake and to make more money than others. So it is not wise to be afraid of this.
All is from Allah, so have fear of Allah and not of anything else. Such fears of other things make people go insane, and they become confused about what to do. Even ones who are on the right path, whether because of daydreaming, or falling behind, or some other thing that might happen to them, do not know what to do either. The body is like this—so one must trust in Allah and not fear.
As long as Allah does not want something, it won’t happen. Although of course one must also take precautions, yet while taking precautions, the most important thing is to trust in Allah, to believe in Him, and to have faith in Allah. The stronger one’s faith is, the more relaxed he will be. The main goal of Shaytan is to weaken faith, for after weakening a man’s faith, Shaytan can have him do anything. One whose faith is strong, remains strong. And because [he knows that] everything is from Allah, he can remain calm. So the best advice to people is to strengthen their own faith, perform their daily salah, make dua, give charity, and then trust in Allah. This way, with the permission of Allah, they will remain strong. There is no fear! Only have fear of Allah. After having fear of Allah, everything will be fine for you. If not, all is bad for you. May Allah protect us. May Allah strengthen our faith.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah
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