We Are Not Living in Paradise

Don’t be sad or worried. The Prophet ﷺ and the first Muslims had a hard time in Mecca also. This world is not meant to be Paradise. Remember Allāh ﷻ, remember Ākhirah and what you do in this life will not be empty. Allāh ﷻ rewards those who depend on Him ﷻ.

Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim

Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ar Rabbani ق , Sohbet of the 16th of July, 2020, Lefke, Cyprus

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. 

There is a saying: ” ‘Udnā wal-‘awdu aḥmad.” We returned, shukr to Allāh ﷻ. Return is nice. Who did we return to? We returned to Allāh ﷻ. Allāh ﷻ allowed us to meet each other again. By the power of Allāh ﷻ we always return to goodness, in shā’a Llāh. Four months have passed. Shukr to Allāh ﷻ, we reached Mawlānā’s maqām in safety and came to his door again. Allāh ﷻ protected us. 

Who is with Allāh ﷻ is always protected. Allāh ﷻ does as He ﷻ likes. When a person goes to bed at night, it’s unknown if he wakes up the next day. When we sleep at night, He ﷻ takes our souls and gives them back in the morning. We wake up and come back to dunyā. We deal with worldly things and try to carry out Allāh’s ﷻ orders. This is so. For people to learn, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla shows thousands, ten thousand, millions of proofs every day. But people take what they are meant to take. Even stones and rocks take but who are not meant, their minds do not take it. They still persist and come against Allāh ﷻ and remain in kufr. They suffer in dunyā and fall in worse tortures in Ākhirah.

Sayyidunā ‘Uzayr ‘alayhi s-salām, when he asked Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla “How do You ﷻ bring these rotten, dust-like things back to life?”, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla took his soul. He was on a donkey and it was taken too. He remained in that state for a hundred years. Then Sayyidunā ‘Uzayr ‘alayhi s-salām was revived. He ﷻ said: “Look, how it happens,” and from soil and bones his donkey appeared. On top of bones came veins, flesh, skin and hair. The old donkey appeared in front of him. “You slept for 100 years. We took your life for 100 years so that you would see and those who come after you will have this example,” ‘Uzayr ‘alayhi s-salām was told, Sayyidunā ‘Uzayr ‘alayhi s-salām, the Prophet. 

The situation of the world today is just like this. They keep saying this will be like this or like that. No one knows what will happen except Allāh ﷻ. And who relies on anyone except Allāh ﷻ, is mistaken. No one can be relied upon because all people are weak. They have weakness.. They get experience. If Allāh ﷻ gives permission, there will be a cure. Their efforts will be fruitful. If Allāh ﷻ doesn’t permit it, nothing will work out. They struggle for nothing. And no one knows what is known to Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. He ﷻ is ‘Ālimu l-ghayb – Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla knows the unseen. These things are happening as a test for people and as a warning to enable them to come to the right way. 

Who are meant to, shukr to Allāh ﷻ return to Allāh ﷻ. We should be careful about it. People are cheated even on this way. People who say they are Muslim and they are in Ṭarīqah are cheated a lot of the time. They follow their egos and then they lose. May Allāh ﷻ protect us. May we pass these tests, in shā’a Llāh. May we pass with grace and generosity of Allāh ﷻ, in shā’a Llāh. 

It was nicest Ramaḍān for many people – to stay in house, to worship. So, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, it was whole time good.

Al-ḥamdu liLlāh we are come back. After four months we left here. It was, I thought maybe one month, two months we can come, three months. So exactly after four months we come back for dergāh, for Mawlānā’s feet. We are thanking Allāh ﷻ for this and for what we was in place. Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, no nothing, no harming, nothing at all – with peace and with happiness, al-ḥamdu liLlāh. And many people they was happy in Ramaḍān, many people in this period of pandemic. There was many people they are happy in Ramaḍān. It was nicest Ramaḍān for many people – to stay in house, to worship. So, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, it was whole time good. 

Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla… Who is depend on Allāh ﷻ, Allāh ﷻ with him. And this what happened, it is real extraordinary, not an, not ordinary thing. It is not every time happen. So, for us we are living time, difficult time for human being. But it must be, who are believer, for them it must be okay because they must effort themselves to be with their Lord Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, thinking about Him ﷻ. This is coming from Him ﷻ and this is not empty. What we are suffering or what suffering or not suffering, it is from Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Allāh ﷻ will reward us for this. And you must keep yourself to not follow your ego. Because many people, even Ṭarīqah people, they are also sometimes forgetting and following their ego. After they become not good. This is what Allāh ﷻ give us in these days – five months, or more than five months. For human or humanity it is warning and it is absolutely clear it is from our Lord Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, for people warning them to come back to right way, and to believe on Creator ﷻ. 

But what happened? They are, who are not believer, they become worse. Believer it is okay for them. Some of them, they forget also. They are following this non-believer. They are very unhappy, very bad, forgetting there is Ākhirah, there is real life, there is reward from Allāh ﷻ what we suffering. So, it is not empty what we are doing, what we are living this. Every minute, every second Allāh ﷻ reward us for this. So don’t be sad or don’t be worried. Be all the time remember Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, remember Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. Because, the time of Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam there was, when three years they live in difficult place in Makkah – even small children and old people was dying from hunger. Not they giving, this Quraysh for them they make embargo for them. They are not giving anything, so… And they was not coming back to kufr, to be not unbeliever. So, they are… 

Our time, al-ḥamdu liLlāh, much, much more easy for human being. So this is many people whole around world they are, from Muslim also worrying. So what we say – don’t worry. Human being, there was from beginning suffering. Not, we are not living in Paradise. Sometimes war, sometimes illness, sometimes other thing, drought. Everything can be in this world. What not changing? Our Lord Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Everything else changing. So you be with One ﷻ who is not changing you’ll be happy, you will be catching happiness, in shā’a Llāh. 

Allāh ﷻ reward us, Allāh ﷻ give you, us, strong īmān, in shā’a Llāh. Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.  


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