Allāh Almighty gave us everything. Most importantly He ﷻ made us human beings and Muslims and on His ﷻ way. Hold on to what He ﷻ gave you and be thankful. If you lose it, you will not have another chance. Our biggest enemy is our ego.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق, Sohbet of the 20th of July, 2020.
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.
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla favours people, people do not know the value. They ask for more and do not appreciate it. Whereas Allāh ﷻ gives people chance. You should use that chance and get the best out of it. There is a saying, “When a spring flows, don’t wait. Fill your cup.” Don’t say you will take later, because the spring doesn’t flow all the time. When you find, you should take. If you say, “I will take later,” you won’t find it. Therefore, when people have a chance in worldly matters as well, they should not refuse it. They should make shukr; they make shukr and take benefit from it. And if you say, “I don’t like it, I want better than this,” you will have to accept whatever comes and they will be sorry for you but you will not have it anymore.
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla gave an opportunity to people. He ﷻ created them as humans. This is a big favour. He ﷻ promised them Paradise. And what is mankind doing? They do not appreciate this opportunity. They do not accept what Allāh ﷻ gives, belittling and underestimating it. They do not carry out Allāh’s ﷻ orders. And they lose that chance. And there, it will not be like here, where you lose your job or something then find a replacement for it. You will not be able to find anything in Ākhirah. It is the greatest chance to be created human and to have īmān and Islām. There is no greater luck. Nothing can equal it. Because life in this world will pass like a moment and then everything will be put in front of people. They will regret but regret will not be useful anymore. If you are going to regret, do it here. If you regret making mistakes and your sins, you can be forgiven while in dunyā. But when you close your eyes and pass away, you will regret hereafter instead of here.
May Allāh ﷻ protect us.. May we believe that we have a beautiful opportunity and make shukr to Allāh ﷻ, in shā’a Llāh.
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla create people and give them everything. It is good luck for people to be human being. Allāh ﷻ He ﷻ give this, our chance and, opportunity to live like human being and to be happy here and hereafter. People they are looking after happiness. The real happiness it is good luck. When you find something you must be happy with what you get. You must be satisfied and thankful, thankful for Allāh ﷻ He ﷻ give us this. Because you cannot every time find this thing. You find only in life there is once you can find good luck or good opportunity. So, when you find this, you must hold strongly. You must keep this with you. Because if you lose it, never again you cannot find this.
Until this time, I am 63 year from childhood, there was coming for Mawlānā many people, bankrupt people. After this I never see any bankrupt one become rich again. Now I am thinking, I cannot remember. What, bankrupt because they have chance in their life, once. So they lose this chance with doing wrong thing, not thinking for later or for people around themselves. The most of them, from their envity [envy] they was spending here, there. And after, “Oh! Money finish, I am bankrupt, I must come to Shaykh for make du‘ā’ for me to become again rich and I will give, I will give…” They are liar, nobody… if they have… There in Qur’ān āyah they said they, when they go to fire, Hell, they said, “Leave us to come back and we can do good thing in life.” But in Qur’ān Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla saying, and this is for dunyā also, for here our Creator ﷻ, “If We ﷻ give them, take them back to dunyā, they will be doing same thing.” This also it will be same.
So for this you must be, when you find good luck good chance, you must keep it strongly. And the most important chance Allāh ﷻ give us – to be Muslim, to be human being, and to follow His ﷻ way. Nothing more. We are lucky than whole billions of people. Even you see, maybe you you thought they are more rich, they have car, they have plane, they have everything, but it is not – only imagination. It will be finish. What not finish? What Allāh ﷻ give us. This is our luck. Don’t lose this luck. Don’t look for here, there, to use something you thought it will make you happy. Don’t do this. You control your ego and think for Allāh ﷻ He ﷻ give us, because in Turkish saying, they said, “When you find tap open, don’t say I will fill later.” Take quickly. Put yourself under it until not finish, whole time be there.
This is important and Allāh ﷻ give us good understanding not to look happiness in anything else. Allāh ﷻ keep us safe from our ego first, the most biggest enemy for us. And we see this everywhere, in ṭarīqah, in other who following ṭarīqah, following sharī‘ah, following what, they are all people, their biggest enemy for themselves – ego, nothing else. Allāh ﷻ make us to control our ego, in shā’a Llāh.
Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.