Allāh ﷻ is King of Kings, Owner of the universes and He ﷻ has said that He ﷻ does not want to punish but wants to reward us. He ﷻ has given us these blessed holy days in which He ﷻ promises to forgive those who ask no matter what or how many their sins. So ask with a sincere heart and He ﷻ will change badness to goodness.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق, Sohbet of the 2nd of August, 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.
Today is the third day of the holy days of ‘Īd. Of these holy days Yawmu ‘Arafah is the most blessed, and after that, the first day of ‘Īd, second day of ‘Īd. All of these four days are valuable in the presence of Allāh ﷻ. They are made as a feast for us. It is both a physical feast in that people congratulate each other, visit others, and give presents, take care of the poor and the elderly. And it is spiritual, there are other than material presents, there are more valuable spiritual presents. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla prepares such presents for us that we have no way to evaluate them.
Dunyā is like this that we were waiting for ‘Īd, and now it is almost over. It’s the third day and soon it will be over too. These are all transitory, not permanent things. It is here and after a moment it’s over. Summer comes and goes, winter also. Life goes too. What remains, is what was made ready for life in Ākhirah. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla promised the mu’min servants all goodness. He ﷻ promised this to all mankind. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Ayyuha n-nās, “tūbū ilá Llāhi jamī‘a” (24:31). “O people, repent to Allāh ﷻ all of you.” White or yellow or unbeliever, He ﷻ doesn’t distinguish between them. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla is addressing all mankind and saying to repent. Repent for the mistakes you have made. Who is not Muslim does not know how to make istighfār but they know tawbah. When they make tawbah, they repent and come to Allāh’s ﷻ way. Unbelievers are held accountable from that moment. Nothing from before remains valid. Our Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam said, “Al-Islām yajubbu mā qablah.” Īmān, belief erases everything that came before. A man starts again from a blank page.
Therefore, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla doesn’t oppress people. People oppress each other. Allāh ﷻ forgives all our sins, wrong actions, everything you can think of. “Laysa ba‘da l-kufri dhanb.” There is no bigger sin than kufr. The biggest sin is kufr. kufr is bigger than all sins. If you leave kufr and turn to Allāh ﷻ, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla will not question you about your past. You will start from zero. Therefore, Allāh’s ﷻ mercy is great. A man does wrong to himself and he does right to himself. May Allāh ﷻ let us do the right. May we deserve the rewards of these valuable days, in shā’a Llāh.
Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, we are living in blessed, holy days, especially from Yawmu ‘Arafah. It is the highest, blessed day. After [that] first day of ‘Īd – tenth of Dhū l-Ḥijjah. After yesterday, Yawmu n-Naḥr – first day Yawmu n-Naḥr – to slaughter. Second day calling Yawmu l-Qarr it is everybody finished from qurbān, finished from… Who in ḥajj finished from ‘Arafāt, ramiy jamarāt, slaughter, and he come out from iḥrām. It is settle day meaning, Yawmu l-Qarr. It is also blessed after first day of ‘Īd, second day as well. After [that] third and fourth also blessed. But the most blessed [are the ones] before this days.
But Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla also, He ﷻ is giving us this feast. Allāh ﷻ, He ﷻ put this feast for Muslim. And Muslim, they are happy with ‘Īd. They celebrate. Everybody celebrate. Who practice and not practice, all they are celebrate. And also there is spiritual celebration for ‘Īd. Allāh ﷻ give gift, gift, precious gift not like dunyā or this life gift. This life gift – it is very short. We was waiting for ‘Īd, for Dhū l-Ḥijjah, for Dhū l-Qa‘dah, Dhū l-Ḥijjah, after Muḥarram. Quickly coming. Now third day of ‘Īd – it will be finished. Summer, it will be finished. Days like this. Life it will be finished. But what is not finished, what Allāh ﷻ gave us from His ﷻ gifts, forever it will be, in shā’a Llāh. And this in special day,
He ﷻ is King of kings – Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, whole universe for Him ﷻ. He ﷻ is giving for who… Sending angels [He ﷻ is] asking: “Who asking something, I ﷻ will give him. What they want, I ﷻ will give them. Look, go and look for this people.” So this also, very blessed days. You must be ask from Allāh ﷻ every good thing, in shā’a Llāh. And it is for, especially must ask for forgiveness. And Allāh ﷻ give this for whole human being, not only for Muslim. He ﷻ said to them: “O human being, ayyuha n-nās, “tūbū ilá Llāhi jamī‘a” (24:31), ask for repent from Allāh ﷻ to forgive you to, what you done before. If you ask for forgiveness, Allāh ﷻ will forgive you, and give you – changing, what you do bad to good. And who they don’t have any belief, He ﷻ accept them, even they are ninety year or eighty years, whole life who is non-believer but when they asking – doing every bad thing – but when they asking from Allāh ﷻ forgiveness and accepting Him ﷻ and become mu’min – Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam saying: “What they done before it is finished. Allāh ﷻ not asking.” Beginning from zero from that time.
Even they die after five minute, also they will be pure one. This is mercy of Allāh ﷻ. He ﷻ encourage people to accept Him ﷻ, to believe [in order] to reward them. He ﷻ don’t want to punish them. People, human being they are oppress themselves. Allāh ﷻ not oppressing anybody. And Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam saying in ḥadīth: “To Islām – removing what they before, what they done, they are not asked.” They will not ask whatever you done. You will be beginning from first, from one step – continue. In dunyā they don’t have this law. If anybody they… But Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, because He ﷻ is knowing what in heart, He ﷻ accept who He ﷻ know who is sincere or not sincere – doing this for Allāh ﷻ or not doing this for Allāh ﷻ. If he is sincere and accepting not [doing it] only to cheat people, it will be safe. This is our Lord ﷻ. He ﷻ is most merciful. We must be happy, because He ﷻ not looking for small thing. He ﷻ giving us chance to repent, to ask for forgiveness, to forgive us. And when forgive us, He ﷻ changing bad action for reward for us. This is also from His ﷻ generos[ity].
Allāh ﷻ accept our ‘ibādah, our ‘Īd, in shā’a Llāh. And we wait for reward, here and hereafter, in shā’a Llāh. Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah