After the Prophet ﷺ, the highest people are the Ṣaḥābah (ra) because they were pleased with what their Lord ﷻ gave them and He ﷻ in turn was pleased with them. This is the highest station. Today nobody is pleased with anything, whether the government or the weather. Everything Allāh ﷻ creates has benefit. If you are satisfied, things will go smoothly and you will spread good energy around you.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق , Sohbet of the 6th 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.
The station of contentment (riḍá) is among the highest stations. Therefore for Ṣaḥābah, we say raḍiya Llāhu ‘anhum, may Allāh ﷻ be pleased with them. Contentment means accepting everything from Allāh ﷻ and being pleased that it came from Allāh ﷻ. This is the station of contentment, both for good and bad things. They never said anything is bad. They said, “It came from Allāh ﷻ and we are pleased it came from Allāh ﷻ.” Ṣaḥābah were like this. And during the time of the Ṣaḥābah their lives were very difficult if we compare with our life now.
People don’t show any pleasure even for this life under these present conditions. If our life was like their life, we could never stand it. Allāh ﷻ gives people as much as they can carry. And they should be pleased with it. They should accept what comes from Allāh ﷻ. Shayṭān objected to everything. And people want to do everything like him. They want to object. If there is nothing wrong, then they complain saying, “It’s hot, it’s too hot, it’s burning.” And in winter they were saying it was too cold, wishing summer would come. “We are fed up of rain, mud, clouds, darkness.” And when it’s summer, “We can’t stand it.” It is continuous complaining, not being pleased with any condition.
We should be pleased with what Allāh ﷻ gives. Because if you think your condition is bad, other people would like to have the life you are living. They wish they could live like you. There are many people like this. Many people who are in various troubles and difficulties, they left their homes and lands, taking their children on the road. They have neither food, nor clean water. This world is full of such conditions.
But people leave that and address the government. They don’t ask from Allāh ﷻ. They ask from the government. They relate all fault to the government. What can a government do? Allāh ﷻ gives. Whatever Allāh ﷻ has decreed for you, you get that, not from the government. Therefore, being pleased with what Allāh ﷻ gives brings benefit to you first of all because you are at peace then. “This is mine. This is my share. I have to be pleased. I shouldn’t be like shayṭān.” He wasn’t pleased. He had the highest station and he wasn’t happy. He objected: “Why do I have to make sajdah to Ādam ‘alayhi s-salām?” He [shayṭān] lost his rank. What is wrong in making sajdah? Would he lose anything? So this is it.
If people use their logic, everything Allāh ﷻ gives is a favour. Problems, everything is a favour, favours that Allāh ﷻ gives us. A man is in need of everything. He needs both hot and cold, hunger and thirst, flu and headache. We need all of it. They happen in order to remove some causes for bigger troubles So bigger troubles are turned away in that way. But mankind does everything as they like. And when they do, they suffer from it in dunyā. If they pass away without īmān, they suffer another time in Ākhirah. That’s why, Muslims and especially people of ṭarīqah, should ask for the station of contentment. They should be in the station of contentment. And may Allāh ﷻ give this station to all of us, in shā’a Llah.
The highest in Islām after Prophet ﷺ – the Ṣaḥābah, Companions of Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam – we say, “Raḍiya Llāhu ‘anhum wa-raḍū ‘anh.” They are, Allāh ﷻ happy with them, He ﷻ accept them, satisfied with them, and they are happy with Allāh ﷻ. Satisfied with Allāh ﷻ – riḍá. Meaning of riḍá, raḍiya, to be accept what Allāh ﷻ give them, everything. They are happy with what Allāh ﷻ give them. What they have in dunyā? They don’t have anything. They was only, maybe some of them, had one clothes, no more. For food – maybe days they cannot find something to eat. But they was happy, not complaining, not saying, “We are hungry. What is this? We are following Prophet ﷺ and we not eating. We don’t have something to put on our self.” No. They was nothing like this. They was very happy, thanking for Allāh ﷻ for what He ﷻ give them.
But nowadays people they don’t have this. There are two kind of people, two kind of creature: one, Ādam ‘alayhi s-salām, one devil, shayṭān, satan. He, first thing, he was having everything. He was in highest station, the highest one inbetween angel. But when see Ādam ‘alayhi s-salām, he become lowest. He not accept to bow for Ādam ‘alayhi s-salām, or make sajdah, and he finish everything, not be, not accept, not satisfied. But when you are satisfied, you’ll be easy for you. If not accept, everything difficult, everything in this life difficult. And the teaching of shayṭān for, especially nowadays people, to not accept anything, to object for everything what they give – especially for government. Because they don’t have belief [in] there is Creator, they are unhappy. If thousand government changing, it will be not better. Because what they have, what Allāh ﷻ give them, for people, human being, each one he has something Allāh ﷻ give him. You must take not more, not less.
So, this people whole life they’re unhappy. Everything they are complaining, they are saying, “What is this? What is that?” Even if nothing to say, they are unhappy with weather, “What is? Oh. Now, we are very hot day today, these days, very very hot day. What is this?” This Allāh ﷻ create our world for our situation, it is like this since Ādam ‘alayhi s-salām or more. In this time it must be very hot. This hot you cannot change. If you not like even you are, you must be satisfied and you accept. And this is, we are in need for this hot, heat. After coming winter. In winter, “Uh what is this very cold?” It must be very cold. Also benefit for us Allāh ﷻ give this. Everything Allāh ﷻ create we have benefit from it, from hunger, from thirsty, from heat, from cold, from light, from dark. Everything it is benefit for us. But people they are prevent this, and try to do another thing so they will be, they destroy themself. They destroy their health, they destroy their mind also. But if you are satisfied and you are happy, you will be relaxed and acceptable one in Divine Presence of Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla and you everything going with smooth with you.
But other, you are whole time angry, you are whole time unhappy. Around you also, you make bad ta’thīr (effect), bad, bad effect for people also. You spread bad energy, badness. But if you are good, people will be also happy with you. You spread good energy, good think for people also. This is the station of riḍá. it is the highest for this. Allāh ﷻ give good thing for human being but human being they leave this and running after bad thing, which harm themselves, harm human being. They destroy whole world. Now you see everywhere – illness, disaster. Everything it is not from good people, from bad people only. Allāh ﷻ keep us in His ﷻ acceptable people, in shā’a Llāh. We accept everything from Allāh ﷻ and we thank Him ﷻ for what He ﷻ give us, in shā’a Llāh.
Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.