Nothing stays forever in dunyā, everything changes and finishes. This is the rule of Allāh ﷻ to make us to understand His ﷻ Mightiness. Only He ﷻ, His Beloved ﷺ and the Awliyā’ are trustworthy. Make them your friends forever.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق, Sohbet of the 8th 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.
“Kullu ḥālin yazūl.” “Subḥāna lladhī lā yaḥūlu wa-lā yazūl.” Every situation, every condition has to change. Nothing remains as it is. For all creatures, there are always different conditions. Sometimes it is happiness, sometimes it is sadness, sometimes there is an illness, youth or aging. All of them are conditions for us. We change from one condition to another. Shukr to Allāh ﷻ, there is this condition in the world since 5-6 months. It will also reach its decline – it will be over. It is one of thousands of other conditions.
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla gave a strange condition to the world. Things He ﷻ gives are a test. They increase our ranks. They happen in order to bring strength to people’s belief. As we said, mankind changes conditions. “Subḥāna lladhī lā yazūl wa-lā yaḥūl.” To say “Subḥān” and show respect to the Greatness of Allāh ﷻ. To say “Subḥān” is a glorifying belonging to Allāh ﷻ. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla neither changes, nor disappears. His ﷻ domain, greatness, power are constant. There is no change from pre-eternal up to eternal. Change is for mankind. And a man should trust in Allāh ﷻ who never changes. He should be friends with Allāh ﷻ.
People nowadays make friends for a couple of days or months. When there is self interest, there is no friendship. They change, conditions change. Therefore, we should be with the Unchanging ﷻ, in shā’a Llāh. A true friend is Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, after Him ﷻ, His ﷻ beloved ones led by our Prophet ﷺ. If you are with them, they are the real friends. They won’t betray you. They won’t do you wrong. Who is not with them will certainly do you wrong when he gets a chance. Therefore, may Allāh ﷻ protect us. May we be constant in friendship to Allāh ﷻ and Allāh’s ﷻ friends, in shā’a Llāh. May Allāh ﷻ help us. Because if He ﷻ wants, it happens. If you want as well, Allāh ﷻ won’t turn your wish away.
There is saying, “Kullu ḥāl yazūl. Subḥāna lladhī lā yaḥūl wa-yazūl.” It’s Arabic, like poem – “Everything changing from shape to shape, from thing to other thing. Whole time changing and finishing, changing and finishing. This situation, it will be finished. After, when we go from here, it’s our gathering here finish. Another thing [begins]. This is one small example for our life, whole time changing. Changing from sometimes good, sometimes bad but nothing going for whole time. Sometimes you are happy, sometimes you are sad, sometimes you are cry, sometimes you are ill, sometimes you are young, sometimes you are old. This is for Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, for creation… who He ﷻ create us like this. Whole time changing, you must be. Don’t be thinking you are forever like this.
Since six months also there is one situation, whole different from other situation, but also this not forever. Sometimes – and it will be finish. This is what “kullu ḥāl yazūl” – all situation finish, there is end for every situation. This is our life, sometimes very hard situation, sometimes good situation, sometimes anxious situation, sometimes afraid situations. This is from everything – from nations or for one person or for gathering two person. It is Allāh ﷻ put, He ﷻ put this rule. Why? To know His ﷻ Mightiness. “Subḥāna lladhī lā yaḥūl wa-yazūl.” Subḥān meaning for giving respect, the most extreme respect, for Allāh ﷻ. Only “Subḥān” we say for Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, nobody else you can say for this. Who subḥān? Who not changing and not finishing.
So we must be friend with Him ﷻ, with One ﷻ who is not, whole time not changing, not finishing. In this world most of relationship finishing, and most of them finishing with angry for each other. You trust somebody, he retreat [betray] you and other they cheat you. Maybe one day – your friend, maybe ten day – friend, maybe one year, ten years – at the end you see many people not friend forever. Friend forever must be with Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla and His ﷻ beloved one, first one – our Prophet Muḥammad ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-ṣallám and Companion and Awliyā’u Llāh. Who are with Allāh ﷻ, they are trustworthy and they are not cheat anybody.
So, in shā’a Llāh, we hope Allāh ﷻ accept us [as] His ﷻ friend forever, in shā’a Llāh. Allāh ﷻ help us because without His ﷻ help we cannot do this. But He ﷻ is also, He ﷻ is happy with who ask Him ﷻ like this thing. In shā’a Llāh, we are sure we will be, in shā’a Llāh, with Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam and Companion forever in shā’a Llāh.
Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.