In Islām it is not good to hurry except for two things. Hurry to pray and to repent. Your most important work in dunyā is the five prayers. You don’t know when you will die so clean yourself everyday by asking forgiveness. In Ākhirah prayer is very difficult and repentance is not accepted.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق , Sohbet of the 4th 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-sSalāmu ‘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.
” ‘Ajjilū bi-ṣ-ṣalāti qabla l-fawt, wa-‘ajjilū bi-t-tawbati qabla l-mawt.” This means, hurry to pray before its time is up. Make your ṣalāh. Pray while in dunyā so that it is not left for Ākhirah. The most worthy of prayers is the one made on time and made in jamā‘ah (congregation). You can’t reach its value afterwards. Our Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says if you miss a prayer and do it afterwards, you will not be able to reach its value even if you pray all your life. Therefore, we should know its worth.
Most people don’t pray. They don’t look at the time, whether it’s early or late. They just don’t care. But this is important. Ṣalāh comes ahead of other important things. People say they are busy and leave praying to the end. And then they forget it. Of course, praying is the top priority thing to do. It is the most important thing both for the benefits of this world and for Ākhirah. People don’t know the value of praying. They say they are smart. As long as they don’t know its value, they are not smart. Therefore, we should pay attention to praying.
Also, repent before you die. You should ask forgiveness from Allāh ﷻ for mistakes and sins you made before you die so that He ﷻ forgives you. If you die before repenting, it won’t be accepted in Ākhirah. You will be punished. Punishment will be given to you. There is no guarantee of life for people. No guarantee that you will live for a hundred, seventy or eighty years. Therefore, hurry up.
It is good to hurry in good deeds. Haste is not normally a good thing. You should stop and think. But in these matters, you don’t have to think. The time will be up and life will be over. Therefore, you should hurry. Because your age is not important. Death doesn’t look at anything. Everyone has a time allotted for living. Allāh’s ﷻ will is so. A reason occurs and because of that reason death comes. A man passes away to Ākhirah. Some people die instantly. It is worse. Some die of illness. And when they have sickness, their sins are forgiven. That’s the benefit of an illness. If they are without sin, their rank increases.
May Allāh ﷻ forgive our faults. May Allāh ﷻ forgive all of us. We should ask forgiveness every day as we have many mistakes and faults. And today one of our brothers, Tahir Efendi from Berlin, passed away. He wasn’t too old but his life was this much. At 45 years, he suffered a lot from an illness. That illness raised his rank, with Allāh’s ﷻ permission. May Allāh ﷻ make his maqām higher. When our brothers pass away, Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim meets them for sure. He doesn’t leave them alone. Therefore, they pray that you are given a home better than the one you have. May it be a better home, a better place than the one in dunyā, in shā’a Llāh.
They say, I don’t know if ḥadīth or saying or a poem like, ” ‘Ajjilū bi-ṣ-ṣalāti qabla l-fawt, wa‘ajjilū bi-t-tawbati qabla l-mawt.” Meaning: be hurry to pray before the time going on… not losing… If you pray Ẓuhr you must pray in time, between ẓuhr since, until ‘Aṣr. Now ẓuhr one o’clock until quarter to five, quarter to five. In this time don’t make it ten to five – it’s finished. You lose very big favour, very big reward. This is for whole people. But people nowadays they are not looking for, even they are not praying. Not only looking to be hurry to not make time of praying going out, they are completely not praying. But this is from ignorance of people. They thought praying it is not important. Work, what they do for dunyā, it is most important. But this is very wrong thing.
The most important work, business, for us [is] to pray five times. This is the most important thing. It must be top of list. Because when you not praying, everything [has] no benefit. And when you miss time, this reward of this time – if you pray whole life for only for one time, you cannot reach this reward. But of course you can make it – you pray later, better [than] to make you pray in Ākhirah. Ākhirah most difficult to pray there. And praying, ṣalāh, it is the pillar of Islām, religion. And people if they know what it is benefit from this, they will be very careful for praying, to not lose anything from praying. And there is many people also they praying – not praying sunnah, not praying nāfilah. Also they are losing. They are also ignorant people. They not knowing value of praying. So, this is saying you must be hurry to pray.
And ” ‘Ajjilū bi-t-tawbati qabla l-mawt.” And be hurry to repent before death. Death it is not looking for age. “I am young and still have maybe sixty years, seventy years I can live. So later I will be repent and ask for forgiveness.” No. You cannot guarantee you will live this. Allāh ﷻ He ﷻ put for everyone – age. And everyone he has counted breaths and what he will eat, and what he will drink. Everything, “Wa-kullu shay’in ‘indahu bi-miqdār” (13:8). Everything in Qur’ān ‘Aẓīmu sh-Sha’n Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla saying. Everything they have, they put for you there – “This is for you. You cannot take more.” So, and you don’t know. You feel you are good, and suddenly finish. Some of them they have illness, they become sick and after they be die, be dying. But most of people without even old people, they don’t know when they will pass away. So, this is two thing be hurry for them.
In Islām hurry, to be hurry, it is not so good. But for good thing, it is good to be hurry for this, not leave it. “I will make it later. I will pray later, I will be repent later. Now I am very young. No need to repent.” If you, they have mind they can repent every day. Allāh ﷻ accept. Every day you must repent because we all of us we have mistake, we have sin. Every day Allāh ﷻ accept repent. Not saying, “Don’t repent until you become before death.” No. Every day you must to be clean yourself from this dirty. And Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla He ﷻ is reward this people.
And some of them with illness, some of them with suddenly, they pass away. Allāh ﷻ keep us awake and we hurry in this thing, in shā’a Llāh. In shā’a Llāh we also pray janāzah ghā’iban. One our from brothers he pass away – he not so old. He was one year suffering from illness and this illness making… If somebody he has sin, Allāh ﷻ clean with illness. If no sin, He ﷻ make him maqām higher. In shā’a Llāh, make him in highest place. And when some from murīd pass away, Mawlānā he make him, he meet him there. So he will be happy. And there is a saying: Allāh ﷻ change his house for a better house. For his position better than this dunyā, in shā’a Llāh. Allāh ﷻ make his maqām ‘ālī (high), in shā’a Llāh.
Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.