Allāh makes an oath by the ten nights (89:2) these are the first ten nights of Dhū l-Ḥijjah. Who can fast these days gets much reward. Who can fast the 8th and 9th is forgiven the sins of the year before and the year after. Who can fast the 9th day is given the reward of S. Ayyūb (as). The animal sacrifice of ‘Īd is required and must be done with mercy.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani ق
Sohbet of the 9th of September, 2016
Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāhi wa barakātuh. A‘ūdhu biLlāhi 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 Sādāti Aṣḥābi RasūliLlāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
These are the days for good deeds. It is a holy season, Ashhuru l-ḥarām, the second month. Dhū l-Qa‘dah, Dhū l-Ḥijjah, and Muḥarram, these three months, Rajab comes separately, but these three are together. These are the holiest days. These ten days Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla swears an oath on it. There are some oaths special to Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla. We don’t say them. He (jj) says: “wal-fajr” (89:1). He (jj) swears. “Wa layālin ‘ashr” (89:2) – are the ten days of Dhū l-Ḥijjah. He (jj) takes an oath on them. Ordinary people can only swear by the name of Allāh (awj). If you swear in the name of your honor, it isn’t swearing. Some people between themselves have a kind of swear, it isn’t valid. It is not valid according to sharī‘ah. If you swear on your honor, on someone’s dead body, these aren’t oaths. These are nonsense, no need for penance or fasting [like when] you swear in the name of Allāh.
There are some kinds of swearing. Allāh Azza wa Jalla swears on the ten days of this holy month, these are from oaths special for Him. These are such holy days. Allāh (jj) makes a season to bestow grants. He makes such days so people repent more, turn to Allāh (jj). Tarwiyah is the 8th day, 9th day is ‘Arafah. Whoever fasts, all his sins are forgiven. If you fast on ‘Arafah day, all your sins of the last year are forgiven and also for the next year. These are such honorable days. Allāh (awj) says all prayers are accepted on ‘Arafah day. Mention Allāh (jj) abundantly in these days. Plead to Allāh, so Allāh (awj) gives you what you want. Everyone, every Muslim should honor these days. They aren’t like other days. People celebrate unnecessary days, no use in them. Benefit is for hereafter. No matter how long you live, you leave what you collected in this world. We saw Pharaoh, Qārūn, when they died they left everything behind. They died and left. Because they weren’t buried they put them out for people to watch. We have to appreciate the valuable days.
These ten days are very important. From the first to ninth it is very good to fast. If you can’t fast all, you can fast on the 8th and 9th day. If you can’t fast on the 8th day, you should fast on ‘Arafah day, don’t miss it. That is a holy day, you need to read 1000 Ikhlāṣ as-sharīf on that day. After reading 1000 Ikhlāṣ as-sharīf, if you like you can say lā ilāha illā Llāh, and do ṣalawāt 2000 times. Read as much Qur’ān as you can. If you have to make up for any prayers, do so. There are more rewards on this holy day, thousand times more. Then you have to slaughter a sheep [for Eid]. Don’t forget that. You can have some [of the meat] and share with others, with the poor, with relatives and friends. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla rewards for each hair of the sheep. There are millions of hair on a sheep. For each of them Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla rewards you.
Starting from ‘Arafah day, you have to say takbīr until ‘Aṣr time on the 4th day [of ‘Id]. Most people forget that. It ends after ‘Aṣr. In the morning of ‘Arafah day you’ll say takbīr after each farḍ prayer. Don’t forget this, in shā’a Llāh.
May Allāh make us reach such beautiful times with Mahdiī ‘alayhi s-salām, in shā’a Llāh. The world is going in that direction. He says; “kullu ātin qarīb”, anything coming is near. If something will come, you’ll see it comes soon. Our Prophet (ﷺ) gave good news about Mahdī (as). It can happen any time. “wa mā dhālika ‘alá Llāhi bi‘azīz” (35:17). Nothing is difficult for Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla. What happens in one year may happen in one day. We saw Allāh’s wisdom, He made us get over in one night, what would happen in one year otherwise. In shā’a Llāh Mahdī ‘alayhi s-salām comes soon because the whole world is trying to finish Islām. They attack Islām thinking “these ignorants they are fighting each other, we can finish them.” Allāh is with us. Allāh has a promise, an oath. It will happen. He will certainly make the whole world Muslim. Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla with Mahdī (as). There is no other way because only Mahdī (as) can defeat shayṭān’s power. Now it is his time. When Mahdī (as) comes no longer authority for it. The whole world becomes Muslim with Allāh’s permission.
May Allāh make us reach those days. These beautiful times will be more beautiful at that time with Allāh’s permission.