This was the du‘ā’ the Prophet ﷺ taught the people. Because sometimes what looks good turns out to be bad and what looks bad turns out to good. Better to ask Allāh ﷻ to choose and be patient and believe that whatever comes is the best.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Mawlana Shaykh Muhammed Adil ar-Rabbani ق
Sohbah of the 28th of July 2021
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.
Our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam teaches us good things. And he ﷺ taught us good prayers: “Allāhumma khir lī wa-khtar lī.” “O Allāh ﷻ, choose the good thing for me. Let the best be with me.”
Mankind chooses what he thinks is good and then, what he thought was good, turns out to be bad. And sometimes he refuses things thinking they are bad, but they turn out to be good. Therefore, our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam would say that Allāh ﷻ knows what is unseen and he ﷺ would pray that Allāh ﷻ chooses and gives what is best. It is a good prayer. Because people are cheated by appearances and then they get upset. When you do this, you know it is from Allāh ﷻ, you must accept what happens and be patient even though it might be distressing: “We made this du‘ā’ to Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. For sure, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla has chosen what is best for us.” And it is advisable that we believe Him ﷻ.
Because mankind is hasty. He wants everything to happen in a minute. It can be also, but since Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla created mankind and this life in such way, that everything is a test. Some people pass this test and some don’t. Whoever passes it, reaches happiness. And whoever doesn’t pass it, will not have a good end. Since the beginning of mankind, since Ādam ‘alayhi s-salām, until now, there have been various tests. Some people were homeless. Some didn’t have food and nowhere to cook. People of the present time have everything but still they are not happy. Why? Because there is little īmān (faith). If someone has īmān, he knows that is from Allāh ﷻ. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla chose this for us.
We should say He ﷻ chose the best thing for us. When you don’t say this, you will always have troubles. They run here and there. No need to run. Trust in Allāh ﷻ and that it’s good. It will end well with the permission of Allāh ﷻ. But if you say it is not good, it is not right, then it won’t be good. Our Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying, “Tafā‘lū bi-l-khayri tajidūh.” “Hope for the best and you will have it.” Think that the best will happen. It certainly is what will happen. The word of the Holy Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is reliable and right. It is not like the word of others.
Therefore, always hope for the best. “This will end up well. This thing will work out,” always say this. And may your hopes be good, in shā’a Llāh.
Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, he ﷺ teach us the best thing in our life. All our life to be good – we must follow Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam and what he ﷺ said. He ﷺ teach us many thing and one of this to how to make du‘ā’, praying for Allāh ﷻ – to make say, “Allāhumma khir lī wa-khtar lī,” – “O my Lord ﷻ, my Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla, You ﷻ choose for me the khayr – best, good, good thing – and make it for me. To what You ﷻ choose for me, give me this good thing.” This is from Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam teaching to us, to how make praying. Because human being they many time they choose something it is not good. They thought it is good. After, they find it is not good – bad thing. And sometimes they not choose something they thought it is bad but at the end, this what they thought bad, it was good. This is for this, Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam make it easy for us to say this every time: “O my Lord ﷻ choose for me. I am – I don’t know to choose. You ﷻ choose for me good thing and give me.”
When you make this du‘ā’, you must believe what Allāh ﷻ send for you, this is from Him ﷻ, He ﷻ choose for you, so, even you see it is not so good or you feel it is bad, you must be patient because not everything at once it will be what you want. But sometime taking time. Sometime quickly, sometime slowly. So you must be patient and believe this is from Allāh ﷻ, “He ﷻ chose for me, I didn’t. I put Him ﷻ. My intention for Allāh ﷻ to choose for me and it will be, at the end, good.”
Many people, they cheated by appearance of thing and they running after this. Running too much to get it, and when they get it, look it is not good. They lose everything. For this, very important when you ask from Allāh ﷻ and you believe, you will be believe for good thing, not bad thing you ask from Allāh ﷻ: “O my Allāh ﷻ, choose for me, which number [winning number] it will be.” Big money coming from number, many number now they gambling, or they doing something, asking. This you cannot make in gambling thing: “O my Lord ﷻ, choose for me this” – this is ridiculous. Cannot be. You, when somebody saying, “O my Lord ﷻ choose…” he will be… he will be not choosing bad thing. Not… Choosing only good thing for him and for his family or for community or for Muslim – this is what he will be asked.
In shā’a Llāh, we must believe for this. Allāh ﷻ choose for us the best and we must be thankful for Him ﷻ. Because Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam saying, “Tafā‘lū bi-lkhayri tajidūh.” You must believe every time, you hope you good thing you will find. This is Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam saying and he ﷺ is the most correct and honour, trustful. So don’t think every time for bad thing it will happen or it will be. Every time you must think it is good thing will happen. “This will be good – better and better.” This is also good tiding from Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. Because many people they are saying, “Oh, I am miserable. It will be worse and it will be…” No. Every time must be, we are trust for Allāh ﷻ and He ﷻ choose for us. It will be better and better, in shā’a Llāh.
Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.