Sohbah by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani (q) on the 30th of January/ 8th of Rajab Shahrullah

A‘ūdhu Billāhi Minash-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm.

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Ṭarīqatunā aṣ-Suḥbah wa l-Khayru fi l-Jam‘iyyah.

Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:
‎ِإنَّ َما ا ْل ُم ْؤ ِمنُو َن ِإ ْخ َوة
(Qur’ān 49:10). ‘Innama l-mu’minūna ikhwa’, ‘The believers are but brothers.’ Sadaqa Llāhu l-‘Aẓīm.

Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying that Mu’mins, Muslims are brothers, make them to be happy with each other. To say this is easy. Maybe people can be a little bit together. But when growing [in numbers], to make Fitnah is more easy for shaytan. They make people look for what’s not good in other people and say, “They are doing this. They are doing that.” Still, it was okay until of course this last century. Especially after the 70s, 1970, there has become more Fitnah. And it’s every day becoming more and more and more. For Muslims also there has become a very big Fitnah.

For human beings [there’s] also a big Fitnah – we also say “Fitnah” because they are destroying the nature of human beings. They are destroying everything: from food, from air, from drink, from everything, from the habits of people. They are doing this very strongly. So it is a time when we must be careful for ourselves to not believe everything you hear. Even everything you see also, don’t believe it. They are cheating in everything. Nothing is pure now. Everything is cheated by these people who are following their desires, what the ego wants and what shaytan wants. They are following that.

What’s important for us and more for Muslims is to be awake for what’s happening in the Muslim world. In the Muslim world 40 years or 50 years ago, you didn’t see anybody not accepting what we are doing. All the Muslim world was doing this: from Salawat, from Tasbih, from respect for Awliya, respect for Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. You wouldn’t see anything from that. Beginning from Awliya or from ‘Ulama; all were respected. So about Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, nobody could say anything. About praising him صلى الله عليه وسلم or about what you’re doing, nobody says any objection for what we are doing.

But after that, this Fitnah began everywhere in the Muslim countries. They are destroying the belief of Ahlu s-Sunnah wal Jama’ah. And this belief is our strong pillar of Iman. They say, “We are defending Islam. We are correcting Islam.” They’re not correcting Islam, they are destroying the pillar of Islam. Because Islam without Iman has no power. The pillar is Iman. If you don’t put the pillar in the building, a building without the pillar will collapse. With Iman, it holds. Since the last century, in which many things happened to Muslim countries after the Ottomans, all of these countries were occupied with not only non-Muslims but non-religious ones. They don’t accept any religion: no Muslim, no Christian, nothing at all. All of these countries saved their Iman with Tariqah. Tariqah has this. And when they finished this regime of nonbelievers, they came again.

We had been with Mawlana Sheikh in Dagestan, six or seven years after the Soviet Union collapsed and the freedom of religion came back. We had been there for Mawlid an-Nabi salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. The whole country was celebrating Mawlid an-Nabi. Just six or seven years ago – if someone swore that there was communist regime here [you wouldn’t believe]. They didn’t even allow them to read Fatihah. Even nobody knew the Fatihah. Now this is the same country! You cannot believe that. That’s because they kept their belief by Tariqah.

And after that, what happened? When they came again, they made Fitnah to not make Islam strong, they made Fitnah to divide Muslims by bringing some people. They were saying to these people who were keeping Islam during all of this difficult time in secret – They told these people, “You are Mushrik. You are Kafir.” If these people weren’t there, you’d be a real Kafir, a real Mushrik! You wouldn’t know anything from religion. This Fitnah came and the whole Muslim world was suffering from it and is still suffering.

Now also a Fitnah is coming to divide more Muslims between themselves. Mawlana never liked to speak about this subject. About the subject of the Sahabah. “This is better than that. That is better than this. This is right. This is wrong.” Mawlana every time somebody wanted to open this subject, he would quickly get angry saying, “Don’t interfere. We don’t interfere with this.”

And now, I heard yesterday that this Fitnah happened around a mosque in Pakistan and here also. “Who is more high? Who is more respectable?” I don’t know why is this coming! Why are they asking these nonsense things making Fitnah! “ال ِفتْنَةُ نَا ِئ َمةٌ لَعَ َن هاللَُّ ِم ْن أَ ْيقَ َظ َها” Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says, Fitnah is sleeping, Allah جل جلاله curses who makes it to wake up. This is only to make people more enemies to each other. Not “Ikhwa” to be brothers; No, to make people enemies. To make Mu’mins or Muslims be enemies to each other.

Still we have the enemies of Salafi and Wahhabi. That’s not enough, they are now making this to Tariqah people to divide them more and more. We say in a Turkish saying, “Su uyur düşman uyumaz.” Water sleeps but the enemy doesn’t sleep. Our enemy, the shaytan doesn’t sleep at all. It is not enough for him to make these people enemies to each other. Still he wants, more and more, to destroy, to not leave any Muslim, to not leave any Mu’min.

For this we are saying to our brothers and sisters: this subject that everybody can open, there’s no need to argue, to say this and to say that. What has reached us from our Mashayikh, we continue with this, without saying anything else. May Allah جل جلاله keep us away from Fitnah. Because Fitnah takes every good deed we do and make us to be broke, bankrupt. May Allah جل جلاله help us. May Allah جل جلاله send us Sayyidina Al-Mahdi ‘alayhi s-salam. He will finish all this Fitnah insha’Allah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.

Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

04 February 2023/ 13 Rajab 1444

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