A Habit to Save Ourselves

10 October by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani


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Welcome to you, all of you. It’s the first time we’re here. We are happy AlhamduliLlah. When people have happiness, we are happy also. For what we must be happy? For the love of Allah ﷻ. ‘قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ’, ‘Qul bifaḍli Llahi wa biraḥmatihi fabidhālika falyafraḥū huwa khayrun mimmā yajma‘ūn’, ‘Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice”; that is better than what they accumulate.’ (Qur’ān 10:58). Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying in the Qur’an that you must be happy with what Allah ﷻ gave you.

And this is better than what you are collecting. What you collect will not be with you; nothing goes with people when they die. They collect houses, cars, jewelry, gold. People collect everything thinking it will be for them forever, but not. Now we are coming here. Before maybe 50 years, there were other people here. Maybe some of them are still alive. But maybe a hundred years ago, many people also had a house, land, they had everything – they’re not here anymore. Other people if they wake up from death and look, “Oh who are these foreign people. They are living in our land, in our house, in our place. We don’t know them.” Nobody knows the other. The new ones don’t know who the old ones are. And they old ones don’t know who the new ones are. But Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla said about the thing you will get in the next life: it will be forever. For this, ‘هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ’, ‘Huwa khayrun mimmā yajma‘ūn’, ‘That is better than what they accumulate.’ (Qur’ān 10:58). It is better from what they collect, what they earn, what they save.

We don’t know anything about Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla’s wisdom. The wisdom of Him ﷻ creating people and each one not thinking he will die. And everybody, every day people are dying. Nobody is living forever here. But still, Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla made people in life to think that they will never die. We see many people who are even very sick, very ill. They come [to us] and they don’t believe they will die, [saying], “We are making this treatment, that treatment. Make Dua.” But they are already: not only one leg in the grave, their two legs are in the grave and they are still not believing that they will die.

This is the wisdom of Allah ﷻ. He ﷻ gave people this thinking to test them. He ﷻ sends two angels every day to Dunya and they are shouting, saying, announcing: “لِدُوا لِلمَوتِ وَ ابنُوا لِلخَرَابِ”, “Lidu lil-Mawt wabnu lil-Kharab”, “Be born only to be dead and build only to be ruined.” Which means be born for death and build to be demolished, destroyed. When you are born, death is coming. This is what happened in Italy, Masha’Allah a very ancient place. Everywhere they were building very big [buildings] and then everything was finished [destroyed]. This again, every day they are building and they think it will be forever. No, it will also be finished.

So who has good thinking listens to this. “What must we do? We are listening, but what must we do? Okay we will die. What must we do?” We will die, what must you do. It is okay. Allah ﷻ says you will die. How to save ourselves for the real life, for the life forever? It is not so difficult. Every day we are eating, we are drinking, we are walking, coming, going. This is our habit, the human beings’ habit or any creature’s habit. For our body, it is important to do this. But there is another habit also that you must put with this to be perfect. It is an important thing for spirituality and for our body also. To obey what Allah ﷻ orders us and to not do what He ﷻ doesn’t want. You can pray five times a day. When it becomes – many people say it is difficult. Okay you can begin slowly slowly. When it becomes a habit, you cannot leave it. This gives your spirituality power, and for your body also. Because every time you pray and obey Allah ﷻ, Allah ﷻ is happy with you and your body is happy with you. Other thing also – it is to fast. This is also from the orders of Allah ﷻ. And this also gives you happiness and gives you power for your body and for your spirituality also.

When you do this, your life takes meaning. “Why am I here?” Many people don’t know why Allah ﷻ created them. When you know the reason, you will be happy and you will be thankful for your Creator. If you don’t know, you’ll be unhappy and you won’t know what you’re doing all the time. You are doing many things that are of no benefit for you and no benefit for others also. But when you do this [His ﷻ orders], around you also comes light, Nur insha’Allah. This light is from Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Allah ﷻ gives it only for believers. But who are not believers don’t have this light. Even here in many churches, cathedrals or something, in all pictures they put light on holy people. So this is not only imagination; it is true. Who are not believers can find darkness only.

And the third order of Allah ﷻ: to make Zakat. This is also to make your money and what you have to be clean. It is mercy from Allah ﷻ to give this. And if everybody – now we are in a non-Muslim country, but if Muslim people give, it is enough for all the poor people in the world, but they are not giving. This is very few: only 2.5% each year for what you have that you must pay for Zakat. And if they give, it is enough for all poor people. They are making taxes in this country or in Europe or other, maybe 50%, 70%, and I heard in some place 80%. They take taxes and it doesn’t do benefit for anything. Why? Because it is not the order of Allah ﷻ. The order is 2.5%. It is enough and it is Barakah for all people. This is a secret and wisdom from Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla for human beings. “If you obey Me ﷻ, a very few thing is enough for you.” But because they are not believers, they are not listening at all to this.

The fifth one is to make Hajj, pilgrimage. It is also a big favor from Allah ﷻ for believers, to clean them. Everybody who goes there with sincerity, Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla says, “I forgive them as they are a newborn baby.” This is not a difficult thing. Maybe when you are doing it, shaytan makes it look difficult for you. But when you do it and finish, you feel the benefit of this. […] Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.

Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

10 September 2023/25 Safar 1445

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