3 June by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani
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An island, many people don’t know where it is. But AlhamduliLlah Allah ﷻ made Nur ul-Islam (The Light of Islam) to go to a very far place. And from there to come here is also from Allah’s ﷻ will. You are lucky people. You are chosen by Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. To give good teaching for yourself and your family, to keep Islam.
To keep Islam is very difficult in this time. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying about the end of times, “القَابِضُ عَلَى دِينِهِ كَالْقَابِضِ عَلَى الْجَمْرِ”, “The one holding onto the religion will be like grasping onto hot embers.” Who is practicing Islam and holding onto Islam is as catching fire in his hand. It is a very difficult time but AlhamduliLlah who gets it must be thankful for Allah ﷻ for what He ﷻ gave him. To thank Allah ﷻ for this Ni’mah that many people don’t have.
Don’t think this whole Dunya is worth anything in the Divine Presence of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. It is nothing. Even not as the wing of a mosquito. The value of millions of mosquitoes is nothing. The whole Dunya isn’t worth not even the wings of all mosquitoes but one wing in the Divine Presence of Allah ﷻ. For this, what you have from Iman, from Islam is the biggest Ni’mah, the biggest mercy, the biggest blessing from Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla for our people who are practicing and making a place for praying, making a place for teaching children Qur’an, teaching children good manners, manners of Islam which is the best manners for human beings.
Of course, who do not believe, it is not good for them. Without seeing, they are saying this. But normally, who follows Islam, his life is good. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla says, Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:
“مَنْ عَمِلَ صَٰلِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُۥ حَيَوٰةً طَيِّبَةً”,
“Man `Amila Şāliĥāan Min Dhakarin ‘Aw ‘Unthá Wa Huwa Mu’uminun Falanuĥyiyannahu Ĥayāatan Ţayyibatan”, “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life.” (Qur’ān 16:97). “Sweet life”, Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla said, “Good life.” And for Akhirah, “وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ”, “Wa l-Ākhiratu Khayr”, “While the Hereafter is better.” (Qur’ān 87:17) – Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is also saying. Who follows the order of Allah ﷻ and is going in His ﷻ way, his life will be happy, sweet and easy. And for Akhirah, much better. This is the promise of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. “إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ”, “Inna Allāha Lā Yukhlifu Al-Mī`ād”, “Verily, Allah never breaks His Promise.” (Qur’ān 03:09) says Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Ṣadaqa Llāhu l-‘aẓīm. When Allah ﷻ promises, His ﷻ promise is not like human beings. They promise and they don’t do. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla’s promise must be.
For this, an advice for human beings: don’t look for what your ego, what shaytan and what bad people want you to do. Do what Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying. When you do what other people are saying and advising – they are not advising for your benefit or other people’s, what they are advising is for the benefit of shaytan. Because what they advise is destroying human beings, destroying people: Muslims and non-Muslims; it is not different. They are doing harm. Even if non-Muslims are following the teaching of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, in the end they will be winners. Their life will be a better life. Everything will be better and with Barakah. Their health will be better and their spirituality will become better. And from this, maybe Allah ﷻ will give Hidayah for them also.
Akhirah is the most important thing. In Dunya, many people are thinking they are happy. But in Dunya, nobody is happy, nobody is satisfied. They want more things. They bring more and more and more to make themselves happy, to make themselves feel better. But each time comes another thing, “We want this. We want that.” Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says, only earth can finish this greed in human beings. Without dying, even if he is a hundred years old, he still wants many things. He thinks he will be living forever.
These people who are not in the way of Allah ﷻ cheat themselves and cheat others also. Because who is a believer knows that his way is to Akhirah. We are traveling to Akhirah. We are not sitting in our place. Even if we are sitting, the time is passing. This is our journey: going and going and going until we find insha’Allah our Lord with Iman. This is the most important thing; not Dunya. We are creatures of Allah ﷻ. Allah ﷻ created us and this is His ﷻ will for us. By His ﷻ will, we came to this world, to Dunya. And by His ﷻ will, when our time comes, we will go to Him ﷻ also. Coming from Him ﷻ and going to Him ﷻ also. This is very important.
Everything we do, every minute, every second, we must remember this. Dhikr means to remember. Of course you say we mention “Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah”, but the real Dhikr is in your heart mentioning Allah ﷻ all the time, remembering Allah ﷻ all the time; not one second without Him ﷻ. And this gives you reward from Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla in everything you are doing. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla says in Hadith Qudsi that who remembers Him ﷻ, is making his worshiping and coming [closer] more and more with Tasbih, Tahlil, Nafl prayers and charity, they become (more) nearer to Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla.
Tarīqah is showing this way, not showing the bad thing. Many people are also cheating people, “Tarīqah is not good. They are not doing anything.” We are doing the most important thing. The other things, we are also doing. But when you do this most important thing – when you do your business, your job, your work, everything you do you remember Allah ﷻ, Allah ﷻ also rewards you as you are worshipping. Because you are the whole time with Him ﷻ, the whole time asking for His ﷻ blessings. And Allah ﷻ is Generous, He ﷻ is giving His ﷻ blessings.
He ﷻ is not – Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying, ‘وَاللَّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَىٰ دَارِ السَّلَامِ’, ‘Wa-Llāhu yad‘ū ilá dāri s-salām’, ‘And Allah invites to the Home of Peace (i.e. Paradise).’ (Qur’ān 10:25). Allah ﷻ calls you to His ﷻ Paradise, to His ﷻ Jannah. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is not greedy. If the whole universe is coming, Jannah/Paradise is enough for them. But people, by following their ego and what they desire, they are running away. Allah ﷻ is calling, they are running. Allah ﷻ is calling to Paradise, they are running to hell, to Jahannam. Running, giving money, running after these people, “Oh take us! Take us to hell!” This is what they are doing. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying, “Come to Paradise. Come to Me.” But very few people are listening to Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Even who are believers, many of them are forgetting. They are imitating nonbelievers and imitating bad people.
We are asking Allah ﷻ to protect us, to protect Muslims: young and old. All of them are living in a time, a very dangerous time for Iman, for everything. We are living a time, what Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam called, the end of times. Many people are saying, “Oh for Qiyamah, there is a long time.” How do you say this and Qur’an Azimu sh-Shan says, ‘اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ’, ‘Iqtarabati s-sā‘atu’, ‘The Hour has come near.’ (Qur’ān 54:01). The time is coming closer. It is very near. This is from the time of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. So now it is more and more very near. And Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam showed by his fingers and said, “The time between me and Qiyamah is as close as the sun is ready to set after Asr.”
Qiyamah is very near. Don’t think it is far. You must be ready. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is also saying, “قيامة المؤمن موته”. When the Mu’min dies, Qiyamah happens for him. Because when he dies, he then opens his eyes for Mah’shar.
But now, the reality also for the whole world is the end of time. Everything has reached its peak. They are not accepting Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, not accepting our Prophet ﷺ, not accepting any good thing. Every bad thing, they accept. Every good thing, they prevent, not accept. They want to destroy humanity. They want to destroy this earth. This is not human beings, this is shaytan.
But it is mentioned in the Hadiths of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam that this will be, “And after this will come one from my descendants, my grand grand son. He will fill the whole world justice, peace and Barakah.” Sayyidina Al-Mahdi alayhi s-salam. We are waiting for him. Insha’Allah very near. We hope insha’Allah we will meet him insha’Allah. To finish this Kufr from earth insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ help us. May Allah ﷻ keep us safe and our children, Muslim children here and anywhere in the world. Now because they are in danger. They have everything coming until their houses, in their hands. They are under a big attack from this. Every house has this.
For this, we are asking. Our weapon is our prayers. “سِلاحُ المُؤْمِنُ الدُّعَاء”, “The weapon of the believer is Dua.” We must pray, make Dua asking protection from Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. May Allah ﷻ protect us and protect our children and Muslim children also in the whole world insha’Allah. And we are asking and praying for Sayyidina Al-Mahdi to come and to save us from this. Because without him – now shaytan controls everything, you cannot do anything. May Allah ﷻ save us insha’Allah.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
03 June 2023/ 14 Dhul Qa’dah 1444
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