Appreciate Not Your Ego

10 July by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabani


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Our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says the greatest favor and gift for us is to be from the Ummah of our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, to be from the Ummah of the end of times. It is a great favor to those who know. To those who don’t know, there is regret.

Nowadays, it is the time of not appreciating. Everything has lost its value. No one appreciates anything. Also materialistically, nothing has any value now. In old times – what we mean by old times is 30 years ago. Money was gold and not paper. With one golden coin a person could live for a month. Now there is no possibility to live as such.

Certainly, it is the will of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Expensiveness and other things are all in His ﷻ Hand. When He ﷻ takes away Barakah from people, everything becomes worthless. This is not important. What’s important is to know the truly valuable thing. And the valuable thing is to be from the Ummah of our Holy Prophet ﷺ, to be from the Ummah of the end of times. It is a great profit for people.

However, they are running after the things they do and things in their minds. They are giving them value and not appreciating the truly valuable thing. They are appreciating useless things. And most importantly, they are appreciating themselves. They love themselves and don’t want anything else. They see their egos as supreme and see themselves as more important.

Being on the way of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is good, but they don’t like it. Even though everyone is small and their egos are small, shaytan has given them such things in their hands [telephones] that they think they are important and strive so that people glorify and appreciate them. They strive not to appreciate the will of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla but to appreciate themselves. Therefore, what they do is without benefit and useless. Most of the time, it is harmful as well.

When we are from Ummah of our Holy Prophet ﷺ, the greatest thing is to make Shukr for this and to appreciate it. No need to exalt our egos. No need to give value to our egos. The more you praise your ego, the more worthless you become. The more you strive to exalt your ego, the more you lower yourself. There will be no benefit to you but harm. May Allah ﷻ protect us.

All people living in this time know this. Whereas our mother Sayyidatina Maryam said, “يَا لَيْتَنِي مِتُّ قَبْلَ هَٰذَا وَكُنتُ نَسْيًا مَّنسِيًّا”, “Yā Laytanī Mittu Qabla Hādhā Wa Kuntu Nasyāan Mansīyāa”, “She said, ‘Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten.” (Qur’an 19:23). She said, “If only I were nothing but someone who would be forgotten” when she gave birth to Sayyidina ‘Isa ‘alayhi s-salam. When she didn’t want her ego and wished to be nothing, she was raised to highest ranks. She is mentioned in several places in Qur’an. She is a person loved by all people. When she lowered her ego and eliminated her ego, she was raised to highest ranks. But people of the present time strive to glorify themselves and to exalt themselves. That is the trap of shaytan. May we not fall into it insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ protect us from the evil of our egos.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

10 July 2023/ 22 Dhu l-Hijjah 1444

Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul

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