Mankind and the Trust 

30 August by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani


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Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:
إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا الْأَمَانَةَ عَلَى السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالْجِبَالِ فَأَبَيْنَ أَن يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا الْإِنسَانُ ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا
(Qur’ān 33:72). ‘Innā `Arađnā Al-‘Amānata `Alá As-Samāwāti Wa Al-‘Arđi Wa Al-Jibāli Fa’abayna ‘An Yaĥmilnahā Wa ‘Ashfaqna Minhā Wa Ĥamalahā Al-‘Insānu ۖ ‘Innahu Kāna Žalūmāan Jahūlāan’, ‘Indeed, we offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant.’ Sadaqa Llāhu l-‘Aẓīm.

Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying, “We offered the heavens, mountains, earth and this and that to take the trust, but they didn’t accept it. They got scared”. They got scared of the responsibility. But mankind accepted it because they are both unjust and ignorant. They are very ignorant.

A trust is something important. And the trust is of course Iman and orders Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla gave to people. Even mountains didn’t accept that as the responsibility was big. But mankind accepted. Certainly, those who maintain the trust are very few. Many are those who don’t maintain it.

Trustworthy is the attribute of our Holy Prophet ﷺ. Muhammadu l-Amin salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. The religion which is Haqq/true was passed to our Holy Prophet ﷺ as a trust. And he ﷺ passed it to his ﷺ Ummah. Protecting this trust is the duty and obligation of people. Doing this raises people to high ranks.

The trust can be of any kind. People must guard what is given to them and return it to its owner. Passing the spiritual trust to others, if there is one, is the duty of people too. But unfortunately people nowadays have little left of trust. There is betrayal of the trust now; may Allah ﷻ protect us. Therefore, may we guard the trust properly insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ give us strength. May we not obey our egos. The ego doesn’t know what a trust is. And shaytan is the enemy of the trust.

It is the way of our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. People say they love our Holy Prophet ﷺ, but then they have nothing from being trustworthy. They are liars. May Allah ﷻ make us from people who maintain the trust. May He ﷻ not make us from those who betray the trust insha’Allah. People who maintain the trust are beautiful people. 

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

30 August 2023/14 Safar 1445

Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul

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