Protect Yourself and Be with Right People

24 May by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani

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الَّذِينَ يَفْرَحُونَ بِمَا أَتَوا وَّيُحِبُّونَ أَن يُحْمَدُوا بِمَا لَمْ يَفْعَلُوا

(Qur’ān 03:188). ‘Al-Ladhīna Yafraĥūna Bimā ‘Ataw Wa Yuĥibbūna ‘An Yuĥmadū Bimā Lam Yaf`alū’, ‘Those who rejoice in what they have perpetrated and like to be praised for what they did not do.’This is Ayah from Qur’an. Allah ﷻ loves people who make good things, charity, Khayr (goodness) and help people. And these people do this for the sake of Allah ﷻ. They don’t want – “لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمْ جَزَاءً وَلَا شُكُورًا”, “Lā Nurīdu Minkum Jazā’an Wa Lā Shukūrāa”, “We wish not from you reward or thanks.” (Qur’ān 76:09). They don’t want any thanks from people or wages or anything from people. This is for the sake of Allah ﷻ that they are doing what they are doing. Allah ﷻ loves these people.

And there is the opposite of these people. Some people are doing bad things to people and they are also asking from people to thank them and give them something. They are asking from people, “We did this for you.” But what are they doing in reality? They are harming people or cheating people. And there is another [type of] people also. Somebody does something, they say, “We did this.” And they like people to praise them, to be happy with them, to be famous, to be beloved for people. They want people to love them. But in reality, they are not doing anything. They think if they cheat people and people are happy with them, they will be happy.

But they forget a very important thing, the most important thing: Allah ﷻ knows everything. No one can cheat Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. What they do – in Qiyamah, on the Day of Resurrection, everything will be given. Who had done good will take it. Who had done a bad thing will also be punished. And who didn’t do anything and is cheating people; people think he is doing a good thing, he will also have nothing. But also if Allah ﷻ doesn’t forgive him, if he doesn’t ask for forgiveness, Allah ﷻ will punish him.

For this, in everything we are doing, we believe that Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla knows everything. You cannot hide anything. He ﷻ knows everything. Of course, we all have sins, faults and wrong things that we do. But what’s important here is to know this and ask for forgiveness. If you do not ask for forgiveness, Allah ﷻ will be unhappy with you. When Allah ﷻ is not happy with you, if all human beings, all the world is happy with you, there’s no benefit for you. The only benefit is to be with Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, not to be with what people like.

These days, many things are changing; too much. Many things from the manners of old people disappeared, before this machine came. Everybody wants what’s a fashion. Before, who wanted to be famous maybe looked at movies to do something, to be a star or to sing, “Maybe my voice will be famous.” But nowadays, everybody has his own machine to make himself famous. And they are doing funny things. They harm themselves and they harm others also with nonsense. Just for their ego, they are doing everything. They are giving a bad example for other people also, to try to do like themselves. This is not good. This is not honorable for human beings. What’s honorable: everybody has his privacy and he must keep it; not showing everybody.

These people are also not understanding about what harms them and what doesn’t harm them. The most harmful thing for humans and for other people is: other people to be jealous from you. And if not jealous, they might have an evil eye. This evil eye is very dangerous, not a joke. Many people are coming to us asking, “Do I have magic, black magic? Do I have Jinn?” this and that. But they are forgetting the most important thing. Whether black magic or other, not everybody can do it. It is a very rare thing to do. But the real one is the evil eye. This is what Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying. If you show people and one of them has an evil eye, they can finish you and sometimes you may get a very bad thing that you cannot survive from.

For this, we must have some privacy, and to keep yourself, to protect yourself. Don’t show everything, what Allah ﷻ gave you, what you have. Because in this time, people don’t understand. They don’t have mercy. They only have envy, jealousy and enmity towards people who are better than them. This is what is taught in this time.

For this, be careful and follow the order of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. The best order is from Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, and from the Sahabah/companions, Mashayikh, ‘Ulama (scholars). All of these ones wrote hundreds, thousands, millions of books about good manners, about how to live like human beings with your honor, with your nobility. You must follow them. Don’t look, “These people, all people are doing this. We are imitating them.” If you imitate them, they are not good people so nothing can be good with these people. With these people, you only get misery, you get sadness, you get stress, you feel darkness in your heart. Be with good people. Be with Tariqah people who are looking after Akhirah only, who are not looking after Dunya.

Of course, there are many who are claiming they are Tariqah people, but their main aim is to get benefit from others. This is also not good. Allah ﷻ gives everybody according to his intention. You are following good people – sometimes many people are following them, and after that they are coming and complaining, “He made this for me. He took from me. He cheated me. He did this for me.” So don’t be angry. Be from the beginning careful. Look for people who are with Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, not looking after Dunya. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla will give you good things as your good intention insha’Allah. Maybe before, you might’ve gotten some test or something happened, but you must say, “This is a lesson for me. I must look for the real one.” Because in this time, thousands of people are cheating people also. Some people like these people, left their belief and left their religion. This is not good. You lost your material thing, don’t lose the spiritual thing. There are real people, follow them insha’Allah. Don’t be sad. We see, until now, many people even cheat Mashayikh. We can tell many stories about Mawlana and Mawlana Sheikh AbduLlah ad-Daghestani, about people who cheated them. Of course, they know but they are not saying for the sake of Allah ﷻ. They are not giving any importance for Dunya, but for Akhirah only.

For this, be careful. In everything, be with right people, with good people insha’Allah. Put in your heart and ask from Allah ﷻ, “O my Lord, make my intention to be pure for you. Send me people who will take me on this way to happiness, to Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, to Paradise insha’Allah.” May Allah ﷻ help us. May Allah ﷻ keep us safe from bad things, give us every good thing and not make us run away from the good way of Allah ﷻ with tests. We must not lose the test. If we lose something, we mustn’t lose the test, you must succeed for Akhirah insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ bless you. We are not people of tests. We are weak. Don’t ask for a test. Don’t test us Ya Allah. O Allah ﷻ make us to be safe on your way without anybody disturbing us or making us run away from this way. Amin. May Allah ﷻ make us together forever insha’Allah, to be neighbors of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam and to be with the Mashayikh, our Mashayikh, all Mashayikh in Jannah insha’Allah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

24 May 2023/ 4 Dhul Qa’dah 1444

Montreal, Canada

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