02 July 2023 by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani
Listen to Sultanق’s Sohbah here:(6:45)
Read Sultanق’s Sohbah here:
The most important thing in this world is being on the way of Allāh ﷻ. When you are on the way of Allāh ﷻ, your duty ends only when you pass away from this world. While in this world, you must do what Allāh ﷻ orders all the time. Islām is the religion of nature. It is the religion that suits the nature of people.
Therefore, praying five times a day – just like you eat and drink, just like you breathe, it is the necessary food for people. It is the spiritual food. People are not counted as people without it. The ranks of people increase with worship. When they leave worship, their ranks decrease. They join the category of the four-legged animals. And there are people who fall even lower.
People living in present time do not accept this favour and high ranks given to them by Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. They say, “No, we don’t want it. We will do whatever we want”. When they do so, they become faulty. They become faulty day by day and get worse. Therefore, we start teaching children how to pray when they are seven years old. More when they are ten. When they are mature, it becomes farḍ. They become accountable for it, or Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla will make them pay on the day of judgment. Their account is in the presence of Allāh ﷻ. Doing this while in this world brings great benefit to people. They say no one does more badness than people do to themselves. This is it. You don’t do it while you are free and have the opportunity. And when it is postponed to ākhirah, they will make you do it in a much more difficult way.
Therefore, spirituality is more important than materiality. People have indulged themselves in materiality 100% now. There is not even 1% spirituality in people. And then they complain, “Why is this so? Why is that so?” If you tell them their fault, they don’t accept it. Therefore, not much is told in this time, because if you tell them, they may commit more sins. So we stay patient and say we don’t accept it in our heart. When we don’t accept it, we have the weakest state of īmān. But there is nothing else we can do. As we are living in the end of times, the condition is as so.
When you say, “Most people are like this. Look at the people, everyone is doing so. So I will do so too”, those people will give their account, so will you. If you separate yourself from them, you’ll be saved. But if you go their way, you will be dragged too. May Allāh ﷻ not let that happen, the way will be to hell. May Allāh ﷻ protect us.
Therefore, as we said, we must carry out the orders of Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla throughout our lives. It is more important than eating, drinking and sleeping. It is more necessary. It is above materiality. Because materiality takes you up to a point. The rest is for spirituality. If you don’t have spirituality, you are in trouble then. May Allāh ﷻ protect us.
May Allāh ﷻ not separate us from the right way. May He ﷻ not give us boredom. Sometimes some people say, “When is the prayer?” Morning, afternoon and night. “Tomorrow?” Tomorrow too. “After tomorrow?” After tomorrow too. “Until when?” Until you die. “Isn’t it too much?” People eat every day. They drink every day. They sleep every day. It is the same. There is no difference in worship. It is no different than eating, drinking and sleeping. It is the same. We are in need of this even more. May Allāh ﷻ help us. May He ﷻ not let us obey our egos in shā’a Llāh.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
02 July 2023/ 14 Dhu l-Hijjah 1444
Shaykh Nazim Dergah, Cyprus
• Telegram Bahasa: @SufiHubBahasa
• Telegram English: @SufiHubEnglish
• Instagram: @NaqshbandiSingapore