4 March by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
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Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:
سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱلْفُلْكَ تَجْرِى فِى ٱلْبَحْرِ
(Qur’ān 22:65). ‘Sakh-khara Lakum Mā Fī Al-‘Arđi Wa Al-Fulka Tajrī Fī Al-Baĥri’, ‘Allah has subjected to you whatever is on the earth and the ships which run through the sea.’ Sadaqa Llāhu l-‘Aẓīm.
Allah ﷻ made everything subjected to mankind. Subjected to them means that He ﷻ created them to benefit from them. He ﷻ made everything underwater, on earth and in air under our command so that we know His ﷻ Greatness and Magnificence and make Shukr to Him ﷻ. Everything is for mankind. Allah ﷻ granted everything to mankind so that people know Him ﷻ.
In old times, there were tools and instruments. People used to do work with their hands and power. Later, they invented more things. Certainly, with the order and permission of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla everything has its time. As years passed, people lost their control and started using cars, planes and ships more. They benefitted more from them. They got more comfort.
But in the meantime, they saw this and thought they are great. They said, “I am doing this” and forgot the Creator. When they forgot the Creator, these things became not benefit but burden to you. They became bad.
Therefore, we should make Shukr to Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla for everything He ﷻ gives us. And everything can be used for goodness and evil. We should try to use the things given by Allah ﷻ for goodness. We should use them for goodness, not to harm people. We should use them not to forget Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla and our Holy Prophet ﷺ but to remember them. They will be of benefit to you then.
Otherwise, even if you own the whole world and everything is under your command, if all machines and tools are under your command, that will bring no benefit. You won’t be using them but they will be using you then. When you forget Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, none of them has any benefit. If you use just one of them and know the Greatness of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, you will have benefitted from it and attained the pleasure of Allah ﷻ.
These things of this world are for this world and for Akhirah. They are used for both here and hereafter. Allah ﷻ is capable of everything. People get amazed by how advanced things can be. That is nothing. That is not even a dot in front of the Greatness of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. All these sciences and knowledge are not even a dot. Therefore, don’t be amazed by these tools and instruments. Look and see the Greatness of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. May Allah ﷻ give us all understanding. May He ﷻ not separate us from the right way and give strength to our Iman.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
4 March 2023/ 12 Sha’ban 1444
Fajr Prayer, Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul
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