The Right of Workers

1 May by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

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Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla is the one who gives everything to people. No one can prevent what He ﷻ gives. And no one can give what He ﷻ gives. Mankind forgets Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla and thanks others, or expects and asks for help from them. They think they are imporant, whereas everything is in the Hand of Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. We must make shukr to Allāh ﷻ. We must praise Allāh ﷻ.

Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla made two holidays, but mankind made up other holidays in order to forget the holiday of Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. And every time they have something different. There are two holidays. Today is the workers day. We all have to make shukr to Allāh ﷻ for He ﷻ gave you a skill and a talent. He ﷻ gave you work. If Allāh ﷻ doesn’t give you work, where will you find work? Where will you find bread? Where will you find food?

We must make shukr for this. We must make shukr to Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. As we said, no one can give what Allāh ﷻ gives. And no one can give what He ﷻ doesn’t give. No one can stop what He ﷻ gives. And no one can provide what He ﷻ doesn’t give.

Some people show importance to these days. It is ok when it is like a normal holiday. But showing importance to it and making it special is stupid. It is completely useless. Sometimes people commit sins for nothing. Because they think they are important on that day and say “How cool am I to do so much work!” If you did it, Allāh ﷻ has destined it for you.

There are many people who can’t do. There are many jobless people who can’t find work. And there are many hungry ones. They wish for any job to work. And those who work say, “We work too much”. If you do, you do it for yourself. And if you do it for Allāh ﷻ, the work you do counts as worship for you. You will eat from ḥalāl food. Otherwise, people work for their egos. They say “Others are taking my right. They are using me”.

The most important thing in Islām is the right of workers. It is said in Islām to pay the wage before the worker’s sweat dries up. Of course, even if that is not applicable now, you must certainly give them their salaries. You must pay their rights completely. The right of workers is the most important thing in Islām. Our Holy Prophet ﷺ commended it a lot. He ﷻ showed importance to it. There are many people who take workers’ rights. And then they make a holiday for them or I don’t know what.

These are useless things. But what’s important is their goal and intentions. The goal and intention for this thing started from something against Allāh ﷻ, and then it became a tradition. Allāh ﷻ gives according to the intentions of people. So they must make their intention to have rest for the pleasure of Allāh ﷻ. “We are getting our rights, shukr to Allāh ﷻ. Allāh ﷻ gave us work and strength.” They must make shukr to Allāh ﷻ. And they shouldn’t go into other matters and dangerous things. They mustn’t be with with things and people that Allāh ﷻ dislikes. They must not imitate them. “We are not like them. May Allāh ﷻ protect us. We had a day off today because it is a vacation. But we don’t accept it as a holiday”. They must say so.

There are two holidays. There is no holiday apart from them. They call it workers day and I don’t know what. That is a completely unimportant thing. Most of the time, all kinds of bad things happen on this day unfortunately. You will see in the news tonight that they destroyed here and there.

Therefore, people, Muslims must pay attention to this. They must make their intention to be the pleasure of

Allāh ﷻ in everything when they are obligated; such as this day. We do whatever the pleasure of Allāh ﷻ is. We make shukr to Allāh ﷻ. He ﷻ gave us work, food and a spouse. Shukr to Allāh ﷻ for these. With shukr, favours increase. Otherwise, there will be neither barakah nor abundance. May Allāh ﷻ protect us.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

1 May 2023/ 11 Shawwal 1444

Shaykh Nazim Dergah, Lefka, Cyprus

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