18 May by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani
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Normally we are only doing Dhikr [Thursday evening] but because we are abroad we must make Sohbah a little bit and after that we make Khatm ul-Khwajagan insha’Allah. Our Tarīqah’s main pillar is Sohbah and Khatm ul-Khwajagan. These two are the main thing in Naqshbandi Tariqah.
AlhamduliLlah we are following the way of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. With the Barakah of Mashayikh, all Mashayikh, we are trying to go on the same way insha’Allah; way of happiness, way of the best thing for the life of human beings. To follow the way of Allah ﷻ is nice and easy but it’s hidden. Many people don’t know it. They think that going to a fancy place or fancy people who speak to make people attracted; they thought this is the way. But to find the real Mashayikh is difficult. Because there are billions of people and hundred thousands of people who are claiming that they are Mashayikh and that they are going on and taking people to the way of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. But unfortunately some times, many times, to find the real one is not easy. But AlhamduliLlah we are on the way of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, way of Mashayikh.
The Mashayikh are not looking at the appearance of people, not looking: this is rich, this is poor. What or how anyone comes to them, they are looking to make him as they are and to be with them here and hereafter. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam made this with his ﷺ companions. The 124,000 companion of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam are with Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam because they are following him ﷺ and they are loving him ﷺ. We are following them.
But since that time until now, many people are taking people from the right way to the wrong way. But still AlhamduliLlah, the way of Prophet ﷺ will be until Qiyāmah, forever insha’Allah. No need to be anxious. Allah ﷻ keeps this way. You and me cannot keep it, but Allah ﷻ saves this way from disappearing. Many things and many ways came and disappeared. They went out of history because they were wrong ways. The right way is the way of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. Because the other ways, shaytan is going through them, cheating them and making them lose everything. They are doing their best. They thought they are on the right way but the right way is clear.
Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying, “الْحَلاَلُ بَيِّنٌ وَالْحَرَامُ بَيِّنٌ وَبَيْنَهُما أُمُورٌ مُشْتَبِهَاتٌ”, “The Halal (lawful) is clear and the Haram (unlawful) is clear, and between that are matters that are doubtful (not clear).” The Halal, the good thing and what Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying is clearly open, there’s no need to doubt it. And what is Haram, what’s not good is also shown to us by Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. And we must follow this. And there’s sometimes some little things that people can be doubtful about. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says not to look at these things. Don’t make yourself under the burden of what’s not necessary. The important thing and what the Ummah is in need of, our Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam told about. No need to ask about the other things. No need to burden yourself. You are not responsible for this.
Now, we are living in a time when many people are saying about something Haram, but it is not Haram. And many people say about something Halal but it is not Halal; it is not acceptable. We are living in this time. But normally, Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam was showing us. And since his ﷺ time until now, until maybe 60 or 50 years ago, all people, Ahlu s-Sunnah wal Jama’ah who are following Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam’s way accept this and have no problem with this. But now they are saying for Halal Haram, and for Haram Halal. This is a big responsibility for these people who make others do something wrong, not right and harm Muslims. They are harming Muslims because after this they also have doubt. And after this doubt, their belief becomes weaker and weaker and weaker until they are finished.
For this, this is the importance of Tarīqah, Shari’ah and Madhhab. They are very important. These people are denying them. They say, “This is Bid’ah. You cannot do this.” Them saying that this is Bid’ah and Haram is exactly Haram. In Qur’an verses also it is said, Allah ﷻ curses these people who say for the Halal Haram and for the Haram Halal. And these people are exactly doing this and destroying the belief of people. We think they are not being cheated. They know what they are doing. Their intention is to destroy and finish. They appear like good people and like they are helping people. But after they became in the Muslim World, they made Muslims enemies to each other. And they made other people, people from other countries and other religions enemies for Muslims and Islam. The main mission for them is to do this.
But Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla keeps His ﷻ religion, the real religion of all prophets. Since ‘Adam ‘alayhi s-salam until Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, the religion is one religion. The religion is Islam. Aslim means peace. There is only one religion, no others. Sometimes they say, “We must put these whole three religions in one religion.” No need to do this, because Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla has already put this. Since ‘Adam ‘alayhi s-salam until Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, many heavenly books and many teachings came from heavens and in the end they all became in one. He ﷻ made them one with Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. We accept all prophets and accept all heavenly books. He ﷻ put it as summary in this book, which no one can deny how great it is and how magnificent it is because it is not the word of human beings, it is the word of our Creator Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. In this book, He ﷻ put the whole knowledge of what He ﷻ gave to prophets. And it is a present for human beings, all human beings. Who reads it, even if he doesn’t understand, gets blessed and knows that this is not an ordinary word.
So we are saying, Islam is not like what these people are cheating [others with] and making people be afraid of Islam. Islam is peace for all human beings insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ keep us in this way and to not be cheated by other people. We know we are living in a time which is a difficult time. We are keeping quite. Those who come, we are happy with them. Who doesn’t come, may Allah ﷻ give him Hidayah (guidance) insha’Allah to be in the way of Allah ﷻ, not to be in the way of shaytan. May Allah ﷻ keep us safe until Sayyidina Al-Mahdī ‘alayhi s-salam comes. His light will lighten all this world insha’Allah.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
18 May 2023/ 28 Shawwal 1444
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