14 February by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani(q)
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Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim:
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ
(Qur’ān 17:70). ‘Wa Laqad Karramna Bani Adam wa Hamalnahum fi l-Barri wal Bahri’, ‘And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea.’ Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying mankind is created as the most valuable creature among all creation. “We gave them mind. And we have helped them in seas and on land”, says Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla.
Mankind is created as valuable in front of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. But how does their worth show? Through piety. Who obeys Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla and follows the way He ﷻ has ordered attains that honor. The favors of Allah ﷻ are not according to things appointed by mankind themselves but through obedience to Allah ﷻ.
What kind of people do people of the present time value more? It is according to their own minds: “This one is famous and has a lot of money. This one is beautiful. That one is so and so”. Very few are those who value people for following the way of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. They are the truly valuable ones.
People are following whatever their ego wants. They obey it or strive to be like them. No need to deal with it, because the attribute of people of the present time is mostly selfishness. Their attribute is self-admiration and not admiring others. And they especially don’t like those who are on the way of Allah ﷻ. They like those who are on the way of shaytan. This decreases their worth. The true worth, the jewel is in those who are on the way of Allah ﷻ. The rest is fake like decoration items as glass and tin. They shine for a while; and then there is neither shine nor worth. They deteriorate and disappear.
Therefore, it is important to value those who are valued by Allah ﷻ, to strive to become like them and to follow that way. Your worth increases then. You become worthy in the sight of Allah ﷻ. Otherwise, you lose all your worth. Even if people value you for some time, they will forget you eventually. You will be thrown away in vain. May Allah ﷻ protect us. May we be worthy of the favors of Allah ﷻ insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ not separate us from the right way.
Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
14 February 2023/ 23 Rajab 1444
Fajr Prayer, Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul
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