Come To The Right Way,
Sheikh Sultan Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani,
Sohbat of the 4th of July, 2014.
Lefke - Cyprus
As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r- Rahmani r-Rahim. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati As'habi RasulAllah, madad ya Mashaikhina fi t-Tariqati n-Naqshibandiyya, madad ya Sheikh Abdullah Faiz ad-Daghestani, madad ya Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, dastur. Tariqatuna as-sohbah, wa l-khairu fi l-jam'iyya.
Today is holy Friday. It's the first Friday of Ramadan. A holiday. Allah Azza wa Jalla has made Friday a holiday for Muslims. There is an hour of acceptance in this day. It's the hour when prayers are accepted. We will pray here today as well inshaAllah. We will pray for the Nation of Muhammad to come to the right way inshaAllah. It is not according to our wishes, not according to our desires, but according to the wish of Allah. If our wishes are according to His wish, that brings happiness to people.
If you see a man on the right way, if you see a perfect man, he has achieved the mercy of Allah. Who preserves himself from sins, he is given the mercy of Allah. Allah is merciful to that man. Because some people... most people, not some people, they commit sins with a big appetite. Fasting is the most difficult thing for them. However, beloved servants of Allah... Leave fasting aside... Based on what Hz. Ali said in winter. Our Master said one thing, and everyone else then told their 3 good things. Everyone said different things. When it was Hz. Ali's turn, "Serving the guests" - he said first he loved to serve guests. And nowadays, most people don't like to serve guests. They don't like guests, not to mention serving them. Secondly, he loved to fast in summer. Fasting is difficult and it is more difficult in summer. It is hot here, there it's twice as hot. Hz. Ali, a beloved servant of Allah, he loved it too. Our normal sinful people don't like it, none of them like fasting. And thirdly, he said darb-ul saif, making jihad on the way of Allah, sacrificing his ego. He never ran away from jihad. Hz. Ali made jihad when it was time. When it wasn't, he stepped aside. When there was permission, it was made. When there was no permission, it wasn't made. But all these 3 things are difficult things.
As we said, these are favours of Allah for men to avoid sins and do good things. People of this time want to sin. Our Prophet says "If you stop fasting one day on purpose, even if you fast until the end of your life, you won't reach its virtue". "Wa tahsabunahu hayyinan wa huwa 'inda Allahi adhimun"(24:15)ayatul karima (to you it's as nothing but to Allah it's great) Allah Azza wa Jalla says in Quran. People think it's a very simple thing. They stop fasting, don't pray, don't do anything. It seems very easy to them. But it is very big and great for Allah Azza wa Jalla. It is not good to underestimate the command of Allah. Certainly, a man will get both physical and spiritual harm for it. Allah never oppresses anyone. Everyone suffers from their own deeds.
It is the month of Ramadan. If you commit sins, don't show your sins to people. If you can't fast, eat at home. Don't eat outside in the street, everywhere. This is a big manifestation. To underestimate these beautiful things given by Allah is a big mistake. People who do this bad thing will regret a lot afterwards. When they enter the presence of Allah, they will be with Allah. Nowhere to run away. As we say, if you can't do, at least show respect, show adab to this virtuous month, to the orders of Allah. If you can't fast, don't oppose it. People are afraid of people, but not afraid of Allah. And Allah is the Eternal One. You won't be able to escape. There's no other God. Only Allah. He is present when you are alive, and after you pass away, Allah will be present, the Everlasting. Therefore, be cautious. Don't miss His beautiful favours.
Allah Azza wa Jalla is favouring you. Go ahead, take this beauty. But you say you don't want it and oppose it. You are doing a bad thing. You know yourselves. That's why we said in the beginning of Juma that we want the hour of acceptance so that these people, the Nation of Muhammad, to receive guidance, see the right way. May they do at least as much as they can.
Today Juma, Friday, and it is first Friday of Ramadan, the holy month. Ramadan, it is very holy month for Ummatu Muhammad and Friday also the holy day for Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, for his Ummah. And Friday, there is one hour, it is hidden between the 24 hours (when) Allah accept your dua, your praying, what you want. He give you. We pray to Allah to give Ummati Muhammad, to lead them to right way because Islam is not what they doing this, who they claiming they are Muslim. It is not like this, Islam. Islam, the purest religion and who following Islam he (will) be happy here and Hereafter also. Allah give His Mercy for us, to avoid us to make sins.
In Quran there is ayah: wa man taqi s-sayyi'ati yawma'idhin faqad rahimtahu (40:9). When You make us to avoid sin You make it blessed and mercy for these people. But most people they are happy with what they are doing. (It) is sin. Many of them not fasting, not praying, or some of them they said we are praying but they are doing wrong thing for other people, for Muslim, for non-Muslim, for everything not ordered by Islam. Many wrong ways, very few people they are following right way. Right way it is difficult but it is blessed way. When you happy with this you are not happy to do sins. Even, the most what they don't like, these people, (is) fasting. But the holy people they liking to be fasting. Some of them fasting whole year, some of them twice a week or one day fasting, one day not fasting.
And Hazrat Ali, karamallahu wajh, he was saying 'I like 3 things from this dunya, this life,' because Prophet, sallallau alaihi wa sallam, was saying 'I love 3 things' so every Sahaba was saying - Hz Abu Bakr saying, 3 things, Hz Umar he was also saying, after Hz Uthman and coming to Hz Ali, karamallahu wajh - that 'I like from this life, from this world, 3 things. I like to be generous with guests, to make them happy with every good thing for them'. These days people they even don't like guests, not to even serve good things. Very few people they like guests. Second one, he said, 'I like to be fasting in summer'. Summer you see now, here very hot but in Mecca, Madina, twice, double hot from here. But he was saying 'I like to fast in summer'. And third one to, darb us-sayf, to throw, cut with sword. Three things, it is very difficult but he was liking this, not for his ego, for Allah; to be happy with Allah.
We read in the hadith sharif, Allah He is happy with these people who praying and fasting and He say to angel, 'Look these people, they are doing this'. Prophet in khutbah, we were saying, he said, 'You must do this good thing to be happy with Allah'. So Hazrat Ali, karamAllahu wajh, he was doing this for Allah, for sake of Allah. And for fasting, if you didn't fast one day in Ramadan, not other day. Ramadan you must fast. If you don't fast without any excuse, you must make (up) one day. But before you do one day, if you don't have any excuse, you must make 60 days for kaffarah (penance). But Prophet sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said, 'Even if you do this, you fast with your knowing this is haram, this is not good. If you fast not only sixty days, until end of life you cannot take reward for one day of Ramadan.
People they think it is easy. The Ayatu l-karima, "watahabunahu hayyinan wa huwa 'inda Allahi adhim" (24:15). People they thought it is very easy, very simple to not do this, and it is okay, you can do this but in front of Allah it is very huge things - not easy, not simple as you think. Allah give you all this and you are making very, 'I don't care' you said. It is not right, this. You will be judged for this in Akhirah and Allah, He know what He do with you. Even you cannot do praying or you cannot fast it is not good to go in front of people and do drinking and eating in Ramadan. People now they are making worse than this, they drink alcohol even, in Ramadan. So we cannot do anything. But Allah - they cannot escape from Allah Azza wa Jalla, here or Hereafter, no place to escape.
For this we are from beginning of sohbah we pray: insha Allah today to be time of accepting du'a to make Ummati Muhammad to come to right way, insha Allah. We are not happy to see people they are out of right way. no. It is really hurting people. You cannot say, 'go to hell' to these people. No. We want them all to be in Paradise, insha Allah, to come to right way. Allah give them guidance, and Allah give all our people also good understanding, long life, happy life, with health and wealth and not to be in need to anybody. And to be in thabbitna ala l-haqq (steadfast on Truth),
Ya Allah. bi hurmati l-surat al Fatiha.