April 17, 2020 / Sha‘bān 24, 1441 – After fajr prayer, Shayk Mehmet Adil ar Rabbani gave the following short talk at Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul.
As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāh.
A‘ūdhu bi-Llāhi mina sh-Shayṭāni r-rajīm. Waṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alā Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-Awwalīna wa l-Ākhirīn.
Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad.
Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
Today is a blessed Friday, a feast day of the Muslims.
A’ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
— Qur’ān 62:9
Yā ayyuhā l-ladhīna āmanū idhā nūdya li-ṣ-ṣalāti min yawmi l-jumu‘a f-s‘aū ilā dhikri Llahi wa-dharū l-bay‘, dhālikum khayrun lakum in kuntum ta‘lamūn.
Friday is a blessed day. Go to the gathering on the hour of Friday, orders Allah.
Through Allah’s wisdom, no one is now being allowed to go to Friday prayer gatherings, so that they will be able to appreciate it more in the future.
They cannot go because no permission is given by the authorities. In Makkah and Madinah, such holy lands, this duty also cannot [now] be done, and no khutbah can be given.
Though millions of people cannot fulfill their duty, the responsibility for this falls on those who issued the order. This is because the situation brought forth [this] necessity. May Allah forgive us and have us appreciate it more.
What will happen nex, only Allah knows. These are the End Times.
The days we are going through what the Holy Prophetﷺ indicated and told us about. He told us what is going to happen. Insha’Allah, those days have now arrived.
From now on insha’Allah, there will better days, more beautiful days, to come. These will be days of Islam.
Mehdi (AS) and Isa (AS) will arrive. Their coming too was foretold to us by the Holy Prophetﷺ. Those days are drawing near, insha’Allah.
No need to worry or be depressed.
Some things were said before, but people could not guess how they were going to take place. [But] after the incidents [actually] happen, people realize, “Oh! This was because of such and such!” They may have thought it would have happened in some other way, but they [only] really realize [how] after the incident [actually] takes place.
Insha’Allah, this is a sign for the appearance of Mahdi (AS). Sheikh Mawlana used to tell us to pray for the coming of Mahdi (AS) continually, [to pray] for Mahdi (AS) to come and save the world and to cleanse it from filth and evil. Insha’Allah, he is now close by.
No need to worry or be upset, [because] the end of this is going to be good. Good for us, and not good for those who are not with Allah. It will be bad for them.
So stay with Allah, and let Him have you, and may all of us reach to those beautiful days insha’Allah.
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq,
Shaykh Mehmet ‘Adil ar Rabbani