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In Seclusion for the Sake of Allah – Shaykh Mehmet

In this short talk after Fajr prayer on April 10, 2020, Shaykh Mehmet Adil ar Rabbani comments on everyone’s forced seclusion for the sake of Allah, saying it may come to an end soon insha’Allah.

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.

A’ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm.

Fa Subḥana ’lladhi bi-yadihi malakūtu kulli shay’in wa-ilayhi turja’ūn.
فَسُبْحَانَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
– Qur’ān 36:83

Allah ‘azze wa jalla says at the end of the Surat Yasin that Allah is “Subhan.” He is indicating His power and that everything is in His hands. Our return is to Him.

It is a miracle of Allah that we are alive. Those who complete studies and do research, but do not recognize Allah, are the ignorant ones. It is by the miracle and foreordainment of Allah that we are alive. A man could not stay alive even for a second, if it had not been foreordained by Allah.

Wa ḍaraba lanā mathalan
وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلًا
– Qur’ān 36:78

[meaning that] Allah gives us an example. This situation we are in is an example of Allah’s miracle. We are created and living but our staying alive is itself a miracle. In a matter of a minute, from any direction, there are things that may end mankind, seen or unseen. If it were not for Allah’s foreordainment, we could not stay alive for one second.

It is necessary to believe in Allah. There are so many students in higher education who claim to be studying so much, but anything in any field of knowledge becomes unworthy if it does not recognize Allah. The benefit is in those subjects of study that teach us about Allah.

This too will pass by the order of Allah, because there are a lot of other things that must happen before the End. So this is not going to continue long, but it is a good lesson for those who understand it, and those who do not will come to the realization of it in the Next Life.

May Allah have us amongst those who are aware of Him! This is because, if one is conscious of Him, he can benefit from everything, and nothing is wasted.

Some say they have been home idle. It is not idleness. It should be taken as khalwah (religious seclusion) by the grace of Allah. And by this means you can earn a reward.

Allah put you inside your homes by obligation, so in order to benefit from it, one must consider oneself to be home for the sake of Allah, and there is benefit in it and a reward for every minute of it.

It is by the wisdom of Allah that this occurred in the months of Rajab and Shaban.

Insha’Allah, it will come to an end before Ramadan. That is what we hope. Allah says to hope for goodness, and to not be without hope. Allah has the power of redoing everything in a minute. He is Omnipotent. May Allah strengthen our faith.

Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq.

Ṣuḥbah of Shaykh Mehmet ‘Adil ar Rabbani
April 10, 2020 / Sha‘bān 17, 1441
Akbaba Dergah, Morning Prayer

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