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THE REAL TEACHING (20 May 2023/ 30 Shawwal 1444)

Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
20 May 2023/ 30 Shawwal 1444
International Muslims Organization of Toronto, Canada

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum wa Raḥmatullāhi wa Barakātuh.

A‘ūdhu Billāhi Minash-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm.

Wa ṣ-Salātu wa s-Salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-Awwalīna wa l-Akhirīn. Madad yā RasūlAllāh, Madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūlillāh, Madad yā Mashāyikhinā, Dastūr Mawlana Sheikh Abdullāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistāni, Sheikh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad.

Ṭarīqatunā aṣ-Suḥbah wa l-Khayru fi l-Jam‘iyyah.

Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:
فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
(Qur’ān 03:76).
‘’Fa-inna Allaha Yuh’ibbu l-Muttaqeen’’
‘’Indeed, Allah loves those who fear Him.’‘ Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla loves who are happy with Him جل جلاله, who are afraid to do something that Allah جل جلاله doesn’t like or love. This is what is the Most Merciful to His جل جلاله Muttaqeen means. Because they know Allah جل جلاله servants and He جل جلاله knows everything. For this, Allah جل جلاله loves these people who are all the time knowing and remembering Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. Dhikr means Remembrance: Remembrance of Allah جل جلاله. Who knows that when he does something Allah جل جلاله sees him, he will be aware not to do bad things, not to do a not good thing. For this, Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla loves these people.

Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is also saying,

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ
‘‘Inna Allāha lā yuhibbu l-kāfirīn’’
‘’Indeed, Allah does not like the disbelievers.’’ (Qur’ān 03:32).
Allah جل جلاله does not like the Kafir. What does Kafir mean? The unbeliever who doesn’t believe and doesn’t accept Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, and he does everything bad. Sometimes he looks like he’s doing goodness but when his intention is not good, in the end, what he had done will be a bad thing, not good. Because his intention in what he did is for his ego.

The intention in everything must be for Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, for the pleasure of Allah جل جلاله. This is the teaching of Tariqah. Every minute and every second, your intention in what you’re doing must be for the sake of Allah جل جلاله, the pleasure of Allah جل جلاله. In everything you do. Your life will be full of blessings, full of rewards, full of light and you’ll be lucky. Unlucky are those who are doing bad things. They think they are enjoying themselves. But in reality, every time they are doing a sin, they are getting (more) worse, getting more darkness, getting more unhappy. You cannot put out fire with petrol. Each time you put petrol the fire will grow and become (more) worse. You must put water to extinguish it. Water gives life. So you must put what’s against the fire, not to help the fire. Every time you do a sin or you do a bad thing, your darkness becomes more and more and more. Allah جل جلاله made this for human beings in the life of this world: You cannot be happy with bad things. And for the next life, it is [even] more important to do good things. Maybe in this life you become miserable or you become unhappy. But when you die in this life, it finishes. The real life comes after that. After that, you must be prepared for it.

Today we have been going around a museum, going around a palace here in Toronto. The palace is new, maybe 300 or 200 years ago. Many people were: commander, soldier (in army), governor, prince, princess, prime minister. They come and they go. What did they get? Nothing, just their pictures there. The other one, this museum, is older. First when we went there, there was an animal. They said, “This is from millions of years.” Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is the Creator. What He جل جلاله creates - you cannot know what Allah جل جلاله creates with your imagination. His جل جلاله knowledge, His جل جلاله wisdom is unlimited. We cannot even say unlimited for the knowledge of Allah جل جلاله. Because when you say unlimited, you are also putting a limit.
SubhanAllah they said that they found this animal millions of years ago.
عَلَّمَ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ
‘‘A’llama l-‘Insāna Mā Lam Ya’lam’,
‘’Taught man that which he knew not.’‘ (Qur’ān 96:05).
Allah جل جلاله gives knowledge to people to do and to see what was before. Some people said this [animal] is real some said it’s not real. But what’s important here is the wisdom. Because Allah ‘Azza wa- Jalla created the time and place. For Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla there is no time and no place. But for people, this could be from millions of years to show people His جل جلاله Mightiness. Our life, from ’Adam ‘alayhi s-salam until now, is thousands of years. But compared to millions, it is nothing. All of our life, from ’Adam ‘alayhi s- salam until now. And people still think that they are doing something; no.

We saw after that also dead people that they brought from Egypt and put there. And people are looking at them. They must learn from this; not only to look just for pleasure or just for visiting. When you go to some place, you must take wisdom, you must take knowledge from there. These people were also like us. They were going, coming and doing everything. But now they are only put for show to people. The important thing is to be with Allah جل جلاله, because nobody can take something with him. Even the Pharaohs, they went and opened their graves and put them for show for people to see them and look at them.

So what’s important is not to lose your life. If your life is full of good things, Allah جل جلاله will be happy with you. If not, you’ll be like these people: no benefit for you and no benefit maybe for others also. Allah جل جلاله is showing us the wisdom from everything.
Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm
يُؤْتِى ٱلْحِكْمَةَ مَن يَشَآءُ ۚ وَمَن يُؤْتَ ٱلْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِىَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرً
Yu’til-hikmata man yashā’u, waman yu’tal‘ hikmata faqad ūtiya khayran kathīrā’’
‘’He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good.’’ (Qur’ān 02:269).
Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla gives wisdom to whom He جل جلاله wants to give, and whoever gets it gets a big good favor from Allah جل جلاله, a good thing.

We are living in a difficult time. Everywhere, we see people doing sins that nobody before could do. Before 20 years, they couldn’t do it. Before 30 years, no. Before 40 years, it was so difficult to do this thing. But in this time, we live in a time when it is easy to do everything that Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is not happy with. We must obey Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla because as much as it is difficult to do something, it is of more reward from Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla.

This is the time of trade. Trade for Akhirah, not for Dunya. For Akhirah. Don’t listen to people who give you Fatwā as they like, as their ego likes. Look for a real Murshid, for real people. And AlhamduliLlah if you - many of you didn’t reach Mawlana Sheikh Nazim - but AlhamduliLlah his teaching is everywhere. Before, it was in his books. Many of his books were going through east and west, making many people come to Islam and come to Hidayah (guidance). But now also, there are his lectures, Sohbah on the internet. You can follow them. Because he is giving the real teaching: Reality. Not to make people hate each other; no. His first teaching in his Sohbah is to respect and love Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa- sallam, his companions, Ahlu l-Bayt and Awliyau’Llah. He never taught hatred to anyone of these ones. Because many people are claiming they are Tariqah and are saying something wrong about these ones: about the companions of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam or about Ahlu l-Bayt or about Awliyau’Llah.

So his teaching is very important. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam was all the time teaching this to the Ummah. He صلى الله عليه وسلم is teaching and giving people to love each other. And Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is also saying in Qur’an Azimu sh- Shan,

لَوْ أَنفَقْتَ مَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا مَّآ أَلَّفْتَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِهِمْ
‘’Law 'Anfaqta Mā Fī Al-'Arđi Jamī`āan Mā 'Allafta Bayna Qulūbihim’’
‘‘If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have brought their hearts together.”(Qur’ān 08:63).
If you give all the money or gold to these people to bring them together, you cannot. But Allah جل جلاله makes them to love each other so Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is happy with them. To love each other not to hate each other. But some people are making this difference between Muslims and they are giving hatred to people to be enemies to Muslims. It is not the teaching of Mawlana Sheikh, and of course not the teaching of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam.

Who is with the Mashayikh must follow their teaching and accept what they are saying. Of course, sometimes you cannot follow everything. But this subject very important: to love the companions of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa- sallam and Ahlu l-Bayt, especially the ‘A’imma (Imams) of Muslimin and ‘A’imma of Tariqah. We cannot go against all of these ones.

Many times people were asking Mawlana about what happened between the Sahabah after Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. He was never happy to hear this. He quickly closed this subject and said, “They are lions. They are fighting each other. We are like dogs. What can we do between them!” Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla knows and Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam knows about all of this. This means: look at yourself. Don’t look at something you’re not ordered to do. You are ordered to do many things. You will never reach this subject. There are many things before this [subject] that you must do. When you do them, you’ll know that you are wrong and you’ll repent for Allah جل جلاله asking for forgiveness insha’Allah.

May Allah جل جلاله forgive us, all of us. And to be as Allah جل جلاله loves us to be, as Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam loves us to be and as Mawlana Sheikh Nazim loves us to be. AlhamduliLlah his Karamat, his miracles are going on. Many people, I don’t know if here also, see him in their dreams. Thousands of people, every day we meet people. Some non-Muslims become Muslim; Mawlana sends them, “Go and take Shahadah there.” Other people: “Go to the Dergah and enter Tariqah.” This became normal for us. We are not surprised when somebody says this.

We know Mawlana Sheikh is sending them. So we are thanking him for his Madad, for his Himmah and for his Karamat because we are nothing. All of these people are coming with his Barakah. If there is no Barakah of Awliyau’Llah, we cannot bring one man to Hidayah or one man to belief. May Allah جل جلاله keep him over our head insha’Allah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.