Ramazan is different. We are entering to different times. Make intention to get rid of all the egoistic problems. The ego, things that you do with the ego is not worshipping to Allah. It’s worshipping to your ego. Things that you run to do it, to run away from your ego, even if it’s little, even if it’s crooked, even if it’s no good, Allah jala wa’ala appoints angels for you, and those angels they will do the corrections, even if you don’t know anything. Because angels they will do corrections to you. But if you know a hundred percent, just like so many wahabbis, reciting the Quran properly, doing everything, every little mistake that you do, they will be writing for you. So sincerely, with the passion we must do. Our Prophet has to be above everything else. We are not talking about Allah jala wa’ala. Allah is not a human. We are not putting Allah into that container. The love of Allah is everything, but we are learning how to love Allah through our Prophet, through our Sheykhs, through Sheykh Maulana.
We don’t know the Prophet. Sheykh Maulana is teaching us the Prophet. You can take thousands of books and read, is passion entering into your heart? Is it moving you? Yeah, scholarly, you know so many things: Prophet went to this place, Prophet married to this wife, Prophet is this, that…etc, but does passion enter to your heart? When they say ‘Prophet’ is your heart moving? At least little bit? some excitement happen in your life? You know the truth. Fool everyone but don’t fool your own self. You know the truth.
So that’s what you do. That’s what you need to generate. Worrying of this dunya, didn’t end. It’s not going to end. It’s going to become worse. So if you want to make it better for yourself, run, change your lifestyle. Turn around and start living simple life. Simple. Get rid of your huge houses that you pay huge mortgages. Get rid of your credit cards. Get rid of your huge burdens. Live simple life. That time, you’ll be alright. Otherwise, you can make businesses, but you are going to pay. Every month it’s waiting. So definitely you are not going to have the chance to run for Allah’s sake, to do things for Allah sake. You are going to run to do things for your ego’s sake. Because you want to keep that huge luxury house that you cannot afford. Yes, that’s what is happening. That’s exactly what is happening to muslims. You can say whatever you want. You can say otherwise than what I just said to you. But the reality, that’s what it is. If you think that it is not now, when you are sitting one day in your house and you are worrying, ‘this bill came and I cannot pay,’ remember me. You are going to know. ‘Oh so much difficulties now. What am I going to do here?’ then you are going to understand, ‘I’m really living for dunya. I’m worrying for this dunya. If I live a simple life, I’m not going to have this problem.’ Yes.
Our reason of creation is to know Allah and to worship Allah. And simple life is making us to have more luxury time to be able to run to worship Allah. Worshipping Allah is not five daily prayers. That is prayers that are obligation that has been order to you. Worshipping Allah is not only your one month fasting in Ramazan. That is another obligation that Allah jala wa’ala has put it on us. Giving Zakat it is not only worshipness, this is another part of worshipness but it’s not. It is obligation. Five principles of Islam, it is obligation to us. You do these things, the orders, Allah swt says, ‘that time I love My servant, and when you run to do things for My sake, voluntarily, that time I make my servant to come closer to Me.’
First, you keep the orders, and Allah is saying, ‘I love My servant. Because he is keeping the orders.’ SubhanaAllah, Alhamdulillah. How much we should be thankful to our Lord that He is giving order to us, ‘you are a servant and you are just going to do this.’ And He is turning around saying, ‘you are keeping My order, you will be beloved to Me. I love you. If I love you, I’ll make things easy for you. And if you do things more in My way, and you try to reach to My servants then i’ll make you to come closer to Me. When you come close to Me, I will be your eyes that you see with, I will be your hand that you touch with. I will be your feet that you walk with. I will make you to see the halal things. Haram things will be banned to you. I will make you to do things for halal. Haram things will be banned to you.’ Then your life becomes different. And that is the time you start discovering the Holy Prophet (asws) and through that love, your life will start changing.
SelamAleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu. Welcome to You. Ramazan Geldin Hosegeldin!
Sohbet by SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi Hz
1 Ramazan 1432, 31 July, 2011
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center New York.