CONTENTMENT IS AN INEXHAUSTIBLE TREASURE


Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet ar-Rabbani 21 February 2018/5 Jumad’al Akhir 1439 Sabah Namaz, Akbaba Dargah

Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
Auzu Billahi Minashaytanir Rajeem. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,
Wassalatu Wassalamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidul Awwalin wal Akhirin, Madad Ya Rasulallah, Madad Ya As’habi RasuLillah, Madad Ya Mashayikhina, Sheykh Abdullah Daghestani, Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Dastur.
Tariqatunas sohba, wal khayru fil jamiyya
“The greatest richness is contentment,” it is said. Many words have been said about contentment. “Contentment is a treasure,” they say. “Contentment is an inexhaustible treasure,” they say. Those who are discontent ask, “Is there more?” even if the world is in their hands. People who have contentment are content with even a piece of dry bread, they are thankful, comfortable, happy, and relieved.
There is beauty and relief for people in contentment. However, when there is no contentment there is no comfort and beauty we speak about, but there is greed. They burn like fire saying, “Is there more?” Fire does not care how much you throw in saying, “Is there more?” No matter how much you throw in it keeps saying, “Is there more?” That is how greed is. Contentment, as we said, is a great blessing (nima). They teach greed to people of these times. We are not only saying it for here. It is the same all over the world.
This is not what Islam teaches. What Islam teaches is contentment. Islam says: “Be content and thankful to Allah.” “No,” the others say, “Buy more, ask for more, consume more, own more goods, spend, and waste away, but do not give anything to anybody and ask only for yourself!” Those who have contentment share with others and give to others too. The path of Allah is a beautiful path. The path of Shaitan is a bad path. What Allah commands us are all for our benefit, for our happiness and felicity. Those who are looking for happiness need to find this inexhaustible treasure as Allah says.
Everybody has it but they made it dull. To those who say, “Let me be content,” they say, “Are you crazy? Why should you be content? Don’t. Request. Have greed. Look to take more.” People are not capable of doing everything. What they are capable of is doing business, or someone might buy more from them. Not everybody can be successful. Therefore, Allah gave this contentment for the rich, the poor, and everybody. Contentment is a beautiful thing. May Allah make us all people of contentment. May we be content with what He gives and be thankful Inshallah.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.