Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil 3 June 2016/27 Shaban 1437 Post-Hadra, 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.
Two of the Three Months are almost over. We have also prayed the last Juma of Shaban Sharif. It is Monday in two days. One day is left for Shaban Sharif to end. The holy month of Ramazan is about to start. May Allah make it bring good luck Inshallah.
People of course do not stay the same. They get older and change as days pass. They lack the previous strength and zeal1. May Allah grant us to hold on to Ramazan and the fast of Ramazan till the last breath Inshallah.
May Allah grant us to pray our namaz/salat and all of the tarawih2, and may He give us strength.
It was the dua of our Holy Prophet (SAW). Vision, hearing, and strength: may they be with us so we can leave them as inheritance when we leave the world. “May they not leave before we do. May we leave before them,” says our Holy Prophet (SAW). This is an important matter. “Ask Allah for health, appetite, and forgiveness,” says our Holy Prophet (SAW). We also Inshallah ask for these so we are not deprived of our worships.
Once Allah (JJ) wills, you can do your fast when you are 100 too and you can perform your prayer, but it is a different matter not being able to do it if you are tired. May Allah, Inshallah, not deprive us from this blessing3 of His. This is a great nimat. For people who do not understand, no matter how much you try to explain it they will not understand.
Saving your presence, the donkey likes hay and barley, and eats them like they were baklava. Place kebab in front of it, place other things, and it does not even look at them because it does not understand. People who taste the flavor of iman4 and the flavor of worship cannot leave them. May Allah grant us all this taste Inshallah.
Why are we saying this? Because a lot of times people who fast the Three Months cannot even fast Ramazan, unwillingly due to an illness. Because as we said, different states occur in people. In those states, there is a ransom against which they did not fast, worships they could not do. Allah Azza wa Jalla does not hold anybody responsible for things beyond what they can endure.
Yet again, those people are grieved because they could not do it. People who were able to do this worship and cannot do it later grieve for it. Whereas Allah Azza wa Jalla is Arhamur-Rahimin (the Most Merciful) and Akramul-Akramin (the Most Generous). People who cannot do it are not deprived of the reward and receive the reward. Because they are not doing it intentionally but unintentionally. They leave these worships in grievance. Allah would accept its reward as if they had done it.
This beautiful month is arriving. It is truely the sultan of the 12 months. Wherever you might be, even if you are in the most contemptible place in the world, it is still beautiful for people who fast Ramazan. Wherever you may be, even if you are in the most beautiful place, whether in Mecca, Medina, or sacred places. Even if the person is, as we said, in the most faithless place in the world, Allah Azza wa Jalla still sends down the manifestation meant for that person, He sends down the manifestation of Ramazan and the person is happy.
Of course people become sad but there is no need for sadness. You have been honored with Allah’s nimat. You are one of the servants Allah has chosen. Therefore there is no need to be sad. Do your Ramazan [duties] and may the manifestation of that blessing5 be upon you and it is enough. May Allah make us reach many more Ramazans Inshallah. May Mahdi Alayhis Salam also appear as soon as possible so the whole world becomes the same with this manifestation of Ramazan Inshallah. May Allah be content with us all. May it be mubarak6.
1. Himmat 2. Evening prayers during Ramazan 3. Nimat 4. Faith 5. Baraka 6. Blessed