Hadrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil 29 March 2016/20 Jumadal Akhira 1437 Sabah Namaz, Akbaba
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.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim ُ “Wama tadri nafsun bi’ayyi ardin tamut.” “Nobody knows where they will die.” (Sura Loqman:34)
Allah assigned everybody a lifetime, and Allah knows when it will end. When Allah Azza wa Jalla wills something, it happens. Now some people say after the dead, “What business did he have there that he died?” It was an accident, something happened, an occurrence. This holy verse says: “No human, nafs, knows where it will die.”
Because everything has a place predestined by Allah. They have to be there to pass away. Therefore, may Allah grant us a good life. We need to thank Allah that we are alive. Let us obey His orders. Allah gives us good orders. He says, “Do not do evil, do goodness, and do kindness.” Let us do that.
It is inappropriate to say, “That would not have happened if he were there.” This way you are not showing respect to Allah’s predestination. Of course it is painful when he has a family, but it is not good to talk like this about other people. It means that Allah has shown that person where he was to die and he died there. There is a story about this subject. Not a tale but a true story. What we are telling happened in old days.
During the time of Hazrat Sulaiman Alayhis Salam, there was a person with him. Azrail Alayhis Salam came in the form of a man. When the man saw him, he was terrified of his majesty, he was frightened. He asked Sulaiman Alayhis Salam, “Who is this?” He answered, “Azrail Alayhis Salam.” “What?!” he said. Azrail Alayhis Salam looked in astonishment at the man and said, “I came to grab the soul of this man.” So the man said to Sulaiman Alayhis Salam, “Take me far from here so I am saved.”
He sent him to Qudus1. Azrail Alayhis Salam took his soul there. Then Sulaiman Alayhis Salam said to Azrail Alayhis Salam, “O! You were very surprised.” He replied, “I was surprised because I was not supposed to take the soul of this man here but in Qudus. I was surprised why this man was here. Then the jinns took him to Qudus with your invocation2. And I grabbed his soul there. Allah’s command is done.”
So there is no such thing as, “If that man had passed a second before or a second after.” It is the predestination of Allah. Lifetime is in the hand of Allah. Allah does not move it a second ahead or a second behind, it is [set] there. May Allah grant us a good life. However, as we said, our lifetime is valuable, time is valuable. Let us not spend it in vain. Let us do works that Allah (JJ) and Hazrat Prophet (SAW) love Inshallah. May Allah grant us all a good life Inshallah.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq.