Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil 27 July 2016/23 Shawwal 1437 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.
Allah Azza wa Jalla is beautiful and He loves all that is beautiful. What is meant by beauty is doing good works. Therefore what is ordered for us, whatever orders there may be, are all to live the most beautiful life and so our hereafter becomes beautiful.
Inshallah one of these is cleanliness. Wherever anybody goes, they need to leave that place clean. It cannot be kept up if one cleans and another throws [trash]. It would be comfortable if everybody did their own cleaning at a place, and the environment would be kept clean as well. Our Holy Prophet (SAW) says, “Cleanliness is from iman1.” Cleanliness is the most important thing. It is the most important thing in Islam. It does not exist in other religions.
Taharat means cleanliness, it means purity. The slightest dirt is unacceptable. Our Holy Prophet’s hadith: “When a person performs ghusl (performs ghusl of janabat3) it is not accepted if even a spot as small as a pin whole is left dry.” What does this mean? It shows how much care should be shown to cleanliness. That is to say no spot is left dry when bathing so he shows us to teach us. It is shown as an example so we are careful.
Unbelievers4 are not clean. Infidels are impure. It says in the Koran too: “Do not think they are clean as they are dirty.” Therefore, pay attention to cleanliness and do not dirty around. Because cleanliness is an order of Allah, you would also gain rewards when you do so.
May Allah make us amongst His clean servants. May both our inside and our outside be clean. Some people are also dirty in the inside. May Allah not give us that dirtiness. When that is the case, its harm is on the person before it is on others.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.
1. Faith 2. Full body ablution 3. Impurity 4. Kafir