Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet Adil 30 July 2016/26 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 willing, tariqa is the way of our Holy Prophet (SAW). Tariqa does not order anything but good. The orders ordered by Islam are the orders of tariqa. Tariqa cannot say anything different.
It also pays more attention to little sins rather than big sins. Little sins become a habit when committed regularly, then a person starts committing big sins. Shaitan is continuously obsessed trying for people to commit evil. He is ready every minute without being lazy, without being tired, trying to make people knowingly or unknowingly commit sins. Let us be careful things that look good are not in fact bad.
May Allah withhold us from bad people, because Shaitan is the shaykh of the one without a shaykh. The shaykh surely tells his murid what to do, how to proceed, and is helpful. It says, “Yadullahi ma’al jama’ah.” The community1, tariqa, means a good gathering since it encourages people towards good causes and rewards. They will have gone astray when it is otherwise. Those people are not people to be followed.
We do not tell anybody to go off the path. “La ta’ata limakhlooq fi ma’siyat alKhaliq.” There is no such rule as to obey anything that contradicts what Allah Azza wa Jalla, the Creator, has ordered by anyone whom Allah has created. If he orders you with evil you need to leave him. It could also be a test to see if you are going in the right direction or the wrong direction.
If you follow what is right, you would pass the test. It does not work if on the contrary you say, “I am a follower of this man. He said so.” You are a Muslim and you know what Allah says. If that man tries for years to make people go on the wrong way, nobody is obliged to follow him. If he has made you reach guidance, there is no need for you to be misguided. If it was done for the sake of Allah, it was done for the sake of Allah. On the contrary, if it was done for his ego then it is bad. Allah willing we are trying to make people reach Allah. Once reached, we do not have a right over that person. It is enough for us once he reaches the path towards Allah.
Allah Azza wa Jalla tells us, “Guiding one person to goodness is better than the whole world.” It is inappropriate to guide a person to the right way and milk them like a cow. That is not the order. Take them to the way of Allah and Allah will reward you. A lot of times, just because they guided a person to the right way, people want to ride on the person’s back for the rest of their life. Such a thing is unaccaptable. It is not the order of Allah (JJ), it is not the order of Hazrat Prophet (SAW), and it is never the order of tariqa.
Tariqa teaches good manners. Those without tariqa follow their ego. A lot of times, because people do not head to guidance for Allah’s sake but for their own ego’s sake, they get misguided and go astray after finding guidance. May Allah protect us.
Therefore, here we say whoever has seen such a thing, they are under no obligation. You are not obliged at all to go to hell, to jump off the cliff, with that person. Allah did not order as such. Allah (JJ) says, “Come to Me.”
“Wallahu yad’oo ila daris salam.” (Sura Yunus:25) [Verily Allah calls to the abode of peace.] Allah (JJ) calls to paradise. He does not call to hell. May Allah make us all people of paradise Inshallah.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.