The End of Ramadān

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Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 3rd of July, 2016.

As-salāmu alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāhi wa barakātuh.

A‘ūdhu biLlāhi mina sh-shayṭāni rrajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlina Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūl Allāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh ad-Dāghistāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqāni madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.

Shukur to Allāh we reached the end of the 3 months. 3 months passed, Ramaḍān, the third month, also passed. It is the third of the holy months. We are in the last 10 days. These are very holy days. Shukur to Allāh, the followers they came here for the sake of Allāh. Intention, intention is very important in Islām. According to that intention Allāh (awj) counts their coming and going as worshipping.

Tomorrow here is the day before ‘Īd (‘arafah) but in Islam you look for the moon. Of course it isn’t like in the old days. In the old times, they knew the prayer times without a watch. They knew the beginning, the end, or the middle of the month that same way. Allāh gave people knowledge – they do things according to it. They say “Today is ‘arafah, today is ‘Īd”. We obey “ūlū l-amr”(those in authority).

There are mountains and hills here, we can’t see the moon here. It isn’t good to make it independently. That’s why we will follow the general order in our country. Especially for the ‘Īd day – they celebrate the ‘Īd here. By saying they don’t celebrate it some other place – you can’t fast. You have to obey in this country but you can fast before Ramaḍān. You can start fasting one day before it has started in another country. There is no suspicion in Islām. You have to be careful about suspicious things. Al-ḥalālu bayyinun wa l-ḥarāmu bayyin wa baynahummā umūrun mushtabihāt.. This is from suspicious things. That’s why you can’t smoke in the streets in a Muslim country because in the other country is ‘Īd. While everyone here is fasting you are saying – “fasting is over.” Because you broke fast intentionally, you need to pay kaffārah for that fasting. That’s why Mawlānā taught us everything in a good way.

This is an important issue. Celebrate ‘Īd according to the country you are in. If they celebrate ‘Īd on Tuesday, you will break fast on Tuesday. They do it on Wednesday in Egypt, if you are there, you do it on that day. If you are here, you can’t fast. Or in another country where they celebrate ‘Īd on Monday, you can’t say “I follow them. It is a sin to fast on ‘Īd day” and break fast. Allāh showed you the easy way. Don’t make it difficult for yourself. These are examples. Mawlānā only showed us the fasting as an example but there are lots of things. You’ll manage without hardship. Allāh gives according to your intention. He (jj) will be pleased with you. If you say “I know, they don’t know” then you’ll be like shayṭān. Shayṭān opposed Allāh. “How can you ask? I’m better than him. Why would I prostrate to him?”.

These are examples. That’s why you have to obey where you are, without objecting. No fitnah. No division. We are all the same. Like we said you can fast as much as you like, whenever you want before Ramaḍān, before the three months. There is no limit. Nobody will object to you or tell you something. May Allāh give us the blessings of these days, in shā’ Allāh. These are the trading days. In shā’ Allāh, today is an honorable day, ‘arafah day is even more honorable. In shā’ Allāh, leave worldly things, pray and worship more so that Allāh raises your stations and rewards you, in shā’ Allāh.

Al-ḥamdu liLlāh we have reached end of three holy months, especially Ramaḍān. Tomorrow last day for our country’s calendar. But for others – they are saying they will look for, sunnah also to look for moon, for new month. After maghrib, new moon you can see. But it is too difficult to see. And Allāh ‘Azza wa Jalla give knowledge for people. Some people, they are looking for knowledge and calculating and they, mostly they know. Mostly. Sometimes, of course, also there is mistake. But other people looking and saying they are they show, see new moon, they say tomorrow new month. They are not making like some countries, they have time for holiday because they are making from beginning of the year. Calculating and say to people – this day holiday, from this day to that day holiday. So they are not looking too much for seeing new moon.

And al-ḥamdu liLlāh you are all coming here for sake of Allāh. Allāh give you for your intention. Since you are leaving for coming to this area, Allāh for each step He reward you. And there is important thing also. Mawlānā was doing this for ʻĪd: he is making ʻĪd with the country he’s living. Like our country, they said for ʻĪd Tuesday. We must… If we are living in this country, we must follow, make ʻĪd Tuesday, not objecting. These Muslim countries, some Muslim countries doing Monday. We cannot open our fast Monday. Or they are doing Wednesday. We cannot be fasting Tuesday in our country. Because it is not our business. People who are government or in charge, they are responsible for us. And they have special people, they are doing this.

So if you are opening your fast before one day, maybe it is like what these people they’re saying – so it is you finish one day [ahead] from Ramaḍān. You cannot put anything instead of this. And you will be charged for this. And if you are not opening on Tuesday, also you are fasting on ʻĪd – also forbidden. So be easy, be relaxed and follow what your country. But if you are in Egypt and they are doing Wednesday, don’t open Tuesday. Everybody following the country he lives. Not your business to say this country open this. Because big responsibility.

Mawlānā was teaching this for us. All time every year they were asking for this. Without fed up, people were asking asking. Every time he said this reply. Because it is right and acceptable. And we must do. And he give example from this to not follow your ego or your opinion. Because if you follow your opinion, you will be lost. Only follow jamā‘ah and be easy. Don’t make party, separation.

Al-ḥamdu liLlāh we reach the end of Ramaḍān. And it is very holy days, especially tomorrow. It is reward days, prayed days. And it is acceptable for praying, for du‘ā’. Everything, in shā’ Allāh, Allāh accept our du‘ā’, make us happy with our gift what He give for us from īmān, Islām and ṭarīqah and to be in right way, to be safe, in shā’ Allāh.

Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq al-Fātiḥah.

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