Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet ar-Rabbani 18 March 2018/30 Jumadal Akhir 1439
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.
May our month of Rajab be blessed. Inshallah it starts tomorrow, starting with tonight. The Three Months are good months. They are beautiful and holy months: Rajab, Shaban, and Ramadan. The month of Rajab is Allah’s month, Shaban is our Holy Prophet’s (SAW) month, and Ramadan is the Nation’s (Ummah’s) month. You are written from ten to a thousand times more rewards when you worship during these months. They are months in which the more good, good deeds, and worship we do, the more profitable it is for us.
The Three Months have a different place. There are other holy months in the year but they are not like these. Zil-Qida and Zil-Hijja, the month of hajj. However, it does not affect everybody because not everyone can go to hajj. The effective ones are the Three Months. When it was time for the Three Months, the saints (awliya), believers (mumins), and Muslims would respect these months and would pay more attention to religion and worship. This is the case since old times. Of course there was more respect in the past. Still it is not neglected and people remember it.
People know what to do when it is Rajab. However, Muharram is coming and most people do not remember it when it is the Hijri New Year. But they remember these Three Months more. It has its own worships and zikrs but fasting is the most important. Some fast for three months, while others fast Mondays and Thursdays because they cannot fast it all and it is the same. Or as our Holy Prophet (SAW) says, “Those who fast in the beginning, the middle, and the end are like those who fast for a month.”
The zikrs are: Subhanallahil Hayyul Qayyum for the first ten days, Subhanallahil Ahadis Samad for the second ten days, and Subhanallahil Ghafurur Rahim for the third ten days. These are to be counted a hundred times every day. And there is a prayer, a ten rakat namaz in every ten days. You may want to pray it all at once or you may want to pray it two by two. Following them is a short dua, but it needs to be looked up and recited. It would not stay in your memory if we say it now. You can find it everywhere. People print and distribute it. It tells you what to do.
We need to not miss the virtue of this beautiful month. Allah makes the most beautiful seasons to grant us from His favors. Allah is generous. The generous man likes to give from his generosity, but Allah Almighty and Glorious be He is the most generous. Allah Azza wa Jalla is unlike humans. The more you take the more He gives. There is no fear that it will deplete when He gives. No matter how generous people might be, they wonder whether it will finish. However, everything is in the hands of Allah Azza wa Jalla. In this sense He has no worry and no fear, perish the thought (hasha)!
Allah Azza wa Jalla’s generosity does not have a limit or a boundary. “Ask. Do not be reluctant to ask. Do not be shy. Do not refrain. Ask me,” says Allah Azza wa Jalla. May Allah grant us goodness in these good months. May it be blessed. May it be a guidance for Muslims Inshallah. May it be a victory for Muslims. May goodness come and evils go away Inshallah.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.