The Way of Happiness

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Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani, Sohbet of the 12th 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 Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqāni. Madad. Ṭarīqatunā ṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.

It is not easy to be a murīd in ṭarīqah. Who joins ṭarīqah needs quite a lot of time until he becomes a murīd. Mubtadi’ (beginner), musta‘idd (ready), murīd (follower) – ṭarīqah’s work goes like this. But after joining the ṭarīqah, you have to follow that way and follow the instructions and guidance given in it. When you follow it, your rank increases and your spirituality becomes stronger. And you reach peace in dunyā. Even if it looks problematic from the outside, as long as someone’s inside is at peace, outside is not important. Important is the peaceful inside of the person. Ṭarīqah is trying to teach this. Mashāyikh are trying to teach this. Who listens benefits. Who doesn’t listen, suffers from troubles.

One thing is contentment, being pleased with everything. Whatever comes, comes from Allāh. Someone may love you, [this makes] a man feels happy. And when spoken badly about, he gets angry. Whereas, you shouldn’t get angry as much as you get happy. Both are from Allāh. When you accept it, you accept what Allāh says. Everything is from Allāh. That is a proof for the strength of faith. Then that badness doesn’t touch you and doesn’t affect you. Even if it’s for you, as long as you don’t care about it, it won’t affect you. As goodness is from Allāh, whatever else, which has come is the will of Allāh too. We have to be patient about it.

Modern people don’t know what patience is, they don’t like it. Because in old times, if something was to be done, it took a long time and people were patient. Now they press a button and until they reach from one place to another, their work is done. These material things are not important. But spiritual things need patience, much more patience. All need patience. The other one needs patience too. If you want everything at once, it will be gone as quickly as it comes. You should say shukr for what comes good from Allāh and praise Allāh for difficulties saying there are worse things than this and Allāh knows best, and be patient. At least, you’ll be at peace. Even if it troubles you from outside, as long as you are at peace from inside, that’s nothing.

May Allāh give an understanding heart to all of us. When we understand, it is easy. When a man understands the secret of it, he is at peace.
Our ṭarīqah, Naqshbandi ṭarīqah or other ṭarīqah also they are trying to show people the way of happiness. Murīd when he begins to follow, to be murīd. Murīd meaning, also before Murīd also there is many thing to become to murīd. It is not easy. We say murīd, follower, but not easy to follow.

When you like to follow you must accept everything. And when you are accepting everything comes from Allāh you will be at rest. Because there’s many people they get good thing they are very happy. If somebody makes them, praises them, or make them – gives them something or is generous with them or honouring them, they are very happy. But if saying anything they are very sad, very angry, very unhappy.
Ṭarīqah teaching to accept as you are happy with people. When they are not happy with you also you must accept this and be same. Do not be unhappy. For this also, from Allāh coming, we accepting this also. When you say this, you’ll be satisfied. Even you get hurt from outside but the important thing to be inner happiness and inner peace. When it is your inner happy and in peace nothing affect you from outside. Everything coming on you from bad thing – from bad word, bad action – it is only coming outside and it is melting like snow, not coming inside. But if not accepting everything it will come in your heart, in your body, in your… you will be hurt from inside and this makes you not happy and your spirituality weak. You must try to accept everything.

There’s wisdom from this you must say. Because really everything coming from Allāh, when you accept and be patient you will see it is good for you. But people in this time they lose patience. They are not happy with patience at all. Because old times to get something you need months or years to have something. A new one, anything you want, you cannot take it quickly. For this people, they were patient people – old people – old time people. But these days people everything coming for them quickly. And they want everything quickly and they forget patience. When you forget patience it is big loss for them. Because being patient helps you to understand and to accept. Because they don’t have patience most of them becoming stressed, becoming, going to doctors, taking pills, taking this and that, trying things worse than pills they are doing. This is from to be not patient.

Ṭarīqah, teaching this, to be patient, to accept and to look for wisdom of what happened. Because everything, Allāh He said “I put wisdom in everything I do.” For believer it is good, for everything they have wisdom and they accept but for non-believer it is worse and worse. Allāh help us to understand, in shā’a Llāh,

wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq al-Fātiḥah

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