Secluded for the Sake of Allah

By Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ق

● Secluded for the Sake of Allah [10 April 2020 / 17 Sha‘bān 1441]

“Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. “Fa-subḥana ’lladhi bi-yadihi malakūtu kulli shay’in wa-ilayhi turja’ūn” (Qur’ān 36:83). Allah ﷻ says at the end of Surah Yasin that Allah is “Subhan”. He ﷻ is indicating His power and that everything is in His hands. It is a miracle of Allah ﷻ that we are alive. Those who complete studies and do research, but do not recognize Allah ﷻ, are the ignorant ones. It is by the miracle and foreordainment of Allah ﷻ that we are alive. A man could not stay alive even for a second, if it had not been foreordained by Allah. “Wa ḍaraba lanā mathalan” (Qur’ān 36:78), [meaning that] Allah ﷻ gives us an example. This situation we are in is an example of Allah’s miracle. We are created and living but our staying alive is itself a miracle. In a matter of a minute, from any direction, there are things that may end mankind, seen or unseen.

It is necessary to believe in Allah ﷻ. There are so many students in higher education who claim to be studying so much, but anything in any field of knowledge becomes unworthy if it does not recognize Allah ﷻ. The benefit is in those subjects of study that teach us about Allah ﷻ.

This too will pass by the order of Allah ﷻ, because there are a lot of other things that must happen before the End. So this is not going to continue long, but it is a good lesson for those who understand it, and those who do not will come to the realization of it in the Next Life. Some say they have been home idle. It is not idleness. It should be taken as khalwah by the grace of Allah ﷻ. And by this means you can earn a reward. Allah ﷻ put you inside your homes by obligation, so in order to benefit from it, one must consider oneself to be home for the sake of Allah ﷻ, and there is benefit in it. It is by the wisdom of Allah that this occurred in the months of Rajab and Shaban. Insha’Allah, it will come to an end before Ramadan. That is what we hope. Allah ﷻ says to hope for goodness, and to not be without hope. Allah ﷻ has the power of redoing everything in a minute.”

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