By Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil
Sohbet, 9th March 2019 / 2 Rajab 1440, Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul, Turkey.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh. A‘ūdhu billāhi minash-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā RasūlAllāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūlillāh, madad yā Mashāyikhinā, dastūr yā Shaykh Abdullāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghestāni, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad. Ṭarīqatunā aṣ-ṣuḥbah wa l-khayru fi l-jam‘iyyah.
The Holy Prophet ﷺ says, “When you do something, do it the best way, complete it; do it in the best way you can,” because Allah ﷻ is “Aḥsan-ul Khāliqīn”. Allah created everything in the best way, has given everything to people in a best way.
People should do the same. If everyone does his best, where he lives becomes a better place, too. If you say, “I will not do it. Someone else should do it,” then it turns into trash, becomes useless. You must do worldly work well too, so Allah rewards you for it. This way you fulfil what Allah asks for. You will then be beneficial for other people, [and] also what you do will be beneficial for other living beings. “A good deed that has been done for this world is worldly. Let us not do this. This is not necessary.” [No,] when a chance is given, when something happens, you should do it in the best way [that you can]. For this world or for next world, you should do whatever you are capable of.
You can do things up to your limit. There might be others who can do better than you can, but your duty is to do your best according to your own ability. This way, as well as others feeling good, you feel good too. [This way,] you will not be in need of others. As we say, now people are used to being lazy. They expect others to do it all, [and] they find faults in others. There is no such thing [in Islam]. Allah ﷻ has given hands, feet, [and] a head to all — let them think and act. Allah also taught everyone what he is capable of. Everyone has different capabilities. Everyone should do his best.
Allah sees it all, so you should say, “Allah sees it all. May Allah help us,” and [then] do what is necessary, then you will benefit in [both] material and spiritual ways. May Allah have people do this, because to do the opposite is to do what Shaytan wants. Shaytan does not like mankind; he thinks of their badness — may Allah protect us!
Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq