Everyone Is A Shepherd

Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil

Sohbat, 17 July 2016/13 Shawwal 1437, Cyprus Lefke.

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Audhu Billahi Minashaytanir Rajeem, Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Was-salatu Was-salamu ‘ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidul Awwalin wal Akhirin, Madad Ya RasulAllah, Madad Ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, Madad Ya Mashayikhina. Dastur. Shaykh Abdullah Daghestani, Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Madad. Tariqatunas sohba, wal khayru fil jam’iyya.

In the way that the Prophet ﷺ showed us, everybody has a responsibility. Nobody should say, “I don’t have responsibility.” Everybody has a responsibility, from top to bottom. In this country or wherever you may live, you have a responsibility in your community. The Prophet ﷺ says, “Kullukum rā‘in, wa kullukum mas’ūlun ‘an ra‘īyatihi.” “You are all shepherds. Everybody is responsible for his flock.”

Your sulṭān is like your shepherd, he will be asked about you. After that, a man is responsible for his family, his house – to take care of them, to listen to their problems. Because a shepherd looks at what the flock needs. A woman is responsible for her house. She is responsible for her husband, children, managing the house, serving, things to do. A man, who works for someone or for a house is responsible for his duty, he shouldn’t betray him. He works for his benefit. He takes his wage according to that. He lives in that way.

The Prophet’s way is the way of happiness. It is the way of contentment. If everybody did their work carefully there wouldn’t be any problem among people. But of course not everybody does. Especially in this time, that we call the end of times, everybody wants to run away from responsibility. They don’t want to do anything. “Let someone else do it, I want to look.” Everywhere is full of laziness. When someone doesn’t move, they get lazy. Laziness is a bad habit. If you get used to being lazy you are in loss. Allāh and the Prophet ﷺ don’t like laziness. The saints don’t like it. You need to get himmah (resolve) against laziness. If a lazy person sleeps – you sleep enough, if you sleep too much it is not good for you. Everything is arranged to make people lazy in this time. All the devices are made for that purpose. Instead of taking care of his house, a man sits at a cafe with bad friends and makes nonsense conversations. He says bad things and sins.

The way of our Prophet ﷺ gives people enlightenment. Other ways give darkness, oppression, and unhappiness. May Allāh keep us on the right way inshaAllah. We should be careful and listen to the Prophet’s ﷺ advice because when children see it in the family, they also take responsibility. When they have a family in the future they will act the same. These nice traditions are carried from generation to generation. If they witness bad things they think it is normal. “We live like this, continue like this,” they say and continue so. The Prophet ﷺ says it is the most important thing. Both the wife and the husband have a big responsibility. May Allāh protect us from the harm of these evils.

Prophet ﷺ he showed us the way of light, how to be happy here and hereafter. For dunyā, he said everybody he has a responsibility. Hadith saying, oh, everybody he is rā‘i – rā‘i meaning shepherd – and he is responsible for his flock. Sulṭān is the biggest shepherd he is responsible for all of country. After him, everybody come less and less until coming for man he has been responsible for his family, to look after his house, after his family. And wife of house, she is also shepherd. She is responsible for children, for her house, to run the house and for her husband, to give good thing for them. Because shepherd he is running after his flock to help them.

Because this, Prophet ﷺ he showed us very good example. The flock, they are not so responsible, you must be careful for them. You must look for them, help them, serve them to be good benefit for you, for them also. If you are not good shepherd, your flock they will be most of them maybe run away, some of them wolf eat them, some of them they will be tiny not eating anything. So it will be miserable. But if you are good shepherd, your… who are you responsible for them, they will be all good. And who is serving, also he is responsible for his Master. He must look after his work, after his business and to make his Master happy with him. To not be, lose his money. Because if he lose money, there is for this servant also no work.

So every person in this community in country, they have responsibility. Don’t think we are coming just to, no responsibility for people. But these days people they don’t like responsibility. They make everything from technology to make people lazy and not to carry any responsibility. And laziness it is not good habit. Allāh not like it, Prophet ﷺ not like it, Awliyā’uLlāh (saints) also not like it. They like to be hard-working, to not be lazy. Laziness is coming from shayṭān. Even from laziness – most people not praying, not worshipping from laziness.

And this time, this end of time, they have everything to make people to be lazy. But when in house this responsibility everybody doing what Prophet ﷺ saying, who are living in house they will learn it is good and we must do this. Mother, father they are doing. Who are growing in this house, when they married and go in other place, they will be also same. Good people, teaching their children. Other also like this and it will, if it is like this whole community it is good.

But most of people they don’t like responsibility, they don’t have, they are not doing what they must do. For this it is like this, this world. When small, small, small coming, strong building coming. But if not it is just some of them good, some of them not good. They are complaining after, people also they are complaining for their children, for their family. But it is their responsibility they are not doing. After they want from other people to help them.

First they must help themselves, to correct themselves, to be careful for their family. After it will be everything better, inshaAllah. Because this is way of Prophet ﷺ. He showed us the best way for life. Happiness to follow order of Prophet, because here you will be happy and in the next life also you will be happy. Allāh help us to follow his order, inshaAllah.

Wa min Allāhi t-tawfīq


Video link: http://saltanat.org/videopage.php?id=15901&name=2016-07-17_tr_EveryoneIsAShepherd_SM.mp4

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