Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani
Sohbet, 30 December 2015, Akbaba Dargah, Sabah Namaz.
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, Shaykh Abdullah Daghestani, Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Dastur. Tariqatunas sohba, wal khayru fil jam’iyya.
We read a hadith yesterday, our Holy Prophet ﷺ says, “Mudaratun nas sadaqa.” “To manage people,” meaning, “to show tolerance towards them is sadaqa (charity).” Sadaqa is important because sadaqa both wards off troubles and extends life. And this is a kind of charity. There are charities other than giving money.
It is a good thing for people to tolerate each other and get along well with each other. This is also a sadaqa so people do not immediately get into an argument, hurt each other’s hearts, and get into a fight. It encourages and teaches people to be tolerant, and this way people are more comfortable. If people go against everything, their whole life becomes a contradictory life, and they call those people contradictory people.
However, people who manage slowly become tolerant of everything. Allah created this way, He did not create everybody in the same form. There are different types. We need to manage them and get along in this short life. Our Holy Prophet ﷺ says the most beautiful things. This is also a beautiful hadith so that you become comfortable and get its reward. You get its reward as a sadaqa and you get protected from evils. May Allah grant us all to manage (bear with) people.
There are uncovered ones, covered ones, and ignorant ones in our society. We need to approach people slowly. If you go and suddenly approach people distant from religion, they can wholly become an enemy to you. However, it is better to approach people while managing them. This person is not covered but she prays. Alright, InshaAllah she covers up in the future. He does not do anything, has no idea of religion, and knows two words. Do not ostracize him either acting like, “You’re a kafir (disbeliever). You’re finished.” Manage them and approach them gradually, nicely. They may also come to the way InshaAllah.
Let us abide by these beautiful words of our Holy Prophet ﷺ InshaAllah. Let us manage people. Let us look at our egos, ourselves first. If our ego was left free, it could be much worse than theirs. So let us abide by this hadith, by the beautiful words of our Holy Prophet ﷺ.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq.
With thanks to Tariqat Naqshbandi Aliyya