Thursday, 17 April 2014
Provision & Choice
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 31st January 2000.
Our food and our provisions are just what Allah (s.w.t.) Granted to us. Everything we consume is Divinely Prepared and Shared from the Creator. When our provision has finished, we are finished and off we go to the cemetery. Until it is finished, we are remain here. Our spiritual provision is also Prepared and everyone is Given their share. Now, this is a holy gathering and everyone is going to take their share of spiritual provision. Whatever is Written for us to be granted, we keep it.
‘Ali ibn Abi Thalib (k.w.) said, “You must try to listen, to hear and to keep. This is for you a support in this life and it is a difficult life.” The thariqa’ and the swuhbah is a path from the shaykh to the salik, to be given. The salik, the seeker, must be prepared to accept it and take it as it is: fresh, new and direct. This spiritual provision is for men and for women.
Just as a car needs petrol to generate the power to move, we require this spiritual power to move across to the other realms. It is true that we may move as a donkey with barley, but that does not need spiritual power since it is only for our service. Allah (s.w.t.) Created those to help us. They are not in need of spiritual power to support them because they are only for this life for a while. We are only here for a while, a moment, a blink of an eye.
How many years have passed away in this world and people still think the world is getting younger. It is this wrong mentality of looking to the ‘New’ year. They are not thinking anything about the ‘old’ year. And this century, mankind reached a level of advancement because of one of Allah’s (s.w.t.) secrets, one of His Gifts. We call it ‘electricity’. Today, no one is describing it. We only see it working but we cannot see the power itself. And so much of our technology is built on that power source. That is their soul.
Our physical being only belongs to this Dunya. When Allah (s.w.t.) Created the first man, he could neither see nor smell. It was only an Order from Allah (s.w.t.) to every atom there to ‘Be Alive!’ In the beginning, man was a statue of clay. Then he began to move, to be alive. And that was but a moment ago in time.
The Last Days are approaching. We must take care to appreciate Allah (s.w.t.). There has to be more ‘ibadah, more dzikr. Too many people are not giving but taking. They do not understand. It is through our honouring that we are going to be Honoured, through our praising that we are going to be Praised, through our glorifying that we are going to be Glorified. It is giving that we will receive.
A storm is coming. It will take the careless and the heedless. No one will know where they will be thrown. Dunya, this world, is only be for the servants who partake in Divinely Service. Paradise is for diamonds, for the good ones. So we must choose for ourselves if we want to be diamonds or rubbish. This is Divine Advice.