What This Life is About

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.), on the 01st January 1997.

We must ask Allah (s.w.t.) to Protect us.  That is what we need.  Satan does not bother with those who have left all belief and do not believe in anything.  They are already directed by him.  That is their way.  They think that there is no life after death, no Judgement Day and no eternal life.  It is their belief not to believe.  This is the deepest ignorance anyone can have.  If someone is refusing to use their mind, there is nothing we can do.

Abu Jahl looked at the Prophet (s.a.w.), but never saw the lights of prophecy on his face.  Bilal (r.a.) looked and saw it.  Abu Lahab denied it; Bilal (r.a.) declared it.  If a person is blind, we cannot give any description to him about the difference of colours.  We can say that it is blue, white, black or yellow, but he will not understand.  In the same way, a spiritually blind person will never be able to understand Divine Messages, Divine Books, Divine Commands or Divine Rules.

Those who are blind do not differentiate between their words and the words of the Lord.  They think that one book is like the other.  They do not have any lights in their eyes to clarify what is what.  Some blind people can operate their eyes and begin to see, others are hopeless.  Those who do not believe in the Divine Message are either born blind, or have become so afterwards.  It is impossible to make them understand.

Ideas are from the mind.  We can think something and then change it quickly.  Reality cannot be changed.  The biggest mistake people make nowadays is to think that the Divine Message can be compared with their own ideas.  That is impossible.  They cannot differentiate between an imitated diamond and a real one.  They both look the same, even though one is made of plastic.  Only an expert can tell the difference.  People are learning from imitated diamonds, not from real ones.  This is why, when they look at real diamonds, they still think that their own is more valuable.

The people of the 20th and 21st century all run after imitated diamonds, not real ones.  They are cheating and lying.  Those who come as leaders for communities are deceiving people and telling lies.  That is the reality of this century.  People do not say the truth.  They do not accept the truth.  When they ask people to follow then, they must deceive them and tell the opposite of truth.  That is the easiest way of making them follow.  If we tell them the truth, they will run away from us because they like being deceived.

It is the most dangerous egoistic illness: to deceive or to be deceived.  It is forbidden for a believer to deceive others.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) said that whoever deceives does not belong to his ummah.  It is forbidden to deceived people and we have been Commanded not to be deceived.  Allah (s.w.t.) has given us the Lights of Truth, why do we not use it?

If we have been deceived in this world, it does not mean a thing,  but we must not be deceived in our beliefs, in our religion, in our Islam, iman and ihsan.  We must open our eyes!  Islam does not accept people who are drunk.  Muslims should not be accused of being ignorant.  People should not be able to deceive us, or at least we should be aware of it.

Wake up, believers!  The disbelievers want to deceive us.  They want to lead us.  They want to destroy our faith, because they are with Shaythan.  Their headquarters are in the capitals of Europe, with the people who say that they have reached the pinnacle of civilisation.  But they never say the truth because they have not reached anything.  Not only are they not at the top, they are on the lowest level.  They cannot separate what is false and what is right, what is bad and what is good, what is real and what is imitated.

Life is a onetime chance.  No one comes into this life a second time.  People who believe that are not dealing with realities.  We are given a onetime chance to understand something.  We will be asked when we leave this life and come into the second life, what we understood in all those years we lived.  Perhaps we lived up to eighty years.  What did we understand in all those years?  We travelled for so many years on earth and now, we are under earth.  What did we understand in all those years?  Maybe we will answer, “I was a builder, a doctor, a lawyer, a carpenter, an imam, a chief of an asylum...”  All these seem like important titles, but what did we understand?  What were we running after?  Did it make us understand?  We must try to find an answer when you will be asked.  The most ignorant people think that we are like grass.  But no!  We are different from any other creatures.


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