Shaykh Muhammad (s) Hisham Kabbani
22 September 2007
We continue from previous session that wherever there is difficulty there is ease, inna ma` al-`usri yusra. And he confirmed, for sure, inna ma `al `usri yusra that with every difficulty there I ease. So that is giving to us a hint that Allah is saying to us, there will be obstacles, and if you are patient there is a way out of it but that way cannot come unless you are patient. Because he said, that inn ma `al `usri yusra - that with every difficulty there is the possibility of contentment but the condition for that is the manifestation of His Name as-Saboor, you have to be patient. To be patient by tongue is easy but it is when the difficulty comes that the true measure of patiencey is so delicate that Allah swt ordered his angels to see how far you can go with patience.
Look Allah swt is patient with His servants. He provided them with everything and yet they don't obey His commands. He said, "I am going to be patient to the Judgment Day and on that day, don't ask how I am gong to deal with them."
فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُ وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُ
Faman ya`mal mithaqaala dharratin khayran yaraah, wa man ya`mal mithaqaala dharratin sharran yaraah.
There whoever did an atoms' weight of evil will see it and whoever did an atom's weight of good will see it. [99:7,8]
And then those who did good will receive Paradise and those who did not do good will receive something else, but look: Wa rahmatee wasi`at kulla shay – My Mercy encompasses every thing. “Sabaqat rahmatee `ala ghadabee – My Mercy has overcome My anger.” And still His patience is overcoming and His anger is overcome by His mercy. He is giving permission to the Prophet to use shafa`. With that shafa`, anyone you like send him to
You cannot find that huge mercy anywhere except you find it in Islam. Wherever religion or belief you go, [real] the Islam, that the Prophet (s) brought, the Islam that is not only the form, the structure, but the taste, the spiritual dimension of Islam also, that go both of them together, shows how much we have to struggle in the Way of Allah in order to reach that eternal mercy that Allah will bestow on the Day of Judgment.
He said that patience is calculated, Allah is calculating, by giving order to His angels to measure patience. In the time of imtihaan and shiddah, tests and hardship. So how many kinds of different ones, `inda as-si`ab, in difficulties, `inda al-imtihaan, in the time of tests, and `inda ash-shada'id, in the time of hardships. So hwo many different ones, we counted three. In the time of si`ab, in the time of imtihaan, in the time of hardships.
They are looking at that time at the servant and checking. When these tests are coming on the servant, at that time they send on the servant the blessings of the Names, Dhu 'l-Jalaali wa 'l-Ikraam. SubhanAllah how these two Names are together. What is the meaning. Dhul-Jalal – the one with majestic power. So after you are in difficulties, Allah sends His Majestic Power to shake you.
When you go to someone who is very very serious and you do something wrong, you are afraid In front of that judge, he might take a harsh decision. What do you think of Allah if you have been thru three tests in front of you and then that majestic tajalli comes from His Divine Presence? Huh? Say! You will be afraid and shaking.
Are you the only two awake? So what happened? You are shaking and afraid. There, if you show contentment, [by saying] "O Ya Rabbee, you bestowed on me the tajalli of Jalaal, the majestic tajalli , but Ya Rabbee, I am content with whatever decision You make I am a weak servant." That is the level or station of rida - contentment. Ya Rabbee, I am content with what you have given me. So what Allah said in that Name, Dhu'l-Jalaal, wa 'l-Ikraam. First Jalaal followed by Ikraam. [It means:] "I am going to ikrimik, to give hospitality and generosity to all of you." I am owner of that majestic Attribute which all prophets will shake under it, even Sayyidina Muhammad (s), but don't worry if you were content and patient, I will immediately - after My Name Majestic, is My Name Ikraam, [The Generous,] and I will give favors that you never imagined in your life. If you are content and patient with all the difficulties I am sending you and then I will favor you with Ikraam."
Not Kareem here but Ikraam. To honor guests here is waajib. "I am honoring you now as my guests. I will honor you and favor you."
So what you think Allah will honored His servants. Is He like us?
You go to visit the shaykh. You go there and you put something in a package, a [bar of ] soap and an incense and present as a gift. Someone else might take a gold coin and present to the shaykh, everyone according to his generosity. The one who took the soap, as he can and the one who took the golden coin, as he can.
So Haabil, when Allah ordered him to make a sacrifice he gave the best of what he had and the other, Caabil, he brought the worst of what he had.
وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ ابْنَيْ آدَمَ بِالْحَقِّ إِذْ قَرَّبَا قُرْبَانًا فَتُقُبِّلَ مِن أَحَدِهِمَا وَلَمْ يُتَقَبَّلْ مِنَ الآخَرِ قَالَ لَأَقْتُلَنَّكَ قَالَ إِنَّمَا يَتَقَبَّلُ اللّهُ مِنَ الْمُتَّقِينَ
Watlu `layhim nabaa ibnay adama bil-haqqi idh qarraba qurbanan fatuqubbila min ahadihima wa lam yutaqabbal mina al-akhari qaala la-aqtulannaka qa ala innama yataqabbalu Allahu mina al-muttaqeen.
Recite to them the truth of the story of the two sons of Adam. Behold! they each presented a sacrifice (to Allah.: It was accepted from one, but not from the other. Said the latter: "Be sure I will slay thee." "Surely," said the former, "(Allah) doth accept of the sacrifice of those who are righteous. [Al-Ma'idah [5:27]
He said that Allah accepted the sacrifice from one and not from the other. The other gave the worst. If he doesn't have anyone [sheep] in good shape, and only has what is in bad shape and then he gave it, that is accepted. But he has good ones and he picked the worst one and gave it. Allah said "no." He said, "O you accepted from my brother and you didn't accept from me."
You see the nature of good and evil. You see that from the beginning from a long time. You do good today you see more coming to you of bad. You see more of the bad than the good.
Your coming here is from the good. Why to come here and drive the long way here? It is a test. You took the difficulties of driving and the hardship of coming and it might be another whip come after it from the suhbat and still you are content, you are happy. So what you think Allah will be with you. [He is] Dhu'l-Jalaal wal-Ikraam. He is going to be favoring you with favors that you cannot count as human being.
We human beings we give ikraam as much as there is respect. As much as gift is big, that is as much as the love is big and as much as the gift is small as much as the love is small. But for a poor person, that is accepted because that is what he can do.
So the level of tranquility is above the level of xxx? When you face a problem do you face it with a smiling face or with a frowning face? We cannot face it with smiling face. A frowning face is not a sign of acceptance. Still you don't do anything but you crush your teeth, you are struggling with the ego, "Shall I fight him or what shall it do?" You are angry; you want to suck him - suck his blood for revenge. So the sign of anger is look at the teeth of the person, is he smiling like that or not?
That is tariqah. That is what awliyaullah are trying to ask their students for them to always be content, "Ya Rabbee it is from You; I am accepting." The one who is content you never see him grinding his teeth. Not at night when he is sleeping; not during the day.
Do you grind your teeth? During the day how many times do you grind your teeth with Abdul Fattah? He is here? So with happiness when you don't grind your teeth and you get angry but you keep smiling it means you are accepting everything and smiling.
So what happened to Haabil? He said, "If you are going to extend your hand to kill me I am not going to extend my hand to kill you." Although Haabil has power to kill him, he said, "I am content, happy. I will go to paradise and you will go to hellfire." Then he killed him. That is from day one, badness. A person with bad temper can kill at anytime. A good person can never kill. To save ourselves from that is to be patient and content with what Allah sends. That is why the sign of that is farah, joy in the face.
That is why Allah said "with every difficulty there is ease." So wait until that comes, don't try to overpass that. If you do that then you are from ash-shaakireen. Then I will open the station of rida'ullah - Allah's Station of satisfaction with His servants. There is a Qasr ar-Rida in Paradise, the
There are different doors that every mu'min goes thru. So he said that everyone who accepts from Allah swt has to be thankful and Allah said, “wa qaleelun min `ibaadee ash-shakoor - Very few of My servants are going to thank Allah" Do we thank Allah? Do we do 100 x Alhamdulillah do we do 100x shukran lillah. That
You struggle in this dunya. Some people come and say, "O I don't have work." "What are you doing?" "Putting groceries on the shelf, cleaning." The other comes and says, "I am not happy, I don't have work." Everyone must have a complaint. It is ok, but if you are patient on that complaint, then you are going to be in that paradise which has that palace, Qasr al-Rida, that if you throw the whole universe in it, it is like a ring. Which is better: to struggle in dunya for 50, 60 years and try be content, and do what you can. Allah is preparing something for you, it is a building He is building for you, one brick upon one brick; every day; one sin comes, one brick falls down, one hasanatan comes, ten bricks come added. That is Allah's generosity.
When you say salawat on the Prophet how many hasanaat is given? It might be 10, but you think it is only one hasanaat. Because it is long: Allahuma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad might be 10 hasanaat on every letter.
Sayiaat is only one. Hasanaat go up from 10 to 700.
In that night he has been given 12,000 of… the senior of awliyaullah - not normal people - to help him in what he needs to achieve, and he has been given from huge number of group of jinn and from the groups of Budala, Nujaba, Nuqaba, Awtaad, Akhyaar together with Jinn and angels. All of them are ready to send that source of heavenly power to move the hearts of people and to clean the hearts of people and to prepare them to receive that message.
We will see that in the next ten days what will come and then in the last ten days.