20 January 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
...each other must meet through this life also. If not, then this meeting can’t be. Alhamdulillah, our souls have met with love and respect on the Day of Promises.
وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَى أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ قَالُواْ بَلَى شَهِدْنَا أَن تَقُولُواْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَذَا غَافِلِينَ
Wa idh aakhadha rabbuka min banee aadama min zhuhoorihim dhurriyyatahum wa ashhadahum `alaa anfusihim alastu birabbikum qaaloo balaa shahidnaa an taqooloo yawma 'l-qiyamati innaa kunna `an haadha ghaafileen.
When your Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam their descendants from their loins, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying), "Am I not your Lord (Who cherishes and sustains you)?" they said, "Yes, we do testify!" (This) unless you should say on the Day of Judgment, "Of this we were never mindful." (al-`Aaraaf, 7:172)
If your souls were not coming together happily (on that Day), then you wouldn’t be here. Alhamdulillah, you are not looking to what a person may carry from imitated titles, no. Our souls really had so much friendship and muhabbah, love, that it has brought all of us together.
Therefore, we are happy with you. As long as you may stay, it’s okay. Alhamdulillah, so many people, perhaps daily from a hundred to more people come in the morning, zhuhr time, and maghrib time. Even if they may come at midnight, it’s okay; Allah jalla jalaaluhu is giving barakah. People who arrive at midnight, we may put a little bit of soup and bread (for them); no one sleeps hungry, no. Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah for barakah, blessings.
Welcome to you, welcome to you! But his excellency is from official people. I am from unofficial people; no one is asking me (Astaghfirullah). I may go (away for) three or four days; no one will say “Finish this (task)!” No, I am free. Okay?