Maulana Sheikh NazimA word about Sohbet

This is Hadith Qudsi, Arabs may understand: Allah Almighty is saying: 'I am
only that One who should be praised and thanked and I am looking from My
servants to give their thanks and praise to Me. I am not happy with those
who don't give their praise and thanks to Me, and I am saying to them: 'Look
another God for you, or Manifestor or Creator'. You may look.

'And also I am that One who is testing His servants, and I am free to test
My servants as I like. They may be big tests or very simple tests- it is for
Me. I may try My servants, their beliefs and their power through their
beliefs. And I must try them. If they get angry and unhappy with Me, they
may look for another Rabb, Manifestor, Creator for them, and they may run to

And also I am that One who gives to everyone his destination. I am not
asking any idea from anyone, no. I am that One who may arrange everyone's
destination as I like. If anyone from My servants is getting unhappy with
their destination, they may look another God, Manifestor, and may run to

Who is not happy with Him - get out of this world! Think for whom you are
living, what you are doing 24 hours. This is an association, a sohbat. The
Sheikh or his deputy opens a market, and who comes is free to choose and
take and to buy. Some people come and look and don't take anything. The
Sheikh sells, and you are free to take or not. This is a sohbat, an offering
to you, but: No force in religion!

Sohbat is for training, to take you from the lowest to the highest, and so
the Makam of the Sahaba comes after the Prophet. Not even the Awliya come
before them.

A donkey always stays a donkey and he is praising Allah and thanking Him for
his existence and his perfection- the perfection of a donkey. He is
fulfilling his function. But man, whose duty is to serve Allah 24 hours a
day, doesn't fulfil his duty; people don't work for Allah, but occupy
themselves with malayani, the service for Dunya...
Damaskus - 15.04.2002
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