Maulana Sheikh NazimAllah Almighty says: "Fikum Rasul-Allah"

We are in need of our Lord's mercy. Without His mercy no one can save himself. The Prophet (saws) says, "God Almighty is asking me to worship Him according to His glory and greatness. But I can't. It is impossible. If God Almighty makes an accounting of my worshipping, it is nothing beside His glory and greatness."

Where is your praising Me according to My greatness? Two cycles of the Prophet (saws) if balanced against the whole worshipping of the children of Adam and jinn, and angels, also, is more valuable than all of them in the Divine Presence. Why? Because the value of our worshipping is according to our respect for our Lord. Our respect is going to be according to our knowledge of the Lord Almighty. The greater the respect you can give to God Almighty - and no one can reach the Divine knowledge of the Prophet, beloved Muhammad (saws). When he prayed two cycles, he gave such respect that no one can reach that point. Therefore, two cycles of prescribed prayer from him are more valuable than all the worship of humanity and of jinn and angels, even though he says, "All my worshipping is only a drop from an endless ocean. God Almighty has been respected from pre-eternity to post-eternity and my respect and worship is only a little drop from the endless ocean of respect and worship."

What about ourselves? Don't we have any right to raise our heads and say that we are worshippers? You must look at the whole universe. How many atoms are there? If you could count the atoms in a little drop, all the people in this huge city would not be able to count that number, counting, "One, two, three, four..." like this, in one year. Then what about the whole universe? No one can know the number of atoms in it. You may consider that there may be a like number of servants of our Lord, worshipping, and you are only one of them. Then what is your position? What is the position of one atom in a huge number of atoms? We are so proud of fasting, of praying, and saying, "Those people not praying or not fasting. We are praying and fasting," and we become proud people.

Each time we must ask forgiveness for every action that we do. Rabi'ah al-Adawiyah was a saint (wali). She was only one lady among millions of women, but she has been well-known in the Islamic world for centuries. Everyone knows Rabi'ah Sultan, Rabi'at al-Adawiyah. What made her so well known? She was so simple, so sincere, so humble a person. She was only for her Lord Almighty, not for anyone else. All scholars came to her to solve difficult questions for which they couldn't find any answer. They came to visit her because she was always in the Prophet's presence; the Prophet (saws) was never veiled from her eyes.

The Prophet (saws) is living as God says, "Among you is the Messenger of God" (49:7) (fikum rasul Allah). He was not only for the Companions. God Almighty is addressing the whole world throughout the centuries, but if we deny it and we do not see him, what is the benefit of denying? If night denies the sun, it is nothing. If all blind people deny it, saying that there is no sun, their denials never change reality; the sun is shining. The Prophet, beloved Muhammad (saws) is living, hearing, seeing (hayun, sami'un, basirun). This our belief. We believe that he is with us. If you can't breathe his Holy scent, still you can't deny that Rabi'ah was always with her Prophet. If anyone asked a question, she would take her answer from the Prophet. She said openly among the people - not ordinary people, but scholars, saints who came to visit her, "Oh my brothers! our saying, 'I seek God's forgiveness,' needs another 'I seek God's forgiveness.' We are not sincere when we say, 'I seek God's forgiveness.' Our tongues say it but our organs never listen to obey." And that is the peak of humility. If our saying, "I seek God's forgiveness," needs another "I seek God's forgiveness," what about for other actions or other prayers? Therefore, the Prophet (saws) advises us that after praying we must say, "I seek God's forgiveness," "may God forgive me," "may God forgive me."


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