Maulana Sheikh Nazim Why Collect for Dunya with Greed When Akhirah Awaits You?

Thanks to Allah, it is better if rich ones come. He (swt) doesn’t save; whatever excess remains is to us with no harm. Kind people may come. The remaining is to us, do you understand? Allah shukr, Allah shukr. Allah Almighty does not leave us hungry nor without a home, until now. We did not sleep hungry and we did not sleep unsheltered: Allah has covered us! Shukr Allah.

What can you do? This is dunya, a home for the homeless, where the mindless collect its treasures. What do they want to collect? They collect and collect, and then what; do they want to be like Qaroon, who collected and left everything behind (when he died)? The ego of human beings is very astonishing and it always wants to collect. However, the world is only for this world, and whoever collects from dunya will leave it to this world and go, but whoever collects wealth for his Hereafter takes it with him.

SubhanAllah 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Yaa Rabbee, Allah. Yaa Rabbee, Allah. Yaa Rabbee, Allah. Subhanak, subhana ar-Razzaq, the Absolute Provider!

Sometimes when I write in a notebook a small ant comes and I see it under this magnifying lens; otherwise I can’t see it. With this I can see its head, legs, and its front and back. It is astonishing. The minute you leave the lens you can’t see where the ant is anymore. How is this possible, the ant by itself exists in this world? People have no mind anymore and do not understand that if there is no Creator how does this small ant exist? And Allah Almighty knows their number. SubhanAllah 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem!

Huwa al-Qaadir al-Muqtadir, the All-Powerful, the Prevailer. This small ant laughs at the Children of Adam, asking, “why are you collecting from this world? Do you want to eat everything? You cannot eat it all. Are you going to take it and bury it with you in your tomb? It is not possible. Then for what is this greediness?”

Grandshaykh (q) used to say that Sultan Ibrahim Adham of Balkh had sheep and 12,000 dogs to protect them from wolves, and each one had a chain of gold. This shows how rich King Ibrahim Adham was. He liked to hunt gazelles and one day he was chasing one when he heard a voice from his right side saying, “O Ibrahim Adham! Have you been created for this?” Then he heard this again from his left side from another voice, “Have you been created for this or ordered to do this?” He went back and said, “This is not my duty. I want to dress in the clothes of a servant and become a weak servant to my Lord.” He left the sultanate, Allahu Akbar! Hadhrat Ibrahim Adham’s maqaam is close to Latakia. I visited him there; the Ottoman Sultans have built a very big mosque around it.

Yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah, for your holy servants first starting from our Prophet (s), allahuma zidhu `izzan wa sharafan, nooran wa suroora, ridwanan wa sultaana.


Lefke, 25.09.2011 (Translated from Arabic)

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