On the testing of the believer’s faith

Twenty-second Discourse from Futuh al-Ghaib

On the testing of the believer’s faith

 The Shaikh (may Allah be well pleased with him, and grant him contentment) said:

Allah is always testing His believing servant in proportion to his faith. Thus if a person’s faith is very great and steadily increasing, his trial will be great as well. The trial of a Messenger is greater than that of a Prophet, because his faith is greater. The trial of a Prophet is greater than that of a Badal, and the trial of a Badal is greater than that of a Wali. Each is tried according to his faith and certitude, on the basis of this saying of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace): “We, the Community of Prophets, are the people most severely tried, then others according to the perfection of their faith.” Continue reading “On the testing of the believer’s faith”

THE LOVE

The Love

When you find the love, you find yourself. The secret is in the love. You are the love, not another. Everything is in the love, and everyone needs the love. If you find this, what more could you want? When you know, what could you want? When you have the knowledge of the love, you feel peace in your heart. The jewels are inside you. This is the holy meaning. When you understand, then you are the meaning, the holy meaning. But look and reach so that you find every meaning and do not hesitate because inside every meaning is the quality of the love. The love has seven qualities and this love knows no differences.

Leave everything outside that is not useful and give everything to God to live inside His garden of love.  Remember the name of God at every waking moment, and you will find Him beside you, to help you to walk in the way. Be courteous with everyone you meet.  Give them mercy to help them to know the meaning of this love.  Give and listen to everyone who speaks to you.  Listen with the ear of your heart because this is the voice of God speaking to you, trying to help you to know Him.  If you hear another voice, it is wrong. Open your heart to God and He will give you everything. Then your heart will feel quiet and you will only see the love, only the love. Continue reading “THE LOVE”

On Not Complaining

Eighteenth Discourse from Futuh al-Ghaib

                              On Not Complaining

 

The Shaikh (may Allah be well pleased with him, and grant him contentment) said:

Let me give you a piece of advice: Never complain to anyone about your luck, whether he be friend or foe, and do not accuse the Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He) of treating you badly and making you suffer misfortune. You should rather proclaim your blessings and your gratitude. Better even to tell a lie by expressing gratitude for a benefit you have not received, than to state the plain fact of your situation truthfully but as a complaint. Who is totally without the grace of Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He)? Allah (Exalted is He) has said:

And if you count the favor of Allah, you will never add it up. (16:18)

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HYACINTH

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HYACINTH

Once upon a time, Mehmet Jamalattin Efendi requested from his students to bring him some flowers. All of his students came to the presence of their teacher with various beautiful flowers. However there was one student, Yusuf Sinan, who came with a wilted hyacinth in his hand. When his teacher asked him about the wisdom behind his attitude, his answer was : Continue reading “HYACINTH”