Success lies in the Obedience to the Creator:
A Discourse of Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (May Allah Preserve his noble secret)
Man, when he becomes disobedient to Allah(swt), everything around him becomes disobedient to him. When the man becomes obedient to Allah, everything around, Allah makes that one to be obedient to him.
This is the knowledge that is coming to us through Prophets. And anyone who follows that, they win Dunya (Mortal World) and Ahirat (Eternity). Anyone who left, that Dunya (Material/Mortal) life that they had even if they collected, they are not able to spend it properly.
Millions of people today and the majority of people today on the face of earth, they don’t have the poverty that it was happening a hundred years ago. A hundred years ago, people they didn’t have a piece of bread to eat. They didn’t have proper clothes to wear, but they were staying on the Siratul Mustaqim (Straight Path), on the Right Road.
Today’s people are living like Kings. Yes, the one on welfare is living like a King. Because the kings, when we go back seven hundred, eight hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, two thousand years ago, the Kings, they didn’t have this luxury. Touch here, you have the light. Touch here, you have air‐conditioning. Touch there have heat. Now, no longer touching too. Everything works automatically for you.
Allah is giving this knowledge to the man saying to you, “Look, look you are working with this, I’m making this life easy for you.” Earning is easy. The food is enough in this world that is coming out not to feed only these people on earth, maybe three times more. But still people are hungry. Still people are thirsty. Still people, they are in debts twenty‐four hours a day.
Only one reason: Because we broke our relationship with our Lord. We destroyed that relationship, as of individual, as of jama’at, as of nations. Our leaders, the nation leaders, are running top speed only for the world. They are not running to make it better for this mankind, to prepare something better for them, for the service of Allah (swt).
So when we are seeing that our own children, or our friends, and our loved ones, they become disobedient to us, it is not bringing happiness to us. We get very sad. And it is the nature of man, must be sad.
Do you think that Allah (swt) is not sad because you are disobedient to Him? Because we are disobedient to Him?
We must think on it. We must force our self to think on it.
– Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz (Q.S)*
*Shaykh of the Osmanli Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Way, India