Sunday, May 25, 2008

Knowledge and adab

It is not easy to teach adab; someone may read hundreds or thousands of books but he may not be able to control his ego. He may have knowledge but he can’t practice it. shaitan had so much knowledge and it didn’t benefit him. And everybody in our time wants to study, and they all fail the test. And someone may go on hajj/pilgrimage, he may stay 40 days, make hajj, umrah, ziyaret/holy visits and become clean.

Everything seems perfect, but then he gets on the plane home and he looks to a stewardess with desire, and everything is lost, finished..! Six months, one year he stayed there, so many prayers he did, tawafs, umrahs.. everything is good, but then, for one moment he doesn’t control his ego, forgetting that Allah is looking to him, forgetting and being without Allah, and shaitan makes him from his staff.. Don’t give a chance to shaitan because he is always looking for an opportunity to catch people.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Haqqani
from On the bridge to Eternity

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