038 Mature person (1)
Dear Readers, when a person becomes a real Muslim by being surrendered and subject to Allah (swt), he begins acting in accordance with the will of Allah (swt) every time and everywhere. Therefore, even the wishes seem to be emerging from him are in fact the wishes of Allah (swt). I would like to give you a few examples for a better understanding of the subject:
When Ahmad Effendi who is an "Alperen" that reached the maturity stage says Tailor Omar who got in trouble: "Be patient, don't let yourself go. Allah (swt) is the helper of him who waits. Everything will be all right in time. Allah (swt) is the creator of both goodness and malice. I want you to be patient and strong." Allah (swt) is Who advices us to be patient even the words are seemed to belong Ahmad Effendi.
"O my son! Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong: and bear with patient constancy whatever betide thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs." [Luqman, 17]
If Ahmad Effendi tells the wealthy tradesman Mr. Kazim who puts pressure on worker Yusuf to pay his debt, "The young man is between jobs nowadays, he has some financial problems. You have no problems. Please give him some time. He will pay you as soon as he begins working. Why are you putting pressure on him?" the wish is in fact a wish of Allah (swt) even it seems to belong to Ahmad Effendi.
"If the debtor is in a difficulty, grant him time till it is easy for him to repay. But if ye remit it by way of charity, that is best for you if ye only knew." [Baqarah, 280]
When Ahmad Effendi says to 2 young people who are throwing roasted chickpeas to each other "You are eating roasted chickpeas. Why are you wasting them by playing as toys while there are so many hungry people in our country? Don't waste them. Wasting is forbidden by religion." Allah (swt) orders us not to waste even the words and the wish seem to belong to Ahmad Effendi.
"Eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters!" [Araf, 31]
If Ahmad Effendi says to a third neighbor upon learning 2 neighbors are crossed because of a simple problem "Ziya Effendi, please invite them to your home. Let's reunite them. It is not good when neighbors are cross", the desire of Ahmad Effendi is nothing but the wish of Allah (Swt).
"The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: so make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy." [Hujurat, 10]
The list of the examples can be extended. There is no need to state more words. When a person reached the meaning-focused fifth dimension from the self-focused fourth dimension and became a mature person, he began acting in accordance with desires, wishes and advices of Allah (swt) rather than the desires of his ego. The way of behavior becomes a spiritual capability in time.
The perfect people don't ask anything for their nafs from the others as their humanistic ego disappeared. Everything they want are the things that Allah (Swt) and His Prophets want for us. The first signal that shows a person begins maturing is that he doesn't want anything from anyone.
It is ordered in the Hadiths that:
"Allah makes rich the ones who don't want anything from people. Allah is sufficient for those who are abstinent." [Bezzar]
"Don't want anything from people and don't be greedy! Greed is the real poorness." [Tabarani]
"I assure that the ones who promise not to ask anything from the people will go to Paradise." [Nesai]
Everything that the mature person who reached fifth dimension asks from us is what Allah (swt) and His Messengers wish for our happiness in the world and hereafter. Therefore, we must not ignore the words of the people who are in the fifth dimension. Their advices and warnings must be valued highly. We must create environments so that we can hear their words, which are full of wisdom. They mustn't be interrupted when they talk in order to learn more from their statements.
The wills and desires of a mature person are not wishes and desires based on their egos; and also his point of view is not focused on his nafs (ego). He perceives everything with the light of Allah that He granted him by divine training. I would like to explain it in detail.
The human in the fourth dimension perceives the world and the events in the world from a "me" perspective. The mature person in the fifth dimension perceives the world and events from a meaning, insight and truth perspective which we call as "Light of Muhammad (pbuh)".
"Me" perspective is like blinkers. It has a narrow point of view. This perspective perceives everything from the point of "personal benefit". However, meaning perspective is a perspective of Allah (swt). He perceives everything from the perspective of "Allah (swt)" and the "Truth". Therefore, the person in the fourth dimension whose eyes cannot see the truth is in fact blind.
"The people who were blind in the world are also blind in hereafter. And they say we could see everything while we were in the world, why can't we see them now. Then they are told your eyes were closed to the truths in the world, this is the truth world. Therefore, your eyes cannot see.
It is ordered in the verses from the Qur'an that:
"But those who were blind in this world will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray from the Path." [Isra, 72]
"But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a life narrowed down, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Judgment." [Ta-ha, 124]
"He will say: "O my Lord! Why hast Thou raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)?" [Ta-ha, 125]
"(Allah) will say: Thus didst Thou, when Our Signs came unto thee, forgot them: so wilt thou, this day, be forgotten." [Ta-ha, 126]
Dear Readers, a person must escape from being blind and learn to perceive everything with the light of Islam while he is in the world, in short with the light of Allah (swt) and Truth that Allah granted us. It is related to refinement of the nafs and purifying the heart. How can a person see the world with the light of Allah (swt) when the nafs is full of desires and wishes of the world, in short when the heart is surrounded with all the selfishness of the ego? He can see the world only with "selfishness", "benefit", and "interest" blindness.
The entire problem on the path to become a mature believer is leaving the love for "ego" in the heart and place the love of Allah (swt) which is the biggest reality. That can be realized only by believing Allah (swt), abstaining from what Allah (swt) forbids (the things that are forbidden by religion) and being subject to what Allah (swt) orders (religious duties and necessities) and obeying Rasulullah's (pbuh) Sunnah precisely. Of course, he must perform it willingly in other words with sincerity. He must always remember Allah (Swt) which means he must never be unaware of Him even for a moment.
Be entrusted to Allah.
Dr. Ismail Ulukus