On the other hand, as for those who believe and do good deeds, We do not burden anyone more than they can bear; such will be the people of Janna, and there they will remain for a long, long time. (Al A’raf:42)
Murid: I do not think there is a question they did it, but I think maybe it needs to be done, they will continue to do it in spite of that. But from one time, if the person got hurt and got sad, and then stopped doing it then maybe they did it for themselves and they did not do it for the sake of Allah?
Shaykh Taner: That’s right!
Murid: But if they continued to do it?
Shaykh Taner: That is what I am saying, no matter what, you continue being good. That is what Hazrat Ali karam Allahu wajha, waliyullah, said, “If you do something good to somebody and they are bad to you, what will you do?”
“I will still do good.”
“They did bad again, what will you do?”
“I will do good.”
“Then something bad?”
“I will still do good.”
And those who do good deeds as mu’minun will not feel fear that injustice will be done to them, nor will they be deprived (in any way). (Ta Ha:112)
Look man, until the Judgment Day, I will still do good because I cannot do anything else. Until Allah steps in and He says, “That’s enough now…” Nafs is not happy, yet you keep doing for the sake of Allah.
Alhamdulillah, I think there is a window open in your brain, that is good.
Do not spread corruption on earth after its peaceful order has been established, and call on Him in awe with reverence and longing. There is no doubt that Allah’s mercy and kindness is close to those who do good. (Al A’raf:56)
But those who believe and do good deeds, to them Al Rahman will give love. (Maryam:96)
“And know that I absolve those who repent, believe, and do good deeds, and afterwards are consistent in following guidance.” (Ta Ha:82)
And Sulaiman smiled and laughed at (the ant’s) speech and said, “My Rab [Lord], please enable me to be thankful to You for Your blessing with which You have favored me and my parents, and make me do good that will be pleasing to You, and include me, by Your mercy, among Your righteous devotees.” (Al Naml:19)
Fi’il-i Muhammad: the example shown in Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) daily actions of how human beings should live in accordance with Allah’s wishes; Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) implementation of sharia; tariqa
tariqa: path; Sufi order
This is an edited excerpt of a Sohbet given on May 10, 2008 by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari and published on sufiview.com on June 30, 2023. The translation of the Qur’an verses are also from Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari.
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