Maulana Sheikh NazimWhy Do We Have Holy Rules?
Allah wants us to use our energy to praise Him. We should not waste it. It is important for everyone to exist only for Him. It is the top target of our life. Everything belongs to Him. Whatever we do we must be concerned to praise the Lord and show our greatest respect. We must please Him. He is the Only One Who has absolute rights to get every kind of worship, glorification, praise and respect. Only He.
We must live for Allah and we must die for Allah. With every action, thought, movement and silence you must remember that point and be with Allah. If you lose it, you will lose your Lord and end up with your ego which will tell you, that he is your lord and you should obey him. When your ego is your commander it will take away every control from you and make you his servant.

It is the most important rule in Islam not to let your ego control you in any way. This is why the Prophet* was begging his Lord not to leave him with his ego even for a moment. It will kill you because you will lose your faith to the point of zero. If the Angel of Death comes to such a person, he will die without any faith. This is why every religion practises different ways of serving the Lord. The first prophet was given some rules for his children so that they would be able to control the dragon of their egos. As time passed on, one prophet after another came, all with the purpose of helping people to control their dragons, their terrible egos. They came to save people.

Electricity is a power which can kill you if you don't know how to use it. But mankind knows. If it was out of control, it would kill you. But even so, we need it, because it helps us. The ego is also dangerous, but if under control it can be like Buraq. You must learn how to use it. If someone gives you a helicopter but you don't know how to fly it, what is the use? Even if you would be able to fly, where would you go? It is useless if you don't know how to use it. So don't ask why Allah gave us an ego. If it was useless He would not have given us one. It has so much wisdom. It can take you from earth to Heavens. Don't ask why.

The Prophet said that we should not be the same two days in a row. Today must be better than yesterday and tomorrow must be better than today. You must come closer and closer to the Divine Presence of Allah every day. Every day we should be approaching our destination. We don't know which is going to be our last day. The person who understands the real meaning of serving their Lord, of religions and of Heavenly Commands is lucky.

Why do we have Heavenly Rules? To bring us closer to our Lord and far away from our ego. Hell is for those who are with their ego and Paradise for those who are coming closer to Allah, the Almighty. Cursed are those who run away from Him, they are fully heedless. Those who are moving closer and closer every day towards their Lord are blessed.

- 01.01.1997
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