Ambition resulting from one’s own desires become one’s devil. One who is devoid of desire will also be devoid of such pursuits; leaving their devil in a state of submission, rendering their devil Muslim! Since one who attains this state will be cleansed from vested interests, he will neither cause nor be afflicted by harm. For people usually favor those from whom they can benefit, and if they are far from the reality, they usually accredit the gift to the giver. But in Truth, both the giver and the One who causes the act of giving is Him! Therefore, one should neither be proud of nor rely on anything they own or possess, not even their faith, let alone their material possessions and friends and family. While you think you are faithful, a small and seemingly insignificant situation may easily evaporate your faith away.
The Rasul of Allah (saw) says, “I swear by Allah, besides whom there is no god, that one of you acts like the people of Paradise until there remains between him and Paradise the distance of a cubit, when suddenly the writing of destiny overcomes him and he begins to act like the people of hell. And another one acts like the people of hell, until there remains between him and hell the distance of a cubit, when the writing of destiny overcomes him and he begins to act like the people of Paradise and thus enters Paradise!”
Therefore, do not boast with or rely on anything of yourself in this short and transient lifetime…
Repent to the Creator frequently, but not just with your tongue. True repentance is the acknowledgement of and feeling regret for one’s mistakes. This is why the Rasul of Allah (saw) says, “Repentance is penitence.”
If your mistake entails an affliction you have caused upon another creation, then try to compensate for the harm you caused and ask for their forgiveness. The most eminent of acts is to be a cause for one’s happiness through an act of benevolence. To attend to the needs of an ill person for a single hour during the night is far greater than thousands of night prayers. For, while engaging in worship is a recommendation in one’s spare time, attending to someone who is in need is an obligation. So try, in the sight of the Creator, to be in service to creation, in fulfilling their purpose of existence. The value of a person in the sight of people is in respect to their closeness to the Creator… So make your closeness and turning point be to your Rabb, your essence. What matters is not your appearance, looks, age, etc., but your knowledge and discernment of the reality. So, think about what time has contributed to you in terms your ability to comprehend the Truth.
Dear reader, know that…
The time has come for everyone to unite in the way of absolute oneness and unity. There is no diversion of sects and religions on this way. All colors on this path are united. Oblivious of one’s religious or social background, if their purpose is to be in service to Allah and humanity, they are the travelers of this path. The only condition of this way is to aid creation, in every circumstance and situation, to reach the Truth and to be a cause for good to reach them.
The travelers of this path cannot be overcome by pride, arrogance, conceitedness or laziness. For they are those who have made service their duty; they prefer others to themselves. They are far from falsity and superstitions. They work only for the greater good of humanity. Rather than squandering their time on useless things, they spend it in service to humanity. None among the creation is wealthier than them; they have wings! They listen to and empathize with everyone in respect to their creational purpose, yet they hear nothing but the call of the Truth.
They know that everything in existence comprises the reflections of the Creator. And they also know that reflections are subject to constant change and none can know how the next reflection will take place.