“It is said in one Hadith of our Holy Prophet ﷺ we read yesterday that among the people that Allah ﷻ does not like is the one who uses religion for his own benefit, and swears on it whether it’s good or bad. They have become much more in the present time. As there were such people in old times, it means that the nature of people does not change. But when they’ve got a chance, they go completely wild. They make Kufr or leave the right way. Therefore, this matter is an important matter. Intentions should be pure. You should serve for the pleasure of Allah ﷻ. And when you serve for the pleasure of Allah ﷻ, Allah ﷻ will give you its reward. But when you look for your interest in that service, it will have no benefit here and it will be even worse in the hereafter.
People are doing everything for fame. They are using everything for it and they obey their ego. But the person who ruins the religion and looks for his benefit in it, he is the worst. Otherwise, they commit sins and carry their responsibilities themselves. No one follows them for what they say. But when someone says, “This is the way now. Everything has been wrong. I am correcting it now”; this is bad. Don’t go there. Don’t publish books. Sometimes they publish books as well in order to satisfy their egos even more. When this is by the tongue, it has less effect. But when you publish books and mislead people, it is worse. They pull the anger of Allah ﷻ to themselves.
Therefore, those who sell their Ākhirah for this world are never from the people that Allah ﷻ and our Holy Prophet ﷺ made reliable and valuable. They are people disliked by Allah ﷻ. And no one loves the people disliked by Allah ﷻ. They can write and plan as much as they like, but they are not loved. Allah ﷻ says in a Hadith Qudsi, “Everyone loves the one I love”. And the same goes for the ones He doesn’t love. Therefore, people like this are always in loss, and they put others in loss. May Allah ﷻ protect us from the evil of our egos and the evil of shaytan. Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.”
The Night of Power is the Night of Nearness. This is what man was created for. He was not created to be a donkey bearing the burden of Dunyā. He was granted great honour. Everything in creation falls into sajdah this night, even the ants. This is the honour given to Ādam (as). Try to keep it.