“[…] I urge you to keep away from food that is declared illicit according to Law. Whosoever persists in this will nullify his good deeds with no other outcome.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has said: « On the Day of Judgement, people will come with good deeds as high as the mountains of Tuhama, but when these good deeds are presented, they will turn into scattered dust.” They said to him: “O Messenger of ALLAH, describe these people to us, because, by ALLAH, we fear being one of them.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “By ALLAH! Certainly they fasted, they prayed, and they wore themselves out in devotion for part of the night, but when they saw something unlawful they rushed towards it. For this, ALLAH cancelled their good deeds and threw them into Hell.”

Even if the whole Earth was filled with unlawful things, certain situations do exist authorizing them in the case of necessity and difficulties. Indications for obtaining these authorizations will be mentioned follow this advice, if ALLAH wishes.

I order you to keep away from the bad habits that the people of today cultivate and in which they indulge, extending as far as the horizon, with the exception of a small number of creatures. We are referring to the attitude of deceit used in all transactions and affairs, people are immerged in obtaining corrupt selling and purchasing transactions, for things that the holy Law has clearly or implicitly forbidden. This is detailed in the Jurisprudence.

I advise you to take care of certain moments during which you will orient yourself towards ALLAH The Most High with a true orientation, either by accomplishing evocation, or by reciting the Quran, either in prayer or not, or through the Prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The minimum requirement for this are two moments: one in the morning and one in the evening. Even better than this are three moments: one in the morning, one in the evening and one in the middle of the night.

At each of these moments, as many prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as possible should be accomplished. The person who can perform ten thousands recitations divided between the pre-cited moments, will be among the most triumphant recipients of the approval of ALLAH The Most High in the Hereafter. Even more beneficial would be to accomplish more than ten thousand recitations, and if he is not able to do so, then one thousand for each moment. If he is not able to do this then he can do five hundred in the morning and five hundred in the evening, and if not three hundred in the morning and three hundred in the evening.

As we have mentioned before, he who persists in this, with the approval of ALLAH he will be triumphant in the Hereafter and in this world, his requests will be more easily granted and will find prosperity in all aspects of his life. The blessings will be noticeable in that calamities will be dissipated and he will be protected against the evil of his enemies and the jealousy of others.

In other words, he will find blessings in each of his requests both religious and worldly and by persisting he will be showered with blessings, and so will be his children and his grandchildren. If ever, from him came what would imply the destruction of his religion, or the disappearance of his good deeds or banishment far from the door of His Lord or all that would expose him to a great danger, then the prayer on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would intercede on his behalf with ALLAH The Most High and it would be the cause of ALLAH’s benevolence towards him and it will protect him against all this and he will be forgiven.

This is the greatest mediator with ALLAH The Most High and the greatest bypass road to rehabilitate his access to the approval of ALLAH in the Hereafter. Indeed, because of ALLAH’s deep consideration for his Beloved (peace and blessings be upon him), HE (Glorified and Exalted) committed Himself to praying ten times upon whoever recites it once, and at the very moment when The Lord prays for a person, reprisals and misfortunes  move away from him both in this world and the Hereafter.

In this way, the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) for ordinary people who indulge in passionate desires is more appropriate than the recitation of the Immense Quran. Without doubt, the degrees of the Quran are sublime and its stations surpass everything. It is better than the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) but it is only possible to achieve the reward of its recitation if we respect the sacred limits of ALLAH The Most High without transgression. ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) said : « These are the limits ordained by Allah, so do not transgress them. And whoever transgresses the limits ordained by Allah, then such are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc…)” (Surah 2, verse 229)

Consequently, this can only happen to a person who recites the Quran if he is a transgressor, because ALLAH The Most High made of the Quran the seat of His Proximity and His approach and so we can only attain its reward with ALLAH by respecting the sacred limits. As for he who transgresses the sacred boundaries, he cannot benefit from its merit.

ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) said: “And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment. And when our verses are recited to him, he turns away arrogantly as if he had not heard them, as if there was in his ears deafness. So give him tidings of a painful punishment.” (Surah 31, verse 6 and 7)

ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) said: “Woe to every sinful liar, Who hears the Verses of Allah (being) recited to him, yet persists with pride as if he heard them not. So announce to him a painful torment! And when he learns something of Our Verses (this Qur'an), he makes them a jest. For such there will be a humiliating torment. In front of them there is Hell, and that which they have earned will be of no profit to them, nor (will be of any profit to them) those whom they have taken besides Allah as allies. And theirs will be a great torment.” (Surah 45, verse 7 to 10)

Notice the intensity of ALLAH’s threat to the person who recites the Quran without practicing it, may ALLAH assist us.

Then, after the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), you should fill those moments with evocation of ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted). If a person is among those who regularly accomplish ten thousand prayers or more upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), then it would suffice to add a hundred recitations of “La ilaha illa ALLAH”. If at each one of these three moments he recites the following formula ten times: “Glory to ALLAH, praise be to ALLAH, Allah is the Greatest, there is no might nor power except in ALLAH, equal to the capacity of His Knowledge, the profusion of His Knowledge and the Magnificence of His Knowledge” and each time would be even more preferable with ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) rather than remaining in continuous absorption night and day. Take care to maintain this as much as possible because this will bring you immense attention from ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) both in this world and the next.

I advise and impress upon you that you give alms every day, from a quarter of a loaf of bread up to one dirham is the minimum, or anything else legally acquired according to the Law and according to the ways that we will mention at the end of these words of advice regarding behaviour in terms of financial actions. By persisting in daily alms-giving, you will be protected by ALLAH the Most High from misfortune and affliction, but for this, your intention should only be for ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) and for none other than Him.

I advise and impress upon you that you do not speak improperly to people: frequent them, always proffering the best possible words and behaving in the best possible way.

ALLAH The Most High said: « Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged.” (Surah An-nisa/The Women, Verse 148)

ALLAH The Most High said: “And [recall] when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel, [enjoining upon them], "Do not worship except Allah ; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good [words]” (Surah Al-Baqarah/The cow, verse 83)

And the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: « Be benevolent and courteous with people. »

And the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “After faith, the pinnacle of reason is to be warm-hearted with people.” […]”

Zawiya Tidjaniya El Kubra of Europe