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How Should A Slave Be?

Hadrat Imâm-i Rabbânî says in the 59th letter of the third volume of his Maktûbât: 

May Allâhu ta'âlâ bless you with the lot of making progress in Hadrat Muhammad's Sharî'at and His attaching you to Himself in every respect! My dear and understanding son! Everything which man encounters each day comes to being with Allah's willing and creating. So we should adapt our wills to His Will! We should deem all the things we encounter as the things we have been looking for, and should be pleased with having attained them! This is how a slave should be. We should be so if we are slaves. Not to be so would mean to refuse being a slave and to oppose our Owner.

Allâhu ta'âlâ declares in a Hadîth-i qudsî: "If anyone is not content with My qadâ and qadar and disapproves of them and is not patient with the disasters which I send, let him look for another Rabb (Owner) besides Me. Let him not stay on earth as a born slave of Mine!" Yes, the faqîrs, the destitute, and many people who lived under your protection were comfortable because you were taking care of them and protecting them. They did not know what sorrow was. Their real Owner will go on protecting them. And you will always be remembered for your kindness. May Allâhu ta'âlâ reward you abundantly for your benevolence both in this world and in the next! I send my salâm.