The Basic adab in this Naqshbandi Way:
Don’t feel vain. don’t be proud, don’t appreciate yourself and don’t look at the short comings of other people. Keep the respect of the living, and don’t forget the dead, Remember the dead and think about death. Don’t follow your desires. Never obey what is unlawful, and never abandon what is lawful. Know your duties and your place. Then you will not have time to look at the short comings of others, Allah granted you a tongue as a blessing, keep it. Don’ t stare at women and keep guard against all foes (Ego/Dunya/Hawa/Shaytan).  What you were granted of blessings is yours. Never use it in disobedience to Allah (S.W.T.) and His Messenger (S.A.W.). The strength, health and wholesomeness that Allah granted you should be used in the way of obedience, avoiding the prohibited. Allah{S.W.T.) granted us a great deal of blessings, but we seem heedless of them and of Allah (S.W.T.). Thank Allah for his blessings and be patient in the time of adversity. Kill bad conduct before it kills you. Always show clemency towards people, Whoever observes the Sunnah of the Messenger (S.A.W.) will be protected in this world and the hereafter from affliction.  Always look after the needs of people because looking after them is one of the strongest reasons for your receiving guidance. Here are some instructions conveyed to you of the symbols of the tongue of the idioms of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order, to be obeyed and applied on the road to Allah, the Most Cherished and the Most Dignified, to His Messenger (S.A.W.), to the Awliya of Allah (S.W.T.) and to the Fardane’en. Grandshaykh, Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah Al-Daghestani ق says:He who asks to enter the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi way should keep the orders of  Allah’s legislation because this honourable legislation is the one that keeps the rank of reality, as an analogy, the shell of a nut keeps its pulp. If you damage the shell, disease enters the pulp and it becomes diseased.

By Mawlana Shaykh Adnan Kabbani (Q)

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