Question : Due to loneliness sometimes, I fell into ghaflet or I lose concentration on what I have to do. I try as much and I would like to know how the surrounding affects a person? How does this Ahir Zaman affect a person and who is qualified to enter Tarikat?
Yeah, you are young, you are lonely, it’s normal. You feel sad, it’s okay. Loneliness, doesn’t just mean that you are alone. You can be surrounded by people and be lonely. You can be alone and you don’t feel lonely. Be with Allah. Be with His Prophet (asws). That time they will lead you to a Jamaat. Understand? When the time is right, not when you think that you want.
So, Prophet (asws), he made the Hijrat because Mecca, although it was where he was born and it is where the Holy Ka’aba is, it was affecting him and the early Muslims. So they have to make a migration, a Hijrat, to be able to become more themselves. So, the surrounding is very important to you. Pull yourself away from ghaflet people, ghaflet things, as much as you can. And once you start doing that and you are looking for a group, a jamaat, different surroundings, that will give you some peace. But don’t think it is going to stop there. We are not Tarikat ul-Aliya for nothing. Once you have that, then they are going to load up your plate with more challenges in front of you. Then maybe you are going to feel, ‘oh, I’m feeling so jealous for this person. I’ve never felt like this before. I’m not a jealous person. But I feel crazy jealous about this person and I don’t know what it is.’ Good. so now, they are pulling out all the viruses from deep inside of you that you don’t think that you even have spiritual viruses, bacteria and he’s taking it out and you realize then what a weak dirty creature you are! More you have faith, more you surrender to Allah swt.
And in this Ahir Zaman, it is pushing everyone to enter into the way of dajjal, way of batil, in religion and outside of religion. Inside of Islam, inside of Tarikat and outside. Pushing people towards the teachings of Dajjal. What is the teachings of Dajjal? What are the teachings of Dajjal in this Ahir Zaman? Enjoy life. Don’t worry about Allah and His Prophet. You must satisfy all your desires. Don’t let anyone to tell you anything. You must follow your desires. Don’t follow anyone, that is cult! But if you follow your desire, that is normal. If you follow sheytan, that is normal.
So this Ahir Zaman is pushing people to follow dajjal. What do you have to do?
Prepare yourself to follow Hz Mahdi (as). Look for people who are preparing themselves for Mahdi (as), because if you fall into the camp of dajjal, it is going to be a disaster for you, dunya and Ahiret. Although this is the Tarikat ul-Aliya, we are in the path that is open for Rulers, for Pashas, for Sultans, for Wazirs. In these days, they made the entrance huge. From east to west, north to south, to collect as many as this ummat as possible under his umbrella, for safety. So, everyone is qualified to enter into this Tarikat. We are not going to check your qualification to say, ‘Oh, you are black, you cannot enter.’ ‘Oh you are white, you cannot enter. This is a black tarikat’ or ‘oh you are not Turkish, you cannot enter.’
That’s why we are holding on to the Ottomans, you understand? Because the Ottomans, is universal. They welcome everyone and they gave everyone their rights and their freedom and their justice. That’s why the Ottomans will come back before the Hz Mahdi appears. And that’s why we are holding on to the way of the Ottomans as much as we can. And understand in what their guiding principles are. We are not here just ot play dress up. It’s not that. So, we open the way for everyone to enter into the Tarikat and for safety because now, it’s not too many places where they are going to offer that safety. Once you enter, then there’s a different story then.
Hoja Lokman Efendi Hz, Khalifah of Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs) * OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
September 27, 2014