Question: If we came from Allah, why did we forget who created us and how can we remember Allah again?
We never forget who created us. We never forget that we are creature and there is a Creator. You can deny, but you can never forget. If we say this plate (Sheykh holds a small plate) it comes into creation by itself, no one will ever believe it. No one will believe this. If somebody ask you, for example, ‘where did you get this (plate)?’ and you said, ‘ oh this, I didn’t buy it. It created itself.’ ‘What are you talking about?’ Or if you say, ‘this, oh let me tell you . Sit down, I have to tell you a story now. How this came about? You see, billions and billions and billions of years ago, there was gas and mass and everything, and one muslim came with bombs and it explode and became Big Bang,’ ( Sheykh laughs) Sheykh Effendi used to say that word: Big Bang. ‘So Big Bang theory and everything starts separating, and it come out from Ocean crawling and became four foot, ten foot, flying like this, da,da,da,da….then it became this.’ Who would believe that?
Did we forget? We may forget time to time. But we know. You only remember what you know. You never remember what you don’t know. It’s Zikrullah, it’s remembering Allah. It is not learning, that there is a Creator, before that you didn’t know. From young to old, everybody understands that, there is a Creator. So now, once you understand there is a Creator, the intelligent one is going to ask, ‘who is He? Why did He create me? What is He asking? What is the reason of my creation? For what purpose?’
So, like Sheykh Effendi is saying, ‘if Allah swt did not send to this world any Book, Holy Book, if he did not send any Prophet, just with the intelligence alone in our heart, we will find Allah.’ So, how can we remember Allah? Be with those who are with Allah, and they will fix the bridge the Allah has created between you and Him, that Siratul Mustaqim. Get on that Siratul Mustaqim and start on your journey back to Allah swt. It’s a very long journey. It doesn’t end when you are in the grave. That is the beginning. It doesn’t end on Judgement Day, it is the beginning. For us, as believers, it doesn’t end with Jannat either. Everything that has a beginning has an end. Something to think about. Private sohbet. SelamAleykum warahmatullah.
May it be easy for you. May Allah forgive me. May Allah raise the station of the Holy Prophet (asws), his family, his companions, all the Saints, Sultanul Awliya, SahibulSaif.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz, Khalifah of Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs) * OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York, 2015