Question : If you are from another Tarikat, what does it mean to see Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi a couple of times in your dreams?
It means there is something here that is for you. You want it, take it. You don’t want it, leave it. I’ll take it. I need it. He has a lot to give, because he is very generous, that one. Whenever he gives, his Lord gives him more. More he gives, his Lord gives him more. He is so generous, he is saying one day in the small masjid before we build this (big masjid), he said, ‘I don’t even have any Paradise anymore.’ He said, ‘I’ve given it all away.’ He said, ‘now I even don’t have Paradise. All my Paradises, I’ve given them away.’
You see, there are those ones that are so beloved to Allah, Allah does not give them dunya and doesn’t even give them ahiret. He says, ‘those ones are for Me. Don’t get them side track.’ There are some, Allah gives them dunya Allah does not give them ahiret. Some Allah doesn’t give dunya, only ahiret He gives. Some He gives both. Some He doesn’t give at all. What do you want? Why are you worshipping? These words, although I’m speaking to murids so many times, you are hearing this so many times and you say, ‘my ears are bubbling, same words you are speaking,’ but sometimes when I speak to other people it’s like I come from another planet. When I said this to them, they said, ‘what?’ I said, ‘yeah, why do you pray? Why you want to go to Jannat. What’s so good about Jannat that you want to go. What is there? Jannat is a place?’
So, insya’Allah we will be strong enough to be with our Sheykh. So if you see him in your dreams , it is a very good sign for you. But you can do with it whatever you want. There’s a lot that he has to give. There’s a lot that you have to do in the ahir Zaman. There’s a lot that we have to do. Keep it alive. Insya’Allah. WaminaAllahu Taufiq. Alfatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
10 Shaban 1436H
May 29, 2015