Question: The Prophet (asws) loves us so much more than we deserve and we have done nothing to earn his love. We are the most weak especially in these days. Why does the Prophet (asws) love his nation so much?
Because he is Rahmatan lil’alamin. That is his form. He is mercy. How can you tell the mercy, ‘why are you merciful?’ Because that is his nature. His nature is Rahmat. His nature is mercy. If you are from him, if you are his ummat, you will have that mercy too. You must. Every Awliya, every mukmin, they have mercy in their hearts. The question is not why he loves us, ask yourself, why you love him? Why you love him? For what reasons you are loving him?
So many they love him because they want to go to higher station in Paradise. Isn’t it? So many saying salawats because they want to rise to higher stations. So many saying salawats so that they can witness different alams, and communicate and have power, these ones. So many they recite salawats so that they can have a lot of money, or they get the girl or the boy that they want, or they get a good job, isn’t it? So why you love the Prophet? Why are you worshipping Allah? For what?
We worship Allah swt because He deserves to be worshipped. And we love the Prophet (asws) because he deserves to be loved. So if you are saying we are the most weak ones especially in these days, it’s not enough if you are sincere with those words, saying that ‘I am weak,’ you will find a way to be strong and you will find a way to live his mission, to continue the Prophet’s (asws) work. What is the Prophet’s (asws) work? What is his work?
One day, it just fits now, the Holy Prophet (asws) came back from a war and he was covered in dust and he was tired. And at that time, he was getting old. And his daughter Hz Fatima saying, ‘O father, when will you rest? You are getting older but you are not stopping. When are you going to stop and rest?’ And the Holy Prophet (asws) said, ‘ya Fatima, do you see that sun shining into our house?’ And the sun shines into every house, without discrimination. And the Prophet (asws) said, ‘I will not rest, I will not stop until the sun of Islam shines in every house. ‘ So although he had done his work, what is his (asws) part in the work, there is still so much for us to continue and the sun of Islam will shine into every household, just as he says. What is our part in it? It is not to stand up and to declare to the whole world, to say, ‘I’m a good Muslim, let me speak to you and give you advice.’ It is not so many times people going on Facebook, showing one side of themselves, then they have another side of themselves, and another side of themselves, and another side of themselves, showing. You say that you are so weak but you love the Prophet (asws). You will not let that weakness to stop you. You are going to work, whatever that is for you.
Huh, you don’t have to be a Da’i, you don’t have to give a Dawah, you don’t have to give Dawah to no one. You just have to believe and you have to love what you believe, even with one smile, you will spread the light of Islam. Even with one date. Meaning a small charity that you give to people, you are going to spread the teachings of the Prophet (asws) and his light. Ask yourself, how much of his light am I carrying? Don’t play this sufi games saying, ‘I’m so weak. I cannot do anything. I’m weakest. I’m the most dirty one. I’m the most evil one.’ So easy to say. Very very simple to say that. But I’ve never heard anyone who said, ‘oh, I’m hungry. I’m so weak that I’m hungry.’ I don’t hear anyone up till this point saying, ‘I’m so weak. I’m hungry and I’m not going to eat. I want to starve myself to death.’ No. you eat.because it beomes a necessity. When your spirit is hungry, as much as the food is, you will find something. You will find something to do. Inysa’Allah. This much is enough. Fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
10 Shaban 1436H
May 29, 2015