Question: Why does a murid in this way renew their beyat?
I may speak about our association. The Holy Prophet (asws) said, ‘O my nation, renew your religion.’ He’s giving us an order to renew our religion. And what is a beyat? That it renews our religion. Now we are taking hand with someone who is going to renew our religion.
If we are supposed to renew our Shahadat, renew our religion because our religion our Shahadat gets old, it gets dirty, this is another proof that we say we have to make a zikr, then what about our beyat that we have to renew it? Especially when we feel that some way, somehow, it is a little bit broken, some way, somehow, it is a little bit dirty, it is corrupted, and we say, we want to reconnect. Some they’ve gone away for so long and they come back and they say we want to renew it. Each according to their intention. This is also something that we don’t play around with. Not every opportunity we are going to renew our beyat, anytime you like you are going to bring Sakal e-Sharif and you are just going to have. No, It becomes very…the value then drops like that. So many they come and they want to renew, I say it’s not necessary to renew. Why? Did you break anything? Was there expiration date?
So you think that you’ve broken something? Work, the most important thing is now work to reconnect. Don’t just work to reconnect by just taking a beyat. That is easy. It’s just words. But you now work. And for some, they are saying, ‘before we had our beyat with Sheykh Effendi,’ we all have a beyat with Sheykh Effendi, ‘and now since he’s been veiled and he puts you there, we still have a beyat with Sheykh Effendi, but now because he’s put you there, certain things are passing through you, we wish to take beyat with you.’ And I say, it is up to you. I never tell people, ‘you have to.’ People do it voluntarily.
I’m not here to collect anyone. I’m not here to collect beyat. But if you feel that by taking a beyat, renewing it with me to our Sheykh is going to help you, go ahead, do it. It shows how clear certain things are to you too. So that is the reason, insya’Allah ar-Rahman. According to the intention. Islam is not just according to the actions but according to the intention, it’s very important. And everytime we renew our Shahadat, I don’t know about you, but for me I’m renewing my beyat with our Sheykh, safe, you are not going to lose anything that time. Fatiha. SelamAleykum warahmatullahi Wabarakatu.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
18 Shaban 1436H
June 5, 2015