Question: It seems everywhere I go there is wahabi influence everywhere. Every masjid, Imam or scholar that I hear all like to quote from ibn Tamiyah, this has even spread to the Balkans, people are against zikr, mawlid. These are practices my ancestors used to do but now we are told we are wrong. What can we do?
Get ready to change everything. Get ready to kick out all this sheytanic wahhabi ideas and people from this world. Get ready. That is what we can do. Not now. But get ready. Get ready because the only person who has that power to do this is Hazreti Mahdi (as). Get ready to be with him. Prepare yourself to be with him. Prepare yourself and pull yourself out from the tricks and the traps and the confusion and the fitnah of this world. This is what you should do. Because it’s only in doing this your faith is going to be intact, your faith is going to be strong. If you are not preparing yourself, your faith will easily shake with a little bit of confusion and you are going to be lost. Because these are the days that black is white and white is black. There is darkness everywhere.
We are giving out the last call because the flood is coming. We are building the ship. We are giving the last call. Are we trying to change the system? No. We know that we cannot. The flood is going to change the system. We are just giving the last call to those who wants to enter into the ship, into the ark. Those who wants to listen, they listen. Nuh (as), the Prophet Noah, he lived at that time maybe there were billions on the face of this earth, and he preached to his people, he spoke to them, ‘Leave your egoistic ways, turn to Allah!’ They refuse to listen, including his own family. Out of those millions and millions and millions, how many entered into the ship? Seventy-three.
So now, we are calling out. May Allah make our hearts to be strong in this way. Sheytan’s tricks and traps, dajjal’s tricks and traps, do not underestimate it. That is not the time where you think, ‘oh, if I just learn this prayer, I’m going to recite this prayer like magic, everything is going to go away.’ No it is not. What, you think it’s magic? Religion, spirituality is like magic formula? Abracadabra! you are going to say, everything is going to be?
No. You have to have faith, and faith it is built by understanding your ego that is stopping you from having faith. If you don’t step on your ego, if you are not under a master who teaches you about your ego, you think you have faith but it’s all bankrupt already. Understanding? SelamAleykum Warahmatullah.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
22 Shawwal 1436H
7 August, 2015