Question: I heard in your sohbet that for Mahdi (as) to come, the world must be in total darkness. In spreading the light of our Sheykh, will that hinder the appearance of Mahdi (as)?
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. That will not hinder the appearances of Mahdi (as). Because now, spreading the light of our Sheykh, this world is already in such a sorrowful darkness, such a dark darkness, the light of our Sheykh is like a flashlight that is just searching for those ones who are looking for the light. Of course, the light of our Sheykh, you can turn it on that flashlight to have the power of a million suns to turn off the darkness of this world. But the permission and the order now is just to collect those ones who are looking, who are searching. It is not to turn on the light of this world. It is just to show that there is some light, a little bit here and there appearing, and those ones who are looking for the light, they are going to find it, and they are going to come.
Are we looking forward to this darkness? Of course we are not. And no one can say that this world is getting better. Day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, things are getting worse and worse and worse. Don’t look to yourself, just because today you have a job, and tomorrow maybe you get a promotion, you get more projects, the world is getting better. Then you are only thinking in a very low level and you are not thinking like a believer. Because the believer thinks, the believer he looks and he sees with the Nur of Allah, and he’s just not looking at himself. He looks everything, everywhere completely in this world and he can witness what is above and he can witness what is down there. He knows. His heart will tell him. It will start moving.
So even if he is comfortable, he’s not comfortable. Because he knows that this world, the state that this world is in, Allah swt is not happy with us. The Prophet (asws) is not happy with us and the Awliya Allah they are not happy and they pulled themselves back. They are not going out there to pull people. They pull themselves back to say, ‘now those ones who are really in need, in search of the truth, they are going to find the way.’
We were just speaking about Mahdi (as). Because those ones now who are preparing for the appearances of Mahdi (as), they have to be busy. With the work of Mahdi (as), they have to be busy. Don’t be busy with Mahdi (as). So many foolish ones, they can’t wait for Mahdi (as) to come. Why? ‘Because that time I can marry as many wives as I want.’ That is again ego. Why you can’t wait for him to come? ‘That time I will be like Awliya.’ Still ego.
Mahdi (as) is coming here for a mission. What is his mission? His mission is to bring down kufr, to defeat the dajjal, to bring down this evil system. Then check ourselves. If we are going to welcome Mahdi (as) and help him in his work, are we already in that state, or not? If we are not in that state, even if we are talking about Mahdi (as) twenty-four hours but you are becoming a slave to the system and you are supporting the system, and you are saying there is nothing wrong with all these fitnah that is going around. Because I see so many so called Sufi and ahle Sunnah, they are so happy when they go to Mecca and Medina and they take pictures of that sheytanic clock. They take pictures of all these tall buildings that were built and they say, ‘masha’Allah! Such nice technology we have. Nice architecture.’ Sufis are doing this. Ahle sunnat people are doing this. You do that, you are supporting that sheytanic government. You are supporting dajjal. This is one of the signs of dajjal. That teeth, buildings like the teeth of dog, the desert turning to become green.
So you are not being busy with understanding the system and standing up against to the system. You are being busy with what you are going to be when Mahdi (as) comes. Most likely, you are going to follow dajjal. Because dajjal is going to come looking very beautiful. He’s going to dress like Prophet. He’s going to give you what your heart is looking for. One thing that he’s going to make it very easy for you, he’s going to take the sunnat and the shariat and he’s going to put it down and he says, ‘no need for all of that. These days it is different. Those days it is different. First he is going to say, ‘there is only one Lord.’ He is going to trick you. Later he is going to say, ‘there is one Lord and there is one Prophet. Look how close I am to that prophet. I’m starting to look like that Prophet.’ And to some he’s going to say, ‘I am a prophet.’ And to some he’s going to say, ‘the world cannot carry the secret, in reality, I am Allah.’
Sheytan is going to declare that. And the unbelievers, hypocrites, they are going to get pull to that. Because dajjal is going to come with a charisma. And he will come with extraordinary powers. Especially those foolish ones that they are always looking for extraordinary powers, they are looking for conspiracy theories, they are looking for aliens here, aliens there. Lizard people. I’m talking about muslims. I’m talking about ahle tasawuf who are busy with like this. ‘lizard people. We must be busy with lizard people these days. Aliens.’ They are not being busy with the Sunnah. Then dajjal is going to come and he’s going to show so many things to you, unusual and you are saying, ‘you must be that one. You are not dajjal, you must be the chosen one. The savior.’
Mahdi (as) is going to come to bring nothing but the sunnat of the Rasulullah (asws). So, we are here preparing ourselves, insya’Allah ar-Rahman, not to get caught up with that fitnah that is outside. Anyone who wants to join us, they are welcome. Anyone who doesn’t want to join us, they are welcome. Everyone is going to be responsible for their own self. May Allah forgive me and bless you. Al-Fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
29 Shawwal 1436H
14 August, 2015