Question: How much darker can this world get? I heard you say in a sohbet that Imam Mahdi (as) will appear when the world is in complete darkness, how close is this world to that point?
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Very close. Very very close. It’s going to get worse. We must prepare ourselves for that. If you don’t know how to live as believers in a jamaat, your faith is not going to save you in those days. If you don’t know how to share, if you don’t know how to be patient, if you don’t know how to get along, in those days when there is not going to be any food, in those days when your own family members they are going to jump to eat you, in those days when people are going to sell themselves or their loved ones for a piece of bread, if you are not preparing yourself, you will never survive in those days and you will never make your faith to survive.
This is one of the reasons why Tariqat is concentrating, our association is concentrating on how to live according to the sunnat, how to live in the Dergah in preparation for those times, how to step on our ego.
May Allah keep us in safety and always under the dome of the Evliyallah. We are asking that we hold on to their jubbah, that we are always looking to their light, that we will not get confused. May Allah forgive me and bless you, for the sake of the Holy Prophet (asws), Al-Fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
6 Zul-Qadah, 1436H
August 21, 2015