Question: What does it mean to contribute to the dajjalic system and confusion and how can one protect himself from it?
Follow the advice of the Holy Prophet (asws) when he says, ‘when the ahir zaman enters, the age of confusion enters, pull yourself away. Go up the mountain.’
It’s simple. Go up the mountain. Pull yourself away from populated areas because there’s going to be a lot of confusion there. Even if we have to take just one sheep and to drink milk from that sheep, meaning to have a very simple lifestyle, do that and wait for SahibulZaman to appear. Don’t try to change things. Don’t run around trying to do things, because the more you are trying to do, more confusion that is going to be. They are going to let you to succeed. One year, two years, then after the third year, more confusion is going to happen to you.
This is what you can do to protect, and once you pull yourself out from that confusion, Prophet (asws) is also saying, don’t try to learn as much Islamic knowledge as you can also because there’s going to be a lot of confusion there. Because there is going to be so many scholars, they look like sheep but they are actually wolves inside. Never forget, Hazreti Mahdi (as) is going to come and he’s going to slaughter seventy thousand scholars of Islam. That is one of the first thing that he’s going to do. Because these are the scholars, these are the alims and ulamas that is making the people, majority of the people to run away from real Islam. So pull yourself back from that. Small knowledge that you have, be sincere. Be a good humble one. Step on your ego, remember Allah, live a simple lifestyle. You get the taste of life and you get the taste of Hereafter.
Sheykh Maulana (qs) is saying, if you smoke just one cigarette, you are supporting the Kingdom of sheytan, you are supporting the Kingdom of Dajjal. Look to see what is forbidden, look to see what is Halal. Whatever thing that you are doing that is forbidden, it is supporting the Kingdom of Dajjal. Look deeper in there. It is Halal, but look deeper, try to understand. Although it is halal, what is this whole industry?
It is halal to wear clothes, correct? Who can say it is haram to wear clothes. It is halal to wear shoes. Now let me tell you a little bit of something, we don’t like to open these things too much to people because they may get turn off or they may not believe or it’s going to be very hard on them. But you don’t have to be a Muslim, you don’t have to be a believer, you don’t have to be a Saint to know that so many of the products that we are using, especially in the west, it is made not only by child labor, but by people who are not given their rights properly to produce these things that we are using, that we are paying hundreds and thousands of dollars sometimes, but they are getting just a few cents.
Slavery? There is more slavery in this world right now than ever there was before. What Islam is doing? Islam puts a law into slavery. Islam puts a law into war that more that you are doing it and you have to correctly hold on to that law and to enforce it, more you are doing it, more you are going to realize that it is something that it is not so easy to do, and more you are going to stop that action. Do you understand?
Never before in the history of mankind until the Holy Prophet (asws) came, that he says war, and there are rules, strict rules and laws to govern a war. You cannot kill any women or children. You cannot kill the old people. You cannot harm the trees. You cannot harm the livestock. You cannot burn anything. You cannot harm the religious people. You cannot burn and destroy the religious houses. These are laws that the Prophet (asws) put. So now it’s making the war very streamline. And these war is now going to be for the sake of Allah. It is not something that they are saying, because you are the victors, then you can do anything that you want with the land.
Slavery, there are so many laws to the rules of slavery that it makes it more and more and more difficult for people now to follow that properly and it is better to free them. That for every punishment in Islam, that if you do something for example, if you break your fast during the month of Ramazan, without any real reason, and you have to pay back. This is one example and there are so many things in Islamic laws that if you break the rules, then what is the punishment? They say you can do this, you can do that, pay money or you can free a slave. That now all these things is pushing us to what? To saying, it is better to grant them freedom, but even in owning a slave, there are so many specific guidelines to that, that never before the world has seen this kind of religious and ethics. Where are you going to find? In which religious book you are going to find? But we already have in Islam, that the Prophet said this: My slave, he eats what I eat. He wears what I wear. He sleeps as I sleep. Where are you going to find it?
So, protect yourself also from this dajjalic system. Surround yourself in a good jamaat. Because Islam, it is to be in a a Jami. Not just jami as a masjid, but to be in the jamaat with people who are going to be in an association. That time you can practice it. This is ahir zaman. We have to understand how to conduct yourself in the ahir zaman. Otherwise if you don’t have wisdom, you may have certain practices, but you don’t have the wisdom, you are going to be heedless and sheytan can just mislead you, you think you are still in Siratul Mustaqim but you have strayed so far away, you made a detour, you strayed so far away from the main highway that it’s going to take you forever to get back. If you get back. WaminAllahu Taufiq, 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