Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fear of Allah is the pinnacle of all knowledge

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Never let the flame of passion die

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Medet Ya Sheykh Abd Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani, Medet. We are asking permission and support from him to say some words, that maybe your heart is going to become alive and to have passion again. The hearts that are … Continue reading

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SHEYKH EFFENDI’S LIFE AND MISSION

TEXT OF INTERVIEW WITH SHEYKH EFFENDI HAZLETERI ON MPL TV  Reporter: Right after prayers, we start our association with Sheykh Abdul Kerim. Since he has a colorful personality, he tells us of his life with parts.  Yes, viewers of Bab-i … Continue reading

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When we get close to a friend of Allah, an Awliyaullah are we going to face even more difficulties?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are many examples in history of Islam that shows betrayal to Holy Ones from very close people, even family.  When we got close to a friend of Allah, an Awliyaullah are we going to face even more difficulties? … Continue reading

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How do I keep my sanity living in Tarikat?

  BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I keep my sanity living in Tarikat? I understand what my ego wants; however, I am not giving into it. Yet, I feel the pressure in my heart when the desires pulls and I know … Continue reading

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Understand the hidden objects of worship that we put in our hearts

BismillahirRahmanirRahim This enemy is that creature that Allah (swt) has put inside of us. This creature that has disobeyed Allah and continually disobeying Allah, this creature that is inside of each and every one of us, is not looking to … Continue reading

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Turn back the pages of time to understand the darkness of this Ahir Zaman

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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What is Tarikat, what is Sohbet, and what is Bay’at?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What is Tarikat, what is Sohbet, and what is Bay’at? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Tarikat means way. Tarikat it means way, and the way is back to Allah swt. We have been created for Him, for His sake we have been sent … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to start back up physically and spiritually after we’ve fallen?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: Why is it so hard to start back up physically and spiritually after we’ve fallen, why does it seem that everyone around us is progressing but we are the only ones being held back? How can we get … Continue reading

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What is the best way to understand ourselves?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : What is the best way to understand ourselves? We just spoke the whole night about that. Insha’Allah be in sohbet. It’s not even saying now sit and imitate. Just sit, sit with them, be with the Salihin, observe, take … Continue reading

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Do you have any message for the people of Korea during these difficult times?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Do you have any message for the people of Korea during these difficult times?  Yes! BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Say “Ash hadu al la ilaha illallah, Wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan Abduhu wa Rasuluhu”. That is a message. That is going to be … Continue reading

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Seek cure for spiritual disease from the Tabibul Qulub

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   We are asking permission from the Holy ones to send us something that we may speak, that we may benefit from it. That I’m going to benefit from it and you are going to benefit from it. Holy … Continue reading

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Without the remembrance of your Lord, there cannot be Syukur

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Hasbinallah wa ni’mal wakeel. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah-il aliyyil azim….Medet Ya SahibulSaif Sheykh AbdulKerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani Hz .We are asking permission and we are asking support from our Sheykh, Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani, to send us … Continue reading

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Why do Islamic communities read even their Shaykh’s book more than Quran?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why do Islamic communities read the Quran less than the hadith books. The hadith were written 150 years after the passing of the Prophet (asws). The Prophet (asws) prohibited the sahaba to write hadith books. Now why do … Continue reading

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What should I do to earn this sweetness back into my life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When I took bayat the first days I felt so clean, my heart was burning. It felt as if all the badness was being burned away. I wish I could have this sweetness everyday. What should I do to … Continue reading

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As a female murid, how do I talk to my husband to bring him to this way?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: As a female murid, how do I talk to my husband about my sheykh and the Dergah and bring him to this way? Don’t fight and don’t argue. If he asks, try to speak from your heart, sincerely … Continue reading

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Sufi Sheykh – Orthodox Priest conversation

Ottoman Sufi Shaykh, Shaykh Lokman Efendi’s conversation with an Orthodox priest visiting the Osmanli Dergah. This is also your home. Whenever you are travelling be comfortable Priest: You know the Turkish soldiers who took our people, our boys. They really thought that … Continue reading

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What are the requirements to become a murid?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are the requirements to become a murid? It is said in this way, Shaykh Efendi is saying, ‘To enter into our way to become a murid, it is, the door is as wide as between East and West. … Continue reading

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Impact of easy communication means available today and how these are changing people’s lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you comment on the impact of easy communication means available today and how these are changing people’s lives? People want to communicate with each other about everything and there is widespread jealousy among females especially. Social media … Continue reading

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How do we get rid of the tyranny inside of us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we get rid of the tyranny inside of us? So you know you have tyranny. You know you have tyranny and you want to get rid of it – find yourself a Shaykh. Submit yourself. Get … Continue reading

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What is Nafs al-ammara and Nafs al-mutmain?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is Nafs al ammara and nafs al mutmain? This is what Allah (swt) is describing in the Quran al-Karim. Nafs al-ammara is the disobedient, ego. The ego wants to be on top to command. Allah (swt) has … Continue reading

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Stand at the Door of Thankfulness

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Why are there alims who deny the appearance of Mahdi (as)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim This is the most Holy day of the week, that’s coming with it different secrets and different blessings that is raining down to this world, to everyone. If you are there to catch it, you will get it. If … Continue reading

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How can we leave this world in a station of purity, the highest station?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: We were always reminded by our Sheykh that our maqam/station is the toilet. Very low and dirty. At the same time we were told that we have to leave this world in a station of purity, the highest … Continue reading

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What is imprisoned? What is freed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What is imprisoned? What is freed? Say for example a murid enters into Tarikat, and he thinks that the sky is the limit, he can do anything that he wants, it’s a very dangerous situation because you enter into … Continue reading

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What are we supposed to do when someone is jealous of us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What are we supposed to do when someone is jealous of us? If you know the person who is jealous of you, you should give him a present. If that person is a female give her a present, … Continue reading

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If I lost my spirit of being in the way, what can I do to regain it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If I lost my spirit of being in the way, what can I do to regain it? How is it possible to be alive in the spiritual path? BismillahirRahmanirRahim.  You must consult. You must consult with your Sheykh. … Continue reading

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Why do people have so much love for the Holy Prophet’s (asws) sandal?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why do people have so much love for the Holy Prophet’s (asws) sandal? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Because we’re following the Sunnat of Allah. Correct? We have so much love for the Sandal because we follow the Sunnat of Allah, not even the … Continue reading

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“Verily I have made oppression unlawful for Me and My servants…”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Allah swt is the Provider, why then are millions of people dying of hunger?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question from a murid at the Osmanli Dergah: Allah swt is the Provider. Nobody was supposed to die from hunger, but we see now, especially in one part of Syria, they are under siege and the kids are dying … Continue reading

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How can I learn proper adab, living in a modern Muslim community where the dunya, not manners, is emphasized?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can I learn proper adab when I am not able to visit the Dergah frequently yet live in a modern Muslim community where the dunya, not manners, is emphasized? I want to sit with those who have … Continue reading

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Dunya Is Three Days

BismillahirRahmanirRahim In the whole world there is no name that is mentioned more than Muhammad (asws). Nonstop, the Prophet’s name is mentioned. 24 hours a day. Now you are one of the Nation of Muhammad. And in the world, it’s … Continue reading

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As a believer, what are we supposed to ask from Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I heard you said, do not ask, and do not push. As a believer, what are we supposed to ask from Allah? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. As a believer what do you want from Allah? What would you say? (Sheykh ask a … Continue reading

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Where do the dirty manners come from? And how to prevent them from entering?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: Where do the dirty manners come from? And how to prevent them from entering? Masha’Allah, that’s a very good question. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Sheytan he passed his limits, he lost his manners in  front of his Lord. He lost his … Continue reading

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I have a brother who has a heavy drinking problem. We have tried many things but they don’t seem to work. What would you suggest?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: I have a brother in his twenties and has a heavy drinking problem. He recently returned from Umrah. We tried many things but they don’t seem to work. What would you suggest? Astaghfirullah al-Azeem wa Atubu ilaih. … Continue reading

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How do we understand Ahirat knowledge when it’s hard to relate to?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we understand Ahirat knowledge when it’s hard to relate to? From the outside look every knowledge that you don’t know it is hard to relate to. You don’t know mathematics, you learn mathematics, at first it’s … Continue reading

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How do I stop blaming others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How do I stop blaming others? Blame yourself. Whatever that you see out there that is happening, that is wrong; Allah is showing that to you as a warning to you that you have that inside of you. … Continue reading

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Muslims have forgotten their own identities and their past

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Your lifestyle determine the identity you are trying to adopt

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Of this new year, Muslim countries number one, especially Arab countries, number one, they already pass America a long time ago, they passed Europe long time ago, this so called Arab muslim countries. I said at least in the … Continue reading

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