Question: Due to loneliness sometimes I fall into ghaflat or I lose concentration on what I have to do, I try as much. I would like to know how the surroundings affect a person? How this ahir zaman affect a person, and who is qualified to enter into Tarikat?
You are young, you are lonely. It is normal. It is okay to feel sad. It is okay. Loneliness doesn’t just mean that you are alone. You can be surrounded by people and be lonely. You can be alone and you don’t feel lonely. Be with Allah, be with his Prophet (asws). That time they will lead you to a Jama’at, when the time is right, not when you think that you want.
Prophet (asws) he made the Hijra because Mecca although it is where he was born and it is where the Holy Ka’ba is, it was affecting him and the early muslims. So they have to make a migration, the Hijra, to be able to become more themselves. So the surroundings is very important to you. Pull yourself away from ghaflet people, ghaflet things as much as you can, and once you start doing that and you are looking for a group, a Jama’at, different surroundings, that will give you some peace. But don’t think it is going to stop there. We are not TarikatEvliya for nothing. Once you have that, then they are going to load up your plate with more challenges in front of you. Then maybe you are going to feel, ‘oh I’m feeling so jealous for this person. I never felt like this before. I’m not a jealous person but I feel crazy jealous about this person and I don’t know what it is.’ Good, so now they are pulling out all the viruses from deep inside of you that you don’t think you even have. Spiritual viruses , bacteria and it’s taking it out and you realize then what a weak dirty creature you are. More you will have faith more you will surrender to Allah swt.
In this ahir zaman, it is pushing everyone to enter into the way of Dajjal, world of Batil in religion and outside of religion, inside of Islam, inside of Tarikats and outside pushing people towards the teachings of Dajjal. What is the teaching of Dajjal? What are the teachings of Dajjal in this ahir zaman? Enjoy life, don’t worry about Allah and His Prophet, you must satisfy all your desires, don’t let anyone to tell you anything, you must follow your desires, don’t follow anyone, that is cult but if you follow your desire that is normal, if you follow Shaytan that is normal.
So this ahir zaman is pushing people to follow Dajjal. What do you have to do? Prepare yourself to follow Hz Mahdi (as). Look for people who are preparing themselves for Mahdi (as), because if you fall into the camp of Dajjal it is going to be a disaster for you dunya and ahirat. Although this is the Tarikat ul-evliya where in the past is was open for rulers, for Pashas for Sultans for Vizer, in these days they make the entrance huge from East to West, North to South, to collect as many of this ummat as possible under his umbrella for safety. So everyone is qualified to enter into this Tarikat. We are not going to check your qualifications to say, ‘Oh you are black you cannot enter. Oh you are white you cannot enter, this is a black Tarikat,’ or, ‘oh you are not Turkish you cannot enter.’ That is why we are holding on to the Ottomans. The Ottomans is universal. They welcome everyone and they give everyone their rights and their freedoms and their justice, and that is why the Ottomans will come back before Hz Mahdi appears, and that is why we are holding on to the way of the Ottomans as much as we can, understanding what their guiding principles are. We are not here just to play dress up. It is not that.
So we open the way for everyone to enter into the Tarikat and for safety because now it’s not too many places where they are going to offer that safety. Once you enter it is a different story now. Salam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, this much is enough insya’Allah Rahman. I will see you soon, may this week be open and easy for us for the sake of the Holy Prophet (asws), Sultan Awliya and Sheykh Effendi, Al-Fatiha. Ameen. Salam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu. Have a good day.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi NY
25 Jamada al-Awwal 1437
March 5, 2016.