Question: How do we remove hypocrisy and suspicion from the heart?
You have to listen. Don’t be stubborn. To remove something from the heart is not so easy. You have to be ready to undergo surgery. It’s going to hurt you. You are going to think you are going to die. You are going to think the one who is doing that surgery is going to kill you, you are going to hate him. If you are really sincere with that and you know you have hypocrisy and that you have suspicion from your heart, that is already the first step to a cure. Because majority they don’t believe that they have hypocrisy, they don’t believe they have suspicion. They may say they have, but we ask them a couple of questions and the way they answer they already saying and claiming and thinking that they are saints and angels. Or at the very least we say why are you doing this? They say, they come up with so many excuses, so many reasons.
These are very dangerous things, diseases, and for a disease to be cured like that the medicine it is going to be very painful. It is like a cancer. Most they are not ready for this. Most they are thinking to get rid of hypocrisy and suspicion is what? ‘Let me give you one special salawat, let me give you a special Dua, let me do this, let me do that, then with that you’re going to become an angel.’ So you are not looking to the Holy Prophet (asws) who spent 23 years with the Sahaba e-Kiram and those who were in his Holy presence, those who were eating and praying with him, alaihi salatu wa salam, there were those who were still hypocrites and they still had suspicion in their heart. So those who are saying just give me a special salawat, a special zikr to remove this, we can put you in the presence of the Holy Prophet (asws), if you are not changing it, if you’re not understanding the disease that you have and changing it, its not going to help you too. Just as it didn’t help those hypocrites that were around the Prophet (asws). We should not even think that we are better than them. We should not. If we sincerely don’t think that we are better than them we are going to find the hypocrisy. We are going to admit that we are hypocrites, we are going to find them and slowly then that time, slowly, with the presence of the Doctor in the hospital, with nurses to help you, you will come out from those diseases.But first you have to understand what it is sincerely and you have to look sincerely. People don’t have time to sit down and to understand the hypocrisy and the suspicion in their hearts. So there were times, there will be times when someone is going to , when someone who is given authority is going to tell you. How many of us are going to accept that? Are we going to have our reasons and excuses too?
So be around sincere ones, learn from them. Don’t be around hypocrites. Be around sincere ones and take our spiritual diseases very seriously and put our ego under our feet, especially watch ourselves Holy days, every Thursday night is a Holy night. It’s more Holy than the two Eids combine. It’s a Jumma, it’s just entered, it’s a Jumma night but not even murids they are watching that. So we should not be in ghaflet. May Allah forgive me. This much is enough. Wa Min Allah Tawfiq, Al Fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
15 Jamada al-Ahir 1437
March 24 2016.