Question: What can we do to strengthen our faith, to not betray our Sheykh?
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Be busy with us. Don’t be busy with what your ego wants or what your desires want, what you want from this world. Be busy with us, you understand? Spend more time, not just physically, but time inside your heart that is more important. You can be here sitting and listening to sohbet but it’s not entering, and outside of the sohbet you don’t even think about it, you don’t even put anything, you don’t talk about it, it’s not interesting. Then that time you have no space and you have no time for us. That time you can be inside the Maqam 24 hours sheytan will still reach you, your desires will still reach you because you are making an opening there for sheytan to enter.
Block those openings. Of course sheytan is going to be busy with the believers. It is the believers that is pulling the Rahmat, the mercy of Allah down, and sheytan is not happy with the mercy of Allah. He wants Allah to punish everyone the way that Allah is promising to punish him because he disobeyed to Allah swt because of us. He got jealous of us. Sheytan got jealous from you and me because we have been created to represent Allah and he says I want to have that title.
Hz Ali (kw) he is saying, “sheytan circles around the believers like flies they circle around dead meat”. Don’t think oh just because you are praying five times a day, you are trying to be good, so everything has to work out for you, everything has to be wonderful, everything, who is saying that? We are not living in Paradise. We are living in this world, we are living in dunya. Dunya is one of the enemies. When you are amongst your enemies, if they treat you nicely you have to really put a question mark there. The Prophet (asws) is saying, be careful believers when you leave your home. When you leave your home, for the men, 70 sheytans is waiting for you, for the women should I say, 70,000. Which in these days every woman wants to be walking out in the streets. I’m talking muslim woman, non muslim women we cannot say anything, it is not in their belief. I’m talking about muslim women now.
The idea of tessatur is not, it’s modesty, it is not just to cover up completely then to show yourself everywhere, what is the point? Then you’re still not understanding the spirituality, the spirit and how delicate the spirit is, how others may destroy your spirit just like that ( Sheykh snaps his fingers), very easily especially to the women. Especially sheytan, very attracted to the women because if we say something like this… ‘You are not being modern, you are not being progressive, you are being backward, oh Islam is not teaching…’ Now suddenly they say Islam is not teaching you. ‘Isn’t Hz Kadijah she was a business woman? she was a trader?’ You really think Hz Kahdija is out there like Donald Trump, selling and buying? Really? Like the Khutba is saying, if you don’t know your history, you think that history is like your history. You think that history is like your present time. Whatever that you see on television you think is the same?
So sheytans will always circle around the believers because they are pulling the mercy of Allah. Like I said, if we understand the power of our Zikr, we’d be making Zikr every day. If we understanding how with one Allah we are saying we’re bringing down the sheytans, we’d be saying Allah every day, every second. So we have to be careful. Surround yourselves, be busy here, here, here,here, ( Sheykh Lokaman points to head, heart, hands, tongue) ears, eyes, you understand? Be busy with your tongue, be busy with your eyes, be busy with your ears, be busy with your heart, your mind, your actions, your limbs, be busy with those ones who are friends to Allah, be busy with their work. Then that time even if you are just working and you are not reading, you are not remembering anything but you are working, your working something that is blessed that will be a safety to you and we need that in these days.
Never underestimate dajjal, never underestimate dajjal, never underestimate the antichrist. Don’t think it is so obvious he has different tricks for everyone too. He has different tricks and different traps for everyone too. Do not underestimate, you think you are going to find out dajjal’s secret just like that from a couple of YouTube videos? He’s been preparing himself for thousands of years you think, ‘oh I forgot,’ dajjal is going to say, ‘YouTube now they have all my secrets, I never thought of that.’ There is something, sheytan always works from this direction too. Its not like that. Now people are being busy doing numbers, doing signs doing this and calculating and saying, ‘okay, this is what’s going to happen.’ But we are watching Evliyaullah their nice and easy. Be careful don’t take things into your own hands. SelamAleykum. Astaghfirullah Al-Azim Wa atubu Ilahi. This much I know, I know nothing.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
19 Ramazan 1437
June 24, 2016.