Question: Is it permissible for us to perform Qurban on behalf of others?
If you are able to do it, it is very recommended that you do. Because in Islam too, qurban especially and zakat, qurban and Hajj, something to think about. You cannot really pray for someone, like namaz, you cannot make namaz for someone, correct? You cannot make someone to give Syahadat, I mean to say Syahadat for someone else, correct? A person cannot say, ‘okay you don’t fast for Ramazan, I’m going to fast for you.’ It cannot happen. But zakat you may, maybe. Put that aside, but definitely Hajj, if somebody who cannot make it, you can actually do it. And the Qurban is also part of that Hajj, in reality.
Holy Prophet (asws), every year he would cut one qurban for the ummat. And his ummat is not just his Sahabis, not just those who believe in him at that time, but for entire human race. From his time until Judgement day, every single year he will cut one for the whole ummat. Of course he is going to cut for himself, for his family, for other things but one specifically for all of humanity. Who is doing that these days? Alhamdulillah, we are. The way of SahibulSaif, we are continuing that. As in our way, every Fajr we have to pray for the whole ummat. Not just say, ‘ya, ya, ya. I pray. I pray. That’s what I mean, whole ummat.’ No, to say, Ya Rabbi, save the ummat of Muhammad. Ya Rabbi, give more mercy to the ummat of Muhammad. Ya Rabbi, forgive the ummat of Muhammad. We say specifically this. Every Fajr, in the Naksibendi way we have to say. We are not making any difference between Sufi and wahabbi, or shi’ or Chrisitan, Jew or Hindu. We say these are all ummat, we are praying for the whole ummat. Understand?
If you have love, your heart will break every day. Because that is the sign of love. If you say and you are claiming that you have so much love, that you say people should have love, should have unconditional love, and you are not crying for the ummat, you are not feeling the pain of the ummat, now because you say openly, ‘people should have more love,’ now openly you should also say, ‘May Allah bring down all these tyrants.’ Which they are not doing. And openly they must say, ‘we must stop this tyranny because it’s breaking everyone’s heart, and Allah and His Prophet they are not happy with it.’ But no, twenty four hours people are talking about nonsense. Astaghfirullahal adzim wa atubu ilaih. May Allah forgive me.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
16 Zul Qaida 1437
August 19, 2016.