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 salallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa azwajihi wa ashabihi wa atbaihi.
Khulafail Rashidin mahdin min ba’di wuzerail immeti alal tahkik. Khususan minhum alal amidi khulafai rasulillahi ala tahqeeq. Umara il mu’mineen. Hazreti abu bakr wa umar wa uthman wa ali. Wa ala baqiyati wa sahabai wa tabieen, ridwanallahu ta’ala alayhimayyuhal mu’minun al hadirun, ittaqullaha ta’ala wa ati’uh. Inna allaha ma allathina-ttaqaw wal-lathina hum muhsinun. Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen. Wa Salatu wa Salamu ala Ashrafil Ambiya’i wa Imam al-Mursaleen, Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain.
Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen. Wa Salatu wa Salamu ala Ashrafil Ambiya’i wa Imam al-Mursaleen Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain.
All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Universes. All praises are due to Allah Who is the First, the Last, the Manifest, the Hidden, the One who has Might and Power over all things. All praises are due to Allah Who sent Sayyidina Muhammad (AS) as a Light and Guidance to the Universes.
And may all peace and blessings be upon the Master of the Worlds, the Intercessor of the Day of Judgment, the Mercy to the Universes, the Imam of the Prophets, the Sultan of the Messengers, Sayyidina Muhammad (AS), and upon his noble family and blessed companions, especially upon the Four Khulafa-e-Rashideen, Hz. Abu Bakr el-Siddiq, Hz. Umar el-Faruq, Hz. Osman el-Ghani, and Hz. Ali el-Murtaza, and all those who follow them until the Last Day.
Ya Ayyuhal Mu’minoon! O Believers! Today is the Day of Jummah in the Month of Rabiul Awwal. In such a day, the believers should be celebrating the double blessing they have been given. The day of Jummah, the Sultan of the Days, in the Month of the Birth of the Sultan of the Universes.
But in this Ahir Zaman, how can the believers celebrate? Is it possible for a man who is bleeding from every side to celebrate? He cannot, because he will only feel the pain that is overtaking his body. Muslims of the 21st century may have forgotten, but the Holy Prophet (AS) said that the believers are one body. He said (AS): The examples of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of one body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever. The limbs of this Ummat are not just aching. The heart of this Ummat is being torn out. And those who are Believers, they are feeling that pain. If we don’t feel that pain, then we should not count ourselves as believers. Because Holy Prophet (AS), in this Hadith, he is saying that it is a sign of the believer that he is going to feel pain when his brothers are in pain. If we’re not feeling that pain, we shouldn’t pretend that we are believers.
Perhaps the Muslims of the 21st century have become so selfish that perhaps they will not even know what we are talking about. Perhaps the so-called Sufis of the 21st century are so busy with making new-style Mawlids while sitting with tyrants that they don’t know what’s happening in this world. But they know what is happening in this world, and at the same time preaching unconditional love. So we should remind. Allah (SWT) is saying in Surah Dhaariyat: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers. (51:55). SadaqallahulAdzim.
So why are the true believers in pain? Because the body of this Ummat is being ripped into shreds. Look at what is happening in Syria, in the land that the Holy Prophet (AS) called Shaam. The land that he mentioned in a Hadith saying: How blessed is al-Shaam’’! The companions around asked: ‘’Why is that’’? The Messenger (AS) replied, ‘’I see the angels of Allah spreading their wings over al-Shaam’’. What is happening today in that land? O Muslims! What is happening there? The people are being massacred. The killing in Aleppo, in Halab, that is happening today is worse than what the Mongols did to Baghdad. Are we thinking? Are we understanding? Our sisters, your sisters and my sisters, are being brutalized with nobody to help them. Little children are being tortured by animals in the shape of humans. The people are being exterminated for saying La ilaha il-Allah, Muhammad Rasulallah. And they are forced to give another Shahadat. And the world has turned a blind eye. The Muslim world has turned a blind eye. O Arabs! O Arabs who are so proud to say that they are the purest of Muslims- where is your Islam? Where is your honor?
For the rest of us, for the majority of us, we have no worldly power. We have no governmental power. We have no official position. And yet, we are still begging our Lord to forgive us for not being able to help and reach to those people. And we are begging Him to not count us as having a share in that tyranny. But what about those who do have power? What about those who have wealth? What about those who have money pumping out of the earth every moment? What are they doing? Nothing. Just sitting and ignoring the screams of their brothers and sisters, wasting the resources that belongs to the Muslims.
It’s not just in Syria. It is everywhere. In Burma as well. Muslims, simple village people, are being slaughtered just because they are Muslims. Their villages are being destroyed, their lives are being taken, their entire existence is being wiped out. And all because they are saying that Shahadat. Do you think they will be continued to be tyrannized if they deny the Shahadat? It is only because of the Shahadat that they are being tyrannized. But when they try to seek refuge in the Muslim country next door, their small rafts are being turned back, so that they can go back to their country to be massacred.
O Muslims! This is our state. This is our state in this Ahir Zaman. And it is the situation that the Holy Prophet (AS) told us about 1400 years ago. When he said: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. The People will soon summon one another to attack you from every place in the same way that an animal pack gathers around its prey” Someone asked, “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied, “No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be like the scum of the sea, and Allah will take the fear of you from the hearts of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and hatred of death.”
So what happened to us, O Muslims? Where is our honor? Where is our Heybet? Where is our dignity? Some will say, we need to become more educated, that is how we will get our honor back. Some are saying, we need to go out and fight and get weapons to get our honor. Some are saying, we need to become like the westerners, then we will be honored. All this is wrong and all this is ignorance.
We lost our honor when we abandoned our Sultan. We lost our honor when that protection that is in the form of our Sultan, the shadow of Allah on earth was removed, when the Ottoman Sultan was removed, when the Office of the Khilafat was veiled, the Heybet was removed from the Muslims. And from that time until today, Muslims have been suffering. Why? Because the Muslims went against the teachings and the warning of Allah. Holy Prophet (AS) is saying in his Hadith Sherif: The Sultan is the Shadow of Allah on Earth. Whoever honors the Sultan will be honored by Allah, and whoever hates the Sultan, Allah hates him.
One hundred years ago, the Muslims said, we don’t want the Sultan anymore. We want to be modern. And if we were to ask the Muslims of today, do you want the Sultan to come, they will say, no, we want democracy. Don’t be an extremist brother. We want to live in nation states. We want to live with people of the same ethnicity as us. This is Jahiliyya. This is ignorance. This is the second Jahiliyya that the Evliya are warning us about. This is what Holy Prophet (AS) described when he said: Whoever separates from the Jama’at and leaves obedience (to the leader of the Muslims) and dies then he dies the death of one of jahiliyya. And whoever sets out against my Ummah with his sword, and strikes the good of them and the evil of them, not keeping away from a believer due to his iman, and does not fulfill the covenant with the one who took it, then he is not from my Ummah. And whoever is killed while under a flag of ignorance, getting angry for the sake of tribalism or fighting for the sake of tribalism or calling to tribalism then his death is that of jahiliyya.
O Believers! Have no doubt we are in the worst state in 1400 years. Because we don’t have our Sultan. And without that Sultan, there is no protection. The Holy Prophet (AS) said: Only the Imam is a shield, behind whom you fight and you protect yourself with. That shield is now removed.
Let us look at one small example of the power of Islam. In the time of Harun al-Rashid, there was one Muslim woman who was imprisoned by the Romans. She was not killed or tortured like what is happening in Syria and everywhere else today. She was just imprisoned. And she called our, O Sultan, where are you? And Harun al-Rashid, when he heard that she had said that, he said, ‘Labbayk, I am coming.’ One woman. The Sultan had the Ezan called from the Masjid when it was not Namaz time, which is only done in emergencies. When the people asked what happened he said, ‘ A report has reached me that one Muslim sister was attacked in a Roman city. Wallahi, I will send an army that is so big that when it reaches them it is still leaving our base. And tell me the strongest city of these Romans and I will send the army to that city.’ And the Muslims took that city and freed that lady. When she saw the Sultan she was shocked and he said, O my sister, I heard your cry.
That is what was lost when we lost the Khilafat. O Muslims! O Muslims! Beg Allah to send the Sultan back. Beg Allah to send the Khilafat back. Until we go down into sajdah and beg for forgiveness, we will stay in this humiliating state. This is the worst time. And the worse, more worse is coming. And the only way to understand how to live in this time and be under protection is to follow the Friends of Allah who are authorized to speak by the Holy Prophet himself. Scholars do not know how to survive in this time. Activists do not know how to survive in this time. Politicians do not know how to survive in this time. Philosophers do not know how to survive in this time. To follow them is to walk into the Fire. Only the friends of Allah know how to live in this time, because they are following the instructions of Rasulallah (AS).
And our Sheykh, Sahib el-Sayf, he is teaching us how to live in this time. He has told us: Islam was ruling. Now Islam is not ruling. Holy Prophet (AS) is saying to us, “After me, the Khalifahs will come. After the Khalifahs, kings will come. After the kings, Sultans will come. After the Sultans the time of Jababirah, the tyranny time will come. Everywhere in the east, west, north and south and in every country the tyrants are going to rule. If you live in that time, try to run away from government works.” This is what Holy Prophet (AS) is ordering. “If you are living during that time, I only give you two advices. Speak the truth and be patient. You are not going to be able to change anything.” He said to this Sahabis, “A time will come to my nation that they are not going to be able to speak the truth and they are not going to be able to stop people from Munkar, from wrongdoings.” So his companions said, “Ya Rasulullah, what kind of believers are those people going to be?” He said, “Worse is going to come to them. They are not going to be able to do that outside. Leave outside. They are not going to be able to do that inside, to their family members. They are not going to be able to say what is right and what is wrong. Nobody is going to listen. Everybody is going to rule as they like.”
The Sahabis were more surprised. Then Prophet (AS) closed the gap a little bit more. He said, “Worse is going to come to them. “What is it Ya Rasulullah?” the Sahabis asked. He said, “They are not going to be able to speak to their own children. They are not going to be able to change their wrongdoings and wrong things. Their hands are going to be tied by the governments. They are not going to be able to change and raise their children in the way of Islam. They are not going to be able to speak to their wives. Their wives are not going to listen to them. They are going to say, `Democracy’ and they are going to say, “Feminist rights’, `women’s rights.'” All these Prophet (AS) is saying, They said, “Ya Rasulullah, what kind of believers are they going to be?” You know vinegar is very strong. If you put any kinds of worms in the vinegar it will die. It will not live in it. But vinegar has its own kinds of worms that will stay in that vinegar. It will live in that vinegar.” He said, “Those of my nation in that time who are going to try to live a correct lifestyle are going to be like those worms inside the vinegar. They are going to live. And my salams to them.” He is saying from that time, “My salams and my blessings to those ones.”
O Believers! In these darkest of times, we must live the correct lifestyle. Maybe you cannot change anybody, but we can change yourself. At least we must do that much. Our hands cannot change anything. Our tongues cannot change anything. But our hearts can change. And in our hearts, we must stand up for Hakk. And the heart that is beating for Hakk, then the person’s life must change and it must show he is living for Hakk. He must become a Hakkani. He must become a Defender of Truth. And that time, he will be from those that will be useful to Mehdi (AS).
As Sultan el-Evliya Sheykh Mevlana Muhammad Nazim Adil el-Hakkani (KS) is saying: O People! Hear and obey. We must bring a Sultan for Islam, and that Sultan will rule all Muslims of the world. We are asking for that. We are unhappy with presidents, parliaments, and parliament members, but we can’t do anything. We are only looking for heavenly support for real Muslims, to bring Sultan ash-Shari`ah who will rule the Islamic world from east to west, from north to south. May Allah forgive us and allow us to live to see that sultan, who is Sayyidina Mahdi (AS)! Amin. Ya Rabbi, this is our dua. Ya Rabbi, help those who are being tyrannized and oppressed. Ya Rabbi, don’t count us as tyrants. Ya Rabbi, we reject these systems of tyranny and oppression. Ya Rabbi, we are begging you to send the Sultan, to send the Khalifa, to send Mehdi (AS). Count us as the People of Hakk. Amin.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
16 Rabiul Awwal 1438
December 16, 2016