We are asking permission from our Sheykh to say a couple of words. InshAllah he will send us something that is going to give us benefit here and hereafter. If he is not giving permission, if he is not sending, we cannot speak, there is nothing for us to say. Everything they have said already. Everything that we have to do is to just take and to put it in our lives.
BismillahirRahmanirRahim. So you are asking a question about fake news and real news. Real news look like fake news, fake news look like real news. And now people are caught up in this, and even going so far as to say all those things that is happening in Aleppo, in Halep it is just a set up. This is ahir Zaman. Make no mistake that it is. If you understand this is ahir Zaman, you are going to be able to live like it is ahir Zaman, not awal Zaman, not spring like Arab spring. This is not the spring, this is the winter. Do you understand? Winter of discontent, it’s the winter, it’s finish. InshAllah after that, spring will come, but spring is only going to come with Hz Mahdi (as).
So you are saying what do we have to do? We see so many of these things and it pains us, it hurts you. People are believing it, people are believing that everything that is happening, for example in Aleppo, is all set up, these are all actors. Welcome to the ahir Zaman. Now we must go back, when we look at all the confusion of these days, we must go back to what the Holy Prophet (asws) is saying. Forget all the politicians, forget all the statesmen, forget all the philosophers, forget all the writers, forget the people, look at what our Prophet (asws) is saying, and we are taking it from our Sheykh, when ahir Zaman is coming, when there is so much confusion everywhere, what is the advice? Did he say (asws), go out into the streets. Did he say that? Did he say, go up to the front and try to change something, did he say that? Or did he say, when the time comes, pull yourself back. Who is he speaking to? He is speaking to the believers. Pull yourself back. Pull yourself back and run to the mountain and if you have one sheep, take that sheep, take milk from it, few possessions that you are going to have, live by that. Little knowledge that you are going to have, live by that. Don’t go around searching everywhere, running around everywhere, running around the whole world to get it, because everything is confusion.
If we know we are living in this ahir Zaman, this is the situation, then we must know how to live in it. We must know how to live in it. When there is so much confusion everywhere, we must learn how to live. We must look to those one who are teaching us how to do it. Otherwise we are going to get caught up, because these are the days, we are living these days, these are the days that our Sheykh used to speak about for decades, black is going to be white, white is going to be black. Correct? We are living in those days. So what is it that we have to do? To get involve? No. We stay away and we understand what that confusion is.
Is it a set up? Of course it’s not a set up. But people are confused, from individuals to groups, from communities to nations. We are confused. Because they are looking to everyone else except for what the Holy Prophet (asws) is saying and what the Evliyaullah, the inheritors, not the scholars, they are not the inheritors. Especially the scholars of today, it’s a big confusion that is coming from them. Those are not the inheritors of the Prophet. Majority of the scholars, they are in the payroll of the regimes that they speak for, east or west, north or south, it doesn’t matter. Who are those ones who are not in the payroll? The Sheykhs. You have to look carefully. Those are the inheritors, and look to see what they are doing. Sheykh Effendi has warned us enough how to live in these times.
It hurts us. What are we going to do? We are going out there and we are going to speak, and we are going to do something? We may. All of us. We may do something, all the muslims may gather to do something, even the whole world tries to do something, you will not change any single thing. You cannot change it. Because Allah has already given this hundred years to the tyrants. He did not give it to the mukmins. To the tyrants. And when these days they come, they say pull back, worship, sit on your sejadah, pull your tasbih, be simple, keep to yourself, don’t get involve into so much confusion that is out there. Otherwise you are going to get suck into the confusion too.
Are we saying we don’t know what is happening? Of course we know what is happening. Are we saying that we are confuse, we don’t know what is right or wrong? We know, Alhamdulillah. From the teachings of our Sheykh, we know that. But, there is no permission to do anything. Do you understand? This is the most difficult part. This is patience that we are talking about. This is the time when we have to sit and we have to clean ourselves. We have to live simple. We have to be strong. Because that time is going to come when we will need all these. That time is going to come when we need the strength. If you are not preparing now, we are not going to be ready then that time. So leave them, InshAllah .
May Allah keep us away from confusion. May Allah SWT put His protection on us through the blessings of His Holy Prophet (asws) and our Sheykh. May we always be strong and be on the Siratul Mustaqim and not be confused. May Allah take away fitna from our hearts, from our community, and from this world, InshAllah . May we not be those fitna makers, may we be the ones who are going to be staying strong in this way, welcoming their return, InshAllah , welcoming the huzur of Hazreti Mahdi (as). Wa minAllahu Taufiq. Al-fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
22 Rabiul Awwal 1438
December 22, 2016