Question: Yesterday in the sohbet you asked us to look into what mistakes we have made that is bringing us heaviness. I realized I have unexpectedly taken things in my hand and opened doors of heaviness for me. How do I turn back?
Go to sejdah and ask Allah for forgiveness. Be sincere in that, understanding what is the mistake that you have done, be sincere in asking for help. Help will come insha’Allah. Be in contact with your Sheykh, run to fix it a little bit, but understand, us running to fix it also, it is from the support of our Sheykhs. It is not through our own effort. Through your own effort, you think that all the mess that you have done you can never fix. And in reality, we can never fix it. But with their help, we can. That’s why we said last night, one of the biggest things that you can do in these days, that people are not making any tafakkur at all, and to make one hour of meditation it is better than seventy years of worship, that at least before you go to sleep, go to sejdah for one minute, couple of minutes, and ask Allah for forgiveness for everything that you have done, ask forgiveness for everything that you have done to other people. Ask Allah that their hearts will turn to forgive you. That is important. Allah is the Turner of hearts. Maybe they are not going to forgive us, but Allah is the One who is turning the hearts, not us.
Now when we ask that then their hearts may turn, because nothing is impossible with Allah swt, and then they forgive us easily. But we, our hearts have to turn. Our hearts have to turn to forgive and to say, ‘I’m not going to hold any grudge, and I’m just going to, as much as I need their forgiveness, I’m going to forgive.’ Then go to sleep. Every night, do that. Forty days you’re going to do that, something will open, there is going to be ease. There is no heaviness there. There is going to be light and difficulty that is coming to you, it is not going to bother you so much. You’re not going to be so delicate, that little bit wrong and your whole day is going to get destroyed. No. You are going to be much stronger and you are going to see the wisdom behind the events that are happening, insha’Allah. May Allah make it easy for you. Al Fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
29 Rabi al-Ahir 1438
January 27, 2017