Question: As insan increase worship and iman increases, he has approach to the world of Gayb, and shaytan attacks becoming more fiercer and stronger. Then small errors and omissions are more striking and feel more expensive to pay for them with loss of support and largest penetration by shaytan that lead more to ghaflat. How to recognize that little error that opened the door to shaytan, because it is small and difficult to recognize. Usually mistake is made before insan noticed that shaytan had penetrated inside. When this happens, what is the best response to this situation. Istighfar?
Don’t worship to enter into the world of ghaib. That is wrong. You asked us, this is our answer to you. Maybe you ask other Sheykhs, they can say, ‘very good. You must worship more to enter more into ghaib.’ For us it’s not. Are we understanding the five senses that Allah is giving us and how to use it for Allah’s sake, have we finished with that? Are you understanding, are you looking to where you look? Are you understanding that where you look, either it’s going to remember Allah or it’s going to remember sheytan? Are you understanding how you’re guarding your ears, that what your ears, either it’s a remembrance of Allah or it’s coming from your ego? You’re not. You didn’t finish that yet.
Why we want to worship to enter into the world of ghaib? Who is saying this? If you have a Sheykh and he’s saying this, I’m not going to interfere. Good luck to you. But for us, there is no permission for that. That is not our intention. What is our intention? To become servants to Allah, to become, like what the Khutbah is saying, that Allah swt is saying to us, ‘oh nafsu mutmain. Pleased with Allah and well pleasing. The heart that is content.’ So many people, they enter into ghaib, they come out wrong anyway. Then you’re putting something over there, they see something else. It’s not trustworthy, because that world especially now, it is corrupt. That world, especially now, it does not have the protection and sheytans are running into every world. Just as sheytan is running into every country, every community, every house. We have that sheytan box, it’s inside, the sewer is inside our house, the television. And now people are carrying it in their hands. Any minute they can look. Used to be you have to go home, at least, to see something. But now you have easy access anytime that you want.
What is our intention now? Don’t worship for that ghaib. You worship to become nafsu mutmain. How to become a nafsu mutmain? That is the Way of the Naksibendi order, the Osmanli Naksibendi, to know your nafs. The one who knows himself he knows his Lord. You can know all these different ghaib Alams, thousands of them but you don’t know yourself, you’ll never know your Lord, you’re not living for the sake of the intention of your creation. You’re in trouble. Can certain things open? Of course certain things can open. Don’t run for it. And in our Way we say certain things open, not to worry. Mahdi (a.s) is not going to come to show so many wonderful things. He’s going to come to establish the law and the love of the Shariat of the Holy Prophet (asws). The forgotten Sunnats. Dajjal is going to come to open up the world of ghaib.
Dajjal is going to come, he is going to display such miraculous powers that those ones who are running after these kinds of ghaib ilm, even if they have faith, they are going to lose their faith that time because Allah is giving Dajjal now that power, he’s going to test even the people from grave. Are we understanding how dangerous this is, that even the people in graves they are going to be tested by the fitnah of Dajjal? Say to yourself, is your heart going to move if this man in front of you, he just makes something to appear out of nothing and to show it to you? Majority are going to say, yes.
Hold on to your Sheykh tightly. Insha’Allah. If you see that that is not his way, not coming from him, try to stay away from it. We’re not running after that, doesn’t matter how much they promised you and how much they give you. At the end, you’re going to do something that is going to make everything to come upside down too. When certain things are given, if you’re able to control it properly, your Sheykh is able to control it properly, that’s a different matter. But that’s not for everyone too, and it is discouraged. Who is saying this? Yes, our Sheykhs are saying this, but who especially is saying this? Sayyid Ahmed Rifa’i (qs). That in that Rifa’i Tarikat, the main thing is to show Karamat. Doing so many thing that so many people they are running after saying, ‘this is Tarikat.’ It’s not Tarikat. That even Sayyid Ahmed Rifa’i is saying this is not the way. And he’s saying to show that, it is like the monthly of the woman.
So may Allah not test us. We’re very simple people. Our Jamaat, we don’t want to have too interesting lives. Our lives are already interesting and busy as it is. We don’t want all this interest, more interesting things, visitors from other worlds coming, da, da, da, da, da. So if you like, be simple like us. We want to be simple, small servants to Allah. That’s enough. If you want to have high stations, to control this and to do that, you are welcome to do that too, but you’re not going to be too comfortable with us.
Alhamdulillah. Selam Aleykum wa Rahmatullah. May Allah forgive me and bless all of you. This much is enough. Al Fatiha. Amin. Selam Aleykum wa Rahmatullah.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
17 Rajab 1438
April 14, 2017