Astaghfirullah al azim wa atubu ilaihi. Selam Aleykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu.
We are giving thanks to our Lord, Allah swt, all power and all strength is from Him. We are His weak, dirty creatures and we are asking Him in these Holy times to make us to become more sincere and stronger in our faith.
We just finished the Night of Bera’at and we are asking for a clean Bera’at. Alhamdulillah, the one who is leading us, the one who is guiding us, that one we are asking from to take from those ones who are higher and to give us that clean Bera’at, Insya’Allah, and it is looking like it a different year we just entered. Different zikr, different sohbet, different people coming. And our work is just to continue, Insya’Allah, until we die, not to leave this. Shukr Alhamdulillah.
Everyone, you are coming representing your whole nation. This is how we have to start looking at things, just as the Sahabi e-Kiram they came representing their tribes, their people. We are nothing. We are no one. But we are asking that Allah make us to be candidates to bring the Light of Islam. You are, at least, going to sit and pray for your nation, pray for your families. Don’t just sit in Holy days and Nights just praying for yourself. Most people they are praying for themselves and they don’t know what to pray for. Ninety-nine per cent of the time, they ask for Dunya again. Then you’re not understanding what is real. We are asking the Dunya, it will be easy for us to carry the work of the Ahiret, because it is the work of the Ahiret that the Prophet they have been sent to this world, not the work of the Dunya. No Prophet ever came to teach people how to be sunk into the Dunya. If anything, they are saying ‘turn your face away from the Dunya.’
These are Ahir Zaman, which so many they are forgetting. So many they don’t want to remember, they don’t want to remind others too. Tyranny has been continuing, is continuing and will continue until Sahibul Zaman appears. The tyranny that has been happening to our nations, it’s still continuing and it will continue until Sahibul Zaman appears. Like I said, you are representing your people. And sit and understand what happened to our people. Everyone is screaming for unity, unity, but what is going to make you to be united? No one is really understanding now. You cannot be united on batil. You can be united on batil, but it is not Haqq. People can be united with football too, with soccer. They can be united on this Dunya and sheytan; that is unity. We don’t want that kind of unity. Understand that in the Ahir Zaman the unity of Haqq is going to be very small. Majority they are going to be united on batil.
What our people they have gone through, how hard it was for them, now, to receive that Islam, the Ni’mat of Islam and the honor of iman and how, since the fall of the Khilafat, our people have started to let that sharaf down, to drop it. And we have been punished because of that. What is our responsibility now? In a small Dergah, small community like this, if you just remember that and you say ‘now, I am no one. But I am representing my nation, now let me try to have better relationship with the people that is in this community.’ That time, you are laying down the seeds where the Ummat can be united on Haqq.
We’re not here united because of a building or because of food or because of enjoyment. This is not a social club, like so many times Sheykh Effendi had said. Everything that we are doing, whether it’s wedding or funeral or Eid or any celebration, or get together, if it is not understanding, for us to understand what is Haqq and what is batil, it is malayani. It is making us to be drunk in that, it is malayani. Everything else is just to make us to become busy a little bit, but the real reason that we are here it is to worship. The real reason why we are here, it is for us to know ourselves and to know our lord, to fulfill the reason of our creation. Everything is going to pass.
May Allah bring Sahibul Zaman soon, Insya’Allah. May Allah make us to be with those ones who are going to be serving them. May Allah forgive me and bless all of you, al Fatiha. Amin. Selam Aleykum wa Rahmatullah.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
16 Shaban 1438
May 11, 2017