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.
All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Seven Heavens and Lord of the Majestic Arsh, our Lord, the Lord of everything. All praises are due to He who sent the Tawrat, the Injil, the Zabur, and the Holy Quran. All praises are due to Allah Who is the First and there is nothing that came before Him, and He is the Last and there is nothing that comes after Him, and He is the Manifest with nothing above Him, and He is the Hidden with nothing below Him. All praises are due to Him, Jalla wa ‘Ala. (Salat al-Kubra of Ghawth al-Azam).
And may peace and blessings be upon the Sincere Friend of Allah, the Beloved of Allah, the One Honored by Allah, the One Taught by Allah, the One Beautified by Allah, the Intercessor of the Sinners, the Light of the Divine Throne, Sayyidina Muhammad (AS), and upon his Noble Family and Blessed Companions, especially upon the 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! Allah (SWT) has said in the Holy Quran, BismillahirRahmanirRahim. “Innad-Deena IndAllahil Islam– Verily, the only “deen” in the Sight of Allah is Islam.” (3:19). SadaqallahulAdzim.
What does deen mean? If we ask the Muslims today, what does deen mean, they are going to say, religion. And when they say religion they are going to say, it means religion, there are so many different kinds of religion, just like Judaism or Christianity or Hinduism or Taoism or any other kinds of ism. And when Islam it is explained and it is defined like that, as just a religion, it loses its entire meaning. The other religions, they are there just for one part of a person’s life. They just go to Church on Sunday, or synagogue on Saturday, and then they lead the rest of their life. they say, ‘this is my life. This belongs to me, this belongs to the world and that belongs to God.’ That is what religion means- that is what the other religions are. But Islam is not like that. Islam is not just a religion. Deen does not just mean religion. Deen means a Divine System of how to live. Deen means making oneself obedient to the Laws of your Creator. Deen means living the lifestyle of Islam. So the ayat is saying, The only system, the only lifestyle, acceptable in the Sight of Allah is Islam, as explained by the Holy Prophet (AS), as shown by his Holy companions and as continued by those who follow them until Judgment Day.
O Muslims! We must understand what has been taken away from us. We have lost our language so much that we cannot even understand the Kitabullah. And we use the language of the disbelievers, and when we use that language completely, it changes the way we think. It changes the way that we understand Islam, so much that we begin to act like the unbelievers even while we are claiming to be following Islam. This is the fulfillment of the Hadith of Rasulallah (AS) who said, “You will indeed follow the ways of those before you, hand span by hand span, arm length by arm length. Even if they enter into a lizard’s hole, you will follow them.’ We (the Sahaba) asked, ‘Is it the Jews and the Christians?’ He (AS) replied, ‘Who else?” (Sahih Bukhari). And this is what has happened to the Muslims. Because we lost our lifestyle. And when we lost our lifestyle, we adopted the lifestyle of those who came before us, the Christians and the Jews.
What is the lifestyle of a believer? It is to live the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (AS). For 1400 years, believers were running to walk in the Holy Prophet (AS)’s footsteps, from how he dressed, to how he walked, to how he ate, to how he spoke, to how he carried himself. Because he has Khuluqin Azeem, a tremendous character. We have our own Prophet. The Christians they are supposed to follow their role model, to follow his footsteps. The Jews they have their own Prophets to follow. But when we left his lifestyle, we left his Sunnah. And the only thing that replaces the Sunnah of the Rasul (AS) is the innovation, the bid’ah that Allah hates. The uncle of the Prophet (AS), Ibn Abbas (RA) is saying, “When bid’ah comes, then the Sunnah dies, and this continues until only bid’ah is living and the Sunnah is dead.”
Our Sheykh, Sahib el-Sayf Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani (KS) is explaining this more, saying: “With anything that we replace the hadith and the teachings of the Holy Prophet (AS), we’re replacing it with an innovation, with something that came later, Bid’at, wrong thinkings, wrong ways.” And we are seeing this today. We are seeing today that Muslims have run so far into the lizard hole that they are running to celebrate the holidays of unbelievers. Muslims, Sheykhs, Imams, Ustaz, are running to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Sheykhs and Imams are running now to celebrate New Years. Making twisted fatwas and opinions to say not only that we are allowed to do this, but that we should run to do this. Is it Muslims living in Christian countries only who are running to this madness? No- now we see that those Muslims who belong to the race of the Holy Prophet (AS), in Muslims majority countries, are running top speed to celebrate Christmas and New Years. We are seeing now that Arabs are going so far as to put Christmas Trees in their homes, in their schools, in their shopping malls. O you ignorant ones! O you deaf, dumb, blind, barefoot shepherds whom Rasulallah (AS) described, you are not even copying the Christians- you are copying the mushrikeen. That tree has nothing to do with Christians or Christianity or Isa (AS) – that tree did not even have anything to do with Christmas until the British queen Victoria made it a fashion because of her German husband who took it from his own Pagan tradition.
That tree is an idol- you are putting idols back into the lands of Islam. The idols that your grandfathers built around the Kaaba, you are bringing them back to Jazeerat al-Arab. While Muslims are starving and dying and burning everyday, when nobody is reaching out to help them, you are building Christmas trees for millions of dollars in your billion dollars mega malls. You have become slaves of dajjal- and the punishment of Allah is upon those who are with dajjal and support his system.
O you ignorant ones! You arrogant ones! You betraying ones! You are the ones that Allah described in the Holy Quran when He said: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. “The Arabs of the desert are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and most likely to be ignorant of the limits which Allah has revealed unto His Messenger.” (9:97). SadaqallahulAdzim. Don’t you know that Muslims have lived with Christians for 1400 years! We allowed them to celebrate when they were living in our lands. There is no hatred to them, there is no hatred to their beliefs. Rasulallah (AS) never celebrated Christmas. Nor did the Sahaba-e-Kiram. Nor did the Tabieen. Nor did the Tabi’ Tabieen. Nor did the Holy Ottomans. We will never celebrate a day for people to say that Allah has a son. Celebrating this statement that makes Allah angry will bring His Wrath. He is saying in Surah Maryam: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. “You have done an atrocious (disgusting) thing. The heavens almost break from it and the earths split open and the mountains collapse in devastation that they attribute a son to Al-Rahman.” (19:89-91). SadaqallahulAdzim.
The Ottomans never celebrated Christmas- rather, the Christians loved and respected the Ottomans so much that they used to offer presents to the Muslims during Christmas time, out of love and respect. That was the Heybet of Islam, that the Christians would offer presents to the Muslims, which of course the Muslims would offer presents during the Holy days of Islam to the non-Muslims. But you did not learn anything from the Ottomans. We are seeing now that from some corners certain Arabs are cursing to the Holy Ottomans. Because they hate the Ottomans. They hate the Empire of Tasawwuf. They hate the Empire that love the Holy Prophet (AS) and his descendants. That is why they dare to curse and slander the Tiger of the Desert, the Defender of Medina, Fahrettin Pasa. They slander and curse because they are showing their nature. They are the children of those who betrayed the Holy Prophet (AS). They are the children of those who betrayed the Sahaba-e-Kiram. They are the children of those who have betrayed and slaughtered the EvliyaAllah. So why should we be shocked?
Be awake! O Muslims, beware from the children of Musaylama the Liar and Saja’a who are now claiming to be the Kings of Islam! They are the slaves of Dajjal, and Dajjal and his slaves they are cursed. We must wake up! We must wake up to follow Islam again! What has happened to us? How far have we fallen that we not only lost our own holy days and holy nights, but that we are now trying to adopt the celebrations of the unbelievers that is attributing partnership to Allah? How can we call ourselves believers when we have forgotten our own calendar? The calendar of the Muslims is not based on paganism and shirk- the calendar of the Muslims is based on the Sunnah of Rasulallah (AS).
Seyh Efendi is saying: “Our Holy Prophet (AS) immigrated from Makkah to Madinah. That is the beginning of the calendar of the Muslims. Worldwide! But every Muslim today, every Muslim countries are celebrating the Kafir calendar. The unbelievers’ calendar. The imaginary calendar. They imagined something saying, ‘Oh Jesus was born this day.’ Imagined! Imaginary calendar but the Muslims are running to follow. The Muslims, individuals, groups, nations are keeping that calendar. It’s not something that is a secular calendar to them too. No. They turned it into secular. But according to them it’s their belief. It’s a Christian calendar. It’s not a Muslim calendar. The Muslims are keeping that calendar. MashaAllah. They are not even knowing what is their New Year…But the Muslims are preparing now to celebrate Christmas and their New Year. They are preparing to put trees in their houses. They are preparing to fool each other just like the other ones.”
This Gregorian calendar that you are running to follow is a made up, illusional, delusional calendar. It has no basis in reality. It has no basis to the One who created time. You are running to follow a calendar that was made up by a Pope in 1582. When they made the calendar, they deleted 10 days out of the year. The Christmas they are celebrating has nothing to do with the birth of Isa (AS)- it is a Roman pagan holiday that they kept in their calendar.
Do not play with time. Allah has forbidden it. Do not play with the months and the days. Allah has forbidden it. Allah, Lord of the Universes, is saying in Surah Tawba: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. “Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve months in the Record of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them.” (9:36). SadaqallahulAdzim.
So why are you running to fake calendars and fake holidays when we have been blessed to follow the calendar that is accepted in the Record of Allah? Why are you running to celebrate Christmas and New Years when Allah has honored us to know the days and nights that are Holy in His Sight? So many are defending it saying, ‘we are not celebrating as a religious holiday. We are celebrating it to celebrate family, to have a good time, to have good food.’ Why you have to celebrate on that day? That day, to have food, to have a good time, is in celebration because of the wrong things that we are not believing in. You want to celebrate your family? Why don’t you do it during Eid? It’s not enough? Why don’t you do it during the Mevlid e-Sherif? It’s not enough? Why don’t you do it every Friday which is our Eid? It’s not enough? No, you follow because you got jealous from the western lifestyle. You got jealous from that fake and delusional lifestyle and you say, ‘we are being left behind. We want that.’ It is showing just our own humiliation. Nothing else.
What Hz. Ibn Abbas said, it is happening. Bidats they are coming alive, and the Sunnah is dying amongst the Muslims. Because today’s Muslims, they do not even know the Months of Islam. Muharram, Safar, Rabiul Awwal, Rabiul Ahir, Jamadial Awwal, Jamadial Ahir, Rajab, Shaban, Ramazan, Shawwal, Zul Qaida, Zul Hijj. Muslims do not even know that we are in the year 1439. Muslims forgot their Sacred Days and Nights- Ashura, Mawlid, Raghaib, Miraj, Baraat, Qadr, Arefe, Kurban. The New Year of the Muslims is in Muharram. And the Sahaba-e-Kiram used to pray for each other in the New Year saying, “O Allah, bring this [month or year] upon us with security, iman, safety, Islam, your pleasure and protection from shaytan.” (Tabarani).
But today’s Muslims want to be like the unbelievers. If you ask them about the Holy days and nights of Islam, they will say, it is an innovation! The same Muslims who are running to make Christmas and New Year acceptable, they are condemning the celebrations of Islam as an innovation. How can we stand up O Muslims! if we do not even know what day it is, what month it is, what year is it in the Sight of Allah. The only Deen in the Sight of Allah is Islam- and that means that we must accept every aspect of that lifestyle. Because Muslims do not know their calendar, they do not even know what era we are living in. We are in the year 1439 of the calendar. And Holy Prophet (AS) said, “The lifespan of my Ummah will not extend beyond 1500 years.” (Suyuti).
We are in Ahir Zaman. We are in the Age of Dajjal, the Deceiver. That is why black is appearing as white, and white is appearing as black. That is why Jannat is appearing as Jahannam, and Jahannam is appearing as Jannat. O Believers! O Muslims! Wake up. These are the most dangerous times that have come to Bani Adam. We must wake up from this sleep. The only ones who can wake us up from this confusion are the Friends of Allah, the inheritors of the Prophet. Because they are seeing what is written on the Preserved Tablets. They are following the Light of Holy Prophet (AS) who is showing the Way. The Friends of Allah, they must be connected to Mehdi (AS), and they know how to protect against Dajjal, and they are teaching their people the tricks and the traps of Dajjal. They don’t let you to sleep or to enjoy. The Friends of Allah, they are the ones who are living the Deen of Islam, the Lifestyle of Islam.
Our Sheykh, Sahib el-Sayf, he is such a Friend of Allah. He is saying: “Your ego is a disobedient creature to Allah (SWT). Anyone who’s going to praise your ego, that one is also a sheytan. Especially now, in the Ahir of Ahir Zaman, in the confusion of sheytans and dajjals. There is nothing left for the big Dajjal to come out. And I am seeing so many running after the dajjals. Eh, run. You are free to go anywhere. Run anywhere. But you are only running away from Haqq to Batil. Nothing else. And dajjals are waiting to put the chains around the necks and later you may be sorry but sometimes the last sorry is not enough. And Sheytan will drag those ones with him into Jahannam. We are Defenders of the Truth. The Hakkanis. Defenders of the Truth. Not only through the name. Not only through this small area. Anywhere we are walking on top of this earth, we are defending the Truth. Anyone who is saying other than that, they must be the agents of Sheytan. In my position I am a weak servant. But as our Sheykh is saying, with Allah (SWT) I can be the most strong one. But no need for me to be the strong one because Sheykh Mevlana is on top of everything. Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alameen. All those who are going to run and become helpers to Sheytan and dajjals, welcome. Run right now if you want. If there’s not one person left around, don’t think that this attitude is going to change. It’s not. It’s not going to change because we are defending the Truth and against sheytans and dajjals it’s going to become more strong, more powerful. Never is it going to become weaker. We may not be able to carry this until the end. Whatever Allah (SWT) has granted to us in this life, inshaAllah ar-Rahman we are going to spend it until the last breath and no man on the face of earth, no sheytans, no dajjals and no governments are going to be able to put any fear in us because we are holding tightly to Allah, to His Prophet (AS) and to His Awliya.”
O Muslims! Do not be the losers of Ahir Zaman. Wake up and make your only Deen to be Islam. Allah (SWT) is saying in the Holy Quran: BismillahirRahmanirRahim.“If anyone desires a Deen other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost.” (3:85). SadaqallahulAdzim.
Ya Rabbi! Do not count us amongst the losers. Ya Rabbi! We are asking to be on the Deen of Islam! Ya Rabbi! We are asking to live the Sunnah of Your Habib! Ya Rabbi! We are asking protection from dajjal! Ya Rabbi! We are asking to be with Your Friends in the places of protection. Ya Rabbi! For the sake of Your Beloved Ones, for the Sake of Ghawth al-Azam, for the Sake of our Sheykh, please accept our Dua.
Jumma khutba by Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi NY
9 RabiulAhir 1439
December 29, 2017