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, Who is the First, the Last, the Manifest, the Hidden, the One Who has Might and Power over all things. All praises are due to Allah Who sent His Habib, Sayyidina Muhammad (AS), as the Basheer and Nazeer, the Giver of Glad Tidings and the Warner.
And may all peace and blessings be upon the Chosen Messenger of Allah, the Seal of the Prophethood, the Master of the Arabs and the Ajam, the Intercessor of the Day of Judgment, the Light of Guidance, Sayyidina Muhammad (AS), and upon his noble family and blessed companions, especially upon the Four 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! We are living in the end of the end of times. Whether the majority of mankind, whether the majority of Muslims, believe this or not, it does not change the reality. Allah (SWT) has given an appointed time to the life of this world, and that appointed time is almost ending. This is the Ahir of the Ahir Zaman. This is the most dangerous time that has ever reached to the Children of Adam.
And we are coming close to the time that the ruling of sheytan and dajjal, the ruling of the tyrants, will be coming to an end, insya’Allah. We are coming close to the fulfillment of the Hadith of the Holy Prophet (AS). Our Sheykh, Sahib el-Sayf Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani (KS), is giving us the words of the Hadith Sherif, saying, Holy Prophet (AS) is saying: “After me Khulafa-e Rashideen, the Rashid Khalifahs, the rightly guided khalifahs will come. After them the kings will come.” The Umawi and Abbasi kingdoms came. “After them the Sultans will come.” The Ottoman Sultans came. “After the Sultans the Jababirah will rule for one century. The tyrants will come.””
We are living in the time of the tyrants. But Holy Prophet (AS) told us, the tyrants will only have one century to rule, one span of time, to rule. And that century is coming to an end. The era of jababirah is closing. And after the age of Jababirah, the ruling of Allah will come back. Seyh Efendi is saying that when Holy Prophet (AS) told the Sahabi about the hadith, they were crying: “They were crying for us and they were saying, “Ya Rasulullah, the time is never going to come back to Islam again for them to hold onto unity?” He said, “Yes, one of my grandsons is going to appear and that one is Ahl-e Karamat.” Meaning, he has extraordinary powers in his hands. He is not going to do things ordinarily. He is going to remove the wrongs with the heavenly powers that is given to him. He says, “Good news to those who are going to reach to that one. Hold onto that one because he is the one that is going to hold the flag of the Prophet (AS).” So when that one appears three times saying, “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” that means everything in this world that is working ordinarily is coming down to an end.”
The believers around the world, they are now feeling in their hearts that the time of the tyrants is almost at an end. The hearts of the believers are beginning to open up, and they can feel inside that there is a change coming. The perfume of Khilafat it is spreading, and people are waking up to beg Allah for their Sultan. For the first time in 100 years, we are seeing now that Muslims all over the world are waking up and running to learn, to understand, to wake up their lost inheritance. Muslims are looking at their situation and saying, it was not always like this. We had honor. We had nobility. We had heybet. How did we lose it? How do we regain it? And when they are investigating and asking this question, the answer they are finding is: Khilafat. Sultanate. The ruling of Allah (SWT).
Muslims are understanding for the first time since the Osmanli Khilafat was removed more than 100 years ago that this nation needs a Khalifa. Muslims are understanding for the first time in 100 years who their enemies are. Muslims are understanding now that there are enemies inside who have been a poison within the body of the Ummet. The Ummet is waking up. The Ummet is waking up by learning its history. The Ummet is waking up because they are understanding that we cannot learn our history from our enemies who write our history then teach it to us. We cannot learn our history from those that hate us. We must learn our history from those who made that history. If we want to know the history of Holy Prophet (AS), then we must learn it from those who have a connection to him. If we want to know the history of the Sultans, then we must learn from those who have a connection to those Sultans. If we want to learn the history of the Ottomans, then we must learn it from the Ottomans. And the Ummet is starting to learn that history today, and they are waking up to the majestic inheritance that we have from our ancestors. Because the Ottomans is not only for the Turks, it is for the whole of mankind. But this is terrifying to sheytan.
Sheytan and the tyrants, they understand that their time is coming to an end. Things are going to get worse. Things are going to get crazier. The big dajjal will appear. But they can also feel the awakening of the spirit of the Muslims, the spirit of Islam and the spirit of faith. But they want to kill that spirit. The sheytan and the tyrants, they want to put confusion inside the Muslims, because they know everytime the Muslims are strong the only way to bring them down, it is through confusion, fitna from the inside. Never from the outside they can crack us. And so sheytan is using his tools to undermine this awakening of the Muslims. Because Muslims are now waking up to love the Khalifa, to love the Sultan, to love the Ottomans. Sheytan must attack them. And sheytan is using, not only our enemies, he is using the scholars, the alims, the ulamas, so called of the Ahir Zaman, those who should be guiding the Ummet, Sheytan is using them to lead this fitna.
O Believers! Allah (SWT) has already cursed these scholars of Ahir Zaman who are slaves of sheytan. Holy Prophet (AS) is saying in his Hadith Sherif: “There will come a time upon the people when nothing will remain of Islam except its name and nothing will remain of the Quran except its words. Their mosques will be splendidly furnished but empty of guidance. Their scholars will be the worst people under the Heaven; fitna will come from them and return to them.”
Yes, of course there are exception. Of course there are always good and guided scholars, but those today they are the exception. Because most are making fitna non-stop. If it is not one thing, it is another. If it is not the young, it is the old. If it is not common people, it is those who have gone to high level Islamic Institution to learn. If it’s not about Christmas, it’s about tattoos. The fitna is beginning from them, and it is returning to them. And yes, they are the worst people on the face of the earth.
So sheytan is running to use these scholars for his work. What are these scholars doing today? They are running to put doubt into the believers about everything. But especially because the believers are waking up to the Khilafat, now they are rushing to put doubt into the believers about the Sultans and the Khalifas. They are running to attack the ones who held the Flag of Islam high for over 800 years. they are running to attack the ons who held the honor of the Prophet high for over 800 years. These evil scholars are daring to attack the Ottoman Sultans who lived and died to continue the mission of Sayyidina Muhammad (AS).
O Believers! Understand that the Ottoman Sultans were mentioned by the Holy Prophet (AS). He is saying in his Hadith Sherif: “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful Amir will that Amir be, and what a wonderful army will that army be.” (Musnad Imam Ahmad).
Without any doubt, that Amir was Sultan Mehmet Fatih, the Conqueror of Istanbul. And without any doubt, that army was the Asker-i-Mensur-i-Muhammedi, the Glorious Ottoman Army, whose ranks were composed of heroes like Ulubatli Hasan Hz. Yes, the House of Osman was praised by Holy Prophet (AS) as having the best Amir and the best army. But now we see that the ulema that are guided by sheytan, ulema that have millions of followers, ulema that will keep on changing hats according to who they speak to, or no hat, or a turban, they are beginning a disgusting attack on Sultan Mehmet Fatih Han. The ones whose faces have been disfigured by the La’nat of Allah are daring to mention the name of Sultan Mehmet Fatih on their tongues.
Some who are wearing turbans on their head today are saying, ‘Sultan Mehmet was a tyrant.’ Hasha. O Believers- as vile as these words are, we must know what is being said so that we can identify it as batil and stand up against it. These so-called scholars,muslim scholars, ahle sunnat scholars, are saying that Sultan Mehmet was wrong to have liberated Istanbul. They are declaring that the Ottomans had nothing to do with Islam. They are saying that the Ottomans oppressed people and kidnapped them and forced them to convert to Islam. Even more, they are saying that Sultan Mehmet committed the worst crimes when he entered Istanbul. They are daring to say that after the Muslims entered Istanbul, they “killed, looted, raped, burned, and enslaved” continuously for three days. They are saying that the Sultan encouraged his soldiers to do this. May the curse of Allah be upon those who tell such lies.
These are the lies that have been made up, we understand they have been made up by the unbelievers, by the enemies of Islam, by the orientalists for hundreds of years, they have been like that. For not only one hundred years, for over one thousand four hundred years they have been making up such lies. This is nothing new. But what is new is those wolves who are wearing the clothing of Islam, these so called alims are repeating such lies, and trying to spread this poison in the veins of the Muslims to make them to hate their Khalifa. And these evil scholars, they are saying that the worst crime that the Sultan committed was to turn the Aya Sofya from a church into a Masjid. That he did a crime. Yaziklar Olsun. And they are saying that the Muslims should return the Aya Sofya to the Christians. This scholar is saying, ‘we should apologize for this crime.’ This scholar is saying he is not going to rest until the Aya Sofya has a cross on its roof again. Millions are following this one. Yes, Allah (SWT) is saying in Surah Nas that the sheytans are from the jinn and from the mankind. Those who say such words, they are nothing but sheytan.
And so these scholars are saying that for this reason, Sultan Mehmet Fatih Han cannot be the Amir who was mentioned by Holy Prophet (AS). They are going against the history of the scholars and Awliya who have by ijma, by consensus accepted Sultan Mehmet Fatih Han as having the honor of fulfilling that Hadith. Scholars of ahir zaman, run away from them. But these evil scholars, they are also mentioned in a Hadith. These evil scholars who wear the turban are mentioned by Holy Prophet (AS). He said: 70,000 scholars wearing turbans, from my community, will follow dajjal. (Musnad Imam Ahmad).
O Believers, understand the Hakk! The conquest of Istanbul was one of the greatest events in the history of mankind. It marked the end of Roman rule, and the beginning of the ruling of Islam. The Conquest of Istanbul was an event of honor and dignity that pulled the Pleasure of Allah. The day before the Muslims entered the city, Sultan Mehmet Fatih Han stopped the fighting and spent the entire day with his soldiers making dua to Allah (SWT). After entering the city, he rode on his horse until he reached the Aya Sofya. When he got there, he got down and prayed 2 rakat Salat al-Shukr thanking Allah (SWT). Then he looked at the inhabitants of the city, who did not know what was going to happen to them. They knew that according to the laws of European Christian warfare, they could all be killed. But Fatih Sultan, he followed the Sunnah of Holy Prophet (AS) and left the inhabitants of the city in peace.
Just like the Fath-i-Makkah, the conquest of Mecca, he said to them, “Stand up! I am Sultan Mehmet and I am telling you, your brothers, and all the people here that your lives and freedom are protected.” He even encouraged the residents of Istanbul to stay inside the city by cancelling all of their taxes. He insisted that the Orthodox Patriarch stay inside the city and administer the affairs of the Christians on behalf of the Sultan. That is the reality of Sultan Mehmet Fatih. That is the reality of Fath-e-Istanbul. That is the reality of the one who was mentioned by Rasulallah (AS) in his Hadith Sherif.
But the attacks on the Ottomans, they are unending by the agents of Dajjal. And we are finding today that in Turkey, where for almost one hundred years the enemies of Islam tried to kill the spirit of the Osmanlis, that the Ottomans are waking up. We are seeing that the Turks are waking up to their history and that the passion for the Ottoman lifestyle is again lighting up in their chests. But the enemies of Islam are continuing to try to put out that light. There are those now who are saying to the Turks, the Ottoman Empire was not a great empire. It was a small, provincial empire. They are saying, “what did the Ottomans do? They didn’t build a civilization. They just took over great civilizations from other empires, and didn’t build on it; they just let it decay.” And they are saying, what made the Ottomans weak, what made the Ottomans end, it was Islam. These evil ones are saying that because the Ottomans were keeping Islam high, they didn’t have technology, and they couldn’t keep up with Europe. You empty head ones! Those ones who are the dogs of dajjal. The Ottomans had the highest level of technology available at that time. These are the ones, by their spirit, they can raise themselves all the way up to the Arsy. And these are the ones, with technology, the first rocket went up to the first heavens. How did Europe get their technology? It is showing your own ignorance, O you dog-faced one. Europe went through the industrial revolution by stealing, pillaging, raping and burning the whole of the East. How did they become rich? Because they sucked everything from the East especially from India and China and they brought it there. They were tyrants to their own people. But you, you are just dogs of the enemies, dogs to dajjal. You will never understand this.
And they are even going so far as to make Takfir, to declare Sultan Mehmet Fatih Han, a kafir, saying that “his Muslim-ness is subject to question.” Allah’s curse is already on them. Holy Prophet (AS) is saying “The Sultan is the shadow of Allah on earth. So whoever honors him, Allah will honor him, and whoever hates him, Allah will hate him.” It’s better for that one to look to his own Islamness. Definitely, these ones who curse their Ottoman grandfathers are hated and dishonored by Allah.
The Ottoman Empire was the greatest empire seen on the face of the earth. The Ottoman Empire ruled on the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was the Empire that ruled longest in history by a single unbroken dynasty. The Ottomans brought law and justice to every land that they touched. The Ottomans gave rights not just to the Muslims, but to the non-Muslims as well. Those sheytans are criticizing the Ottomans saying that they did not impose their culture on the areas they conquered. They are saying, ‘why didn’t we force the people in the Ottoman lands to speak Turkish?’ O you dog of dajjal who is a slave of the west! Don’t you know that the Ottomans understood that Allah (SWT) had put a different secret and different honor to each nation? Which is precisely why the Ottoman did not practice colonization. They did not take away your language. They did not take away your religion. They did not take away your honor. They did not take away your culture. They did not take away your identity. They definitely did not take away your riches. Don’t you know that the Ottomans were honoring the Words of Allah when He says: BismillahirRahmanirRahim. “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (49:13). Sadaqallahuladzim.
Yes, the Ottomans understood each nation had a secret and an honor in the Eyes of Allah- and they ran to nurture and open that secret. They are an Empire of Islam. They are an Empire that honored the ahle Bayt. They are an Empire of Tasawwuf. They are an Empire of Evliya. The Ottomans were the Inheritors of the Holy Prophet (AS). The Ottoman Sultans, each of them they were Friends of Allah, and each of them had a Sheykh. How dare the dishonored ones question the faith of Sultan Mehmet Fatih Han, who said to his soldiers at the gates of Istanbul: ‘O my sons, I am here ready to die for the sake of Allah, so whoever desires Shahadat, follow me.’ Definitely that worthless one has never read the Poem that the Sultan wrote, to say, ‘I will burn all of Baghdad, I will burn all of Istanbul, if I could just see one smile from you.’
Believers! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up to your history! Wake up to the Glory of Islam! Wake up to the treasures that we have inherited from the Servants of Allah who passed before us! Wake up to the work that is waiting for us. Yes the dogs are going to continue to bark, that is their job. But, as our Sheykh is saying, our caravan is going to continue. O Believers! Wake up to the good news that is coming, and run to be part of the good days that are coming.
Sultan el-Evliya Sheykh Mevlana Muhammad Nazim Adil el-Hakkani (KS) is saying: “The Ottoman flag will be raised. No one can pass in front of it. Finished. Everything has a beginning and an end. The time of this period of disbelief has come to an end. Now the victorious flags of Islam, the flags of the Ottomans, will come. There’s no doubt about it. Masha’Allah la quwwata illa billahil-‘aliyyil-‘azim. Salamun qawlan min rabbin rahim (36:58) The Ottomans will come forth.”
We must wake up and run in the Way of Allah. We must run in the Way of Allah in this Ahir of Ahir Zaman so that we will please the Lord of Heavens. Our Sheykh, Sahib el-Sayf is saying: “Race in the way of Allah.” Race. Race is in doing good deeds. In doing deeds racing with each other. That’s acceptable. And knowing where your energy is finishing. If you are running for Islam and if you know that you are racing with that one together, and you know that your energy is finishing, you must be able to transfer the power from you to that one. Let that one carry it, saying, “This is the end of my time. You must carry it.” Then you will become beloved to Allah and His Prophet (AS).
This is what we have seen through the history from Adam (as) until Holy Prophet (AS). After Holy Prophet (AS) we have seen this very openly all the time through the history of the Seljuk Empire and the Ottomans. We are Osmanli, we are pek sanli, we are Ottomans and we are very honored. Allah has honored us with that. So many dropped it today. So many are attacking the Ottomans also. They can attack in any way. It doesn’t matter. Allah keeps them high and they are high. And we are very honored holding them high and we are going to hold them high. We are not good for anything. We know that. What they did, it is impossible for us to do. But at least we say, “Ya Rabbi! We love them. We love what they did because they did it for Your sake and for Your Prophet’s sake.” If we hold that high, Allah will keep us high. If we drop it down, we are dropping ourselves down. Through history we are seeing from individuals to groups of people to nations, that when they kept the orders of Allah, Allah kept them high. As soon as they dropped it down, He took it away from them and He gave it to another nation.
We must be the nominees to say, “We are the nominees, Ya Rabbi, trying to hold this very high. We are knowing our power that we have no power. We are very weak ones, very weak servants. We are asking support from You. If support is coming from You to us then we are the most strong ones. And don’t let us to deviate from the Sirat-ul Mustaqim.” Amin.
Ya Rabbi! We are asking Your Support. We are asking Your Help. We are asking you to be witness that we are honoring and holding high Rasulallah (AS) and his Sahaba-e-Kiram and his ahle Bayt. Be witness we are honoring and holding high the Holy Ottomans, and that we are trying to live their way. Ya Rabbi, let this Jababirah time end. Ya Rabbi, bring the Zuhoor of Mehdi (AS). Ya Rabbi, let us to reach to that time, and let us to be with him. Amin.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi, New York
18 RabiulAhir 1439
January 5, 2018