Monthly Archives: July 2018

What is the most important thing to try to convey to a non-Muslim?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sometimes when we are with non-Muslims and they get interested because they see that we are living life differently, and they ask us questions about the world, why the system is wrong, we find ourselves explaining things, and … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

If you could change anything in the world what would you change?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have a question about this story that you told before that there was a Sheikh and he had murids and he asked them, ‘if you could change anything in the world what would you change?’And the answer … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

In understanding ourselves, how do we avoid becoming self-focused and self-centered?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: As we struggle to control our nafs, to fight against our ego, how do we avoid the trap of becoming self-centered and self-focused? Auzu billahi minas shaytan nir rajim. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Destur. Medet Ya SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Control your anger

BismillahirRahmanirRahim When you’re angry and you’re cooking, that anger will go into the food, people who eat it they become more angry. So we’re watching also, children today they are very upset, they are very angry, because the people who … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Don’t be Slick

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The mind, when it’s controlled by the ego, when the desires take over, you know what is right and what is wrong. Between the right and there is wrong and there is something that is in between, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

What does it mean that Allah will cause you to forget yourself?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When the ayat in the khutba was mentioned, what does it mean that Allah will cause you to forget yourself? I don’t want to get into tafsir so much, everyone is speaking from the stomachs about the tafsir, … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

What should we intend to sacrifice for Kurban?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should we intend to sacrifice for Kurban? The only thing that Allah (SWT) is asking from us, as Sheikh Maulana and Sheikh Effendi is saying, is a golden heart, Qalbu Salim. The heart. Now that we’re worshiping … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Divine Arrows of Revenge

BismillahirRahmanirRahim 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Jummah Khutbah, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Death, an inescapable reality

BismillahirRahmanirRahim You are not looking at death as important, your life will become very very very important that time. But what is this life? What is this life? What is Allah saying this life is? What is the value of … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Verily, Allah is with the Patient

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The rebel, when he gets pain, when he gets difficulty, he complains, he curses, he fights, he is very angry. The believer, when there is pain, he becomes patient, he is more accepting, he is closer to his Lord, … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Hakkanis Stand Against Batil

BismillahirRahmanirRahim 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Jummah Khutbah, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Insan e-Kamil: The most perfect form

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We have been created the most perfect form. So the goal is to become insan e-Kamil. That is the goal. That insan e-Kamil, Allah SWT He is so great and He is so powerful that He can make not … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | 1 Comment

Ego is unaware of sincerity

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last week during the khutba you said that the ego is not aware of our sincerity, can you explain what that means?  Sincerity is something that even the sheytan and the ego they cannot perceive, they cannot see, … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

The Fight Continues

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Let’s start by renewing our shahadat. Say, Ashaduala ilaha ilallah wa ashaduana Muhammadan abduhu wa Rasuluhu. With the shahadat now there is a foundation. We are trying to build a strong foundation. When there is weakness there, fix it, because the … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

I no longer trust myself after an incident that made me commit shirk. Does Allah forgive shirk?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I no longer trust myself after an incident that made me commit shirk. Does Allah forgive shirk? I joined tarikat after committing such a sin. How do I protect myself from waswasa and the tricks of sheytan?   … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Take that one step

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question:  I am someone who does not pray regularly. However, for these past few days, I am starting to get my salah back on track. Strangely, I feel at ease. I know this is not normal as there are … Continue reading

Posted in Jummah Khutbah, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

How do we tune our emotions to be for the sake of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Many times you said in your sohbets that Islam is not like Buddhism, to make us to feel a dead feeling, not to feel anything. And I’m asking, when a feeling comes or an emotion comes, especially if … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Allah Designed You

BismillahirRahmanirRahim 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Jummah Khutbah, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Vision of the Believer

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There is Haqq and there is batil. There is right and there is wrong. You are asking me a question, you are saying, when you look at something, you are seeing yourself when you are looking at something. Of … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Things that are alive are never robotic

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It’s a full moon? I thought it passed no, 15th? It is, two days ago it was the 14th. Our Sheykh Effendi’s Turkish name it means? The rising. So don’t worry. We have so many signs, so many dreams … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Continuing Sheykh Effendi’s mission

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How, through you, we are trying to continue Sheykh Effendi’s mission? If you do the work that you’re given. You don’t just sit there. Or be tourist, coming and going, coming and going, without struggling. Because as I … Continue reading

Posted in Questions and Answers, Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment

Consensus in Islam

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  They think that to become religious now its, ‘okay, if I only know how to speak Arabic more, if I only know how to read the Quran more and to go up and down more, this is religion.’ So … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | 3 Comments

Hypocrisy within yourself

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It was a Saturday, this happened. We are also remembering that day. We are remembering the days before, and the years before. We remember the days after and the years after. That way we are not going to be … Continue reading

Posted in Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018) | Leave a comment