Question: How can we understand and keep safe from the dangers of the dajjalic system and its connection to modern day education, agriculture, health, food and technology?
I learned a great deal from my Sheykh, everything that you are talking, asking here, it’s in all the sohbets that he talks about. Meaning, what you are describing, all of this, agriculture, education, this is all lifestyle, our life. And it is teaching us how now to have a lifestyle according to the Prophet (AS) in these times, and how to balance certain things and how to hold certain things fast.
Observe him. Listen to the sohbets, take it and put it and balance it. You have to observe, you have to ask and you have to think. Over and above everything else he’s saying, ‘pull yourselves back from official capacities,’ now is not the time to rush to try to be in front in the world, thinking, ‘I’m going to change the system when I go in front,’ no. More you are in front, more they pull you into the system. He says don’t.
Pull yourself back. How we are going to do this? Our Sheykh is explaining what the Prophet said to do at these times, what did he say? Live your life simple. Have a simple life. Don’t run in the official, don’t run to try to become millionaires and billionaires, don’t run meaning what the whole world and television and social media is telling us to run to have that lifestyle, pull yourself back, restrain from that kind of lifestyle. The Prophet is saying, in the Ahir Zaman, these are the things that are going to happen, when the wealth of a man is what? One sheep. Understanding that, for the believer, now it is not for us to run and tire ourselves and raise our children to run after this dunya. It is not. It is to live simple. To have whatever that is there, that’s enough, to have satisfaction from that. And the faith now, he says, ‘go up to the mountains,’ meaning isolate yourself a little bit from the rest of the world. Isolate yourself.
Now it’s no good if you’re living on top of the mountain and every day you are on the social media and- no, no, you understand? It’s not just physical also, it’s where your heart is, it’s where your mind is, you’re going to look to see what’s happening and you’re going to say, ‘this is wrong. This is not something that Allah and His Prophet are going to be happy with.’ Live simple then. Then once you start doing that, because you’re following the advice of the Prophet, your heart is going to open and you will know by yourself, ‘this is right and this is wrong,’ things we cannot change now, the system of riba, for instance, in this whole world, this whole economy is based on that. If you are participating in any way, in the capitalist system, it’s finished. It’s finished.
The fact that there is no gold or silver anymore that we are using as currency, as money, we’re using paper that has no value; this is already against the shariat. It’s already against the shariat. And this system that, even that idiot saying so many wrong things, but sometimes they’re using him to test people too. He’s saying, ‘we must return to the gold currency,’ he’s also saying, gold. So, now it is a situation where everything we touch now, everything that is there, there is haram in it. We are not trying to change the system, someone who is going to change the system is what Allah is going to send from heavenly stations, we have to be on the same side as that one, not here to change it. But as much as we can to pull ourselves back and to live simply, we should. Everything that you are going to make, any change to change your lifestyle, you’re following a Sheykh, ask that one for permission. Otherwise you’re just using your head too. People are going to say, ‘oh, he’s saying that I have to go and live on a mountain with one sheep,’ then they’re going to quit their job, they sell everything, they just bring one sheep and they go to the mountain and milk it. This is not what we’re saying too, but there are people who are taking things literally also. First, our heart has to move, it has to change.
So, insyaAllah ar Rahman, slowly when we have this understanding and we turn our heart away from this system that is here, we’ll find an easier system, a better way of doing it, then that time there will be more blessing to our life here and it’s not going to affect us so, so much. And we’re going to be questioned but we’re not going to be responsible for so many things, these things we are also not responsible for. InsyaAllah, may Allah make it easy for us. Fatiha. Amin.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi New York
17 Safar, 1440
25 October, 2018