As Firaun said ‘okay, I accept,’ last minute, when the seas were covering him, when Firaun was chasing after the Bani Israil with all his troops, the seas covering him and he was drowning, then he says ‘I believe in Moses and his Lord.’ But before he said the shahadat, the Angel Jibril (as) came down, with the permission of Allah of course, so fast, he took a piece of earth and he stopped his mouth. He says ‘you cannot say it, because you caused so much problems.’ Do you understand? That is fitting that.
So, people are going to be called up on the Day of Judgment, then they are going to be sent to either Paradise or cleaning station, hell, or non-existence. Because the other things, they will be sent to non-existence too. Understand?
Then that time, that sheytan is saying, Evliyaullah are saying sheytan is screaming, will be begging Allah to send him to hell forever, but to not send him to non-existence. So, there are people that they are so far gone living in the world, and there are a lot of people especially in these times, they live in the world, they are enjoying themselves. They are committing the worst crimes, and there is no reminder, no pain, no suffering for them. But Allah is saying ‘I am Lord.’ And when they die, they think they get away with everything. So many crooks these days, they think they are going to get away with everything. But they are not going to. Allah is the Judge. So they’ll be sent to be buried, and they think, they don’t believe, they think that’s it, it’s finished, but yes, then people will know. Once the Angel of Death taps them, they know they cannot get away from this. That is the beginning of their station of panic, of suffering, of pain. Because they didn’t prepare themselves for death. There are those who prepare themselves for death, and their death is the beginning of endless and endless pleasure and endless blessings. Everyone is going to go to like a waiting room, and that waiting room is just a taste of what’s going to happen to them forever. So the panic doesn’t start when they are resurrected, the panic starts right when the Angel of Death touches them. Then they realize that this is not a game anymore. Because that time, everything is going to be open. Their hearts will see beyond the senses that they are serving and being a slave to all their lives. They will see that reality of this world, of all the other worlds, and the Ahiret, the Hereafter. But it is going to be too late for them.
Allah SWT is still showing Mercy, because the Prophet is still asking for Mercy. Allah is, to that one who has done everything wrong, on the Day of Judgment, that one will be called, nothing he did is right, Allah will ask ‘is there any Friend of Allah that he has shown some love to? Any way, any kind of love, that We may join them together?’ Do you understand? That’s why we see, sometimes, like when I was traveling with Sheykh Effendi, and there are so many Muslims who look at him as if they want to kill him, then there are so many unbelievers who look at him and they smile at him. So many people, they may even be atheist or secular, and they look at him and they smile at him, and they talk to him, and he’s so open and so warm towards them. So what is in your heart is going to come out. This is the thing about the Friends of Allah, what is in your heart will come out, because they are the people of Haqq. They don’t deal with hypocrisy. So whatever that is in your heart is going to come out, sooner or later. And they don’t want the bad things to come out, they want the bad things to come out to finish. But if you are just being a hypocrite and hiding it, they know and they see. And they hope and they pray that you get rid of all that dirtiness, and to bring the heart, pure, back to Allah SWT. You don’t want to do that, then sooner or later you are going to show your true colors to them also. It’s not going to be, especially in this Jamaat, especially the Jamaat of our Sheykh, cannot sit for too long. You are not going to feel so comfortable.
So now it is according to the level of sincerity. Sincerity, it is very important now. And sincerity, it is beyond knowledge. You cannot read books to get sincerity. Sincerity is not according to how clever you are or how stupid you are, it’s not according to how religious you are too, praying twenty-four hours, being so religious, reading everything. It’s not according to your lineage, it’s not according to your race, it’s not according to your culture now. It’s not according to your religion now. Sincerity it is something, ikhlas, it is there, that Allah has put into each and every one of us. So when you look at the essence of the teachings of Islam, which is Tasawwuf, then you find that, yes, as we know, unbelievers sit in the presence of the Friends of Allah, Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists, because now we’re speaking about, we’re not talking about dogma, a belief that you have to accept, don’t question. No. We are talking about something that is the most basic of a human value there, that everyone can accept. That is our fitrah, that is our natural inclination.
So, in the Naksibendi way, the Sheykh is not going to reveal to you your station, what you have earned. In other ways, whatever that you are doing, you are going to get paid right away. You do something, you are going to get paid. You see the blessings. In our way, they don’t pay you. Because they say ‘you don’t know what to do with the money too. You are going to waste it on nonsense things.’ You say, ‘no,’ payday, ‘come, give it to me.’ The Sheykh is going to hold on to it. Until the last seven breaths of your life, that is the time when the Sheykh is just going to open. Last seven exhalations that is coming out, then the Sheykh is going to unveil everything that you have done, and this is how much you’ve earned, and this is your station. That time when you see it, Angel of Death comes quickly, to go. It doesn’t even fall into your hands. That time, sheytan cannot take it from you. But you will know. Oof, the stations that are going to reach to the Naksibendis.
Just hold on, insyaAllah. What is this world? Like this or like that, it passes. So yes, for those ones that they are so sure that there’s not going to be any accounting, which is not very intelligent, but they are so sure of that, they’re in very big trouble. They cannot escape from that. May Allah forgive us and keep us in safety, and take lesson from that and not become from those ones. May Allah not make us heedless, may we always be awake, and may we always be sincere, insyaAllah. Al Fatiha. Selam Aleykum.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi New York
29 Rabiulawwal, 1440
7 December, 2018