Question: What do you mean when you say Awliyah Allah are carrying the burden of this nation?
What do I mean by that? They’re looking at the evil that this nation is committing, they’re feeling the pain from that evil, and they’re begging Allah to forgive the nation, that’s one of the understandings.
You’re a parent, for example, if you see that your child is committing so many wrong things, but you have the power now for nothing to touch your child, you understand? To protect that child, even when it’s making so many wrong things, to protect it. Somebody has to pay the bill, no? Similar, you understand? Similar. They are the ones who are busy asking Allah to protect the nation, because the nation is not even asking that properly, it doesn’t understand what kind of damage it has done. And you know Qiyamat, do you know when Qiyamat is going to happen, Judgment Day? The last day on Earth when everything is going to be destroyed, do you know when that’s going to happen? When those ones who are begging Allah to forgive, they are removed from this world. So there’s nothing, no one left in this world that’s asking Allah to forgive, there is no umbrella, there’s no dome of protection, that’s when the punishment comes.
Those are called the Qutubs, the nails. You pull out the nails from a building, the screws, everything will fall. It’s the nails that’s holding everything together. So, they are asking, they are concerned, as the Holy Prophet (AS) was concerned, he’s saying, ‘my nation, O my nation, O my nation.’ And the Saints, the Friends, they are concerned. They’re saying, ‘forgive them, forgive them.’ The Prophet (AS) is saying, Allah, if it’s not because of the lambs and the babies and the old people, Allah would not even send one drop of water to this world, not one drop of rain, He’s doing it because He has love to the innocent ones, you understand? Now the Evliyaullah they are beloved to Him, it’s because they are asking. Understand their position now next to those ones.
So, they are generous ones, they are rich ones, they have so much credit, you understand? It’s like your little kid keeps playing football, breaks someones window, that someone gets angry you say, ‘no, no, no, never mind, I’ll pay.’ The kid doesn’t know anything, it knows but it doesn’t care so much, it can keep on breaking, and you keep on paying, you keep on paying, somebody has to pay the price. But you are covering, you’re covering, you’re covering. But there will soon come a time when the Evliyaullah they’re going to let go, they say, ‘we cannot cover for you anymore, if we cover, if we hold you, you’re going to drag us into the fire too.’ They say, ‘we cannot do it anymore.’ We’re coming to those days. They’re not holding on to that big eighteen-wheeler anymore, they’re saying, ‘you do as you like.’ Because it’s getting very, very strong, that rebellion, it’s very strong. Understand? Don’t you know, when the flood is going to come, that is a flood of fire, and during the time of Nuh (AS), in that flood, it was made forbidden for him to call to his son. Time is up, don’t call anymore, don’t try to hold on, don’t try to save. Look to yourself, how we’re going to save ourselves. Understand?
So, they have the love, and they’re looking, they’re seeing, what Sheykh Effendi said so many times, ‘I’m screaming because I see you, how you are in the fire, I’m crying for you.’ Then he says, ‘when the time comes when we say, do as you like, it’s when we’re finished with crying for you, praying for you, begging for you, and you’re still being stubborn and arrogant.’ he’s saying, ‘that time, do as you want.’ So, I don’t want to speak too much about how we’re saying, what they are doing and everything, because it’s not for us so much. What we have to do is not be ungrateful to be the very few, as Allah is saying, ‘most of them they are ungrateful.’ Only a very few, you understand? Don’t be ungrateful. Say Shukr, alhamdulillah. Fatiha.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifa of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
22 Zul Hijjah 1440
August 23, 2019