Question: What is the greatest Sunnat that Mahdi (AS) will bring when he comes?
What is the greatest Sunnat, a tradition of the Prophet, that Mahdi (AS) is going to bring? He is going to bring Khilafat. That is the biggest sunnat. That is the biggest sunnat, and it’s the most important one, because Khilafat means risalat. Because Khilafat is representing Risalat, representing the Prophet. When you remove the Khilafat, it’s like you’re removing the Prophet, you understand, from this world.
So everybody is saying ‘I’m direct now, I’m direct to Allah,’ so everyone is declaring, in essence, ‘I’m a Prophet.’ Taking directly. And Mahdi (AS) is going to bring back that Khilafat and that Khilafat is going to be passed now, this is what we are busy with, to him and he will pass it to Isa (AS). It is so important.
Prophet (AS) says ‘if there is no Khalifah, there is no Islam. Three days there is no Khalifah, there is no Islam.’ Hz Umar was so strict about it, he said ‘those who qualify,’ and there were a few who qualify, all of them could be Khalifah, they didn’t vote, 124 000 Sahabis, that all of them cast a vote. There were twelve secretaries, scribes, there are different stations, different maqams also of the Sahabi e-Kiram, because every Sahabi is representing one secret of a Prophet. Hz Abu Bakr as-Siddiq is representing the secret of Hz Ibrahim (AS). Hz Umar representing the secret of Hz Musa. So it continues. And when Hz Umar passed, he pulled his own son out of it, and he is saying those ones, the only people who can choose are the people who are qualified to rule. They are the ones who are going to choose. And he says ‘three days, they have to have a Khalifah, a leader. If they don’t, if they cannot make a decision in three days, burn the house down.’ It is so dire, it is so urgent, you must. Because when there is no leader now, the people are without any protection, they are helpless. They can be strong in numbers and everything, but they will have no honor, they will have no protection. Look at the Muslims today. Two billion Muslims, but there is no protection.
So if you ask me, yes, that is the biggest sunnat. That is, establishment of the Khilafat. Mahdi (AS) is not going to come as a president, asking people to vote. Isa (AS) is not going to come as a candidate, he is going to come as a king, and that is very clear. And he is not coming with a rose, he is coming with a sword. Because things have become so evil and bad right now that you have to cut it. May Allah make us to be with the good ones, insyaAllah. Hold on tightly. Don’t look down on others, don’t assume that we are already in safety. Any time that you are going to deviate, you will fall out from that safety. Any time people that are in wrong positions, they hold on, suddenly, to a friend of Allah and to Haqq, they will be in safety. None of us, we are not guaranteed. Only way that you can guarantee is if you are checking yourself every day. InsyaAllah.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifa of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
29 Zul Hijjah 1440
August 30, 2019