Your religion it gets old, it gets worn out, it gets weak. Don’t assume you’re saying Shahadat one time in your life, you’re guaranteed to have safety. Safety depends on you, according to your level of sincerity. The danger also depends on you, according to your level of sincerity. Allah has given everything to mankind, we are responsible, we cannot blame anyone or anything. Because the intelligence He has given man and the will, He has not even given tot he angels. For us to know, ‘this is the will of our Lord and we choose it willingly.’
Renew your religion, the Prophet (AS) is saying. Don’t assume that it is there. Check on it. Everybody wants to wear nice clothes, today’s style they’re changing their clothes five times a day.
Everybody wants to look the best, checking their face in the mirror hundred times a day. You think Allah is not looking at us, how are we checking our faith? How are we looking to our Lord? Our Lord is not looking to our face or what we wear, He’s looking to our heart. And don’t say, ‘my heart is good,’ how do you know your heart is good? You don’t even know if your heart is good physically, you need a doctor. So many people they are saying, ‘I’m healthy,’ they go to the doctor the doctor says, ‘look, this is it.’
You are with a doctor, that’s the time you must consult, you must see, you must learn. Allah is looking at our hearts, and we’re asking Allah, for the sake of the last Jummah of this year, for us to go up a little bit more, to become better a little bit more, to become straight a little bit more, to become stronger. Because if not, why are we living in this world, if it’s the same thing, why are we living in this world? You’re looking, maybe your dunya is getting better, is that why you’re living in this world? Have you checked your connection? Are you checking to see your connection? We are Murids here, how are you going to know? You ask. You look. We will show you, it is going to be opened. Are you checking it? The one who is checking he will have no problems, the one who is not checking he’s going to have a problem. The one who is checking he’s always going to say, ‘I must make more, I must make more, I must make more.’
We are here to worship, we are here to know ourselves. We are not here top of the mountain to be running after the dunya. That is a test that is going to come to you. How now you’re going to balance, maybe, how are you going to balance? Or are you going to say, ‘no, work is always second, first is this,’ then look to see, weekly, monthly, look to see, are you really putting your work second? What does it mean to put your work second? That means your life, your joy, your happiness, your excitement, your energy has to be in the way of Allah. If you don’t have that in the way of Allah and you just have a dead body staring at me, if I’m not looking they go to sleep, that means your life, your excitement, your energy is in dunya, you’re spending it in dunya it’s finished, so you come to me battery is finished. Look and check, are you longing to meet Allah? Are you longing for the zikr? Are you longing for the sohbet? Are you saying, ‘ah, I’m sick and tired of this work, work, work, now I just want to sit down and to make zikr, just for me to be more relaxed.’ are you longing? You will answer that question to yourself. Or are you feeling tight when you’re coming here? ‘Ah, he’s going to yell at me again, ah it’s the same thing again, ah,’ you are going to know, you don’t need any book, you don’t need any guide, you don’t need any teacher then, you sit down and you watch yourself. And if you are feeling that kind of tiredness from the way of Allah, fix yourself, it should not be. Because your spirit must be free when you are doing work in the way of Allah. Your spirit must feel tight when you’re running after the dunya, because our spirit is not for this world. May Allah keep us safe, insyaAllah, al Fatiha.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifa of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
29 Zul Hijjah 1440
August 29, 2019