Allah, Allah. We don’t want anything bad to happen to our child, especially when they are one year, two years, three years, they’re completely pure, no? How when the child is asking, we have to respond, and Allah is saying, ‘ask and I will respond to you.’ Allah’s love is more than the love of a mother to a newborn child.
So, sincerity, look at your children, you know how direct they are. Even if they are not direct, they’re trying to be like this or like that, you can read it very easily, ‘ohh, he’s doing this because he wants that. Ohh, you see, he’s jealous, that’s why he’s doing this,’ it’s clear and it’s direct to you, it’s not philosophy, right? You don’t say, ‘oh, no, I don’t think so, I think it’s like this,’ no, you don’t. Father and mother instinctively they know, ‘oh, he’s doing that, you see? Because the brother is doing that so now he’s doing this.’ And even if he says something that you don’t understand, it’s a different kind of language, the child is very specific about it. ‘Is it this?’ ‘No, not this, this.’ Correct or no? Is the kid confused? It’s never confused. Never. That is your reflection too, that is how you have to be direct too, because the word, the feeling, everything is together. Sincere. And it knows itself. We should take, to see how when things are good we are good, but when things are bad we become bad. So learn from a child, now a murid, a murid to who? A murid to your Sheykh now. Be like a child. The trust that a child has, they trust you, no? And at the end of the day it’s not because of the punishment, it’s because they make you angry, they feel something is not right. Learn from that child. So, your dealings with your Sheykh it has to be like that. To know, he may wash you up today, but tomorrow it will be okay. That even the way that you’re washing up your kid, you have to be a monster. When you are saying you feel bad, so many times you’re saying, ‘I have to say this to make that one learn, but I don’t mean it, and I don’t like to do it,’ correct or no, meaning that beyond that there is so much care and love. You should look at your Sheykh like that.
People lost their feeling, everything is broken. Everything is broken today, it’s hard. You cannot understand Allah, ya Malikul Mulk, ya Sultan, because they have completely destroyed the office of Sultan and they have completely made everyone to hate that station of Sultan, correct? So how now are we going to treat Allah as Sultan when we say Sultan? How are people going to understand to come into the presence of a Sultan? Then how are you going to come into the presence of Allah? You will think Allah is just your buddy, a friend. ‘What, don’t you know the Sufis say He’s a friend?’ Twisting every way to fit to their ego. How are we going to understand Allah is King? They destroyed all of that. All they’re using now is that every ruler is a tyrant, and we’re wondering why people are turning away.
May Allah give us more sincerity and more intelligence, insyaAllah, and for us to hold our Sheykh’s jubbah as a child is holding the clothes of their father or their mother and not let go. And when things are very difficult, to know, to run, and to trust the Sheykh. InsyaAllah. This is why we are running, insyaAllah, to build up that faith and that love that we have. Fatiha.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifa of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah New York
11 Rabiul Awwal 1441
November 7, 2019