The meaning of Urs is a wedding night. Their death is a wedding night, meaning that is the time when they meet with their beloved. Any Saintly person, any Salih person, you think what, a Saint is someone who just declares himself? No Saint ever declares himself a Saint. There are so many Saints that are hidden. Hundred and twenty four thousand Saints living in this world, in these days most of them are hidden. Do you know why they are hidden? So that there is still a rahmat, if they are open and if their Ummat deny them, lakhnat will fall on them continuously. At least these things, the Ummat is only denying those Saints that have passed, but the living ones they cannot deny because they don’t know. You understand?
So, any Saintly person, how are you going to know if that one is a Saint or if that one is not a Saint? Person who lives his whole life for the sake of Allah, his death is a wedding night. Doesn’t matter if he’s a porter or he’s a Sultan, it doesn’t matter if people are circling around him or he’s alone. But the person who is saying, ‘you should do this, you should not do this like that,’ that one is showing his ignorance and his arrogance, his jahiliyat, and if he’s following a Sheykh, then it’s showing because now we enter into edep, it is not edep to do that. Who are they? They are Sultans breh, it’s not my grandfather, it’s not your grandfather we’re putting there, it’s Sultans. Have some manners. Lose the manners, you lose everything. You have maybe so much knowledge but you don’t have manners, what gives you the right to even speak like that? We are going to the lands of the Evliyas and lands of the Padishas and we are saying astaghfirullah to enter into their masjid. You have to. How many Muslims you think they say astaghfirullah entering into the Haghia Sofia? How many Muslims you think they say astaghfirullah entering into the presence of a Sahabi? Or entering into the way that they say the Padishas used to walk here, or they enter into Topkapi Palace, or they became completely ghaflat looking, ‘ahhhh,’ like this.
Who gives us the permission to enter? You cannot even enter, forget about the Mayor or the governor or the White House, you cannot even enter into the house of your boss any time that you want. Correct? So it’s lost, it’s finished. They may have knowledge, but how many nations Allah has destroyed that they had knowledge? Countless. They had knowledge, more knowledge than what we have today too. Knowledge not only of this earth, the knowledge of the seven earths and the knowledge of the seven skies, Allah destroyed them. Because they lose their manners. Because they are not having a guide. Because the guide will say, ‘op, you are off it, go back. You are off this, get back. You are in the Siratul Mustaqim, okay, but you are moving over there, it’s no good, get back.’ Today’s people they don’t. So it’s a very sad situation. What can we do? So many of them by themselves they don’t want to enter into Paradise. They’re putting themselves into a hell, they’re putting themselves into non-existence. Not Allah, Allah is not putting people into non-existence. They are putting themselves into it. May Allah forgive me and bless you insyaAllah, Selam Aleykum wa rahmatullah.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
8 Jamada al-Awwal 1441
January 3, 2020