Question: What is the situation of the Muslims who do what Allah is ordering and also do what He is forbidding?
What is their situation? We leave those ones away. We be busy with ourselves, insyaAllah. Did we finish with the things that Allah is forbidding? No. We are still doing so many things that Allah is not liking. The secret is to even know that we are doing things that Allah is not liking. As mureeds, we must be more awake, you are not mureeds, you may not know, but as mureeds you must know what is coming from your ego and what is coming from your Sheykh.
So those ones who are doing right and they are doing wrong, leave them. What are we doing? Do we know what is right and wrong? Are we being busy in trying to do what’s right? Are we busy trying to find out what is wrong? And are we being stubborn and are we accepting? You do something wrong, run to do something right. You make a mistake, run to say estaghfirullah. I’m seeing mureeds are getting upset because mistakes are being pointed out to them. They like it when the Sheykh gives candy but when the Sheykh gives pepper they get upset. That one is lacking in his love. Some may say, ‘I only accept it from the Sheykh, I’m not accepting it from anyone else.’ That is also wrong. Didn’t we just say, if the truth is coming from Sheytan you must accept. We must learn, insyaAllah.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, Bursa
28 Jamada al-Awwal 1441
January 23, 2019