Question: How do we understand that we have the bad and the good in us and no matter how much we try we cannot get rid of the bad completely, it’s always with us, I feel.
Concentrate on the good. Do more of the good. And give more thanks that at least, with all my bad, Allah is still giving me the opportunity to do good. And be patient because death will come and all those things will be gone, and then you’re going to wake up on your grave dancing. Alhamdulillah for death, all those things will be gone. So don’t concentrate on that, we are all dirty, we are all very weak.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
8 Jamada al-Awwal 1441
January 3, 2020