What is Hamid and Majid? They are the Names of Allah (SWT). Verily, Allah is Hamid and Majid, which is what? The One who is Praised and the One who is Majestic. So, for that, because Sultan Abdul Hamid Han he is a Saint as well, not only the Quran, but he takes from the Hadiths-e-Sherif, that is meant for him. If we read the law of this town, just you and me like this, we understand differently. If you are a lawyer you understand it differently. If you are a lawyer working for this town you will understand it even more. If you are a crook lawyer you will understand it differently also, so everyone is according to their different understandings.
So this is the danger that we are facing today, because everyone is thinking, ‘I understand by myself and that’s it.’ Of course you’re going to understand things by yourself, but you must also try to understand the way that people who have better understanding than you try to understand. You have to try to understand, ‘this one is an expert, I must try to understand that.’ This is in this life. This is in this life, you know something, you have something, someone else who has higher intelligence than you you’re going to go to that one also, you’re going to say, ‘what do you think?’ You never say, ‘no, I’m not going to, I can read, you can read, so we’re all going to get the same thing,’ no. You know that. So, the Khalifas they have achieved through their service and what Allah has given to them a very high level of sainthood. And they are going to take what is there that is meant for them. Maybe regular people like you and me we are going to look at those ayats and say that, ‘it’s only saying this.’ That’s according to our knowledge. But the Quran contains everything that Allah (SWT) has created and is still creating, it is there. So the one who has the key he will answer, insyaAllah. He will know.
InsyaAllah, may Allah (SWT) raise his station, forgive us, and make us to remember him and to continue in his footsteps one way or another. May Allah not make us into small, trivial, unimportant people. May Allah make us to worry and to think about important things, according to Him and His Prophet, not according to our own ego. Al Fatiha.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
20 Jamada al-Ahir 1441
February 14, 2020