QUESTION: There are so many things that are happening to the Muslims. No body is talking about it in the world, but what’s happening in China, everyone’s talking about it. Why is that a response. One side innocent kids are dying, and the other side (about the disease in China) they are going crazy about it?
Really, you are asking me that question? Are you serious? Don’t ask me stupid questions like that.
Why do you think? Because people are selfish. It doesn’t touch you, who cares? The worst thing can happen to your neighbor, but it doesn’t touch you, who cares? If it’s going to touch you a little bit, oh, that time, you’ll move heaven and earth. Eh, India, Delhi burning, Kashmir burning, everywhere burning, it’s not touching Muslims, who cares? Only a handful of Muslims they care. Because they have that tradition, it’s in their blood, it’s in their spirit. Most they don’t care, because it doesn’t touch them, it doesn’t touch their bank accounts, it doesn’t touch their future, it doesn’t touch their career, it doesn’t touch their family.
Now Allah is going to make this to affect anyone and everyone, and this is nothing yet. This is nothing. Wait to see what’s going to happen. Because it’s going to touch everyone, they start shaking. Don’t you know, they are even going to place restrictions on umrah. Instead of saying ‘on this date of Raghaib, we are all going to get together in the Ka’aba, since the Angels are going to be there, to raise our hands,’ if they really believe, ‘asking Allah to remove this.’ They don’t have enough (intelligence). I don’t know, maybe they are doing it. Why hide it? So difficult now, to make the whole Muslim nation, even if you, I don’t know, wahabbi, salafi, doesn’t matter, just say ‘everyone, on this Night,’ Correct? Or any night, they chose, ‘all Muslims, all Masjids, we are going to raise our hands to ask Allah for protection.’ Allah makes people like that to suddenly become dumb, not to become intelligent. You understand?
So, it’s okay. Elhamdulillah, we don’t have any responsibility. If we have any responsibility, if Allah, or by ourselves, we’ve taken responsibility to say we are a leader, we are a scholar, we are an Imam, we are this or we are that, the blood is in our hands. Elhamdulillah we are not. Eh, a few gharib people here and there. But they, they are going to be questioned. Of course, everyone is claiming to be so. Hz Umar was so fearful from Allah, the one that sheytan runs away from he was so fearful from Allah that he’s saying ‘I’m going to be questioned even if a wolf, a wild animal is going to starve. I’m going to be questioned.’ We have Umars like that, you know? For 1400 years, so many. Not now, of course, but we had so many. But no one is looking to them. Because they convinced the ummat these ones are bad or they are wrong. Like what I mentioned earlier, Sultan Selim, he would, when things were so difficult he wrote a personal letter begging the Prophet (AS), that he sent personally to the Rauza e-Sherif to be put there. When those ones they destroyed everything, they went inside the tomb, they found so many of those letters, thousands. They said ‘don’t you see? This is proof that all of you are in the state of biddat and kufur and shirik, because you write letters to the Prophet.’ And it’s so tender, he’s begging. It worked. Where they are teaching kids to have that relationship with the Prophet? Where? Which school, which Muslim school, which medrese, which Tahfiz Quran, where? Where are they teaching you that kind of love, that kind of sweetness to a friend of Allah? Where? That’s why it’s not there, the help is not coming.
So we are trying to make somethings a little bit different. Hold on tightly, you understand? Otherwise you are going to be responsible for your children, they are going to let go like that, world will swallow them. Believe me. Fatiha. Selam Aleykum.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
4 Rajab 1441
February 27, 2020