Don’t just walk around with your bare feet, it’s for cleanliness. If this was India or Pakistan or Malaysia, everyone bare foot and they sit down, they cannot leave their hands from touching their toes and their feet, massaging and then listening, massaging and then listening, touching and then touching everywhere. This is us, I’m not looking at any French or Spanish. This is us, meaning that there is always ways to become little bit more clean without getting crazy clean. This is why we put the Ottomans in front, the Osmanlis in front. Their sense of cleanliness is not too crazy and it makes a lot of sense, and everyone can carry it and everyone feels good from it also.
The old ways also, when you are going out, you wear clothes, before you go out you put something on, women for examples, you want to go, you have to do something important, not to go to this supermarket and that mall and everything but something that is important, you have to go. The old days they do that too. They put on something, overcoat, over their clothes. They put another piece over their hijab. Because now, the nazar that people put it will not affect them, it will affect these clothes that they put on, there is a protection there. Then when they get home, they removed all of that. Now if physically we describe it, everyone can understand, especially with this, now everyone understands. Even the clothes that you wear, who is going to say it’s not going to be there? The say in any open surface, twelve hours, right? And now, I hear this toilet paper shortage in united Kingdom. I think it’s good to invest in toilet paper stocks, shares. But I read somewhere, I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it can be, it’s funny anyway, you have to think, they say now the virus can be passed from toilet paper to toilet paper. Where are you going to run now? Where are you going to run? Run to Allah and then listen to what He is going to tell you. Listen to what He has already told His Prophets and His friends. Listen to that. Estaghfirullahal adzim wa atubu ilaih. How about animals passing it other than bats? How about animals, they didn’t say anything yet? So many other animals right? Maybe birds, maybe butterflies, maybe ants can pass, who knows? Estaghfirullahal adzim wa atubu ilaih.
Allah is Lord. This is just a warning still. This is not the biggest punishment. This is just a warning. Last warning to believers. It’s not really to unbelievers. People who don’t believe, none of this they can connect the dots to Allah. They don’t. They won’t. They don’t. They will not believe. This is warning for believers. Because if we don’t connect the dots back to Allah, then we are going to be in trouble. See how many believers are connecting the dots? May Allah forgive me, insyaAllah. May Allah not test us. May Allah help the sincere ones, insyaAllah. Amin. SelamAleykum.
Shaykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
18 Rajab 1441
March 12, 2020