Question: Allah SWT says that mankind is forgetful and ungrateful. Is this the natural state of mankind?
They are mankind. They haven’t become Bani Adam yet. Honor is only given to the Bani Adam not mankind, but the children of Adam. Mankind, everyone thinks they are individual like grass, one, one, one, one. But when you say Bani Adam, children of Adam, you know where your position is.
It is the mankind that the Angels they know and they see that is going to bring suffering and bloodshed to this world. It is not the Bani Adam that they see. That is the secret that not even the angels they know. Because when they look at Adam (AS), they couldn’t figure it out. They must, they should be able to figure it out just by looking at the physical form of Adam (AS) because there is also perfection in there. They should, but it’s beyond them. Now the spirit, the spirit is what will make the angels to bow down to Adam (AS). So, Allah SWT is speaking at different levels of people. That kind of mankind, yes, Allah is saying, Angels is saying will cause bloodshed in this world. Allah is saying, ‘I know something that you don’t.’ So there is a something there.
West they never become ahad, one, unity, not just one but unity, that means everything coming together. They are always two, never finished from the shirk. Finish from the three, Christian is worst, three, then finish from the two then one, because your two is like black or white, man or woman, this or that, young or old. Always two that is opposite. But you are not understanding that both are also servant of Allah. How do you control that?
One, there is no such thing as two in Islam. Only one. There’s only one. Everything that is in the creation there’s only one. So that one, you have to put on top of the other one. It is not equal. ‘Oh, there’s the devil, there’s the angel. They are equal.’ No, it’s not. Your spirit and the nafs they are equal, no they are not. They are not equal. So Allah is sending Prophets and signs, intelligence and conscience and your senses. Everything. Everything in creation is a sign of Allah. It is a sign of Allah. Now, that one has to be in complete ghaflat not to see the Creator in everything, the Creator’s signature is in everything. How he forgets about his Lord? When he thinks that he is the only thing that is existing, the most important thing. He puts himself first.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
7 Zul Hijjah 1440
August 14, 2019