Question: Why is the star of Dawud (AS) used by evil ones?
Star is a symbol of Dawud (AS) but it is used by evil people. Number one, those evil people that you see on television, they put star, that’s not like that also. Whatever you see on TV it is a cheap version anyway. It’s not real. And the star, the mohor, Dawud, is six. The star that they use is five. In Islam we use five also. But the way that they used it over there is they put it to an angle, a wrong way. Meaning that something that is good, when you are twisting it, it can become evil. It is not evil by itself but when you twist something that is good, evil comes.
There is no such thing as a shade. The sun is always shining. But when you put something to block the light, then you get darkness. People are using the ayat of the Quran too and they are twisting it. And Allah Himself is saying, the Quran is there, it can either bring you to Jahannam or it can bring you to Paradise. It is up to mankind now to use. So there should not be any confusion in that. And these kinds of things for example, the Mohor of Dawud or other things that you see, sometimes there is no permission for common people, majority of the people to be busy with that, to look into that, to study it and to do it. No permission, especially in these days. Because all of those things are corrupted already and the evil people are inside. So our Sheykh has forbidden for us to be discussing things of other Taifas and other worlds, he has forbidden us even to be busy with visions and these and that.
So many people they said, ‘I dream this big, big dream and I have this big, big vision,’ I’m looking at their lives, it’s upside down. Their understanding is upside down, their understanding of themselves is upside down. And that is something that Sheykh Effendi has forbidden continuously, all the years that I’ve known him and all the years that anyone of you who have known him, that you are not just there to sit with him for one week, two weeks and then later to say, ‘I’ve special knowledge that is given to me.’ What do you think you are? Judas? Judas is saying that of Isa (AS) too. ‘Oh, he gives me special knowledge. Not to these ones.’
No. It’s not like that. But if you want to continue, I’m not going to force you. Continue. Who cares? But believe me, I’m sitting here and I’m saying to you and everyone that have spent time with Sheykh Effendi, everyone who say the same thing and those ones who disobey, I see a very bad thing that happen to them later. So this is for your own good too. So don’t be busy with that. But those things in the past, were they used? Yes they were used by responsible people. They were used by Saints, they were used by people who have knowledge and power, not by the general people also, and it’s used for a very special situation.
Now there is no permission for anyone to be using all these kinds of things. It’s no good. It will only backfire. Because dajjal has taken over everything. We are not even allowed to look into those things we are not even allowed. Of course there are books written about it by Evliya. Of course there are books written about it by Saints and by scholars. But it is not for us. To know what is for us, that is hidden knowledge, that is ma’rifat. It’s not for us. I’ve seen good people, good murids reading something that is not for them and they had warned heavy. So it should not be. The Sheykh they know what they are doing. If it’s necessary they will let us know. If it’s not necessary, if we go try to break down that door, instead of finding angels behind that door, you are going to see sheytan. This is what is going to happen.
We have so many things that we have to do anyway, to be busy with. I’ve seen those ones who are busy with vision and dreams and this and that, I’m seeing they are very free people. They are not even busy with their jobs or their responsibilities, or their children or other people around them or their wives. They are just busy with that. If you are busy with the realities of this world and just trying to be a good person, and giving the rights of others around you, you are not going to be busy with this, you are not going to get tricked. Your brain is not going to get half fried also. So many times I’m looking at them, Sheykh Effendi says, ‘don’t do it.’ but the way that they see is Sheykh Effendi is saying, ‘don’t do it (and Sheykh wink his eyes).’ This is what they see.
So, this is one of the biggest tricks and traps in Tarikat. Be careful. You are not clear, those who are around the Sheykh you can ask anyone of them. May Allah protect us, insyaAllah. Wa minAllahu Taufiq. Al-Fatiha. Amin. SelamAleykum Warahmatullahi wabarakatu.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
15 Ramazan 1441
May 8, 2020