More than one-third of the population is wiped out and most of them are the most intelligent people. Not just religious people, but the most intelligent people. This is one country, one country. The British wiped out thousands of alims in India, what they have done. And then they could make us love them and they made us want to be like them. Allah, Allah. So something to think about.
Am I sitting here telling you to hate them? No. It’s not about hating, it’s about knowing something wrong that happened and understanding it. We have no problems with anyone, people are coming from all over the world, they come and they want to learn, yes, but these are the things that had happened, and we are not liking that to happen. This is something that Sheykh Effendi talked about all the time, Sheykh Mawlana is making us to understand, because now we’re talking about inner attitude. Now we have generations who don’t even know this history and they say, ‘it’s okay, stop uncovering all of that, we just want to live and let live.’ Really? Would you say the same thing if your own mother was… your own sister… And then they destroy everything, they take away your honor, and then they give you their clothes to wear, they give you their language to speak, then they say, ‘tell other people, please, forgive everything. Live and let live, there’s nothing wrong with this.’
It’s not as if they did things to our families and take away our honor and everything, and then they gave something back like it, you know, another mother maybe, another sister, no, they didn’t. They didn’t give you that, in fact they give you the worst of themselves and they put it in you. And then we think it’s okay. These were the things that occupied the early Muslims, a lot. A sense of honor, a sense of what is evil, what corrupts society, you understand? And the Sahabis are showing, the Tabi’ins are showing, the Tabi’tabi’ins for a thousand years are showing that this is not just the concern of, lets say, intellectual people or academicians or religious people, it’s everyone. Do we have that anymore? No. May Allah forgive us. So in this month, it is good to wake up to certain things. Now when you open your hand and you ask for something, maybe we will stop just asking for money or love or marriage, maybe we’ll start thinking about what the Holy Ones are thinking about, what the Prophets are thinking about, what Allah is thinking about. If we don’t, then we are the losers. May Allah not make us to lose insyaAllah, dunya and Ahiret. Wa minallahu taufiq, al Fatiha. This much is enough insyaAllah.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
6 Shawwal 1441
May 28, 2020