Question: When Nabi Muhammad (AS) predicted the rise of the Turks, how does this prediction reflect on the current situation in Turkey?
Current situation? No, when Holy Prophet (AS) is speaking about the Turks and about the best things coming out from them, because there are also some Hadith that mention the Turks in very negative, but it doesn’t refer to them. And some people try to take it and twist it. When Prophet (AS) was speaking about the Turks, it is not for this time-time. Because now, for this time, that the Ahir Zaman, it is talking about the rise of the Khilafat and the Osmanlis. That time, even the term Turkish, it is not for the people that speak Turkish or saying ‘I’m very happy because I’m Turkish, 100%.’ No. It means people who are like the Turks that he’s speaking about in the Hadith, that they would give up their lives and everything for the Prophet (AS). Those ones. Anyone who has that, they become that. And this is Ottoman. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, yellow, brown, you understand? And in so many ways, when you go back also, these ones are also Turkish by lineage also. Way back. May Allah make us to be like them, InsyaAllah.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
6 Shawwal 1441
May 28, 2020