We should be careful a little bit in these days. Like what the Khutbah is saying, we should watch our hearts. Never think that you are special, never think that you are high or Holy. Don’t. Always remember your bad deeds and how Allah is giving Mercy to you. That will be a break to your ego. Don’t concentrate on what people say about you, praising you. Don’t even concentrate if Sheykh Effendi is praising you, on that. Doesn’t matter so much, because you yourself you must know the wrong things that you have done, concentrate on that. So don’t get drunk and don’t get lost, continue with your own work. Doesn’t matter. The caravan still continues. The dogs may bark. To stop and to bark back at the dog is not very smart, it’s very foolish. So may Allah keep us with intelligence, and with a good humor, and keep us in happiness in this way. InsyaAllah. Wa minallahu taufiq, Al Fatiha. Amin. Selam Aleykum.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergah, New York
12 Muharram 1443
19 August 2021