- A Lack Of Humanity
- Judge Yourself Before You’re Judged
- How do we prepare for hardships in times of ease?
- Conquests Of Haqq
- Why are there so many different Tarikats?
- Does the shafaat of the Sheykh just save us from punishment or does it bring you to the station that you are supposed to go to?
- Choose- Dunya Or Ahiret
- Why is it that it is easier to struggle for the dunya rather than Haqq?
- The Love Of A Real Sheykh
- Urs Of Sahibulsaif: Why Are You Here?
- If some people don’t respect the word of Allah, what are they looking for when they’re reading the Quran?
- Help Each Other
- True Guides To The Quran
- What should I understand from the story where Khizr (AS) takes a young boy’s life?
- What do you think about the use of drugs and herbs for spirituality?
- Can You Explain The Story Of The Prophet And The Young Sahabi?
- What are a few sunnats that a Murid can keep or revive on a daily basis to make a positive change?
- What is the sign that hizmet is not accepted and what are the conditions for ones hizmet to be accepted?
- What is the significance of the skull of the zabiha from the time of Hz Ibrahim (as)?
- Gratefulness For The Murshid
- Currently I’m being tested with distance from You, the murids I’m close to, the Dergah and the Jama’at
- Will we get more rewards for fighting Batil in these times?
- Safety for Judgment Day
- “Only The Believers They Are Brothers”
- Understanding of Divine Wisdom
- Be Free From Cursed Dunya
- What lessons can we take from the Battle of Khandaq?
- When we catch ourselves having negative thoughts, how can we seek refuge from it?
- Ansar Sacrificed Everything
- How can we can show our appreciation to both Allah and the people who help us?
- Why is it now in these days, we see that there are no real inspirational figures?
- When I travel in different countries and pray Jummah prayers, they quote from Ibn Taymiyyah. What should I do?
- My Sheykh has passed away from this world. How can I find myself a teacher who can guide me about the ego within me?
- With the current political state in the United States of America, are the protesters valid in their means of protest?
- Why are Muslims so attached to their dunya and their children?
- Shall we wait for Sayyidina Mahdi (as) to appear, or do something like the Ghazwa e-Hind that Rasulullah (AS) mentioned?
- What does it mean to be busy with ourselves?
- What does Islam say about learning self-defence for the intention to protect yourself and the vulnerable?
- When The World Loses Its Spirituality
- Freedom From Tyranny
- Justice And Mercy
- Between Hope and Fear
- When Nabi Muhammad (AS) predicted the rise of the Turks, how does this prediction reflect on the current situation in Turkey?
- Be Aware of Your Own History
- How can we accept that we are nothing yet still have confidence?
- Can you help me get to the right path?
- Have the Naqsh of your Sheykh in your heart
- Our Majestic History
- In Indonesia, during the time of Eid ul-Fitr, they say ‘minal aidin wal faizin’. Is this from the sunnah?
- Keep Our Hearts Alive For Haqq
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Category Archives: Hoja Lokman Effendi (2013)
BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to Allah swt the Lord of the world, the Master of the Day of Judgement. All praises are due to Allah, who sent intelligence, faith and modesty as gifts to Adam (a.s) and his children. … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In preparing for Eid ul-Fitr celebration, how does a murid prepare himself? What is he supposed to do? Eid, it is a celebration. It is a sunnat to celebrate and we have to be happy on the day of … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There is confusion saying that all major decisions for one year, the destiny of people is decided on the Night of al-Qadr and not on the 15 Sha’ban. Can you clarify this matter? For us Tarikat people, following … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah swt has rewarded us, honored us, with one of the Holiest night in Islam, in the world, ever. The biggest blessings that Allah has created, He has given to us, to this ummat. We are saying, because of … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: As I try to show the proper respect for the month of Shaban, I find myself making mistakes and being in heedlessness. What is the reason for this and would you please offer your advice? The month of … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to our Lord, Allah swt, the most Merciful, the most Compassionate. The Creator of all that is in existence. He who is the First and the Last. He who is Hidden and Apparent. All praises … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : For a true believer, Ramazan is the month to reap the harvest of blessings and rewards. If it is so, does that mean that one should not be feeling any sort of heaviness nor the difficulties of … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to our Lord Allah swt, the Lord of all the Universe, the Master of the Day of Judgement who had made this day of Juma’ah, Holy to himself. All praises to Allah swt who created … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have tried to explain the importance of Canakkale to my family members as a momentous occasion in Islam, but they see it as a specifically Turkish commemoration. How can I explain to them the Truth of this … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Could our Sheykh’s Khalifa tell us how he met Sheykh Effendi? How I met Sheykh Effendi? In this world? Yeah, I can speak a little bit. About thirteen years ago, or more than that, in 1998, I … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can I get the love of SahibulSaif? You mean, how can you get SahibulSaif to love you? Very simple. We ask ourselves a question, and this is when Wahabbi kind they are going to go crazy. It’s … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What can I say to the enemies of Islam about Hz. Aisha and her marriage to the Prophet (S). They bring up the fact that the Prophet (S) was a lot older than Aisha (ra). How do I … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Q&A: There Seems To Be Very Few Older Aged Mureeds In Our Way. Why Is This? Because you cannot teach old dogs new tricks (Hoja laughed). Astaghfirullah. I’m old. Look at me. We are all getting older. That’s the … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya SahibulSaif. Medet. We are asking support from our Sheykh SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani. We feel shy and ashamed to ask help from our Sultan ul-Awliya. That is Edeb. He is our Sultan. Same way we … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim O Believers welcome on this day of Jummah which is a gift to the Nation of Muhammad (asws). Welcome to those who are coming to the Jummah prayer with the intention to sit and to learn and to take … Continue reading
Auzubillahi Minash Sheytanir Rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur Medat Medet ya SahibulSaif Medet Let us renew our religion; Ashadu an-la ilaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abduh ve Rasuluhu. Salallahu Ta’ala Alayhi ve ala Alihi ve Sahbihi ve Sallim. BismillahirRahmanirRahim We … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Lokman Efendi said earlier that we must avoid malayani. Please give examples of ‘time wasters’ that kill our faith. Which knowledges hurt our faith? First, look at yourself, which knowledge belongs to you. Be busy with that. Whatever … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : I am very keen and thirsty to learn about attributes of women saints and wifes of Prophet (S) so I can follow and I don’t want to learn from books as I know I will mislead myself. … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Let us renew our Shahadat. Ashadu an-la ilaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abduh ve Rasuluhu. Salallahu Ta’ala Alayhi ve ala Alihi ve Sahbihi ve Sallim. Now we can start when we have a firm foundation. We are … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How does a person suffering from depression get relieved? I recalled Sheykh Effendi talking about the negative effect of medication and pills and that depress people are lacking connection to Allah, what is the treatment of depression from … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Does Allah bestow His mercy on men more and quicker than women when it comes to giving wilayat or making them a wali/Awliya? Because woman walis/ saints in general are not mentioned that commonly. Women should not be … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : How can we tell the difference between being tested (trials) and being punished? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We have answered this question in so many ways before. Now, we are asking our Sheykh to help us, maybe to look at … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: We see the extremes of dunya and Islam. Some live luxurious lifestyles and make plans up to 2050, on the other hand, some give up everything for Islam like those at the Dergah. Is it possible to balance … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Through him, the humanity learn how to please and approach their Lord. And the Believers, we must be running and having a passion to learn about the life of Holy Prophet (asws), and to walk in his footsteps. One … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : After the cup has been emptied, what should we do? If the Shaykh is going to break the old cup, how should we prepare for that? First you empty your cup. Then you are going to … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question- I have been feeling low on my spiritual side, there was a time when I felt so close to Allah ta’ala, SubhanAllah that was the most beautiful feeling, but since some days, I do not feel that closeness … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question- What is the Islamic way to visiting Janazah at home? Is it allowed for the visitor to see the face of the dead person by both males and females of the family? And, how about non-family members? … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to our Lord, Allah swt, the Creator of all the universes. The master on the day of Judgment. The Creator of all that is, all that was. And all that will be. All praises are … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Why is it I do not seem to love Prophet (S) like some people do? They love the Sahaba, they can memorize Prophet’s (S) history and praise him with Qaseedas. However, I am not like them. Do … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Can We Love Sheykh Abdulkerim And At The Same Time Love Other Sheykhs And Awliya? If you love Sheykh Effendi and if you don’t love other Sheykhs and Awliya Allah, that is showing there is something wrong … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Shaytan’s job is to trick us, don’t blame shaytan, he is doing his job. Dunya’s job is to trick us, don’t blame dunya, if you get trick too. It will come to you as a friend. Your desires, shaytan … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Why is the Osmanli Dergah based in New York? Because we are the Empire State. That’s why. And the Empire will strike back, don’t worry, from here (Hoja laughed). Why? Because Islam is going to rise from … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What’s the sign that a man’s Baraat has been accepted, and that he passed the Baraat? What are the signs? That’s a good question. You are going to see now, it’s not that the answer is going to … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Western historians always point to the Ottomans and criticise them by saying Princes would kill each other for their fathers throne. What is the truth regarding this? Well, find a source that describes our history coming from … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Let us renew our religion first, saying, ‘Ash hadu allah ilaha illallah, Wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan Abduhu wa Rasulluhu. Sallahu ta ala wa ashabi wa salam.’ The most important thing, the most valuable thing is the Shahadah. All the … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya SahibulSaif Medet. We are asking support from our Sheykh. So many are asking, ‘Oh, you guys are giving beyat to who? To SahibulSaif? Or to Lokman Hoja? Or to Sheykh Mevlana?’ or to whoever it is. What … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: A friend of mine who began to accept the teachings of our Sheykh saw a video of the Osmanli Naksibendi Zikr and was scared. Why is the loud zikir very powerful and aggressive to some people at times? … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: What is the proper way for us to give zakat for ourselves and our family and to watch the rights of other Muslims? Sheykh Lokman: You are talking about the Physical zakat? Murid : Yes, for our bodies, … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to Allah swt, the Lord of all the worlds and may all peace and blessings be upon His beloved Messenger, Sayidinna Muhammad (sws), and upon his family and his companions. We bear witness there is … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are the signs of submission? I have love for you but feel that it is insufficient. Please give us advice. We don’t give advice. Prophets, they give advice. The Sheykhs, they give sohbet. I’m not a Sheykh. … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim What Can One Do When They Experience Spiritual Emptiness? You know how you got empty? You know how you got empty. You took it out. You emptied it out. You know how to get spiritually full. Can that be … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim SahibulSaif, Sheykh Abdul Kerim Al Kibrisi Al Rabbani, to send us something that is going to benefit us and others. We know nothing.Our knowledge compare to his, is like a drop in the ocean. But we are asking him … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim A Mureed asks Lokman Efendi how can one prevent himself from losing the value of the association (sohbet). First we have to understand, first how we are sick, how we are failing. Don’t concentrate on your success. Concentrate on … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmahnirRahim Let’s see what it is that is necessary for us to take today. This is not an association of scholars. We are not here to become scholars we are not here to learn from books. We are here to … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La-ilaha Illallah Wallahu Akbar Allahu AkbarWa-lil-lahil Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La-ilaha Illallah Wallahu Akbar Allahu AkbarWa-lil-lahil hamd Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu AkbarLa-ilaha Illallah Wallahu Akbar Allahu AkbarWa-lil-lahil hamd Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah. … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we know that we are on the right track and that our Shaykh is please with us? Sit down somewhere, ask yourself that question. Don’t ask me. Ask yourself, be sincere. Ask yourself, what did I … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What Should One Do If Their Husband Is Not Pleased When They Have Joined Tariqat? First you have to understand what is Tarikat. Tarikat is following Prophet. Isn’t it? Following Allah. So if your husband does not like … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur Medet Ya SahibulSaif Nawaitu al-Arba’in, nawaitu al-‘uzla, nawaitu al-khalwa, nawaitu l-i’tikaf, nawaitu suluk, nawaitu rida, lil-lahi ta’ala fi hadi jami. La hawla wa la quawata ilah bil azim. La ilaha illallah, la ilaha illallah, la ilaha illallah, … Continue reading
BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question:What can a young man do to protect his eyes when there is Haram wherever he looks? Don’t look. That’s the best protection. What do you want me to say? Look and then after that go and wash your eyes? … Continue reading