Category Archives: Hoja Lokman Effendi (2013)

Battle Of Uhud: Victory Comes Through Submission And Obedience

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

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How does a murid prepare himself for Eid ul-Fitr celebration?

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

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Are The Destinies Of People Decided On Laylatul Bera’at Or Laylatul Qadr?

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

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Laylatul Qadr: Run to collect the blessings, make preparation for the return of SahibulSaif

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

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I Find Myself Making Mistakes In Shaban. What Is The Reason For This?

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

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Al Wada Shahrullah, Marhaba Ya Shahru Nabi!

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

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Ramazan: True Believers Don’t Stop To Reap The Harvest

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

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The Excellence Of Shaban Shahrun Nabi Over Other Months

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

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Was the Battle of Gallipoli (Canakkale) a momentous occasion in Islam?

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

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Could our Sheykh’s Khalifa tell us how he met Sheykh Effendi?

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

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How Can We Obtain The Love Of SahibulSaif?

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

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How do we explain the age gap between Hazreti Aisha and the Holy Prophet (asws)?

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

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There Seems To Be Very Few Older Aged Mureeds In Our Way. Why Is This?

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

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The People Of Paradise

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

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Speak The Truth And Honor Your Oaths

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

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Hold Your Tongue And Not Interfere With What Doesn’t Concern You

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

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Can You Please Give Examples Of Time Wasters That Kill Our Faith?

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

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Wanting To Learn About Women Saints But Not Wanting To Be Mislead By Books

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

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The Door of Complaining Opens the Door of Curses

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

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What Is The Treatment For Depression From A Sufi Perspective?

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

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Does Allah SWT Bestow Mercy On Men More Than On Women?

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

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How can we tell the difference between Trials and Punishment?

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

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Is It Possible To Balance Dunya And Islam?

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

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Save yourselves from having a Hard Heart

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

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If The Shaykh Is Going To Break The Old Cup, How Should We Prepare For That?

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

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I Feel Low And Distanced From Allah. What To Do?

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

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What Is The Islamic Method Of Visiting A Janazah?

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

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How Did You Pass Your Year From Last Bera’at

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

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Why Is It I Do Not Seem To Love Holy Prophet (asws) Like Some People Do?

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

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Can We Love Sheykh Abdulkerim And At The Same Time Love Other Sheykhs And Awliya?

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

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The Job of Dunya and Shaytan is to fool us

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

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“Why is the Osmanli Dergah based in New York?”

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

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How Does One Know If Their Baraat Has Been Accepted?

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

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What is the truth behind the supposed Fratricide between Ottoman Princes

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

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The Doorway to the Holy Prophet (asws)

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

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Be Busy With What Concerns You

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

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Why Is The Loud Zikr Very Powerful And Aggressive?

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

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What is the proper way to give Zakat to watch other’s rights?

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

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Beware Of Hypocrisy

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

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What Are The Signs Of Submission?

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

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Manners Comes through Submission

                                                                                     Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim                         … Continue reading

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What Can One Do When They Experience Spiritual Emptiness?

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

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Real Knowledge Comes Through Association

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

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Preventing Ourselves From Losing The Value Of Association

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

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The Book of Your Heart

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

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Eid Ul-Fitr 1434 Khutbah: Get rid of the Tyranny from our Hearts

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

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How do we know that we are on the right track ?

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

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If Husband Is Against Wife Joining Tarikat

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

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Tarikat shows how to put Allah in your heart and to get rid of other idols

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

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Pictures of the Friends of Allah that remind us of Allah

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

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