Category Archives: Hoja Lokman Effendi (2014)

Am I feeling the burden of my sins when I feel heavy while in sajdah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sometimes when I ask for forgiveness from Allah in sajdah, it becomes very heavy physically, and I feel great weight on me and feel I will be crushed. Am I feeling the weight of the burden of my … Continue reading

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I cannot keep my heart and mind still when I saw people being cruel to other creatures

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was not a Muslim before but now I am trying to be a Muslim. I cannot keep my heart and mind still when I saw people who says they are Muslim but doing bad and cruel things … Continue reading

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Knowing the Spirit and the Ego

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are a spirit, coming from our Lord with that one Holy breath that He has given to Adam (as), we are that. We need to know that part too. But Allah (swt) has also put inside of us … Continue reading

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When babies are taught to say ‘Allah Allah’ they start rocking back and forth but why do they say it’s wrong when adults do it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When babies are taught to say ‘Allah Allah’ they start rocking back and forth, but why do they say it’s wrong when adults do it? Because they are ignorant and they are stubborn and they are arrogant, diseases … Continue reading

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Importance of Awliya Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you are keeping your connection with the Awliya Allah, in the middle of the fire they can come and they can pick you up, put you to safety. If you say, ‘I don’t need Awliya Allah’ then we … Continue reading

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How can one get strong faith quickly?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can one get strong faith quickly?   Why do you want it quick? You have a problem being slow? Why quickly? Take your time, relax. Once you get strong faith, what are you going to do with it? What are you … Continue reading

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What is the value of your Pilgrimage to the House of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Muslims have lost their minds because no one is making intention for ahiret anymore. We make a lot of planning and intention for dunya but when we ask them, ‘what do you plan for ahiret?’ They say, ‘So, as … Continue reading

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What is the importance of the first ten days of Dzulhijjah and how should one prepare for it?

BismillahirRahamnirRahim Question : What is the importance of the first ten days of Dzulhijjah and how should one prepare for it? It is reported from the Holy Prophet (asws) that he used to fast in these ten days. Very Holy … Continue reading

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I find it hard to keep my intention still. What do you advise?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Question: I find it hard to keep my intention still when I start doing certain plan. Suddenly I find that the tools are becoming my aims. After a time, I remind my intention to myself but along the way … Continue reading

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What is the importance of marriage?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the importance of marriage? If two person tries to follow the way of Islam, but if these two person cannot feel close to Allah, cannot feel the oneness when they are together because of being in … Continue reading

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Is it true that you will be infected by jinns and sheytan if you spend too much time in the bathroom or stay outside during Maghrib time?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I was told that if you spend too much time in the bathroom or stay outside during the time of Maghrib salat, it is possible to be infected by jinns and sheytan. Is that true? If the person … Continue reading

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Isra and Miraj: Fix that relationship with Allah, then everything else can be fixed

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you manage to escape tonight, and to come to the top of the mountain, just to say ‘Allah,’ for the purpose of remembering Allah, then congratulations to you. In these days it is ma’rifat enough, because so many, majority of … Continue reading

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True and Sincere Repentance in Raghaib

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Raghaib, Laylatul Raghaib is the first Jummah, the first Thursday night of the month of Rajab and it is a very Holy night. That is the night  when the Holy Prophet (asws), his light was passed from his father  … Continue reading

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The Importance of Silence

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Who is keeping silent these days? Nothing in this world right now is designed for you to be silent, to be quiet, to be still, to be calm. Right? The Namaz is designed for us to be silent, to … Continue reading

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Protect your faith like it is going to be stolen from you at any time

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Everyone will have eyes on it and they will try to destroy it. If you have something valuable, what do you have to do? You have to protect it. Something that is valuable in Islam, you have to protect … Continue reading

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Coming with an empty cup to the sohbet.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we empty our cup to the best that we can to make sure that it is not filled. How do you come to a sohbet with an empty cup? You come empty. I know if people come … Continue reading

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If I swallow my pride will I look weak in front of others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was in the situation when I was mistreated with arrogance, and I zipped up my pride and swallowed it. Alhamdulillah, it is good. but I am thinking that the person may have the upper hand. What should one … Continue reading

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Is a bad deed and a sin the same thing?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is a bad deed and a sin the same thing? We don’t like to use the word sin. There are a certain things, especially the manners of Tasawwuf, although we are rough and tough with certain things, we … Continue reading

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How Should One Integrate What Is Learnt At The Dergah To Their Life At Home?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How Should One Integrate What Is Learnt At The Dergah To Their Life At Home? That is a million dollar cheat question: how do you integrate what is learnt at the Dergah to your life at home? It’s … Continue reading

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What Is Sacrifice?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What Is Sacrifice? Sacrifice, it is to give up something that means something to you. Sacrifice is to give up something that means everything to you. When you come to a certain station, you’ll realise also that whatever has … Continue reading

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Why we say “madad” to Sheykh Effendi when Allah is closer than Jugular vein?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Recently, my family member watched the live sohbet and he asked why we say “madad” to Sheykh Effendi when Allah is closer to us than our jugular vein. Could you please explain so it maybe clearer for him? We … Continue reading

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How to not let others negativity to get to you?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If you are trying to do your own things for the sake of Allah and those around you they try to annoy you, try to bring you down but they do wrong things themselves, what should you do? Or … Continue reading

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How should we take care of our children?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How should we take care of  our children? That is actually a very good question. We need a Sheykh, and to be in association with him. We need to have a good jamaat. That time you are not going … Continue reading

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What is meant by “Socializing” in the way of our Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: ‘You should socialize less, only when necessary’ What is meant by “Socializing” in the way of our Sheykh? Well, to be drunk, just hehehaha, you know. You see any association that you have, test yourself. Time passing, how many … Continue reading

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How do we keep hope ?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How do we keep hope ? Let me tell you something; we used to have a plaque, written on a piece of wood hanging in the old Dergah by the doorway. It is connected to this question. Those … Continue reading

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How should we deal with our close ones who are against Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How should we deal with our close ones who are against Tarikat? How are you going to deal with your close ones who are against to Tarikat? Deal with patience. Deal with intelligence. Have more patience, have more … Continue reading

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What is the day of Promises?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the day of Promises? That is the day in the Pre-eternity. That is the day when all of mankind they were assembled. We were nothing but lights, spirits. And Allah swt is addressing to us directly, … Continue reading

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My ego does not want to love the Prophet (asws). I recite salawats but they are not sincere enough. How can I begin to love the Prophet?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My ego does not want to love the Prophet (asws). I recite salawats but they are not sincere enough. How can I begin to love the Prophet? Yes it’s true. That’s a very truthful and sincere question. So … Continue reading

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How do we protect our secrets?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we protect our secrets?  That’s assuming you have found your secret? If you say, ‘I have found my secret, and what do I do to protect my secret?’ that is enough indication to me that you … Continue reading

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How do we have courage in the way of Allah and leaving dunia things?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we have courage in the way of Allah and leaving dunia things? I have come to realize that fears motivates my ego. How can I not be a coward? A jamaat is important. You can think … Continue reading

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The Ummat Is Sick And Dying, Where Are Our Doctors?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim RabiulAwwal Mubarak. May these days be blessed, InsyaAllah. Although when we look at it, this world is not getting blessed. Every day it’s getting worse isn’t it? Every day more hardship, more disasters, more cruelty, more greediness, more oppression, … Continue reading

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Mevlid: A Reflection Of True Love And Devotion

BismillahirRahmanirRahim               Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin                           Wasalatu Wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi Ajmain Nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa … Continue reading

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How should we prepare for Mawlid?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question : How should we prepare for Mawlid? That’s a good question. What would you do to prepare yourself, say, if you are a mureed, what would you do knowing that Sheykh Effendi is going to come next week? What … Continue reading

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Remember Often The Destroyer of All Pleasures

BismillahirRahmanirRahim According to the Ahle dunya, your life is wasted, isn’t it? Not really, but let’s just say for the sake of argument, your life is wasted because all you do is preparing for death. What is fifty, sixty, seventy, years … Continue reading

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It is difficult for me to get rid of some cultural tendencies. However I can relate more to the Osmanli style. How can I adapt?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am a Romani Muslim, however in my culture we view religion very differently than in the mid-east or in the sub-continent. It is difficult for me to get rid of some cultural tendencies. However I can relate … Continue reading

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Why is gaining taqwa easy for some but takes longer for others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Why is gaining Taqwa easy for some but takes longer for others? What is taqwa? Why is gaining Taqwa easy for some but takes longer for others?  What is taqwa? Hoja asked the mureeds: What is Taqwa? … Continue reading

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How did our Prophet (asws) served his Ummah during day and night?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim I’m not understanding so much that question. The Prophet (asws) served his ummat? In the past? Prophet (asws) served his ummat and is still serving his ummat, day and night. The Prophet (asws), his whole existence, his whole life, … Continue reading

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How do we become friends with the Friends of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do we become friends with the Friends of Allah? It’s a very long road, very long journey, to be friends. How do the Friends of Allah become the Friends of Allah? Just by saying, Hey, you want to be … Continue reading

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When The Muslim World Left The Way of Rahmatil ‘Alamin

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are entering now, InsyaAllah, into the Holy month of RabiulAwal. May it be accepted.  He is the Prophet of Mercy, alaihi salatu wasalam. His Prophethood was and is still an example of Mercy; how to be merciful to … Continue reading

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What was the blessing in Uwais al-Qarani not being able to visit the Holy Prophet (asws)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question : What was the blessing in Uwais al-Qarani not being able to visit the Holy Prophet (asws)? I am someone who has tried but unable to visit the Dergah yet. So you are saying, you are like Uwais … Continue reading

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How do I know if I’m being sincere and not making a show?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I know if I’m being sincere and not making a show? When you sit down and ask, ‘who am I doing it for?’ If you are doing it for Allah’s sake and you don’t care what … Continue reading

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What is our Destination?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Our destination, is to go back to our Lord. Nothing else, for a believer. We are not traders, businessmen. We are not doing business with our Lord, to say, ‘if I’m doing this good, I’m going to get this … Continue reading

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Find yourself through the intelligence of the Prophet and the Friends of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If your life is not showing your belief you are a hypocrite. If you say, ‘I believe in something,’ but your life is showing something else, you are not being sincere. You are not being honest. You are hypocrite. … Continue reading

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Why does the Ulama attack each other even though they are Sunnis?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why does the Ulama attack each other even though they are Sunnis? Because they are too free. That’s why they attack each other. If they are busy with the real work, they are going to stop attacking. Even … Continue reading

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 How Can I Join The Dergah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have recently started watching your sohbets online and I really like your teachings. How can I join the Dergah? You already join the Dergah. If you like to be with us, we like to be with  you. … Continue reading

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Why is trust decreasing day by day between people?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: These days people hardly trust anyone and if they do, they get hurt from the same  person anyway. It is happening a lot these days. Why is the trust decreasing day by day between people?  This is one … Continue reading

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How can I subdue the habit of playing video games again?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: With Sheykh Effendi Himmah, I managed to get rid of a habit of playing video games. Recently this habit has come back to me. How can I subdue  it again? How can you subdue? You take a stick and … Continue reading

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How Does Brotherhood Divide?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How Does Brotherhood Divide? First, look at the first two brothers that was ever sent into this world. Who are the two brothers? Habil and Qabil. Two brothers came. They are brothers from the same father, same mother. They are brothers, … Continue reading

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Stay United Under The Flag Of SahibulSaif

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Universes. All praise are due to Allah, who describes Himself in Ayatul Qursi saying, “Allah,  there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all existence. Neither drowsiness … Continue reading

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Drink From The Fountain Of Youth

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking support from our Sheykh SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim al-Kibrisi to send us something, so that we don’t speak from other people’s egos and imagination that you pick from here, you pick from here, you pick from … Continue reading

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