Category Archives: Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi (2011)

Martyrdom is not only for those in war

BismillahirRahmanirRahim A person that spends his whole life in the way of Allah, he runs for the sake of Allah, always working for Allah, if a person like this is not given the station of martyrdom than who will it … Continue reading

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How do I know if a Sheykh is a sincere one or not?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question from a murid: How do I know if a Sheykh is a sincere one or not? Sheykh Effendi: You want to find out which Sheykh is sincere and which one is not? What is your business in that? … Continue reading

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Muharram: Aim for Ahirat. Aim to please your Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are thanking our Lord Allah swt. We have just entered to another year, another Holy year, insyaAllah ar-Rahman, for the believers. For believers every day that is passing must be better. Those who believe. Don’t look at what’s happening … Continue reading

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Stale knowledge is only for this dunya

BismillahirRahmanirRahim This world is full of stale knowledge these days. There are so many schools, so many universities. From kindergarten to different gardens. Going to schools up until 40, 50, 60, 70 years of age. But what they’re learning is … Continue reading

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Our Being In Existence Is Because Of The Holy Prophet (asws)

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auzu billahi minash sheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya, Medet. As-salatu wa as-salamu rasulina wa alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim Thanks to our Lord for creating us from mankind. Almdulillah wa shukr Allah. Astaghfirullah. Allah swt has granted … Continue reading

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We must turn around in a night like this to say, ‘astarghfirullah Ya Rabbi. Forgive us Ya Rabbi. Forgive us Ya Rabbi. Forgive us Ya Rabbi.’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim La Illaha Illallah, La illaha illallah, La illaha illallah Muhamad Rasulullah alaihi solatullah, La Illaha Illallah, La illaha illallah, La illaha illallah Muhamad Nabiullah alaihi solatullah, La Illaha Illallah, La illaha illallah, La illaha illallah Muhamad Habibullah alaihi solatullah Auzu billahi … Continue reading

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Understanding Sufism (final part) : The Sufi Problem

BismillahirRahmanirRahim THE SUFI PROBLEM: Separation of Spirituality and State After the 19th century, with the help of the Western world, Sufism has been taking very strong punishment. In the year 2001, in my country in Turkey,  I was in jail for 6 … Continue reading

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Understanding Sufism (Part II) : Sufi Symbology

BismillahirRahmanirRahim SUFI SYMBOLOGY : The Prayer Beads, The Turban, The Cane We are, as sufis, we are disciplining our own selves. Now we are coming to that part, how sufis are working. In disciplining our own ego and disciplining our own … Continue reading

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Understanding Sufism (Part I) : The mind of the Sufis

BismillahirRahmanirRahim THE MIND OF THE SUFIS: Remembers there is No God but Allah  Sufism, when Prophet Muhammad sws emigrated from Mecca to Medina, he entered into a cave with his companion Abu Bakr Siddik ra. He gave secrets to his heart  … Continue reading

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“Which favors of your Lord can you deny?”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah wa shukr Allah. We are thanking our Lord Allah (subhhana wa ta’ala). If we are standing here and just saying, “Thank you Ya Rabbi, Ya Rabbi shukr, Thank you Ya Rabbi,” until Judgment Day then we will not be … Continue reading

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When power comes from the feet, world turns into Hell

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Without support coming no one can do anything  in this world. Some know that and some don’t know that. For anything that we are doing, support must come from those ones who have the authority of the world in their … Continue reading

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Separation of the Muslim Ummah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim (Sheykh Efendi asked the following question to the guest with whom he was conversing after the Juma prayer): Let me ask you something. Whatever had happened to the Muslims? What is the big fault that the Muslims did and … Continue reading

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Get rid of that heavy loads then come and be the guest of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim InshaAllah, we are approaching the days Alhamdulillah. It is the month, another holy month, of Hajj, the 5th pillar of Islam. Every believer, if they fit to the category, should  go for Hajj. It is Allah’s right on them, … Continue reading

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Don’t let sheytan hold you hostage

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Have you not reached, have you not yet become better when you are saying, “Ash- hadu an-La ilaha illallah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu”? Are you not better? Are you holding that one (Holy Prophet) valuable? Do … Continue reading

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True Love

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Where are Muslims, Mu’mins? Where is the happiness? No, it’s gone. Yes, if you are not showing proper respect to that Prophet (sws) then no safety, no happiness, nothing for mankind. Worse is coming. Everything is connected to that … Continue reading

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The one who is closest to Rasulullah (sws) in Akhirat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “From the believers, the one who has the best of faith is that one who has the best of manners.” We must check ourselves where our manner is. Not just to say, “I am … Continue reading

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When we put everything aside to be with our Lord …

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Our Lord says, “I am remembering you. You must remember Me.” We do not know Allah subhana wa ta’ala. How are we going to put a description to our Lord? So at least remembering His names will make us … Continue reading

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`The one who leaves today’s job for tomorrow, he will be perished.’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim In these days Azrail is coming in so many different ways. Unexpected place and unexpected time. Our Sheykh is ordering to us, `My murids should not be out, if it’s not necessary, if it’s not emergency, after Maghrib time. … Continue reading

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For every hardship, Allah swt is granting patience for it if we are turning to Him

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Right now when we are sitting here there are people laying down in their beds in the hospitals like wood. They cannot even turn around, air has to be pumped inside of them and they are going through pain … Continue reading

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Islam was ruling

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Sheykh Shamil, the Lion of the Mountains. Not lion that is the donkey kind. No. The one with authority who was taking it from the Divine Presence and using it. When they martyred the one who was before him fighting against … Continue reading

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Servant of Allah versus Servant of ego

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It doesn’t matter who you are and where you are from. The highest title that you are going to reach, you are going to get, is to be servants. All these worldly titles that man has, you are going to … Continue reading

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Four characteristics of Sheytan…Do you have it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There are four characteristics of Sheytan. If a man is carrying these four then he has inherited four secrets from Sheytan. His appearance is of human but his actions and everything is sheytanic. They are: Proudness, anger, stubbornness, envy … Continue reading

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When the Juma time is entering…

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Our Lord is saying to us, `When the Juma time is entering and when they are calling you, leave everything. Leave your worldly doings and run to Juma. Know that there is more blessing for you in it than … Continue reading

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There is no terror in Islam and there is no Islamic terrorism. This is a message to you, to me and to the whole world!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Today, we are finding so many terrorist activities, wrong activities happening in the world, and by the way, I must say that they are calling it ‘Islamic terrorism’. They must take it out! There is no terror in Islam and … Continue reading

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Day of Judgement

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tariqat teaches us how to live. Tariqat teaches us to understand what is coming from our ego and what is coming from our Lord. Man cannot be worshiping the two at the same time. Either he is worshiping his … Continue reading

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‘Is there such a woman in this world who doesn’t know how to cook?’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Once upon a time there was a man whose wife passed away. This is also a story from Sheykh Mevlana. The man went and got another wife. This wife was younger and the wife didn’t know how to cook. … Continue reading

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Shaky Faith that follows the direction where the wind blows

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, `Be careful from the vision of a believer because he looks with the Nur of Allah.’ You cannot fool that one. You may think so sometimes because the believers are patient. They wait, … Continue reading

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Remove the veils that are standing in your heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Whatever you are busy with, that’s what you are going to find, that’s what man can find. The Creator Allah subhana wa ta’ala has given us enough intelligence to understand this world and to understand the hereafter life. But … Continue reading

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THE COMING OF MEHDI (alayhi salam)

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Prophet (sws) is saying that one time the kufr is going to end in the whole world. When the Prophet (sws) was living, in his time, and after him up till now when Islam was ruling, the kufr … Continue reading

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The kingdom of Sheytan is everywhere…You should escape!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Today’s world, the 21st century men who call themselves civilized, are doing cruelties that the world has never seen before. Never, in the old days, if a person got upset and went crazy he would go out there and … Continue reading

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Allah gives to everybody through the hands of others

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Whatever you give whatever you do in this life, you are never losing. You always win. Even if you give something to someone that does not work for him, it is okay. You are winning. It is in your … Continue reading

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Journey of eternal life begins when the last breath was drawn

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The eternal life. Understand the meaning of the eternal life. As soon as you give the last breath from here you begin the eternal life. Whichever side you fall, that’s where you are staying. Either people are in Jannat … Continue reading

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When a servant declared Lordship…

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Man is not watching to see and to realize, to understand through the history that Allah subhana wa ta’ala is giving to us through all holy books. Some may not like what the Quran is saying. It’s okay. Take … Continue reading

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Islam will not be taken down so easily. It is impossible

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Thanks to our Lord Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) that He has chosen us to be among the believers. Whatever we do we are not going to be able to give enough thanks for that. When we look at the history … Continue reading

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How the West fooled us!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Mankind lost (actually we should say Muslims). Muslims lost their head over a century ago and they became headless. Because they are headless they became heedless. Because they are heedless everyone is fooling them. The West, western people are … Continue reading

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Don’t get stuck with that physical appearance

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The people of Paradise are Ahl-e Haqq. The people of Haqq. The people of Haqq look at you with real eyes and you don’t need to put make-ups or run around in jogging lines or here and there to … Continue reading

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A righteous man who surrendered his faith into the hands of Sheytan

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Let me tell you a story. There was a righteous man. He was worshipping a lot and trying to do everything correctly. Sheytan was coming to fool him but he wasn’t getting fooled by Sheytan. One day Sheytan came … Continue reading

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“You are all Dead. We are living. But you are all Dead….LIVING DEAD!”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Dying before we die. How are you going to die before you die, if you don’t want to remember death? Not  remembering death, it makes you to have high, long, very very very endless dreams about this dunya. That time, … Continue reading

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The Night lay hidden as the blessings rain in abundance

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are responsible to keep the month of Ramazan, we are responsible to show proper respect to that month. Allah subhana wa ta’ala is blessing us, blessing the Ummati Muhammad with that month. During that month there is one … Continue reading

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Arrogance in Titanic stir up the wrath of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim When Sheykh Mevlana came to this country, we were circling around everywhere with him. I was standing next to him all the time. Anywhere we went, I have never heard Sheykh Mevlana saying one curse word or cursing those … Continue reading

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Sheytan waking a sahabi up for Fajr prayer

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The truth is truth. Even if it’s coming to you from Sheytan you have to take it. You have to use it but you have to think, `Why this Sheytan is coming to me with a true word? He … Continue reading

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Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Don’t forget, Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. We came from Allah and we are returning back to Him. No one is going to escape from that. No man that is carrying a soul in their body is going … Continue reading

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Be like those worms inside the vinegar

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Holy Prophet (sws) is saying to us, “After me, the Khalifahs will come. After the Khalifahs, kings will come. After the kings, Sultans will come. After the Sultans the time of Jababirah, the tyranny time will come. Everywhere in … Continue reading

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Imam Gazzali was humbled by a rebel leader

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Imam Gazzali was a big scholar. He was moving around with his books. It was like he was carrying his library with him. Any place that he was going, he was going with all his books on top of … Continue reading

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Ramazan: A fire-worshipper who enters to Paradise

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There’s a very well-known story. Once upon a time in a Muslim country, in Baghdad area, there were some Majusi, people who were worshipping fire, near Iran. A man whom everyone knew to be a fire-worshipper, one Waliullah during … Continue reading

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Mother of all sins

BismillahirRahmanirRahim During the time of Holy Prophet (AS), he sent messengers to Habashistan, Ethiopia. That King there, that time, he was a believer. He was believing Isa (AS). And he was believing that Isa (AS) saying that,”after me another Prophet … Continue reading

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Allah loves happy servants

BismillahirRahmanirRahim No smiling? I don’t want no-smiling people sitting in front of me. They must go to the barn  or they are going to smile by force. Look at `Y’ (a murid of Sheykh Efendi who is physically handicapped since … Continue reading

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Teach your children good manners

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It is a duty, an obligation to everyone who has children, that if they love their children then they must teach them otherwise than what they are learning in the schools because those schools now are teaching completely wrong … Continue reading

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Prophet (sws) in my dream

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Once upon a time one dervish was going back and forth saying to his Sheykh, “I want to see the Prophet (sws). I cannot see the Prohpet (sws) in my dream.” “Don’t worry. I will pray for you. You … Continue reading

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Story of a squashhead Dervish

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Holy Prophet (asws) is saying that Allah swt says, “I will declare war on those who touch the ones that I love.” The Waliullah. The Friends of Allah. He (swt) says, “I will declare war on that person.” If … Continue reading

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