Category Archives: Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi (2012)

Can you open up more about running in the way of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you open up more about running in the way of Allah? For you it’s simple. Just run behind me. That’s all. You don’t need to keep up, we can’t keep up, I can’t keep up with Sheykh … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Faith During Tests

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It’s easy to say you have faith when nothing is happening to you, when it’s good. How do you keep your faith when unpleasantness happens to you? This is the key. Because the lives of those ones who are … Continue reading

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How can a person balance the importance of his health and wealth with the importance of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Allah SWT is saying ‘if your health, your wealth, your children, and the things you value, if they are more important than Allah’s sake, then wait for Judgment day.’ So how can a person balance this? Because everyone … Continue reading

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Al Wada, Al Wada

BismillahirRahmanirRahim You are going to miss this, once Ramazan passes. First you are going to say ‘oh, I’m free, I don’t have to…’ then you’re going to cry. You’re going to be sad. Good. Allah is showing how this nation, … Continue reading

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How do I become a real man of Tarikat if I don’t have the physical presence of my Sheykh and the Jamaat around me?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I become a real man of Tarikat if I don’t have the physical presence of my Sheykh and the Jamaat around me? Slowly. The way will open insyaAllah. And it’s not to say that physically you … Continue reading

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What would you recommend me to do to become more stable and mature if I was in front of you?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I realized after watching one of your sohbets that I may be bipolar. I wish my moods and emotions would be stable and not change frequently between depression and happiness. I feel like my mind is and was … Continue reading

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Can you shed some light on the secret of Insan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you please shed some light on what is the secret of Insan? Even though nafs, dunya, sheytan are all veils and enemies onto it, what is the actual secret of this Insan? When we read the Mawlana Rumi … Continue reading

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Allah (SWT) says, ‘pray as if you see Me.’ How do we get close to that state of awareness and not pray to ourselves?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When in prayer Allah (SWT) says, ‘pray as if you see Me.’ My question is, how do you get close to that state of awareness when many times, if not all the time, we fall down the trap … Continue reading

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What is the Islamic perspective on those whose bodies have been cremated?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the Islamic perspective on those whose bodies have already been cremated? Is this a test from Allah or an azab from Allah? It’s an azab. It is forbidden in Islam to punish by fire. It is … Continue reading

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What is the wisdom behind Allah (SWT) reminding Hz Musa and the Holy Prophet (AS) of certain events?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In Surah Ta’ha it is showing that when Allah (SWT) was addressing Musa (AS), Allah (SWT) starts reminding him things, going through all of these events, ‘when you were young We told your mother to put you in … Continue reading

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Knowledge In Islam

BismillahirRahmanirRahim One of Allah SWT’s names, ya Alim, the One who gives Knowledge. The Possessor of Knowledge. One of Allah’s names is Alim. He is the One who creates and He is the One who possesses that. And Allah’s attributes, … Continue reading

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Look To The Rights Of Others

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah is saying, in reality, those ones who are causing trouble to others, it looks as if they’re causing trouble to others, it is they’re causing trouble to others, but this world is gone just like that, it’s finished … Continue reading

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The army of Yazid, why didn’t they disobey his orders?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The army of Yazid, why didn’t they disobey his orders? Some of them did. Some of them they disobeyed, some of them they woke up. You see, it is the law of this world, like goes with like. … Continue reading

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FETiH TV Interview with Sheykh Lokman Effendi Hz: Muslims from America visiting Hagia Sophia Jami in Istanbul

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Sheykh Lokman Effendi Hz: Hos bulduk. Thank you very much for welcoming me. This is an honor for every Muslim, and it is their legacy to come here, to feel the blessings, to hear the Ezan e-Muhammadiyye that brings … Continue reading

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If a person is cursing the Sheykh, can we curse them back?

Question: If a person is openly, on social media, cursing the Sheykh, can we curse them back? No, don’t curse them. Don’t fight on social media. Don’t curse. No need. I’m saying that because I’m sitting on that chair. If … Continue reading

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Why is it that it is easier to struggle for the dunya rather than Haqq?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Why is it that it is easier to struggle for the dunya rather than Haqq? Even if you have no energy, it’s easy to struggle for the dunya, it seems like its easy to struggle for the … Continue reading

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What is the sign that hizmet is not accepted and what are the conditions for ones hizmet to be accepted?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the sign that hizmet is not accepted and what are the conditions for ones hizmet to be accepted?   Hizmet to who? To your Sheykh? If you have different Sheykh I don’t know what the style … Continue reading

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My Sheykh has passed away from this world. How can I find myself a teacher who can guide me about the ego within me?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My Sheykh is physically not present and he passed away from this world. How can I find myself a teacher who can show me and guide me about the ego, nafs and Haqq and Batil within me, because … Continue reading

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What does Islam say about learning self-defence for the intention to protect yourself and the vulnerable?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have heard that the Holy Prophet (AS) wrestled to keep fit. What does Islam say about learning self-defence for the intention to protect yourself and the vulnerable? I understand that one should refrain from asserting their physical … Continue reading

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Between Hope and Fear

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: This place that you are talking about, where you’re beyond whether you’re getting love or you’re getting pain, how do you get into that zen? No, no, it’s not that. It’s not that also. It’s not like ‘oh, … Continue reading

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What is the intention of murids in the presence of the Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Selfishness, for your own self. Selfish meaning for your own self. What is the intention of murids in the presence of the Sheykh? What is the intention of a murid? What is the intention of a Sahabi? What … Continue reading

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The Story Of The Bread

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Everybody’s belly is full now. Once their belly is full then they lose their compass. They start being busy with other things, then they become busy with unnecessary things which either drags them to death or they lose their … Continue reading

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Why is it so easy to forget about death?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why is it so easy to forget about death? Why? Because you are not surrounded by Evliya. You are not surrounded by tombs and graves. Especially when you live in America, you live in the west, everything is … Continue reading

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What is the wisdom of the Shaykh washing up his Murids?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the wisdom of the Shaykh washing up his Murid? The wisdom is to make that murid clean. The Sheykh does not have to wash up the murid. So many Sheykhs they don’t because number one, they … Continue reading

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Living in a Jemaat in These Days

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is the Khutba saying? Everyone is saying, ‘yeah, I love for Allah’s sake.’ No, to love for Allah’s sake means you are not looking for anything. You are not loving this person because he makes you to feel … Continue reading

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What is the significance of using a cane in Tariqat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the significance of using a cane in Tariqat? (Can you please explain the significance of using a cane in Tarikat, and why all the Prophets used a cane or staff?) Although Sheikh Effendi has mentioned this … Continue reading

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The Reasons for the Breaking Ummat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Reasons for the Breaking Ummat So many things have happened to this nation in the past, let’s say, hundred years. So many things this nation of Muslims, the Ummat, what it means today nobody understands because Muslims are … Continue reading

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The Confusion of Dajjal

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Understanding Unity in Islam

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Most important thing that you have to do in the month of Ramazan is to say, ‘La illaha illallah.’ The one who says ‘La illaha illallah,’ is the one who’s believing that there is no other Ilahs, nothing of … Continue reading

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Connect our hearts to a Friend of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The ways of the Friends of Allah, they are as many people there are, as many ways that there are. As many breaths as there are, there’s different ways of reaching to Allah SWT. So important thing is for … Continue reading

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Take the color of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Those who can see beyond this color, they are going to see the Color of   Allah,  sibghatullah. So whose color are you taking? You think you want to take the white color? It’s from this world. Everything that is from … Continue reading

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The inheritance of Islam

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Majority of Muslims, they inherit their faith. They inherit it. It’s like a man who is very rich and he is giving his wealth to his son, to his children. They just take it free, just like that. Maybe … Continue reading

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The Prophet of Mercy

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are not here for murid X, although we love him. We are not here for the food. We are eating more than five times a day, food, more than we pray. We are not here for building. We … Continue reading

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How can a believer be brave in every way?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can a believer be brave in every way? In the khutba, Sheykh Effendi’s words in the sohbet, he is saying, ‘we are not afraid from no one. We are not afraid of any governments, we’re afraid of … Continue reading

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The Sacred Ashura

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet, we are asking support from our Sheykh, Sahibul Saif, the Owner of the Sword, Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani, to send his support to us on this most holy day, the holy night of Ashura. The first one … Continue reading

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Celebrate Eid with the intention of becoming a servant

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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How does one build a strong foundation of reliance on Allah SWT?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur, medet ya Sheykh Sahibul Saif. We are asking support from our Sheykh insha’Allah, to say something. Everything, from the knowledge of this world to the knowledge of the other world, you have to learn. You have to learn … Continue reading

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We are in the age of confusion, pull yourself back, live a simple life

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Prophet (asws) came. He completed his mission, 23 years. His mission is complete, but our mission is not. He did his work. One day,  he came back to his house and he saw his beloved daughter Hz Fatime (RA) … Continue reading

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Endless Troubles of 21st Century Muslims

BismillahirRahmanirRahim    The Muslims that they are claiming, number one, that they are the community leaders, that they are the Imams, they are the Sheykhs, they are watching, they are so silent. If you tell them get up three oclock … Continue reading

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Peace is taken away from disobedient children of Adam

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya Seyyidi, Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet. We are asking help and support from our Lord Allah SWT, and trying to escape from the tricks and the traps of the sheytan. And when … Continue reading

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Focus On The Journey Ahead

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  If you are living for the sake of Allah and to use to benefit the world surrounding us, that time, this world is giving some value. Otherwise, we are falling into the hands of sheytan, through the tricks that … Continue reading

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What Is The Significance of Bai’at-al Ridhuan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the significance of Bai’at-al Ridhuan? Bai’at-al Ridhuan, this is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (asws). And there are many instances where bai’at is given, whether in Quran e-Kerim or in history, or in the lifetime … Continue reading

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Peace Comes With The Shahadat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Medet Ya Seyyidi, Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet. We are asking support, help from those ones that they are in awakening station, the Evliyaullah. They don’t fall into heedless station. If we connect ourselves to them, they … Continue reading

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We are Holding on Tightly to the Jubbah of our Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Commemorating Miladi Urs of Sultanul Evliya Sheykh Mawlana Nazim Adil el-Hakkani (KS) and Hijri Urs of SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani Hz BismillahirRahmanirRahim. What can we say in a night like this, in a bless night like … Continue reading

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Live The Way You Believe

Auzu billahi min ash‐sheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya Seyyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet We are asking help and support from SahibulZaman Sheykh Maulana Muhammad Nazim adil al-Hakkani to send to us something that we may speak and it will give … Continue reading

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Shahadat Of A True Believer

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Holy Prophet (asws) is saying, when a group of people coming together, first remember Allah SWT, remember His Prophet, then whatever you are talking, talk that time, even if it’s worldly business, that time the blessings come there because … Continue reading

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We are sent to this world as representative of Allah. How do I conduct myself to live up to that station?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned that we are  sent to this world as representative of Allah. How do I conduct myself to live up to that station? Be around and learn from those ones who are the representative of Allah, and … Continue reading

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“O you who believe, do not let your wealth or your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah.”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Today’s main form of idol worship is the family. It’s not Allah, it’s not the Prophet (asws). It’s the family. Family has become the most sacred thing, more important than Allah, more important than the Prophet (asws), more important … Continue reading

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10th of Muharram –Remember The Ones who Came Before

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya Sayyidi Sultan Awliya, Medet. We are asking help and support from our Sheykh, Sahibul Maqam, to make us to speak something that it will benefit us. Not just to speak for the sake of speaking. I never want … Continue reading

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How can we prepare ourselves for the day Azrail comes so we can say shahadah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When Azrail comes and we see him, we are going to have big fear. How can we prepare ourselves for that day so we can say shahadah? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. How to prepare for Azrail? Like this, when you go … Continue reading

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