Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2016)

Look through the eyes of your Master

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  If we think we are clean, that’s the problem. If you think you are smart, you are not going to learn anything. If you think you don’t know something, that’s the time you will know everything. Because more you … Continue reading

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Muslims fighting each other when they stop being a ummah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Muslims have always been fighting each other? They have, they have been split up and they were fighting each other. We stop becoming an ummat. What is the khutba saying? What is the khutba saying about this, about the … Continue reading

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How do I pray for someone who asks me to pray for them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Whenever Someone Says, ‘Pray for me,’ I always say okay but I really do not know how to pray for them. How may I get into the habit of praying for others and what should we ask Allah … Continue reading

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When the taste and enjoyment of this world becomes sour and fake, know that your Lord has pulled you closer

BismillahirRahmanirRahim “I am with people that they are fighting very hard against to their ego and against to their sheytan just to remember You (Allah). And I remember how hard it was just to remember You when I was in … Continue reading

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What am I suppose to think of when I make zikr of Allah just by repeating His name, “Allah?”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Whenever I make Zikr by saying, “Allah Allah,” I can’t seem to focus on one particular thing or meaning, as it seems endless and too deep for me to contemplate upon. For example. when I say “Astaghfirullah,” I … Continue reading

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There are so many people in Muslim countries getting killed. Is this a punishment for betraying the Sultan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are so many people in Muslim countries getting killed. Is this a punishment for betraying the Sultan? That is not true. There Is also lots of people in Non-Muslim countries, they are getting killed everyday too. This … Continue reading

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Show High Edep To The Holy Sakal e-Sharif

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We’ll see if it is needed. If it is needed, if the community needs it and they are showing that respect, it is welcoming the physical presence of the Prophet (asws). Nobody knows how to take care of it … Continue reading

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Whoever Resembles a People is One of Them

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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We are not here to perpetuate our bad habits

BismillahirRahmanirRahim You are doing things without intelligence, you are doing things by inspiration, because you are so used, all these years, by inspiration you are doing. Welcome to Tarikat. How many times you hear me speak, I said, ‘I’m inspired … Continue reading

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The Separation Between Haqq and Batil

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There’s so much tyranny. Let’s talk about here, in America. Leave the rest of the world for now. What America stood for when it entered into the world arena. Before it was practicing what? The isolationist theory, isolationist policy. … Continue reading

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Remove Tyranny from Yourself

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 do I become stronger living at the Dergah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question:How do I become stronger living at the Dergah? This is the weakest generation. But if you say, ‘how do I become a little bit more strong?’ don’t worry, spring time comes and I am going to send you … Continue reading

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When White is Black, Black is White

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  We are asking permission from our Sheykh to say a couple of words. InshAllah he will send us something that is going to give us benefit here and hereafter. If he is not giving permission, if he is not … Continue reading

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I have been trying to get closer to my Creator but had the salafi mind set.I am confused and need your help to get out of this confusion.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have been trying to get closer to my Creator but had the salafi mind set. I have been watching Shaykh AbdulKerim Efendi’s videos for quite some time. I started reading books by Imam Ghazali and the likes … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tarikatuna Sohbet wal khayri min jami’at. This Tarikat, this way, it is based on association. Goodness comes from the association. The sohbet it gives you the power and the ammunition to fight against the sheytan and your ego, to … Continue reading

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How do I stop myself from thinking wrong thoughts at the Dergah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I stop myself from thinking wrong thoughts at the Dergah? The number one thing they are teaching in the military is what? It is discipline. I ask you, how do they teach you discipline? You say they … Continue reading

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Ya Rabbi, we are begging you to send the Sultan, to send the Khalifa, to send Mehdi (AS)

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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The Differences That Bind

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Zikr is to make us to remember Allah SWT, to remind us. This is what zikr is. Zikr. You come here once a week, you make a loud zikr. Every day, we do a silent zikr. Zikr. Zikrullah, the … Continue reading

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Mevlid-i-Nebi:Honoring the appearance of that Sacred Light into this world

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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Mevlid: What are we doing with the emanet that is pass to us from the Holy Prophet (asws)?

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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What rights or say do the parents have over their children who choose to follow Tarikat and to be in the guidance of their Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have been raised by Muslim parents who have taught us good and to be on the straight path, what rights or say do the parents have over their children who choose to follow Tarikat and to be … Continue reading

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What is the reason for forgetfulness and how may I fix this problem?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have forgetfulness in general. However, during your sohbets I try to pay attention very carefully, soon after the sohbet is finished, I do not remember much from the sohbet. What is the reason for this and how … Continue reading

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In Sufism first thing you learn is how to have respect for food

BismillahirRahmanirRahim In Tasawwuf, in Sufism, the first thing that you are going to learn is how to have respect for food. If you don’t know how to give respect to food, you cannot do anything else, nothing. That’s why to … Continue reading

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How do you follow someone? How do you know if that one is right?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim You want to learn, you want to know zikr, chanting? Very nice upstate, nice land, nice wood, but there is a fee. You want to learn chanting, there is a fee, you want to learn Nirvana, there is a fee. … Continue reading

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Divine Justice Is Always Heavy On Mercy

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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Knowing that things are going to get worse before the coming of Mahdi (as), how do we stop feeling bad and how do we maintain hope?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Knowing that things are going to get worse before the coming of Mahdi (as), how do we stop feeling bad and how do we maintain hope? With the permission of our Sheykh we may speak a couple of … Continue reading

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With all these things that’s happening (in America), people are saying that you should stand up openly to fight against injustice. What is the answer to that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: With all these things that’s happening (in America),  people are saying that you should stand up openly to fight against injustice or tyranny or whatever the situation is. What is the answer to that? Muslims are saying it? … Continue reading

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Have Trust in our Lord, Allah (swt)

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 do you know if your veil has been lifted?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Nawaitul arbain, nawaitul itikaf Nawaitul khalwa, nawaitul uzla, Nawaitu riada, nawaitu suluk. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azim. Hasbinallah wa ni’mal wakeel. We are asking support from our Sheykh, SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani to … Continue reading

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Sheykh Abdul Kerim Hz said that the great war before the appearance of Mahdi (as) is very near. How should we prepare physically for it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Quesiton: Sheykh Abdul Kerim Hz said that the great war before the appearance of Mahdi (as) is very near. How should we prepare physically for it? For example, should we stock food, money gold, etc? How will those who … Continue reading

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You are fighting against the ego and you failed, you followed your ego, how do you fight against that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When you know that you are fighting against the ego and you do something and you failed, you followed your ego,  how do you fight against that? Know that whatever good that happens to you it is coming … Continue reading

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Taqwa – To have Faith and to live according to that Faith

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Anyone who says they don’t have faith, they don’t have Iman, they are lying. Do you know why? They have faith in themselves, don’t they? Do they have faith in themselves? Everyone who says they don’t have faith but … Continue reading

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Understand the veils that is in front of us

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Every time that you are understanding that this is coming from your ego and from your sheytan, that is a veil. If your understanding is coming from your ego, from sheytan, that this is coming from your laziness, from … Continue reading

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Stay Away From The Curses and Heaviness of Safar

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The month of Safar, it is around the corner. It is coming. The month of Safar is coming with its own heaviness, tens of thousands, some say forty thousand, some Awliya Allah saying seventy thousand bala, la’nat, it descends … Continue reading

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Is consultation with your Sheykh the only way out when you find yourself stuck?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Sometimes you find yourself being stuck with something and you are able to push yourself out of it, but sometimes you’re not. Is consultation with your Sheykh at that point the only way to get yourself out … Continue reading

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We have been sent to this world to earn our Akhirat

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 can I be a good listener?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How can I train myself to be a good listener, especially to my Sheykh when he is giving Sohbet? Open your ears. Be interested. When you are listening, don’t just listen with your ego. When you are listening, listen … Continue reading

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‘The one who betrays his Effendi, there’s not going to be any Syafaat for him’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: In the Hujatul Wada, Prophet (asws) said, ‘those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to … Continue reading

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How can we resolve our differences while living in a community?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we live in a community, sometimes people say, ‘let’s do it my way’ another person say, ‘you have to do it my way,’ and they start fighting. How can one resolve this problem? This is a very … Continue reading

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Be In Companionship With Those Who Remains In The Remembrance Of Allah

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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Remembrance of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There was a Khalifah, I believe he was from the Ummawis, yeah, some good ones there. The Khalifah’s duties, now, as a Khalifah, to take care of the whole entire ummat supersedes his own personal duties. That’s why so … Continue reading

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Examine Yourself

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  When you are still at that stage, accidents, you know how to drive, you know the rules, but accidents happen to you and you are saying ‘why is this happening? Oh, this is why.’ But you find it difficult … Continue reading

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“Differences In My Community, It Is A Rahmat”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   To be in a Jamaat, Jamaat means community. The word in Islam it means Jamaat, community. Allah is Jami, the One who brings people together. People can be brought together for any reason in the world. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Stay Together And Strengthen The Jemaat

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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Our Sheykh Is Going To Teach Us Taqwa

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Slowly when you are seeing your Sheykh and everyone’s faces and, slowly, when you look  at your Sheykh, your Sheykh’s face also changes into so many people that you know and people that you love, or people that have … Continue reading

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Karbala: Allah forgave and show rahmat to this nation

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   On the day of Ashura, in the history of this world, that that is the day of forgiveness. That is the day of blessings. This is the day of forgiveness. This is the day of blessing. But, why … Continue reading

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Karbala: Lesson of Betrayal and Sacrifice

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are not claiming that we are the only ones who have Haqq. Never we are claiming that. Everyone has Haqq in them. Everyone does. Muslims have Haqq. You think the non Muslims they don’t have truth in them? … Continue reading

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Ashura: That disease of betrayal is hiding inside us

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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Everyone’s Destination is Back to Their Creator

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  This is the way of Tasawwuf. This is the way of the original, the essence of all religion. This is going to the root of our spirit and understanding our spirit and understanding our Creator. And all religions they … Continue reading

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Safety is only in being under the feet of the Holy ones

BismillahirRahmanirRahim May Allah accept, for the sake of tonight, for the sake of our Sheykh, the Holy ones and the Prophet (asws), to accept all our zikr that we have made since the past year. We are not claiming anything, … Continue reading

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