Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2018)

Understanding what to ask for during Leylatul Bera’at

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The things that I read, they say to ask for increase in rizq, increase in life, and increase in faith. Now, I know that in Islam the less you have the better, as far as wealth, and that … Continue reading

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How do we know our role in the community?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When trying to put priority into what You say as far as reading Our Book, what do we do if we feel other things are pulling us in our community such as Quran classes, fiqh classes, or da’wah? … Continue reading

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How can we not say those wrong words that are going to affect us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we not say those wrong words that are going to affect us? We may say a couple of words insyaAllah, for the sake of tradition. Our way is founded  and is continuing through sohbet. Those who … Continue reading

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How do we prevent performing a service from becoming an obsession?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we are involved in any kind of service, how do we prevent it from becoming an obsession? Don’t do it with your ego. Don’t do it with your ego, service is good, service is hizmet, you say, … Continue reading

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How does the Mureed earn the trust of the Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How does the Mureed earn the trust of the Sheykh? First you become obedient. The trust, trust is the highest. Siddiq. Siddiq means the one who is Trustworthy. The title of Siddiq, it is second to the title of … Continue reading

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Is strong Faith given by Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur Medet ya SaibulSaif. Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min Jamiat. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We are asking support from our Sheykh, SahibulSaif, insyaAllah to send us something that is going to benefit us. We have a question from a murid. The question is that for … Continue reading

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What Gives You Value

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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It is the job of Shaitan to mislead you

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Nasruddin Hoja, he was a Prophet. But he wanted to carry the burdens of the ummat of the Most Beloved One on the Day of Judgment. And he said ‘Ya Rabbi, make me to become one of them. I will … Continue reading

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How did the Prophet see good despite agression towards Him

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What was in the nature of the most Noble Prophet SAW that despite his own family member’s aggression he always saw the good in them? How can we try to follow this? Who’s saying he saw the good … Continue reading

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Continuing the order of our Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim I think one thousand times before I say. But what it is, it is not coming from me too. It is so much easier for me not to say ‘this is it and this is not it.’ It’s very … Continue reading

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Be Sincere in This Way

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: I was remembering today, it was 2008 or 2009 that I went to Sheykh Effendi and I said ‘today is your Hijri birthday,’ and he was very surprised. And I’m looking at every year, mashaAllah, it’s getting bigger, … Continue reading

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Travelling for the sake of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min Jami’at. This Tarikat it is founded on association. We are asking support from our Sheykh, insyaAllah, to say a couple of words. Our brother is just asking, because lately I was travelling to the west coast, … Continue reading

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How do I find true faith?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am sick and tired of constantly questioning my own faith in Allah. My beliefs at this point of time are like a camel being led around, not independent. I feel like I’m turning into these atheists who … Continue reading

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What are we supposed to do when we witness Fitna?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Asking for your support, blessings and dua to reach to the land of Australia. We are in need of Edep. Why do we get put into situations where we are witnessing fitnah, especially among the Muslims? What are … Continue reading

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Where is the Honor of Islam

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 greatness of the Ottoman Sultans

BismillahirRahmanirRahim You are saying how, when you are growing up and you read the history of, say, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, which, we don’t say ‘Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent’, because the west only sees Sultan Suleiman with his magnificence, because … Continue reading

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The Laws of Manners

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Manners by itself is showing extreme Shariat. Because the laws of manners now, it is more than the outer laws of Shariat. Certain things, so many things in Shariat you cannot change, no? Cannot change. But everything in Shariat … Continue reading

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The Circle of Edep

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 we have an alive and pleasing Edep?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Holy Prophet (AS) is saying ‘religion, it is advice.’ The Prophets they give advice. The Sheykhs of the Naksibendi order they say, with edep, they say ‘Prophets they give advice. We are not Prophets. We give sohbet. We give sohbet, … Continue reading

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I want to learn Islam and its spirituality.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I want to study Sufism, I am new to Sufism and want to learn Islam and its spirituality. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. InsyaAllah, may Allah make it easy for you to learn. We don’t give advice, I don’t give advice, only … Continue reading

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Are all seafood halal?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I wanted to ask about food, about seafood, if all of them are halal. Seafood? Not all. Dolphin, we don’t eat. We don’t like to eat lobster also, because of the way that it is killed, and other … Continue reading

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How do I clean myself without following a Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I remember the talk you gave about cleaning ourselves up before we die as we would not want our graves to do it for us as it will be harsh and painful. How do I, not being affiliated … Continue reading

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What can the youth do to understand our life experiences?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What do the youth have to have in order to understand life experiences that we have? What they have to have is they have to have experience. They have to experience it. But, you see, we’re experiencing Tarikat, … Continue reading

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How can we make up lost time?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How can we make up for the time that we may have lost? Be sincere, run, fix something. That has to give you a motivation to run. That is not something that you should be, like they are … Continue reading

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The panic after death for disbelievers

BismillahirRahmanirRahim As Firaun said ‘okay, I accept,’ last minute, when the seas were covering him, when Firaun was chasing after the Bani Israil with all his troops, the seas covering him and he was drowning, then he says ‘I believe … Continue reading

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The Rank of Servanthood

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 we increase our faith? 

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we increase our faith?  Hasbinallah wa ni’mal wakeel  ni’mal maula wa ni’man naseer.  La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azim. Tarikatuna Sohbet fil khayri min jamiya. Our way it continues with sohbet, with association. … Continue reading

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21st century Mankind has no fear of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Twenty-first century mankind living worse than the jahiliyyah times. Having no fear of Allah (SWT) and thinking that this world there is no Lord, no Lord anymore. ‘We can do as we like, we are the Lords.’ At least … Continue reading

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What is our Amanat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is our Amanat? Amanat means what? What has been entrusted to us. What is it that has been entrusted to us? It depends on who you’re following. If you’re following nationalism they say, ‘what has been entrusted … Continue reading

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“I am as My servant thinks I am”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you explain the Hadith Qudsi when Allah (SWT) is saying, ‘I am as My servant thinks I am’?  Destur medet. We’re asking support from our Sheykh insyaAllah, maybe to just say a couple of words. Because we are looking to … Continue reading

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To what extent are we responsible in regard with the money we give?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: To what extent are we responsible in regard with the money we give? This has to do with Islamic spirit and lifestyle, it’s less to do with knowing Islamic law, Hadiths or Quran, you understand? Because this has … Continue reading

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The group that is in safety

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet ya Sahibulsaif. Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min jamiat. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Holy Prophet (AS) is saying ‘Islam will be divided into seventy-three different groups.’  Listen very carefully. He is saying ‘Islam will be divided into seventy-three different groups.’ He said … Continue reading

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What does it mean to “testify”?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we say the Shahadat, it translates as “we testify or bear witness”. What does this mean when in reality, physically, we are not seeing/witnessing yet we say we “bear witness”?   What we are doing actually, is … Continue reading

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How should we understand the quality of Ummi?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Question: When it is said that the Prophet (AS) is an ummi, what does that mean and how should we understand that quality that he (AS) has? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We spoke at length before. Now we just, maybe wrap it up … Continue reading

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Our Prophet is the Greatest

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 makes Allah to forgive Bani Adam?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There is a Hadith e-Qudsi that Allah SWT is saying ‘ya Bani Adam, if you didn’t make any mistakes, I would create another creation that made mistakes so that they would come back to Me and ask forgiveness … Continue reading

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Has Allah created All of Mankind to represent Him?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When Allah SWT is saying that He has created Mankind to represent Him, is it all of Mankind or specific individuals. How can we represent Allah SWT if we are usually failing and being fooled by our ego … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be satisfied with the will of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What does it mean to be satisfied with the will of Allah? And how can we follow this if we cannot identify His will from ours? For example, if someone has a proposal, should he/she accept it thinking … Continue reading

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How should a woman not have wrong attachments?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It is always mentioned that when They (as) were separated, Hz. Havva was crying for Hz. Adem (as), and He (as) was crying for Allah (swt). What is the lesson in this for a woman? How should a … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of reciting the Mawlid-e-Shareef?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have a good view of reciting Mawlid Shareef, however some people are giving me bad explanations and opinions so I’m confused right now. I’m sure it will be more clear for me if I get to know … Continue reading

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What is the truth behind giving sadaqa for the deceased?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I have heard of a Hadees-e-Shareef that the Prophet (as) says that the first night the deceased goes through within the grave is the toughest, so sadaqa should be given in the name of the deceased. What is … Continue reading

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Why did Allah send Holy Prophet in a human form?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why did Allah SWT send Holy Prophet (AS) in a human form? If Allah SWT revealed to this, number one, of course, this world cannot carry anything. This world is the lowest of the worlds. This world, everything … Continue reading

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Praising the Prophet (AS) through the actions

BismillahirRahmanirRahim When a person does the Sunnah, in reality he is praising the Prophet (AS). Because the praising is not just through saying the words, then what is the difference now, the MP3 player can also play salawats twenty-four hours, … Continue reading

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Is it acceptable to translate the Azaan in Turkish?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Some Turkish Politicians are speaking about making the Ezan in Turkish. Is it acceptable to do so? And if so, how should Muslims behave towards the translation of the Ezan? It is very unusual for us to hear, … Continue reading

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The Real Prophet

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 is the true meaning of peace in Islam and in Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the meaning of peace? In today’s world it is hard to imagine what it is, but Muslims are very quick to say ‘Islam is peace.’ What is the true meaning of peace in Islam and in … Continue reading

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Return your will back to Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah (SWT) made us very different from the animals, He made us very different from the angels, He has made us, He has created us, to represent Him. He did not create even the angels to represent Him, us. … Continue reading

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What is the role of loneliness in Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the role of loneliness in Tarikat? Is it important to feel lonely at times or is it a trick from sheytan and our ego? Also, how can we make loneliness to bring us closer to Allah?  … Continue reading

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Why does it take so long for some people to take beyat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why does it take so long for some people to take beyat yet for some they accept it the first time they meet the Sheykh? It depends on the person. It depends on the spiritual attraction. Some, immediately … Continue reading

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Read your own book

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min jamiat. InsyaAllah, we will say something. Whatever our Sheykh is sending to us. Allah SWT is saying, giving us a very big warning, what is He saying? You know? You know? About the Quran. … Continue reading

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