Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2019)

How do we know if we are sincere?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we know if we are sincere? You know how? When you swallow bad things that’s happening to you. When dislike things happen to you and you become patient, that’s showing you’re sincere. Okay? When people poke … Continue reading

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What is in giving selams first that will make people love you?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is in giving selams first that will make people to love you as said in a Hadiths-e-Sherif? That is cheerfulness. Cheerfulness. And cheerfulness, Hz Ali and the Holy Prophet (AS) are praising it so much. The cheerfulness, … Continue reading

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Sohbet is the Essence of Tarikat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim People don’t like Sufis so much, they say, ‘what? These people? Even something that is so evil they take lesson from it? They say there is a hikmat in there?’ Of course. There is a hikmat in sheytan. You … Continue reading

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If You Lose Your Manners You Lose Everything

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  The meaning of Urs is a wedding night. Their death is a wedding night, meaning that is the time when they meet with their beloved. Any Saintly person, any Salih person, you think what, a Saint is someone who … Continue reading

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Beware of Your Enemy

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 take account without giving yourself a break?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim QUESTION: When we are taking accounting of the things that we did, we are looking at it from our eyes. How we experienced that thing, how do we break that so that we’re not looking just from our eyes, … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Lifestyle

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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Why does Prophet (AS) reserve Shafat for the worst sins?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why does Holy Prophet (as) reserve his special Shafat for people who make the worst sins? Destur Medet ya Sahibulsaif. We are asking support from our Sheykh, insyaAllah, to send us something that is going to benefit us. … Continue reading

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Tarikat is the Foundation of Religion

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Everything there has to be a control. Somebody has to control it. It cannot just be like that. If there is no control, then everyone, according to their ego and their desires is just going to use it and … Continue reading

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After the day of Qalu Bala why do we have to go through a period of innocence, childhood, to remember that day?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: After the day of Qalu Bala why do we have to go through a period of innocence, childhood, to remember that day?  The childhood is not knowing? Childhood is knowing. Adulthood is not knowing, childhood you know more … Continue reading

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How do we overcome our weakness when the task is difficult?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we overcome our weakness when the task is difficult?   Thinking too much. Like the nail saying, ‘he ask me to be over here, how is it me alone is going to hold up this building?’ This … Continue reading

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How do we know we are getting the right answer?

BismillahirRahanirRahim Question: How do we know we are getting the right answer?  If you are in a classroom, you are in school, there’s a math teacher and the math teacher is teaching you this and this and this, how can … Continue reading

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How can our Sheykh be the first one we think of?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can our Sheykh be the first one we think of? You have the Nasqh, the stamp, the embroidery, the stamp, the seal of Allah. They ask our Sheykh, ‘why in your tarikat you have pictures of your … Continue reading

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How do we get past being tricked though we see right from wrong?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we get past being tricked though we see right from wrong? Why are you putting yourself in that situation? But young people they like to do that, put themselves in that situation, especially they are teaching … Continue reading

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Why Are You Here?

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 it about falsehood that leads people to extreme evil?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is it about falsehood that leads people to extreme evil? They did an experiment, I read, this bunch of kids and they didn’t wash their hands and they touch bread. Some of them put hand sanitizer and … Continue reading

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Do you need to have ego to fight with your ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Do you need to have ego to fight with your ego? No you don’t. You mean when the Prophet fought against the Kafirs he had an ego? Sahabis when they fought against the mushrik they had ego? Murid: … Continue reading

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Is our mission to bring down the dajjalic toys?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Imam Rabbani says the Naksibendi way is the way of the Sahabis. After the Prophet (AS) he passed, who became the leaders of this world? The Sahabis. Those who were high-born or those who were low-born, majority of them … Continue reading

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Will the Islamic identity come back?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Will the Islamic identity come back? Only if the system fails. How many of you listen to the sohbet this afternoon after the jumma? Because it was one of those not so common moment, somebody is asking pretty staple … Continue reading

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Nations No Longer Fear Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why did a country like Gambia complain to UN about Myanmar’s genocide of Muslims, no other known Muslim nation? It’s not to say that Gambia is a saintly state, also. Everyone is doing it for political games, okay? … Continue reading

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How did the traditions of Islam change?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim For anything to be really effective in a society, because here we’re talking about societal change, it’s not just personal preference, societal change, in order for anything to be effective in society there has to be authority and power … Continue reading

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If You Are Looking You Will Find Allah 

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We must find ways to look at things. I was reading something the other day, Scientist are just also discovering the perfection, the impossible perfection of snow. The design, the architecture, the perfection of it, they say this is … Continue reading

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Hizmet and Sohbet

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 Emptiness of Modern Systems

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah has ordained, He has destined this time to be the time of jababbirah, the time of tyranny, the time that is given to the oppressors. He has given this time to them. Which is why the Evliyaullah is … Continue reading

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Be With the People of Shukur

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There was a sohbet mentioning the important of shukur, but it seems that it’s very easy to not be in shukur, very easy to see that the cup is half empty rather than half full. No it’s not. … Continue reading

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Tassatur is You Covering Yourself When You Look

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  This is tarikat. This is not a madrasah. This is a dergah. This is not a school. A dergah, what is the meaning of dergah? A dergah, it means the Ka’abah. It means Haram e-Sharif. It means the space … Continue reading

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Relatives of the Believers

BismillahirRahmanirRahim All those hadiths about relatives it has it’s own special situation, special context, special meanings anyway. Then where do you put that against to other hadiths that says, Prophet (AS) says, ‘if you don’t love me more than you … Continue reading

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What is real compassion?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is real compassion? Don’t try to think about real compassion, don’t try to think about every aspect of compassion. That’s just theory. What is compassion? What is mercy? Don’t talk about real mercy, compassion, rahman and rahim, … Continue reading

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Be Honored By Being Busy With the Work of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Be Honored By Being Busy With the Work of Allah If we are given the task of being busy with the work of Allah and His Prophet, we are the lucky ones. We are the honored ones. We must … Continue reading

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What power pushes the believer forward?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sahibul Saif is saying in his sohbet that a believer is like an airplane, when it takes off it doesn’t need the wheels anymore and another power pushes it forward. What is he meaning when he talks about … Continue reading

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Pir Sultan Abdul Qadir

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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Mankind Has Lost Its Humanity

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Mankind has lost its humanity. To be human means you understand what is inside, not what is outside. Family is understanding what is inside. What is inside family? Blood. They say ‘blood is thicker than water.’ It’s important, blood. … Continue reading

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Can We Know Ourselves Completely?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You always mention that to know yourself, you know your Lord. We know that we can never know Allah SWT to His fullest extent. Can we know ourselves, is there a point where we can say we know … Continue reading

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Allah (SWT) has created everything and in everything there is a heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Salamun qawlan min rabbin raheem. That’s the salam that we must be working for, to get from our Lord. Salamun qawlan min rabbin raheem. In the heart of the Quran. The heart of the Quran. Everything has a heart. … Continue reading

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How do you understand the effects of the words you speak?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do you understand the effects of the words you speak? Don’t speak. How are you going to know, look, how are you going to know the effects of the food that you eat? People tell you the … Continue reading

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From Ayat of Surah Al-Hajj – What is it that ears learn to hear?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim QUESTION: In the Quran it’s says “Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts (and minds) may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their eyes that are … Continue reading

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With Sincerity Truth is Clear from Falsehood

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It is sincerity. Living with Haqq, following sincere people. With that sincerity you will see the sign of that final hour. Through that sincerity you will know what is dajjal and what is Mahdi. You will not know that … Continue reading

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Two Wings of Guidance

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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Spirituality According to the Osmanli Naksibendi Way

BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do you know if your spirituality is high, because he is saying, ‘my spirituality is feeling very low,’ so I said how do you know your spirituality is high, not in any sufi way but in this way, … Continue reading

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A Civilization of Ihsan

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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Look at the Heart and be Careful with Each Other

BismillahirRahmanirRahim When the Sheykh says you are sick, you don’t rebel. He says, stop that, that idea that you have. He said, don’t be stubborn. Stop that. You keep doing that. That is how you are going to stop yourself, … Continue reading

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Be With The Saliheen

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  We are always under test. This whole world is a test. People are still busy with eating and drinking. What can we do. Once you start tasting from the other side, and then this world will lose its taste … Continue reading

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Can you tell us more about your trip to the land of Evliayullah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you tell us more about your trip to the land of Evliayullah? What story are you going to tell? The best story that you are going to tell is the story that you have lived. Who is … Continue reading

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Ahsen TV interview with Sheykh Lokman Effendi Hz

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Would you please describe yourself? Everybody is wondering about you I’m not a very interesting person. I’m just my Sheykh’s servant. I’m just trying to serve him. What makes me interesting is because I am with him and he … Continue reading

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Seek Knowledge of Self

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Three tools, only three tools. The hammer,the screwdriver and the pliers. With that you can do everything. Now, ohh, I don’t know whether those are tools or those are weapons, because they make everything to look like comic books. It used to be, … Continue reading

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The Sincerity of A Child

BismillahirRahmanirRahim      Allah, Allah. We don’t want anything bad to happen to our child, especially when they are one year, two years, three years, they’re completely pure, no? How when the child is asking, we have to respond, and Allah … Continue reading

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Make Your Prophet Happy

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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Build A Heart That Cares For All

BismillahirRahmanirRahim You are going to rub against each other, you are going to bump against each other, you are going to know each other. Maybe by yourself you think, ‘I’m the most patient person.’ But if someone touches you, you … Continue reading

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What is Proper Taqwa?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What is Proper Taqwa? Taqwa is the fear of Allah. Taqwa is the opposite of that one who is a tyrant. Tyrant, does he have fear of Allah? No. Man who doesn’t know his limits, limitless, isn’t … Continue reading

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No Faith Without Love

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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