Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2019)

Setting Goals and Aims in Tarikat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur, medet Ya SahibulSaif. All knowledge is in that Kalimah Syahadat. Everything is there. Our intention is there. We are saying Ashaduala ilaha ilallah, wa Ashaduana Muhammadan Abduhu wa Rasulluhu. Witnessing. Witnessing. To witness that there is no Ilah … Continue reading

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The Confusion of Dajjal and Confusion of the Self

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What does it mean confusion of dajjal? What it means, confusion? What it means when you are confuse? And what it means, dajjal is making you to be confused? What it means when you are confused? You don’t know … Continue reading

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Keeping Clean in These Times

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   There was one saint, saintly man, one day when he was young, he saw some apples floating in a stream. He picked it up and he ate it, then it came to him, he says, ‘these apples must … Continue reading

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Good Intentions and Servanthood

BismillahirRahmanirRahim QUESTION: Is it possible that we start with a good intention but Shaitan interferes and changes it to a bad one? If you are not protecting it, then that good intention will be deviated. So the Naksibendi way it … Continue reading

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Cruelty and Tyranny of End of Times

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 are spiritual secrets being shown on social media?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: I’m wondering how, seeing some spiritual secrets nowadays coming into the social media, where are they getting all these things and if Tarikat was keeping these kinds of secrets but now it’s everywhere and everyone has access … Continue reading

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How To Show Thankfulness

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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Can you store your passion and then to access it later?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Remember that time. Why did I do that, what is the reason? You are going to take time to do that too, to think. You are going to take tabs, ‘oh this is a very dark time of my … Continue reading

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Who are those who go into Hell to pull others out?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Who are those who go into Hell to pull others out? So who are those people we are talking about in the tarikat, in the jama’at. We ask insyaAllah, if Sheykh Effendi is sending us something that is … Continue reading

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When getting older, does the will to do good get weak?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: When getting older, does the will to do good get weak? Running, you cannot run as much as you want. Even if you want to, there is a will to do that, you cannot. Everything slows down … Continue reading

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What makes it easy for Prophet & Ahlul Beyt to sacrifice, and difficult for us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What is in the nature of our beloved Prophet (SAW) and Ahle Beyat (AS) that makes it easy for them to sacrifice in the way of Islam? Why is it difficult for us? You’re concentrating on the … Continue reading

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What is the wisdom in believing in the unseen?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What is the wisdom in believing in the unseen? Because what we see with these eyes is not real. These eyes are not real, and what we see with these eyes it is not real. This, everything … Continue reading

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Why are people satisfied with just going to Paradise?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Why are people satisfied with just going to Paradise? Because people become Wahabbi.  Who’s saying we are going to enter into Paradise? Auzubillahi minashaitanirRajim. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Destur. Medet Ya SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi Hz. You ask a question, why … Continue reading

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Friends on Judgment Day

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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Polish Your Heart with the Remembrance of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   The zikr, the remembrance of Allah, remembrance. Allah is saying in the Quran, ‘remember Me and I will remember you.’ But there is an understanding there that the only way you can remember Allah is if Allah remembers … Continue reading

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It is in Man’s Nature to Find a Friend

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The friends are always people who are like you. Correct? Like what they say, two thieves in a market,  two thieves among a crowded group will always recognize each other. It is man’s nature to always find a friend. … Continue reading

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What does it mean to remember?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Something that is Turkish or something that is Farsi, the languages of Tasawwuf is different a little bit. Understand, everything is very rich now. So it may have different meanings. But remember doesn’t mean that you have forgotten … Continue reading

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We must find reasons to be happy

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Shukr alhamdulillah. We must find reasons to be happy for the sake of Allah. Not to say that we are going to be naive and think just because we are happy the whole world is happy too. No it’s … Continue reading

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Remember Your Lord

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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Building for the Sake of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The wu’du, the people in the old days, they don’t do anything without taking the wu’du. There was one man, in the time of the Ottomans, they were building the Jami, Mimar Sinan, a Saint. He was not Turkish, but he accepted. Mimar Sinan, he … Continue reading

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How do we take things we cannot perceive seriously?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we take things we cannot perceive seriously? Without being arrogant. Without being arrogant. Don’t be arrogant. Auzubillahi minasheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur Medet ya Sahibulsaif. A person who lives in nature is not arrogant. Never. Whether you call … Continue reading

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How could we increase our good deeds, what are the good deeds that are most valuable in the sight of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How could we increase our good deeds, what are the good deeds that are most valuable in the sight of Allah? You’re getting very smart. Now you’re looking to see all the shortcuts. It’s good, Tarikat is a shortcut. What is the most … Continue reading

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The Ottomans Brought the Mercy of the Prophet (AS) to All Nations

BismillahirRahmanirRahim So many things happen today. So many things in the world happen today, so many things in the skies they are happening today. All the world is coming here these few days too, huh? Coincidence? The believer must open … Continue reading

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How can we have better intentions?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we have better intentions? It’s okay, we are not Christians, okay? Especially Catholics, to say, ‘oh, if you think you’re going to kill someone, you get the sin of killing someone. Whatever you think is the same.’ It is not. They are … Continue reading

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The Ottoman Intention

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 not be tricked with false-patience?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we burn our ego with patience, how can we know if we are not doing it  with false patience, to not be tricked? First, the question is ‘when we burn our ego with patience, how can we know if we are not doing … Continue reading

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How can we help each other like the Sahabis?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Shukur Alhamdulillah. Today I spoke about the Ansar and the Muhajir. They were helping each other, yes. They were helping each other a lot, don’t say Sahabi e-Kiram went to extremes, they never go to extremes. They only do … Continue reading

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Nighttime is for You to Remember Your Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  This is the time for the spirit to become active, it is the time for the mind to become active. It is not really this five senses that become, it’s enough in the daytime. So, a little bit more … Continue reading

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Everything is Moving According to the Rhythm of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim This is what being in the Creation of Allah and remembering Allah brings you. In the Creation of Allah meaning the nature. The Creation of Allah, we didn’t create this, Allah did. Not buildings, not this, not that, Creation … Continue reading

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Don’t be Busy Juggling the Dunya

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Small things you must understand. Small things like what? You’re walking, you see something on the ground which shouldn’t be there, some dirtiness, you’re walking there a hundred times, why don’t you remove it? Isn’t this part of … Continue reading

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Why do people in advanced civilizations want to live forever?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim QUESTION: In human civilization as they become more advanced they want to live forever, why is that? Not everyone. Not everyone. Not every civilization. Because it’s the ego. Does the spirit think that it’s going to live forever in … Continue reading

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Islam Came To Make Us An Ummet

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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Tarikat is to Open Your Eyes and Understand

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Hayaa, modesty. They’re not teaching that. Fear, oh, fear is very bad. Okay, you don’t like the word fear, lets call it self-awareness. Certain things that you do it can bring harm to you, so in order to … Continue reading

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How is it possible to have doubt in the moment of being saved?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: How is it possible to have doubt in the moment of being saved? You don’t just change your mind like that, because when the Bani Israel they were there, before that they see so many miracles but … Continue reading

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How Much Time are You Spending in Sohbet

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you are talking about your relationship with your Sheykh, you need to spend more time. When you spend more time, don’t just physically be there, look and see and study. Because he may be right next to you … Continue reading

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How do you observe your Sheykh but not overthink?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   QUESTION: How do you observe your Sheykh to serve him but not overthink and mess up? It’s okay, you will get enough experience. That’s just what they call on-the-job training. There’s training, and there’s on-the-job training, although they … Continue reading

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How much time should we be spending with our families?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: How much time should we be spending with our families?  If you’re not fulfilling your time with Allah, then don’t expect that you’re going to give  the rights of the dunya or your wife or your children, … Continue reading

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What is the best defence against heedlessness?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What is the best defense against heedlessness? To make a defense against heedlessness? It’s like you are saying, ‘what’s the best defense against being drunk?’ Don’t drink. Right? Don’t drink. Don’t drink, don’t be around people who drink, don’t … Continue reading

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Sultans and Scholars

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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Prepare Yourself for Holy Nights

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you don’t flush your system before coming, how are you preparing for Thursday night zikr? Is there any preparation? Any preparation? Any preparation for Jumma? Or you become like wahabbis also, our mind is somewhere else, this one … Continue reading

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What can we do to make Allah (SWT) happy?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What can we do to make Allah (SWT) happy? Now we are trying to understand into the Oceans of Love, what is that Love, how to make Allah happy with us. Because the wrong understanding of that love … Continue reading

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Where Are You On Ashura?

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 prevents a man from seeing his own reality?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Our spirit is trapped. Our spirit is not free. This is the nature of this world, our spirit is trapped inside these five senses. Our spirit is trapped inside this world. We are not free. People are saying ‘Free, … Continue reading

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Renew Your Religion

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Your religion it gets old, it gets worn out, it gets weak. Don’t assume you’re saying Shahadat one time in your life, you’re guaranteed to have safety. Safety depends on you, according to your level of sincerity. The … Continue reading

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Can someone accept money to teach Islam?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Some Ustads today are saying that it’s ok to take money to teach Islam. Their reasoning is because some Sahabis also did it in Medina by the Prophet’s order, is this true? Can someone accept money or make … Continue reading

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What is the greatest Sunnat Mahdi (AS) will bring?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What is the greatest Sunnat that Mahdi (AS) will bring when he comes? What is the greatest Sunnat, a tradition of the Prophet, that Mahdi (AS) is going to bring? He is going to bring Khilafat. That is … Continue reading

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Why don’t we say we have a direct connection to Allah?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why do we not say that we have a direct connection to Allah Almighty? Why do we not say that we have a direct connection to Allah? There is a direct way, but can anyone say that that … Continue reading

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Understanding the Difference Between Ashq and Emotions

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Understanding the Difference Between Ashq and Emotions The questions that we have about knowing our Lord, knowing ourselves, knowing our Prophet, we don’t just take the answers from anywhere, from what we read, what we see. We must … Continue reading

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Wal ‘Asr (By the Time)

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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Fitna and Zulm of the Ahir Zaman, Second Cahilliyye

BismillahirRahmanirRahim QUESTION: What is the wisdom that in the time of Jababirah it is haram to fight against the Zulm Because there is no Khalifah, it is forbidden. There is no Khalifah, it is forbidden to fight. The Khalifah is … Continue reading

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