Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2020)

A Lack Of Humanity

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   There’s one thing that this pandemic is teaching us. Those ones that they are pretty bad they go to the hospital, they put on respirators, there’s no guarantee of anything and once they’re inside they can’t even contact … Continue reading

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Judge Yourself Before You’re Judged

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 we prepare for hardships in times of ease?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auzubillahi minasheytanirrajim, BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Destur medet ya Sahibulsaif. We are asking our Sheykh insyaAllah to send us something, for us to take and to put it in our lives. Not just for us to sit and to listen too, but … Continue reading

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Conquests Of Haqq

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It’s a matter of orientation. If you orient yourself to Ahiret, you can use the dunya too. Then you can be ambitious in the dunya. You can be ambitious to take over the whole world, but your orientation, you … Continue reading

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Why are there so many different Tarikats?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why are there so many different Tarikats? It is explained in books that it’s like a trees with many branches. Is that why there are not so many conflicts, because they are branches from the same tree? Can … Continue reading

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Does the shafaat of the Sheykh just save us from punishment or does it bring you to the station that you are supposed to go to?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Does the shafaat of the Sheykh just save us from punishment or does it bring you to the station that you are supposed to go to? It is not the shafaat of the Sheykh, it is how you … Continue reading

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Choose- Dunya Or Ahiret

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 Love Of A Real Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Children, when they are growing, growing, when they are young, and they have a growth spurt, right? Especially when they are young. What usually happens before their growth spurt? Spurt means to come out quickly. What usually happens? Different … Continue reading

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Urs Of Sahibulsaif: Why Are You Here?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim A man came to Sheykh Abdullah Daghestani (QS) and said “O Sheykh,” in front of the Ka’aba, “Are you a Muslim?” Sheykh Abdullah, Sultanul Evliya, said “O my son, for 70 years I’ve been asking myself that question. I … Continue reading

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If some people don’t respect the word of Allah, what are they looking for when they’re reading the Quran?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: You were giving sohbet about the Quran and you also mentioned about reading the Quran and how people have cut the connection to the Quran. And you see that when you go to the masjids that a … Continue reading

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Help Each Other

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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True Guides To The Quran

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur Medet. We are asking permission from our Sheykh to speak, insyaAllah. We are asking him to send us something, whatever that is necessary for us to take and to use. Whatever that is necessary for us in this … Continue reading

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What should I understand from the story where Khizr (AS) takes a young boy’s life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Sometimes I wonder, that story of Khizr (AS), where he takes a young boy’s life, what should I understand from this? That is a lesson. Meaning that what we see is not what it is. Understand? What … Continue reading

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What do you think about the use of drugs and herbs for spirituality?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What do you think about the use of drugs and herbs? Some say they help with spirituality, what is your view on this? Haram. If you talk about drugs, hallucinogenic drugs that make you hallucinate, drugs are forbidden. … Continue reading

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Can You Explain The Story Of The Prophet And The Young Sahabi?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: I have a question regarding the khutba today, you gave us an example, you gave us a story of the Prophet (AS) and the Sahabi who made long term plans. Can you explain more? When Sheykh Effendi … Continue reading

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What are a few sunnats that a Murid can keep or revive on a daily basis to make a positive change?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are a few sunnats that a Murid can keep or revive on a daily basis to make a positive change? Like I said, you don’t have to put a skull inside your living room. That is a … Continue reading

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What is the significance of the skull of the zabiha from the time of Hz Ibrahim (as)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the significance of the skull of the zabiha from the time of Hz Ibrahim (as), which has been kept at the Ka’aba and the ones that are being kept at the Osmanli Dergah? Is it recommended … Continue reading

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Gratefulness For The Murshid

BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do we show that we owe our Sheykh something and we want to return the favor? He saved us, he doesn’t want anything from us. But if it’s in the way of these Holy ones, they say ‘what … Continue reading

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Currently I’m being tested with distance from You, the murids I’m close to, the Dergah and the Jama’at

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Currently I’m being tested with distance from you, the murids I’m close to, the Dergah and the Jama’at. Under these conditions, how can we maintain our spiritual strength and power to struggle against the nafs, passion, and sheytan … Continue reading

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Will we get more rewards for fighting Batil in these times?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we come to realize that we are currently living and experiencing the second Jahiliyyah, should we realize that this is a good time for believers or should believers be more worried? Will we get more rewards for … Continue reading

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Safety for 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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“Only The Believers They Are Brothers”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: You have said before that this is supposed to be our real family because we have moved away from the dunya and come here for a purpose… I never said that. Isn’t it funny? I never said that. … Continue reading

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Understanding of Divine Wisdom

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seyhim, whatever question anybody asks, the answers that you give amazes even the most intelligent mind, so if I don’t ask questions it’s because your answers are the ones regardless of whether the question is from a kid … Continue reading

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Be Free From Cursed Dunya

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 lessons can we take from the Battle of Khandaq?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What lessons can we take from the Battle of Khandaq? Don’t think so highly of yourselves. Those are the best ones, imagine when the war is going to come. Against to evil, this is not going to … Continue reading

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When we catch ourselves having negative thoughts, how can we seek refuge from it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: I have a question about waswasa and about fighting it. When we have negative thoughts and we are able to catch it and realize it, how can we seek refuge from it? Is it an acceptable custom … Continue reading

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Ansar Sacrificed Everything

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Ansar, they could have been called people of the town, people of the city. They are not. They are called Ansar. Just as, I’m not going to put them on equal footing, but I’m saying, Muhajirin they left … Continue reading

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How can we can show our appreciation to both Allah and the people who help us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Recently I have been saying ‘Jazakallah’ to people who have been helping me, but I am being met with hostility that I’m not thanking and grateful to the person who helped, but only thankful to Allah SWT when … Continue reading

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Why is it now in these days, we see that there are no real inspirational figures?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Why is it now in these days, we see that there are no real inspirational figures? You are very biased. I mean, there are so many inspirational speakers right now, especially from the world of Islam. Every … Continue reading

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When I travel in different countries and pray Jummah prayers, they quote from Ibn Taymiyyah. What should I do?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: When I travel in different countries and pray Jummah prayers, I hear in the Khutba that they say that they are Ahli Sunnat, but they quote from Ibn Taymiyyah. This confuses me whether I should join the … Continue reading

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With the current political state in the United States of America, are the protesters valid in their means of protest?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It is mentioned in the hadith that if you see an injustice or a wrong, you must stop it with your hand and this is the strongest form of faith. With the current political state in the United … Continue reading

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Why are Muslims so attached to their dunya and their children?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why are Muslims so attached to their dunya and their children? When Muslims leave the traditions of the Prophets, they become the worst people. They still have Islam, but they become the worst people, the most selfish people, … Continue reading

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Shall we wait for Sayyidina Mahdi (as) to appear, or do something like the Ghazwa e-Hind that Rasulullah (AS) mentioned?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should we do in this situation with the ummat? Shall we wait for Sayyidina Mahdi (as) to appear, or do something like the Ghazwa e-Hind that Rasulullah (AS) mentioned where an army will appear from Hind and … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be busy with ourselves?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What does it mean to be busy with ourselves? How can I be busy with myself when I have no responsibilities because of the current situation? I have no studying to do at the moment, or any job, … Continue reading

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When The World Loses Its Spirituality

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   You are still not understanding the ego and controlling it and making it to obey, not only controlling it but making it to obey, making that Nafsu Amara into a Nafsu Mutmain that we are speaking about in … Continue reading

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Freedom From Tyranny

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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Justice And Mercy

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There’s no such thing as ‘every religion’. There’s only one religion, there’s only Islam. Every Prophet that brought Islam, that their followers later are fooling themselves and fooling other people to say that they follow, and they make a … Continue reading

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When Nabi Muhammad (AS) predicted the rise of the Turks, how does this prediction reflect on the current situation in Turkey?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When Nabi Muhammad (AS) predicted the rise of the Turks, how does this prediction reflect on the current situation in Turkey? Current situation? No, when Holy Prophet (AS) is speaking about the Turks and about the best things … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Your Own History

BismillahirRahmanirRahim More than one-third of the population is wiped out and most of them are the most intelligent people. Not just religious people, but the most intelligent people. This is one country, one country. The British wiped out thousands of … Continue reading

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How can we accept that we are nothing yet still have confidence?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have a question in regards to the concept of nothingness. How can we accept that we are nothing yet still have confidence? I have been feeling that I am unable to do anything based on feeling nothing. … Continue reading

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Can you help me get to the right path?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I came across your videos and I want to be guided to the right path. Can you please help me get to the right path? I have not been on the right path for a while and now … Continue reading

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Have the Naqsh of your Sheykh in your heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Naqsh, to put Naqsh means to have an embroidery, engraving, Naqshibendi means engraving, in our heart. Allah, the name of Allah. For the murids, for us in this jamaat, we are not Wahhabis to say, ‘we  are just … Continue reading

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Our Majestic History

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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In Indonesia, during the time of Eid ul-Fitr, they say ‘minal aidin wal faizin’. Is this from the sunnah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In Indonesia, during the time of Eid ul-Fitr, when people apologize, they say ‘minal aidin wal faizin’ for whatever they have done that year. Is this adopted culture out of habit or is this from the sunnah? Is … Continue reading

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Keep Our Hearts Alive For Haqq

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There’s no more passion to Allah, there’s no passion to the Prophet, there’s no passion, there’s no passion to the Evliyaullah. Their passion is when their dunya is touched, that’s when they really erupt. For dunya they’ll get very … Continue reading

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Deaf, Dumb and Blind

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Allah doesn’t entrap people, that’s a completely Christian understanding. Why Allah prefer Abel to Cain? No idea. No idea. He just prefer one. Why Allah prefer this nation? No idea. He just prefers one over the other, prefers … Continue reading

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Loving The Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You were talking about falling in love with the Sheykh and you compared that to a fisherman using bait on a hook and the lover is the fish that the fisherman is catching. You explained and broke down … Continue reading

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Eid Khutba: Wake Up Before The Last Call

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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Alive Heart After Ramazan

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 Understand the Priority of Serving Our Lord?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The Holy ones, they spend their times to serve just one purpose, that is to please their Lord or to please their Sheykh. They don’t worry about how many houses they have. How to understand that intention and … Continue reading

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