Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2020)

What is the wisdom of Mercy being forbidden for some even on Qadr night?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned the three kinds of people who will not be forgiven on Qadr night, and the dua that Prophet (AS) had said Amin to, what is the wisdom in it that even in Qadr night Mercy is … Continue reading

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How can we celebrate Eid in these times knowing that during Ramazan, Masjids were closed and poor people were suffering?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we celebrate Eid in these times knowing that during Ramazan this year, Masjids were closed and poor people were suffering? How can we ask for forgiveness for our lack of doing anything? Stop asking for forgiveness, … Continue reading

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With all of the evil out there that makes us to forget Allah, the Holy ones and our purpose, how do we not fall into such traps?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: With all of the evil and distractions that are surrounding us, all of the agendas out there that make us to forget Allah, the Holy ones and our purpose, how do we not fall into such traps? How … Continue reading

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Those people that they are Muslim that they don’t follow, what’s going to happen to them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Those people that they are Muslim that they don’t follow, they are not living like a Muslim, and I know some people who are not into it, basically people who don’t believe but they know, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Allah SWT is saying ‘the more you thank Me, the more I will increase you.’ Could you shed light on this ayat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Ghaus ul-Azam is quoting that Allah SWT is saying ‘the more you thank Me, the more I will increase you.’ We know that each ayat has two sides, the one that is obvious and the one that is … Continue reading

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The Difference of the Dergah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid : I remember someone that came to the Dergah, they were an expert driver, they could parallel park with double trailers, and when they came here, they couldn’t drive down the road without getting into an accident. I … Continue reading

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How does a Murid come to learn his role?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How does a Murid come to learn his role, and do the Holy ones choose his role even if it is to be a porter, and what are the roles to be chosen for him? It’s not so … Continue reading

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Attitude of the Believers

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you are having a good time, a good life, why should you question? Very few they will question. That’s why they are saying ‘no, no, no, the most important thing is look for your retirement plan, look for … Continue reading

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Why does Allah SWT talk about the Prophet (AS)’s family life in the Quran?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are a lot of Ayats in the Quran where Allah SWT is talking about the Prophet (AS) and his family and his family life, this is one thing that especially the west has a lot of problem … Continue reading

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What is the difference between counting your good actions and keeping an account of things so that you manage them properly?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In a previous sohbet you have mentioned that when you count things that you give, it takes away the Barakat from that. What is the difference between counting that and keeping an account of things so that you … Continue reading

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Darkest of the Darkest Times

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: The wrong understanding that I got from reading Sufi books was that when you fight your ego, there is a certain point in your lifetime where that stops and you get into this place where you just become … Continue reading

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Books of the Saints

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Reading all these Sufi books will mess you up, let me say this openly. All these Sufi books that you are reading, it will mess you up. Because those are written by Saints. You are not a saint, you … Continue reading

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You compared falling in love with the Sheykh to a fisherman using bait on a hook. Are there any differences when the fish has a connection with the fisherman?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You were speaking about falling in love with the Sheykh, and you compared it to a fisherman using bait on a hook, and the lover is like the fish that the fisherman is catching, that you’ve explained and … Continue reading

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Looking for the Face of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim So many parts of the Quran e-Kerim, Allah SWT is praising the believers. And who are the believers? They do good, they establish regular prayer, they give zakat, they are patient. Then this is general belief, general believers. Then … Continue reading

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What should a Murid focus on in terms of self-awareness with his brothers and his Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should a Murid focus on in terms of self-awareness with his brothers and his Sheykh? Like I said, it’s very wide. The whole Tarikat is about that, to be self aware with the Jamaat and your Sheykh. … Continue reading

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Translations of the Quran

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was reading translations of the Quran, and especially in the last few years and defnitely this Ramazan, I was looking at the way people translate it or have translated it in English, just in general it doesn’t … Continue reading

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True Obedience

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you don’t have a Sheykh, your Sheykh is sheytan. But if you have a Sheykh and you don’t follow your Sheykh, you become a sheytan. Astaghfirullah, I don’t mean to add something on top of what Hz Bayazid … Continue reading

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The Trap of Ghaflat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: One of the traps of the ego is when, even when there is a blessing of Allah in front of you, it tries to divert your attention to another problem or an imagined problem, so you miss that … Continue reading

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What made Yunus Emre so beloved to Allah and his Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It could be said that Yunus Emre Hz was the perfect example of a Murid. What made him so beloved to Allah and his Sheykh? Well, I’ve never heard Sheykh Effendi saying that he is the perfect Murid. … Continue reading

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Personal Plea From the Most High

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: In one of the ayats, Allah SWT says ‘I have not created mankind and the jinn except to worship Me,’ and He says ‘I’m not asking you to give me your rizq.’ I felt that it was like, … Continue reading

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Allah SWT is saying ‘give them good news of a painful torment.’ Is He being sarcastic?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are a couple of places where Allah talks about people who are going to get punished, and He says ‘give them good tidings,’ that word, basharat, it means, from bashir, “give good news”. So He’s saying ‘give … Continue reading

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Holy Prophet (AS) is saying Jahannam is Haqq. Who are the people that after all the Mercy, they are still going to hellfire?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: This Ramazan, you are talking about Allah’s Mercy and shafaat, but Holy Prophet (AS) is making a dua saying Jannat is Haqq and Jahannam is Haqq. So who are the people that after all this Mercy and after … Continue reading

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How do we look for Allah’s Mercy when something which does not seem good is happening?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are saying that Allah SWT wants to show His Mercy. How do we try to look for that Mercy when something which does not seem to be good is happening? You have to see it through the … Continue reading

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Why did Allah create everything with beauty when we don’t deserve it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When you look at the world, everything is made of beauty, and Allah created everything with beauty, the natural world is beautiful. He didn’t have do that, we don’t deserve it. Why did He do it? Number one, … Continue reading

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I read that spiritual power is given from heart to heart. Can you please explain this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I read that spiritual power is not gained by eating food, but rather it’s given from heart to heart. Can you please explain this? Is it possible, even if I’m living far away in Germany? You can never … Continue reading

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What is so special about Hz Luqman that Allah is naming a whole Surah after him?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: We we were growing up, we learned that Hz Luqman is a special person, but I don’t know if he’s a Prophet. And Allah SWT is saying He gave him wisdom, and he’s recording this conversation with his … Continue reading

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What makes a man who has so much money and wealth not to be generous with it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What makes a man who has so much money and wealth not to be generous with it? Number one is greed. Number two, a lot of it also has to do with what you’re taught when you’re growing … Continue reading

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The Last Ten Nights

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are going to enter into the last ten nights. This is when you need to put more gas, change the gear a little bit. Don’t be too busy now with nonsense things. Pull yourself back a little bit … Continue reading

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The Eyes of a Leader

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: After people gave beyat to Hz Ali in Medina, he sent letters to the other Sahabis, and very high level Sahabis were saying ‘we submit to you,’ but Hz Saad ibn Abi Waqqas, who did a lot of … Continue reading

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Was there a deeper reason to Hz Ali’s moving the capital to Kufa?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was thinking today that Hz Ali, he was martyred in Iraq, and that he became the Khalifah, he left Medina and he moved the capital to Kufa, and I was trying to find the reason. The reason … Continue reading

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It seems that when the ego is whispering, sitting up straight helps stop it. Is this true?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You said in a previous sohbet that people who don’t want to be in the Jamaat, they might sit down and look very humble, and you also said that in our Tarikat it’s not allowed to cross the … Continue reading

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Why is it that the ego says that our life is endless, and yet it doesn’t want to think about Ahiret as the endless life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why is it that the ego fools us into a ghaflat in thinking that our life is just going to keep continuing, and yet at the same time, it doesn’t really want to think about Ahiret as the … Continue reading

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Can you explain the Hadith of the Prophet (AS) that says ‘my Shafaat is for those who commit the greater sins from my ummat,’?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When you were talking about the Hadith of the Prophet (AS) when he says that ‘my Shafaat is for those who commit the greater sins from my ummat,’ can you explain that a little bit? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Prophet (AS) … Continue reading

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How can we sustain the energy that we get when we renew our beyat in our daily lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we sustain the energy in our daily lives that we get when we renew our beyat? It should not be that. It should not be sustaining the energy. You should know that things change, and why … Continue reading

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If we realize that we have an idol, what is the next step to change that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You have said many times that when somebody is needing something all the time, it means that that’s your lord. If we realize something like that, what is the next step to change that? Continue if you want. … Continue reading

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What made the magicians who challenged Hz Musa fall into sejdah without consideration?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I never understood the magicians who challenged Hz Musa, and whatever action Hz Musa did, Allah SWT is saying they fell down in sejdah right away and said ‘we believe in the Lord of Musa and Harun.’ What … Continue reading

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I noticed that in Ramazan, it is very heavy for us to read the Quran. Why is that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I noticed that in Ramazan, it is very hard for us to read the Quran. I am forcing myself to read the Quran but somehow, it’s easy to do other zikr, but to read the Quran is very … Continue reading

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How can we send salawats that are worthy?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we send salawats that are worthy? With your sincerity. It’s not just saying Salawats, it is with sincerity. And that word, sincerity, carries with it hundreds and thousands of conditions. It is not free. If you … Continue reading

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The Eloquence of the Quran

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: You were talking about Surah Ali Imran, how there is a big importance for us in Ahir Zaman, that it’s not really to look down on the yahudis, necessarily, but it’s to understand that that’s what happening in … Continue reading

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How do we understand the power and the authority that Allah has given to the Evliya?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the exchange between Hz Khizir (as) and Hz Musa (as), when Hz Khizir (as) was explaining his actions, he says ‘I decided to do this action or that action.’ How do we understand the power and the … Continue reading

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What is the role of Passaic Dergah during Ramazan and lockdown?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the role of Passaic Dergah in this end of times, during Ramazan and lockdown? We are not looking to see how many buildings we have, how many Dergahs we have, do you understand? We don’t care … Continue reading

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There are sohbets that say that TV is bad. Now we have YouTube and Netflix. Should we take it in moderation, or cut it off?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are a lot of sohbets that say that the TV is very bad. Now in these days, we have YouTube, we have Netflix. Should we take it in moderation, or just cut it off? Even if we … Continue reading

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Holy Prophet (AS) said ‘in my life and in my passing there’s a goodness for you.’ What’s that goodness that he is talking about?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Holy Prophet (AS) said ‘in my life there’s a goodness for you and in my passing there’s a goodness for you.’ Was it necessary for Holy Prophet (AS) to pass, and is that the goodness for these other … Continue reading

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What do we have to do for ourselves in Ramazan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Two years ago, you were talking a lot about Ramazan, people were asking, what do we have to do for ourselves in Ramazan? One of the miracles and the secrets of Ramazan is you don’t have to do … Continue reading

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Allah SWT is saying ‘How can it be that we have no one to fight on behalf of the women and children who are being oppressed’. Is there a reality to that in our struggle against to our ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You and Sheykh Effendi are always saying that the greater fight, the greater struggle, is the one against your ego. I was trying to look at some ayats to understand how it’s not talking about physical, because there … Continue reading

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Allah says “give thanks to Me and don’t make kufur.” Is it not saying that the opposite of thankfulness is ingratitude?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Quran, Allah SWT says the ayat, BismillahirRahmanirRahim “Faz kuruni az kurkum,” then after that, “then give thanks to Me and don’t make kufur.” So, you’re talking about things in opposition, and Fazkuruni is “remember Me and … Continue reading

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Humans were supposed to become better, but it seems we have become worse.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: Humans came to this earth and we were supposed to change to become better, but if you look now, we have become worse. You must have been reading too much Lord of the Rings and everything, saying that … Continue reading

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In a Hadith, Hz Umar says to the Prophet (AS) ‘I love you more than everything.’ How does a murid achieve that love for their Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Hadith where Hz Umar (RA) says ‘I love you more than everything but myself,’ and then Holy Prophet (AS) says ‘you have to love me more than you love yourself,’ in regards to that Hadith, what … Continue reading

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The Fast of a Murid

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tarikat is based on association. The sohbet, the association, will make the murids, the seekers, the believers, to be able to understand, to think and to understand and to apply. Not just by himself, but to look to see, … Continue reading

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I left Islam three years ago. Is it possible Allah will forgive me if I repent?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My name is Luke, I’m from Australia and I converted to Islam in 2012 when I was only sixteen years old. I left Islam three years ago because everyone overburdened me with books and Wahhabi ideologies. The Wahhabi … Continue reading

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