Category Archives: Sheykh Lokman Effendi (2021)

If there is a possibility to get married, is it good?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If there is a possibility to get married, is it good? I think so. Try, insyaAllah. I will pray for you insyaAllah. Murid: My parents are pushing me to get married, from time to time. InsyaAllah. May the … Continue reading

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The one who knows himself, knows his Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Are we busy with knowing Allah, in this Tarikat? We are busy with knowing ourselves. Same meaning, let’s say, I give you a short answer, same meaning as Holy Prophet (AS) is saying, “The one who knows himself, knows … Continue reading

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Lovers of The Holy Prophet (AS)

Auzubillahiminasheytanirajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur medet ya Sahibulsaif. Selam Aleykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Welcome to you, welcome to our Holy Prophet (AS). We believe, we are believers, insyaAllah, Alhamdulillah. He is Hazir and Nazir. We must give Salams to him. And … Continue reading

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Difficulties are Forgettable

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is the difficulty? Difficulties are forgettable. One friend of Allah is saying, Allah SWT will speak to His Angels, to say ‘bring Me one person who has never experienced any pain at all in this world. Bring Me … Continue reading

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The Prophets came to Remind us

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Prophets they came to remind us. When Sheykh Effendi passed and I had to give sohbet, although throughout the years he says ‘talk a little bit,’ I talk, I don’t give sohbet, I talk, but after Sheykh Effendi … Continue reading

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Why was Mansur al-Halaj (QS) saying ‘Ana al-Hakk’?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why was Mansur al-Halaj (QS) saying ‘Ana al-Hakk,’ and even the ashes from his body are saying this? It is very confusing to me, and maybe it needs a high level of faith to understand. I cannot completely … Continue reading

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In The Majlis Of The Wise

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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We Must Focus On Our Duty

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Your duty, our duty, our service, focus on that. I’m seeing, left and right, those who have feelings, too much feelings, feelings like they’ve never seen before, they are lost on the way. When Hz Abu Bakr as-Siddiq he … Continue reading

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Always remember how Allah is giving Mercy to you

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We should be careful a little bit in these days. Like what the Khutbah is saying, we should watch our hearts. Never think that you are special, never think that you are high or Holy. Don’t. Always remember your … Continue reading

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What does one do if one has low self-esteem?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What does one do if you have low self-esteem? Should one first improve that or consider that a part of your nafs? If this was Sheykh Effendi, he would first make fun of that word. “Self-steam” he says. … Continue reading

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How do we not be complacent?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When you are following a Sheykh and the Sheykh is showing you some things that are wrong, the ego, the characteristics of the ego, and after some time you feel like with the blessings of the Sheykh you … Continue reading

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Can the intention be something that sheytan is aware of?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You were mentioning in the Khutbah about making good intentions. Can the intention be something that sheytan is aware of? Sheytan is always aware of the intention. Of course. Sheytan is not running after insincere people. He is … Continue reading

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Sheykh Effendi says a Murid can either become Nur or nar, and he gives light to people. Can you open this more?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I read that Sheykh Effendi is saying that a Murid can either submit himself to the Sheykh, and if he does that he becomes Nur and he gives light to people, or he doesn’t submit and he becomes … Continue reading

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Sohbet 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 do we keep our egos in check so that we don’t get lazy and uninterested on deeds done on regular days?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are many days in the year where there are extra benefit and numerous rewards, such as Ashura, Leylatul Qadr, Ramazan and others. There are even certain acts that are said to eb equivalent to performing the Hajj. … Continue reading

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Under the Shadow of Sahibulsaif

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah wants Hz Insan to remember Him, not by force, by understanding, by love. Everything else, He says ‘Be,’ Hz Insan, He takes time to build, saying ‘this is My Khalifah.’ Sheytan saying ‘this one? Really? Are You joking?’ … Continue reading

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Covering the wrongs of others

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Allah SWT is saying ‘hate those that I hate.’ The person, let’s say, who is not praying or not fasting, can you say, ‘oh , this person is a bad person, Allah hates it,’ so we have to … Continue reading

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Turn Away From Yourself

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The eyes, with faith and the natural faith, natural intelligence that Allah has put, whatever the eyes see, physically or whatever, it will see also its Creator, Who is behind it. Not to say it’s going to see Allah, … Continue reading

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Could you suggest a solution to keep our heart peaceful and at ease in these painful times?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sometime back in one of your sohbets, you mentioned that after the veiling of Hz Mawlana Sheykh Nazim Hakkani, things have changed globally in every aspect, whether it’s a political or regime change, or social or institutional, or … Continue reading

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Is there a way to prevent Ghaflat and to remain conscious always?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we tend to forget the teachings of the Evliyaullah so quickly? We immediately get a reminder after we make a mistake or error. Is there a way that this Ghaflat can be prevented and we remain … Continue reading

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Protecting 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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The Business of a Believer is to Believe

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is necessary for a believer? Don’t think that a believer, nothing is going to happen, nothing is going to change. Do not take your faith for granted. You do that, you are opening the door to sheytan. Subhana … Continue reading

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How is the Murid supposed to prepare himself to handle the Sheykh’s decisions?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Rasulullah (AS)’s decisions, the munafiqs were making fitnah and Rasulullah (AS) said ‘burn that house with them alive inside.’ And then some people said ‘it’s so harsh.’ If the Sheykh sometimes makes decisions like this, how is the … Continue reading

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Shariat of Rasulullah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It’s so easy, everyone talks about love, everyone is acceptable, you won’t get into trouble. But they don’t talk about when the Prophet (AS), when he was so upset with all his wives that he wanted to divorce them … Continue reading

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How can I take the pain of speaking to foolish people as an opportunity to correct myself?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Ya Sheykh, after following your sohbets, the priorities of my life and the aims and the objectives of my life have changed. I feel respected to live on the path of the Ottoman Sultans, it gives me a … Continue reading

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Mawlid 1443: Defenders of the Sunnat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Ottomans, they are making Islam to have taste, not dry, to have taste. And when it comes to sunnat, which is his sunnat, however much, however little, however beautiful you want to make it, make it. There is … Continue reading

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Losing your taste in this world

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: As you were saying, when you turn 30 or 40, the heart should turn away. I was thinking, like how they have manufactured certain terms for this time, in the west especially they call it “midlife crisis”, so … Continue reading

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The Prophet’s Heart

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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Continuing the Struggle of the Holy Prophet (AS)

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: One of my college friends, they were posting on Facebook they went to Cancun with their family, Muslims. And they were very proudly, even the guy’s mother was there and they were very happy and posting, and all … Continue reading

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What can I do to better myself and have a better work ethic?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I recently lost my job because I did not have the proper work ethic. I remember from one sohbet of yours where you mentioned that hard working is a skill. All these years I’ve come to realize that … Continue reading

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The new generation thinks that the Khilafat is only history. How can we make them to understand?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You spoke earlier in the Khutba about Khilafah, but the new generation now they have no idea what is this, and they think this is just history, something that happened a hundred years ago, that’s it, there’s nothing … Continue reading

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It Is In Man’s Nature To Follow

BismillahirRahmanirRahim In reality, everyone follows something. No person, especially now, says ‘I’m not going to follow anything.’ Don’t you see, whole world they are running to have followers, yes? They are running to have likes. Everyone running, and those ones … Continue reading

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What makes people to miss welcoming the month of the Holy Prophet on a Divine Threshold?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned that this place, Dergah, means a Divine Threshold and people are here, and we see from one Rabiul Awal to the next, some people pass away, some people leave and others join. What makes people to … Continue reading

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Do not cross the limit

BismillahirRahmanirRahim When the ego is attacking you, that is that time when it’s very interesting, what happens. You listen to sohbet, you are able to listen now because the ego is not really attacking you. You hear, you listen, you … Continue reading

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An Ottoman Heart

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 Vengeance of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are 100% going in the wrong direction, males and females, young and old, every country, every people. This is Ahir Zaman. Except for a handful here and there, that they have no power to change anything, but Allah … Continue reading

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What is the edep for us Murids when the Angel of Death comes?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the edep for us Murids when Hz Azrail, the Angel of Death, comes? Should we say salams to him? If he gives salams, you have to give salams back, no? If he doesn’t give salam, then … Continue reading

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How does one sincerely get rid of the habit of always wanting to take credit?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seyhim, you mentioned in a sohbet that Allah SWT loves when a servant declares his weakness. The ego has this habit of always wanting to take credit for things for itself, like you mentioned yesterday. It will make … Continue reading

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Should saving ourselves first from the fire be our main goal?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Should saving ourselves first from the fire be our main goal? First you have to save yourself before you can do anything. Before you are going to be useful, you have to save yourself from destruction. First I … Continue reading

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Can you please explain why nothing happened to those rebels who revolted against the Saltanat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you please explain why nothing happened to those rebels who revolted against the Saltanat hundreds of years ago? Innocent people now are paying the price, while the enemies, namely, specific western countries and others, still have not … Continue reading

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What happens if a person gets fooled, but they realize it and they change?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the case of Qabil, he had three chances, the first chance maybe was a matter of the heart, but then it was clearly not accepted. So what if the person makes that same assumption or gets fooled, … Continue reading

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Don’t Inherit From sheytan

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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Priorities of the Heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Your heart is speaking, you know what is right and what is wrong. What is it that you have to overcome? Your ego, your sheytan, your laziness, your disobediency, your not caring except for yourself. Your priorities, it will … Continue reading

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Can you tell us ten characteristics of an Abdullah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you tell us ten characteristics of an Abdullah? No need ten. I don’t like lists like that. I am going to give you one characteristic, and you will understand one thousand. He is in love. Finished. You … Continue reading

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For people who cannot be in sohbet physically, is there a way to be distanced, but still in sohbet?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Yesterday you were talking about loving what the Sheykh loves and being angry at what he is being angry at, and today you are talking about being in sohbet with the Sheykh. For people who cannot be in … Continue reading

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The Practices of Belief

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The slave doesn’t understand, doing things like a robot. But the servant understands. So now, think. Are you complaining? Don’t just say ‘I’m sorry I’m complaining, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah,’ but think, ‘okay, what did I complain about today, yesterday, what … Continue reading

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Today’s people, Muslim or non Muslim don’t take Religion seriously. Is the flood of fire too close?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Today’s people, Muslim or non-Muslims, they are really bullying, not caring about the Prophets. They are saying ‘this is a game, this is not true.’ It’s like Salih (as), his people were many, but when the big wind … Continue reading

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Can someone have sincerity initially and then lose it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are reminding us that sheytan is disobedient to Allah because his love was insincere. And you are teaching us that Murids must be looking at sheytan to understand and to take lesson for our own disobedience to … Continue reading

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Happiness is in 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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True Repentance

BismillahirRahmanirRahim To make tauba, you have to first acknowledge you made a mistake. Then you can make tauba. Allah will forgive you if you ask for tauba. Leave Allah’s Power to forgive with or without. Leave Allah’s Power alone. But … Continue reading

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