Through spiritual association, believers may find what is for them and be able to continue on the straight path. Without connection to divine knowledge, gatherings are empty, with no benefit. So many religious gatherings today become worldly. People come together in places of worship to collect money, but their spirits are empty.
We are in big darkness in this time. There is so much knowledge everywhere. Everyone has technology at their fingertips. But their hearts are empty. They are leading empty lives and going to emptiness. Wasting! Wasting is forbidden, especially wasting time. Time is clicking and passing. Every minute that passes you cannot bring back. One minute at a time is taken from your life. Whatever you have filled your time with, that’s what you will find on Judgment Day.
– Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani Hz
Our Shaykh and Sultan, Sahib el-Sayf Shaykh AbdulKerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani, was veiled from this earthly realm on the 10th of Shaban, 1433 (June 30th, 2012). The mission, the work, and the teachings of Shaykh AbdulKerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani are continuing through his appointed wakil, Lokman Hoja Efendi.
This is a video of Bahauddin Efendi, the son of Sultan al-Awliya Sheykh Nazim El-Hakkani, bringing messages of condolences from Shaykh Maulana Nazim and himself. He stated that Shaykh Maulana has given the authority to Lokman Efendi to lead and continue the way of Shaykh Abdulkerim Efendi:
“Lokman should take over. My permission is with him. My acceptance is for him. I am giving this with the command of Grandshaykh Abdullah. He should make Shaykh Abdulkerim’s way to continue”
-Shaykh Maulana Nazim el Kibrisi
Osmanlı Dergahı – Lefke/Cyprus
June 30, 2012
This responsibility is an emanet to us. This is a trust that is given to us. This is the time when we are going to prove that we are the trustworthy ones.Trustworthy ones, Siddiq. We are following the way of Abu Bakar Siddiq r.a. Don’t think the way, it’s easy. It is the most difficult way. Until we sacrifice everything, we have not make one step in this way.We are weak. We are the worst ones in this Ahir Zaman, but we are happy that we are under Sahibul Saif, dunya and ahirat. Insha’Allahu Rahman.
Our aim, our intention, our niat, is to become good obedient ones to our Sheykh. He is not dead. Some are saying, dead is dead. He is not dead. Our Sheykh, is not dead. He has passed, he is veiled and he is here. He is SahibulSaif.
They are saying, that the Awliya Allah, the saint, when he’s alive physically in this world, he’s like a sword inside the scabbard, inside the sheath. When he passes, he’s like a sword that is pulled away from the sheath and that sword is now beginning to work.
Our Sheykh, is SahibulSaif. Yes, he is everywhere and he is watching us, he’s watching our hearts and we have to be together, insyaAllah ar Rahman, to continue with the work. There’s still so many things that we have to do. So many people that we have to reach, insyaAllah ar Rahman, not by ourselves. Never think that we are doing this by ourselves. I’m not doing this by myself, neither are you doing it by yourself. We are supported by our Sheykh. Physically, before he passed, he supported us. After he passed, he is supporting us and physically, Sheykh Maulana is supporting us. We are his emanet.
–Hoja Lokman Effendi, Khalifah of Sheykh Abd Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani Hz