Spirituality flourish in Quietness: Discourse of Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)


Everyone is talking in these days. Just talking nonsense. Talking back and forth. One says one word and the other one replaces it with ten. The other one doesn’t think to say, `Well, maybe this person is right. Let me just stop.’ No.

‘He said ten words? I am going to give back a hundred.’

That’s the instruction coming from Sheytan. Sheytan is saying that, ‘You must. Don’t stand at the bottom of this. Don’t sit to say this. Who’s that one to say? Give answer back. You have time. You are free.’

Leave those squareheads because that is another problem we have now with believers. They are arguing back and forth and they are spending their lives also with arguments. That’s how Sheytan is fooling us.

What do you believe? You believe this life?

“Yes.” Then follow. Leave everything else.

Is that what the Holy Prophet (sws) said to us? Yes. He said, “In Ahir Zaman you are going to reach to a time when you may know very little. Hold on tightly to those things and live according to that. Be sincere ones. You will find safety.”

It is not our duty to run around now to try to change this world. No. They don’t want to change. We cannot go back and forth arguing with them. It is forbidden. Holy Prophet (sws) forbid us saying, “No arguments. Don’t argue.”

They said, “Ya Rasulullah, even when we are right?”

He said, “When you are right, don’t argue. When you are wrong, run away completely from the arguments.”

When you are right, eh, if they are forcing you so much then say, “Lakum dinukum walia deen.” Keep your religion the way you want.

– SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz


Life in the Naqshbandi Sufi Way


You don’t enter into Tarikat to think that you have entered into Jannat. So many people, they have this idea that they enter into Tarikat and, ‘Oh, we are in Jannat. So peaceful, so nice. Nirvana.’ They are thinking that, because that’s what they are reading (from books about Tarikat).

No, it is NOT.

Real tarikat has to shake you. It has to. Real tarikat, everything has to come down on top of your head. That is what real tarikat is. Because now, what is it doing? It is going to destroy the falsehood, you are building up a false existence, and it must destroy. It must beat it up. You are making false idols, it must destroy, it must beat it up. You are making false ideas, your whole life you are making up idols, outside and inside, it has to be destroyed now.

‘Oh, but I don’t like it. It hurts too much.’

Of course it is going to hurt. It is not too much. Allah will not test you something that you cannot carry. And you are going in the way of Tarikat, especially Tarikat-ul Evliya, the highest most distinguished Tarikat, this is what you are supposed to feel.

So many people may disagree with me, ‘No, Tarikat is all about love,’ some saying, ‘it’s all about being drunk,…’

You can say, I’m not going to argue with you. As you like. You follow that kind of teaching, as you like. There’s so many teachings within this Tarikat. We follow, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alameen, we follow SahibulSaif’s teachings, according to Sultan-ul Awliya. And that’s what we are a taking our guidance from.

Once you enter into real Tarikat, they are going to break everything. If you are sincere, they will. This is the greatest struggle. Now you are going to struggle with yourself. You are going to struggle with everything.

Good, It is good. Then that’s the time you are going to discover yourself. You are going to discover yourself; why yourself? how yourself? who is yourself? All these questions you are going to ask, because now, they are forcing you to ask. All these different thoughts are going to come and you think, ‘oh, I’m such a nice person, I’m such a peaceful person,’ but they touch you a little bit, things come crushing down, and all these thoughts come to you. Where these thoughts come from? From outside?

NO, from inside. So, you have such a high opinion of yourself before, now you understand the reality. Now you understand the reality of your ego.

– Hoja Lokman Effendi Hz (Khalifa of Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi and authorized by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani for Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani Tarikat)

Ottoman Shaykhs- Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S) and Khalifa Lokman Hoja Effendi Sahib
Ottoman Shaykhs- Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S) and Khalifa Lokman Hoja Effendi Sahib

Success lies in the Obedience to the Creator: Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)


Man, when he becomes disobedient to Allah(swt), everything around him becomes disobedient to him. When the man becomes obedient to Allah, everything around, Allah makes that one to be obedient to him.

This is the knowledge that is coming to us through Prophets. And anyone who follows that, they win Dunya and Ahirat. Anyone who left, that Dunya life that they had even if they collected, they are not able to spend it properly.

Millions of people today and the majority of people today on the face of earth, they don’t have the poverty that it was happening a hundred years ago. A hundred years ago, people they didn’t have a piece of bread to eat. They didn’t have proper clothes to wear, but they were staying on the Siratul Mustaqim, on the Right Road.

Today’s people are living like Kings. Yes, the one on welfare is living like a King. Because the kings, when we go back seven hundred, eight hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, two thousand years ago, the Kings, they didn’t have this luxury. Touch here, you have the light. Touch here, you have air‐conditioning. Touch there have heat. Now, no longer touching too. Everything works automatically for you.

Allah is giving this knowledge to the man saying to you, “Look, look you are working with this, I’m making this life easy for you.” Earning is easy. The food is enough in this world that is coming out not to feed only these people on earth, maybe three times more. But still people are hungry. Still people are thirsty. Still people, they are in debts twenty‐four hours a day.

Only one reason: Because we broke our relationship with our Lord. We destroyed that relationship, as of individual, as of jama’at, as of nations. Our leaders, the nation leaders, are running top speed only for the world. They are not running to make it better for this mankind, to prepare something better for them, for the service of Allah (swt).

So when we are seeing that our own children, or our friends, and our loved ones, they become disobedient to us, it is not bringing happiness to us. We get very sad. And it is the nature of man, must be sad.

Do you think that Allah (swt) is not sad because you are disobedient to Him? Because we are disobedient to Him?

We must think on it. We must force our self to think on it.

– Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz (Q.S)

Waliyullahi Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)- A Khalifa of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani Naqshbandi (Q.S)
Waliyullahi Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)- A Khalifa of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani Naqshbandi (Q.S)