Strive to become better one

ismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim

So people in today’s world has become very cruel to each other and we should turn around. Because if there are cruelty around us then we cannot find peace in our own selves. We have to find that peace. If we cannot find that peace in our own selves then we cannot understand where we came from and where we are going to go. This is the game Shaytan is playing on us making us nervous all the time fighting and arguing always. This way we will continuously be busy with the wrong things and we would not have the time to think to become better individuals.

Leave everybody. You have to become a better individual first to yourself. You have to have a clear mind and you have to have peace in your heart. This is not something they sell in McDonalds, Burger King, Macy’s or here and there. You cannot buy it but you have to have it. It has to be found. Otherwise, this world becomes hell. We have already turned this world into hell because we do not know what is going to happen five minutes later, in the streets of New York City also.

We must make intention to become better humans, first to understand our own selves and to understand our Lord. When we understand that then we will understand what is the reason of our creation. We have not been created to eat like animals, to sleep, to have sex and to have children and to multiply.

That is not the only reason. That is one part of our lives. But it is not the only reason of our creation. The One that has created us has the right to question us one day. You have the right to question your own children. The boss has the right to question his workers. The President has the right to question his deputies, the police has the right to question you in the streets if he sees something wrong. So Allah has the right to question us, and when He does what are we going to say?

How did we live? Did we try to make any effort to become better ones?

-Shaykh Syed Abdul Kerim Effendi “Sahibul Saif”1273794_539308682806963_581954138_o

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Seek Waseela of Shah-E-Mardan (Imam Ali Alaihissalam)

Bismillahi RahmanI Raheem

What does man want? He wants honour. Allahu Akbar. Dastur, ey Shah-i Mardan. That’s how it is. What do we want in this world? A house, some land, gardens. vineyards, gold and money. What good comes to man from these things? Why does he desire them? He wants these things as means for him to gain honour. That’s it. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla (5:35), seek the means to draw close to Him. The holy verse: wa-btaghū – ibtighā; ibtighā does not signify an ordinary request or desire. There is this, and then Allah Almighty also says: as’alu-llāha min fadlihi, ask of Allah from His Bounty. Shaykh Mehmet Efendi. as’alu-llāha min fadlihi, Ask Allah Almighty for His Bounty. as’alu-llāha min fadlihi. Ask of the gracious Bounty of Allah in whom you have placed your faith. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla (5:35), seek the means to draw close to Him. There should be in you an endless desire. Do not say, ‘Up to here!’ Wasīla.

Come, O Shah-i Mardan. Allahu Akbar. As Allah is Akbar, the Greatest, His grant also possesses the greatest strength. Ask nothing of anybody else. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla (5:35) Look to find wasīla. What for? In order to gain even greater closeness to Allah Almighty. When wasīla is mentioned, look for the means to draw near, Allah, Allah, Subhan Allah. If a person plans to pay a visit to the Sultan, he seeks the means to do so. He seeks one who will introduce him into the presence of the Sultan. O heedless person, why don’t you seek the means of gaining access to the Presence of your Creator? wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla. (5:35) O our Lord, grant us strength! For the sake of His Beloved (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam). This is an important point. Seek the means to draw near to Him, the Lord of Might and Glory. Come, O Shah-i Mardan, come and be our means of drawing near. All you who are in attendance, marhaba. And all of you listening, marhaba.

Let there be comfort and ease. inna ardī wāsi‘atun, fa iyyāya fa‘budūn. (29:56) There is no limit to My Dominion. However, inna ardī wāsi‘atun, fa iyyāya fa‘budūn. (29:56) He says: Do not look at My Dominion, look instead at My Kingdom. wa-btaghū ilayhi l-wasīla. (5:35) In order to reach to My Kingdom, you must look for the means to approach. Ya. Seek such means. For us it is Shah-i Mardan, he is our means for drawing close to Him. Because of him (S.Mardan) we have light, and joy, and cheer. He who forgets about Allah, he has neither gladness, nor ease, nor happiness. It is a shame for him. You must seek to draw near to the Lord of Glory. You must seek Nearness to Allahu Dhu l-Jalāl, the Sultan. O our Lord, let us be among those who understand this.

 Shaykh al-Akbar, Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs) 

 

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Divine Message of the Sufi

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

Waliyullahi Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)
Waliyullahi Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

“Divine Message of the Sufi”

Islam is two principles, sitting on two principles, one is to learn how to worship your Lord. Second, learn to help and to reach his creations. If the person does these two things, then he will reach to the highest stations. Without separating, saying “this is Jew, this is Christian, this is black, this is white, this is green, this is yellow.” In originally, we are all created from the same thing, we have the same material, same creation material.

So Allah saying to us in the Holy Quran, “we have separate you in different nations, in different tribes, to go find one and each other, to learn from each other, to exchange, to learn, to improve yourself, to become better ones. To become better ones to the Divine service.”

In reality, we are all for Divine service. We are not for our own service, our own ego’s service, but for the greater service. We have to be in His service, when we are in His service, that time, we will be able to look at His creatures, saying “this is His creature, my duty is to serve that creature. If I’m serving my Lord, my duty is to serve that creature.”

So this is the name, the faith I believe every one of us here we are sharing. I don’t think anyone here finding the separation here. Our duty is to love each other as a man, and to respect each other, respect each other’s rights. And learn how to know, how to communicate, how to love each other.

When we learn how to love each other, then we will be able to reach to our Creator. One of the Hadith, the relating Hadith meaning the words of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Alayhi salam wa tu Salaam saying to us, “ The one who doesn’t says la ilaha illallah, Meaning la ilaha illallah, there is no God but only one who created all. Because the people they have invented Gods to themselves. They built idols and they did so many things. They started worship to those things, and they said, ‘this is our God.’”

So the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAWS is saying, “la ilaha illallah, there is no Gods man can created, but illallah, that One who have created everyone.” Anyone who says these words and they believe, they are entering into paradise. That means that one has a faith.

He says, “but if you don’t love each other, if you don’t learn how to love each other, even if you are saying that word, you are not really reaching to the main roots of the faith .”

~Sahibul Saif Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi~

Islamic Morals and Manners Give you Success in the Tarikat

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Saint of Islam Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al–Kibrisi (Q.S) Wali of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

To be a murid, you need to have Adab, you need to have manners. Everything starts opening to a man who has manners. The more opens to him the more obedient he becomes to his Sheykh then. He can see the Paradises, he can enter and come back, but he will never leave his Sheykh then because what he is looking for is not even in Paradise. It is in his Sheykh’s hand and nobody else carries that.

Today Sufism, tariqat becomes people’s running to have some entertainment. Some are running to have some comfort. Some are already fed up with the outside world and they are getting old. They are tired of sitting home and so they are running to tariqat. This is the mentality of today’s tariqat. But did tariqats change and did Sheykhs lose that power?

No. They still have it. They are circling around this world and they are checking people. You may be sitting next to him for twenty years and you may get nothing. He is circling in the world, he is looking and he says, “This one has good behavior.” He gives it to that one and walks away. He never finishes. The more he gives the more comes. But can you give diamond to the hand of an ignorant person? Can you take a diamond and throw it in front of a pig? What is he going to do with it?

So first you have to know what the treasure is. You have to know what you are looking for. And to get that you have to know what you have to sacrifice. You have to sacrifice something. Everyone has to sacrifice something. If you are not sacrificing it means that you are not really ready and prepared to get what is there. You just want it for your own ego.

So yes, in tariqat sometimes Sheykhs show the people the most luxurious life and sometimes they show them the worst lifestyle that people are going through. You have to go through it to understand. You may be with the Sheykh one week and you will be living like a king and the next week you will be living like a beggar in the street. Sheykh
has the right to tell you, “Let’s go, we are going outside now to start begging from people.”

Huh, what will you do then? If you have no submission, what are you going to do? You are going to say, “He is a thief. Is he trying to teach me how to steal or to ask from people?”

So submission comes with everything you have. You no longer have your own ideas of thinking and understanding. If you cannot think the way that the Sheykh is directing you then it is forbidden for you to think and to try to analyze things by your own self because you are going to come to the wrong understanding. Sheytan is going to be there. So your Sheykh is not there. Sheytan is going to be your Sheykh. And you are still going to say, “He is my Sheykh.” But no. Sheytan is your Sheykh. Sheytan is giving you directions then.

– SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz

Foot Note:
Good morals and manners alone does not make anyone Sufi or inheritor of the spiritual lineage of the Sufi Path. One must have a true Sufi Shaykh and should be sincere to his/her Shaykh.
May Allah help us in this strive ..ameen