Our duty, is not even to go to a war. We are not going to any war. Don’t think that you are going to war. No. Our duty is to declare war to ourselves and to try to save as much people from the wrong directions that they are going to. Everyone is going into a quicksand, we must try to move them out. Much as we can. That time you will feel happy. You will feel comfortable.Everywhere you walk, you are with your Lord. Whatever they say to you, if it is wrong, you don’t hear. You only hear the good things. You only say good things to people, you don’t say bad things to people.
Don’t make no mistake saying: they are Christians or Jews or something else and we are Muslims and we are better than them. No. We don’t know how we are going to come out from this life. Biggest worrying, yes you must worry, we must worry: Is to think how we are going to give the last breath. Are we going to die as a believer or as an unbeliever? You don’t know that. That is hidden. That is hidden to us. So the people that you may look down now, they may go out from this world clean. We don’t know. Maybe they come to Islam tomorrow and they will be perfectly okay. As for us, whatever we do now, if we do good deeds, we receive blessings from it. If we do bad deeds, we are going to receive punishment for it. But if a person is doing such a wrong thing right now and he is not a Muslim, soon as he gives Shahadat, he’s going to be the most clean one. All sins and all wrong things that he did up till now, it’s going to be forgiven. So he’s going to be cleaner than you and I. That is Islam.
Sheykh Effendi calls out to one brother, “ ‘X’, come and sit in front of me. Give me your hand. Now say, ‘Ashadu an-la ilaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abduh ve Rasuluhu. Salallahu Ta’ala Alayhi ve ala Alihi ve Sahbihi ve Sallim.” ‘X’ repeated after Sheykh Effendi, ‘Ashadu an-la ilaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abduh ve Rasuluhu. Ashadu an-la ilaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abduh ve Rasuluhu.’
Salallahu Ta’ala Alayhi ve ala Alihi ve Sahbihi ve Sallim. Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq. Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq. Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Haqq. Al-Fatiha. Congratulations to you. Now, what I have just said, this man is more cleaner than everyone of us here now. All sins, according to what Holy Prophet (asws) is saying to us, according to what Holy Quran is saying: anyone who is giving Shahadat, anything that they did before their lives, everything is forgiven, they are pure like they’ve been born from their mother. They are pure. Now pray for us (Sheykh says to brother ‘X’ who has just taken the Shahdat). Tonight, pray for us, because you are pure, you are more purer than us. Welcome to you.
– SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz