Sohbet by Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi

Wednesday 18 Rajab, 1426 / August 24, 2005
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center, New York.

Medet Ya Seyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet.

I believe everyone here has given beyat to Sheykh Mevlana.
What is the meaning of beyat? Who knows what beyat is? I will tell you what
beyat is. When the Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) and all those believers
with him were going to Hajj, they stopped before entering Mecca. Prophet (saw)
sent Osman (radiyallahu anh)
to Mecca to talk with the Mushriks, with the unbelievers, to make some kind of a
treaty for them to know that they are not coming to make war. They are just
coming to make Hajj and they are going back. To make some kind of an agreement
so that this way they won’t attack them when they enter Mecca.

When Osman (ra) came to Mecca then words started spreading
everywhere that the unbelievers have killed Osman (ra).
That is the time the Ayat came where Allah is ordering those believers to give
beyat. Beyat means taking an oath,
swearing to Allah. (They swore) that they will not separate
from the Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam) no matter what
happens. They will not leave him and if it’s necessary
then they will all die.

Prophet (saw) put his hand and everyone put their hands on the
Prophet’s hand and Allah is saying, “Allah’s Hand is on all of you.”
Meaning, “Allah’s protection is on all of you as long as you are
with that Prophet.” And they gave their beyat to the Prophet
(saw). They swore that they are never going to betray the
Prophet (saw) and they swore that whatever is going to happen
they are going to continue with that beyat until they die.

What do you think? Do you think that if some of them later decided
to change their beyat in their lifetimes, they would have found safety then? No,
they wouldn’t because when Osman (ra) came back
he said, “Ya Rasulullah, they are not letting us enter Mecca this year. But we
have made a treaty that next year we will come and we will be allowed to enter.”
So Prophet (saw) thought and he said,
“We are accepting that treaty.” Then he said, “So now slaughter your animals as
if you went to Hajj. It’s accepted. Shave your heads and come out from Ihram
because our Hajj is accepted.”

When Prophet (saw) entered to his tent some didn’t like the idea
and they wanted to go to Mecca. Prophet (saw) came out shaving his head, coming
out from Ihram and slaughtering his animal. When they saw that they all did the
same thing. Now they saw that there is no way to turn. (They said,) “If the
Prophet (saw) did that, it’s finished. We have to do it too.” Then Holy Prophet
(saw) said, “Don’t make any mistake to think that you are swearing by Allah and
you are going to change your beyat later and you are going to find safety.”

Anyone who did so from that time until today has not found safety.
There is no safety to them. There is no safety in Dunya and there is
no safety in Akhirat to them. Beyat is swearing on Allah that you
are in the way of Allah and His Prophet (saw) and continuing. If we
are in the way of Allah and His Prophet (saw) then we have to take
Allah’s orders very seriously. Then we will become beloved to Allah
(subhana wa ta’ala) and His Prophet (saw).