Thursday, April 24th, 2008


Sohbet by Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Hakkani el-Kibrisi

Friday 17 Ramazan, 1426 / October 21, 2005
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center, New York.

Medet Ya Sayyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet.

Firstly, we have to make intention to become servants to Allah
(subhana wa ta’ala). Then another first thing which is our business
is to leave Mahdi (as), leave the Judgment Day and to look when our
Judgment Day is. We must be busy with when Azrail is going to come
to us. If we are busy with that then we prepare ourselves for Mahdi
(as), for Judgment Day and for everything. Judgment Day to you and
to me is the day that Azrail comes to us. He takes your life away
and it’s finished.

This is what we have to be busy with. The murids should be busy
thinking, “Azrail can come to me one hour later.” That’s what you
have to be busy with. When you are busy with that then you wouldn’t
have too much time to be busy with the other ones and when you are
busy with that then the other ones will open up to you. When you are
busy with what is all the way in the end then you are not seeing
what is in front of you and you are going to fail. You are not
looking down. You are looking to the sky.

We must put aside malayani stuff. Malayani is that which does not
concern us. It may be knowledge but it does not concern us. We must
put it aside. For instance, you are a car engineer, fixing cars and
you may know something about rocket engines. You read and you may
know something. But you should not enter in it so much in details
because you are a car mechanic. You are not a mechanic for rockets.
So you should leave that knowledge aside and you should concentrate
on what is for you and to be expert on that. When man is
concentrating on that then he is not doing malayani. But if the man
says, “I am a mechanic and so I have to know all the engines in the
world,” then he is not going to reach anywhere. He is going to be
busy with malayani then. That’s what malayani is.

If you are a doctor then you have to know all the principles of the
body, the physiology. You have to know everything in general but
what is your expertise? The heart. Then you have to concentrate on
the heart. You may know the general ideas of the body but you should
not be concentrating on the liver so much. Your job is to be
concentrating and knowing the best about the heart. If you are a
dentist then you must concentrate on the teeth. What is related,
what is reaching, what is going, what is happening and what is
affecting the teeth. That’s what you have to be busy with.

There are endless knowledge everywhere that Allah (subhana wa
ta’ala) gave to us. We cannot know all those and it is not
obligation for us to know all those. It is also not obligation for
us to go around and to search certain things that are not concerning
us. We must leave that aside. We must not stick our noses in it.
Sometimes you may get corrupted with that nonsense and before you
know it you are spending your time, your aim and your life for
nothing, and you are coming to the end of your time. That’s what’s
happening to millions of people. They are busy with so many things.

It is Mubarek Ramazan now. I just called some people somewhere in
Turkey. They finished the Teravih quickly to sit and watch the
football game. The murids. I was talking to the person and I
said, “What is that noise behind?” He said to me, “They all went
crazy.” I said, “What?” He said, “They are watching a football game,
they are jumping up and down and they forgot about everything.”
Subhanallah. Football game. A ball. The murids are sitting and
watching football, being busy with football knowing how much their
Sheykh, Sheykh Mevlana talks about that nonsense. He is saying to
them, “Your head will become empty like a football if you are
watching it so much.” They are leaving zikir, they are leaving
everything and they are sitting and watching football. Hasbinallah
wa ni’mal wakeel! What are you going to say to that?

Eh, they are like that, we are another way and everyone is in other
foolish ways running. Leave it. Leave unnecessary things. Don’t let
the time pass in emptiness. We should not interfere into the
knowledge that does not concern you and me. We should ask, we should
learn, we should progress, we should take and we should put in our
lives the knowledge that concerns us. If it doesn’t concern us then
we should leave it. It’s not our business. Otherwise, we will not
receive anything from it. We will just be getting more burdens from

Wa min Allahu taufiq inshaAllah ar-Rahman.




Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Hakkani el-Kibrisi

Friday 17 Ramazan, 1426 / October 21, 2005
39th Street Dergah, Manhattan, New York.

Medet Ya Sayyidi Ya al-Hakkani, Medet.

Nasruddin Hoja was once planting and planting but nothing was
growing. Every year he was becoming bankrupt. So on the third year
he said (to Allah subhanahu wata’ala), “OK, there’s nothing to
worry. This year You are my partner.” He is talking to Allah
saying, “This year You are my partner. If I lose then You are going
to lose too.” So he planted wheat that year and so much wheat was
growing and coming. He said, “Oh, I made a good partnership with
You, You see? I am a good worker. You are winning with me.” He had
all these piles of wheat. He separated them in two parts and he
said, “That side is mine and this side is Yours.” He separated
correctly and he was sitting between them looking at that side and
this side thinking, “Allah doesn’t need this. I should take this
too.” So he said, “Well, we made partnership but You don’t need
this. So I have to take this too.” As soon as he said, “I have to
take that” then thunders started going in the air, rain started
coming down and the side that belonged to Allah which he separated
was taken away by the wind and the river. It was gone. His side was
standing but the side of Allah was gone. Thunder and lightning was
still going on. So he looked and said, “It’s enough already. You
took everything. You are still putting that light and looking if
there’s anything left down there?” (Sheykh smiles). He said, “This
pile is mine.”

(Looking at someone in the audience Sheykh said,)

So you make partnership. Up till now you were alone. You didn’t make
partnership and you couldn’t buy not the whole Long Island but not
even one piece of it. Put Allah as your partner and in a very short
time you will buy the whole Long Island. But if He says, “I want my
part under the ground,” then He may shake this Long Island as He is
shaking Izmir everyday now. (Sheykh smiles). Everyday they are
calling me at one o’clock in the night, “Sheykh, we are shaking.”
They are announcing in the streets, “Come out from the houses!
There’s going to be a big earthquake!” Everyone is running out in
the streets at one o’clock in the night with their pajamas and
everything and they are sitting there until morning.

I said to them, “Do you know why that happened?” They said, “No.” I
said, “Every Ramazan you are supposed to be playing drums and waking
people up for Sahur. They stopped that. They banned that completely
last year. They said, `You are making a lot of noise bothering a lot
of people.'” So this year through the whole Ramazan it’s shaking.
Now everyone is in the streets and everyone is up for Sahur. (Sheykh
smiles). Next day they cannot work too. They cannot do anything.