Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Hakkani el-Kibrisi

Friday 2 Rabi-ul Awwal, 1427 / March 31, 2006
39th Street Dergah, Manhattan, New York.

Ghaflat is forbidden for a believer. A believer cannot be in a
heedless station. Holy Prophet (sws) is saying, “Beware of the vision
of a believer. He looks with the Nur of Allah.” You cannot fool that
one. He will know. He will understand. If you are in ghaflat then you
cannot even understand what’s happening around you which you have to
understand intelligently. So we have to get rid of that. You have to
ask in every prayer in order to get rid of it. In every du’a you have
to ask Allah saying, “Remove ghaflat away from us inshaAllah
ar-Rahman.” If we are in ghaflat then we don’t wake up until the angel
of death comes to us. When a person is in ghaflat he cannot have good

Auzu billahi minash sheytanir rajim


Medet ya Seyyidi ya Sultanul Awliya.

We are asking support from our Sheykh Sultanul Awliya. Before I do
anything I always ask his support. Sometimes I may say openly and
sometimes I don’t. If I am going to touch the knob of the door to open
it I am asking himmat and support. If I am going to put my step I am
asking support. In these days some hidden ones with ghaflat, with
wrong ideas and some wrong intentioned people are saying that I have
disconnected myself from Sheykh Mevlana and Sheykh Mevlana
excommunicated me from this Order. That’s why I am making intention
now to make more clear for everyone to understand that every time I am
speaking now, if whatever I am saying is something good then I have no
credit in it. It is not from me. It is from Sheykh Mevlana. If it’s
something bad then it’s my ego. But if it’s something good then the
credit goes to him and not to me. So everyone must know that and if
anyone is saying other than that then as Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi is
saying, “I am away from that word and I am away from that person also.”

And I am very serious about this from now on. Everyone has to be
sincere around me. They have to try to be sincere and they have to
speak the truth. Don’t lie about anything. When for things that you
do, you say, “I don’t” and for things that you don’t do, you say, “I
do”, you are lying. Then I am away from you. You can say whatever you
want. I am away from those people who lie. Some are doing it with evil
intention, some are doing it with heedless station and some I still
don’t understand why they are doing it. I am still trying to find out
why although I am saying over and over and over. If the person is
still doing it then there is something wrong there. Something big is
wrong there. So I am away from that word and I am away from those
people whoever they are and whatever they are, whether they are here
or they are on the other side of the world. That is my policy. That’s
how I am living and that’s how I have been living, Alhamdulillahi
Rabbil Alameen. So as long as I live I make intention that inshaAllah
I will die in the way of Sheykh Mevlana. I will not be disobedient to
him inshaAllah. And he prayed for me not to be. So it’s good. But as I
said, some have evil intentions and they are running here and there
trying to prove something that is not there. They are not going to be

Without himmat from the holy ones you can go only a very short time
with your knowledge. Without himmat you will be like this recorder. It
has a battery inside. When that empties out then it’s finished. It’s
not going to work. If you are asking himmat and support then it will
be like you are connecting yourself to that electricity, continuously
coming. Without himmat you can read, you can study, you can go
anywhere you want but as soon as the battery finishes you expire. No
matter how valuable this device is, when the battery finishes then
it’s not going to be good for anything. You have to throw it to the

Himmat can only come from higher stations to the lower ones and I am
always saying that I am under the feet of Sheykh Mevlana. I used to
speak on everyone’s behalf but I am not going to speak on everyone’s
behalf anymore. I am speaking for myself. Everyone should know that I
am under the feet of Sheykh Mevlana and I am never going to raise my
head higher than him. Never. I am always going to be under his feet.
And that is an honor for me. People also say that I just met Sheykh
Mevlana. For everyone’s information, me, not my brothers and not the
other ones, but me, we are serving Sheykh Mevlana for five
generations. This is another miracle that is not happening all the
time. It’s happening rarely but it’s happening. My grandfather served
Sheykh Mevlana very happily, my father did very happily and Sheykh
Mevlana is happy with both, I did, my sons did and I gave something to
my grandson to give to the hands of Sheykh Mevlana to say that he
served him too. And he did so. So for five generations we are serving
Sheykh Mevlana and that is a big honor for us, alhamdulillah, and we
are not trying to go higher than him.

Some have that idea and they are trying to dump it on us but it’s
never going to work. My father [Haci Fuat] always said to me, “My son, always
stand like a straight wall.” A straight wall will never come down. If
you are a little crooked then one day that wall is going to come down.
If you are straight then no one is going to bring you down. And he
said to me once, “Be disobedient to me or to other family members. If
you want then be disobedient to us. But never be disobedient to Sheykh
Mevlana. If you are disobedient to Sheykh Mevlana then I will never
forgive you in Dunya and in Akhirat.” Alhamdulillah, my father passed
away. Being disobedient to Sheykh Mevlana is being disobedient to my
father. My father also said, “If you are disobedient to that one then
you can be disobedient to the whole world and if you are obedient to
that one then you can be obedient to everything he is obedient to.”

So alhamdulillah, this is just a reminder for people. This is not a
sohbet that I am making inshaAllah. It is also because there’s so much
confusion going around again in these days here and there. People are
trying to make confusion. But I am clear from that. We are going to
make another portable sign, we are going to bring it here and we will
put it up there saying, “Welcome to those that come and farewell to
those that leave.” These doors are open for people who want to come
here for the sake of Allah. Anyone who wants to leave, don’t say
anything to me. Don’t try to be threatening me in any way. Turn your
way and leave. You don’t have to say anything. It doesn’t matter if
you are with me one day, one year or ten years. Everyone should also
understand that I am not going to run after anyone. The door is open
for everyone to come and the door is open for everyone to leave if
they want. Don’t make yourself to think that you are doing a favor to
me by coming here or going anywhere. No. You are favoring yourself,
not me. So inshaAllah it’s understood that this is how it is and
that’s how it’s going to stay. It’s not going to change. If you are
looking for something other than that, then put it in your mind that
this is not going to change. That is the law that I put on myself too.

Selam aleykum.