Sohbet by Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Hakkani el-Kibrisi

Saturday 8 Rabi-ul Akhir, 1427 / May 7, 2006
Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Hakkani Dergah, Siddiki Center, New York

Auzu billahi minash sheytanir rajim
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azim
Hasbinallah wa ni’mal wakeel

Medet Ya Seyyidi Sultanul Awliya, medet.

We are asking support from our Sheykh to make us to say a couple of
words that will benefit us inshaAllah ar-Rahman. If someone takes them
and lives according to it then they will win. If not then we do the
part that is given to us and blessings are coming with it inshaAllah
ar-Rahman. We must renew our faith saying, “Ash-hadu an la ilaha
ilallallah wa ash-hadu anna muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu, sallallahu
ta’ala alayhi wa alihi wa ashabihi wa sallim.”

124,000 prophets have been sent to this world to show people, to teach
them to turn their way from Dunya to Mawla, from the world to Akhirat.
When they passed, they left their inheritors in this world and they
called to those nations until another prophet came to those nations.
Holy Prophet (alayhis salatu was salam) is the Seal of Prophets. No more
prophet is coming until Judgment Day. He also left behind those people
who are reminding themselves and the mankind to turn from Dunya to
Mawla. The majority of people are always in need of reminder. They
have forgotten. They are forgetting that they have not been created
for this world. They turned around and fell in love with it and Allah
send somebody to them to remind them. If people take that seriously
and hold on tightly then they find safety in Dunya and Akhirat. If
they are saying, “Well, I know but we are living in Dunya and we have
to work.” Of course. We are living in Dunya and we have to work. And
at the same time we are living in Dunya to earn our Akhirat, not to
work only, but to earn our Akhirat, earn the hereafter life while we
are living in Dunya. You cannot earn that in the grave or in the
Judgment Day. At least we have to make some work right now through
which maybe we will leave some pages open that when we enter to the
grave we will still earn higher stations in Akhirat inshaAllah ar-Rahman.

It is so valuable but we are treating it in a very lousy way. We are
not treating it properly, this value that Allah (subhanahu wata’ala)
has given to us. The value is the Shahadat and with Shahadat the
Akhirat is coming, the eternal life is coming with that Shahadat. But
while we are living in this world we are treating it very badly. It is
so valuable but we are not taking any care of it. The little devices
that we have here and there, the little things, the computers, the
cameras, the cars, we show more care to those than the Shahadat. You
cannot call that one so intelligent who is treating such a valuable
thing very carelessly because that has a very big enemy also. Because
it’s very valuable, the enemy is running after it to catch it and take
it away from us. The enemy is coming to us in so many different forms
to steal that Shahadat away from us. They became a big company
together. Nafs, Hawa, Sheytan and Dunya. These four are tying us,
chaining us. Nafs is one chain holding from the right hand like that.
Hawa, the desires, are holding from the left hand, Sheytan is holding
from the right foot, tying with that chain and Dunya is holding from
the left. We are in chains. We cannot move. And everyone is saying, “I
am free. I do as I like.” Mashallah. If you do as you like then don’t
die. Why are you dying? Every single day you are running top-speed to
die. One day is gone again and we came one more day closer to our
death. Don’t speak foolish words saying, “I am free.” What free? If
you are free then you should not die. Man is running to find the cure
to that. He is not finding and he is not going to. When he is going to
through science, when Allah is going to open to them from that ocean a
little bit, then they are going to beg to die. That’s what they are
trying now.

We are living the last days on this earth. It’s not only man’s life
that is finishing but the whole world and all worlds that Allah
(subhanahu wata’ala) has created are coming to an end. The Judgment
Day, Qiyamat, is coming very close. We are the nation that reached to
the end of that era. We are not in the beginning, in Adam alayhi
salam’s nation to say, “We still have time. Oh, generations are going
to come after us until Judgment Day.” We don’t have too much left. So
we should be more careful because we are the last nation on earth and
we are very close to the Judgment Day, to Qiyamat. We are keeping
ourselves busy everyday with so many other things. The unbelievers
keep themselves busy with other foolishness, the believers keep
themselves busy with other things and the man who is in the way of
Allah keeps himself busy thinking, “This is coming, that is coming, I
am preparing for Mahdi and I have to have a nice life afterwards.”
Qiymat is coming! Prepare yourself! When the angel of death is
reaching to you it’s your Qiyamat.

There are two Qiyamats. One is when the angel of death reaches to man
and the second one is for all things, anything that you can think of,
you can imagine that is existing in this world, the end is coming to
that too. And we are very close. These young people, maybe they are in
early ages of their Qiyamat, but the whole mankind today is very close
to the big Qiyamat. So we must prepare ourselves. We don’t really need
too many people to tell us that that’s the direction the world is
going top-speed. If you have a little bit of sense and you put it
together then you see it. We are seeing it. Everyday we are watching
the news, we are watching the activities in the world, we are watching
the activities that are happening around us and activities with our
families and with our friends. Everyday we are seeing how fast
everything is changing and in top-speed it’s going to its destiny.

We cannot escape from it saying, “It was my destiny.” Yes, there is a
big destiny. Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) drew the plan and everything is
moving according to that. But we have to take care in that walk
ourselves. We are responsible from what we are preparing for
ourselves. We are responsible if we say that we are intelligent
people, that we have intelligence. If we don’t have intelligence then
we are not responsible. But even the animals know their reason of
creation and even the animals are putting curses on today’s people
saying, “Man has been created in Ahsani Taqweem and the Lord of the
Heavens has created us for their service. We are remembering our Lord
and they are not remembering their Lord.” In the old days, at least
the general main groups were remembering. Now, only a handful of
groups are remembering. It turned around completely. The 20th
century’s uncivilization. The 20th and the 21st century’s barbarism.
The history books must write saying that they were the people who had
been educated with the worldly knowledge so much but they were the
worst ignorant ones ever living on earth. The second Jahiliyya Time.
We should escape from that. We should not let our names to be written
in that book.

The reality is not changing whether they are putting it in the history
books or not. The reality is there. The angels are holding the history
book and they are putting, “The 21st century: Ignorant man. The worst
ones that ever lived on the face of the earth.” The curse is raining.
We must escape from that. We must try to escape with every opportunity
that Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) is opening for us. Then they will not
put our names in that list. And if we are holding tightly in fighting
against these four Sharr Corporation, Nafs, Hawa, Sheytan and Dunya,
if we are looking and understanding that these are our enemies then we
must be careful with these ones. Then the help will reach to us and
inshaAllah ar-Rahman we will be able to keep our Shahadat strongly. We
will live and we will pass with that Shahadat. That is Marifat. If a
man is looking for Marifat, Karamat then that is Marifat. That is
Karamat. All the secrets of all Books and all the prophets came to
teach man to take that faith that Allah has granted to them, to live
according to that faith and to go out from this world with that faith.
MashaAllah to those who did and inshaAllah we are asking from our Lord
Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) for the sake of those who are most beloved
ones in His Divine Presence, we are asking their Shafa’at to reach to
us, and for their sake Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) to make us to live
and to go out from this world with this Shahadat inshaAllah ar-Rahman.

Wa min Allahu taufiq

Bihurmatil Habib

Bihurmatil Fatiha.