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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Friday 23 Rajab 1429 (July 25, 2008)

Sheykh Efendi is responding to a couple of questions. One question is about having to pass through hell. Sheykh Efendi says that the servant keeps trying to do better – to please the Lord; and the Lord is happy with the servant for trying, and for asking forgiveness.

The second question is about correcting a person – in the masjid or outside. Sheykh Efendi says there is no authority to correct other people unless you have fixed yourself. Then, you must speak nicely to make your point.

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Seyh Abdul Kerim

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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Friday afternoon sohbet, July 25, 2008 (Rajab 23, 1429)

Hereafter life (Ahirat) is eternal. Compared to that, this life (dunya) is so short. Holy Prophet (sws) says to work for dunya in proportion to how long you will spend here. Concentrate on working for Ahirat.

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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Friday, July 25, 2008 (Rajab 23, 1429)

How can you be in trouble, if you have shahada? – Because people are leaving the Salat (formal worship), which breaks the connection with your Lord. Night of Miraj, when Holy Prophet (sws) traveled through the Paradises, is when ALLAH (swt) gave the gift of Salat to the nation of Muhammad (sws). But people are too busy and not making sejde (prostration). Asking forgiveness sincerely before going out from this world, ALLAH (swt) will forgive.

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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Friday, July 18, 2008 (Rajab 15, 1429)

For what were you created? – not freedom. Your Creator has authority on you. The proof is that your life will end. Watch the role models He left in this world. Peace and happiness only come when you are with your Lord. Prophets are the role models to learn from, not the governments based on man-made laws that are behind today’s education. Curriculum is based on the theories of Darwin and useless research, not on the reality that Prophets taught and learning about yourself. Meditate and look inside. When you have a question, find the inheritors of the Prophets to get the answers.

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Friday, July 11, 2008 (Rajab 8, 1429)

Sheykh Abdul Kerim Efendi is saying we have been given the highest title- being human. Since our form is human, our spirit and our actions must be human. Through patience and prayers, you can ask help from your Lord. Patience matters in the first moments of a test- not after you get used to the situation. Have patience through the difficulties of life, while you are longing for ahirat (hereafter), not for dunya. In any situation that is happening, it is the will of ALLAH swt; if there is something wrong in it, it is the will of the ego- the road to the hell. The difficult road from dunya reaching to paradise is impossible to reach, except for those who ALLAH swt protects.

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Friday July 4, 2008 (Rajab 2, 1429)

ALLAH swt is testing people in dunya. But people are running to sewers, proud, and paying no attention to learning the purpose of
life and preparing for the grave. Intelligence says to be able to pass the test. Free will gives choice to go right or wrong. ALLAH swt wants us
to use youthful energy and power to run after His order, not getting tired from giving into ego. Ask forgiveness to obtain help from ALLAH swt.

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Thursday evening, July 3, 2008 (1 Rejeb, 1429)

Sheykh Efendi welcomed in the holy month of Receb (Rajab) – the month of ALLAH swt. He spoke about this month as being the traditional time for khalwat (seclusion) to deepen one’s spirituality under the guidance of the Sheykh.

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