Tarikat will teach us step by step, how to have taqwa, insyaAllah ar-Rahman. We believe our Sheykh, they are Awliya Allah, they are creatures, definitely. Never we are going to worship them, or to say that they are Creator, they are Allah. Never!
We may bend down to kiss their hand, sahabi e-kiram bend down to kiss the Prophet’s hand. We may bend down to kiss their feet. Sahabi e-kiram kiss the Prophet’s feet. You know what, they love each other so much, they bend down and kiss each other’s hands and feet. Yes they did. So, they are saying, ‘Ah, making sejdah.’ Of course, if you are making sejdah with the intention of worshipping, that that one is Allah, of course it is haram to you. That time, it is haram to you even to make sejdah to the Ka’abah. Isn’t it?
Don’t we all make sejdah? But do we ever say we make sejdah to Ka’abah? Outsider, they see and they say, ‘yeah they are making sejdah to Ka’abah . They are making prostration to a stone.’ That’s why so many enemies of Islam are saying that we are worshipping to a stone. And those idiots are saying, ‘and you know what, we put something inside Ka’abah, so they are actually worshipping our Lord, our God.’
No, we are not making sejdah to the Ka’abah. Ka’abah is a Qiblat. It is a direction, to who? To Allah. Didn’t the Angels make sejdah to Adam (a.s), in front of Allah? The only person who said that that is shirk is sheytan. More I can give you. You know Yusuf (a.s), all his brothers make sejdah to him. His father and his mother make sejdah to him. Say now, that this is shirk.
Ehh, people their minds are square, so we cannot think more than outside of the box. That time, they are going to say that everything is a shirk. They are sunk in bid’at and shirk. They are saying that everything is a shirk because that’s all they can see. But Tarikat is for intelligent people anyway. Those ones who are still looking for proves of this or that, they don’t understand that they have a spirit. They are only stuck with the physical, that’s why they need physical evidence. Because they only see the physical.
Once you start concentrating on your spirit, then your spirit will understand and you don’t need physical. If you still think that, ‘I need prove.’ Then that’s the time maybe spirituality is not your way and you are going to get punish heavily.
If you are not letting your spirit to be lose to find a spiritual guide, one thousand years outside of the grave, complete darkness. Find your way then that time, from that darkness of Judgement Day to Judgement Place.