THE PRAYER WILL STOP YOU FROM COMMITTING EVIL
These days, I see people are angry all the time. Angry. From men to women, young and old, rich and poor, healthy and the sick people. Everyone is so angry. Especially Americans, very angry people. You know how to smile, fake, but you are very angry inside. You are trying, trying, trying but you don’t know what to do. That’s why the anger it comes up to there, (Sheykh points to the head) and suddenly, what do you do? You just take it out, and if you have the power you are going to destroy everything. You have children, that because of that anger, they can take that gun and they can kill everyone in front of them, their friends. We have parents not understanding what that anger is, how to deal with that anger. Allah is sending us everything that is necessary for us to live in this world. If we are not taking the teachings, we will not know how to live in this world. We would live like animals and we would die like animals, and we would treat each other like animals. We are going to treat each other like animals. Just to be used, to abuse it, to kick it aside and to kill it and to finish it. ‘Because I have to fulfill my destiny, my pleasure, my idea.’ So the prayer it is very important for you. Because the prayer, Allah SWT is saying, it will stop you from committing the evil, the prayer will teach you how to stop yourself from being disobedient ones. Not the prayer of going up and down, the prayer of understanding what that prayer is.
-Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz.