Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi al-kibrisi al-Naqshbandi ( One of the representatives of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani) has passed away today between Zuhur and Asr time in Cyprus. inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Our condolences to his family. This is truly a great loss indeed!
إنّا للهِ و إنّا إليه راجعون
Şeyh Abdul Kerim Efendi’nin vefatında ailesi ve müridlerine en derin üzüntü ve taziyelerimiz ile katılıyoruz. Allah kendisine Rahmet eylesin, makamını yüceltsin, cennet ve yakiniyet nasib etsin.
نحن ننضم إلى عائلة وأتباع الشيخ عبد الكريم أفندي في التعبير عن
حزننا العميق على وفاته. رحمه الله ورفع مقامه ورزقه القرب والجنة .
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim said yesterday morning that Shaykh AbdulKarim (Allah yarhumhu) came to him during the night saying that he had been told that his Shaykh had not cried for him. So Mawlana cried for him. When asked if this incident should be broadcast to the people, Mawalana said, “Yes, they should know that there is definitely life after death.”
Mawlana today expressed his sorrow at the passing of Shaykh AbdulKarim and sends condolences to his family and those who loved him. May Paradise be his abode.
A Photo from the Janaza of Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi Alayhi Rahma which was held earlier on today.
By Faqir Alamm
About Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi Alayhi Rahma:
Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi is Maulana Shaykh Nazim’s worldwide representative (khalifah). He is blessed not only with sacred lineage, being a descendant of the Holy Prophet’s family, but he is also blessed with royal lineage of the Ottoman Sultans. He was also born in Cyprus and personally raised and trained by Sultanul Awliya Maulana Shaykh Nazim.
His real name is Aydogan Fuat, he was born in the city of Polibak. Ever since the day he was born, he is in a Tasawwuf lifestyle. Since his childhood, he grew up near Sheykh Nazim Kibrisi Hazretleri and attended almost all of Shaykh Nazim’s sohbets made in the Lala Pasha Jami at Magosa.
In November 1973, he enrolled voluntarily in the military. He happened to be in the the commando brigade that took over Marash in 1974. And he showed great heroism there. He was awarded the Gazi (Veteran) medal for heroism by showing his love to his country and people. After the war, he was sent by Shaykh Nazim Hazretleri to America with a mission to instill love of Islam and explain the beauty of Islam to the people of America.
Here, he worked for four years in the United Nations mission from Cyprus. For more than thirty years, he has devoted himself to help people of all walks of life to better understand Islam. This is accomplished by his endearing effort in establishing sohbet and zikir gatherings in the capital, Washington, D.C. He called people to Islam by founding Dergahs in countries such as Germany, China, and India. He is currently working on continuing these activities in South America. Through the Dergahs that he established, he has played a pivotal role in injecting Allah’s love in people who are in depression and drug addiction in a continent like America. Many people who have fallen into substance addiction in the Harlem slums have been saved by his tireless efforts.
Shaykh Abdul Kerim’s lineage traces back to the family of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the Ottoman Sultan. From his father’s side, one branch reaches to Fatih Sultan Mehmet Alayhi Rahma. From his father’s mother’s side, he reaches to Hazreti Husein and Ibn Abbas. His maternal grandfather is from the Awliya Allah, Salih Emir Ali Alayhi Rahma. He is from the lineage of Hazrat Hasan and Ghaus E Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani Alayhi Rahma. His maternal grandmother’s side leads back to Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi Alayhi Rahma.
Shaykh Abdul Kerim has been working to make people love Allah in this New World for years. By purchasing some land in the little village of Sidney Center, he is establishing the Osmanli Dergahi that he was dreaming of with his intrigue of the Ottomans, the law and justice of the Ottomans. He always took the accomplishments of the Ottomans in knowledge and culture and human social relations as an example for himself. As a grandson of the Ottomans, Shaykh Effendi is active in making people assimilate the culture that is present in his genes by living in these lands.
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Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi visits the Darbar of Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya Alayhi Rahma:
Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi In India:
Embracing Islam With Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi: