Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.
Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w) honored us through their sincere servants (Awliya Allah) ,through our Shaykhs, Sulthanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani (Q.S) Waliyullahi Sahibu Said Hz Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S), Waliyullahi Hz Seyh Mehmet Effendi Hz.
Honor comes when following religion with whole heart and all strength and trying best to follow the holy laws and commandments of Islam!. Honor cannot be made up by reading books or by mastering in some knowledge, you will get that fake honor from dishonored and unholy people!
So be in the Jamath (group) of Holy People, Pious men and honored servants of Allah, then you will find honor!. Or else you will join with worldly groups lead by religious masked men and you will find disgrace and dishonor with them!
So we prefer them over our parents and relatives!, If Allah chose your relatives and friends to honor you in HIS Divine Presence then you do not need this Tariqah!, You already got what you Seeking!
And you cannot have two love in your heart!, Either you love those who honored you and make other love and relationships based on the Love of Holy Ones!
Make the Holy One's the Criteria of Approaching others!
Be Generous and be good to everyone. But do not prefer others over Those Who reallly Honored you.
When you prefer other people over the Love and Relationship of Awliya Allah (Your Grand Shaykhs) you will lose the Path.
This is why So many people who took Bayat in many Tariqah, standing in the same place even after many decades!
The progress in Tariqah is no based on your physical companionship with your Shaykh, nor it is based on your years of experience in tarikat!
Some are leaving Tarikat and saying: I am in this Tarikat for4 years 5 years 10 years etc, and I have no progress, I am not feeling elevated!, may be this shaykhs are not real shaykhs!
Astaghfirullah!, see how shaitan is leading you!
This is not a Worldly organization, where you get promotion based on the number of years you spend in it.
Religion is Sincerity,The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity).” We said “To whom?” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” Related by Muslim.(number 55)
And if you know how to weigh the sincerity, then weigh and find how much you are sincere to those who honored you (ALLAH RASOOL AND AWLIYA ALLAH- SALAM BE UP ON THEM)
Quran 63 (Sura Al Munafiqun) Verse 8 And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.
So Honor comes from Sincerity, sincerity to Allah to the Prophet (s.a.w) to the leaders of the Muslims (Imams and Awliya Allah) and their folk!
63:8 They say, "If we return to al-Madinah, the more honored [for power] will surely expel therefrom the more humble." And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.
And today, If a Humble believer (Sufi) return to Madinah (to the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam), those with power and arrogance (extremists and attackers) will cause them to say : they may expel to from Madinah accusing shirk and bid'ah on us for visiting the Holy Prophet's Maqam (alaihiswalathu wa salam), then know that honor belongs to ALLAH to the Prophet (s.a.w) and to the pious Muslims (Awliya Allah and their followers), Hypocrites and Heretics (Wahhabis/Salafis etc) not knowing it!
Very clearly Surat Al Munafiqeeen is relevant in this days of Fitnah and Corruption! and Affliction on Arabs!