We are born with the eyes of our hearts open but those eyes begin to close after eight days and our hearts become blind. Only belief will help us to see again. Most of us can distinguish light from darkness - this is imitated belief. We must try to have real belief in order to be safe from shayṭān and to open the eyes of our hearts.
The Month of Safar
Nov30 1987 Turkish 10min
The month of Safar has come and with it many troubles. Mawlana tells us what to do to be protected. The world is full of wild animals looking like people. Live like man.
Islām Is the Touchstone
Nov11 1987 Turkish 24min
Anxiety is a delusion. Don’t feed it. Take ablution and pray. Not everything that comes to your heart is true. You must ask yourself if the Prophet ﷺ would be pleased with it. Islām is the touchstone.
Nov11 1987 Turkish 15min
When the Angel of Death sets out to take the soul of a Prophet or saint, they are informed. Even if he looks like a man they recognize him but they keep adab. Mawlānā’s goal is to destroy unbelief in the whole world. This will be accomplished in this century.
The Way of the Immortals
Nov11 1987 Turkish 10min
Qur’ān Karīm came to revive the souls and give real life. What is for the Prophet ﷺ and Allāh ﷻ is immortal. The way of the immortals doesn't change. Awliyā’ have reached the secret of true life, of eternity. They followed the way of the immortals and became from them. A man who knows the reality of dunyā does not run after it, he uses it to send to his ākhirah, but if you run after dunyā you will depart from this world tired.
Guard Your Eyes
May13 1987 English 42min
If you cannot guard the eyes of the head you cannot be entrusted with the eyes of the heart. There are three ways to look. The first is poison for your faith – ḥarām. The second sees wisdoms – farḍ. The third sees only Allāh ﷻ – sunnah. Guard your eyes.
Wings of Wisdom
May13 1987 English 9min
Mawlana speaks about the need for sincerity to reach to certainty in faith. Certainty allows approach to the Divine Presence and the wisdoms that Allah offers. Sincerity cannot be learned from books but only from association with Allah's sincere servants.
Fight Against Envy
Feb19 1987 Turkish 10min
If your eyes and heart are full of desire for this world, you will drown in the darkness of envy. Many are addicted to this envy, but they deny it. If you don't try to get rid of it, you will suffer. To be close to the Prophet ﷺ, Allāh ﷻ and be among the saints, take out the love of this world from your eyes and heart. You must fight against envy, and pray for you and others to be saved from the harm it brings.
The Station of Ibrahim (as)
Jan31 1987 English 11min
As the companions sat with the Prophet (sas) so it is important to sit with the Sheikh once a day or at least once a year. It is ordered to make pilgrimage to the House of the Lord once in a lifetime and to pray in the station of Ibrahim (as). Is it less important to visit the one who occupies that station, the deputy of the Lord?
A Doctorate in Islam
Nov30 1986 Turkish 23min
Islam is built on perfect foundations. Today everyone wants to be Muslim according to their own whim. They no longer respect authority or look for the learning that comes heart to heart descending from the Prophet (sas). Without adab there is no way to approach Allah.
Our Will & Divine Will
Nov30 1986 Turkish 24min
Those who follow the will of the Prophet like a shadow follows a body are his Ummah. Those who follow the Will of Allah like a shadow follows a body are His servants. Allah guides you in the direction you ask for. You wish for it and He Wills it, both good and bad. Your main aim should be worship and the most precious time is the time before dawn.
Nov30 1986 Turkish 17min
Laziness took over village and city life. People concern themselves with enjoyment, games, and coffee houses, not with worship, and not with service to Allah or to His Prophet, or to other people.
The Rain On Humanity
Nov30 1986 English 30min
One year rain of happiness and 40 years rain of sadness came down onto Hazreti Adam (as) to shape the human experience. Spiritual powers help carry our physical being from darkness to light.
Tijanu-l Arab: The Crowns of the Arabs
Jun06 1986 Turkish 10min
A turban is the crown of Islam. Now fewer and fewer wear it and some are even hostile towards it. What Arabs now wear resembles a woman’s headdress. The Companions whenever wearing a similar headdress would wrap a turban-cloth around as well. The Prophet (s) referred to it as the Crown of the Arabs.
Kissing the Hand
Jun06 1986 Turkish 3min
Mawlana defends the practice of showing respect by kissing the hand. This was common practice at the time of the Prophet (sas) and recorded in the manuals of religious teaching and was not reserved for men only.
Monotheism, Destiny & Supposition
Jun06 1986 Turkish 10min
To be true to Allah’s Oneness is to refuse the ego’s domination of the self; to accept Allah’s decree; to think well towards Him and to abstain from supposition.
Knowing The Saint
Jun06 1986 Turkish 21min
This is from the collection of Haji Rukeya.
How to Keep Wisdom’s Pearls
Jun05 1986 English 18min
There are a lot of people today with knowledge but few with wisdom. They seek wisdom’s pearls from the East, taking from here and there, but they don’t have the string to hold them. This string is belief in Allāh’s unity and in the Judgement Day.