The fruit of wild trees is not edible. For a tree to bear good fruit, it must be grafted. There is wildness in common people. Changing it makes them well placed for divine service. The imprisoned soul yearns for the heavens. Creation serves Man, but who does he serve? His material being. When his coffin is nailed shut and placed in a hole, his final position will be realized: a skeleton, then dust. O Man, change your wildness into good manners. It brings familiarity. Darkness leaves the face. The Lord is happy. His servant gains here, and hereafter.
Mar27 2003 English 11min
In a heated sohbat Mawlana praises the Americans for their actions against Saddam Hussein in Iraq and lambasts the press and the European and Muslim nations that are wrongly criticizing them and, by doing so, defending a tyrant. He asks - has there ever been an invading nation that gave food and aid to the ones it invaded? The answer is - Never before.
Our Real History
Mar23 2003 English 33min
There can be no knowledge which is not based on a firm Quranic foundation, on knowledge of our real history, the history of the Prophets and their people since the time of Adam (as). The history taught today is a lie meant to profit the liars and to cheat the people.
Sometimes War Is Needed
Mar17 2003 English 29min
Mawlana, speaking about war in Iraq, explains why sometimes war is needed. He says that those demonstrating against war are only trying to preserve themselves and their way of life. They do not care what is best for the world. But Allah is with those who fight for the benefit of Mankind.
Our Souls Are Crying
Mar12 2003 English 29min
The ego is trying to kill the soul, to crush it under the burden of material pleasures. The soul is crying and asking for eternal pleasures. But no one knows that they were created to please Allah and instead they are trying to please their egos and shaytan.
Mar11 2003 English 31min
Now everyone is following their dragons, their egos. There is no justice, no possibility of peace. Islam is in the hands of devils. But real Divine Justice was in the time of S. Umar when even the lions ate grass peacefully with the deer.
Sleeping Mankind Must Awaken
Mar10 2003 English 40min
Sleep is heedlessness towards one’s true identity, a modern day curse. Divine grants cannot be given to a sleeping man. Satan veils him, so he doesn’t think about his end. Youngsters too with their drug culture are finished. All are in a dream. The end belongs to our spirituality and sleeping mankind must awaken.
Men and Women
Mar08 2003 English 27min
The only sphere in which men and women are equal is in their servanthood to Allah. The rest is a satanic teaching whose real purpose is to dishonour women. The spread and wide acceptance of homosexuality also is wrong and an indication of the coming of the last days. We can do nothing about this except voice our disagreement.
Ilā ḥīn (2:36)
Mar06 2003 English 42min
Allah says everything was created - ilā ḥīn (2:36) - for a period; it has a beginning and an end. The people of today, all of them Nimrods, tyrants, think they are in charge and that they and their lifestyle should never change or end. For this they fight, oppress, and kill. They do not listen and they do not think.
Ask to Reach Mahdi (as)
Jun13 2002 English 7min
This earthly life has become unclean. When you make dua you must ask to reach the blessed time of S. Mahdi (as), the time of paradise on earth, the time when the earth is clean again.
Listen Don’t Ask
Apr16 2002 English 18min
The only question for a servant is: “Are you happy with me?” This is the highest target. Don’t be like the ants who ask to be led to food. Just listen and you will be given what is needed for eternity.
India - Pakistan
Feb28 2002 English 17min
Partition was a trick pulled on the Muslims by the West after the destruction of the Caliphate. Now they are leaving their countries in great numbers looking for work although India is the richest land in Asia. Better for them to eat dry bread than be servants of the Western people.
The Dark Loneliness
Mar20 2001 English 28min
In a sohbat that was given more than 12 years ago in Lefke, Mawlana diagnoses and prescribes the cure for a common modern illness. It is "The Dark Loneliness" that imprisons man and suffocates him despite the plenty of all his modern material life.
Beauty Shop, Cheating Shop
Jan04 2001 English 18min
Everything people do in this century is only for show. Allah asks us to be clean but not just our bodies and our clothes. Ladies change their hairdo at the beauty shop hoping to change their selves. We must try to be clean inside as well and to obey heavenly orders. We must be and do for Allah.
nafs and shaytan
Nov30 1999 English 18min
One Hundred Sheikhs
Nov30 1999 English 10min
In his beautiful joking manner, Mawlana teaches the brothers in the dergah in Lefke an important principle of Tariqah.
Nov30 1999 English
In Shawwal of 2000 Mawlana spoke to a group in Lefke about the importance of gathering for the sake of Allah: This is the center of the teaching of Shah Naqshiband Hz. Dunya is a carcass its honors are bestowed only when we are too old to enjoy them and they are false. We should leave these behind and pursue the honors of eternity.
Nov30 1999 English
2000 - Lefke, Shawwal.
Mawlana speaks about the balance of spirituality and physicality that allows man to serve his Creator and reach the Divine Presence.