A group of Turks and Europeans listened one evening to a sohbat given by Mawlana in his house in Lefke. Maulana emphasized the importance of having a sheikh. He gave the example of Allame Teftezani, who on his deathbed realized that his knowledge was not enough to save him from Satan and accepted Sheikh Gulsheni as his sheikh.
Real Sheikhs and Fake Ones
Jan01 2005 Turkish 33min
Mawlana describes a real sheikh who, like the Prophet (sas), trains his companions by means of sohba. He compares a fake sheikh to a ride at Disneyland. And he has a conversation with some crows who have not forgotten their Creator.
The One Who Claims
Jan01 2005 Turkish 13min
Mawlana delivered this short, humorous sohbat in 2005 after Fajr prayer in his derga in Lefke, Cyprus. In it he advises us to be humble and not make claims for ourselves. The man without claims is at peace. Even to claim servanthood is risky. Then he tells several stories having to do with those who think highly of themselves.
Nov30 2004 Turkish 23min
Begin with the Name of Allah first. Mawlana warns the Muslims to remember their heritage, remember their Lord, remember His Great Name. Without this there is no success. The last 80 years of Turkish history testify to this truth.
You Are in Need of a Sheikh
Nov30 2004 Turkish 15min
Mawlana says: listen to this sohbat over and over. It is a whip for your nafs. You need a teacher to be an example for you of the ‘perfect man’.
The Last Friday of Sha‘bān
Oct08 2004 Turkish 23min
On the last Friday before the beginning of Ramaḍān, Mawlana warns people of the consequences of not fasting. He diagnoses the modern disease of depression as a lack of spiritual nourishment.
Apr11 2004 Turkish 16min
We come into this impermanent existence as if ‘a closed box’ and our story begins. The program unfolds slowly, purposefully towards completion. Mawlana explains that the wisdom of our creation is inside that ‘box’. Each one’s purpose is different. There is countless creation. Allah created it. He is aware of everything He created. Allah knows.
Maqams in Uzbekistan
Apr10 2004 Turkish 6min
Mawlana speaks about his recent trip to visit the maqams of the Naqshbandi sheikhs in Uzbekistan and in particular about the strange manifestation at the maqam of Sh. Mahmud al-Faghnawi Hz.
Nov30 2002 Turkish 20min
A servant cannot serve this world, his whims, desires and his self and, at the same time be a servant to Allah. Mawlana explains that the illnesses of the ego must be destroyed. The Naqshbandi Way imparts teaching, bit by bit, through sohbat, the address given by the Sheikh.
Nov30 2002 Turkish 5min
In this short but exquisite sohbat Mawlana gently provides a metaphor for understanding how it is that Allah is with us and how we can be with Him.
Khidr & The Secrets Of Amin
Jan01 2000 Turkish 29min
Haji Anne talks about the rewards of reading the Quran and in particular of Surat al Fatihah and more specifically of the Amin said at the end of al Fatihah. She tells two stories of S. Khidr (as).
New Year’s Sewage
Dec31 1999 Turkish 28min
Everyone has their own shayṭān urging them to do dirty things especially on New Year’s Eve. Mawlānā colorfully and humorously describes these dirty ways as sewage channels and prays that people will choose the clean oceans of the prophets and saints instead.
Nov30 1999 Turkish
Lefke, Cyprus, 2000
Allah Is One
Nov30 1999 Turkish 24min
Juma Hutba - Dhu-l Qe'dah - Cyprus
Mawlana speaks in Dhul Qa'ada of 2000 about the dangers of this time. We are nearing the end and Mawlana advises us to stay clear of the unrighteous, powerful forces in the world. Take refuge in Allah and let Him deal with them.
Prepare Your Ḥaqqānī Body
Nov30 1998 Turkish 30min
Body and soul are in unity. What the soul takes, it keeps for ever. What keeps people alive? The body or the soul? The power of spirituality touch rotten bones, and they revive. On the way to the doors of paradise you will be dressed with your heavenly body. Try to prepare and provide your Ḥaqqānī body that will carry you through eternity.
The Purpose of Life
Nov02 1998 Turkish 41min
The purpose of life is to be beloved by Allāh. Only this brings happiness and peace. To achieve this is easy. Just follow the Sharī‘ah, which is the scale that rates all actions according to whether they take to or away from Allāh.
The Limits of the Mind
Oct27 1998 Turkish 32min
The Prophets were sent to answer the important questions of who we are and why we were created. These questions are beyond the limits of the mind. Man was meant to look in and up, not like an animal always looking at the ground for grass.
When They Angered Us (43:55)
Aug01 1998 Turkish 21min
Allah will take his revenge on those that disregard Him. He will not leave us unpunished. What has become of us? We are so proud that we cannot raise our hands to heaven and ask for Allah's mercy rain. We have been taught unbelief. For thousands of years States had holiness and were respected. As was the day of Juma. Now, there is nothing sacred in schools and in our states. You cannot say 'Allah'. Nothing is sacred in secularism. Invite those around you to respect holy things. Because our safety depends on it.