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'ban
Oct08 2004 Turkish 23min
On the last Friday before the beginning of Ramadan, 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).
Nov30 1999 Turkish
Lefke, Cyprus, 2000
Allah Is One
Nov30 1999 Turkish
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.
How to Be Close to Allah
Jan01 1998 Turkish 18min
Following a dhikr and a beautiful Du’a Mawlana speaks about the way to reach closeness to Allah. He says: If you were to fling the whole world into a man's heart, it would be as if you had flung one tiny sesame seed into the whole wide world. The heart can be filled by nothing but the love for Allah Almighty.
The Last Days
Jan01 1998 Turkish 14min
In this beautiful sohbat Mawlana warns that the only thing that can protect us in the terrible days ahead is a strong faith. When you are in need, call on the Awliya, the Owners of faith, in the name of any of the prophets, and they will have to respond to you.
Green Bird, Green Desert, Green Hearts
Mar27 1994 Turkish 42min
Your dhikr becomes an angel that continues dhikr for you until Qiyama. Prayer belongs to Allah, it is His right. You cannot leave it or put it off. Mawlana tells two stories that illustrate the benefits and power of prayer and one story about the power of Allah’s Mercy.
Jan01 1992 Turkish 23min
The angels will ask in the grave, “Who is your Lord?” If you are unable to answer Shaytan will speak. See if Shaytan is riding on your neck. It rides on many. It comes often and is present everywhere. It follows Muslims more and it controls them. Examine yourself, check yourself.
With Some Students
Jan01 1992 Turkish 18min
In an address to Turkish students Mawlana advises them to be content with little because fasting is good for body and soul. He also warns them against Jihad of the sword while encouraging them to wage Jihad against atheism and ignorance.