We reach the station of contentment through the door of patience. If we are determined, and we ask for Allah’s help, we can even swallow a mountain. The secret is how to ask for help. We must look for the ones Allah has hidden in this world, the awliya, the sources of power and inspiration. They will give us the help we need.
Find and Keep a Walī
Jan31 1986 English 14min
Be with a walī. He has divine light and is running to Allāh’s ﷻ Divine Presence. With one’s sincerity, every station he reaches can be reached. Find and keep such a connection. People, wholly, are without wings or broken wings. Only few can fly. Therefore Muslims, particularly, must be good mannered.
Jan01 1986 English 32min
Like in a shadow play, shayṭān is the puppeteer and all people, East and West, follow his lead without knowing. People run for the hungry of Abyssinia when they should waste less food. Religious people must be patient and tolerant. If they can save one person from shayṭān that is enough. The only shelter is with the Awliyā’.
The Pillars of Faith Unchanged
Jan01 1986 English 11min
The requirements of belief are unchanged since the first Prophet, Ādam (as). The form of worship may change but not the content. Your nature is written on your forehead to be read by those who can see. The ego is a child that wants everything for itself and must be trained.
To Swallow a Mountain
Nov30 1985 English 30min
You must believe that with your Lord’s support you can do anything. With that hope and that intention all things become possible, like the prophet who was asked to swallow a mountain.
Umirtu an Uqātila n-Nās
Nov30 1985 English 21min
Mawlana speaks to the well known Ḥadīth "umirtu an uqātila n-nās ḥattá yaqūlū lā ilaha illā Llāh”. I am ordered to fight people until they accept the truth that Allah is God, not their egos. The ego within is the real enemy of man. It accepts no one but itself. It must be fought. How could a Prophet be sent with the truth and not fight its enemies.
Sayyidinā Ibrāhīm (as)
Nov30 1985 English 13min
After the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ, the second most honored prophet is Sayyidunā Ibrāhīm (as). He had no fear of the fire of Nimrod because his constant glorifying of Allāh made him gold and gold does not burn. Those who truly follow his way are Muslims and under the flag of the Prophet ﷺ.
Man Is Like a Clay Jar
Nov30 1985 English 19min
A jar full of water must be broken in order to join the ocean. This is the metaphor Mawlānā uses to describe our state and our goal – to join the endless unity oceans, knowledge oceans, divine oceans. He gives us a taste from this hidden treasure.
Shukr and Ṣabr
Nov30 1985 Turkish 20min
Mawlānā speaks about patience and being thankful. Mawlānā also speaks about the civil wars that are happening and are going to happen in the world.
Habibu-n Najjar Hz.
Nov30 1985 Turkish 25min
Mawlana speaks about the maqams of saints in the ummah and about the story of "Habibu-n Najjar Hz." and Ilmu-l Yaqin, Aynu-l Yaqin and Haqqu-l Yaqin.
S. Nuh (as)
Nov30 1985 Turkish 14min
Sep30 1985 English 12min
Willpower is a grace from Allāh ﷻ to everyone. The only difference is whether you exercise it or not. To act beyond what you are comfortable with makes it grow and makes you rise above the level of animals.
Nov30 1984 English 4min
All religions are the same. Meditation is a training used by many to help a person focus inside rather than outside.
Make Mi’raj to Your Lord
Jun13 1984 English 39min
Five times a day we are invited to make mi’raj to our Lord. To find the sweet taste of prayer and dhikr takes patience. In the last days more women than men will be praying. Mawlana gives examples of two saintly women, Rabia al-Adawiya and the Aunt of Grandsheikh Abdullah.
Jun13 1984 English 28min
There is a belief about believing also: There must be certainty. Only those who have it can give it, otherwise it is like eating plastic fruit. Certainty belongs to the heart, action to the organs. Keeping the Lord’s relationship in the heart improves certainty. Wrong actions weaken it. When certainty is strong the heart commands the organs.
How to Control Anger
Jun13 1984 English 12min
Anger is the worst characteristic of the ego. When anger flares, faith burns. It destroys belief. Patience and humility are its cure. To control it is the hardest thing but, little by little, if you follow the instructions of our Grandshaykh, it won’t get worse and it will get better.
Jun13 1984 English 17min
A thirsty Sultan would give half his kingdom just for a cup of water in a desert and the other half, for the comfort of relieving himself. So taught his Sheikh to Harun Rashid, the great khalif. Awliya ask only for their Lord. Who seeks must seek through them. Who finds, finds everything.
Advice: Anger, Divorce
Jun13 1984 English 8min
Mawlānā’s advice on the subject of anger is that it destroys faith. Who when tested, stands firm against it, will be dressed and summoned to the Assembly of the Awliyā’. Allāh ﷻ then becomes their ally and defender. On the subject of marriage Mawlānā advises that there should be agreement on both sides.