The last Muslim army was that of the Ottomans. They obeyed the orders of the Prophet (sas) and they were guided by Masha’ikh. Today there are only tyrants, no more Sultans, and Islam cannot co-exist with tyranny.
How to Ride Your Ego
Dec06 2014 English 13min
Sheikh Mehmet tells the story of Ibrahim Hakki, a Turkish wali, in order to illustrate the importance of good manners. To have good manners requires you to not follow your ego but to, little by little, learn to control it.
Maqams of Awliya
Dec06 2014 English 14min
Where a Friend of God, Wali Allah, has spent 40 days becomes a maqam for him. So all the mosques and dergas in England, where Mawlana spent so many Ramadans, are now his Maqams, blessed like his grave with his holy presence. You can visit them when you are sad or stressed and find relief.
Dec05 2014 English 24min
Mawlana established so many mosques all over the world. To be alive they must be filled with dhikr and prayer. Building a mosque is sadaqa jariya that continues to profit the giver even after he is dead. So many rich people do not and cannot give and they die and are forgotten. The smart ones are the ones who give.
Chosen for Allah’s Religion
Dec05 2014 English 8min
Islam is the religion of Allah and we should be thankful that He chose us to be Muslim. Now in winter it is a good time to sleep early and rise early and not to sleep again after Fajr prayer. This is the way of baraka.
Mawlana Sheikh Nazim’s Time
Dec04 2014 English 10min
Everything has its time and place. Allah knows best. If we look with the eye of wisdom we must be happy with it all.
Nov30 2014 English 23min
We are very small servants but Allah has given us honor by giving us a Sheikh and putting us in the Nation of Muhammad (sas). Loving him gives us honor and value. What gives the saints their station is their love for the Prophet. Everything else is just an accessory.
Nov29 2014 English 22min
To give our love to Allah, to the Prophet (sas), to our Sheikh - this is our purpose in life. To do this we must obey, even if our ego objects, no matter how we feel, or what we think. To obey expresses our complete love. This is the simple explanation.
Nov25 2014 English 26min
The best advice for any of us is - Be sincere. Don’t be jealous of what Allah gave others, not of the Prophet (sas) and not of the Sheikh. No one can fill Mawlana’s place. They can fill the time but not his place. The Tariqa belongs to Allah and He will keep it going.
Nov23 2014 English 23min
In this world only Iman/faith belongs to you. It is Iman that fills the heart with love. May Allah send it as an e-mail to our hearts. But we need a Murshid, a guide so that we don’t follow shaytan and the ego. The Prophet (sas) was the greatest guide. Don’t underestimate him. The problems of the Muslim world today arise from their underestimating and being jealous of the Prophet (sas).
Don’t Be a Mule
Nov22 2014 English 25min
The ego thinks itself very big, so big it doesn’t need a sheikh and even argues with its Creator. The ego will never accept a sheikh other than itself. The most important work of Tariqa is to try to control the ego. Don’t be a mule, obey your sheikh.
Nov21 2014 Turkish 25min
The Naqshbandi Tariqa follows the Sharia more closely than anyone else. Mawlana Sheikh Nazim practiced and taught not only the Fard but also the Sunnah in all its categories. He said they are like jewels so take as much as you can. Our way is to follow him.
Do Not Waste
Nov20 2014 Turkish 14min
Be thankful for what Allah gives you and, however small, it will be enough for you. Be thankful and, God willing, it will increase. Do not waste or all the blessings will be taken away.
Ladies in Islam
Nov19 2014 Turkish 9min
Sheikh Mehmet speaks to a gathering of ladies at the derga in Famagusta, about the important and honored place that women have always had and continue to have in Islam. The first convert to Islam was a woman and the first martyr.
The End of Time
Nov18 2014 Turkish 16min
Time is passing and things are going from bad to worse. We are in the Last Days, the days about which the Prophet (sas) said, 1 good deed will be rewarded as 100. We are awaiting S. Mahdi (as) with hope because we know that everything coming, whether it comes in 5 days or 5 years, is on its way, is near.
The Importance of Waqf
Nov18 2014 Turkish 17min
Islam has a form of charity called Waqf in which a person donates a piece of land or a building to serve a charitable purpose - a charitable trust or foundation. These continue to serve the community and bring reward for the giver until Judgment Day. These must be protected. They are sacred.
Nov18 2014 24min
The Meaning of Life
Nov17 2014 English 14min
Allah is inviting you to paradise. Obey His orders. Believe in Him. Ask Him for forgiveness. If you choose to disobey and not believe and not ask, then the consequence could be hell.