Physical eyes are easily cheated. When the eye in the heart opens, then you see reality, otherwise we are all blind.
In Memory of Raja Ashman, Sultanul Qulub
Mar30 2014 English 28min
Allah created everything because of love of RasulAllah. It is our mission to acquire understanding. Today is the second anniversary of the passing of Raja Ashman. I am calling him Sultan al-Qulub. He was with Maulana Shaikh for twenty-five years. He attained to the maqam of a real Naqshbandi murid. Allah granted him all the honor, wealth, power and rank that dunya can offer, but what he sought was the spiritual gifts of his Lord. He followed his Shaikh with courage, love and sincerity. I thank Allah for our friendship and the time He granted us together. May Allah bless him.
Mar09 2014 English 15min
The spiritual ocean of Maulana Shaikh has power to speak to every heart because he represents our beloved Prophet, alaihi salam. Everyone who comes will get what he is asking for. If we ask for dunya it will be given; if we ask for akhira it will be given. We are weak servants and we must know this. To walk in the way you must first know your level, otherwise you will never understand what it means to have a Shaikh. We must understand that we are in dunya for a limited time that can end at any moment, like the people in the Malaysian plane crash. Everything in this world is temporary and there is nothing we can do to change this. This is from Allah, al-Qahhar. Allah invites us to come to Him for protection from Him. Allah doesn't give us any option to say no, although the ego thinks it has this power. Don't listen to this ego.
The Wolf and the Sheep
Feb09 2014 English 25min
Everyone takes benefit from the sun, regardless of what one does. We must take a lesson from this and be satisfied with Allah's arrangement. But most of us are jealous of Allah's favors on others. Jealousy makes life miserable for the one who carries it and for those around him. May Allah protect us from the bad characteristics of our ego. Real comfort comes from inner peace not from material riches. When Allah gives more He often gives it with more trouble, more problems. Allah's biggest favor to us is that He has given us a murshid to show us the way. For this favor, this heavenly manifestation, we must be in shukr always. For this priceless gift from Allah even if we were in sajda always it would not be enough.
Oceans of Onions
Feb08 2014 English 22min
It is a blessing from Allah that we enjoy making salawats on our Prophet. Most joy comes in limits and often with a burden. Most enjoyment is like a drop of honey with a lot of onion. By Allah's blessing He knows His servants and He is able to get us to carry an ocean of onions with just a drop of honey. For a diamond to become valuable it takes much cutting. For the clever one patience and thankfulness keeps him from getting cheated by life. The clever one lives in the present and knows the future belongs to Allah. We ask for Allah to give us the real enjoyment by patience and shukr.
Don't Be a Donkey
Feb01 2014 English 21min
If Allah gives you sweet, then enjoy it. If He gives you time to live then try to enjoy it and don't get caught up in the drama. Be thankful that Allah made you a human and not a donkey. The Shaikh wants us to raise ourselves from the level of a donkey, the common level, to a higher level, the level of real humanity. Everyone who is a slave to his ego is at the level of a donkey. Grand Shaikh said that the ego gives at least one hundred orders a day to each of us. If you can deny one of these orders this is the first step in overcoming the ego. Try to see reality with the eye of the heart.
Don't Put Dunya in your Heart
Jan19 2014 English 24min
Everyone is given a program for life in this world. Most people go through life just repeating the same program. Real knowledge, heavenly knowledge, is outside of this basic program. The basic program is for zombies, the walking dead. The Shaikh has warned us that we need something more than this to feed our soul. A thousand years of the zombie life is a torture. The programmed life is moving from one miserable stage to another and one day we must leave dunya, whether we want to or not. The Shaikh advises us to keep dunya between two fingers so that we can drop it with ease. Don't allow dunya to enter your heart, The heart is only for Allah. Allah has given us the blessing of iman so be happy and thankful in your life and pray for blessings in the akhirah. May Allah make us happy here and hereafter.
A World of Zombies
Jan18 2014 English 17min
We want to be the servant of RasulAllah, to be in the ocean of love of RasulAllah. The love of the Prophet is the essence of our soul and our Shaikh takes us to this love. The essence of our Prophet's soul is the love of Allah. Without his love in our heart we are zombies. Now the world is full of zombies. The love of the Shaikh and the Prophet make us human and place us on a human level. Anyone who puts his head to the ground for sajda is mu'min and must be respected and his life is sacred. It is not allowed to even kill a bug without a reason, because it is of Allah's creation, it is of His art. It is a high level to understand that we are nothing in front of the Oneness of Allah Almighty.
The One Allah Loves
Jan12 2014 English 17min
Today is holy day (holiday) celebrating the birth of Allah's holiest creation. It is important to show your love and to give your good intention to Rasul Allah and to understand the love of our Prophet. Real religion is in the understanding. We understand that Allah is the greatest without partner. But Rasul Allah is the one that Allah loves, so it is most stupid thing not to love what Allah loves. When Allah ordered the angels to prostrate to Adam it was to the seed of Rasul Allah that he carried. Our creation is because of the love of Allah for Rasul Allah. The saving of Prophet Ibrahim from the fire of Nimrod and the saving of Prophet Ismail from sacrifice were because they carried the seed of Rasul Allah. All Creation is from Allah's love of Rasul Allah. If you understand this then you have found the essence of real religion. Be with Allah, the Absolute, so love the one He loves.
The Love of Rasul Allah
Jan11 2014 English 18min
The maulid of Rasul Allah is the day of the birth of Haqq. We must strive to be of the ones who love Rasul Allah. Love is the most important thing. Love makes one alive. Those who don't love Rasul Allah are stupid. He is the one of all creation who could carry Qur'an and to love him is to be open to the blessings of his love and Allah's Rahma. Rasul Allah is the transmitter of Allah's love for the ummah. Do not undervalue Rasul Allah.
Life Is Not for Sleeping
Jan05 2014 English 14min
Life is not for sleeping but it is an opportunity for acquiring goodness and doing for akhirah. Don't waste the opportunity. We are not here just to build our future in dunya. There is no future in reality, only something in our imagination. Our tomorrow is in Allah's hands. Allah says to put your head in sajda for your real future. This is Haqq from Allah. The Holy Prophet put the foundation of the building of Islam and we are receiving the blessings of his gifts. Allah has blessed us with iman in our hearts. With tauba we reap understanding and with shukr we gain appreciation of Allah's generosity.
Oct29 2013 English 22min
Allah likes for us to improve ourselves and to use His gifts. Hakim Luqman brought the gift of medicine and he had cures for all illnesses. Some cures were even poison. We don't know the real value of things. We must be humble and remember that each person we meet could be Khidr or a wali. Even the bad treatment we receive can be accepted as a just treatment for our bad ego, as a lesson, as a cure. Then the poison of the world can be our medicine. We must be happy because Allah has made us His servants and granted us to say La illaha ill Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Ahmed and the Pomegranates
Oct27 2013 English 29min
We must have competition for goodness. Give respect to get respect. Maulana Shaikh has opened a way for each of us but then we each must walk that way giving respect to all we meet so that we may receive respect. Our ego wants to receive respect first, but this is ego way. Allah never created ugliness or badness and so we must respect whatever He has created. Everyone carries with him the nafs of the child that never grows up and must learn to do what these nafs do not like.
One Hundred Thousand Bugs a Day
Oct16 2013 English 24min
Allah is the Creator and Absolute Ruler of His creation. Everyone must be humble before this reality. Allah has given us a tremendous gift in making us human and for this we must be thankful. Allah has created everyone beautiful but many of us make ourselves ugly. We must love Allah's creation because He created with love and for a purpose. Allah has given us the honor and opportunity to greet Him five times a day in prayer. Our greatest enjoyment is in the spiritual world because it is lasting and continues to increase and grow better. Enjoyment in dunya is limited and becomes less with time and repetition.
Take This Jubba and Go
Oct12 2013 English 24min
Making salawat is a precious gift allowing us to give our highest respect to Allah's beloved Prophet. Sufism began with Sayyidina Isa because he was the most spiritual Prophet. Sayyidina Musa came with the mission to create a civilization and his teaching was very physical. Isa came to balance this teaching. Sayyidina Muhammad came with a perfect balance of the physical and spiritual teaching. Extremism in Islam is coming from materialism and is ignorant of Allah's manifestations. The extremists are ignorant of the laws that govern jihad and ignorant of the beauty of Islam. They are under the control of their egos. May Allah protect us from our ego.
Any Song but My Own
Oct06 2013 English 26min
Salawats are heavenly, a voice from your heart and soul. Everything, material or spiritual, has its price. The price of spiritual progress is patience and thankfulness for one's tests and trials. We are at the level of spiritual kindergarten and the shaikh treats us as such, and this is a mercy from him. Allah has blessed us with our shaikh and we must wake up to the great value of this gift from Allah.
Keep Your Hajj
Oct05 2013 English 26min
Allah has created everyone with what is uniquely suitable for him. Everyone has his own unique way to enter into his inner peace. It is very important to find the correct instrument for entering into one's own inner peace. Maulana Shaikh has opened to each of his mureeds inner peace. This is a gift from Allah and each one must find and enjoy this gift. Don't let anything or anyone distract you from this reality and its enjoyment. Know that you are inside your inner peace and that this is Haqq and hold tight to it. Don't underestimate what Allah has given to you.
Sep29 2013 English 21min
Be careful to use one's time in the best possible way. Everything can be replaced but not one's time. Give time its value as it is the most precious gift from Allah. Allah gave us a brain, a mind and the means to measure the value of things. But we don't know the value of what has been given to us. Today we can travel in an hour what use to take three days to travel. Value all of Allah's grants. Be happy and joyful with what Allah has given you, His gifts are priceless. Try to keep what you can of your connection with the Shaikh and the orders of our Prophet (sas).