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.
Love’s Stock Exchange
Nov16 2014 English 26min
Only spiritual love is eternal and pure. Don’t mix it with physical love. Mawlana in his generosity, opened a big door of love for us and for everyone. He gave without looking or counting, with the speed of the stock exchange. We must be thankful.
Appreciate Don't Negotiate
Nov15 2014 English 27min
Sheikh Bahauddin emphasizes that one must not be confused about the spiritual journey. Mawlana Shaykh was clear. He did not leave any doubt for his murids, who they are to serve.
The Powerful Orphans of Mawlana
Nov09 2014 English 27min
Mawlana was our father. He treated us as his children. Now we are orphaned but, as brothers and sisters, we must be strong because he was strong and stay together under our new Sheikh, Sheikh Mehmet. And we must keep Mawlana in our hearts and keep his orders so that inshaAllah we will be near him again one day.
Tawba Before Your Time Is Up
Nov08 2014 English 25min
Sheikh Bahauddin remembers his father’s generosity with his love, his attention and his time. We should still serve and honor him and remember we are nothing. Allah doesn’t like the servant to think he is something. So repent before it is too late.
Nov04 2014 English 19min
There is no democracy in Tariqa. Just like Hajj, we cannot question why it is this way or that, we must simply follow and obey. The order of the Sheikh is like this and in it lies safety. This is the time to look for yourself and to save your own boat.
The Love of a Murshid
Oct26 2014 English 13min
The love of a husband, or wife or child is temporary. Love your Murshid. He brings you closer to a level that you don’t know. A level of feeling confidence and comfort with Allah and Rasulullah. A true murshid is a heavenly gift. Without his love you are nothing.
Oct26 2014 English 31min
Nasiha (advice) must first be given to oneself and then only to others. Ego rejects real advice because learning is painful so having a Murshid is important. His Nasiha is a ready-to-eat meal. It teaches acceptance, good manners and how to learn all in one. So remind, keep it simple, the response will come.
Waiting to Be Muslim
Oct25 2014 English 28min
Islam makes people beautiful says Sheikh Bahauddin. He illustrates this using the stories of Rasulullah’s Companions. We must learn to be generous without becoming fearful. Generosity reflects Islam. This attribute must be used to draw people who are hungry and waiting to become Muslim.
The Spiritual Mission
Oct23 2014 English 10min
Sheikh Bahauddin spoke on a visit to a primary school in South Africa. Set up more recently by our Naqshbandi brothers, Maulana had requested such projects 14 years ago. Their need is great. Their mission: to serve our Creator by bringing Islam to the poor.
Pray As Much As You Can
Oct23 2014 English 11min
If the bank was giving money for free, wouldn’t you take as much as you can? So the blessing of prayer is being offered you by a Generous Lord - Take as much as you can.
Oct22 2014 English 14min
Everything comes from loving Rasulullah says Sheikh Bahauddin. Islam invites to peace not strife. In the present climate Muslims must learn to surrender. They must seek the guidance of the awliya who can bring them to the love of Rasulullah.
Be in the Crown
Oct18 2014 English 31min
We had the honor of being with Sheikh Nazim. However small and insignificant we might be, we belong to him and we are one of the jewels in his crown.
The Key Is Surrendering
Oct13 2014 English 29min
To be Muslim means to be surrendering. When you claim things for your self, you are not surrendered. Do your duty and don’t make noise. Do for your sheikh, not for your self. He tells the story of Shamsi Tabriz and the wine.
The Real Sultan
Oct12 2014 English 28min
Everybody can use advice, young or old, rich or poor. The advice of the real Sultan, Mawlana Sheikh Nazim, is to treat everyone with respect, don’t waste your time arguing and fighting, you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone just do what you have been assigned to do. Accept and follow.