Calculate large, don’t underestimate the favours of Allah. He gives you big gifts, try to fulfill them. And remember that the Sheikh tests each of us, large and small. So practice what you preach.
Sep23 2014 Turkish 17min
In an interview with a journalist from a Cypriot newspaper Sheikh Bahauddin talks about his memories of his father and about his father’s mission and achievements. He also emphasizes Mawlana’s deep connection to Cyprus and Cypriots and the intention of his successor Sheikh Mehmet to honor this and keep the derga in Lefke as the headquarters of the tariqa.
Respect the Sheikh’s Cat
Sep23 2014 English 22min
We are asking for the spiritual way and on that way you never ask to be at the top. You always ask to be the lowest. Even though he was the top Mawlana never said he was anything. But we must show him the respect he deserves and not even say psst to his cat.
One Order to Follow
Sep21 2014 English 27min
Mawlana gave us one order to follow for our own safety and well-being. He appointed Sheikh Mehmet head of the Naqshbandi Tariqa. To follow his order, to follow his direction is our only duty, our only goal. Let the heartache and confusion be over. Let us relax and go back to work.
Stay at the Table
Sep20 2014 English 34min
We are one family, Mawlana Sheikh’s family. We must accept what he orders us, what he serves at his table. Sheikh Bahauddin warns us to stay at the table and eat what we are given because that is what is best for us.
My Good Friend Ego
Aug31 2014 English 31min
“I am nothing,” said Mawlana Sheikh. He believed in the lowliest of people and gave them value and his training requires giving up ego. Those among his true believers know he dislikes bad manners. When the attention-seeking ego approaches quietly, pretending to be a friend, be aware it is your enemy.
I Want to Be Nothing
Aug30 2014 English 26min
Mawlana Sheikh was always very clear. He laid a strong foundation for his murids. To take away our confusion a strong link is needed. It is a test of loyalty. We must choose: the booty of this life or Allah and His Prophet? It is not for us to count what Allah grants. Sayyidina Musa sought Khidr (as). Why? To understand how to be nothing.
Fire of Regret
Aug17 2014 English 29min
Reaching the right address requires taking the correct highway or risk getting lost. On arriving, there must be someone who answers the door. Eternal life is forever and disobedience carries consequences therefore Mawlana’s followers must be responsible. Can they face the bitter regret on realizing the face turned towards them in life has now turned away?
Naqshbandi Munāfiq or Naqshbandi Muʾmin?
Aug16 2014 English 52min
Mawlana Sheikh is a huge sun. He appointed Sheikh Mehmet as his Khalif. The Sun was put in the right place. No one may question who it is they must follow. It is very clear. If you wish to save yourselves follow the order of your Sheikh; a stern warning from Sheikh Bahauddin.
Visit Mawlana, It's an Open House
Aug09 2014 English 30min
Sheikh Bahauddin warns against hidden fitna within the self. Mawlana’s secret is with him. His succession cannot be questioned. Its purpose is to clarify. Each mureed must deal with Mawlana directly. The end result is critical and, Mawlana’s satisfaction counts. Know that you can visit him, his house is open.
I Want to Be a Star
Aug03 2014 English 16min
It is a matter of looking correctly, says Sheikh Bahauddin. We are on the big stage of life. Islam is a beautiful religion. No one can extinguish it. Each one plays a role and if you want to be a star play the role right. Our biggest examples are Rasulullah and the Sahaba. Then Islam can shine.
Hard like Granite
Aug02 2014 English 27min
Sheikh Bahauddin explains that Humanity is variable and like earth, has different characteristics. Hard granite-like people wish others to be the same. It cannot be. Extremism has led to a mess. Good must be returned with good. It is not time to take sides but time for strengthening spirituality.
Aug01 2014 16min
The Age of the Earth
Jul30 2014 English 16min
Everything has a beginning and an end even the earth, even you. So plan for your end, to be on the safe side. Use everything that Allah has given you. Follow the middle, the balanced way.
Surrender to the Lifeguard
Jul29 2014 English 14min
When you are drowning in the sea the lifeguard tells you to surrender to him, trust him to save you. With complete trust you must surrender to Allah who will surely save you. Then you will be given Heaven and more than Heaven. Eid Mubarak.