To act from soul and not from ego is important, says Shaykh Bahauddin. Two very different roads. Soul will bring us up, and ego, down. Mawlana Shaykh on behalf of his Lord made this very clear for us. For him black was black and white was white.
The Heavenly Plane
May19 2014 English 35min
By the Generosity of our Lord we all have a ticket aboard the plane to heavens. Sit back and relax. Let the Prophet, the Awliya fly the plane. Shaykh Effendi has left us the best captain for our journey.
May18 2014 English 29min
A group of murids visiting from Chicago renew their bayah with Sheikh Mehmet Efendi. They happily banter with Sheikh Bahauddin who recalls how much Mawlana Sheikh Nazim loved and appreciated them, particularly their red turbans.
May18 2014 English 21min
The ego seeks the easy way out says Shaykh Bahauddin, but Tariqa means punishment for the ego. It is hard work but promises the friendship of Allah Almighty which leads to the station of satisfaction where He is pleased with them and they in turn are pleased with Him.
May17 2014 English 27min
Mawlana lived every moment differently, his station always moved forward, says Shaykh Bahauddin. In relaying for the murid not to be sad, he implied that he is waiting for us. His generosity was such that he looked only at the sincerity of the heart.
May16 2014 English 56min
Shaykh Bahauddin explains that Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is not gone. He left us an Imam who continues his work in this world as he continues in the Akhira. Be thankful and be patient. Then he translates an address by a visiting Mauritanian Shaykh who essentially gives us the same good news.
Mā Lā Ya'nī
May14 2014 English 37min
Sheikh Bahauddin warns us that the tests are coming. Hold tight to the safety that Mawlana Sheikh Nazim gave us - take the hand of Sheikh Muhammad and be safe. Pay no attention to the things around you that you do not understand and are not your business. Get on the boat where the Captain is One.
May13 2014 English 28min
Shaykh Bahauddin emphasizes his nothingness, saying that Mawlana transferred all authority to Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad. Mawlana Shaykh is alive and in everybody’s heart and we as Naqshbandi murids must recognize the dangerousness of our ego. We are small, we must not disrespect. We must all know our ‘title’.
The Spiritual Future
May12 2014 English 33min
Shaykh Bahauddin shares a dream outlining the spiritual future of the Naqshbandi Tariqa. He encourages the murids that Mawlana Shaykh’s spiritual kingdom will continue to grow as its basis is Haqq, and nothing can be above it.
We Are with Him
May11 2014 English 36min
Beloved Mawlana speaks to the heart of Shaykh Bahauddin revealing that he has returned to his Great Love. Shaykh Bahauddin appreciatively acknowledges that Mawlana left our trust intact, the only change being our new head. Mawlana resides in our hearts and still, we are with him.
The Gentleness of Mawlana
May10 2014 English 18min
Following three difficult days of Mawlana’s journey to his Beloved, Shaykh Bahauddin sincerely discloses that despite the sadness we must be happy. Mawlana who chose Haqq above everything did not leave the maqam of Rasulullah empty. We are lucky to have been under his wings, we are not orphans.
May10 2014 English 13min
May09 2014 English 16min
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim completed everything before departing this world says
Shaykh Bahauddin. He appointed a new head, his successor, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad. All are invited to take bayah with Shaykh Muhammad. He also conveys Mawlana’s love and respect of Mawlana Shaykh Adnan and Mawlana Shaykh Hisham.
May09 2014 English 24min
May08 2014 English 26min
With great affection and tenderness Shaykh Bahauddin pays tribute to Mawlana and reflects everyone’s sentiments towards beloved Mawlana. After seeking permission from Shaykh Adnan, Shaykh Hisham and Shaykh Mustafa bayah is taken to Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad, the successor of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim.