Allah says Islam is His religion and He preserves it. It doesn't belong to one group or another. It is the tragedy of today that Islam is under attack from all sides. Islam is peace, it is happiness, it is discipline, it is to be clean and human and loving. There cannot be such a thing as terrorism in Islam. But even the Muslims don't understand. It has always been an order for Muslim armies to avoid killing children, women, the elderly or the innocent. There is no excuse for suicide, ever. Real religion is spread through love: the love of Allah, the love of the Prophet, and the love of people. So many of today's Muslims are spreading hate. This is the tragedy of our times. We cannot tell today who is Allah's friend or His enemy. Just because you pray it doesn't give you authority to be a tyrant over everyone. Today we live in the sultanate of Shaitan and in the weakest stage of iman. But because the times are so difficult Allah's rewards are so much greater today.
Fresh Cockroaches Only
Sep22 2013 English 19min
We are so small in comparison to the great universe yet we are so proud and ignorant. Allah has given us mind to calculate and realize what we are. We are weak servants and we don't control anything. Allah is fully in control of our rizq, our provision. If you look at the natural world it is easier to understand and see how Allah provides for everything. We are stupid servants who are blind to all the signs in Allah's creation that surround us. To see and appreciate the signs of Allah is the most precious gift from our Creator. It is food for the heart. Don't chase after the food of dunya, but look for the food of the heart, the provision for our spirit.
Prepare to Leave Dunya
Sep21 2013 English 25min
Human nature gets bored if given the same thing all the time. Inside us is a greed for variety. The variety allows us to appreciate what we have, to value Allah's blessings and gifts. We need change to wake us up, to keep us from becoming too attached to dunya. The more we have from dunya, the heavier is its burden. Whatever your provision in dunya keep humble before your Lord in your heart. Be ready to leave dunya at any moment. The Shaikh's baraka gives one the power to free oneself from the attraction of dunya.
Sun or Moon
Sep15 2013 English 20min
Whatever good you wish for yourself you must wish for your brother and for all humanity. And whatever you wish for someone else first test it on yourself to be sure it is from goodness. We must learn to wish goodness for ourselves and others. Learn to be in a good mood and to distribute your good mood to others. Be thankful for all the good that Allah has given us and ask forgiveness for all our heedlessness and sinfulness. Pray that Allah keep us with the ones he loves in this world and the next.
‘99 Gold Coins’
Sep14 2013 English 20min
Even if everything is perfect in one's dunya existence, there will still be a large empty space in the heart that can only be filled by spirituality. Tariqa is both training of the ego and also the source of our greatest enjoyment, the ocean of spirituality. The Shaikh holds the key to the spiritual nourishment of the heart. We must know that our life will end one day, but the end of dunya is the beginning of our real life. The love of Allah is guidance in dunya and our way to high maqam in the next life.
The Art of Hunting Hearts
Jul21 2013 English 19min
Allah has given to each of us a talent, an art. We should express this talent and use it as a means of finding and serving our Lord. Maulana Shaikh's gift is the art of hunting and gathering hearts. Grand Shaikh Abdullah prayed that Allah grant to his followers whatever station that He granted to him. The Shaikh is always testing us, not a test to pass or fail, but to make us learn and insh'Allah grow into the stations destined for us.
At the End of Our Nose
Jul20 2013 English 27min
Scientists, especially astrophysicists, are looking for a sign of our connection to the rest of the universe. They spend billions on their projects but the answer is to be found in our hearts. Allah is always putting the biggest secrets in front of our nose. We need a Shaikh to show it to us, by ourselves we can't see the end of our nose. We need guidance for all our lives: dunya life, life in the grave, qiyyama life, the sirat life, and akhira life. If we believe we are safe. There is no coincidence and no accident. Life on this planet is just a passing moment on this station and then onto the next. Dunya is paradise for the unbeliever but hell for the believer. Belief is the biggest gift of Allah, and we pray that we can guard it and keep it.
Jul14 2013 English 21min
Everyone needs structure, discipline in their life. For the Muslim, the five pillars of shahada, salat, fasting, charity and Hajj provide the needed structure for the life. The main discipline is the prayer. By Allah's grace the discipline becomes a sweetness and real goodness in our life.
The Two Brothers
Jul13 2013 English 22min
Haji Bahauddin tells the story of two brothers illustrating that real worship is keeping one's heart with Allah whether living in the market or in seclusion. We must learn to love Allah and know that He loves us.
His Generosity, Not our Doing
Jun23 2013 English 21min
Shaykh Bahauddin explains the significance of behaviour towards Allah Almighty. Allah is Generous, but the fault lies in our lack of adab, in not understanding how to ask so that the request is accepted. Good behaviour is to be thankful always and accept whatever Allah (swt) sends, bitter or sweet. To depend on His generosity and not on our doing.
Ya Rasulullah, Love us
Jun16 2013 English 22min
To have adab is a real benefit says Shaykh Bahauddin. Ask Allah Almighty to keep us as children in His Divine Presence because we make many, many mistakes. To claim to be someone, or to know something is to ‘play with Allah’. Humility is essential but in spiritual matters, go big. A good wish for every day is: “Ya Rasulullah, love us.”
Win with Allah
Jun09 2013 English 25min
The graph for the heavenly stock exchange is on the rise unlike the worldly one which is always in decline says Shaykh Bahauddin and just as a bank sends out money, the angels are handing out rewards, particularly in this time, therefore pray more and make the right intention towards Allah the Generous, and win.
Depend on Me
Jun02 2013 English 23min
Intention is accepted by Allah Almighty Who is beyond anything ascribed to Him. One never knows what is going to present in the journey of life so we must depend on Allah (swt) and ask to belong to Him. Shaykh Bahauddin explains tawakkal to mean: “Depend on Me”. He illustrates these words using an anecdote from the life of Grandshaykh (qs) who once arrived in Damascus with only 35 Syrian cents in his pocket.
The Journey of Tariqa
May26 2013 English 20min
Shaykh Bahauddin explains the journey of Tariqa. As class fellows in this school we must make the intention to understand. The levels of understanding are variable and although most are at an average level, being with the Naqshbandi Tariqa makes our foundation strong and solid. We must carry on patiently, awaiting Mahdi (as) with glowing hearts.
The Illness and The Cure
May19 2013 English 22min
The search for eternal joy needs effort but our tendency is to lean toward the temporal. This requires adopting the middle way. In co-operation, a balance is maintained. Responsibility must be carried. It is simple yet hard. It is the way of Allah Almighty. Nighttime is free for His worship. The drama of life is replaced by soaking up spiritual rain. It has the cure and brings enjoyment, as long as the ego allows waking up for qiyam al layl. Keeping this appointment makes the drama disappear. Allah gives the illness and the cure.
May12 2013 English 17min
Everything is replaceable except time. Its value increases in accordance to its length, as in a prayer that goes on without end, ‘time inside time’. How time is used is vital. Our intention says Shaykh Bahauddin should be to use it for Allah Almighty.
May11 2013 English 21min
Everything begins with understanding. Understanding means to be in love. Why are we with Mawlana Shaykh? It is because we love him says Shaykh Bahauddin. And we love him because he is in love with Allah Almighty. Allah Almighty is more than enough. We have to look inside in order to understand, to know what we have.
Apr14 2013 English 24min
The unchangeable rule says Shaykh Bahauddin is that we are born, we grow, we die. In life, Allah’s (swt) mercy is continuous. Be warned that death is inevitable. When it comes it will show no mercy. So, in order to be safe, believe. Truth is hard to find these days but when you find it, keep it. And, be strong in Belief.