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).
Allah's Friend or Enemy
Sep28 2013 English 22min
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.