Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi speaks about the relationship between fear, love and ego in the practice of Sufism.
Mending Broken Hearts
Sep22 2012 English 20min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi speaks about the importance of mending broken hearts and of appreciating the one who does the mending.
Sep15 2012 English 28min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi speaks to the controversy about the movie defaming the Prophet (sas). He says that Mawlana's advice is to stay away from what does not concern you. We live in the Age of Fitna. Keep yourself clean. Keep to your house. Keep to your self.
Sep08 2012 English 19min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi speaks about the necessity of dealing with the ego first. Then you will have a solid base from which to move on. And he gives us the good news that with each sohbat Mawlana is engraving on our hearts.
Eid al Abrar
Aug26 2012 English 18min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi speaks about the fasting of the 6 days of Shawwal and the generosity of Allah Almighty.
Aug25 2012 English 18min
Only Allah Almighty has full knowledge. We need to take the advice of those more wise than we are. Alhamdulillah that we have a Shaykh and a guide to advise us.
Aug20 2012 English 19min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi greets the people for Eid and explains why it is that this holiday can seem so heavy when it is one of the precious moments from heavens. He tells two stories of Alexander the Great.
Passing the Test
Aug18 2012 English 21min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi speaks about the tests of life and the tests of the Shaykh. He tells the story of the 3 stages of becoming a murid. And he tells the secret needed for being able to pass the tests.
Aug12 2012 English 18min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi, by means of laughter, stories and wisdom, tells us to be happy with what Allah gives us, be happy with what we have.
Aug11 2012 English 20min
Be Happy! This is the secret available to all, that Shaykh Bahauddin reveals today. Be happy that Allah made you of mankind, with your own special beauty and duty. He tells three beautiful and profound stories from which to laugh and learn many things.
Life Is Love
Aug05 2012 English 15min
Today Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi talks about love; the love we feel for the Shaykh and the love he feels for us. Most worldly love fades but the love for Allah and His servants never changes. He tells the story of the new murid who is aware of the perfection of Allah.
Rolling Down the Mountain
Aug04 2012 English 15min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi tells a wise but funny story of S. Musa (as). It is important to both act and be sincere in that action. He reminds us that Allah loves His servant who tries to do his duty perfectly.
Singing for Allah
Jul29 2012 English 16min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi instructs us on the way to always make our days even more beautiful and thankful. He also tells a funny story of his Great-great-grandfather.
The Big Where
Jul22 2012 English 20min
Things of value can seem long, prayer, dhikr, fasting. Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi told two stories of men who traveled inside of time.
Ego's Hidden Agenda
Jul21 2012 English 24min
Shaykh Bahauddin talks about his recent visit to a music festival held at the German Naqshibandi Center. He muses on the power of love and sincerity and gives thanks for the unceasing work of his father.
Follow Your Shaykh
Jul20 2012 Turkish 30min
Shaykh Muhammad Effendi spoke about the beauty of the month and the beauty of his father, Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani. His beauty comes from the fact that he follows exactly the way of the Prophet (sas). It is important to both love him and to follow him.
Shaykh Bahauddin speaking at the end, congratulates the people on the coming of Ramadan and the appearance of Mawlana at the Jumaa prayer. He repeats that we must understand our Shaykh and follow him.
All of Us Have a Job
Jul01 2012 English 13min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi gives thanks that Allah Almighty has given us another day, another day to worship Him, to work for Him, to bring benefit. Each of us has a circle of responsibility. Every day we must work on behalf of and for the benefit of Mawlana, who prepared the difficult part and now we must do our part.
Look For Hope
Jun30 2012 English 21min
Shaykh Bahauddin Effendi says that it is a happy day because all of us are saints. The light of Mawlana makes everyone a saint even shaytan if he could see. This world tends toward hopelessness. We must be strong and always look up to the Light of Allah and hope. Keep hope, the greatest gift from Allah without which nothing can get done.