The Ḥadīth of the Prophet ﷺ is: Who asks advice will not go wrong. The Ṣaḥābah asked the Prophet ﷺ everything. We ask the Shaykh. The Awliyā’ know things we can never know.
Apr30 2017 English 20min
Allāh ﷻ gives you everything. Like the soup called borscht that has every vegetable in it, take what Allāh ﷻ gives you and make the soup to your taste. Don’t be arrogant. A wild human is worse than an animal.
Look for the Spirit
Apr29 2017 English 18min
Allāh ﷻ made us with body and soul. Without the soul we are dead. Today we know the books but have lost the spirit. Taṣawwuf brings the spirit. Be full of love for Allāh ﷻ, the Prophet ﷺ, and Awliyā’, and be alive.
Checkmate for Culture
Apr25 2017 English 21min
Everyone has culture. The culture of the Muslims is Wuḍū’, to keep clean all the time, to do everything for Allāh ﷻ. People today are wild. They need pruning and training. This is the job of Anbiyā’, Awliyā’ and ‘Ulamā’. Your ego is your enemy or it would be called ‘amigo’.
Apr23 2017 English 26min
Everything created must end. The world has an end and we also have an end. Instead of planning for this world, we should plan for the next. The Prophet ﷺ cares first about saving his nation and his nation includes everyone. He is our only hope.
The Purity of a Child
Apr22 2017 English 18min
The true meaning of the Arabic word ‘ummīy’ is pure, clean. We must learn from the purity of children. He tells a Naṣrū d-Dīn story to illustrate that knowledge comes from Allāh ﷻ and can be spoken clearly by the pure.
A Message from Rasūlu Llāh ﷺ
Apr18 2017 English 23min
Mawlānā asks, does Allāh ﷻ prefer the one who is ‘Abdu ṣ-Ṣabūr or the one who is ‘Abdu sh-Shukūr? We can never be thankful enough for all the gifts of our Creator. Shaykh Bahauddin tells of a dream he had in which the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was hugging Mawlānā, bringing a message from the Prophet ﷺ.
Victory for Islam
Apr16 2017 English 19min
As Allāh ﷻ promised in Sūratu r-Rūm, Europe will be renewed and Islām will be victorious. Allāh ﷻ protects His Qur’ān. Don’t be confused. Follow those who love Allāh ﷻ and His Prophet ﷺ, not those who think they are the Judge.
Spirituality Teaches Humanity
Apr15 2017 English 20min
Spirituality teaches us how to be as we were created to be, to return to our original humanity. Today between the ego and shayṭān we cannot distinguish truth from untruth. With spirituality, first we ask our heart then we ask our Murshid and we will find the true way.
The Best Food Ever
Apr11 2017 English 23min
Time is precious: one third for work, one third for rest and one third for worship. Everything has its proper value. One ṣaḥābah prepared a meal for the Prophet ﷺ for six months but he spoke one word that made the Prophet ﷺ ashamed to eat it.
Student All Your Life
Mar26 2017 English 20min
Mawlānā taught that you have been a student all your life. It does not stop when you finish school. Don't say “I have finished.” It is important to keep learning. The key of learning is adab; to be humble.
The Best Presentation
Mar14 2017 English 21min
Allāh gives us everything raw and after that it is our role to cook it, and to present it either for ourselves or for others. Mawlānā taught to give the best presentation and to give the best things from the kitchen. The shaykhs and the murshids; they are very good cooks, they know what they cook and they know what they present and we must follow their guidance.
To Be Helpful
Mar12 2017 English 19min
Mawlānā was never hesitating to help. This is how we should be; helpful for Mawlānā, for Allāh ﷻ, for Rasūla Llāh ﷺ.
Only One Enemy
Mar11 2017 English 23min
Looking at the world situation, we see everyone is an enemy of Islām. All governments, nations saying Islām is bad. Stopping ladies wearing scarves, men wearing turbans, stopping people praying. There is only one target Islām and Rasūlu Llāh ﷺ. But the people, they are not our enemies. We are all brothers and sisters from the same tree of Bāni Ādam. There is only one enemy; shayṭan.
Throw Goodness into the Sea
Feb26 2017 English 25min
‘Make good things and throw it in the sea.’ The story of one man who saved a king by throwing his goodness in the sea explains this saying. When you do goodness, do not look at what you are doing, just do it and continue making your goodness. You never know when you touch the heart of the people.
Feb25 2017 English 22min
Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, Allāh Almighty made us reach to today. We are wishing Allāh's ﷻ mercy on Ḥajjī Mestan, who could not reach this day with us. We are asking that he is made a neighbour of the Prophet ﷺ and Sheikh Nāẓim (q) in Paradise.
Feb19 2017 English 22min
Make Your duty and be in tawwakul. Rely on Allāh Almighty, the guidance of the Prophet ﷺ and the teaching through the Awliyā’. This is how our ancestors were doing.
To Be Human
Feb18 2017 English 18min
Every human has an animal side. But ṭarīqah teaches to be human; to make the human side stronger than the animal side. The treatment is to be with good people. Be in good places with good ones. Even If you don't do anything, you will take on the manifestation of those around you.