What is good teaching? It is what comes from the Prophet. Mawlana was teaching it: real love is for Allah, not for what Shaitan sees as good. Love those who love Allah. Respect them. Don’t forget them and be loyal to them. Mawlana never forgot those who gave him respect. He prized their good and covered their bad.
Make It Easy Not Difficult
Mar02 2015 English 19min
Everything halal, Muslims can do. Forcing, misleading, endangering or frightening others are the ways of Shaitan. The Prophet said: make it easy, not difficult. The Wahabi and Salafi are making people run away from Islam. They are leading them into danger. People are really not thinking: following those who worship much but commit the worst innovations.
Feb28 2015 English 8min
Creating a precious orchid for the love of Mawlana Sheikh Nazim took patience and dedication. Admiring its cultivator, his host, Sheikh Mehmet said: Allah’s Mightiness is seen in the speciality He gives to man. It is like worship. Looking carefully at what Allah does will make belief strong. Every act intended for Allah will be rewarded.
Justice During Oppression
Feb28 2015 English 26min
During the time of the Rightly Guided Khalifs the Sahaba were brothers to each other. Wealth made the Arabs forget Allah. The khalifs started disrespecting the Ahl al-Bayt just like the Wahabis of today. Khalif Umar ibn Abdul Aziz ended this by establishing true justice in oppressive times. Muslims must follow his example to keep their communities safe.
Feb27 2015 English 22min
Muslims have shame, unlike the Salafi and Wahabi. Their teacher is Shaitan. Disrespectful of Allah and the Prophet, a handful of noisy people are creating suffering everywhere. People worldwide think this is Islam. No, Islam is the opposite. They are like a poison mushroom. Its life, may it be short.
Eat it and you will die.
Importance of Tradition
Feb27 2015 English 15min
It is Allah’s Mightiness that He created people with different customs and different traditions. Islam is for all and to follow the four madhhabs is obligatory. Coming to Sharia is gentle and gradual in Tariqa. Custom is part of good madhhab and a good thing is not forbidden. Worldwide Muslims practice the mawlid or qasida as part of their tradition. It brings baraka.
A Summary of the Journey
Feb26 2015 English 22min
The purpose of Sheikh Mehmet’s South East Asia visit was for people to renew their baya. Who claim to follow Mawlana must respect his will, not their opinion. A reminding and advice, Tariqa is not play. It is service to Allah, not self-service. Allah calls to it those whom He loves. People are free to choose. Their confusion is their test.
Enduring Hardship Pleases Allah
Feb25 2015 English 16min
It is not easy to live among people and endure hardship, to be among non-Muslims and remember Allah. Searching outside Allah’s Way people destroy themselves. Regretful of it, when they find Him, they become very strong. They can then help others be Muslim. Many lose their way in a big city. Tariqa brings them love and mercy.
Al Haya Min Al Iman
Feb24 2015 English 10min
Shyness (haya) is from iman. Tariqa examines both big and small aspects of Sharia and teaches how to be Sahib Haya: one who keeps respect, goodwill, and good manners. Shaitan wants to destroy this adab. Without haya people may do whatever they like. Imposing forcibly on others is from not having haya.
The Blessed Sultanate
Feb23 2015 English 19min
Sheikh Mehmet expressed his gratefulness on visiting the blessed Sultanate of Brunei. A Sultanate is a speciality chosen by Allah and those living in one are lucky. He compared the people of the Sultanate to a group from the Bani Israel who broke away. They lived happily. Allah granted them baraka for their obedience.
To Not Sell Akhirat for Dunya
Feb21 2015 English 18min
The Indonesian Ahl as-Sunna are blessed but they must be careful not to sell akhirat for dunya. They must follow the middle way. They must give zakat to prevent outsiders from coming and corrupting their poor. Not giving zakat has two punishments: one for not giving, the other, for stealing from Allah.
Feb20 2015 English 48min
The Alperen originated in Central Asia. Diverse in knowledge and perfectly trained, their mashsha’ikh would send them to foreign lands. Their altruism made them a great example for guiding non-Muslims to Islam. Likewise for Mawlana: He has placed his Alperen worldwide. With Allah’s help and their highest adab, they will attract others to Islam.
Feb19 2015 English 16min
Born in Balkh Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi learned from his father, a great scholar of his time. The family left Balkh when it became unsafe and after years of travel settled in Konya. Mevlana became a revered scholar himself, taking over his father’s teaching duties. However he still yearned for knowledge. This was to be granted upon encountering Shams of Tabriz.
Love: Food for the Soul
Feb19 2015 English 26min
Satisfied people have the love of Allah in their heart: food for the soul, a grant from Him. People who want to know Him leave everything. If Allah grants wealth, be thankful, share His favour. If poor, be patient, teach yourself to be satisfied and not be envious. Both will be rewarded.
The Medicine for Fitna
Feb18 2015 English 37min
Islam spread in Indonesia by the baraka of the awliya. Wherever they put their feet it became green. The awliya plant what the later generations will reap. Tariqa is empowering Islam through teaching but Shaitan makes fitna. Mawlana’s presence in Indonesia created a good condition. The awliya are like medicine that cures fitna.
To Be Waliullah
Feb17 2015 English 30min
A wali seeks the happiness of Allah. Not anything else. Mawlana said: Who obeys only because it is Allah’s order, without even knowing, is waliullah. When the intention is right baraka quickly follows. Many people want to be waliullah. They misunderstand. Tariqa is not play: To have connection, leave being proud, selfish and stubborn.
Tariqa: The Power of Islam
Feb16 2015 English 20min
Allah praises the Prophet. The heart of Sharia is to love, respect and praise him. It is also the practice of Tariqa, the power behind Islam. It is growing, becoming greener. Despite communism crushing it, the Naqshbandiyya is reviving in Russia. To criticize Tariqa is a big mistake. Those who do will regret it.
A Sultanate Is Allah's Favour
Feb15 2015 English 13min
Thanking the Royal family of HRH Raja Eleena, Sheikh Mehmet praised them for following the Way of Happiness: to know to follow Allah’s Command. He said Allah’s favour was seen in their generosity, that they are truly noble, worthy.
He supplicated for them saying people living in a Sultanate are fortunate as it is a favour from Allah.