This is the holy month of Rabi’al Awwal, the month in which the Prophet (sas) was born, Mawlid. We must celebrate by giving charity and salawats. The night of the 12th is like Lailatul Qadr. The most important thing is to love the Prophet (sas), the Beloved of Allah, and to teach this love to our children.
Dec26 2014 13min
Dec25 2014 Turkish 17min
Any place where Awliya’Allah stayed for 40 days becomes a maqam for them. To visit them there is as if you were visiting them alive. You receive blessings and rewards and they are happy with you. To deny this is to have learned nothing from Mawlana Sheikh Nazim.
Dec14 2014 English 10min
You should try to make your prayer and practice as perfect as you can. Listen to the scholars and learn. This brings benefit for you and for them it is like zakat - they are required to teach what they know.
We Are Servants for Allah Only
Dec13 2014 English 10min
Tariqa teaches Adab. There is an adab for the derga and an adab for the mosque. Certain things are not appropriate to be done in holy places. And to be Muslim is to accept this good advice.
Dec09 2014 English 8min
There is music for dunya and music for Allah. They are not the same. Even in the time of the Prophet (sas) they sang for him and he was happy with them.
The Real Benefit
Dec08 2014 English 30min
The Judgment Day approaches and what we need to keep safe is love for the Prophet. This brings the real benefit for this world and the next. There is so much knowledge around and clever people are being fooled into wrong belief. He tells the story of Amr ibnul ‘As.
Do Not Lose Hope
Dec07 2014 English 12min
This life is a test. There is no one, rich or poor, who is not tested. If you believe, you know that it all comes from Allah and He will reward the patient. Life is passing day by day and will be over shortly. Don’t despair.
The Last Muslim Army
Dec07 2014 English 23min
The last Muslim army was that of the Ottomans. They obeyed the orders of the Prophet (sas) and they were guided by Masha’ikh. Today there are only tyrants, no more Sultans, and Islam cannot co-exist with tyranny.
How to Ride Your Ego
Dec06 2014 English 13min
Sheikh Mehmet tells the story of Ibrahim Hakki, a Turkish wali, in order to illustrate the importance of good manners. To have good manners requires you to not follow your ego but to, little by little, learn to control it.
Maqams of Awliya
Dec06 2014 English 14min
Where a Friend of God, Wali Allah, has spent 40 days becomes a maqam for him. So all the mosques and dergas in England, where Mawlana spent so many Ramadans, are now his Maqams, blessed like his grave with his holy presence. You can visit them when you are sad or stressed and find relief.
Dec05 2014 English 24min
Mawlana established so many mosques all over the world. To be alive they must be filled with dhikr and prayer. Building a mosque is sadaqa jariya that continues to profit the giver even after he is dead. So many rich people do not and cannot give and they die and are forgotten. The smart ones are the ones who give.
Chosen for Allah’s Religion
Dec05 2014 English 8min
Islam is the religion of Allah and we should be thankful that He chose us to be Muslim. Now in winter it is a good time to sleep early and rise early and not to sleep again after Fajr prayer. This is the way of baraka.
Mawlana Sheikh Nazim’s Time
Dec04 2014 English 10min
Everything has its time and place. Allah knows best. If we look with the eye of wisdom we must be happy with it all.
Nov21 2014 Turkish 25min
The Naqshbandi Tariqa follows the Sharia more closely than anyone else. Mawlana Sheikh Nazim practiced and taught not only the Fard but also the Sunnah in all its categories. He said they are like jewels so take as much as you can. Our way is to follow him.
Do Not Waste
Nov20 2014 Turkish 14min
Be thankful for what Allah gives you and, however small, it will be enough for you. Be thankful and, God willing, it will increase. Do not waste or all the blessings will be taken away.
Ladies in Islam
Nov19 2014 Turkish 9min
Sheikh Mehmet speaks to a gathering of ladies at the derga in Famagusta, about the important and honored place that women have always had and continue to have in Islam. The first convert to Islam was a woman and the first martyr.
The End of Time
Nov18 2014 Turkish 16min
Time is passing and things are going from bad to worse. We are in the Last Days, the days about which the Prophet (sas) said, 1 good deed will be rewarded as 100. We are awaiting S. Mahdi (as) with hope because we know that everything coming, whether it comes in 5 days or 5 years, is on its way, is near.