The ego never leads to goodness. It must follow you to a higher place. Recognize your faults and judge yourself. Apologize to those you wronged. Follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ and don’t take the side of your ego.
Madhhab and Muftī
Apr10 2018 Turkish 14min
People today think that because they study religion in the university that they are able to dispense with the Madhāhab, with wuḍū’, with the Sunnah. Only a trained muftī can make fatwá. If you give advice without authority, it is not accepted even if you are right.
Keep Yourself Safe
Apr09 2018 Turkish 13min
It is an order from Allāh ﷻ to not argue with the ignorant. Today there are so many ignorant and stubborn people. It will do no good to argue with them and you will just feel angry and sad. It is also a divine order to keep yourself safe and away from danger.
The Purpose of Existence
Apr08 2018 Turkish 18min
The purpose for which we were created is to worship and obey our Lord and to fear displeasing Him ﷻ. People are looking everywhere for the answer when it is in front of them like the sun.
Happiness Only with Belief
Apr07 2018 Turkish 14min
People look for happiness but no one, rich or poor, finds it for their whole lives. There are always tests and problems. Belief teaches that even problems come from our Lord ﷻ and this make us happy because it is from Him. The more belief, the more happiness.
Real Richness for Ākhirah
Apr06 2018 Turkish 19min
The wealth of this world is not lasting. Only the richness of the next world is lasting even though you may not either see or feel it. Ṭarīqah says don’t ask to feel just obey and continue.
Apr06 2018 7min
Allāh ﷻ Loves Beauty
Apr05 2018 Turkish 12min
Allāh ﷻ doesn’t like ugliness. The people of today are surrounded by ugliness. The ugliness that surrounds them changes the way they are and how they behave. If you learn the difference between goodness and ugliness you will have learned the wisdom of the Prophet ﷺ.
Feb28 2018 Turkish 17min
We learned from Mawlānā (q) that there is a way for everyone. The way of Mawlānā (q) is tolerance, gentleness, and love. So don’t turn anyone away. Our job is to show them the right way by our example.
Everyday We Die
Feb27 2018 Turkish 14min
Every night Allāh ﷻ takes back our souls. He returns them in the morning or He doesn't. Every day is a new creation and a reminder of the long sleep we call death that lasts until Judgment. Prepare for the life after death because once you are asleep there is nothing more to be done. The Sleepers of the Cave and the Prophet ‘Uzayr (as) are examples.
Ṭarīqah Is Teaching Humbleness
Feb26 2018 Turkish 19min
Sometimes the murīd is humble and sometimes he expects to reach high stations immediately. Ṭarīqah teaches the ego but doesn’t give it ranks. If the murīd joins for his ego he becomes a toy for shayṭān. Ṭarīqah teaches humbleness.
The Most Perfect Example
Feb25 2018 Turkish 19min
Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim (q) was the best example of those who follow the Prophet ﷺ and are thankful to their Lord ﷻ. He was hard on himself and soft with others. He avoided sins and doubtful things.
Respect: The Teaching of the Prophet ﷺ
Feb24 2018 Turkish 19min
Adab is the attribute of the Prophet ﷺ. The Prophet ﷺ taught to show respect to the elderly, to the men of knowledge – ‘ulamā’ and awliyā’ – and to the rulers. The way of no respect is the way of shayṭān.
Feb08 2018 English 18min
To be zāhid is to care nothing for dunyā whether Allāh ﷻ gives it to you or not. This sohbet explains the advice of Shaqīq al-Balkhī to Sulṭān Ḥārūn ar-Rashīd. A leader should be one who serves the people and keeps them from Hell. A leader should not be one who follows his desire for power or wealth.
Be with the One You Love
Feb07 2018 English 33min
Only Allah ﷻ can cure the heart and bring happiness. Happiness does not come from having material things, even bread for tomorrow. Love Allah ﷻ and love His Prophet ﷺ and Awliyā’, in shā’ a Llāh, you will pass over the bridge with ease and be in Paradise near them.
Don’t Follow Your Self
Feb06 2018 English 29min
Shaykh Mehmet tells the story of Mullā ‘Iwaḍ and Shāh Qubād to illustrate that if you want to progress faster you need a murshid of Ṭarīqah. Don’t think you can direct yourself. What is important is to follow order not to make what you think is good.
Feb05 2018 English 24min
Before the Ottomans took over, the Muslim world was miserable. They didn’t take over for material gain but in order to unite the ummah under the flag of the Prophet ﷺ with justice for all. Many of the Sulṭans were also saints and they followed spiritual guides.
The Beauty of Ṭarīqah
Feb03 2018 English 29min
Tell your children about the beauty of Ṭarīqah. It is the spirit of Islām. It is the middle way, the way of adab, the way of the Prophet ﷺ, the Mashāyikh, and the Awliyā’. And do not think of yourself as better than others.