Today Shaykh Muhammad Effendi spoke about one of the Divine Names, Al-Sattar, the Veiler. He said that if someone commits a sin he should ask forgiveness but not reveal it to anyone. Allah is Al-Sattar; He may cover your bad actions with His endless Mercy Oceans. If you reveal your sin to others they become witnesses to it and that is not acceptable in Islam.
Tariqa Is about Good Manners
May04 2012 Turkish 32min
Today Shaykh Muhammad Effendi spoke about the students who are learning bad manners in the schools. The murids must learn Adab / the best manners in Tariqa. He said, Allah Almighty created many nations and granted each one a different character. Some of these characteristics are negative, such as greed, envy, and anger. The Masters of the Golden Chain train their followers in order to remove their bad habits and negative characteristics, especially pride. The murid must keep constant watch on his ego's selfish demands and never surrender to them. Otherwise, even if he has spent his whole life with the Shaykh, they can destroy him. Shaykh Muhammad Effendi mentioned one tradition that makes learning good manners more possible. "يسِّروا ولا تعسِّروا بشِّروا ولا تنفِّروا". Deal with everyone with easiness and give good tidings instead of spreading negativity among the murids.
Keep Away from Crowded Places
May03 2012 Turkish 10min
Today Shaykh Muhammad Effendi spoke about the benefits of avoiding crowded places. Curiosity may lead people to crowded areas but they should beware because shaytan mixes with the crowd and dresses everyone with darkness. Mosques and Dergahs are the places for Muslims to meet and gather. There they can be dressed with safety and blessings.
Keep Your Promise
May02 2012 Turkish 15min
Today Shaykh Muhammad Effendi spoke about the importance of keeping one's promise. He said, before you give a promise you must make sure you can keep it. The one who keeps his promise is considered to be from the Men of Allah, even if he is a woman. (33:23) "رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ". And the men when they don't keep their promise are seen as females.
May01 2012 Turkish 11min
Today Shaykh Muhammad Efendi spoke about the difference between the Muslim holidays, granted to mankind by their Lord, and the communist man-made occasions, such as "workers' day". The first one, he said, gives mankind joy and dresses him with blessings. The second is a satanic occasion and takes everything from him, even his life.
Apr18 2012 Turkish 18min
Today Shaykh Mehmet Effendi spoke about the tradition of the Prophet (sas) that talks about the manners of the Holy Quran. The most remarkable attribute of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is never wasting even one of the many Divine Favors.
Don't Look at Haram
Apr17 2012 Turkish 14min
Shaykh Mehmet spoke about the reasons that looking at haram things is forbidden. He speaks mainly about men looking at women. He quoted his father saying that if Men do not look at other women then they will find their wife to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Happiness in the home is paradise on earth.
Infinite Divine Generosity
Apr16 2012 Turkish 19min
Shaykh Muhammad spoke on the unlimited Generosity of Allah Almighty. He invites us to come and take. The pleasures of this world are limited and unsatisfying but the gifts of the spiritual world are unlimited and fulfilling. Man goes back and forth between them.
Two Kinds of Love
Apr04 2012 Turkish 19min
There are many kinds of love. One is the highest and one is a curse. When you love for Allah, everything becomes easy for you to carry. All of us make mistakes so if you see something wrong in your brother, forget it otherwise Allah will make you commit the same wrong. Love of Allah and His Prophet brings happiness. Love of dunya is a curse.
Apr02 2012 Turkish 21min
Today Shaykh Mehmet spoke about remembering the good things done for you and forgetting the bad things, whether coming from people or from Allah. He recounts the story of three men in the time of the Bani Israel.
The Danger of Bad Company
Apr01 2012 Turkish 6min
Shaykh Mehmet speaks about the dangers of keeping bad company. Bad friends are worse than shaytan, they will ruin your dunya and your akhira. The cure is to keep company with Tariqat and the shaykh.
Religion Is Advice
Mar31 2012 Turkish 13min
Shaykh Mehmet speaks on the Hadith of the Prophet (sas), Ad Din an Nasiha - religion is advice - advice that leads to the right way. If a scholar or shaykh gives a sohbat and does not say what he knows out of fear for what people will say it is a big sin. If he speaks just to please people - only Allah can please people.
His Royal Highness Raja Ashman Shah
Mar30 2012 Turkish 37min
After Juma today Shaykh Mehmet spoke about the unexpected death of his Royal Highness Raja Ashman Shah. He was a big awliya, loved by his people and by people all over the world. He was Sultan, not of dunya, but of Akhira. Shaykh Mehmet went on to explain that everything is in the hands of Allah Almighty; the length of someone's life is written. Who says differently is wrong. No one can give life to another. Allah is Most Generous, He gives. The running of the Tariqa in Malaysia is left in the hands of HRH Raja Ashman's sister, her Royal Highness Raja Eleena.
Mar29 2012 Turkish 13min
Shaykh Mehmet finishes the series of Sohbats with advice on Sleeping Less. He says the day is divided into 3 parts each of 8 hour duration. For physical and spiritual health you should sleep only 8 hours, not even 5 minutes more.
Mar28 2012 Turkish 10min
Shaykh Mehmet continues with the series Eat Less, Speak Less and Sleep Less. Today Shaykh Mehmet explained the importance of being careful with your speaking.
What Is Destined Must Be
Mar27 2012 Turkish 12min
Shaykh Mehmet Effendi today spoke about the poetry that Mawlana often recites, 'What Is Destined Must Be' therefore, no need to worry.
Uways al Qarani
Mar02 2012 English 22min
Shaykh Mehmet relays salams from his father Shaykh Nazim who continues to recover slowly from his illness. Allah has sent so many doctors to serve him and with each medicine he takes he asks Allah's cure in it. He thanks all those who, following the sunnah, have come from all over the world to be near him and wish him health. But Sh Mehmet asks those people to consider their intentions. It becomes a burden on Mawlana if all these people have in their hearts intention to talk personally with him. Shaykh Mehmet tells the story of Uways al Qarani (ra) who was never actually able to see the Prophet (sas) but whose heart was so connected from a distance that the Prophet (sas) sent his companions to visit Uways (ra) with the gift of a cloak.
Mar01 2012 Turkish 7min
Shaykh Mehmet delivers a short sohbat on the importance of being careful about what and how much you eat because it has spiritual as well as physical consequences.