Monthly Archives: February 2014

Was the Battle of Gallipoli (Canakkale) a momentous occasion in Islam?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have tried to explain the importance of Canakkale to my family members as a momentous occasion in Islam, but they see it as a specifically Turkish commemoration. How can I explain to them the Truth of this … Continue reading

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Let Your Faith Rest On The Ones Connected to Allah swt

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Let us renew our Shahadat saying, Ashadu an-la illaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abdu ve Rasuluhu Salallahu Ta’ala Alayhi ve ala Alihi ve Sahbihi ve Sallim. With the Shahadat we have entered again into a new faith. … Continue reading

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Being one of the Nation of Muhammad (AS) is a Very High Honor

BismillahirRahmanirRahim These kind of gatherings are happening right now in every parts of the world. Without any organization. Without any government’s help. Just groups of people coming together for the sake of Allah (swt) to praise His Prophet (asws). That … Continue reading

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How Do We Explain The Importance Of Abu Bakr (RA) Without Putting Down The Ahlul Bayt?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Many people say these days that Hz Ali (ra) and Ahlul Bayt take precedence.  How do we explain to them the importance of Hz Abu Bakr (ra) without making it seem as if we are bringing down the … Continue reading

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Should I run away from Dunya?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Should I run away from Dunya? One time Holy Prophet (asws), he was with his companions, the sun was shining and he says, ‘now turn around.’ They turned around. Because their relationship is one of love and … Continue reading

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The Osmanli Way – We have a journey and we must make it before Azrail reaches us.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Slandering, lying and backbiting are some of the biggest sicknesses of the Muslims today. In the old days people weren’t daring, saying, ‘This person is a Sheykh.’ Even if he was a bad one no one was saying anything … Continue reading

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The Science of Tasawwuf in the Islamic tradition.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim In response to an inquiry from a guest, Lokman Efendi explains the science of Tasawwuf/Tariqat in the beautiful Islamic tradition. He explains that tasawwuf is living the lifestyle of the Holy Prophet (S) which all of the Sahabe Kiram … Continue reading

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Tarikatuna Sohbet Fil Khayri Min Jamiya.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim So, what is Shah Naqshband (QaddasAllah sirruhu) saying? 12,00 times. 12,000 associations. He is saying, ‘Tarikatuna Sohbet fil khayri min jamiya – Our way continues through association, through sohbet.’ And blessing is coming through a group of people, to … Continue reading

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Receiving test in the Osmanli Naksibendi Way

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have no much time in the Naksibendi Osmanli Jamaat, since I enter I continue to feel more and more blessings, but also from time to time some tests and all those tests has relation to stay here … Continue reading

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How can we reach to the state of Passion and keep it in our everyday lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : I heard Sheykh Effendi says that you may do everything that a believer does but if you don’t have passion (ashq) on this way, you won’t pass for one. How can we reach to that state and … Continue reading

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Should People Get Married As Young As They Did In The Past?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned that women of the past matured faster than they do nowadays. Does that mean that people should not get married as young as in the past? It’s not a matter of getting married young or old, … Continue reading

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What are Wahhabis and are they Muslim?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are Wahhabis and are they Muslim? Oh, now you’re in trouble (Hoja laughs). What are Wahhabis and are they Muslim? Wahhabis say Shahadat. We cannot say anyone who says Shahadat that they are not Muslim. Don’t they … Continue reading

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Live as a Believer – Part II

BismillahirRahmanirRahim (….continuation from Live as a Believer – Part I) When the Angel comes to you, to your mother’s stomach, when you reach to 4 month old, they are bringing the spirit to blow into that baby that is inside … Continue reading

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