Monthly Archives: December 2014

What is the day of Promises?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the day of Promises? That is the day in the Pre-eternity. That is the day when all of mankind they were assembled. We were nothing but lights, spirits. And Allah swt is addressing to us directly, … Continue reading

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My ego does not want to love the Prophet (asws). I recite salawats but they are not sincere enough. How can I begin to love the Prophet?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My ego does not want to love the Prophet (asws). I recite salawats but they are not sincere enough. How can I begin to love the Prophet? Yes it’s true. That’s a very truthful and sincere question. So … Continue reading

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How do we protect our secrets?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we protect our secrets?  That’s assuming you have found your secret? If you say, ‘I have found my secret, and what do I do to protect my secret?’ that is enough indication to me that you … Continue reading

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How do we have courage in the way of Allah and leaving dunia things?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we have courage in the way of Allah and leaving dunia things? I have come to realize that fears motivates my ego. How can I not be a coward? A jamaat is important. You can think … Continue reading

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The Ummat Is Sick And Dying, Where Are Our Doctors?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim RabiulAwwal Mubarak. May these days be blessed, InsyaAllah. Although when we look at it, this world is not getting blessed. Every day it’s getting worse isn’t it? Every day more hardship, more disasters, more cruelty, more greediness, more oppression, … Continue reading

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Mevlid: A Reflection Of True Love And Devotion

BismillahirRahmanirRahim               Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin                           Wasalatu Wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi Ajmain Nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa … Continue reading

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How should we prepare for Mawlid?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question : How should we prepare for Mawlid? That’s a good question. What would you do to prepare yourself, say, if you are a mureed, what would you do knowing that Sheykh Effendi is going to come next week? What … Continue reading

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Remember Often The Destroyer of All Pleasures

BismillahirRahmanirRahim According to the Ahle dunya, your life is wasted, isn’t it? Not really, but let’s just say for the sake of argument, your life is wasted because all you do is preparing for death. What is fifty, sixty, seventy, years … Continue reading

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It is difficult for me to get rid of some cultural tendencies. However I can relate more to the Osmanli style. How can I adapt?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am a Romani Muslim, however in my culture we view religion very differently than in the mid-east or in the sub-continent. It is difficult for me to get rid of some cultural tendencies. However I can relate … Continue reading

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Why is gaining taqwa easy for some but takes longer for others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : Why is gaining Taqwa easy for some but takes longer for others? What is taqwa? Why is gaining Taqwa easy for some but takes longer for others?  What is taqwa? Hoja asked the mureeds: What is Taqwa? … Continue reading

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How did our Prophet (asws) served his Ummah during day and night?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim I’m not understanding so much that question. The Prophet (asws) served his ummat? In the past? Prophet (asws) served his ummat and is still serving his ummat, day and night. The Prophet (asws), his whole existence, his whole life, … Continue reading

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How do we become friends with the Friends of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do we become friends with the Friends of Allah? It’s a very long road, very long journey, to be friends. How do the Friends of Allah become the Friends of Allah? Just by saying, Hey, you want to be … Continue reading

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When The Muslim World Left The Way of Rahmatil ‘Alamin

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are entering now, InsyaAllah, into the Holy month of RabiulAwal. May it be accepted.  He is the Prophet of Mercy, alaihi salatu wasalam. His Prophethood was and is still an example of Mercy; how to be merciful to … Continue reading

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What was the blessing in Uwais al-Qarani not being able to visit the Holy Prophet (asws)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question : What was the blessing in Uwais al-Qarani not being able to visit the Holy Prophet (asws)? I am someone who has tried but unable to visit the Dergah yet. So you are saying, you are like Uwais … Continue reading

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How do I know if I’m being sincere and not making a show?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I know if I’m being sincere and not making a show? When you sit down and ask, ‘who am I doing it for?’ If you are doing it for Allah’s sake and you don’t care what … Continue reading

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What is our Destination?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Our destination, is to go back to our Lord. Nothing else, for a believer. We are not traders, businessmen. We are not doing business with our Lord, to say, ‘if I’m doing this good, I’m going to get this … Continue reading

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Find yourself through the intelligence of the Prophet and the Friends of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If your life is not showing your belief you are a hypocrite. If you say, ‘I believe in something,’ but your life is showing something else, you are not being sincere. You are not being honest. You are hypocrite. … Continue reading

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Why does the Ulama attack each other even though they are Sunnis?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why does the Ulama attack each other even though they are Sunnis? Because they are too free. That’s why they attack each other. If they are busy with the real work, they are going to stop attacking. Even … Continue reading

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 How Can I Join The Dergah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have recently started watching your sohbets online and I really like your teachings. How can I join the Dergah? You already join the Dergah. If you like to be with us, we like to be with  you. … Continue reading

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Why is trust decreasing day by day between people?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: These days people hardly trust anyone and if they do, they get hurt from the same  person anyway. It is happening a lot these days. Why is the trust decreasing day by day between people?  This is one … Continue reading

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How can I subdue the habit of playing video games again?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: With Sheykh Effendi Himmah, I managed to get rid of a habit of playing video games. Recently this habit has come back to me. How can I subdue  it again? How can you subdue? You take a stick and … Continue reading

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How Does Brotherhood Divide?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How Does Brotherhood Divide? First, look at the first two brothers that was ever sent into this world. Who are the two brothers? Habil and Qabil. Two brothers came. They are brothers from the same father, same mother. They are brothers, … Continue reading

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Stay United Under The Flag Of SahibulSaif

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Universes. All praise are due to Allah, who describes Himself in Ayatul Qursi saying, “Allah,  there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all existence. Neither drowsiness … Continue reading

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Drink From The Fountain Of Youth

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking support from our Sheykh SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim al-Kibrisi to send us something, so that we don’t speak from other people’s egos and imagination that you pick from here, you pick from here, you pick from … Continue reading

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How did Sheykh Effendi respond to ridicule and obstruction in his work?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Before his veiling, Sheykh Effendi was obstructed and ridiculed in doing his work. How did he respond to this? Like a Sultan. Like a Saint. Dogs may bark, but the Caravan continues. He never stop to bark back. … Continue reading

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Learn The Knowledge Of Allah From The Men Of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim This is not a scholarly gathering. This is not a book knowledge gathering where we plan ahead what to speak, where we write notes, we refer as a lecture. No. this jama’at, it is a living tradition. When something … Continue reading

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So many women scholars are called “Shaykha” and “Ustadha” is this Islamically acceptable?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: So many women scholars are called “Shaykha” and “Ustadha” is this Islamically acceptable? Huh! It depends on who is claiming to speak on the behalf of Islam. Awliya Allah they are not accepting ‘Shaykha’. There is no such … Continue reading

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How are we supposed to behave with parents who are against the Dergah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How are we supposed to behave with parents who are against the Dergah?They complain and misjudge me when I try to speak less. When I try to be friendly with them, it affects my faith and sincerity. My … Continue reading

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Is absent mindedness a disease of the spirit? If so how do we fight the disease?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is absent mindedness a disease of the spirit? If so how do we fight the disease? Come to the Dergah. They Sheykh will be able to fix you that time. If you are absent minded, you are going … Continue reading

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I sit next to good company of religious people, but still end up sinning when I am with myself. What should I do?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I sit next to good company of religious people, but still end up sinning when I am with myself. What should I do? That is the problem. Because after you sit with religious people and you sit by … Continue reading

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The Key To Happiness In This Life And The Hereafter

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  All praises are due to Allah swt, the Lord of the Universes.  All praises are due to Allah who is the First, the Last, the Manifest, the Hidden. The One who has Might and Power over all things. and … Continue reading

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‘O Bani Adam, do not worship sheytan. Verily he is an open enemy to you!’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking support from our Sheykh to send us something that is going to benefit us dunya and akhirat. That is going to give us refreshment, that is going to give us hope, that is going to give … Continue reading

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How long until the Shariat will return as a ruling system?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How long until the Shariat will return as a ruling system? We are waiting for that too. Maybe it’s going to be one day. Maybe it’s going to be one year. Maybe it’s going to be one hundred … Continue reading

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A leper, a Bald man and a Blind man – A lesson of Thankfulness and Gratitude

BismillahirRahmanirRahim         All praises are due to Allah swt, the Lord of the Universes.    All praises are due to He who has created Adam from water and clay. All praises are due to He who has honoured … Continue reading

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The Jama’at of The New Ottomans

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is our purpose? Our purpose, not your purpose. Our purpose is to have what? To have a jama’at, to have a community. Why is this important? If it is not important, Holy Prophet (asws) would not have founded … Continue reading

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How can we submit ourselves to the will of Allah swt when something we pray for isn’t granted to us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question:  How can we submit ourselves to the will of Allah swt when something we pray for isn’t granted to us? So your submission is according to if Allah obeys you or not? That’s a very un Islamic way. ‘O God, … Continue reading

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Is laziness a disease? Is procrastination a disease? If they are then what are the motivating factors to get rid of such things?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is laziness a disease? Is procrastination a disease? If they are then what are the motivating factors to get rid of such things? Of course, laziness is a disease. It is coming from sheytan too. How are you … Continue reading

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