Monthly Archives: February 2015

How can we gain the twelve good characteristics of dogs?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we gain the twelve good characteristics of dogs? The Characteristics of a dog that Sheykh Maulana has said, the Prophets and the Saints of Allah they share these twelve characteristics. And in order to gain these … Continue reading

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May we become beloved to those who are beloved to Allah swt

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tariqatuna Sohbet wa Khayru fil Jamiat. Our Tarikat, it is based on association. Goodness comes to the association. Where there is an association, there is blessings. And where there is blessing, there is Rahmat and there is Mohabbat. We … Continue reading

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Living For The Sake Of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Medet Ya Seyyidi, Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet. So much Sheytan is pulling people on the other side saying, ‘You are such a good person. It’s okay. You don’t have to do this. You are doing this.’ What is your … Continue reading

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Protect your faith like it is going to be stolen from you at any time

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Everyone will have eyes on it and they will try to destroy it. If you have something valuable, what do you have to do? You have to protect it. Something that is valuable in Islam, you have to protect … Continue reading

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What should two murids do if they get into a disagreement or fight?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What should two murids do if they get into a disagreement or fight? What should two murids do if they get into a fight? In the first place why are they getting into a fight? Why are you getting … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of The Peacock Feather

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the history and importance of peacock feathers in Osmanli Dergah Sharif? This is the Osmanli Dergahi. We are honouring and we are putting our Ottoman ancestors on top of our heads, because they are ruling the … Continue reading

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Bahlul Dana and the Houses from Paradise

Auzubillahi mina shaytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Bahlul Dana is one of the Saints. He was living in the time of Harun al-Rashid, a rightly guided Khalifa, Rahmatullah Alayh. And Harun Rashid was consulting with him time to time. But time to … Continue reading

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Essence of Faith: Remembrance of Death

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu Salallahu … Continue reading

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Wake up now before you are awakened without your will

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking support from our Sheykh who takes his support from the Holy ones, from the Holy Prophet (asws), from Allah swt. This is the Divine Protocol to receive Divine Knowledge. To have Divine Knowledge, you have to … Continue reading

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Coming with an empty cup to the sohbet.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we empty our cup to the best that we can to make sure that it is not filled. How do you come to a sohbet with an empty cup? You come empty. I know if people come … Continue reading

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If I swallow my pride will I look weak in front of others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was in the situation when I was mistreated with arrogance, and I zipped up my pride and swallowed it. Alhamdulillah, it is good. but I am thinking that the person may have the upper hand. What should one … Continue reading

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Islam Has to Occupy Your Life

Auzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim La Illaha Illallah, La illaha illallah, La illaha illallah Muhamad Rasulullah alaihi solatullah. La Illaha Illallah, La illaha illallah, La illaha illallah Muhamad Nabiullah alaihi solatullah, La Illaha Illallah, La illaha illallah, La illaha illallah Muhamad … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong To Love The Murshid How Do We Make Rabita To The Murshid?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is it wrong to love the  Murshid ? and based on the Hadith that when you see a friend of Allah, one remembers Allah, how do we make Rabita to him? Well, it is not wrong. You have … Continue reading

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Is a bad deed and a sin the same thing?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is a bad deed and a sin the same thing? We don’t like to use the word sin. There are a certain things, especially the manners of Tasawwuf, although we are rough and tough with certain things, we … Continue reading

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Edep In Relaying Dreams

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Hoja Lokman Effendi Hz replying to a question about  dreams. Yes, it is sunnat to relay your dream in the day time, especially after Fajr. Holy Prophet (asws) used to do it. Like what our Sheykh does, after Fajr … Continue reading

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“Ya Rabbi, do not make our end to be bad.”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah.  Like this or like that, we are going to finish this month of RabiulAkhir. May Allah make our end to be good. InsyaAllah. People of the Ahir zaman, we have to pray a lot. We have to pray … Continue reading

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Be simple believers that are running to please their Lord.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu Salallahu … Continue reading

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How Should One Integrate What Is Learnt At The Dergah To Their Life At Home?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How Should One Integrate What Is Learnt At The Dergah To Their Life At Home? That is a million dollar cheat question: how do you integrate what is learnt at the Dergah to your life at home? It’s … Continue reading

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What Is Sacrifice?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: What Is Sacrifice? Sacrifice, it is to give up something that means something to you. Sacrifice is to give up something that means everything to you. When you come to a certain station, you’ll realise also that whatever has … Continue reading

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 How do I seek forgiveness for my past sins when some of whom I hurt are dead?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : My past sins are causing me a lot of pain. I have broke people’s hearts in the past. I am afraid of dying in this state. I have asked for forgiveness by some and some whom I … Continue reading

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THE RULING OF ISLAM

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Medet Ya Sultanul Awliya, medet. Allah is testing real faith and fake faith. And the test comes like this. There has to be opposition for us to say, “We are defending the Truth.” And Allah is testing people’s real … Continue reading

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SULTAN ABDUL HAMID KHAN AND THE GENERAL

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya Seyyidi Ya Sultanul Awliya, Medet. In the time of Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan (Jannat Mekan), during the last days when there was confusion everywhere and Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan is almost alone, he doesn’t have too many … Continue reading

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Why we say “madad” to Sheykh Effendi when Allah is closer than Jugular vein?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Recently, my family member watched the live sohbet and he asked why we say “madad” to Sheykh Effendi when Allah is closer to us than our jugular vein. Could you please explain so it maybe clearer for him? We … Continue reading

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How to not let others negativity to get to you?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If you are trying to do your own things for the sake of Allah and those around you they try to annoy you, try to bring you down but they do wrong things themselves, what should you do? Or … Continue reading

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Islam, It Is A Living Religion.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking help and support from our Sheykh to send us something that is going to give benefit to us, InsyaAllah. We are here to understand why we have been sent and to remind ourselves of the promise … Continue reading

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How should we take care of our children?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How should we take care of  our children? That is actually a very good question. We need a Sheykh, and to be in association with him. We need to have a good jamaat. That time you are not going … Continue reading

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Be firm, Be steadfast, Do not drop the faith for anything!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu Salallahu … Continue reading

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Knowledge For Our Journey Home

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking from our Sheykh, SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Kibrisi Hz to send us something that is going to benefit us. So that we can take and we can use it. Something useful. Knowledge that is useful. Because … Continue reading

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O Muslims! Wake Up To The Truth

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tariqatuna sohbet fii hayri min Jamiyat. Our way is built on association. Through association, people who is looking to live the right lifestyle they may learn something. And take that and apply to your life,  you will be winning … Continue reading

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How does one digest anger?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I act with patience during confrontation but get angry when reflecting on that confrontation. How does one digest anger? So you get angry and you are reacting on that confrontation? So don’t reflect on that confrontation. Let it … Continue reading

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How should a woman control her jealousy?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How should a woman control her jealousy?  How should a woman control her jealousy? First to know when the jealousy is hitting you, it is not real. Don’t have a discussion, a conversation with jealousy. Jealousy is coming from … Continue reading

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What should one do when they want to follow a Tarikat or Sheykh but has doubts on which one to follow?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should one do when they want to follow a Tarikat or Sheykh but has doubts on which one to follow? What signs should they wait for? Before you look for signs, use your intelligence, correct? Before you … Continue reading

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Are we allowed to give charity to homeless individuals on the street?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Are we allowed to give charity to homeless individuals on the street? If you are talking about here in America, if you see someone on the streets, your heart is moved to give something, we are not going … Continue reading

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When Allah is at the centre of your priority in life

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Jumma Mubarak. May we be awake enough to collect the blessings of this Jumma and this month. May we not be in ghaflat. May we not be in la’nat (cursed). May we always be busy with ourselves not with … Continue reading

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Is it necessary to recite anything when seeing physically or mentally disabled person?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is it necessary to recite anything when seeing physically or mentally disabled person? What, you want to recite something to protect yourself? Because you think this physical or mental disabled person, they are going to spray you? Or … Continue reading

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