Monthly Archives: February 2016

Can you please explain the Hadith, ‘Seek knowledge even if you have to go as far as China.’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you please explain the hadith, ‘Seek knowledge even if you have to go as far as China,’ what is meant by knowledge, is it worldy knowledge? or does it mean to become alim or hafiz? Everyone is … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Death is removed in today’s world

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  One thing that the Holy Prophet (asws) said, if we, if everyone holds on to that, your Zikir, your Namaz, every Ibadat that you do is never going to be stale. And what is that, what did the Prophet say? … Continue reading

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When we understand our responsibility as Murids, how do we continue to do the work without being overwhelmed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: When we begin to start understanding our responsibility as Murids, how do we continue to do the work we need to do and to make everyday better than the day before without being overwhelmed, How do we keep … Continue reading

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‘Obey Allah, obey the Messenger, and obey your Rightly Guided Leaders.’

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 … Continue reading

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Tasawwuf Refines your Shahadat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question from a guest: Can you tell me more about your background and your journey to Tarikat? I came to this country twenty years ago. I have been here twenty years. I grew up in a small island in … Continue reading

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What do you think of people who makes dua and praying to a Maqam?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My late grandfather is the descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (asws). Many people who are saying they are Sufi has gone to his grave and pray. They don’t ask him to make dua, they pray  to him. So I’m … Continue reading

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Our whole aim is to find our way back to our Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Alhamdulillah Shukur. We are all travelers. Although it looks like I’m the one who is travelling to come here, you are also traveler, every single one of us. I did not leave my home to come here. We came … Continue reading

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As much as we are doing, that much light the Prophet will give to us

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Jummah prayer, it is obligation for the men. It is not obligation for the women. They can come but it is not obligation for them. For the men, three times you miss the Jummah, what happens? Three times, for … Continue reading

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I am confused about going to Umrah. How do I know if I am ready?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am confused about going to Umrah. How do I know if I am ready? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Have you gone to the Hajj? The Hajj it is Farz. The umrah it is a Sunnat. You do the Farz first before you … Continue reading

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There is no Naksibendi Hakkani Zikr where I live, can I join Zikr from another Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There is no Naksibendi Hakkani Zikr where I live, can I join Zhikr from another Tarikat? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Wherever there are gatherings of people who say ‘Allah,’ go. Listen to your guide, listen to your Murshid and then go. You are … Continue reading

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How does a mureed gain patience after falling?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How does a mureed gain patience after falling? If you ask that question, I’m assuming from the question that you are a mureed. If you are a mureed, you fall, meaning you make mistake, correct? You make mistake, … Continue reading

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‘There was a time when we held our brothers dearer to us than gold or silver.’

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 … Continue reading

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How do I use this Dunya as a means to fulfill my reason for creation and worship to Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I use this Dunya as a means to fulfill my reason for creation and worship to Allah? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Very simple, live according to the way that the Prophets they lived. Live according the way the Sahabi e-Kiram … Continue reading

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Let us renew our Shahadat, let us make our Shahadat to become Alive!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Let us all begin by renewing our Shahadat, which is a foundation for our whole existence.  Saying, ‘Ashadu an-la ilaha il Allah, ve Ashadu anna Muhammadan Abduh ve Rasuluhu. Salallahu Ta’ala Alayhi ve ala Alihi ve Sahbihi ve Sallim.’ … Continue reading

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Essentially what are manners?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: Essentially what are manners? Manners, edep, anything that we are about to think about, to say something about, if it is not coming from Allah and His Prophet (asws) and the AwliyaAllah, it is malayani. It is complete … Continue reading

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When we lose hope while looking at the situation of this world, what should we do?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we lose hope while looking at the situation of this world, what should we do? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. You are supposed to lose hope. You are supposed to be depressed. You are supposed to think, this is it, this is … Continue reading

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I am interested in Islam and was wondering what happens to the prayers I missed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am interested in Islam and was wondering what happens to the prayers I missed? If you are interested in Islam, Allah swt He is the most generous. He is not a miser. He is not counting to … Continue reading

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A Believer’s Biggest Enemy – Heedlessness

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do you become aware of something? We were just talking about earlier, how to be observant and how to be aware of things. Because to be awake and to be aware, it is the opposite of what? To … Continue reading

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Is it permissible to be a loner or hermit if my community has no other followers of Sheykh Effendi?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is it permissible to be a loner or hermit if my community has no other followers of Sheykh Effendi? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Well do what is farz for you. The Jumma it is a farz, you cannot stay away from that. It … Continue reading

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I keep on making the same mistake over and over again and has become a habit, how do I stop this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I keep on making the same mistake over and over again and has become a habit, how do I stop this?  BismillahirRahmanirRahim. You see, we are all drunk. A man who has not broken that bottle and run to … Continue reading

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“Certainly, Allah only looks at your hearts and deeds.”

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 … Continue reading

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How can we understand depression in spiritual terms?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: We see a lot of people with depression, how can we understand depression in spiritual terms? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Depression can only be understood in spiritual terms. Because, depression, it is a spiritual condition. It is not a chemical condition. It … Continue reading

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Would you recommend murids to move as close to Dergah as possible prior to the upcoming troubles?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Would you recommend murids to move as close to Dergah as possible prior to the upcoming troubles? I fear being isolated from the Dergah when the technology fails and I live far away. We are asking our Sheykh … Continue reading

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Honoring the Last Ruling Khalifah of Islam

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan (Jannat Mekan), he was the only one that really cares about the whole ummat. When majority of the leaders of the Muslims they have betrayed, they have betrayed the Ottomans, they have betrayed the Khilafat and they … Continue reading

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What is our body really used for?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is our body really used for? We just had a sohbet today, when I was speaking to the women about this. BismillahirRahmanirRahim, Destur,  Medet, Our Bodies is actually created for Paradise. It is not created for this … Continue reading

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How does a murid rid himself of anger towards his mother?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How does a murid rid himself of anger towards his mother? His mother deprived him of contact with family and emotionally abused him. He now finds himself alone and isolated in his middle age. He dislike his mother … Continue reading

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What is the difference between Mawlid and Urs?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the difference between Mawlid and Urs? We may speak very generally about this. The Mawlid is the birthday, and Mawlid is a birthday the day that Prophet or that Saint is brought into this world physically. … Continue reading

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What is the significance of Qasidah Burdah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the significance of Qasidah Burdah? The Burda Shareef, it is very important. We have given a few sohbets about this, about the Qasidah Al- Burdah. It is written by a person who use to write poetry to … Continue reading

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How does one who has bad health and is lonely keep and build their Iman?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How does one who has bad health and is lonely keep and build their iman? We should look to those below us, but how can that be done if one is at the bottom? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. You say: we should … Continue reading

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When the honored children of Adam get stuck in the lowest of the low…

BismillahirRahmanirRahim “Wa laqad Qaramna bani Adam.” Saadaqallahul azim. Allah swt is saying in the Quran e-Kerim: and We have honored the children of Adam. Allah swt is not honoring the angels. He is not honoring the animals, the other creatures. But He … Continue reading

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I am studying at a college, everyone around me is weak. What can I do as a mureed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am studying at a college, everyone around me is weak. What can I do as a mureed? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Well you are in college, what can we do? Try to escape sometimes. Escape sometimes and be in association with those ones … Continue reading

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Divine qualities versus Evil inclinations

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Do you think it’s easy to sit on that throne? I was just thinking today, they destroy so many concepts and understandings even they put, I was thinking especially about Kings. They make everyone to watch that cartoon, that … Continue reading

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“The strongest Imaan is the loyalty for Allah’s sake”

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 … Continue reading

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How can we be patient when there are trials in life that affect us negatively and damage our dunya?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we be patient when there are trials in life that affect us negatively and damage our dunya? How can we find lessons in these trials? This life has been described as Asfala Safileen, this world, the … Continue reading

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To begin in the Name of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim SelamAleykum warahmatullah. We begin from the beginning. Don’t begin at the end. Don’t begin from the middle. You will never find your question, you will never find your answer, and you will not know where to go and you … Continue reading

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Is having manners the same as being humble?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is having manners the same as being humble? No, it is not the same. To be humble is just one part of manners. Manners means to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason. … Continue reading

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Fear that increases the Faith of a Believer

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  So the khutba today, what is it about? To have the fear of Allah. What is the fear of Allah? This is something we need to ask. What is the fear of Allah? What is the fear? And why … Continue reading

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How can we stop freezing in the Presence of Awliyah and maintain our Manners?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we stop freezing in the Presence of Awliyah and maintain our Manners? Let me put that to myself. When I am in the presence of Sheykh Effendi, depends on how much time you’ve spent and how much … Continue reading

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How we can do a clean business according to the sunnah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: If doing business is a sunnah of the Prophet (asws), then why is business always associated with cheating? How we can do a clean business according to the sunnah? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. For a clean business according to sunnah you … Continue reading

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What should Muslims do if Donald Trump gets elected for president of the US?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should Muslims do if Donald Trump gets elected for president of the US? Should we move out of the country or stay? Donald Trump, he’s just the voice of the people. If he doesn’t get elected there’ll still … Continue reading

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