Monthly Archives: September 2016

Muharram: Sacrifice For The Way Of Haqq

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tarikatuna Sohbet fil khayri min jamiya. This Tarikat, it is based on association. With association, you will learn how to live your faith. Without association, you will have a faith that you don’t know how to live. Then you … Continue reading

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How do we have more belief in our Shaykh that they will make things easier for us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: How do we have more belief in our Shaykh that they will open things up for us and make things easier? Those are two different things, too. It’s like you are asking for more belief in our … Continue reading

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How can I be patient?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can I be patient? Try not to be patient and see where that leads you. Be impatient. Be ten times more impatient, if you like it, if it works out for you, stay impatient. If it doesn’t … Continue reading

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What is Sincerity?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tarikatuna Sohbet fil khayri min jamiya. Our Tarikat is based on association. Our way, it is based on association and goodness comes from association. With association, with Sohbet, the believer will find nutrition for his spirit. He will find … Continue reading

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Beware of Hypocrisy

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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Only The Believers They Are Brothers

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are here waiting and asking from our Sheykh to send us something that is going to benefit us. We are not here to just waste our time, we are not here as a routine, we are not coming … Continue reading

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The Essence of Edep

BismillahirRahmanirRahim For Muslims, for believers, before we begin anything, we say, ‘Auzu billahi minashaitanir rajim.’ What that means is we seek refuge in our Lord, in our Creator, and we are calling our Lord and our Creator Allah. There’s not … Continue reading

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The Enemy Attacks The Weakest Link

BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do you follow your Sheykh? Not just by watching. You have to do. You have to do. You have to see, ‘he walks like that. I’ll try to walk like that. He thinks like that, I’ll have to … Continue reading

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What are the manners for Jumma?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are the manners for Jumma? So much of it is already structured. We just have to go inside the structure. Like what, for instance? Jumma begins Thursday night. What do we have Thursday night? Zikr. Now to prepare … Continue reading

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Spirituality is looking at what chokes the spirit

BismillahirRahmanirRahim They lost that tradition of calling the children ‘ghulam (servant).’ They said, ‘this is your ghulam only to Allah.’ How you can be ghulam to Allah if you are not ghulam to Rasul. You cannot be. One time I … Continue reading

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The Road to Allah (swt) is Traveled in a Caravan

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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This Religion Is Standing Strong Through The Sacrifices of The Holy Ones

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Our knowledge next to their knowledge is nothing but a drop in their oceans. So we are asking him, our Sheykh, SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani, to send us something, to be with us, something that is going … Continue reading

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How do we identify our nafs and become Rabbani?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we identify our nafs and become Rabbani? Follow the one who has reached the station of Rabbaniyyat then he will first teach you ubudiyyah, servanthood, and the real servant will not want to be anything other … Continue reading

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I benefit from the Sheykh’s sohbet and zikr immensely. I would like to take bayah but am afraid. Why do I have fears to take bayah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I benefit from the Sheykh’s sohbet and zikr immensely. I would like to take bayah but am afraid. Why do I have fears to take bayah?   It’s a good question, you should ask yourself why you have … Continue reading

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Eid ul-Adha: The True Purpose of This Day of Kurban

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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Eid ul-Adha: Understand What We Are Sacrificing

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  The act of just cutting the animal, sacrificing, it is very easy to do. But the meaning of it, we have to understand that before we commit that action, when we are doing it and after, because if we … Continue reading

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If a person has anger, jealousy, hatred, and does not remember his Lord, will he reach the mercy of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If a person has some anger,  jealousy, hatred, sadness and does not remember his Lord, will they ever reach the mercy of Allah? Will they always be rejected from Divine Presence?   We all have some of those … Continue reading

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Hajj: Remembering our Father Ibrahim’s Sacrifice

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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Remember What You Have Experienced

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Zikr means remembrance. We are remembering. Remembering. Remembering who? Of course, we’re sitting and we’re trying to remember Allah. But in reality, you can only remember something you’ve experienced, correct? We have experience, then. Discovering our Creator is not … Continue reading

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In many ways, sheytans attack me for following my Sheykh. How should I react to these sheytans?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In many different ways, sheytans attack me for following my Sheykh. I get upset when I am put into this position. How should I react to these sheytans? You are going to react according to the advice, of … Continue reading

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How and what can one do to prepare for the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How and what can one do to prepare for the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah?   Very good, MashaAllah. First ten days of Dhul Hijjah, if you fast one day in Dhul Hijjah, in the first ten … Continue reading

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Raise Your Children In Shukur

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The role models that we are showing our children, role models that are not grounded in our belief, in our values, in our culture, in reality, tell me what Superman has to do with reality? Or Spider-man, or lizard-man? … Continue reading

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You said that we should not analyze things by ourselves, or else Sheytan would be directing us. How do I avoid this trap?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned in the Khutbah that we should not analyze things by ourselves, or else, even though we have a Sheykh, in reality Sheytan would be directing us. How do I know that I don’t fall in this … Continue reading

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Walk the Way of Servanthood

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 worship not just for ourselves to feel good but instead for Allah’s sake?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we worship not just for our selves to feel good but instead for Allah’s sake? What intentions should we make? Don’t worry, you are going to worship and some day, someway, somehow, that high that you get, … Continue reading

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Obey Allah For His Sake Only

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The ayat of Amanah Rasul, we are saying it five times a day, the ayat that Allah swt gave directly to the Holy Prophet (asws) on the night of Miraj without the intermediary of Jibril (as), directly Allah gave … Continue reading

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