Monthly Archives: September 2018

Faith is Submission

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Faith is not something from the outside that you’re going to get. Faith is something that you already have. Islam is something that everyone already has. Everyone is born a Muslim, everyone is born in complete submission. And that … Continue reading

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Only for Allah

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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Hakkanis live and die for Truth

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking permission, Insya’Allah, from them, to send us something to say what is necessary. Not necessary, we sit, we listen. Because it is a job of a believer to listen. It is a job of  the Evliya and the Enbiya to speak, to … Continue reading

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How can I overcome fear so that I can start my journey to discover my strength?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I know I need to challenge my weakness in order for me to live more with my spirit than with my ego, but I am always hesitant to challenge myself as I am afraid it will be too … Continue reading

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Could you explain why the Surma was worn and how we can apply that meaning to our lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last night you spoke about the origins of wearing the surma, could you explain more about the purpose why it was worn and how we can apply that meaning to our lives today?   Wearing the surma, the, what … Continue reading

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How should I evaluate what I’m living through lately?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How should I evaluate what I’m living through lately? It seems I’m living through the same things over and over again. Is there a reason for this? What lesson should I take? What path should I follow? Break … Continue reading

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When is it proper to look outside yourself?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: When is it proper to look outside yourself rather than just focusing on your own ego? You must know what is for you. You must know what is for you, you must know what is your role in … Continue reading

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Read your self

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you don’t understand what you’re going to be forgiven from then your forgiveness also is sinful. As Hz Rabiatul Adawiya is saying, ‘your ‘astaghfirullah’, it needs another ‘astaghfirullah’.” You understand? The way you say ‘astaghfirullah’, you need an … Continue reading

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How did the Ottomans rule during times of fitna?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How did the Ottomans rule during times of fitna with relation to the events of Ashura and other groups of Muslims who were outside the general norms of the approved way of life by the Khilafat? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. During … Continue reading

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It seems Ashura was always a day of deliverance, yet for the Most Beloved and his family it was a tragedy. Can you explain this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we look at the life of the Anbiya who came before Rasulullah (AS)’s earthly life and their ummahs, it seems Ashura was always a day of deliverance for them. For Nuh, for Adam, for Musa… and yet, … Continue reading

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When is the time we apply Mercy and when is the time we apply Justice?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When is the time we apply Mercy and when is the time we apply Justice? Hz Abu Bakr, Hz Umar, Hz Osman and Hz Ali, so many wars that they fought. The wars that they fought against unbelievers … Continue reading

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The Way of 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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Ashura: Our destiny is not this world

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  What is our destination? The believer he looks with the Nur of Allah. He knows where he is, he knows where he is from and he knows where he is going. And the believer does not get cheated. The … Continue reading

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The Sacred Ashura

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet, we are asking support from our Sheykh, Sahibul Saif, the Owner of the Sword, Sheykh Abdul Kerim el-Kibrisi el-Rabbani, to send his support to us on this most holy day, the holy night of Ashura. The first one … Continue reading

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It was mentioned that “one who knows himself knows his Lord”. How do we understand this better?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It was mentioned that “one who knows himself knows his Lord”. How do we understand this better? I see my stubbornness and my weaknesses, I see that even after all this Allah (SWT) is still being Merciful. Is … Continue reading

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Seeing the majesty of Islam through our Tariqat, how did we end up at the current state of Muslims in the world from being oppressed to becoming tyrants?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seeing the majesty, beauty and haybet of Islam that was carried for so many centuries and seeing just a minor glimpse of it through our Tariqat, how did we end up at the current state of Muslims in … Continue reading

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As I continue to do namaz, wird, zikr, my ego keeps trying to fool me to think that I’m so saintly. How can I fight this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: As I continue to do namaz, wird, zikr, etc., my ego keeps trying to fool me to think that I’m so saintly now. As I do it, I keep picturing myself being admired by others. I know that … Continue reading

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Who are you without Islam?

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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When purity and innocence is lost

BismillahirRahmanirRahim That world, that they were just there, and even in this world, they are still seeing how that world it is covering this world. Do you understand? That world is covering this world. What is covering  is covering this … Continue reading

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I am in love with things that Allah hates. Does this make me a hypocrite as a Muslim?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have been listening to your sohbets and I’ve realized that I am in love with things that Allah (SWT) hates. Does this make me a hypocrite as a Muslim? I am really confused, can you please clarify? … Continue reading

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I want to visit Osmanli Dergah but a mureed there annoys me a lot. How should I proceed from here?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I want to visit Osmanli Dergah but a mureed there annoys me a lot. I fear that if I go I may lose my temper. How should I proceed from here? Go there for the sake of Allah, … Continue reading

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Does Shaykh Lokman Efendi accept murids visiting from other Tariqats?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: Does Shaykh Lokman Efendi accept murids visiting from other Tariqats? Of course we are accepting. People must come to visit and to, not must-must, I’m just saying we are welcoming everyone to come, and if you like, come. … Continue reading

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What is the nature of progress in the Naksibendi way?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the nature of progress in the Naksibendi way? How does someone know they are progressing? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. There are many, many answers to that question. But as our Sheykh and Sheykh Maulana say, our aim is to … Continue reading

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Sheykh Maulana warns about the Islamic new Year entering on Tuesday night. How can we prepare?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question:  Sheykh Maulana (QS) gave a warning in 2002 about the Islamic new year entering on Tuesday night. How can we keep this warning and prepare  for this coming year?  BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Auzubillah minash shaitanir rajeem Bismillahir  RahmanirRahim.  Destur Medet … Continue reading

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1440 – Believers must wake up!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim      1440 years. 1440 just entered. Foolish people are going to think that every year it’s going to get better, because they are not looking with the Nur of Allah or the Prophet. They are not looking with … Continue reading

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After friends and families were veiled from this world, after some time, the feeling of detachment or longing to be with them arises again. Is this from the ego or from the spirit?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: After friends and families were veiled from this world, at first it’s heavy to experience the loss. Once the heaviness of loss passes, after some time, the feeling of detachment or longing to be with them arises again. … Continue reading

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In our daily life should we carry the firmness of Hz Umar (RA) or be more soft?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: In our daily life should we carry the firmness of Hz Umar (RA) or be more soft? Before we talk about how we should be outside, let’s talk about how we should be inside. Before we should talk … Continue reading

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Stand up firmly for Justice

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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The believer complains only about himself to his Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Complaining, it burns your blessings. Complaining makes you to follow, step by step, the sunnat of sheytan, because sheytan was the first one who complained to Allah. He complained. He disobeyed Allah, in reality before he disobey, you think … Continue reading

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I’m in love with dunya but I’m remorseful of my actions. I’m not part of a Tarikat. What should I do?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I feel like big munafiq with my actions. I am still in love with dunya and its contents. The main reason that I now understand why I follow your videos is to make myself feel good about myself. … Continue reading

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Does Allah value those from ordinary and lesser bloodlines?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My faith has hit an all-time low in my near twenty-three years of life. I study the Evliya, what made them special to Allah SWT. I realize that they have all descended from the Prophet (AS) and his … Continue reading

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When I have a question or concern is it better to leave it alone and wait?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I feel shy and ashamed asking any questions because I ask and don’t apply the answers when they are given. When I have a question or concern is it better to leave it alone and wait? What would … Continue reading

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I am fighting with all my strength to be with the good. How can I win my fight definitively?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am in a constant tug of war. I sin, I repent, sometimes I resist, other times I fall prey. It is hit or miss. How can I bring myself to the side of good? I am fighting … Continue reading

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How do we know if we have a pure heart that is worthy in the presence of Allah (SWT)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we know if we have a pure heart that is worthy in the presence of Allah (SWT)? Destur, medet ya Sahibul Saif. Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayru wa jamiya. Our way continues through sohbet. The sohbet, it … Continue reading

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I feel lonely because of the distance I have from you. What is my next step to do?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Alhamduilah I found Naqshbandi Tarikat as an easy route to get close to Allah (SWT). I already chose Sheykh Lokman Efendi as my Sheykh and I have dreamt of Him for the first time and I am kissing … Continue reading

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Remembrance and the Qalbun Salim

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Nawaitul arbain, nawaitul uzla, Nawaitu Khlawa, Nawaitu riada, nawaitu suluk. Hasbinallah wa ni’mal wakeel. Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min jamiat. Our way, insyaAllah, will continue through the sohbet. Through the sohbet, goodness comes. We are making zikr, before. And … Continue reading

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Sheytan will betray you

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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