Monthly Archives: November 2018

“I am as My servant thinks I am”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you explain the Hadith Qudsi when Allah (SWT) is saying, ‘I am as My servant thinks I am’?  Destur medet. We’re asking support from our Sheykh insyaAllah, maybe to just say a couple of words. Because we are looking to … Continue reading

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To what extent are we responsible in regard with the money we give?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: To what extent are we responsible in regard with the money we give? This has to do with Islamic spirit and lifestyle, it’s less to do with knowing Islamic law, Hadiths or Quran, you understand? Because this has … Continue reading

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The group that is in safety

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet ya Sahibulsaif. Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min jamiat. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Holy Prophet (AS) is saying ‘Islam will be divided into seventy-three different groups.’  Listen very carefully. He is saying ‘Islam will be divided into seventy-three different groups.’ He said … Continue reading

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What does it mean to “testify”?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we say the Shahadat, it translates as “we testify or bear witness”. What does this mean when in reality, physically, we are not seeing/witnessing yet we say we “bear witness”?   What we are doing actually, is … Continue reading

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How should we understand the quality of Ummi?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Question: When it is said that the Prophet (AS) is an ummi, what does that mean and how should we understand that quality that he (AS) has? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We spoke at length before. Now we just, maybe wrap it up … Continue reading

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Our Prophet is the Greatest

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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What makes Allah to forgive Bani Adam?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There is a Hadith e-Qudsi that Allah SWT is saying ‘ya Bani Adam, if you didn’t make any mistakes, I would create another creation that made mistakes so that they would come back to Me and ask forgiveness … Continue reading

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Has Allah created All of Mankind to represent Him?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When Allah SWT is saying that He has created Mankind to represent Him, is it all of Mankind or specific individuals. How can we represent Allah SWT if we are usually failing and being fooled by our ego … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be satisfied with the will of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What does it mean to be satisfied with the will of Allah? And how can we follow this if we cannot identify His will from ours? For example, if someone has a proposal, should he/she accept it thinking … Continue reading

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How should a woman not have wrong attachments?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It is always mentioned that when They (as) were separated, Hz. Havva was crying for Hz. Adem (as), and He (as) was crying for Allah (swt). What is the lesson in this for a woman? How should a … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of reciting the Mawlid-e-Shareef?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have a good view of reciting Mawlid Shareef, however some people are giving me bad explanations and opinions so I’m confused right now. I’m sure it will be more clear for me if I get to know … Continue reading

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What is the truth behind giving sadaqa for the deceased?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I have heard of a Hadees-e-Shareef that the Prophet (as) says that the first night the deceased goes through within the grave is the toughest, so sadaqa should be given in the name of the deceased. What is … Continue reading

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Why did Allah send Holy Prophet in a human form?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why did Allah SWT send Holy Prophet (AS) in a human form? If Allah SWT revealed to this, number one, of course, this world cannot carry anything. This world is the lowest of the worlds. This world, everything … Continue reading

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Praising the Prophet (AS) through the actions

BismillahirRahmanirRahim When a person does the Sunnah, in reality he is praising the Prophet (AS). Because the praising is not just through saying the words, then what is the difference now, the MP3 player can also play salawats twenty-four hours, … Continue reading

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Is it acceptable to translate the Azaan in Turkish?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Some Turkish Politicians are speaking about making the Ezan in Turkish. Is it acceptable to do so? And if so, how should Muslims behave towards the translation of the Ezan? It is very unusual for us to hear, … Continue reading

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The Real Prophet

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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What is the true meaning of peace in Islam and in Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the meaning of peace? In today’s world it is hard to imagine what it is, but Muslims are very quick to say ‘Islam is peace.’ What is the true meaning of peace in Islam and in … Continue reading

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Return your will back to Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah (SWT) made us very different from the animals, He made us very different from the angels, He has made us, He has created us, to represent Him. He did not create even the angels to represent Him, us. … Continue reading

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What is the role of loneliness in Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the role of loneliness in Tarikat? Is it important to feel lonely at times or is it a trick from sheytan and our ego? Also, how can we make loneliness to bring us closer to Allah?  … Continue reading

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Why does it take so long for some people to take beyat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why does it take so long for some people to take beyat yet for some they accept it the first time they meet the Sheykh? It depends on the person. It depends on the spiritual attraction. Some, immediately … Continue reading

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Read your own book

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Tarikatuna sohbet fil khayri min jamiat. InsyaAllah, we will say something. Whatever our Sheykh is sending to us. Allah SWT is saying, giving us a very big warning, what is He saying? You know? You know? About the Quran. … Continue reading

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Longing to be reunited with Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question:  We hear stories about the Evliyaullah and they are wanting to be reunited with Allah SWT. When it comes to the rest of the Ummah, we find ourselves scared about returning to Allah Where does this longing for … Continue reading

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The Nation that Walks the Middle Ground

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Prophets, how many people were in their nation and how many from that nation were sincerely following them? From the nation of Nuh (AS), only seventy three followed him into the ship. From the nation of Musa (AS), … Continue reading

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Where are you from

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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In this age of tyranny, how should believers observe this blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In this age of tyranny, how should believers observe this blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal? Be a mercy to the people around you. Be a mercy to them. Don’t punish people. Don’t get upset. Be a mercy to … Continue reading

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RabiulAwwal: Don’t let your heart to be dead

BismillahirRahmanirRahim After a while, it is not about answering those questions, it is about experiencing. Experiencing what? Not even the answers, experiencing the teacher. To experience the school, to experience the environment. Because the answers will come whether you ask … Continue reading

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How should I protect my children while living in NYC

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am a mureed that lives away from Dergah; my surroundings in New York City are very challenging at times. What is the advice to maintain protection and guidance for my children in this environment? Go to the … Continue reading

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Why do some people have tougher lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have heard that Allah (SWT) never wrongs His servants, why is it that some people around us have tougher lives or live lives that will lead them to the hellfire? Everything good that happens to you it … Continue reading

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What should we do to protect ourselves from the last Wednesday of the month of Safar?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The last Wednesday of the month of Safar is coming. For mureeds and for other people that they are not here, they are in other parts of the world, for the last Wednesday, what should we do  before … Continue reading

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What is the right approach instead of blaming other people?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was foolish to complain of other peoples shortcomings while forgetting my own shortcomings. What should have been my right approach? Blame your own shortcomings. Don’t look at other people’s shortcomings. Blame your own shortcomings. Make excuse for … Continue reading

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Kingship Will Return

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Someone is saying we don’t have a Malik and we don’t have Mulk. So as a believer, as a Muslim who is saying forty times a day, ‘Maliki Yawm’id deen,’ there is Malik, but we don’t have a Malik … Continue reading

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How does one make their way back with Edeb?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim    Question:  Before a person got to that point, when they had, let’s say, the first doubt or question, what’s the way for them with edep to come with manners? Because I know from people like that they say, … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be loyal to the Sheykh that has passed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In Tasawwuf, what’s the definition, what’s the meaning of keeping loyalty, to your Sheykh? What does that word loyalty mean, especially to a Sheykh who’s passed? Whatever order that he has given, he says, ‘after I pass, this … Continue reading

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The Imam is a Shield

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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What is that element of the ego that we see every time fitna happens within our Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: This sohbet that you are giving, that when this (fitna) is happening, say, inside our Tarikats history, you’re saying that people instead of either, (a) coming to the Sheykh to say, ‘I’m having this problem, I’m having this … Continue reading

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How does a mureed know if a struggle is a test or a punishment?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When a struggle or a test comes to a mureed, how does a mureed know if it is a test or a punishment for a wrong-doing one may have committed? You sit in the presence of your Sheykh … Continue reading

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Do not judge like shaitan

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Angels have no desire, angels have no ego, angels are completely obedient to Allah (SWT). They have no desire. But Allah (SWT) made the angels to ask and to say, ‘You are going to create this one who is … Continue reading

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How can we understand why we have found ourselves in such an esteemed Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When looking at Sahibul Saif and Shaykh Lokman Efendi and the Osmanli Naksibendi way it is difficult to understand how we can be so lucky and blessed to be part of their association. How can we understand why … Continue reading

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