Monthly Archives: January 2021

How do I control and challenge my ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am a teenager, and since I have listened to your speeches I have tried to follow the Sufi Naksibendi path, and I have tried to control my ego. Today I have committed major sins and I’m upset. … Continue reading

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The Way Of Companionship

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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Why is it so difficult to keep a connection, and how do we fix that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seyhim, as you were mentioning, even though we make intention every day that we are going to work, to try to keep at least some sort of a connection, but then it becomes difficult to keep that because … Continue reading

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What would you recommend me to do to become more stable and mature if I was in front of you?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I realized after watching one of your sohbets that I may be bipolar. I wish my moods and emotions would be stable and not change frequently between depression and happiness. I feel like my mind is and was … Continue reading

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Is riya a disease of this century?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned about riya last week. Is it more in the end of Ahir Zaman that it is a problem, or has it been a disease of this century? We are asking permission from our Sheykh to speak, … Continue reading

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Can you shed some light on the secret of Insan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you please shed some light on what is the secret of Insan? Even though nafs, dunya, sheytan are all veils and enemies onto it, what is the actual secret of this Insan? When we read the Mawlana Rumi … Continue reading

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Allah (SWT) says, ‘pray as if you see Me.’ How do we get close to that state of awareness and not pray to ourselves?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When in prayer Allah (SWT) says, ‘pray as if you see Me.’ My question is, how do you get close to that state of awareness when many times, if not all the time, we fall down the trap … Continue reading

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Every Moment

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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Why Do We Want To Be With Our Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim People have different understandings, some having wrong understandings. Some understandings, it’s very low-level. Whatever that is low, it has to get higher and higher. This is why we are following the Holy Prophet (AS), not to be stuck. What … Continue reading

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How can a Murid put forth his opinions to his Sheykh with edep and good manners?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can a Murid put forth his opinions or a thought that he has to his Sheykh with edep and good manners? How? If you have edep and good manners, just use it. Edep and good manners, they’re not … Continue reading

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It was mentioned to be with the Saliheen. Who are, and what are the characteristics of the Saliheen?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It was mentioned to be with the Saliheen. Who are, and what are the characteristics of the Saliheen? Auzubillahi minasheytanir rajim, BismillahirRahmanirRahim. The Saliheen are those ones that they are in love with their Lord, they love their Lord … Continue reading

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What are the qualities Allah SWT loves for us to show when we are afflicted with tribulation?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are the qualities that Allah SWT loves for us to show when we are afflicted with tribulation? If you have tests that is coming to you, patience. Patience, Sabur, it is very difficult. That’s why the Names … Continue reading

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How can we overcome our ego when we have wrong desires that ache if we don’t commit them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we overcome our ego, and when we have wrong desires that ache if we don’t commit them, how do we overcome them? First, you have the ego. It is the most dangerous, and it is the … Continue reading

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The ego denies the blessings of Allah SWT, but really focuses on the good that it has done. How do we defeat that trick of the ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: A trick of the ego is that it denies the blessings of Allah SWT, as Allah says in Surah al-Rahman, how many blessings of your Lord will you deny? But it really focuses and magnifies even a small … Continue reading

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If They Were To See 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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Asking The Right Questions

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Leave aside how much you know. Leave aside what books you have read, how you can show off to people how much knowledge you have. As believers, you should be interested to ask yourself ‘what kind of questions do … Continue reading

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Does Allah give us many paths knowing what we will choose?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Does Allah give us many paths with already knowing what we will choose but He allows us to live and choose which path we take? Ah, that’s a very good question. It shows that you have been raised … Continue reading

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Some of us are grown, but are still like children on the inside. What must one do with this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Some of us are grown, but we are still like children on the inside. Maybe in our minds or in our hearts. I want to know, from your point of view, what one must do with this. Children … Continue reading

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Why do we see a black spot on the forehead of the wahabis and the shining face of Ahli Sunnah wal Jamaat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why do we see a big black spot on the forehead of the wahabi people, but we can see the shining face of Ahli Sunnah wal Jamaat? When I see Waliullah, his face is shining like the moon. … Continue reading

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Can anyone change Mazhab for his own benefits or is it from the ego to think like that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last week I was listening to the sohbet when Sheykh was speaking about the importance of following a Mazhab. My question is can anyone change the Mazhab for his own benefits or is it from the ego to … Continue reading

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Are you speaking about collective decision making, rather than maybe making the wrong decision?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What you were just talking about, it’s collective decision making, so rather than maybe making the wrong decision, you’re talking about collective decision making? Yes, it is. It is not singular. In reality, no action that you take, … Continue reading

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Manners are Learned in Jamaat

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 we protect ourselves from bad thoughts that come into our head?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we protect ourselves if any bad thoughts come into our head, give us the wrong directions in our life? So you are asking me how to protect yourselves from waswasa. What is waswasa? The whisperings of … Continue reading

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I left Islam three years ago. Is it possible Allah will forgive me if I repent?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My name is Luke, I’m from Australia and I converted to Islam in 2012 when I was only sixteen years old. I left Islam three years ago because everyone overburdened me with books and Wahhabi ideologies. The Wahhabi … Continue reading

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Is A Sheykh Needed To Understand What Kind Of Service Is Best For Us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: To be a servant, the best way is understanding what kind of service is the best. For this, is a Sheykh needed? A Sheykh is needed to become a servant? Of course. Abu Yazid al Bastami is saying … Continue reading

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Does the Sheykh need to submit his nafs to a Sheykh or is it beyond our understanding?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You’ve talked about submitting the nafs before. Does the Sheykh need to submit his nafs to a Sheykh or is it beyond our understanding? Can you say the Holy Prophet (AS) has a nafs? Murid: In my understanding, … Continue reading

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Desire Of The Soul

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is your original self? You are looking to high stations, this is a problem. I am digging, we are making surgery now. You jump to the Ruh and you jump to the Prophet and his reality. You are … Continue reading

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Are the soul and the nafs the same? If we have bad thoughts is it because the sheytan empowers the nafs?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Assalamualaikum Sheykh, may Allah (SWT) raise your darjah. I have benefited from your videos greatly, please consider me as your student. My question is regarding the soul and the nafs, are they the same? If we have bad … Continue reading

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Who Are You Following, O Muslims?

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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Strangers In This World

BismillahirRahmanirRahim May Allah be witness, may His Prophet and the Holy Ones be witness that on a Holy Night like this, when the whole world is going crazy, waiting for complete darkness to be jumping up and down and to … Continue reading

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