Monthly Archives: February 2021

Hz Mevlana says that you’re like a caged bird who has to escape and be free. What is the freedom that he’s talking about?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Hz Mevlana says that you’re like a bird in it’s cage, and you have to get out and be free. Obviously, that process is stepping on your ego, being in Tarikat. But from outside, in terms of that … Continue reading

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What is the difference between the dirtiness of a heart and the waswasa that comes to that heart?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the difference between the dirtiness of a heart and the waswasa that comes to that heart? Oh, very good question. Sheytan likes dirtiness. He is attracted to dirtiness. Even if your house you don’t clean, sheytan … Continue reading

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How should we balance our dunya work with our Ahiret?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sometimes I see very hardworking people, they remind me of sheytan, they work with a greedy instinct to obtain the world. How much should we work, what is the balance of that? Sheykh Effendi had said that the … Continue reading

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How can we be busy with our nafs and be positive?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we concentrate on our nafs, it keeps us thinking in a negative way. How can we be busy with our nafs and be positive? Good. Be useful. Don’t just sit and think ‘oh, I’m such a bad … Continue reading

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When we are making dua, are we interfering into Allah’s order?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There was a Kutub living in one part of the world, and it rained so much in that land that he asked from Allah that that rain rained in another place that is dry. And just because he … Continue reading

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The life of some Murids are easy and some murids have hard lives. Is the Murid who has a hard life doing something wrong?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The life of some Murids are easy, their way is opened, but some of the murids have hard lives. Is it because the Murids who have a hard life does something wrong? As a murid, the easiness and … Continue reading

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Can you open up Hz Melvana Rumi’s story of the lion, the wolf and the fox?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was reading a story that Hz Rumi was telling, that the lion takes the wolf and the fox to go hunting with him, he says ‘the three of us together, we can catch more,’ and he’s presenting … Continue reading

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Ala Ni’matil Islam wa Sharafil Iman

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Give more shukur. The worship is from shukur. The first words of Adam (as), our father, when life was given to him, is Alhamdulillahi rabbil alameen. He was giving shukur to Allah. And in that shukur is all hamd to Allah. That … Continue reading

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Can you further explain what you mean by feeling what the Sheykh is feeling?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you further explain what you mean by we have to feel what our Sheykh is feeling, what that feeling is and how we do that? Don’t take it as a whole. Don’t try to do everything. Don’t … Continue reading

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Why is time so short for people in the other life, but so long for us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If they ask someone who is in the other life about the world, how long did you stay in the world, and he says ‘I stayed only one day or half a day,’ why is it so short … Continue reading

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Is touching the feet of the elderly and respected people truly a sunnah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have come across a text which says that touching the feet of the elderly and respected people is a sunnah. However there are other religions which practise this as well. Is it truly a sunnah? To kiss … Continue reading

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May you please explain to us the meaning of kissing the hand of our Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: May you please explain to us the meaning of kissing the hand of our Sheykh? The reason why we are doing it, it is an imitation of the sunnat of the Sahabi e-Kiram to the Holy Prophet (AS), that … Continue reading

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What is the correct etiquette when tying a turban?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the correct etiquette when tying a turban and what should we recite to honor the sunnat of the Holy Prophet (AS)? There are many ways that you can do to make the tying of the Turban … Continue reading

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It is said that it is sin enough to look at a stupid person. What is this stupidity and how do we become intelligent?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It is said that it is sin enough to look at a stupid person. What is this stupidity being referred to and how do we become intelligent? Look at the face of an intelligent person, then you are … Continue reading

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Marhaba Ya Sharullah

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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A Strong Intention In The Holy Months

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Have the intention, make that intention strong. You just take one step in the right direction, you are going to be blessed and rewarded according to your intention, not according to the step that you have taken. The believer … Continue reading

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I am very afraid that I am making shirik. What should I do?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am very afraid of shirik, and in my mind I’m always saying to myself ‘I am making shirik.’ What should I do? Don’t listen to your mind when it tells you that, that it’s making a shirik. … Continue reading

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What did Prophet (AS) see in his nation that despite all transgressions, he still worried for them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It was mentioned that the Prophet (AS) would see dark clouds and would go in and out of his tent to pray for Allah SWT not to punish his nation. What did Prophet (AS) see in his nation … Continue reading

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After feeling emotional I fall into ghaflet, after working on this I’m less emotional. Is my heart now dead?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I noticed that after feeling emotional I fall into ghaflet. After trying to work on this I see now I’m less emotional about nearly everything. In a sohbet, you mentioned Holy Prophet (AS) saying “Force yourself to cry … Continue reading

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I’ve fallen in love with the Osmanli Dergah. How I can avoid arguments with my family, because they are against me?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Ya Sheykh, I am a Murid somewhere else, but I’ve been participating in your zikrs. I’ve fallen in love with the Osmanli Dergah and I’ve fallen in love with the Naksibendi Hakkani. I need advice on how I … Continue reading

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What does it mean that the Throne of Allah is in everyone’s heart?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What does it mean that the Throne of Allah is in everyone’s heart, but not in Angels or in other creatures? Does Allah live in us or did He keep this in our hearts? Is it all humans … Continue reading

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The Way of Sayyid al-Awliya

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 in being in Jamaat that is opposite to declaring the lordship of the ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are always saying in the Sohbet that the ego wants to declare it’s lordship and stand alone, whereas the order for the murids is to be with the Saliheen or to be in Jamaat. Does that mean … Continue reading

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The Nafs of Every Nation

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Now people are remembering, the Spanish Flu happened. The Spanish Flu happened when? When the Khilafat fell. The Spanish Flu happened. Millions were taken out from this world. Millions. They don’t know how, they don’t know where, they say … Continue reading

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As humans, do we really have free will?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: As humans, do we really have free will? It feels to me like all scenarios are from Allah and that we humans are too limited and way too easily influenceable to actually assume or exert any kind of … Continue reading

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What is a hal and how do we enter a hal?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is a hal and how do we enter a hal? Let me put it simply. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Very simple terms so that everyone can understand, if you want more technical sufi terminologies, there are so many places that … Continue reading

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