Monthly Archives: March 2021

When we come here and get all this help from you, is there any way we can keep it in the real world?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we come here and get all this help from you, is there any way we can keep it in the real world? This is also the real world. You mean your world. That’s not real. That world … Continue reading

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How can a person that Allah SWT has forgiven show their thankfulness?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can a person that Allah SWT has given forgiveness show their thankfulness that Allah SWT is forgiving them? That he was doing so many wrong things before, and Allah showed Mercy to him and opened the way … Continue reading

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If your bad deeds are more than your good deeds by the age of forty, then you should be worried. Are there signs for this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The Prophet (AS) said if by the age of forty your bad deeds are more than your good deeds, then you should be worried. Is this something that a person would know by reflection or are there signs … Continue reading

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Leylatul Bera’at: Cry to Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Remember your death. Remember how you want to pass. Ask Allah for a good passing. As I said today, look at yourself when you are panicking, when you are upset, when you are anxious, when you are worrying. What … Continue reading

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Passing the Test

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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Belief in Times of Confusion

Auzubillahi minasheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim This, what we have been living through, past eight years, nine years since Sheykh Effendi had passed, it’s not eighty years, it’s not ninety years, we have become so used to things just turning and turning … Continue reading

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When I’m giving value to something, how do I know if it’s for Allah’s sake or because of my ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When the ego wants something it wants to give that thing value as if its never going to finish, but you also have taught us that if you have something that Allah has given you, give it value, … Continue reading

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What should we do if the ego starts to attack us with facts that are manipulative?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should we do if the ego starts to attack us with facts that are manipulative? The ego always wants to be very serious. You deflate it, understand? Don’t take it seriously. ‘What about this?’ ‘Yeah sure, why … Continue reading

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They say that Lokman (as) found the secret of death. Is that true?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: They say that Lokman (as) found the secret of death, how not to die. Is that true? It does not matter to me. It is not important. My Sheykh is my Lokman. My Sheykh is the one who … Continue reading

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What is the impulse that was making people to come from very far away to protect the Khalifah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the impulse that people that they were coming, in the Ottoman times, from very far away, they stand up and they come and fight, protecting the Khalifah? As it was during the time that Osman Gazi … Continue reading

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What is the reason that the Miraj is a litmus test for a Muslim’s belief?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the reason that the Miraj, from the time of the Prophet (AS), even till today is kind of a litmus test for somebody, especially a Muslim’s belief? At that time, even the Sahaba were tested by … Continue reading

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You keep saying die before you die, and run after Ahiret, dunya will run after you. What is the meaning of that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You keep saying “die before you die”, and “run after Ahiret, dunya will run after you.” What is the meaning of that? What it means, to run? Focus, put your passion, put your belief, put your whole life. … Continue reading

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During hard times believers easily gave up their lives for Allah. How can we have that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: During hard times believers easily gave up their lives for Allah. Now we don’t have it, so how can we have that? Don’t ask for hard times. Increase your gratefulness. I said before, increasing your gratefulness is not … Continue reading

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How can we understand we are in exile when we can’t remember what we are exiled from?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seyhim, you mentioned about being in exile. How can we understand we are in exile when we can’t remember what we are exiled from? No, you can. I mean, 124,000 Prophets have told you, right, what you’re exiled … Continue reading

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When the Holy Prophet went to Divine Presence, if he is in the past, present and the future at the same time, how do you explain his coming back?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Miraj, when the Holy Prophet went above Sidratul Muntaha into the la maqam la zaman, no place and no time, in the Divine Presence, if he is in the past and the present and the future … Continue reading

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How do I build more love for the Prophet (AS)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I build more love for the Prophet (AS)? When you know the hardship that he went through, you must be very familiar with the hardship that he went through. And don’t be cliché. Know how much … Continue reading

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What is qalb and what is the aql and how are they related to the ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Before, I used to think that qalb is the heart which feels and the aql is the brain which thinks, but in Suratul Hajj I read that it says, ‘do they not have qalb by which they can … Continue reading

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The Proof of Love

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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Respect For Our Prophet

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Literally everything in the universe is in you, but when we talk about the miracles of the Prophet (AS), Muslims are the first ones to say ‘please don’t concentrate on these things. They are not important.’ Or they say … Continue reading

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Control Your Ego

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Everything is not only beautiful, it is perfect. What is not nice is the ego. The ego interferes into things and it makes it not nice. Otherwise, everything that Allah has created is perfect. As believers, we must look … Continue reading

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In some traditions they say sleep is like the little brother of death, is there some truth in that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In some traditions they say sleep is like the little brother of death, is there some truth in that? They’re saying sleep is the brother of death, it’s the brother, it’s not the same. Of course it depends … Continue reading

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What are we supposed to understand from the names of Allah (SWT) He has revealed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Allah (SWT) is telling us His names in the Holy Quran, but names are only like if I want to know who you are and somebody says, ‘his name is Sheykh Lokman Effendi,’ that’s not knowing who you … Continue reading

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How can we find the mercy that we lost?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we find the mercy that we lost? Once, somebody saw Nasruddin Hoja, he was looking for something near a streetlamp. He says, ‘Hoja, did you lose something?’ He says, ‘yeah, I did.’ ‘Huh, did you lose … Continue reading

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Ikhlas means sincerity, but when you read the ayat it’s about the Oneness of Allah. What is the meaning of that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Surah Ikhlas, the name means sincerity. But when you look to the translation of the ayat, it’s only about Allah, that He is One and there is no God other than Him. What is the meaning of that? … Continue reading

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Ride Your Ego

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 True Astaghfirullah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Mecca is Mecca, Medina is Medina, but what is Mecca and what is Medina without the Holy Prophet (AS)? Man is still stuck with things and with appearances. This is the Month of Allah. What is the zikr that … Continue reading

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How can we change the fake niyyet to a clean one?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we change the fake niyyet to a clean one? Your niyyet doesn’t have to be fake. If you say, for example, ‘I make niyyet to live for the sake of Allah,’ that niyyet is not fake. … Continue reading

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Why is poetry so important in Islam and what’s the use of it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we were in Konya you were talking about Mevlana Hz’s poems and you also mentioned that he had sohbets too and they were much more clear compared to the poems. Why is the poetry so important in … Continue reading

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How can we trick our ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we trick our ego? When your ego wants to do something say, ‘ha, that’s a good idea,’ then don’t do it. Don’t fight it, say, ‘it’s great. Eh, later.’ How do you trick anything? You make … Continue reading

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How can we understand the feelings that we have to others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we understand the feelings that we have to others, is it coming from our Sheykh or is it coming from our nafs? It is very easy. You see someone crying there, you don’t have to think … Continue reading

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