Monthly Archives: April 2021

The Aim of Being in Tarikat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Some Tarikats, they are not even concentrating on Holy Prophet (AS). They concentrate on Allah, yes? Just say ‘Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah,’ Prophet a little bit here and there. Some Tarikats they concentrate on only their Pir, the … Continue reading

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Was there a deeper reason to Hz Ali’s moving the capital to Kufa?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was thinking today that Hz Ali, he was martyred in Iraq, and that he became the Khalifah, he left Medina and he moved the capital to Kufa, and I was trying to find the reason. The reason … Continue reading

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It seems that when the ego is whispering, sitting up straight helps stop it. Is this true?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You said in a previous sohbet that people who don’t want to be in the Jamaat, they might sit down and look very humble, and you also said that in our Tarikat it’s not allowed to cross the … Continue reading

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Why is it that the ego says that our life is endless, and yet it doesn’t want to think about Ahiret as the endless life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why is it that the ego fools us into a ghaflat in thinking that our life is just going to keep continuing, and yet at the same time, it doesn’t really want to think about Ahiret as the … Continue reading

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In this confusion of Ahir Zaman how can we fight what is wrong and be tolerant?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In this confusion of Ahir Zaman how can we fight what is wrong and be tolerant? That’s a very good point that you bring up, fight what is wrong but be tolerant. Because some people, they see every … Continue reading

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Can you explain the Hadith of the Prophet (AS) that says ‘my Shafaat is for those who commit the greater sins from my ummat,’?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When you were talking about the Hadith of the Prophet (AS) when he says that ‘my Shafaat is for those who commit the greater sins from my ummat,’ can you explain that a little bit? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Prophet (AS) … Continue reading

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Forgiveness with Purpose

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Everyone takes the easy way. What is the easy way? Say, ‘astaghfirullah,’ that’s it. ‘Astaghfirullah,’ then that’s it and then they go back to their bad behavior, wrong behavior. Or they don’t like it, the ego says, ‘you cannot … Continue reading

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How can we sustain the energy that we get when we renew our beyat in our daily lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we sustain the energy in our daily lives that we get when we renew our beyat? It should not be that. It should not be sustaining the energy. You should know that things change, and why … Continue reading

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If we realize that we have an idol, what is the next step to change that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You have said many times that when somebody is needing something all the time, it means that that’s your lord. If we realize something like that, what is the next step to change that? Continue if you want. … Continue reading

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What made the magicians who challenged Hz Musa fall into sejdah without consideration?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I never understood the magicians who challenged Hz Musa, and whatever action Hz Musa did, Allah SWT is saying they fell down in sejdah right away and said ‘we believe in the Lord of Musa and Harun.’ What … Continue reading

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If you cannot carry, someone else will

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allah doesn’t take it back unless the person drops it. Meaning it’s not there anymore, then Allah will give to someone else. Allah will not take it if that one is not dropping it. When we give something to … Continue reading

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I noticed that in Ramazan, it is very heavy for us to read the Quran. Why is that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I noticed that in Ramazan, it is very hard for us to read the Quran. I am forcing myself to read the Quran but somehow, it’s easy to do other zikr, but to read the Quran is very … Continue reading

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Days of Forgiveness

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 can we send salawats that are worthy?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we send salawats that are worthy? With your sincerity. It’s not just saying Salawats, it is with sincerity. And that word, sincerity, carries with it hundreds and thousands of conditions. It is not free. If you … Continue reading

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Open Your Door to Forgiveness

BismillahirRahmanirRahim In the second ten days of Ramazan, we are entering into the days of what? Forgiveness. The days of forgiveness. Be aware what we are going to ask Allah for. Be aware, what is it that we want to … Continue reading

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The Eloquence of the Quran

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: You were talking about Surah Ali Imran, how there is a big importance for us in Ahir Zaman, that it’s not really to look down on the yahudis, necessarily, but it’s to understand that that’s what happening in … Continue reading

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How do we understand the power and the authority that Allah has given to the Evliya?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the exchange between Hz Khizir (as) and Hz Musa (as), when Hz Khizir (as) was explaining his actions, he says ‘I decided to do this action or that action.’ How do we understand the power and the … Continue reading

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What is the role of Passaic Dergah during Ramazan and lockdown?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the role of Passaic Dergah in this end of times, during Ramazan and lockdown? We are not looking to see how many buildings we have, how many Dergahs we have, do you understand? We don’t care … Continue reading

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There are sohbets that say that TV is bad. Now we have YouTube and Netflix. Should we take it in moderation, or cut it off?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are a lot of sohbets that say that the TV is very bad. Now in these days, we have YouTube, we have Netflix. Should we take it in moderation, or just cut it off? Even if we … Continue reading

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Holy Prophet (AS) said ‘in my life and in my passing there’s a goodness for you.’ What’s that goodness that he is talking about?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Holy Prophet (AS) said ‘in my life there’s a goodness for you and in my passing there’s a goodness for you.’ Was it necessary for Holy Prophet (AS) to pass, and is that the goodness for these other … Continue reading

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How would mercy reach you when you are rejecting Sheykhs and guides?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How would mercy reach you when you are rejecting Sheykhs and guides? When you are rejecting Sheykhs and guides who are the Waris of the Prophets, people think, ‘because I read Quran, I do some Googling, I take … Continue reading

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The Sinner Should Not Despair

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The arrogant ones, they should despair. The tyrants, Allah is not going to show mercy to them. But the sinner, he should not despair. You think the tyrant ones, the arrogant ones they are ever going to say, ‘I … Continue reading

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What do we have to do for ourselves in Ramazan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Two years ago, you were talking a lot about Ramazan, people were asking, what do we have to do for ourselves in Ramazan? One of the miracles and the secrets of Ramazan is you don’t have to do … Continue reading

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Allah SWT is saying ‘How can it be that we have no one to fight on behalf of the women and children who are being oppressed’. Is there a reality to that in our struggle against to our ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You and Sheykh Effendi are always saying that the greater fight, the greater struggle, is the one against your ego. I was trying to look at some ayats to understand how it’s not talking about physical, because there … Continue reading

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I am worried about my future and where I will be, all I want is a simple life and to try to please Allah.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am worried about my future and where I will be. I don’t know what to do and where I am going. All I want is a simple life and to try to please Allah SWT. First thing … Continue reading

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Allah says “give thanks to Me and don’t make kufur.” Is it not saying that the opposite of thankfulness is ingratitude?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Quran, Allah SWT says the ayat, BismillahirRahmanirRahim “Faz kuruni az kurkum,” then after that, “then give thanks to Me and don’t make kufur.” So, you’re talking about things in opposition, and Fazkuruni is “remember Me and … Continue reading

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Days of Mercy

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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Humans were supposed to become better, but it seems we have become worse.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: Humans came to this earth and we were supposed to change to become better, but if you look now, we have become worse. You must have been reading too much Lord of the Rings and everything, saying that … Continue reading

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Understanding Mercy

BismillahirRahmanirRahim These days, we have become more wahabi. Whether we are Ahli Sunnah, which Mahzab, which Tarikat, everyone is running to Allah. But when we say ‘run to the Prophet (AS),’ they say ‘this is shirik, it’s too much, you … Continue reading

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In a Hadith, Hz Umar says to the Prophet (AS) ‘I love you more than everything.’ How does a murid achieve that love for their Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Hadith where Hz Umar (RA) says ‘I love you more than everything but myself,’ and then Holy Prophet (AS) says ‘you have to love me more than you love yourself,’ in regards to that Hadith, what … Continue reading

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The Quran e-Kerim mentions a person who, even though he worshiped his whole life, Allah says he was committing shirik. What kind of a person is this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Quran e-Kerim, there’s an ayat mentioning about a person who was thrown to Jahannam and he says to Allah “I’ve worshiped You, all these years.” But Allah says ‘no, you were committing shirik.” What kind of … Continue reading

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The Fast of a Murid

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Tarikat is based on association. The sohbet, the association, will make the murids, the seekers, the believers, to be able to understand, to think and to understand and to apply. Not just by himself, but to look to see, … Continue reading

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Mercy From The Holy Ones

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Showing kindness, helping others, being patient with Allah although hardship is coming into your life, those qualities a hypocrite cannot do. A hypocrite cannot be patient, go through difficulties, sacrifice himself, help others, a hypocrite cannot do that. But … Continue reading

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It’s easy to say, ‘I’m doing this for the sake of Allah.’ How do we find proof of that?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It’s easy to say, ‘I’m doing this for the sake of Allah.’ How do we find proof of that? So many, if you ask two billion Muslims they will say, ‘no, no, it is for the sake of … Continue reading

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What is a satisfied heart?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is a satisfied heart? The heart that says ‘Allah’. The heart that is filled with Allah. Allah says, ‘Ala Bizikrillahi Tatmainnal Qulub.’ If you want your heart to be satisfied, say ‘Allah.’ Only in the remembrance of … Continue reading

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Whenever I make positive plans, I get reflections of the Evliya and holy places or numbers. Are these signs from the Almighty, or are they psychological?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Whenever I make positive plans for self correction, behavioral corrections, future improvements, etc., I get reflections of the Evliya and their holy places or holy numbers like 11 and 12 automatically, or sometimes, images of Holy verses reflecting … Continue reading

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How can we live in the moment when we are with the Evliyaullah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we live in the moment when we are with the Evliyaullah, so that we are not wandering away? Let me take it back. There are different ways of falling in love. Some people fall in love … Continue reading

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Why would deviation happen in every religion?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The 73 different deviations, it seems as though that according to the hadith, that deviation from the original would happen in every religion. I was wondering, why is that something that the Prophet (AS) warned against, that it … Continue reading

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Dangers to our Faith

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Day of Judgment is for cleaning. Those who don’t clean themselves here on the face of this earth they are going to clean themselves in the grave. If that is not enough, the Day of Judgment is going … Continue reading

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How do I become a real man of Tarikat if I don’t have the physical presence of my Sheykh and the Jamaat around me?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do I become a real man of Tarikat if I don’t have the physical presence of my Sheykh and the Jamaat around me? Slowly. The way will open insyaAllah. And it’s not to say that physically you … Continue reading

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Ashk and Muhabbat for Ramazan

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 Time We Live In

BismillahirRahmanirRahim For the Believer, it is farz, this is not even tasawwuf, it is farz, it is farz, when you see something wrong, to correct it. The believer is not someone who sees something wrong and he just leaves it … Continue reading

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There are some churches which have so many stories about sick people who visit finding a cure. What cure is this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seyhim, as you mentioned, there are some churches in Istanbul that people go there when they are sick, and there are so many stories that are mentioning that they find a cure. What cure is this? When I … Continue reading

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Everything in the Sohbet of being a hypocrite fits to me. I feel hopeless, is there any way out?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Everything in the Sohbet of being a hypocrite fits to me. I feel hopeless, is there any way out? Be with a beloved one of Allah, to be with the Saliheen. This is how Allah (SWT) is saying, … Continue reading

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What is loneliness and what is companionship?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: On the Night of Miraj, Holy Prophet (AS) was taken into Divine Presence. But on that night, the Holy Prophet (AS) passed through this chasm of loneliness, and in his loneliness he was comforted by the voice of … Continue reading

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Can you please open for us the order Sheykh Effendi received from Sultanul Awliya when he said ‘make them to love you’?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you please open for us the order that Sheykh Effendi received from Sultanul Awliya when he said ‘make them to love you’? Specifically, those words, make them to love you, Sheykh Effendi had said this story so … Continue reading

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If we participate in cremation, are we committing a sin against the person who has died?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can our Sheykh please open for us the meaning of what they are doing with the bodies of the dying people? Now they have the option of burying them, but they still prefer to incinerate them. Why is … Continue reading

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On this blessed path of tazkiyah and spirituality, how do we rely on Allah SWT so that we don’t fall in the mistake of relying on ourselves?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: On this blessed path of tazkiyah and spirituality, how do we rely on Allah SWT so that we don’t fall in the mistake of relying on ourselves? You can only embark on the path of tazkiyah and spirituality … Continue reading

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Sheykh, could you please guide us on how to get hikmat or wisdom in our life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sheykh, could you please guide us on how to get hikmat or wisdom in our life? Are there any specific rules and techniques to be followed in gaining hikmat? Rules and techniques, it is for a school. This … Continue reading

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Could you suggest a remedy for when sheytan and our nafs damage the tawwakkul and trust in Allah that we built through our dua?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It is said that the best time for our dua to be accepted by Allah SWT is when we ask Allah SWT with complete ikhlas and focus. And sometimes, the dua brings a lot of relief. Despite that, … Continue reading

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