Monthly Archives: May 2021

Could you please explain some of the ways by which the nafs, sheytan and dunya can trap and deviate new Murids?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Could you please explain some of the ways by which the nafs, sheytan and dunya can trap and deviate new Murids? It seems that after becoming a Murid, every step and every action becomes a test, with lots … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Faith During Tests

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It’s easy to say you have faith when nothing is happening to you, when it’s good. How do you keep your faith when unpleasantness happens to you? This is the key. Because the lives of those ones who are … Continue reading

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How can we celebrate Eid in these times knowing that during Ramazan, Masjids were closed and poor people were suffering?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we celebrate Eid in these times knowing that during Ramazan this year, Masjids were closed and poor people were suffering? How can we ask for forgiveness for our lack of doing anything? Stop asking for forgiveness, … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Wake Up

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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With all of the evil out there that makes us to forget Allah, the Holy ones and our purpose, how do we not fall into such traps?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: With all of the evil and distractions that are surrounding us, all of the agendas out there that make us to forget Allah, the Holy ones and our purpose, how do we not fall into such traps? How … Continue reading

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Trust in the Most Generous

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There are so many people that they don’t have, but in their hearts they want more and more. Yes. There are some people who they have, but in their hearts there’s nothing. Why is there nothing? Because they say … Continue reading

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Those people that they are Muslim that they don’t follow, what’s going to happen to them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Those people that they are Muslim that they don’t follow, they are not living like a Muslim, and I know some people who are not into it, basically people who don’t believe but they know, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Hold on to the Words of Your Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim People think Batil fighting against Haqq, it’s just a bunch of people fighting. It’s not. If you’re fighting against Rahmatalil Al-Amin, the Mercy to the worlds, then know that on the other side is the curse of the Rahmat, … Continue reading

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Allah SWT is saying ‘the more you thank Me, the more I will increase you.’ Could you shed light on this ayat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Ghaus ul-Azam is quoting that Allah SWT is saying ‘the more you thank Me, the more I will increase you.’ We know that each ayat has two sides, the one that is obvious and the one that is … Continue reading

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The Sahabis were always giving, but we are not. How should we make that a priority?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The Sahabis were always giving something to the Holy Prophet (AS) in one way or another, but we are not like that. Is it because, like you said in the Khutba, the priorities are not right? How should … Continue reading

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The Difference of the Dergah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid : I remember someone that came to the Dergah, they were an expert driver, they could parallel park with double trailers, and when they came here, they couldn’t drive down the road without getting into an accident. I … Continue reading

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The Awliya Allah, whatever work that they do it changes. What is the reason it is always transforming?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the past you have big masjids that get built, or in the west you have universities that they build a university and it continues for five hundred years, five thousand years. For the Sufi Sheykhs and Awliya … Continue reading

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How does a Murid come to learn his role?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How does a Murid come to learn his role, and do the Holy ones choose his role even if it is to be a porter, and what are the roles to be chosen for him? It’s not so … Continue reading

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How do we give value that we have somebody as our head, and not take it for granted?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: During sohbet, you mentioned that when the Khilafat was veiled people thought it was Judgment day. I was thinking about, how people kind of adjusted, what kind of shock was it for people? Alhamdulillah, we have some experience … Continue reading

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Attitude of the Believers

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you are having a good time, a good life, why should you question? Very few they will question. That’s why they are saying ‘no, no, no, the most important thing is look for your retirement plan, look for … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between Deen and religion?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last night when you were giving sohbet you told us a few things about Deen and Nasihat, and one of the things you mentioned is that when someone is not in association or they’re not joining the association, … Continue reading

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Why does Allah SWT talk about the Prophet (AS)’s family life in the Quran?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are a lot of Ayats in the Quran where Allah SWT is talking about the Prophet (AS) and his family and his family life, this is one thing that especially the west has a lot of problem … Continue reading

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Guard Your Faith

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 difference between counting your good actions and keeping an account of things so that you manage them properly?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In a previous sohbet you have mentioned that when you count things that you give, it takes away the Barakat from that. What is the difference between counting that and keeping an account of things so that you … Continue reading

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Sheykh Effendi has said that people will enter and leave the way like an arrow through an animal. Where does that leave us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sheykh Effendi had said that some believers will enter into the way as an arrow into an animal, and come out on the other side like an arrow, from the other side of the animal. And I was … Continue reading

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Darkest of the Darkest Times

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: The wrong understanding that I got from reading Sufi books was that when you fight your ego, there is a certain point in your lifetime where that stops and you get into this place where you just become … Continue reading

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Prepare For The Last Days

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The belief in the last days, the belief in Dajjal, before we get to Mahdi (AS) let’s talk about Dajjal. Because Mahdi (AS) is not just going to come for vacation, just to appear like that, he comes for … Continue reading

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Books of the Saints

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Reading all these Sufi books will mess you up, let me say this openly. All these Sufi books that you are reading, it will mess you up. Because those are written by Saints. You are not a saint, you … Continue reading

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As a murid, how would you know if you’re getting to the point where you leave the circle of Shafaat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: As a murid, how would you know if you’re getting to the point where you leave the circle of Shafaat, what qualities would you find in yourself? When you start making Plan B. When it’s not all in. … Continue reading

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I keep failing to step on my ego. What can I do to get rid of my sickness?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I try to watch Sheykh Lokman Effendi’s sohbets concerning the ego as much as possible, and try to implement a little bit into my life. I keep failing in stepping on my ego and falling into its trap. … Continue reading

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You compared falling in love with the Sheykh to a fisherman using bait on a hook. Are there any differences when the fish has a connection with the fisherman?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You were speaking about falling in love with the Sheykh, and you compared it to a fisherman using bait on a hook, and the lover is like the fish that the fisherman is catching, that you’ve explained and … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Without The Shafaat Of The Saliheen

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is the biggest mistake that the Khutba is saying you can make? What is the biggest mistake? Murid: Disconnecting from the shafaat of the Saliheen. When does Allah forgive that? Through the Shafaat of the Saliheen. When the … Continue reading

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Looking for the Face of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim So many parts of the Quran e-Kerim, Allah SWT is praising the believers. And who are the believers? They do good, they establish regular prayer, they give zakat, they are patient. Then this is general belief, general believers. Then … Continue reading

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How can a person balance the importance of his health and wealth with the importance of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Allah SWT is saying ‘if your health, your wealth, your children, and the things you value, if they are more important than Allah’s sake, then wait for Judgment day.’ So how can a person balance this? Because everyone … Continue reading

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What should a Murid focus on in terms of self-awareness with his brothers and his Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should a Murid focus on in terms of self-awareness with his brothers and his Sheykh? Like I said, it’s very wide. The whole Tarikat is about that, to be self aware with the Jamaat and your Sheykh. … Continue reading

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Caravan to Holy Days and Nights

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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Translations of the Quran

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was reading translations of the Quran, and especially in the last few years and defnitely this Ramazan, I was looking at the way people translate it or have translated it in English, just in general it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Those people who are always in a bad mood, what do they benefit from it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Those people who are always in a bad mood, what do they benefit from it? What do they benefit? They feel something that is very strong, and that feeling is making them to feel that they are the … Continue reading

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This Eid of Reunion

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha il-Allahu Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahil Hamd. 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 … Continue reading

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How can I control anger from outside and inside, so I don’t fall into heedlessness?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Whenever I control my anger, I still have anger inside of me with the person or the action that I am angry at. How can I not only control the anger from the outside but from the inside … Continue reading

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True Obedience

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you don’t have a Sheykh, your Sheykh is sheytan. But if you have a Sheykh and you don’t follow your Sheykh, you become a sheytan. Astaghfirullah, I don’t mean to add something on top of what Hz Bayazid … Continue reading

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How can we have better control of our faith and ego after the end of this Holy Month?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am fearing for the end of Ramazan as I might lose grip of my ego. How can we have better control of our faith and ego after the end of this Holy Month? Don’t look to this … Continue reading

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The Trap of Ghaflat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: One of the traps of the ego is when, even when there is a blessing of Allah in front of you, it tries to divert your attention to another problem or an imagined problem, so you miss that … Continue reading

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What is the defense at the time when the ego attacks you when you are exposed to the world?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: We are trying to understand that Dergah living is cleaner than the lifestyle that we had before, but sometimes, we go and get exposed to the world, and the ego attacks and tells you that this is what … Continue reading

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If we don’t show proper manners on the Night of Qadr, is there a risk of losing a lot?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: People always take it for granted that if they reach the night of Qadr, that they will gain something. It’s kind of taken for granted. Is there also a risk that if we don’t show proper manners, that … Continue reading

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What is in mankind that the Angels love them so much, that they are celebrating when Allah SWT forgives them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You mentioned the riwayat in the Khutbah about how the Angels are coming down on Leylatul Qadr, and my question is what is inside mankind that the Angels love them so much, that they are celebrating when Allah … Continue reading

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What made Yunus Emre so beloved to Allah and his Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It could be said that Yunus Emre Hz was the perfect example of a Murid. What made him so beloved to Allah and his Sheykh? Well, I’ve never heard Sheykh Effendi saying that he is the perfect Murid. … Continue reading

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Leylaul Qadr: The Power We Must Seek

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Ask any Muslim, Muslims give standard, textbook answer. What is the Night of Qadr, the Night of Power? What does it mean? Why is it powerful? The revelation of the Quran, on that Night. What is that Night to … Continue reading

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Personal Plea From the Most High

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: In one of the ayats, Allah SWT says ‘I have not created mankind and the jinn except to worship Me,’ and He says ‘I’m not asking you to give me your rizq.’ I felt that it was like, … Continue reading

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The Intercession of the Saliheen

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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Allah SWT is saying ‘give them good news of a painful torment.’ Is He being sarcastic?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are a couple of places where Allah talks about people who are going to get punished, and He says ‘give them good tidings,’ that word, basharat, it means, from bashir, “give good news”. So He’s saying ‘give … Continue reading

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The Fullest Revelation

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Astaghfirullahal azim wa atubu ilaih. What else can we say except for Astaghfirullah? They teach you how you can love something and how you want to murder them at the same time. How the human heart can contain all … Continue reading

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Holy Prophet (AS) is saying Jahannam is Haqq. Who are the people that after all the Mercy, they are still going to hellfire?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: This Ramazan, you are talking about Allah’s Mercy and shafaat, but Holy Prophet (AS) is making a dua saying Jannat is Haqq and Jahannam is Haqq. So who are the people that after all this Mercy and after … Continue reading

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How do we look for Allah’s Mercy when something which does not seem good is happening?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are saying that Allah SWT wants to show His Mercy. How do we try to look for that Mercy when something which does not seem to be good is happening? You have to see it through the … Continue reading

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Why did Allah create everything with beauty when we don’t deserve it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When you look at the world, everything is made of beauty, and Allah created everything with beauty, the natural world is beautiful. He didn’t have do that, we don’t deserve it. Why did He do it? Number one, … Continue reading

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