Monthly Archives: September 2021

Can you tell us ten characteristics of an Abdullah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you tell us ten characteristics of an Abdullah? No need ten. I don’t like lists like that. I am going to give you one characteristic, and you will understand one thousand. He is in love. Finished. You … Continue reading

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For people who cannot be in sohbet physically, is there a way to be distanced, but still in sohbet?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Yesterday you were talking about loving what the Sheykh loves and being angry at what he is being angry at, and today you are talking about being in sohbet with the Sheykh. For people who cannot be in … Continue reading

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The Practices of Belief

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The slave doesn’t understand, doing things like a robot. But the servant understands. So now, think. Are you complaining? Don’t just say ‘I’m sorry I’m complaining, astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah,’ but think, ‘okay, what did I complain about today, yesterday, what … Continue reading

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Today’s people, Muslim or non Muslim don’t take Religion seriously. Is the flood of fire too close?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Today’s people, Muslim or non-Muslims, they are really bullying, not caring about the Prophets. They are saying ‘this is a game, this is not true.’ It’s like Salih (as), his people were many, but when the big wind … Continue reading

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Can someone have sincerity initially and then lose it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are reminding us that sheytan is disobedient to Allah because his love was insincere. And you are teaching us that Murids must be looking at sheytan to understand and to take lesson for our own disobedience to … Continue reading

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Happiness is in Servanthood

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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True Repentance

BismillahirRahmanirRahim To make tauba, you have to first acknowledge you made a mistake. Then you can make tauba. Allah will forgive you if you ask for tauba. Leave Allah’s Power to forgive with or without. Leave Allah’s Power alone. But … Continue reading

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Can you talk about how not to trust our egos?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you talk about how not to trust our egos? Trust your Sheykh. Trust your Allah and your Prophet. Trust your guide. Trust him more than your ego. He will say ‘black,’ ego is going to say ‘white,’ … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are mentioning that Allah is asking “You gave your heart to somebody else, why did you do that?” My question is, for us Murids, our heart is for our Sheykh, are the desires or some things that … Continue reading

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Fear of betraying my Sheykh is making me to not clean my mess. How do I overcome this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Being afraid of betraying my Sheykh is making me to not clean the mess that I am in. How do I overcome this trick of my ego and my laziness, to clean up my mess? I am trying … Continue reading

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Is it necessary for a person, before entering Tarikat, to have certain experiences or knowledge?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I was asked about something from Hz Aziz Mahmud Hudayi, that before he entered into Tarikat, he had so much knowledge, and he attained that position, and it’s also similar in Hz Maulana Rumi’s life. Is it necessary … Continue reading

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How can I recognize my ego, and how do I know when my ego is controlling my actions?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can I recognize my ego, and how do I know when my ego is in charge and controlling my actions? This ego is called the nafs. The nafs, the ego, it is a very disobedient creature to … Continue reading

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Don’t Live As Dead

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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Islam is One Path

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: We are often told that Islam is one path. Does that mean that there is one path for every Muslim to walk, or should each person walk in individual paths that is guided by Islamic beliefs? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Destur … Continue reading

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Responsibility For The Children

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It is the lazim, it is the Shariat of this world that we have a father and a mother, we have children. But in Ahiret, there’s no father, mother, there’s no children, because the spirits when they are created, … Continue reading

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In Tarikat how do we “sweep with the broom of La to reach il-Allah” as Imam Rabbani K.S. says?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In Tarikat how do we “sweep with the broom of La to reach il-Allah” as Imam Rabbani K.S. says? Get rid of the ilahs. La means no. So, ‘la’, no, ‘ilah’, no gods, no realities, nothing. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Does becoming deaf, dumb and blind lead to losing Edep or is it the result of losing Edep?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Does becoming deaf, dumb and blind lead to losing Edep or is it the result of losing Edep? We all have that capacity to fall out of edep. We all have that potential. Because we all share the … Continue reading

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What are things that we can do to protect the Ashk?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Khutbah you mentioned regarding the faith and Ashk, and you taught us that to protect that faith, the defense is the Salat, Zakat, Hajj, the five pillars of Islam. They are the defenses. What are things … Continue reading

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You Cannot Fool the Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What matters is to be aware of your surroundings. The inside manners is to be aware that Allah is watching you. Now that you are watching, to be aware that Allah, or some ones, Holy ones, are watching you, … Continue reading

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Targets of Azrail

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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Fear of the Grave

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auzubillahi minasheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim. One of our brothers’ close relative passed away yesterday, and Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Death is a very important part of real life. Real life is spirituality. Real life is not going after … Continue reading

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When the Mongols reverted to Islam, how did they start to rebuild the Islamic educational system?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When the Mongols reverted to Islam, how did they start to rebuild the Islamic educational system? When the Mongols became Muslims, how did they rebuild the Islamic education system? As you know, the Mongols they were devastating the … Continue reading

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Every now and then, my heart starts feeling very heavy. How should I handle this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Every now and then, my heart starts feeling very heavy, sometimes reminded of things, and sometimes for no reason at all. How should I handle this? This is affecting so many people, of course. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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You said that answers are in us. Without a Guide, how do we find them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You told that answers don’t have to be in books, it’s in us. Without a Guide how do we find them? You see, in the Sufic understanding, everyone is already assigned a guide, whether they know or they … Continue reading

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If someone doesn’t do something the sunnah way, does that take blessings away?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If someone doesn’t do something the sunnah way, like wash dishes or enter the masjid the sunnah way, does that take blessings away? Definitely. You see, we are brought up to think sunnah is just extra, not necessary. … Continue reading

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What makes a murid in this way to leave?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last week you were saying that at least Ibn Salamah he got dunya, but the murids that chase after dunya, they don’t even get dunya or ahiret. They lose both. What then makes a murid in this way … Continue reading

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First is Edep, First is Edep

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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My intention to follow a guide to safety. Is that considered expecting something in return?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: My intention is that we are following a guide, that in following him, I get to safety, in this world and the next. Is that a good intention, or is that also considered expecting something in return? You … Continue reading

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What is the effect of malayani or useless speech on a person?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You have reminded us often to speak if it benefits other people and yourself, or else be silent. What is the effect of that speech on a person, that is useless or malayani or doesn’t benefit? As the … Continue reading

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The True Heroes

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are asking support from our Sheykh, insyaAllah ar-Rahman, always we are asking, whether I am saying it through my tongue or not. We cannot do anything without his permission, although he has given us his permission, but we … Continue reading

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