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What is the link between Zikr and Gratefulness?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last week, Effendim, you mentioned about being satisfied with what Allah has given us, and you also mentioned about consulting people of Zikr and those who know and who have the satisfaction and contentment. So since last week, … Continue reading

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When facing a test in life, should a believer expect a reward from Allah SWT after the test is over?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When facing a test in life, should a believer expect a reward from Allah SWT after the test is over? When the test is happening, I try to be patient and not complain, but is it normal to … Continue reading

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Work For Ahiret Life

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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Our ego is worse than sheytan

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you’re in Tarikat, you’re a murid, especially in this way, you still don’t know what’s wrong with you, that is a big problem. Every day we are giving sohbet to say what is wrong with our ego. This … Continue reading

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Is it our responsibility to help our close ones struggling with addictions or is it better to cut ties with them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is it our responsibility to help our close ones struggling with addictions and moving on to even graver sins, like not praying for many months, or is it better to cut ties with them? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. You don’t cut … Continue reading

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Keep distance between yourself and dunya

BismillahirRahmanirRahim That’s what it is, when the dunya that you have, you don’t take too seriously with it. Eh, it’s like this, you’re happy, shukur, but you don’t become so excited by it. It’s under our feet. It has to … Continue reading

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Everything happening to us is a blessing

BismillahirRahmanirRahim People are going to have their cellphones with them right now, while we’re giving sohbet. They’re doing that in masjids, no? How are we just going to sit down, people, to appreciate something simple, to appreciate talking to each … Continue reading

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Is it impossible for the world to be changed before Imam Mehdi (as) comes?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Has it been made impossible for the world today to be changed by the Muslims that are coming before Imam Mehdi (as)? Yes, it’s impossible to change anything. All the Muslims can come together, all the believers can … Continue reading

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Can you explain the difference between Hz Umar (RA) asking if he is on the list of hypocrites and our doubts?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Selam Aleykum Sheykh. Can you please explain the difference between the story of Hz Umar (RA) asking if he is on the list of hypocrites and the doubts that we experience from sheytan? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We are not at … Continue reading

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What Is Satisfying Your Heart

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 Insatiable Trap of the Desires

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: They say that the ego’s desires, when you chase after them, it’s like drinking salt water almost. You don’t realize it, you think it’s quenching, but it’s never quenching. It’s almost insatiable. How can we realize that trap, … Continue reading

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Is just love enough?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In one of your sohbets, you mentioned about a man who loves Sheykh Abdul Qadir Geylani Hz, but he doesn’t know anything about him. And when he died the angels came and asked him all the question, ‘who … Continue reading

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Is hypocrisy worse than being Firaun?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Is hypocrisy worse than being Firaun? I think hypocrisy is worse than being a Firaun, because the one who is Firaun is being very sincere in being a Firaun. Everyone knows he is a Firaun. He knows he … Continue reading

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Is electricity bad for us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we were praying and the lights were turned off, the energy of the prayer just came. Does that mean that electricity is bad for us? Yes. But we don’t concentrate on that too. Our Tarikat is not … Continue reading

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Thank Allah For His Mercy

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Shukur Alhamdulillah, we are thanking Allah for waking us up, for allowing us to remember Him. There are so many, on a night like this, majority they are forgetting their Lord. Allah is giving them so much in this … Continue reading

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Why is it so difficult to put what we already know in our lives?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: We know so much already, so many of us. Why is it so difficult to follow and to put it in our lives? There are a lot of barricades, that’s why it’s difficult. So many people, they say … Continue reading

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A Role Model of Islam- Keep Your Hope in Allah

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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Where can we go, except back to our Lord?

Auzubillahimina sheytanirrajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Nawaitul arbain nawaitul uzla nawaitul khalwa nawaitul riada nawaitul suluk. Hasbinallah wa nimal wakil. La hawla wa la quwatta illah billahil aliyyil azim. Where are we going to go? As much as we try to run away … Continue reading

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Make your Spirit to be alive

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you don’t protect your spirit, is it going to be strong or it’s going to be weak? Tell me. Weak. Good. If you can make your spirit to be sick, if you can make your spirit to be … Continue reading

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Can you please advise on the edep of dealing with the destitute?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can you please advise on the edep of dealing with the destitute? In my country, there are high levels of unemployment, and there are people begging at every intersection. To my knowledge, the Holy Prophet (AS) said not … Continue reading

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Remember Death And Prepare For The Holy Months

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 Hope of the Believer

BismillahirRahmanirRahim There are two things that are needed. You have to have faith, and you have to have a Guide. You have faith, but you don’t have a Guide, you start fighting with each other. ‘I am right,’ ‘no, I … Continue reading

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Permission comes with conditions 

BismillahirRahmanirRahim If you are volunteering to do something, is there permission or not? Permission comes with conditions also. You want to cook, you want to be serving and cooking. It’s a good thing. You want to cook for people, you … Continue reading

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Why did Hz. Ibrahim AS blame the biggest idol for breaking all the idols?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Ibrahim (as) went to the idol place and he broke all the idols, and when the people come, he said ‘I didn’t do that, this big one broke all the idols.’ Could you please open the lesson of … Continue reading

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What is the relationship between arrogance and stubbornness?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the relationship between arrogance and stubbornness? Oh, they love each other. There’s a big love affair. Arrogance loves stubbornness, stubbornness loves arrogance. They go hand in hand. After a while, they say ‘hey anger, want to … Continue reading

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How can I find contentment in life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can I find contentment in life? You want to find contentment in life? Learn from those ones who have contentment. Be with the Saliheen. This is Ayatul Kerim, this is an order. You cannot learn contentment from … Continue reading

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There are various postures in which Allah SWT is remembered. What is the significance of this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: There are various positions and postures in which Allah SWT is remembered. What is the significance and reasoning for this? Is there a certain position or posture that is more virtuous for us to remember Allah SWT? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. … Continue reading

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Ask Protection From sheytan

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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Sheytan cannot force us to do anything. Does the power of ego differ from that? Can it force us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What do they say in Turkish? Put your tongue behind your heart. Correct? (Blabbering) like that, that means your heart is also (blabbering) like that too. That’s why it’s like that. Understand? So you must look to see, how … Continue reading

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What does excess do to people that instead of becoming happy, they become depressed?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In the Waaz today, they were reading Sheykh Effendi’s sohbet saying that people in the west are very depressed, although they have everything. And Sheykh Effendi is saying that people in the east, they should be depressed, but … Continue reading

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What the right hand gives, the left hand must not know

BismillahirRahmanirRahim How do you give without an agenda? You are going to give but not expect anything in return. Don’t say ‘I give and I want something in return.’ No. Of course, if you give, Allah is watching. There is … Continue reading

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Can you please explain the importance of doing hizmet of our Sheykh in this Tarikat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Selam Aleykum Sheykh Lokman Effendi, I hope you are well insyaAllah. Can you please explain the importance of doing hizmet of our Sheykh in this Tarikat? Jazakallah Khair. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. In this way, what is the importance of hizmet, … Continue reading

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Bring To Allah A Qalbin Saleem

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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Consultation Through the Heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Asking, looking for guidance, not asking the same question. You get the answer, you apply the answer, but through the answer you are applying it, there are other questions, you cannot find answers, you ask him again, again and … Continue reading

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What are the dangerous situations waiting for people with doubt, dunya and Ahiret?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Effendim, as you mentioned right now and also you mentioned last night, don’t doubt on your Sheykh’s way and don’t doubt your Sheykh. A person has doubt but he doesn’t show, because he loves his Sheykh so much, … Continue reading

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What is the solution, to deal with the ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: About the Khutbah, and the ego, it’s getting very complicated, really, with the ego coming from every side and behind and from the front and how strong it is. So what is the solution, to deal with it? … Continue reading

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How do you know if you are coming to the wrong conclusions when making Tafakkur?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Selam Aleykum Sheykh. How do you know if you are misinterpreting the Sohbet or coming to the wrong conclusions about something when making Tafakkur? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. With the sohbet, keep in Jamaat. Keep contact with the Jamaat. You don’t … Continue reading

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Can you please suggest to us how to always be thankful to Allah SWT and His Holy Prophet (AS)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Selam Aleykum Sheykh. Can you please suggest to us how to be deeply thankful to Allah SWT and His Holy Prophet (AS) always and without any ghaflat? Don’t complain. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Don’t complain. Don’t complain, and be happy. People … Continue reading

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The Ego Transforms

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 does the ego adapt in response to how the Sheykh is giving training?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You are saying that Sheykh Effendi says that ego is always changing, the way that it comes to us, so how does the ego adapt and change its approach to us in response to how the Sheykh is … Continue reading

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I wish to have the secret of The Holy Kuran, apply it in my life and burn in the fire of love

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I wish to have the secret of The Holy Kuran, apply it in my life and burn in the fire of love. Please help me. InsyaAllah. Are you married? Get married first. It is half of your religion. … Continue reading

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What are the sources of the feelings of anger and jealousy?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sheytan was jealous of Adam (as), Qabil was also jealous of Habil, and they have anger and arrogance. What are the sources of those feelings, and how does it start? What is the trigger point of that, usually? … Continue reading

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The Higher Knowledge of Tarikat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Some of the Names of Allah, not even the Sheykhs they are making zikr of. In our way, there is no permission until permission is given to you. I know, especially in the Shafies, they have so many duas … Continue reading

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Die Before You Die

Auzu billahimina sheytanirrajim, BismillahirRahmanirRahim People don’t want to die. You don’t want to die from your habits, people don’t want to change. But if you don’t, you will never know Allah. It’s only by constantly dying that you know yourself. … Continue reading

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If there is a possibility to get married, is it good?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If there is a possibility to get married, is it good? I think so. Try, insyaAllah. I will pray for you insyaAllah. Murid: My parents are pushing me to get married, from time to time. InsyaAllah. May the … Continue reading

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The one who knows himself, knows his Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Are we busy with knowing Allah, in this Tarikat? We are busy with knowing ourselves. Same meaning, let’s say, I give you a short answer, same meaning as Holy Prophet (AS) is saying, “The one who knows himself, knows … Continue reading

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Lovers of The Holy Prophet (AS)

Auzubillahiminasheytanirajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur medet ya Sahibulsaif. Selam Aleykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Welcome to you, welcome to our Holy Prophet (AS). We believe, we are believers, insyaAllah, Alhamdulillah. He is Hazir and Nazir. We must give Salams to him. And … Continue reading

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Difficulties are Forgettable

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What is the difficulty? Difficulties are forgettable. One friend of Allah is saying, Allah SWT will speak to His Angels, to say ‘bring Me one person who has never experienced any pain at all in this world. Bring Me … Continue reading

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The Prophets came to Remind us

BismillahirRahmanirRahim The Prophets they came to remind us. When Sheykh Effendi passed and I had to give sohbet, although throughout the years he says ‘talk a little bit,’ I talk, I don’t give sohbet, I talk, but after Sheykh Effendi … Continue reading

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Why was Mansur al-Halaj (QS) saying ‘Ana al-Hakk’?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why was Mansur al-Halaj (QS) saying ‘Ana al-Hakk,’ and even the ashes from his body are saying this? It is very confusing to me, and maybe it needs a high level of faith to understand. I cannot completely … Continue reading

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