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How do we prepare for hardships in times of ease?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auzubillahi minasheytanirrajim, BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Destur medet ya Sahibulsaif. We are asking our Sheykh insyaAllah to send us something, for us to take and to put it in our lives. Not just for us to sit and to listen too, but … Continue reading

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Why are there so many different Tarikats?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why are there so many different Tarikats? It is explained in books that it’s like a trees with many branches. Is that why there are not so many conflicts, because they are branches from the same tree? Can … Continue reading

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Does the shafaat of the Sheykh just save us from punishment or does it bring you to the station that you are supposed to go to?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Does the shafaat of the Sheykh just save us from punishment or does it bring you to the station that you are supposed to go to? It is not the shafaat of the Sheykh, it is how you … Continue reading

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The Love Of A Real Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Children, when they are growing, growing, when they are young, and they have a growth spurt, right? Especially when they are young. What usually happens before their growth spurt? Spurt means to come out quickly. What usually happens? Different … Continue reading

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Urs Of Sahibulsaif: Why Are You Here?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim A man came to Sheykh Abdullah Daghestani (QS) and said “O Sheykh,” in front of the Ka’aba, “Are you a Muslim?” Sheykh Abdullah, Sultanul Evliya, said “O my son, for 70 years I’ve been asking myself that question. I … Continue reading

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If some people don’t respect the word of Allah, what are they looking for when they’re reading the Quran?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: You were giving sohbet about the Quran and you also mentioned about reading the Quran and how people have cut the connection to the Quran. And you see that when you go to the masjids that a … Continue reading

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What should I understand from the story where Khizr (AS) takes a young boy’s life?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Sometimes I wonder, that story of Khizr (AS), where he takes a young boy’s life, what should I understand from this? That is a lesson. Meaning that what we see is not what it is. Understand? What … Continue reading

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What do you think about the use of drugs and herbs for spirituality?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What do you think about the use of drugs and herbs? Some say they help with spirituality, what is your view on this? Haram. If you talk about drugs, hallucinogenic drugs that make you hallucinate, drugs are forbidden. … Continue reading

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Can You Explain The Story Of The Prophet And The Young Sahabi?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: I have a question regarding the khutba today, you gave us an example, you gave us a story of the Prophet (AS) and the Sahabi who made long term plans. Can you explain more? When Sheykh Effendi … Continue reading

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What are a few sunnats that a Murid can keep or revive on a daily basis to make a positive change?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are a few sunnats that a Murid can keep or revive on a daily basis to make a positive change? Like I said, you don’t have to put a skull inside your living room. That is a … Continue reading

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What is the significance of the skull of the zabiha from the time of Hz Ibrahim (as)?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What is the significance of the skull of the zabiha from the time of Hz Ibrahim (as), which has been kept at the Ka’aba and the ones that are being kept at the Osmanli Dergah? Is it recommended … Continue reading

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Currently I’m being tested with distance from You, the murids I’m close to, the Dergah and the Jama’at

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Currently I’m being tested with distance from you, the murids I’m close to, the Dergah and the Jama’at. Under these conditions, how can we maintain our spiritual strength and power to struggle against the nafs, passion, and sheytan … Continue reading

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Will we get more rewards for fighting Batil in these times?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When we come to realize that we are currently living and experiencing the second Jahiliyyah, should we realize that this is a good time for believers or should believers be more worried? Will we get more rewards for … Continue reading

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“Only The Believers They Are Brothers”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Murid: You have said before that this is supposed to be our real family because we have moved away from the dunya and come here for a purpose… I never said that. Isn’t it funny? I never said that. … Continue reading

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Understanding of Divine Wisdom

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Seyhim, whatever question anybody asks, the answers that you give amazes even the most intelligent mind, so if I don’t ask questions it’s because your answers are the ones regardless of whether the question is from a kid … Continue reading

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What lessons can we take from the Battle of Khandaq?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What lessons can we take from the Battle of Khandaq? Don’t think so highly of yourselves. Those are the best ones, imagine when the war is going to come. Against to evil, this is not going to … Continue reading

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When we catch ourselves having negative thoughts, how can we seek refuge from it?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: I have a question about waswasa and about fighting it. When we have negative thoughts and we are able to catch it and realize it, how can we seek refuge from it? Is it an acceptable custom … Continue reading

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How can we can show our appreciation to both Allah and the people who help us?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Recently I have been saying ‘Jazakallah’ to people who have been helping me, but I am being met with hostility that I’m not thanking and grateful to the person who helped, but only thankful to Allah SWT when … Continue reading

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Why is it now in these days, we see that there are no real inspirational figures?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Why is it now in these days, we see that there are no real inspirational figures? You are very biased. I mean, there are so many inspirational speakers right now, especially from the world of Islam. Every … Continue reading

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When I travel in different countries and pray Jummah prayers, they quote from Ibn Taymiyyah. What should I do?

 BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: When I travel in different countries and pray Jummah prayers, I hear in the Khutba that they say that they are Ahli Sunnat, but they quote from Ibn Taymiyyah. This confuses me whether I should join the … Continue reading

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With the current political state in the United States of America, are the protesters valid in their means of protest?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: It is mentioned in the hadith that if you see an injustice or a wrong, you must stop it with your hand and this is the strongest form of faith. With the current political state in the United … Continue reading

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Why are Muslims so attached to their dunya and their children?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why are Muslims so attached to their dunya and their children? When Muslims leave the traditions of the Prophets, they become the worst people. They still have Islam, but they become the worst people, the most selfish people, … Continue reading

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Shall we wait for Sayyidina Mahdi (as) to appear, or do something like the Ghazwa e-Hind that Rasulullah (AS) mentioned?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What should we do in this situation with the ummat? Shall we wait for Sayyidina Mahdi (as) to appear, or do something like the Ghazwa e-Hind that Rasulullah (AS) mentioned where an army will appear from Hind and … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be busy with ourselves?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: What does it mean to be busy with ourselves? How can I be busy with myself when I have no responsibilities because of the current situation? I have no studying to do at the moment, or any job, … Continue reading

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When Nabi Muhammad (AS) predicted the rise of the Turks, how does this prediction reflect on the current situation in Turkey?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: When Nabi Muhammad (AS) predicted the rise of the Turks, how does this prediction reflect on the current situation in Turkey? Current situation? No, when Holy Prophet (AS) is speaking about the Turks and about the best things … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Your Own History

BismillahirRahmanirRahim More than one-third of the population is wiped out and most of them are the most intelligent people. Not just religious people, but the most intelligent people. This is one country, one country. The British wiped out thousands of … Continue reading

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How can we accept that we are nothing yet still have confidence?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have a question in regards to the concept of nothingness. How can we accept that we are nothing yet still have confidence? I have been feeling that I am unable to do anything based on feeling nothing. … Continue reading

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Can you help me get to the right path?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I came across your videos and I want to be guided to the right path. Can you please help me get to the right path? I have not been on the right path for a while and now … Continue reading

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In Indonesia, during the time of Eid ul-Fitr, they say ‘minal aidin wal faizin’. Is this from the sunnah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In Indonesia, during the time of Eid ul-Fitr, when people apologize, they say ‘minal aidin wal faizin’ for whatever they have done that year. Is this adopted culture out of habit or is this from the sunnah? Is … Continue reading

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Deaf, Dumb and Blind

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Allah doesn’t entrap people, that’s a completely Christian understanding. Why Allah prefer Abel to Cain? No idea. No idea. He just prefer one. Why Allah prefer this nation? No idea. He just prefers one over the other, prefers … Continue reading

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Loving The Sheykh

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: You were talking about falling in love with the Sheykh and you compared that to a fisherman using bait on a hook and the lover is the fish that the fisherman is catching. You explained and broke down … Continue reading

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How Can We Understand the Priority of Serving Our Lord?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The Holy ones, they spend their times to serve just one purpose, that is to please their Lord or to please their Sheykh. They don’t worry about how many houses they have. How to understand that intention and … Continue reading

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How can a murid be self aware?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: How can a murid be self aware ? What happens when you meet the Sheykh and you fall in love with the Sheykh? You become not so aware of what is happening around you. Because you are … Continue reading

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The Aim of the Naksibendi Sheykhs

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I read on your website a Turkish saying that translates to: “The aim of Tasawwuf is to raise the murid to become the Insan-I-Kamil.” Can you please enlighten me on this issue and how to satisfy the heart? … Continue reading

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How does a murid know that he is serving Haqq and not running after dunya?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: When something is opened up by the Sheykh to the murid to do something, to serve, how does a murid know that he is not running after the dunya and he is actually serving? We give the … Continue reading

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What is the actual job of the Prophets?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: In Hz Musa’s story, when Allah (SWT) is speaking to him he asked for Hz Harun to be appointed as his vezir. He says, ‘I have trouble speaking, he speaks more clearly than me,’ if speaking is … Continue reading

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How do we get rid of our Sheytanic characteristics in Ramazan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: During Ramazan, we still have bad characteristics and thoughts even though sheytans are chained. How can we start knocking these characteristics? The whole point is not to be confused. Not to be all mixed up. The whole point … Continue reading

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Why is the star of Dawud (AS) used by evil ones?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question:  Why is the star of Dawud (AS) used by evil ones? Star is a symbol of Dawud (AS) but it is used by evil people. Number one, those evil people that you see on television, they put star, … Continue reading

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What does the word “heart” mean in spirituality?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What does the word “heart” mean in spirituality? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. It is that part of yourself, I don’t want to get into technicality. You understand, you understand. I don’t want to get into ‘oh, this is the heart, this … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall Into The Trap of Jealousy

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The brothers of Yusuf (as), they were saying that their father has more love for Hz Yusuf and that, astaghfirullah, he is misguided. Maybe because they don’t understand the relationship that their father has with Hz Yusuf (as). … Continue reading

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How can we separate pain and sorrow from complaining?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: How can we separate pain and sorrow from complaining? For people of faith, people of common sense, they understand that there is nothing to be gained from complaining. Does anybody love a complainer? Nobody loves a complainer, … Continue reading

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How can one have heybat without losing humility?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can one have heybet without losing humility, and how can we not mistake weakness for humility? You must have a guide to show you that. These kinds of things we cannot talk theory, you will misunderstand. Because … Continue reading

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How do we justify if something is just for our desire or it’s necessity?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Nowadays, everything that we see, as you said, it is bombardment of desires. If we need to get something, how do we justify if it’s just for our desire or it’s necessity? First don’t try to find excuse … Continue reading

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Allah SWT says that mankind is forgetful and ungrateful. Is this the natural state of mankind?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Allah SWT says that mankind is forgetful and ungrateful. Is this the natural state of mankind? They are mankind. They haven’t become Bani Adam yet. Honor is only given to the Bani Adam not mankind, but the children … Continue reading

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How can we stop being a zalim to ourselves and others?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   How can we stop being a zalim to ourselves and others? Don’t get angry. You cannot get angry. Sheytan had said, ‘I play with a man’s anger as a little child is playing with a ball.’ So now … Continue reading

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What is the difference between the faith of a Muslim and a Believer?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim QUESTION: We heard a Hadith that one day many from among the Muslims will follow Dajjal and only believers will run from him. What is the difference between the faith of muslim and the faith of a believer? We … Continue reading

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Can a murid ask for repentance through his Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: Can a murid ask for repentance through his Sheykh? You may ask your Lord of course, you may ask through your Prophet, you may ask through your Sheykh if it is allowed also. Wahabbis are going to … Continue reading

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How do we know if our repentance isn’t accepted?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we know if our repentance isn’t accepted? Everyone asks for repentance, really, we are talking about whole Muslims, believers. It is inside of our prayer to ask for repentance, correct? When we pray, namaz, we say … Continue reading

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How can we truly be like obedient dogs to our Sheykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can we truly be like obedient dogs to our Sheykh? Practice. You have to practice. First you have to practice, to put yourself in that situation, thinking and putting yourself in that situation, not just to read … Continue reading

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How can you long to meet with Allah when you are so ashamed of yourself?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How can you long to meet with Allah when you are so ashamed of yourself? What do you want from Allah? What do you want from Allah? His mercy, right? Don’t be stuck, philosophy, theory, ‘oh I am … Continue reading

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