Category Archives: Questions and Answers

Ego is unaware of sincerity

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Last week during the khutba you said that the ego is not aware of our sincerity, can you explain what that means?  Sincerity is something that even the sheytan and the ego they cannot perceive, they cannot see, … Continue reading

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I no longer trust myself after an incident that made me commit shirk. Does Allah forgive shirk?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I no longer trust myself after an incident that made me commit shirk. Does Allah forgive shirk? I joined tarikat after committing such a sin. How do I protect myself from waswasa and the tricks of sheytan?   … Continue reading

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How do we tune our emotions to be for the sake of Allah?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Many times you said in your sohbets that Islam is not like Buddhism, to make us to feel a dead feeling, not to feel anything. And I’m asking, when a feeling comes or an emotion comes, especially if … Continue reading

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Continuing Sheykh Effendi’s mission

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: How, through you, we are trying to continue Sheykh Effendi’s mission? If you do the work that you’re given. You don’t just sit there. Or be tourist, coming and going, coming and going, without struggling. Because as I … Continue reading

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Patience and Passion

BismillahirRahmanirRahim   Question: The Ottomans, they conquered the whole world, was that achieved with patience or with passion? Without patience, you cannot have discipline. You cannot have that. Now, the relationship between patience and passion, even the words sound similar, no? … Continue reading

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In this time, is it enough to just say ‘I am not with them’ in your heart?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: In this time, is it enough to just make your heart to say, ‘I am not with them’ or can we balance it, to say something, or to stop something?  You stop yourself. You say to yourself. Do … Continue reading

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I’m falling into a deep hole and I know I cannot come out of this by myself. What should my first step be?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Question: I fall into a deep hole and am sinking further every day, becoming a worse and empty person, feels like something died inside, nothing good left, I know I cannot come out of this by myself. I know … Continue reading

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