" طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم و مسلمة - Talabu-l Ilmi (Seeking Knowledge) is obligatory on every Muslim, whether man or woman." Do any of the certificates you have teach you who you are or why you are? Allah (swt) Loved you and that is why He created you. Therefore, only the one who loves is Insan, and the seeker of the Beloved can never sleep. Know that the heart is the sultan of all organs and it is the Throne of the Sultan. Know, because the one who cannot distinguish between beauty and ugliness remains ugly.
The Great Sha‘bān Started
Jun10 2013 Turkish 4min
Mawlānā congratulated all of us on the beginning of the "The Great Month of Sha‘bān".
Out of Balance
Jun09 2013 Turkish 47min
"اعطي كل ذي حق حقه - Give everyone their due rights." This is the real mizan (scale) and it is found in Islam. Do not be too proud to recognize your limits or others' rights. Zulm (injustice/oppression) brings zulmat (darkness). Why are people killing each other? Allah (swt) says, "إِنَّ أَرْضِي وَاسِعَةٌ - Indeed My earth is spacious" (29:56)
The Queen of Sheba
Jun08 2013 Turkish 39min
The whole world stands on Adab, if you lose Adab you lose it all. O Muslims put the crown of Islam on your heads and do not fear. A man is a man and a woman is a woman, you cannot change your creation. Learn from the story of "The Queen of Sheba". Neither the greatness of her throne nor the strength of her kingdom could change the reality. shaytan disgraced Man by making him forget Allah. it is your enemy, know it and never be friends with it. "O our lord guide me to the best guide - يارب دلني خيردليل"
Jun07 2013 Turkish 49min
Man looks for something to keep him busy as if he were created without a purpose or a job. If man knew the wisdom of his creation, he would never reach for anything of this dunya. The Disciples asked for a table from Heavens as if everything they were eating was not from Heavens. But Man is "ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا - unjust and ignorant" (33:72). Through the funny example of "My Cats", Mawlana shows how man can learn, if he wants, even from a cat. A cat exists through the love of its owner, and knows its priorities and does not waste its time.
The Idlers' Way
Jun06 2013 Turkish 44min
When Mawlana was watching the uprisings in the Arab countries, he was supporting the people and feeling very sorry for them. This is true for Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, the Sunni uprising in Iraq and definitely for Syria. For a whole week now Turkey has been facing something of the same kind. Mawlana is following the news closely. On Thursday, after Fajr prayer, Mawlana gave this important sohbat that explains the understandings, or rather the misunderstandings, of the 21st century that lead to such events. Mawlana gave the title for this sohbat, "Avaracilarin Yolu - The Idlers' Way"
Jun05 2013 Turkish 38min
It is Laylatu-l Mi'raj and Mawlana is calling us to reach to our endless honor. We've been honored by being human and, even more, by being Muslim and from the Ummatu-l Habib (sas). The Prophet (sas) is the Imam of the Prophets and the Imam of the Angels. There is no limit to the dresses of honor granted to him and to his Ummat. O lover of Shahi Mardan, the Lion of Allah, become the lion you are meant to be. Why are Muslims killing each other? Because they did not keep the honor of their Prophet (sas) or the honor of being part of his Umma.
For the Jewel
Jun04 2013 Turkish 39min
The Dervish said to the people on the boat, "Look for the jewel you lost somewhere else and not with me. The jewels you search for are under my feet!" He finished his sentence and walked on the water. O people learn from that Dervish. Know the jewel your heart longs for and learn where to look for it.
Who Knows Himself Knows His Lord
Jun03 2013 Turkish 40min
"وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ - And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me." (51:56) Liya'buduni (to worship) Me means liya'rifuni (to know Me). Yet the Divine Essence is absolutely transcendent. How can the knowledge of Allah be the reason and purpose of our creation when the Divine Essence cannot be approached? "Who Knows Himself Knows His Lord" is the door and its key is "وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِب - Prostrate and draw near [to Allah]"(96:19)
Who Is Pleasing, Is Pleased
Jun02 2013 Turkish 47min
"Seeking knowledge is a must (Fard) on every Muslim, man or woman" (Hadith Sharif). Reading and writing, however, do not bring Man closer to his Lord but Adab does. Shaytan had so much knowledge and was the teacher of angels. It had a throne like a Sultan. Yet it had no Adab so it was thrown down. To learn donkeyness is easy the problem is in learning humanity. O Man know who you are, and remember what you were given and what is promised to you in order to know which way to go.
Be with Allah
Jun01 2013 Turkish 36min
كن مع الله و لا تبالي - Be with Allah and do not worry. Dunya is a burden on Man, and can never give him honor or happiness. " إلهي أنت مقصودي - Ilahi Anta Maqsudi" is the way to happiness and safety, here and hereafter. Learn from the jariyah of Haruni-r Rashid. O Shi'a and 'Alawi, you've left Allah's way and Shahi Mardan's sword is out and ready.
May31 2013 Turkish 34min
Love is a pillar of Faith and Hope is the proof of it. Man's capital is Love of Allah and His Prophet (sas), if he loses it, then nothing remains but a dry tree. 'Ashq is the ladder to the Heavens and Shahi Mardan is the lion of Allah. In the heavy times we live in, Mawlana gives us a taste of the Beauty of the Islamic Command - Love the Beautiful and never despair.
The Easy Life
May30 2013 Turkish 51min
"يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ - Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship."(2:185)"The Easy Life" is good life. Allah sent Shari'ah to guide people to easy, good ways of living. However, deceived by shaytan's empty promise of an easier life, man runs away into difficulties and suffering. Man does not know at Whose door he is, and that is how he fails his Imtihan, test. Know that ease is with Ar-Rahman and can never be with shaytan.
Ask and You Are Given
May29 2013 Turkish 41min
Prophet (sas) says," ادبني ربي - My Lord has taught me Adab." How can one learn Adab? "اسْأَلْ بِهِ خَبِيرًا - ask the one who is well-informed." (25:59) If you want to have Adab, follow the ones who have it. "إنما بُعِثتُ لِأُتمم مكارِمَ الأخلاق - I was sent to perfect the best of manners". It is important to teach Man what makes him a Man. Then he will know what to ask for and Who to seek. " معرفةُ الله - Ma'rifatullah" is the door to Maqamu r-Rida and Maqamu l-Khilafah. For the one sacrificing himself on the Way of Allah the address is, O My servant, "إِسأل تُعطى - Ask And You Are Given".
May28 2013 Turkish 48min
"Al Bayan" is not a drop but rather oceans that cannot be described by any figure of speech, endless oceans. "Al Bayan" is the essence of being human and the door to the Divine, and its key is Basmallah. "الرَّحْمَٰنُ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ- The Most Merciful Taught the Qur'an". And, "عَلَّمَهُ الْبَيَانَ - taught him (Man) Bayan"(55:1-4) That's why Sohbat gives us happiness and takes away our heaviness. Yet man is blind to his secret and can only see the animal in himself. So people run and scream in the streets. Mawlana says if you insist on being an animal, then be a lion and do not remain a donkey!
May27 2013 Turkish 44min
Man is very weak yet very honorable. No one can dress man, Hazrat Insan, with an honor more than that granted to him by his Creator. This is an important point of Adab. Pharaoh warned Musa, " إِن تُرِيدُ إِلَّا أَن تَكُونَ جَبَّارًا فِي الْأَرْضِ - Your aim is nothing but to become a Jabbar in the world."(28:19) The Jabbar (the Almighty) can only be one, and Pharaoh claimed it for himself. In this world, however, all the Jabbar man can ever become is a despised tyrant and that indeed was Pharaoh. So heedless to his own reality, Pharaoh awakened Musa and us all, through the Holy Quran, to the indisputable Truth: Al Jabbar is One. Therefore, Adab Ya Hu!
Riding the Horse
May26 2013 Turkish 44min
'Irfan (Spiritual Recognition) lies in knowing your limit. Ma'rifah (True/Spiritual Knowledge) is beyond 'Ilim and its way is Adab. shaytan had 'Ilm but no Adab. It wanted to interfere with the Divine Will, and therefore was kicked out of the Divine Presence. The Prophet (sas) said, "Adabani Rabbi - My Lord gave me Adab." Without managing to ride on the wild donkey of your ego, you will never be fit for "Riding The Horse" of the Sultan.
The Way to Ma'rifah
May25 2013 Turkish 50min
Al-Jahlu 'aybun dawa'ahu-l 'Ilmu - Ignorance is a 'ayb/fault that can be cured only with knowledge. But nowadays man is immersed in 'Ayb. Man is following every way of ignorance and is even ignorant of his own identity. O Man, enter "The Way to Ma'rifah" and be from al-'Arifin. The one who does not seek to know is not Insan. The disciples asked for a table from Heavens forgetting that every table is the Lord's! O Shi'a and 'Alawi, how do you dare to kill anyone knowing the Creator? Do not be Shi'a or 'Alawi! The Sharia'h does not allow for 2 sultans! Adab Ya Hu!