At a certain age our thinking changes. Fear of death is the big illness. Allāh sent us and will take us back. If we could surrender to this we could be at peace. How to save ourselves from the punishment of the grave.
Oct16 2016 English 21min
Today is a time of fitnah. We must be prepared. Treat all people as if they were Khiḍr (as), keep extra food in the house, say astaghfiru Llāh, and love the Prophet (sas) without hesitation. Allāh will not punish those who love His Prophet (sas), in shā’a Llāh.
The Soul of the Religion
Oct15 2016 English 26min
Today’s fashion is to go hard core for sharī‘ah but the soul of the religion is spirituality. Sharī‘ah is the test, ṭarīqah is the taste. Allāh’s signature is on everything and the one showing us that is Muḥammad Rasūlu Llāh (sas). Ṭarīqah teaches the good manners to appreciate this reality.
The Highest Level
Oct14 2016 Turkish 19min
Allāh made man on the highest level but some men are higher than others. The Prophet (sas) was the most perfect, and to love him and respect him is the first step of belief. Then Allāh will open for us higher levels.
Oct13 2016 Turkish 11min
Mawlānā was like a university, teaching us to happily accept what comes from our Lord. He learned from his shaykh, who learned from his, and so on until the Prophet (sas). Being with him was like being in the presence of the Prophet (sas). He was Sulṭānu l-Awliyā’.
Oct12 2016 Turkish 16min
The people who call themselves salafīyūn today neither follow nor respect the Salaf aṣ-Ṣāliḥ - the companions of the Prophet (sas), those who followed the companions and their followers. Al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī was one of the greatest salaf, a scholar and a ṣūfī. All of them taught love of the Prophet (sas) and the remembrance of Allāh.
The Rewards of ‘Āshūrā’
Oct11 2016 Turkish 24min
Every prophet and saint was saved to a safe place on the day of ‘Āshūrā’. Sayyidinā Ḥusayn achieved martyrdom. Sayyidunā Mahdī (as) is expected to appear in Muḥarram. It is a blessed, holy day of fasting and happiness. Every good deed is rewarded a thousand fold.
The Barakah of ‘Āshūrā’
Oct10 2016 Turkish 12min
All prophets respected the 10th of Muḥarram. Our Prophet (sas) loved it and gave us the 9th as well to begin the barakah. Peace and happiness come from following the Prophet (sas) not from following dunyā looking for money, or schooling, or position.
You Get What You Deserve
Oct09 2016 English 31min
You get what you deserve so be a good one. Be merciful to those around you and Allāh will be merciful to you. Try to be good and Allāh will send you a good ruler. He tells the story of the tyrant king who was chosen by a bird.
Ask for the Sky
Oct08 2016 English 22min
On the spiritual way ask only from Allāh. When asking from Allāh don’t ask for small favors because Allāh is the most generous. Ask for the sky. He tells the story of the baker who put his dough in the sea asking Allāh to use it for goodness.
The Donkey, the Lion and the Fox
Oct04 2016 English 19min
Shaykh Bahauddin tells the story of the donkey, the lion and the fox to illustrate the point that if you don’t have firm belief in your heart, shayṭān will deceive you and bring you to ruin. The illness of today is worry, fear, and suspicion. Keep faith in your Shaykh and in the awliyā’.
The Islamic New Year
Oct02 2016 English 24min
New Year. New Beginning. We don’t welcome it with celebration but with fasting. Allāh did not send us here to celebrate. Dunyā is a test and if we resist the shiny plastic of shayṭān we pass. The soul is Allāh's grant of life and we hold it in trust. It belongs to Him.
The Biggest Favour
Sep20 2016 Turkish 19min
The biggest favour Allāh can give is belief. A person becomes Muslim by tongue but a believer is by heart. A believer knows that everything is from Allāh and is happy with it, no fighting, no complaining, no fear. One kind of Awliyā’ has such strong belief that they do not interfere even to save a drowning man.
Sep19 2016 Turkish 14min
The Ḥujjāj have completed their duties and are going home clean. Shayṭān is waiting to make them dirty again. But as much as we don’t tire in sinning, Allāh Almighty doesn’t tire in forgiving. He is the most Merciful of the Merciful.
Like a Round Rock
Sep18 2016 Turkish 13min
A Muslim should be strong in his belief but soft in his dealings with people, especially parents. A Muslim knows the value of everything, even small things, and doesn’t waste water or pollute the earth. Be like a rock, hold hard to your belief but without sharp corners that will harm others.
‘Umrah without Ḥajj?
Sep17 2016 Turkish 19min
Islām is the perfect system and Allāh made it clear. It is wrong to say something is allowed when it is not but it is also a sin to say something is not allowed when it is. Shaykh Efendi addresses the question of whether it is permissible to make ‘Umrah before you have made Ḥajj.
The Way of Truth
Sep16 2016 Turkish 25min
Once you believe Islām forgives all sins like the shepherd who died shahīd before having prayed even once. Shaṭān is stubborn and never forgives. We follow the Prophet (sas) and the Qur’ān, the way of truth. But even on this way there can be those who are misguided and misguiding. So be careful.
Then He Cures Me (26:80)
Sep15 2016 Turkish 18min
Be careful what you eat and drink. In what and how you eat lies the cure for most illness. All healing comes from Allāh. See a doctor if you must but ask Allāh to cure you by means of the doctor or medicine and this will be rewarded as worship.