We are now approaching the last ten days of Ramaḍān during which the Prophet ﷺ made seclusion in the mosque (I‘tikāf). To follow this sunnah brings the reward of two Ḥajj and two ‘Umrah and many blessing for yourself, neighbours, family, and all the Ummah.
Allāh ﷻ Is the Guarantor of Provision
Jun02 2018 Turkish 15min
We must not be running away from Allāh ﷻ in order to seek our provision from dunyā. He ﷻ will reward whatever work we do with provision. We were created to thank Him ﷻ and worship Him ﷻ. Allāh ﷻ is happy with those who depend on him and don’t give value to this world.
The Day of Badr
Jun01 2018 Turkish 22min
The 17th of Ramaḍān is the anniversary of the Battle of Badr, the first battle that Allāh ﷻ commanded the Muslims to fight. They won a great victory and many of the worst opponents of Islām were killed. Now is not the time to fight or demonstrate. Now is the time to be quiet and wait for Sayyidinā Mahdī (as).
The Most Important Thing
May31 2018 Turkish 11min
Be thankful that Allāh ﷻ loved you and brought you to Islām. We must thank Him ﷻ for giving us light to see Reality. Most people are chasing shadows. Nothing is more important than to know your Lord ﷻ and your Prophet ﷺ.
Tarāwīḥ Is a Strong Sunnah
May30 2018 Turkish 23min
The twenty raka‘āt of Tarāwiḥ during Ramaḍān is a strong sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ. They were done by the Aʼimmah of the Madhāhib and it was standard practice to pray them till the end of the Ottoman Empire. Since it’s fall people have started to pray eight instead and even to say that it is bid‘ah.
Fight for the Right Way
May29 2018 Turkish 12min
In life there are two kinds of struggles: one on the way of Allāh ﷻ, the other on the way of shayṭān. Fight the ego and shayṭān. If you love the Prophet ﷺ you will be safe.
Don’t Be Cheated
May28 2018 Turkish 19min
Beware! In these times there are more bad people than good. People try to cheat you for your money. But more dangerous are those who cheat you for your Ākhirah, those not respecting the Prophet ﷺ or Awliyā’ and those people who think they can dispense with prayer.
Mention Allāh ﷻ and Be Forgiven
May27 2018 Turkish 12min
Mention the Name of Allāh ﷻ, standing, sitting and lying down. Your sins will be forgiven and your heaviness lifted. After the prayer say Subḥāna Llāh, Al-ḥamdu liLlāh, Allāhu Akbar thirty-three times. Do what your Creator ﷻ says and be happy.
Mind Is a Big Favour
May26 2018 Turkish 14min
The first thing Allāh ﷻ created was Mind and He ﷻ said he never created anything better. Only humans and Jinn and Angels have mind although many creatures have a brain. Use your mind to find your Creator ﷻ and to thank Him ﷻ.
The Importance of Zakāh
May25 2018 Turkish 30min
Ramaḍān is the month of fasting but also for giving Zakāh. Giving Zakāh protects the rest of your wealth. Wealth is a gift from Allāh ﷻ, it is not a result of your cleverness. He ﷻ can give it or take it. The story of the companions of Sayyidinā Mūsá (as) illustrates this.
May25 2018 15min
The Rewards for Visiting
May24 2018 Turkish 10min
The Prophet ﷺ said Allāh ﷻ rewards those who visit their Muslim brothers. There may be 700 times the reward for those who are able to come visit Mawlānā (q) in Ramaḍān. When you visit him he doesn’t let you go without a spiritual gift.
The Heart of Islām
May23 2018 Turkish 15min
The Naqshbandī Ṭarīqah is not part of Islām, it is the heart of Islām. It is the pure way of the Prophet ﷺ passed down through Abū Bakr aṣ-Ṣiddīq (ra) and the Shuyūkh. We follow them not our selves. Our main purpose is to worship Allāh ﷻ.
The Most Merciful
May22 2018 Turkish 14min
We should be happy that Allāh ﷻ is the most Merciful and He ﷻ forgives whoever asks because we make mistakes too and we want to be forgiven. We should not envy or hate or wish for revenge. These are attributes of shayṭān.
The Miracle of Grandshaykh
May21 2018 Turkish 18min
Very few people have understood the message of their prophet and very few have followed them. This is also true for Awliyā’. It is a miracle that people all over the world know and love Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu-Llāh ad-Dāghistānī (q) and Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī (q).
Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu-Llāh ad-Dāghistānī
May20 2018 Turkish 24min
Allāh ﷻ sends His ﷻ beloved people to be around us. One such person was Sulṭānu l-Awliyā’ Shaykh ‘Abdu-Llāh ad-Dāghistānī whose ‘Urs is in the beginning of Ramaḍān. We feel familiar with him because Mawlānā Shaykh Nāẓim always told us about him. He had a different daily life from Mawlānā but they were on the same line.
Make Peace with Each Other
May19 2018 Turkish 18min
It is an order from Allāh ﷻ to make peace between each other. Allāh ﷻ loves those who forgive others, who control their anger and give in charity. To clean your heart of darkness, give Salāms. The reward is greater than for worship. Allāh ﷻ will make you ‘azīz.
Janāzah Prayer for Talip Efendi
May18 2018 2min
On the first Jum‘ah of Ramaḍān our friend and brother Talip Efendi passed from this world to join his beloved Mawlānā, in shā’a Llāh. Shaykh Mehmet Efendi leads his janāzah prayer outside Lefke’s Şeyh Nazım Kıbrısi Mosque.