Mawlānā asks, does Allāh ﷻ prefer the one who is ‘Abdu ṣ-Ṣabūr or the one who is ‘Abdu sh-Shukūr? We can never be thankful enough for all the gifts of our Creator. Shaykh Bahauddin tells of a dream he had in which the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was hugging Mawlānā, bringing a message from the Prophet ﷺ.
Victory for Islam
Apr16 2017 English 19min
As Allāh ﷻ promised in Sūratu r-Rūm, Europe will be renewed and Islām will be victorious. Allāh ﷻ protects His Qur’ān. Don’t be confused. Follow those who love Allāh ﷻ and His Prophet ﷺ, not those who think they are the Judge.
Spirituality Teaches Humanity
Apr15 2017 English 20min
Spirituality teaches us how to be as we were created to be, to return to our original humanity. Today between the ego and shayṭān we cannot distinguish truth from untruth. With spirituality, first we ask our heart then we ask our Murshid and we will find the true way.
The Best Food Ever
Apr11 2017 English 23min
Time is precious: one third for work, one third for rest and one third for worship. Everything has its proper value. One ṣaḥābah prepared a meal for the Prophet ﷺ for six months but he spoke one word that made the Prophet ﷺ ashamed to eat it.
Student All Your Life
Mar26 2017 English 20min
Mawlānā taught that you have been a student all your life. It does not stop when you finish school. Don't say “I have finished.” It is important to keep learning. The key of learning is adab; to be humble.
Mar25 2017 Turkish 20min
The deputies in ṭarīqah are there to collect and teach people good manners and this good way. They must be careful not to follow their egos and not to believe their imagination. To be proud is the worst. Be humble and don’t think “I am awliyā’, I am shaykh”. Be sincere and sacrifice your ego for the people. “Die before you die.”
The Three Holy Months
Mar24 2017 Turkish 27min
The three holy months are a gift from Allāh ﷻ for the ummah of Muḥammad ﷺ. Allāh ﷻ is giving us millions of spiritual presents, holy days and nights in this time, bringing the happiness that so many are searching for. In shā’a Llāh this time makes our belief stronger and gives hidāyah to those being cheated.
Mar23 2017 Turkish 16min
Allāh ﷻ created us for His ﷻ pleasure, and He ﷻ likes us to worship Him ﷻ. Qiyāmu l-Layl is the more acceptable and valuable ‘ibādah. It was obligatory for the Prophet ﷺ to make it, but it was made sunnah for his ﷺ ummah because it is so difficult. The night time, is when the servant and Allāh ﷻ are closest. Many are sleeping so late, so it is even more difficult to wake up. But you must make your time and listen to the Prophet ﷺ.
The Wisdom of Creation
Mar20 2017 Turkish 14min
Allāh’s ﷻ order and wisdom is to make people like passengers in this world to remember Him. First morning, then evening, then quickly morning again. Every day is the same. Without belief, this becomes boring; waking, eating, working, sleeping. With belief we are able to wait and arrive to the next prayer remembering Allāh ﷻ, and so He remembers us also.
Begin with Yourself
Mar19 2017 Turkish 13min
These are the worst days in the history of humanity. Some ask, "What can we do?" Everyone should know their responsibility. You must look to yourself; make yourself a good man, train yourself and your ego first. After, you can train your family. Be with your children. Take care of them; teach them good behaviour and to be good people and good servants for Allāh ﷻ. And then after that, those around you.
The Worst Attribute: Envy
Mar18 2017 Turkish 16min
The worst attribute for human beings is envy. The first one that had envy was shayṭān. He went from being the highest among the angels to the lowest because of his envy of Ādam (as). We must be happy and accept what Allāh ﷻ gives us. He ﷻ made us all different. We must follow the way of ṭarīqah to cure this illness of envy to slowly, slowly finish your ego.
The Way of the Prophet ﷺ
Mar17 2017 Turkish 26min
We are following ṭarīqah; the way of the Prophet ﷺ. Many, especially Muslims are looking for ṭarīqah, taṣawwuf. Some say that it is not necessary, but this is ridiculous. Because our life is not for this dunyā, our life is for ākhirah. And ṭarīqah is showing us this way for eternity, for heaven, for good things through teaching the farḍ, sunnah, nafl and khalwah.
Who Doesn't Love Me ﷺ Is Kāfir
Mar16 2017 Turkish 11min
The Prophet ﷺ said, ‘Who doesn’t love me, he is kāfir, he is not Muslim.’ The love of the Prophet ﷺ is the most powerful thing in Islām. You must have love, respect and praise for the Prophet ﷺ. But when you say ‘I cannot love the Prophet’ shayṭān enters this door to finish our belief. Even those with the highest Islamic studies and being ḥāfiẓ of Qur’ān, they are nothing at all without this love.
Mar15 2017 Turkish 12min
Allāh ﷻ praises the people who are sincere and keep their promises. They are praised in the Holy Qur’ān as ‘Real Men’; they are real believers. They are the ones who promised to be with, obey and follow Allāh ﷻ, and the Prophet ﷺ. They are happy to make this promise and nothing can change their love; they are like steel. They only wish to please Allāh ﷻ.
The Best Presentation
Mar14 2017 English 21min
Allāh gives us everything raw and after that it is our role to cook it, and to present it either for ourselves or for others. Mawlānā taught to give the best presentation and to give the best things from the kitchen. The shaykhs and the murshids; they are very good cooks, they know what they cook and they know what they present and we must follow their guidance.
To Be Helpful
Mar12 2017 English 19min
Mawlānā was never hesitating to help. This is how we should be; helpful for Mawlānā, for Allāh ﷻ, for Rasūla Llāh ﷺ.
Only One Enemy
Mar11 2017 English 23min
Looking at the world situation, we see everyone is an enemy of Islām. All governments, nations saying Islām is bad. Stopping ladies wearing scarves, men wearing turbans, stopping people praying. There is only one target Islām and Rasūlu Llāh ﷺ. But the people, they are not our enemies. We are all brothers and sisters from the same tree of Bāni Ādam. There is only one enemy; shayṭan.