The people of today either sleep too much or not enough. They have given up the disciplined life for ‘freedom' and they have lost everything. They are on the level of animals and they do not get what they want in this life or the next. They have replaced the Bismi Llāh with pictures.
How to Ask from Saints
Dec12 2001 Turkish 11min
Mawlana is being questioned about dua. He gives the beautiful meaning of ‘afuw ul- ‘afiyah. Then he tells the proper way to ask help from Allah by means of His saints.
A World of Square-Heads
Dec11 2001 Turkish 37min
No one thinks any more. They are trying to homogenise the world, wipe out culture and history and individuality. They call it ‘modern’ but it is the system of shaytan. People are imprisoned in a box of their own making and are losing their humanity to become square-headed imitations.
May Allāh Not Write Our Names with Theirs
Dec10 2001 Turkish 5min
We are all servants of Allāh even shayṭān. Mawlānā speaks about Bin Laden and America, about Ṣalāḥu d-dīn and the Kurds. And he reminds us that if we keep our hearts with Allāh we are safe just like the old lady in the time of Noah (as).
Ādam and Ḥawwā’
Dec08 2001 Turkish 49min
A man’s weakest moment is in the presence of his wife. Then he is open to shayṭān. A‘ūdhu biLlāhi is the weapon that will make shayṭān flee. All the troubles of the world arise from people making bad ones their leaders.
Dec06 2001 Turkish 16min
Every Friday Allāh invites the people of paradise to Ḥaḍīratu l-Qudus; a beautiful journey through the heavenly realms where everyone receives according to their rank. On that day, when Allāh Almighty will show His beauty, the faces of the believers will shine like the sun.
Believe in the Unseen
Apr01 1996 Turkish 41min
Believe in the unseen until the curtains of the ego are lifted and you see what you believe. Pass through the desert to find the Ka‘bah. Your station is according to your love for Allāh. Qur’ān is more than just words. The meanings of Fātiḥah would load 100 camels with books. Look at the Aṣḥābu l-Kahf who loved Allāh so that He loved them and the dog who loved them gained paradise.
Dethroning Sultan Abdul Hamid Han
Nov09 1995 Turkish 8min
Mawlānā speaks about the dire consequences that resulted whenever a Sulṭān was deposed and in particular the dethronement of Sulṭān Abdul Hamid Han, may paradise be his abode. The Awliyā’ have the adab not to interfere with the Will of Allāh even in such an event. The Awliyā’ remain patient and the enemies of Islām finish themselves.
How to Use Your Diploma
Nov05 1995 Turkish 14min
Mawlana sympathizes with the students who study to get a diploma and then cannot find a job. The market is saturated with doctors and lawyers. The only thing you can do with your diploma is brew tea. So much money, so much time, wasted. There are other jobs to be done.
Nov04 1995 Turkish 36min
Our target is to die clean and to be raised among the pure. How do we do this? All Prophets were sent to clean hearts. The Prophet (sas) cleaned all of his companions until they reached their station of perfection. The Sheikhs and Saints carry on this work. Here is a lesson on being clean.
In One Night
Nov04 1995 Turkish 9min
Islam is a living faith. The saints are central to it. The Wahabis however disrespect them. They have done great damage to the countless buildings and sacred sites our ancestors built in service of Islam. All this will change. With the coming of Sahib al-Zaman a saint will pray, whereby the Jinn will be commanded to restore everything back to its original form in just one night.
Questions to Mawlana
Dec14 1994 Turkish 19min
In a question and answer session, Mawlana discusses: the rise of Islam in Europe; the lack of identity among Arab Muslims; the celebration of Christmas among the Turks; the legitimacy of music in Islam; the beauty of the call to prayer and the Turkish Cypriot politician Denktaş.
Our Glorious Past
Dec14 1994 Turkish 17min
We are most ignorant of the Ottoman period. But understanding Islamic history is what our young people need. If Allah bestows it, Divine grace will bring back our Glorious Past. In these time, it is difficult for some to distinguish from halal and haram. And etiquettes with the sheikh have also been lost. Those who change Islamic judgement, put their egos in the place of their Lord. Real believers smash the idols of their egos. It is important to spread the word of Islam through the written word, or recorded as it can be accessed any time.
Proud to Be Ottoman
Dec14 1994 Turkish 11min
Mawlana gives a short address following a long talk by an historian, Haji Kadir Misiroglu.
He complements him and doubts that his level of education could have come from the post-Ottoman regime. He reminds the listeners to be proud of their Ottoman past, and predicts that it will rise again.
Listen to Rumi
Dec12 1994 Turkish 32min
Rumi is a bright star in the sky of truth. His words are reflection of truth. Rumi filled six books with thousands of verses; his Masnawi. They can be taken, listened to and accepted by everyone, even the Pope. To get out of the class of animals, to rise in ranks, and to open the door to all truth you must listen. Only the person who captivates his ego can listen, and obedience will then follow. Listen to good ones. If a nation has no good people to whom to listen to, it is better for people to lie under earth than to walk on it.
Al Mulku Lillah
Dec12 1994 Turkish 8min
The special angels in the Heavens call out every day, “be born to die, build to destroy”: a sharp reminder that everything is under Allah’s sovereignty. Nothing remains; it goes from new to old and then to collapse. Everyone who is born must die and everything that is built must be destroyed.
Unity Is Our Aim
Dec10 1994 Turkish 33min
Mawlana candidly answers the questions of a Turkish reporter about the condition of Turkey and Cyprus. The goal is unity and peace. Muslims must unite and help each other defeat the deceivers.
A Second Rise of Islam
Dec10 1994 Turkish 10min
Mawlana discusses the meaning of the ayat of Quran (24:55) which promises that after living in fear, in war and persecution just for being Muslim, Islam will regain its rule and power. He gives the good news of a second rise of Islam.