Do not sleep! Wake up and keep your eyes open! Look in the mirror to witness the new image every time you look. Is Baytullah, the house of Allah, the Ka'bah, empty? Where is the Ka'bah? In Makkah lies the one built by S. Ibrahim (as), but where is its reality? O Man, learn your honour. Allah created this whole magnificent world for Adam (as) who is so tiny. He (swt) did not say that 'sajdah' is only for Me. The Divine command was make sajda for Adam.This is such a big secret! O son of Adam, make sajda to become Hazrat Insan, and not to remain "The Very Big Bear"!
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
Jun18 2013 Turkish 34min
The seeker of Truth can find its traces even in a folktale like that of "Ali Baba and the 40 Theives". Adab is the highest point on the way and with it the door opens. Know that Allah did not send you to this world empty-handed. Your capital grows with you as you grow. "يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلَاقِيهِ - O mankind, indeed you are laboring toward your Lord with [great] exertion and will meet it" (84:6). No, Mawlana says, "and you will meet Him".
Dresses from Heaven
Jun17 2013 Turkish 48min
Thank Allah for having created you and having created you so beautiful. The most beautiful creature is man and the most beloved is man. Know that in the whole of creation, the sultan is you. Then, how can you ever get sad? "فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ - So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me."(2:152) Every prophet came to dress his nation with Divine dresses. The Prophet sas preferred the dress of servant-hood to that of sultanate. O Man know the value of what you have been granted and keep it.
The Sajdah for Adam
Jun16 2013 Turkish 41min
Al-Hawariyyun (the Disciples) asked for a table from Heaven. As-Sahabah Al-Kiram (The Companions) each wrapped a stone against his stomach, yet did not ask. The Prophet (sas), The Master of Creation, had 2 stones wrapped against his stomach. Know what you want and what you are after. If the whole world was yours, what would be the value without 'Ishq. The real goal is the Sultan. Without the Sultan, what is the value of the Palace? Know the one for Whom "The Sajdah for Adam" was actually made.
Is There More? (50:30)
Jun15 2013 Turkish 46min
Yesterday after Fajr, Mawlana gave this important Sohbat about the sudden storms and heavy rains that are battering many parts of the world and reached Turkey yesterday. Mawlana also spoke about the Fatwa that was issued by Sheikh Qaradawi and other respectable Islamic authorities concerning the war in Syria.
The Girdle of Service
Jun14 2013 Turkish 31min
"وَخُلِقَ الْإِنسَانُ ضَعِيفًا - and Man was created weak"(4:28). Yet Man is granted a station higher than the angels. People are looking for the treasures under the ground and never seeing the treasures in themselves. Serve in order to be worthy of "The Girdle of Service" and the Presence of the Sultan. The one who is not in the service of the Sultan is in the service of the filth of this world. "إِنَّمَا الْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ - Indeed the Mushriks are unclean" (9:28). Know that for the honour of the Most Beloved sas 18,000 worlds were created.
Jun13 2013 Turkish 47min
We have to know why we were created otherwise our life is wasted. People are busy filling their stomachs and never worry about their hearts. The stomach needs the toilet but the heart yearns for the Lord. A man without love is dry wood, good only for the fire. If Man knew who Man was, he would never fight. If you want to fight, fight your ego. Look up to find the honour you seek. Know that if Allah Wills, an ant can carry the whole world.
Mounts of Light
Jun12 2013 Turkish 37min
Physical power is not what distinguishes man. if it did, then a donkey would be more honourable than a man. What keeps us on our feet is Ma'nawiyyat (spirituality). Nowadays people, however, are worse than donkeys. Not only do they kick each other, but they also kill, destroy and torture one another. Have mercy on those on Earth, so the One in Heavens (swt) has Mercy on you. Keep Adab with Allah, so that Allah Almighty Keeps you. In the month of Sha'ban, "Mounts of Light" descended from the Heavens carrying Nur. 7000 more angels are still waiting for the order to descend.
The Sohbat of the Zero
Jun11 2013 Turkish 46min
Your Happiness lies in realizing yourself, your identity, who you are. Have all the things you learned so far brought you closer to yourself? Learn the secrets of the zero, the medal of non-being. If it was not for the One, you would remain only a zero. You keep collecting zeros to grow, but after a certain number of zeros you will not be able to read yourself any more. There are endless levels of knowledge and only the master can take you to yourself. Adab Ya Hu.
Jun10 2013 Turkish 41min
" 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'ban Started
Jun10 2013 Turkish 4min
This morning, Mawlana congratulated all of us on the beginning of the "The Great Month of Sha'ban".
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)