Mawlana begins by explaining in a unique way the fall from Paradise of the Prophet Adam (as) and our mother Eve and in so doing he tells "The Story of Dunya". At the end of the sohbah Mawlana transcends dunya altogether and reaches to the "highest horizon(53:7) - وَهُوَ بِالْأُفُقِ الْأَعْلَىٰ" to speak about the level given the Prophet Muhammad (sas) and the level of Islam.
The Divine Seal
Jul23 2013 Turkish 42min
Dunya is a prison and those serving it are its dirt. Allah gave all paradises to Man except one tree, shaytan's way. So the little ant called, " ادخلوا مساكنكم - enter your dwellings (27:18)", stay within your borders and do not go beyond your limits. But Man is ignorant and ignorance does not suit him. If you only can see "The Divine Seal" on every human being, you will be able to love and honor everyone. Not to honor the one Allah has honored is kufr. Know that Adab is higher than knowledge.
Call Me I Answer (40:60)
Jul22 2013 Turkish 33min
If you want something you must know how to ask. You are the honored Khalifa of Allah Almighty not an animal to carry loads in dunya. If you were less than that would the Angels have asked for your honor? Would shaytan have disobeyed his Lord in envy of that honor? Everything happens by Allah’s Order. In this Holy month of Ramadan “Call Me, I Answer” says the Lord. Every day the Angels remind us – Born to die, Build to ruin. You will be questioned. Say Bismi Llahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and do not fear.
Al-Mulk & Al-Malakut
Jul21 2013 Turkish 28min
Dunya is a heavy burden on Man and what is even heavier on him is the burden of himself. Seek Fiqh, true knowledge with deep understanding, because the one who has the power of the word can turn the world upside down. Real power comes from Malakut, yet no one can comprehend it. You want to know Malakut, go in and only then you will know it!
In Attendance At The Diwan
Jul20 2013 Turkish 28min
Learn what takes you to be "In Attendance At The Diwan". At the Sultan's Palace a kuheylan, not a donkey, waits. Do not be weak, have the haybat of Ahlu-lLah. Learn the secret of IllalLah, IllalLah (except for Allah).
Prostrate And Draw Near (96:19)
Jul19 2013 Turkish 35min
"مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الْكِتَابِ مِن شَيْءٍ - We have not neglected anything in the Book(6:38)". Therefore, " وَإِذَا الْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ - And when the wild animals are gathered.(81:5)" Safety is in " وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِب - Prostrate And Draw Near (96:19)". Seek nearness, Ishq and shawq. Know the dress of honor comes from the Qibla, Baytullah. And Baytullah cannot be empty!
Fight The Awliya' Of shaytan (4:76)
Jul18 2013 Turkish 36min
The holy verse, " فَقَاتِلُوا أَوْلِيَاءَ الشَّيْطَانِ - Fight The Awliya' Of shaytan (4:76)", poses important questions. Can shaytan have awliya (allies, friends)? Must be! Can we recognize them? Must be! The command to fight them assumes that we are able to see them. Then why is the world trapped in this confusion? Why are the people not able to tell the good from the bad, the Divine from the satanic? How can some even go so far as to deny one or both?
His Master's Voice
Jul17 2013 Turkish 37min
Allah (swt) says, " كنت كنزاً مخفياً و أردت أن أعرف فخلقت الخلق فبي عرفوني -I was a Hidden Treasure and wanted to be known, so I created the creation, so through Me they know Me." The mirror of Al-Haqq swt is the Prophet (sas). If the power of Jazbah(Spiritual pull) is to be used, there will be nothing left on the face of Earth, only black, the maqam that contains all ranks. The Disciples asked for the heavenly table, for Ma'rifatulLah. O Pope, do you tell your people about that? O Man, in your constant pursue of your animal life, can you be even like that dog on the gramophone capable of recognizing "His Master's Voice"?
He Drew Close And Closer Still (53:8)
Jul16 2013 Turkish 46min
If your business is dunya, then you are buying and selling dirt! Dunya is Najasah/filth and Allah's order is, "Clean yourself and approach." Constantine built Istanbul/Constantinople but could not build himself. The table for which the Disciples asked, was only granted to the Nation of the Beloved (sas). And from the bounties of this table Shahi-Mardan's Yaran is nourished. " ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ - He Drew Close And Closer Still (53:8)".
In Whose Name?
Jul15 2013 Turkish 40min
No one wonders "Who is man?" Everybody is busy studying the animal and no one is asking what makes a man Man! A 4-legged animal knows its purpose, while man is alienated from his reality and true identity. Allah created the whole world in the service of Man, so for what does Man need technology? When the Chinese old man was told that the new turbo train will save a lot of time, he asked, "what should I do with all this saved time?!""
The Ocean Of Being
Jul14 2013 Turkish 46min
If you say "I am weak", then make sajdah. The station of angels increases with sajdah. Eating and drinking gives power to the animals, but man gets power from "Allah Hu Allah Haqq", from Adab. Know that "The Ocean Of Being" all comes from the two letters, kaf and nun, the Divine Command: Be and it Is. Do not be from the animal kind running after dunya, nor from the traders seeking Akhirah. Be from the sincere ones who want only Allah!
In The Middle Of The Sea
Jul13 2013 Turkish 36min
Today's Man does not have even as much brain as a bird. A bird runs after its rizq and glorifies its Lord. Man runs after dunya and is blind to his spirituality. There are so many parties, groups, and sects all fighting over the same claim, Pharaoh's claim; and it is the same claim that carried Pharaoh to "The Middle Of The Sea"!
In Which The Qur'an Was Revealed (2:185)
Jul12 2013 Turkish 38min
Only the foolish runs after dunya. What does he run after? Mountains, rocks and stones? What can he do with it? Put it in his pocket and leave? It is the holy month of Ramadan, so learn from the story of the Disciples and seek the right table.
Jul11 2013 Turkish 40min
Last night Mawlana watched on the news the damage that was inflicted upon the mosque of the Companion Hz Khalid Ibnu-l Walid (ra), in Homs, in Syria. Mawlana on his first trip to Syria had spent one year in Homs and made a Khalwat in the mosque of the great Sahabi (ra). Therefore the news of the damage of this mosque and of the suffering of the people caused sadness above sadness that could be felt throughout this sohbat. "Aynu-l Fijah" is the main water spring in Sham.
Jul10 2013 Turkish 40min
The prayer, "الهم إلهمنا رشدنا- Alahumma Ilhimna Rushdana" is a treasure. Use your mind and know its limits. The child's limited mind sees the stars in Heavens and thinks they are like the lamps at home! Therefore the prophets were sent. Yet people prefer their imperfect ways to "Sabilu-r Rashad". That's why the Prophet (sas) said, "My nation will be fragmented into 73 parties, all in hell except one." Beware of the jealousy of the Christians and the Jews!
The Iftar Table
Jul09 2013 Turkish 37min
O Man know what you want, in order to be able to reach it. Look for the true meaning and do not run after false appearances. Be busy with your spirituality not with your animal. Honor this holy month of Ramadan. Look after the poor and the needy without showing off or wasting. Remember that the Companions (ra) each broke his fast with two dates while the Seal of Prophets (sas) broke his with only one date. And when the mountain of Uhud shook, it was ordered to stand still because it was carrying a Prophet, a Siddiq and a Wali
Where Is Our Grave?
Jul08 2013 Turkish 38min
Allah has created us beautiful, if only we can remain beautiful! Know that Dunya is not your permanent place and that your grave is waiting for you. Your grave is waiting, yet you were not created for the grave. An animal's grave is in the earth, but, O man, learn where your real grave is and prepare for it!
The Dress of Ramadan
Jul07 2013 Turkish 38min
After Fajr prayer, Mawlana welcomed the coming of the Holy month of Ramadan, and also the arrival of Sheikh Mehmet Effendi.