You should run to do good deeds before your intention cools or shayṭān dissuades you. Mawlānā is encouraging weekly meetings in a mosque in Lefkosha, Cyprus. Spirituality provides the bones for the social body, to make it strong and hold it together.
How to Be Close to Allāh ﷻ
Jan01 1998 Turkish 18min
Following a dhikr and a beautiful Du‘ā’ Mawlānā speaks about the way to reach closeness to Allāh ﷻ. He says: If you were to fling the whole world into a man's heart, it would be as if you had flung one tiny sesame seed into the whole wide world. The heart can be filled by nothing but the love for Allāh Almighty.
The Last Days
Jan01 1998 Turkish 14min
In this beautiful ṣuḥbah Mawlānā warns that the only thing that can protect us in the terrible days ahead is a strong faith. When you are in need, call on the Awliyā’, the Owners of faith, in the name of any of the prophets, and they will have to respond to you.
Dec25 1996 Turkish 39min
Allāh is offering to exchange your decaying body with a Ḥaqqānī eternal one. All you have to do is conquer your ego. Shayṭān will try to ride you but he will also show you the face of your ego so that you can oppose it. Mawlānā tells why it was that shayṭān was able to ride Bāyazīd Basṭāmī without a bridle.
Dec25 1996 Turkish 11min
The people of today have been captured by shayṭān. They think they are free but he rides them like a donkey. Beware of those people who have become allies of shayṭān.
The New Year of the Heavens
Dec25 1996 Turkish 28min
The 15th of Sha‘bān is one of the holiest nights of the year. Some people say it is Laylatu l-Qadr, the night the Holy Qur’ān descended to Baytu l-Ma‘mūr. What happens in the year is written this night. Whatever you ask for is granted so ask for heavenly things not things of dunyā.
Imām Mahdī (as)
Nov30 1996 Turkish 5min
A short summary of the coming of the Mahdī (as) to Istanbul and Damascus and the descent of ‘Īsá (as), who will follow the Mahdī (as) in Fajr prayer.
New Name, Same Game
Dec25 1994 Turkish 19min
They cannot bring Sharī‘ah back. Zia-ul-Haq could not do it with his army, a woman cannot do it, a nation state cannot do it. Allāh ﷻ will send one man and there will be Sharī‘ah across the world. Until then nothing changes – new name, same game.
Know Your Limits
Dec25 1994 Turkish 40min
Keep respect for the Qur’ān and the Aḥādīth. You must know who you are and what are your limits. Interpretation of the Qur’ān is for the Prophet (sas) and the great saints. The Prophet (sas) said: in the last days there will be many preachers but few scholars.
Green Bird, Green Desert, Green Hearts
Mar27 1994 Turkish 42min
Your dhikr becomes an angel that continues dhikr for you until Qiyama. Prayer belongs to Allah, it is His right. You cannot leave it or put it off. Mawlana tells two stories that illustrate the benefits and power of prayer and one story about the power of Allah’s Mercy.
This Too Will Pass
Jun24 1993 Turkish 5min
Time is passing quickly. Neither the past nor the future is in our control. We can only be careful about the present and be thankful to Allāh for allowing us to remember Him.
Prayer, Mercy and Provision
Feb17 1993 Turkish 11min
The one who worries about his provision has no faith. We should pray for Mercy from Allāh Almighty. Certainly our prayers will be accepted. If Allāh ﷻ doesn't send your provision from above, what will your money give you? Treasure full of jewels will not fill your empty stomach in a famine. Do not run after salaries. But, look well after food, because if food gets upset and leaves, it is hard to make peace with it again.
Sincerity Is the Soul of Actions
Feb17 1993 Turkish 13min
When we have sincerity, divine support is close. Shaykh Nāẓim recounts his experiences with Grand Shaykh ‘Abdu-Llāh Dāghistānī, and the divine support from the awliyā’ at the times of war with the French in Damascus and Homs.
Jan01 1992 Turkish 23min
The angels will ask in the grave, “Who is your Lord?” If you are unable to answer Shaytan will speak. See if Shaytan is riding on your neck. It rides on many. It comes often and is present everywhere. It follows Muslims more and it controls them. Examine yourself, check yourself.
With Some Students
Jan01 1992 Turkish 18min
In an address to Turkish students Mawlana advises them to be content with little because fasting is good for body and soul. He also warns them against Jihad of the sword while encouraging them to wage Jihad against atheism and ignorance.
Islam Is Coming
Jan01 1992 Turkish 21min
Mawlana compares the modern life to the life of Islam and gives encouragement that the life of Islam is coming back.
Sep30 1991 Turkish 39min
In this illuminating and entertaining old sohbat Mawlana talks about the wisdom of traveling. He recounts a little of his experience at Disneyland. He tells the story of Hz Sulaiman (as) and the husband of the ant, and also the story of Hz Beyazid (q) and the monks.
The Signs of Faith
Dec21 1990 Turkish 20min
Mawlānā says that all goodness and beauty are contained in Islām. There is no need to look elsewhere. He speaks clearly about the different values of the believers.