Anxiety is a delusion. Don’t feed it. Take ablution and pray. Not everything that comes to your heart is true. You must ask yourself if the Prophet ﷺ would be pleased with it. Islām is the touchstone.
Nov11 1987 Turkish 15min
When the Angel of Death sets out to take the soul of a Prophet or saint, they are informed. Even if he looks like a man they recognize him but they keep adab. Mawlānā’s goal is to destroy unbelief in the whole world. This will be accomplished in this century.
The Way of the Immortals
Nov11 1987 Turkish 10min
Qur’ān Karīm came to revive the souls and give real life. What is for the Prophet ﷺ and Allāh ﷻ is immortal. The way of the immortals doesn't change. Awliyā’ have reached the secret of true life, of eternity. They followed the way of the immortals and became from them. A man who knows the reality of dunyā does not run after it, he uses it to send to his ākhirah, but if you run after dunyā you will depart from this world tired.
Fight Against Envy
Feb19 1987 Turkish 10min
If your eyes and heart are full of desire for this world, you will drown in the darkness of envy. Many are addicted to this envy, but they deny it. If you don't try to get rid of it, you will suffer. To be close to the Prophet ﷺ, Allāh ﷻ and be among the saints, take out the love of this world from your eyes and heart. You must fight against envy, and pray for you and others to be saved from the harm it brings.
A Doctorate in Islām
Nov30 1986 Turkish 23min
Islām is built on perfect foundations. Today everyone wants to be Muslim according to their own whim. They no longer respect authority or look for the learning that comes heart to heart descending from the Prophet ﷺ. Without adab there is no way to approach Allāh ﷻ.
Our Will & Divine Will
Nov30 1986 Turkish 24min
Those who follow the will of the Prophet ﷺ like a shadow follows a body are his ﷺ Ummah. Those who follow the Will of Allāh ﷻ like a shadow follows a body are His ﷻ servants. Allāh ﷻ guides you in the direction you ask for. You wish for it and He ﷻ Wills it, both good and bad. Your main aim should be worship and the most precious time is the time before dawn.
Nov30 1986 Turkish 17min
Laziness took over village and city life. People concern themselves with enjoyment, games, and coffee houses, not with worship, and not with service to Allāh ﷻ or to His ﷻ Prophet ﷺ, or to other people.
Tijanu-l Arab: The Crowns of the Arabs
Jun06 1986 Turkish 10min
A turban is the crown of Islam. Now fewer and fewer wear it and some are even hostile towards it. What Arabs now wear resembles a woman’s headdress. The Companions whenever wearing a similar headdress would wrap a turban-cloth around as well. The Prophet (s) referred to it as the Crown of the Arabs.
Kissing the Hand
Jun06 1986 Turkish 3min
Mawlana defends the practice of showing respect by kissing the hand. This was common practice at the time of the Prophet (sas) and recorded in the manuals of religious teaching and was not reserved for men only.
Monotheism, Destiny & Supposition
Jun06 1986 Turkish 10min
To be true to Allāh’s ﷻ Oneness is to refuse the ego’s domination of the self; to accept Allāh’s ﷻ decree; to think well towards Him ﷻ and to abstain from supposition.
Knowing The Saint
Jun06 1986 Turkish 21min
This is from the collection of Haji Rukeya.
To Swallow a Mountain
Jan31 1986 Turkish 21min
We reach the station of contentment through the door of patience. If we are determined, and we ask for Allāh’s ﷻ help, we can even swallow a mountain. The secret is how to ask for help. We must look for the ones Allāh ﷻ has hidden in this world, the awliyā’, the sources of power and inspiration. They will give us the help we need.
Shukr and Ṣabr
Nov30 1985 Turkish 20min
Mawlānā speaks about patience and being thankful. Mawlānā also speaks about the civil wars that are happening and are going to happen in the world.
Habibu-n Najjar Hz.
Nov30 1985 Turkish 25min
Mawlana speaks about the maqams of saints in the ummah and about the story of "Habibu-n Najjar Hz." and Ilmu-l Yaqin, Aynu-l Yaqin and Haqqu-l Yaqin.
S. Nuh (as)
Nov30 1985 Turkish 14min
The Deeds of the Heart
Jan13 1983 Turkish 25min
The best thing you can do in this world is to declare the Oneness of Allah with Tawḥīd. "He created life and death as a test to see who is the best in deeds" (67:2). The best deeds are the deeds of the heart.
Fall in Love with Allāh ﷻ
Jan13 1983 Turkish 30min
We should be ashamed to face our Lord in prayer while our hearts are dirty with dunyā. The only acceptable response to the Creator’s love is to respond with love. In this beautiful sohbet Mawlānā gives us a taste of what it is to be in love with Allāh ﷻ.
Islām Does Not Tolerate Evil
Nov30 1982 Turkish 10min
Islām is clean. Islām does not tolerate evil. If governments would know this secret and educate people to obey rules instead of making laws to punish them they would be out of troubles. You have to teach respect. You have to teach what is holy. Do not tolerate evil. Else it will swallow you up.