The ego is trying to kill the soul, to crush it under the burden of material pleasures. The soul is crying and asking for eternal pleasures. But no one knows that they were created to please Allah and instead they are trying to please their egos and shaytan.
Mar11 2003 English 31min
Now everyone is following their dragons, their egos. There is no justice, no possibility of peace. Islam is in the hands of devils. But real Divine Justice was in the time of S. Umar when even the lions ate grass peacefully with the deer.
Sleeping Mankind Must Awaken
Mar10 2003 English 40min
Sleep is heedlessness towards one’s true identity, a modern day curse. Divine grants cannot be given to a sleeping man. Satan veils him, so he doesn’t think about his end. Youngsters too with their drug culture are finished. All are in a dream. The end belongs to our spirituality and sleeping mankind must awaken.
Men and Women
Mar08 2003 English 27min
The only sphere in which men and women are equal is in their servanthood to Allah. The rest is a satanic teaching whose real purpose is to dishonour women. The spread and wide acceptance of homosexuality also is wrong and an indication of the coming of the last days. We can do nothing about this except voice our disagreement.
Ilā ḥīn (2:36)
Mar06 2003 English 42min
Allah says everything was created - ilā ḥīn (2:36) - for a period; it has a beginning and an end. The people of today, all of them Nimrods, tyrants, think they are in charge and that they and their lifestyle should never change or end. For this they fight, oppress, and kill. They do not listen and they do not think.
Feb19 2003 English 46min
The one gift that distinguishes mankind from animals is the gift of Love. It is our duty to return this gift to the One who gave it in the first place. One part is for animal love of this world and 99 parts are for our Lord. Enter into His love ocean. People today are on the animal level, violent, without mercy. Return to humanity.
Run to My Castle
Feb01 2003 English 29min
The world has become a dangerous, frightening place. Allah says to us - "Run to the castle I have made for you, find safety with Me." Say La ilaha illa Allah and be in the safety of the limitless castle He has made for you.
Nov30 2002 Turkish 20min
A servant cannot serve this world, his whims, desires and his self and, at the same time be a servant to Allah. Mawlana explains that the illnesses of the ego must be destroyed. The Naqshbandi Way imparts teaching, bit by bit, through sohbat, the address given by the Sheikh.
Nov30 2002 Turkish 5min
In this short but exquisite sohbat Mawlana gently provides a metaphor for understanding how it is that Allah is with us and how we can be with Him.
Ask to Reach Mahdi (as)
Jun13 2002 English 7min
This earthly life has become unclean. When you make dua you must ask to reach the blessed time of S. Mahdi (as), the time of paradise on earth, the time when the earth is clean again.
Listen Don’t Ask
Apr16 2002 English 18min
The only question for a servant is: “Are you happy with me?” This is the highest target. Don’t be like the ants who ask to be led to food. Just listen and you will be given what is needed for eternity.
India - Pakistan
Feb28 2002 English 17min
Partition was a trick pulled on the Muslims by the West after the destruction of the Caliphate. Now they are leaving their countries in great numbers looking for work although India is the richest land in Asia. Better for them to eat dry bread than be servants of the Western people.
The Dark Loneliness
Mar20 2001 English 28min
In a sohbat that was given more than 12 years ago in Lefke, Mawlana diagnoses and prescribes the cure for a common modern illness. It is "The Dark Loneliness" that imprisons man and suffocates him despite the plenty of all his modern material life.
Beauty Shop, Cheating Shop
Jan04 2001 English 18min
Everything people do in this century is only for show. Allah asks us to be clean but not just our bodies and our clothes. Ladies change their hairdo at the beauty shop hoping to change their selves. We must try to be clean inside as well and to obey heavenly orders. We must be and do for Allah.
Dec30 2000 English 23min
In Shawwal of 2000 Mawlana spoke to a group in Lefke about the importance of gathering for the sake of Allah: This is the center of the teaching of Shah Naqshiband Hz. Dunya is a carcass its honors are bestowed only when we are too old to enjoy them and they are false. We should leave these behind and pursue the honors of eternity.
Khidr & The Secrets Of Amin
Jan01 2000 Turkish 29min
Haji Anne talks about the rewards of reading the Quran and in particular of Surat al Fatihah and more specifically of the Amin said at the end of al Fatihah. She tells two stories of S. Khidr (as).
New Year’s Sewage
Dec31 1999 Turkish 28min
Everyone has their own shayṭān urging them to do dirty things especially on New Year’s Eve. Mawlānā colorfully and humorously describes these dirty ways as sewage channels and prays that people will choose the clean oceans of the prophets and saints instead.