When The Taste And Enjoyment Of This World Becomes Sour And Fake, Know That Your Lord Has Pulled You Closer
October 29, 2016
“I am with people that they are fighting very hard against to their ego and against to their sheytan just to remember You (Allah). And I remember how hard it was just to remember You when I was in the world, in the Dunya, where I look around and everyone else is forgetting You, and pulling me to forget You, and only to remember my Nafs (ego). I don’t wish to be one of those ones Ya Rabbi who wakes up on the Day of Judgment and is going to say, ‘Oh, my Nafs, my Nafs.’” And, how Allah (SWT) is pulling us away from that jungle and putting us here, that our heart can find satisfaction. Maybe a little bit here and there, falling down, for some people, up and down. “That’s okay Ya Rabbi,” you have to say. Don’t complain, because everyone is just trying their best. And, I feel very safe knowing that I have a Sheykh who is there to guide me. I am not alone. I am not alone trying to find out how to live this life. I am here with my Sheykh and with my community that whenever I stumble and I fall, somebody is there to pick me up and to say, 'I fell like that one time. Let me show you a different way to walk.’ It is very freeing to the spirit, very freeing to the soul, because you are going through your days not with the attacks of the Dunya and of sheytan. Your ego will attack you. Of course, your ego has been attacking you from before too, but over here the ego is already weakened, because it doesn’t have the Dunya, it doesn’t have sheytan, like this or like that, and it doesn’t have the desires because we’re not here in the Dergah to run after the Dunya, or to run after our desires. Everything that is give, the Dunya and our desires, it is just within limits. And, within limits, it is Halal; it is blessed. Beyond those limits, then it becomes forbidden, it becomes dangerous. Because we are not Buddhists to say, to destroy our desires, to destroy our Nafs, to destroy everything, to say that there is nothing. No. We are Muslims and there is a mercy in Islam.
“If you know the road then you must be falling in love with your Lord. And the one who is falling in love with Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) cannot wait to meet the one that he loves. Nothing in this world really can make him to be connected to this world then.”
‘‘Allah hepimize, hepimizin evlatlarına hayırlı yuvalar kurmak nasip etsin… Çünkü hayırlı bir eş insana dindarlıkta yardım eder, destek olur; ibadetleri muhabbetle beraberce yaparlar. Teheccüde beraber kalkarlar, orucu beraber tutarlar, hacca beraber giderler… Ne güzel… Hayırsız birisi oldu mu, o camiye gidince kızar, namaza kalkınca kızar, elektriği yaktığı zaman kızar, ‘‘Kapatsana be herif!’‘ der ‘‘Yine mi kalktın?’‘ der, ‘‘Ne zaman gideceksin?’‘ der… vs. Yani, bir azap olur. O bakımdan Allah hepimize hayırlı geçimler, evlatlarımıza hayırlı gelinler/güveyler nasip etsin…
Learn how to share, learn how to give. Once you are learning that, slowly, the Mercy starts entering into your heart. Rahmat starts entering to your heart. Generosity starts entering to your heart and Allah opens door to you.
Suspicion, get rid of it or it’s going to burn you. If you have to have suspicion for something, have suspicion about yourself. Always. And question yourself always. Don’t look around to nobody, except yourself.
‘’İslam ciddidir, İslam oyuncak değildir. İslam pazarlık mevzuu da değildir ve müslüman olmanın şakası yoktur. Ben şakacıktan iyi müslüman oldum diyemezsiniz, bu iş ciddidir; tam müslüman olmak zorundasınız. Allah-u Teala Hazretleri’nin bize eyvallahı yoktur, bir ihtiyacı mecburiyeti yoktur; bizim Allah-u Teala Hazretleri’ne sonsuz ihtiyacımız var… Rahmetine muhtacız, nimetine muhtacız, rızasını kazanmaya mecburuz.‘‘
Watch out correctly the ones that you choose. And choose correctly the one that you love. Watch out correctly and love correctly. Love the correct one and don’t love the wrong one. The wrong one will make you to suffer in Dunya and Akhirat.
The same goes for the love between man and woman too. Watch out whom you are going to love. Don’t love a wrong one because that love may make you to lose your faith. Be careful. Your faith must be the most important thing to you. My faith is to me. Your faith is to you. If you accept, then you accept. If not, selam aleykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu.
Remember your past and run away from it. Where you came from is not your identity. Seal your past from others, but don’t forget what you did wrong. Forget two things: what you did good for others and what others did wrong to you.