Author Archives: The SufiHub Team

Prayer of Litigation (Solat Khusoma)

This is a special prayer taught by Shk Abdul Qadir Jilani in Ghunya. This special Solat is done on seven occasions annually, usually between Zuhur prayers and asar. It is a 4 raka’at prayer, done at one go with one … Continue reading

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Stub it out, now!

Allah is the One who needs no one. He does not need our obedience, nor does He need our worship. Our deeds of worship are in reality, completely worthless to Him. Yet, Man performs worship, as if he is doing a favour for His Lord!

Because Man does not see that his good deeds are for his own benefit, he is reluctant to do good, and because he doesn’t see that his evil acts bring difficulties upon himself, he persists at it!

Shaykh Mehmet cites the example of two people who had heart attacks recently, because they refused to quit smoking. Only when faced with death, did they realize that Allah’s Command to leave such evil practises (ie to quit smoking) was for their own good, and the good of those around them. Similarly, evil does not hurt Allah, it hurts the wrong-doer and those around him, hence the need to stop evil, either by force, or by advising, or by hating such defiance, in our hearts. Continue reading

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Zikir of Protection & Advice, as we approach a critical time

This post is a quick Summary of a series of important points from last night’s Suhbah. Amongst the matters Maulana advised on were:

1) the 4 Zikirs of Protection
2) the danger of remaining in big cities like Istanbul
3) stocking up on essential emergency supplies
4) the instruction to quit smoking
5) the prohibition on women leaving their homes and working
6) permission to visit Maulana in Lefke. Continue reading

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The Knife who spoke to Prophet Ibrahim (as)

In this Suhbah, Shaykh Mehmet reminds us to treasure the acts of Worship that are limited to just a few days each year, such as the recital of the Eid takbir, performing Eid prayers and the Sacrifice.

He recounts the oft-told story of how the devil tried to sway Sayyidina Ibrahim (as) and his family, and revealed a lovely conversation, filled with beautiful lessons, that took place between Sayyidina Ibrahim (as) and the knife which refused to cut Nabi Ismail (as).

Shaykh Mehmet also rebuts animal-rights activists who attempt to pin a label of barbarism on the act of Kurban, and he concludes by sharing a very vital piece of advice, to all those who perform the actual act of slaughtering. Continue reading

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Nabi Musa (as) and Qarun – by Hajjah Amina Adil

From the ‘Scent of Saintliness’ Ramadhan Series of Suhbahs by Hajjah Amina Adil (late wife of Maulana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani The Story of Nabi Musa (as) and Qarun  When Sayyidina Musa (as) went up Mt. Sinai, he told his people he … Continue reading

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The Story of the Thief and the Saint

Maulana Shaykh Nazim’s elder son, and full Khalifah on Golden Chain, Shaykh Muhammad Adil, also affectionately known as Shaykh Mehmet, tells this fascinating tale, to explain the amazing attributes of the Friends of Allah.

With his easy and humorous story-telling style, Shaykh Mehmet beautifully illustrates the difference between Shariah and Tariqah, Scholars and Saints, Knowledge and Wisdom. A Gem of a Tale indeed! Continue reading

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The First Ten Days of Zulhijjah

This year, Zulhijjah begins on the 16th or 17th October 2012. The Prophet (saw) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days. One fast during these ten days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship in the “Lailatul-Qadr”. (Tirmizi). Let us learn more about these blessed 10 days! Continue reading

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