Tahiri Mutlu Agabey

“Tahiri Mutlu was special, he was like a saint to Bediuzzaman (once Bediuzzaman said about Tahiri Agabey: ‘He doesn’t know that he’s a saint.’) Tahiri Agabey didn’t talk much, he was always serious and quiet, but when he did speak his conversations were very informative and sweet, and we always listened carefully to what he had to say. In the early 1970’s I was visiting Tahiri Agabey and he told us one of his encounters with Bediuzzaman in Van. Bediuzzaman’s early students were not acting very seriously in their chores and Bediuzzaman turned to them and said: ‘YOU DON’T KNOW WHO I AM!’ And when Tahiri Agabey told us this particular quote, his voice was very loud and we knew that Bediuzzaman was upset with the students.” Dr. Osman Birgeoglu P.S. You may also view a video of Tahiri Agabey at:  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150165257382508      ]]>

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  1. DilaOctober 13, 2013

    My teacher once told me of an Islamic Scholar who said the mud was my bed and the rain was my bleknat, and yet my heart was happy, for I knew Allah. And my teacher spends his life in pursuit of this happiness. So do I. This happiness can be seen as madness to many. The story of Prophet Job is a shared story. Racked by illness, pain, abandoned by his family, yet he had a happiness, a joy, an elevation that we can only dream about. Truly as one rises to the level of the spirit, happiness becomes true happiness, sadness and anger are directed at the appropriate matters. True joy comes at the increase of faith. True sadness comes at its loss.

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