Where are we going in our lives? Allah gave us two futures, the material and the spiritual. Nobody likes to lose but in spirituality we are not able to cover our losses. Look to your Sheikh. Do not pretend. Do not lose your spiritual aim.
The Wrestler’s Last Trick
Aug08 2015 Turkish 17min
You may lie in three situations, in order to make peace between people, between husband and wife, and in war. Be wise and don’t tell all your secrets to anyone. He tells the story of the wrestler’s last trick.
I Have Completed My Favour (5:3)
Aug07 2015 Turkish 26min
Musa (as) received the Torah all at once. It was too heavy for the Bani Israil and they left what they couldn’t follow. The Quran was given little by little and is protected from change until the Last Day. Only on the Farewell Hajj did Allah complete His Favour. Don’t run away from the favour of Allah.
Aug07 2015 13min
Merciful Between Each Other (48:29)
Aug06 2015 Turkish 11min
Believers respect and help each other to obey Allah. When there is a difference of opinion they express their point of view and then keep quiet or leave. Arguing is not good and can make things worse. Believers always greet each other with salams.
Be Merciful with Animals
Aug05 2015 Turkish 13min
Be good to everything Allah has made, especially those that cannot talk, especially horses. They are under your mercy. They know their Creator and they are always praising Him and are better than some of the people. Everything you do for them is recorded. Be merciful to them and Allah will be merciful to you.
Who Created Death and Life (67:2)
Aug04 2015 Turkish 12min
All created things will die. Death is a creation of Allah and the time will come when death will have to die as well. After Judgment Day Allah will bring Death like a ram, and all the residents of Paradise will watch in joy and the residents of Hell will watch in despair.
Hurry to Do Good Things
Aug03 2015 Turkish 7min
Allah advises us not to rush in life except for doing good things. Rush to prayer, to fulfill Allah’s orders, to make Hajj, to repent. You don’t know how long you will live. When you are thirsty you rush to drink. Your spirituality is always thirsty, rush to water it.
But You Forgot Them (20:126)
Aug02 2015 Turkish 15min
Allah says: Who is not looking for Me, not seeing, not listening, I will make his life miserable and on Judgment Day he will be blind. People of today are like concrete with no sensitivity and no manners. They don’t even feel when they are doing something wrong.
Respect and Good Manners
Aug01 2015 Turkish
There is a split today between the students of Islamic studies and those who follow Tariqa. The students gain knowledge of Quran and Hadith but Tariqa teaches good manners and respect for Allah, His Prophets and Saints. The students learn to hate while Tariqa teaches love.
Dhikr in Haji Aminah Mosque
Aug01 2015 Turkish 5min
The Greatest Miracle
Aug01 2015 Turkish 14min
At a dhikr held in H. Anne’s mosque in Lefkosha Sheikh Mehmet praises the community for keeping the assembly going. He quotes a saying of Mawlana: The greatest miracle is continuity. It is better to keep the practice that you can carry than it is to take on too much and leave it.
You Honour Whom You Will (3:26)
Jul31 2015 Turkish 16min
Allah has everything in His hands, all worldly position comes by the will of Allah. To be high is not important but to be honourable is. If He makes you honourable, even your enemies will respect you. If He makes you dishonourable no one can make you acceptable. Don’t be an enemy of Allah.
Jul31 2015 11min
Your Future: The Next Life
Jul30 2015 Turkish 13min
People like grass coming, going, then new ones coming. Allah is Al-Khallaq, the Creator, and He creates continuously. You are not in this life forever. The important thing is to understand that your future is not here but in the next life.
Allah Guides Whom He Wills
Jul29 2015 Turkish 11min
For 70 years Mawlana called the Cypriots back to Islam. They are like Bani Israil, they say to him - you go and do and then we will join you. This is showing that you cannot bring even those you love to the right way, only Allah has the power to bring them.
Don’t Be a Loser
Jul28 2015 Turkish 10min
Suratu l-Asr is the shortest surat but a summary of all good advice. All people are losers except those who believe, do good, and counsel each other to follow the right way and to have patience. Most people are losers because they follow their egos. All winning lies in the eternal life.
Don’t Ask Too Much
Jul27 2015 Turkish 16min
The worst sin is to tell people something is a sin when it is not, in order to benefit oneself. Allah has informed us what is good and what is bad. It is not up to us. The Prophet (sas) advised us not to ask too much and so make things more difficult.