Sheikh Mehmet Efendi tells the story of one of the companions promised paradise by the Prophet (sas) while still alive. The reason for his being rewarded was that his heart was clear of any bad thought, bad intention or cheating. To be clean and clear on the inside is more important than on the outside.
Nov17 2015 English
Wake up, it is exam time. It is the month of Safar and also a time of testing for Mawlana’s murids. This is a kindergarten Mawlana said. We are not sheikhs. We must follow the sheikh and that is Sheikh Mehmet. He doesn’t need us for support or money but we need him in order to reach safety.
If One Grape Falls
Nov15 2015 English 15min
The treasure of this life is the love of Rasulullah. To love him is to follow what he says. We do not accept violence. In the time of the sultans one soldier was found walking in the vineyard. His commander told him that he would be held accountable for even one fallen grape.
Safety in Safar
Nov14 2015 English 30min
This Safar will be heavy. Say as many Astaghfirullah as possible and keep yourself within your house, within your self. Be humble and submit to your Lord who says: My Mercy precedes My anger. Dunya is a means to reach Allah, it is not to be owned.
Don’t Fight Allah Almighty
Nov10 2015 English 21min
The groups that call themselves Islam - salafi, isis, and the ones that disrespect the sahaba - are like mushrooms growing on a tree. They come and they go without affecting the tree itself. Allah will protect His tree - His Din, His Prophet - as He protected His House from the elephant. Don’t fight Allah.
The Gate to Paradise
Nov08 2015 English 26min
Everywhere is dirty. We are looking for the clean, straight way. The Sheikhs show us this way. They are the gates to paradise, accepting us as we are and helping us to reach spiritual perfection.
What Is Your Size?
Nov07 2015 English 18min
The first thing the ego teaches is pride. If we look at the earth we are big, at the universe we are smaller than dust. But we are not dust because inside each of us is a universe. We must know our true size and for this we need a Murshid.
The Election in Turkey
Nov03 2015 English 22min
It is a good day for true Muslims in Turkey and worldwide. Allah’s Mercy favored them through the recent elections. Turks, the inheritors of the Ottomans, show true love for the legacy of Rasulullah (sas). Many Muslim countries are in turmoil due to their lack of love for him. Turkish peoples’ hearts have supported a government they can be comfortable with.
There Is Only One Sheikh
Nov01 2015 English 25min
There is only one Sheikh. Those who ignore this rule will be hit badly. Haqq carries responsibility and good manners are essential for souls treading this path. You are monitored. Do not to cheat yourself or play with the lives of others. Instead of being captain of the plane, be the passenger and enjoy the ride.
Oct31 2015 English 20min
Purity is organic, not contaminated. Naqshbandi followers of Mawlana Sheikh must carefully keep purity. Our main goal is to follow Rasulullah (sas). We love, respect and follow him as his favour to us. Allah was enough for him. Pure knowledge does not seek power or wealth and in doing so, we stay spiritually safe.
Perfection and Chaos
Oct28 2015 English 20min
The ego looks to express itself and its opinion by finding imperfection in Allah’s creation when no imperfection exists. That is why the world is in chaos. The sufi sees the world as Allah Almighty sees it, not as the ego sees it, and he is surrendered to Allah’s perfection and does not interfere.
Oct26 2015 Turkish 12min
There are two kinds of dua. One to ask Allah to give good things to people and the other to ask Allah to curse them. We don’t do the second kind. We pray for guidance for all the ummah and this brings reward for them and for us. This is the way of mercy, the way of Allah.
Be Responsible (Mukallaf)
Oct25 2015 Turkish 18min
The main difference between man and animal is that we have responsibility and intelligence. This gives us the highest rank and honor. Prayer is our duty. But it is not a heavy responsibility, it is light and dresses us in light.
Don't Be Stubborn
Oct24 2015 Turkish 12min
Allah does not like stubbornness. Stubbornness means to persist in doing wrong even when you know better. Those who are steadfast on the right way are not called stubborn. Shaytan was the first stubborn one.
The Blessing of Ashura
Oct23 2015 Turkish 31min
Allah made this day holy since the time of Adam (as). Every prophet was saved or blessed on this day and awliya get their wilaya. In Islam there are two parties, one that curses sahaba and one that disrespects Ahlu l-Bayt. Tariqa is the third party that respects them all and keeps the real Islam. Beware those who say what they do not do. Follow the ways of mercy, peace and justice.
Oct23 2015 10min
Oct22 2015 Turkish 6min
Don’t worry because only what Allah wills happens and He knows best. In everything he put a secret. The only thing worth worrying about is if you are following Allah’s orders.
The Baraka of Time
Oct21 2015 Turkish 15min
There are no limits for Allah, not in space or in time. He is the Creator of both space and time and is not confined by them and he can expand them for His Prophets and His Awliya. Mawlana was never in a hurry, he moved with the baraka of time.