Beware of impure, evil things. Watch what you eat and drink; that it does not have impure things in it. Because when you eat them, your spirituality weakens and your body is harmed bringing illness. Eat pure food and be with pure people. Don't be in dirty places with dirty friends. There are many beautiful things, but they are dirty at their core. Look at the core of things. If it is pure admire it, and like it.
Jan17 2018 Turkish 18min
To reach happiness, a person should try to become a perfect man, with high manners like our Prophet ﷺ; beloved one of Allāh ﷻ. Those that respect the Prophet ﷺ, and aspire to be like him ﷺ will be given from his ﷺ attributes. The Prophet ﷺ is perfect but we are human beings and make many mistakes. But we must move slowly towards perfection, and do good. When we do good, often others will do wrong to us. But we should forgive those ones. It is not easy, but difficult things have greater virtues. You can kill your ego and strengthen your spirituality through forgiveness.
Accept Your Creator
Jan16 2018 Turkish 15min
Allāh ﷻ sent us to this life, to this world. Don't question your existence in dunyā. Instead make shukr to Him ﷻ, be patient in dunyā and earn for the Ākhirah as Allāh ﷻ gave you this chance. This world is a place of tests. First you must accept your Creator ﷻ, then His ﷻ favour, and then accept your condition. If you accept, and are patient, then you may be in comfort, in shā’a Llāh.
Jan15 2018 Turkish 10min
There are three things that bring happiness in this dunyā. Safety, health and nourishment. You must be thankful to your Lord ﷻ for what He ﷻ gives you. Remember Him ﷻ, accept and follow His ﷻ order.
The Time of the Antichrist
Dec08 2017 Turkish 18min
This world will finish. There is no forever in this life. Every day a new test appears because the time of the Antichrist is near. Stay away from oppressors and only fear Allāh ﷻ. It will be difficult but afterward will be happiness.
Dec08 2017 11min
Light for Your Mind
Dec07 2017 Turkish 13min
There is a global system today that causes all people to hold the same opinions. But wisdom is only for those following the right way. Mawlānā Shaykh would tell people the opposite of what was accepted and enlighten their minds with the truth but to accept is one thing, to follow is another.
Perfection Is in Ākhirah
Dec06 2017 Turkish 14min
Don’t look for perfection in this world. This world is for testing. The higher you are the more the tests. Īmān makes it easier to tolerate. So work to make your īmān stronger. If you want perfection be pleased with the will of Allāh ﷻ.
The Green Island
Dec06 2017 Turkish 17min
Shaykh Efendi remembers 50 years ago when the population was smaller but the mosques were full. Cyprus, the Green Island, was won for Islām by the saints and martyrs who are buried here. The ones now living here do not know their Lord and are not grateful but everything in this world is temporary.
God Is Only One
Dec05 2017 Turkish 17min
Allāh ﷻ created man and gave him mind to understand who created him and why. All the Messengers have been sent to tell people their God is One. Shayṭān cheats people by telling them the messenger is God, or that God has died, or that there are many gods. Follow the pure way of the Prophet ﷺ, the way of Ṭarīqah.
Remember Him ﷻ
Dec03 2017 Turkish 14min
Enjoy the good things Allāh ﷻ has given you, they are decorations for this life. Remember Him ﷻ and thank Him ﷻ. Remembering Him ﷻ keeps you from doing bad things. If you are thankful you win in Ākhirah. If not, you lose.
The Peace Mala Dove
Dec02 2017 English 17min
Shaykh Mehmet blesses the symbolic dove of the Peace Mala Project from Wales and responds to questions from its founder. He defines Sufism for her and follows his father in supporting interfaith dialogue for better understanding and world peace.
The Beloved Ones of Allāh ﷻ
Dec02 2017 Turkish 19min
Awliyā’ of Allāh ﷻ and their miracles are real and they are on the real way of Islām; in the heart of it. These beloved people, they don't have any fear, any sadness. Their tombs should always be respected. We are visiting their graves to get blessed and to remember Allāh ﷻ. Those who attack these Awliyā’ will never succeed. They will be punished here, and more in the ākhirah.
A Mercy for All Creation
Dec01 2017 Turkish 19min
Allāh ﷻ made the Prophet ﷺ the best of all His Creation. We are lucky to follow him ﷺ and make ṣalawāt. Blessing him ﷺ is for our benefit not for his. Then Allāh ﷻ will look at us with the look of Mercy. Don’t be lazy to follow his ﷺ sunnah.
Dec01 2017 17min
Pray for a Light Test
Nov30 2017 Turkish 14min
Allāh ﷻ taught Ādam (as) all he needed to know to reach the other life with goodness. This dunyā is the lowest life and everyone is tested in it. The best you can do is to make du‘ā’ that Allāh ﷻ keeps your tests light.
The Way of the Prophet ﷺ
Nov29 2017 Turkish
There are only two ways in this life – the way of the Prophet ﷺ and the way of shayṭān; the way of Paradise and the way of Hell. Who loves him ﷺ is with him. We are lucky to be of his ﷺ nation. Even prophets want to be of his nation.
The Adab for Ziyārah
Nov28 2017 Turkish 20min
The adab for making ziyārah is to give Salāms and to read three Ikhlāṣ and one Fātiḥah. The Prophet ﷺ and the Awliyā’ are alive, hearing and seeing. They return Salāms. To take things from the maqām without asking is showing disrespect and showing that you do not believe they can see you. Be careful.