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.
Nov27 2017 Turkish 14min
The Prophet ﷺ and Awliyā’ are more alive now and supporting and helping. They have real life. To believe and follow their way is real life. Without this you are not alive and your ākhirah will be worse than death. Be with them and be alive here and forever, in shā’a Llāh.
Truth Will Be Up
Nov06 2017 English 29min
Today people want to do away first with Ṭarīqah, then with Madhāhib, then with Ḥadīth. They are munāfiq. It is necessary to have a madhhab until the time of Sayyidinā Mahdī (as). He tells the remarkable life story of Imām Shāfi‘ī (q) as an example of the incomparable excellence of these chosen men.
No Cure for the Idiot
Nov03 2017 English 18min
There is a cure for every disease except idiocy. For Ākhirah as for dunyā you must start at the bottom and work your way up. Then the shaykh or Allāh ﷻ can give. Today people want something for nothing. Everyone wants to be on top. Learn from watching others. Be straight and don’t be afraid.
Allāh’s ﷻ Door Is Open
Nov02 2017 English 21min
The Prophet ﷺ made it easy to follow Allāh’s ﷻ orders. Ṭarīqah is to be soft with people and bring them to Allāh ﷻ. Now people judge others and not themselves. He tells the story of Mūsá (as) and the shepherd. Allāh’s ﷻ door is wide enough for the whole universe.
In Hand Not in Heart
Nov01 2017 English 13min
The purpose of Ṭarīqah is to make you Insānu l-Kāmil like the Prophet ﷺ – perfect. You must get rid of the love of dunyā. You must be ‘ābid and zāhid, servant and ascetic. You can have riches in your hand in order to serve Allāh ﷻ but you cannot have love for them in your heart.
Oct31 2017 English 24min
Together we are strong. Divided we are weak. Keep love for your Muslim brothers, do not hate. He tells the story of two slaves to illustrate the harm that comes from talking bad about others. This is the end of times. Stay in your houses and be quiet. When the world looks good from the outside the end is near.
Ḥaḍrah Is Not from the Naqshbandiyyah
Oct30 2017 English 6min
Naqshbandī ṭarīqah has two elements, khatm and ṣuḥbah. Normaly the khatm is silent (dhikr khafī). Ḥaḍrah and loud dhikr are borrowed for barakah from other ṭuruq. You may do but not necessary. Don’t do ḥaḍrah when men and women are together. Mawlid, however, is important because it increases love for the Prophet ﷺ.