It may seem like everyday is the same and we are doing nothing but to pray and gain the pleasure of Allah and His Prophet, this is the Sweet Life that Mawlana was always telling us about.
Jul18 2014 Turkish 23min
Sheikh Mehmet speaks about the last days of Ramadan, about Laylatul Qadr, about the songs of farewell, about Zakatul Fitr. He tells us of the wisdom behind thinking of every night as Laylatul Qadr and every person as S. Khidr (as).
Jul18 2014 17min
Jul17 2014 Turkish 19min
We have reached the last 10 days of Ramadan and Sheikh Mehmet explains the benefits and rewards of the sunnat of the Prophet (sas) to seclude himself in the mosque - I’tikaf.
The Battle of Badr
Jul16 2014 Turkish 22min
Sheikh Mehmet reminds us of the Battle of Badr which was fought in Ramadan. Despite great odds the enemies of Islam were routed and the Muslims given victory. The companions who fought at Badr were especially honored by Allah and even to write their names brings blessing for us today.
Allah Loves the Thankful
Jul15 2014 Turkish 18min
Sheikh Mehmet discusses the difference between Al-Hamdulillah and Ash-Shukrulillah and their importance for progressing on the Way.
With Difficulty Comes Ease (94:5)
Jul14 2014 Turkish 22min
Without difficulty there cannot be ease. The ego, just like the child, must be disciplined to accept, and even welcome, difficulty because after it Allah promises ease. Allah creates everything with a purpose and the purpose of man is not to spoil children or pets or their egos.
The Right Way
Jul11 2014 Turkish 25min
All the predictions of the Prophet (sas) have come to pass. Now we are waiting for S. Mahdi (as). We should not worry but cling to the right way - the way of Ahlu s-Sunnah wa l-Jama’at, the way of Sheikh Effendi, the way of Allah.
Jul11 2014 17min
The Way to Allah
Jul10 2014 Turkish 10min
Tariqa means the way, the way of the Prophet (sas), the way to Allah. In these times the advice is to stay away from crowded places, stay home, be quiet, and don’t speak unless you have something good to say.
Allah’s Orders Are Easy
Jul09 2014 Turkish 19min
Allah does not ask His servants to do more than they are able. Fasting is not as difficult as people say and the reward and happiness it brings is very great. People expend much more effort to satisfy their egos and they never reach such happiness. Teach your children the pleasure of fasting.
The Life of Dunya
Jul08 2014 Turkish 18min
Life is a short play, an illusion. Before you know it it is over. Compared to Paradise, dunya is like dust. Only Allah never changes. So put your effort into making Allah happy with you.
Jul07 2014 Turkish 21min
Sheikh Mehmet discusses the merits of zakat - it is a fard, an Order from Allah. Not giving it is akin to stealing. Give and give generously if you can because it cleans, and it increases, your wealth.
Come to the Right Way
Jul04 2014 Turkish 20min
After the Juma Prayer Sheikh Mehmet gave this sohbat in which he emphasizes the blessings and benefits of fasting Ramadan and the seriousness of not fasting.
Jul04 2014 17min
Jul03 2014 Turkish 21min
Sheikh Mehmet explains that fasting is a blessing given by Allah as the only thing that can tame the ego. Use it, respect it and be thankful. He advises using Ramadan to help yourself stop bad habits - drinking and especially smoking.
Jul02 2014 Turkish 27min
Sheikh Mehmet says that the Muslim community is easily misled. The only safety is in following Tariqa where the sheikh is connected to the Prophet (sas) and so gives right guidance.
Jul01 2014 Turkish 19min
Sheikh Mehmet describes the many blessings and gifts of Ramadan for the believers. Not the least of which were the Ramadans that his father Mawlana Sheikh Nazim spent among the people in London.