Sheikh Mehmet reflects on his recent trip to South Africa. The ancestors of the Muslims there were originally brought as slaves and prisoners. They accepted their fate as a test from Allah and so out of it they made goodness, building mosques and inviting people to Islam. In this is a lesson for all of us.
The First Muslims of South Africa
Oct30 2014 English 7min
Sheikh Mehmet was moved by the stories of the ancestors of the South African Muslims who came with nothing but their patience and their faith. Their dua were accepted and Islam is strong in their country. He talks about the recording angels and the Mercy of Allah.
The Day of Ashura
Oct30 2014 English 10min
The day of Ashura is a holy day. We fast that day and the day before or the day after as well. There is a special prayer to be done before Asr on that day. Allah is not looking for the rich, or the beautiful, or the smart. He is looking for those who love Him.
Oct29 2014 English 5min
Mawlana liked to feed people and he taught his family and murids to offer hospitality and to feed the poor. This is the example to give your children. Give, and protect yourself with sadaqa every day.
The Key to Satisfaction
Oct29 2014 English 8min
The key to satisfaction is not to look at those who have more but to look at those who have less (Hadith). Worship, work, and be thankful for what you have.
The Signs of Qiyama
Oct28 2014 English 19min
Qiyama - Judgment Day - is approaching. Be generous with your sadaqa, give charity to stay safe in a dangerous world. Watch for the big and little signs of Qiyama that the Prophet (sas) informed us about.
Oct28 2014 English 11min
Real men are the ones who keep their promises. Bayat is a promise. Even if we forget our promise, the Sheikh will honor his - to take us to Akhira with Iman.
Oct27 2014 English
Sheikh Mehmet uses the example of one of the Awliya in South Africa to illustrate the point that, with the help of Allah, and following a sheikh, a single weak man can move mountains. Don’t give up. Do your best for Islam.
Oct26 2014 English 4min
In Quran Allah tells us to ask, make Dua, and He will answer. Sometimes we are answered in this world, sometimes in the next but we are always answered. Sheikh Mehmet speaks on what to ask for.
Those Who Build a Mosque
Oct25 2014 English 9min
Sheikh Mehmet speaks to group of Muslims at Fajr prayer in a new mosque in South Africa. He blesses them and congratulates them on keeping their faith strong, they and their children, and for bringing so many others to Islam.
Oct24 2014 English 5min
What is meant for you cannot go to another. It is the Rizq/provision ordained for you by an unimaginably generous Lord. The guest brings his own rizq and also baraka for the host.
How to Be a Believer
Oct24 2014 English 18min
Sheikh Mehmet welcomes in the Muslim New Year with a talk on the nature of belief; what a believer must believe in order to be pleasing to his Lord.
Holy New Year
Oct24 2014 English 5min
This is the New Year of the Hijri calendar which determines the holy days of Islam. This New Year, unlike the one that is celebrated around the world after Christmas, this day and the 10th day, Ashura, are holy days and to celebrate them brings goodness.
The Blessed Times of Day
Oct23 2014 English 3min
Sheikh Mehmet talks about the special blessings that result from being awake and aware at certain times of the day.
The Natural Religion
Oct23 2014 English 13min
All people are born Muslim, only their parents make them something else. Islam is Allah’s original religion brought by all the Prophets since Adam (as). It is natural for all people whether rich or poor, black or white. Other religions are no longer the original but have become artificial.
The Rich and The Poor
Oct23 2014 English 10min
Sheikh Mehmet reminds us to give thanks for what Allah has given us whether wealth or poverty. Those who accept are happy. He prays that those who give charity without asking for reward will be blessed.
Oct11 2014 Turkish 25min
Satisfaction is the highest form of peace and it is achieved by remembrance of Allah. Find a guide who has only Allah in his heart and share in his state of satisfaction.
Oct10 2014 Turkish 36min
Don’t be with the oppressors, the ones who worship other than the One God. Watch out for them. Association with them with bring you fire.