When people are in distress they pray with sincerity to Allah. But when their distress is relieved they forget their promises, and forget Allah. Tariqa teaches remembrance of Allah always. Like Sultan Mehmet Fatih who never forgot his Lord. Naqshbandi Tariqa teaches the dhikr khafi, the remembrance that the heart makes at all times.
The Sweetness of Iman
May29 2015 English 12min
Tariqat is a favour from Allah. It is not for everyone but only for those chosen. When you taste real Iman (faith) you forget everything else. He tells the story of S. Isa (as) and the hermit who asked for Iman.
Shari’a, Tariqa, Ma’rifa, Haqiqa
May28 2015 English 25min
There are four doors to Allah: Shari’a, Tariqa, Ma’rifa and Haqiqa. Sheikh Mehmet Efendi tells a story from Mawlana Rumi to illustrate the differences. Most important is to accept that all is from Allah, the good and the not so good, and to be patient and accept. This will raise your station higher and higher.
Hold Tight to Your Murshid
May17 2015 English 28min
Tariqa gives you an address, a place to aim for. And the Sheikh is the guide and he is only one. Even his deputies might misguide you. You must keep your eyes on the Sheikh. The story of Sh Ahmad Yassawi (q) illustrates how the sheikh continues to teach from the grave.
Be with the Truthful
May16 2015 Turkish 12min
Be truthful and be with the truthful ones. Make what you do and what you say match each other. One lie grows into many lies. In order to be happy in this life and in the life to come and to be written as a truthful one in the Divine Presence don’t tell lies.
May15 2015 Turkish 26min
Laylatu l-Mi’raj is a gift from our Most Generous Lord to partake of the baraka of the Prophet’s (sas) miraculous Night Journey. And we have the chance to visit with a piece of the Prophet (sas), a hair from his beard, that was in the Divine Presence on that holy night.
May15 2015 11min
Allah’s Endless Knowledge Oceans
May14 2015 Turkish 16min
All the knowledge that human beings have is but a tiny drop from the ocean of Allah’s knowledge. So don’t be proud but be thankful. What knowledge you have, use for the benefit of mankind, use in the way of Allah.
Don’t Imitate Them
May13 2015 Turkish 21min
Muslims are not like others and should not imitate others in any way inwardly or outwardly. We should not expect others to respect Islam, if they did they would be Muslim. We should be tolerant of their unbelief and not imitate them in their intolerance.
The Importance of The Sunnah
May12 2015 Turkish 15min
Tariqa teaches Adab and the most important Adab is love and respect for the Prophet (sas). You show your love and respect by following his Sunnah, especially the sunnah of the 5 daily prayers.
Allah Loves the Repentant
May11 2015 Turkish 10min
Everyday ask forgiveness for the wrongs you know you have done and for those you don’t know. Allah loves that you ask for His Mercy and He gives over and over again. There are different kinds and levels of repentance, tawba nasuh is the highest form, when you will never repeat that sin ever again.
The Sunna of Cupping
May10 2015 Turkish 16min
This is the season for Hijama (cupping). Sheikh Mehmet talks about the sunnah regarding it. He makes clear when and how and by whom it should be done.
The Patient Dervish Reached His Goal
May09 2015 Turkish 21min
Islam was made easy, shariah and tariqa. No need to ask for high stations. If you think you are something then you are in trouble. The dervish who is patient and waits in the place they have put him, will reach the highest stations.
The Paradise Way
May08 2015 Turkish 28min
Tariqa isn’t fard or even wajib but it guides people to the way of the Prophet, the Paradise way. The opportunity to follow tariqa is a favor from Allah. There is blessing in sinning and repenting. The story of the poet Ibrahim ibn Zubari illustrates this.
May08 2015 15min
May07 2015 English 17min
A year ago we were so sad to have lost our beloved Mawlana. But a year later we know that we have not lost him. He is still visiting us and guiding us. His presence is stronger than ever. So read Yasin, Quran, give charity in his name and at this blessed time we are all together around the world, the seeds he planted, in a river of light.
Happiness and Satisfaction
May01 2015 English 23min
Mothers must teach their children this wisdom: to not be hungry. If you are satisfied you will be a good one. To understand the level of someone, see if the person is satisfied and distributing happiness. Allah is Generous and He is giving happiness. Pray 2-rakat Shukr to feel satisfied and happy.