This too will pass, a phrase written everywhere in Ottoman times. Life is a river only going in one direction and Allāh ﷻ is in control. Life is short so prepare for Ākhirah. Mawlānā (q) said old age is like a jacket of fire yet everyone asks to live longer. He tells stories of Nūḥ (as), Dhū l-Qarnayn (as), and Ibn ‘Arabī (q) in illustration.
Allāh ﷻ Is the Director of the Earthly Stage
May09 2020 English 23min
Allāh ﷻ is the director, the earth is the stage, and all of us are the actors. Allāh ﷻ gives us a little time to learn to surrender. The Awliyā’ and Prophets are the good actors who never rest in trying to please their Lord. We are the weak ones needing their help. Try to be a good one because your personal qiyāmah is coming.
Food for the Hungry Man
May08 2020 English 36min
Allāh ﷻ gave us thirty days of fast. There is nothing more valuable for the hungry man than food and water. This brings us back to basics and Allāh ﷻ loves the humble. The religion of Ādam (as) is like the crescent moon and the religion of Muḥammad ﷺ is like the full moon. The complete can never accept to be incomplete again. Only Islām is complete with true fasting, sajdah, and cleanliness.
The Legacy of Mawlānā (q)
May07 2020 English 20min
The legacy of Mawlānā (q) continues because he was continuing the legacy of Rasūlu Llāh ﷺ. They are alive in their graves continuing until Qiyāmah. You must look for your own qiyāmah and get yourself ready. Don't fear the virus, fear Allāh ﷻ. Each day say a hundred times Astaghfiru Llāha l-‘Aẓīm wa-atūbu ilayh.
My Soul Is for You ﷻ
May03 2020 English 31min
Islām didn't come with singing and qaṣīdah. People gave their lives for Allāh ﷻ and His Prophet ﷺ. We don't want to be part of the New World Paranoia Symphony. We continue to love Allāh ﷻ and Rasūlu Llāh ﷺ and we give our soul for them.
This Is a Special Ramaḍān
May02 2020 English 22min
What is happening today is a sign of Sayyidunā Mahdī (as). It is very rare to have a Ramaḍān with five Jum‘ahs. The mind works with ego but the heart works alone and is never mistaken. Consult your heart. Whatever Allāh ﷻ sends we accept.
The Circle Is Broken
May01 2020 English 28min
The dunyā system may not recover from this crisis. The economic circle is broken and we need to become more self-dependent, to bake our own bread and take care of our needs. In these difficult days try to make people’s hearts full of love and joy. To make people happy is to make Allāh ﷻ happy. To satisfy the hearts of people is to satisfy Allāh Almighty.
The Key to Paradise
Apr30 2020 English 28min
This is an historical moment. Everything is stopped. They have us in our homes afraid to go out, afraid to be together. But Allāh ﷻ is the best of planners. If you believe in Him ﷻ, make your goal Ākhirah. Don't be afraid. One day we will all die but, as Grand Shaykh said, the key to Paradise is Lā ilāha illā Llāh.
Humans Are the Real Virus
Apr28 2020 English 27min
Remember Allāh Almighty. When you forget Allāh ﷻ you don't have love for His ﷻ creation. After four months the pollution, the ozone, everything is fixed. Humans mess everything up. They think they rule the world. They are the real virus. Now they put fear inside people, fear is their biggest weapon. You have to look at everything with the eyes of wisdom.
We Come to Dunyā for Ākhirah
Apr20 2020 English 31min
Shaykh Mehmet said, "We did not come to dunyā for dunyā. We came to dunyā for Ākhirah." Allāh ﷻ has written everything and Awliyā’ are taking care. One order and we stay at home. The orthodox Jews are better than we are. They continue with their meetings and funerals without fear. They will take what Allāh ﷻ gives and are not afraid. This death will give the maqām of shahīd.
A Good Lesson for Humanity
Mar21 2020 English 29min
We are under heavy examination. However scary this virus is, it is not as scary as the Judgment Day. It is a lesson for mankind to remember Allāh ﷻ. During these times say, “Astaghfiru Llāha l-‘Aẓīm wa-atūbu ilayh,” and then rely on Him ﷻ.
Don’t Worry, Everything Is in Allāh’s ﷻ Hands
Mar16 2020 Turkish 8min
Mawlānā used to sing a qaṣīdah that said: “Don’t worry. Everything is in Allāh’s ﷻ hands. He ﷻ is the Creator. He ﷻ does what He ﷻ wants.” Most important is to realise He ﷻ is your Friend and to be happy with Him ﷻ. Make your īmān stronger and don’t worry about these little things.
Hurry for Ākhirah Not for Dunyā
Mar15 2020 Turkish 8min
For things of dunyā don’t rush to do them without thinking first. You will regret it. But for worship and things of Ākhirah, like Ḥajj, ṣadaqah, and prayer, hurry to do them before they are gone and you will regret.
The Words That Clean
Mar14 2020 Turkish 16min
The advice to avoid this virus is to be clean but cleanliness does not just come from soap and water. The non-believer is not clean according to the Qur’ān and they are denied entry to Mecca and Medina. Just saying a few words, lā ilāha illā Llāh Muḥammadur Rasūlu Llāh, will clean you. The Prophet ﷺ also used to advise making a promise to give charity if you heal from an illness.
Run to Allāh ﷻ
Mar13 2020 Turkish 15min
If Allāh ﷻ gives you something, no one can take it away. If He ﷻ takes something away no one can give it. We should pray to Him ﷻ, give ṣadaqah for His ﷻ sake, ask du‘ā’ from Him ﷻ and trust in Him ﷻ. He ﷻ is enough for us and our best friend.
A Sign of Allāh’s ﷻ Mightiness
Mar12 2020 Turkish 9min
At the end of time there will be events that will be horrible and frightening. What is happening now is a small thing, a punishment for some and a warning for others. Fear Allāh ﷻ. Everything comes from Him ﷻ. He ﷻ is the Mightiest. If you are not a believer, believe. If you are a believer make your belief stronger.
Orders for an Epidemic
Mar11 2020 Turkish 14min
The Prophet ﷺ ordered not to travel to places with an epidemic, and not to leave if you are already there. You will carry the responsibility of infecting others. The first order of Islām is to be clean. Tie your camel first, do what you can to prepare, and then place your trust in Allāh ﷻ.
The Signs Are Coming One After Another
Mar10 2020 Turkish 13min
What Allāh ﷻ promised is ḥaqq. What the Prophet ﷺ told us about will happen. The signs are appearing one after the other until Qiyāmah. The believer is not worried or scared because he knows that after this life is an eternal life and that what happens is good for us.