Today is a day of two celebrations, Jum‘ah and the opening of the Ayasofya for prayer after 86 years. Sultan Mehmet Fatih bought the broken empty church and gave it as waqf to be a mosque until Qiyāmah. His curse is on those who prevented it. The whole Muslim world rejoices at the opening.
Help Us to Do Good
Jul23 2020 Turkish 9min
At the end of time every small act of goodness is rewarded by Allāh ﷻ, the most Generous. But we cannot even do good without His ﷻ help. In these ten holy days of Dhū l-Ḥijjah ask for help in doing goodness and help to control our ego.
No Ḥajj This Year
Jul21 2020 Turkish 12min
Tonight is the first of the ten holy nights Allāh ﷻ mentions in Sūratu l-Fajr, the first of the holy month of Dhū l-Ḥijjah. There is no Ḥajj this year. Allāh ﷻ is waging war on humanity in order to make them remember Him ﷻ. When Allāh ﷻ wants something, do not oppose it. The most important thing is to be with Him ﷻ.
Hold Strongly to Your Good Luck
Jul20 2020 Turkish 12min
Allāh Almighty gave us everything. Most importantly He ﷻ made us human beings and Muslims and on His ﷻ way. Hold on to what He ﷻ gave you and be thankful. If you lose it, you will not have another chance. Our biggest enemy is our ego.
Our Hearts Between His ﷻ Two Fingers
Jul19 2020 Turkish 14min
In the last days the Prophet ﷺ said people will leave Islam in great numbers. We can only pray to Allāh ﷻ, the Changer of Hearts, to keep our hearts with Him ﷻ, the One Who never changes. The Prophet ﷺ showed us the way. This is the way to happiness and peace.
Lucky Who Follow Him
Jul18 2020 Turkish 25min
Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh (q) had only two murīds. His teaching he gave to Shaykh Nāẓim (q) who in turn gave it to the whole world. Anyone else who claims they have directly from Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh (q) has no adab, spreads misunderstanding, and has lost.
Remember the Most Important Thing
Jul17 2020 Turkish 12min
It may look like things are powered by men and petrol but nothing works except by permission of Allāh ﷻ. So remember Him ﷻ and ask forgiveness and maybe He ﷻ will take away this illness for the sake of those He ﷻ loves who remember Him ﷻ.
We Are Not Living in Paradise
Jul16 2020 Turkish 13min
Don't be sad or worried. The Prophet ﷺ and the first Muslims had a hard time in Mecca also. This world is not meant to be Paradise. Remember Allāh ﷻ, remember Ākhirah and what you do in this life will not be empty. Allāh ﷻ rewards those who depend on Him ﷻ.
This too will pass Yā Hū
May10 2020 English 29min
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.