The last Muslim army was that of the Ottomans. They obeyed the orders of the Prophet (sas) and they were guided by Masha’ikh. Today there are only tyrants, no more Sultans, and Islam cannot co-exist with tyranny.
How to Ride Your Ego
Dec06 2014 English 13min
Sheikh Mehmet tells the story of Ibrahim Hakki, a Turkish wali, in order to illustrate the importance of good manners. To have good manners requires you to not follow your ego but to, little by little, learn to control it.
Maqams of Awliya
Dec06 2014 English 14min
Where a Friend of God, Wali Allah, has spent 40 days becomes a maqam for him. So all the mosques and dergas in England, where Mawlana spent so many Ramadans, are now his Maqams, blessed like his grave with his holy presence. You can visit them when you are sad or stressed and find relief.
Dec05 2014 English 24min
Mawlana established so many mosques all over the world. To be alive they must be filled with dhikr and prayer. Building a mosque is sadaqa jariya that continues to profit the giver even after he is dead. So many rich people do not and cannot give and they die and are forgotten. The smart ones are the ones who give.
Chosen for Allah’s Religion
Dec05 2014 English 8min
Islam is the religion of Allah and we should be thankful that He chose us to be Muslim. Now in winter it is a good time to sleep early and rise early and not to sleep again after Fajr prayer. This is the way of baraka.
Mawlana Sheikh Nazim’s Time
Dec04 2014 English 10min
Everything has its time and place. Allah knows best. If we look with the eye of wisdom we must be happy with it all.
Nov21 2014 Turkish 25min
The Naqshbandi Tariqa follows the Sharia more closely than anyone else. Mawlana Sheikh Nazim practiced and taught not only the Fard but also the Sunnah in all its categories. He said they are like jewels so take as much as you can. Our way is to follow him.
Do Not Waste
Nov20 2014 Turkish 14min
Be thankful for what Allah gives you and, however small, it will be enough for you. Be thankful and, God willing, it will increase. Do not waste or all the blessings will be taken away.
Ladies in Islam
Nov19 2014 Turkish 9min
Sheikh Mehmet speaks to a gathering of ladies at the derga in Famagusta, about the important and honored place that women have always had and continue to have in Islam. The first convert to Islam was a woman and the first martyr.
The End of Time
Nov18 2014 Turkish 16min
Time is passing and things are going from bad to worse. We are in the Last Days, the days about which the Prophet (sas) said, 1 good deed will be rewarded as 100. We are awaiting S. Mahdi (as) with hope because we know that everything coming, whether it comes in 5 days or 5 years, is on its way, is near.
The Importance of Waqf
Nov18 2014 Turkish 17min
Islam has a form of charity called Waqf in which a person donates a piece of land or a building to serve a charitable purpose - a charitable trust or foundation. These continue to serve the community and bring reward for the giver until Judgment Day. These must be protected. They are sacred.
Nov18 2014 24min
The Meaning of Life
Nov17 2014 English 14min
Allah is inviting you to paradise. Obey His orders. Believe in Him. Ask Him for forgiveness. If you choose to disobey and not believe and not ask, then the consequence could be hell.
We Want Good People
Nov15 2014 Turkish 13min
Sheikh Mehmet leads dhikr in Hajja Amina’s mosque in Lefkosha, which, MashaAllah, was built in an empty field and people said it would never be used. Now it is full. And he recalls the many years his father called the Cypriot people to return to Islam. He also is candid about his own state and his prayers for the future.
Following the Good Way
Nov14 2014 English 28min
Shaytan is our enemy. Shaytan has a trick for every kind of person. Some he leads to sinful actions like drinking or adultery. Some who do only good things, shaytan misleads into arrogance and pride. It is dangerous to be alone. Find a guide and stay with the good ones.
Home of Peace
Nov13 2014 Turkish 17min
You are travelling through this temporary life. Your Creator is inviting you to the Home of Peace. Take the easy road, obey your Lord. Come to Islam. Come to peace.
Nov12 2014 Turkish 17min
Cleanliness, both physical and spiritual, is at the heart of Islam. To be Muslim is to be clean. People must know that many of the Muslims of today do not represent true Islam. Don’t be afraid of Islam - it is both tolerant and pure. All Muslims are brothers.
Nov11 2014 Turkish 19min
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.