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Hakan Menguc’s philosophy

Hakan Menguc’s philosophy of life

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While explaining his philosophy of life built on hopefulness and sharing hope, he says: “Hopefulness is not a pure optimism. It is not to ignore the tragedy that humanity faces. Hope means seeing every possibility and doing your best for good rather than sitting at your house and cursing evil.” 

Hakan Mengüç argues that it is enough for even one person to believe in the continuity of hope on earth. “Moreover, this person can be you,” he says. “Then, you will continue to expand to become another “you” and another “you” and turn into “we”. 

That is why Hakan Mengüç has adopted the idea of “Burn a candle instead of swearing in the darkness…” And as his teachers suggest, the young writer, who aspires to make efforts to enlighten others with the candle he lights, wishes to encourage others to light new candles on this path. 

As Rumi said: “When a candle ignites another candle, it does not lose anything from its own light. On the contrary, it leads to the enlightenment of the darkness. ”

Hakan Menguc is one of the pioneers of the Sufi philosophy in the 21st century

Serhat akpınar, Founding President of Girne American University

What is Sufism?

What is Sufism?

Let’s explore what Sufism is…Sufism is the philosophy of being a good human being. As you may know, the most recognized Sufi is the famous poet Rumi whose poems are used by many writers and have inspired many spiritual teachings.

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Sufism might best be explained by his saying “You can be anything in life, but the important thing is, to be a good human” He reminds us that being a good human being is more important than your positions and titles. Being a human means accepting and loving all people equally, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or language, The Sufis say: “The Creator does not care for the outer form, instead cares for the love within your love.”

Sufism is about love and the heart. Not our physical heart, but our spiritual heart. There are so many ways to reach the Creator such as prayers, rituals, nature, meditations and so on and so forth. Sufism offers us the most profound way: a direct connection to the Creator through love.

The core of Sufism is oneness. We are all part of this great, mysterious and outpouring of love that we call creation. The famous Sufi says “You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.”

Everything in creation is an expression of incredible love. Sometimes, we can see this visibly through the nature. Sometimes it’s in poverty and in suffering, where it’s less visible. The Sufis say; “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Thank you so much for listening.

Last but not least, the Sufis say “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”