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“Hakan Mengüç, an acclaimed musician, academic, and composer, boasts an impressive literary reach with his books translated into 13 languages and selling over 3 million copies worldwide. Renowned for his expertise in traditional Sufi music, he skillfully plays both the Sufi flute and piano, blending his deep musical knowledge with a unique artistic touch.”
Who is Hakan Menguc?
Hakan Mengüç as a writer, a musician and a speaker is recognized by the masses in Turkey.
He has managed to reach half millions of readers so far with his books and with the teaching he built on the foundations of the Sufi philosophy.
Hakan Mengüç managed to touch the hearts of millions of people through his seminars at home and abroad.
“In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
His books have been translated 13 language.
The writer, who is both an academician and president of the Sufi Academy, which was opened under the Girne American University, is also a “ney” (sufi flute) virtuoso.
He reached millions with the songs he played with “ney” on social media.
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop”
His philosophy of life
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”.
“Ney (Sufi flute) is not an ordinary instrument; it is a mediator that contacts you with divinity.”
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. ”
“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. ”
What is Sufism?
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. 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.”
“The Creator does not care for the outer form, instead cares for the love within your 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.
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
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.”
What did they say about Hakan Mengüç?
“I am writing Hakan Mengüç’s books as a prescription for my patients.”
– M.D. Zeynep Demirçay
“Hakan Mengüç has a character that is well suited to the definition of his work … Patient, lenient and tolerant towards every thought. Hakan internalized every technique he applied and completely processed it. I think this makes him even more special and privileged … ”
– Psy. D. Esra Ezmeci
“When I watched Hakan Mengüç at the seminar for the first time, I thought he had a special light given by God. He illuminates people with this light and touches their hearts. ”
– Ferhat Atik, Award Winning Writer-Director
“Hakan Mengüç is one of the pioneers of the Sufi philosophy in the 21st century.”
– Serhat Akpınar, Founding President of Girne American University