Mufti Trampa’s call on Turkish Minority Schools
In his message, Mufti of Xanthi Mustafa Trampa emphasized the importance of enrolling minority children in minority primary schools, drawing the attention to the enrollment process in primary schools these days.
Regarding primary school registrations, Mufti Trampa said, “It will be the greatest favor you can do for your child to register your child in our minority primary school, by putting your hand on your conscience, without being influenced by anyone.
Our future depends on the education, upbringing and culture that our children will receive. Let's not forget that taking our children out of minority schools by chasing small calculations will cause us to go to irreparable points.” He made his statements.
Dear Muslim Turkish Brothers,
We are in the joy of being in the month of Sha'ban, in the middle of a period called three months and where many rewards are bestowed on the believers. Praise to our Almighty Lord, who brought us to “Berat Kandili” in the middle of this blessed month, whose mercy is endless and whose forgiveness is unlimited.
Berat Night, which we will revive on Monday, March 6; It is also the herald of the blessed month of Ramadan, the sultan of eleven months.
Berat; It means acquittal from debt, illness, crime and punishment, getting rid of sins, being purified, attaining divine forgiveness and mercy. Berat night, like our other nights, is a night of reflection, reflection and renewal for each of us.
Berat; It is the night of mending broken hearts, breaking down the walls of resentment, overcoming grudges, hatred and vengeance. It is the night of forgiveness of the created in order to be able to be forgiven by the Almighty Creator.
Berat; teaches us to stay away from all kinds of evil, evil, cruelty, injustice and injustice. The night of Berat, the night of mercy and forgiveness, which is considered sacred by Muslims, is a time when the prayers of the believers are accepted and their sins are forgiven.
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.v) says:
“Spend the 15th night of Shaban in worship and fast during the day. Because Almighty Allah manifests His mercy to the heavens of the world tonight and says, 'Is there anyone who repent, let me accept his repentance! Is there anyone who wants sustenance, let me give sustenance! Is there anyone who wants healing, let me heal!.. Anyone who has other requests let me give him what he wants” (Ibn Mace, Sunen, "İkâmetü's-salat", 191.)
We will not be able to reach our acquittal in the hereafter without our acquittal in this world. We will not be able to get our acquittal in the hereafter and reach heaven without transferring our deeds that will fulfill our BERAT while living in this world. We cannot enter heaven without faith. We cannot have faith without loving one another. In order to love each other, we need to greet each other. Let's greet each other, let's not break our relationship. Let's not give an opportunity to those who want to break our relationship. Today is fraternity day. We will not be able to acquit ourselves without truly loving each other. Then we will love each other. This is a requirement of our faith. If we want to get our acquittal, let's listen to our Lord. Our Prophet, who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, says:
“You cannot enter Paradise unless you believe; You cannot have faith unless you love one another. Shall I tell you something you'll love each other when you do? Spread the greeting among you.” (Riyazü's-Salihin, Hadith No: 849)
If we remember that the life of the hereafter is eternal, we will give more importance to these nights. After leaving this world, there is no turning back. No matter how much we sigh, how sad we are, and how much we regret, there is no turning back after we say goodbye to this life.
For this reason, in order to realize our true acquittal on the night of Berat, let's not forget the life of the hereafter - as we will never forget in our lives - tonight. Let's not get caught up in the deceitful loves of the temporary world after small calculations. I would like to share a hadith of our beloved Prophet Mohammad with you.
“The wise person is one who has self-control and works for the afterlife. And the helpless person is the one who subordinates his soul to his feelings and makes requests from Allah and sees this as sufficient.”
Let's repent and ask forgiveness tonight. This night, our Lord has good news for us in the language of our Lord. In order to benefit from this good news, let us repent of our sins, rebellions and mistakes and ask for forgiveness. Almighty Allah accepts the repentance of those who repent. The following is stated in the 3rd verse of the time of Hud:
“Ask forgiveness from your Lord, and then repent to Him so that He will benefit you well for an appointed time (to the end of your life) and reward every virtuous person for his virtue. If you turn away, I fear the punishment of a great day for you.
I would like to remind you on the occasion of Berat Kandili. In addition to creating the generations to which we will entrust the future of the Western Thrace Muslim Turkish Community, we also have duties to fulfill towards our children, each of whom is a source of happiness and peace for families one by one.
The first of these tasks is; first of all, to raise our children physically and mentally healthy and to enable them to participate in society. At this point, it is the parent's responsibility to provide the necessary environment for the positive development of the potential in the nature of children, who are a pure trust to parents. This starts with teaching our children in our own schools.
According to this; between these dates, it will be the greatest favor you can do for your child to enroll your child in our minority primary school by putting your hand on your conscience without being influenced by anyone. Because our future; It depends on the education, upbringing and culture that our children will receive.
So, let's choose minority schools. In addition to the education that our children will receive here, let's also raise them with our own language and our own culture. Let's not listen to the campaigns to defame our minority schools with the claim that they will get a better education by tearing our children away from us. It will be too late tomorrow when our child comes across as alienated from our religion and culture. Then there will be no use in lamenting and regretting.
God forbid, let's take care of our children so that we don't face such a situation.
Let us never forget that we, as parents and guardians, bear a serious responsibility and we will have to give an account on the Day of Judgment for our children, who are the most beautiful entrusted to us by our Lord.
I congratulate your blessed “Berat Kandil”, and I pray that it will bring blessings for the Muslim Turkish Minority of Western Thrace and the entire Islamic World, and to enter Ramadan with our sins freed from our burdens.