About his son Abdul Matin Balkanliolu IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

Halil Balkanlilolu, son of the late Abdulmetin Balkanlilulu, was a guest on the new episode of the “My Witness” series, which was aired on the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s YouTube channel and followed with interest.

Halil Balkanliolu; He talks about his father’s childhood, father-son relationship, the year of becoming a teacher from madrasa, the year of his emigration, his death and later.

“His friends gave their pocket money to my father.”

Explaining that his father spent his childhood in the village of Çorum Sungurlu Aşağı Fındıklı until the age of 10, Halil Balkanliolu says, “After that, they moved from the village to the city. After immigrating to the city, my father won the Free Boarding Imam Hatip School. He was constantly cycling seventy kilometers between Koram and the district. When my father was thirteen, my grandfather died and my father, as the eldest child of the family, began to work in different places in the winter, in construction and in the brick factory in the summer. When he was in Koram, he became the first student of Imam Hatibin. In other words, he was the first in the village to be naughty in his childhood, but when he came to school, he became the most successful student in the school. He also served as the acting president of the National Turkish Students Union in high school. Also, students from a different province of Anatolia who came to Koram Imam Hatip brought all their pocket money and gave it to my father. Why? If they keep it to themselves, they will run out of money in fifteen days. But when they were given to my father, my father used to spend them so economically, so economically, in such a programmed way that, for example, the value of fifteen days was enough for one month, “he said.


He left law school to study Islamic sciences.

Explaining that Abdul Matin Balkanlioglu Koram graduated from Imam Hatip High School and then entered the law faculty at Istanbul University, Halil Balkanliolu said, Abdul Karim Hodja was giving a lecture to the students of the university at that time. He invited my dad for a conversation and a lesson. Then my father met Mahmoud Effendi. Mahmoud Effendi wanted my father to focus on Islamic science. And my father decided to leave the university and study Islamic sciences.


“He bought plane tickets for tourists on the way.”

Halil Balkanlilolu says his father constantly tries to be helpful to people and so travels constantly. “Once my father came from Germany,” said Balkanlilolu. They enter the mosque with their friend. When he came out of the mosque after praying, he saw a tourist lying in the garden. It gets my dad’s attention. When they approached him, they realized that he was a German tourist. Then a friend of my father’s who speaks German, ‘What are you doing here?’ He added: ‘I came to visit Istanbul. But on the last day my bag was stolen. He says my money, phone, wallet are gone. “I have my passport in my front pocket,” he said Dad asks me why are you sleeping here? “I lay in front of the mosque because I know Muslims are kind,” he said. I don’t tell anyone, but someone will come and ask about me. My dad immediately bought a ticket from the airport. She keeps her ticket and enough money in the man’s passport. The man is not a Muslim. This is what he is telling you, Hz. This is a gift from Muhammad Mustafa (peace be upon him). ”


“He is very concerned about the unity of Muslims.”

Mentioning that Abdulmetin Balkanlilolu was a very good father, Halil Balkanlilulu continued: “He was a very sympathetic person. It was like that with everyone. Dad was at home just as he was outside. There are some people out there who are very cheerful, affectionate, but when they come home the lion is cut off. No. Matin hookah I see outside and there is no difference between matin hookah inside. He was a kind, sincere, sincere person. He will not give up our opportunities financially. A big feature of my dad was that he could easily communicate and connect, whether the guy in front of him was seventy or eighty or ten years old. He attached great importance to the unity of Muslims and the protection of each other’s rights. Suppose he had a complaint about a person and he would shut his mouth immediately. He would say, ‘Don’t defile my heart for that person.’ Used expressions.


“Exiled after February 26”

“My father was in captivity and in exile. He was also detained. My father was also dealt with a lot during the 26th of February. In the early 2000’s, he was deported from Fatih to Kayabasi, then a village.

During his exile, however, he suffered greatly. He wanted to go back. Then he understood the matter. The general religious condition of the villagers is not good. My father saw this and said, Matin, God did not send you here for anything. Forget about going back to Fatiha, green the places you went to. From time to time they come from nearby villages to hang out on Fridays. The village is now witnessing a convoy of vehicles never seen before. Conversation with the villagers is tight. By that time, more than fifty people from that village have gone on pilgrimage with my father. Young people have begun to grow beards and wear clothes and shalwars. The environment there became very beautiful. ”


Halil Balkanlilolu says that after his father’s death, he became more familiar, liked by a wider audience, and his conversations reached more people. Recalling that Abdulmetin Balkanliolu had intense participation in the funeral, Halil Balkanliolu said that people from different sections of the society shed tears at the funeral and prayed for his father.

On the IHH YouTube channel

“She doesn’t want to go to heaven alone!” | His son, Abdul Matin Balkanliolu Told Hoja, can be found on IHH’s YouTube channel.

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