What does Sema mean?
Sema actually has various meanings in different languages and origins. For instance, In Turkish meaning – which the origins from Arabic- means Sky. It does also have a spiritual meaning that Sema is part of the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi as well. It is what we do as a form of remembrance of God. Last but the least, it means “Divine Omen” in English when the origin is Greek.
What is the influence of Turkish culture in your activities?
Turkey, Turkish or Turkic culture will always have significant influence on our activities since majority of our volunteers are from the country itself however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that our services has to target and serve solely Turkish community. We are striving for the utmost services in 4 major areas that we believe our community need and we will continue to serve all segments of our community regardless of any divisive criteria.
Are you an Islamic Organization?
We believe any institution has the freedom to serve to any particular causes as long as they follow the regulations and law. Considering that, we are a community service organization which volunteers have various religious faiths and belief systems. We don’t institutionally represent any particular religion however, our individual volunteers can motivate themselves with religious attributions which we don’t/can’t have any control whatsoever.