Editor: Islamophobia: An Illusive Fear

Sultan Suleiman the Lawgiver (known as the Magnificent in the West) of Ottomans asks Yahya Efendi, his milk sibling who was also a scholar at the same time, what causes a state to collapse. The answer the Sultan received from his brother was really striking and guiding even for today: “When all people begin to think ‘so it is none of my business’ about the problems surrounding the social life.” The problems of the Muslim World are so plethoric that we cannot ignore. Among these is the image of Islam…

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The Real Guide: Qur’an

وَلاَ رَطْبٍ وَلاَ يَابِسٍ إِلاَّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ “There is nothing fresh or dry (green or withered) but is (inscribed) in the Clear Record (in the Qur’an according to one saying).” (An’am, 59) Also, Muslim scholars said that just as everything is included in the Qur’an, in the same way, the entire Qur’an is included in the Surah al-Fatihah. So, it is also included in the formula BismillaherRahmanerRaheem, so too this formula is included in the letter “B” that comes at the beginning. As for the meaning of letter “B”,…

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Hujjat al-Islam Imam Ghazali: The Sun of the Fifth Century

Imam Ghazali, who has been a prominent and legendary scholar champion of Islam, was born in Ghazal town of Tus city of Iran in 1058 (H. 450). His name is Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Ahmad. His identity is Abu Hamid, and his titles are Hujjat al-Islam and Zauniddin. Because of his profound knowledge he was called “Hujjat al-Islam” and “Zauniddin” which mean the evidence of Islam’s being truth. His sincere and poor father was a devout man who earned his life by spinning wool. He used to love the scholars…

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History of Islamophobia and Anti-Islamism

Islamophobia means an unnecessary and groundless culture of fear against Muslims and Islam. Namely, “Islamophobia term may be defined sociologically as the fear that the Western society has against Muslims”. Even though the roots of that pathology, which especially escalated after 11th of September 2001, terminologically came out in late 80s,  that fear and conflict has deep roots in the history of the West. The confrontation of the West and Islam dates back to the emergence of Islam. In the course of time, the relationship between two civilizations which came…

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Risks and damages of margarine

Margarine is a manufactured substitute for butter. The margarine produced in the United States is usually made from corn, cottonseed, or soybean oil. The oils, refined, deodorized, and hydrogenated to the desired consistency, are churned or homogenized, usually with cultured skim milk, then chilled and reworked to incorporate salt and remove excess water. Margarine is similar in composition to butter, yields practically the same number of calories, and is easily digestible. It is commonly fortified with vitamin A and vitamin D. MARGARINE; Is very high in trans-fatty acids. Triples the risk of…

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Social Awareness

Social Engineering is a term used in Political Science referring to government’s or private group’s act of manipulating people into performing actions and social behaviours. In other words, ‘with the communities you establish, to inoculate people with the social life you want to give them and to try to make them live the way you want.’ Social engineering can be used against societies both negatively and positively. Here, the main purpose is ‘first to learn the dynamics of the community on which you will apply engineering, to put into effect…

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Humane Perfection of Prophet Muhammad

Say thou: “I am but a man like you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah is one Allah.” (Al Fussialat, 6) Two basic characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an which is the obvious and certain endorsement of the Qur’an and also called as nass. One is his Prophethood and the other is his humane aspect. A poet has said: محمد بشر لا كالبشر بل هو كالياقوت بين الحجر Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a human, but not like others. Whatever the…

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A Generation Knowing Their Prophet

Man reaches maturity by imitating: he imitates his parents, his teacher, and older ones; shortly man imitates his loved ones. He resembles his loved ones and gets the colour of his loved ones. Does knowing the life of Prophet (PBUH) mean really knowing Him? Not in my opinion! To know your Messenger is not just about knowing who he is or his life story. In this context, I probably would not be wrong to say that the current biographies of Prophet are insufficient in some aspect. Bediuzzaman’s explanation of the…

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A few words of advice

When you are alone, do not forget that you are with Allah (SWT) and your conscience! As long as Allah (SWT) is with you, no one can turn his/her back on you. Truthfulness is the only valid-everywhere currency. Honesty is the best policy. Nothing tires human as much as continuous indebtedness does. Everyone is known by his/her production Predestination nullifies precaution Hatred is the longest one of feelings. Human loves hastily, but hates until satisfied. Lie gallops. Truth, on the other hand, walks step by step; but it still catches…

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Muslims in post-9/11 Hollywood

A tragic story in which four heroic FBI agents fly off to Saudi Arabia and kill Arabs.  This is followed by gunfights galore, explosions, suicide bombings, rocket-propelled grenades, and clearly specified heroes and villains. Fleury and three other are leading FBI agents for Saudi Arabia. They only have five days to get and subjugate the villains in a place that turns out to be worse. It is a baleful desert with evil machine-gun-toting Arabs lurking in the shadows, waiting to kill Americans. During the final 30 minutes, an explosive firefight…

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