Medical Interpretation of Fasting

Fasting Against Obesity, the Disease of the Era First, I will inform you about obesity, and then I will compare numerous but generally ineffective current treatments with Islamic approaches. The body mass index (BMI) is a heuristic proxy measured with a special method based on height and weight. BMI is categorized as 24-29.9 overweight; 30 or more obesity and 40 or more morbidly obese. Those measures may present the material part of Ahsani Taqweem (Allah’s perfect creation). Since the principal reason of this deviation from Ahsani Taqweem (Allah’s perfect creation)…

Read More

King’s Open Treasury Day

In a far distant country was an old man. During his lifespan, had he loads of opportunities to collect some money for his old age but he failed to do so. He was given bounty upon bounties, and richness upon richness all the way through his life yet he was unfortunate to spend in vain all his wealth due to his bad habits and friends and else. At the end of the day, he was in the red and had no wealth but owed money to many. He was trying…

Read More

Zakat in Islamic Civilization

Zakat means purification, refinement and abundance. Extracting the due share of the poor from one’s belongings given by Allah as rizq (sustenance) nd giving them zakat purifies man from spiritual stains such as stinginess, greed and malicious trespass, and what’s more zakat causes abundance in property, the worship done with properties and money is thus called zakat. Because it is a proof for his sadaqat (or loyalty) of servitude to Allah, charity is also called “sadaqa”. In Islamic jurisprudence, zakat is to give certain mount of alms determined by Qur’an…

Read More

Women and Family in Risala-i Nur

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi established a spiritual university in Anatolia and in order to enroll at this university he demanded four essences which are impotence (ajz), poorness (faqr), compassion (shafqah), and contemplation (tafakkur). Regarding compassion as the major principal in tabligh (delivering the message of Islam), Bediuzzaman Said Nursi also regarded women as the privileged and inherent students of this university by giving them the title of “compassion heroines”. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi along with offering his treatises for the benefit of humanity without differentiating women or men, he also wrote a…

Read More

Science and Islam

1. Introduction Most learned people regard science as a reliable way of obtaining knowledge about the world and life because science requires healthy questioning and testing of ideas. Yet many regard religion as faith without evidence and reasoning or as mere traditional practice. This is the opinion of many learned people, particularly those influenced by western culture. In this article, we –as Muslim scientists, will try to show that while the above assertion about science is partially true, the assertion about religion is short sided and unscholarly, especially when the…

Read More

Pearls of Wisdom in Hajj

Hajj in Islam is fardh (compulsory) for every Muslim who is capable of and can afford it. Allah (SWT) orders in the Qur’an as follows, “Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah, – those who can afford the journey”. The phrase “can afford” in the verse shows that the hajj is fardh, unlike salat, only for those who are healthy enough and can finance it to do. That is one of the clear and nice examples of Divine Mercy’s preserving the believers from difficulties as indicated in the…

Read More

ISLAM IS LIKE THE SUN. It cannot be extinguished by a blow!

4. International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium was held 4. International Bediuzzaman and Said Nursi Symposium, organized by Hayrat Foundation was held in Bursa Merinos Ataturk Congress and Culture Centre with a large participation. The Pillars of Islam were negotiated in the symposium. Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister also participated to the symposium to which many scholars and academicians from around the world joined in. The symposium commenced with slide show. In the slide show the process beginning from the revelation of the Qur’an to the service of Risale-i…

Read More

The Family Structure in the Balkans

Muslims of the Balkans The topic of this article is Muslim family in the Balkans with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the purposes of this article the term Balkans will be used to denote this region, although due to negative connotations that this term gained throughout the years the term Southeast Europe has become increasingly popular. Sometimes the term Western Balkans is used as well. Each of these terms for the most of the world include, with certain alternations, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia,…

Read More

The Real Identity of Women: Tasattur

Tasattur (Islamic dress code) is the most constant and the most sacred divine law pertaining to the community life. As 350 thousand Qur’anic interpretations (tafseer) and 350 million scholars (‘ulama) agreed on this covering issue, all the Divine Books also agree on this matter. Women leaving their coverings seized by the European mindset, which does not fit with the honour of Muslim women, both distort their innocent natures and are lowered to the degree of toys by those dark powers aiming to destroy the moral disposition of society. Risale-i Nur…

Read More

Muslim Family in North Caucasus

The North Caucasus is a very specific region of Russia. For almost twenty years there has been going on a so-called anti-terrorist operation, as a result, the republic of Chechnya has been virtually destroyed, more than a thousand civilians have been killed. Nowadays Grozny – The capital of Chechnya – is practically rebuilt, the republic has returned to peace and tranquillity. But alas there are certain damages that are impossible to recover so quickly. Because the war has not only ravaged towns and killed people, it has also sown corruption…

Read More