The Jihad and Peace

Jihad takes a big part of the approach of Islam to peace. It has two general meanings, in the order of importance: the greatest jihad, spiritual one, and the little jihad, physical one. Muslims gain their inner peace through the greatest jihad, and they try to build peace in the world through the little jihad. The greatest jihad gives the peace through the inner struggle for Allah; since Muslims love their God, they want to be loved by Him. Here, the greatest jihad is postponed to another article. Only the…

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Anger Management

Everyday some people are asked to seek counseling to control their anger. Many work places, organizations, schools have consultants and seminars about this growing issue. Getting some kind of training and professional assistance will indeed  facilitate people from harming themselves, as well as others. Unfortunately, some people denies and ignores this problem. Anger is an emotion, which is in creation. If we can use it correctly then the results will be positive. Anger is an enemy within us, we need to challenge and defeat it. We do experience various problems…

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Ataşehir Mimar Sinan Mosque

Opened to worship on Friday, June 20th 2012, Mimar Sinan Mosque was built in 22 months at a cost of 40 million TL. The mosque, which is similar to Edirne Selimiye Mosque in terms of external view, was constructed on 6 columns. It has a dome which is 42 meters high, and 4 minarets that are 72 meters high, each having 3 sharafas (balconies). The Mosque has a capacity of 10 thousand people. The 41st verse of ‘Surat Fatir’, 35th chapter of the Qur’an, was written on the main dome…

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