Benefits of Belief in Hereafter to Four Group of People

Belief in hereafter has been discussed a lot in the last century. But this article is not about to make readers believe in the resurrection after death and the existence of hereafter. This is about benefits of believing in it, the afterlife. Living in the world is not something easy. We all know it might get too hard struggling with the problems such as money, conditions of environment, trust issues, or health. And the list goes on like that. But maybe the most important of them is the question of…

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The Importance of Family in Society

At beginning of surah al-Nisa, Allah (swt) says, In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “O people, keep your duty to your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind), and spread from these two many men and women. And keep your duty to Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship. Surely Allah is ever a Watcher over you.”(Nisa, 4:1) There are many examples in Quran and in Sunnah about how…

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Revelation; Solution to the Economic Crisis

One of the main pillars of civilization is charity constitutions which help maintaining a level of prosperity for the whole community.  Its origin is only seen in the revelation, as the main source of benevolence throughout the history. “The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is knower, Wise.” (Qur’an, Tawbah,…

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Workshops and reading texts

Well-prepared participant is crucial for the success of workshop. And in order to reach that success, sending articles to participants plays a very important role. Workshop is the best kind of meetings for the people to learn a particular subject. The opportunity to take part in discussions in a workshop is the most effective way of learning. But how can we make a workshop more fruitful? What steps do we need to take for a productive workshop? Here are some clues: First, decide on your objective for holding a workshop….

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The value of health

Health is one of the greatest blessings that Allah (swt) gave us. Without a proper health our life would be unbearable.  Whatever we do we can’t pay our debt to Allah (swt) for this great blessing. However, we mankind are ungrateful. We do not know the value of our health until it goes away or we begin to fear losing it. As our Prophet Muhammad (saws) says, “Many people give themselves a raw deal with regard to two blessings: health and spare time.” (Tirmidhi) As we have a blessing like health, we…

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How to spend spiritual time in Istanbul

1. Fath 1453 Panorama Museum This museum, located at the exact battle field and close to the tent of the Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih, is the fruit of a scholarly research and artistically hard work. You will see it when you visit inshaAllah. Whenever I go there, I do remind myself of this and share it with students and friends. You can make your own way of storifying or another way of motivating the children. They need to imagine themselves as if they are in the illustrated battlefield. Here is the…

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The value of religion for mankind

Disbelief makes people miserable, and it costs them their success and happiness in this life and the next. “The Eighth Word” from the Risale-i Nur Corpus بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم * ألله لا إله إلا هو الحيّ القيّوم * إنّ الدّين عند الله الإسلام * In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate * Allah: There is none worthy of worship but Him, the Living, the Self-subsisting Sustainer1 * The true religion before Allah is Islam.2 * If you wish to understand the true nature of this world and…

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Rights of the Wife over Husband 

Husband must be friendly, kind, generous and nice to his wife. First of all, I believe we must know that the law of the family is for ensuring the happiness of the whole family. Therefore, in what way the happiness is brought it is the most important and basic thing to do. If we will further violate the rights of children and family members while trying to seek our rights, in that case, the family peace must be our priority instead of seeking our right. In fact, when someone’s right…

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Family Life in Ayahs and Hadiths

The verses from the Holy Qur’an: “And enjoin prayer upon your family [and people] and be steadfast therein.” (TaHa, 20:132) “O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire…” (Tahrim, 66:6) “And live with them [women] in kindness.” (Nisa, 4:19) “Upon the father is their [i.e., the mothers’] provision and their clothing according to what is acceptable.” (Baqarah, 2:233) “Let a man of wealth spend from his wealth, and he whose provision is restricted – let him spend from what Allāh has given him. Allāh does…

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Description of Battlefield of Life: Motivation, enemies and remedies

There exists for man a great comfort in hardship. Since man’s fitrah (innate disposition) is agitated, his comfort is only to be found in work and striving. Life constitutes one [great] activity and movement.  Shawq (ardour) is its horse. When your himmah (your aspiration for work) mounts on (the horse of) ardour and runs upon the ground of life’s struggle, the very first enemy you run into- a fierce enemy indeed- is yaʾs (despair). It demotivates you (breaking your spiritual power). Against this fierce enemy, you utilise the sword of لا تَقنَطوا (Do not despair of God’s Mercy – Zumar, 39:53) Later, the…

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