Imam Said Nursi commemorated

Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was commemorated with prayers on the 56th anniversary of his death, in the event held by Hayrat Foundation and supported by the Municipality of Küçükçekmece, on March 27th 2016, in Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Performance Hall in Istanbul. The program started with the Qur’an recitation of Abdulwadud Marega from Senegal. It continued with the introduction film of Hayrat Foundation. In his opening speech, the mayor of Küçükçekmece Mr Temel Karadeniz emphasized the meaning and importance of the day, and said, “I am here today to show my…

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Risale-i Nur program with students from Europe

Hayrat International Student Association invited a group of students from Europe for a two-week educational program. It lasted from March 1st to March 16th 2016. The first part of the program was in Isparta. There were readings and discussions on various topics under the titles such as “Being young in the End Times,” “The methods of improving ourselves with Risale-i Nur,” “What does the Islamic world expect from us?” “The printing house of the Qur’an in tawafuq” being in the first place, the important places in the history of Risale-i…

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Bediuzzaman Conference in Erbil, Iraq

Conference themed “Imam Nursi and his method for the revival of iman” was held on March 26th 2016 in Erbil, Iraq, by Iraqi Scholars Council and Hayrat Foundation. Scholars, academicians, and other participants from different regions of Iraq attended the conference and discussed the movement of iman that Imam Bediuzzaman started in this age. The establishments like Iraq Fatwa Council and the Union of Northern Iraq Scholars also participated in the program. Dr Huseyin Gazi from Iraq Fatwa Council, Sh Mahmoud Abdulaziz, the head of Iraqi Scholars Council, and Zakir…

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How to protect our faith?

Iman (faith) is a connection between servant and Allah (swt). Iman is the spirit of the life if we consider it as a body.  Human being gains his real value if he has iman. Otherwise he is only like a physical being made of blood, flesh and bone. In Arabic language, ایمان (iman) means “to believe” in something, whereas in Islamic terminology it means to believe in the six pillars of faith. That is, it is to accept at heart, to confess with the tongue, and eventually to demonstrate in…

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Global Halal movements and market opportunities

The expanding Halal food market represents a significant opportunity for food and beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies with a growing Muslim population of about 1.7 billion worldwide.  By 2025, the halal consumers will make up 30 percent of the world demographic. Some 25 years ago, the halal market was still in a developmental stage on the global scene. Today, the word halal has gained continuous momentum both in the industry and halal community at large due to the transformation and rapid benefits of sophisticated communication. Halal is a benchmark for…

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Education of Syrian children in Turkey

Syria is experiencing a great disaster. Millions of people have fallen into refugee status inside and outside the country. Education is a crucial issue that needs to be evaluated among many aspects of the crisis. Due to war and migration, millions of children have been deprived of right to education and there has been a great pessimism about the future of Syria. If we care about the future of Syria, the most important thing to be done in this regard is to provide necessary material and spiritual support so that…

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