After the month of Ramadan

Zeynelabidin Yıldırım When the month of Ramadan comes, in order to point at that it is the month of mercy, Muslim preachers say “The devils are chained in Ramadan, what remain are your intention and deeds.” Yes, as they indicate, what remains in Ramadan is the lower self which is given to us for the test and our progress and which always invites Satan to our hearts. The lower self is trained through fasting which teaches us with hunger that the possessor of beings, the creator, the owner of blessings,…

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Al-Quds is ours

Asst. Prof. Ahmet Hüsrev Çelik The city Al-Quds is ours because of the verse “Exalted is He Who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” (The Qur’an, Isra, 17:1) Al-Quds is ours because of the hadith “Do not set out on a journey (for religious devotion) but for the three mosques: for this mosque of mine (at Medina) the Sacred Mosque (at Mecca), and the Mosque al-Aqsa (Bait…

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Similar Needs for Different Market Perspectives

Ehsan Sairally In view of changing worldwide demographics there is a comparable global shift in market needs.  In the food sector we can see traditional Halal markets expanding to include main stream non-Halal consumer markets. This is driven not only by growth in traditional Halal markets but also by expanding non-Halal consumer markets. While these distinct markets have different consumer perspectives they also have similar needs and preferences that come together at point-of-purchase. Both groups care about quality of food and food ingredients and where food comes from. Both groups care about…

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The Story of A Traveller

Haluk İsmail Pütkül A traveller visited many countries and saw many nations. In the countries he visited, he examined the attitudes of people towards each other and their customs with special care. He realized that there were some commonalities of the various nations living in different locations. For example, in many countries, brides wore white at wedding ceremonies. He also saw with his eyes that those who passed away were shrouded in a white fabric in all the places he visited. These were noteworthy similarities. But there was something else…

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Why is Family Important?

Süreyya Saltık Family is the safest refuge and the first school for people. It is the centre that forms community life. Despite it being the smallest social structure, its importance for humanity is tremendous. Our Lord says that humanity is based on family by saying, “O mankind, fear your Lord, Who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women.”[1] A human being can meet his material and spiritual needs with the help of his family. Particularly feelings…

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Lying is not among the necessities of family life

Today the destructive and disruptive effect of lying is damaging family life in an indescribable way. Lying comes across us as one of the worst characteristic in married life as it is in every other aspect of life. Its opposites such as honesty, loyalty, telling the truth are, however, assurances of a happy marriage. One of the main reasons that cause unrest in the family is unfortunately the “lack of confidence between husband and wife.” The first and foremost bad character that causes and feeds the mistrust between a husband…

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The real purpose of those who deny the School of Thoughts, interpreters and the Companions

Today there are people commonly called experts in various areas. They naturally express their ‘expert opinion’ on only their fields. However, when the subject is religion, a lot of people who do not even have enough knowledge easily give a so-called opinion. As a matter of fact, it is also the principle of religious sciences like of all other sciences that ‘those who are knowledgeable talk about it.’ At such a time when people who are not knowledgeable talk and stir up trouble, we can also come across people who…

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