Science is a tool, not a purpose

We will show them. But is it not enough concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness? [1] Developing science and technology has facilitated the explanations of some verses and became an important tool in capturing the meaning that is meant in the verse. However, even though the science, which has become more known in the physical field, says new things in the end, it actually gives a more detailed explanation of the facts. While science shines light like an oil lamp, it often throws itself into…

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Sincerity tips

#1 Allah’s good pleasure must be in your deeds. If He is pleased, the shunning of the entire world is of no importance. If He accepts your deeds, then the rejection of all people has no effect. Thus, you must make ‘gaining directly and solely Allah’s pleasure’ your fundamental purpose. #2 Do not criticise your brothers working for the Qur’anic dawah. For man’s eye does not criticise the other, and his tongue does not object to his ears, and the heart does not see the deficiencies of the spirit. #3…

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The creation in death

Blessed is He in Whose hand is [all] dominion, and He is over all things competent. [He] Who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving. (Al-Mulk, 67:1-2) In the second verse of the chapter 67 of the Qur’an, it is stated that Allah Almighty created the death and life. Since “creating” means “to existentiate, to build something new”, we quickly comprehend that the life is a new creation. When it comes…

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The light behind the dark

Praise be to our Lord, Who creates good and evil and makes everything He creates beautiful, Who commands fine-good treatment against all things, Who puts an ease beside every difficulty, and a light behind every darkness. Peace and blessings to our beloved Prophet, who said الخيرُ فيما اختارَه الله “There is khayr (goodness) in what Allah chooses”, who is the guide of direction for our world of thought! The perspective of the ‘worshipping of apparent’ is a thick curtain drawn in front of the truth. Frivolousness and impetuousness is a…

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Can a Muslim be an evolutionist?

The evolution – be it while it has first been put forward or during its later periods – has always been identified with atheism, and presented as an alternative to the ruling “Allah has created the man” of religions. Darwin, who put forward the evolution, has already declared himself to be irreligious, saying that he is ‘in doubt about the existence of God’ (agnostic).1 For nearly 150 years, the issue has manifested itself as a conflict and debate between the religious and the atheist. The theory of evolution contradicts the…

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Why the people of faith defeated by the tricks of the Satan?

Muslims, who are the people of faith, are aware that this world is a place of examination. The result of it will be received in the Hereafter. For this reason they are always in a struggle against their nafs (self) and the Satan. This struggle is not easy. It is actually a case of winning or losing an eternal bliss in eternal life. There are a lot of guidance in the Qur’an and the Hadith that help Muslims in this struggle against the nafs and Satan. The Qur’an gives good…

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Dua’s from the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

The Messenger of Allah used to often seek refuge with Allah. He used to supplicate as follows: “Allahumma, inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’u, wa mindu’a’in la yusma’u, wa min qalbin la yakhsha’u, wa min nafsin la tashba’u.” – O Allah, I seek refuge with You from knowledge that is of no benefit, from a supplication that is not heard, from a heart that does not fear (You) and from a soul that is not satisfied. (Sunan Ibn Majah) The Messenger of Allah used pray as follows: “O Allah!…

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Benefits of belief in akhirah

Let us all think about a feeble child who has lost his brother or sister, or whose grannies have passed away recently. That child is in great distress and sadness. His delicate and soft heart is shattered by the news of separation. What could possibly give comfort to his little heart? Let us all think about an elderly individual, who is not only suffering from age related illnesses but also alarmed by the fast approaching and painful reality of death. What could relieve him or her from the agony of…

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Reading the book of universe

Allah The Exalted, Who is the Creator and Only Owner of the worlds, has sent Prophet Muhammad (asw), who is the mercy to the worlds, as a perfect guide to humans and jins. And Allah Jalla Jalaluhu has sent the Wise Qur’an, which clearly describes how to live a life that gains Allah’s consent in this world of test, by means of His Prophet (asw). The first message of this eternal address to its addressees has become the command “Read!” Alright. But read what? There two possible ways to understand…

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