The spirit, ego and nafs

Allah (swt) has granted human with a domain of legal and illegal and a will and freedom to choose between them. Human is tested with this faculty called nafs which is predisposed both for good and evil. The concepts spirit, ego and nafs are different but overlapping aspects of the same truth and they are the subject of a long travel which begins from the realm of spirits and continues through the realm of witnessing and realm of interval (barzakh) and leads to the eternity. Nafs has two meanings: person…

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Be hopeful!

The prescription for a magnificent but unfortunate continent; a glorious yet hapless state; a valuable yet helpless community is Islamic Unity. In this period of time when we begin to breathe a spiritually and materially brand new season, a spring which will embrace all the ummah and when we begin to hear the footfalls of the good news of the Prophet (PBUH) which says, “Doomsday will not materialize unless a group from among my ummah raises up upon the Truth!”, in order to establish the ground for a consultation which…

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Muslims Are Like the Limbs of One Body

Opening Speech, The 5th International Bediüzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium Ali Kurt, Secretary General of The Union of NGOs of The Islamic World (UNIW) In the Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate All thanks and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, may blessings and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. Your Eminence, Distinguished delegates, honourable guests, dear brothers and sisters who have come from very many beautiful corners of Islamic world, and who join us from various cities of our beloved country. You…

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Opening Speech of the 3rd International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium

Our valuable guests and esteemed brothers and sisters who came from Malaysia, Cambodia, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, UAE, Germany, France and USA and from the other cities of Turkey to the 3rd International Bediuzzaman Symposium which is organized by the Hayrat Foundation and who participate in this fine symposium in the hometown of Mawlana! You are welcome and we are honoured by your participation. The Hayrat Foundation was founded in 1974 in Istanbul, Küçükçekmece by Ahmet Husrev Altınbaşak. He was the most prominent student and successor of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi…

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International Symposium

As you know, Imam Busayri is an Islamic scholar famous for the odes that he wrote for our gracious Prophet. Through the centuries, our ummah has always fondly recited these beautiful odes, Qasidah Burda (The Poem of the Cloak) in particular, which praise him with the merits of his personality. The event that is said to have caused this ode to be written is as follows: Imam Busayri became paralyzed shortly before his death and secluded himself in his house. Every poet is said to have a few incomplete poems.…

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Two Solutions for Islamophobia

THE PROPER PRESENTATION AND THE EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION (TABLIGH AND TAMSIL) Although Islamophobia we notice as a concept in Europe since the 8th century, the period the Muslims reached the borders of Europe, played the different roles with different faces, there are always same common similarities between the enmity of Islam and the enmities targeting almost only the Islamic World during the expanding period of the Ottoman Empire.

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The main problems of the NGOs of the Islamic World and their solutions

The common references we take for our norms are the most obvious evidences that our hearts should beat together. Everybody now has the means of immediately getting information about anything happening in our world, which has become like a small city. Invisible things are decreasing rapidly in this visible universe. While this situation is fortunate for humankind in one respect, a disaster in another.

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