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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Evaluating the Faith in the Broad Perspective

Throughout the world history, belief played quite an important role in human life in terms of all development processes. For the last 1400 years, Islam has made a great impact on societies in all manners. It was not only the Muslims that have benefited from the civilization that Islam initiated but also the non-Muslims and other religious societies, too. That meant to be a strong source of power bringing all Muslims together and act like the parts of one body. So it didn’t take too long for some think-tanks and…

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Necessity of Religion

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure…

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Lamenting Souls from the Fear of Unending Conclusion

Throughout the human history there is a general concept of hell (Jahannam) and Paradise (Jannah) in minds such as “Hell is one of the last stations, end of worldly pleasures and any pleasures and relief at all, eternal suffering and punishment or Paradise is endless satisfaction, overwhelming beauties and pleasures.” It is very interesting how people don’t take this matter of “eternal suffering” or “endless gratification” seriously even though they know what to come since these two places are both for those who deserve them. “Time has shown that Paradise is…

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Being Gentle Muslims

In one of the greatest universities of the world, two groups of students from different ideologies start arguing and later on fighting. At the very end of this story one of the students hits with a stone to a student’s head. He falls down. He is not alive anymore. Everybody from each group runs away; such an intense hatred, hostility and harm. Regrets and guilt till the end of life as a result of acting mad. We are going to question if it should be in this way in every…

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Fear

A feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain. This is fear. One of the most crucial one among others like affinity, obstinacy, ambition, anxiety and thousands more. Feelings have two sides in the core ambition of their creations. The first side is for this world but it is not the true purpose of a human being. The other side is for the hereafter and in the name of Allah (swt) and our feelings and emotions are mainly blessed to us to be used in this second…

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Deal of All Times

All around the world, the definition of “existence” is the basis of all discussions, debates. Yet in the basic aspect of this reality is that it is divided into two parts which are physical existence and metaphysical existence. Human race is the most perfect form of all the creation. This perfect creation leaves no doubt that it cannot happen accidentally or coincidentally both as a whole and as parts. In this case, there is a Creator of all things in this universe and a Maintainer of all these creations. As…

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Are you afraid of Death?

This question comes to everybody. No matter who we are or how we live or in which position we act the reality of death never changes. In a certain time and place, in one way or another it will come and we will leave this world with the visit of Azrael, the angel of death. Death is not annihilation and absolute non-existence; it is rather an act, a change of abode, and the spirit’s liberation from its place of confinement. (Signs of Miraculousness-From the Risale-i Nur Collection) It is all…

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Priceless Merit – Gift Giving

Gift is the thing that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation. Did we ever think about the value that gift giving provide for the human relationships? According to the results of an academic research, it is understood that, a child who learns sharing his belongings at an early age tend to develop positive relationships as he grows older. This process starts in the very early stage of humankind. Learning the sharing. Gift giving is another way of learning this sacred attitude. There are many ahadith of our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)…

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Patience in Three Ways…

There are times when we feel ourselves weak, helpless and desperate. It happens for a reason. Sometimes our loved ones pass away, sometimes we lose our health. In one way or another, life reminds us that it, itself, is a hard path of examination. And in this long path the only way to get through the hardships, the key word and solution is “Patience.” In a detailed definition patience means “the power of suffering with fortitude, uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.”…

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