Stop The Boredom In You…

I AM BORED! Have you ever heard or said this sentence before? Probably the answer will be “Yes” and probably you say it most of the times in a day, therefore; it is so familiar. When boredom settles in, we probably try to find ways to get rid of it? I mean who doesn’t want to entertain himself when he is bored? Imagine what you do to get rid of this boredom! We ask ourselves why we are bored but it is in vain because the most probable answer to…

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And We Are the Brave Youth of This Ummah

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah Distinguished Frequenters of the Pen Magazine On a shiny summer day, we have come together with a sincere intention in true sisterhood and brotherhood merely to attain the sake of Allah without considering any worldly interest. Coming together to attend the Forth Youth Gathering held by UNIW and also to meet and socialise with the other half of the world. The main theme of the gathering was Westernisation and secularisation in the Muslim communities. In the workshops we discussed this subject and I sincerely wish to…

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The Precious Gift…

Gift… Precious… Valuable… Life… Life is a gift… Actually life is a precious gift… Who does give such a precious gift to us? Who does provide the maintenance of our lives? Allah; the one who provides the continuation of life among hundreds of reasons that can end it… Allah; the one who wills us to live… And death… Death comes so sudden… Death news explodes like bomb in life. We get so much surprised when we get death news of people especially our loved ones… All of a sudden we…

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Why You Should Forgive…

“Keep to forgiveness, and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.” (Surah Al-Araf; 199) “The guerdon of an ill-deed is an ill the like thereof. But whosoever pardoneth and amendeth, his wage is the affair of Allah. Lo! He loveth not wrong-doers.” (Surah Ash-shura 40) “And verily whoso is patient and forgiveth – lo! that, verily, is (of) the stedfast heart of things.” (Surah Ash-shura; 43) “……And if ye efface and overlook and forgive, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (Surah At-Taghabun; 14) Forgiveness is like a gift that…

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Forgive for Whoever Forgives is Forgiven…

Forgiveness means to stop allowing someone to hurt us by making mistakes or forming unwanted and disliked situations. Indeed, forgiveness means to stop hurting and devastating and grieving ourselves by reminding ourselves those mistakes and those unwanted and disliked situations created by some other person or “by us”. Forgiving is to free ourselves from the bitter ties and chains binding us to those who hurt us. By forgiving we set ourselves free. We set ourselves free of the past and the mistakes of the past, as well as we set…

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She is Mine…

“…Give glad tidings to the steadfast, (Surah Baqara; 155) Who say, when a misfortune strikes them: ‘Lo! we are Allah’s and lo! unto Him we are returning.’” (Surah Baqara; 156) “And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that ye might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who reflect.”  (Surah Rum; 21) “Losing a life… Losing an angel… So many plans they had… Future plans together… but now life seems to be…

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Silent Cries of “Youth”

Not long born;still in the first part of life, not old; juvenile, having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; weak… The literary meaning of “young”… I can hear the voices “No, not inexperienced. No not weak!” And you are not wrong actually. Some exceptions don’t make any difference. Young is young. It is true that young people have less experience in contrast with the older ones in life. But isn’t there a saying “Wisdom has nothing to do with the age; it has something to do with the head and what you…

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“Either Truthfulness or Silence”

“Either truthfulness or silence”. That is, there are two ways, not three. That is, not either the truth, or lies, or silence. Only two ways, either truth or silence…. (Damascus Sermon, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi) Lie is the reverse of the truth… Lie is the effort of distorting the truth…  Lying is deliberately deceiving somebody and causing them to be ignorant of the truth… Lie is the attempt of hindering the repressed personality, hidden thoughts and intentions from being deciphered… A lie, as something told or untold, is the deception of…

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There is No Question Whose Answer Doesn’t Exist in the Qur’an

Why are we here? Why are we in this world? Is it just to pass the time? Just to take the pleasure of the world? Do we have a certain duty here in this world? Why are we sent here? Or are we sent here just for ourselves without the sense of brotherhood/sisterhood? We have always been crying out the problems but less we talk about the solutions. We say that people were underestimating the power of Islam and that they couldn’t see the beauties of Islam and so on.…

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Qur’an is for Happiness

“Know that hearts become content only through the remembrance of Allah. (Surah Ra’d: 28)” Remembrance… Hearts… Contentment… Hearts find rest only through the remembrance of Allah… All of us want a good death; all of us want to be in Jannah… Every time we make du’a for it, because we know Allah will accept it. But do we clean our hearts for this? Do we have a clean heart? Your heart (qalb) is not an ordinary flesh of your body. It looms large in the human body and also in…

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