“I cannot live without freedom!”

“You are governed as you deserve” says the Prophet (pbuh).  Since the night of July 15th 2016, 78 million people living in Turkey have declared all together once more that “we cannot live without freedom!” Such a millat* which is free of tyranny but loyal to Allah (swt) will of course be rewarded with an administration that is bound to the Truth. Allah (swt) has not put this nation under enthrallment and may He never put it. The nefarious act of terror and failed coup d’état attempted on July 15th…

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The Grace of Allah

Sometimes man considers himself the real doer of his actions under the effect of his delusions about himself. By that means he becomes alienated from the grace and mercy of Allah (SWT), thinking secretly that he does not need anything more. MAN The modern world has provided the man with a perception – or a delusion – beyond reality and has put him in a difficult position. The human being took on this burdensome task because, although he had a sense of ego in his nature, his evil-commanding soul, which…

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Consolidating the Consultation Culture and Civil Societies

Consultation and counsel seem to offer possible solutions for certain monolithic and authoritarian leanings in the Islamic world. The initiatives to organize mechanisms to provide such consultation within ummah should gain momentum. What are consultation (mashwarat) and counsel (shura)? Consultation (mashwarat) means to exchange opinions on particular issues. The gathering that is comprised of the negotiators is called a counsel (shura). To come to the best decision after discussing with others and listening to different opinions is something like ending up with a jar of honey after collecting many different…

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Husrev Efendi in Said Nursi’s perspective

The portrayal of Ahmed Husrev Altinbasak in Said Nursi’s treatises shows his significant place in the Risale-i Nur movement. Ahmed Husrev Efendi was born in AH 1315 / AD 1899 in Senirce village, Isparta. His father, Mehmed Bey, was the grandson of one of the last Isparta governors of the Great Ottoman Islamic Empire, Haci Edhem Bey. The forebears of his father, who are among Isparta’s notable men, are known as Green Turbans and their family tree dates back to the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) companion Sayyidina Abu Bakr (may Allah…

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The Qissas In The Qur’an and The Meaning Which They Give Into Life

Al-qissa is the news about the historical figures and events in the Qur’an and it is the knowledge of all these news included in the Qur’an. In the dictionary it is explained as “to trace somebody and follow him/her; to inform somebody about a news or speech”. As a term it comprises every sort of event such as stories as narration or the fact or imaginary events that can be told about. That is why they do not use the word “story” for the qissas in the Qur’an. Then, the…

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