20 Steps to write a good article

1. In order to write a good article, first choose your topic and decide its boundaries. (The topic must be narrowed as much as possible, and the scope of it must be outlined clearly.) 2. Make a serious and detailed research on the topic. (Be sure that you have not missed any important issue written about the topic.) 3. Read treatises, articles and books about the topic until you are sure that you have comprehended the topic with every aspect. (Your comprehension of your readings determines the quality of your…

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A Generation Knowing Their Prophet

Man reaches maturity by imitating: he imitates his parents, his teacher, and older ones; shortly man imitates his loved ones. He resembles his loved ones and gets the colour of his loved ones. Does knowing the life of Prophet (PBUH) mean really knowing Him? Not in my opinion! To know your Messenger is not just about knowing who he is or his life story. In this context, I probably would not be wrong to say that the current biographies of Prophet are insufficient in some aspect. Bediuzzaman’s explanation of the…

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A Generation Knowing Their Book

There are three major elements apart from the writer contributing to the communication of readers with the books: The complexion and the content, in other words, the “truth” of the book; the image of the content, in other word, the “letters” and the “language” which is a spiritual bridge between the reader and the book. These three elements constitute the identity of the book. The truths, the letters and the language of the book either give strength or foible to the book. So it either helps getting closer to justice…

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A Generation Knowing Their Lord

“Ignorance,” the greatest enemy of man; there is no doubt. But we need to consider this question at length and find a reasonable answer to it: “Ignorance of whom and what, not knowing what is the greatest enemy, the most dreadful calamity, the most terrible scourge? *** There are kinds of ignorance according to the things of ignorance. Man’s being unaware of some of the art and sciences, remaining indifferent to some statistics, not knowing the political arena’s current cabinets and being weak in general knowledge, which is now a…

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What Did They Say About The Messenger of Allah?

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (may Allah be pleased with him) says in his Tafsir al-Kabir: “His fame (PBUH) spreads to heaven and encompasses the earth, and his name is written on arsh a’la; and uttered with the name of Allah in Kalimat-ul Shahadah. Every muazzin recites his name in Adhan, every preacher recites it in his khutba and every author recites it at the beginning of his book. The one, too, who prays and recites his name at the beginning and end of his/her prayer and only this way s/he can…

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The American Muslims

In USA where after 9/11 500 thousand Muslims were interrogated by FBI, the Muslims offer thanks to Allah for being saved from the lunatic campaigns experienced under the Bush administration. The relief period which was embarked by Obama administration has caused the problems which had been postponed for a while to be discussed in detail again. Ingred Mattson, President of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and a convert, says: “We have been telling what we are not for eight years and now it is time to tell what we…

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Risale-i Nur in the language of Ustad Bediuzzaman

“Risale-i Nur is in the position of mujaddid in respect to revival of religion” “In respect of being the interpretation of Qur’an, Risale-i Nur is an inspirational and heavenly tafseer of the Qur’an which is a dense mercy like the raın.” “Risale-i Nur is guidance in this age” “It is a truth of the Qur’an that will engage this age and the future with itself and it is a diamond sword in hands of people of belief.” “Risale-i Nur is a genuine interpretation of Qur’an and an interpreter of its…

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International Conference On Islamophobia

THE UNION OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD (UNIW) FINAL DECLERATION, DECEMBER 8-9, 2007 – ISTANBUL Islamophobia is a dark and dirty tool of a global depression. In today’s world, when we deeply need multiculturalism, pluralism and the understanding of living together, Islamophobia is the biggest betrayal carried out against the peace of the world. Islamophobia is an obvious discrimination and violation of the human rights. Therefore, Islamophobia must be considered a crime like anti-Semitism; decisions must be taken and laws must be made against Islamophobia by national and…

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The First Religious Foundation: Waqf

If the divine consent is removed from the dough of the voluntary organizations which is shaped with the enthusiasm that stems from the Quranic verse: “You will not reach the goodness unless you donate of what you love,” the ignorance era will return and the disasters and destructions will start.” In our historical documents, the concept of waqf is described as: “To assign the benefits of a property to the public; to regard it as the property of Allah and to prohibit anyone to own it forever.”

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Spirit of Madina and The Unity of Islam

We are today more powerful than yesterday. There is no doubt that in being more powerful tomorrow than today if our unity and union get richer. We never abandon our hope from the Allah’s mercy and never will do. Our union will be the voice of all of the Muslims in the world especially in the field of decision mechanism. However, these problems can not be solved by the external interferences. There is no need to try to find out the solutions at the outside. Import formulas can not be…

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