Who are you?

Those who saw that a lame ant was preparing as if it would take a long road trip asked ‘What gives? Where are you going?’ The ant replied ‘I am going to hajj’. Those who heard of that said ‘You do not have enough life span for it.’ The ant gave a reply which has become unforgettable throughout history. ‘’Let it be, even if I can’t make it, at least I die on the way of hajj.’’ Our beloved Prophet (pbuh) said: “The deeds are considered by the intentions, and…

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Keep in mind these five types of worship

Spiritual struggle against the people of misguidance, which is the most important of struggles Serving a Muslim scholar by assisting him in the spreading of the realities of Islam Serving the Muslims that their faith grows stronger Seeking knowledge and acquiring it by the pen Engaging in comtemplative worship – an hour of tafakkur (contemplation) can at times be the equivalent of a year’s [voluntary] worship *** In a time like this, these five types of worship can give us tremendous benefit on the Day of Resurrection. Then we must…

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Key to bliss in this life and in the next

Despite being undemanding to perform, the Prayer is the key to bliss in this life and in the next. “The Fourth Word” from the Risale-i Nur Corpus In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Prayer is the mainstay of religion1 If you wish to grasp, by the same certainty that tells you that two and two is four, how sublime is the worth of the Prayer2 and how great its importance, how easy and undemanding it is to perform, and how it is the case that a person…

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The Pen 31st issue

Editor’s letter: Key to bliss Yunus Emre Pehlivan The fruit that sweetens as it matures: Patience Zafer ODABAŞ An amazing art on body: Aging Dr. Abuzer ÖZKAN Things brought by time & the Risale-i Nur Dr. Muhammed Bostan Truths that refute evolution Assoc. Prof. Umut Muhammed Said Çavuş Honesty and man Rıdvan GENÇ Magician executioner Mustafa Topöz Want to make your less more? Atty. Hakkı Aygün | Head of Hayrat Aid Electromagnetic waves around us and their influence on health Dr Serdar ÖZDEMİR To Be Like Him (Blessings and Peace…

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Frugality is gratitude

Allah, our Compassionate Creator, wishes for gratitude in return for the blessings that He has given to us. And “frugality” carries the meaning of gratitude for the Divine mercy contained in His blessings. Wastefulness, however, is irreconcilable with gratitude. A lot of wisdom exist in being frugal. Frugality is a means of abundance (barakah). Frugality is like a diet, a cause of bodily health. Wastefulness, on the other hand, has a detrimental effect on health. The sense of taste in the mouth is like a doorkeeper, and the stomach is…

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The fourth pillar of Islam: fasting

The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting in the month of Ramadan, the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, in solidarity with the poor, and as a spiritual exercise cultivating qualities of discipline, self-denial and non-indulgence. This is the month in which Muslims abstain from food, drink and sexual activity between dawn and dusk, and busy themselves with the practice of the Divine Remembrance (dhikr), and reading and reflecting upon the Qur’an. Yet it is also a month of material blessings and joy, and after dark, a festival month…

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Bediuzzaman Panel in Burkina Faso

A panel with the theme “Bediuzzaman and Reviving the Faith through the Signs of Creation” has been held for the medical students of the University of Ouagadougou in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. In the panel it has been explained with examples and visuals that all the sciences describe us our Lord, Allah (swt), in their own language of states (lisan al-hal). Some examples have been presented that how the misguided ideologies abuse the science. The following subjects have also been covered in the panel: The terms of self-indicative…

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Imam Bediuzzaman remembered in Burkina Faso

Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi has been commemorated by his students in Burkina Faso at the 57th anniversary of his death with a program titled “The Personality of Imam Bediuzzaman and His Service to the Islamic Thought.” Held in the capital Ouagadougou the program started with the Qur’an recitation of Abdurrahim Ouedraogo. Hayrat Foundation representative Yasir Kaya made the first presentation titled “The Personality of Imam Bediuzzaman.” Imam Bediuzzaman’s life was chronologically given in this presentation. Then Hayrat Foundation Burkina Faso representative Said Ilboudo made the second presentation titled “Imam Bediuzzaman’s Service to…

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