The Great Islamic Scholar

The Great Islamic Scholar: Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1) From this week on for several weeks, we will embark on a new series of writing about the life of an outstanding Islamic Scholar, the like of whom history has rarely met before. He is Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. He is well known to particularly Turkey, where his books are extensively being studied by every segment of society from the rich to the poor, from the youth to the elderly from the time they were started to be written in early 20th…

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Degrees of Belief

Belief means to accept by heart what was revealed by Allah (SWT) and expressing it with one’s tongue. Sa’d al-Din al-Taftazani says: “Belief is the light (noor) Allah bestows unto the heart of His slaves whom he wishes after they use their own free will.” Belief can be divided into two: Imitative belief and verified belief. Imitative belief is the one that is acquired by imitating what one’s family and/or friends tell them and teach them about Islam. This type of belief is not based on proofs and researches. So…

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Guide For Humanity (2)

Qur’an is the Pre-Eternal and Post Eternal word of the Creator of the Universe. As for the universe itself, it is composed of the created verses of Allah (SWT). In other words, it is the concrete manifestation and reflection of the names and attributes of Almighty Allah. So, we see that Allah has basically manifested himself in these two ways apart from others. Within this point of view, it can be clearly understood that there should be no contradiction between what Allah created and what he orders and mentions about…

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Guide For Humanity

“And Allah has revealed to you the Book and the wisdom, and He has taught you what you did not know” (Nisa, 113) Man has been naturally inclined to learn about the things around him in order to survive. Seemingly it looks like we are in the same situation as of the animals. However, mind, which animals don’t have, makes man to be concerned with more than what is needed to satisfy his basic needs for his living in this world. Also, it can be observed from man’s attitudes that…

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Why is the hell eternal?

There are many people in the society who have difficulty in understanding the reality that the heaven and the hell are eternal and unfortunately many deny this truth. However, as stated in the verses such as: “Certainly, those who believe, do righteous deeds, and whole-heartedly submit to their Master, such are they who are the people of Paradise. Therein, they are forever residents.” (Hûd, 23) and “As for the deniers of the truth who belied Our verses, such are they who are the companions of the fire. Therein they are…

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The Moral (Akhlaq) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

The finest and most impeccable example of Islam which is the biggest humanness is our beloved prophet (PBUH). The moral model which he revealed by living and practising himself gives hints about the perfectness of Islamic morales. Yes, now some samples from his fine Islamic morales are below: Desire what you want for you also for anybody else, and do not desire what you do not want for you also for anybody else. Look like as you are, or be as you look like. Show respect for the elders and…

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Enthusiasm for unity among youth

The Union of NGOs of the Islamic World (UNIW) gathered Muslim youths in “International Summer Youth Camp” in Istanbul on 15-25 August 2008. This organization, which includes fifty representatives from twenty five countries, has been a platform where these youths have a chance to declare their desire for the unity of Islam. All the young people coming from many parts of Islamic regions such as Bosnia, Malaysia, ıÜüDjibouti, ıÜüKazakhstan, Kosovo, Bahrain, Cameroon, Indonesia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Albania enjoyed the enthusiasm of unity.

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The Union Of Ngos Of The Islamic World (UNIW)

A conference with the title of “International NGOs of the Islamic World Conference : Research of New Vision in Changing World” was organized with the participation of NGOs over three hundred from 40 countries in Istanbul on May 1,2005. Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey made a conversation in the first day and Mr. Abdullah Gül, Minister of Foreign Affairs made a conversation in the second day of the conference.

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