An Abortive Initiation: A Necessary Engagement

After the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York city, the radical posture adopted by American administrators towards the Muslim world was the beginning of a too tiresome, frustrating and difficult process for Muslims. In the wake of the attacks what the USA did was to wage two wars, the first one was against Afghanistan and backed up by the international community and the other one was against Iraq and was an illegal war in terms of being appropriate to the international treaties. During these notorious wars America…

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Questions on Miraj

Question: When and how did Miraj happen? Answer: The miracle of Miraj happened on the 27th night of month of Rajab, half and a year before migration when RasulAllah (the Apostle of Allah) was in Mecca. That night Gabriel (pbuh) took the Apostle of Allah with a Heavenly mount named Buraq and brought him first to Jerusalem (Al-Quds), to Masjid al-Aqsa. This part of the journey is called Isra meaning nocturnal walking. After he performed prayer as an imam to the souls of all the Prophets (peace be upon them…

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Searching New Substance of Islamic Movement of the First Post Islamic Rise

In conscious or not, the fact of the Malays in Malaysia have been through a major transformation towards an era of 70’s which according to Dean of The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Malaya Prof. Dr. Mohammad Redzuan Othman a transformation known as a change towards “new Malay”. This change is presented through a clear understanding and perception that they hold to the actual meaning of the teachings of Islam. In the past Islam was only understood as the act of completing the five Pillars of Islam…

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When a Sun Set Down on Earth

In every catastrophic period in history of Ummah some remarkable figures come about and they heal the injuries and repair the damage. Umar bin Abdul Aziz is one of these prominent figures in Islamic history. He is considered as a Mujaddid which means a revivalist in Islamic literature. Mujaddid is an important concept in the tradition of Sunnah. In a hadith, the Beloved Gracious Messenger (pbuh) says “Allah shall raise for this Ummah at the head of every century a man who shall renew (or revive) this religion.”(Sunan Abu Dawud,…

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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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The Life of This World is only Play and Amusement

Would you please introduce yourself briefly? Bismillah wal hamdolilah was-salatu was-salam ‘ala rasool Allah. My name is Yusuf, I am 26, I embraced Islam over 8 years ago, when I was about 18 years old, Alhumdolilah, I thank Allah, for this great blessing. I come from a predominantly Christian background, my family hasn’t always been practicing Christians but I went to a Christian school for my primary education. Could you tell us your story through the way to Islam? My journey really began when I was about 16 years old,…

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The Republic

They asked me at the court: “What do you think about the Republic?” I replied: “As my biography which you have in your hands proves, I was a religious republican before any of you, with the exception of the Chairman of the Court, was born. Its summary is this: Like now, I was living at that time in seclusion in a remote tomb. They used to bring me soup, and I would give breadcrumbs to the ants. I used to eat my bread having dipped it in the soup. Those…

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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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How do we see ourselves?

Human beings are indeed unique creatures. It doesn’t matter someone’s background when he looks into the subject, whether it is scientific, philosophical or religious we will find almost every scholar putting the human being in a different condition from the rest of the creatures – above them -, with characteristics that enable him to take his place as the best of creatures. But from this point the road splits into two different ways of studying this wonder of creation. The scientific stream that separates itself from religion occupies itself with…

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Message of Secretary General of UNIW for New Hegira Year

Secretary General of the Union of NGOs of the Islamic World (UNIW) has published a statement at the eve of Islamic New Year. In his statement Sadıkoğlu said: “Today, problems and challenges directed to the Islamic World should prevent us from running after small profits. I wish new year of 1431 to be beneficent for the Islamic World bringing victories and happiness to all of our brothers.” He stated that: “1431 Hegira year will be a revival year for the Islamic World, if it can move together in full unity.…

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