The Governor and the Blacksmith

One day, an innocent blacksmith, who worked and got exhausted for sustenance of his children and was returning home innocently, was mistakenly arrested and imprisoned by the officers of the governor of Khorasan. They supposed he was among the ones who were breaching the peace and security of the city at that very moment of the night. He was in prison then. Performing salah (prayer) in his dark chamber with such a deep sorrow, the mistakenly arrested man raised his hands open and sincerely prayed: “O my Lord, do not…

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A Prophet of Mercy and His Wars

Lesley Stahl hosted Madeleine Albright, then-the Secretary of State of USA, in a news programme. They talked on the US sanctions against Iraq  after first Gulf war in which many  children lost their lives due to lack of nutrition and medicine. When Lesley asked her guest “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” The response that she got was shocking: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the…

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A Saviour the World Waiting

Who else Besides Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)? Recently a controversy among the American Christian missionaries sparked over reaching out to Muslims all around the world. It is about an evangelizing a strategy called the Camel Method, which uses verses from the Quran to convince Muslims that what the Christian Bible says about Jesus is true. Ironically, the Camel Method, actually had been and is still being used by Muslims in their conversations with their fellow people of the book. Muslims, however do differ from Christian missionaries in two ways. Firstly, Islam…

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Peace and Blessings be Upon Him

Sending Greetings to our Prophet Muhammad Narrated by Jabir (RA): ‘’Do not get me such as a water container, which a rider of an animal hangs behind of the animal. Because, the rider of the animal fills up his water container, loads his goods to the animal, then fastens the water container behind the saddle. When thirsty, he drinks water or when necessary he takes ablution, when he does not need water to drink or take ablution, he pours it away (do not remember me like this man remembers that…

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Bangles of Kisra

When the apostle of Allah (PBUH) announced his prophethood, this announcement was a defiance not only to a tribe, a group of politicians, or a religion but to all sultans, kings and religions. However, at the beginning, it was a visible fact that he (PBUH) would suffer challenging difficulty in his cause while his tribe, kinsfolk and even his uncle were enemies to him. But, even though he (PBUH) was subjected to attempted assassinations many times and he was without bodyguards, he fulfilled his duty with great happiness and reached…

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Seed and Fruit of the Universe

“Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) is the seed of the universe, the universe was created out of his nur (noor) and he is the last and the most enlightened fruit of the universe.”  Understanding this statement will help us to better understand the Prophet (PBUH). If you observe the universe with wisdom you can regard it as a tree. The realm of witnessing (the time which we live in now) is part of that universe tree. The elements (soil, air, water and fire) constitute the branches, Plants and trees make up…

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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 Glory of The Universe

Expressions we utilize for people involve serious clues divulging our emotions. The more we know people in our lives and give place to them in our lives, the more our expressions become very decent, pleasant and careful when we remember them. The expressions we choose divulge where we put people in our lives and what they mean to us. Especially, if a person which you mention has a value and worth for all humanity, the case is different. Especially, if he is the most superior, the worthiest of people and…

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The Greatest Person in World History

We will share the findings of a western non-Muslim scientist, Michael Hart, about our Prophet (PBUH) in this article. Ustad Bediuzzaman says; “Virtue is what even his enemies confirm” Now, although that man is a non-Muslim, since he searched with fairness he saw the clear virtues of our Prophet (PBUH) and showed these facts in his book in a clear way that everybody can understand. Assigning the first place to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his book entitled “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History” he…

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A Philosophical Perspective on the Literary Miracle of the Qur’an

The Qur’an is a miracle as its literary form cannot be explained via the productive capacity of the Arabic language, because all the possible combinations of Arabic words, letters and grammatical rules have been exhausted and yet the Qur’an’s literary form has not been imitated. The Arabs who were known to have been Arab linguists par excellence failed to successfully challenge the Qur’an. William Shakespeare, who was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, is often used as an example of unique…

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