Being A Muslim In Europe

The old continent Europe shelters 450 million people and 27 countries inside it. One of its boundaries goes to the Scandinavian countries and another continues along the Ural Mountains. The social values of Europe have been formed in a secular frame in accordance with Christianity and Judaism though there is a multicultural structure containing different religions and almost 35 million Muslims. For this reason, a Muslim individual living in Europe has to pay more attention to some specialities due to the divine responsibility of leading people to the straight path. Consequently,…

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Time to Quit

Smoking is an addiction. Nicotine is the component of cigarettes that is addictive. Nicotine, therefore, makes it very difficult (although not impossible) to quit. Almost immediately upon inhalation, the body responds to nicotine. An individual feels relaxed, calmer, and happier than before inhalation. These pleasant feelings reflect the physical side of addiction; but not smoking cigarettes causes craving for more cigarettes, irritability, impatience, anxiety, and other unpleasant symptoms. Indeed, these symptoms are of withdrawal from nicotine. Moreover, in due course of time, additional nicotine is desired to produce favourable effects…

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A Reflection on Uslub Al-Da’wah of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

TWENTIETH LETTER: This is an attempt to give a brief review in term of styles and approaches of da’wah of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, based on the Twentieth Letter, contained in the Second Volume of Risalat-i Nur Collection titled The Letters, written by him between 1928-1932, while in exile in Barla, an isolated village in Province of Insparta in South Western Anatolia. They were largely written in reply to questions put by his students and also in reply to criticism and attack on various questions of belief and Islam. Its original…

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Necessity and Evidences of the Revealed Books: Some Reflections

Necessity and Evidences of the Revealed Books in Sa’id al-Nursi’s Rasa’il al-Nur: Some Reflections* Introduction In this brief paper, we will illustrate some of the significant thoughts of Syaikh Sa’id al-Nursi with regard to the belief in messengers and revelations. The correlation between previous messengers and revelations can be seen in the correlation form with the finality of the Prophetic Muhammad (SAW) message and its Qur’anic mu’jizah (miracle). Evidences of Messengers and Revealed Books Syaikh Sa’id al-Nursi explains that the innermost essence of life symbolically proves the pillar of belief…

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“You will never Love something if You do not Know it.”

People say if you get only one second to see the world, see Istanbul. So, June last year (2009) I went for a trip to Turkey with a group consisting of 35 people organized by Wadah Pencerdasan Umat Malaysia in cooperation of Hayrat Foundation. The moment I got off the plane, (come) out of the airport, I immediately fell in love with the city, and the beautiful scenery of Istanbul. It’s blue everywhere -the sky is blue, blue mosque, and blue street. Everything is so beautiful. You can see flowers…

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Theory of Evolution and Modern Science

The destination of the creation and life is as important as where they came from originally. Who embarked us on this dominical ship of earth? What is the reason behind it? What does He demand from us? Where are we headed? Without finding convincing answers to these questions, we cannot reach any real conclusion in any other thing. Knowing the extent of the universe, measuring the diameter of the Earth, extracting mines from it are useless in this matter. The theory of evolution has two main parts; natural selection and…

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Worldly Benefits of Belief in Hereafter

Oppressed people whose rights are violated, and those who cannot get their rights back may exactly console themselves by only believing in the hereafter  providing a thought that their rights will surely be taken from the unjust and will be given back to them (by Allah). Every man wants to live a heavenly life. This demand of man is due to his nature. When he demands something, he demands the best of it. He wants to live forever along with demanding a beautiful life in this world. Furthermore, he endeavours…

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Life and Afterlife

This world and hereafter are two separate universes but there is such a close relationship between them. The border of these two universes is like a very transparent curtain and passing through to the other side is as easy and quick as opening a curtain. In addition to this, there is also a long distance; there are long ways and quite different universes between the world and hereafter. It’s possible to pass through hereafter by traversing these ranges. Although these two situations are considered to contrast each other, there are…

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How can We Understand Allah has no Begining and no End?

How can the human being conceive Allah’s being Eternal and having no beginning and no end? Created ones are born convicted to the time; they live and die with a confinement on time. Allah (swt) does not resemble to His creations. Time is also a law or a being created by Allah. Allah cannot be prisoner of His own laws. Say: “He is One and Only!” “Allah the Eternal, Absolute (Everything depends on Him in every aspect, but He depends on no one)!” “He beggetteth not, nor is He begotten!”…

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