Wisdom in the Specified Times of the Five Daily Prayers

Performing Salat five times a day has been designated by the Quran and Sunnah. Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam. As the fact that Salah is fardh is a command of Qur’an and Sunnah, it’s being five times a day has also been designated by the Qur’an and Sunnah. “Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.”1 There are many verses referring to the times of Salah in the Qur’an. “So glorify Allah [above all that (evil) they associate with Him (O believers)], when…

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Mystery and Necessity of Salat

WE PERFORM SALAT, SALAT MAKES US HUMAN The reason for the creation of the universe, namely humans is worship, which is stated in the versicle of the Quran as “I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.” (az-Zariyat, 56). In order to conform to the commands and prohibitions of Glorified Allah it is essential to place the grandness of Allah, who has created everything with craft in minds. And this would be possible only with ordinance of faith. The development and improvement of ordinance of faith…

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Meaning and Necessity of Worship

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ People, worship your Lord who created you and those who lived before you, so that you may become pious. (2:21) 1. MEANING OF WORSHIP Worship is nothing but doing the commands of Allah and refraining from what He forbids” is the definition of Imam an-Nursi. In another part of Risale-i Nur, he defines worship in this way: Worship is a prostration of the servant in bewilderment and love in the presence of Perfect Lordship and Self-Sufficient Omnipotence and…

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Tawhid and the Statement of Shahadah

Tawhid is to profess the oneness of Allah, to know him The One only, that is the unification of the existence of Allah. It is to believe that He is al-Malik, the sovereignty upon all. Everything belongs to Him. It is to believe that with His limitless power He administrates and directs any being from the tiniest atom to the greatest planet. It is to accept that He is the Razzaq of all beings from the solid and lifeless beings to human beings “Ashraf al-Makhluq” (the most honoured of all creatures)….

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Medical Interpretation of Fasting

Fasting Against Obesity, the Disease of the Era First, I will inform you about obesity, and then I will compare numerous but generally ineffective current treatments with Islamic approaches. The body mass index (BMI) is a heuristic proxy measured with a special method based on height and weight. BMI is categorized as 24-29.9 overweight; 30 or more obesity and 40 or more morbidly obese. Those measures may present the material part of Ahsani Taqweem (Allah’s perfect creation). Since the principal reason of this deviation from Ahsani Taqweem (Allah’s perfect creation)…

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King’s Open Treasury Day

In a far distant country was an old man. During his lifespan, had he loads of opportunities to collect some money for his old age but he failed to do so. He was given bounty upon bounties, and richness upon richness all the way through his life yet he was unfortunate to spend in vain all his wealth due to his bad habits and friends and else. At the end of the day, he was in the red and had no wealth but owed money to many. He was trying…

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Zakat in Islamic Civilization

Zakat means purification, refinement and abundance. Extracting the due share of the poor from one’s belongings given by Allah as rizq (sustenance) nd giving them zakat purifies man from spiritual stains such as stinginess, greed and malicious trespass, and what’s more zakat causes abundance in property, the worship done with properties and money is thus called zakat. Because it is a proof for his sadaqat (or loyalty) of servitude to Allah, charity is also called “sadaqa”. In Islamic jurisprudence, zakat is to give certain mount of alms determined by Qur’an…

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Science and Islam

1. Introduction Most learned people regard science as a reliable way of obtaining knowledge about the world and life because science requires healthy questioning and testing of ideas. Yet many regard religion as faith without evidence and reasoning or as mere traditional practice. This is the opinion of many learned people, particularly those influenced by western culture. In this article, we –as Muslim scientists, will try to show that while the above assertion about science is partially true, the assertion about religion is short sided and unscholarly, especially when the…

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Pearls of Wisdom in Hajj

Hajj in Islam is fardh (compulsory) for every Muslim who is capable of and can afford it. Allah (SWT) orders in the Qur’an as follows, “Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah, – those who can afford the journey”. The phrase “can afford” in the verse shows that the hajj is fardh, unlike salat, only for those who are healthy enough and can finance it to do. That is one of the clear and nice examples of Divine Mercy’s preserving the believers from difficulties as indicated in the…

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ISLAM IS LIKE THE SUN. It cannot be extinguished by a blow!

4. International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium was held 4. International Bediuzzaman and Said Nursi Symposium, organized by Hayrat Foundation was held in Bursa Merinos Ataturk Congress and Culture Centre with a large participation. The Pillars of Islam were negotiated in the symposium. Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister also participated to the symposium to which many scholars and academicians from around the world joined in. The symposium commenced with slide show. In the slide show the process beginning from the revelation of the Qur’an to the service of Risale-i…

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