The Criticism Of Atheism

The emergence and running of the universe: cause and effect or a divine power? “Warm air near the Earth’s surface tends to absorb moisture in the form of invisible water vapor from bodies of water, moist ground, and from plants. Warm moisture-laden air is inherently unstable and tends to rise. Clouds are formed when the air is lifted and cooled to saturation temperature which is also known as the dewpoint temperature. The altitude of the saturation level determines the altitude of the cloud base. The vapor begins to condense onto…

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Why does Allah (SWT) create the evils?

Evil means “not good, bad and harmful thing”. As understood from the verse “Allah is the Creator of all things (An’am 102),” the One who creates the evil and good is Allah (SWT). The issue of creation of evil is one of the important titles of belief in destiny. Our Prophet (PBUH) defined the belief in destiny as “to believe in destiny, and that the source of good and evil is Allah (SWT)”. For this reason, when reciting Amantu that sequences the pillars of belief, we say “I believe in…

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Countering Islamophobia: Obligation of Scholars

Let me begin by stating that although Islamophobia is relatively new in our consciousness, it dates back centuries. It has ancestral and intellectual roots, an investigation of which must find a place on the research agenda of Muslim scholars. The word “phobia” is derived from “phobos”, denoting “an exaggerated, unusually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular class, object or situation.” However, if the expressed fear is not inexplicable or illogical, but based on a clear understanding of circumstances and consequences, it may not be classified as a phobia. Hence…

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Editor: Islamophobia: An Illusive Fear

Sultan Suleiman the Lawgiver (known as the Magnificent in the West) of Ottomans asks Yahya Efendi, his milk sibling who was also a scholar at the same time, what causes a state to collapse. The answer the Sultan received from his brother was really striking and guiding even for today: “When all people begin to think ‘so it is none of my business’ about the problems surrounding the social life.” The problems of the Muslim World are so plethoric that we cannot ignore. Among these is the image of Islam…

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Hujjat al-Islam Imam Ghazali: The Sun of the Fifth Century

Imam Ghazali, who has been a prominent and legendary scholar champion of Islam, was born in Ghazal town of Tus city of Iran in 1058 (H. 450). His name is Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Ahmad. His identity is Abu Hamid, and his titles are Hujjat al-Islam and Zauniddin. Because of his profound knowledge he was called “Hujjat al-Islam” and “Zauniddin” which mean the evidence of Islam’s being truth. His sincere and poor father was a devout man who earned his life by spinning wool. He used to love the scholars…

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History of Islamophobia and Anti-Islamism

Islamophobia means an unnecessary and groundless culture of fear against Muslims and Islam. Namely, “Islamophobia term may be defined sociologically as the fear that the Western society has against Muslims”. Even though the roots of that pathology, which especially escalated after 11th of September 2001, terminologically came out in late 80s,  that fear and conflict has deep roots in the history of the West. The confrontation of the West and Islam dates back to the emergence of Islam. In the course of time, the relationship between two civilizations which came…

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Risks and damages of margarine

Margarine is a manufactured substitute for butter. The margarine produced in the United States is usually made from corn, cottonseed, or soybean oil. The oils, refined, deodorized, and hydrogenated to the desired consistency, are churned or homogenized, usually with cultured skim milk, then chilled and reworked to incorporate salt and remove excess water. Margarine is similar in composition to butter, yields practically the same number of calories, and is easily digestible. It is commonly fortified with vitamin A and vitamin D. MARGARINE; Is very high in trans-fatty acids. Triples the risk of…

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Humane Perfection of Prophet Muhammad

Say thou: “I am but a man like you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah is one Allah.” (Al Fussialat, 6) Two basic characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an which is the obvious and certain endorsement of the Qur’an and also called as nass. One is his Prophethood and the other is his humane aspect. A poet has said: محمد بشر لا كالبشر بل هو كالياقوت بين الحجر Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a human, but not like others. Whatever the…

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A Generation Knowing Their Prophet

Man reaches maturity by imitating: he imitates his parents, his teacher, and older ones; shortly man imitates his loved ones. He resembles his loved ones and gets the colour of his loved ones. Does knowing the life of Prophet (PBUH) mean really knowing Him? Not in my opinion! To know your Messenger is not just about knowing who he is or his life story. In this context, I probably would not be wrong to say that the current biographies of Prophet are insufficient in some aspect. Bediuzzaman’s explanation of the…

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A few words of advice

When you are alone, do not forget that you are with Allah (SWT) and your conscience! As long as Allah (SWT) is with you, no one can turn his/her back on you. Truthfulness is the only valid-everywhere currency. Honesty is the best policy. Nothing tires human as much as continuous indebtedness does. Everyone is known by his/her production Predestination nullifies precaution Hatred is the longest one of feelings. Human loves hastily, but hates until satisfied. Lie gallops. Truth, on the other hand, walks step by step; but it still catches…

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