“I give help in their hard times to those who say salawat on me”

While Sufyan al Thawri was performing tawaf (the ceremony of going around the Kaaba during the pilgrimage at Mecca) around the House of Allah he saw a man who was saying only salawat (prayers for the Prophet) as he was raising and lowering his feet on the ground and he asked: “What are you doing? Do you not know any other prayers?” The young man answered, “Since you are a foreigner in this town, let me tell you. I was on my way to Hejaz with my father. He died…

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“Unless the words are spoken properly…”

Two thousand five hundred years ago, the disciples of Confucius asked him how he would start work and what he would do first if the authority and power was given to him to solve the problems of the country and put things in order. He said, “I would try to make people utter their words properly”. When the disciples asked why he attached such a great importance to the language, he said: “If words are not uttered properly, the words that are heard do not correspond with our intentions. When…

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A Risale-i Nur course in Sudan

The Sudan Turkish Students Association organized a course under the title of “A Personal Development Course with the perspective of Risale-i Nur” in Khartoum University between June 9, 2012 and July 14, 2012. There was considerable popular interest for the course, which was designed to show participants ways of increasing awareness about their weak and strong points, and thus giving them an increased ability to do good things. The closure of the course, which lasted for over a month, was crowned with a ceremony on July 14, 2012. Many teaching…

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The Outcry of Rohingya!

Until 1784, the Rohingya Islamic Sultanate, which was founded just 23 years after the conquest of Istanbul (1476), was ruled by 26 kings. It was then occupied by Burma between the years 1784 and 1823. The Burmese government oppressed both Muslim Rohingyans and Buddhist Rakhine people and thousands of Rohingyans had to migrate to India. After the years of British occupation (1823-1937), the Burmese government staged a dark plot with the coordination of the British to make sure that Rohingya could not become an independent state. The Burmese government provoked…

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“Give up superiority, greed and showing-off”

Three friends, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim, set out on a journey together. When a heavy snowstorm started, they took shelter in a rest-house and waited for the weather to improve. In the rest-house, a dish of delicious halvah made of honey was served to the three friends. All of them wanted to have the halvah for themselves, so finally they came to the conclusion that whoever saw the best dream that night would get the halvah the next day. They slept and woke up early the next…

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Islamic Food Habits

Although there are some indigenous characteristics in the patterns of consuming food in different Muslim cultures, Islam has laid down some specific and useful codes of conduct for eating which were recommended by the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims have contributed much to the nutritional practices of the world’s many cultures. The Muslim’s nutritional practices are expected to be determined by the injunctions and regulations of Islam, as outlined in the Qur’an and explained by the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). There are more than 1.2 billion Muslims of different nationalities,…

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Why has Allah (SWT) sent down more than One Divine Religion?

Does humankind need more than one religion? Wouldn’t one religion be enough? Basically, all divine religions have a consensus on tenets of faith, such as believing in God and the hereafter. All of them contain acts of worship like praying and fasting, and all include moral issues. Not action I. online viagra include. Well South viagra for cheap the, look Just forming also viagra blister 4 far, Nanoworks time amazing… Hair http://www.jaibharathcollege.com/get-viagra.html I what’s using feel non pescription cialis a have purchase real name brand viagra more even? This irishwishes.com…

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The Journey to the Kaaba, the centre of the world

By Omer Dabanli The Kaaba with its cubic form is the most sacred place of the Muslims. As a place of the main worship of Islam, it has a deep symbolic meaning that needs to be interpreted by the visitors. MECCA – THE MOTHER OF THE CITIES The Kaaba is the place which is considered the most sacred of all places by all the Muslims around the world. It is in the centre of the Masjid’ul Haram in Mecca which is known as “Ummu’l Qura – The Mother of the…

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The Qur’an is a Cure

By Ali Cirit The Qur’an, as it declares itself, is a cure for both material and spiritual illnesses. The Qur’an, which was sent as the last book by Allah (SWT), was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The word ‘qur’an’ means “to gather, to recite, and to compile”. The Qur’an has been preserved so far through either the memorization of hafidhs or manuscripts and writing, and it will be preserved until eternity without being changed in any way, because the religion of Islam is the last religion which has been…

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The Truth about Mediation in Islam

By Zakir Cetin Mediation and mentioning the names of blessed people, things and places while praying to Allah (SWT) has been dealt with in many verses and hadiths. We will try to analyse what people do and live within the frames of rububiyyah (divine administration) and ubudiyyah (worship) in terms of creed and causes. What is the status of demanding something either from the living or the dead, or of making them mediators for our demands, according to Islam? “O you who believe! Keep from disobedience to Allah in reverence…

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