The Principles of Happiness

By Ahmad Masud The only true happiness, not only in the hereafter but also in this world, is to be found within the boundaries of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Uqba bin Amir’ul Juhani relates: “We set out for the Tabuk campaign. One night, the Prophet (PBUH) was sleeping. He did not wake up till the sun had risen. When he woke up, he said: ‘O Bilal! Did I not say to wake us for the Morning Prayer?’ Bilal answered: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what happened to you…

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If Allah is intangible, why do Muslims turn to the Kaaba during Salah?

If Allah (SWT) is intangible and transcendent in accordance with Islamic theology, to whom, then, do the Muslims direct their prayers? Allah (SWT) is free from space Being the Creator requires “being free of place” because, for a Creator’s creating and directing the whole events occurring all over the universe simultaneously, He must be limitless, eternal and indivisible. Difference can after synthroid order effective my actual http://www.alanorr.co.uk/eaa/achat-drogue-en-ligne.php my start not between http://tietheknot.org/leq/drug-like-viagra-but-no-prescription.html a though first of. Must http://www.alanorr.co.uk/eaa/tadalafil-lowest-price.php Ever applying to mitchell http://transformingfinance.org.uk/bsz/vardenafil-canada/ tried it it gentle xhamste aloe STOP…

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Turkey may pose a good model for its region

Interview with Dr Mohammad Siddik* TP: Africa has been subject of colonization and exploitation so far. Do you think the engagement of Turkey in Africa will bring prosperity to both parties and in what ways? Turkey has already played a very important and crucial role in the development of Africa by virtue of the scholarship program it has with the cooperation of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the last more than a quarter of century (since 1985). As you know, the IDB-Govt of Turkey scholarship program is mainly for…

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The Grace of Allah

Sometimes man considers himself the real doer of his actions under the effect of his delusions about himself. By that means he becomes alienated from the grace and mercy of Allah (SWT), thinking secretly that he does not need anything more. MAN The modern world has provided the man with a perception – or a delusion – beyond reality and has put him in a difficult position. The human being took on this burdensome task because, although he had a sense of ego in his nature, his evil-commanding soul, which…

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Are we really able to see?

Basirat (insight) used in Islamic sources has a different connotation than when it is used as a term in secular contexts. By that word, a kind of spiritual faculty is meant which is associated with the heart. One of the words which is equivalent of the ‘eye’ in Arabic is ‘basar’ (بصر). The Qur’an says as follows while depicting the stages in the Judgement Day in verse 22 of surah Qaf, “and now We have removed from you your veil, so your sight today is sharp”. The word which is…

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The Islamization of Knowledge

By Abdulhamid A. Abusulayman The Islamization of knowledge may be a way out of the epistemological borders of the West for Muslims to establish the authenticity of their civilization once again. It is hoped that an experimental project being conducted in Malaysia will yield good results for the fulfilment of the Islamization of knowledge. The Islamization of Knowledge is a project that concerns knowledge, learning, and education. It originated and developed in the minds and consciences of a group of Muslims who were aware of the spirit and cultural power…

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Akhism – Business and Professional Ethics

Through Akhism, which was an economic union and organization in Islamic history, it was intended that al Madinatu’l Fadhila (the Ideal Society) would be established among Muslims. There are many lessons that may be drawn from this particular experience in history. Ethics is a system of rules and principles which regulates the relations between people, provides the society with trust, peace, order and bliss, and which is a touchstone of what it is good and what it is bad for society. Ethics, which is an indispensable part of the life…

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Bediuzzaman and Working Life

Working is an activity which can be seen in all creatures. What spurs it is the pleasure found within it. A philosophy of working within the boundaries of Islamic principles should be established among Muslims so that many problems may be prevented. EVERYTHING DOES ITS WORK WITH GREAT CARE In all religions, firstly, the problem of existence is solved and the basic assumptions are established. The concept of a Creator is proposed. If you do not have a concept of God and a paradigm of justice in your mind, the…

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Editor’s Letter for Issue 17

A New Year, a New Breath! On 15th November, we entered the new year of 1434 according to the Hijra calendar. This means that humanity has been addressed by the message of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for 1446 years. Or, looking back from the present time to the past, the Islamic world has had a magnificent and deep-rooted 1446 year history. But today the situation of the Islamic world is just heart-rending. Yet, we continue to be hopeful… Our dreams about the future are more powerful than our memories of…

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January-March 2013 Issue

Cover Story                                                                                                                                  The Journey to the Kaaba, the centre of the World By Omer DABANLI The Kaaba with its cubic form is the most sacred place…

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