The fruit that sweetens as it matures: Patience

Patience is the ability to endure the suffering and hardship until the end without any anxiety and clamor. However, the process of patience is not a passive waiting, but an active process both the supplication by action and word are made together. The proverb which says “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet” shows that patience resembles a tree which is cultivated and grown with great effort but then its sweet fruit is utilized. As is well known, unripe fruit tastes bitter. The tree of patience has also such…

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Who are you?

Those who saw that a lame ant was preparing as if it would take a long road trip asked ‘What gives? Where are you going?’ The ant replied ‘I am going to hajj’. Those who heard of that said ‘You do not have enough life span for it.’ The ant gave a reply which has become unforgettable throughout history. ‘’Let it be, even if I can’t make it, at least I die on the way of hajj.’’ Our beloved Prophet (pbuh) said: “The deeds are considered by the intentions, and…

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Honesty and man

Honesty is a virtue coming to exist in the wake of harmonising of thoughts with the truth. Yes, most of us, my brothers and sisters, confuse the virtue of honesty and the notion of truth. First of all I have to state that honesty is a holy virtue of life that comes into existence when people live their life based on truth. Here comes the separation: As long as people hold the truth in the center of their life they manage to be honest. Whenever they move away from the…

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Keep in mind these five types of worship

Spiritual struggle against the people of misguidance, which is the most important of struggles Serving a Muslim scholar by assisting him in the spreading of the realities of Islam Serving the Muslims that their faith grows stronger Seeking knowledge and acquiring it by the pen Engaging in comtemplative worship – an hour of tafakkur (contemplation) can at times be the equivalent of a year’s [voluntary] worship *** In a time like this, these five types of worship can give us tremendous benefit on the Day of Resurrection. Then we must…

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Electromagnetic waves around us and their influence on health

The use of technology has influenced human health in positive and negative ways. Along with its facilitating daily life, it also makes the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses easier. However, new problems have appeared such as waste products, radiation and electromagnetic waves, and, as a result, new health problems are now being identified. Along with the increasing use of internet, the use of wireless networks has likewise increased. With developing technology, digital wireless networks took the place of analogue wireless networks. Thanks to the progress of wireless technology, many devices…

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Diet in the Age of Bliss

The human being, created as a miniaturized form of the universe, will be able to reach peace as far as it can understand the laws of creation and apply the principles of healthy and proper living. It would be seen that humans are healthy and peaceful and how easily have balance so long as they live according to the lofty sunnah. When they are out of this circle of life, their becoming ill will be a preference for himself. Because the human organism was created perfectly (ahsan-i taqwim) and equipped…

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Najran Christians

People of Najran city (southwestern Saudi Arabia started to embrace Christianity through Hannân (Hayyân) who traded with Hira (Iraq) in the 5th century. Najran became the main center of the Eastern Church in South Arabia with taking refuge of Monophysites fleeing the persecution of Byzantine Emperor Justinian between 527-565. In 523, the Himyarites who had accepted Judaism seized the city and exerted violent pressure and forced the Christians there to change their religion. Many Christians who did not give up their beliefs were thrown into fire-filled trenches and burned alive.…

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The truths that refute evolution

The summary of some of the explanations and proofs that refute evolution and prove creation is as follows: Evolution is the existential belief in atheism. Therefore, it is incompatible with Islam, the main foundation of which is the oneness and unity of Allah. Since science is considered materialist due to a prejudice and with the effect of positivism; evolution, without any alternative, has become a mandatorily accepted theory. This dogmatic approach, which is not closely related to science, has been identified with science by means of a strong alliance organized…

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Key to bliss in this life and in the next

Despite being undemanding to perform, the Prayer is the key to bliss in this life and in the next. “The Fourth Word” from the Risale-i Nur Corpus In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Prayer is the mainstay of religion1 If you wish to grasp, by the same certainty that tells you that two and two is four, how sublime is the worth of the Prayer2 and how great its importance, how easy and undemanding it is to perform, and how it is the case that a person…

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