The Pen 31st issue

Editor’s letter: Key to bliss Yunus Emre Pehlivan The fruit that sweetens as it matures: Patience Zafer ODABAŞ An amazing art on body: Aging Dr. Abuzer ÖZKAN Things brought by time & the Risale-i Nur Dr. Muhammed Bostan Truths that refute evolution Assoc. Prof. Umut Muhammed Said Çavuş Honesty and man Rıdvan GENÇ Magician executioner Mustafa Topöz Want to make your less more? Atty. Hakkı Aygün | Head of Hayrat Aid Electromagnetic waves around us and their influence on health Dr Serdar ÖZDEMİR To Be Like Him (Blessings and Peace…

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Key to bliss

Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah. People are all on the road of life which starts from the world of spirits, passes through the grave, and extends on to the hereafter. We are travellers on the same road and going in one direction and have one destination only. There is no different road, direction, or destination. While on this journey, some affiliate themselves with the Creator (i.e. believing in Allah), some don’t do that. Believing in the Creator is the first step you have to take to have a good welcome when…

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The Whispers of All that is.

Allah (swt) mentions in the Quran, in Surah Dhariat, “I did not create the Jinns and the Human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.” (51:56) Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) has explained this verse, he has given the tafsir of it, that here, “that they should worship Me” means “that they should know or recognise Me”. That is, Allah created the Jinn and Man to know Allah, to recognise Him. A similar idea is given in the tradition that Allah says, “I…

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Frugality is gratitude

Allah, our Compassionate Creator, wishes for gratitude in return for the blessings that He has given to us. And “frugality” carries the meaning of gratitude for the Divine mercy contained in His blessings. Wastefulness, however, is irreconcilable with gratitude. A lot of wisdom exist in being frugal. Frugality is a means of abundance (barakah). Frugality is like a diet, a cause of bodily health. Wastefulness, on the other hand, has a detrimental effect on health. The sense of taste in the mouth is like a doorkeeper, and the stomach is…

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Scribble (Karalama) in Islamic Calligraphy

Mustafa YILMAZ The art of calligraphy is a branch of fine art mastered by means of its own methods and principles in a teacher-student relationship. Calligraphy is a challenging way that requires long, patient work and spirituality. Throughout the Islamic history, the education and training of the art of calligraphy has been carried out in a deep-rooted discipline. The most important feature of this art is that it is taught in master apprentice relationship. The calligraphy exercises which are composed of letters or words and the calligraphers do to accustom…

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We need a guide – the most perfect guide

In this day and age, human mind and heart roll about between good and evil in a dreadful, spiritual storm. We, our family, our friends and all others are in a great danger of losing the direction that goes to shore of safety. We have hesitations, uncertainties, whisperings of Satan and worries. Sometimes we feel like we are lost. We cannot decide which way to go. Sometimes we fall into despair and come to the point of surrendering to the whims of the lower self. We cannot take the right…

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A Proposal of An Alternative Student Education Programme

How should the instruction and education of the foundations and associations that have university students or high school students in their dormitories be like? Succeeding at school subjects, knowing one’s self, having deep knowledge of one’s own history and knowing the world are of course among the objectives. However, it is obvious that the good pleasure of Allah and education related to it should be the main objective and basis, and all the other studies and works should be correlated to that basis and be canalized towards marifatullah – the…

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To Be Like Him (Blessings and Peace Be Upon Him)

Arif Emre GÜNDÜZ A bee begins to fly after a few minutes of its birth. Nobody teaches it how to make honey. It is sent to the world already knowing all what it will do. Similarly, many animals are also born knowing things that they will do all their lives; they don’t get any education. But humans are not like that. They start learning from birth. It takes them a year to learn to walk. They start to make simple sentences by combining just two words at two years of…

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Want to make your less more?

Atty. Hakkı Aygün | Head of Hayrat Aid In the age of materialism where the matter and image is in first place, the worth and value is also based on matter and shape. Even the value of humans is measured by their financial power along with their knowledge and experience, instead of their humanly virtues. Furthermore, the worth of knowledge and experience is based on their potential of enabling a better image and financial gain. In this case, if they do not bring any material benefits, human characteristics like honesty,…

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Magician executioner

Someone who looks at things and events from the right point of view sees things right. One who sees (things) right defines (things) right. And one who defines what is right reaches correct judgements and results. That is, reaching correct judgements and results is only possible by looking from the right angle. In the light of these truths, in order to correctly understand the judgement “There is no comfort in the world”, let’s look at ‘the world’ from the right point of view so that we see it right. Let’s…

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