We strongly condemn the villainous coup attempt

“We strongly condemn the villainous coup attempt that has targeted the integrity, unity, solidarity, peace, stability, security, and independence of our motherland, Turkey. We ask our Lord, Allah swt, to strengthen our unity and solidarity that we have had against these coup plotters as an entire nation. We thank our security forces and beloved nation who have stood tall in this honourable fight, and all of our brothers and sisters who have supported this fight with their verbal and actual prayers. We ask Allah’s mercy to be on our brothers…

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Editor’s letter: The Pen 25

Islamic faith makes this life a joyful journey to the hereafter Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, In the 25th issue of The Pen you will read articles on the evidence for the existence of Allah (swt), protecting our faith today, not to be alone to be among the people of salvation, the case of Andalusia showing the tolerance in Islam, the impact of Ramadan to the economy, frugality and extravagance from Islamic perspective, halal food and market opportunities. We have two exclusive pieces in this issue: “A joyous journey of life…

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The Pen 25th Issue

  . . January – June 2016 The joyous journey of life with faith     Editor’s letter: The Pen 25 Y.Emre Pehlivan   Evidences for the existence of Allah İdris Tüzün   A joyous journey of life with faith  “The Second Word” from the Risale-i Nur   The spiritual secrets of “la ilaha illallah”  “Tenth Proof of Faith” from the Risale-i Nur   How to protect our faith? Muhammed Güç   Do not be on your own to be the people of salvation Ahmed Hüsrev Erdaş   Meaning of the life and how it gains value Muhammed Yumurtacı  …

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The Pen 24th Issue

July – December 2015 Islamic world in need of Risale-i Nur               Editor’s letter: He who knows his Lord saves his hereafter Y.Emre Pehlivan   The spirit, ego and nafs Ali Kurt Allah (swt) has granted human with a domain of legal and illegal and a will and freedom to choose between them. Human is tested with this faculty called nafs which is predisposed both for good and evil.   The illness of intellectual arrogance Cemal Erşen Intellectual arrogance disease may lead people who are more or less…

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Editor’s Letter: He who knows his Lord saves his hereafter

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, In this issue you will find articles about nafs, intellectual arrogance, servanthood to Allah (swt), spiritual crisis of the West (and its effects in the modern world), need for Risale-i Nur in the Islamic world, brotherhood among Muslims, Islamic economic order, Imam Nursi’s ideas about youth, the certainty of Hereafter,  creation and tawhid, and more. Nafs is a faculty embedded into our spirit; it is different from the nafs meaning ‘person’. The ‘I’- which gives sense of ego to the spirit, is the most important feature…

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Editor’s Letter: Believer’s Quest for Spiritual Healing

Prophet Ayyub alaihissalam was afflicted with serious wounds and sores for a really long time. Even worms were generated in his wounds. He endured his sickness with patience until those worms make a way into his heart and tongue. Since the heart and the tongue are the places of remembrance and knowledge of Allah (swt), he supplicated his Lord to grant him good health. As today’s people we are in a very similar situation like that of Prophet Ayyub (as). Actually ours is worse than his. Compared with his physical…

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Editor’s letter: a strong tafseer of the Qur’an

As you know Imam Said Nursi (ra)’s Risale-i Nur treatises are the basic sources of our magazine. In every issue we present you various articles that benefited from Risale-i Nur. We also publish pieces telling about his great struggle for the service of the Qur’an and iman. You can read “Imam Bediuzzaman and His Movement of Belief in the 20th Century” written by Muhlis Körpe in this issue. Risale-i Nur is a strong commentary of the Qur’an al-Kareem. It gives us a strong faith lesson proving the truths of Islam.…

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“Wa’l ‘Asr!”

“Wa’l ‘asr!” Thus begins the 103rd surah of the Qur’an, drawing our attention to time and informing us that all people are in loss. With the exception of a group of people ‘who believe, do good deeds, urge one another to the truth, and urge one another to steadfastness.’ Time is passing and our companionship goes on with the twentieth issue of The Pen Magazine in the journey that we set out upon six years ago. This issue of our magazine is also full of articles that will, we believe,…

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October-December 2013 Issue

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Ramadan; a blessed month for spiritual healing

Praises be to Allah that we have reached the blessed month of Ramadan of 1434. The dictionaries say that one meaning of ‘Ramadh’ is the rain of autumn. We will wash our spirits with the mercy and compassion of this blessed month and make them ready for new seasons. We will try to search and find the Lord of the nights and recognize the value of each moment. The Islamic world will form itself into a regular congregation, responding to the glory of Divine Lordship with a perfect discipline of…

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