Benefits of Belief in Hereafter to Four Group of People

Belief in hereafter has been discussed a lot in the last century. But this article is not about to make readers believe in the resurrection after death and the existence of hereafter. This is about benefits of believing in it, the afterlife. Living in the world is not something easy. We all know it might get too hard struggling with the problems such as money, conditions of environment, trust issues, or health. And the list goes on like that. But maybe the most important of them is the question of…

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The Importance of Family in Society

At beginning of surah al-Nisa, Allah (swt) says, In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “O people, keep your duty to your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind), and spread from these two many men and women. And keep your duty to Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship. Surely Allah is ever a Watcher over you.”(Nisa, 4:1) There are many examples in Quran and in Sunnah about how…

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Revelation; Solution to the Economic Crisis

One of the main pillars of civilization is charity constitutions which help maintaining a level of prosperity for the whole community.  Its origin is only seen in the revelation, as the main source of benevolence throughout the history. “The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is knower, Wise.” (Qur’an, Tawbah,…

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Workshops and reading texts

Well-prepared participant is crucial for the success of workshop. And in order to reach that success, sending articles to participants plays a very important role. Workshop is the best kind of meetings for the people to learn a particular subject. The opportunity to take part in discussions in a workshop is the most effective way of learning. But how can we make a workshop more fruitful? What steps do we need to take for a productive workshop? Here are some clues: First, decide on your objective for holding a workshop.…

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The value of health

Health is one of the greatest blessings that Allah (swt) gave us. Without a proper health our life would be unbearable.  Whatever we do we can’t pay our debt to Allah (swt) for this great blessing. However, we mankind are ungrateful. We do not know the value of our health until it goes away or we begin to fear losing it. As our Prophet Muhammad (saws) says, “Many people give themselves a raw deal with regard to two blessings: health and spare time.” (Tirmidhi) As we have a blessing like health, we…

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How to spend spiritual time in Istanbul

1. Fath 1453 Panorama Museum This museum, located at the exact battle field and close to the tent of the Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih, is the fruit of a scholarly research and artistically hard work. You will see it when you visit inshaAllah. Whenever I go there, I do remind myself of this and share it with students and friends. You can make your own way of storifying or another way of motivating the children. They need to imagine themselves as if they are in the illustrated battlefield. Here is the…

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The Jihad and Peace

Jihad takes a big part of the approach of Islam to peace. It has two general meanings, in the order of importance: the greatest jihad, spiritual one, and the little jihad, physical one. Muslims gain their inner peace through the greatest jihad, and they try to build peace in the world through the little jihad. The greatest jihad gives the peace through the inner struggle for Allah; since Muslims love their God, they want to be loved by Him. Here, the greatest jihad is postponed to another article. Only the…

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Anger Management

Everyday some people are asked to seek counseling to control their anger. Many work places, organizations, schools have consultants and seminars about this growing issue. Getting some kind of training and professional assistance will indeed  facilitate people from harming themselves, as well as others. Unfortunately, some people denies and ignores this problem. Anger is an emotion, which is in creation. If we can use it correctly then the results will be positive. Anger is an enemy within us, we need to challenge and defeat it. We do experience various problems…

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Economic System Debates

History has proved that one of the main reasons for conflicts around the world have taken place because of economic inequality and injustice. Especially, after the industrial revolution, the issue has gained more importance because it is a historical fact that the revolution has only changed the form of slavery and created a huge economic differences or wealth gap between poor and rich people. The revolution created large-scale effects not only in the West but also in the East. With the mechanization and commercialization, goods were produced faster and in…

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Human as a Minimized Sample of the Universe

Medicine is the field of applied science related to the art of healing by diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.  It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness in human beings.  Medicine is a multidisciplinary science which is composed of miscellaneous studies such as anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology, clinical and surgical studies etc.  Human body and human soul are the main fields the medicine is interested in. When we examine human body we will see a great deal of perfect mechanisms and structures which are well-organised and very regular. Through…

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