Clashes in Human Relations and Solutions

A healthy and stable society is comprised of psychologically healthy individuals. For such a society to flourish, the relations and communication between individuals should be solid and vivid, and the clashes in communication should be dealt with appropriately. We can define a clash as a disagreement between people who have different ideas, feelings, needs and desires. We are frequently exposed to clashes in the family and in society. These clashes can make us feel nervous and they may harm our relations with others and or even cause us to cut…

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Criticism in Human Relations and The Damage It Can Cause

Within the framework of enjoining what is good and preventing what is evil, taking an effective approach towards people’s mistakes is important. If we do not evaluate the balances and factors involved well, the results may be counterproductive. Criticism is to see the positive and negative aspects of a situation, item, person or behaviour and to expose them to other eyes and minds. In this article I will cover the criticism in human relations, but not scientific, philosophical or literary criticism. Criticism in human relations may be divided into two…

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Educational Reform Centring on Madrasatu’z-Zahra

The Madrasatu’z-Zahra project, if it can be achieved, may bring solutions to the separation of modern, spiritual and Islamic disciplines in educational institutions and it may contribute to the establishment of Islamic unity. The most important problem of Turkey and the Islamic world is our inability to give a sound, efficient and straightforward education to our children. The main factor behind most of the problems that we can imagine such as economic crisis, moral degeneration, terror, chaos in social life and disintegration of Islamic world is our shortcomings in education.…

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Knowledge: ‘sine qua non’ for the Muslim

Acquiring knowledge, using our minds and thinking deeply are vitally important intellectual actions in studying the basic sources of the religion of Islam. In Islam, knowledge is so important that the word ‘ilm (knowledge), including its derivatives, is mentioned 750 times in the Qur’an. Moreover, when we take into account the things which lead us to knowledge and are related to the word ‘knowledge’ like read, think, draw a lesson, mind, sight, wisdom, and thought, we see that one in every four verses is about knowledge, because the key to happiness in the world and the hereafter lies…

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The Extramural Students in Turkey

As a result of opening its doors to outside much more every year that goes by and its initiatives abroad in every field Turkey has become a centre of attraction for students from a variety of countries as well as it becomes for members of different kind of professions. Turkey which is gaining the most comprehensive momentum of history of republic with its planning of basic education reform and opening of nearly two hundred universities is desired to reach a level in coming years proportional to its attraction and historic…

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The World in Crisis: The Qur’anic Remedy

Social problems are abound and have become the order of the day everywhere in the world, whether at the local, national, re­gional or international levels. Un­desirable social conditions, cultural shocks, political turmoils, environ­mental problems, and economic un­certainties are affecting individuals, families, communities, and socie­ties at large, whether Muslims or non-Muslims worldwide. People in general are trying to make sense of the radical changes in the global en­vironment and grappling with the many socio-cultural, technological, political and economic challenges of the 21st century. Even the most basic concept of “family” which…

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20 Steps to write a good article

1. In order to write a good article, first choose your topic and decide its boundaries. (The topic must be narrowed as much as possible, and the scope of it must be outlined clearly.) 2. Make a serious and detailed research on the topic. (Be sure that you have not missed any important issue written about the topic.) 3. Read treatises, articles and books about the topic until you are sure that you have comprehended the topic with every aspect. (Your comprehension of your readings determines the quality of your…

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A few words of advice

When you are alone, do not forget that you are with Allah (SWT) and your conscience! As long as Allah (SWT) is with you, no one can turn his/her back on you. Truthfulness is the only valid-everywhere currency. Honesty is the best policy. Nothing tires human as much as continuous indebtedness does. Everyone is known by his/her production Predestination nullifies precaution Hatred is the longest one of feelings. Human loves hastily, but hates until satisfied. Lie gallops. Truth, on the other hand, walks step by step; but it still catches…

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The Struggle Between Will and Soul; Mind and Emotion

The front part of human brain is named as “frontal lobe”, and it is the centre of will, reasoning and intellect. Hypothalamus- the middle part of brain- is the centre of emotion. Upon any event, hypothalamus is stimulated more or less and emotions are activated. For instance, when someone insults you, anger arises inside you. This emotion takes place at hypothalamus. As a result of this anger, you may want to yell at or kick that person. Emotion centre does not stop and goes on producing that emotion until you…

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A Generation Knowing Their Lord

“Ignorance,” the greatest enemy of man; there is no doubt. But we need to consider this question at length and find a reasonable answer to it: “Ignorance of whom and what, not knowing what is the greatest enemy, the most dreadful calamity, the most terrible scourge? *** There are kinds of ignorance according to the things of ignorance. Man’s being unaware of some of the art and sciences, remaining indifferent to some statistics, not knowing the political arena’s current cabinets and being weak in general knowledge, which is now a…

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