We have not, and will never forget!

We have never forgotten the villainous coup and occupation attempt that targeted our motherland which is the hope of the world, the shelter of the oppressed and victims. We will never forget it! And we will never let it be forgotten! We strongly condemn this cruel attempt, with the same anger and hatred we had on that day, which was arranged by vile centres from home and abroad, in order to destroy the unity, integrity and solidarity of our beloved country, Turkey. We state that we stand by the man…

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End the story of interest rates

Oil exporting and oil importing Muslim countries can end the story of interest rates together Ahmed Cemaleddin Gülenay To understand the structure of interest rates in today’s world, it is very imperative to understand the essence of the whole global system which is well connected. Although a variety of interest rates exist in the system, like overnight interest rates or deposit interest rates, this article will only examine the interest rates for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) as it is the main parameter for all types of it. With that base…

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The principles of administrative mentality in Islamic civilization

Emre Aracı Administration has come until today as a phenomenon from the time of the Prophet Adam (as). It has seemed as one of the most basic needs of humanity, because the innate nature of human requires an efficient administration, and many natural events, which we can call the innate nature of the universe, also teach us the administrative mentality. To be able to define a system as an administration, these four elements must be together: 1- A particular thought system 2- A community that gathers around this thought system…

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Destruction is easier; the weak become destructive

Muhlis Körpe “The existence of all parts is the condition for the existence of the whole. Nonexistence, however, occurs with the lack of one part. Destruction is easier. For this reason, the weak man never prefers the positive which reveals [his real] power.  He acts negatively and is always destructive.” Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi here gives the definition of power which has an important role in human life. Actually he defines the real power in a new way. What is the power in real terms? Who is called powerful? Why…

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Corporeal resurrection is the most powerful case

Corporeal resurrection is the most powerful case and reality manifest in this world “The Sixth Proof of Faith” from the Risale-i Nur Corpus The Ninth Reality: The gate of bringing to life and causing to die Being a manifestation of the Name ‘The Living’ (al-Ḥayy), ‘The Self-sustaining Sustainer (al-Qayyūm), ‘The Giver of Life’ (al-Muḥyī) and the ‘Giver of Death’ (al-Mumīt). Is it really possible for one Almighty, Compassionate, All-Knowing and Wise, who gave life to the vast, tremendous earth after its dryness and death, and manifested His power through this…

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Life after death

Will your consciousness survive your own bodily death? Will there still be a “you” after you die – which is to say, will you continue to have conscious experiences in an incorporeal state (in a similar state, for example, to dream-consciousness)? Moreover, if the “heart” of human consciousness does survive the cessation of the beating of the physical heart, will the state in which it subsequently finds itself be determined by the way that your individual consciousness had, in life, interacted with others in the physical world, and by the…

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The existence of God

Islam teaches belief in one god, and that this God is not some arbitrarily chosen god amongst other gods, but the beginninglessly eternal reality, the Only God, Who did not beget, nor was He begotten. The seven heavens and the earth, and all that is in them glorify Him; and there is nothing but that it proclaims His praise, but you do not understand their glorification. Surely He is All-clement, All-forgiving. (Qur’an, “the Chapter of the Night Journey” 17:44) He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward;…

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