Cleanliness    

Question: Who or what taught humanity the cleanliness? Answer: When we look at the people of world, we see people are clean. Nowadays we know it is inevitable for health but technology showed us this. I mean we see bacteria, viruses, etc. We know what kind of diseases they cause and how they can cause them in the absence of hygiene. However, religion taught people to be clean centuries ago. I want to start and carry on with logic. One of the ways of knowing a person is to understand…

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Amirs of the People of Paradise: Huffaz of the Qur’an

Huffaz* are the beloveds of our Prophet who praised them many times. Huffaz are the servants of the Qur’an and the actual manifestations of the kalām (word) of Allah Subhanahu wa Taʿala. They are the carriers of the ‘nur’ dating back from the Age of Bliss to the End of Time; because they work for Kalāmullah (the Word of Allah) day and night. They spend their time for the sake of Allah (swt). They are the friends of the Qur’an, hafiz of the Words of Allah (swt). The Qur’an, as…

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Leadership and Modesty

Humble leaders become successful and, more importantly, attain the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu wa Taʿala. Modesty means ‘not to hold high esteem of oneself,’ and ‘not to belittle others.’ It is ‘not to be conceited’ and ‘not to consider oneself superior.’ Arrogance, esteeming oneself better than others, showing off and being conceited are all bad habits. Our Prophet Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Allah (swt) told me that you should be so humble towards one another that no one should boast to anyone else.” “Whoever is arrogant, Allah will bring him down low and whoever is…

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The Need for Prophetic Morality in the Modern Islamic World

The more we research the problems in the Muslim world, the more we realize that we have them because we have been alienated from the good attitude and moral standing of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). All the Muslim scholars of the modern age who are working to revive the deen have pointed out this poignant reality. Introduction Currently, the whole world is in a state of serious moral decay. Good ethics are being cast aside in the corridors of power even among the majority of the Muslim elite. True Islamic…

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Appreciation: A Way to Make Abilities Flourish

Showing appreciation and respect for scholars, artists and virtuous people is important, just as it is for ordinary people. This is one of the ways of bringing out the beauty inside people. Our Prophet (PBUH) and Appreciation Appreciation means to give value to people, to know and express how valuable they are and to treat them accordingly. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was an appreciative person. He would give such a great sense of value to people around him that all his companions would think that “he loves me most”. He…

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The Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

There are nearly one thousand miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which prove his messengership. These miracles were witnessed and they have been narrated till this day by many people who are so trustworthy that it is impossible for them to lie. The Noble Messenger (PBUH) declared His prophethood, and presented to humanity a decree as the Glorious Qur’an and manifest miracles which number, according to the scholars, one thousand. The occurrence of those miracles in their entirety is as certain as the fact that he (PBUH) declared himself prophet….

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“I give help in their hard times to those who say salawat on me”

While Sufyan al Thawri was performing tawaf (the ceremony of going around the Kaaba during the pilgrimage at Mecca) around the House of Allah he saw a man who was saying only salawat (prayers for the Prophet) as he was raising and lowering his feet on the ground and he asked: “What are you doing? Do you not know any other prayers?” The young man answered, “Since you are a foreigner in this town, let me tell you. I was on my way to Hejaz with my father. He died…

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The Truth about Mediation in Islam

By Zakir Cetin Mediation and mentioning the names of blessed people, things and places while praying to Allah (SWT) has been dealt with in many verses and hadiths. We will try to analyse what people do and live within the frames of rububiyyah (divine administration) and ubudiyyah (worship) in terms of creed and causes. What is the status of demanding something either from the living or the dead, or of making them mediators for our demands, according to Islam? “O you who believe! Keep from disobedience to Allah in reverence…

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Bediuzzaman and Working Life

Working is an activity which can be seen in all creatures. What spurs it is the pleasure found within it. A philosophy of working within the boundaries of Islamic principles should be established among Muslims so that many problems may be prevented. EVERYTHING DOES ITS WORK WITH GREAT CARE In all religions, firstly, the problem of existence is solved and the basic assumptions are established. The concept of a Creator is proposed. If you do not have a concept of God and a paradigm of justice in your mind, the…

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A Garden of Truths

Islamic Unity “The greatest obligatory duty in this time is to work for the Islamic unity. The aim and objective of the unity are to vibrate such a long luminous (blessed) chain that connects the Islamic centres and mosques/masjids and milieus which are branched out in subdivisions and thereby to awake those who are tied to that chain and to lead them towards the path of development with desire and command of conscience.” (Bediuzzaman, Damascus Sermon, 90) Working Louis Pasteur, the famous French chemist and microbiologist, used to give his…

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