The illness of the century: Double standard

According to the dictionary, the word ‘standard’ means, “a level of quality or achievement, especially one that people generally consider normal or acceptable.” Starting from this meaning of ‘standard,’ we can say that the reaction and treatment of conscientious people against an event – whether it is positive or negative – will be within certain limits; that is, there will be a standard. In other words, the reaction and treatment do not change according to country, geography, race and nationality. For example, theft is a crime everywhere in the world.…

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Is the intercession a reality?

Sayyid Sharif Jurjani defines intercession in Tarifaat as follows: “Shafā’t (Intercession) is to ask forgiveness of sins which are serious crimes.” Tahanawi defines as “To ask through supplication that someone, other than one’s own self, is freed from harm or is bestowed with a blessed state.” (Keşşafu Istılahatu’l-Fünun, V. 1, p. 1034) The translator of Qamus-ul Muhit, Asım Efendi says, “According to the statement of the writer in Basair, “شفاع” (shafā’) means “شفع” (shaf’) which means being an assistant and a helper to a person, or being associated with him…

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If you give up Sunnah, you perish

Historically, the Islamic World has seen various periods of serious crises. The current period which we live in is also in a serious crisis. This crisis has both material and spiritual aspects. We can clearly see the material aspect of the crisis. Regarding the spiritual aspect, two main sources of the Islamic culture “the Qur’an and Sunnah” are often approached with some suspicion; they are under attack. When these two sources are attacked, we see that Sunnah is attacked first. This is because if the Sunnah – which explains the…

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The most valuable legacy: Sunnah al-Saniyya

O Allah, Who turns the states from good to bad, from bad to good! Turn our state to the best! Bestow upon us good states! Those who long for the truth look for an awakening, an uprise, a revival. There it is Sunnah al-Saniyya! The source of water of life… The source of paradise springs in the world, which has never lost its abundance in asr al-saadah- the age of bliss- and following centuries… The brightness for the eyes that has lost their light and try to hold on to…

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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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