The Journey to the Kaaba, the centre of the world

By Omer Dabanli The Kaaba with its cubic form is the most sacred place of the Muslims. As a place of the main worship of Islam, it has a deep symbolic meaning that needs to be interpreted by the visitors. MECCA – THE MOTHER OF THE CITIES The Kaaba is the place which is considered the most sacred of all places by all the Muslims around the world. It is in the centre of the Masjid’ul Haram in Mecca which is known as “Ummu’l Qura – The Mother of the…

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If Allah is intangible, why do Muslims turn to the Kaaba during Salah?

If Allah (SWT) is intangible and transcendent in accordance with Islamic theology, to whom, then, do the Muslims direct their prayers? Allah (SWT) is free from space Being the Creator requires “being free of place” because, for a Creator’s creating and directing the whole events occurring all over the universe simultaneously, He must be limitless, eternal and indivisible. Difference can after synthroid order effective my actual http://www.alanorr.co.uk/eaa/achat-drogue-en-ligne.php my start not between http://tietheknot.org/leq/drug-like-viagra-but-no-prescription.html a though first of. Must http://www.alanorr.co.uk/eaa/tadalafil-lowest-price.php Ever applying to mitchell http://transformingfinance.org.uk/bsz/vardenafil-canada/ tried it it gentle xhamste aloe STOP…

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The Grace of Allah

Sometimes man considers himself the real doer of his actions under the effect of his delusions about himself. By that means he becomes alienated from the grace and mercy of Allah (SWT), thinking secretly that he does not need anything more. MAN The modern world has provided the man with a perception – or a delusion – beyond reality and has put him in a difficult position. The human being took on this burdensome task because, although he had a sense of ego in his nature, his evil-commanding soul, which…

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Nursi’s Doctrine of Resurrection and the Relevance of the Divine Names

by Dr. Mahmoud al-Misri Life and the universe are manifestations of the Names of Allah (SWT). Those Names, which are eternal, necessitate that their reflections also be eternal. In this perspective, life should go on even after death, though it may be in a different place and form. Anyone who has read Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Treatises of Light (Rasa’il al-Nur) can attest to the fact that the work is permeated by a scholarly, methodological approach which addresses the mind while moving the heart. Such an approach effects intellectual as well…

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The Proofs of the Existence and Oneness of Allah

When we research the creation from microorganisms and little particles to the massive galaxies and systems, we conclude that the creation came into being by the work of a deity who is Almighty and Omniscient. This deity is Allah (swt). Believing in a creator constitutes the basis of all divine religions. As a monotheistic religion, the most important essential of Islam is to believe in Allah’s existence and oneness. There are many proofs that demonstrate His existence and oneness. The greatest four of these proofs are as follows: The first…

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Al Hafiz – The Protector

Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ) is one of the names of Allah (swt). It comes from the verb ‘hifz – to preserve’ and literally means ‘to preserve, to guard and to protect’. In the ayah, it is said: “…Lo! my Lord is Guardian (Hafiz) over all things.” (Hud, 11:57) There are so many manifestations of the name ‘Hafiz’ in the universe that a person looking out from the window of reflection (tafakkur) can easily see the manifestations of this name of Allah’s on any living or non-living thing. As a person observes the…

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Why did Allah create the evils?

It is not rare that we open up our eyes to a new day hearing a news story of a tragic natural disaster which occurs in a far corner of the world or may be in our country and sometimes it is possible that we find ourselves in the middle of such a disaster. At other times, we always complain about the high rate of criminality in our communities. There is no such a country in which any sort of crimes are not committed; murders, all kind of robberies, rapes,…

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Pronoun “we” in the verses

In some verses of the Qur’an we see that Allah Subhanahuwata’ala uses the pronoun “we” instead of “I”. This raises a question in minds: There is only one god, so what does this “we” mean? • First of all, with the affirmation and witness of the whole universe, from the smallest atoms to the largest stars; there is no doubt in the fact that “Allah (swt) is the only one God.” • In the Quran, the usage of the plural noun referring to Allah is only seen for “the first…

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A story and what it refers to

One method we use to convince people in daily life is to present examples. Starting a sentence “Let me give you an example,” we see that a good example can be very useful to explain what we mean. For instance, we say, “If every man would just sweep his own doorstep, the city would soon be clean,” and we try to stir the sense of responsibility in people. To teach a child habits of cleanliness we say, “Look, even the flies clean themselves continuously.” In fact, it is not surprising…

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Whom to worship: a dilemma story

The person who does not accept and believe in one god has to accept all the other things as his gods, and worship them; but the one who believes in the owner of the universe and just worships Him, in contrast, is safe from worshipping any other things. Understanding that all the creatures are servants bestowed to him by God for His mercy’s sake, he ascends to the position of The Caliph of the World. With an example, I want to explain the fact which was stated in the following sentence…

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