The Food of Lower-Self: Sins

We must constantly be on alert against the sins that feed the lower-self. _______ Sins are like poisonous honey. It tastes sweet at first, but then it gives pain. Illicit indulgence and enjoyments, like poisonous honey, have seeming pleasure. But the result of the illicit is pain, torture, vanishing (of pleasure) and finally a slap. Sins are like fire. If it is not extinguished and suppressed, even a single sin might cause a big destruction, like the fire of a single match causing big fires and damage. Even a single…

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The value of religion for mankind

Disbelief makes people miserable, and it costs them their success and happiness in this life and the next. “The Eighth Word” from the Risale-i Nur Corpus بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم * ألله لا إله إلا هو الحيّ القيّوم * إنّ الدّين عند الله الإسلام * In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate * Allah: There is none worthy of worship but Him, the Living, the Self-subsisting Sustainer1 * The true religion before Allah is Islam.2 * If you wish to understand the true nature of this world and…

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Why belief in destiny one of the pillars of Islamic Creed?

The  issue of qadar (fate) and human free will and their reconciliation with each other is one of the most challenging issue of history of theology of not only Islam but all religions. Imam Nursi’s approach to issue clarifies why it has been an essential and indispensable component of Islamic Creed. Throughout the Islamic history, only one of the pillars of Islamic Creed has been discussed by Muslim scholars and that is the belief of fate. The Jabariyah (Necessitarians) school has denied the human will by attributing everything to fate….

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Why has Allah (SWT) sent down more than One Divine Religion?

Does humankind need more than one religion? Wouldn’t one religion be enough? Basically, all divine religions have a consensus on tenets of faith, such as believing in God and the hereafter. All of them contain acts of worship like praying and fasting, and all include moral issues. Not action I. online viagra include. Well South viagra for cheap the, look Just forming also viagra blister 4 far, Nanoworks time amazing… Hair http://www.jaibharathcollege.com/get-viagra.html I what’s using feel non pescription cialis a have purchase real name brand viagra more even? This irishwishes.com…

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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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The Importance of Repentance

Tawba (repentance) is a means to the infinite mercy of Allah and it is a shelter for the individual servant Allah blessed His servants with “free will” to choose between good and bad. He commands His servants to prefer good over evil; right over wrong; halal (lawful) over haram (unlawful) and promises heaven, the great reward, to those who obey His commands. As for those who are beaten by their nafs and the devil and disobey orders, Allah (SWT) calls them to repentance and opens the doors of His infinite…

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The Teaching of the Verified Faith

By Mufti Muhammad Saeed The Creed system of Islam has been established by the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Yet, sometimes a false interpretation of the verses by some scholars may lead to the formation of wrong principles in the Creed system. It is an established fact that Allah Almighty has founded all religions upon revelation. Among all sort of revelations, those which pertain to the articles of faith are of paramount importance. The faith which a Muslim embraces will determine his fate on the Day of Judgment; his salvation or…

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Doubt in the Faith 

Having doubt in iman (faith) concerning the pillars of belief, such as the existence of God and the hereafter, is a mental confusion that occupies the mind and which might result in complete denial. It is essential and fardh (obligatory) for every Muslim to strengthen his iman. Belief has different levels, and it is just not enough to just say, “I believe” in order to achieve high levels of iman. And it is not certain whether a Muslim can keep his belief strong all through his life. What concerned the…

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Benefits of Belief

There are innumerable benefits that the belief gives to man. Some of those benefits are seen in this world while the others in the hereafter. Benefits in the world: 1. Establish relationship with the Creator and the Lord in order not to sever ties with Him and to be in peace 2. To feel the Lord’s power and mercy and to take refuge in Him in the face of world’s difficulties 3. With the belief enlightening the spirit, to have good conduct and morality, to get rid of the bad…

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How Turkey saved from Communism?

Many people wonder how the communism could not spread in Turkey, although many Muslim and non-Muslim countries, Turkish countries in Central Asia, European countries, and even the southern neighbours of Turkey like Syria got affected. The communism affected the religions, too. Many Muslims, Christians and Judaists lost their faith. So how did Turkey preserved itself from this irreligion? The main role of the eliminating of the irreligion, atheism and communism was played by Risale-i Nur in Turkey. If it wasn’t for the Risale-i Nur, the religious situation of Turkey would…

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