Women and Family in Risala-i Nur

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi established a spiritual university in Anatolia and in order to enroll at this university he demanded four essences which are impotence (ajz), poorness (faqr), compassion (shafqah), and contemplation (tafakkur). Regarding compassion as the major principal in tabligh (delivering the message of Islam), Bediuzzaman Said Nursi also regarded women as the privileged and inherent students of this university by giving them the title of “compassion heroines”. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi along with offering his treatises for the benefit of humanity without differentiating women or men, he also wrote a…

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The Family Structure in the Balkans

Muslims of the Balkans The topic of this article is Muslim family in the Balkans with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the purposes of this article the term Balkans will be used to denote this region, although due to negative connotations that this term gained throughout the years the term Southeast Europe has become increasingly popular. Sometimes the term Western Balkans is used as well. Each of these terms for the most of the world include, with certain alternations, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia,…

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The Real Identity of Women: Tasattur

Tasattur (Islamic dress code) is the most constant and the most sacred divine law pertaining to the community life. As 350 thousand Qur’anic interpretations (tafseer) and 350 million scholars (‘ulama) agreed on this covering issue, all the Divine Books also agree on this matter. Women leaving their coverings seized by the European mindset, which does not fit with the honour of Muslim women, both distort their innocent natures and are lowered to the degree of toys by those dark powers aiming to destroy the moral disposition of society. Risale-i Nur…

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Muslim Family in North Caucasus

The North Caucasus is a very specific region of Russia. For almost twenty years there has been going on a so-called anti-terrorist operation, as a result, the republic of Chechnya has been virtually destroyed, more than a thousand civilians have been killed. Nowadays Grozny – The capital of Chechnya – is practically rebuilt, the republic has returned to peace and tranquillity. But alas there are certain damages that are impossible to recover so quickly. Because the war has not only ravaged towns and killed people, it has also sown corruption…

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American Muslim Family: Perception, Challenges and Solutions

In this article, I will present a summary description of the ‘American Muslim Family Structure’, its evaluation, examination and re-examination. Because all indications are that the family structure is weakening, even disintegrating in America and elsewhere. Professor Khurshid Ahmad explains that we are living in a period of cultural crisis. It seems as if the very foundations of contemporary society are being threatened from within and without. The family, as a basic and most sensitive institution of culture, is being undermined by powerful and destructive forces. As Zakaria Basher asserts…

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Islamophobia and Women Rights

WOMEN IN ISLAM HAS GREAT RANK, AND HONORABLE POSITION, she is the first teacher in generations school, she is the basic factor in building society, she is firm strong hold for this religion, she is the righteous wife, advised sister, sympathetic mother, kind daughter, the springs or sympathetic, the security strong holds, lights of houses and she is the support of family.

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Virgin Mary (Maryam): a model personality

Chosen above the women Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of ‘Imran (his daughter Mary and Jesus (Isa) peace be upon him) over the worlds as descendants of one another. And Allah (SWT) is All-Hearing and All- Knowing. (Âli ‘Im’rân, 33, 34) Virgin Mary, or Hazrat Maryam as known among Muslims, is among the most praised women in the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)). She is a personality who had the characteristics like chastity, being sinless, and devotion. Hazrat…

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The UNIW Holds International Family Conference in Indonesia

UNIW held International Family Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. 150 NGOs representatives, scholars, academicians and bureaucrats from 15 countries participated in the conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Family Issues in the Islamic World: An Overview”. Final decleration of the conference presented important topics to the attention of world public opinion. Some of them are as follows: Family is the most important institution, which has got no alternative, for healthy individuals and society. We expect that this importance accepted by all the ancient religions and cultures is realized today, too; and…

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Hereafter and Society: Is Ignorance Bliss?

Do we need hereafter? What could possible benefits does have the hereafter? Does it help society or destroy family? Why do some not believe in the hereafter? Does belief of hereafter promise an ultimate happiness or corruption? This article will seek answers for those questions commonly asked of people of faith. Islamic creed reveals significant clues about human happiness both in this earthly life and the one after death. As this huge topic covers so many fields and answers, it would be better to discuss it from some perspectives in…

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Happy marriage

For a happy marriage 1. Believe that the marriage is a sacred establishment. 2. Remember always that your spouse and children are the trustees of Allah (SWT) to you. 3. What is important in marriage is to preserve the family happiness and peace. 4. A sustainable marriage is dependent on mutual love, respect and tolerance. 5. Have respect for your spouse’s thoughts, feelings and aims and share them with her/him. 6. Allocate time absolutely for your spouse and children.

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