Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and the youth

Youth is a great blessing which we can make eternal by spending it in the way of Allah (swt). The nations’ hope of future is the youth. Countries expect the advance and progress in civilization from the efforts of youth. Therefore, youth is not a moment or period of life but the future. Tomorrow’s history has expectations from youth. The spirit, strength and truth of a nation are its youth. To this respect, those who want to take a role at the stage of history have invested highly in its…

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The spiritual bonds among us

It is our responsibility to know the spiritual bonds that can bind Muslims to each other for the unity of Islam. One hundred years ago, one young man delivered a speech in historic Umayyad Mosque to a gathering of close to ten thousand, including one hundred scholars. With his extraordinary speech, this charismatic and brilliant young man mentioned six sicknesses of the Islamic world. One of the sicknesses according to this young man is disunity among Muslims, which is our greatest problem at present. We are a very fragmented and…

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What is holy for families?

What is spoken most in family is its most holy. Family life is the special place where people express themselves in the most comfortable way, and show their true personalities by leaving the business stuff and all the roles aside. Family life, from this aspect, is an environment where truth is lived and spoken. Therefore, the interests, concerns, conversations, agendas, plans, programs, sorrows, joys of the family members are shaped according to this environment. What sets our agenda in our house? As family members coming together in evenings, what do…

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Malicious Envy

Hasad (envy) leads to unhappiness, bad morality, mischief and even disbelief. The cure: do not envy the worldly things, which are transient; and do not envy the matters of the Hereafter, where there is no room for jealousy. ______ A sultan meets two villagers on his way. He says to one of them, “Ask for anything you want from me! But whatever you want, I will give your friend twofold.” However, this villager is a very envious one. He thinks to himself: if he wishes for a horse, his friend…

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Dangers in Supermarket Juices

Fruit juice production is quite problematic. It is necessary that every substance used in production process must have a reliable halal certificate. If you think that supermarket juices are only fruit juice, you are certainly wrong. If they were really only fruit juice, there would be no problem except the danger of alcohol that might be formed in fruit juices. Unfortunately, however, many additives and various substances besides fruits are used in supermarket juices; and this is a grave risk in terms of both our belief and health. As a…

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Fashion: Waste and Arrogance Combined

Fashion harms the meaning of tasattur that serves the dignity of human being and prevents many social problems. The order of tasattur ( covering) of Islam aims at various purposes such as protecting the mental health, dispositional structure and honour of individuals; observing the balance in between species and humans; and making a good life for family befitting human dignity. Man and woman’s being subject to different rulings of tasattur is a differentiation made according to the two kind’s creation qualities. That is a good answer to the question “Why…

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Ramadan and Kids

Children, our beloved ones. They are great gift from Allah (swt). We need to act in the way how Islam wants us to act for them. Sultan of the months Ramadan has come. What do we need to do as parents? Well, we should not, first of all, force our children to fast if they are under age (puberty). However, their parents are strongly recommended to encourage them to fast few days so that they get used to it and they grow up knowing of the worship of fasting as…

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Taking advantage of our youth to serve Islam

Every society is made up of people of different classes, values ​​and ages, and everyone play an important, essential and crucial role in strengthening the society of today and of future. And it is the duty of every member of society to participate in this process. The youth are part of societies, but their role is more important than others. They are integral and essential part of a society and a society is incomplete without young blood. Therefore it is said, “Today’s youths are the force, hope and leaders of tomorrow,” because…

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The Importance of Family in Society

At beginning of surah al-Nisa, Allah (swt) says, In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “O people, keep your duty to your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind), and spread from these two many men and women. And keep your duty to Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship. Surely Allah is ever a Watcher over you.”(Nisa, 4:1) There are many examples in Quran and in Sunnah about how…

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The value of health

Health is one of the greatest blessings that Allah (swt) gave us. Without a proper health our life would be unbearable.  Whatever we do we can’t pay our debt to Allah (swt) for this great blessing. However, we mankind are ungrateful. We do not know the value of our health until it goes away or we begin to fear losing it. As our Prophet Muhammad (saws) says, “Many people give themselves a raw deal with regard to two blessings: health and spare time.” (Tirmidhi) As we have a blessing like health, we…

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