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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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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New Generation

“O you unfortunates who have given up Islam, which is the spirit of the two worlds, and who are like walking corpses! Do not stand in the way of the coming generation. The grave is waiting for you. Do not get in the way, so that the new generation, who will thoroughly cherish the truths of Islam in the world, will come.” Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi  

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How to spend youth?

The fact that the summers turn into the winters and the days turn into the nights as divine routines show that all things are temporary and they will leave the physical world a while later. As a blessing granted to us the youth also will leave us. One should spend his youth in the path of good manners, deeds and morality. Thus, the youth as a blessing turns into an eternal life. This is the promise of all celestial religions. If the youth is spent through excessive habits and sins,…

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Looking at Haram (forbidden) things

The great spiritual people, that is, the muttaqin as an expression of the Qur’an, shun away from the forbidden, illicit things as they avoid from the snakes or scorpions. They abstain from small sins even from the makroohs (disfavoured things) as well as from the great sins. This was because of their taqwa (respect to Allah) and the spiritual high rank that they are in. Imam Nursi says that he had never come across two things; fear and forgetfulness. These two lofty values and characters are reached through an infinite…

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A Generation Knowing Their Prophet

Man reaches maturity by imitating: he imitates his parents, his teacher, and older ones; shortly man imitates his loved ones. He resembles his loved ones and gets the colour of his loved ones. Does knowing the life of Prophet (PBUH) mean really knowing Him? Not in my opinion! To know your Messenger is not just about knowing who he is or his life story. In this context, I probably would not be wrong to say that the current biographies of Prophet are insufficient in some aspect. Bediuzzaman’s explanation of the…

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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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A Generation Knowing Their Book

There are three major elements apart from the writer contributing to the communication of readers with the books: The complexion and the content, in other words, the “truth” of the book; the image of the content, in other word, the “letters” and the “language” which is a spiritual bridge between the reader and the book. These three elements constitute the identity of the book. The truths, the letters and the language of the book either give strength or foible to the book. So it either helps getting closer to justice…

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A Generation Knowing Their Lord

“Ignorance,” the greatest enemy of man; there is no doubt. But we need to consider this question at length and find a reasonable answer to it: “Ignorance of whom and what, not knowing what is the greatest enemy, the most dreadful calamity, the most terrible scourge? *** There are kinds of ignorance according to the things of ignorance. Man’s being unaware of some of the art and sciences, remaining indifferent to some statistics, not knowing the political arena’s current cabinets and being weak in general knowledge, which is now a…

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And We Are the Brave Youth of This Ummah

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah Distinguished Frequenters of the Pen Magazine On a shiny summer day, we have come together with a sincere intention in true sisterhood and brotherhood merely to attain the sake of Allah without considering any worldly interest. Coming together to attend the Forth Youth Gathering held by UNIW and also to meet and socialise with the other half of the world. The main theme of the gathering was Westernisation and secularisation in the Muslim communities. In the workshops we discussed this subject and I sincerely wish to…

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