The Qur’an in the language of the Qur’an

Since the Age of Bliss hundreds of thousands of lovers of the Qur’an have written exegesis, books, poems and essays about the Qur’an so far. All of them have showed  maximum effort to depict the Qur’an. However, the Qur’an has been portrayed in the best way again by the owner of the Qur’an. Some names and some kinds of attributes that the Qur’an uses to tell about itself identify it better and facilitate its understanding. Allah (SWT) has named his word as the Qur’an. However he has given other names…

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The Existence of Allah necessitates the Existence of Prophets

Each and every one of the pillars of Islamic faith is like a sun that cannot be extinguished or denied by anyone. Whoever closes his/her eyes makes it dark for himself/herself, because the sun is out there, bright as ever. All the pillars of faith have such strong and inter-dependent proofs that they cannot be destroyed. Unbelievers deny Islam and its truths completely, whereas, there are others who believe in Allah or the existence of a god, but do not believe in the other fundamentals of religion, such as prophethood,…

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Why Does Allah Use the Pronoun “We” Instead of “I” Referring to Himself in Some Verses?

If Allah is the only one God, why does He refer Himself as “we” instead of “I” referring in the Qur’an? • 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 Qur’an, the usage of the plural noun referring to Allah is only seen for “the first person.” Yet, whenever the second and the third personal pronouns are mentioned referring to…

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The Qissas In The Qur’an and The Meaning Which They Give Into Life

Al-qissa is the news about the historical figures and events in the Qur’an and it is the knowledge of all these news included in the Qur’an. In the dictionary it is explained as “to trace somebody and follow him/her; to inform somebody about a news or speech”. As a term it comprises every sort of event such as stories as narration or the fact or imaginary events that can be told about. That is why they do not use the word “story” for the qissas in the Qur’an. Then, the…

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How can We Understand Allah has no Begining and no End?

How can the human being conceive Allah’s being Eternal and having no beginning and no end? Created ones are born convicted to the time; they live and die with a confinement on time. Allah (swt) does not resemble to His creations. Time is also a law or a being created by Allah. Allah cannot be prisoner of His own laws. Say: “He is One and Only!” “Allah the Eternal, Absolute (Everything depends on Him in every aspect, but He depends on no one)!” “He beggetteth not, nor is He begotten!”…

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The Truth of Tawheed

Tawheed (oneness of Allah) is to declare and acknowledge that Allah is one; that is, to attribute the source of everything to Him, and to demand everything from Him, to fear only Him, to make worship exclusively for Him and to see Him in everything. If you pay attention you can see that almost all verses of the Qur’an indicate different dimensions of tawhid principle and become mirror to this truth in a way. Thus, all of the verses weave the creed of tawhid like a tapestry in the perfect…

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Proving the Existence of Allah (SWT)

Islamic theology (Kalaam) tried to prove God’s existence only emphasizing on mind, and did not dwell on marifatullah (knowing Allah),.  Mysticism (Tasawwuf) by contrast, did not focus on proving the existence of God, but on marifatullah, muhabbatullah (love of Allah), and spiritual tastes (lazzat-i ruhaniya), and  moved by heart and spiritual journey Risale-i Nur, combining the mind and the heart, proved God’s existence via  the mind, as well as using heart, and focusing on muhabbatullah and marifatullah. We can say that Risale-i Nur in this context, combines theology (Kalaam) and…

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Guidance on the Path of Faith

Sometimes we get in trouble with some questions in our mind. It suddenly comes and never goes. We try to believe but something is wrong. If we do not reply them in a logical way, it is hard to get over. There are some troublesome questions. Let’s read… Can existence of Allah be proven? Answer: The existence and oneness of Allah is absolutely so evident that there is no need to prove it. Perhaps asking for the proof of existence of Allah is something like the fish’s asking for the…

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Allah is the Unique God to be Worshipped

The person who does not accept and believe in Allah has to accept all the other things as his god 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 Allah 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 of…

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The Method of Rhetorical Questioning in the Words of Allah

Asking questions is one of the most important elements of the eloquence which means to say the most appropriate words that the current circumstance requires. Because, a well-timed appropriate question makes the subject explained and proved better and settled in the minds of the people. Also, it impels the collocutor to think about the issue, so, makes him convinced and silent. At this point, the art of interrogation, a literary method which explains the subject by asking questions, proves its own worth.

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