A joyous journey of life with faith

 “The Second Word” from the Risale-i Nur Corpus بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم الذين يؤمنون بالغيب In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Those who believe in the unseen…1 If you wish to understand how much happiness, and how many great blessings there are in faith,2 and the immense joy and tranquillity that are contained therein, then direct your attention to this short allegory. Listen! [The allegory of the self-seeking and God-seeking men] One day, two men set off on their travels, with the intention of both leisure and…

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Faith and Life

The modern individual has been crumbled into pieces mentally and spiritually. What will bring that individual to a holistic perspective is a critically verified faith. Thus many things in his life will change. Critically verified faith is attaining a sense of the Divine presence through the strength of certain, verified belief and through the lights proceeding from reflective thought about the creatures which leads to knowledge of the Maker; thinking that the Compassionate Creator is all-present and all-seeing; not seeking the attention of any other than He, and realizing that…

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The Onslaught of Misguidance: Philosophy and Science

In order to understand how materialism spread through the world, we need to understand the intellectual transformation that Europe has undergone in the past few hundred years. Though the Muslim world has been substantially affected by this way of thinking, the remedy is at hand. The subject of this article is a momentous issue that affects all Muslims very deeply, and that has played a large part in causing the decline of Muslim civilisation, the weakness of Muslim peoples, and the political and intellectual fragmentation and disunity of the Muslim…

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Evaluating the Faith in the Broad Perspective

Throughout the world history, belief played quite an important role in human life in terms of all development processes. For the last 1400 years, Islam has made a great impact on societies in all manners. It was not only the Muslims that have benefited from the civilization that Islam initiated but also the non-Muslims and other religious societies, too. That meant to be a strong source of power bringing all Muslims together and act like the parts of one body. So it didn’t take too long for some think-tanks and…

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Faith, faith, faith!

“O you who have believed, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent down before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah , His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.” (Nisaa, 4:136) It has been definitely understood that every man is a temporary guest here in this world. His real essence is turned towards an eternal life. For every believer, actually for everyone at this time, the case of attaining…

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The Life and Belief

Am I suggesting that the life of a nonbeliever must be one of dreary desperation without cause for hope or happiness? Not indeed. I think not only life of nonbelievers are full of anxiety and stress but also believers’. Anxiety is a common feeling that most of the people do have in their life especially in modern times due to technological and scientific development. The more you know the more you feel anxious and feared and threatened by the circumstances that you are surrounded. Believers feel anxious and threatened for…

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Role of Science in Belief

One of my articles in which I expressed my ideas on the psychological defence of atheists in the face of temporary nature of the life has offended some people who do not believe (http://www.thepenmagazine.net/the-unbelief-a-life-based-on-demagogy/). When I reread my article I realized that the language and style that I employed were really offensive to those who do not believe. Plus, it was very self-assured and in a manner that has solved all problems that we, human beings, have faced up. To me, the number one rule for a human being is…

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The Flimsy Roots of Materialism Based On Causes

The earliest response to materialistic positivist challenge in nineteenth century which we mentioned in previous article came from a strange Muslim scholar in Turkey called as Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. He was strange both in terms of his way of clothing and manners and perception of the world and life and knowledge as well. It was 1922 when he first time noticed that that monster of unbelief was trying to grab the belief of Turkish nation. He was in Ankara and witnessed the joy of people due to the victory of…

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The Criticism Of Atheism

The emergence and running of the universe: cause and effect or a divine power? “Warm air near the Earth’s surface tends to absorb moisture in the form of invisible water vapor from bodies of water, moist ground, and from plants. Warm moisture-laden air is inherently unstable and tends to rise. Clouds are formed when the air is lifted and cooled to saturation temperature which is also known as the dewpoint temperature. The altitude of the saturation level determines the altitude of the cloud base. The vapor begins to condense onto…

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Belief; Golden Secret of Knowledge and Life

Having nothing to get by on… Having nothing to hope for the future… Having no choice but rebelling against everything for the results and dissatisfactions… Having no faith, no will, and no passion in life… I was considering about the people who are always in search of worldly pleasure. Drinking all the time or doing drugs and getting numb to forget everything. If asked, why? What answer would be given to this question? Most of the people think that they will die whether they play by rules or not.  Due…

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