Two sides of Europe

In the middle ages, the enlightenment in the east (in the Islamic world) affected the thought, and positive thinking in the west then set the west in action to improve positive sciences. The French revolution and the industrial revolution made the step forward. However in this development process Europe split up in two; “One follows the sciences which serve justice and right and the industries beneficial for the life of society through the inspiration it has received from true Christianity and the second corrupt Europe which, through the darkness of…

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Zakat in Islamic Civilization

Zakat means purification, refinement and abundance. Extracting the due share of the poor from one’s belongings given by Allah as rizq (sustenance) nd giving them zakat purifies man from spiritual stains such as stinginess, greed and malicious trespass, and what’s more zakat causes abundance in property, the worship done with properties and money is thus called zakat. Because it is a proof for his sadaqat (or loyalty) of servitude to Allah, charity is also called “sadaqa”. In Islamic jurisprudence, zakat is to give certain mount of alms determined by Qur’an…

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Nationalism-2

Nationalism and western civilization urge societies to struggle for their personal benefits, while a Muslim works for attaining the pleasure of Allah (SWT). Nationalism and western civilization urges people to struggle, while Islam says that the best among people is the one who helps others and promotes cooperation through every means. Nationalism and western civilization claim that you can survive if you are strong and powerful, but Islam declares that one is powerful as much as he depends on Allah (SWT), who is powerful over all things. Man is a…

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Respect for Humanity (2)

Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it, that is shortly kindness and compassion, corner stones of civilization and humanity. Civilization, this term and definition supposed to have a positive meaning. Indeed it has. But what kind of a civilization is that? A civilization where people doesn’t care about each other and just individualize more day by day? Or a kind of civilization when some people are losing their life as a result of unhealthy and poor life standards while some others are getting…

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The merits and virtues of the Islamic civilization

Unbounded thanks and praise be to Allah who is the Master of the worlds! Allah declares in His Glorious Quran, “Obey Allah and His Herald; do not dispute with each other; lest fear penetrates inside you and your wind (the power that makes you strong) diminishes; then persevere with patience!” (8/46); “hold fast all together to the rope (Quran) of Allah, and do not get divided!” (3/103)

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