Muslim Family in North Caucasus

The North Caucasus is a very specific region of Russia. For almost twenty years there has been going on a so-called anti-terrorist operation, as a result, the republic of Chechnya has been virtually destroyed, more than a thousand civilians have been killed. Nowadays Grozny – The capital of Chechnya – is practically rebuilt, the republic has returned to peace and tranquillity. But alas there are certain damages that are impossible to recover so quickly. Because the war has not only ravaged towns and killed people, it has also sown corruption…

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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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Being A Muslim In Europe

The old continent Europe shelters 450 million people and 27 countries inside it. One of its boundaries goes to the Scandinavian countries and another continues along the Ural Mountains. The social values of Europe have been formed in a secular frame in accordance with Christianity and Judaism though there is a multicultural structure containing different religions and almost 35 million Muslims. For this reason, a Muslim individual living in Europe has to pay more attention to some specialities due to the divine responsibility of leading people to the straight path. Consequently,…

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Fear of Islam: Genuine or Made-up?

Since 9/11 the term Islamophobia has been one of the most discussed issues all around the world. ‘Phobia’ is a psychological term and mostly caused by traumas particularly experienced in childhood. Despite the term ‘Islamophobia’ has not yet involved into the literature of psychology, some human rights organizations use it to define “the nonsensical fear of Islam and Muslims” witnessed in Europe and USA.1 The debate over whether an Islamic centre should be built a few blocks from the World Trade Centre has reminded us the phobia that not only…

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How to name it: Prejudice or Phobia?

An extreme fear of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained is the description of what phobia is. Speaking of the word “phobia” as in arachnophobia or claustrophobia, it subconsciously implies, whether true or not, a negative association with the word used together. Similarly, using the word Islamophobia may not make people reflect on Islam as a positive term. Is it like spider or darkness? Muslims should not contribute to negative wording. What’s more, if one to claim that people are being Islamophobes, he has…

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