Bediuzzaman and Working Life

Working is an activity which can be seen in all creatures. What spurs it is the pleasure found within it. A philosophy of working within the boundaries of Islamic principles should be established among Muslims so that many problems may be prevented. EVERYTHING DOES ITS WORK WITH GREAT CARE In all religions, firstly, the problem of existence is solved and the basic assumptions are established. The concept of a Creator is proposed. If you do not have a concept of God and a paradigm of justice in your mind, the…

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Interview: Dr Mohammad Siddik

INTERVIEW: Dr Mohammad Siddik* Africa has been subject of colonization and exploitation so far. Do you think engagement of Turkey in Africa will bring prosperity to both parties and in what ways? Turkey has already played a very important and crucial role in the development of Africa by virtue of the scholarship program it has with the cooperation of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the last more than a quarter of century (since 1985). As you know IDB-Govt of Turkey scholarship program is mainly for study in certain professional subjects i.e.…

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The Islamic World and the Unity

Although our main source of enlightenment and our true guide, the Qur’an, strictly urges us, as Muslims, into unity, solidarity, cooperation and alliance, contrarily we are fragmented into a thousand pieces and hate each other more than we hate our enemies. It is obvious that the fact that we are not in unity gets us into a lot of troubles. In spite of the terrible, horrendous tragedies that we experienced for the last two hundred years we have not yet learned how to become united. What prevents us from being…

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American Muslim Family: Perception, Challenges and Solutions

In this article, I will present a summary description of the ‘American Muslim Family Structure’, its evaluation, examination and re-examination. Because all indications are that the family structure is weakening, even disintegrating in America and elsewhere. Professor Khurshid Ahmad explains that we are living in a period of cultural crisis. It seems as if the very foundations of contemporary society are being threatened from within and without. The family, as a basic and most sensitive institution of culture, is being undermined by powerful and destructive forces. As Zakaria Basher asserts…

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Impressions of Bangladesh

By grace of Allah, I had the opportunity to visit Bangladesh for the Eid-ul Adha between 13-19 November to attend a qurban organization conducted by the Social Agency for Welfare and Advancement in Bangladesh (SAWAB) all over Bangladesh. I would like to mention about some facts regarding Bangladesh as well as my impressions and views that I acquired during my journey. In the past, East Bengal was part of British India since 16th century until mid 20th century. It gained its independence in 1947 along with West Pakistan and it…

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Pure Misguidance

Everything was as usual and I was happy to begin a new day with fully refreshed and adhan recitation all around Istanbul until I read the news and sadness aroused in me when I started reading the lines; “Germany is also in alarm for a probable attack from Muslims.”…….. “It is stated that a hundred Islamist Terrorists walking around.” This essay was pointing out the definition “Muslim Terrorist”. If you ask why? We can say that it became so easy in the world to blame Muslims and find a connection…

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