Islam, Reform and Reformists

In the last century, with the increase in the reformist and modernist trends in the Islamic world, imitating of the western world raised. The followers of these trends started increasingly claim that Islam was the main reason of underdevelopment of the Islamic world. There are some tricky questions, claims and politics followed by modernists and reformists about Islam. Trough these, they have been seeking to change Islam’s symbols and rituals by blind imitations, baseless proofs, excuses and comparisons. To begin with a blind imitation, they claim that “Converts to Islam…

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The Truth about the Prophet Muhammad

A young Muslim man named Khaled who was taking piloting lessons in a flying school in Florida had a conversation one day with a black American who was one of the staff working in the school. A little while later when the conversation deepened into the religious issues, Khaled realized that when the young black American heard the name ‘Muhammad’, he creased up his face, reflecting his disgust on hearing about the prophet. “That” said Khaled “upset me deeply”. Generally the image of Islam and specifically the image of the…

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A Gentle Man and a Prophet

Editor’s letter from the January-March 2012 print issue Boundless thanks to Almighty and All-Merciful Allah for granting us the ability to communicate with each other again through the13th issue of The Pen magazine. Despite all its hardships, life presents us with opportunities to submit our grateful feelings to the Creator and indeed this is what makes life worth living. We decided to address the general perception of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) as the cover topic of this issue, a highly controversial topic these days. Even…

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References to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from today’s Bible

The arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was an important event which was reported and referred in all holy books centuries ago and this is very natural, because; since these holy books tell about some relatively less unimportant events, it is inevitable for them not to refer to arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which is the most prominent event in history of religions and humanity and which abolished former religions and holy books. Therefore, these originally holy books must have reported the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) either acknowledging or rejecting…

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Peace and Blessings be Upon Him

Sending Greetings to our Prophet Muhammad Narrated by Jabir (RA): ‘’Do not get me such as a water container, which a rider of an animal hangs behind of the animal. Because, the rider of the animal fills up his water container, loads his goods to the animal, then fastens the water container behind the saddle. When thirsty, he drinks water or when necessary he takes ablution, when he does not need water to drink or take ablution, he pours it away (do not remember me like this man remembers that…

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The Glory of The Universe

Expressions we utilize for people involve serious clues divulging our emotions. The more we know people in our lives and give place to them in our lives, the more our expressions become very decent, pleasant and careful when we remember them. The expressions we choose divulge where we put people in our lives and what they mean to us. Especially, if a person which you mention has a value and worth for all humanity, the case is different. Especially, if he is the most superior, the worthiest of people and…

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