The Pen 24th Issue

July – December 2015 Islamic world in need of Risale-i Nur               Editor’s letter: He who knows his Lord saves his hereafter Y.Emre Pehlivan   The spirit, ego and nafs Ali Kurt Allah (swt) has granted human with a domain of legal and illegal and a will and freedom to choose between them. Human is tested with this faculty called nafs which is predisposed both for good and evil.   The illness of intellectual arrogance Cemal Erşen Intellectual arrogance disease may lead people who are more or less…

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Editor’s Letter: He who knows his Lord saves his hereafter

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, In this issue you will find articles about nafs, intellectual arrogance, servanthood to Allah (swt), spiritual crisis of the West (and its effects in the modern world), need for Risale-i Nur in the Islamic world, brotherhood among Muslims, Islamic economic order, Imam Nursi’s ideas about youth, the certainty of Hereafter,  creation and tawhid, and more. Nafs is a faculty embedded into our spirit; it is different from the nafs meaning ‘person’. The ‘I’- which gives sense of ego to the spirit, is the most important feature…

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