“Wa’l ‘Asr!”

“Wa’l ‘asr!” Thus begins the 103rd surah of the Qur’an, drawing our attention to time and informing us that all people are in loss. With the exception of a group of people ‘who believe, do good deeds, urge one another to the truth, and urge one another to steadfastness.’ Time is passing and our companionship goes on with the twentieth issue of The Pen Magazine in the journey that we set out upon six years ago. This issue of our magazine is also full of articles that will, we believe,…

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July-September 2013 Issue

The Islamic Unity: The greatest duty of the time for Muslims COVER The 6th International Risale-i Nur and Islamic Unity Symposium was held in Ankara, Turkey, on May 26th 2013 with the theme of “the problems of the Islamic world and their remedies.” While valuable guests from 30 countries around the world (USA, Afghanistan, Germany, UAE, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Algeria, China, Indonesia, Palestine, South Africa, Kuwait, Morocco, India, Iraq, England, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Egypt, Myanmar, Pakistan, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Yemen) participated in the symposium,…

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April-June 2012 issue

FROM THE BALKAN WARS TO THE BALKAN PEACE The region is seeking peace and stability after a long history of wars, chaos and unrest Cover Story The Problems of Balkan Muslims:A General Evaluation Adnan Ismaili, SKOPJE In order to protect and strengthen Muslim identity in the Balkan region some real investment is needed. The Balkans – The Status Quo and the Problems Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania Problems and Religious Organization of Bulgarian Muslims Mustafa Alis -Former Chief Mufti of BULGARIA The Bulgarian Muslims who made headlines recently were demanding that they be given their rights. Brief Information about…

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January-March 2012 Issue

      A father, a husband, a friend, a commander-in-chief, a head of stateand a messenger of Allah, all in one person in perfect harmony The Truth about the Prophet Muhammad Read the full article     Articles from this Issue Think Tanks and the Future of the Islamic World By Idris TUZUN Think tanks, the collective intellect of society, producesystematic and specialized knowledge, which in turn means power. Read the article                     Organizing Muslim Religious Life in Macedonia By…

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