Servanthood: first and foremost

Prophet Suleiman (as) He was a blessed gift given to David, peace be upon him. That is, he was a prophet son given to a prophet father. 1 He was the prophet who asked Allah (swt), “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom,” 2 and who was given such a sovereignty that has not been given to any other prophet. He was the one to whom the wind was subjected so that he could travel wherever he wanted. He was the one who was obeyed by jinns and…

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Why Worship?

“O you people, worship…” (Baqara, 2:21) First of all, we must say that “we worship because our Creator tells us so.” We all know that there is great profit and happiness in worship, and there is great loss and ruin in not performing the worships. Every Muslim can tell this from personal experience. Worship is not performed to demand new rewards, it is actually a duty charged to us in return of the things we received in advance. In other words, we do not have a right to say “I…

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Meaning and Necessity of Worship

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ People, worship your Lord who created you and those who lived before you, so that you may become pious. (2:21) 1. MEANING OF WORSHIP Worship is nothing but doing the commands of Allah and refraining from what He forbids” is the definition of Imam an-Nursi. In another part of Risale-i Nur, he defines worship in this way: Worship is a prostration of the servant in bewilderment and love in the presence of Perfect Lordship and Self-Sufficient Omnipotence and…

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Stop The Boredom In You…

I AM BORED! Have you ever heard or said this sentence before? Probably the answer will be “Yes” and probably you say it most of the times in a day, therefore; it is so familiar. When boredom settles in, we probably try to find ways to get rid of it? I mean who doesn’t want to entertain himself when he is bored? Imagine what you do to get rid of this boredom! We ask ourselves why we are bored but it is in vain because the most probable answer to…

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Sunnah and Ihsan

Islam has defined the purpose of creation of humankind as to get to know and believe in Allah (SWT) and to worship him. The duty of humankind, in accordance with this purpose, is to try to get to know him well in return for his introducing himself to humankind and to make himself loved by Him by appreciating  and considering best His artistry and works in exchange for His making Himself loved through decorations and to love Him by obeying His rules in return for His showing His love for…

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To You, My Soul!

O my proud soul! You are a traveller on the road of life, which comes from the Spirit World, passes through the grave, and carries on to the Hereafter. And this world is a desert full of danger. You need to be cautious, because your impotence and poverty have no limit, and your enemies and needs are endless. On your own you will perish. If you ascribe to Someone Who has got real sovereignty in this world, you will be saved from numberless fears and calamities. O my soul! Know…

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Allah is the Unique God to be Worshipped

The person who does not accept and believe in Allah has to accept all the other things as his god and worship them but the one who believes in the owner of the universe and just worships Him, in contrast, is safe from worshipping any other things. Understanding that all the creatures are servants bestowed to him by Allah for His mercy’s sake, he ascends to the position of The Caliph of the World. With an example, I want to explain the fact which was stated in the following sentence of…

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