Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and the youth

Youth is a great blessing which we can make eternal by spending it in the way of Allah (swt). The nations’ hope of future is the youth. Countries expect the advance and progress in civilization from the efforts of youth. Therefore, youth is not a moment or period of life but the future. Tomorrow’s history has expectations from youth. The spirit, strength and truth of a nation are its youth. To this respect, those who want to take a role at the stage of history have invested highly in its…

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Taking advantage of our youth to serve Islam

Every society is made up of people of different classes, values ​​and ages, and everyone play an important, essential and crucial role in strengthening the society of today and of future. And it is the duty of every member of society to participate in this process. The youth are part of societies, but their role is more important than others. They are integral and essential part of a society and a society is incomplete without young blood. Therefore it is said, “Today’s youths are the force, hope and leaders of tomorrow,” because…

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New Generation

“O you unfortunates who have given up Islam, which is the spirit of the two worlds, and who are like walking corpses! Do not stand in the way of the coming generation. The grave is waiting for you. Do not get in the way, so that the new generation, who will thoroughly cherish the truths of Islam in the world, will come.” Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi  

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How to spend youth?

The fact that the summers turn into the winters and the days turn into the nights as divine routines show that all things are temporary and they will leave the physical world a while later. As a blessing granted to us the youth also will leave us. One should spend his youth in the path of good manners, deeds and morality. Thus, the youth as a blessing turns into an eternal life. This is the promise of all celestial religions. If the youth is spent through excessive habits and sins,…

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UNIW 6th International Youth Gathering

The 6th International Youth Gathering starts tonight at 18:30 in Istanbul. There will be a-three-day forum within the programme. The Union of Non-Governmental Organizations of the Islamic World (UNIW) has determined the topic of the forum as “Human Rights in the Islamic World”. Today, the idea and term of Human Rights is at the center of many debates. Even though the concept has very historical root as much as the history of Islam in the Islamic Civilization,  today it is important to consider the perception of human rights alleged to be…

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A Generation Knowing Their Book

There are three major elements apart from the writer contributing to the communication of readers with the books: The complexion and the content, in other words, the “truth” of the book; the image of the content, in other word, the “letters” and the “language” which is a spiritual bridge between the reader and the book. These three elements constitute the identity of the book. The truths, the letters and the language of the book either give strength or foible to the book. So it either helps getting closer to justice…

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A Generation Knowing Their Lord

“Ignorance,” the greatest enemy of man; there is no doubt. But we need to consider this question at length and find a reasonable answer to it: “Ignorance of whom and what, not knowing what is the greatest enemy, the most dreadful calamity, the most terrible scourge? *** There are kinds of ignorance according to the things of ignorance. Man’s being unaware of some of the art and sciences, remaining indifferent to some statistics, not knowing the political arena’s current cabinets and being weak in general knowledge, which is now a…

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And We Are the Brave Youth of This Ummah

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah Distinguished Frequenters of the Pen Magazine On a shiny summer day, we have come together with a sincere intention in true sisterhood and brotherhood merely to attain the sake of Allah without considering any worldly interest. Coming together to attend the Forth Youth Gathering held by UNIW and also to meet and socialise with the other half of the world. The main theme of the gathering was Westernisation and secularisation in the Muslim communities. In the workshops we discussed this subject and I sincerely wish to…

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Silent Cries of “Youth”

Not long born;still in the first part of life, not old; juvenile, having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; weak… The literary meaning of “young”… I can hear the voices “No, not inexperienced. No not weak!” And you are not wrong actually. Some exceptions don’t make any difference. Young is young. It is true that young people have less experience in contrast with the older ones in life. But isn’t there a saying “Wisdom has nothing to do with the age; it has something to do with the head and what you…

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Being Young In This Century

Yesterday I saw a group of young boys. They were at least seven or eight in total. I guess they were at high-school. These days were Ramadan. They had sandwiches in their hands. They were attracting a lot of attention with their more than trebled earrings and tattered, worn and torn clothes. Their noise simply filled the whole street. After they leave, there were only their leftovers, a couple of cigarette stubs and reflections of the rude and bad words they called each other. And a sheer silence…  A strange…

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