Conquering Fear Through Contemplation and Faith
Dear Readers - Elif Kapici
The world today seems to be overflowing with reasons to be sad and
depressed for every human being. However, this should not be true for the
Muslims, who live in the eternal promise of Mercy and Forgiveness from their
Lord, Allah the Almighty.
This issue focuses on the reasons and ways to find the balance between
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The Qur’ân and Contemplation ı - Osman Nuri Topbaş
Perfection is a Divine attribute of Allah which is manifested in this world in three forms: Man, Qur’ân and the Universe…
Man has been created with all the Divine Attributes, which are the basis for the essence of the whole of creation. The same manifestation of Names is seen albeit in a different form as words in the Qur’ân. Compared .....
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Fear: The Tool Of The Sensible Man - Melek Zeynep Oyludağ
Their reward is with Allah: Gardens of Eternity Beneath which rivers
flow; They will dwell therein for ever; Allah well pleased with them and
they with Him: all this for such as fear their
Lord and Cherisher. (Al-Bayyina, 98:8)
Oh how wonderful it would be to be among the ones upon whom Allah.....
Issue: 021, Page: 013
His Mercy Embraces Everything - M. Yaşar Kandemir
A Muslim should live with the hope that “My Lord is the source of mercy, may He forgive my errors.”
This is because in hundreds of verses Allah Almighty describes Himself as “Gafurun rahim”, that is One Who forgives much and protects.
Our Lord has commanded us to beg His forgiveness and to repent to Him.
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Pearls of Wisdom - Altinoluk
1.The peace of the body is with eating little and the peace of the spirit is with little sin.
2.In the past, they had done a favor and had not told about it; then they started both doing and telling; but now, they do not do but only tell.
Umar bin Haris
3.The value of the youth is perceived .....
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Fear and Its Antidote - Norma Nowell
Allah tells us in the Holy Qur’ân:
“We said: ‘Get ye down all from here: And if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoever follows My guidance, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (Qur’ân,2:38)
“Those who believe and those who follow the Jewish and the Christians and the Sabians – and .....
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Islam in China - Altinoluk
Islam is officially recognized as a religion alongside Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism and Christianity in modern China today. There are ten minority groups in China who believe in Islam: the Hui, Uygur, Kazak, Uzbek, Kirgiz, Tajik, Tatar, Dongxiang, Sala and Baoan peoples. Amongst them, the two largest ethnic groups are conspicuous: the Uygurs,.....
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Hajj - Sharon Akdeniz
It was a time for me to reflect on my life and my place in the religion of Allah.
WISDOM: What was your first impression of the Masjid al-Haram?
AKDENİZ: After finding and settling in our hotel, we headed straight to the Masjid al-Haram. It is a huge and beautiful structure. Compared to the rest of the city it seemed s.....
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Juwayriya bint Harith - Halime Demireşik
The Bani Mustalik Battle
It was the fifth year of the hijrah. After fighting fiercely for 27 days in the Battle of the Trenches the Muslims received a signal from Archangel Gabriel to immediately set out for campaign against the Bani Qurayza Jews, who had committed treason during the battle. Prophet Muhammad had returned from th.....
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Quiz - Altinoluk
1.Which companion was “purchased” by Khadijah (ra)?
a. Hz.Umar b. Hz. Zayd c. Hz. Abu Bakr d. Hz. Ali
2. Which companion was rescued by being “purchased” by Abu Bakr (ra)?
a. Hz. Umar b. Hz. Bilal Habashi c. Hz. Zaydd. Hz. Uthman
3. Which companion accompanied the P.....
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