The Blessing of Serving Others

Folders / Others / Muhammad Hüdayi (Stuart R. Clark)

As God's Mercy extends to all of His creation, the entry point of our service begins with our fellow human beings. Where can we begin serving? What are the basics? Charity begins with your immediate environment.

read more 27.08.2013, Tuesday

How do you make people feel?

Folders / Others / Fatma Bayram

Was our Prophet not afraid that if he made them feel important and close to him,  that he would lose his respectability before them? Of course not.  Because he gained his respectability not from the table which he sat behind, but directly from his lofty station before Allah subhana wa ta'ala

read more 23.08.2013, Friday

The Qur'an from the Mouth of its First Addressee

Folders / Others / I. Hakkı Ünal, PhD

The Qur’an, which is a miracle in both its style and content, had the ability to deeply affect each person who heard it, because it was the most beautiful of words...

read more 20.08.2013, Tuesday

The Understanding of Prophethood in Judaism

Folders / Others / Eldar Hasanov

In the Jewish tradition as well, the institution of prophethood is amongst the basic institutions. This work addresses not the prophetic tradition in Judaism, but its conceptualization of prophethood in the abstract.

read more 20.08.2013, Tuesday

Hajj: an Inward and Outward Journey

Folders / Pilgrimage / Muhammad Hüdayi (Stuart Clark)

In this article, I would like to share with you some of my personal reflections on the hajj, a journey to the center of the Muslim world to where the faith began, not just for Muhammad (pbuh), but because it was where Abraham (pbuh) built the first house of pilgrimage dedicated to a monotheistic conception of God.

read more 14.08.2013, Wednesday

Fasting Six Days in Shawwal

Abu Ayub al-Ansari relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days of Shawwal is as though he has fasted the entire year"

read more 14.08.2013, Wednesday

Eid: Days Of Joy And Celebration

Folders / Ramadan / Sargon Erdem

In Arabic the word 'Eid means "customary joy and sadness; a day for gathering together." According to Mahmud of Kashgar, bayram, the Turkish word for eid, is originally from the Persian bezrem/bezram, and it means a day of entertainment.

read more 02.08.2013, Friday

(Let Me Call) My Lord On Thee

This song, sung by Nader Khan, is the English translation of a poem written by Yunus Emre (1240-1320), one of the most famous Sufi poets who has made a great impact on the Turkish-Muslim culture. This poem is at essence an entreaty to God, by means of the intercession of those things and people that are deemed to be close to God Almighty.
 

read more 02.08.2013, Friday

On Seeking the Night of Destiny (Laylatul Qadr)

The most important of spiritual actions on that night is sincere repentance: one should seek to return to ones Lord through making the firm commitment to leave ones state of heedlessness and disobedience and also to turn ones heart in the direction of Divine Pleasure

read more 01.08.2013, Thursday

A Ramadan Gift from Tosun Bayrak

Folders / Ramadan / Shaykh Tosun Bayrak

The holy Ramadan is the month of patience. Patience is half of faith. The reward of patience is Paradise. During this month, worries leave the believers; their sustenance increases. The ones who feed the believers who fast are forgiven their sins, and are saved from the Fire, even if they are poor and cannot offer more than a date or a glass of milk, or a glass of water.

read more 30.07.2013, Tuesday