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Religion Is Tough for Whom?

How the man has challenged the nature throughout history and struggled to subjugate it, he also manipulated the revelation; he twisted it, distorted it and tried to make it fit into his liking. Except for the final revelation.

read more 16.03.2017, Thursday

Do We Like Advice?

Do you like giving advice? Or being given advice? What is the role of advice in today’s human relationships? New generation pedagogues...

read more 26.01.2017, Thursday

When the Righteous Ones Are Gone

They say the human life is as short as the duration of a single prayer. The prayer for the adhan that is called upon our ears when we are born is performed upon our death.

read more 29.12.2016, Thursday

Lives Full of Entertainment

What is wrong with having a good time, being entertained or joyful? Of course these are not wrong as long as the limits set by Allah are not transgressed. What is wrong is not to take a break in life, but to consider the whole life as a break...

read more 01.12.2016, Thursday

Call for Being Serenely Beautiful

Works concerning the appearance of our Prophet not only tell us the unique beauty of his physical appearance, but also narrate what an aesthetic life he has carried out...

read more 05.11.2016, Saturday

After Ramadan

Sometimes we want to stop time and live some moments forever, but time, luckily, doesn’t listen. It passes as it always does. Time flows in the same speed for everyone everywhere, but depending on the situation we find ourselves in, one day may seem like an entire century, or like the blinking of an eye.

read more 15.07.2015, Wednesday

The Refugee

Today I would like to briefly share Ms. Feyza Şahin’s reflections on Ramadan. She compares Ramadan to a safe haven in a world full of wars and herself to a refugee that would like to remain in the safe haven: “I waited for these days like a desperate refugee, waiting for the border to open. As I was suffering in the hunger and the thirst of my soul, I threw myself through the door that was opened as a cure for all troubles into the arms of mercy, with the hope that it would envelop me and never let me go.

read more 14.07.2015, Tuesday

The Three States of Ramadan

Ramadan, the beginning of which is mercy, the middle forgiveness, and the end release from Hellfire, is a lot like the prayer with its standing, the bowing down, and the prostration. When Ramadan came we all rolled our sleeves and got ready for worship. Just like standing at the beginning of our prayer. Every believer did this in his/her own way.

read more 13.07.2015, Monday

Ramadan Butterflies

One of our friends who wrote a reflection about Ramadan upon our request is dear Ayşe Şebnem Yeşilkaya. She compares our Ramadan joy to the gaiety of butterflies in spring, our enthusiasm in charity to the flight of butterflies from flower to flower, our slowly refining souls to the elegance of butterflies, and the transitory nature of this season of happiness to the short life of a butterfly:

read more 10.07.2015, Friday

Our Feelings in Ramadan

I saw the crescent in the sky of the dark blue night, in the red of the flag, on the top of the dome, above the Neretva.* I had a difficult time fasting through the long hours. The gates of divine help opened wide. The sun hid its heat, and the clouds wished the fasters well. Little children envied the adults having suhoor and fasted with food breaks in between. Then they took the next step and fasted all day. Grandparents competed with each other to reward these kids in this life, leaving the reward of the afterlife to their Lord.

read more 09.07.2015, Thursday

 

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