Keyword: Islamic World

Portrait of an Anatolian Muslim with no schooling*

It seems like this season is a season for losing fathers. Yesterday, like many friends around me, I too lost my father. All fathers are great, but mine was different, an extraordinarily good person. He had a finger in every innovation that was brought to the village. Although he never went to school, he could speak and write in Ottoman and [modern] Turkish. He would read history books for the curious in the house.

Real Islam can eliminate radical groups in Islamic world, say analysts

MESUT ÇEVİKALP, ANKARA Several terrorist attacks over the past weeks carried out by radical groups in different countries who claim to act with Islamic motivations are seriously damaging Islam’s image, and the best response to such groups is to show the entire world the real face of Islam, which carries the meaning of peace, analysts […]

Turkish American Society of Ohio Seeks to Foster Friendship and Understanding Between Cultures

In existence since 2010 and headquartered in Columbus, The Turkish American Society of Ohio’s mission is to introduce Turkish culture into American Society. Through their efforts in dialog and unique community services they also seek to promote friendship and understanding between cultures.

Nubuwwat symposium starts with rejection of suicide bombing, terrorism

A three-day international symposium launched on Sunday in İstanbul with the theme of nubuwwat (prophethood) has started with a message that a true believer of Islam cannot become a suicide bomber. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 10th edition of the symposium focusing on the teachings of prominent Islamic scholar Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, Deputy […]

The Future of Islamic Civilization in A Globalizing World

By Muzaffar K Awan, M.D.  Grand Rapids Michigan USA The Muslim civilization was developed historically (spanning from 7th through the 17th centuries) dominating the world close to a millennium. It had transformed the world particularly during its golden age (8th to the 12th centuries); had become universal, supremely successful in all human endeavors, education, democratic […]

At British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester

EBU ABDURRAHMAN An international conference entitled “Islam, Science and Scientism” initiated by Prof. Salim Ayduz took place at British Muslim Heritage Center in Manchester, April 27-28. Participants from a large number of countries including the United States, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt attended the event. They gave speeches offering […]

We need the Hizmet Movement example in Tunisia

YUSUF ACAR / TUNUS Tunisia, where the civil uprisings in the Arab world originated, recently discussed the Hizmet Movementand ideas of Fethullah Gulen. The symposium jointly organized by Hira magazine and Fadil bin Asur Research Center was entitled “Tunisia and Turkey: Concepts of Culture and Reform in the Cases of Tahir bin Asur and Fethullah […]

Historic ijma meeting in İstanbul

İHSAN YILMAZ Last weekend, a meeting organized by the Yeni Ümit and Hira magazines and supported by the Hizmet movement aimed to elaborate on the issue of ijma, or consensus of Islamic scholars, and collective consciousness. This two-day meeting was titled “Ijma as a Common Roadmap and Collective Awareness.” I very much wished to attend […]

Fethullah Gulen’s message to the “Ijma” symposium

Fethullah Gulen sent a message to the symposium entitled “Ijma as a Common Roadmap and Collective Awareness” which took place on April 27-28 in Istanbul. Gulen’s message received a standing ovation in the hall that a large number of guests crowded into. In the message, read aloud at the symposium in presence of a large number […]

“True change in a society cannot be achieved through politics but through conscience and collective awareness”

The symposium “Ijma as a Common Roadmap and Collective Awareness” with participations from approximately 80 countries took place over the weekend, on April 27-28, in Istanbul. Earlier last week, several international attendees had given noteworthy remarks in advance of the event. Among them was one by the Sudanese minister Muhammad Yakuti who stressed that true […]

Winds of ‘ijma’ beginning to pick up speed

The concept of “ijma,” or the consensus of Islamic scholars, is one of the key concepts of the Islamic religion. Of the four basic sources of Islamic law, or the four arguments, “ijma” is fourth after the Quran, the word of Prophet Muhammad and qiyas (deductive reasoning). There are no simple equivalents to the deep […]

Scholars stress need for dialogue, cooperation to solve global issues

DERVİŞ GENÇ, AYTEN ÇİFTÇİ A two-day symposium during which Islamic scholars from 80 countries exchanged views about ijma, an Islamic term meaning religious consensus, took place in İstanbul over the weekend with participants discussing methods of achieving consensus and stressing the importance of solidarity and cooperation in solving global problems. The event, which was jointly […]

Islamic scholars from across the world gather in İstanbul to discuss ‘ijma’

A two-day symposium during which Islamic scholars from 80 countries will exchange views about ijma, an Islamic term meaning religious consensus, kicked off in İstanbul on Saturday. The event, which is jointly organized by the magazines Yeni Ümit and Hira, is taking place at İstanbul’s Haliç Congress Center on the Golden Horn. The symposium is […]

‘Even deeper than 9/11’

In my humble opinion, following the tragic events in Boston, there are two questions before us that we must contemplate deeply on. First, despite all the efforts of the Obama administration to ease the tension in the air, why is the US still being subject to terrorist actions that Muslims seem to have taken a […]

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