In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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The Quran’s language of mercy

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş The wisdom and secrets of the Qur’ān are as deep as an ocean. However, everybody benefits from it, in as much as their hearts let them. If someone’s heart is as small as the thimble of a tailor, his share from this endless ocean will be as big as his heart. All Muslims, the high and the low, sit before the same reading desk and read the Qur’ān; however everybody benefits from it to the extent that their hearts allow them to. The meanings of the verses of the Qur’ān reveal themselves to the extent of the closeness of the servant to Allah the Almighty. Therefore we should ask ourselves whether our interest and curiosity towards the Qur’ān,...

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The Waleemah (Wedding Feast) in Islam

The wedding feast in Islam

By: Nurul Aiman Source: The waleemah is a food reception which follows the consummation of marriage, to make the marriage public. It is offered by the parents of the married couple, by their friends, or by the newly married couple themselves. Friends, relatives, and neighbors are usually invited. The companion Anas reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) (peace be upon him) a trace of yellow on Abd Ar- Rahman Ibn Auf, and asked what is this? He answered: “I got married”. Then, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “May Allah make it a blessing for you. Have a waleemah, even with only a sheep.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Abu Dawood and Maalik] Since...

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Right conduct and Justice

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş Islamic ethics include all aspects of human beauty and perfection and take the human soul to the zenith of virtues. They have an exceptional essence, for they are unshakably founded upon rights and justice. This is because the peace of humanity can be ensured only if rights and justice are observed. So what are rights and justice? The most general definition is “to treat everybody and everything according to its due; to judge truthfully; and to behave toward all in a balanced and moderate manner.” On this definition, to give somebody more than his rightful due is to violate the rights of others, while to give him less than his rightful due is...

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