Science and Sufism
Faith, Science, Sufism
ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY
Islam is a religion of revelation and is incompatible with people's mental systems. Allah Almighty, who created people and the universe, knows the situation of His creatures and what is best for them. This information was announced to people through verses from the Quran and hadiths. Therefore, it is necessary for the state administration to be regulated in accordance with Islamic rules in order to be beneficial to all people. Only under a government in accordance with the Islamic Sharia, all people can be happy and live a comfortable life.
The Islamic management system established by Allah Almighty does not completely coincide with the management systems created by human reason. However, while some Islamic scholars argue that Islam is completely opposite to democracy, some Islamic scholars also argue that Islam is not contrary to the basic features of democracy. Some argue that the reason why today's Islamic communities lag behind the West is that they are not democratic. While others think that Islam can overcome the problems by applying its own democratic management system.
The idea that Islam is opposite to democracy is mostly put forward by Western orientalists. For years, Islam has been denigrated in the West and Muslims have been described as terrorists. It is clear what the purpose of these incorrect evaluations is. This is an effort to gain supporters in the Western public opinion in order to seize the natural wealth of Muslim countries and exploit them. However, Islam is far ahead of the democratic system proposed by the West. The most perfect implementation of principles such as law, human rights, justice and equality exists only in the understanding of the Islamic state. None of the human management systems created by human reason can compete with Islam in this regard. There are many examples of this in history.
In democracies, the right to legislate, that is, to make laws, is exercised either by the people or by persons elected by the people. However, in Islam, the right to make laws belongs to Allah. State administrators can only define laws on matters that are not clearly stated in the Quran and Sunnah. However, these laws must be in accordance with the texts in the Quran and Sunnah.
“If you obey most of those on earth, they will lead you astray from the path of Allah.” (Surah An'am, verse 116)
This verse is to prevent corruption in society. Therefore, the decisions taken by the majority of the people are not fully correct when they do not comply with the Islamic Sharia. Therefore, Islam completely rejects the philosophy of people sovereignty.
The understanding of governance in Islam is based on the sovereignty of Allah and the caliphate of man. The purpose of man's caliphate here is to fulfill the principles (nass) specified in the Quran and the Sunnah in practice and to act with participation and consensus among Muslims in cases where there is no nass about it.
Political power represents a leadership committed to the mission of the Prophet (pbuh). Caliphate includes the meaning of deputy to the prophet and regency (acting in his place) for Muslims. The position held by the caliph is that he is the successor to the prophethood. Due to this position, the caliph is assigned to protect and spread the Islamic religion and manage the Islamic society.
Caliph (ruler) is a ruler limited by Islamic law. Within the boundaries of Islamic sharia, he must govern on the basis of justice and equality. If it goes beyond the limits of sharia, the condition of obedience to the caliph is eliminated. Since the Caliph comes to power by election, if he does not fulfill his duties, his dismissal may be decided by the selection committee, which is the representative of the ummah.
Islam is a whole. Islam is not only a system of thought and belief, but also a social system. In this respect, Islam cannot be considered separate from society and social life. It is envisaged that the rules of Islam will prevail in social dynamics.
Muslims should aim to establish an Islamic state. The guide on this path is Hz. Prophet (pbuh) and his four caliphs. If the period of the Age of Bliss is examined thoroughly, Muslims will obtain good examples and principles for the Islamic state they will establish. All our prayers and wishes are for true Islamic states to dominate the world. In this way, all people, whether Muslims or not, will be able to live peaceful lives.
( Date of Publishing : 01.12.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
The most honorable creature created by Allah Almighty is man. After creating Hazrat Adam from soil, God breathed His soul into him, thus making him the closest being to Himself. While the descendants of Hazrat Adam are in their mother's womb, their souls are breathed into them. All souls were created before and exist in a place called isthmus. They are waiting their turn to be born. Until the Day of Judgment, these souls will enter human bodies and complete their earthly lives. Soul is the command of Almighty Allah. However, complete information about its nature has not been given to people (Al-Isra, 17/85). For this reason, humans have gained the feature of the most honorable creatures among other creatures. Thus, he deserved all kinds of love and respect.
People have been informed through the prophets sent to them to behave with love since Hazrat Adam. But people forgot this advice and used cruelty and violence against people. This situation has continued until today and will continue until the end of time. There are many principles in the Sharia brought by our Prophet (pbuh) regarding human love. These principles have been clearly communicated to people through verses and hadiths.
“Say: If you truly love Allah, follow me and Allah will love you and forgive your sins. Because Allah is very merciful and forgiving.” (Al-Imran, 3/31)
“None of you truly believes until he loves and desires for his brother what he loves and desires for himself.” (Hadith)
However, throughout history, people have acted according to the belief and thought systems they created with their own minds, by not obeying the orders and prohibitions revealed by God to the prophets. According to these systems, the love and value they show towards humans took very different forms. Most of these are contrary to Allah's commands and prohibitions. For this reason, these behaviors and moral concepts did not give people their true value and did not make them happy. These practices, which are carried out against the orders and prohibitions of Almighty Allah, are carried out within two main frameworks. These are philosophy and humanism.
In philosophy, love means interest directed towards something. Since philosophers are interpreters of life, they also thought about the meaning of love. While there is almost a definition of love according to every philosopher, the definition of love in philosophy creates a common point for the continuity of life. Love is important in terms of directing vital energy and developing an important perspective on life. Love is equivalent to goodness, and a person who feels love can reach beyond his own boundaries and gain a freer, broader and greater perspective.
Humanism sees humans as the source of all values such as goodness, beauty, power and success. According to them, the primary source that produces all positive values is human. In Islam, human beings are not a resource but a mirror that reflects the values created by Allah. Therefore, it is not the original but the subordinate. It is a secondary source, not a primary source. It's the moon, not the sun. The primary source that produces value in Islam is Almighty Allah. Man, on the other hand, can produce secondary values depending on the true religion of Allah Almighty.
Islam is a religion that gives the most importance to love. Therefore, Islamic civilization is a civilization of love. Likewise, a Muslim society is a society of love. Because in order to have faith in Islam, there must be love. In Islam, all relationships between humans and beings are based on love. Love in Islam is an absolute love that encompasses all existence. The fruits of this love are absolute mercy, absolute compassion and absolute humility.
Allah has placed love in the nature of His servants. He delivered His messages about love to all times and places through His messengers. Behaviors place love in a person's heart. Therefore, the main purpose of love is to achieve perfect faith. Because, thanks to love, a person has a mature faith and reaches its pleasure.
( Date of Publishing : 27.10.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
SUFISM AND MYSTICISM
Sufism is a spiritual and deep way of life lived within the framework of the exoteric and inward provisions of Islam. The characteristics of Sufism are determined by the Quran and the Sunnah and are related to purity of heart, self-discipline and good morals.
In the West, Sufism is perceived as "theosophy", meaning the movement that teaches the secrets and laws of the universe and life, and the ways to manage them, or as "mysticism", which indicates the inner spiritual aspect of any religion, and is expressed as "Islamic mysticism". However, over time, it was understood that there were significant differences between Sufism and mysticism, and as a result, Islamic Sufism began to be expressed with the word "Sufism".
Mysticism has been defined as man's spiritual experience of reaching the truth, infinity and unity behind visible objects, and as a doctrine that expresses this experience. According to this definition, Sufism can be seen as close to mysticism. Although Indian mysticism, Neo-Platonic mysticism, or Jewish and Christian mysticism seem to include many aspects of Sufism at first glance, when examined carefully, it is easily understood that there are obvious differences in the basis and systematics of Sufism. For this reason, the concepts of Sufism and mysticism are used differently in Western literature.
Since Islam is a heavenly religion, similarities have sometimes been tried to be drawn between Christian mysticism and Sufism. Comments such as "Sufism is Islamic philosophy" and "It is the mystical experience of Islam" were made. However, priesthood is the most important point where Christian mysticism and Sufism differ. Being a priest requires breaking away from life and people in order to reach God. On the other hand, in Sufism, mixing with the public is especially envisaged. If necessary, it is recommended to be patient with the tortures that will come from them and discipline your soul in this way. The periods of seclusion and isolation in Sufism cover a temporary period that does not extend to the whole of life.
In the understanding of Sufism, there is love and fear of Allah. According to Islam, there is mutual love between servants and Allah. God loves His servants just as the servants love God. In order for Allah Almighty to love His servants, the servant must obey the Prophet (pbuh).
Although there may be similarities in some manifestations of Sufism - the attempt to approach the higher angels and the expression of man's gaze on wide spiritual horizons are among the most important - it is obvious that it is something other than mysticism. For this reason, it is not acceptable to translate mysticism, whether religious or non-religious, into Arabic as Sufism and to call Sufism mysticism.
The term Sufism refers only to Islamic spiritual life. For similar ones in other religions, if there is no special term for this in the religion to be examined, the terms "religious experience", "spiritual experience" or "teemmül" (thinking thoroughly) should be used, depending on the nature of the experience.
A correct scientific method is to examine each religious phenomenon in its own terms, in terms of being religious phenomena, and within the framework of the religion that reveals it. Therefore, Sufism should be read and examined as a Sufism that complies with the known limitations within the framework of Islam. The term Sufism has been stable as a science and a title of life and experience for more than 13 centuries. Therefore, no scientific justification can make it necessary to turn away from this term and turn to another term that will confuse the mind, create confusion and distract the researcher from the subject.
As for the term mysticism, it should be left to those who are willing to express their religious experience with it, such as Christians, Jews and Hindus. However, we should also know that mysticism is not Sufism in the sense we know Sufism. From what has been said so far, we can understand that the term mysticism is in no way a synonym for the term Sufism. It is wrong to translate it as Sufism. If Christians – and Jews, Hindus and Buddhists followed suit – used the word to describe their spiritual experiences, that is something to do with them. Islamic spiritual life does not accept such a naming. Because it is registered with the Quran and the Sunnah and is connected with them in terms of beginning and conclusion. It can only happen within the framework of those two. Therefore, Sufism is Sufism, mysticism is mysticism.
( Date of Publishing : 23.09.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
THE RELIGION OF ISLAM AND DISASTERS
Throughout the history of humanity, societies have suffered many calamities such as earthquakes, epidemics, famines and wars. Today's epidemics, wars and earthquakes are neither calamities peculiar to modern societies, nor will they end as long as people live. Some of these calamities are physical laws of God, others are social laws, valid at all times and in every society. These laws, called Sunnetullah, will continue to enforce their laws until the Day of Judgment.
The causes of disasters on earth are examined and interpreted by people. Especially today, scientists make comments about these disasters and put forward theories about why disasters occur. However, these theories are always incomplete in terms of reflecting the absolute truth. Most of the scientists have a completely materialistic mentality when searching for the causes of events in nature. However, in the face of some events, they have no words to say and they are helpless to explain. Generally, scientists with a secular mindset think that the cause of everything is another material event. They also apply this approach to disasters in nature. However, it is very difficult to say that they were successful in this regard. Because these people do not know the power of Allah and they do not recognize the phenomenon of destiny.
According to the Islamic belief, every creature in the universe was created by Almighty Allah based on a certain order, purpose and wisdom. Every phenomenon in nature has been ordained to a certain extent by Allah. “Beware that We have created everything according to a destiny.” (The Moon, 54/49)
Within this divine system, man was created in a special way. He has been given many talents such as intelligence. Information was conveyed to him through spiritual means (such as revelation, inspiration, etc.) and he was explained how he should perceive the phenomena in nature. Allah explained the system He established in nature and humans with verses and wanted people to act according to these principles. Otherwise, they were told what they would encounter.
Man must first know why he was created, what his most basic duties on earth are, and he must direct his life accordingly. If he does not do this, he should know that many disasters and calamities will happen to him. Because people are responsible for their actions. If a person does not regulate his behavior with the mind and will he has, he should expect that many disasters can happen to him. According to Islam, what happens to people is the result of what they did with their own hands. (Al-Shura, 42/30)
Although the effects of disasters have been tried to be reduced with some precautions taken in the modern period, the possibility of calamities beyond human strength has not been eliminated. Although it is possible to take some precautions to build more earthquake-resistant houses, to take protective precautions against diseases or to increase the production of agricultural crops, it does not seem possible to get rid of disasters completely. Because if God wants to punish people for what they have earned with their own hands, no one can prevent it.
The way is clear against all kinds of material and spiritual disasters. This road is Sirat-i Mustakim (True Way). This way is to cling to Islam, to be just, to be moral and to have character. As a result of these, people need to do the right things by using their mind and knowledge. Managers who allow such irrational and unscientific works are also responsible. If they deviate from the right path in order to gain benefits in these matters, or if they are ignorant on this subject, they cannot escape the responsibility of wrong deeds. Even if the laws and supporters of the world protect themselves, they will definitely give an account for all these wrongs and unjust actions in the hereafter. The justice there is infallible, the power of acquaintance and money do not exceed there. There, every rightful owner will definitely get his right from the one who wronged him.
However, people turn a blind eye to these facts. They have been enslaved by the material benefits and pleasures of the worldly life. They are deceived by all kinds of deceptions of the nafs and the devil. They immersed themselves in enjoying the pleasures of the world, leaving behind the morals and shari'ah of Islam, which was communicated to people. What a bad life. This way of life will not bring them any good either in this world or in the hereafter.
( Date of Publishing : 18.08.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
LEGEND OF AGARTHA
The Legend of Agartha is an expression of the existence of an Agartha State, which, according to Indian, Tibetan and Mongolian culture and tradition, is hidden underground and has secret entrance tunnels from some parts of the world. According to this legend, the head of the Agartha State is the "King of the World" and holds the non-religious and unscientific (occult, spiritual) rule of the world. This person rules the occult rule of the world with both power and wisdom. Although this administration is close to the people, its recognition is not easy.
This is a myth and a belief. However, there are people who still join this belief today and pursue it in order to obtain and take this power with them. Such people have existed for the last two centuries. As example, we can give the leader of the German Nazis, Adolf Hitler. However, today, people are making a great effort to seize the power of the Agartha State and to ensure that this power serves them.
According to the Theosophists (Indian mystics), Agartha was founded by science priests or initiates (who had mystical education) who migrated from Mu and Atlantis, and later, seeing the need to hide, retreated into mountains and caves. Another name for Agarta in Tibetan traditions is Shambhala, although some argue that there is a hidden negative center against Agarta called Shambala.
For those who believe in this legend, the main mission of Agartha is to preserve and transmit information based on revelation in the sunken Mu civilization. Agartha has been doing this for about 50,000 years. For them, Agartha and Shambhala are everywhere. If a person is sincere, honest, chaste, conscious and knowledgeable, and lives wisely, these centers will certainly manifest themselves, and he will be able to get all kinds of support and help from them by contacting them.
For the last two centuries, people have been trying to get this help and support. However, it is doubtful whether they received this support. Those who do not believe in Islam pursued these supposed beliefs and shed a lot of blood to gain power and dominance in the world. But in the end, they could not get the power they wanted and they were destroyed by being punished by Almighty Allah.
The religion of Islam certainly does not accept the Agartha Legend. Because the only power that dominates and rules the universe is Almighty Allah. Almighty God is always everywhere. It is meaningless to claim that it is found in the tunnels, under the mountain. For this reason, those who believe in the veracity of the Agartha Legend are out of the Islamic faith.
“Whoever is in the heavens and on the earth belongs to Him. All of them obey Him.” (Ar-Rum, 30/26)
Those who do not believe in Islam think that they will reach the truth by chasing these myths. But they are wrong. Because it is irrational to not accept the religion of Islam and seek help from other perverted beliefs. Ancient mythological beliefs, perverted mystical beliefs of Christianity and Judaism push people to believe these false myths. Correct information cannot be obtained from incorrect information. People love and want to dominate the world and the universe with their own mind and power. They are trying every possible way for this. They think that they will achieve their goals through these superstitious means. However, we understand from the events so far that this is not so. Hitler, who set out hoping to get help from the king of Agartha, was finally defeated. They were defeated and retreated in the wars of the global powers to seize the States in Asia and Africa. However, these searches have not come to an end, and people are trying to dominate the world every day again. In this regard, they expect to receive support from spiritual forces. Evangelicals in America, such as the Moon Sect, are for this purpose. But it is certain that they will not achieve their goals absolutely. So far, they have not achieved absolute power. Despite all this, people's efforts in this direction continue at full speed.
Almighty Allah does not allow any group of people to have absolute dominion over other people forever. This is expressed in the verses of the Qur'an and the hadiths of the Prophet. That's why we Muslims look at the Agartha Legend from this perspective. It is certain that what is claimed here is not true. Because the only power and will in the realms is Almighty Allah.
( Date of Publishing : 13.07.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
ISLAMIC ETHICS SUPERIOR OVER SECULAR MORALITY
Debates on morality have continued throughout human history. These discussions have generally been seen as a mutual comparison of two separate ideas. People either adopted the moral understanding and principles determined by the monotheistic religions, or people were subject to the moral principles they created with their own minds and desires of their real selves.
Since Adam (pbuh), Allah Almighty has informed people about the divine moral understanding, what is good and bad, what should be done and what should be abandoned. Some of these moral principles did not please the people who did not believe in them (who did not believe) and they defined good and bad according to their own minds and desires, and decided whether their behavior was moral or not with these definitions. The moral principles laid down by the monotheistic religions are clear. These are basically the same, although they differ more or less in detail with the coming of different divine religions over time. The final form of these moral principles is determined by the religion of Islam, the last divine religion. These moral principles will remain valid until the end of time. People will be judged on whether they abide by these moral principles, and in the end, their life in the hereafter will result in happiness or torment.
When people did not believe in divine orders and prohibitions, they formed their own moral principles and thought to follow them. However, moral principles created by reason or according to their own whims did not establish a unity among the philosophers who studied this subject. Each philosopher has put forward an understanding of morality in his own way and has often rejected the moral principles of others. This conflict has lasted for centuries and people have never been happy with these moral theories.
It is natural that people cannot be happy with moral theories produced by reason. Because it is impossible for man to know his true nature and what he needs with his mind. Only the creator knows what man really needs. Allah Almighty created man and knows best what he needs to be happy in both worlds. Therefore, moral principles were revealed through revelation to enable them to turn to good and abandon evil. With the information sent to the prophets, people were guided to goodness and happiness. Because he who knows man best is the One who created him. It is a mistake to think otherwise and to say that man knows himself absolutely and grasps this truth with reason. These erroneous thoughts have led people to form other moral understandings, but no definite result has ever been achieved.
Islamic morality is the lifestyle revealed by the Qur'an and Sunnah. Islamic morality arises from the relationship between God and man. Thus, it regulates the attitudes and behaviors between God and man, between man and man, and between man and the universe. The moral values of Islam are the reflection of all kinds of attitudes and behaviors of the relationship that people establish with Allah through belief and worship.
Secular morality is a morality that excludes religion. This moral theory proposes to break the link between morality and religion. He claims that the society can be moral even if it is irreligious, in other words, there is no need for a religious basis to meet the moral needs of the society.
Secularism (worldliness) is an attempt to build social life, social relations and social morality by rejecting belief in the hereafter, by closing the doors of the world to the hereafter and ignoring the hereafter. It is an effort to establish the world without the love and fear of Allah. With the rebellious expressions of the defenders of secular thought, secularism is the claim not to involve God in worldly affairs.
The moral values of Islam aim to make people happy not only in the worldly life, but also in the hereafter. For this reason, the moral rules determined by the Qur'an and the Sunnah are the basis of all people's happiness in this world and in the hereafter. Secular/modern morality, on the other hand, aims only the worldly happiness of people. There is no such thing as happiness in the hereafter for them. For this reason, the moral rules they recommend to people exist to satisfy their egos, selves and whims.
( Date of Publishing : 10.06.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
METAPHYSICS AND NUMBERS
The word metaphysics is a term that expresses the field of being and knowledge beyond the physical realm. This term denotes a discipline in philosophy. This term has been used since the time of Aristotle. Aristotle wrote his book Metaphysics on this subject. This book has played a leading role in determining the problems and terminology in metaphysics in an integrated manner.
The metaphysical understandings of Islamic philosophers were criticized by Ghazali. According to him, philosophers did not comply with the certainty conditions they envisaged in logic in their metaphysical systems, which they developed purely based on reason. The conflicts between them and the inconsistencies in their thought systems are clear proofs of this. Certain metaphysical views of philosophers, consisting of conjecture, are fundamentally contrary to the religion of Islam. It is a deception that philosophers put forward knowing mathematics as a prerequisite for understanding metaphysical subjects. It is not possible to reach absolute information on these issues based on human reason.
Ibn Arabi's doctrine of the Unity of Existence (Vahdet-i Vücûd) is also a metaphysics. He argued that the knowledge of the divine order of existence can only be reached through mystical pleasure and discovery, not just theoretical and intellectual knowledge. According to him, it cannot be claimed that philosophers who have turned their backs on the path of mystical pleasure and discovery have reached certain knowledge in the field of theology by the method based on reason alone. Sadreddin Konevi, a student of Ibn Arabi, tried to establish the subject, principles and problems of Sufi metaphysics as a systematically determined divine science.
While the concept of number includes certain concrete features, on the other hand, it is seen that there are some mysterious, mystical aspects that cannot be explained by reason. Although it is emphasized that the science of mathematics is a precise and fully compatible science, it has been proven today that this is not the case. It is possible to see that many results and features shown by numbers are closely related to mystical and spiritual views. This situation has occupied people for thousands of years. People have worked for thousands of years to build a bridge between the order of numbers and the spiritual, mystical structure. Many results and predictions are explained on this subject. Some are kept secret. Although there are works written on these subjects in ancient civilizations, most of the secrets have been preserved as secret wisdom. Pythagoras' philosophy can be explained as an example in this regard. We will try to explain some interesting results of the numbers based on our own knowledge and opinion. Some of these are the mystical discovery information written in Sufi books, and some of them are our personal interpretations.
It is believed that there are hidden powers between numbers and letters. Numbers and letters are objects used in the realization of Allah's will and are within Allah's knowledge. With this thought, it is thought that when the secrets of numbers are solved, the secrets in the universe will be solved. Words that are dhikr have meanings in divine science. A certain number of repetitions of these meanings also provides the spiritual effect of that word. This is what is wanted in the dhikr. These repetitions are determined according to the purpose. This purpose can be destructive or constructive. Different numbers are determined for both cases. Thus, the number plays a guiding role for the realization of the matter aimed at making the dhikr.
“O believers, remember Allah offen.” (Al-Ahzab, 33/41)
The numbers given for dhikr have the authority of spiritual lock. In other words, in order for some divine secrets to be opened, a certain number of rosaries, names, salawat, verses or prayers must be recited. It is stated in verse 28 of the Surah Jinn that this is not random:
“Allah has encompassed everything that is going on with them with His knowledge and has counted everything one by one.” (The Jinn, 72/28)
( Date of Publishing : 06.05.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
It is a need for order in societies made up of people. Because human nature can only be comfortable and happy in regular environments. Irregular environments are uncomfortable for people. For this reason, it is essential to have an administration that will ensure order in human societies. This administration is called the state.
Since the religion of Islam came as a mercy to all worlds, it appeals to all people. For this reason, the understanding of the state in Islam is also universal. The understanding of the Islamic State is not only open to cultures and geography, but also open to time, valid until the apocalypse. For this reason, the understanding of the state in Islam has very different characteristics from other understandings of the state. These features reveal the understanding of the Islamic State.
The understanding of the Islamic state is basically based on the verses of the Qur'an and the hadiths of our Prophet (pbuh). Other important sources are the consensus of Ummah (ijma-i ummet) and the comparison of fiqh scholars (qiyas-i fukahâ). As a result of these resources, the understanding of the Islamic State began to take shape during the period of the four caliphs and later developed thanks to the just and responsible Muslim statesmen. Many religious works, commentaries, politics, advice, history and sociology books, poems, edicts and fatwas have been put forward that support this understanding of the state.
Islam is not based on man's duties towards Allah alone. At the same time, it has determined the relations that ensure the coexistence of people. He also revealed the necessary moral principles to ensure the happiness of people and the formation of a society with dignity and personality. Since these principles cannot be enforced with only moral advice, sanctions related to them have also been defined. It is the Islamic State that will implement all these.
In Islam, not only the superior abilities and emotions of man are taken into account, but also his natural weak points. This realistic human understanding of Islam is different from other religious understandings and philosophical thoughts. For example, Christians accept that man comes from bad leaven, inherited original sin from Adam and Eve, and will never change. Hinduism, on the other hand, accepts that man develops initially bad and then good. Some philosophers, such as Rousseau, think that man is actually good and then corrupts. This issue is considered differently in Islam. In Islam, man was created completely and cleanly (The Fig, 95/4,5). But later it was brought down below. Except for those who believe and do good deeds.
The Islamic State represents the orders expressed in the Qur'an and hadiths, and which have an impact on the political and social life of the society. In other words, it ensures that laws and activities comply with the sources of Islam. The principles that Islam brought to the state are essential elements for human happiness. If we look at the past events in history, we see that the source of all the unrest and violence in societies stems from the lack of concentration of force in the law, that is, leaving the fate of people at the mercy of a dictator or a group, injustices, despotism, lack of value for merit or deep economic imbalances in the society. The Islamic State has the necessary features to eliminate all these negativities. Thanks to these features, it prevents the deterioration of the economic balance in the society and tries to meet all the necessary needs of the society and individuals. These, in turn, open the doors of happiness to people both in this world and in the hereafter.
( Date of Publishing : 25.03.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
PRINCIPLES OF LIFE IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY
Islamic life is a real way of life. This path has produced the most suitable solutions for all the needs of humanity and has surrounded humanity with all its aspects. Islam has determined the purpose of life and the principles that will serve this purpose. These principles are the principles that will ensure that people reach happiness both in this world and in the hereafter. Apart from these, all the paths to be followed will never ensure the happiness of people both in this world and in the hereafter.
However, opponents of Islam have attacked the religion of Islam for centuries and tried to deflect its pure features. Thus, Islam was imprisoned only in consciences and tried to prevent it from ruling among people. After that, they struggled to completely abolish Islam in Islamic countries. Thus, they tried to place superstitious beliefs and thoughts instead of Islam.
The West has declared Islam as the enemy for the last 50 years. They defined all Muslims as terrorists who worship violence. In order to justify these thoughts in their own and in the world public opinion, they established Islamic terrorist organizations with their own plans and made them commit terrorist acts. Since they had the power of the media, they tried to make people accept that Islam is a religion of terror in this way.
The dominating powers of the West know that Islam wants the development of all humanity, and therefore they fear it. Because in a place where Islam is strong, it is no longer possible for the West to exploit people and usurp their wealth. Knowing this, the imperialists hide the true face of Islam with all their might and force people to live and think outside of Islam. However, all these efforts are in vain. The religion of Islam is not something that can be easily eliminated as they think. Because the religion of Islam is under the guarantee of Allah.
“There is no doubt that we sent down that dhikr/Qur'an. We are the ones who will protect him.” (Hijr, 15/9)
However, the unbelievers are unaware of these facts. They want a social life that is not dominated by the religion of Islam so that they can commit fraud, corruption, theft and colonialism as they please. Islam is against what they want. This point expresses itself with all the beauties of Islamic life. We describe the basic principles of these beauties below. These basic principles are the guarantee for people to be happy in this world and in the hereafter.
Some Basic Principles of Life in Islamic Society are : Social Justice, Absolute Freedom, Being satisfied of the Heart, Learning Science, Outlawing Interest, Forbidden of Profiteering and Black Market, Nationalization of Public Resources, Luxury and Waste is Haram, It is Haram to Accumulate Excess, Inquiry of Earnings, Zakat Institution, Presence of Love and Compassion, Awareness of Aid and Solidarity, Life, Honor, Property and Residence Guarantee.
The great religion of Islam has never wanted to spread itself through the police forces. Those who do not believe in Islam but live under its banner have never been asked to be made to believe in it by force. He does not send them to electric furnaces as Hitler did because they do not believe him, nor does he exile them to the snowy mountains and icy seas of Siberia as Stalin did. Because it trusts sincere beliefs and leaves everyone free in their faith. For this reason, the borders of Islam are open to people of all religions and colors, as well as to all Muslims, without curtains. Even idol worshipers can take shelter under the protection of a Muslim. If they do so, they will also be protected.
It has not been made possible for all people to gather in the same religion and believe in the same things. For this reason, there is a need for a social system that opens its doors to every universal cause with freedom and that does not restrict the right to life of every believer because of his faith. This is such a system that all believers, sects, races, colors and languages can benefit from it. Such a Universal System is only the religion of the Supreme Islam. A free human world needs such an Islamic system. The most prominent system in terms of encompassing the whole world is only the Islamic system. In its shadow, a person attains security, peace and stability. We invite all humanity to such a system.
( Date of Publishing : 11.02.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
ISLAM IS THE WAY OF REAL LIFE
The lifestyle determined by the religion of Islam is a real way of life. Because this way has answered all the problems of humanity. It encompassed humanity in all its aspects. The religion of Islam has declared the purpose of human existence on earth. He explained the place of man in this universe. He explained the moral principles that people should follow and why it is necessary to comply with them.
The religion of Islam has explained what the political, economic and social order should be in which people can live in peace and security, and on what principles this order should be governed. These are real things that man needs. Everything else will lead humanity to chaos and unrest, not happiness. All this shows that the religion of Islam is the true way of life.
However, the opponents of Islam have been attacking the religion of Islam for centuries and have partially succeeded in diverting it from its universal character and its feature of being a system that solves every problem of humanity. The opponents of Islam have been partially successful in squeezing Islam into their own consciences, by co-operative and ruthless methods. As a result, Muslims were prevented from living the true Islam. These efforts led to the collapse of the Islamic order, the separation of religion from the state, and the surrender of Islamic states to an uneasy understanding of secularism. In many Islamic countries, the religion of Islam has been removed from being the source of laws. Laws based on the secular understandings of the West were implemented. Following this, struggles were made to completely abolish Islam in these Islamic countries. Thus, efforts have been made to wipe out the beliefs of Islam in their consciences and to replace them with superstitious thoughts and beliefs.
For this purpose, by denying Sufism, it was tried to put the pagan beliefs of Far East countries, like Buddhism, into the conscience of Muslims under the name of being scientific. Even the wisest people have been led to believe that they will become deified by attaining Nirvana, like the Buddha. It was tried to warm people to Christianity by working on the theme of love. It has been tried to portray Islam as a loveless and violent religion. As a result, the consciences of Muslim youth were filled with the material goals of the secular world supported by the enemies of Islam. Thus, they have turned Muslims into a generation that worships matter like the West and drowns in worldly pleasures.
Islam, as a religion that has gathered all the truths within itself, is above all forces and the power of all evil camps. Its body is strong and its roots are deep. The need of humanity for this great way is greater than the hatred of the haters. For this reason, as the hatred of the enemies of Islam increases, they approach their bad end more quickly. For this reason, they can't find a way out for themselves while expressing their hatred for Islam in a confused way. However, the religion of Islam, which is their salvation, is close to them as a life-saving ring. This life buoy is to follow the sharia system that Allah sent for the regulation of human life.
If these Islam haters do not come to the line of Allah, they will start World Wars again to strangle each other. Because such great wars will both satisfy their conscience and fill their pockets with plenty of money. Companies producing lethal weapons await such days. They will make a lot of money by selling weapons everywhere. But it doesn't matter to them that most of the people die, get injured and miserable.
The way drawn by the religion of Islam for people's life is the most realistic way for people to find a solution to their current depression. For this reason, we can say that “The future is in Islam”. This is true whether the enemies of Islam accept it or not. Therefore, in this period of humanity, the religion of Islam will rise again and encompass all humanity. Because in this era, there is neither a belief nor a system of thought other than the religion of Islam that will be able to solve the problems of humanity. At the end of this, people will inevitably turn to Islam again. Otherwise, humanity can no longer endure these problems and perish. As a matter of fact, what would be the end of a nuclear war, which is rumored today, justifies our saying.
As Muslims, we know that saving oneself both in this world and in the hereafter will only be possible by returning to the religion of Allah. We firmly believe that the future is in the religion of Islam. Those who provoke people against the religion of Islam and those who are hostile to it will eventually be defeated. Because there is innumerable evidence to prove that it will. When we examine the reasons for the turmoil, fights and depressions that people live in, we see clearly and distinctly that it is not possible to remove the religion of Islam from human life. Therefore, we can hope that Islam will once again dominate the world.
We have to rise to the level desired by Islam, by recognizing our environment and the style and order of our century. Blessed is he who, recognizing the age in which we live, straightens his path. We must reach this level by encompassing the culture and civilization of our time, examining it deeply and passing through the filter of experience. Because in order to be able to determine which of them to take and which ones to leave, we must be fully aware of the science and culture of our time. Only in this way can we have the power of choice. We can only reach the level desired by Islam by understanding the nature of humanity and their ever-changing needs. It is possible to reject what should be rejected from Western civilization and to receive what should be taken, only after gaining such a legality. It takes science and a long struggle to reach such a thing. But this struggle must be prudent and noble.
( Date of Publishing : 01.01.2023 - Click here to read the full article )
THE ARAB SPRING
The so-called "Arab Spring" events occurred for the first time in Tunisia. The people of Tunisia revolted on 17 December 2010 when a university student who was wronged burned himself. These movements later spread to other Islamic countries. Those who claimed that these events would bring "democracy and freedom" to these countries called these movements the Arab Spring. However, these events did not bring a spring to the Arab countries. On the contrary, some Arab countries were pushed into fascism and civil war.
We can perceive the actions that led to the emergence of the Arab Spring in this way. Particularly in Arab countries, it was possible to create confusion in these countries by using organized radicals and violent people. Radical and violent organizations such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Nusayri, which are very popular today, were founded by imperialist powers for the same purpose. These organizations have triggered inter-sectarian conflict by posing as Islamists.
The so-called Arab spring events occurred for the first time in Tunisia. A popular uprising started in Tunisia on 17 December 2010, when a university student who was wronged and persecuted by the state set himself on fire. At the end of this, events came to a halt when President Zeynel Abidin Ben Ali, who ruled Tunisia for 23 years with the pressure of the soldiers, fled the country on January 14, 2011.
After Tunisia, the Arab spring first affected Egypt and confusion arose in the country. These turmoil lasted from January 25, 2011 to February 11, 2011. At the end of these protests against the Mubarak administration, which has been ruling the country for 30 years under military tutelage, increasing corruption and violating basic human rights, Mubarak resigned under pressure from the military. Mubarak was detained while trying to flee to Saudi Arabia after resigning. He was then arrested and prosecuted. After 30 years of one-man rule, he is in prison wearing a prison outfit.
The Egyptian people expected Morsi to solve the problems of the country that Hosni Mubarak and previous rulers had destroyed in an instant. However, during the one-year Presidency of Morsi, he could not easily find the opportunity to solve the deep-rooted problems. On the other hand, pro-US groups saw this as an unsuccessful behavior and took the people to the streets and directed them to protest the Brotherhood. The Arab spring caused the arrival of winter, not spring, for Egypt. The westerners, who emerged to bring democracy to Muslim countries, actually brought oppression and tyranny to these countries. Today Sisi is a dictator in Egypt. It is not the Egyptian people who are satisfied with this, but only the western imperialists and their collaborators.
The popular movements that started in Tunisia spread to Libya as well. 17 February 2011 was declared the “Day of Anger” and the people revolted against Gaddafi. Gaddafi responded to these events in a bloody way. Although the demonstrators were not successful at first, the entire opposition united under the name of the National Transitional Council. This council was supported by the westerners, especially France. When it was understood that it was not possible for the opposition to overthrow Gaddafi alone and Gaddafi did not give up, it was thought that it should be done with the United Nations.
The events described as the “second wave” of the Arab Spring that shook the Middle East and affected Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq in 2018 and 2019. After the turmoil in the region, the wave that displaced the governments in Lebanon and Iraq is still alive with the demand for radical change, especially in Iraq. The security, administrative, economic, health, social and infrastructure problems that emerged after the invasion of the USA in 2003 deepened when the terrorist organization ISIS took control of almost one third of the country's territory in 2014. The culture of protest has turned into a permanent phenomenon in the country where there is no adequate solution to the problems. This situation is not a sign of hope for the future, and further reinforces the current instability.
The events in Syria started on March 15, 2011 in the city of Deraa. This move of the regime led to the peaceful public demonstrations turning into civil war. Armed conflicts have been taking place between the Assad regime forces and the military opposition groups gathered under the name of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) since 2012. As in the case of Libya, western countries do not want stability in Syria. Western powers preferred that Syria be confused and dragged into civil war when necessary. Because such a Syria is much more important and necessary for the regional plans of the West. Because the West is planning to realize its projects towards Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and finally Iran through an unstable Syria. There have been 100 years of civil war, fighting and turmoil in this geography, but Syria has never experienced such a terrible event.
( Date of Publishing : 30.11.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
WESTERN UNDERSTANDING OF ISLAMISM
Islamism is a popular and widely used new word, especially among western intellectuals. This word generally refers to Islamic social movements and stances that advocate seeking purely Islamic solutions to the political, economic and cultural tensions of contemporary life. Islamism is not a concept derived from traditional Islamic theological discourse. It is not taken from the Qur'an, hadiths or the words of the Companions. In fact, the concept of Islamiyya, used in Arabic for Islamism, has been given this meaning by contemporary writers and intellectuals writing about Political Islam. In its classical and modern sense, Islamiyya refers to what is associated with Islam or the state of being Muslim.
Many Western writers and journalists perceive the violent acts of militant Muslims against non-Muslims within this concept. The attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl or the bombing of the London train station in 2001 are evaluated within the concept of Islamism.
However, these western intellectuals never talk about the violence of the west against Muslims, especially the helpless situation of the Palestinians living under occupation in Gaza and Israel. The violence perpetrated by the European colonialists and colonialists in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa is much more. However, these are ignored. The western imperialists, who hold the power of the media, are in the act of justifying themselves and making Islam the enemy through publications. This behavior of Western politicians and intellectuals is easy to understand. Because who else could fill the enemy vacuum left by the failure of the communist ideology and the collapse of the Soviet Union? Western imperialists have always felt the need to define an enemy for themselves in order to continue their methods of expansion and exploitation. Because with such an enemy perception, it will be possible for them to direct both their own public opinion and the world public opinion in the direction of their own interests. Therefore they declare Islam as the enemy of the west.
Western imperialists know that the only factor that will hinder their goals is true Islam. For this reason, they have created many organizations to degenerate Islam and are transferring financial resources to them. In this context, they invest abnormally in covert CIA operations and openly funded media and think tank projects and political campaigns. The purpose of these investments is to develop reforms in Islam, Moderate Islam and Interfaith Dialogues. Thus, true Islam will be eliminated or Muslims will be driven away from true Islam.
US President George Bush called the war on terror the Crusade. If we remember the Crusades in history, these Crusades were actually made for economic reasons rather than religious reasons. Because the wealth and development of the east scared the west. Bush's Crusade is also a result of the fear of Islam. For this reason, they are trying to perceive Islam as violence and terrorism with the worldwide terrorist organizations. It is known that they have created and financed these organizations. Who supplied thousands of latest model Toyota vehicles under ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq? It is impossible for ISIS militants to obtain these tools. If terrorist groups like ISIS are your enemies, why did you give them these vehicles and the weapons on them? Wasn't it the USA that gave thousands of trucks of weapons to the PKK terrorist organization in the past years? If they are against terrorism, why did they set up a terrorist army with these weapons? The hypocrisy of the USA on this issue is now known by the whole world public opinion.
All this clearly reveals what the purpose of the west is. They declare Muslims as terrorists and pro-violence in order to defame and destroy Islam, even though they are committing the greatest of violence, terror and massacre. The reasons for this injustice are clear. They are trying to deceive the world public opinion in order to legitimize their imperialist movements. But these goals will be fruitless in the long run. Just as the Crusades in the Middle Ages, which lasted for centuries, failed. Muslims emerged on the stage of history stronger after each Crusade. It will be the same in this case. Islam will defeat all these attacks within forty years and justice will be established in the world again. Let no one doubt that.
( Date of Publishing : 22.10.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION IS A SUPERSTITIOUS PHILOSOPHY
According to the most widely accepted explanations of the theory of evolution, all living things is the descendant of a common single-celled "ancestor" that formed billions of years ago. The changes of the common "ancestor" that occur during their lineage are passed on to future generations. This is considered as the explanation of all life. According to them, the reason for these changes is mutations in genes, survival of living things suitable for the world environment, other non-adaptive creatures are eliminated. They explain this mechanism as natural selection.
It is a fact that it is Allah, the Lord of the worlds, who created all living things and human beings. Every thinking person immediately sees and realizes this obvious truth by examining the living things in the environment and its own body. It is very clear that the theory of evolution is an unscientific and irrational claim. It is obvious that blind coincidences cannot create an impeccable design in vitality. However, some people use the theory of evolution just to be able to deny Allah and His religion, Islam. They are trying to keep these superstitious thoughts and claims alive. For this they cling to false reasonings and claims as much as possible. They have to do this because otherwise they have to accept the existence of God. That would be self-denial for them. Therefore, the controversy on the theory of evolution still continues today.
The theory of evolutions is tried to be presented as a scientific fact everywhere, up to scientific publications and in the school books used in secular education programs for about 150 years. The theory of evolution really rests on very flimsy foundations. Every claim made by evolutionists has been refuted one by one by science. On the other hand, evolutionists know very well that the facts are based on belief in Allah. But since they themselves do not believe in God and the spiritual side of man, they tried to perpetuate the materialist and atheist worldviews which are wrong and superstition. For this they cling to their views with all their own methods and stand up with false reasonings. Because otherwise they would have denied themselves. In this article, we will deal with some of the basic claims of the theory of evolution separately. We will try to prove how contradictory and false the claims are.
Evolutionary theorists use textbooks to propagate their claims. However, this is a huge mistake and how helpless these people are. However, in textbooks this preservation of false information is not only at the request of scientists. There are certainly political administrators among those who decide on this. Because the aim of the theory of evolution is world politics and a desire to dominate people. This topic is an issue that needs to be dealt with.
Now many people have learned the secret of the evolution deception. They think with astonishment and amazement how can they fall prey to this deception. People are now returning to the idea of creation. They realize God's existence, His knowledge and His power. His creation and perfect knowing that the beings in the universe are managed in an order makes it possible to obtain a lot of scientific information. With the command "Read", which is the first verse of Islam, all reading the realities of the universe and understanding them is at the fard level of man and is his duty. That's what science is. Therefore, everyone should have science in this sense. It is an act of worship and an act that earns Allah's approval.
We hope that the 21st century will be time slice in which the science understanding of Islam will prevail. Thus, people lovingly and willingly will convert to Islam. These people will live Islam and thus all over the world peace, trust and happiness will prevail again. All beings in heaven and on earth will be extremely pleased with this situation, and they will thank Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
( Date of Publishing : 17.09.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
ISLAM AND GLOBALIZATION
Globalization is the worst form of colonialism the earth has ever witnessed. It is extremely overbearing and oppressive. It does not only want to take the power of the peoples and exploit them, it wants to completely destroy the personalities of the peoples and turn them into slaves. However, it is certain that imperialism will face an extreme reaction by the exploited peoples. People will take action to regain what they lost again. The leader and commander of this liberation movement will be Islam.
Today, Muslims complain about globalization and the imperialism that threatens them. Although they are right to complain, the first reason for this trouble they suffer is themselves. Because in recent centuries, we have witnessed that Muslims have not fulfilled their obligations to the religion of Islam, have moved away from their religion and deviated from it.
Globalization has many dimensions. It is not as one-sided as it seems at first glance. It is an octopus that encompasses the economy, politics, thought, religion, morals, culture, traditions and customs. One branch of this octopus is the economy. The task of this branch is to establish the dominance of the western capital in a way that will destroy the third world economy. To ensure this, third world countries are borrowed and privatization is imposed on them. By indebted to the third world states, by promising them economic revival, their future is fully dominated. These countries are forced to sell their raw materials at the lowest prices, and they buy the manufactured industrial products at the most expensive prices. Thus, international capital gains great incomes. In addition, it makes the third world weak and humiliated, giving the consciousness of always being subordinate to others and being weak and helpless.
The Islamic Ummah does not have the economic and industrial power to resist the hegemony of globalization in the world today. However, the Islamic principles he believes in have features that will save him from this bad situation. There is no doubt that Muslims will get rid of this powerless situation by following the basic orders and prohibitions of Islam. There is no doubt that the correct world order is Islam. This is true both for those who believe in him and for those who do not accept Islam. The most obvious sign of globalization is that it oppresses, forces and destroys those who do not submit to its dominance. This is something that Islam will never accept.
It is certainly not long-lived as the owners of globalization wish. Because, first of all, it is against Allah's predestined destiny. People will not come together in faith or disbelief and form a single ummah. This is the will of Almighty Allah.
Today, the world is experiencing the 3rd World War, which has not been named. The reason for this war is the ideology imposed as the new world order. The contradictions within this ideology show that the globalization movement will get bogged down more and more. Because the desire to establish a new world order causes civil war in various countries in the world, conflicts of interest between countries, and therefore wars. The Russia-Ukraine war is in this context. As a result, conflicts and wars and an increase in terrorism are inevitable. In such an environment, the world will lose peace and comfort. The powers of those who have the power to globalize will also be broken and they will become ineffective over time. In this case, the probability of each country to return to their former independence will be high. This means ensuring justice and peace in the world again.
In such a situation, the duty of Muslims is to examine the reality of events very well and not to make a concession on the basic principles of Islam. By strictly following the orders and prohibitions of the Qur'an and Sunnah, it is possible to attain a just world order again. There is no other way like this. Success is from Allah.
( Date of Publishing : 14.08.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
The meaning of the word “Wisdom” is as follows: reason, hidden reason, God's purpose that cannot be understood by people, aphorism. The word wisdom is a term that has a wide meaning and is used in a wide variety of meanings. The concept of wisdom has occupied people for centuries and many opinions have been put forward about what wisdom is. However, some of these views and definitions are outside the circle of Islam. In particular, the definitions of philosophers are contrary to the Islamic understanding of wisdom.
Scientific schools, which were created to understand the religion of Islam, discussed the concept of wisdom. For this reason, the term wisdom has moral, philosophical, theological, legal and mystical dimensions. Every school has shown an example of virtue by saying that "this is what I understand" about wisdom. In the explanations about wisdom made in religious sciences, some provisions are "teakkulî" (perceiving with the mind) and some are "teabbûdî" (not possible to perceive with the mind). For this reason, it is not entirely possible for human beings to grasp certain truths that are based on revelation and that are celestial. For this reason, the concept of wisdom can be known absolutely only by Allah. However, some of the information that Allah communicated to His Messenger was partially informed open to the people, and partially secretly by the Prophet.
In the light of these truths, it is obvious that it is not possible to fully express the concept of wisdom. However, we can say that the word wisdom is used in the following different meanings in the Qur'an: In the sense of advice (Baqara, 2/231), in the sense of knowledge (Lokman, 31/12), in the sense of knowledge and mental evidence (Bees, 16/125), in the sense of the hidden secrets in the Qur'an (Baqara, 2/265), in the sense of the Sunnah of our Prophet (Baqara, 2/151,231), in the sense of Prophethood (Baqara, 2/251), (Ali Imran, 3/48).
The concept of wisdom is defined and used differently by philosophers than is understood in Islam. According to philosophers, wisdom means having perfect understanding and foresight, that is, sagacity. For this reason, wisdom has been described as a virtue belonging to the power of thought. According to philosophers, the wisdom of wisdom and the highest of the arts is philosophy. Philosophy is characterized as such because it gives information that enables people to know themselves. Based on the hadith "A person who knows himself knows his Lord," it is claimed that a person will be a perfect person with philosophy. However, philosophers cannot show a positive way about how to reach this goal. Even among philosophers, there are many different interpretations and thinking on this subject. An absolute determination has not been made in this regard. Throughout the history of philosophy, each philosopher has criticized the previous ones and argued that his own philosophical system is more valid.
What is the problem here? Since the method of philosophers is only with the power of reason and thought, the conclusions they reach will not be sufficient and will always contain deficiencies. Because the mind and senses are created with limited features. For this reason, the absolute truth of all beings cannot be found through reason. Until now, philosophers have not been able to express what absolute truth is. Philosophers have not fully grasped what spirituality is. Although they accept God's knowledge and creative power theoretically, they want to share this knowledge and power with their minds. But this is impossible. That's what they don't want to admit. They try to satisfy themselves by adding the word wisdom between their words.
Wisdom is hidden in the learned knowledge that Allah taught His prophets and saints. Philosophy is not the way to acquire the knowledge of God (ledunni knowledge). This is the way of Sufism. This way is not for everyone. The main members of this path are prophets and saints. Allah has revealed only some of the spiritual and secret information in Sufism, which is His Garden of Heart, to those He loves. The science of ledun, which is the basis of wisdom, is not recorded in the books. It is even forbidden to disclose them to anyone. However, what God has allowed has been announced to people. Ledun knowledge is taught by authorized people by transferring it from heart to heart. These wisdoms were never compiled into a book.
( Date of Publishing : 13.07.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
RACISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA
The components of the Western thought system are the factors that feed the thought of racism. These components are: being powerful, omnipotence, subjugation of the weak, sanctification of individual passions, and matter-oriented thinking. The value system of the West is not just an understanding of racism created by periodic conditions throughout history. On the contrary, this system has been a mechanism that produces racism.
The concept of Islamophobia cannot be separated from the mentality of the West, which naturally produces racism. In the West, until the 17th century, hostility to Turks and Islam was carried out with the motive of Christianity. However, with the Age of Enlightenment, the flag of islamophobia was taken away from the church's men and given to intellectuals and social scientists who represent secular thought. In the Age of Enlightenment, the Turkish and Muslim character was no longer a religious difference and was defined as a barbaric, uncivilized, undeveloped world. Thus, the westerners took on the appearance of fighting to civilize the backward Muslims. For this reason, the idea of racism has been systematized in the era of enlightenment in the West, with a scientific cover that has nothing to do with reality.
Islam is against racism. Racism is rejected in many verses of the Qur'an and hadiths of our Prophet (pbuh). In his Farewell Sermon, our Prophet clearly stated that racism is prohibited: “O people! Your Lord is one, and your father is one. You are all children of Adam. Adam is from the earth. Just as an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab or a non-Arab over an Arab, red skinned people do not have superiority over black, and black has no superiority over red skinned people. Superiority is only in taqwa, fearing Allah.”
Western thinkers do not admit that they are in conflict while expressing these racist views. While they claim to be libertarian and humane, it doesn't matter how they view non-whites. British thinker John Lock, who reduced this to a simple formula, said: "Man is white!"
The idea of expressing oneself by hating the other in the western thought has spread to the whole west like a virus. Unless these viruses are destroyed, Islamophobia cannot be prevented. As a result, wars in the world do not end. However, when Allah Almighty turned this behavior of the west on themselves, it was witnessed in history how the west destroyed each other. Today's Ukraine-Russia War is an example of this.
In the post-Cold War period, racist approaches were intensely observed in European Union countries. In the European Union countries, xenophobia and racist formations entered the parliaments by forming parties. These parties also found supporters in civilian life. Today, political parties described as the far right in Europe keep themselves on the agenda over racism and anti-Islamism. This causes the rise of islamophobia in the west.
While places of worship such as mosques and synagogues have been damaged in tens of racist terrorist attacks, which have been categorized as individual crimes in Western countries in recent years, Muslims and refugees are also exposed to physical attacks in the public sphere. Unfortunately, in the last five years, there has been a 320 percent increase in racist terrorist acts in Western countries.
We observe that Islam and xenophobia are rapidly rising among the European intelligentsia, middle and upper class, and even used in shaping and legitimizing international policies as an instrument suitable for populism in politics.
However, Europe will not be able to build a better future for itself by fighting with Islam. Islamic and Western societies need to understand each other better. It is absurd for Europe to define itself as pluralist by marginalizing Islam and as libertarian by discriminating against Muslims. Police raids on mosques, organized attacks on all values of the religion of Islam, insulting and exclusionary attitudes of high-level politicians and organizations towards Muslims both deeply upset and anger Muslims all over the world.
Such behaviors show that the West is trying to behave negatively towards Islam and Muslims with all its means. But all this is in vain. Because Islam stands very strong. The future is in Islam and only those who are Muslims will be happy in the hereafter tomorrow.
( Date of Publishing : 04.06.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
BASIC FEATURES OF ISLAMIC ETHICS
The religion of Islam has a unique belief system and social, political and moral basic features built on this belief system. In this respect, the religion of Islam presents a perfect unity. Therefore, to be a Muslim means to fully fulfill the basic principles of Islamic belief, morality and life. Accordingly, every person who professes to be a Muslim must believe and behave in accordance with the principles of the religion of Islam. If these are not the case, that is, if the basic principles of Islam are not fully implemented, saying that I am a Muslim alone will not bring any benefit to oneself.
Ethics in Islam is not a part of it, on the contrary, it is the essence of Islam and its spirit that pervades its body. For this reason, Islam has imposed the orders and prohibitions that determine the behavior of people as a system in order to ensure worldly and otherworldly happiness. These orders and prohibitions are discussed in detail in the Qur'an and hadiths, and ethical principles are explained.
It is out of the question for a Muslim to adopt and believe the views of any moral philosopher. Because moral philosophers such as Socrates, Kant, Comte and Rousseau accept the elements that are dependent on the human being such as reason, society and conscience as moral sources. In this acceptance, some facts that exist in the nature of people are excluded. Because people direct their minds and consciences according to the internal and external environment, time and place, and the influence of their age. Under these influences, the mind can make wrong decisions. A person may not listen to the voice of his conscience in the face of situations that do not suit his interests. Therefore, reason and conscience alone cannot be the source of morality. In addition, social authority may not be sufficient to enforce moral rules. Because people can do things secretly that society will not accept and avoid punishment.
A Muslim who believes in the moral comprehensions of moral philosophers will be out of religion. For this reason, Muslims must learn the moral principles of the religion of Islam, implement them and stay away from other moral theories.
Islamic morality shows a different structure from other moral systems. He has resolved the problems and troubles that people have experienced before, in an indivisible harmony and integrity, and in the most beautiful way. The principles put forward by Islamic morality found a field of application that no moral philosophy could achieve, and quickly spread to all societies. The source of these practices is the life, words and actions of the Prophet (pbuh). These are the principles of practical ethics. The following is stated in verse 4 of the chapter of Al-Qalam: "You are certainly on a high moral character." The morality of the Prophet is the morality of the Qur'an itself, and this morality is the morality of Allah.
Throughout history, Muslims have lived in peace and tranquility both among themselves and with other societies as long as they have followed the rules of Islamic morality. When Islamic moral rules were not applied, they could not get rid of social turmoil and unrest. For this reason, Islamic moral rules are the guarantee for people to live in peace and harmony. Allah Almighty has revealed these moral rules to ensure that people are happy both in this world and in the hereafter. However, the moral rules of Islam, which is the source of peace for people, are tried to be corrupted by some people because they do not find it suitable for their own purposes and interests. For example, acts such as lying, drinking, committing adultery and taking interest are made cute and attractive by various media. Those who are under the influence of these publications harm both themselves and the society by doing these acts that do not comply with the moral values of Islam. As a result, the social order is heading towards deterioration.
The only way to get rid of this negative trend is to ensure that the moral rules of Islam are implemented in societies. If this is not done, much greater unrest and wars will engulf the world. This will ultimately be what people earn with their own hands, as stated in the Qur'an. History is full of examples of this. Our hope is in Islam. For this, we must learn the true Islam, live it and teach it around us. Let's pray to Allah for success.
( Date of Publishing : 23.04.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
CRITIQUE OF ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE
According to those who support the Islamization of knowledge, the culture and civilization structure and thought of the Islamic Ummah needs reform. For this, it is necessary to consider the following five basic principles. These five principles constitute the existential presuppositions of the Islamization of Knowledge theory. We would like to explain below and criticize the wrong aspects of these five basic principles expressed by Faruki in his book "Islamization of Knowledge".
These five principles are: The Principle of Unity, the Unity of Creation, the Unity of Truth and Knowledge, the Unity of Life, and the Unity of Humanity.
According to them, there is no clear distinction between material and spiritual. However, if the difference between matter and meaning is abandoned, matter becomes everything. This means understanding everything materially. This is the same as the views of the materialists and has been proven to be absurd.
According to their claim, the unity of tawhid also requires the unity of knowledge. Therefore, information on every subject should be open to criticism. Among these, there are divine information about truth and revelation information. This information should also be criticized. Because according to them, there is no difference between mental and reveal information. Thus, the revelation information is lowered to the level of reason. Alas! What a contradiction! To criticize the revelation information with the human mind.
They say that the unity of tawhid requires the unity of life. Therefore, all disciplines require that life be organized according to the same goal. How do we direct secular worldviews and spiritual views towards the same goal? These are diametrically opposed views. It is not possible for them to serve the same goal.
So, why do those who think like Faruki try to interpret the understanding of tawhid in this way? The answer is obvious. Because they are trying to rasp the spiritual and divine side of Islam and combine it with material views. Thus, an ambiguous understanding of religion and the world will emerge. This is the disappearance of the beliefs of the true religion of Islam. But these efforts are in vain. Because Allah protects His religion and makes it perfect.
Faruki and his friends see religiosity and mysticism as obstacles to this awareness. According to them, it is wrong for Muslims to stay aside and engage in dhikr alone. It is wrong for them to be interested in Sufism. This takes people out of life. They say this is against the principle of the unity of life. These views are also completely wrong. Being religious and a person of mysticism does not mean that a person leads a life outside the society. It is the order of Islam to work for a person to earn his own income and to provide his sustenance. Religious and Sufis never aim to live on someone else's expense without working. For this reason, these people also had a profession and earned their income with their own work. Lodges of dervish are also places of production in the history of Islam.
This fact is not actually unknown by Faruki and his friends. However, since religiosity and Sufism are the elements that strengthen Islam, they misunderstand the slanders of the West. The West is against Sufis and religious people because it does not want Islam to become stronger. For this reason, religiosity and mysticism are prohibited in societies that imitate the West.
Every civilization has a worldview formed by its culture. Life and knowledge are shaped by this worldview. The worldview in Islam was formed by deriving from the verses of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (pbuh). For this reason, the worldview of Islam does not agree with the worldview of other non-Islamic societies and civilizations, and even contradicts them. Although civilizations share common knowledge, interpretations are different and unique to each civilization.
Over the last two centuries, the Islamic world has been exposed and influenced by the ideas and worldviews of non-Muslim societies. In order to get rid of their dangers, Islamic scholars have suggested many solutions during this time. Islamization of knowledge is one of them. The aim of this view is to create an Islamic world view by criticizing the method of western scientific understanding. Thus, the Islamic science model in line with this view will emerge. But unfortunately this model has some mistakes and contradictions in itself. These are expressed by many Islamic scholars.
One of the most important things in this issue is that the many projects concerned with the Islamization of Knowledge are supported in financing by the countries in west. This is open to doubt. Because the west is always against to the developing of Islamic countries and Islamic culture. In this regard, Muslims must be careful.
( Date of Publishing : 20.03.2022 - Click here to read the full article )
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