Universities with two dimensions

BEYZA NUR In the Turkish National Assembly there were talks on university budgets. In the speech on behalf of AK Party Said Yuce quoted: "The light of mind is the sciences and the light of...

The Muslim World’s Remedy for Underdevelopment is Truthfulness

ŞEYMA GÜR, TÜRKMEN AY An academic study on the Damascus Sermon by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi suggests that the problems in Muslim countries are not due to external factors but internal diseases. The solutions to these...

Are our prayers sometimes accepted and sometimes not?  

Belief necessitates supplication as a certain means of securing needs, and both human nature has an intense desire for it, and Almighty Allah decrees, Say, "What would my Lord care for you if not for...

Types of supplication and worship

In His Name, be He glorified! And there is nothing but it glorifies Him with praise. In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say, "What would my Lord care for you if not for your...

The Fruits of Supplication

FOURTH POINT The best, finest, sweetest, most immediate fruit and result of supplication is this, that the person who offers it knows there is someone who listens to his voice, sends a remedy for his...

Power of Supplication

SECOND POINT The effect of supplication is great. Especially if the supplication gains universality and persists, it almost always has a result, indeed, its result is continuous. It may even be said that one of...

How does worship and prayer transform a person?

Belief makes man into man, indeed, it makes man into a king. Since this is so, man’s basic duty is belief and supplication. Unbelief makes man into an extremely impotent beast. Out of thousands of...

Aren’t five daily prayers wearisome?

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. For such Prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times. Qur’an, 4:103. One time, a man great in age, physique, and rank said to me: “The prayers...

What is the aim of worship? To attain Paradise?

O soul! Worship is not the introduction to additional rewards, but the result of previous bounties. Yes, we have received our wage, and are accordingly charged with the duties of service and worship. Because,...

Expecting worldly results from worship and prayers

The Second Matter Worship and servitude of Allah look to the Divine command and Divine pleasure. The reason for worship is the Divine command and its result is Divine pleasure. Its fruits and benefits...