Anyone who lives on the street learns to approach people differently than others. When you are down, you know exactly what down means and nobody wants to get there to be with you. Either pity or contempt is surrounding you. But sometimes there is some horror what is mixed with the contempt. If God helps you and you can be an average again, you will never forget who people are. There were always exceptions and there are even now. If they weren't, I wouldn't be here now.
Secularization is the transformation of a society from close identification with religious values and institutions toward nonreligious values and secular institutions. The secularization thesis expresses to the idea that as societies progress, particularly through modernization and rationalization, religious authority diminishes in all aspects of social life and governance.
I do not post my articles for requesting anyone to follow me. I don’t consider my way as the only way. Nor do I preach about Islamic supremacy! Moreover, please do not follow me or listen to me! Because my way is mine and it doesn’t belong to anyone else! My cloth fits only for me.
I was blamed that I am following a foreign culture, an Arab culture. Few people understand that Islam, Judaism and Christianity belong to one cultural circle if we use the word culture. Those are organic parts of each other. It is certain that the Quran is in Arabic and stabilized in this language, but nothing else binds Islam to Arabs.
Mankind has distorted its own genetics, its immune system, its thinking, its social and personal relationships, its attitude of domination, its sense of justice and the related laws, and at the end is surprised if is threatened by unexpected calamities. Your killer is not an external factor, but yourself. Just blame yourself. Give up the principle of apocalypse and other doctrines. This is your own apocalypse.
If you love someone, you start to discover his/her values and get to know him/her. You realize you can't live without him/her and she/he is just the one you needed. Exactly his/her look, charm and thinking that fills you up every day. You accept his/her criticisms because you feel those are constructive for you.
In this article, I bring up more than usual quotes from the Quran in order to try to avoid my own opinion about the matter. I ask Allah to stand by me in this attempt.
Finding balance and meaning brings rational solutions to our lives. If we exaggerate prayer, meditation, give it no depth, meaning, and don't place it within ourselves according to the weight of our individuality, we become stupid as many did.
Who is Mehdi? Quran doesn’t mention Mehdi at all. In Hadith, Bukhari and Muslim refers him but his name doesn’t exist in any of them. Abu Dawud and Tarmidhi mention his name in their collections referring the Prophet (PBUH), so Mehdi has become part of the Islamic faith.
In public perception, the modern should be western. Elsewhere there is no modernism, only in the West, within a place that is practically five hundred years old and let us not discuss about the means by which this society was established and it is communicated today as a model. In this sentence, the emphasis is not on the strength of the model, but on the power of communication. Because communication makes this kind of culture fashionable. Everything that comes from here, there is a huge deal.
The scheme is the same all over the world. If there is a river, source of water, a route, a mine, an agricultural area, people will settle and develop the skills and abilities to take advantage of the opportunities. In addition to external opportunities, people develop skills and professions in order to serve each other. There will be horseshoe smiths, bakers, butchers, doctors and those whom they provide services to, so ordinary people who struggle with environment to utilize its fruits.
Existence and life. Existence is about occupying a location in the space. Now I have to stop for a while in order to avoid any misunderstanding. I am not going to explain here the Nazi Lebensraum (living space) philosophy. This is completely different here. Let me continue.
A man reached 70 years of age and was affected by a disease which made him unable to urinate. The doctors told him that he needs an operation to cure the disease. He agreed to do the operation as the problem was giving him severe pain for days.
One of the many lessons that can be learned from the Battle of Badr is the guidance on the relationship between property and man. This is the battle that Muslims fought shortly after they fled to Medina. Quraish, the attacking tribe of Mecca, wanted to destroy the powerless Muslim community that was just settling, whose only strength was in their faith. They had no equipment, no property, no wealth. They left everything when left behind their homes. And in vain the triple strength of Quraish troops in number and in vain their experienced commanders, the weak, unprepared Muslim army triumphed with the support of Allah (SWT).
Anybody who works with finance knows what credit or liquidity means. The backing coverage of something is a credit, real estate, personalities, good, securities etc. what owner can give if he cannot realize a contract or the realization is late. So, the backing coverage is an obligation what can be charged for those who don’t fulfil an agreed promise or act.
An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you."
You are old, go home, we don't need you. If you hear this many times, you really get older. It is not because of your age that you went through you, but by the words that is spoken to you.
If you observe it well, giving advice to people what serves their interests, worth nothing. They expect to be fooled. If you don't deceive them, your story will become untrustworthy. History and today's events are good examples of this. Beginning with the millennial series of church scams that politics has learned, this theory is true.
The sense of truth in the world is falling apart. We're starting to realize that an "official" truth covers a lot of hidden injustice. Against the senior leadership which steps on the path of degradation, the individual consciousness can resist while justice is losing its role.
We often deal with issues that we have no influence on. E.g. “the government is not taking action! Europe's leadership is not paying enough attention!" So what? Can I have any impact on these issues? After all, I have no influence on my wife not to shout with me, my husband not to come home drunk, or the kid not to hang out of school!
One of the big mistakes of old people, including me, is to pass on 10-20 years of experience as unquestionable truth, while the world has accelerated and the realities of yesterday become outdated for today. We have to judge the difference between constant and changing while we old people are not capable for that. However, the brain needs to be maintained and kept up to date.
My generation was involved to praise earthly people as if they were deities. Those who have the same age as me or a bit older remember the ovations when names of Stalin or Rakosi were mentioned. Later, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat under the regime of Kadar was lighter.