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Fields explored: Politics, Religion, Economics, Philosophy and Science.
Knowledge is power.
All things Ottoman. Excerpts, art, pictures and occasional memes. @allnatty to contribute.
I don’t post much anymore but this is something every university student needs to read.
Here is a 25 page summary of Edward Said’s Orientalism.
The Hollywood Reporter
'Wag the Dog' Director Barry Levinson Sees Those Trump-Era Comparisons (Q&A)
"'Wag' was in the area of satirical absurdism and now we are living in absurdism," says the Oscar-winner.
Why did Erdoğan win?
Turkish voters went to the polls on June 24 in a critical election for the presidency and Parliament. The level of participation was high again at over 80...
The snap elections in Turkey has again exposed the double standards rampant in the Western Media.
“How can we call Turkey an undemocratic state whose latest turnout statistics for a Turkish national election was 85 per cent while France’s 65 per cent, Germany’s 76 per cent, and the United States' 55 per cent?”
Excellent article by Kubra on debunking the myths around Turkish elections.
As a Turkish person living in Britain, I don't like the western double standard around our democracy
This Sunday the people of Turkey will go to the polls in what may prove to be the most significant election to be held for a generation.
Tasawwuf is at the heart of Islam - lecture Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
full lecture here: Is orthodox Islam possible without Sufism? - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr. Timothy Winter) - Dec 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQWNeGyRu0k
Never do injustice.
Support the truth and the righteous even if it’s your enemy.
In everything look at Shari’ah.
• The Prophet SAW said “Those who eat raw onions should not even come near the Masjid.”
This teaches us how important it is to use Miswaak before Wudhu and why shouldn’t it be? Because you are going to talk to the Almighty in Salaah.
• Those who smoke need to understand how serious it is. They should make sure that there is no odour lingering on them before entering the Masjid.
In one Fatwa Kitab it is mentioned that to have cigarettes in your pocket when going in the Masjid is also not allowed.
• To use Agar Batti (incense stick) is allowed but to light it strike the match outside the Masjid because the smell of the match isn’t appropriate in the Masjid.
May Allah make us realise the respect and etiquettes of the Masjid.
I believe everyone needs to read this. Love is not simple.
Muhammad (pbuh) - Prophet of Islam
The Sunna of Love
The Sunnah, that is taught at times, seems to overlook amazing instances of passion, valor, fidelity and sacrifice in the name of true love. Instances from the life of...