It is told that everything has the imprint of our beloved Prophet r and that our body looks like a part of its beauty. That’s wonderful isn’t? But it could be more extraordinary if instead of an appearance resemblance you could learn and practice the way that he r lived and acts. İn few words this is the aim of this book which will provide you the great honour to have the same qualities than him as for example his beautiful smile and perfumes. So let’s begin to read this book to look how was the life of the most beautiful creature of the universes and most beloved by Allah.
This book as for purpose to explain what the components of the Muslim creed are. Beginning by the belief and it parts which are the belief in Allah, the Angels, the books, the prophets the hereafter and finish by the fate and destiny. As it is a book of studies, each chapter comport questions of revision done in different manners.
Sufism or tasawwuf is an ocean without end. It is the knowledge of the Divine that encompasses the entire universe. Sufism is ma’rifa, the knowledge of Allah.
This is something that exceeds description however everyone speaks of it according to their capacity of understanding and spiritual degree.
Mahmud Sami ç states:
“The origin of Sufism and its rules and methods are all based on the sharia.
Sufism is profound love of Allah and abandoning all pretension.
Sufism is the chemistry of the effusion of the elixir of truth.
Sufism is constant remembrance and invocation and departing from everything other than Allah”
The realm of ma’rifa is very distinct that some mention of it see it to be as a village, some other a big as a small town. Other aggrandise it as a great country and other imagine the world and the hereafter and magnify the realm of ma’rifa to such a degree.
However the essence of the matter is none of these. Only those who have a share in and a taste of it can know…
The purpose of this booklet is to describe with citations and examples of Spiritual Masters, Ârif and Friends of Allah those points.
In this book entitled “THE UNIVERSE, THE QUR’AN AND THE HUMAN” the writer Sheikh Osman Nuri Topbaş explain us that:
The Qur’an, the Word of Allah expressed in letters is the guidance in both this world and the Hereafter.
The Universe is another book of Allah where His Glory and Power is manifested, the Boo of the universe.
The human is the essence, index and secret of these books.
The real education means to be able to read these wonderful books, to apprehend and digest them and to live in accordance with the contents of them in the Scholl of the Universe.
The reach this real education Sheikh Osman Nuri Topbaş provide in this book the features that will be the key for our contemplation.
This book is a look into the exemplary family life of the Prophet Muhammad from Halime Demiresik's pen. What kind of a husband the Prophet was? How did he treat to hıs wives? Who were his wives? And some information about their lives… What was their common and differing characteristics? Had they ever been in disagreement? If yes, how were they solved? In short, this book opens a window for us from the exemplary family life of our beloved Prophet. Today this book is a must read when the concept of family and social relations are under a constant attack from several enemies.
This book contains the wisdom and lessons to be learnt from the prophets who are mentioned in the Qur’an and their lives since the first page of the history of prophethood until the last. In it you will find pearls of wisdom which have the ability to illuminate humanity and be a means for understanding the modern person’s convulsions of the spirit and their pain by relating the events that took place in the lives of the prophets and their peoples such as: the prophet Adam to whom the angels were commanded to prostrate to; the prophet Idris who bore the mysterious wonders of the heavens; the prophet Salih of the people of Thamud whose house’s foundations were shaken by the earthquake due to their rebelliousness and wildness; the prophet Ibrahim for whom the fire of Nimrod became a garden of roses for him due to his submission to Allah; the prophet Ismail who was an embodiment of sincerity, loyalty, reliance upon Allah and submission to Him (upon all of whom be peace).
This book contains the wisdom and lessons to be learnt from the prophets who are mentioned in the Qur’an and their lives since the first page of the history of prophethood until the last. In it, you will find pearls of wisdom which have the ability to illuminate humanity and be a means for understanding the modern person’s convulsions of the spirit and their pain by relating the events that took place in the lives of the prophets and their peoples such as: Shu’ayb, Moses and his brother Aaron, Uzair, and a monument of patience Job along with others (upon all of whom be peace).
We had a conversation with our young fellow townsmen on 17 March 2018 in our city Konya which despite being a city of history, culture, and civilization, receives its real value by being the home for one of the prominent friends of Allah and one of sultans of the spiritual world, Mawlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi.
The main subject of our conversation was about what the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) taught and how he taught it to his companions and in their personality to his entire ummah. However, as our addressees were the youth we were asked to make this conversation in the form of question and answer, considering the fact that it would yield more benefits. Consequently we took our main subject, the education system of our Prophet Muhammed, as our first question and tried to answer the other questions asked by our young brothers too. Because our time was not enough to answer all fifty questions asked by them, we dealt with the ones that had priority.
It was requested by the Konya Metropolitan Municipality that this fruitful program could be published as a booklet in order to keep it as a pleasant memory in our souls. In this way, we had the opportunity to make some reviews and additions by including some issues that we could not express during the program due to the limited time.
I hope that this humble booklet may become an opportunity for the good and I pray Allah to bestow happiness both in this world and the Hereafter upon Konya Metropolitan Municipality personnel who provided valuable contribution to the performance of this program and upon those who personally attended in our conversation or who attend it by their hearts by means of this booklet.
The almighty has given us minds so that we can separate good from evil. Having a sound mind is the condition for a person being responsible for his actions.
So what are atheism and deism? They are an error of reason.
This book has been written to give the sparkling minds of our people a proper insight into this matter and prevent their pure worlds from being muddied.
And it aims to respond to the lunacies of atheism and deism and lay bare the swamp of denial that underlies both.
We ask Allah the almighty to make his book a guide for our brothers busy conveying Islam and educating others in tackling the cunning questions and propaganda that appears on the internet and elsewhere which target the clear and unblemished minds of our youth.
There are people who, although they are still alive, are old times.
On the other hand, there are people who, although they lived centuries ago, see their breaths give life to hearts and are still full of energy today. That is, no matter how long the time has passed, these people will never be gone.
Thus the letter written centuries ago to humanity sincerely by this great friend of Allah always finds an effect in the world today and arouses excitement. Because his works, which are also a legacy for humanity, help the person to recognize himself by holding a mirror of his inner world, to return to his origin and to solve his spiritual problems. In our day, the hearts of the oppressed, who are under the authority of the materialistic spirit, find peace and tranquillity, and are also an opportunity to find the right path.
Mawlânâ Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî is one of those exceptional friends of Allah to whom He has given a richness through the series of times that aim to guide and make hearts live.
Let us never forget that we have come to this World to earn our place in the Next World and let us never forget that a difficult journey awaits us. Our last breath, the grave, the resurrection, the Day of Reckoning, the Balance, the Judgment and the bridge of Sirât… are waiting for us.
Imam Rabbani says:
“Death is not a calamity. The real calamity is ignorance of what will come to pass after death.”
Countless warning and words of counsel confirm these truths in the Qur’an and Prophetic traditions. It is with the intention of enabling these important truths to become duly imprinted in our hearts and minds that we present this humble work to our readers.
Dear readers! As you know, we have started to present to you our Altınoluk articles, in which we have tried to explain and interpret the wise words of the friends of Allah, as separate booklets for each friend of Allah. This humble work, in which we have compiled our writings on Khalid al-Baghdadi, is a continuation of this series.
In this humble booklet, you will find Khalid al Baghdadi’s realization that eternal salvation cannot be achieved without going through a purification of the heart and his inclination toward the spiritual training in the hands of a doctor of the heart. He was undoubtedly a great scholar and was famously known as “The Sun of the Suns”. You will encounter pearls of wisdom presented to us as precious gifts from the journey of a man transformed into a spiritual sultan as a result of his deep yearning and spiritual aspiration. They are the gifts of his journey from material knowledge to spiritual knowledge, from imitation to certainty, and from belief to complete realization of belief.