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Literalism may satisfy children, but the mature mind and the heart have rights which Islam, as a religion grounded in the radiant heart of the Prophet himself, has proved admirably able to satisfy.
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The inner reality, which is Prophecy, came to an end with his death, but the Prophet's wilaya, his spiritual rank, remains an inspiration to which Muslim attention is constantly called.
For it is the Antichrist who sees with only one eye. An unbalanced preoccupation with either the outward or the inward aspect of religion may be expected in times of ignorance and sedition.
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Sacred maternity is not understood in our culture, which instead medicalises it. Hence motherhood in general is sidelined, except for those who sell baby goods.
The resolution of every film comprises physical love, not marriage and procreation. Hence the growing barrenness of monocultural women,
and hence the ongoing celebration of maternity in Islam. ‘Truly, it is your detractor who is without issue’ (Quran 108:3). Even where maternity is tolerated, in place of domestic motherhood,
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The ego is by its nature an egoist, since it has to believe in its own self-existence. Like spaniels we quiver with delight when we are praised, wagging our tails and rolling over to be tickled some more;
particularly when we are praised by those whom society loves to praise. The pleasure is supplied by the opportunity to avert our eyes from the filth in our hearts. If others see us as praiseworthy, then our self-doubt shrinks,
and we feel reassured.
The saint may praise, but his skill is to do so only to gift us with the blessing of Expansion (bast). Here the rūh is freed from darkness and our natural joy in creation is liberated.
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A karama is not a break in the rules of a static cosmic mechanism, but is the manifestation of a free God’s ability to break with His own habits in the world.
Since a Prophet is divinely secured from sin, he cannot and need not conceal his miracles. This is one sense in which they are distinguished from the miraculous events worked through the saints.
Prophets, upon them be peace, demonstrate mujiza; saints, upon whom be God’s mercy, demonstrate karama. This is standard in our Sunni doctrine.
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Ali al-Khawwas: ‘No two individuals experience the
same inward taste and spiritual degree, thanks to the expansiveness of the Lawgiver’s word.’
Hagiology, as Sha‘rani saw, indicates the diversity of humanity. Each saint bodies forth a possibility of perfection.
Many saints, through tasting something of the fullness of the Sunna, conforming inwardly as well as outwardly, are given asrar turuq
al-istidlal, the secrets of the ways in which rulings are derived.
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Mighty Sovereigns Of Ottoman Throne : Sultan Murad I

By Ekrem Buğra Ekinci

👆🏻 widely used illustration painted by court painter Konstantin Kapıdağlı in the early 19th century shows Sultan Murad I , the 3rd ruler of Ottoman beylik that turned into an empire .

👆🏻👉🏻📸 Credits : Büşra Öztürk - Daily Sabah
While his predecessor , Osman & Orhan ghazis , had gathered a nation & created a state , Sultan Murad I improved his lands , making a prosperous country from it for all citizens .
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