Op-Ed | Fethullah Gulen

Op-Ed

Tolerance and Hospitality as a virtue in Gulen’s Teachings

Tolerance is defined as allowing someone or something to exist without interference. In social and political settings, it means to let other opinions and practices that are different than ours to exist and thrive.  Aristoteles defines virtues as being balanced ...

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A Life Dedicated to Peace

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Everyone is on board with having world peace. There are only a few people who would benefit from conflict. How do we achieve it ? There are people whose name is associated with peace like Nelson Mandela. Fethullah Gulen should ...

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On the “Structure” of the Hizmet Movement

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In his 2018 book, “Toward an Islamic Enlightenment-The Gulen Movement”, Hakan Yavuz examines the “structure” of the Hizmet Movement by analyzing the authority, networks and opportunity spaces perspective. According to Yavuz, Fethullah Gulen argues that salvation cannot be found in ...

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Perspectives and Knowledge

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When an animal comes to this world, it comes with the necessary skills to survive and usually within a short amount of time it will become a fully functioning being. It will perfectly realize all the potential of its species. ...

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Reflection, Deep Thought and Prayer

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Tafaqqur, meaning deep thinking and systematic reflection on a subject, has an important place in Islam. This disciplined method of thinking requires pondering on a subject with an aim. As the Islamic sources tell us it was highly practiced by ...

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Maybe In Heavens

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Famous Turkish poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy wrote the following about the current affairs of Muslims more than a hundred years ago: Forget Islam, we have lost humanity…. It is no use; we cannot fool anyone like this! All the real ...

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The Hizmet Movement

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What is Hizmet Movement ? “Hizmet” literally means service, serving fellow humans or community in Turkish, which has broader meanings of servant- hood,presenting the faith by example with humility and worship. Sometimes it has been referred to as Gulen Movement, by ...

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