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Super-Muslim-man

Superman, Batman, X-Men... There is probably no one in the world who hasn't heard of these superheroes. While watching them, we may admire such heroes, who have, in some way, shape or form, been a part of our lives, regardless of how culturally or religiously undesirable they may have been.

read more 25.06.2010, Friday

Being a part of an Umma

What is the feeling that makes one feel part of the Muslim ummah? What brings about this feeling, a feeling which eliminates excludes all unnecessary attachments and makes one feel a part of a whole, leaving all appendages such as race, culture, income, etc. irrelevant?

read more 25.06.2010, Friday

Stopping in Time

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Final check.  Okay got a red light. Plug it in. Trring... green light flashing... Trring Trring.  It just never seems to stop.  It's late, and he's had enough.  Finally, he let's his weary head rest on the pillow deciding to ignore the incoming emails on his work cell phone. 

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

The Final Countdown

Lastprophet.info / Writers' Articles / Najla T. Ilhan

The first snows have fallen on the mountaintops.  Cold winds have started to blow.  Sweaters and coats have been pulled out and little by little put to use again.  The leaves have turned green to gold and snapped loose by the torrents of icy gusts.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

The Best News

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When I arrived at the class, some students had already taken their seats.  Finding an empty place near the front next to a seat someone had saved with her jacket, I sat down.  A short time later, an elder lady came in and sat beside me, introduced herself, and...

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Five Little Fingers

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It had been a warm summer day in Istanbul when we arrived at the home of a family we had long wanted to visit.  It was late afternoon.  Stepping onto the patio of their ground floor condominium, we were greeted by an open door in anticipation of our arrival...

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Keeping in Touch

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It had been a long week already, and it was only Wednesday.  I was exhausted.  But for a long time, I had been trying to arrange for some activity that my teenage daughter and I could do together.  When she accepted to start English riding lessons...

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Make Up For That

Lastprophet.info / Writers' Articles / Najla T. Ilhan

From the time my church banned the wearing of make-up, its purpose and uses have been a topic of reflection for me.  Why do women wear make-up?  "Make-up" is an interesting word indeed calling to mind fantasy and some sort of enhancement. 

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Consider the Source

Lastprophet.info / Writers' Articles / Najla T. Ilhan

Tenth grade debate class was the first time I ever reflected upon the significance of the source of news.  Our teacher was having us prepare cases for an upcoming debate competition when he emphasized that we use credible sources to establish our arguments.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Taking it to Heart

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The purple ring... that was the favorite her stackable toys as a toddler.  Her parents gave her everything they could to enrich her life and ensure that she mentally and physically developed as rapidly as possible.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

 

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