O Allah, adorn us with the beauty of faith … Allah’ım! Bizi iman ziyneti ile süsle …

9 May

Oh Lord Give us Beauty for Ashes. Forever teaching us to trust in you Lord God!


O Allah, by Your knowledge of the unseen and Your power over creation, keep me alive so long as You know such life to be good for me and take me if You know death to be better for me.

O Allah, make me fearful of You whether in secret or in public and I ask You to make me true in speech, in times of pleasure and anger.I ask you to make me moderate in times of wealth and poverty and I ask You for everlasting bliss and joy which will never cease.I ask You to make me pleased with what You have decreed and for an easy life after death.I ask You for the sweetness of looking upon Your Face and a longing to encounter You in a manner which does not entail a calamity which will bring about harm nor a trial which will cause deviation.


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Everything comes to you in the right moment . Be patient , be grateful . . . Herşey sana doğru zamanda gelir. Sabret, Şükret.

1 May

Wait on God and be of good courage. The Lord God is with you.


Come, come, let us appreciate each other, know the value of each other. Because you never know we might be suddenly separated. Now that our Prophet has said: ‘The believer is the mirror of the believer.’ why are we turning our face from the mirror?


Gel, gel de birbirimizin kadrini, kıymetini bilelim, çünkü, belli olmaz, birbirimizden ansızın ayrılabiliriz. Mademki Peygamber Efendimiz; ‘Mümin müminin aynasıdır.’ diye buyurdu. Ne diye aynadan yüz çeviriyoruz?


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“Theirs is the Highest and Purest Democracy…” The Sermon of Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn at Iwo Jima

17 Mar

The Sermon of Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn at Iwo Jima

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Rabbi Roland Gittelson, Chaplain Corps U.S. Navy

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I have been serving in the military for almost 36 years between the Army and the Navy, and I have been a chaplain for almost 25 of those years. Over six of those years as a Navy Chaplain were spent serving with the Marine Corps. Rabbi Roland Gittelson volunteered to serve as a Navy Chaplain in the Second World War and like many Navy Chaplains he was assigned to serve with the Marines. He was the first Rabbi to serve with the Marines.

He went ashore with the 5th Marine Division at Iwo Jima. The battle was one of the most brutal ever fought by the Marines. In the month long battle for the 8.1 square mile island the Marines and Navy suffered nearly 7,000 men killed and 19,000 wounded. Over 18,000 of the island’s Japanese defenders died…

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”… And He is the Forgiving, the Loving . . . Ve O, Gafur’dur (mağfiret edendir), Vedûd’dur (çok sevendir) . . . (Surah al-Buruj, 14)

13 Mar

God’s Mercy Endures forever and is for All People Everywhere.


A person’s most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.


1. But, We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars. [Quran, 29: 3]

2. “And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah, We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning.” [Quran, 7: 96]

3. “And from wherever you go out [for prayer], turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] may be, turn your faces toward it in order that the people will not have any argument against you, except for those…

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Trump and the Evangelical “Outburst of Folly”

13 Mar

Evangelicals are the modern day Pharisees and Saducees.

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D.Bonhoeffer im Gefaengnis Berlin-TegelD.Bonhoeffer im Gefaengnis Berlin-Tegel Bonhoeffer, Dietrich evang. Theologe, Widerstandskaempfer Breslau 4.2.1906 – (hingerichtet) KZ Flossenbuerg 9.4.1945. – Bonhoeffer im Hof des Wehrmachtunter- suchungsgefaengnis in Berlin-Tegel, Sommer 1944. – Foto.

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

As I watch those who bend over backwards to defend the indefensible actions and words of President Trump, especially those who are very prominent “Christian” leaders I shake my head.

The naked aggression and reveling in their new found political power seems to have made many Evangelical Christians fools who will sacrifice all to bow in obeisance to a man who while delivering what they want, mocks the very Savior that they say they serve.

Observing this I am reminded of the words of the German Pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer who died at the hands of the Nazis in Flossenburg Concentration Camp on April 9th 1944 on the express order of Adolf Hitler. From prison…

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Thank You

11 Mar


Cheche Winnie Kenyan Environmental Activist and Advocate

Fighting for the preservation and protection of Kenyan flora and fauna

There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it . . . Her insanın içinde bir ay var , onunla dost olmayı öğren. RUMI

5 Mar


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