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    Endeavor for Renewal

    by Fethullah Gulen
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    • PAPERBACK : 2015-06-15 • 288 Pages • 6 x 9 inches inches • ISBN 9781597843348
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $14.95
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    DESCRIPTION

    True renewal is achieved by synthesizing an established, inherited set of values with the wisdom and learning of the present day. Turkish Islamic scholar, who inspired a movement of education and interfaith dialogue, M. Fethullah Gulen shares his philosophy on this complex subject in this collection of his powerful essays, Endeavor for Renewal. In this extraordinary book, he puts forth his thoughts and feelings to achieve renewal in the context of contemporary Islam.

    Gulen discusses how this reconciliation is accomplished through a combination of spirituality, intellect, feeling, and willpower—utilizing the power of the spirit to its fullest, having a thorough knowledge of that which has been inherited from the past, remaining open to inspiration, rejecting blind imitation, and applying sound methodology.

    He advocates serving humanity with an insatiable love of research, and an ever-evolving passion for knowledge of God—thus attaining an otherworldly profundity beyond comprehension.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Contents

    Preface
    Religiousness and Religious Sensitivity
    Those Who Migrate for Noble Ideals and the Chivalrous Souls That Welcome Them
    Measures against Polluted Minds
    A Common Disease and Possible Cures
    A Major Sin: Ghulul (Defrauding)
    Working Hours of the Devoted Souls
    Sacrifice: A Means of Closeness with God and People
    Sacred Values and Wakeful Eyes
    Functions of the Mosque
    The Relentless Enemy of the Devoted Souls: Satan
    Love of Knowledge and Research
    Getting to See Important Responsibilities as Mundane Tasks and the Qur’anic Method of Tasrif (Renewal of Format)
    The Purpose of Life
    Heroes of the Heart and Spirit
    The Sultan of Hearts
    The Ultimate Guide in Every Area of Life
    Steering Securely
    Philosophy of Siyar and the Peace Treaty of Hudaybiya
    Underground Riches and Responsibilities That Befall on Believers
    The Elixir to Eliminate Heedlessness: Remembrance
    Types of Heedlessness That Impede Serving Faith
    Keeping up the Ideal State in the Face of Social Changes
    Gentleness and Elegance in Interpersonal Relations
    Invitation for Divine Providence
    Baseless Negative Opinions and Envy
    Benefiting from Contemplative Dialogues and Counsels
    The Most Exalted Purpose and the Feeling of Curiosity
    The Greatest Help from a Fellow Believer to Another: Prayer
    Human Weaknesses as a Means of Spiritual Progress
    Helpless Ones in Dire Need and the Gates of Mercy Opened Wide
    The Devoted Souls and Life Standards
    Perfection and Modesty
    The Devoted Souls with Enthusiasm and Commonsense
    Are We Faithful to the Trust?
    Seeking Recognition
    How Muslims Benefit from Their Own Sources to the Maximum Degree
    A Balanced Figure of Love and Enthusiasm: Jalaluddin Rumi
    Reflections on the Day of Hunayn
    Suicide
    Loving One’s Nation
    Properties of Perfect Intention
    Jealousy
    References
    Index
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Fethullah Gulen
    Fethullah Gulen

    M. Fethullah Gulen (1941 – ) is one of the most influential scholars in the Muslim world today. His ideas have inspired millions to take part in a civic movement of intercultural and interfaith dialogue and educational activism, which produced hundreds of quality schools and dialog organizations in more than 110 countries. Gulen is the author of numerous books, including The Essentials of the Islamic Faith, Questions and Answers about Islam, Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism, Pearls of Wisdom, and Toward a Global Civilization of Love and Tolerance. His official web site: http://fgulen.com/en/

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