Monday, February 24, 2014

Salman Al-Ouda speaks on Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen

(Video Duration: 2 min 57 secs)

Saudi scholar Salman al-Ouda reflects on his latest visit to Turkey during which he had the opportunity to explore the Hizmet Movement in its native country. Al-Ouda is very much impressed with Fethullah Gulen’s teachings and the Hizmet spirit that he believes to be what the Muslim world is in need of.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ihsanoglu at Rumi Forum's Congressional iftar dinner

(Video Duration: 2 min 5 secs)

The Washington DC-based Rumi Forum hosted its second annual Congressional Interfaith and Intercultural Ramadan Iftar Dinner on Capitol Hill in Washington. Guests included a total of 21 members of congress, congressional staffers, prominent scholars, clergy and members of the media.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Africa: Between Experience and Inspiration" by Abant Platform

(Video Duration: 1 min 5 secs)

At the three-day meeting of the Abant Platform to discuss Africa, participants from both Africa and Turkey agreed to intensify cooperation based on their mutual respect, goodwill and understanding.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

So that others may live

(Video Duration: 6 min 1 sec) 

“Human cannot do without being human. What makes one human live is another human. Only a person can raise another from where they fall and raise them then exalt them. If we do not try to think for humanity, if we do not try to laugh with them or suffer for them, how can we savor living? ...”
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dr. Soltes on his "Embracing the World" at Rumi Forum

(Video Duration: 15 min 55 secs)

 Ori Z. Soltes of Georgetown University speaks on his recent book, "Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen's Thought and Its Relationship to Jalaluddin Rumi and Others."

There is a range of distinct connections that may be found between Rumi in his time and G├╝len in his time—our time. Fundamentally, the former one spoke and taught and wrote and while the latter speaks and teaches and writes of issues that reach beyond themselves, because they are not time-bound.
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