Endeavor for Renewal

AUTHOR     :Fethullah Gulen

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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.

(Org. Kirik Testi 12-Yenilenme Cehdi)


Table of Content


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
Loving One’s Nation
Properties of Perfect Intention

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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