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Brief History of the Hizmet Movement

Brief History of the Hizmet Movement

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GÜLEN MOVEMENT The Gülen movement incubated in 1960s, became nationwide in 1980s when it was recognized by masses and started to globalize in 1990s through educational initiatives in many countries. The movement (also known as Hizmet movement) started off late 1960s in Izmir, Turkey. We can better analyze Gülen movement if look […]

Education

Education

Education is the pivotal service field in the movement. More than a thousand non-religious educational initiatives exist in Turkey and some hundred forty countries in the world. “If we do not plant the seeds of love in the hearts of young people, whom we try to revive through science, knowledge, and modern culture, they will […]

Values

Values

VALUES A major focus of the movement is the need to create bridges between the Muslim world and the West, between the poor and the wealthy by embracing and practicing certain values, spiritual and material, such as love, tolerance, human rights, democracy, synthesizing science and religion etc. Gülen’s teachings, which the movement put into practice, […]

Participation in the Movement

PARTICIPATION IN THE MOVEMENT The Hizmet movement comprises of volunteers, who with their profound sense of responsibility feel they need to contribute in solving the problems of their own societies and of the entire world. The ultimate objective in their contributions to the society is to attain God’s good pleasure based on the conviction that […]

Media & Publishing Institutions

Media & Publishing Institutions

MEDIA INVOLVEMENT Media is an essential and inevitable tool for the movement to reach out to larger society and increase public awareness about the “common good” such as education and dialogue. The Gulen movement seeks to build “social capital” through engagement with the full range of human practices, creating civil societies through media projects that […]

Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogue

Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogue

Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogue  Compassion and love are central concepts in Gülen’s teachings. He advocates tolerance and forgiveness as central Islamic values and he believes peaceful coexistence is not far. Mr. Fethullah Gülen, in his emphasis upon interfaith and intercultural dialog, often refers to the harmonious inter-religious relationships that existed in the Ottoman Empire. The […]

Reviews

Iftar Message from Hon Glen Elmes, Multicultural Minister

“I would like to extend, on this special special occasion, my greetings to all Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. I was honoured to have been invited by the Queensland Intercultural Society to sponsor the first Newman Government’s Iftar Dinner at Parliament House and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the breaking of the daily fast. Queensland […]