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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fethullah Gulen on 2013 Time100 - Our reasons why

Fethullah Gulen on 2013 Time100 along side President Obama and Pope Francis

We at the Rumi Forum thought to list the top reasons why we thought Fethullah Gulen was placed on the 2013 TIME 100 list.

  • always stressed the importance of education and the gravity of ignorance to social cohesion
  • a role model to his peers and friends in regards to service of others
  • encouraged all peoples and communities to collectively serve together for the betterment of humanity
  • his personal quest for knowledge and education inspired millions to learn and develop intellectually
  • encouraged philanthropy to millions of business people and individuals to support the poor and less fortunate
  • inspired dynamic generations to serve globally, never favoring one community of people over another
  • encouraged people of faith to break bread together and overcome misunderstanding between communities
  • lived a simple and austere life dedicated to speaking and writing about the virtues of service, learning, and personal and spiritual development

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