How Does Gulens Ideologies Influence People

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Proponents of the Turkish-Islamic movement prefer modernism, tolerance, nationalism, and democracy, without compromising religious guidelines. The structure and philosophy of the movement has inspired the creation of numerous schools around the world, as well as centers for inter-religious and cultural dialogue Agai (2002). Although the society is considered a progressive development, some Turkish proletarians still view it as a threat in disguise of peace society. Despite these criticisms, Gülen’s ideologies have a high priority in turkey and continue to influence people around the world. Gülen played the role of an evangelist in the 1960s in Turkey. " Those who give up learning and teaching, whether they are alive can be considered dead, on the grounds that the purpose of creating man is to pass on understanding and important information they have acquired to people (Gülen, 2004).

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Indeed, the most important educational activities in Central Asia took place after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. It is essentially the documented, semantic, and ethnic proximity with provided which countries have led development volunteers to engage in activities they considered sacred. Soon, these activities spread to various parts of the world, from the Caucasus to Africa and from Russia to the Philippines (Wood & Keskin, 2014). Among the volunteers participating in these missions were Turkish representatives, trainers, and conventional personalities. In fact, the Islamic religion is taught at Gülen schools but it is not part of the national educational programs, and the school curriculum has not been clearly linked to Islam (Ebaugh, & Koc, 2007), Despite the fact that religion is the motivation for the development of the movement, the advanced ethics in the schools is general and supports diligent work, resistance, sympathy, and reliability.

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The moral codes to which Agai (2002) refers as "Islamic training morality" are supported in the Islamic principle, yet their advent is not limited to Muslims. Their helpful and "confessional" approach describes Gülen schools and the islamic society itself. Nevertheless, Gülen society has been criticized by some social and political specialists. The fact that the correct number of individuals in the Gulen society is not mentioned raises questions as to whether the society has a second hidden political motivation. Most republics, democracies or dictatorships, depend on ideologies. Ideologies are the colors and paints with which society and history itself are painted. The Gulen ideology is quite extraordinary because it encourages the individual not to ignore the forces of the universe and not live aimlessly, but to use all his potential to make the world a better place.

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