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Sometimes we want to stop time and live some moments forever, but time, luckily, doesn’t listen. It passes as it always does. Time flows in the same speed for everyone everywhere, but depending on the situation we find ourselves in, one day may seem like an entire century, or like the blinking of an eye.read more | 15.07.2015, Wednesday
Sometimes we want to stop time and live some moments forever, but time, luckily, doesn’t listen. It passes as it always does. Time flows in the same speed for everyone everywhere, but depending on the situation we find ourselves in, one day may seem like an entire century, or like the blinking of an eye.
For me the moments that I wish wouldn’t end are the ones when fasting women, tired from suhoors and iftaars, leave their homes, where they live their worldly exile in various situations, at an early morning hour that bears witness to their sincerity and fill one of God’s houses to listen to His words. As one recites the Quran in their presence, one almost sees with one’s bare eyes the angels piling up on top of each other in this place enveloped by the sincerity emanating from the hearts.
As we exit Ramadan, the month of Quran, in this state of mind, I would like to humbly offer some advice to prepare ourselves for the next Ramadan inshAllah: First and foremost, take care of the business of reciting the Quran fluently and as well as you can. For this to happen, do not neglect reciting every day, do your recitation out loud, and listen to reciters that recite well. Do not think that intellectual pursuits have to necessarily conflict with the effort of reciting the Quran correctly, beautifully, and continuously. If we think this way, it is inevitable that we will gradually dry up like a river whose physical connection to its spring has been severed. Maybe this is the reason why our scholarly and intellectual world disappoints us and gives off coarser sounds with every passing day.Fatma Bayram
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What They're Saying
A great success! The Meridyen Association’s achieving such success in just a year’s time gives us all great happiness and hope for the future.
Meridyen Association presents a model project for us all with its web portal project, Lastprophet.info. I congratulate them.Prof Mustafa Çağırıcı
Grand Mufti of Istanbul
Not only the Muslims but also the whole humanity is in need of knowing the Prophet. For, according to Holy Qur’an and our belief as Muslims, he has been sent as a mercy not only to the material universe, but to all the worlds – material and spiritual, physical and transcendental. Therefore, introducing the Prophet to humanity is one of the most important services to humankind. Many means had been used to this end in the past. The contemporary world is identified as the age of information and communication wherein new means, methods and channels, hitherto unconceivable, have been discovered to transmit knowledge. So we must use all of these channels as a means to properly acquaint both Muslims and humanity with the beloved Prophet. As such, I welcome this web portal project as a very significant project of the modern age.Prof Hayrettin Karaman
Professor of Islamic law and Daily Columnist
Websites like the lastprophet.info and any other academic works that teach about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, particularly providing accurate information that challenge some of the myths which have been deliberately placed into the heart of western society, whether it be in terms of the Prophet’s teachings or his personal life, are crucial at this time.Lord Nazir Ahmad
Member of the UK House of Lords
We are now discovering history, you and me, and the Turkish people, and the Bosnians, we are discovering Islam now; you are discovering Prophet Muhammad through Lastprophet.info… We are all discovering ourselves…We are together in this boat of discovery.Dr Mustafa Cerić
Grand Mufti (Reis-ul-Ulema) of Bosnia-Herzegovina
I think that the lastprophet.info web portal will be very successful as long as it emphasizes, in an authentic fashion, the most universal and spiritual teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, and especially the ethical norms by which he lived, taught and set an example.Prof Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, Washington D.C.
I congratulate Meridyen Association, because this step has a great significance. Its impact will not remain limited to Turkey; this step will be the milestone of a project that will be reflected throughout the entire world. I believe that Lastprophet.info will be the transmitter of accurate and reliable information.
I pray that this meaningful project will yield positive results.Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Prime Minister of Turkey
We are living in a world of people with weary hearts. All those weary hearts are in need of the breath of Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, which is full of love and mercy. Our view of the human being has changed much; we are in need of his mercy-laden vision. We all need to hold onto his vision of the universe and that sacred hand embracing nature.
Thus, the launch of a web portal Project to introduce the Prophet of Islam in the most accurate way to the entire world, correct the misinformation about him and dispel prejudice by a group of women who are devotees of the Prophet is a significant step.Prof Mehmet Görmez
Director of Turkish Religious Affairs
Through the Lastprophet.info project our friends are attempting to re-inform the world of our heritage and revive a “second era of teaching,” taking the Qur’an as reference, and using all available technology.Ertuğrul Günay
Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism