An interview with Dr. Fazlun Khalid, founder and director of IFEES...read more
Ramadan: The Celebration of Revelation
We have mentioned that fasting is a celebration. Celebrating our joy by coming closer to the angelic. What we in fact celebrate with a month of fasting is the revelation of the Quran to mankind. Quran is a redemptive rope extended from the Heavens to the Earth. No matter how rough the waters of life, it keeps those who cling to it always in security and always close to their Lord.read more | 30.06.2015, Tuesday
Ramadan: The Celebration of Revelation
We have mentioned that fasting is a celebration. Celebrating our joy by coming closer to the angelic. What we in fact celebrate with a month of fasting is the revelation of the Quran to mankind. Quran is a redemptive rope extended from the Heavens to the Earth. No matter how rough the waters of life, it keeps those who cling to it always in security and always close to their Lord.
Whenever we need advice from our Lord we open the Quran and find an answer. According to William Chittick, the most effective way of reading the Quran for our daily lives is to open it at random and read a passage. You will see that there is always an answer for the problems plaguing you on that day.
Needless to say, we need to be able to understand the Quran that is being read for this conversation with our Lord to take place. In the words of the Quran commentator Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır, contenting oneself with translations instead of understanding the Arabic text is like looking at the picture of a beautiful rose instead of taking it into your hands, feeling its texture, and smelling it.
Scholars of the past have described the association that a Muslim has with the Quran in five stages: Qırā’atu'l-Qur'ān, Hıfzu'l-Qur'ān, Fahmu'l-Qur'ān, ‘Amalu’l-Qur'ān and Shafā’atu'l-Qur'ān... In other words, one reads it, memorizes it, understands it, acts in accordance with it, and as a result of all of these attains the intercession of the Quran.Fatma Bayram
Prof. Sarra Tlili is author of Animals in the Qur'an...read more
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What They're Saying
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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