10.01.2014, Friday

Mawlid

Arts & Culture / Music / Ahmet Hakkı Turabi, PhD

Meaning "place and time of birth," the word "mawlid" is used in the Islamic world to express the honored welcoming of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to this world. Muslim poets competed with one another to make literary works regarding the Prophet...

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Mawlid Ceremonies in the Ottoman Empire

Arts & Culture / History / Mehmet Şeker, PhD

There is no definite information about how the ceremonies that were organized to celebrate Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)'s birthday, or Mawlid, which is generally accepted as falling on 12 Rabia Awal, started in the official Ottoman protocol.

read more 10.01.2014, Friday

Smile - A Sunnah and a Way of Life

Arts & Culture / The Arts / Aisha Stacey

Islam was designed by the Creator to be the perfect way of life for humankind thus sometimes the smallest of things can have a big impact

read more 06.11.2013, Wednesday

Mawlana's Love and Devotion for Prophet Muhammad

Arts & Culture / Sufism / İbrahim Emiroğlu, PhD

Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is a soldier and volunteer (on the path of Truth) who dedicated his life to knowledge, wisdom, and virtue; in short, devoted to Allah and humanity, taking the beautiful morality of the Prophet as his example...

read more 21.08.2013, Wednesday

Iranian Director Calls for Muslim Unity

Iranian director Majid Majidi has said, “By making this film, we have tried to help Muslims reach a kind of unity.”

read more 16.08.2013, Friday

The Madina of Awliya' Chalabi

Arts & Culture / History / Dr Mustafa S. Küçükaşçı

Awliya’ Chalabi makes the reader feel as though they are entering a unique realm while nearing the city of Madina. Through his writing, one gets the sense that one has arrived at the home of Prophet Muhammad’s emigration, not an ordinary city...

read more 26.07.2013, Friday

Hilya Calligraphy Exhibition Opens in Montenegro

A Hilye calligraphy exhibition, consists of Mehmet Çebi's private hilye collection, opened in Çetinye, Montenegro on May 16. The exhibition features dozens of pieces of the “Hilye-i Şerif” (a physical description of the Prophet Muhammad in calligraphy).

read more 20.05.2013, Monday

On Praising the Prophet

Arts & Culture / Poetry / Mas'ud Ahmed Khan

The very name "Muhammad" means "the one who is praised, often praised" and the name of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) is also known as "Ahmad" meaning "the one deserving of praise"

read more 11.04.2013, Thursday

Poem by Chinese Emperor Hong-Wu praising the Prophet

 

 

Emperor Hong-Wu wrote a 100 word eulogy praising Islam, Allah and the Prophet Muhammad which he had placed in the mosques which he ordered to be built.

read more 08.04.2013, Monday