History

 
10.01.2014, Friday

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.

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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

Karbala martyrs have been remembered here in Istanbul for centuries

Muharram is a month which holds unique meaning for the world of Islam and Muslims due to the fact that it is first month of the Hijri (Lunar) year and its 10th day being the day of Ashura. The day of Ashura had signified different meanings for different religions throughout history

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

History of the Sacred Trusts

Arts & Culture / History / Nebi Bozkurt, PhD

Almost all members of all religious, those accepted as a primitive to those based on divine inspirations, give importance to the remembrance belongings concerning to past. Members of some religious have great respect that closes to adoration degree, to these belongings.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday