10.01.2014, Friday

How are we to realize the Mawlid?

Islam / Fatma Bayram

The word mawlid is defined as “place and time of birth” in dictionaries. The “Mevlid,” or the “Veladet Kandili” in Turkish, is the night on which Prophet Muhammad graced the earth with his arrival, coinciding with the 12th night of the month of Rabi` al-Awwal on the Hijri calendar.

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The Day of Ashura

Islam / Habib Umar bin Hafidh

The Day of Āshūrā, the tenth of Muḥarram...

read more 13.11.2013, Wednesday

The Most Beautiful Names: Asma ul Husna

"Allah" has no dictionary meaning beyond being the essential name of the Almighty Creator, confirmed by the religion of Islam. All other names are known as the Asma ul Husna (the most Beautiful Names...

read more 31.10.2013, Thursday

We Borrow This World From Our Children

Islam / Muhsin Toprak, PhD

We enter a relationship with our natural environment with an awareness produced by our social life

read more 30.10.2013, Wednesday

Thomas Jefferson's Quran

Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library, including a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America

read more 23.10.2013, Wednesday

Hamza Yusuf on the Hajj of Community

The Hajj is our sacred journey and it allows us to gather in spiritual community

read more 09.10.2013, Wednesday

The Understanding of Prophethood in Judaism

Islam / Eldar Hasanov

In the Jewish tradition as well, the institution of prophethood is amongst the basic institutions. This work addresses not the prophetic tradition in Judaism, but its conceptualization of prophethood in the abstract.

read more 20.08.2013, Tuesday

Fasting Six Days in Shawwal

Abu Ayub al-Ansari relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days of Shawwal is as though he has fasted the entire year"

read more 14.08.2013, Wednesday

On Seeking the Night of Destiny (Laylatul Qadr)

The most important of spiritual actions on that night is sincere repentance: one should seek to return to ones Lord through making the firm commitment to leave ones state of heedlessness and disobedience and also to turn ones heart in the direction of Divine Pleasure

read more 01.08.2013, Thursday

The Virtues of the Last Ten Days

Fasting and the Quran will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Quran will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.”

read more 29.07.2013, Monday