09.09.2016, Friday

Infographic: The Sacrifice in Islam

The main difference between sacrifice and slaughtering an animal for its meat and skin is...

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Ramadan and Fasting's Global Field of Influence

In Oliver Roy's work, Globalizing Islam: The Search For a New Ummah (London: Hurst and Company 2004), he tried to take up new perspectives Muslims are following generally in the world that fall between Westernization and Neo-fundamentalism.

read more 06.06.2016, Monday

Boğaziçi University will host Dr. Jonathan Brown!

Dr. Jonathan Brown, from Georgetown University ...

read more 18.05.2016, Wednesday

Calender of the 3 Holy Months

Calender of the 3 Holy Months

read more 05.04.2016, Tuesday

Majid Majidi's Movie Will Be Shown in Turkey

Majid Majidi’s Tehran-backed production ...

read more 08.12.2015, Tuesday

Wishing You A Blessed Eid al-Adha

Wishing you a blessed Eid al-Adha. May this occasion ...

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Hajj - Jihad Without Conflict

Lastprophet.info / One Hadith One Comment / İsmail Lütfi Çakan, PhD

A Muslim spends their time, with both their belief and worship, in a continuous and widespread jihad (struggle), thus Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) qualified both the hajj and umrah (greater and lesser pilgrimages) as "jihad without conflict".

read more 22.09.2015, Tuesday

After Ramadan

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

The Refugee

Today I would like to briefly share Ms. Feyza Şahin’s reflections on Ramadan. She compares Ramadan to a safe haven in a world full of wars and herself to a refugee that would like to remain in the safe haven: “I waited for these days like a desperate refugee, waiting for the border to open. As I was suffering in the hunger and the thirst of my soul, I threw myself through the door that was opened as a cure for all troubles into the arms of mercy, with the hope that it would envelop me and never let me go.

read more 14.07.2015, Tuesday

The Three States of Ramadan

Ramadan, the beginning of which is mercy, the middle forgiveness, and the end release from Hellfire, is a lot like the prayer with its standing, the bowing down, and the prostration. When Ramadan came we all rolled our sleeves and got ready for worship. Just like standing at the beginning of our prayer. Every believer did this in his/her own way.

read more 13.07.2015, Monday