The Person

 
24.10.2013, Thursday

Why Give the Name Muhammad?

A common belief is that names have an effect on one's character. Why do people who believe this frequently choose names like Muhammad, or other names that were used to refer to Prophet Muhammad?

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The Names and Attributes of Prophet Muhammad in Divan Literature

Muhammad / The Person / Emine Yeniterzi, PhD

Asma al-Nabi, which refers to the names and attributes of Prophet Muhammad, comprises one of the rich genres of our classical literature that is in fact intertwined with religious culture. Similar to "Asma al-Husna" (The Most Beautiful Names), a poetic genre in which the names of Allah are collectively given, there has risen the tradition of gathering together the names of the Prophet in separate works of either prose or poetry,

read more 13.06.2013, Thursday

Mercy and Compassion Embraced Everyone

Muhammad / The Person / İsmail Lütfi Çakan, PhD

In order to understand to what degree the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a mercy ("We sent you as a mercy to the world" Al-Anbiya 107), it is necessary to take a look at the situation of the world before him. When the Prophet was still in his twenties, he participated in the Hilfu'l-Fudul which had been founded for the purpose of struggling against injustice, and he took an active role in it.

read more 07.06.2013, Friday

The Kindness of the Prophet Muhammad

One of the most highly misunderstood and misconstrued aspects of our faith is our relationship with the Prophet Muhammad. Hence, I would like to embark on a humble project to shed some light on the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad and how he embodied them during his lifetime.

read more 22.09.2011, Thursday

The Prophet's Last Smile

Muhammad / The Person / Yıldız Ramazanoğlu

Even God’s Messenger, who said, “If you knew what I know, you would laugh little and weep much,” laughed at times. In actual fact, his face would light up with his smile and mercy, like the precious stone, mother-of-pearl.

read more 20.09.2011, Tuesday

The Prophetic Portrait: The Hilya in Calligraphy

Muhammad / The Person / Lastprophet.info

Denoting ‘quality, characteristic or form’, as well as ‘decoration or ornament,’ hilya, within the Islamic context, refers to the literary genre which elaborates on the features and merits of the Prophet Muhammad. Also known with the titles ‘Portrait of Happiness’ and..

read more 29.06.2011, Wednesday

The Real Meaning of the Relics of Muhammad

Muhammad / The Person / Ali Rıza Demircan

Contrary to certain claims, it is generally known that donning a beard for a man is a characteristic of Muslim identity associated with merit and piety, a tradition established by the Prophet Muhammad himself, which many Muslim men follow to this very day. 

read more 04.05.2011, Wednesday

Supplications often recited by Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad / The Person / Lastprophet.info

It has often been said that each and every facet of the Prophet Muhammad's life entailed supplication and entreaty to God. The following is a brief compilation of supplications recited often by the Prophet.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

Muhammad as a Model of Virtue

Muhammad / The Person / Ayse Sıdıka Oktay, PhD

Our Prophet's being an example of virtue necessitates his being a model for living and applying moral values. By personally living these values as a human being and by demonstrating them in a tangible way, he became a model for us.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday

The Ideal Human Type in a Society of Ignorance: Muhammad Al-Amin

Muhammad / The Person / Ali Murat Daryal, PhD

After Prophet Muhammad became an active member of the society where he passed his childhood, he began to be uncertain about everything in the society. These doubts prevented him from accepting all the customs and behavior in that society which had been passed down from generation to generation and applying them in his own life.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday