The Prophet's Household

15.11.2013, Friday

Discussions on Ashura and the Prophet's Family offers some videos and links to discussion on Ashura, the historical tragedy of Karbala and how Muslims should understand, and love for the Prophet's Family.

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The Place of The Karbala Incident in The History of Islam and Its Consequences

Iraqis lost the struggle for power that they had started by supporting Ali (a.s.), against the Syrians that were acting under the leadership of Muawiyah (a.s.). As a result of this, the center of the government, and thus the treasury were moved from Kufa to Damascus.

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The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Yaşar Kandemir, PhD

Fatima, who was raised and educated by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), acquired both such personal characteristics as modesty and decency on the one hand, and his physical qualities such as the way he walked and spoke, on the other.

read more 20.06.2013, Thursday

“Ahl-i Bayt” in the Holy Quran

The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Zeki Duman, PhD

Ahl-i Bayt was the name given to the tribe responsible for taking care of the Kaaba, which was called the bayt al-aliha before Islam, as well as the idols therein. Then the scope of the term was expanded, and it was given a meaning which included the defense and administrative activities of Mecca, in addition to its religious connotations.

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Who are the Ahl-i Bayt?

The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Bahauddin Varol, PhD

The concept of Ahl-i Bayt (the family/household of the Prophet), which has continued to be problematic with its controversial and ambiguous traits since the early periods of the Islamic history, has a flexible structure in terms of the meaning of the term within the Arabic language.

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The Companions / The Prophet's Household / Ethem Ruhi Fığlalı, PhD

Ali ibn Abu Talib was a man who was a bit below average height, with a dark complexion, and large, dark eyes. He had a thick, wide beard on his handsome face; his teeth would appear when he smiled.

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The Companions / The Prophet's Household / Ethem Ruhi Fığlalı, PhD

Hasan was born in the month of Sha'aban (January-February 625) or 15 Ramadan (1 March) in the 3rd year after the emigration to Medina. His father (Ali) wanted to give him the name Harb (war), but his grandfather..

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The Companions / The Prophet's Household / Ethem Ruhi Fığlalı, PhD

Husayn was born on Shaban 5, 4th Hegira (January 10, 626). He is known by the title of Shahid. It was narrated that the part of his body below his chest looked just like his grandfather’s body.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday