Iranian Director Calls for Muslim Unity

Iranian director Majid Majidi has said, “By making this film, we have tried to help Muslims reach a kind of unity.”

read more 16.08.2013, Friday

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

9 Things You Didn't Know About the Prophet's Mosque

There is only one place that literally has the right to proclaim itself heaven on Earth. There, deep in the mosque of the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) (masjid Nabawi), covered by green carpets and the tears of millions, lies a “garden from the gardens of paradise.” It is a place known to every Muslim who has ever lived, yet there's still much we don't know about it. Here are just some of the interesting facts and mysteries of the Prophet's ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) Mosque:

read more 27.05.2013, Monday

Hilya Calligraphy Exhibition Opens in Montenegro

A Hilye calligraphy exhibition, consists of Mehmet Çebi's private hilye collection, opened in Çetinye, Montenegro on May 16. The exhibition features dozens of pieces of the “Hilye-i Şerif” (a physical description of the Prophet Muhammad in calligraphy).

read more 20.05.2013, Monday

On Praising the Prophet

Arts & Culture / Poetry / Mas'ud Ahmed Khan

The very name "Muhammad" means "the one who is praised, often praised" and the name of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) is also known as "Ahmad" meaning "the one deserving of praise"

read more 11.04.2013, Thursday

Poem by Chinese Emperor Hong-Wu praising the Prophet

Emperor Hong-Wu wrote a 100 word eulogy praising Islam, Allah and the Prophet Muhammad which he had placed in the mosques which he ordered to be built.

read more 08.04.2013, Monday

Qatar and Iran to make films about the Prophet

The Prophet's life has been depicted in film before, in 'The Message' and animated film 'Muhammad - The Last Prophet'. Now Qatar and Iran aim to bring films depicting the life of the last Prophet into cinemas worldwide.

read more 20.03.2013, Wednesday

Between the left and right brain: the limits of reason

Arts & Culture / Sufism / Muhammad Hüdayi (Stuart Clark)

Left-brain wisdom allows us to perceive the true nature of things, their forms in the language of Plato. In contrast, hedonism asks us to forget left-brain concepts such as guilt and conscience and concentrate on the pleasure of living in the moment. I argue, perhaps controversially, that Sufi mystics combine aspects of these two ideas.

read more 21.03.2012, Wednesday

Signs of Beauty (Nihavend No.34)

The ilahi (nasheed) 'Signs of Beauty' - translated into English from the Turkish original by Abdal Hakim Murad - is sung by poet and songwriter Dawud Wharnsby Ali.

read more 13.12.2011, Tuesday

British Teenager's 'Muhammad in Accrington... Inspiring Me' Film Shortlisted for Global Accolade

An East Lancashire teenager has beaten her peers across the world to be shortlisted for a global accolade. Hollins Technology College student Amna Aslam produced a short film ‘Muhammad In Accrington... Inspiring Me’ as part of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faith Shorts contest.

read more 21.09.2011, Wednesday