The Place of the Mawlid in Islam

Arts & Culture / Litterature / Abdulhakim Yüce, PhD

We seem to think that throughout the history of mankind there has been no confusion of concepts until today. The leading role in this confusion, which is like a contagious disease, infecting the whole world and almost every culture, is played by the media.

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Arts & Culture / Litterature / Ahmet Özel, PhD

Throughout history the celebrations connected with the anniversary of Prophet Muhammad's death have been an important component in the religious and social life of Islamic countries; these incredibly colorful and...

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Imam Busiri and the Ode of the Mantle

Arts & Culture / Litterature / Mahmut Kaya, PhD

Poets raised in the Islamic world ning with Hassan ibn Thabit and Ka’b ibn Zuhair put forth the most mature works of their genius and art in eulogies and odes written for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). However, some of these are considered to...

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Karbala martyrs have been remembered here in Istanbul for centuries

Muharram is a month which holds unique meaning for the world of Islam and Muslims due to the fact that it is first month of the Hijri (Lunar) year and its 10th day being the day of Ashura. The day of Ashura had signified different meanings for different religions throughout history

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History of the Sacred Trusts

Arts & Culture / History / Nebi Bozkurt, PhD

Almost all members of all religious, those accepted as a primitive to those based on divine inspirations, give importance to the remembrance belongings concerning to past. Members of some religious have great respect that closes to adoration degree, to these belongings.

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Can Cinema Be a Window of Truth?

Arts & Culture / Cinema / H. Humeyra Sahin

The momentary shadows cast on the "silver screen" by man's imagination earn the right to be born again in a different time and place by means of the cinema. A shadow cast in Hollywood is born again in Istanbul. Shadows travel inch-by-inch around the world...

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Will the Islamic World Produce Another "Message"?

Arts & Culture / Cinema / Nihal Bengisu Karaca

A festival by the name Muslimfest has been held in Canada since 2004. The cinema section of the festival is sending a message to all directors who consider themselves liable to convey the Islamic values to the “global” context by making a movie.

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"The Message is a Materialistic Film"

Arts & Culture / Cinema /

We can say that we are unable to successfully use the cinema not only in the area of religion, but in any area. We are a country that has lived a great rupture in the area of culture.

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"Can our Prophet be Depicted?"

Exclusive interview with Turkish film director, screenwriter and producer Mesut Uçakan.

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Using Abstractions to Depict the Prophet in Cinema's interview with film critic İhsan Kabil.

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