Prophet Muhammad's Attitude towards Slavery from the Perspective of Human Rights

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Elif Eryarsoy Aydın

The history of slavery dates back to the dawn of the history of mankind; throughout this time it has existed in every kind of society, although in each society, slaves have been treated differently. In some societies, they had no rights at all, except at the mercy of their masters.

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Prophet Muhammad and Children

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Mehmet Emin Ay, PhD

We can find the most striking examples of his human aspect outside of prophethood in the Prophet's relations with children. Far beyond being an ordinary person, he was an exceptional individual who could become childlike with children and he recommended this to others. This difference in his approach to children is, in itself, a subject demanding investigation.

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The Prophet and the Education of Children

Prophet Muhammad, who shed a light on every field of life with the message that he conveyed to humanity, said much about education and introduced many educational practices. Prophet Muhammad indicated that his mission was in fact education with the following words: "I was sent as a teacher of knowledge."

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A Day in the Life of Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Abdulhakim Yüce, PhD

Have you ever wondered what Prophet Muhammad did on a given day of his life?

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Which Names did the Prophet Change?

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Cemal Ağırman, PhD

A name is the most important symbol that identifies one person another. It is also the word heard most often in a person's life, so for this reason everyone wants to have nice name with a good meaning. Islam gives much importance to the choosing of a good name. The names changed by the Prophet were of three categories.

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The Sunna Created Environmental Awareness

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Habib Sentürk, PhD

There is guidance in both the Quran and the Prophet's sunnah regarding what needs to be done to protect the environment and precautions to be taken against things that will destroy the balance of the ecological system that exists in all life and things that will harm natural environmental elements.

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Setting High Value on People

According to most of the sources a black woman named Umm Mihjan was neglected because of her job and color. By reproving the fact that he was not informed about her death, the Prophet laid stress on the fact that one’s value is not based on their job or race.

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We Are All on the Same Boat

Since environmental problems have resulted from the disturbance of the balance in nature, it would not be correct to evaluate environmental issues from the Quran's perspective without mentioning the balance and harmony in the universe and without establishing this groundwork.

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Imitation or Role Model?

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Hümeyra Aslantürk, PhD

Showing Muhammad as a role model in the development of an ideal personality requires that his personal qualities have universal dimensions. For the individual principles of a model person should be able to be evaluated from a broader and more general perspective than just traditional cultures.

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The Prophet's Approach to Environmentalism

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Saffet Sancaklı, PhD

Through the course of his life, Prophet Muhammad was deeply concerned with the environment and its protection, and he left behind, if you will, “ecological sunnah" (practices of the Prophet). This phrase refers to the love the Prophet had for the living beings and nature, his verbal teachings concerning their protection as well as his acts in line with this motivation.

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