The Historical Basis of Tolerance in Islam

Throughout history it is important that the consecutive arrival of prophets who were all followers of the same teaching, that is, they defended universal moral values, is something that is shared by all of humanity. This is an important shared value and an important cultural common denominator for all who find themselves with such a historical background.

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The Call of Prophet Muhammad within the Framework of His Exemplary Personality

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / İbrahim Sarıçam, PhD

The Prophet’s call to Islam which started from his immediate family and relatives and then extended onto and went beyond the whole of Arabian Peninsula continued throughout his life with enormous achievement.

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Farewell Address

Full text of the Farewell Address made by Prophet Muhammad to all humanity during his Final Pilgrimage: "Praise be to Allah. We glorify Him; we thank Him. We expect help Him. We ask to be forgiven by Him and, with repentance, we turn to Him in obedience..."

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Why we should Love the Prophet

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Mevlüt Güngör, PhD

The matter of loving the Prophet holds a special importance for the practice of Islam. Allah, to Whom we owe everything we have, has presented the Prophet as the most ideal example and invites those who love Him to obey His Messenger as a proof of their love.

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Prophet Muhammad as a Human and a Prophet

Our aim is to understand the human identity of Prophet Muhammad, not those that are connected to the prophethood. His superhuman quality is related to those things that we must accept as part of the faith. But the Prophet's human identity is that in which the divine revelation becomes concrete.

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Jesus’ Development as a Man and a Prophet in the Gospels and the Quran

Sent to the Jews, Jesus is a prophet who showed people the path Allah commanded for gaining this world and the next. Belief in the Trinity, which was attributed to him by Christian religious scholars, was not commanded by him.

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What does the Quran say about the Prophets?

Why does the Quran relate stories? What does someone feel, who is reading the Quran for the first time and is not accustomed to the Quran's style and topics, about this book that frequently relates stories and sometimes repeats the same story again and again?

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Ulu'l-Azm Prophets and their Common Characteristics

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Salih Karacabey, PhD

It is understood that some prophets chosen among the messengers are called ulu'l-azm due to their qualities different than the others. Although there are different views about the number and identity of these prophets, it is generally agreed that ulu'l-azm refers to the five greatest messengers, that is Muhammad, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Noah, peace be upon them.

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The Institution of Prophethood

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Bekir Topaloğlu, PhD - Yusuf Şevki Yavuz - İlyas Çelebi

Belief in the prophets is an important principle in Islam and in other Abrahamic religions. In order to understand the information related to this issue, one must understand various concepts concerning prophethood such as nubuwwat (prophethood), revelation, nabi (prophet) and rasul (messenger).

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'Seal of Prophethood' in Islamic Intellectual History

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Metin Yurdagür, PhD

"The Seal of Prophethood" is a title to indicate that prophethood came to an end with Prophet Muhammad and that no other prophet is to follow. In Arabic, this phrase means "to complete a task, to put a seal at the end of something and to seal a writing or document".

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