The Importance Prophet Muhammad Attached to Human Relations

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Salih Karacabey, PhD

When the life of Prophet Muhammad and the hadith (sayings of the Prophet) sources are examined, it is  understood that Prophet Muhammad put great importance on human relations and that he was very sensitive about such issues.

read more 10.07.2013, Wednesday

Ramadan in Istanbul

Ramadan brings to the surface some of Istanbul’s deepest human secrets. The great City resembles the improbable arm of the sea that cuts it in half, cheerfully consistent on the surface, yet churned by strange currents known only to veteran fishermen...

read more 09.07.2013, Tuesday

The Foundation of the Principles Brought by Our Prophet: Revival

When Allah the Almighty sent our Prophet to the polytheists of Mecca for the purpose of a divine calling, his first message was that Allah is the only deity [One God, worthy of worship] and that human beings, following death, would be resurrected and brought before Him (s.w.t.)

read more 05.07.2013, Friday

From Hamza Yusuf’s Viewpoint: What can the West learn from Islam?

Hamza Yusuf calls attention to the prejudices of the Western world against Islam, as well as the attitude of Muslims towards the West, both of which appear to be biased. 

read more 04.07.2013, Thursday

Attitudes and Behavior of the Prophet towards Non-Muslims

The most obvious facet of Prophet Muhammad’s attitude and behavior towards non-Muslims is the fact that he never compromised his moral virtues. As the Qur'an states, the Prophet always showed “the most beautiful morality” and presented humanity with the most beautiful example of this morality.

read more 26.06.2013, Wednesday

Some of Prophet Muhammad's Principles of Communication

As a prophet, Muhammad's mission and goal was to establish a good dialogue with people and to communicate; he not only used the various means of communication that belonged to his era, he also took into account the psychological peculiarities of the individual and society in order to present the message in the best and most effective way.

read more 24.06.2013, Monday

Prophet Abraham

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Ömer Faruk Harman, PhD

There is more information about Prophet Abraham than about most other prophets in the Torah, in Jewish literature in general, in Christian literature, in the Quran, and in Islamic literature; Prophet Abraham is seen as a forefather by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

read more 21.06.2013, Friday

Prophets Cry Too

Ibrahim, the son of Prophet Muhammad and Maria, died in the tenth year of the Hijrah. He was sixteen months old and under the care of a nurse when he died. Upon hearing what had happened to his son, Prophet Muhammad immediately went to the house of the nurse, where he held Ibrahim in his hands, and tears flowed from his eyes.

read more 18.06.2013, Tuesday

Orientalist Views of the Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Hilal Görgün, PhD

Orientalism is the "scientific discipline" that deals with the material and spiritual culture of the East, as well as the history and languages of the region; these studies reach back to the beginning of history and follow their development through modern times. The ‘Orientalist' is a person who studies the East, practicing this ‘science'.

read more 17.06.2013, Monday

Freedom of Faith in the Practice of Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Adem Apak, Prof. Dr.

Thought and the freedom of thought also provide freedom of religion and faith, as religion and faith are matters of conscience and no power or compulsion can affect them. The verse, “Let there be no compulsion in religion; Truth stands out clear from error” indicates that compulsion and faith cannot coexist.

read more 17.06.2013, Monday