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

Arabia in the Pre-Islamic Period

To understand the religion that Prophet Muhammad conveyed and the effects that this religion had on society, it is necessary to understand in part the ethnic, geographic, social, cultural, economic and religious features of the environment in which Prophet Muhammad lived.

read more 13.06.2013, Thursday

The Names and Attributes of Prophet Muhammad in Divan Literature

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Emine Yeniterzi, PhD

Asma al-Nabi, which refers to the names and attributes of Prophet Muhammad, comprises one of the rich genres of our classical literature that is in fact intertwined with religious culture. Similar to "Asma al-Husna" (The Most Beautiful Names), a poetic genre in which the names of Allah are collectively given, there has risen the tradition of gathering together the names of the Prophet in separate works of either prose or poetry,

read more 13.06.2013, Thursday

The Prophet in God's Own Words

Remembering the birth of the Prophet Muhammad...

read more 13.06.2013, Thursday

Mercy and Compassion Embraced Everyone

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / İsmail Lütfi Çakan, PhD

In order to understand to what degree the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a mercy ("We sent you as a mercy to the world" Al-Anbiya 107), it is necessary to take a look at the situation of the world before him. When the Prophet was still in his twenties, he participated in the Hilfu'l-Fudul which had been founded for the purpose of struggling against injustice, and he took an active role in it.

read more 07.06.2013, Friday

The Prophetic Tradition in Islam and its Role in Constructing a Religious Identity

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Sunnah / Mustafa Macit Karagözoğlu

As is well known, Islam derives its principles from two main sources -its holy book, the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

read more 29.11.2012, Thursday

Medina: The City Renewed by Emigration

Following a gloomy Maghrib prayer, the congregation leaves the Prophet's Mosque; all are silent. The congregation has shrunk in size; familiar faces have been replaced with faces that are now strangers through a loss of trust.

read more 15.11.2012, Thursday

When were Special Religious Nights called "Candle Nights" First Celebrated?

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Nebi Bozkurt, PhD

The Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) birthday, Raghaib, Mi‘raj, The Night of Salvation (Bara'a) and the Night of Power are special nights celebrated and considered to be holy by Muslims. Because these nights were first celebrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan, Selim II (1566-1574), by illuminating the mosques with candles on the minarets, these nights were called "candle nights."

read more 04.07.2012, Wednesday

 

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