Sufism and Hadith

Arts & Culture / Sufism / Hasan Kamil Yılmaz, PhD

In its general meaning mysticism is the name of “a person’s taking a stand against the world and searching for the truth within himself.” In a sense, it is the common aspect of all belief systems and philosophical schools.

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Works about Prophet Muhammad in Turkish Religious Music

Arts & Culture / Music / Nuri Özcan, PhD

Turkish music is divided into two categories, vocal or instrumental. Vocal music is further divided into a) religious music and b) non-religious music. The development of the musical form in the Islamic world belongs more to the Ottomans than any other state.

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The first kibla of Muslims: Al-Aqsa Mosque

Arts & Culture / Architecture / Nebi Bozkurt, PhD

The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the first kiblah (direction that is prayed to) of Muslims and one of the three places of worship considered most sacred. In Aramaic, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is referred to as Beth Makdesha, in Hebrew Beth Ha-Miqdash and...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock

The Al-Aqsa Mosque... the home of prophets, the first kiblah of Muslims and the symbolic stopover of the Miraj journey that is a place of worship...

This place of worship which is one of the lasting symbols in our minds...

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The Qur'anic Verses in Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi

Arts & Culture / Architecture / Murat Sülün, PhD

The Islamic tradition of decorating different works of art, including first and foremost historical buildings, with verses from the Qur'an has an important place in Islamic culture.

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Another first: The Mi'raj Hilya by Calligrapher Ali Hüsrevoğlu

Ali Husrevoglu, one of the leading figures in Islamic calligraphy who has made a unique name for himself with his 30 different hilya (an elaborate work describing an event or person through calligraphy) works, shared his incredible work...

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Prophet Muhammad in Calligraphy

Arts & Culture / The Arts / Hilal Kazan, PhD

The Arabic script was not greatly developed in the pre-Islamic era; it was not used much at this time because the Arabs usually committed things to memory. For this reason, the development of the Arabic script started with the advent Islam...

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Prophet Muhammad in Miniature

Arts & Culture / The Arts / Hilal Kazan, PhD

In the Islamic religion, painting is a sensitive issue continuing to attract debate and the final verdict has not been reached.

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The Place of the Mawlid in Religion

Arts & Culture / Literature / 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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Mawlid

Arts & Culture / Literature / 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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