Hadith in the pages of the Mathnawi

Arts & Culture / Sufism / Lastprophet.info

Mawlana's Mathnawi shares the internal journey of man and his spiritual evolution through verses from the Holy Qur'an and hadith through various talmih (referencing) involving stories and tales.

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The Consideration of Prophet and Sunna within Mawlana Thought

Arts & Culture / Sufism / Ahmet Yıldırım, PhD

Maulana, who took the fine morality of Prophet Muhammad as his measure, attempted to show in all his works the paths of virtue and skill. When we look at the works of Maulana, in particular the Masnavi we see that he examines the blessing...

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Prophetic Love and Its Social Reflections

Arts & Culture / Sufism / Meryem Uyanık

When we turn to the Quran, which provides us with principles for happiness and well-being in this world and salvation in the Hereafter, we see that terms that describe love are fundamental to religious life. Love has both human and divine dimensions.

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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 / 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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