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The Day of Ashura and its Place in the Religious Life of the Ottoman Empire

Folders / Others / Eyüp Baş, PhD

The Day of Ashura was celebrated in the Ottoman period by Muslims according to the identity of their sect, either as a day of mourning or as a day of celebration.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

The Christian World Celebrates the Birth of Jesus

As with every year, the streets in cities from New York to London and from Sydney to Berlin are decked out in Christmas enthralling all who see them. The streets are illuminated, Christmas trees are decorated and the shop windows compete with each otherto attract the attention of passers-by.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

Jesus through a Muslim Lens

Folders / Others / Michael Wolfe

Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus' miracles. But this shared interest in his message goes much further.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

What is Christmas About?

In ancient times, December 25 was a feast of the pagan sun god, celebrated in Europe inthe depths of winter to give hope that the cold, dark days of December would soon pass.The Churches took over this date, although nowhere it is actually recorded when Jesus was born.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

My Dearest Prophet

If a wind carries me to a place I do not know, I will fly towards you on a dry leaf in order to find you, my dearest Prophet. But I want to look at your radiant face without blushing. I want to talk without being embarrassed.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

Valentine's Day: Origins & Islamic View

Folders / Others / Lastprophet.info

As Muslims, we are required to love one another and to wish and inculcate love among people regardless of their color, race, religion, or identity. However, this does not mean dissolving our identity or blindly copying and imitating others' traditions and practices.

read more 23.11.2010, Tuesday

Why do human beings feel the need for Supplication?

Folders / Others / Hasan Kayıklık, PhD

In the Prophet's traditions prayer is also persistently mentioned and prayer's place in religious life is emphasized. While in one hadith he says...

read more 23.11.2010, Tuesday

Who Should Eyes See, Who Should Tongues Speak Of?

Folders / Others / Lastprophet.info

The feelings of love, dedication and respect felt for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) have for centuries influenced the life arenas of both the Islamic realm and our own society so much that most of the works handed down by our forefathers have not been without tracesof the love felt for Allah and His Messenger.

read more 21.11.2010, Sunday

Search for “Footprints” in Life Stories

Folders / Others / Nazife Şişman, PhD

Modern man is a searching man, whereas we should be among those following the tracks. Also we should be from those searching, but what we are looking for is footprints -the footprints of those who opened new eras and put forth good practices. 

read more 21.11.2010, Sunday

Concepts of Love used in Islamic Culture

Folders / Others / Raşit Küçük, PhD

There are many words, terms and concepts used to express love in Arabic, particularly in Islam’s basic sources, the Quran and sunnah (practices of the Prophet). Some writers who have compiled books related to this subject say that the number is as great as sixty.

read more 03.11.2010, Wednesday