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.

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How should we talk about the Prophet Today?

Folders / Others / Mustafa Çağrıcı, PhD

We know that Islamic world has experienced a regression period in the last 200-300 years and it has not yet scored any progress.

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Prayer is the Ascension of Believers

Folders / Others / Haluk Nurbaki, PhD

Salah (ritual prayer) is unarguably the foundation of Islam. Having been commanded during the Prophet's Ascension (Mi‘raj), it is a blessing granted to Muslims by Allah. Muslims approach the wisdoms of Mi‘rajthrough a genuinely felt and performed salah, and thereby reach the zenith of servitude before Allah.

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Reciting Salat and Salam

Folders / Others / İbrahim Bayraktar, PhD

Reciting salaat and salaam for Prophet Muhammad (Alayhi's-Salaatu wa's-Salaam) and for other Prophets (Alayhimu's-Salaam) is a reflection of the commitment, affection and respect felt towards them. This task can be performed anywhere anytime.

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The Night of Salvation: Bara'a

Bara'a connotes the lack of relation between two things; a person becoming freed from an obligation or not having an obligation. It is understood that Allah clears his servants [slate] who face him on this night and ask for forgiveness.

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Where in the world is the first Call to Prayer recited?

For millions of years the sun has first sent its rays to this place; it is the Kamchatka Peninsula which lies to the east of Japan and under Russia, flowing like a hook onto the ocean… The first people to see the rising sun are those in...
 

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Collective Iftar at the end of one Month of Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Mehmet Paksu

The Eid ul-Fitr has a special place among Muslims. Like the joy of iftar after a day of fasting, it reflects the joy of a collective iftar, or breaking of the fast, after a month of fasting.

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Fasting And Economics

Folders / Ramadan / Mustafa Özel, PhD

The only connection between fasting and economics for most of us is the market pick-up particularly in the food sector as Ramadan approaches. As if they have waited for the opportunity for 11 months, Muslims roll up their sleeves and naturally enliven the markets.

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'Those with dates at home won't go hungry'

Folders / Ramadan / Lastprophet.info

The month of Ramadan is upon us. The display windows and street stands have now been prepared for Ramadan. The foods which will adorn the blessed iftar tables are piling up in storage rooms. The fruit which receives the most attention and is the most popular item on stands is undoubtedly the date.

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What is the Call to Prayer?

Folders / Call to prayer / Abdurrahman Çetin, PhD

The adhan is recited for compulsory prayers. If the adhan that is recited from the minarets of the mosque has been heard a separate adhan is not read for the prayer to be performed in the home. If a person is far from the mosque and cannot hear the adhan or is outside a settled area, then the adhan is recited.

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