Conversion: Changing Religion or a Return to Primordial Nature?

Folders / Conversions / Ali Kose

The word ihtida means the embracing of Islam by people who belong to other religions. Literally, conversion is derived the word huda (the right way), which means "finding the right way; guiding", and it is a term that encapsulates..

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Uniting Through Worship

Folders / Ramadan / Elif Eryarsoy Aydın

The tarawih salat, one of the few supererogatory prayers that can be prayed with a congregation, has an important function in respect to enabling individuals to get to know one another, to draw closer to one another and to become reconciled.

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Fitr Alms

Folders / Ramadan / Mahbube Ciftçi

The five basic things that the religion of Islam aims to protect are religion, nafs (ego or soul), the mind, property and chastity.

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The Mosque’s Silent Guests: Women

Folders / Ramadan / Nevin Meriç

Benefiting greatly from the mosque and congregation during the time of the Prophet Muhammad, women developed other mosque-congregation arrangements with the expansion of Islamic lands and the increase in Muslim population.

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The First British Guest of Allah

At a time when  Britain had major political and economic interests in the Middle East, Hedley Churchward had only one concern in mind while going on a pilgrimage to Mecca; the pleasure of Allah.

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Night of Power

Folders / Ramadan / Sezai Karakoç

The Night of Power is a night praised by the Quran, because the Night of Power is the night the Quran descended. If the Quran had not been revealed, the universe and existence would have remained a riddle whose secret could not be known.

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Anniversary of the Quran's First Revelation

Folders / Ramadan / Selva Özelbaş

The month of Ramadan is the anniversary of the Qur'an's first revelation or, in other words, the anniversary of the beginning of the call to Islam. Besides this blessed month and night, no other month or other night is distinctly mentioned in the Qur'an with a different name, especially with praise.

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Fasting: Cement Block-Busting

Folders / Ramadan / Sezai Karakoç

Just as spring cleaning is made in a house once a year when the cob webs are swept away, the roof is repaired, and the house is cleaned, repaired and painted, our souls need such a general cleaning and revision once a year.

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Training the Soul Beginning from the Body

Folders / Ramadan / Ali Murat Daryal, PhD

The fasting person is a hungry person. The hungry person does not forget themselves, gravitating towards the external world and making it an object for themselves as those with full stomachs do.

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A Common Form of Worship: Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Ömer Faruk Harman, PhD

Regardless of how far back we go in time or how far away we travel in space, the reality of religion has existed in every unit of time and space where man has lived. For the need to believe is one of man's basic characteristics and creating a value system and tying it to a source of faith is a psychological and social necessity for man.

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