The Qur'an from the Mouth of its First Addressee

Folders / Others / I. Hakkı Ünal, PhD

The Qur’an, which is a miracle in both its style and content, had the ability to deeply affect each person who heard it, because it was the most beautiful of words...

read more 20.08.2013, Tuesday

The Understanding of Prophethood in Judaism

Folders / Others / Eldar Hasanov

In the Jewish tradition as well, the institution of prophethood is amongst the basic institutions. This work addresses not the prophetic tradition in Judaism, but its conceptualization of prophethood in the abstract.

read more 20.08.2013, Tuesday

Hajj: an Inward and Outward Journey

Folders / Pilgrimage / Muhammad Hüdayi (Stuart Clark)

In this article, I would like to share with you some of my personal reflections on the hajj, a journey to the center of the Muslim world to where the faith began, not just for Muhammad (pbuh), but because it was where Abraham (pbuh) built the first house of pilgrimage dedicated to a monotheistic conception of God.

read more 14.08.2013, Wednesday

Fasting Six Days in Shawwal

Abu Ayub al-Ansari relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days of Shawwal is as though he has fasted the entire year"

read more 14.08.2013, Wednesday

Eid: Days Of Joy And Celebration

Folders / Ramadan / Sargon Erdem

In Arabic the word 'Eid means "customary joy and sadness; a day for gathering together." According to Mahmud of Kashgar, bayram, the Turkish word for eid, is originally from the Persian bezrem/bezram, and it means a day of entertainment.

read more 02.08.2013, Friday

(Let Me Call) My Lord On Thee

This song, sung by Nader Khan, is the English translation of a poem written by Yunus Emre (1240-1320), one of the most famous Sufi poets who has made a great impact on the Turkish-Muslim culture. This poem is at essence an entreaty to God, by means of the intercession of those things and people that are deemed to be close to God Almighty.
 

read more 02.08.2013, Friday

On Seeking the Night of Destiny (Laylatul Qadr)

The most important of spiritual actions on that night is sincere repentance: one should seek to return to ones Lord through making the firm commitment to leave ones state of heedlessness and disobedience and also to turn ones heart in the direction of Divine Pleasure

read more 01.08.2013, Thursday

A Ramadan Gift from Tosun Bayrak

Folders / Ramadan / Shaykh Tosun Bayrak

The holy Ramadan is the month of patience. Patience is half of faith. The reward of patience is Paradise. During this month, worries leave the believers; their sustenance increases. The ones who feed the believers who fast are forgiven their sins, and are saved from the Fire, even if they are poor and cannot offer more than a date or a glass of milk, or a glass of water.

read more 30.07.2013, Tuesday

The Virtues of the Last Ten Days

Fasting and the Quran will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Quran will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.”

read more 29.07.2013, Monday

Our shield: Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Fatma Bayram

The reason why fasting constitutes a form of worship in its truest form in all religions throughout history is the need to discipline human nature, which does not change, despite changes in time.  Fasting helps a great deal when a person tried to adopt good manners..

read more 18.07.2013, Thursday