What the Emigration Demands of Us

Folders / Others / Ekrem Demirli

The Hijra, or Emigration, which includes certain preconditions, is a moral duty and responsibility for every individual. Prophet Muhammad placed the Hijra in the minds and hearts of the Islamic community with a hadith that expresses two basic interconnected matters.

read more 15.11.2012, Thursday

Review: The Life of Muhammad, Episode 1

The significance of BBC Two’s broadcast of the first episode of the documentary, the Life of Muhammad, who the BBC describes as “a man who - for the billion and half Muslims across the globe - is the messenger and final prophet of God” is palpable.

read more 15.09.2011, Thursday

New take? Or more of the same?

Notwithstanding its shortcomings, in this episode the audience does get a feel for some of the extraordinary ways in which the Prophet Muhammad changed the society in which he found himself and the drastic breaking away that he trailblazed.

read more 15.09.2011, Thursday

The Finale: The Life of Muhammad, Episode 3

The third and final installment of the Life of Muhammad documentary aired on BBC Two recently presented the latter stages of the Prophet Muhammad’s life and explored the extent to which his life and actions are reflected in today’s world.

read more 15.09.2011, Thursday

The Life of Muhammad documentary film airs in a first for the West

The BBC's airing of the Life of Muhammad, a first-ever documentary on the life of the Prophet Muhammad screened in the western world generated animated discussion even before its broadcast.

read more 14.07.2011, Thursday

The Hijra: Movement of God's People

Folders / Others / Omid Safi

The Islamic calendar does not begin with the year of Muhammad's birth (as the Christian calendar begins with the birth of Christ), nor does it begin with the commencement of revelation to Muhammad. Rather, it begins with this purposeful move of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to what became known as Medina.

read more 30.06.2011, Thursday

Friday Sermon: Characteristics of the Believer in Islam

God did not create mankind in vain; he granted him intellect and conscience and tasked him with the responsibilities of faith and worship. Allah holds mankind subject to the test of the life of this world.

read more 11.05.2011, Wednesday

Friday Sermon: Understanding the Qur’an

Folders / Friday Sermons / İsmail YILDIZ, Örencik Township Yeni Mosque imam and preacher

God has never left mankind alone, from the time of the Prophet Adam until the present, providing support with many prophets and books. The last of this chain of prophets is the Prophet Muhammad. And the last of these books is the book which was revealed to him: the Holy Qur’an.

read more 04.05.2011, Wednesday

Friday Sermon: Conduct (Adab) in Islam

Folders / Friday Sermons / Süleyman ALTINTAŞ, Ulu Mosque imam and preacher, KÜTAHYA

God, who created the universe with immaculate concordance and order, created man, from among all creatures, in the most beautiful of forms, making him responsible for good conduct in addition to faith and good deeds.

read more 28.04.2011, Thursday

Friday Sermon: Attributes of the Believer

Folders / Friday Sermons / Kadir Korkmaz, Mehmet Zahit Kotku Mosque M-K (The Istanbul Mufti Directorate)

The reason for our creation is belief in Allah according to the teachings of our religion, and to engage in His servitude. The faith our religion teaches us is not composed of theory alone. Faith is our most important spiritual treasure.

read more 21.04.2011, Thursday