Patience

Patience is potential power for the Muslim as it increases their resistance towards the difficulties of life. For the believer, it is the essential condition of victory and success; it is the source of energy and light. Patience is armor that protects, in every way, the glory and honor of the one who possesses it.

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Experiencing the Sweetness of Belief: Affection, Sincerity and Servitude

The most important dynamic that distinguishes an Islamic society other societies is the fact that it is founded on the principles of affection, servitude and sincerity. The value of servitude that is not based on affection and...

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Modesty Stems From Faith

Every Muslim who believes in Allah -the All-hearing, All-seeing and All...

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On the Greeting (of peace)

Faith, as it is described in the Holy Quran, is a concept that has roots penetrating into the depths of the earth, while its trunk and branches reach to the sky. It serves as the stairs that bring human beings to the awareness of the consciousness..

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On the Hadith Studies in Turkey

Hadith / Hadith Sciences / Yavuz Ünal, PhD

The period between 1920 and 1950, which could be labeled "a political vacuum of religious education", was no different for hadith (sayings of the Prophet) studies. However, the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs gave Ahmed Naim the...

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Kutub Al-Sitta (The Six Books)

Hadith / Hadith Sciences / Betul Yılmazörnek

“Al-Kutub al-Sitta” is an expression that is composed of the word ‘kutub’, meaning ‘books’ and ‘sitta’ which means ‘six’; collectively it means -literally- the “six books”. In the terminology of Islamic sciences, al-Kutub al-Sitta is the name given to the...

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Development of Narration Literature

Hadith / Hadith Sciences / M. Fuad Sezgin, PhD

The hadith (sayings of the Prophet) literature has developed in the following stages: a) The Kitabat al-Hadith, that is the recording of a hadith on paper during the period of the Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet) and the early Tabiin (Successors of Companions of the Prophet).

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A Critique and Evaluation of Narrations Concerned with the Recording of Hadiths

Hadith / Hadith Sciences / Ahmet Yücel, PhD

It is an undeniable fact that writing plays a significant role in passing information on to future generations. However, recording information is not sufficient on its own for reliable transfer, as the soundness of information is not so much related to whether...

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The Social and Oral Structure of Isnad (Chain of Transmission ): Whose Narrative?

Hadith / Hadith Sciences / Recep Şentürk, PhD

The more than 1400 year-old social network of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) scholars is known traditionally as the isnad (chain of transmission) system which includes innumerable scholars in Islam’s broad geography.

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The Sociological Aspects of the Hadith Transmission System

Hadith / Hadith Sciences / Recep Şentürk, PhD

The hadith transmission network, or chains of narration, which has covered the entire Islamic world, Malaysia to Central Asia, and Hijaz to Morocco for fifteen centuries, functioning as the nervous system of the Muslim world...

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