The Lens of Islam: An Interview with Peter Sanders

In the first edition of The 500 Most Influential Muslims published in 2009 by Georgetown University's The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Peter Sanders is described..

read more 23.02.2011, Wednesday

Mecca and Medina through the Lens of Aerial Photographer Orhan Durgut / Interviews / Ayşe Nur Tüfekçi

Aerial photographer Orhan Durgut, who has photographed many different places around the world and who has become prominent with his works on the cities of Mecca and Medina in recent years, shared his impressions about the Holy Lands.

read more 12.01.2011, Wednesday

Seeing the Prophet through the details: Tariq Ramadan / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

Be it for the West or for Muslims themselves, the best way to understand and introduce the Prophet of Islam is to refer back to his lifestyle, not to study his life through the major events that took place, but to study the small details that made up his personality.

read more 29.12.2010, Wednesday

"A Narrative of Justice for All": Editor of Muslim Lifestyle Magazine Emel on the Life of Prophet Muhammad

Daughter of the successful modeling agency owner who introduced models like Naomi Campbell to the world of fame, Sarah Joseph (OBE) is the CEO and Editor of the UK’s Emel - the first ever Muslim lifestyle magazine. She is also a writer and broadcaster on Islam and is recognized as the world’s 500 most influential Muslims"...

read more 15.12.2010, Wednesday

"Let's talk sweeter than candy": Reflections of a Local Culture

We understand from our interview with Cafer Erol that respect for the Prophet was not limited to religious ceremonies, but also appeared frequently in the fine details of daily life. Giving happiness to children with candy wrapped in handkerchiefs out of respect for Muhammad is just one small example of this.

read more 21.11.2010, Sunday

‘Acts of Worship slow down time' / Interviews /

Professor Kemal Sayar, a psychiatrist and professor of literature, discusses his book Yavaşla (Slow Down) in which he presents worship as a unique means to slow down in an ever-fast-paced modern world, and to engender a brand-new dimesion of time connecting them with the eternal.

read more 10.11.2010, Wednesday Asked People about Prophet Muhammad / Interviews /

What does Prophet Muhammad remind you of? If you had a chance to meet Prophet Muhammad what would you ask? What kind of a vehicle would Prophet Muhammad use if He lived today? How would Prophet Muhammad dress if He lived today? asked people about Prophet Muhammad. Here are their surprising answers...

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

Finding the Prophet in His People

Ingrid Mattson, Professor of  Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary and President of the Islamic Society of North America, compares the attitudes of Western and Islamic civilizations towards visual representation and relates to us how a perfect representation of the Prophet can be found among Muslims.

read more 25.10.2010, Monday

A Project that Enlightens History / Interviews / Zeynep Alp

Founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilization, Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani, discusses the 1001 Inventions global educational initiative promoting awareness of a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements of Muslim civilisation.

read more 01.10.2010, Friday

The Message of Prophet Muhammad to the 21st Century / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

I would say that it would be very interesting and important to try to relate the message of Prophet Muhammad to contemporary times. Today’s contemporary man is in search of the values: what are the values in life? In that sense, the hadith of the Prophet can serve as a very important source of inspiration.

read more 29.09.2010, Wednesday