21st Century will be the century of Spiritual Revolution / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

Record this very well: we said on the 28th of Ramadan 1431, on the 6th of September 2010, that the 21st century will witness a spiritual revolution in the world, and Islam is going to be the avant-garde for this spiritual revolution.

read more 17.09.2010, Friday

The Prophet should be introduced to the world as the 'preeminent exemplar of uncorroded humanity' / Interviews / Ahsen Utku / Şerif Eskin

The fitra, the underlying nature of human beings, can’t be entirely suffocated, and there is, I think, an increasing number of people who are looking not just for a set of values that enables them to live a more natural and more humble life, but also for an actual role model, a human exemplar whom they can practically strive to emulate.

read more 31.08.2010, Tuesday

Between Integration and Segregation: Interview with Lord Ahmed / Interviews / Ahsen Utku - Zeynep Alp

Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of the House of Lords, the first Muslim life peer of the United Kingdom is known for his political activities related to the Islamic community both in the UK and abroad as well as being a member of the Labour Party until 2009. Born in 1958 in Mirpur..

read more 18.08.2010, Wednesday

Jonathan Brown on Being Inspired by Prophet Muhammad / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

"There isn't always one rule that you can apply to your life that will tell you how to act. You have to be able to read the situation and act in the best way. The Prophet knew how to do that; that is inspirational. I think that is the most important thing."

read more 18.08.2010, Wednesday

Putting things in Perspective: Rereading the Prophet’s Life / Interviews / Zeynep Alp

Jamal A. Badawi is an Egyptian born Muslim Canadian and former professor in the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a well-known author, activist, scholar and speaker on Islam and Muslims. He discusses the importance of a careful,, analytical study of the Prophet's life for Muslims in today's world and the world at large.

read more 18.08.2010, Wednesday

Vincenzo: Being a Muslim in the Middle of Europe / Interviews /

Ahmad Vincenzo, who is considered to be a leading representative of Italian Muslims, lives in Milan and is one of the founders of theIntellettuali Musulmani Italiani (Italian Muslim Intellectuals). Vincenzo's book "Il Libro Disceso Dal Cielo", which was translated into Turkish as "Spring in Yathrib" describes the life of Prophet Muhammad in literary language.

read more 18.08.2010, Wednesday

Robert Hefner: The debate is over and Huntington has lost / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

"Turkey is a very fertile mixture of civilizations," says Robert W. Hefner, professor of anthropology and director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University. Even though visiting İstanbul and Ankara for the first time, Hefner has already been working several research projects on Turkey and has worked in Muslim majority countries for more then thirty years.

read more 18.08.2010, Wednesday

'We Should Just Be Ourselves' / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

Islamic Studies professor Is-haq Oloyede, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, discusses shortcomings in the Islamic world today, responsibilities of Islamic organizations to the non-Islamic world as well as the Islamic world.

read more 28.06.2010, Monday

Exclusive Interview with Harvey Cox / Interviews / Ahsen Utku - Zeynep Alp

Upon the release of his new book, The Future of Faith which explores three important trends in Christianity's 2000 years, Harvey Cox discusses faith, dogma, dialogue and perennial philosophy with during his visit to Istanbul.

read more 25.06.2010, Friday

The Responsibility of the Islamic World / Interviews / Ahsen Utku

Born in Algeria, former international UNESCO official (1978-2002) Professor Rachid Benaissa is a significant Muslim intellectual who has influenced generations with his ideas and seminars since the 1960s.

read more 22.03.2010, Monday