Attitudes and Behavior of the Prophet towards Non-Muslims

The most obvious facet of Prophet Muhammad’s attitude and behavior towards non-Muslims is the fact that he never compromised his moral virtues. As the Qur'an states, the Prophet always showed “the most beautiful morality” and presented humanity with the most beautiful example of this morality.

read more 26.06.2013, Wednesday

Some of Prophet Muhammad's Principles of Communication

Muhammad / Social Life / Yusuf Macit, PhD

As a prophet, Muhammad's mission and goal was to establish a good dialogue with people and to communicate; he not only used the various means of communication that belonged to his era, he also took into account the psychological peculiarities of the individual and society in order to present the message in the best and most effective way.

read more 24.06.2013, Monday

Prophet Abraham

Muhammad / Prophethood / Ömer Faruk Harman, PhD

There is more information about Prophet Abraham than about most other prophets in the Torah, in Jewish literature in general, in Christian literature, in the Quran, and in Islamic literature; Prophet Abraham is seen as a forefather by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

read more 21.06.2013, Friday

Prophets Cry Too

Muhammad / Social Life / Meral Günel

Ibrahim, the son of Prophet Muhammad and Maria, died in the tenth year of the Hijrah. He was sixteen months old and under the care of a nurse when he died. Upon hearing what had happened to his son, Prophet Muhammad immediately went to the house of the nurse, where he held Ibrahim in his hands, and tears flowed from his eyes.

read more 18.06.2013, Tuesday

Orientalist Views of the Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad / Prophethood / Hilal Görgün, PhD

Orientalism is the "scientific discipline" that deals with the material and spiritual culture of the East, as well as the history and languages of the region; these studies reach back to the beginning of history and follow their development through modern times. The ‘Orientalist' is a person who studies the East, practicing this ‘science'.

read more 17.06.2013, Monday

Freedom of Faith in the Practice of Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad / Social Life / Adem Apak, PhD

Thought and the freedom of thought also provide freedom of religion and faith, as religion and faith are matters of conscience and no power or compulsion can affect them. The verse, “Let there be no compulsion in religion; Truth stands out clear from error” indicates that compulsion and faith cannot coexist.

read more 17.06.2013, Monday

The Prophet in God's Own Words

Remembering the birth of the Prophet Muhammad...

read more 13.06.2013, Thursday

Mercy and Compassion Embraced Everyone

Muhammad / The Person / İsmail Lütfi Çakan, PhD

In order to understand to what degree the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a mercy ("We sent you as a mercy to the world" Al-Anbiya 107), it is necessary to take a look at the situation of the world before him. When the Prophet was still in his twenties, he participated in the Hilfu'l-Fudul which had been founded for the purpose of struggling against injustice, and he took an active role in it.

read more 07.06.2013, Friday

The Prophetic Tradition in Islam and its Role in Constructing a Religious Identity

Muhammad / The Sunna / Mustafa Macit Karagözoğlu

As is well known, Islam derives its principles from two main sources -its holy book, the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

read more 29.11.2012, Thursday

The Kindness of the Prophet Muhammad

One of the most highly misunderstood and misconstrued aspects of our faith is our relationship with the Prophet Muhammad. Hence, I would like to embark on a humble project to shed some light on the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad and how he embodied them during his lifetime.

read more 22.09.2011, Thursday