Prophet Muhammad's Attitude Toward Superstitions

Muhammad / Social Life / İbrahim Sarıçam, PhD

Superstitions are incorrect beliefs and practices that do not have a logical basis or any connection with real life. Though also encountered in other areas, they are more common in matters of religion. Regardless of race or religion, superstitions are present in many societies.

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Image of Prophet Muhammad in the West

Muhammad / Prophethood / Özcan Hıdır, PhD

From the 12th century on, works by non-Muslims about the life of Prophet Muhammad began to appear alongside the works of Muslim scholars and researchers. Since the 19th century, with the help of the orientalists, a wide literature in this field has appeared.

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References to Prophet Muhammad in Divine Texts

Muhammad / Prophethood / Lejla Demiri, PhD

There can be no doubt about the difficulty in examining such a broad and extensive subject as the references to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, in divine texts in a brief and rather limited article. For this reason, there is a need to clearly determine the limits of this study.

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Wahy and Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad / Prophethood / M. Zeki Duman, PhD

Wahy (revelation), which literally means ‘to speak fast and secretly', ‘to command', ‘to inspire', ‘to imply or to refer to' or ‘to send a messenger' in Arabic, is a supernatural and mystic phenomenon that is described in the science of Islamic exegesis (tafsir) as revelation from God to His messengers in a manner, the nature of which is unknown to us.

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The Prophet's Role in Receiving and Practicing the Revelation

Muhammad / Prophethood / Cağfer Karadaş, PhD

Due to the fact that it may be difficult for ordinary people to directly receive the Divine message, owing to their nature and position, the message has been sent from the Divine world into the human world via angels to a human prophet, and the revelation has been simplified to a level at which it can be understood by human beings.

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Transcription of the Quran

Muhammad / Prophethood / Muhittin Akgül, PhD

The Quran was revealed to Muhammad who was brought up as an illiterate in an uneducated society. Therefore, when he became the Prophet, he paid special attention to guarding the revelations and spreading them to others. The order followed that he would first learn them by heart and then transmit them to other people around him.

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The Companions' Efforts to Memorize and Transcribe the Quran

Muhammad / Prophethood / Muhittin Akgül, PhD

Here we attempt to identify the reasons behind the ability of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad to protect the Quran and the sunnah (practices of the Prophet) and pass them on to the next generations without any omissions or additions.

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How and When Did The Miraj Take Place?

Muhammad / Prophethood / Salih Sabri Yavuz, PhD

Deriving the root uruj, meaning "to ascend, to rise," the word miraj means "a vehicle for ascending." As a term it refers to the Prophet Muhammad's ascension to the heavens and his rise to God's presence. Islamic sources generally take up the event of the miraj in two stages.

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A Miracle Is The Statement of a Challange

Muhammad / Prophethood / Elif Eryarsoy Aydın

Miracle, as a term denotes an extraordinary action that is realized with the will of Allah and with the help of the power Allah bestowed on a person. It is an action that normally surpasses human capacity and that cannot be acquired by human effort It is an act performed –with the help of Allah- by a prophet.

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The Historical Basis of Tolerance in Islam

Muhammad / Prophethood / Ali Akyüz, PhD

Throughout history it is important that the consecutive arrival of prophets who were all followers of the same teaching, that is, they defended universal moral values, is something that is shared by all of humanity. This is an important shared value and an important cultural common denominator for all who find themselves with such a historical background.

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