Some of Prophet Muhammad's Principles of Communication

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

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / 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

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

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / 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

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 Names and Attributes of Prophet Muhammad in Divan Literature

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Emine Yeniterzi, PhD

Asma al-Nabi, which refers to the names and attributes of Prophet Muhammad, comprises one of the rich genres of our classical literature that is in fact intertwined with religious culture. Similar to "Asma al-Husna" (The Most Beautiful Names), a poetic genre in which the names of Allah are collectively given, there has risen the tradition of gathering together the names of the Prophet in separate works of either prose or poetry,

read more 13.06.2013, Thursday

The Prophet in God's Own Words

Remembering the birth of the Prophet Muhammad...

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Mercy and Compassion Embraced Everyone

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / 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

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Sunnah / 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 Compass of Our Servanthood

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Sunnah / Prof Mehmet Erkal

Holding the Sunna to different and scientific characterizations within itself is one thing, while viewing it as ‘the representation of a divine intervention,’ with regard to its basic function and structural unity is another more important and meaningful task.

read more 15.02.2012, Wednesday