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Ramadan and Fasting's Global Field of Influence

In Oliver Roy's work, Globalizing Islam: The Search For a New Ummah (London: Hurst and Company 2004), he tried to take up new perspectives Muslims are following generally in the world that fall between Westernization and Neo-fundamentalism.

read more 06.06.2016, Monday

Being Trustworthy

One hadith says, "Anyone who is not trustworthy has no faith." What does being trustworthy mean?

read more 13.09.2013, Friday

Prophet Muhammad: Not just a mythological figure, but a real life hero

Undoubtedly, the most basic quality of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which differentiates him other religious figures, founders of faith and leaders is, along with the fact that he is someone who received revelation Allah, that he is human like us.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

What is the Significance of a Non-Muslim Accepting the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad?

On occasion, one aspect that comes to the fore during discussions about relationships between religions and dialogue is how non-Muslims view the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The following questions often come up...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Between Anti-Violence and Anti-Semitism

Those who have a conscience still feel the pangs when they consider the human drama being played out in Gaza. Young, old, babies, children, women, men, hundreds of people without discrimination are being murdered; those left behind are still imprisoned...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

The Struggle for Power in the Age of Ignorance and Modern-Day Societies

Throughout history possessing authority and power, ruling and leading people or, in short, the idea of dominance has been an important factor in directing a person or institutions in social events, political disputes and every kind of inter-personal relations.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

The Summit of Purification

Revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the Quran is a guide to mankind for salvation, light, and discernment between good and evil. It is a fountain head that repeatedly reminds man of the purpose of his creation and that keeps him safe error and...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

What the Abyssinian Experience in Islamic History Means Today

When discussing the experience of different beliefs existing together at the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) the Medina Document, which was put into practice in the first years of the Medina period, comes to mind.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Religious Symbols between Form and Essence

The relationship between religion and symbols has been a matter of debate for centuries. What is religion; the essence that provides the spirit to believe and worship, or the form that frequently expresses itself in both worship and the individual code of conduct?

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Islamic Values in the Face of Dissension

Lighting a fire of discord in Holland, Geert Wilders received a reaction not only Muslims all over the world, but people everywhere. For the discord that was lit was not only aimed at annoying Muslims but, at the same time, it was aimed at...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

 

Şinasi Gündüz

Professor Şinasi Gündüz, the head of the Religious History department at the Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University, graduated from the Faculty of Theology, Ankara University in 1984. In 1991 he completed his doctorate at the Middle East Research Department, Manchester University. In 1995 he received his associate professorship from Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Theology, and he became a professor in 2003 at Istanbul University, Faculty of Theology. Still head of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Istanbul University, Faculty of Theology, Şinasi Gündüz is a member of the Executive Board of the Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University and is a member of the Senate of Istanbul University; Professor Gündüz has published a large number of international articles. He has written sections for international publications and presented articles in a number of refereed journals and at international academic conferences, making great contributions to the field of religious history. In 2004 Professor Gündüz was seen worthy of the Successful Researcher Award by the Istanbul University Rector's Office and in 2005 by the Istanbul University Academic Research Projects Institute.

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