Iranian Director Calls for Muslim Unity
Lastprophet.Info / Arts / Editor

Iranian director Majid Majidi has said, “By making this film, we have tried to help Muslims reach a kind of unity.”

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hilya Calligraphy Exhibition Opens in Montenegro
Lastprophet.Info / Arts / From the Editor

A Hilye calligraphy exhibition, consists of Mehmet Çebi's private hilye collection, opened in Çetinye, Montenegro on May 16. The exhibition features dozens of pieces of the “Hilye-i Şerif” (a physical description of the Prophet Muhammad in calligraphy).

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Understanding of Art and the Prohibition of Images in Islam in Light of Sacred Scripture
Lastprophet.Info / Arts / Aziz Doğanay, PhD

In order to correctly perceive and interpret the Islamic view of art, the definition of “art” must first be agreed upon. However, this is beyond the scope of this article. It is necessary to point out that art does not solely consist of creating pictures...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another first: The Mi'raj Hilya by Calligrapher Ali Hüsrevoğlu
Lastprophet.Info / Arts / Editor

Ali Husrevoglu, one of the leading figures in Islamic calligraphy who has made a unique name for himself with his 30 different hilya (an elaborate work describing an event or person through calligraphy) works, shared his incredible work...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Prophet Muhammad in Calligraphy
Lastprophet.Info / Arts / Hilal Kazan, PhD

The Arabic script was not greatly developed in the pre-Islamic era; it was not used much at this time because the Arabs usually committed things to memory. For this reason, the development of the Arabic script started with the advent Islam...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Prophet Muhammad in Miniature
Lastprophet.Info / Arts / Hilal Kazan, PhD

In the Islamic religion, painting is a sensitive issue continuing to attract debate and the final verdict has not been reached.

Friday, March 19, 2010

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه قَالَ:
قَبَّلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِسٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ جَالِسًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ الأَقْرَعُ إِنَّ لِي عَشَرَةً مِنَ الْوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ لاَ يُرْحَمُ ‏"‏‏
God's Messenger kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali (his grandchild) while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them", God's Messenger cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 18)

Title: Tracks from Neyzen Sadreddin Özçimi's album, Sufi Rhythms - Sultan-i Ask Artist: Sadreddin Özçimi