Call for Being Serenely Beautiful

Works concerning the appearance of our Prophet not only tell us the unique beauty of his physical appearance, but also narrate what an aesthetic life he has carried out...

read more 05.11.2016, Saturday

The Fast of the Prophet

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Social Life / Prof. Dr. Adnan Demircan

The fast of the Prophet had a vital role as a method of training the nafs (soul) and spirit, which is the objective of cultivating people in the Islamic civilisation.  Therefore, as the second of the types of worship that is done with the body, it is one of the requirements of Islam.

read more 30.06.2016, Thursday

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

A Story of Betrayal: KARBALA

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Adnan Demircan, PhD

In order to understand the events at Karbala, it is necessary to examine some earlier developments. Shortly after the death of Hasan in 49/669, Muawiyah started efforts to ensure that his son Yazid was accepted by the people as heir apparent to the caliphate. After nearly five years ...

read more 23.10.2015, Friday

The Sunna of Abraham: Sacrifice

The sacrifice, as a financial form of worship, has greater importance to the benefit of thecommunity and individuals

read more 22.09.2015, Tuesday

The Sunna of Sacrificing

Eid al-Adha is called the Great Eid. It occurs at the culmination of the Hajj, and is the culmination of the first ten blessed days of Dhu al-Hijjah, days which have been described by our beloved Prophet (pbuh) as the best days of the year..

read more 22.09.2015, Tuesday

After Ramadan

Sometimes we want to stop time and live some moments forever, but time, luckily, doesn’t listen. It passes as it always does. Time flows in the same speed for everyone everywhere, but depending on the situation we find ourselves in, one day may seem like an entire century, or like the blinking of an eye.

read more 15.07.2015, Wednesday

Fasting as Told by Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır

Today I would like to cite a few quotations about fasting from Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır, a famous Turkish Quran commentator known for including subtle philosophical and psychological analyses in his tafseer. He firstly points out that the struggle against the lower self is possible only through fasting and states that no other means are as effective as fasting in calming the ambition that the human being has towards evil and shamelessness.

read more 07.07.2015, Tuesday

Fasting as a Celebration

We know the importance of fasting as an act of worship because it’s a command from Allah (s.w.t), and it’s one of the five pillars of Islam according to the Hadith Jibreel, which is a sound narration from the Prophet (s.a.w). We are also aware of its value in the eyes of God…

read more 25.06.2015, Thursday

The Purpose of Fasting: Accustoming to Self to God-consciousness

Verse 183 in Surah Baqara prescribes fasting for all believers, and at the end of this verse Allah (s.w.t) explains the wisdom behind this command. In the words of Quran commentator Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır: “Fasting has been prescribed on us as it has been prescribed on those before us, so that we may shield ourselves from all sorts of danger and reach the rank of God-consciousness by attaining the faculty of mastering our lower selves and our desires.”

read more 23.06.2015, Tuesday