The Institution of Prophethood

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Bekir Topaloğlu, PhD - Yusuf Şevki Yavuz - İlyas Çelebi

Belief in the prophets is an important principle in Islam and in other Abrahamic religions. In order to understand the information related to this issue, one must understand various concepts concerning prophethood such as nubuwwat (prophethood), revelation, nabi (prophet) and rasul (messenger).

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'Seal of Prophethood' in Islamic Intellectual History

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Metin Yurdagür, PhD

"The Seal of Prophethood" is a title to indicate that prophethood came to an end with Prophet Muhammad and that no other prophet is to follow. In Arabic, this phrase means "to complete a task, to put a seal at the end of something and to seal a writing or document".

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Prophet Adam

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Süleyman Hayri Bolay, PhD

The fact that the creation of Adam was unlike the rest of humanity is clearly established in the Holy Quran. In this context, the Quran signifies the supernatural creation of two prophets as in the following, “The creation of Jesus for Allah is like the creation of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.”

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Prophet Moses

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Ömer Faruk Harman, PhD

Moses was a major prophet and a leader who freed the Israelites from the oppression of the Pharaoh; he is not only referred in Judaism and Christianity, but also in Islam. There is information about Prophet Moses in the Quran as well as in the Old and the New Testament.

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Prophet Jesus in the Quran

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Ömer Faruk Harman, PhD

According to the Quran, Prophet Jesus (Isa) was one of the five ulu'l azm prophets, that is the greatest prophets. His name, or an attributive reference to him, appears in 15 surahs (chapters) and 93 verses, with information being given about the glad tidings of his birth, his coming to the world, revelation, miracles, the end of his life in this world and his ascension.

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Muhammad as a Model of Virtue

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Ayse Sıdıka Oktay, PhD

Our Prophet's being an example of virtue necessitates his being a model for living and applying moral values. By personally living these values as a human being and by demonstrating them in a tangible way, he became a model for us.

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The Ideal Human Type in a Society of Ignorance: Muhammad Al-Amin

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Ali Murat Daryal, PhD

After Prophet Muhammad became an active member of the society where he passed his childhood, he began to be uncertain about everything in the society. These doubts prevented him from accepting all the customs and behavior in that society which had been passed down from generation to generation and applying them in his own life.

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The Sunna as the Basis of Islamic Ethical Teaching

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Kemal Sandıkçı, PhD

Islamic morality is aimed at the individual forming a just and honest personality in general and a “Muslim identity” in particular. The only guide to this morality is the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It is an undeniable fact that the sunnah (practices) of Prophet Muhammad is an important factor in forming such a Muslim identity.

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Religious Practices of Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / İbrahim Bayraktar, PhD

Even though the basis of piety is faith, the presence of faith within the heart can only be solidified by acts of religious practices. Man was essentially created to worship Allah. As is known, another source of Islamic ruling is the religious practices of Prophet Muhammad.

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Servitude of Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / İhsan Ali Karamanlı, PhD

Prophet Muhammad performed his religious acts in the most perfect manner and taught people how to perform these acts. When we look at the Holy Quran in terms of the religious acts and worship of Prophet Muhammad, we find the following issues...

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