The Prophetic Portrait: The Hilya in Calligraphy

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person /

Denoting ‘quality, characteristic or form’, as well as ‘decoration or ornament,’ hilya, within the Islamic context, refers to the literary genre which elaborates on the features and merits of the Prophet Muhammad. Also known with the titles ‘Portrait of Happiness’ and..

read more 29.06.2011, Wednesday

Journey of love

Formal prayer has an end, but the prayer of the soul is unlimited. It is the drowning of the soul in universal love. The daily five prayers that Muslims offer were Allah's gift to the Prophet on the night of Ascension.

read more 29.06.2011, Wednesday

The Real Meaning of the Relics of Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Ali Rıza Demircan

Contrary to certain claims, it is generally known that donning a beard for a man is a characteristic of Muslim identity associated with merit and piety, a tradition established by the Prophet Muhammad himself, which many Muslim men follow to this very day. 

read more 04.05.2011, Wednesday

Problems Caused by the Reductionist Approach in Understanding the Sunna

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Sunnah / Salih Karacabey, PhD

The sunnah (practices of the Prophet) is a basic source of Islam and has an important role and many implications in the daily life of the believer; as such, it is important that the many studies that have been carried out should be properly..

read more 30.03.2011, Wednesday

Observations and Evaluations on Prophet Muhammad’s Relationship with Children

Prophet Muhammad, who had a deep level of love and compassion for children, was involved with them by bringing himself down to their level and concerning himself with their problems.

read more 02.02.2011, Wednesday

Human Rights in the Prophetic Sunna

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Sunnah / Asma Adnan Zarzour

This is the first and opening article to a series of articles investigating and highlighting the various issues of human rights in the Prophetic Sunnah: the life of Muhammad (pbuh), the last Prophet and the Messanger of Allah to all humans.

read more 05.01.2011, Wednesday

Prophethood and the Prophet Muhammad in Divine Religions

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / Osman Cilacı, PhD

The Qur’an’s decree that “To Allah belongs the task of guiding aright, whereas there are also paths of evil,” briefly touches upon the institution of messengership; and this basic need was answered through the institutions of messengership and prophethood.

read more 22.12.2010, Wednesday

The Devotion of Youth to Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad is loved by all Muslims. Affection and affinity shown towards him is not limited with any geography or time period and this is proven over and over again by history. We have come to an awareness of this fact once again by the letters sent to the children's section of The letters we chose randomly among the thousands sent indicate that the Prophet is still an example and a role model for today's children and youth, and that they have great affection and longing for him although they have not seen him.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

Youth and Children in the Path of the Prophet

In the Holy Quran, some young figures and prophets who played great roles in the various periods of the history are mentioned. There were also children and youth beside Prophet Muhammad in the first years of the conveyance of Islam. While his daughter Fatima would shield him with her tiny body, Ali would revolt against the ignoramus values of his society by adopting the "religion of his uncle" and Arkam would open his house to be used as headquarters of the Prophet and his friends with courage far beyond that of older people.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

How is Prophet Muhammad Introduced in the Qur’an?

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / Prophethood / İsmail Karagöz, PhD

The Qur’an instructs and guides us in every aspect of life. introduces us to Prophet Muhammad and informs us of his characteristics. In this article, we will be examining ten of the Prophet’s characteristics mentioned in the Qur’an. 

read more 02.12.2010, Thursday