Calendar of 3 Holy Months - 2021
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / From the Editor

Calendar of 3 Holy Months - 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Islam's Anti-Racist Message from the 7th Century Still Resonates Today
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Editor

One day, in Mecca, the Prophet Muhammad dropped a bombshell on his followers: He told them that all people are created equal.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Fifth Pillar: A Pilgrimage through the Meanings of Hajj
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Editor

Why is Hajj the fifth pillar of Islam? What is its significance in our religion?

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Special Times, Special Places
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Ayşe Uçkan

There are no days during which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days,” meaning the (first) ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The candles of Al-Quds
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / From the Editor

In his hadith book Sunan, Abu Dawud relates from Maymunah, the freed bondmaid of the Messenger of Allah (saw)...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Ramadan and Fasting's Global Field of Influence
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Şinasi Gündüz

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.

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Story of Betrayal: KARBALA
Lastprophet.Info / 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 ...

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Sunna of Sacrificing
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Zaid Shakir

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..

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After Ramadan
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Fatma Bayram

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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fasting as Told by Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Fatma Bayram

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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fasting as a Celebration
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Fatma Bayram

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…

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Purpose of Fasting: Accustoming to Self to God-consciousness
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Fatma Bayram

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.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How Can Muslims Respond to the Paris Attacks?
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Ahmad Gianpiero Vincenzo

It seems to bring back to life the hours after September 11th. Now in Paris twelve journalists are dead at the hands of two murderers shouting "Allahu Akbar." How it is possible to shout something like this while killing people is a mystery. Maybe they do it just for this reason: to stain the name of Islam.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Free Speech à la française
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Jonathan AC Brown

Is free speech a shield raised to excuse attacks on cultural and religious minorities?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

If You Don't Like the Mawlid, Watch Out!
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Editor

The birthday of the Prophet, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, is a great blessing for our community and, indeed, for all believers.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Discussions on Ashura and the Prophet's Family
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Abdal Hakim Murad offers some videos and links to discussion on Ashura, the historical tragedy of Karbala and how Muslims should understand, and love for the Prophet's Family.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Forgiveness and Justice: Meditation on Some Hadith
Lastprophet.Info / The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Abdal Hakim Murad

The Prophet prayed for pardon for his people, and received the reply: ‘have forgiven them all but acts of oppression, for I shall exact recompense for the one who is wronged, from his oppressor.’

Thursday, October 24, 2013

عن النبي صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم قال‏"‏ لَيْسَ الْوَاصِلُ بِالْمُكَافِئِ، وَلَكِنِ الْوَاصِلُ الَّذِي إِذَا قَطَعَتْ رَحِمُهُ وَصَلَهَا ‏"
The Prophet said, "Al-wasil [a considerate, inseperable friend] is not the one who recompenses the good done to him by his relatives, but al-wasil is the one who keeps good relations with those relatives who had severed the bond of kinship with him." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 15)

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