IN EASTERN CULTURES, POLYGAMY - MARRIAGE WITH MULTIPLE WIVES
Islam has made polygamy conditional on justice, and due to the scarcity of 'just men' who could fulfill this condition, it has recommended contentment with one wife.
4 Ekim 2023 Çarşamba
THE GRAVEDIGGERS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPİRE: THE YOUNG TURKS
It has been more than a century since they took power. They became the gravediggers of a vast empire. Nevertheless, their traces and voices have not diminished. An epic should be written about this success.
27 Eylül 2023 Çarşamba
THE ROOTS OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION IN THE EAST
Europeans became acquainted with the East through the Crusades. They not only discovered its treasures but also its culture and civilization. Inspired by this, they illuminated the Middle Ages. What happened next?
20 Eylül 2023 Çarşamba
A PECULIAR COMMUNITY IN ANATOLIA: PAULICIANS
The Paulician movement, which emerged in Anatolia in the 7th century and is considered a precursor to Protestantism, played a significant role in the spread of Islam in Anatolia and the Balkans.
13 Eylül 2023 Çarşamba
DEMOCRACY IN ISLAM AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
The use of the terms ‘Islam and Democracy' or ‘Ottoman and Democracy' together is a surprise for most people, but in reality, the Ottomans encounter with democracy dates back to the 1840s, long before its European counterparts
6 Eylül 2023 Çarşamba
THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA WAS NOT BURNED BY MUSLIMS
You may have heard the story that the Muslims burned down the Library of Alexandria. Perhaps you believed it without needing to research. Is this truth?
30 Ağustos 2023 Çarşamba
A GENTLEMEN'S CLUB IN MEDIEVAL MECCA: HILF AL-FUDUL
In the year 590, in Mecca, a group of noble men took an oath to stand against injustice and protect the oppressed. At that time, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in his early twenties, also participated in this alliance.
23 Ağustos 2023 Çarşamba
WHO ERADICATED THE TEKKES?
One of the two sources of inspiration that nourished Muslim Turkish society, the tekkes (Sufi lodges), were closed in the modern era, thereby facilitating the implementation of Westernization programs.
16 Ağustos 2023 Çarşamba
HOW DID THE KURDS BECOME OTTOMAN CITIZENS?
During the reign of Sultan Selim I, the Kurds voluntarily chose Ottoman citizenship to avoid being under the pressure of the Safavid rule. After this, a period of peace and stability, lasting for centuries, began in the region.
9 Ağustos 2023 Çarşamba
DID THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAVE AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE?
The Ottomans used local languages in official correspondence as well. Laws, state yearbooks, and official newspapers were printed in multiple languages.
2 Ağustos 2023 Çarşamba
THE REPUTATION OF THE OTTOMAN DYNASTY
Imam Al-Sharani praises the Ottoman sultans for their commitment to religion and justice, stating, "Today, the protectors of the faith and the ones who uphold the honor of Islam are none other than the Ottoman family and their soldiers."
27 Temmuz 2023 Perşembe
THE DECEPTION PERPETRATED ON MUSLIMS IN INDIA
The events taking place in India, where mosques are being violated and Muslims are being harassed, have been overshadowed by the ongoing pandemic. One of the main reasons for this is the policy of "Divide and Rule" followed by Britain in the past, as well as the involvement of certain "nationalist heroes"(!).
19 Temmuz 2023 Çarşamba
WHO IS SUNNI AND WHAT IS AHLUS SUNNAH IN HISTORY?
There is confusion surrounding the term "Sunni" in our time. With groups like Al-Qaeda, Taliban, and now ISIS, the world is once again caught in misconceptions regarding this matter.
5 Temmuz 2023 Çarşamba
HOW WAS THE YILDIZ PALACE LOOTED?
After Sultan Abdulhamid II was dethroned, the palace residents were expelled, and then a massive looting spree began.
29 Haziran 2023 Perşembe
HASSAN AL-BANNA: A MURSHID OR AN ACTIVIST?
Hassan al-Banna became a leader who brought the modernist movement, initiated by Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, into active engagement. His mission has served as a role model for many.
22 Haziran 2023 Perşembe
BAGRATUNIS… A SECRET COMMUNITY OR THE SCAPEGOATED GHOSTS?
Who are the Bagratunis, who are said to have carried out secret activities and served Greater Israel?
15 Haziran 2023 Perşembe
HOW DARK WERE THE MIDDLE AGES?
The dark middle age of Europe corresponds to the bright age of the Muslims.
7 Haziran 2023 Çarşamba
THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MUSLIMS TO THE LAW OF NATIONS
Sharia law divides the world into two domains as Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam. The judgment of each is different. The rules and conditions for each are different.
14 Aralık 2022 Çarşamba
WAS THERE NO SCIENCE EDUCATION IN OTTOMAN MADRASAS?
The Battle of Preveza was won against a three times stronger enemy, as the range of the Ottoman artillery was greater than the range of the enemy artillery.
27 Eylül 2022 Salı
HOW LONG HAVE THE EARTH AND HUMANITY BEEN IN EXISTENCE?
In every age and everywhere, people have wondered about the age of the earth and when the Doomsday is due, and they have made calculations about it.
14 Eylül 2022 Çarşamba
WHY DID MUSLIMS FALL BEHIND IN SCIENCE?
Why did the Islamic world lose its scientific dominance to Europe? What were the reasons for this decline?
31 Ağustos 2022 Çarşamba
WHO PREPARED THE OTTOMAN PRINCES FOR LIFE?
According to an old adage "The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot", the education of the princes (şehzades) in the Seljuks and Ottomans was entrusted to people who were older, cultured and knew the rules of good manners.
24 Ağustos 2022 Çarşamba
SHEIKH ABDUH AND EGYPT ON THE WAY TO RESEMBLE EUROPE
One of the last sheikh al-Islams of the Ottoman Empire Sabri Efendi said, “Abduh could not bring the disbelievers even one step closer to religion, but he brought most of the students of Al-Azhar (University) closer to being disbelievers”
17 Ağustos 2022 Çarşamba
THE ART OF READING HUMAN CHARACTER FROM THE FACE
Throughout history, people have used their knowledge of attire and facial expressions to choose rulers, commanders, officers, servants and even spouses
10 Ağustos 2022 Çarşamba
A Source of Interest-free Loans in the Ottomans: CASH WAQFS
In Ottoman society, a solution was sought and found for the credit needs of the people: Cash waqfs.
3 Ağustos 2022 Çarşamba
THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAD ALWAYS BEEN AHLU SUNNAH
Lately, there have been some outrageous claims that the Ottoman Empire was originally Shia; however after Selim I (Yavuz Sultan Selim) took the caliphate, the empire embraced Sunnism zealously for political reasons.
27 Temmuz 2022 Çarşamba
A PORTRAIT OF A DISSIDENT: THE LAST OTTOMAN SHEIKH AL-ISLAM MUSTAFA SABRI EFENDI
Mustafa Sabri Efendi left the scholars of his time astonished with the Arabic works he wrote in Egypt. He was recognized for his superior knowledge and the might of his pen. He dedicated his life to the struggle for the values he believed in.
20 Temmuz 2022 Çarşamba
THE SHARIA OF PROPHET JESUS
Due to the fact that there are only a few commandments and prohibitions in the Bible, some have argued that the Prophet Jesus (Peace be upon him) does not have a separate sharia (a body of fundamental religious law).
13 Temmuz 2022 Çarşamba
MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED VI VAHIDEDDIN
The unfortunate Sultan Vahideddin became the ruler who lost the most in the First World War, and 1000 years of tradition was buried with him
27 Mayıs 2022 Cuma