SUMMER HAS COME, LET'S GO ON AN EXCURSION...

As the holidays approach, schools are going on field trips one by one. This is an old tradition. In the past, the excursion of schools at the beginning of summer was a different world...
19 Haziran 2024 Çarşamba

HOW DID THE TURKS LOSE THE ARAB LANDS?

During the World War, England promised the Arab lands to various individuals. When the war ended, chaos erupted.
12 Haziran 2024 Çarşamba

IT WAS AN ART OF EXECUTIONER...

Executioner work was a job requiring mastery. It was expected to be done without causing a commotion and without giving the convict too much pain.
5 Haziran 2024 Çarşamba

ARAB NATIONALISM AND THE TURKS

Every nation considers nationalism a unique privilege for itself and an independent homeland its right. However, it often deems this excessive for others.
29 Mayıs 2024 Çarşamba

HOW DID TURKS BECOME MUSLIM?

They became acquainted with Islam while wielding their swords in the Battle of Talas. They chose Islam not by force of the sword, but willingly, and for centuries became the standard-bearers of Islam on earth.
22 Mayıs 2024 Çarşamba

THE INTELLECTUALLY ELITE: STUDENTS OF MADRASAS

The Middle Ages was not a dark age as it is commonly believed, especially not for Muslims. Universities were established during this era, and later spread to the entire world through Muslims. The same applies to paper. (Interview)
15 Mayıs 2024 Çarşamba

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TO THE CRESCENT

The Hijri calendar is based on the movements of the Moon. It is more accurate and precise than the solar calendar. Therefore, it is highly suitable for travelers and sailors.
8 Mayıs 2024 Çarşamba

THE PULSE OF TIME: CALENDAR

People, far from stopping the flow of time, instead of focusing on how old they were, paused to count it. They divided it into parts. They made calendars.
1 Mayıs 2024 Çarşamba

FRIENDS OF ENGLAND ASSOCIATON

The reason for the establishment of the Anglophile Society named Friends of England Association (İngiliz Muhibleri Cemiyeti), as its name suggests, was to appear favorable to England, the superpower of the world at that time, and to overcome the disastrous days through dialogue.
24 Nisan 2024 Çarşamba

THE ASIA MINOR CATASTROPHE OF GREEKS

In the "Turkey's top 10 enemies" survey, Greece ranks first, with England not even making the list. Yet, Greece embarked on its invasion adventure, which it called the Asia Minor (Anatolia) Catastrophe, due to a British scheme.
17 Nisan 2024 Çarşamba

HOW DID WOMEN VEIL, AND THEN HOW WERE THEY UNVEILED…

Hijab existed in almost all religions and societies. Modernity has taken away from life.
10 Nisan 2024 Çarşamba

HOW CAN HISTORY BE BELIEVED?

After the French Revolution, history has always been written by republicans. Therefore, in novels, movies, and even fairy tales, kings are cruel; nobles are evil.
3 Nisan 2024 Çarşamba

THE OFFICIAL MADHHAB OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

Given that Islamic law consists of different legal interpretations (ijtihads), which one will be relied upon in court?
27 Mart 2024 Çarşamba

WHO ORDERED THE PLUNDER OF ISTANBUL?

It is said that during the conquest of Istanbul, soldiers were given permission to plunder, and the city was plundered for 3 days.
20 Mart 2024 Çarşamba

THE PLAYS BANNED BY SULTAN ABDULHAMID IN EUROPE

Sultan Abdulhamid II, upon learning that a play against Islam would be performed in Paris, immediately attempted to prevent it through the Embassy in Paris.
13 Mart 2024 Çarşamba

WHAT WAS THE MISTAKE OF THE UMAYYADS?

Iranian historian of science, Shia Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr says: "Umayyad caliphs should not be equated with modern tyrants in Muslim countries. While these [modern tyrants] strive to destroy religion itself, Islam was being implemented during the Umayyad period."
6 Mart 2024 Çarşamba

UNRAVELING THE UMAYYAD PERIOD: TRIUMPHS, TRAGEDIES, AND TRUTHS

Renowned for his poetry mocking the Umayyads, Ibn Qays al-Ruqayyat says, "Some people dislike the Umayyads because, when angered, they show restraint. "
28 Şubat 2024 Çarşamba

OTTOMAN PENAL CODE AND HOMOSEXUALITY

Some groups occasionally like to discuss deviations in Ottoman society. Mentioning something in the sources does not indicate its prevalence; it may indicate the opposite.
21 Şubat 2024 Çarşamba

WHAT IS LAICISM? WHAT IS IT NOT?

Laicism is neither a prerequisite for democracy nor for human rights. Indeed, there are countries like the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Sweden where democracy and human rights function excellently without being laical.
14 Şubat 2024 Çarşamba

AS IT IS INTERPRETED, SO SHALL THE DREAM UNFOLD!

A dream, until interpreted, remains tied to a bird's foot. Once interpreted, it becomes manifest!
7 Şubat 2024 Çarşamba

IF DREAMS COME TRUE…

Heraclitus of Ephesus says: "While awake, there is one world for everyone. In dreams, everyone returns to their own realm."
31 Ocak 2024 Çarşamba

THE MODERN ALLURE OF MONARCHY: TRADITION AND STABILITY

There are still countries in the world where the traditions of shining monarchies prevail. These countries are among the most stable, and their democracies function most efficiently.
24 Ocak 2024 Çarşamba

AN OVERNIGHT REPUBLIC!

"Calling someone in the Ottoman Empire a republican was like calling them an infidel at that time, akin to calling them a communist today." (Falih Rıfkı)
17 Ocak 2024 Çarşamba

RESEMBLING NON-MUSLIMS IN HISTORY AND NEW YEAR'S EVE

As New Year approaches, the issue becomes relevant once again. There's a saying, "The crow envied the partridge, couldn't imitate it, and even forgot its own way of walking." Where does the limit of trying to be like someone else begin and end?
10 Ocak 2024 Çarşamba

OTTOMAN FACTORIES: A HISTORICAL REEVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Many elites in the 19th century believed that industry was unnecessary, even wasteful. However, the Ottoman government did not heed this belief.
3 Ocak 2024 Çarşamba

"I AM THE GOVERNOR, NOT A BANDIT!" HOW DID THE OTTOMANS CONFRONT THE ARMENIAN ISSUE?

The sufferings of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 have become a worldwide propaganda issue, due to a powerful diaspora.
27 Aralık 2023 Çarşamba

THE OTTOMAN DYNASTY AND PIETY

The Ottoman dynasty led a life deeply connected to religion and traditions within the seriousness of a madrasa and the solemnity of a Sufi lodge. In history, no other Muslim dynasty can be compared to the Ottoman palace in this regard.
20 Aralık 2023 Çarşamba

WARDING OFF THE EVIL EYE

It is believed in popular culture that looking at something beautiful with admiration or envy can attract the evil eye and cause harm. Precautions are taken to ward off this.
13 Aralık 2023 Çarşamba

BETWEEN LEGEND AND REALITY: NASREDDIN HODJA

Many of the anecdotes attributed to Nasreddin Hodja today do not belong to him, and his historical identity is shrouded in shadows.
6 Aralık 2023 Çarşamba

THE STUDENT OATH AND TURKISH NATIONALISM

Influenced by fascist ideas in Europe, Turkism began to be understood not as nationalism but as racism.
29 Kasım 2023 Çarşamba