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RABİA KOCATAŞ

RABİA KOCATAŞ

She was born in December 1996, Istanbul. She completed her education in highschool and then became accepted in the department of Theology in English program of Marmara University in 2014. Following the 1st year in her faculty, she was entitled to do a double major in English teaching department. After the 3rd year in the theology department, she’s been to Jordan for a month and a half and in her last year, she decided to become a volunteer in The Blue Mosque Introduction Project. She graduated from Theology department in 2019 and became a staff member in The Blue Mosque for 2 months. She continued to be a mosque volunteer later on. She graduated from English teaching department as well in 2020 and gained a right to attend a master’s degree for History of Religions in Ibn Haldun University. 

5. 4. 2024 EID EL-FITR
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Eid al-Fitr, also known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is one of the most important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community and lasts for t..
1. 3. 2024 SURAH AD-DUHAA: A CHAPTER OF COMFORT AND COMPASSION
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SURAH AD-DUHAA: A CHAPTER OF COMFORT AND COMPASSION             Allah is the sole creator who bears the attributes of compassion, protector, bestower and so on. These attributes of His indicate His stance towards people when they are in need of help ..
16. 2. 2024 THE ROLE OF MOSQUES AS COMMUNITY CENTERS
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THE ROLE OF MOSQUES AS COMMUNITY CENTERS             Mosques are worshiping places in Islam and they have a significant role in both daily life and in religious life. That is because they are not just places of prayer for Muslims as they serve vibran..
23. 1. 2024 Prophet Noah
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Prophet Noah Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) is one of the great Ulu l-'Azm (meaning the determined or steadfast) prophets. His name is mentioned 43 times in the Quran and a whole chapter of it is named after him. In Islam, the flood is called “the ..
23. 12. 2023 IS IT REALLY COMPLICATED? - A HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF AN OPPRESSION
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IS IT REALLY COMPLICATED? - A HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF AN OPPRESSION  This article probably won’t raise a feeling of common sense in the hearts of supporters of Israel, considering the deaths of many innocent ones couldn’t. This is why my aim is to giv..
27. 10. 2023 The Hippodrome Square
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The Hippodrome Square             When you’re in Istanbul, one of the first places you will visit will probably be the hippodrome square. From the Byzantine period to this day, the hippodrome square stands as an important point for historical and cul..
28. 9. 2023 PERCHÉ L'ISLAM È L'ULTIMA RELIGIONE?
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PERCHÉ L'ISLAM È L'ULTIMA RELIGIONE?La domanda principale di quest’articolo è piuttosto complicata, poiché implica che Allah abbia inviato più di una religione. Infatti, Allah ha inviato diverse rivelazioni e leggi a diverse nazioni, ma tutte contene..
20. 9. 2023 THE REVELATION
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THE REVELATIONThe Revelation, as a specific term, most commonly refers to revelation of a knowledge or a message to humanity from Allah through prophets. However, in its general meaning, it can also indicate the innate knowledge of creations or inspi..
7. 8. 2023 PRINCES’ ISLANDS OF ISTANBUL
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PRINCES’ ISLANDS OF ISTANBUL             Princes’ Islands are nine small islands located in the Marmara Sea. Only four of them are inhabited and noteworthy to visit. The islands provide their visitors nice waters to swim and scenery to sightsee. You ..
23. 6. 2023 PARKS AND GROVES IN ISTANBUL
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Parks and Groves in Istanbul             Parks and groves are the perfect places to enjoy the greenery and get some air in a metropolis like Istanbul. Thankfully, Istanbul offers many beautiful parks and groves in which you can take some fresh air am..
25. 5. 2023 PROPHET ABRAHAM
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PROPHET ABRAHAMProphet Abraham (peace be upon him) is one of the greatest prophets, whose story is an inspirational example for all believers. He is a prominent figure and forefather in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He was given the title of “Khal..
3. 5. 2023 CISTERNS IN ISTANBUL
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CISTERNS IN ISTANBUL A cistern is an underground reservoir to store the rainwater with the purpose of providing freshwater to the city. Since Istanbul lacks freshwater supplies such as rivers, Byzantians relied on these cisterns to meet their needs a..
15. 3. 2023 AN ISTANBUL ROUTE
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AN ISTANBUL ROUTEIstanbul is a magical city offering various experiences to its visitors. Those who want to explore this beautiful city have different route options to set off and end their sightseeing. In this article, we will suggest a possible rou..
25. 1. 2023 SURAH FATIHA: THE OPENING
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SURAH FATIHA: THE OPENING Surah Fatiha is the first chapter of the Holy Quran which is the reason it is called “The Opening”. It is a short chapter consisting of 7 verses in total. It is one of the first chapters of the Quran which is memorised by Mu..
19. 12. 2022 ADAM: THE STORY OF REAL FORGIVENESS
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ADAM: THE STORY OF REAL FORGIVENESS  Adam is a highly crucial and debated figure both in human history and Islam even though we have a very little information about him. It is believed that he was the first human being and ancestor who was created by..
22. 11. 2022 THE NECESSITY OF PROPHETHOOD
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THE NECESSITY OF PROPHETHOOD  Islam tells us clearly that there is no deity to worship but Allah, who had given beginning and life to everything out of nothing. However, one may ask whether human beings could find the Almighty Allah by themselves or ..
9. 11. 2022 OTTOMAN TRACES IN ISTANBUL - 4 – PALACES
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 OTTOMAN TRACES IN ISTANBUL - 4 – PALACES The Ottoman Empire ruled for more than 600 years, leaving behind a rich historical legacy enjoyed by many people today. One such example would be the Ottoman palaces, once inhabited by Sultans and their famil..
28. 9. 2022 OTTOMAN TRACES IN lSTANBUL - 3 - COMPLEXES
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OTTOMAN TRACES IN lSTANBUL - 3 - COMPLEXES In Turkish, a kulliye is a social complex consisting of various buildings such as a teaching centre, soup kitchens, bakeries, a Turkish bath, an inn, hospital bazaar, shops and other venues offering communit..
30. 5. 2022 OTTOMAN TRACES IN ISTANBUL  - 2 – HAMAMS
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OTTOMAN TRACES IN ISTANBUL  - 2 – HAMAMS Bathhouses have been built in different civilisations since the early days of human history. They became especially popular in the Roman world. Turks also gave considerable importance to bathhouses, known as “..
16. 11. 2021 OTTOMAN TRACES IN ISTANBUL - 1 - FOUNTAINS
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OTTOMAN TRACES IN ISTANBUL – 1 – FOUNTAINS An important part of Ottoman social and architectural history, fountains functioned as meeting places as well as water sources. The oldest water structures date back to Roman times. After the conquest of Ist..
9. 10. 2021 PROPHETHOOD IN ISLAM
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PROPHETHOOD IN ISLAM   One of the conditions of being a Muslim is to believe in the Prophets. This means to believe in their existence, to believe that Allah chose and sent them to people to guide them to the right path, and to believe that what th..
22. 9. 2021 TRANSPORTATION IN ISTANBUL
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TRANSPORTATION IN ISTANBUL Istanbul is one of Turkey’s most visited cities, offering numerous historical and cultural sites as well as entertainment venues. Fortunately, visitors can benefit from a broad range of transportation options for travelling..
11. 8. 2021 WHY IS ISLAM THE LAST RELIGION
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WHY IS ISLAM THE LAST RELIGION?   The main question of this essay is kind of tricky, since it implies that Allah has sent more than one religion. In fact, Allah sent different revelations and laws to different nations but they all contained the sam..
24. 1. 2021 WOMEN SCHOLARS ISLAM
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WOMEN SCHOLARS IN ISLAM The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.” Therefore, seeking knowledge and getting an education is a must for every Muslim—and Muslim women are not an exception. Even though hi..
24. 1. 2021 MARY IN ISLAM
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MARY IN ISLAM Mary is such an important figure in Islam that an entire chapter in the Holy Qur’an is named after her. She is the only woman whose name is mentioned in the Qur’an in 34 verses, while even the name of the Prophet Muhammad is mentioned ..
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