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    Khitabah: An Introduction to Oratory

    by Abdulhakim Yuce
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    • PAPERBACK : 2013-12-31 • 96 Pages • 6.5 x 9.5 inches inches • ISBN 9781597843157
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
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    DESCRIPTION

    Speech is a great asset to those who can use it well. One can please or hurt another person with language. A word can heal a broken house, or it can break a solid house. Masters of eloquence can inspire communities to have long contemplations. They can draw tears from a crowd, and they can change opinions, but they can also assert dominance over hearts and consciences. Word is a very effective way of connecting one soul’s reflections to another’s. Our noble Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Words have a magical power.”An Introduction to Oratory: Khitabah analyzes this magical dimension of speech with ample examples from the Islamic sources. This book can be used for self-study or with the guidance of a teacher at Islamic schools and colleges as well as theology faculties.

    Extra CONTENTS
    UNIT 1
    DEFINITION AND KINDS OF ORATORY SKILLS
    Definition, Significance, Purpose and Subject of Oratory..............................................3
    Types of Oratory..........................................................................................................5
    Subjects of Oratory.................................................................................................5
    Forms of Oratory.....................................................................................................7
    A Brief History of Oration.....................................................................................11
    Oratory Skills of Arabs................................................................................................12
    Oratory Skills of Turks................................................................................................14
    UNIT 2
    SERMON AS A KIND OF RELIGIOUS ORATORY
    Kinds of Religious Oratory .........................................................................................19
    Religious Oratory inside the Sanctuary.......................................................................20
    Preaching and Sermons........................................................................................20
    Principles of Sermons............................................................................................22
    Conditions of Sermon Validity...............................................................................23
    Sunnahs of Sermons.............................................................................................25
    Abominable Points for Sermons............................................................................26
    Supplications of Sermons......................................................................................27
    Preparation and Presentation of Sermons..............................................................27
    Choosing a Subject...............................................................................................27
    UNIT 3
    BLESSED DAYS AND RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS
    Religious Festivals and National Holidays ..................................................................33
    Blessed Nights............................................................................................................37
    Laylatul Mawlid.....................................................................................................37
    Laylatul Qadr........................................................................................................39
    Laylatul Barat.......................................................................................................42
    UNIT 4
    BEING AN IMAM AND MUEZZIN
    Definition of Imam and Muezzin, and Their Importance and Position in History.........47
    Paying Wages to Imams and Muezzins...................................................................51
    Duties of Imam and Muezzin.................................................................................52
    Duties of Imam and the Preacher..........................................................................53
    Duties of Muezzins.................................................................................................53
    The Terms and Regulations of Adhan....................................................................54
    UNIT 5
    RELIGIOUS ORATORY AND SUPPLICATION
    Supplication...............................................................................................................59
    Sermon Supplication..................................................................................................67
    Recitations after the Daily Prayers..............................................................................68
    Supplication of Adhan................................................................................................69
    Salawat Munjiyah.......................................................................................................69
    Salawat Tafrijiyah.......................................................................................................70
    Sayyidu’l-Istighfar ......................................................................................................70
    The All-Beautiful Names of Allah ...............................................................................71
    Supplication of Food and Iftar (Fast-breaking Dinner) ................................................71
    Supplication of the Sacrifice ......................................................................................72
    Funeral Supplications.................................................................................................73
    Supplication of a Graveyard Visit...............................................................................75
    Supplication of Recitation of the Whole Qur’an (Khatm al-Qur’an).............................75
    Supplication of Marriage............................................................................................82
    READING TEXTS
    Prophet Adam and Prophet Moses.............................................................................85
    The First Sermon........................................................................................................87
    References..................................................................................................................89
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Abdulhakim Yuce
    Abdulhakim Yuce

    He is a professor of Theology at Yuzuncu Yil University of Van, Turkey. He is fluent in English and Arabic.