Issue 12

  • The Horizon Of Hope

    With strong conviction and high hope, poised to move forward; with firm resolve, our will ready as a taut bow-string is ready in sweet imagination of paradise-like scenes of tomorrow, whose beauty we experience in spirit-we speak

    Published October - December 1995 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Biological Change

    One argument advanced by those who accept (or, rather, who believe) the theory of evolution against those who believe in creation is this: ‘We put forward certain concepts related to evolution, right or wrong, for the sake of e

    Published October - December 1995 - Irfan Yilmaz

    Change Or Choice: Is The Universe An Accident

    Our understanding of the genesis and evolution of the universe is one of the great achievements of 20th century science. The knowledge upon which it is based comes from decades of innovative experiments and theories. Modern te

    Published October - December 1995 - B. Gonul

    Relief Of Pain: A Medical Discovery

    It is a long-established custom among Muslim parents to put a piece of well-chewed date (or other available sweet fruit) in the mouth of a newborn baby. Muslims do this following the practice of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be p

    Published October - December 1995 - Dr. A. M. Katme

    Ecology And Man

    Our environment comprises all the living and non-living creatures on this planet and around it which are all interconnected and interdependent, and it is sustained as a whole and in all its elements by the laws of God, the All-Wis

    Published October - December 1995 - Sebnem Unlu


    Every human being thirsts for knowledge of God, craving faith;
    Their need is most dire whose minds have strayed the furthest.
    A needy conscience is healthy: its need is faith in Him,
    Minds lost in bewildering way

    Published October - December 1995 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    On The Existence Of The Creator

    In this world, many kinds and colours and varieties of beauty are exhibited. Looking closely, we see that all things, and in particular all living beings, are in a movement to satisfy their recurrent needs and wishes; we see that

    Published October - December 1995 - Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    The Origin Of Language

    Language is what makes humans human. It is so much part of us that we rarely pause to describe it.

    We express and communicate our feelings, ideas and wishes through language. Cultural transmission and education from gen

    Published October - December 1995 - Y. Yilmaz

    What are the arguments for the existence of God?

    The existence of God is too evident to need any arguments. Some saintly scholars have even stated that God Himself is more manifest than any other being, but those who lack insight cannot see Him. Others have said that He is conce

    Published October - December 1995 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Are We Alone?

    Implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life.

    Project Phoenix, launched by NASA in 1992, is an effort to pick up artificial radio signals from space; the project is also known as SETI-search for e

    Published October - December 1995 - M. A. Rahim

    Organ Transplantation


    Islam is a religion that encompasses the secular with the spiritual, the mundane with the celestial. It includes a code for the whole of human life.

    Man is the vicegerent of God on earth:

    Published October - December 1995 - Dr. M. A. Albar

    Coloured Lights

    I cried a little as the bus started to fill up with people in Charing Cross Road and passed the stone lions in Trafalgar Square. It was not the West Indian conductor who checked my pass that day but a young boy who looked bored. T

    Published October - December 1995 - L. Aboulela