Issue 19

  • Mathematics is Real: Why and How?

    It is said that on the door to Aristotle’s dwelling was written: ‘One who does not know mathematics cannot enter.’ I do not know whether this means that those who did not know mathematics would not be able to understand Aris

    Published July - September 1997 - Bayram Yenikaya

    Light to be Seen in Chaos

    The modern age in which we live, despite its many beauties and its promises to mankind, has been an age of suffering and despair for the oppressed peoples of the world. Those peoples, who did not have enough intellectual, cultural

    Published July - September 1997 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Transgenic Technology and Religion

    Nuclear transfer is used in mammals as both a tool for embryonic studies and as a method for the multiplication of ‘elite’ embryos. It involves transferring the complete genetic material (the DNA contained in a nucleus) from o

    Published July - September 1997 - U. Akyuz

    Air Pollution and its Effect on our World's Climate

    It is a Divine rule that As you sow, so shall you reap. The effects of pollution are not always felt by those who create it, but instead are suffered by these downstream or, in the case of air pollution, downwind. As the atmospher

    Published July - September 1997 - Dr. Hikmet A. Topcuoglu

    Questions for Today

    M.F. Gulen

    What is death and what does the spirit do after death?

    Man has an inborn feeling for eternity. Confined within this transient, material world, he always yearns for e

    Published July - September 1997 - M. Fethullah Gulen


    Tears are poetry whose words are written in drops,
    expressing joy and grief, hope and despair.
    When consumed with pangs of separation, melting like candle,
    man breathes in tears and speaks in tears.

    A ti

    Published July - September 1997 - The Fountain

    Reflections on the Existence and Unity of the Creator 277

    Creatures come into existence easily and, although of various kinds and species, resemble one another in many ways. They are spread out on the earth with perfect order and display a perfect proportionateness and equipment. As this

    Published July - September 1997 - The Fountain

    Birds: Colurful Guests in our World

    Everything in nature is balanced and created according to laws, proportion, and measure. Nothing in the world is created ýn vain; rather, all things manifest God’s Will behind the veil of natural causes. If we look at nature

    Published July - September 1997 - Ismail Tavaci

    Duty for Each Articulation of the Body

    At a time when little was known about the anatomy of man, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, declared:

    Every human being is created of 360 articulations. Therefore, whoever glorifies God, praises Him

    Published July - September 1997 - Arslan Mayda

    Perfection and Primitiveness

    One of the assertions of Darwinian theory of evolution is that there is a perfection or structural and functional development in the animal kingdom from invertebrates to vertebrates, from fish to mammals, from mice to monkeys. Acc

    Published July - September 1997 - Irfan Yilmaz

    The Merchant and The Parrot

    A well-to-do merchant planned a long business trip to India. He was a good man and looked after all the people in his household both conscientiously and courteously. Therefore, before his departure

    Published July - September 1997 - The Fountain

    Ma'ruf Al-Karkhi

    His full name was Abu Mahfuz Ma’ruf b. Firuz al-Karkhi. According to the Shi’i imam ‘Ali b. Musa al-Reza, Ma’ruf al-Karkhi was born to Christian parents but, from an early age, he rejected, even when beaten for it at schoo

    Published July - September 1997 - F. B. Rahim