Issue 22

  • Freedom

    The urge for freedom is innate in man. In his pursuit or expression of it, man has the option to discover himself as a responsible being with free will, that is, as a being whose freedom is the means to the end of his being respon

    Published April - June 1998 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Two Different Fields for Science and Religion

    Christianity did not develop as a comprehensive religion encompassing all fields of life but as a set of spiritual and moral values with some bearing on, but no directions for, the worldly’ aspects of life. This has had serious

    Published April - June 1998 - Ali Unal

    Biological System

    As a result of some chemical processes in our bodies such as the decrease of the amount of sugar in our blood, we feel hunger or the urge to eat. If we eat more than we need, some of the food consumed is changed into fat and stock

    Published April - June 1998 - Irfan Yilmaz

    Genetic Counselling and Genetic Iseases: An Islamic Perspective

    Qualifications and task of the counsellor

    Genetic counselling is the process whereby an individual or family obtain advice and information about a genetic condition that may affect the individual and family, thei

    Published April - June 1998 - Dr. Muhammed Ali Albar

    Soil Salinity a Problem of Icreasing Impact on Global Agriculture

    Qualifications and task of the counsellor

    Genetic counselling is the process whereby an individual or family obtain advice and information about a genetic condition that may affect the individual and family, thei

    Published April - June 1998 - Dr. Muhammad Tariq Chaudhary

    Reflections on the Existence and Unity of the Creator 301

    Beware, only in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest.
    Only through recognizing their One Creator can all spirits and hearts be delivered from the distress and confusion arising from misguidance, and the spiritual pains

    Published April - June 1998 - Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    The Clash in the Heavens The Discourse of The Stars

    Listen to the stars and heed their beautiful sermons,
    See what is written in these luminous missives of Wisdom:
    They are all delivering together this beneficient discourse:

    “Each of us is a radiant proo

    Published April - June 1998 - H. Adam

    Dna Based Computers

    In 1949 researchers believed that ‘Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.’ Of course, we have come a long way since then, but the underlying computational framework has remained the same: today’s supercompu

    Published April - June 1998 - Tankut Yalcinoz

    Reflections on Robinson Crusoe

    Part II:
    Economic Individualism and Secularization
    The wider context of Robinson Crusoe


    Crusoe’s relationship with God is sincere, intense and actively personal. It is also general and subjective. He

    Published April - June 1998 - F. B. Rahim

    Social Solidarity

    In pre-Islamic Arabia, people were divided into tribes and clans continually at war with one another. The rivalry among them was so intense that, for example, Abu Jahl, the archenemy of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and

    Published April - June 1998 - A. Sahin