Issue 25

  • Being Shaped by Ramadan

    At this time when we experience occasions, of much sorrow and some contentment, we sense the promise in the advent of Ramadan, the month of mercy and forgiveness. In the climate of this month of light, we feel both spring and autu

    Published January - March 1999 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Euthanasia: Mercy or Murder?

    Euthanasia is one of the most widely discussed issues among health care professionals as well as ordinary people. While supporting and practising euthanasia was an exceptional and extreme view in the beginning it became to be perc

    Published January - March 1999 - Dr. S. Aksoy

    Language and Cognition: An Unexplored Territory

    The desire to investigate the secrets of knowledge and cognition goes back to ancient times. The Egyptians, during the seventh century BC, wondered which was the earliest form of language and how language is built up. It took more

    Published January - March 1999 - Dr. Joseph J. Bright

    Understanding in Teaching


    Although it is difficult to explain the concept of understanding briefly, we will try to give a brief account of its meaning and consequences in the context of teaching from the viewpoint of const

    Published January - March 1999 - H. Aydin

    Rivileging Evolution Theory in Schools

    Evolution is seen as the only scientific explanation of how life began and developed on earth. Creation, by contrast, is regarded as only a religious belief and therefore as unscientific. The theory of evolution, allegedly support

    Published January - March 1999 - Irfan Yilmaz

    Reflections on Man and Life

    Glory be to God! How thin is the veil between the manifest and inner, invisible dimensions of existence, while how great is the distance between them! How short, yet, how long is the way between the world and the Hereafter! How fi

    Published January - March 1999 - Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    Social Impacts of the Theory of Evolution

    Social Darwinism refers to the attempts to utilize the evolutionary theory of Darwin to give descriptions of society or prescriptions for its best constitution. According to that theory, there is a struggle for existence among ani

    Published January - March 1999 - Gamze Aras


    My chief aim was to stress how precious the perspective of ma‘rifa is, not only as the dimension of realized wisdom within the Islamic tradition, but also as an antidote to so much of what passes for intellectual progress in the

    Published January - March 1999 - Reza Shah


    Over the last two decades telecommunications technology has evolved dramatically from analog to the new digital systems. Where once only voice transmission possible, new services such as video telephony, video-conferencing, video-

    Published January - March 1999 - I. Erturk


    The arguments for the existence of man’s free will

    Before passing on the arguments for the existence of man’s free will, we should point out:
    Most of the Western orientalists accuse Islam of

    Published January - March 1999 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Backbiting is unforgivable



    Islam strictly forbids spying into people’s sins and se

    Published January - March 1999 - A. Sahin