Issue 5

  • DECLINE AND FALL:The loss of spiritual energy

    We used to have a magnificent civilization founded on faith, resolution, altruism and valour. The dark world of Europe’s Middle Ages was illumined and revitalized by the learning, faith, compassion and love with which our ancest

    Published January - March 1994 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES:A novel perspective

    What do penicillin, Teflon, X-rays and insulin have in common? A prominent thinker of our age, while explaining the purpose in the creation of man, emphasizes the importance of prayer and classifies the types of prayer: ‘(Our ty

    Published January - March 1994 - M. Temiz

    Fighting Terrorism

    The principal players involved in terrorism and counter-terrorism are the state, the terrorists and the public. By the ‘state’ is meant the whole political establishment, power and authority of government, exercised through it

    Published January - March 1994 - I. Bal

    Genetic Engineering: Quo Vadis?

    It was only after Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park had become the most watched movie of all time that we have started to consider how genetic engineering is moving from science fiction to science-fact. Spielberg’s film is Mich

    Published January - March 1994 - M. A. Sayar

    Transfer of technology from the Islamic world to the West


    Technology is the tool of civilization, and for Islamic civilization to have been such a leading force in the world for several centuries, it must have been based on important technological ach

    Published January - March 1994 - O.A. Joseph

    A New Nuisance in the Post-Cold War Era: Ethnic Conflicts

    With the collapse of the USSR, the concept of a New World Order began to be heard more frequently in the world’s media and in the speeches of its leaders. The concept emerged against the background of the ending of the Cold War

    Published January - March 1994 - M. Sahin

    A commentary On the Contemporary World


    Belief in the All-Mighty Creator and the belief in the Hereafter are alike precious, since it is through them that the mystery of the universe is revealed and the door to human happine

    Published January - March 1994 - Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    The delicate balance of life on earth

    It is difficult, on first reading, to divine the great scientific message imparted by this verse. The scientific description of the earth contained in the verse must be a humiliation to those who see the earth as no more than an a

    Published January - March 1994 - Dr. H. Nurbaki

    The Conflict of Civilizations

    World politics is entering a new phase, and commentators have not been slow to express their visions of what it will be–the ‘end of history’, the return of traditional rivalries between nation states, and the decline of the

    Published January - March 1994 - A. Joseph

    A Companion of The Prophet : Sa'id ibn Zayd

    Zayd the son of ‘Amr stood away from the Quraysh crowd as they celebrated one of their festivals. Men were dressed in rich turbans of brocade and expensive Yemeni burdahs. Women and children were also exquisitely turned out in t

    Published January - March 1994 - A. Hamid