Issue 51

  • The Blessed Months

    The worth and sanctity attributed to a time or a land are essentially related to the Will of God. This Divine Will brings along countless benefits and examples of wisdom for the creation. We mark certain points in history with sig

    Published July - September 2005 - The Fountain

    A Sacred Phase of Time: The Blessed Three Months

    The blessed three months are Rajab, Sha’ban, and Ramadan (the seventh, eighth, and ninth months) in the Islamic hijri calendar1; these months are distinguished from the rest of the year with a special taste and atmosphere that

    Published July - September 2005 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Spiritual Revolution for The Universal Peace

    MOSCOW – Arbat Street has always been compared to Oxford Street in London, or 5th Avenue in Manhattan, or Istiklal Street in Istanbul. These streets are well known for their shopping malls, amusement centers, and their beggars.

    Published July - September 2005 - Mehmet Yilmaz

    The Sinning Forelock

    Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock, a lying, sinful forelock Alaq 96: 15-16

    One of the most amazing studies ever conducted on brain function occ

    Published July - September 2005 - Mesut Sahin

    Two Views of The Apple, Honey and Milk

    We humans have a tendency to overlook the marvelous aspects of things we witness regularly. To the parents of a newborn baby, the healthy birth is a clear miracle. To the doctor, this may be just another day at work. We marvel at

    Published July - September 2005 - Alphonse Dougan

    Adab: Education of One's Ego - A Model for Gifted Education

    Although some people deny the existence of super talents, rather seeing success as a result of extreme concentration and hard work, most people agree that there are individuals who are born with certain talents in various areas,

    Published July - September 2005 - Sermed Ogretim

    Modern Slavery: Global Trafficking in Human Beings


    Each year thousands of people (men, women, and children) fall victim to the vicious and organized trafficking of humans (TH). Particularly after the collapse of Communism, this black market has prospered greatly in the cou

    Published July - September 2005 - Ali Seyyar

    Do Not Take Urine for Granted

    The amount of activity that goes on in the human body makes it comparable to a city. There is even more activity in a human body than in the busiest of cities, only all on a smaller scale. Most people are not aware of the highly

    Published July - September 2005 - Omer Fatih Celik

    Master and Disciple: An Essay on Joachim Wach

    “Master and Disciple: Two Religio-Sociological Studies” is a paper written by Joachim Wach. At the beginning of the paper, Wach makes a comparison between the Teacher-Student and the Master-Disciple relationship, and then cont

    Published July - September 2005 - Suleyman Eris

    The Blessed Three Months in The Life of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    The wonder of the age, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, had an exceptional life of worship. There are many accounts reported by his students about his sorrowful sighs and groans while saying his prayers in full concentration and awe of Go

    Published July - September 2005 - Hakan Yesilova

    The Role of Education for Dialogue


    “No one yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure”
    Emma Goldman

    Published July - September 2005 - Ugur Tarman

    Einstein As a Believer

    “My feeling is insofar religious as I am imbued with the consciousness of the insufficiency of the human mind to understand deeply the harmony of the Universe which we try to formulate as ‘laws of nature.’ It is thi

    Published July - September 2005 - H. Huseyin Erdem

    The Modern Mummification Cryonics: Search for Immortality Continues

    Throughout history, humanity has been in search of eternal life; explorations into the deep galaxy and bio-medical projects in modern science are in one way dedicated to finding a new direction for this perpetual search. Doctor L

    Published July - September 2005 - Alim Birkiye

    The Medal Maker

    And this world's life is naught but a play and an idle sport and certainly the abode of the hereafter is better.
    An‘am 6:32

    Mr. B was an old medallion maker who took great pride in his art and craftsmanship. He

    Published July - September 2005 - Firat Kocol