Issue 54

  • Editorial ( Issue 54)


    In this 54th issue a variety of topics are presented which are all geared toward enjoyable contemplative activity. M. Fethullah Gulen draws our minds, puzzled with a global trauma, once more to the fair judgment. In the Lead

    Published April - June 2006 - The Fountain

    The Portrait of People of Heart

    PEOPLE OF HEART ARE MONUMENTS OF HUMILITY AND MODESTY WHO ARE DEVOTED TO A SPIRITUAL LIFE, DETERMINED TO STAY AWAY FROM ALL THE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL DIRT, ALWAYS VIGILANT TO CORPOREAL DESIRES OF THE BODY, AND READY TO STR

    Published April - June 2006 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    How Should We Sleep

    Human beings spend about one third of their life sleeping. But the place of sleep in the life of human beings is not restricted to this time; the quality of a person’s sleep also affects the waking hours. Moreover, the growth ho

    Published April - June 2006 - Salih Uyar

    In Search of Peace On Integration Problems and Provocations

    THE LARGE NUMBERS OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN CERTAIN REGIONS BRING ALONG SERIOUS LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION PROBLEMS. MANY YOUNG PEOPLE START LIFE WITHOUT A GOOD EDUCATIONAL DEGREE, WITHOUT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, AND AFTER HAVING H

    Published April - June 2006 - Muhammet Mertek

    Supernova Explosion and a Miracle of The Qur'an

    ...And We sent down Iron, in which is great might, as well as many benefits for mankind... (Hadid 57:25)

    The above verse in the holy Qur’an uses the Arabic expression "anzalna"which means "sent down" for

    Published April - June 2006 - Nuh Gedik

    15 Minutes

    Most of us don’t worry about 15 minutes, which perhaps is no time at all. In 15 minutes, it is hard to drive to work; it is hard to read a newspaper or even to eat a filling meal. However, this very short time period is long en

    Published April - June 2006 - Cafer Tayyar Yavuz

    Nursi on Materialism


    MODERN MATERIALISTIC CIVILIZATION STIMULATES CONSUMPTION AND THEREFORE GIVES RISE TO NEW, ARTIFICIAL NEEDS AND INCREASES THEM DAILY.

    Materialism is an ideological movement that destroys spiritual

    Published April - June 2006 - Kamran Mofid

    Pinhole Cameras, Imaging, and The Eye

    Cameras, eyes, telescopes, microscopes are various imaging systems. In general, everyone knows that an imaging system has one or multiple lenses. Interestingly, one can also make a camera without using a lens! Such cameras are cal

    Published April - June 2006 - Ertan Salik

    A Message from Glowworms

    Professor Joachim Illies was stunned when he observed the luminescent behavior of the glowworms-Arachnocampa luminosa-found in the Waitomo caves of the islands to the north of New Zealand. He described what he saw as a miraculous

    Published April - June 2006 - Safak Ozturk

    Ozone Curtain

    The issue which has occupied the agenda of the entire world in this century is the environment. As a matter of fact mankind can never be considered indifferent to this phenomenon of environment for we not only maintain our existen

    Published April - June 2006 - Mustafa Nutku

    Medication, Pregnancy and God's Will


    Pregnancy is a unique condition for women, and childbirth has always been considered to be one of the most important events in a woman’s life. Maternity has always been highly respected and esteemed. People have always reg

    Published April - June 2006 - Pavel A. Kovganko

    Towards a Multicultural Society and Education


    Democratic societies are strengthened by fundamental principles, such as freedom, equality, and justice. To keep the identities of people who produce knowledge and research quiet seems paradoxical in a democratic society. Wh

    Published April - June 2006 - Mehmet A. Ocak

    Seismologist Termites



    All living organisms have the peculiar feature of being equipped with special biological devices that warn and inform them about the changes occurring in the environment in which they live. These organisms have been f

    Published April - June 2006 - Dr. Selim Aydin