Issue 55

  • The Authorized Guide


    What does a painting have to offer for us? How many messages can a painting hide for people to decipher? Perhaps never as many as the Mona Lisa can! Is she smiling or smirking? Whose is it a portrait of? An Italian lady? Or

    Published July - September 2006 - The Fountain

    On the Holy Qur'an and Its Interpretation

    THE QUR’AN IS THE EXPRESSION AND EXPLANATION OF GOD’S LAWS OF CREATION OR “NATURE,” AND THE STRONGEST AND IMMUTABLE SOURCE OF RELIGIOUS RULES AND PILLARS.



    The Qur’an is G

    Published July - September 2006 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Near the End of Time


    HUMANITY IS FACING A SEVERE CHALLENGE IN THE FACE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES BROUGHT BY TECHNOLOGY. ARE WE READY TO HANDLE MUCH GREATER POWER?


    “It is I who created

    Published July - September 2006 - Sermed Ogretim

    The Preservation of Equilibrium among Divine Truths

    MANY ARE THOSE WHO THINK THAT THE UNIVERSE WE LIVE IN IS FULL OF MANY DIFFERENT TRUTHS, WHEREAS THE FACT IS THAT THIS CONCEPTION IS A FALSE ILLUSION; THE UNIVERSE HAS ONLY ONE SINGLE TRUTH, WHICH HAS MANY DIFF

    Published July - September 2006 - Prof.Dr. Ramadan Al-buti

    Expansion of the Universe


    AND THE HEAVEN, WE HAVE CONSTRUCTED IT MIGHTILY, AND IT IS SURELY WE WHO HAVE VAST POWER, AND KEEP EXPANDING IT. (DHARIYAT 51:47)



    In this work we study a verse from t

    Published July - September 2006 - Omer D. Ikramoglu

    Wetting The Bed


    WHEN WE BRING UP OUR CHILDREN, WE SHOULD REGARD THEM AS BEING ENTRUSTED TO US BY THE ALMIGHTY.


    The family is the smallest unit of society and it should be a source of happi

    Published July - September 2006 - Nazim Intepe

    Reflections on The Struggle of Life

    WHILE BEING CONTINUOUSLY BUSY WITH, OR EVEN OVERWHELMED BY, THE NECESSITIES OF MODERN LIFE HAVE YOU EVER REFLECTED UPON WHAT ALMIGHTY OFFERS US THROUGH NATURE?


    Nowadays, almost e

    Published July - September 2006 - Mehmet A. Ozturk

    Tuberculosis and Pregnancy


    THERE IS THE INFLUENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS ON THE COURSE OF PREGNANCY AND CHILD DELIVERY AS WELL AS ON THE HEALTH OF A MOTHER AND HER CHILD.


    The problem of pulmonary tuberculo

    Published July - September 2006 - Pavel A. Kovganko

    The Myth of Ottoman Despotism

    The concept of Chinese script operated as a kind of a European hallucination.
    Jacques Derrida1

    For over two thousand years despotism has been used by the West as a concept for slandering systems

    Published July - September 2006 - Mustafa Armagan

    Science in Search of Its Soul


    THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD ACCEPTS THAT NO MATTER OR EVENT COMES INTO EXISTENCE WITHOUT A CAUSE, NAMELY, THE “CAUSE AND EFFECT” PRINCIPLE.


    In the concepts of today, we can define sci

    Published July - September 2006 - Omer Said Gonullu

    The Importance of Ionosphere in Radio Communication


    The first step in using electromagnetic waves in space for radio communication was taken by James Clark Maxwell when he came up with “the theory of the electromagnetic field” in 1873. Maxwell claimed that magnetic waves

    Published July - September 2006 - Mehmet Camalan