Issue 57

  • Recurring History

    Regardless of how one defines global religious revival, theological and political debate over religion makes its presence felt on a global scale. This reality came to the surface with vitality after the Pope’s unfortunate speech

    Published January - March 2007 - The Fountain

    An Extensive Wish in the View of Historical Recurrences

    WATERFALLS OF ASSISTANCE AND EFFORT GURGLE IN THE BED OF DIVINEBLESSINGS; THEY PASS OVER OR BYPASS ANY OBSTRUCTION THEY FACE ANDTHEY TRY TO REPRESENT THE MISSION ENDOWED BY DIVINE DESTINY IN DETAILWITH THE BEAUTIFUL GE

    Published January - March 2007 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Atoms And The Foundation Of Matter

    IF EVERYTHING AROUND US CONSISTS OF ATOMS, MOST OF WHICH ARE MADE UP OF EMPTINESS, AND IF THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL STRUCTURES THAT COMPOSE OUR BODIES ARE SO FEW, THEN WHAT MAKES MATTER SO SOLID AND DURABLE?
    Published January - March 2007 - Osman Cakmak

    Issues Raised in the Aftermath of the Cartoon Offense

    The offensive editorial cartoons published in a Danish newspaper started a controversy that eventually led to protests all around the world. However strange it may sound, the editors of the paper claimed that they desired to test

    Published January - March 2007 - Sefik Hikmet Toprak

    The Miraculous Functions of the Human Skin


    THE SKIN IS THE PHYSICAL INTERFACE BETWEEN THE CREATURE AND THE WORLD. HENCE IT IS THE LOCATION OF ALL CONTACT, GOOD OR BAD IN KIND. THE QUR’AN DECLARES THAT THE SKIN WILL ALSO TESTIFY WHEN WE ARE CALLED TO ACC

    Published January - March 2007 - Fatih Kolbay

    The Ottomans and Sacred Places in Jerusalem

    THE AQSA MOSQUE WAS THE FIRST OF THE TWO QIBLAHS TO WHICH MUSLIMS DIRECTED THEMSELVES IN PRAYER.


    There are close spiritual relations between the Cave of Hira in Mecca and the Aqsa Mosque, and

    Published January - March 2007 - As-Safsafi Ahmad Al-qaturi

    The Most Terrifying Global Catastrophe

    The atmosphere, which completely surrounds our Earth, is an aggregate of different elements. Its composition is 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen; the remaining 1% consists of argon, neon, carbon dioxide and water vapor. In its elementa

    Published January - March 2007 - Mustafa Nutku

    Labor Pain

    Skyscrapers now stand
    Where oaks once grew.
    Power plants displace our cornfields
    On that lovely land.

    The breeze roughly sidles and bends
    Over the purling brooks,
    And all the mockingbirds hush

    Published January - March 2007 - Fatih Kolbay

    Eternia

    ALTHOUGH THEIR QUALITIES AND ACTIONS ARE UNCERTAIN, WHOEVER COMES TO THIS LAND DEFINITELY LEAVES IT ONE DAY. BY EXERCISING OUR FREE WILL HERE, WE WEAVE OUR DEEDS BETWEEN THE SAME START AND END, I.E. BIRTH AND DEATH.
    Published January - March 2007 - Sermed Ogretim

    Hydrogen Energy

    “I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is

    Published January - March 2007 - Alim Birkiye

    A Wonder for Mankind

    The waves are lapping the hull of Noah’s boat. Far beneath, in stages of darkness, the ocean world lives on through the flood, for the heavy rains only make it grow in richness. It is a sublime world, vastly different from what

    Published January - March 2007 - Kathleen St.onge

    Cellular Defenses against Cancer

    THE REASON WHY WE ARE PROTECTED FROM DEVELOPING CANCER, EVEN THOUGH OUR DNA IS UNDER NUMEROUS TYPES OF ATTACKS EVERYDAY, IS THAT OUR CELLS ARE EQUIPPED WITH SEVERAL LINES OF DEFENSE AGAINST CANCER FORMATION.
    Published January - March 2007 - Frank Merchant

    The Necessity for Dialogue

    “WE HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THAT EITHER ALL OF US ARE
    GOING TO DIE TOGETHER OR WE ARE GOING TO LEARN TO
    LIVE TOGETHER AND IF WE ARE TO LIVE TOGETHER THEN
    WE MUST TALK.”



    The word

    Published January - March 2007 - Salih Yucel

    The Moon Sighting and the Lunar Calendar


    The Islamic calendar is based on lunar months, which begin when a new crescent is sighted in the western sky after sunset within a day or so after the New Moon. Hence, the month is either 29 days or 30 days. There are 12 mon

    Published January - March 2007 - Bruce C. Williams

    Right or Might?

    A Criticism of Materialist Philosophy and Praise for Human Rights

    "Philosophy considers force to be the point of support in social life, and life as the realization of self-interest (as its goal) and conflict (a

    Published January - March 2007 - Yasin Ceran

    Questions and Answers

    We know that Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, possessed contrasting merits like courage and compassion. Could you please tell us more about these?

    In the same way that God’s Messenger possess

    Published January - March 2007 - Hikmet Isik