Issue 70

  • Problem Solvers

    "There were no lovers left for me in the world, I used to think,
    Then I took leave of my self and saw all were nothing but lovers.”

    The above couplet from Niyazi Mýsri describes the state of a “perfect human

    Published July - August 2009 - The Fountain

    Believers Do Not Fall... No Matter How Shaken They May Be

    Do not, then, be faint of heart, nor grieve, for you are always the superior side, if you are (true) believers. (Qur’an, 3:139)

    The situation before our eyes is as horrific as it could be, but with faith, hop

    Published July - August 2009 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Fethullah Gulen: Inspirer of Multi-disciplinary Studies

    "The work of Gulen's followers in Turkey shows that Islam-as taught by Gulen-seeks tolerance, not conflict; it aims for a better society, not political power; and it manifests itself in prayer and concrete local action."

    Published July - August 2009 - Kerim Balci

    Microfinance for the Poor: Burden or Blessing?

    Microfinance, which has become well known since its leading advocates Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh were awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate, has been helping millions of people in poverty around the world fo

    Published July - August 2009 - A. Kadir Yildirim

    Islam as a Religion of Love and Peace

    The definition of Islam
    The root of the word Islam, silm, refers to "making peace, being in a mutually peaceful environment, greetings, rescue, safety, being secure, finding peace, reaching salvation and well being or

    Published July - August 2009 - Huseyin Algul

    Are you RFIDed?

    Though tremendous technical efforts are being spent on solving the problem of privacy concerns in RFID usage, this is only one side of the story. The problems human beings encounter cannot be solved solely by technical means b

    Published July - August 2009 - Yasin Ceran

    Continuous Beauty

    Everywhere is your Beauty, wherever I look, in whatever I see,
    Dancing in the enchantment of Your love,
    Like a moth, the world is rushing to meet You,
    I wish I could reach You, even if only once it may be.

    Published July - August 2009 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Wara' (Abstinence)

    Wara' relates to both the inner and outer aspects of a believer's life and conduct. A traveler on the path of wara' must reach the peaks of taqwa, or piety; his or her life must reflect a strict observance of the religious

    Published July - August 2009 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    A Vitamin that Could Change Your Life: Folic Acid

    To have a beautiful, healthy baby is the dream of all would-be parents. Nevertheless, dreams do not always come true. Austin was a very healthy boy. He used to sleep and eat nicely. In fact, he was very good and everything was won

    Published July - August 2009 - Sehnaz Dogu Ekicikol

    Infinity: A Window on Divinity

    The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.<

    Published July - August 2009 - Nuh Aydin

    The Good, the Bad, and the Happy

    How do we discriminate between right and wrong? What are the mechanisms for executing moral actions? Why do individuals ever commit self-sacrifice? Why do we recognize and honor high morals and righteous individuals in society? Th

    Published July - August 2009 - Bill Sayoran

    "Religion vs. Science?" with Dr. Lynn Mitchell

    Lynn Mitchell PhD is a Professor of Religious Studies, the director of A.D. Bruce Religion Center at the University of Houston. He has been teaching a course entitled “The Bible and Modern Science” for the last nine years.

    Published July - August 2009 - Yuksel A. Aslandogan

    Is the Shape of the Earth Changing?

    The Earth's shape is becoming rounder as a result of the construction of projects like the Three Gorges reservoir. The weight decrease due to the melting icecaps has played a major role in these changes.


    Published July - August 2009 - Abdullah Sancak

    It's me, Peter, your Nose!

    You recognize light with your eyes, while you perceive sound waves with your ears. Earlier, those organs told you how they represent God's beautiful creation. They show His splendid art and His Beautiful Names that are manifested

    Published July - August 2009 - Irfan Yilmaz


    Believers Do Not Fall... No Matter How Shaken They May Be
    What is the believers' version of the concept of self-confidence or self-esteem? Can we strike a balance between being an ordinary person and cherishing high goals

    Published July - August 2009 - Hikmet Isik