Issue 71

  • Need For a Bit More Quiet Lament

    In the face of so many things happening around us, we have two options: either to ignore them, or to take action. Nevertheless, taking action does not always entail outward mobilization. A prophetic tradition narrates that believe

    Published September - October 2009 - The Fountain

    Cries of Silence

    For many years now, cries of silence have clamored above my voice. So many times have I been frustrated to the point that I was going to condemn the tyranny, spit in the face of the tyrant, answer back the slanderer, and choke sil

    Published September - October 2009 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Mathematics and the Universe

    People have very different attitudes to mathematics. While some love it, some find it very difficult and some even hate it. Even though it is true that mathematics is built on an axiomatic foundation, a strong case can be made for

    Published September - October 2009 - Ali Kemal Unver

    The Amazing Story of Hearing

    He has granted you from all that you ask Him. Were you to attempt to count God's blessings, you could not compute them. But for sure, humankind is much prone to wrongdoing (sins and errors of judgment) and to ingratitude.

    Published September - October 2009 - Hamdi Sener

    How Lungfish are Protected from the Sun

    Water means purity, beauty, and life; it would be unrealistic to talk about life if water did not exist. Though it is widely known that water is a colorless and odorless substance with no taste, the existence of water as one of th

    Published September - October 2009 - Erdal Budak

    Coping with Life's Problems: Western and Islamic Perspectives

    God burdens no soul except within its capacity… (Al-Baqarah, 2:286)

    This verse is not strange to any Muslim. God has promised that He will never burden a person with difficulties beyond his or her capacity.

    Published September - October 2009 - Taufik Mohammad

    Need a Third Eye?

    “For he who has but one tool, the hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.”

    Since the time of Copernicus, natural philosophers have commonly assumed there is a real, physical world that exists prior to an

    Published September - October 2009 - Yasin Ceran

    Did Jesus Have Brothers or Sisters?

    The pregnancy of Mary, the greatest example of purity, was a miracle of God and a wonder of divine creation, and the birth of Jesus, peace be upon him, was the result of this miraculous command. The Qur’an stresses the fact that

    Published September - October 2009 - Ahmet Cetinkaya

    Dervish

    Published September - October 2009 - J. D. Mcclatchy

    The Tale of a Photon

    I do not know where I should start to explain my life story. Perhaps the best way is to start from the time I was brought to this life. I am a particle of light, a photon. The place I was created was extremely hot-approximately 15

    Published September - October 2009 - Kaptan Murat Celebi

    Romania: A Land of Peace

    While undertaking a larger study on the biases and commonplaces in Romanian popular history, we encountered several deep-rooted preconceived ideas of the image of the Turk amidst the largest section of the Romanian people. We must

    Published September - October 2009 - Victor Nitelea

    Connection, Always and Everywhere

    “… there is a stable order in the world as well as a well-established connection, constant norms and fundamental laws. In this sense, the world is analogous to a clock or a well-designed machine. Every single wheel, every

    Published September - October 2009 - Hamza Aydin

    Inspiring Story

    from the memoirs of an inventor that lived long, long ago

    I especially love when the spider webs shine with the sunrise. The little water beads on them make an extraordinary scene in the early morning. Talking

    Published September - October 2009 - Sermed Ogretim

    Action and Coincidence

    It is not easy for people living today to believe that every object, every law and every incident in the universe is planned in a very detailed way. However, it is a fact that there is a seen and unseen algebraic reality to everyt

    Published September - October 2009 - Nizamettin Yildiz

    Can I Be Your Baggage?

    A significant international conference was held in Melbourne, Australia on the 15th and 16th of July 2009. The conference, “From Dialogue to Collaboration: the Vision of Gulen” was hosted by the Australian Catholic U

    Published September - October 2009 - Abdullah Aymaz

    A Climate of Tolerance in Rwanda after Genocide

    Since the beginning of civilization, humankind has engaged in various conflicts all over the world. History offers many examples of internal conflict in countries as well as wars between them. Sometimes a conflict has occurred bet

    Published September - October 2009 - BAGASRA Omar- PACE D.Gene

    The Abyss of Modern Thought

    Without attributing any value to previous eras, modern thought claims that the only true knowledge is its own, that is, knowledge that is based on rationalism and positivism. According to this view, physics and metaphysics should

    Published September - October 2009 - Mustafa Torun

    It's me, Peter, your Tongue!

    Peter, until now I have been speaking on your behalf, telling people of your wishes, happiness, likes, and dislikes. I have been expressing the feelings in your heart and the thoughts in your mind. Now, let me speak about myself t

    Published September - October 2009 - Irfan Yilmaz