• Quest to Solve the Mystery of Life

    The quest to solve the mystery of life seems to be continuing. Where did we come from? What’s matter and what’s beyond it? Where and how did life originate? What about Adam and Eve of other organisms? Obviously, we were not al

    Published March - April 2012 - Ali Fethi Toprak

    The Best of Creation

    In a harsh, corrupt and unforgiving land,<br />came a mercy and salvation.<br />Warring tribes and fierce factions,<br />he united into one nation.<br />And to the women at the bottom of the tribal castes,<br />he brought liberati

    Published March - April 2012 - Orhan Kaba

    Time to Say New Things

    How good it is to migrate every day!<br />How beautiful it is to stop somewhere every day!<br />How nice it is to flow without freezing and getting muddy!<br />What word that belongs to yesterday,<br />Is gone, my loved one, with

    Published March - April 2012 - Jalal ud-Din Rumi

    Divergent Thinking and the Religious Texts: The Case of Islam

    The concept of divergent thinking was first mentioned by prominent psychologist J. P. Guilford (1950), who defined it as "thinking in multiple ways." Divergent thinking has been regarded as one of the most important components of

    Published March - April 2012 - Zekeriya Ozsoy

    Abu Bakr: An Epitome of Truthfulness

    Arabia ... a desert as huge as almost three thousand square kilometers. A desert, but one from which humanity souls have been revivified repeatedly over the course of history, from Adam to Abraham, and to Muhammad, peace be upon t

    Published March - April 2012 - Harun Gultekin

    Character Education for Academic Achievement

    This article explores whether character education has an impact on preventing school violence through the virtues that it provides, and whether character education influences the achievement of children in schools. Character educ

    Published March - April 2012 - Namik Top

    Story in Progress

    Every year, 12 to 25 million people attempt suicide worldwide, and 1 million of them achieve what they are aiming. That means that every 30 seconds, one person is dying by suicide on our planet. Be it a child, an elderly, or an ad

    Published March - April 2012 - Sermed Ogretim

    Compatibility of Modern Psychology and Muslims

    "Surely God changes not the conditions of a people, unless they change what is with their selves." Qur'an (13:11)<br /><br />In the twentieth century, like other religious communities around the world, Muslims had to come to a res

    Published March - April 2012 - Sumeyra Tosun

    The Cultural Perspective and Societal Change

    Society is built on institutions; this is an inescapable fact. According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, an institution is "a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture" (Institution, 2010). Th

    Published January - February 2012 - Daniel Hummel

    How I Wish I Could Be a Seed

    How I wish I could be a seed, embedded within the bosom of the earth. Protected I would be from all external elements which may cause me harm. A comfortable and familiar environment I would be in, like a human mother's womb full

    Published January - February 2012 - Musa Ilhan

    Speech and Power of Expression

    Speech and Power of Expression: On Language, Aesthetics, and Belief M. Fethullah Gülen Translated by Korkut Altay 9781597842297 Tughra Books, 2010 Mankind has been given exclusive possession of speech-a weapon so powerful

    Published January - February 2012 - Ayse Meva Nur

    Who Speaks for Islam?

    "Who Speaks for Islam? What Do 1.3 Billion Muslims Really Think?" John L. Esposito Dalia Mogahed 978-1595620170 Gallup Press, 2008 To date, many have spoken for Islam: experts, apologists, extremists, politicians,

    Published January - February 2012 - Mirkena Ozer

    Myth or Reality: The “Invasion” and Spread of Islam in Spain

    The majority of Spaniards, as well as people worldwide that have heard about "Muslim Spain," know about the conquest of Spain, (Hispania at the time) by the Arabs. However, few deepen their search in analyzing whether this could

    Published January - February 2012 - Karin De Villa

    Same World, Different Lenses: A Brief Overview of Cultural Differences

    According to the British writer Raymond Williams, culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in English. It has many definitions but here is the crux to remember: Culture is the way of life of a given society. Our c

    Published January - February 2012 - Osman Senkaya

    Bustling Willpower

    Fate sometimes blows As gently as breezes; At other times it blows as tough As raging northeasters Rendering huge mountains to dust, Rendering feet to heads Razing heads to the ground. Sometimes caressing woeful bosoms A

    Published January - February 2012 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Hearing the Light

    On a Saturday morning, I was sitting in the nearby park in our neighborhood. It was especially lovely to do it at this time of the year. The birds start chanting after a winter-long silence, flowers spread their mesmerizing scents

    Published January - February 2012 - Sermed Ogretim