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2008

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 119 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Irfan Yilmaz
8527

From the Spider's Web

Hello dear humankind, Many of you are frightened of us. You have even invented a disease called “Arachnophobia” (fear of spider). On the contrary, I do not inflict any harm on you, but rather help ti... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
M. Fethullah Gulen
9126

Hal and Maqam (State and Station)

Hal (state) denotes experiencing in one’s inner world the “breaths” blowing from the realms beyond the world, and feeling the difference between the “night” and “day,” as well as the “evening” and “mo... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Sophia Gallant
12226

Belief in God: A Matter of Life and Death

Odd as such a question might sound, do you think God is still alive in the twenty-first century? Do we need Him? Is He still our “ultimate concern” as Tillich argued, or have we, as the human species,... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Mustafa Guler
9015

Tissue Engineering; Towards Spare Human Parts

Everyday, thousands of people from all age groups are treated for organ malfunction. Many of these patients require organ transplants; however, there is a long waiting list for people looking for orga... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Ozgur Cagla
7292

In Search of Freedom

Throughout the ages, people have given different meanings to freedom. Every scholar has defined it in their own way according to their own thinking. At times, the concept of freedom has served as a to... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Ibrahim Yildiz
6594

Miraculous Carrier in Blood: Hemoglobin

By means of rapid and astonishing advances in science and technology, every day we witness amazing discoveries related to the mechanisms in the human body. Have you ever thought that your heart beats ... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Ugur Kuru
9622

The Place of Tolerance in Islam

In the aftermath of September 11, Islam’s relation to violence and tolerance have been widely discussed. The critics have generally tried to produce a monolithic image of Islam, which is isolated from... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Ahmet D. Bahadir
11279

Sheikh Galib and His Definition of Divine Love

Galib’s master work Hüsn ü Ask ("Beauty and Love") is viewed as one of the most distinguished works of Turkish Literature. It is known for its perfect presentations of symbols and characters with wh read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Joseph Clay
12038

A Brief Introduction to the Noble Qur'an

Islam is a fast growing religion in the West. For the last few decades, there has been growing curiosity about the Qur’an, the holy book of Muslims, among non-Muslims. Yet, there is significant confus... read more..

Issue 62 (March - April 2008)
Hikmet Isik
8960

Human Rights and Islam

Question: What is the Islamic stance on human rights? How does Islam regard the killing of a person? Islam is a universal religion, and the significance it gives to rights is inclusive of all creatio... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
The Fountain
9031

Compassion: The Essence of All Existence

Stories of the prophets are found both in the Qur’an and the Bible, and the prophets appear as historic figures in several other versions in literature. Although these stories do not always match each... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10432

Compassion

Today, the entire globe but especially certain parts of the world are passing through a critical turn, which is more dangerous than ever. The destruction of the power balance, chaotic situations and u... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Muhammet Erkan Kose
7204

The Future of Solar Energy in the Energy Market and Why We Need It More Than Ever

Renewable energy resources Our current source of energy is mostly fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable. In other words, they are finite resources and they wi... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Thomas Petriano
16585

Muhammad and Jesus Two Great Prophets of God

The relationship between Christianity and Islam throughout history has been often characterized by misunderstanding, rivalry, and frequently hostility. As illustrated in the recent movie, The Kingdom ... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Ozgur Cagla
6914

Simple and Beautiful Momentum

Every occurrence in nature obeys some kind of relation that has been put in operation in the universe, and most scientists probably believe that humans have the skill to represent that relation to the... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Mehmet Erdogan
8835

Black Locks

You shot me in the heart, set me on fire, The only rose of my fate, sweet musk-scented hair My enshrouding sphere, You bestow abundantly, Wings of the angel lay down for you on the way to the Lote-... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Yigit Alarcin
8601

Like It or Not, We All Like the Same Thing

There were some little puzzles that kept my mind busy all the time when I was a child. Some were very primitive questions, yet I could not answer them fully. One such question was “What about my perce... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Alper Bursali
13822

Vitamin and Mineral Pills: The Right Answer for a Healthy Life?

In human health, the importance of vitamins is indisputable. Proof of this are the numerous illnesses associated with a lack of vitamins in the diet. Motivated by such established facts, consumers wan... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Roberto Colella
8454

Science and Faith:Is it Possible for a Scientist to Believe? An Overview of the Western Tradition

The relationship between science and religion can hardly be described as a good friendship. Indeed, as part of our modern inheritance, the unspoken notion that science and religion, like reason and fa... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Namik Sercan
7611

Mathematical Thinking

Equipped with the faculties of curiosity and intelligence, human beings have built telescopes and launched spacecraft to discover the secrets of the universe. It is no longer extraordinary to set a sp... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Mirkena Ozer
9134

Happy Birthday, Son!

Aisha looked at the clock hanging nearby. “It is time,” she hurried, “I have to go.” She wondered what to wear that chilly windy day. As a Muslim she knew that there was a hidden hour within Friday wh... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
M. Fethullah Gulen
9625

Qalb (Heart) - 1

In the words of Ibrahim Haqqi of Erzurum: The heart is the home of God; purify it from whatever is other than HimSo that the All-Merciful may descend into His palace at night. The word “Qalb” (h... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Kaan Kerem
9882

Beyond Order: Optimality and Sub-Optimality in the Universe

This article deals with the feature of the universe known as “optimality.” It particularly deals with optimality in relation to “intelligent design” arguments and addresses certain critiques of evolut... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Dr. Sami Polatoz
6950

Nanotechnology in Sponges

Sponges, though it is still not clear whether they are plants or animals, are inspiring the solution to a problem which has troubled chemists for years. Scientists were working on ways of obtaining c... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Mary Lahaj
9736

An American Muslim in Istanbul

Like so many American Muslims, Istanbul too stands at the crossroads of East and West. My trip to Turkey was never intended to be a spiritual journey; but it began as a gathering of the riches of my p... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Mehmet Kurum
7384

Seeing the Third Quality of Light Polarization Vision

Sun is the main source of light for Earth. Without light, there would be no sight for us. Light is nothing but an electromagnetic wave which has three fundamental properties and with naked eyes humans... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Hurisa Guvercin
27833

People with Disabilities from an Islamic Perspective

Special education and the Islamic principle of inclusion Historically, people with disabilities have been prey to society’s misconceptions, stereotypes, labeling, and prejudices in many different way... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Ertan Salik
16693

Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist

Bradley Steffens is the author of twenty-seven nonfiction books for children and young adults. Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist is one of his recent books, published in the series Profiles in Science b... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Seth Mette
10451

When Zero Died

Long, long ago, in a far away world that was inhabited by numbers, it was a clear dawn when the world of numbers witnessed the birth of a new number. It was a baby as small as a dot and capable of not... read more..

Issue 63 (May - June 2008)
Irfan Yilmaz
8665

It's me, Peter, your Heart!

I started working months before you were born. Even though I have kept beating ceaselessly every second inside, you have never given an ear to find out who it is. It is me, your heart, the engine of y... read more..

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