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Monthly Archive

2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 127 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Zafer Dogan
3720

Globetrotters of the Middle Ages

Sain bina, dear readers! As-Salamu Alaikum! Or would you prefer Hello? With this multilingual welcome I hope to get you in the mood for the subject of my essay: the first documented globetrotters in ... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Mesut Sahin
5806

Our Brains, Ethics, and the Practice of Prostration

A report from the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, tells us that prostration (sajda) as the early Muslims practiced it during their daily prayers was so humiliating to non-believers that most of t... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Suat Yildirim
10046

Jihad and Qital: Two Concepts Where Confusion About Islam Starts

In this article, I will try to summarize the concept of jihad and war according to the Qur'an, and analyze their practices during the time of the Prophet. As these concepts have often been confused, i... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Zeliha Celiker
4279

Loving Words, Loving Actions

I am a practicing Muslim woman living in the USA. Practicing, you may ask? How much? How well? It's between me and God, but I can assure you that I am more practicing than I was before. I wasn't reall... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
The Fountain
3679

Science Square (Issue 108)

Processed meat increases cancer risk The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has investigated nearly 1,000 things that increase the... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
8913

Firasa (Discernment)

Firasa (discernment) can be defined as profundity, productivity and coherence in thought and the forming of opinions, the ability to penetrate the meaning of existence, and acting on conscious insight... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3882

What Needs to Be Overcome for People of Will

Question: The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, "The things I fear most for my community are: large stomachs, excessive sleep, idleness, and lack of certainty." What is meant by these weaknes... read more..

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