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Monthly Archive

January 1998

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 12 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Dr. S. Aksoy

Life: The Light of Existence

The universe consists of living and non-living entities which have common as well as different properties. For example, each and every entity is made up of different organic and inorganic elements so ... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen


The urge for freedom is innate in man. In his pursuit or expression of it, man has the option to discover himself as a responsible being with free will, that is, as a being whose freedom is the means ... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Abd Al-salam Ibrahim

Architectural Characteristics of The Islamic City

There is no firm consensus on what the term islamic city’ means. It can mean a city founded by Muslims during some particular, historical epoch. Or a city whose design, construction and expansion took... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Umit Simsek

Diary of A HoneyBee

Day 1 - (around May 5 of your calendar) - I am a white egg hardly bigger than the fullstop at the end of this sentence. Yet, do not despise me for I have that most precious quality-life! A few hours ... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Suleyman Cenkci

Plant Biotechnology for The Next Century

The earth’s human population is expected to pass 6 billion people at the beginning of the next century. The consequences for adequate food supply and environmental degradation are very serious. While ... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
The Fountain

Never Worn Out

An eternal ‘textile’ woven with silk threads, pure as rain, cool as the shade of clouds; its colour and design address all the worlds, unstained white like the river of milk in Paradise... Not a t... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Reflections on The Existence and Unity of The Creater

Creatures come into existence easily and, although of various kinds and species, resemble one another in many ways. They are spread out on the earth with perfect order and display a perfect proportion... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Alexa Kopil

Is The Brain The Origin of Man's Mind?

Artificial Intelligence or Al is among the most recently advanced scientific concepts. The associated field of study has been defined as follows: ‘the study of mental faculties that encompasses comput... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
Dr. S. Aksoy

Islamic Ethics

In the Islamic tradition, the basis of society or its main cohesive influence is not the power of the state or other coercive authority, but the common submission of all, strong or weak, to the will o... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
F. B. Rahim

Reflections on Robionson Crusoe

Part I: The Myth and the Novel The popularity of Crusoe Excepting the Gospel narrative, no story has so dominated the imagination of Europe as Robinson Crusoe. First published in London in 1719, it ... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Questions for Today

Contact with Jinn and the Reality of Sorcery or Magic Some people have an innate ability to go into trance and make contact with beings from the invisible realms of existence. However, it should not ... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
A. Sahin

No Discrimination of Colour and Race

Bilal Habashi was among the pioneers of Islam. He was a slave of Umayya ibn Khalaf, one of the leading figures of the polytheist Quraysh. Since he accepted Islam in its very early days, he was made to... read more..

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