January-June 2014 Issue

The Pen 21st Issue A Strong Commentary of the Holy Qur’an: Risale-i Nur   Risale-i Nur is a Commentary of the Holy Quran Altınbaşak Academic Research Board Risale-i Nur is such a strong tafseer, which expresses, explains, and proves the truths of faith of the Qur’an with strong evidence and proof, that it silences the most obstinate philosophers who deny the existence of Allah Subhanahu wa Taʿala.   Editor’s Letter Yunus Emre PEHLİVAN Leadership and Modesty İdris TÜZÜN Humble leaders become successful and, more importantly, attain the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu…

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Katip Çelebi and Knowledge

ʿIlm is a blessing of Allah Subhanahu wa Taʿala that He bestows on those who seek it. Katip Çelebi (1609-1657) is the greatest bibliographer and geographer of the Turkish history of science in Ottoman era. He is internationally famous in social sciences. He authored quality works in many fields. His most distinctive features are that he meticulously wrote his works by providing references; observed critical and objective point of view in accordance with today’s academic research methods; and he was the first Ottoman intellectual who consulted scientific works of the…

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