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Civil Society & Communication
In this issue, we do not have a single dossier subject. Instead, we have a rich format with different subjects.
An important part of the texts in this issue is constituted by the concluding papers of two Research Conference organized by the Institute of Risale-i Nur, Ankara Department. These two conferences about "Civil Society" and "Communication" were conducted as workshops. There have been four desks as Individual and Society; The Dynamics of a Strong Society; the Constitution of the Democratic Culture; and Non-Governmental Organizations, on which the issue of Civil Society has been discussed. Other three desks (Inner-communication; Interpersonal communication, the Communication of Human Being with the Universe) discussed the issue of "Communication". The results of each issue were announced through a meeting to the public. Due to our credit to the importance of necessity and significance of civil society and communication, we share the concluding proceedings with you.
Rıdvan Ziyaoğlu, in his article of "The Place of Bediüzzaman in the Quarrel between Bohr and Einstein", mentions about the discussions on the Newtonian Mechanics-Quantum Physics. He evaluates these theories according to creation and unification ideas in the works of Bediüzzaman.
Sadık Yalsızuçanlar analyzes in his article Bediüzzaman Said Nursi and the movement of Risale-i Nur "as an Example of Civil Disobedience". Sailing from the concept of "positive movement", the author tells us with examples from the life of Bediüzzaman how he overcame the very difficult impediments he confronted with a great effort without conceding from his belief. The author also tells us how Bediüzzaman does not collide with them, but also how he does not also compromise against these difficulties.
Musa K. Yılmaz explains the sincerity as a basic moral theory from the point of view of Bediüzzaman. Yılmaz also mentions that the spirit of the knowledge of God, which was the most important consequence and the highest aim of the creation, of the praying and good deeds is composed of sincerity, while emphasizing the essential mystery of Islam as sincerity.
Mustafa Özcan, in his article "Islamic Movements and the Concept of Islamic State" treats the order and state in Islam in an historical perspective. He discusses also the view of different political streams and religious movements and talks about the discussion on the Hilafet.
Vehbi Karakaş in his long paper "The Need to Said Nursi in the Context of Knowledge and Religion and Risale-i Nur" tells us that every Muslim, non-Muslim and even all of the humanity need Said-i Nursi since he opens an epoch of religious education for all of the humanity in which the non-believers became believers, believers reach an higher level of faith. Thus, he saves people from the hell of heresy, the darkness of denial, the sickness and simplicity of imitation. He sees and reads the universe as a book so that he embodies the religious silence thinking praised by verses and the prophetic traditions. The result of this embodiment is a book, Risale-i Nur.
Taha Çağlaroğlu, in his paper of "Oratorio, Novel, Theatre and Bediüzzaman" explains the meaning, origin and the new forms of oratorio as an art with examples. Also he tries to unfold the Bediüzzaman's understanding of art with a general framework.
Reha Fırat contributes to the dossier of "Poverty" in our 88th issue with his article of "Whether Life Quality or Life Standard?" He analyzes the situation of the individual who indulges himself in the non-satisfied wishes of the consumption and thinks that he is so worthy as his level of consumption. He turns our attention to the paradox of the modern individual in forms of "living worse to live better" who does not object the exploitation of the most private realms of his life.
We wish to meet with you again in our 91st issue as leaving you with our journal together.