Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Essays on Fethullah Gulen by Russian Intellectuals

(Video Duration: 59 secs.)

The people of Eurasia have now a better understanding of the teachings of Fethullah Gulen. Gulen wants everyone to walk on the path of righteousness; the schools established through his initiatives teach friendship, peace and love.

Published in Russian and Turkish in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the journal DA (Dialogue Eurasia) became a printing body that promotes dialogue development between people and cultures. The same is repeated in the motto of the journal: “Dialogue begins with “DA” (means "yes", in Russian).

A special edition of Journal DA is on the newsstands. The latest issue features essays by the intellectuals of Eurasia writing about the different visions of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen.

Russian intellectuals have asked Gulen several questions in their essays such as conflicts between the Muslim world and the Western society. "First of all, we can easily say that Gulen has no hidden agenda; what he has done and spoken up are publicly known. I believe the works of Gulen should be translated in Russia." Gulen says that "there can't be a true Muslim who is a terrorist". Gulen also is known as the first intellectual to condemn the September 11 incidents.

"Historians always focus on negative events, however Gulen brings the new point of view is which promising"

DA magazine has a social and cultural focus and every three months brings topics including thought, anthropology, economics, politics, art, literature and other life issues to its pages; it can be considered “Eurasia's intellectual agenda.”