The 49th issue of Dîvân is now out and includes two articles, five book reviews and an obituary. The first article examines in detail the backwardness of the Islamic world debate from the perspective of Sheikh al-Islam Mustafa Sabri, while the second article deals with the discussion that came up over the letter "Dâd" in the period of Ahmed III. The obituary article reminds reader of the life, scientific personality and academic works of Prof. Sabri Orman. Book reviews touch on a range of different historical and social issues with a particular focus on Islamic and Ottoman historical and current matters. You can visit www.divandergisi.com for a detailed information on the latest issue.