Fountain Archive

1993

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5863

Self-Renewal

Self-renewal is the first condition of survival. Those who cannot renew themselves when necessary face annihilation sooner or later, no matter how powerful they may be. Everything lives and continues ... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
3667

The Importance of Breast-Feeding

Mothers shall suckle children for two whole years, for those who desire to complete the suckling. It is for the father to provide for them and clothe them honourably. No soul is charged save to its ca... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
Y. Yilmaz
20280

Al-Andalus: The Lost Civilization

How many people now know who Ibn Hazm, Al-Mu’tamid, Ibn Tufayl, Abu Ishaq al-Butruji were, or even where they came from? Most probably, not many. Yet these were among the most important scientists and... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
M.s. Aksoy
3919

Artificial Intellegence: A Different Approach

People give different answers when asked what ‘intelligence’ means. Some say it means ‘knowing a lot’; others say ‘thinking quickly’; or ‘putting things together in a particular way’. Psychologists al... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
M. A. Sayar
3713

Right to Food

More than a billion human beings on this planet are chronically hungry: every 24 hours some 40,000 die directly or indirectly from lack of food; a child starves to death every 2.5 seconds. In short, m... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
L.a. Sayyed
15504

Racism : The destruction of humanity

In the April 1992 issue of Scientific American, Allan C. Wilson and Rebecca L. Cann published a study of DNA samples taken from people around the world. They write: ‘Our genetic comparisons convince u... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
Ali Unal
44457

The Main Factors in the Spread of Islam

Islam, in the tenth century, was the main religion, or at least, the religion of the majority of peoples in an area covering more than half of the civilized world stretching over three continents from... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
K. Aydin
3905

The Good, and the bad and ugly: Western Cinema Images

The image (rather than the word) has come into power as a result of technological possibilities not available before the second half of this century. First Western cinema and then Western television h... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
The Fountain
3643

Lovers of the Light

One a clear night having fixed their hearts upon the Lightthey set out for eternity.And wherever the journey led, they carriedtheir gift of radiance Gleams of Beautyunfading so entranced their sou... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
1811

A Commentary On The Contemporary World

Fifth RemarkMan has been sent to this world as a guest with a special responsibility, and endowed with important potentials. He has been assigned important duties corresponding to these potentials, an... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
M. A. Sayar
4182

Outer space: Mankind's new frontier

It is barely three and a half decades since the Soviet Sputnik entered orbit in 1957. It was taken that space, long regarded as the last frontier, began to be thought of as the newest area of human do... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
L. Martin
3330

Last and Found

The long corridor with a hole at the end of it-a doorway, of course-made him feel uneasy. The sound of his fellow-students’ footsteps, their talking to each other, their smart, white coats, was somewh... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
B. Cicekli
3795

Human Rights Abuses and Islam

The ideology of Western civilization claims the concept of human rights as its invention. In fact, Islamic Law had long since recognized basic human rights and established principles and safeguards wh... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
M.f. Sahin
3655

What will become in the Hereafter of those who were born and live non-Islamic countries?

Those who put this question imply: ‘Since we believe in God and His Prophet, we will go to paradise. But those who were born and live in non-Islamic countries do not benefit from the Divine Light and ... read more..

Issue 4 (October - December 1993)
Dr. S. E. Konuk
4003

The mystery of hibernation

Hibernation or ‘winter sleep’ how and why it happens is one of the mysteries of nature that has fascinated observers since the time of Aristotle. It occurs in some form, to some degree, in all vertebr... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
Dr. M.y Kamaruddin
5349

Honey: A Healing for Mankind Throughout The Ages

INTRODUCTIONThere is a natural healing power in honey of great benefit to man. This is affirmed in verses 68-9 of sura al-Nahl in the Qur’an: And your Lord inspired the bee: ‘Build your homes in the m... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
B. Erzurumluoglu
4562

Crime in The West

Since the Second World War there has been, in the countries of Western Europe and in the USA, an extraordinary increase in the material prosperity of all classes, along with improvements in health car... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5010

The Saviour Awaited By Our Generation

Our young people are living in and through a most distressing period. The neglect of past centuries has brought us to the calamities we are experiencing now. The young have been buried under a heavy b... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
S. Ozcan
7747

Agrobacterium: A Natural Genetic Engineer of Plants

Plants are the key to life on earth. They are, directly or indirectly, the primary source of energy for all terrestrial animals; for instance plants supply directly 90% of calorific intake, and 80% of... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
Ali Unal
3811

Man and Religion

At birth man has no conscious knowledge about himself or about the environment around him; nevertheless, he is not an alien but fitted for the world into which he is born. To begin with, his body is m... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
M. Gulesin
4713

Factory of Future

Artificial Intelligence is a promising approach to automating process planning. Expert Systems or Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems are able to automate the reasoning activities to capture logic, ex... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
3927

The Secret of Vitality in The Soil

And a sign for them is the earth that is dead: We give it life and We bring forth from it grain, so from it they eat.(36.33) There are a number of points in this verse which can bear explication from ... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
The Fountain
4022

The Reach of Ardent Desire

Everything in our world of ardent desire and delight is rose-colouredAnd so absorbs us we can hardly tell spring from summer;The enchanting song of faith is on our tongues,And in our hearts a love a... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
The Fountain
7359

A Commentary On The Contemporary World

Third RemarkMan, with respect to action and bodily endeavors, is no more than a weak animal, a helpless creature. So limited a circle is the realm at his disposal in this respect that his fingers can ... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
M. A. Sayar
4446

The Tragedy of the Amazon

The Amazon tropical rainforest is the largest in the world, spanning nine Latin American countries-Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guinea and Surinam -and covering ... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
A. Gucel
5805

Why is Slaughtering Animals Prescribed as It Is

Muslims are permitted to slaughter animals for food, and the manner of doing so is carefully prescribed in the Qur’an and Sunna. To depart from that prescribed manner is to render the meat of the anim... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
A. Hayran
21533

Bishr. b. Harith

All human beings are fallible, liable to err and to sin. This is true of even the most revered saints. What is necessary is to cleanse oneself of all sins through repentance, asking forgiveness with r... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
Dr Isa Sarac
4064

The Sun

Surely every person at some time looks up at the sun and moon and the brilliant stars and asks, who positioned all these so perfectly on the face of the sky’? People have always marvelled at the stars... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
M. A. Sahin
3767

Questions for Today - Prophethood

What is it?What does it mean for people? Did all the prophets appear in the Arabian Peninsula?Were there any people among whom a prophet was not raised? If so, can those to whom prophets were not sent... read more..

Issue 3 (July - September 1993)
Z. Sarikaya
21623

A Mother's Prayer

I was allowed to stay in hospital at my son’s bedside not as his mother but as a doctor. He was taken into care in a special room in the hospital, along with other children also thought to be affected... read more..

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