Fountain Archive

1993

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7557

Compassion

Compassion is the beginning of being, without it everything is chaos. Everything has come into existence through compassion and by compassion it continues to exist in harmony. The earth was put in ord... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Peter J. Alister
4707

Water for life

There are about 1,360 million cubic kilometres of water on the earth. If all the water, on the planet; from oceans, lakes, rivers, the atmosphere, underground aquifers and what is locked up in glacier... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
K. Aydin
24315

Western presentation of the Ottoman Turks

The Turks have never been detached, in Western imagination, from other Islamic nations of the Middle East even though they are of a completely different geographical, cultural and, above all, linguist... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
M.f. Sahin
5974

God, His Essence And Attributes

God is absolutely other than His creation. The Creator cannot by any means be the same kind of being as that which He created. Although this is self-evident to sense and reason, some people still ask ... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Dr. R. Ileri
4213

Our common environment

Environment is whatever outside an organism surrounds it and in which it lives. It may be a geographical region, a certain climatic condition, the pollutants or the noise around the organism.The natur... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
M.h Kayani
7113

Islamic Perpective on Knowledge and Learning

Progress in knowledge and technology may be likened to the widening ripples caused by a pebble thrown in a pool of water. All civilizations have benefited from the knowledge of their predecessors and ... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Dr. S. E. Konuk
3967

Come-back for a traditional remedy?

The evening primrose, oenothera spp., is not in fact a primrose but is related to the garden flowers clarkia and gotedia and also to the rose bay willow-herb. It has a two year growth cycle; during th... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
The Fountain
4150

In His Way

Those who have found The Truth found Him in their souls;Those who have been detained half-way have been hindered by conjectures.Who truly seeks will truly find Him, while the indolent can do neither.F... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
4868

The Necessity of Religion

To understand the world and the spirit of man in it; to understand the nature and the worth of religion to man; to understand how, if there is no religion, the world becomes the darkest dungeon and th... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Dr. I. Yilmaz
4100

If I hadn't met them

In common with many children, I took a great interest in living organisms and in matters related to them. Later, this interest was to play a very important part in my life.At primary school, when our ... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
9303

Wudu: a prescription for good health

O believers, when you stand for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and wash your feet up to the ankles. If you are unclean, bathe and purify your bodies ful... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
S. Trim
23546

Sinan, the Architect

Sinan is one of the most internationally renowned and admired architects, and certainly the best architect of the period which European history designates the High Renaissance. Sinan lived a tremendou... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Hikmet Isik
4850

Regrets About Science and Technology

Today, we are as exposed to great calamities and dangers as we have open to us great possibilities and hopes. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been two of the most productive and richest ce... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
Trish Madigan
1339

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

What are the ways of internalizing good ethical conduct and high virtues so as to make them a part of our nature?Virtues such as sincerity (ikhlas1), loyalty, refraining from backbiting or suspicion2 ... read more..

Issue 1 (January - March 1993)
The Fountain
4979

Editorial

The Fountain, as a voice of faith and consciousness of duty, of hope and resolution, is appearing on the publishing scene at a time when all kinds of calamities-famine, war, flood, earthquake-have dar... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5522

Hope

We are on the threshold of great and far-reaching changes. The community is writhing in the birth-pangs of the new time that is approaching. It is no wonder that the people are fearful, anxious, somet... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
M. A. Sayar
4829

Is technology a common heritage of all mankind?

INTRODUCTIONTechnology can be referred to as the systematic knowledge for manufacture of a product, for the application of a process or for the interpretation of a service and the capacity to use such... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
M. Sabih
5590

Individualism and Solitude

Many of the fundamental doctrines and attributes of Western civilization are a mixture of Greek-Roman values and a distorted Christianity. They are ultimately derived from ancient, pagan myths, one of... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
Dr. R. Ileri
4794

Water and Vitality

Water is a common liquid which forms rain, river, sea etc. and which constitutes a large part of the mass of all organic bodies. Water is essential to plant and animal life. Since the human body consi... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
I. Bal
5648

The end of Russian genocide

Relations between Turks and Russians can be understood in three stages: Turkic-Muslim hegemony, the period of Russian hegemony and the present.Slavs and Turks first met on the plains of Eastern Europe... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
Dr. I. Yilmaz
4046

Biology and Religion

Today, as the prestige of materialism and atheism declines, more and more scientists believe that religion is so essential it cannot be abandoned. Mankind will not be able to achieve happiness without... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
Peter J. Alister
4444

Birds and aeroplanes

Flying techniques depend on the principles of aerodynamics. Reducing air pressure and friction against body and wings requires perfect aerodynamic structure. Many years ago scientists found that rain ... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
Muhammed Cetin
3947

Profound compassion

To consider the good, the welfare and happiness of others and to prefer them above one’s own, to feel compassion for their misfortunes as if they were one’s own, to take on the responsibility for the ... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
O. Ergi
3914

From the Blue to the Red Planet

A question that must at some time cross the mind of every intelligent human being, does this tiny planet (earth) in the solar system - which is a dot in the galaxy itself - contain the only life form ... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
The Fountain
4270

Rise Up, O Valiant One

Rise up, valiant one, stop slepeeng!Rise up, because my heart is lamentig…During the days having passed without you, I went back over the yesterdays,Grieving all the while, and saddenedSince you had d... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
6995

Containing five comments with respect to man's happiness and misery

Containing five comments with respect to man’s happiness and miseryzMan is created on the best pattern of creation and has been given a comprehensive disposition. Therefore he has been sent to an aren... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
K. Aydin
6359

Travel writers and their oriental women

After the period of the Crusades, a more direct and close encounter took place in the 19th century when, for political, economic and cultural reasons, the West invaded the East. In the 19th century, p... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
K. Baslar
4392

The stewardship ethic

A feasible solution for ecological crisesThe reason that new and modified legislation to protect the environment fails to deal with the increasing number of global environmental crises is that legisla... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
M.f. Sahin
5303

The reasons behind the several marriages of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace

Some critics of Islam, either because they are not aware of the facts about the marriages of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, or because they are not honest and objective about those facts, ha... read more..

Issue 2 (April - June 1993)
Dr. S. E. Konuk
3904

A compassionate subtlety in nature

The idea that plants produce some animal hormones sounds like science-fiction, especially when you consider how different the hormone system is in plants and animals.Animals produce hormones in specia... read more..

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