Fountain Archive

1994

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4384

Sacred Emigration

Emigration is an important phenomenon in human history. Besides its general relevance to the establishment of civilizations, it has special significance in connection with the 'holy ones', those chos read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Y. Mermer
3023

Islam And Science

We attain to that worship, in pan, by discovering through scientific inquiry the order in the book of the universe, its operative functions and relations. But we cannot interpret it any way we please.... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Dr. M. Konuk
2818

Why Dna ?

Media interest in cloning dinosaurs lasted a couple of months following the adaptation of Michael Crichton's best-selling novel Jurassic Park as a Steven Spielberg film. The spring of the plot of Jura... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
S. Zulfikar
4818

International Law Today

In this article, I shall consider the impact on the earliest European writes on international law of al-siyar or Islamic international law. Thereafter in relation specifically to human rights, I shall... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
A. A. Ahmed
7792

Diet And Digestion Medicine Of The Prophet

Himya: Dietary Precaution Modern medical practice has come back to the conclusion that diet is the key to good health and investment in good dietary advice will lead to a reduction in treatment costs,... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
A. Hamid
8410

A Companion Of The Prophet Mus'ab Ibn Umayr

Mus'ab ibn Umayr was born and grew up in the lap of luxury. His rich parents lavished a great deal of care and attention on him. He wore the most expensive clothes and the most stylish shoes of his ti... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
The Fountain
3464

Who Suffers Long And Endures

He groans with the sufferings of the people,trembling like the candlelight. At break of dayhe walks amid mountains splitting with grief;and he would desire their time of happiness,though himself in Pa... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1611

A Commentary On The Contemporary World

Kinds Of PrayerIn His NameThere is nothing that does not glorify Him with praise.In the Name of God, the Merciful, the CompassionateSay (O Muhammad): My Lord would not concern Himself with you but for... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
J. Hardy
7851

Ideal Schools Of The Future

Physical settingWhere the school is situated effects the quality of education it can provide. Ideally it should be detached from urban centres. Noise and disturbance around the school can be just as d... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
A. Kose
8343

English Converts To Islam 2

Conversion patternsLofland and Skonovd (1981) distinguish six types of conversion patterns-intellectual, mystical, experimental, affectional, revivalistic, and coercive. Of these six, the patterns mos... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Dr. F. Norman
4163

Resisting Western Images

How is the power of Western images managed?We are often told that the West believes in freedom of expression for all. If this belief were practised sincerely, would we not see many different images of... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Y. Alan
6855

Those Responsible

He boys' house-master said:'They have run away again. We warned them not to do it, but our words don't have much influence on them. This is the third time.'Why do they run away?' asked a teacher'I don... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
3598

The Concept Of Parity In The Quran

Reflect on the following words of the Q ur'an:Glory be to Him who created in pairs all things that the earth produces as well as their own kind (selves); and other things of which they have no knowled... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1565

Questions For Today

Animals live on plants, and human beings on both animals and plants. It seems that life in the universe depends on death , why?Death is the foundation of life. Nothing goes to waste. Each death is a read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
A. Fredericks
5318

Questions: A Key To Knowledge

Knowledge is a treasury, the key to which is the question. The vast treasury of Islamic knowledge remains unchanged, but, from time to time different keys may be needed. Every generation asks new que read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
B. Behardin
8324

Ghazali and Educational Philosophy

Ghazali's search for knovvledge,Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Ghazali vvas born in the city of , northern Persia (Iran), in theyear 1058/450H.His father, a wool spinner, used to enjoy the company... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5435

Religious Festivals

Almost every nation has religious festivals to commemorate important events in their history or to celebrate special occasions.There are two religious festivals in Islam. ‘Id al-Fitr, the festival of ... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
3328

A Subtlety of The Qur'an The Secrets of The Atmosphere

Then He applied His design or turned to the sky (or heaven) which was yet but smoke (Arabic: dukhan) and said to it and to the earth, ‘Come, both of you, willingly or unwillingly.’ They both responded... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
P. Allister
6651

Blissful Years of The Jews in The Ottoman State

The world has been the scene of many massacres and countless acts of genocide since mankind appeared on earth. Even Habil (Abel), the son of the first human, Adam, was the victim of a murder committed... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
M. Temiz
4794

Excessive Love of Dogs

The results of a survey carried out in England and Wales showed that 60% of couples love their pet dog more than each other. In France, caring for dogs has reached the stage where there are barbers, p... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3935

Towards the World of the Righteous Servants

God promises the final inheritance of the earth to His righteous servants. So, in order to have a right to this promised inheritance, there must be a group of righteous people. What are the criteria o... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
M.s. Aksoy
3210

Human Visual System and Machine System

Of the five senses - vision, hearing, smell, taste and touch - vision is undoubtedly the one that man has come to depend upon above all others and indeed the one that provides most of the data he rece... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
The Fountain
3599

Soldiers of Truth

Moths fly around the light of the inspired onesWhose hearts are as warm as the corona of the sunPained and worried are they for the destiny of the nationYet lovely as Paradise are they and as deep as ... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
1583

A Commentary on the Contemporary World

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate and we pray Him for succour.In His name, glory be to Him.There is nothing that does not glorify Him with praise.Degrees of lifeFirst question:Is Kha... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
Y. Yilmaz
6665

Narrow Escape

Since my childhood, I have been afraid of small, confined spaces and furiously fled such places. Later, I understood that this condition was known as claustrophobia, but I have never been able to mast... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
A. Hamid
16089

A Companion of The Prophet : Talha ibn Ubaydullah

A COMPANION OF THE PROPHETReturning to Mecca in haste after a trading trip to Syria, Talha asked his family: ’Did anything happen in Mecca since we left?’‘Yes,’ they replied. ‘Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah e... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
A. Kose
4484

English Converts to Islam

The current number of English converts to Islam is estimated at around 3,000-5,000 and their number seems to be relatively increasing (McHugh, 1990:36). Converts range from local women who have adopte... read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
The Fountain
3652

Results

As our readers remember’THE FOUNTAIN announced in its third and fourth issues a WRITING COMPETITION –The Islamic approach to the modern science,natural,social,and, applied.We invited our readers to read more..

Issue 7 (July - September 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1620

Questions for Today

Is the Qur’an, as some people say, the work of the Prophet Muhammad?If not, how can it be proved that it is not?Much has been said and written in response to the allegation that the Qur’an is the work... read more..

Issue 6 (April - June 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4984

Love

Love is the most essential element in every being, and it is a most radiant light and a greatest power which can resist and overcome every force. Love elevates every soul which absorbs it, and makes i... read more..

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