Fountain Archive

July 1994

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..

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