Fountain Archive

October 1994

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4764

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 chose... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Y. Mermer
3316

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
3090

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
5252

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
8228

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 cost... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
A. Hamid
9083

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
3719

Who Suffers Long And Endures

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

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1991

A Commentary On The Contemporary World

Kinds Of Prayer In 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... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
J. Hardy
8148

Ideal Schools of the Future

Physical setting Where 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... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
A. Kose
8664

English Converts To Islam-2

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

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Dr. F. Norman
4571

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 ... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Y. Alan
7062

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 ... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
4073

The Concept of Parity in The Quran

Reflect on the following words of the Qur'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 knowle... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1851

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
5550

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 ques... read more..

Issue 8 (October - December 1994)
B. Behardin
8639

Ghazali and Educational Philosophy

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

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