Fountain Archive

1995

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
Irfan Yilmaz
4199

Biological Change

One argument advanced by those who accept (or, rather, who believe) the theory of evolution against those who believe in creation is this: ‘We put forward certain concepts related to evolution, right read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
B. Gonul
3507

Change Or Choice: Is The Universe An Accident

Our understanding of the genesis and evolution of the universe is one of the great achievements of 20th century science. The knowledge upon which it is based comes from decades of innovative exper read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
Dr. A. M. Katme
3481

Relief Of Pain: A Medical Discovery

It is a long-established custom among Muslim parents to put a piece of well-chewed date (or other available sweet fruit) in the mouth of a newborn baby. Muslims do this following the practice of the P... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
Sebnem Unlu
3880

Ecology And Man

Our environment comprises all the living and non-living creatures on this planet and around it which are all interconnected and interdependent, and it is sustained as a whole and in all its elements b... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3723

GOD AND MAN

Every human being thirsts for knowledge of God, craving faith; Their need is most dire whose minds have strayed the furthest. A needy conscience is healthy: its need is faith in Him, Minds lost in bew... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3426

On The Existence Of The Creator

In this world, many kinds and colours and varieties of beauty are exhibited. Looking closely, we see that all things, and in particular all living beings, are in a movement to satisfy their recurrent ... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
Y. Yilmaz
7623

The Origin Of Language

Language is what makes humans human. It is so much part of us that we rarely pause to describe it.We express and communicate our feelings, ideas and wishes through language. Cultural transmission and ... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3980

What are the arguments for the existence of God?

The existence of God is too evident to need any arguments. Some saintly scholars have even stated that God Himself is more manifest than any other being, but those who lack insight cannot see Him. Oth... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
M. A. Rahim
4790

Are We Alone?

Implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life.Project Phoenix, launched by NASA in 1992, is an effort to pick up artificial radio signals from space; the project is also known as SETI-search ... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
Dr. M. A. Albar
6853

Organ Transplantation

IntroductionIslam is a religion that encompasses the secular with the spiritual, the mundane with the celestial. It includes a code for the whole of human life.Man is the vicegerent of God on earth: B... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
L. Aboulela
9121

Coloured Lights

I cried a little as the bus started to fill up with people in Charing Cross Road and passed the stone lions in Trafalgar Square. It was not the West Indian conductor who checked my pass that day but a... read more..

Issue 13 (January - March 1996)
M. Fethullah Gulen
24429

Action And Thought

The line of struggle followed by the righteous people to whom God promised the future of the world may be summed up in two words: action and thought. In fact, the way to true existence is action and t... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4389

The New Man

Within the movement of history we have been carried to the threshold of a new age open to the manifestations of Divine favour. Despite (or in parallel with) the advances in science and technology, the... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
B. Erzurumluoglu
7053

New Horizons In Education Multimedia And Interactive Computing

The time an individual can devote to catching up with the expanding information-base of humanity is limited. But he or she has to do it: information is the essential raw material of decisions and cho read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
M. A. Al-ahari
4641

Tobacco And Cancer

Moral Teachings and Cancer PreventionIntroductionIt is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of all cancer cases are related to environmental and lifestyle influences (1). Many cancer research centers esti read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
M. L. Hawking
3965

Dealing With Hypertension

A True Story Of Faith and ResolveHypertension is one of the most widespread dangerous diseases of this century affecting the young as well as the elderly. It can lead to other, more dangerous conditi read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
M. A. Rahim
4462

Human Development As Revealed In The Holy Qu'ran And Hadith

Dr Albar is a Consultant to the King Fahad Medical Research Center, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. In this excellent, fully illustrated study, written in plain English with only the minimum of te... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
Mehmet Erdogan
8295

Barred Window

An elderly man gazed out of his cell window in Eskisehir prison. Spring-green poplar leaves moved in the brisk wind and, above the trees, small birds flapped and twittered as if to answer and amplify ... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3270

A Commentary For Contemporary World The Twelfth Word

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the CompassionateWhoever has been given the Wisdom, certainly he has been given much goodThe following consists of a brief comparison between the sacred wisdomof the ... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5125

What is the meaning of 'mannerliness' in the terminology of sufism?

Its meaning covers being sensible and reasonable, well- behaved, well-mannered, treating people kindly. Mannerliness is used in the terminology of Sufism to defend against errors and to distinguish t read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
Ali Unal
4877

The Meaning Of Existence

Said Nursi, one of the great thinkers of the age, in teaching the existence and unity of God, put forward this argument:There are two ways to explain how a seed germinates under earth, then grows int read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
S. Fredericks
3706

Free Radical A Revolution In Bio-Medical Science

Every few years the scientific community is shaken by a new theory. Theories are put forward in every field of science from mechanics to molecules. These continual changes in scientific understanding ... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
J. Qureshi
15888

Isaac Newton

The Light At The Beginning of The TunnelEarly lifeNEWTON was born prematurely on 25th December 1645 in Woolsthorpe, a hamlet near Grantham in Lincolnshire, a few months after the death of his father. ... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
The Fountain
3721

After The Conference

International Conference on Islam and Science: Conflicting disciplines or manifestations of the same truth?The Conference was held in the Wembley Grand Hall on Saturday, 29th April, 1995, from 9 in th... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
Y. Yilmaz
4172

Ants and Their Guests

There are a great number of wonders in nature waiting to be understood. One of them is the communication between ants and their guests. Bert Holldobler began studying this communication in the early 1... read more..

Issue 11 (July - September 1995)
The Fountain
3559

A Songfor Spring

When spring's time has come, no eyecan avoid its vitality, the tulip's boldperpendicular climb, more subtle unfurling of the rose, breathless profusion ofcolour and fragrance, the singingflight of bir... read more..

Issue 12 (October - December 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4497

The Horizon Of Hope

With strong conviction and high hope, poised to move forward; with firm resolve, our will ready as a taut bow-string is ready in sweet imagination of paradise-like scenes of tomorrow, whose beauty we ... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4591

The Age Of Speed

This age could certainly be called an age of speed. With the technology of speed, the world promises many diverse benefits to mankind. It brings prosperity, comfortable, easy living for some people; read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
Dr. Riffat Hassan
1130

Islam and Science

Some Muslims accept the widespread view that modern science is a 'secular' enterprise. However, this attitude conflicts with the approach to seeking knowledge evident in the Qur'an. Belief in tawhid, ... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
F. Dollie
3795

Multiple Scleories Can It Be Cured ?

The causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) are still unknown. Although it is common, with at least 80,000 cases in Britain alone, there is, as yet, no cure. MS is an autoimmune disease affecting the nervo read more..

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