Fountain Archive

January 1995

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5415

The Awaited Generation

We have long been awaiting a generation, with hearts as pure and kind as angels, with will-power strong enough to overcome the most formidable obstacles, and minds keen enough to solve all the problem... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
K. Baslar
4477

Trusteeship In A Just World Order

The beginning of the 1990s brought talk of a New World Order. Expectations were raised. The world was to be rebuilt on new principles and justice was to be established universally. Years have now pass... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
A. Joseph
3392

Putting Plutonium Back In The Bottle

How much plutonium is being smuggled around the world? What would happen if plutonium was more widely available? Is there sufficient control over nuclear stockpiles? In May 1994, the world received a... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
A. Fredericks
33735

Understanding Dreams

Are dreams merely electro-chemical currents passing through the brain? Is there meaning to be found in what we see while asleep at night? Is waking reality any more “real’ than sleeping reality? Does ... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4463

The Cry Of The Nightingale

At the moment when flowers are dancing, The nightingale sings in gardens secluded. Each of its tunes sounds like the whistling wind To those seen as foreigners in their native land. It cries, like... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
2027

A Commentary On The Contemporary World

Vision Of Light In the holy month of Ramadan, I experienced, in a different mood, one of the many radiances of mystery of the light-diffusing verse, God is the light of the heavens and the earth. It ... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
B. Behardin
18296

Classification Of Knowledge A Comparison Of Al-Ghazali And Al-Ansari

The lives of al-Ghazali and al-Ansari Abu Hamid al-Ghazali was born in the city of Tus, northern Persia (Iran), in the year 450t-i/1058. His father prayed that his two Sons would become great schola... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
P. Allister
3514

Catastrophes Of The Earth

It seems that almost everyday the media brings us news of a disaster and resultant death toll. These events occur throughout the world in various forms. Some results from man’s interaction with the hi... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
Dr. R. Abaci
10993

Coping With Teacher Stress

Occupational stress Working patterns have changed drastically over the last decade with few reaping the benefits of advances in technology. Occupational stress has become a fact of life in most profe... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1891

Questions For Today

Were the times of death of those who die in a disaster destined to be simultaneous? The appointed time of death is the end of the predetermined life-span of a living creature. This inevitable end-ine... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
A. Hamid
6904

Abdurrahman Ibn Avf

He was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam and one of the ten assured of entering Paradise. He was one of the six persons chosen by Umar to form the council to choose the ruler after his de... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
Y. Alan
16109

Tit For Tat

A lesson based on a true story It was 1927. The warm days of spring had arrived in the beautiful village of Bark. The fine weather brought visitors from distant lands. One special guest would enjoy t... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
A. Kiyimba
4275

Islam and Science

Polarization of Muslim opinion The relationship between Islam and Science has been a point of scholarly discussion for a long time. Seven hundred years ago, al-Ghazali expressed fears that some mathe... read more..

Issue 9 (January - March 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4972

Reincarnation Undressing The Fallacies

Belief in some form of this doctrine of endless cycles of birth, death and re-birth, can be found in almost all societies, primitive or sophisticated. Variations in it exist according to the local and... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5245

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; t... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
Dr. Riffat Hassan
1470

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
4038

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 nervou... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
B. Cicekli
5008

Overseas Students

Overseas student issues have assumed greater prominence in Britain, on the educational and political level, since the introduction of full-cost fees in 1979. This event transformed a historic traditio... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. A. Sayar
5518

Should We Exploit The Last Wilderness?

Antarctica is rich, it is beautiful and not yet fully exploited. As commercial interest increases, with the discovery of natural resources, 'developing' nations are waking up to the reality that the s... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. A. Rahim
5364

Subverting Islam The Role Of Orientalist Centres

This is a forceful polemic alerting the Muslim community to a present danger. The feeling of danger, the description of it, the attitude towards it, and the means suggested for dealing with it, are al... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. A. Al-ahari
8280

The Historical Development Of The Islamic Community In The United States

Introduction In the following historical survey I cover some basic realities of the Muslim experience in the US. I have adopted different ways of looking at our present reality and past experiences. ... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3981

The Eternal Light

The sun itself gets light from your face; Why, then, is your face still veiled? The years pass while we, in pangs of separation, Go on waiting and waiting for 'spring'. Rise again with the proof f... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3823

Meditations On A Verse Of The Book

In the verse just quoted are eleven phrases; each of them affirms the Divine Unity and carries a message of happy tidings for believers. Each message offers a remedy and each remedy holds a spiritual ... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
Dr. S. Aksoy
3862

What Is Disability

It is hard to distinguish, from their use in writings on medicine or medical ethics, the terms handicap and disability. There are also other related words which are used widely and often interchangeab... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
A. A. Ahmed
12423

Lamu's Sacred Meadows

Lamu Lamu is a small island off the coast of Kenya, no larger than ten square miles. It is one of several islands that make up the Lamu archipelago, not far from the Somali border. Its contact with t... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1882

Questions For Today

The Qur'an was revealed in stages over a period of 23 years, and not as a complete book in one single act of revelation. There is wisdom and a number of reasons for this, which we shall try to explain... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
Dr. H. Nurbaki
3249

The Secret of Dimensions

The beginning of the verse proclaims that God is the only Deity of the heavens, the earth, and all in between: He is the Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and all that lies between them; He is th... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
A. Hamid
10262

Jafar Ibn Abi Talib

In spite of his noble standing among the Quraysh, Abu Talib, an uncle of the Prophet, was quite poor. He had a large family and did not have enough means to support them adequately. His situation wors... read more..

Issue 10 (April - June 1995)
Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed
3828

Comets of Ice

When we ponder the phenomena of the universe, we see new insights into God's words. When we contemplate God's words, we get a deeper understanding of the phenomena in the world around us. Revelation e... read more..

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