Fountain Archive

1996

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
N. Butt
3906

Disciplining Obesity A Healthy Life Style

DISCIPLINING OBESITY A Healthy Life StyleNasým ButtNo religion commends self-indulgence;all religions, and all traditional ways of life inspired by religious principles, commend self-discipline, that... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
A. A. Ahmed
30500

The Role Of The Teacher

THE ROLE OF THE TEACHERA.A. AhmedThis article deals with the role of the teacher in the learning process.Different views of the teacherThe curriculum is a process. It is not a set of documents distrib... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
Ali Unal
3520

The Quranic Approach To Science

THE QUR’ANIC APPROACH TO SCIENCEA. UnalIn order to understand the relationship between Islam and science, the following analogy may be apposite:For an author to write a book, he should first have the ... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
I. Y. Turgut
3844

Emerging Viruses

EMERGING VIRUSESI.Y. Turgut & E. CanpolatMany of the deadliest and most feared diseases - from AIDS and influenza to smallpox and zoster (shingles) - as well as some of the most common have been v... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
Suat Yildirim
3724

Industrial Robots

1 IntroductionThe word ‘robot’ was first used in the 1922 play R.U.R. by the Czech playwright Karel Capek: the title is an acronym for Rossum’s Universal Robots which become so sophisticated that they read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
The Fountain
4121

In The Bright Climate Of Beltez

IN THE BRIGHT CLIMATE OF BELTEZAbsence of belief is like absence of light, a dark night never relieved; it snares the unbeliever in a wild solitude, wretched in spirit, facing a stride away the blackn... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
The Fountain
2172

Reflections On The Existence Of The Creator

The heavens and earth and whatever is in and between them point in different tongues to the same fact, namely, the acts and operations of a Single Being. As astronomy testifies, every movement and for... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
F. A. Yavuz
5394

Bediuzzaman And The Risale-i Nur (2)

BEDIUZZAMAN AND THE RISALE-I NUR (2)F.A. YavuzIn order to comprehend the quality and main characteristic of the Risale-i Nur, the following experience of Dr Turner of Durham University. U.K. is worth ... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
J. Qureshi
22986

Waking Up From Head To Foot

An old man sat up one morning in his bed as if about to get up in the usual way for work, but then stopped. He began staring at his feet which poked up from under the bed clothes. His wife called him ... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
M. Temiz
4493

Effective Use Of Time

EFFECTIVE USE OF TIMEM. Temiz & E. OzHuman beings own, use and lose many things such as money, power and knowledge. But we can earn money again after losing it, lose and then regain power, forget ... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4003

How Can We Argue For The Existence Of The Spirit And Can We Know of It ?

QUESTIONS FOR TODAYM.F. GulenHOW CAN WE ARGUE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE SPIRIT AND CAN WE KNOW OF IT?The spirit and its Identity1. Although sciences are not yet ready to accept it, there are, besides t... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7232

The Concept of Science

Flowing to the future like a rapid flood full of energy and vitality, and sometimes resembling a dazzling garden, the natural world is like a book offered to man to study, an exhibition to behold, and... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Y. Yilmaz
23830

Gifted Children

GIFTED CHILDRENY. YilmazMost parents greet the discovery that their child is gifted with a mixture of pride, excitement, and apprehension. Then, they may well seek expert help on how to cope with brin... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Ali Unal
3614

The Qur'an And Established Scientific Facts

THE QUR’AN AND ESTABLISHED SCIENTIFIC FACTSIt is another argument for the Divine authorship of the Qur’an that it refers to certain facts of creation recently established by modern scientific methods.... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
T. E. Yildirim
3976

The All American Way The Military And The Media

THE ALL AMERICAN WAYTHE MILITARY AND THE MEDIAT.E. YildirimThe 1991 Persian Gulf War provided a testing ground for many of the latest war machines. It also clearly demonstrated the use of the news med... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
T. E. Yildirim
3415

Paper / Plastic Rubbish And The Environment

Waste or rubbish has not always been the major nuisance in human societies that it is today, as Judd H. Alexander (1993, p. 1) observes in his book In Defense of Garbage: ‘When our earliest Stone Age ... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
The Fountain
4734

Love And Separation

LOVE AND SEPARATIONIn the heart, love is a flame, in the sipirt a light. Grief of separation consumes the lover, and yet even in gloomiest hours, he never despairs of ‘spring’; journeying from desert ... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
The Fountain
2239

Reflections On The Existence Of The Creator

Every thing and every being in the universe prays in the language particular to itself, either of disposition and potential or neediness or helplessness. All seeds and fruit stones pray silently in th... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Dr. Martin Cortazzi
22655

Cross Cultural Communication A Foreign Language Perspective

To be aware of issues in cross-cultural communication is becoming increasingly important. Any of us may travel or meet travellers. We may work with members of other cultural groups. We may learn a for... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
M. Fethullah Gulen
13741

What Are The Characteristics of Angels, Jinn and Satans or Devils ?

QUESTIONS FOR TODAYM.F. GulenWHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANGELS, JINN AND SATANS OR DEVILS?The characteristics of angelsAs was explained before, angels are created from light. The ‘Arabic word’ fo... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Dr. M. I. Shaikh
6617

Ant Stitch

ANT STITCHDr. M. I. ShaýkhRecently, at the G-Mex Centre in Manchester UK, I attended the CLOTECH 96 exhibition. The organizers had gathered an entire textile world under one roof - everything was on ... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
F. A. Yavuz
12836

Bediuzzaman And The Risale-i Nur (1)

In the many dimensions of his lifetime of achievement, as well as in his personality and character, Bediuzzaman was and, through his continuing influence, still is an important figure in the twentieth... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
M. Fethullah Gulen
16718

For The Conquest And Dominion Of The Hearts

Over the last few centuries mankind have suffered hardships after hardships, travelling around pits of ‘death’. Their struggles for deliverance and relief have all resulted in new calamities. During t... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
M. Koyuncu
2898

Migration

Think of yourself as pilot of a light aircraft confronted with the task of completing, in one or two months, a journey involving 50 to 200 hours of flight. Imagine also that winds on average blow abou... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
P. Allister
3464

Spiders Master Hunters

SPIDERS MASTER HUNTERSP. AllusterSpiders are a species of arachnids in the family of animals called anthropods. All spiders are predatory, feeding mainly on insects, and are very efficient hunters. Ma... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
Y. Mermer
3876

Qur'anic Epistemology

By Qur’anic epistemology, we mean how the Qur’an describes knowledge and the way to seek it. But you may ask, why look for an epistemology different from that of modern science? Doesn’t technology pro... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
Dr. Muhammed Ali Albar
8631

The Revival of Prophetic And Herbal Medicine

IntroductionThe example of Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, is explicitly commended in the Qur’an as the best pattern for believers to follow. Therefore, the practice and precepts of the Prophet h... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
The Fountain
23638

List of Virtue

A great and powerful emperor who longed to rule with justice and wisdom summoned one of his counsellors to his court. There, he commanded the cousellor to obtain the answers to a number of questions w... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
N. Aksoy
7401

The Extraordinary Virtues of Mucus

Mucus is our first barrier against the outside world. It is found on the luminal side of most epithelial surfaces, for instance the mouth, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract, ... read more..

Issue 14 (April - June 1996)
The Fountain
4281

Emotions

We are on a journey, equipped with belief and resolution,Walking without stopping to surmount all obstacles;With hopes fresh as days breaking after nights.And the future worlds appear in mists from ah... read more..

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