Fountain Archive

1996

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6001

The Nature We Have Destroyed

Nature is, in its particulars and as a whose, an exhibition of Divine miracles. However, rather than call it an exhibition, we prefer to call it a ‘book’. For we sense and study it as a book and obser... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Y. Yilmaz
24172

Gifted Children

Most 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 bringing up the child, only ... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Ali Unal
3983

The Qur'an And Established Scientific Facts

It 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. How, except on account of its Divine autho... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
T. E. Yildirim
4329

The All American Way The Military And The Media

The 1991 Persian Gulf War provided a testing ground for many of the latest war machines. It also clearly demonstrated the use of the news media, particularly television, by the military: without quest... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
T. E. Yildirim
3793

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
5021

Love And Separation

In 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 to desert amid b... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
The Fountain
2596

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
23631

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
14251

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

The characteristics of angels As was explained before, angels are created from light. The ‘Arabic word’ for angel is ‘malak’. According to the root word from which it is derived, ‘malak’ means ‘messe... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
Dr. M. I. Shaikh
7256

Ant Stitch

Recently, 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 display, from humble scisso... read more..

Issue 15 (July - September 1996)
F. A. Yavuz
13368

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
17156

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 16 (October - December 1996)
N. Butt
4261

Disciplining Obesity: A Healthy Life Style

  No religion commends self-indulgence;all religions, and all traditional ways of life inspired by religious principles, commend self-discipline, that is containing and limiting, rather than expandin... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
A. A. Ahmed
31345

The Role Of The Teacher

This article deals with the role of the teacher in the learning process. Different views of the teacher The curriculum is a process. It is not a set of documents distributed win a central government... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
Ali Unal
4310

The Quranic Approach To Science

In 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 knowledge of what he will write. That i... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
I. Y. Turgut
4234

Emerging Viruses

Many 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 viral. What causes viral emergence? Most new o... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
Suat Yildirim
5206

Industrial Robots

1. Introduction The 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 t read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
The Fountain
4435

In The Bright Climate Of Beltez

Absence 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 blackness where all his ways come ... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
The Fountain
2599

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
6412

Bediuzzaman And The Risale-i Nur (2)

In 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 quoting at length. Dr Turner writes: As someo... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
J. Qureshi
23349

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
4921

Effective Use Of Time

Human 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 some information and then re-learn it. Ti... read more..

Issue 16 (October - December 1996)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4344

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

The spirit and its Identity 1. Although sciences are not yet ready to accept it, there are, besides the subdivisions in a world - like the worlds of planets, animals and human beings (vegetable kingd... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7662

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..

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