Fountain Archive

January 1997

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Y. Cerci

Energy Saving With Skylights

ENERGY SAVING WITH SKYLIGHTSY.CerciIn our homes we use electric lights only until the sun is high enough; the sun’s light is ‘free’ and we use it until the sun goes down, when we switch on the electri... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
R. Gulen

The Problems of Today's Young

When the problems of the young are talked about, some turn away with indifference, supposing that many useless things already discussed many times before will be repeated. In their view, what should b... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. M. Pakdemirli

The Creation Process : An Engineer's Perspective

Engineers are mainly responsible for the highly regarded inventions of the last centuries that have made our daily lives easier. Nobody can deny the advantages of such technological wonders as planes,... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. Osman Kucukmehmedoglu

The Importance of Maternal Care

THE IMPORTANCE OF MATERNAL CAREDr. Osman KucukmehmedogluAlmost all animals come into the world without need of long training or education tomanage their lives. Whatever knowledge they need to do so i read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Ali Unal

Man Between Fall And Ascension

Ibn Sina, called Avicenna in the West, summarizes man’s earthly life in his poem on the human soul as follows:It descended upon thee from out of the regions above,That exalted, ineffable, glorious, he... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
The Fountain

The Door Half-Opened

What imaginations those coming to this world nourish! Imaginations as sweet as the joy felt at religious festivals!And yet the first step taken into the world is also the first step those who have com... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
The Fountain

Through Death

As for the believing souls, worship of God is a mount for them, by which they fly to the clime where angels fly.With hearts at rest, with spirits having reached their aspirations, They hear God’s comp... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Reflections on The Existence of The Creator

REFLECTIONS ON THE EXISTENCE OF THE CREATORIn the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.All praise be to the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the master of the Messengers, an... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. Sedat Yildirim

World Wide Corruption By Scientific Materialism

WORLD WIDE CORRUPTION BY SCIENTIFIC MATERIALISMDr. Sedat YýldýrýmMaterialism was born in the West in the middle of the 18th century. The British philosolopher Berkeley first used the term to mean a... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. S. Aksoy

Abortion: Mercy or Murder

ABORTION: MERCY OR MURDERDr. S. AksoyAbortion is the intentional destruction of the fetus in the womb, or any untimely delivery brought about with intend to cause the death of the fetus (Price, 1988).... read more..

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

Is there any truth in supranormal phenomena such as spiritualism and telepathy?

Is there any truth in supranormal phenomena such as spiritualism and telepathy?The spirit does not belong to this visible world. It issues from the world of unconditioned existence where Divine comman... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. Kenan Haspolat

Nutrition in Classical Islamic Medical Sources

NUTRITION IN CLASSICAL ISLAMIC MEDICAL SOURCESDr. Kenan HaspolatMalnutrition is not the result of only insufficient food. It can also result from too much of the wrong food and from too much of even t... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Y. Yilmaz

Making a Difference

Harold Hilton is a history professor at a university in California, a knowledgeable and well-respected scholar in his field. Every summer vacation, he goes to visit a different historic site somewhere... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen

The Madness of Power for Its Own Sake

Those who have the power and technological means to satisfy their greed and feelings of hate and vengeance, can bring about as much destruction in a single day as would have taken a century in the pas... read more..

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