Fountain Archive

January 1997

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Y. Cerci
4427

Energy Saving With Skylights

  In 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 electric lights again. This is not what... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
R. Gulen
5853

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
4124

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
5370

The Importance of Maternal Care

  Almost all animals come into the world without need of long training or education to manage their lives. Whatever knowledge they need to do so is either ‘deposited’ in their being-modern materialis... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Ali Unal
3755

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... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
The Fountain
21098

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... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
The Fountain
4467

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 ... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
4123

Reflections on The Existence of The Creator

In 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, and upon all his family arid Companions. Le... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. Sedat Yildirim
6297

World Wide Corruption By Scientific Materialism

  Materialism was born in the West in the middle of the 18th century. The British philosolopher Berkeley first used the term to mean an unjustified confidence in the existence of matter. The term lat... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. S. Aksoy
6392

Abortion: Mercy or Murder

  Abortion 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). As is evident in the definition, ... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4809

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 commands are carried out instantly without the mediation of causes. However, like ene... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Dr. Kenan Haspolat
13382

Nutrition in Classical Islamic Medical Sources

Malnutrition 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 the right food. Obesity caused by over-eating is injurious to hum... read more..

Issue 17 (January - March 1997)
Y. Yilmaz
3587

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
5584

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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