Fountain Archive

April 1997

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
Salih Adem
4585

What a Falling Stone Means

  The laws of physics are mathematical expressions of how the universe operates. The events taking place in the universe and the relations between them and the laws ‘governing’ the universe have draw... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
Ali Unal
4065

The Perfectibility of Man

  A book exists first of all in its author’s mind as meaning. To have this immaterially existing book known by others, the author must put it into words, shaped into sentences, organized into paragra... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
H. Baki
3592

Virtual Reality

  Nobody remembers the day on which he was born. As he gets to know himself, he learns from his immediate physical environment, as also from his family, from the other people around him, and from the... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
Mahmud Al-hakem
3548

The World Wide Messianic Mission Attributed To Jesus Christ Toward the End of Time

  Some of the first converts to Islam were subjected to the severest persecutions in Makka. They bore them patiently and never thought of retaliation, as the Qur’an ordered the Prophet Muhammad, upon... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
The Fountain
21670

The Rose Of My Heart

As I mentioned you again, nothing else remained in my memory; I imagined you travelling on the hills of my heart. A mirage, I know, but it sufficed to calm the anguish of my heart. As I mentioned y... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
4648

Arguments for The Existence and Unity of God

First argument Every thing, every being in existence displays God’s Unity as a most manifest truth. For example, of the innumerable arguments for His existence and Unity, consider life: He makes ever... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
F. Begum Cicek
3208

Die and Let Live or Life Through Death

  What is more amazing than the human body of which we are the trustees? Right from conception to the last breath we draw, our bodies function without our deliberate aid. We know our bodies to be mo... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
K. Olgun
32348

Islam in Japan

A part from the natural hurdle of the sea which surrounds the islands of Japan, the spread of Islam into Japan was impeded by the occupation of nearby islands in south-east Asia by the Portuguese and ... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7346

Questions for Today

WHAT CAN WE SAY ABOUT THE TRUTH OF DREAMS? While you are in sleep, with your eyes closed, your ear deaf, your tongue mute and your arms and legs motionless, how do you travel your distances meet many... read more..

Issue 18 (April - June 1997)
F. B. Rahim
24578

The Unmaking of A Young Thief

  A young man (let us call him Amjad) was walking home, head down, kicking stones on the path. He did not see people who knew him, coming the other way, nor responded to their greetings. His impulsiv... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5589

Light to be Seen in Chaos

The modern age in which we live, despite its many beauties and its promises to mankind, has been an age of suffering and despair for the oppressed peoples of the world. Those peoples, who did not have... read more..

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