Fountain Archive

July 1997

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
U. Akyuz
3214

Transgenic Technology and Religion

Nuclear transfer is used in mammals as both a tool for embryonic studies and as a method for the multiplication of ‘elite’ embryos. It involves transferring the complete genetic material (the DNA cont... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
Bayram Yenikaya
3227

Mathematics is Real: Why and How?

It is said that on the door to Aristotle’s dwelling was written: ‘One who does not know mathematics cannot enter.’ I do not know whether this means that those who did not know mathematics would not be... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
Dr. Hikmet A. Topcuoglu
23484

Air Pollution and its Effect on our World's Climate

It is a Divine rule that As you sow, so shall you reap. The effects of pollution are not always felt by those who create it, but instead are suffered by these downstream or, in the case of air polluti... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2695

Questions for Today

What is death and what does the spirit do after death? Man has an inborn feeling for eternity. Confined within this transient, material world, he always yearns for eternity. Whoever listens to the vo... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
The Fountain
21329

Tears

Tears are poetry whose words are written in drops, expressing joy and grief, hope and despair. When consumed with pangs of separation, melting like candle, man breathes in tears and speaks in tears... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
The Fountain
4509

Reflections on the Existence and Unity of the Creator

Creatures come into existence easily and, although of various kinds and species, resemble one another in many ways. They are spread out on the earth with perfect order and display a perfect proportion... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
Ismail Tavaci
4025

Birds: Colurful Guests in our World

Everything in nature is balanced and created according to laws, proportion, and measure. Nothing in the world is created in vain; rather, all things manifest God’s Will behind the veil of natural caus... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
Arslan Mayda
20616

Duty for Each Articulation of the Body

At a time when little was known about the anatomy of man, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, declared: Every human being is created of 360 articulations. Therefore, whoever glor... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
Irfan Yilmaz
5098

Perfection and Primitiveness

One of the assertions of Darwinian theory of evolution is that there is a perfection or structural and functional development in the animal kingdom from invertebrates to vertebrates, from fish to mamm... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
The Fountain
25573

The Merchant and The Parrot

A well-to-do merchant planned a long business trip to India. He was a good man and looked after all the people in his household both conscientiously and courteously. Therefore, before his departure, h... read more..

Issue 19 (July - September 1997)
F. B. Rahim
29628

Ma'ruf Al-Karkhi

His full name was Abu Mahfuz Ma’ruf b. Firuz al-Karkhi. According to the Shi’i imam ‘Ali b. Musa al-Reza, Ma’ruf al-Karkhi was born to Christian parents but, from an early age, he rejected, even when ... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5744

The Horizon Of Hope: Spiritual Or Metaphysical Thought

The modern Western world-view is said to be founded almost entirely on materialistic notions excluding, even denying, the spiritual or metaphysical dimension of existence. This is a controversial poin... read more..

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