Fountain Archive

October 1997

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
14720

Education from Cradle to Grave

Introduction The main duty and purpose of human life is to seek understanding. The effort of doing so, known as education, is a perfecting process though which we earn, in the spiritual, intellectual... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
Tankut Yalcinoz
3078

Generating Electricity from the Sun

Introduction In recent years, we have realized that the world's supplies of coal, gas and oil are limited. Nuclear power has been used as an alternative solution to fossil fuels. However, the use of ... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
Y. Mermer
2883

Causality and the Qur'anic world-view

The universe has been made in the form of a book, intelligible, so as to make known its Author. The book addresses man. The aim is to make him read the book and its parts, and respond with worship and... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
Dr. Senol Ersin
3436

The sub-atomic World and Creation

Out of the three famous papers that Albert Einstein published in 1905, On a Heuristic Point of View Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light explicitly stated the quantum hypothesis for e... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6779

Homesickness

For man this world is like a foreign land, a fearful ocean, where he flounders a whole lifetime among waves of anxiety. At every step and every station, he expects a dawn of hope to break; Morning ... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
The Fountain
10175

Reflections On The Existence And Unity Of The Creator

'In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of night and day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the benefit of mankind; in the water which God sends down from t read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
Useyd Salihi
2756

The Styles Of The Qur'an And The Movement Of The Sun

The Qur'an has four essential aims: explaining and proving Divine Existence and Unity, the Resurrection, Prophethood and Divine worship and justice. All its explanations and injunctions, and its accou... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
A. Sahin
2777

The Governor With Four Faults

The second Caliph after the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, 'Umar ibn al-Khattab has a world-wide reputation for justice and simple life-style despite ruling a very vast area stretc... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
Muaz Muallah
8071

Genetic Engineering And Islamic Law

Recombinant DNA technology has not developed quickly. Only after decades of basic research and the accumulation of extensive knowledge did the current technology become feasible and available to the m... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5256

What kind of beings are jinn and can they appear in different forms in the visible, material world?

The nature of jinn Jinn are conscious beings charged with Divine obligations. The word jinn literally means something hidden or veiled from sight. As mentioned earlier (The Fountain No. 15), jinn ar... read more..

Issue 20 (October - December 1997)
V. Ayhan
8354

A Turkish Humorist And Sage: Nasr Al-Din Khodja

Nasr al-Din Khodja is one of the most famous philosophers of humour in world history. His anecdotes, told over a vast area from Germany to Japan, contain lessons aiming to highlight a human defect or ... read more..

Issue 21 (January - March 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5158

Abuse of Religion and Religious Sentiments

  The quest for truth has two principal branches which, if the quest is motivated by sincere love of the truth sought, are radically joined - that is, they have fundamentally the same root and goal e... read more..

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