Fountain Archive

1998

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Ali Unal
3641

Kant, Scheler and Bediuzzaman on Man

In the 18th century Western rationalism and enlightenment movement, one of the leading names, perhaps the foremost, was Immanuel Kant. In the conflict between religion and science which began in the W... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Melih Yalcineli
41937

Degrees of Superior Intelligence and Special Education

Just as we encounter people with low intelligence or almost no intelligence at all, in a similar way it is possible to find people with above average or very high intelligence. And as schools are esta... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
The Fountain
3318

The Myth Collapses:The Theory of Evolution

An embarrassing fabrication of evolutionists: The reconstruction of Piltdown man from the chin of an orangutan and a man’s skull.In the West, the theory of evolution continues to be promoted as if it ... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Salih Adem
3197

The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics

‘The least understood aspect of the universe is its being understandable,’ said Einstein.These words attempt to pierce the veil of habit that develops in our minds from not looking into the reason for... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
The Fountain
8255

Fall

A faded adventure experienced with weary eyes Sound of leavesBeating in the ear with the force of strong, cold winds A music of fallThe roses of poetical spring weep everywhere C... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3607

Reflections on the Existence and Unity of the Creator 343

REFLECTIONS ON THE EXISTENCE AND UNITY OF THE CREATORThe seven heavens and the earth and all in them glorify Him. There is nothing that does not glorify him. (Qur’an 17.44)According to the meaning of ... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
M. Sardar
3327

Truth and Relativity

TRUTH AND RELATIVITY With the publication of the ‘Theory of Relativity’ at the turn of the century, the world-view based on the laws of simple cause and effect physics that began with Gali... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3730

Divine Decree and Destiny From Different Viewpoints

Divine Decree and Destiny in relation to Divine KnowledgeAs was pointed out earlier (in previous issues), God is beyond all comparison and whatever we conceive of Him, He is different from read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Dr. S. Unlu
2665

Earth: A Corner of the Universe Touched by Mercy

The worth of ‘ecosystem services’ has recently been priced at $33 trillion total per year (Nature 1997, vol. 387, p.253). But can money truly buy our lifelines? Or are they priceless entities not to b... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Y. Alan
3308

Clock and Compass

Addiction to Urgent TasksPeople like to be seen to be busy. If we’re busy, we’re important; if we’re not busy, we’re embarrassed to admit it. Responsibility has become a sign of status. It read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
M. Sadat Mahmud
2878

Thinking Straight and the Ways to Achieve It

Some truths are absolute, universal and without exception, some are general and some relative. For example, God’s existence with His essence, attributes, Names and works are absolute and universal tru... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
Buraq Hadid
25822

Rule Means Greater Responsibility

RULE MEANS GREATER RESPONSIBILITY Buraq HadidThe history of Islam has seen many just... read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
Dr. S. Aksoy
4680

Prenatal Diagnosis : Watching Unborn Babies

For many parents, pregnancy is an exciting and happy experience. For others, the experience of friends or family make them apprehensive that their baby may be born with a severe physical or mental di read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
F. B. Rahim
16411

Hayy Bin Yaqzan : A Contrasting Vision Of Man And Nature

A Latin translation of Hayy bin Yaqzan by the English Arabist, Edward Pocock, published in Oxford in 1672, was reprinted in 1700. Then, an English translation (from the Latin) was published in London read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
The Fountain
22399

Fethullah Gulen :His Remarkable Achievement

Fethullah Gulen, more familiarly known by the affectionate and respectful title of Hodja Effendi, is a contemporary Islamic scholar of remarkable achievement. He combines profound, rigorous learning read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7573

The Pure Path

One night I had a vision of the future so bright;There was a peaceful silence and was pouring light upon lightThings were being done with the precision of clockwork; Centuries-old confusions disappear... read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
The Fountain
9563

Reflections On The Existence And Unity Of The Creator 612

On observing the face of the earth in summertime, we see that an infinite generosity and absolute liberality, which could be expected to cause disorder and confusion, are apparent within an infinite o... read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
Aydin Demircan
5814

Buckministerfullerene: The Third Crystalline Form Of The Carbon Atom

To be awarded with a Nobel Prize in science is one of the most honorable present for the scientist in the world, New forms of the element carbon-called fullerens was first discovered in september 1985... read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10329

What Is The Meaning Of Divine Decree And Destiny And Why Is Belief In Destiny Included In The Essentials Of Faith?

IntroductionThe original Arabic word translated as 'destiny' is 'Qadar', meaning, in its derivations, determination, giving a certain measure and shape, dividing and judging. As a term, it is defined ... read more..

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
A. Sahin
6995

No Difference Between A Governor And A Subject

Abu Ubayda commanded the Muslim armies fighting in Syria during the early years of the Caliphate of Umar. It was during one of those fightings that when night fell, the two sides retreated to rest. Th... read more..

Issue 24 (October - December 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4731

Speech

Creation began with a syllable of speech made up of two letters, namely Be. The roads leading from unity to multiplicity, from single to plural, appeared with speech and were illuminated with words, w... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
Ali Unal
3786

Two Different Fields for Science and Religion

Christianity did not develop as a comprehensive religion encompassing all fields of life but as a set of spiritual and moral values with some bearing on, but no directions for, the worldly’ aspects of... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
Irfan Yilmaz
4101

Biological System

As a result of some chemical processes in our bodies such as the decrease of the amount of sugar in our blood, we feel hunger or the urge to eat. If we eat more than we need, some of the food consumed... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
Dr. Muhammed Ali Albar
6712

Genetic Counselling and Genetic Iseases: An Islamic Perspective

Qualifications and task of the counsellorGenetic counselling is the process whereby an individual or family obtain advice and information about a genetic condition that may affect the individual and f... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
Dr. Muhammad Tariq Chaudhary
2730

Soil Salinity a Problem of Icreasing Impact on Global Agriculture

Qualifications and task of the counsellorGenetic counselling is the process whereby an individual or family obtain advice and information about a genetic condition that may affect the individual and f... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
4445

Reflections on the Existence and Unity of the Creator 301

Beware, only in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest.Only through recognizing their One Creator can all spirits and hearts be delivered from the distress and confusion arising from misguidance, ... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
H. Adam
2757

The Clash in the Heavens The Discourse of The Stars

Listen to the stars and heed their beautiful sermons, See what is written in these luminous missives of Wisdom:They are all delivering together this beneficient discourse:“Each of us is a radiant proo... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
Tankut Yalcinoz
3219

Dna Based Computers

In 1949 researchers believed that ‘Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.’ Of course, we have come a long way since then, but the underlying computational framework has remained the ... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
F. B. Rahim
14512

Reflections on Robinson Crusoe

Part II:Economic Individualism and SecularizationThe wider context of Robinson CrusoeCrusoe’s relationship with God is sincere, intense and actively personal. It is also general and subjective. He doe... read more..

Issue 22 (April - June 1998)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4153

Satan and the whispering of Satan (Involuntary thoughts occurring to man)

What Satan is and why he was createdSatan was, like the jinn with whom he mostly kept company, was also created from ‘fire’. Before he was put to the test of obedience and sincerity through Adam, he h... read more..

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