Fountain Archive

July 1998

Issue 23 (July - September 1998)
Dr. S. Aksoy
4683

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
16413

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
22405

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
7579

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
9569

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
5822

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
10332

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
6999

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
4736

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..

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