Fountain Archive

2002

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Osman Cakmak
36317

A Journey in the Atmosphere

Those daily events to which we have become accustomed are the ones that least attract our attention and interest. For example, day follows night, summer comes after spring, water flows, a breeze blows... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
13000

Thirteenth Word

He: A point of Divine Unity* In His Name, be He glorified. There is nothing but it glorifies Him with praise. My dear and faithful brothers and sisters! While reflecting on air during a mental jo... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Hikmet Erturk
3861

Is DNA Everything?

Over the last couple of years, we have heard a great deal about cloning, a scientific procedure that produces an exact copy of a living organism without fertilization. These discussions began after a ... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Jay Willoughby
10997

Shattering the Myth: Islam beyond Violence

Bruce B. Lawrence According to the author, Islams response to modernity has passed through three stages: revivalism, reform (including nationalism), and fundamentalism. Each has emerged from the form... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Alvin C. Roseyard
5182

The Use of Computers in Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary science that draws on many fields (e.g., psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and philosophy) to develop theories about human perception, thinkin... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Charles A. Kimball
20564

Understanding Islam

Christianity and Islam are the two largest religious traditions. Both are global in scope. Together, the adherents of these two communities of faith comprise almost one-half of the world's population.... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
6508

Greed and Its Consequences

O people of belief, now you understand how harmful enmity is. Greed is another great disease, and just as harmful for Islam’s [social] life, for it causes disappointment, sickness, humiliation, depriv... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Ali Tombak
28299

Biological Effects of Cellular Phones

Cellular phones have become one of the 21st century's most indispensable tools. They serve a wide range of benefits, from being the fastest way to communicate to saving somebody's life. Now people are... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Kenan Gundogdu
3291

Laser

Light is one of the most important phenomena in the universe. The Creator designed many mechanisms, such as eyes, that use light as a communication tool. Given light's importance, many researchers hav... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Gulden Esat
26010

Social Problems of Children With ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity, and excessive activity (DSM IV; American P... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Turkan Akman
4530

The Distortion of an Image

The origin of the debate The Biblical account, found in Genesis 2:4-3:24, has been fundamental in religious and social life. As a primal depiction of man and woman and their roles and relationships, ... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Hikmet Isik
18905

What does the Qur'an say about Jihad and how did the Prophet implement it?

Q: In light of recent events, the media is constantly talking about jihad. However, sometimes they do not define this term. Can you please tell us what the Qur'an says about jihad, and how the Prophet... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
M. Fethullah Gulen
23191

Message on the Terrorist Attacks on the USA

No matter who perpetrates it and where it comes from, any terrorist act is a great blow against peace, welfare, and prosperity. No matter for what reasons and purposes it is committed, no terrorist ac... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7634

What We Expect from the Righteous Generation...

The first and most important criteria of righteousness is perfect faith. The Qur'an determines the purpose of humanity's creation as belief in God, which is woven from the threads of the knowledge of ... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Jay Willoughby
28105

The Japanese Path to National Development

The twentieth century was marked by failed utopias: Maoist China, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, and various fascist and communist states. Except for its inter-war milita read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Nuh Gedik
3295

Dark Matter

Cosmology is the study of the universe's beginning, formation, and evolution. Humanity has devised many cosmological theories. For example, ancient Greeks thought the universe was composed of four e read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Dr. Naim F. Erdem
10226

State - Nonprofit Partnership For Social Capital

Evaluating the research on social capital Social capital has a long intellectual history in the social sciences. In this paper, social capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms tha... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
The Fountain
4487

Let Us Celebrate Our Mothers

Mothers are the most honored of all people. Their moans and pain, which continue throughout their lives, are washed away when their children call them mother. Motherhood exists because of children. So... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed
5812

The Beneficial Effects of Lightning

The Qur'an is a book of guidance and wisdom, not of science. However, about 20 percent of its verses allude to scientific matters or natural phenomena. For example: It is He Who shows you the lightnin... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Dr. Sezai Sablak
28241

The Virtual University and E-Learning

The perennial questions How do people learn? and What do they need to know? have challenged educators since the time of Socrates (d. 339 BCE) to our own. Given the now near-global availability of the ... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
5304

Everything in the Environment Reflects God

The All-Wise Creator has made the vegetable and animal kingdoms-particularly the small ones-one of the broadest arenas for displaying His Power and manifesting His Attributes in the greatest abundance... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
David Chamber
5207

The Search for Truth

Truth is to believe and to believe is to see the truth. Sometimes the truth is behind walls, beyond time, in the past, or buried deeply. But no matter how deeply hidden it is, we can find it if we loo... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
The Fountain
27284

Love: The Fuel of the Universe

Love is the most essential component, most vivid light, and greatest power in every living creature. It can defeat any enemy. Loveless spirits have no chance to become fully human. Even if they l read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Josep Clay
7133

Christian and Islamic Viewpoints on The Prayer of Jabez

Recently, The Prayer of Jabez became a best seller. Some ministries and Bible study groups are studying it enthusiastically, and many people give it as gifts. Despite its unusual popularity, some ac read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Tu Hoang
11986

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

I think that most people really do not understand childhood fairy tales until they are adults. But by then these stories often are not revisited. Joseph Campbell, vis A vis Carl Jung, said that myths,... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Steven Krauss
27418

A Plumber's Wisdom: The Weakening of America

These days, you never can tell what source wisdom will come. God is constantly humbling us by manifesting truth in all sorts of ways and from all types of people. A few days ago, I was on the phone wi... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
The Fountain
3245

Nature Has Been Destroyed

Even though nature is an exhibition of miracles, we prefer to call it a book, for we hear and read it like a book and watch it with admiration while walking through its colorful gilt embroideries. read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Sezai Sadik
8603

Democratic Peace: Perpetual Peace is Possible

The twentieth century was the bloodiest century in human history. From 1900-96, approximately 110 million people died during 250 wars. Wars after 1945 caused twice as many deaths as all nineteenth-cen... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Hikmet Isik
21736

What are your ideas about women's rights?

Q: What are your ideas about women's rights? A: This is a very comprehensive subject. From one perspective it's open to debate. It's very difficult to summarize my thoughts on this kind of platform. ... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Jay Willoughby
27220

Editorial (Issue 38)

During this time of uncertainty and tension, we should take a moment to remember religion's central teaching: Do not hurt others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful (Buddhism: Udana-Varga 5:1... read more..

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