Fountain Archive

January 2002

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Osman Cakmak
36119

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
12782

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 journey, ... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Hikmet Erturk
3701

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
10809

Shattering the Myth: Islam beyond Violence

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

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Alvin C. Roseyard
4957

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
20351

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
6310

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
27956

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
3047

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
25711

Social Problems of Children With ADHD

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

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Turkan Akman
4305

The Distortion of an Image

The origin of the debateThe 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, it... read more..

Issue 37 (January - March 2002)
Hikmet Isik
18694

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
23165

A Comparative Approach to Islam and Democracy

Message on the Terrorist Attacks on the USANo 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 an... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
M. Fethullah Gulen
7460

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..

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