Fountain Archive

April 2002

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Jay Willoughby
27924

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 militari... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Nuh Gedik
3106

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 ele... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Dr. Naim F. Erdem
10049

State - Nonprofit Partnership For Social Capital

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

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
The Fountain
4276

Let Us Celebrate Our Mothers

Let Us Celebrate Our MothersMothers 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 ex... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed
5549

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
28020

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
5043

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
4988

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
27042

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 lived f... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Josep Clay
6297

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 acc... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Tu Hoang
11768

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
27231

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
3065

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.Just... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Sezai Sadik
8354

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
21554

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. In... read more..

Issue 38 (April - June 2002)
Jay Willoughby
27020

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..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
M. Fethullah Gulen
8772

Terror From an Islamic Prospect

The word Islam is derived from silm and selamet, which mean submission, salvation, providing trustworthiness, and peace. Innumerable arguments in Qur'an and the Hadith literature, the essential source... read more..

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