Fountain Archive

July 2002

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Jay Willoughby
26992

Editorial (Issue 39)

Due to recent events, many people are still living under a cloud of fear, worry, and depression. While all of us share these feelings to some extent, life must go on. In this issue, we focus on some o... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Kemal Karpat
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Terror Beyond Terrorism

A few theories have been proposed about the September 11th attacks upon New York and Washington, DC. Questions waiting to be answered are the identities of the perpetrators, why they did it and what t... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Anatoli Ivanovic Guser
4124

International Cooperation Against Terror

The September 11th tragedy was not unexpected by all who are interested in Å“terror as a subject matter. What really was unexpected was the attacks method, dimension, and nature, and even more so the f... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Keith Haynes
3929

September Eleven

I am not sure we will ever know the truth about the causes of this terrible tragedy. There are a lot of things we still do not know and may never know. I do not know what happened as far as who is res... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Abraham Iron
5572

Mutual Identity For Peace

Despite all the scientific and technological advances achieved during the twentieth century, it is a tragic fact that the problem of terrorism has not been solved and remains a real factor in our dail... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Abis Kekilbayev
14814

Threatening Humanity's Destiny

We live on a planet that is not so large as we imagine it to be. We cannot isolate ourselves from the influence of other people. In the past, this reality seems to have been acknowledged only by wise ... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Soso Tsintsadze
3821

Politics in the use of Terrorism

Since the assassination of Caesar, terrorism has continued to appear in the political arena as an ever-developing universal disease. This poisoned dagger was left among the pages of historical novels ... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Rastislav B. Ribakov
3520

September 11: An Act of Violence

I have not yet comprehended why the American and European media have chosen to interpret this violent attack in the way that they have. For instance, why are we arguing about Islam? No evidence has be... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Sebnem Unlu
22695

Prayer

Prayer is a call, an entreaty from the small to the great, from below to above, from Earth and other terrestrial bodies to beyond the heavens. It is a turning, an asking, a pleading, and a revealing read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Kadir Can
4000

From Cell to Body

Living creatures, which are arranged in an organization by a hierarchic system of non-living matter, are combinations of syst eachms within other. Each level contains unique systemic arrangements. Ho... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Esen E. Celik
7099

Freedom, Liberty and Independence

People have sought for freedom ever since humanity was created. This search was pursued by perceiving their willpower and trying to realize it fully, and sometimes by struggling with religion, customs... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Sezai Sablak
28122

Privacy under Surveillance

Privacy is a fundamental human right in diverse regions and cultures. It has become one of the modern age's most important human rights issues. Even though nearly every country has a right to privacy read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Ahmet Ertugrul
28270

The Dark Side of Harry Potter

There has been a new wave of increasing violence in children's films, books, and toys. This concept of incorporating violence deep in the souls with the paradigm to accept ' the other' as the enemy h read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Alphonse Dougan
27547

Biorhythms and Time Management

And We made your sleep to be rest (to you) and the night to be a covering. (Qur'an 78:9-10)Most time management experts agree that the essence of time management is self-management. A successful time ... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Huseyin Faruk Coskun
24368

Christianity in the Qur'anic Prospect

This article discusses how the Quran interprets Christianity. However, before we get started, I would like to remind readers of the four essential sources of Islamic legislation. These are, in order read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
24733

The Four Significant Truths

Third truthThis world and its pleasures are a heavy burden. No one (except the corrupt in spirit) is contented with it. Rather than suffering from dependence on almost the whole universe, being needy ... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Ozgur Ozer
28746

Advocating for Gifted and Talented Student Programs

Our school systems need to advocate for curricula differentiation and for grouping gifted and talented students. Advocates of gifted and talented student programs relentlessly seek to convince teacher... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Kayley Hollis
29273

The Colorful Meaning of Roses

God created thousands of flowers, and yet roses have remained a favorite throughout human history and have assumed very colorful meanings among different cultures. Why does the rose find an enduring p... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
April Thompson
22990

Religion and the Environment

When Rev. Sally Bingham steps up to the pulpit at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, her mission isn't to save souls, but to save the environment. The Environmental Ministerher official job title is co read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
M. A. Sahin
3868

Al- Aqsa Mosque

Once upon a time, al-Aqsa Mosque was the place of miracles in which the inner meanings of religion and religious memories were felt. Now we grieve for it from a great distance, for now its appearance read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed
7136

Sufism and Quantum Physics

Sufism and quantum theory have several things in common. For example, Sufis and physicists have very similar views of the world. In contrast to the West's mechanistic worldview, Sufis consider all thi... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Cemil Atilgan
3969

Face to Face With Chaos

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, a message was lost; For want of a message the battle was lo... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Dr. Selim Uzunoglu
26386

Music for Healing and Brain Development

Each living system is programmed to realize the outer world and act in a conscious way to survive and reproduce. Realizing the outer world is achieved by the sensory organs or sensory cells receipt of... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Hikmet Isik
23377

Why did Prophet Muhammad practice polygamy?

POLYGAMYQ: In this time of sexual permissiveness and sexual scandals within certain religious and social circles, some people are claiming that polygamy is a social evil. Why, they ask, did Prophet Mu... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Esen E. Celik
27084

Gender Equality in Politics

Gender inequality is often considered to be a basic characteristic of Islam. It is a tough issue to deal with if we consider the Muslims diverse cultural practices, which may or may not be consistent ... read more..

Issue 39 (July - September 2002)
Jay Willoughby
33122

Forgive for Good

A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness. But you don't know what she did to me! Why didn't he remember our anniversary? Why weren't my parents more loving? Sound familiar? Of course, because we... read more..

Issue 40 (October - December 2002)
M. Fethullah Gulen
29632

Universal Mercy and Education

The adage nowadays is that we all need love. So many people are talking about this. Islam teaches us that God's act of creating humanity was an act of mercy and compassion. Compassion represents the l... read more..

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