Fountain Archive

January 2003

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
M. Fethullah Gulen
9261

Humanity, Science, and Globalization

Existence, which exists solely for humanity, was created in order to bear fruit for all people. Earth was decorated for humanity, just as the sky serves as a dome and the sun as a torch to light up th... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Suat Erguvan
17155

A Lecture

O, My Computer Engineer Friend,God willing, you are to be an expert hardware specialist or a good-quality programmer or a first-class network builder or a high-quality system administrator by nowBut e... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed
5879

Understanding String Theory

Cosmology is the study of the universe's birth and evolution. The Standard Model of Cosmology, a widely accepted modern theory, states that some 15 billion years ago the universe emerged from the Big ... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Alvin C. Roseyard
33247

Measuring Intelligence

Intelligence is such an elusive and relative concept that even the experts cannot agree on its nature. Definitions range from quick thinking under stress and learning a new language or a musical instr... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Firat Kocol
24677

The Rise and Demise of Consciousness

The Rise and Demise of Consciousness', '', 'In the very near future, neuroscience researchers will be able to pinpoint the exact area of the brain responsible for a person's consciousness (self-awaren... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Dr. Naim F. Erdem
29103

Sharing Responsibility in Communities

Does community membership affect its members' responsibility? Can people be responsible for their attitudes even when those attitudes might not be fully within their control? Groups, whether minimally... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Adam Nelson
5188

Two Muslims Discussing Democracy

The following is a conversation between two Muslims, Jamal, a democrat, and Jalal, who has suspicions about democracy.Jalal: Let me begin first. Basing myself on the Islamic viewpoint, I argue that in... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
The Fountain
28587

Zheng He the Chinese Admiral

Adopted from http://www.islamfortoday.comLittle did the famous Muslim geographer Ibn Battuta know that about 22 years after his historic visit to China, the Mongol Dynasty (called the Yuan Dynasty in ... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Huseyin Faruk Coskun
24780

Christianity in the Qur'anic Perspective

Based upon what was mentioned in part 1 of this article, I will now discuss how the Qur'an views Jesus, a major figure in both religions. The paper concludes with the suggestion that the many parallel... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
28565

The Divine Name of All-Just

One point concerning this verse and one manifestation of the Name of All-Just, which is a Greatest Name or one of the six lights comprising the Greatest Name, like the First Point, appeared to me from... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Dr. Sherif Muhammad
30374

Women and their Legal Rights in Monotheistic Religions

Introduction Eve’s fault? Eve’s legacy Shameful daughters Female education Unclean and impure women Bearing witness Vows A wife’s property Divorce Mothers Female inheritance The plight o read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Hikmet Isik
22619

What does the Qur'an say about science?

Q: What does the Qur'an say about science?A: The Qur'an was revealed to make us aware of the Creator, affirm that He is known through His creation, direct us to belief and worship, and order individua... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Mary Reveal
28661

A New Religious America

Diana L. Eck.Diana Eck, leader of Harvard University's Pluralism Project, introduces readers to America's new religious landscape of mosques, temples, and monasteries. Focusing mainly on the period af... read more..

Issue 41 (January - March 2003)
Jay Willoughby
29265

Essentials of the Islamic Faith

M. Fethullah GulenThe author, one of Turkeys most respected Islamic scholars, discusses Islams core beliefs. After giving brief summaries of traditional arguments for Gods Existence and Unity, Gulen a... read more..

Issue 42 (April - June 2003)
Jay Willoughby
27762

Editorial (Issue 42)

Despite our best hopes, it seems that the new millennium will bear many resemblances to the one that just ended: injustice, poverty, personal and corporate greed, runaway development and scientific pr... read more..

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