Fountain Archive

October 2003

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
M. Fethullah Gulen
29692

The Month Overflowing With Mercy

There is no month but Ramadan that can sail by with relentless joy, everlasting pleasure and never fading love. Presenting the spirit, essence, and true meaning of all the gentle seasons that have pas... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Firat Kocol
28051

A Rationale For Tolerance

My dearest friend,This time, with your permission, I won't be talking about the last two weeks that I have spent in this alien city, as I usually do. Instead, I feel obliged to reflect on your anger a... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Selma Dagtas
29026

Thanksgiving: Now And Then

Among many holidays observed annually in the United States, Thanksgiving has a special place due to its uniqueness to American culture and its emphasis on family. In the US, Thanksgiving was declared ... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Nizamettin Yildiz
36313

The Invisible Script on the Visible : Mathematics

Af you follow scientific magazines, you may have realized one thing: articles on mathematics are seldom published in such magazines. The major reason is that, in a way, mathematics is a world which is... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Erin J. Carlson
25648

Purpose of Creation

hy was I created? What am I to do with my life? Why did God send the prophets? Human beings have always been intrigued by the answers to these questions, as they are critical to unearthing numerous... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Osman Cakmak
35857

The Physical Meaning of Death

Many people perceive death as a separation from beloved ones and material belongings and consequently do not want to think about it. Every person has the desire to live forever, and thus wishes immor... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Coval Macdonald
25812

The Plaza of Abraham

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all trace their roots back to Prophet Abraham. Followers of these faiths have recently been increasing their efforts to establish interfaith dialogue and mutual underst... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Emin Kilic
38177

Violent Deaths of Massive Stars and the Story of Black Holes

Everything started with an explosion. About 14 billion years ago, when the universe was only 10 millionths of a second old, it consisted of high energy photons with a temperature of above 1 trillion d... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Talha Ugurluel
12438

The Pride of Humanity in a Scenario

There are movies you watch, movies you live and which make you live, and there are movies condemned to fade away and be forgotten before they even pass out of the phase of being a mere idea or scenari... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
27081

Worshiping

TWENTY-FOURTH WORDThe Second Fruit of the Fifth Branchsoul! Worship is not the introduction to additional rewards, but the result of previous bounties. Yes, we have received our wages, and are accordi... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Mehmet Seker
27317

Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is a special time full of God's blessings and great wonders. The Holy Qur'an was revealed and therefore Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) prophethood was established in this month. The ga... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Resit Haylamaz
25385

The Miracles of Jesus

Amiracle is defined as an extraordinary event that would not be possible under normal conditions and one that is realized by God through the prophets He has sent as His Representatives in order to ver... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
The Fountain
26446

A Moment for Reflection

Camels on the RoofOne night, when sleeping, a man heard sounds on his roof. There were loud footsteps and he wondered what could be happening. He shouted out the window, Who is it? Is there a genie on... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Sait Onal
25738

A New Approach To Management : Creating A Winning Team And Coaching

All the experts are talking about reinventing this and reorganizing that. Yet, for the rest of us, accepting change day-to-day can be daunting. At least one thing we hear is true: the rate of change... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Harun Avci
27164

How To Make Our Children Love Reading

When reading is mentioned, we usually talk about the reading habit of adults, and ignore that of our children. However, if children do not read, if their parents do not read to them, then there is a s... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
Hikmet Isik
24320

What would you say about the equality of men and women?

Q: In recent years a lot of things have been said concerning the equality of men and women. What can we say about the subject from an Islamic point of view?A: Before discussing the equality of men and... read more..

Issue 44 (October - December 2003)
The Fountain
23921

Islam at the Crossroads

On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (Ibrahim Abu-Rabi)During the nineteenth century, Turkey underwent an unprecedented process of modernisation and secularisation at an accelerated rate... read more..

Issue 45 (January - March 2004)
Louima Cunningham
33418

Editorial (Issue 45)

Another year has passed, leaving much for us to take lessons from. We have seen a dictator leave the stage, taking with him a never-ending list of crimes committed against his own people over the year... read more..

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