Fountain Archive

July 2004

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
M. Fethullah Gulen
38639

Jalaladdin al - Rumi

There are some significant personalities who with the help of their voice and breath, their love and excitement, and their promise for humanity always remain fresh and alive over the course of centuri... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
H. Huseyin Erdem
33487

Radiocarbon Dating and Questions

Libby’s discovery, now known as the carbon-14 (or radiocarbon) technique, was a method that could be used to determine the age of organic remains. In the following years, archeologists used this techn... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Imran Sabir
11509

Revelation: A Panacea for Social Problems

This world is the abode of the human being, and it is a place in which we face many problems throughout our life. The problems that we face may be of diverse natures and of variant types, but all can ... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Firat Kocol
4556

When a Finger Moves

The moment I want to move my finger, a large number of neurons in my brain start sending each other small electrical impulses. These impulses travel from my brain to the rest of my body through the me... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Alphonse Dougan
25961

The Question of Lifestyle in Interfaith Relationships

Acommon expression used in “explaining” an apparent animosity among the members of different faiths is to say that “they are opposed to our lifestyle.” While this phrase is used often and carelessly, ... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Fatih Gelgi
14762

Can Artificial Intelligence Be More Advanced than the Human Mind?

Technology is rapidly improving with time. The machines which we once only read about in novels are now an unavoidable part of our lives. This, of course, makes people wonder about what the future hol... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Mehmet Seker
12772

Rumi and the Sema

I - JALALADDIN AL-RUMIIntroductionThe human being is equipped in the best possible way, both materially and spiritually. The human is able to achieve the level of “the best of creation,” which is depe... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Emrah Altunkaya
8381

A Nursi Reader - A Message for times of illness

Although a large portion of the population in all societies is afflicted by a major illness or calamity sometime in their life, most people try not to think about or remember these events, thinking ab... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Ali Demir
5763

Hibernation as a sign of Existence

What is hibernation? Hibernation is a state of inactivity in an animal brought about by shorter days, colder temperatures and limited food. Hibernation not only eliminates the need for food gathering ... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Dr. Said Guzel
9484

Self - Defense Mechanisms

Self-defense is an important ability that has been given to living beings to help them survive. If a being cannot defend itself, then staying alive is impossible. Large sums of money are spent on nati... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Arif Sarsilmaz
8177

An Argument on Miracles

We sometimes read in newspapers or hear from the news on television “A child fell from the fifth floor and didn’t die!” or “A person survived a plane crash and came out without even a scratch!” These ... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Abdullah Ozer
5181

The Miraculous World of Oxygen

All living organisms require oxygen to live. As humans, we breathe to take in oxygen; if we were not to do this we would die as we would not be able to meet our energy needs. Eighteen times more energ... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Hasan Aydinli
22759

Appropriate Messages in Child Training

An old Chinese proverb says that: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.” This proverb points out the importance of education. Ther... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Ismail Hakki Ozcan
22550

A Moment for Reflection

A Heart Overflowing with Love: RumiI am drunk and you are insaneTell me, who will lead us home?How many times have I asked you not to drink so much; I see no sober soul in town.Come to the tavern my d... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Zubeyr Kaya
7369

The Bottom of the Food Chain Plankton

For many authors throughout history, religion has always been a major point of interest. There are several books written concerning the creation of the world, the existence of a god or gods, and many ... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Hikmet Isik
14105

What is Sufism?

Q: What is Sufism?A: Sufism is a path followed by Sufis (adherents of Islamic mysticism) to reach the Truth-God. While the term Sufism usually expresses the theoretical or philosophical aspect of this... read more..

Issue 47 (July - September 2004)
Thomas Michel
11656

Toward a Global Civilization of Love and Tolerance

Author: M. Fethullah Gulen / ISBN: 1-932099-68-9Price: US$ 14.95 / Publisher: The Light, Inc., New Jerseywww.thelightpublishing.comThe need for dialogue among people of faith has been underscored by t... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
M. Fethullah Gulen
30679

The World and its Contents from the PERSPECTIVE OF A BELIEVER

This world is a wonderful vessel for human¬kind, floating in this vast universe, the place that we exist and feel our existence. It is also a warm dwelling, surrounded by magnificent animate and inan... read more..

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