Fountain Archive

October 2004

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Alphonse Dougan
18584

A Neglected Value in The 21st Century: NEIGHBORLINESS

Neighborhood and neighborliness is an important social value that is often neglected in this century. Just as in Judaism and Christianity, the rights of neighbors are strongly emphasized in Islam. Thi... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Bayram Yerlikaya
5301

Symmetry and Beauty

When visiting Moscow University, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, the famous physicist and the founder of Quantum Mechanics, as well as being the fifteenth Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge Uni... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Dr. Ibrahim Canan
27205

Paragon of Unity: Discovering The Essence of the Abrahamic Messages

When I first heard a politician say, “We can rule from beyond the grave,” I didn’t respond very positively. “What does that mean?” I exclaimed in confusion. However, as it dawned on me that he was act... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Dr. Naim F. Erdem
12731

Nonprofit Organizations in Modern Societies

Nonprofit organizations (henceforward “nonprofits”) are those agencies that are nongovernmental entities incorporated under state laws as charitable not-for-profit organizations. They are formed to se... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Dr. Zeki Saritoprak
8595

Prayer An Inexhaustible Treasure for the Human Spirit (A Nursi Reader)

There are two Arabic words that describe the nature of prayer. The word “salat” describes prayer through words and performance, such as bowing and prostrating. The word “dua” describes prayer through ... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Hasan Aydinli
12983

Children and Violent Computer Games

Suddenly he got up from where he was sitting and started to shout. He was furious just because he couldn’t kill the man who was firing at him. He sat down and tried again. He was hopping mad just to g... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Alphonse Dougan
8073

Love of Animals in a Contemporary Student of a Timeless Teacher

Love of animals is a part of the love of the creation. This love is a consequence of the love a believer feels for the universe as a mirror of the Names and Attributes of its Creator. Love of animals ... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Semra Guler
7950

Health Provided Through The Teeth

Being the product of the cosmic tree, human beings are one of the most complicated biological systems, all-inclusively equipped with both material and spiritual attributes. When examined from diverse ... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Hasan Guclu
7763

Collective Intelligence in Ant Colonies

Social insects such as termites, some bees and wasps in general, and ants in particular, have held a mysterious fascination for men since the beginning of earliest recorded time. No other organism of ... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Ozgur Ozer
211115

CONSTRUCTIVISM in Piaget and Vygotsky

Constructivism is a new approach in education that claims humans are better able to understand the information they have constructed by themselves. According to constructivist theories, learning is a ... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Dogan Koc
25416

The Guests of The Palace

The sandstorm was over. It was a horrible night. The caravan was lost in the middle of nowhere. The camels were taking us to a place we knew nothing about. We were tired and hopeless. However, a mirac... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Hikmet Isik
10037

Is There an Islamic Code of Conduct Concerning Way of Dressing

Is there an Islamic code of conduct concerning way of dressing? There are no formal rules in Islam concerned with the way one wears one’s hair, the style of clothing or anything else related to extern... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
Nuri Delen
17649

Thomas Carlyle's On Heroes and Hero-Worship and Heroic in History

Carlyle was Scottish and lived in England, but he had close relations with the “New World” and had readers in the United States. He had a lifelong friendship with the influential American philosopher,... read more..

Issue 48 (October - December 2004)
The Fountain
10208

Editorial (Issue 48)

Humanity is the most honorable member of all creation, a fact underscored by the divine revelation Surely We created man of the best stature (Tin 95:04). Flesh and bones are not the only components of... read more..

Issue 49 (January - March 2005)
The Fountain
11096

Cemetery Culture

It seems a strange contrast to start a celebration by paying a visit to one’s parents or grandparents in their eternal resting places. But this is exactly what a great majority of Muslims all arou read more..

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