Fountain Archive

July 2005

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
M. Fethullah Gulen
13424

A Sacred Phase of Time: The Blessed Three Months

The blessed three months are Rajab, Sha’ban, and Ramadan (the seventh, eighth, and ninth months) in the Islamic hijri calendar1; these months are distinguished from the rest of the year with a special... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Mesut Sahin
12843

The Sinning Forelock

One of the most amazing studies ever conducted on brain function occurred after an industrial accident. The subject of this study was a 25 year-old foreman, Phineas Gage, who had been working at a rai... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Alphonse Dougan
11778

Two Views of The Apple, Honey and Milk

We humans have a tendency to overlook the marvelous aspects of things we witness regularly. To the parents of a newborn baby, the healthy birth is a clear miracle. To the doctor, this may be just anot... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Seth Mette
12024

Adab: Education of One's Ego - A Model for Gifted Education

Although some people deny the existence of super talents, rather seeing success as a result of extreme concentration and hard work, most people agree that there are individuals who are born with certa... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Ali Seyyar
11371

Modern Slavery: Global Trafficking in Human Beings

Each year thousands of people (men, women, and children) fall victim to the vicious and organized trafficking of humans (TH). Particularly after the collapse of Communism, this black market has prospe... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Omer Fatih Celik
5003

Do Not Take Urine for Granted

The amount of activity that goes on in the human body makes it comparable to a city. There is even more activity in a human body than in the busiest of cities, only all on a smaller scale. Most people... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Suleyman Eris
11918

Master and Disciple: An Essay on Joachim Wach

“Master and Disciple: Two Religio-Sociological Studies” is a paper written by Joachim Wach. At the beginning of the paper, Wach makes a comparison between the Teacher-Student and the Master-Disciple r... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Hakan Yesilova
10276

The Blessed Three Months in The Life of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

The wonder of the age, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, had an exceptional life of worship. There are many accounts reported by his students about his sorrowful sighs and groans while saying his prayers in ful... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Mehmet Yilmaz
12743

Spiritual Revolution for The Universal Peace

MOSCOW – Arbat Street has always been compared to Oxford Street in London, or 5th Avenue in Manhattan, or Istiklal Street in Istanbul. These streets are well known for their shopping malls, amusement ... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Ugur Tarman
11542

The Role of Education for Dialogue

“No one yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure” - Emma Goldman For c read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
H. Huseyin Erdem
12163

Einstein As a Believer

“My feeling is insofar religious as I am imbued with the consciousness of the insufficiency of the human mind to understand deeply the harmony of the Universe which we try to formulate as ‘laws of read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Alim Birkiye
7481

The Modern Mummification Cryonics: Search for Immortality Continues

Throughout history, humanity has been in search of eternal life; explorations into the deep galaxy and bio-medical projects in modern science are in one way dedicated to finding a new direction for th... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Firat Kocol
10768

The Medal Maker

And this world's life is naught but a play and an idle sport and certainly the abode of the hereafter is better.An‘am 6:32 Mr. B was an old medallion maker who took great pride in his art and cra read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Hikmet Isik
10118

Three Groups Opposing Dialogue: How are those who are hostile to dialogue activities today relevant to and Kharijites, Karmatis, Anarchists?

Karmatism is a heretical esoteric sect founded by Hamdan ibn Karmat in the ninth century AD. Hamdan took advantage of the poverty of people and was influential, especially in Iraq and its periphery, v... read more..

Issue 51 (July - September 2005)
Ruth Woodhall
10561

The Statue of Our Souls: Revival in Islamic Thought and Activism

Those who have followed Gulen’s world of ideas closely will see that what he wrote or preached 15-20 years ago and the ideas he puts forward today are in no way different nor do they conflict in essen... read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
The Fountain
10662

The Universe in a Hologram

We started 2005 with a tsunami and continue with hurricanes. God knows what may follow Katrina, Rita, Stan . . . but in the face of all these disasters the faithful stand firm in their belief, for whe... read more..

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