Fountain Archive

October 2005

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10353

The Inner Profundity of Humankind

The human being is the essence and the vital element of being, the index and core element of the universe. Human beings are at the center of creation; all other things, living or non-living, compose read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Adam Asar
12148

Fasting: A Divine Treatment For Body and Soul

and Huseyin BINGUL Fasting is a school for the training of both the physical body and the soul, and it has numerous merits and benefits. However, just as with any other act of worship, Muslims observe... read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Seth Mette
18663

Resonant Egos and The Art of Married Life

Life is an arena where individuals can reveal the secrets hidden in their ego by interacting with the world. Marriage is a part of life that involves the interaction of two egos that are unique in na read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Melih Mert
9514

Aging

I will start with the cliché: “man is born, grows, ages, and finally dies.” So this cycle of life is inevitable, although at different times in history the speed of this process has varied tremendou read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Fr. Theodore Pulcini
8082

Understanding Islam

Muslims now constitute a significant minority in Western countries, most notably France, Britain, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Consequently, those in the West engaged in theological discour... read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Michael David Graskemper
9478

Reflections on The Third Flash of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

In the Third Flash of his Risale-i Nur Collection, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi offers a reflection on the Sufi phrase: “The Enduring One (al-Baqi), He is the Enduring One! The Enduring One, He is the Endu read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Mustafa Akyol
5840

Darwin's Black Box

Over since the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin in 1859, his theory of natural selection has been a matter of debate. The theory claims that life on Earth began and developed read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Alphonse Dougan
14457

Parables in the Quran

and Cemil Ercan The Qur’an pursues the following goals: To teach humanity about the unity of God, resurrection and life after death, the messengers, worship, and justice. It does not treat these goals... read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Ahmet Tarik
23582

Global Warming and Forests

Is the number and severity of floods, droughts that cause famine and deaths, forest fires, hur ricanes and ice melts increasing? If there is such an increase, what is the main reason for it? Unfortuna... read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Zainab Goonay
11498

Understanding God's Manifestation Using The Allegory of a Hologram

In this path of loving, how can it possibly be That we see the world through You, and yet we don’t see You? RumiWhat is the universe? The search for the answer to this fundamental question has been t read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Musa Hub
9238

The Bamboo of Islam

Some personalities are like bamboo, very hard, very tough; they wait, they make one wait, but eventually they compensate for their slow start very quickly.For some people, accepting Islam or undertak read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Hakan Ufuk
5628

Potassium Channels: A Tale of Two Nobel Prizes

In May 2003, Roderick Mackinnon’s research group at Rockefeller University has published the three-dimensional atomic structure of a voltage-gated potassium channel. MacKinnon also received the Nobel ... read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Huseyin Simitci
5842

Constant Change and Renewal in the Universe

Since the time Galileo uttered, “But still, it moves!” when he was forced to declare a stationary Earth, several centuries of scientific discoveries have shown that everything in the universe is in c read more..

Issue 52 (October - December 2005)
Hikmet Isik
10448

What are the greatest dangers and pitfalls that a believer faces, and what precautions can be taken?

Humanity is being tested in this world. Life itself, from the beginning until the end, is full of tests that are different in shape and level of difficulty. Said Nursi has mentioned the most dangerous... read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
The Fountain
10509

Heart and Mind on Different Sides

The modern age has assumed a split between what isreligious and what is worldly, and the Revelation hasbeen detached from the Universe and the sciencesthat study it, the spiritual from the material, t... read more..

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