Fountain Archive

2006

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10595

Tolerance

We are experiencing an intense fervor of recovery and revival. If a wind of opposition does not hinder us, the coming years will be our “years of becoming.” However, there are differences in methods read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Zainab Goonay
8270

The Essence of Time

St Augustine’s confession expresses the situation most people experience after contemplating the nature of time. Time has puzzled many philosophers. Zeno, Avicenna and St. Augustine even questioned i read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Galymzhan Kirbassov
16636

Has "the Clash of Civilizations" Found Empirical Support?

Samuel Huntington first published his article “The Clash of Civilizations?” in 1993. Later, in 1996 he published “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order,” giving a more detailed a read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Seth Mette
8964

Eye for an "Eye"

It’s been a long and tough life. The days of the earth when it was still so hot, the day when humanity was created, and the day you, humans, invented fire… I witnessed them all. Though you may not kno... read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Evan Radford
12518

The Meaning of Jihad and its Implications in the World Today

The first revelation Muhammad ever received from God was “Read!” (Ali 1672). Thýs was a fitting command for the final prophet of Islam to receive, commanding him to take an action. Taking action wou read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
C.t. Jeff Yavuz
10361

A Nanowindow to the Thirtieth Word

The Second Aim of the Thirtieth Word in the Risale-i Nur collection accurately describes the true meaning that lies behind the creation and the reason for the creation of particles which constitutes a... read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Mesut Sahin
9994

Common Termis Amongst The Muslims and Christians

The Muslim-Christian meetings that are organized in an effort to find a common ground between the two faiths usually focus on a few points that are essential to both parties. The dialogue meetings ar read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Fatih Kolbay
8367

We never allow recollections to vanish

The one missing from the heartNo one else, you, the candidly expectedA voice unreserved, sentimentalNourishing sermons forever in memoriesThe sublime pundit,Within an exalted soundYou left us an earne... read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Dr. Sami Polatoz
9160

Understanding The Order in Nature in a More Analytical Way

This article can be considered as a brief survey of the order in nature carried out through understanding the world around us. The beauty and esthetics that we all see around us are obvious proof of read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Irfan Yilmaz
11457

Who Has No Fingerprints?

How is it that the fingerprints of children disappear in 24 hours while those of adults remain for longer periods? * How do we leave traces of ourselves everywhere we touch with hardly visible finger read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Ibrahim Sel
12941

How to Become a Bad Teacher

Teachers are entrusted with the jewels of life: Our children. Sometimes teachers may be overwhelmed with this very important task. The teacher-student relationship, or rapport, is the most important read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
Hikmet Isik
31472

What does Islam say about killing an innocent person?

God Almighty declares that killing an innocent person unjustly is like killing all of mankind and saving a person’s life is like saving all of mankind. Could you please explain this?In the preceding read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
The Fountain
11771

Recurring History

Regardless of how one defines global religious revival, theological and political debate over religion makes its presence felt on a global scale. This reality came to the surface with vitality after t... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
M. Fethullah Gulen
12041

On the Holy Qur'an and Its Interpretation

THE QUR’AN IS THE EXPRESSION AND EXPLANATION OF GOD’S LAWS OF CREATION OR “NATURE,” AND THE STRONGEST AND IMMUTABLE SOURCE OF RELIGIOUS RULES AND PILLARS. The Qur’an is God’s miraculous, matchless me... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Seth Mette
9187

Near the End of Time

HUMANITY IS FACING A SEVERE CHALLENGE IN THE FACE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES BROUGHT BY TECHNOLOGY. ARE WE READY TO HANDLE MUCH GREATER POWER? “It is I who created you out of a pool of mud and it is again I... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Prof.dr. Ramadan Al-buti
9647

The Preservation of Equilibrium among Divine Truths

MANY ARE THOSE WHO THINK THAT THE UNIVERSE WE LIVE IN IS FULL OF MANY DIFFERENT TRUTHS, WHEREAS THE FACT IS THAT THIS CONCEPTION IS A FALSE ILLUSION; THE UNIVERSE HAS ONLY ONE SINGLE TRUTH, WHICH HAS ... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Omer D. Ikramoglu
7430

Expansion of the Universe

AND THE HEAVEN, WE HAVE CONSTRUCTED IT MIGHTILY, AND IT IS SURELY WE WHO HAVE VAST POWER, AND KEEP EXPANDING IT. (DHARIYAT 51:47) In this work we study a verse from the Qur’an, the 47th verse of the S... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Nazim Intepe
12029

Wetting The Bed

WHEN WE BRING UP OUR CHILDREN, WE SHOULD REGARD THEM AS BEING ENTRUSTED TO US BY THE ALMIGHTY. The family is the smallest unit of society and it should be a source of happiness for the individual. Thi... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Mehmet A. Ozturk
10890

Reflections on The Struggle of Life

WHILE BEING CONTINUOUSLY BUSY WITH, OR EVEN OVERWHELMED BY, THE NECESSITIES OF MODERN LIFE HAVE YOU EVER REFLECTED UPON WHAT ALMIGHTY OFFERS US THROUGH NATURE? Nowadays, almost everyone working in cor... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Pavel A. Kovganko
10788

Tuberculosis and Pregnancy

THERE IS THE INFLUENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS ON THE COURSE OF PREGNANCY AND CHILD DELIVERY AS WELL AS ON THE HEALTH OF A MOTHER AND HER CHILD. The problem of pulmonary tuberculosis in pregnancy has attract... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Mustafa Armagan
13187

The Myth of Ottoman Despotism

The concept of Chinese script operated as a kind of a European hallucination. Jacques Derrida1 For over two thousand years despotism has been used by the West as a concept for slandering systems that... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Omer Said Gonullu
8594

Science in Search of Its Soul

THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD ACCEPTS THAT NO MATTER OR EVENT COMES INTO EXISTENCE WITHOUT A CAUSE, NAMELY, THE “CAUSE AND EFFECT” PRINCIPLE. In the concepts of today, we can define science as the human effor... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Mehmet Camalan
31899

The Importance of Ionosphere in Radio Communication

The first step in using electromagnetic waves in space for radio communication was taken by James Clark Maxwell when he came up with “the theory of the electromagnetic field” in 1873. Maxwell claimed read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
Hikmet Isik
12834

What is the Islamic view on the Messiah and the anticipation the Mahdi near the end of time?

Messiah is a name or attribute of Jesus, peace be upon him. Messiah means “blessed” in Hebrew, thus this name might have been used for him in admiration for his merits and virtues. It is reported that... read more..

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
The Fountain
10161

Respond in Mildness

Pope Benedict’s unfortunate speech has offended Muslims all over the world. The offensive words quoted by the Pope do not sound like they simply slipped through his lips-although we cannot read his he... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10484

The Portrait of People of Heart

PEOPLE OF HEART ARE MONUMENTS OF HUMILITY AND MODESTY WHO ARE DEVOTED TO A SPIRITUAL LIFE, DETERMINED TO STAY AWAY FROM ALL THE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL DIRT, ALWAYS VIGILANT TO CORPOREAL DESIRES OF THE... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Salih Uyar
12882

How Should We Sleep

Human beings spend about one third of their life sleeping. But the place of sleep in the life of human beings is not restricted to this time; the quality of a person’s sleep also affects the waking ho... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Muhammet Mertek
10046

In Search of Peace On Integration Problems and Provocations

THE LARGE NUMBERS OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN CERTAIN REGIONS BRING ALONG SERIOUS LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION PROBLEMS. MANY YOUNG PEOPLE START LIFE WITHOUT A GOOD EDUCATIONAL DEGREE, WITHOUT CAREER OPPORTUNIT... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Mesut Sahin
11551

Neural Prosthetics Where Man-Made Systems Tap Into the Works of Divine Wisdom

THE DISCIPLINE IN WHICH MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING TRULY MEET AND FACE NEW CHALLENGES IS THE FIELD OF “BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING,” AN EMERGING DISCIPLINE THAT IS ONLY A FEW DECADES OLD.In medical sciences,... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Nuh Gedik
9493

Supernova Explosion and a Miracle of The Qur'an

...And We sent down Iron, in which is great might, as well as many benefits for mankind... (Hadid 57:25)The above verse in the holy Qur’an uses the Arabic expression "anzalna"which means "sent down" f read more..

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