Fountain Archive

January 2006

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
M. Fethullah Gulen
11453

Respect For Humankind

Loving and respecting humanity merely because they are human is an expression of respect for the Almighty Creator. The other side of the coin, loving and showing respect to only those who think the sa... read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Vitaliy Sheremet
6560

A Dead End for Science or A Call to the Creator

The scientists of the world have been engaged in solving the problem of deciphering the so-called human genome during the last few decades. At the turn of the millennium the genetic map had finally b read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Seth Mette
9085

Dynamic Ego

Can you tell without looking at a reference point or without feeling any force due to acceleration that you are moving? The answer to this question leads to one of the fundamental premises of the The read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Olgun Hasgul
8017

The Virgin Birth: The Birth of Jesus without a Biological Father

Human development begins at fertilization when a male gamete or sperm unites with a female gamete or oocyte to form a single cell-a zygote. This highly specialized cell marks the beginning of each hu read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Mustafa Armagan
11980

Montaigne and the Ottomans

Essays are like flexible rhapsodies.”1 They are freer, arbitrary, and subjective as compared to a more rigid, systematic, and organized plain text. Free and always open to new perspectives. This must read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Yetkin Yildirim
10867

Peace and Conflict Resolution Concepts in the Madina Charter

It is much easier to make contact with people from vastly different cultures and beliefs in the context of today’s world. Unfortunately, increased globalization has also broadened the scope of confli read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Abdullah D. Dogan
4880

Gen-ethic Anxiety and Some Reflections on the Genome Project

The Genome Project was started at a research institute known as HUGO, which is short for the Human Genome Project, in Montreux, Switzerland on October 1, 1990. This important project, with consequenc read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Kamran Mofid
10370

The Acknowledgment of God: The Only Cure to Our Spiritual Poverty

One of the main causes of today's global disorder is the absence of justice and the rise in the false religion of materialism. When justice disappears, it becomes no wonder to see oppression, corrupti... read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Alphonse Dougan
10512

Radiating Compassion and Love in a Student of an Eternal Teacher

“When the full moon shines on a clear night,What would it have to fear of the dogs or their barking?The dogs continue to do what they are supposed to doAnd the moon continues to beautify the face of read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Firat Kocol
11459

A Rationale for the Collapse of Civilizations

Any observant individual walking among the ruins of an ancient city is immediately faced with the following question: “How did the once magnificent civilization that ruled this place, that built this read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Yusuf Al- Qaradawi
10499

Dialogue with the People of the Book and Exchange of Good Will on Holy Days

God most high has revealed in chapter Mumtahana of the Qur’an two explicit verses which could be considered as the basis for the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims. These verses are plain a read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Kathleen St.onge
14000

Abstaining From Alcohol

Like all converts to Islam, I am sometimes haunted by my past and always in awe of the mercy of God. By the grace of God, many people reading this have probably never tried alcohol themselves. For li read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Mehmet Sultan
11373

Forensic Entomology: How Insects Solve Murder Cases

In a homicide case or any accident that results in death, it is essential to know the exact time and place where the death occurred. Insects and their larvae may yield elaborate data, such as the amo read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Hikmet Isik
9412

What should be the understanding of Mujaddin our time?

Q: What should be the understanding of “Mujaddid” in our time? Does it refer to a single individual only, or does it rather signify a collective personality (shakhs al-manawi)?A: There is no Mujaddid ... read more..

Issue 53 (January - March 2006)
Vitaliy Sheremet
10230

On the Messenger of God

This introduction by me as a professor of Oriental studies might be seen as an incentive to attract attention, but I hope that the reader will welcome this book by Muhammed Fethullah Gulen from the v read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
The Fountain
9884

Editorial ( Issue 54)

In this 54th issue a variety of topics are presented which are all geared toward enjoyable contemplative activity. M. Fethullah Gulen draws our minds, puzzled with a global trauma, once more to the fa... read more..

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