Fountain Archive

April 2006

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..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Cafer Tayyar Yavuz
12425

15 Minutes

Most of us don’t worry about 15 minutes, which perhaps is no time at all. In 15 minutes, it is hard to drive to work; it is hard to read a newspaper or even to eat a filling meal. However, this very read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Kamran Mofid
11131

Nursi on Materialism

MODERN MATERIALISTIC CIVILIZATION STIMULATES CONSUMPTION AND THEREFORE GIVES RISE TO NEW, ARTIFICIAL NEEDS AND INCREASES THEM DAILY. Materialism is an ideological movement that destroys spiritual valu... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Ertan Salik
9260

Pinhole Cameras, Imaging, and The Eye

Cameras, eyes, telescopes, microscopes are various imaging systems. In general, everyone knows that an imaging system has one or multiple lenses. Interestingly, one can also make a camera without usin... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Safak Ozturk
6590

A Message from Glowworms

Professor Joachim Illies was stunned when he observed the luminescent behavior of the glowworms-Arachnocampa luminosa-found in the Waitomo caves of the islands to the north of New Zealand. He describe... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Mustafa Nutku
22846

Ozone Curtain

The issue which has occupied the agenda of the entire world in this century is the environment. As a matter of fact mankind can never be considered indifferent to this phenomenon of environment for we... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Pavel A. Kovganko
9238

Medication, Pregnancy and God's Will

Pregnancy is a unique condition for women, and childbirth has always been considered to be one of the most important events in a woman’s life. Maternity has always been highly respected and esteemed. ... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Mehmet A. Ocak
15833

Towards a Multicultural Society and Education

Democratic societies are strengthened by fundamental principles, such as freedom, equality, and justice. To keep the identities of people who produce knowledge and research quiet seems paradoxical in ... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Dr. Selim Aydin
6936

Seismologist Termites

All living organisms have the peculiar feature of being equipped with special biological devices that warn and inform them about the changes occurring in the environment in which they live. These orga... read more..

Issue 54 (April - June 2006)
Hikmet Isik
11008

As God already gives His blessings and peace to the Prophet Muhammad...

As God already gives His blessings and peace to the Prophet Muhammad, what is the wisdom in our invoking God’s blessings and peace upon him? Does he need our invocations?The Prophet Muhammad is like t... read more..

Issue 55 (July - September 2006)
The Fountain
10080

The Authorized Guide

What does a painting have to offer for us? How many messages can a painting hide for people to decipher? Perhaps never as many as the Mona Lisa can! Is she smiling or smirking? Whose is it a portrait ... read more..

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