Fountain Archive

October 2006

Issue 56 (October - December 2006)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10599

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
8274

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
16637

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
8967

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
12521

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
10362

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
8371

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
9164

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
11461

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
12946

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
31474

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
11777

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..

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