Fountain Archive

January 2007

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10087

An Extensive Wish in the View of Historical Recurrences

WATERFALLS OF ASSISTANCE AND EFFORT GURGLE IN THE BED OF DIVINEBLESSINGS; THEY PASS OVER OR BYPASS ANY OBSTRUCTION THEY FACE ANDTHEY TRY TO REPRESENT THE MISSION ENDOWED BY DIVINE DESTINY IN DETAILWIT... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Osman Cakmak
8723

Atoms And The Foundation Of Matter

IF EVERYTHING AROUND US CONSISTS OF ATOMS, MOST OF WHICH ARE MADE UP OF EMPTINESS, AND IF THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL STRUCTURES THAT COMPOSE OUR BODIES ARE SO FEW, THEN WHAT MAKES MATTER SO SOLID AND DURABLE... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Sefik Hikmet Toprak
9760

Issues Raised in the Aftermath of the Cartoon Offense

The offensive editorial cartoons published in a Danish newspaper started a controversy that eventually led to protests all around the world. However strange it may sound, the editors of the paper clai... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Fatih Kolbay
11038

The Miraculous Functions of the Human Skin

THE SKIN IS THE PHYSICAL INTERFACE BETWEEN THE CREATURE AND THE WORLD. HENCE IT IS THE LOCATION OF ALL CONTACT, GOOD OR BAD IN KIND. THE QUR’AN DECLARES THAT THE SKIN WILL ALSO TESTIFY WHEN WE ARE CAL... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
As-safsafi Ahmad Al-qaturi
13612

The Ottomans and Sacred Places in Jerusalem

THE AQSA MOSQUE WAS THE FIRST OF THE TWO QIBLAHS TO WHICH MUSLIMS DIRECTED THEMSELVES IN PRAYER. There are close spiritual relations between the Cave of Hira in Mecca and the Aqsa Mosque, and between ... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Mustafa Nutku
24805

The Most Terrifying Global Catastrophe

The atmosphere, which completely surrounds our Earth, is an aggregate of different elements. Its composition is 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen; the remaining 1% consists of argon, neon, carbon dioxide an... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Fatih Kolbay
10248

Labor Pain

Skyscrapers now standWhere oaks once grew.Power plants displace our cornfieldsOn that lovely land.The breeze roughly sidles and bendsOver the purling brooks,And all the mockingbirds hushAs the day dro... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10035

Tawba (Repentance), Inaba (Sincere Penitence), and Awba (Turning to God in Contrition)

TAWBA (REPENTANCE), INABA (SINCERE PENITENCE), AND AWBA (TURNING TO GOD IN CONTRITION)I HAVE REPENTED AND TURNED TO GOD SO SINCERELY THAT I WILL NOT BREAK [THE VOW OF REPENTANCE] UNTIL MY SOUL LEAVES ... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Seth Mette
9186

Eternia

ALTHOUGH THEIR QUALITIES AND ACTIONS ARE UNCERTAIN, WHOEVER COMES TO THIS LAND DEFINITELY LEAVES IT ONE DAY. BY EXERCISING OUR FREE WILL HERE, WE WEAVE OUR DEEDS BETWEEN THE SAME START AND END, I.E. B... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Alim Birkiye
7610

Hydrogen Energy

“I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity o... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Kathleen St.onge
16597

A Wonder for Mankind

The waves are lapping the hull of Noah’s boat. Far beneath, in stages of darkness, the ocean world lives on through the flood, for the heavy rains only make it grow in richness. It is a sublime world read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Frank Merchant
7074

Cellular Defenses against Cancer

THE REASON WHY WE ARE PROTECTED FROM DEVELOPING CANCER, EVEN THOUGH OUR DNA IS UNDER NUMEROUS TYPES OF ATTACKS EVERYDAY, IS THAT OUR CELLS ARE EQUIPPED WITH SEVERAL LINES OF DEFENSE AGAINST CANCER FOR... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Salih Yucel
9888

The Necessity for Dialogue

“WE HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THAT EITHER ALL OF US AREGOING TO DIE TOGETHER OR WE ARE GOING TO LEARN TOLIVE TOGETHER AND IF WE ARE TO LIVE TOGETHER THENWE MUST TALK.” The word “dialogue” derives from two... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Bruce C. Williams
32188

The Moon Sighting and the Lunar Calendar

The Islamic calendar is based on lunar months, which begin when a new crescent is sighted in the western sky after sunset within a day or so after the New Moon. Hence, the month is either 29 days or 3... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Yasin Ceran
10055

Right or Might?

A Criticism of Materialist Philosophy and Praise for Human Rights"Philosophy considers force to be the point of support in social life, and life as the realization of self-interest (as its goal) and c... read more..

Issue 57 (January - March 2007)
Hikmet Isik
8208

Questions and Answers

We know that Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, possessed contrasting merits like courage and compassion. Could you please tell us more about these?In the same way that God’s Messenge read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
The Fountain
9536

The End of the World

Are we approaching the end? Will life on Earth as we know it end sooner than we expect? Are we face to face with “an inconvenient truth”? Most religions give place to eschatology in their doctrines. B... read more..

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