Fountain Archive

April 2007

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10050

The World in the Womb

In the recent past, the Islamic world as a whole has lived through its most depressed periods, whether considered from the point of view of faith, morality, modes of thought, education, industry, cus read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Osman Cakmak
7732

Black Holes and Possible Depictions of the Judgment Day

The Day when We will roll up the heaven as written scrolls are rolled up. We will bring the creation back into existence as easily as We originated it in the first instance. This is a binding promise read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
The Rev. Kip Gilts
10055

Levels of Tolerance Can Culminate with Love

Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to welcome strangers. By doing that, some people have welcomed angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:1-2The day that my daughter and... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
H. Huseyin Erdem
7000

Physics of the Unseen

“Ever since the beginnings of modern science, four or five hundred years ago, scientific thoughts seem to have moved humankind and consciousness further from the centre of things. More and more of the... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Halim Calis
10214

Holy Sources of Human Dignity

In the Holy Scriptures we can find vital instructions to reach peace and harmony in both our individual and social lives. The multicultural structure of the modern world requires that we follow such read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Dr. Sami Polatoz
10096

Apocalypse from the Perspective of Engineering

The apocalypse is the end of both humanity and the world. Owing to the significance of this event, the Qur’an gives a detailed description of the apocalypse. In various surahs humanity is severely war... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10369

Emerald Hills of the Heart

Muhasaba (Self-Criticism or Self-Interrogation) The word muhasaba literally means reckoning, settling accounts, and self-interrogation. In a spiritual context, however, it takes on the additional mean... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Sebnem Unlu
8685

A Physiological and Spiritual Perspective

Man can attain inner depth as much as he can discern himself correctly.It is a well-observed fact that in our lives we have no input or choice in choosing the place and time of our birth, the parents ... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Arslan Mayda
15658

The Automatic Systems Operating in Our Body

In a healthy body, all of the involuntarily functioning mechanisms seem to know what to do, at the right time and in the right amount. But are these systems really “autonomous,” doing what they will? ... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Irfan Yilmaz
8603

The Human Question

Statements like “God must have createdwith special care” are most inconvenientand disagreeable. Even for the mostsplendid things, God Almightycommands “Be! and it is.”Imagine yourself in Spain, walkin... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Ashley Kelly
10719

Interfaith Dialogue in Turkey

A little over two months ago, I went on a trip to Turkey. One of the stops on our trip was Konya, a city which was once the Seljuk capital and cultural center of Anatolia, but is now best known as th... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Salih Yucel
53575

Islam and Muslims in America before Columbus

Historical facts concerning many established information on diverse fields continue to be unraveled to the astonishment of us all. One of these facts, previously little-known by many, is that Muslims ... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Ali Kurtoglu
6703

Phytoplanktons and the Climatic Balance

At the oceans’ shores, the dominant odor one can feel is that of iodine, a salty smell that arises from bubbles and waves and that is spread over the sea by the wind. Mixed with this salty odor are th... read more..

Issue 58 (April - June 2007)
Hikmet Isik
7779

Questions and Answers

What is the ideal attitude expected from a believer before divine favors? A believer takes all the divine blessings he or she is honored with as an expression of God’s infinite Mercy. Our merits, gift... read more..

Issue 59 (July - September 2007)
The Fountain
8554

Speech, that Powerful Instrument of Error and Glory ...

Speech is certainly one of the distinctive qualities of human beings that makes them superior to other animals. We can deduce from the above verse that speech is not only a biological privilege, but a... read more..

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