Fountain Archive

October 2007

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen
10648

Free Will

Having free will-which we can briefly describe as the power or inclination to make a decision whether to do something or not-is a distinctive element of being human and is the very essential of ethica... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
H. Aydin
7657

What Makes the Planets Revolve around the Sun?

The Sun consists of three parts: the interior, the outer layer, and the solar atmosphere. The outer layer of the Sun is similar to the boundary that exists between the Earth and its atmosphere. The co... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Rahila Bashir
14740

How Can We Motivate Our Children To Learn?

How often do we hear the words “I hate maths” or “I don’t want to do my homework” and “I don’t like school.” Just imagine how a carer or parent who is c... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Omer Said Gonullu
6279

Thoughts on Matter and Anti-Matter

We see a wall. It seems to be solid, made of one piece, as if it is covered with plaster. If we scrape off the plaster, we can see that the wall consists of hundreds of Stones (or bricks), proportion... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Trish Madigan
9589

Learning from Islam

One has only to visit a place such as the Gallipoli Mosque at Auburn and receive the welcome and hospitality offered by the Muslim community to all comers to experience the rich contribution that Mus... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Murat Yasar
9897

The Protective Mechanism in Blood Vessels

The blood that is carried away from the heart to all the parts of the body by the cardiovascularsystem plays a vital role in delivering oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in the body. While the smo... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen
9122

Firar and I'tisam (Fleeing and Taking Shelter)

irar, which literally means to run away from something, is used in Sufism to denote the journey from the created to the Creator, sheltering from the “shadow” in the “original,”1 and renouncing the “dr... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Muhammed Toprak
23621

Lessons from Nature

Scientists are always trying to find more effective ways of making high performance materials with minimumconsumption of energy and resources, minimum waste production and, of course, maximum function... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Firat Kocol
7556

Paper People

first came to realize my power to distinguish paper people in a formal talk at the university. The speaker was going to great lengths to present his seminal contribution to an age old question, and ... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Eren Tatari
8721

Attaining Knowledge of God

Every human being is endowed with an inquisitive nature; there is an innate quest to find answers to the existential questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where will I go? Those who pursue ... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
S. Utku Ay
6254

Hearing for Deaf Ears

The order, ingenuity, and simultaneous complexity and simplicity of the human organs are simply marvelous. The wonder one feels only increases when the organ for hearing, the ear, is examined. Not onl... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Muhsin Toprak
8720

Islam and Work

A person is not a machine that can remain indifferent to their surroundings. It is a duty for every person to work for their parents and relatives if they are a child or for their children if they are... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Abdullah Aymaz
26881

Gratitude to the Ottomans

The Treaty of Lausanne, signed in 1923 between the allied powers and the Turks in the aftermath of World War I, still prevails on the Turkish agenda. While on the one hand, some celebrate this treaty,... read more..

Issue 60 (October - December 2007)
Hikmet Isik
9689

The Month of Ramadan and Discipline

Question: What benefits can the month of Ramadan provide for us to become disciplined people? What good habits should we develop during this month?Discipline means the directions and prohibitions, as ... read more..

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