Fountain Archive

July 2012

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
The Fountain
3382

Exhibitions

Travel has never been easier than today, and growing numbers of passengers are filling airports and bus terminals for long-distance journeys. If one cannot afford the fare, it is possible to make a vi... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5098

Dignifying Humanity

Your essence is even loftier than angels. Hidden in you are spheres and compacted globesMehmed AkifThe human is the main subject of every philosophical and scientific view. Neither any philosophy nor ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Adem Arikanli
5172

Sneezing: An Alarm from the Body

With its capacity to sense smells and prepare air for the lungs, the nose offers a feast of wisdom for appreciative minds. The nose is a very important organ which is assigned with the task of protect... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Omer Ahmet Sarimurat
7886

Values in Education: Democratic Values

"Sentences are correct if you are right."Yunus EmrePeople need to understand the values, ideas and practices in their society. Values relate to our purpose in life and are used as guiding principles. read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ahmet Nazif Canoglu
3890

The Wonderful Octopus

Taking its place among the world's short-lived mollusks, the octopus is a fantastic sea animal with intelligent behavior. Despite its smooth and soft skin, it has a hard beak and its tongue is like a ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ayse K. Coskun
3918

A present of The Presence through three dripping snow-cones

"I want to start fasting this year during the month of Ramadan" she said with a serious tone of voice, as determined as a five-year-old girl could be. It was their family custom to bring up important read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ali Kaya
4774

The Expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang: A Qur'anic Perspective

After Hubble announced the final results of his observations in 1929, physicists' view of the universe began to change completely. In fact, before Hubble published his findings, Friedmann, who had use... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Hilmi Celaloglu
3660

Organized Industry in Cells: ER

An important characteristic of animate structures in the micro-pages of nature unseen by the naked eye is being able to fit intricate and convoluted broad surfaces into a small area or volume. Fitting... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Abdul-Mumin Abdulai
5053

Building Social Capital for Development: The Role of Religious Values and Virtues

This paper investigates the benefits that religious values and virtues can bring to bear on building social capital for societal development. From the outset, it has to be acknowledged that the majori... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Katharine Branning
2999

The Missing Piece: The New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Eight months have passed since the "New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia" of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City opened on November ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3546

Yaqin (Certainty)

Yaqin (certainty) means having no doubt about the truth of a matter and arriving at accurate, doubt-free knowledge through exact verification. Used also to mean verification, seeking certainty, examin... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Jacob Winkler
3337

All of Your Beautiful Names

O AllahI know You sayThere is no compulsion in religionBut I don't want this freedomAny longerYou can have itAnd me as wellOnly teach me to countOne and one and one is oneAnd gather up the world's pho... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Seth Mette
2864

... and a Rock Falls

I am watching the little tree illuminated by the sunlight penetrating through the other grown trees. Aside from the hushing of the leaves, I hear the sporadic whizzes of cars. The v-shaped valley and ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Hamza Aydin
4469

The Breast Milk: A Wonderful Food for the Baby

Researches on the complex, multi-dimensional, and dynamic natured organisms reveal new findings and beauties pertaining to creation. Recent researches made in relation to various aspects of the breast... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ertugrul Deniz
3701

Thoughts on Science of Forecasting

Making predictions is an active form of decision-making people do all the time mostly without even being aware. When the bell rings, we guess that there is someone behind the door waiting for us to co... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Jessica Danielle Phillips
5773

The Butterfly Mosque: Building a Bridge

G. Willow Wilson openly states in her work, The Butterfly Mosque, "When videos of angry men in beards flooded the airwaves, claiming their religion was incompatible with the decadent West, I believed ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Arslan Mayda
3146

Birth through Belly?

Considering the way human beings are born, some people believe that there can be a "fault" in the design of human body. It is asserted that some normal births cause too much pain for women and cause c... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Osman Senkaya
5082

Significance of Philanthropic Institutions in Ottoman Social Life

"Waqf 1 is a social, legal and religious institution which played an important role in social, cultural and economic life of the Islamic world, especially the Turkic world of the Seljuk and Ottoman pe read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Pervisha Khan
4410

Her Heavenly Abode... A letter to a friend far away

Sometimes, to say goodbye to someone you love is quite impossible. It is easier to say "see u later" instead. But at a certain time in your life, there comes a moment when you have to face it. You h... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Hikmet Isik
3130

Action in the Service of God and Community

Question: What is the secret of being a person of constant action in the service of God in accordance with the conditions of today? What are the possible means of keeping this spirit consistent?We can... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
The Fountain
7652

What do mosquitoes do when it’s raining?

What do mosquitoes do when it's raining?Mosquitoes like climates with high humidity and rainfall. While a single raindrop can weigh 50 times as much as a mosquito, how can mosquitos fly and survive un... read more..

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