Issue 1

  • Editorial

    The Fountain, as a voice of faith and consciousness of duty, of hope and resolution, is appearing on the publishing scene at a time when all kinds of calamities-famine, war, flood, earthquake-have darkened the lives of many Muslim

    Published January - March 1993 - The Fountain


    Compassion is the beginning of being, without it everything is chaos. Everything has come into existence through compassion and by compassion it continues to exist in harmony. The earth was put in order by messages coming from the

    Published January - March 1993 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Water for life

    There are about 1,360 million cubic kilometres of water on the earth. If all the water, on the planet; from oceans, lakes, rivers, the atmosphere, underground aquifers and what is locked up in glaciers and snow, were all released

    Published January - March 1993 - Peter J. Alister

    Western presentation of the Ottoman Turks

    The Turks have never been detached, in Western imagination, from other Islamic nations of the Middle East even though they are of a completely different geographical, cultural and, above all, linguistic origin. They came to Anatol

    Published January - March 1993 - K. Aydin

    Our common environment

    Environment is whatever outside an organism surrounds it and in which it lives. It may be a geographical region, a certain climatic condition, the pollutants or the noise around the organism.

    The natural environment con

    Published January - March 1993 - Dr. R. Ileri

    God, His Essence And Attributes

    God is absolutely other than His creation. The Creator cannot by any means be the same kind of being as that which He created. Although this is self-evident to sense and reason, some people still ask why we cannot directly see God

    Published January - March 1993 - M.F. Sahin

    Islamic Perpective on Knowledge and Learning

    Progress in knowledge and technology may be likened to the widening ripples caused by a pebble thrown in a pool of water. All civilizations have benefited from the knowledge of their predecessors and made their own contributions s

    Published January - March 1993 - M.H Kayani

    Come-back for a traditional remedy?

    The evening primrose, oenothera spp., is not in fact a primrose but is related to the garden flowers clarkia and gotedia and also to the rose bay willow-herb. It has a two year growth cycle; during the second year it bears yellow

    Published January - March 1993 - Dr. S. E. Konuk

    In His Way

    Those who have found The Truth found Him in their souls;
    Those who have been detained half-way have been hindered by conjectures.

    Who truly seeks will truly find Him, while the indolent can do neither.
    For His

    Published January - March 1993 - The Fountain

    The Necessity of Religion

    To understand the world and the spirit of man in it; to understand the nature and the worth of religion to man; to understand how, if there is no religion, the world becomes the darkest dungeon and the unbeliever the most un

    Published January - March 1993 - Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    If I hadn't met them

    In common with many children, I took a great interest in living organisms and in matters related to them. Later, this interest was to play a very important part in my life.

    At primary school, when our teacher first brou

    Published January - March 1993 - Dr. I. Yilmaz

    Wudu: a prescription for good health

    O believers, when you stand for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and wash your feet up to the ankles. If you are unclean, bathe and purify your bodies fully. But if you are ill or

    Published January - March 1993 - Dr. H. Nurbaki

    Sinan, the Architect

    Sinan is one of the most internationally renowned and admired architects, and certainly the best architect of the period which European history designates the High Renaissance. Sinan lived a tremendously long life, a year or so sh

    Published January - March 1993 - S. Trim

    Regrets About Science and Technology

    Today, we are as exposed to great calamities and dangers as we have open to us great possibilities and hopes. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been two of the most productive and richest centuries for both good and evil

    Published January - March 1993 - Hikmet Isik

    Does Islam Promote Violence?

    In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a huge number of books and articles have been published investigating the link between some certain interpretations of Islam and the terrorist attacks.

    Further terrorist attacks in cert

    Published January - March 1993 - Aydogan Vatandas

    Jihad and qital two concepts where confusion about islam starts

    In this article, I will try to summarize the concept of jihad and war according to the Qur'an, and analyze their practices during the time of the Prophet. As these concepts have often been confused, it has led to some common misju

    Published January - March 1993 - Suat Yildirim

    Muslims must combat the extremist cancer

    As the group that calls itself Islamic State, known as ISIS, continues to produce carnage in the Middle East, Muslims must confront the totalitarian ideology that animates it and other terrorist groups. Every terrorist act carried

    Published January - March 1993 - M. Fethullah Gulen