Issue 103

  • Islam and Extremism

    I felt exhausted trying to write yet another message of shame when the kidnapper in Sydney was reported to have asked for an ISIL flag. "How many more times am I supposed to discredit such violence?" my inner voice cried. I looked

    Published January - February 2015 - The Fountain


    Faithfulness and fidelity are the hallmarks of societies that are committed to living and working together for a higher good.

    Fidelity or faithfulness is a rose that grows within the friendly, warm climate of amiability. T

    Published January - February 2015 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    The Revolving Universe

    What is velocity, one of the major concepts we learn in physics? What place does it occupy in our lives? Where is mankind in the universe in terms of velocity? Why is it important to understand velocity?

    In order to find an

    Published January - February 2015 - Nuri Balta

    What Is Missing in Science Education?

    Nowadays, despite the increasing amount of knowledge and the means to access it, younger generations are less and less passionate about the sciences and math. For many of them, mathematics is mainly a job for a computer or calcula

    Published January - February 2015 - Sermed Ogretim

    Nuclear Radiation and Misfits of the Standard Model: Neutrinos

    It would seem nowadays as though the general public's knowledge of nuclear radiation is derived less from science and more from science fiction. The beginning of the 20th century brought the atomic age, which in turn brought about

    Published January - February 2015 - Cihan Kara

    The Prophet of Islam and His Universal Message

    Theologically speaking, the universality of Muhammad's (peace and blessings be upon him) message comes from the concept of one God who is the God of all, not only of Muslims. God describes Himself in the first chapter of the Qur'a

    Published January - February 2015 - Dr. Zeki Saritoprak

    Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Skepticism

    What is Skepticism? Skepticism, loosely defined, is the idea that one can never be certain about any piece of knowledge one may possess at any given moment. Fundamental skepticism makes the seemingly absurd claim that one can't ev

    Published January - February 2015 - M. Tarik Ozgur

    I Do Not Kill Flies!

    The flies are surely "acrobatic flight masters." They can detect the necessary angle of lift-off depending on the strength and direction of the wind through the receptive molecules (receptors) they have. They can lift off vertical

    Published January - February 2015 - Muhammed Emin

    Standing against Radicalism: The Example of Abu Hanifa

    Radicalism is a destructive force that threatens bonds within a society. It violates social order, for those who adopt radicalism assume their views as the norm and dictate that all must follow their lifestyle. Radicalism has a po

    Published January - February 2015 - Muhit Mert

    The Grand Mosque of Paris

    imageIn these days, when tensions - expressed or unexpressed - are running high between Muslim and Jewish communities, The Grand Mosque of Paris

    Published January - February 2015 - Rafiq Ebrahim

    Freedom (Hurriya)

    The realization of every lawful desire without hindrance, freedom from any pressure, confinement, or subservience, the right to elect, to be elected, and to enjoy certain basic rights in political life - these are some of the defi

    Published January - February 2015 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    When Concrete Meets Steel

    A secure residence is one of the basic human necessities. The need for housing has been satisfied via various structures in conjunction with science and technology. The first durable building material used was stone. However, tran

    Published January - February 2015 - Ahmet D. Bahadir

    Orphan Care Adoption and Kafala

    The need for orphans to receive adeQuate and comprehensive care is universal; it is present in every culture and religious group. It is a need that could threaten every child, though we pray that our own children never find themse

    Published January - February 2015 - Emily Secen

    This Worldly Life

    How beautiful, is this worldly life
    But not a soul shall remain
    We all come into this world
    Only to leave it one day
    I can see that everything around me
    Rises then fades away
    Life is just a passing moment

    Published January - February 2015 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Occupying Our Human Rights

    Four of the world's greatest religions – Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism – open their stories of man and the world by acknowledging that humanity is flawed. That each of us is flawed, in our own person, is indeed an

    Published January - February 2015 - June Dayle Jelm

    Renewable Energy via Fuel Cells

    For decades, converting primary energy sources into useful forms of energy has been of great interest to governments, private businesses, and academic institutions. These primary energy sources include non-renewable sources such a

    Published January - February 2015 - Bahar Cetin

    Quantum Dots Tradition vs. Future!

    Nanotechnology has become one of the most intensely studied areas of research in material science over past few decades and is a rapidly growing field with potential applications ranging from electronics to cosmetics. There has be

    Published January - February 2015 - The Fountain

    The Problem with Hate Speech: An Islamic Perspective

    According to Webster's New World Dictionary, hate speech is, "speech not protected by the First Amendment, because it is intended to foster hatred against individuals or groups based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference,

    Published January - February 2015 - Daniel Hummel

    The 99 Names Project

    99 Names: 1 to 25
    A Christian's Exploration of the Names of God from the Qur'an in Glass
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    Fourteen years ago, two dozen people changed, in

    Published January - February 2015 - Andrew Kosorok

    Divinely Granted Favors

    Question: What is meant by the phrase "divinely granted favors"? What are their different dimensions?

    Divine favors that are granted out of God's will refer to favors that are not dependent upon human willpower and c

    Published January - February 2015 - The Fountain

    Science Square

    Earth's most abundant mineral identified
    Tschauner O. et al. Discovery of bridgmanite, the most abundant mineral in Earth, in a shocked meteorite. Science, November 2014.

    A team of scientists has identified and c

    Published January - February 2015 - The Fountain