Fountain Archive


Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Make Us Be with Your Love

I’m poorly-loving, lazily-longing; Render me worthy of your loving. Throw a coal, burn me with desire! So my horizons light up with fire. You were near, I was afar, The form, I thought, was enough fo... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
M. Tarik Ozgur

The Psychology of Kneeling

Many of us are aware of the controversy surrounding a group of NFL (National Football League) players in the United States who refused to stand during the national anthem. Instead, they chose to kneel... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
The Fountain

“If Only…”

Question: Is it possible to live a life without regrets? What needs to be done to live a life free from pangs of conscience? Answer: If believers do not want to contaminate their lives in this world ... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
The Fountain

Science square (Issue 122)

Largest population of “rare penguins” discovered in Antarctica Borowicz et al. Multi-modal survey of Adélie penguin mega-colonies reveals the Danger Islands as a seabird hotspot. Scientific Reports, ... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
The Fountain

Editorial (Deep Peace)

For many of us, honey is only a great spread over our bread at breakfast, especially with fresh cream. We also know it is a very healthy food as a general knowledge. Dr. Ozturk explains in this issue ... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Poisoning of Spirit

The spirit constitutes human's deepest otherworldly aspect, which is open to the heavenly realms. It is like a mysterious wing that helps one remain human while also extending to the realms further be... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Omer Yildiz

The Lymphatic System

The word vessel generally makes one think of blood vessels, and the word blood brings to mind the color red. Yet there exists another system of vessels carrying white fluid and undertaking awesome fun... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
The Fountain

“Real Dialogue Is Practice-Centered”

Recently, we had the pleasure of having a thoughtful conversation with two great thinkers and writers from the United Kingdom. A senior researcher and educator with the Ethical and Shared Remembering ... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Atif Yorulmaz

Insects at the Extremes

We classify each living thing by the different and similar features they possess. Through such classifications, we understand that all things are created for a purpose. They help us to read the book o... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Momina Naveed

Purifying the Heart and Developing the Intellect

In Arabic, dua literally means to call out for help. In Islam, it refers to the personal calling of the believer to his Lord.[1] This is to be distinguished from the formal prayers (salah) that are pr... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Ali Kaya

Prime Numbers

My favorite number is 7. It’s a beautiful number and, most importantly, it is a prime number. I emphasize it being prime because I am fascinated by prime numbers. A prime number is a positive number t... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Surur (Rejoicing)

Meaning joy and delight, surur (rejoicing) is a kind of contentment that embraces a person from both within and without. Even though every conscience feels it differently, what is common in the rejoic... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Mat Hritz

The Fountain

I had been considered a lot of things in my life but for the first time in my 100 years, I was a time traveler. I walked out on the moonlit deck behind the house with an envelope nearly as old as I wa... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Numan Erciyes

The Customized Temperature Regulator

Thermostats are devices that keep temperature at the desired level. They are used in refrigerators, dishwashers, electric ovens, water heaters, washing machines, and central heating. Without a properl... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Ferhat Ozturk

Honey As A Therapeutic Agent

In 67 BCE, the magnificent Roman army, which was led by Pompey the Great, marched through the green mountains and blue shores of the Black Sea, chasing King Mithridates of Pontus and his Persian army.... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
Jon Pahl

Deep Peace as the Emerging Alternative

In the early decades of the twenty-first century, strong-men like Okonkwo, the tragic character in Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s classic novel Things Fall Apart, appear to rule the world.  From Russ... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Our understanding of servanthood to God

Question: In his work, Gulistan, Sheikh Sadi states: “Be soil, so that you grow roses; nothing other than soil can grow roses.” What meanings does this aphorism suggest pertaining to our understanding... read more..

Issue 123 (May - June 2018)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 123)

Scientists build synthetic embryos without eggs or sperm Rivron NC et al.  Blastocyst-like structures generated solely from stem cells. Nature, May 2018. A new study reported the production of “synt... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Talwin and Tamkin (Coloring and Self-Possession)

Meaning coloring, taking on a color, painting, and presenting different views, talwin (coloring) in the Sufi language is an important degree belonging to those who continuously seek to change their st... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Ceyda Sablak

Photosystem II: Can It Be Applied in Hydrocar Technology?

For hundreds of years, people believed that the sun rotated around the Earth. Similarly, people have misbelieved that the reason for photosynthesis was to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen for humans t... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Ulan Dakeev, Mariee Cruz Mendoza

Virtual Reality as a Learning Tool in Modern Education

A group of friends are out in the city, shopping. While they are walking down a crowded sidewalk, they hear a siren. That siren is a warning of an attack. People begin to run and scream when the frien... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Hakan Gok

Albert Camus and Said Nursi on the Problem of Evil

Many atheists suggest that if God exists, there should not be evil, since God, by definition, is omnipotent, omniscient, and benevolent. Therefore, atheists conclude that the existence of evil actuall... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Bitter Truths and Hopes

Thus far in time, and across different parts of the world, we have witnessed desires to realize a great many disparate notions of freedom, fraternity, and equality represented through differing philos... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Lara Middleton

How Is Baby Affected If The Parents’ Blood Types Do Not Match?

Happy start Your blood type is one of the least important matters in your life unless you are in a medical situation where blood transfusion is needed. It also matters when you decide to have a baby.... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Nyri Bakkalian

Curtains in the Breeze

Trauma and memory being the strange things they are, a part of me will always be there. A part of me will always be frozen in time, still a young twentysomething with her heart in her throat on a Beir... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Beth J. Polazzo

80 Miles

80 miles. 80 long, traffic-filled miles ahead of me. Breathe. Yes. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. This isn't working. The call that I have been dreading for over ten years has come. “Andrew is dying... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Kassandra M. Lighthouse

It’s Not About Where You Break

After watching my father battle a severe mental illness, threaten my family members, and assault a family friend, I called the police on him. It was 11 p.m., the night before Easter. Though most of t... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Ferhat Ozturk

Honey: The First Wound Healing Agent in Human History

Hay and Su had been hungry for almost a week. Spring was in full bloom, and birds were chirping. Living in a cave was safer and warmer than outside, especially during the long winters. However, the fo... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
Rabbi Larry Seidman

Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Religious Temple

Discovery In 1963, a team of American and Turkish archeologists surveyed Southeast Turkey, looking for sites of archeological importance. Eight miles from the city of Sanliurfa, they climbed a hill c... read more..

Issue 124 (July - Aug 2018)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 124)

Magnetic wire could allow early cancer detection Vermesh O. et al. An intravascular magnetic wire for the high-throughput retrieval of circulating tumor cells in vivo. Nature Biomedical Engineering... read more..

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