Fountain Archive

January 2018

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
The Fountain
311

Time Moves On

Time moves on – and it moves really fast! Busy with day-to-day affairs, many of us live for short-term objectives; the finer details of life become less significant. In this issue, “The Counc... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
390

To Remain Fresh and Strive for Renewal

Relying upon the air, sun, water, and soil, a seed sprouts and eventually becomes a bud. Soon, this bud has become a full plant with grain-bearing ears. And when the appointed time is up, they bend... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Safiye Arslan
327

Mmm, Mmm, Popcorn!

Who doesn't love popcorn! Eating popcorn is fun for everybody especially for kids. James Hörner’s [1] poem below might express feelings of Americans for popcorn that they consume 16 billion q... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Phyllis Robinson
291

Education: Reconstructing Norms and Empowering Dialogue

“…all cultures are partial and benefit from the insights of others [resulting in a genuine global universalism that] can be arrived at only by means of an uncoerced and equal intercultural [o read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
The Fountain
301

The Council of the Mute

Some scholars and poets once formed a group called the Council of the Mute. There were thirty of them, and they did not admit new members. The first requirement for being a member was engaging ... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Stefan Pacovski
306

Islam and Capitalist Modernity

How Have Muslims Sought to Respond to the Challenges? There are some who say Islam and Western capitalism are at odds, but as with any faith or ideology, there are many different strains of Muslim... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Horatio I. Davis
284

Future of Innovation: Ideas and Trends

When we watch science fiction movies, and see all the incredible, futuristic technologies on the screen, many of us wonder when these technologies will be available: flying cars, spaceships, telepo... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
The Fountain
340

Waqt (Time)

In the language of Islamic Sufism, waqt (time) denotes the time when the Divine gifts pour on a traveler to the Ultimate Truth in accordance with one’s nearness to Him. These gifts invade the... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Omer Yildiz
291

How to Deal with Pain

Pain is like our sixth sense. Biology classes and textbooks consider pain as a sensation stemming from some injury to cells or tissue, which may have died, so it is wise to pay attention when we fee... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Nahida Esmail
238

3 Lessons from Mount Fuji

Every nation has something to be proud of. Japan has Mount Fuji, a mountain that proudly stands at 3,776 meters. Although less high than other iconic peaks around the world, it is still a challenge... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Rumeysa Yazar
253

The Thorny Devil: A Lizard with Unusual Physical Features

Australia is an extraordinary part of the earth, with its scorching sand mountains that stretch across barren plains, rock columns each unique and amazing, labyrinth-like domes that rise like tower... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Ed Stevenson
155

Too Often

Too often, O God, the terrors of the world seem to overwhelm the promises of Your love. Too often, O God, the smallness of our talents, resources and opportunities dishearten a... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Yakup Kagan
163

Who Taught Science to Dolphins?

Teaching science is sometimes a challenge, and teachers need to find ways to draw kids’ attention. Young children are naturally interested in the behavior of animals. They especially enjoy ma... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
Lawrence Brazier
259

Jesus & Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions

Jesus & Muhammad: CommonalitiesofTwo Great Religions by Daniel Hummel Tughra Books 978-1597849258 pp. 228 A pleasing coincidence of mutual thought has occurred because some years a... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
The Fountain
159

Q&A: How to be effective while “enjoining the good”

Question: What points should we consider to avoid doing more harm than good while carrying out the duty of “enjoining the good and forbidding the evil”? Answer: The Qur&r... read more..

Issue 121 (January - February 2018)
The Fountain
148

Scientists have cloned monkeys; are humans next?

Liu, Z. et al. Cloning of macaque monkeys by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Cell, January 2018. After two decades of failures, scientists have finally cloned monkeys using somatic cell nuclear transf... read more..

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