Fountain Archive

April 2018

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
The Fountain
107

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 122 (March - April 2018)
The Fountain
212

“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)
M. Tarik Ozgur
203

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)
Rumeysa Yazar
106

Collecting Water from Droplets of Fog

Creatures who survive and thrive in the desert have many fascinating characteristics. Just like the cactus, which has a water storage system made up of fluffy hair, the beetles which call the desert h... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
204

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)
The Fountain
231

Many Values of Islam Live in the West but are Challenged in Muslim Lands

Interview with Jihad Turk Bayan Claremont is one of the few institutions offering graduate degree in Islamic studies in the United States. Operating as a division of the Claremont School of Theolog... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Ertugrul Selcuklu
92

Squirrels – Neighbors with Long Tails

As ordinary as they look, squirrels are in fact wondrous creatures and their tail is exceptionally useful. Plenty of animals have distinctive features, such as an elephant’s trunk or a kangaroo’s pou... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
200

Safa (Purity)

Safa, in the language of Islamic Sufism, signifies the state of a heart at peace because it has been purified of all kinds of things that contaminate it, such as sin, feelings of ven­geance, jealousy,... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Cuneyt Unsal
182

Joseph Effect and Stock Prices

“And the king said one day: ‘I saw in a dream seven fat cows being devoured by seven lean ones, and seven green spikes of grain and another (seven) dry.’” (Qur’an: 12:43) In perfect capital markets, ... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Rabbi Paul Jacobson
209

Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good

Between February 5 and February 7, I had an opportunity to join approximately 400 other faith leaders at a conference in Washington, D.C. entitled "Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good." The organiz... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Sadiq Ansari
102

Welcoming

As an Australian citizen who has been enriched by the years of interfaith engagement in his local Sydney community, I immediately accepted an invitation to attend my first interfaith gathering after l... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Hakan Yesilova
211

We Are Firefighters - “We Are Not Asking Who Started the Fire”

The city of Kaolack in Senegal is a major destination in Africa for those seeking a spiritual path. Inspired by the mystical teachings of the Tijani order, hundreds of thousands of followers come to K... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Atif Yorulmaz
210

The Life Spans of Plants

Why do plants live such long lives? And could the cure to many illnesses be found in their secrets? One of the underlying reasons behind research into the life spans of living things is that research... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Stanley Ridge
278

Entering into the Risk of Real Dialogue

In memory of Stanley Ridge Prof. Stanley Ridge, the former Vice Rector of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, was a former writer for The Fountain. He was not only an accomplished a read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
Kadir Firtina
218

The Giant Tube Worm: The Hidden Paradise in the Darkness of the Ocean

An important exploration was carried out in 1977 that extended into the darkness of the ocean. The awe-inspiring scenes the researchers stumbled upon upset their long-held beliefs. 320 km east of the ... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
223

Chaos, Trial and Hope

Today events are being evaluated only in respect to their appearances; there is constant fear, worry, anxiety, and a chilling uncertainty about everything that happens. Intentions are extremely dark, ... read more..

Issue 122 (March - April 2018)
The Fountain
106

Editorial - Unified Identity

Religion is one of the many factors that we define ourselves with. While many people around the world express frustration with organized religion, or feel distant to the idea of a merciful God, religi... read more..

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