Fountain Archive

March 2012

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen
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Love for Truth

Truth means the essence and reality of a thing. It is to know clearly what a thing is, what it means, and what it signifies beyond its appearance and cognition. What is the essence and reality of the ... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Ali Fethi Toprak
4416

Guarding Queens of the Cellular Strongholds

Cells are the main building blocks of living organisms. Our body is composed of average one hundred trillion cells. We undergo continuous replenishment by a special reservoir of cells called stem cell... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Sumeyra Tosun
6925

Compatibility of Modern Psychology and Muslims

"Surely God changes not the conditions of a people, unless they change what is with their selves." Qur'an (13:11)In the twentieth century, like other religious communities around the world, Muslims ha read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Seth Mette
4743

Story in Progress

Every year, 12 to 25 million people attempt suicide worldwide, and 1 million of them achieve what they are aiming. That means that every 30 seconds, one person is dying by suicide on our planet. Be it... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Mustafa Tabanli
5006

Can Spirituality Help Recover From Cancer?

Dr. Jean Kristeller is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality at Indiana State University.She has conducted research on the psycholo... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Namik Top
10139

Character Education for Academic Achievement

This article explores whether character education has an impact on preventing school violence through the virtues that it provides, and whether character education influences the achievement of childr... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Donald Casey
17889

Rumi: Faith, Knowledge, Reason, and Love

During a trip to Turkey in the summer of 2009, I had an opportunity to visit the tomb of the 13th century Sufi mystic and prolific author, Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, known more commonly as Rumi (12... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Ceyda Sablak
4702

Another Side to Water

Water plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance between life and death on Earth. It can either instigate health, or be a deadly disease vector (Govender, Barnes and Pieper 2011). Although the ef... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5170

Qast and Azm (Decision And Resolution)

Qast means confidence, determination, choosing, and advancing straight toward a destination, thinking and reasoning moderately and deliberately, and living a moderate and balanced life. For Sufis, thi... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Harun Gultekin
5606

Abu Bakr: An Epitome of Truthfulness

Arabia ... a desert as huge as almost three thousand square kilometers. A desert, but one from which humanity souls have been revivified repeatedly over the course of history, from Adam to Abraham, an... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Kimberly Parker
4608

For the Sake of Autism...

The courtyard vibrated at the sound of the school bell. Immediately the playground burst into life as children began to stream out of the classrooms and into the warmth of the afternoon. Like kitten... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Zekeriya Ozsoy
7914

Divergent Thinking and the Religious Texts: The Case of Islam

The concept of divergent thinking was first mentioned by prominent psychologist J. P. Guilford (1950), who defined it as "thinking in multiple ways." Divergent thinking has been regarded as one of the... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Jonathan Camery-hoggatt
6416

Liberating Theology from Alphabetic Writing's Reductionistic Reign

The words on this page are squiggly black ink pressed onto white paper. You could run your fingertips across these letters and feel their slick texture, but the ink you touch as you read is separate f... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Hikmet Isik
5929

Our Sole Duty Is to Communicate the Truth

Question: Given that God may cause us to act as a means for guidance of people to truth, will we be held responsible because of failure to convey the truth? What will be their responsibility in this r... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
The Fountain
4633

Impressive Design and Strength of Spider Silk's Web

1- Impressive Design and Strength of Spider Silk's WebOriginal Article: Cranford, S.W. et al., Nature 482, 72 (2012).Spider silk has been a symbol of durability and strength, but the role the design o read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
The Fountain
4286

The Great Ocean of Truth

"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Jalal Ud-din Rumi
5466

Time to Say New Things

How good it is to migrate every day!How beautiful it is to stop somewhere every day!How nice it is to flow without freezing and getting muddy!What word that belongs to yesterday,Is gone, my loved one,... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Orhan Kaba
4586

The Best of Creation

In a harsh, corrupt and unforgiving land,came a mercy and salvation.Warring tribes and fierce factions,he united into one nation.And to the women at the bottom of the tribal castes,he brought liberati... read more..

Issue 86 (March - April 2012)
Ali Fethi Toprak
5690

Quest to Solve the Mystery of Life

The quest to solve the mystery of life seems to be continuing. Where did we come from? What’s matter and what’s beyond it? Where and how did life originate? What about Adam and Eve of other organisms?... read more..

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