Fountain Archive

2013

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
The Fountain
4095

1993-2013

This year marks a delightful turn of a new era for The Fountain. Two decades have past since the release of our first issue, and just like in day one, The Fountain is filled with as much vigor and hop... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6118

The Heart

 Love is like Solomon, Borne aloft on the heart, its throne.[1] The heart is humanity’s most essential feature and its greatest treasure.  It is the expression of our spiritual existence, the sou read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Joseph Clay
6392

Fasting in Abrahamic Faiths

“O you who believe! Prescribed for you is the Fast, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may deserve God’s protection and attain piety.”1 Fasting is an ancient practice whose pu read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Ali Fethi Toprak
4625

Meet Molecular Motors: The Cargo Transporters in the Microcosm

They are tiny, and there are billions of them inside you. Tiny machines, one thousand times thinner than a hair strand but strong enough to carry all kinds of material within your cells. Yes, there read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Rukiye Nesibe Yuksel
5046

Ability or Disability: An Unforgettable Experience at a Specialist School

Every human is precious with a special quality, and there are quite many of them at specialist schools. It is just a matter of being able to see that potential within every person, and be appreciati read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Harun Emre Berk
3480

Revitalization that Comes with Change

What is the reason behind the calamities and disasters that take place in our world? Why do people have to struggle with illnesses and many other hardships during their lives? How can the All-Mercif... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Halil I. Demir
5839

Future of Computer Technology

It was only a decade ago that a phenomenon called the “Internet” came along and changed the way we communicated, did business and conducted our lives. Now, computer technology has become an essentia read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Mirkena Ozer
4138

Touched by a Small Kindness

When a professor of Turkish language and literature is met by Turkish hospitality during a short stopover, she realizes how much the world is in need of small I was sitting at my desk, listening read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Bill Sayoran
6541

The Lotus Effect: A Manifestation of Divine Purity

The lotus, a radiant and graceful aquatic plant with a magnificent ability to repel dirt, has been the inspiration behind a range of self-cleaning and dirt-repelling technologies. Now a registered t read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Sevim Karabulut
5264

Helping Hands

With half the world living on less than $2.50 per day and with 46.2 million people in the United States living below the poverty line, poverty is a growing concern. The United States is known all read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Ali Sebetci
3996

The Mysteries of the Fundamental Physical Dimensions

“The most beautiful system [the universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” (Isaac Newton) The Newtonian physics, quantum mechanics, and the theory of re read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Osman Senkaya
16301

Responses to Conflict in Individualistic and Collectivistic Societies

Cultural differences have a potential to trigger conflicts at all levels, and the response each society gives to these conflicts depend on what they hold most dear as a foundational norm: independen read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Jason Newfoundland
7975

The Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Controversy

In recent years, people have been divided by conflicting studies about the risk of cancer posed by cell phone radiation. Does the current conflicting research eradicate or support the cell phone-can read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Taufik Mohammad
4022

Moderation as a Way to Address Prejudice

Of all the faculties and senses that man is endowed with, moderation is one of the most essential virtues. Moderation concerns all people within society, and can become an unattainable virtue unless read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Osman Cakmak
3955

Can Black Holes Cause an Apocalypse?

The world may not have ended on December 21, 2012, but that does not mean it won’t end at all. So what will be the force that will disperse this robust system of ours, rendering all forces including read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Musa Ilhan
3595

The Source of Love

Love... Man and the universe was created because of love and it can only be understood through love... Love is a part of every being and a power which can resist and overcome every force... Love is... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Safiye Arslan
5340

Little Professor Syndrome

Autism—and its milder cousin Asperger’s—affects 1 in 150 children across the US. Speculation goes that people like Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare and Ibn al... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4124

Basira and Firasa

Literally meaning perception, intelligence, discretion, evidence, and witness, insight (basira) is defined as having an eye of the heart open, deep perception, an ability to see consequences at the be... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3726

Rise Up

Rise up, valiant one, stop sleeping! Rise up, because my heart is lamenting… During the days having passed without you, I went back over the yesterdays, Grieving all the while, and saddened Since... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Hikmet Isik
3290

The Nature Of The Self

The ego1 is basically what we call the essence of human nature with qualities that are prone for goodness and evil. God Almighty has placed both good and evil feelings and emotions in our nature. In t... read more..

Issue 91 (January - February 2013)
Louima Cunningham
3217

Science Square (Issue 91)

Bats are the only mammals that are able to fly and they make up almost one quarter of all mammal species on earth. These amazing creatures are free from most diseases and live exceptionally longer whe... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
The Fountain
3671

Growing in Cascades

The Fountain Magazine is delighted to welcome two new editions to its growing family—Revista Cascada and Ebru-two saplings born out of the same root. The Fountain was being published in German as Die... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5704

The Test

Life is a chain of tests, ensuing one after another. It is a human condition we experience from childhood until the moment we breathe our last. For the discerning souls, each of these minor tests is a... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Yusuf Yılmaz
3647

Seeing Near: A Blessing We Take for Granted

There are so many blessings in life, granted to us free of charge, which we take for granted. Eyesight, being able to see near and far distances, most certainly tops the list. But we do not have to read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Seema Arif
3784

How Many Tsunamis May I Survive?

Postmodernism includes theories that recognize and aim to create diversity. This creates the following dilemma: to what an extent will this “heterotopia”[1], which allows mixing of nations and classes... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Kelli Angelone
3868

YNU: Your Nature University

Today, many grade-school children do not know that milk comes from cows and eggs come from chickens. They think it all comes from the refrigerator. And if it is not there, it comes from mom—and she read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Daniel Hummel
3823

Securing Peace and Democracy: Consocational Democracy and the Role of Religious Leaders

A consocational democracy is a type of democracy which emphasizes the importance of power-sharing and decision-making among different segments in society. But is consociational democracy the most su read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3985

Dawn Comes in Dreams

The spirit wanders through the night To find a way out Toward that which it seeks and longs for Travels with the hope of recovering what is lost Travels from the reason to the heart To bereft of ... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Gokay Goktolga
3444

The Solar Eclipse and Its Fine Balance

A heavenly spectacle happening every 6585.32 days, lasting up to 7.5 seconds, can be seen along a track 300 kms wide but cannot be observed with the naked eye A solar eclipse is a celestial event read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Peter J. Mehl
3851

The Gulen Movement: A Shared Bridge between the U.S. and Islam

"Life is a shared bridge of “passing over” and “coming back.” It is a passing over to other cultures and faiths, not to disown one’s own heritage, but to come back to incorporate new wisdoms and ins read more..

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