Fountain Archive

July 2013

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
The Fountain
3223

Immigration in the World and in the Soul

Are you an immigrant? You may ask: who is not an immigrant? Recent statistics show that there are currently over 200 million immigrants in the world. However, this figure only reflects people who have... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5229

The Enigma of Time

Under no circumstances can it be said that any nation possesses a greater authority than others with respect to physical power or spiritual values. However, when it comes to managing time and utilizin... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Cihan Kara
3229

New Nuclear Methods for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

As we pass through life, we encounter several mental and physical illnesses. Given our physical make-up, we are vulnerable to various diseases and microbes. When our immune system goes down, we easily... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Alptekin Kavi
4252

Organizational Commitment

Ever wondered why some people we work with go above and beyond workplace expectations while others hardly meet the minimum requirements? Or why some people work at one organization for a lifetime whil... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
The Fountain
3371

Water: A Fine Balance of Life

Planet earth has been created in the most flexible and durable fashion that even in extreme conditions (in terms of temperature, pressure, pollution, pH, salinity, radiation) it allows for the existen... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Joanna Bodnar
4187

I Am an Immigrant

I have come to the conclusion that life is a great irony. More specifically, human life is a great irony. Other organisms do not give themselves options. They fight for survival, they jump at every op... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Kadir Can
2814

Cadherin and Catenin: The Nut and Bolt System of Cells

The human body is a great system made up of complex materials and tools. The molecular systems keep cells, tissues, organs, thus the entire system glued together. Just as we would not have been able t... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Seyfi Agirel
4005

On Language and Man

“What a curious thing speech is! The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes just as it is wanted) – the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help; and so heap up... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Katharine Branning
3529

Turning on the Labyrinth of Chartres

Last year in March, I was able to accomplish a wish that I had been holding for a long time: I walked the labyrinth of the Cathedral of Chartres in France.It was not my first walk on a labyrinth. That... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Mehmet Yildiz
2792

Can a Filling Imitate a Tooth?

Teeth may lose their hard structure because of decay or various other reasons. The loss of the dental tissues raises many problems such as bad appearance in the mouth and weakening in the capability t... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Hamza Aydin
20

Water a Fine Balance of Life

“Water is everywhere around us and in us, tangible as sweat, visible as the high seas, invisible as the envelope of earth’s life-protecting atmosphere, and essential as blood. Water provides the matri... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2908

Ma'rifa (Spiritual Knowledge of God)

Ma‘rifa literally denotes skill or talent, a special ability that belongs to certain people, and knowing by certain means. According to travelers on the path of God, it is the station where knowing is... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Ahmet D. Bahadir
3490

Optimization in Nature Intelligent Solutions from Unintelligent Species

In recent years, nature-inspired algorithms have been gaining much popularity due to the increase in magnitude, complexity, and dynamism of many real-world optimization problems. Today, the size and c... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Hasan Aydinli
5351

Passive Aggression A Bleeding Wound in Our Spiritual Life

“What did she mean with that look? Was she upset with the mess I left behind home? Is she angry with me?” Passive-aggression is frustrating to most people because it is not as easily identifiable or u... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Nuri Balta
3119

Exploding Stars Supernovas

What is a supernova?The life of a star is affected by two main factors: while gravitational forces pull the gas contained in the star towards the center, pressure that is generated by the nuclear fusi... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Sarah-Mae Thomas
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The Convivencia in Islamic Spain

For a period of almost four centuries, when Medieval Spain was ruled by the Moors, the believers in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam lived together in peace and harmony. La Convivencia refers to this ... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Musa Ilhan
3103

Ascencion to His Mercy

As the water of ablution trickles down my faceAnticipation overwhelms me in the presence of His GraceCleansed is my body, before the purification of my soulAscension to His Mercy is my objective and m... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
Sefik Hikmet Toprak
2896

"The Runners" and Motor Vehicles

The Qur’an points out scientific facts and wonders of technology in a variety of ways. Sometimes it states directly in plain terms that require little or no interpretation, sometimes it uses figures o... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
The Fountain
2923

The Worst of all Tribulations

Question: It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, “Those afflicted with the severest trials and tribulations are the Prophets, followed by those (friends of God and righteo... read more..

Issue 94 (July - August 2013)
The Fountain
2911

Science Square

Gettıng Help from Cows to Treat Human Dıseases Humans have been raising cows for their meat and milk for thousands of years. A new study suggests that our humble friends have even more to offer than b... read more..

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