Fountain Archive

January 2015

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
The Fountain
2976

Editorial: Islam and Extremism

I felt exhausted trying to write yet another message of shame when the kidnapper in Sydney was reported to have asked for an ISIL flag. "How many more times am I supposed to discredit such violence?" ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3912

Faithfulness

Faithfulness and fidelity are the hallmarks of societies that are committed to living and working together for a higher good. Fidelity or faithfulness is a rose that grows within the friendly, wa read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Nuri Balta
3087

The Revolving Universe

What is velocity, one of the major concepts we learn in physics? What place does it occupy in our lives? Where is mankind in the universe in terms of velocity? Why is it important to understand veloci... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Seth Mette
4973

What Is Missing in Science Education?

Nowadays, despite the increasing amount of knowledge and the means to access it, younger generations are less and less passionate about the sciences and math. For many of them, mathematics is mainly a... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Cihan Kara
4469

Nuclear Radiation and Misfits of the Standard Model: Neutrinos

It would seem nowadays as though the general public's knowledge of nuclear radiation is derived less from science and more from science fiction. The beginning of the 20th century brought the atomic ag... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Dr. Zeki Saritoprak
5119

The Prophet of Islam and His Universal Message

Theologically speaking, the universality of Muhammad's (peace and blessings be upon him) message comes from the concept of one God who is the God of all, not only of Muslims. God describes Himself in ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Tarik Ozgur
4789

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Skepticism

What is Skepticism? Skepticism, loosely defined, is the idea that one can never be certain about any piece of knowledge one may possess at any given moment. Fundamental skepticism makes the seemingly ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Muhammed Emin
4560

I Do Not Kill Flies!

The flies are surely "acrobatic flight masters." They can detect the necessary angle of lift-off depending on the strength and direction of the wind through the receptive molecules (receptors) they ha... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Muhit Mert
4245

Standing against Radicalism: The Example of Abu Hanifa

Radicalism is a destructive force that threatens bonds within a society. It violates social order, for those who adopt radicalism assume their views as the norm and dictate that all must follow their ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Rafiq Ebrahim
5860

The Grand Mosque of Paris

In these days, when tensions - expressed or unexpressed - are running high between Muslim and Jewish communities, The Grand Mosque of Paris comes as a breath of fresh air. It has the potential to heal... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4267

Freedom (Hurriya)

The realization of every lawful desire without hindrance, freedom from any pressure, confinement, or subservience, the right to elect, to be elected, and to enjoy certain basic rights in political lif... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Ahmet D. Bahadir
4370

When Concrete Meets Steel

A secure residence is one of the basic human necessities. The need for housing has been satisfied via various structures in conjunction with science and technology. The first durable building material... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Emily Secen
4404

Orphan Care Adoption and Kafala

The need for orphans to receive adequate and comprehensive care is universal; it is present in every culture and religious group. It is a need that could threaten every child, though we pray that our ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4306

This Worldly Life

How beautiful, is this worldly lifeBut not a soul shall remainWe all come into this worldOnly to leave it one dayI can see that everything around meRises then fades awayLife is just a passing momentNo... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
June Dayle Jelm
4023

Occupying Our Human Rights

Four of the world's greatest religions – Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism – open their stories of man and the world by acknowledging that humanity is flawed. That each of us is flawed, in ou... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Bahar Cetin
4154

Renewable Energy via Fuel Cells

For decades, converting primary energy sources into useful forms of energy has been of great interest to governments, private businesses, and academic institutions. These primary energy sources includ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Ali Oguz Er
4055

Quantum Dots Tradition vs. Future!

Nanotechnology has become one of the most intensely studied areas of research in material science over past few decades and is a rapidly growing field with potential applications ranging from electron... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Bekir Karlik
4189

Scent Transportation Emerging technologies may change the way we smell - yes, smell - new modes of communication.

What would it be like if, while watching a cooking show, waves of tasty aroma wafting from our television made it possible for us to smell the food being cooked? What if while watching a show about sh... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Daniel Hummel
4519

The Problem with Hate Speech: An Islamic Perspective

According to Webster's New World Dictionary, hate speech is, "speech not protected by the First Amendment, because it is intended to foster hatred against individuals or groups based on race, religion... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Andrew Kosorok
4559

The 99 Names Project

Fourteen years ago, two dozen people changed, in the blink of an eye, how 300 million people view 1.37 billion other people. Of course, we are talking about the September 11th terrorist attacks which ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4138

Divinely Granted Favors

Question: What is meant by the phrase "divinely granted favors"? What are their different dimensions? Divine favors that are granted out of God's will refer to favors that are not dependent upon huma... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
The Fountain
4309

Science Square (Issue 103)

Earth's most abundant mineral identified Tschauner O. et al. Discovery of bridgmanite, the most abundant mineral in Earth, in a shocked meteorite. Science, November 2014. A team of scientists has id... read more..

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