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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 127 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Onyeagolu Tochukwu

Where Is the Virtual World Taking Human Relationships?

Humanity is now facing one of its greatest ailments - and it threatens to overwhelm us. Though terminal diseases like AIDS, cancer, and other pathologies have defied the expertise of medical experts, ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
John N. Dorner

Green Faith

Dialogue is about authentic expression as to who I am, who we are. It is about listening to one another and learning from one another in a spirit of love, respect, and dialogue. This mission helps us ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Chris Roe

Old Man

By your side There is peace, A quiet place Of beauty and realisation, Where wisdom Seeks reason and understanding, Where myth is laid to rest By the reality of knowledge. By your side there is hope Th... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Allen S. Maller

Universe Is Filled With Life

During Medieval times almost all Christian theologians accepted the Ptolemaic, earth-centered Greek view of the universe as an absolute universal truth. The Catholic Inquisition punished those who dar... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Ali Fethi Toprak

Black Cumin: A Prophetic Medicine

Studies on the curative aspects of black cumin (Nigella Sativa) has seen an exponential growth in recent years. A single search of black cumin or Nigella Sativa at the database of the National Institu... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Hakan Yesilova

Clash of Wills

The histories of nations are shaped by countless stories, both real and fictional; in most cases, the line between the two blurs. Having been exposed to the same discourse over the years, many of us d... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Nuh Ozdin

There Is News From Space!

67P is a comet located around 500 billion kilometers away from the Earth. Discovered in 1969 and named after its discoverers Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 67P has a position in between the orbits of Earth an... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Hikma (Wisdom)

Hikma (wisdom), meaning knowledge, the understanding of Divine commandments, philosophy, the real reasons for the existence of events and of things, and grasping the goals and benefits in religion, ha... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Scott C. Alexander

Civil Rights, the Hizmet Movement, and the Liberative Power of Education

One of the foundational principles of the teachings of M. Fethullah Gulen, and thus one of the animating principles of the Hizmet movement, is the notion that education is one of the primary means by ... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Asim Guvenalp

Mathematics: On the Path to Wisdom

Throughout history, mathematics has meant different things to different people. According to the sixteenth century scientist and philosopher, Galileo Galilei, God created the cosmos in the language of... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Sumayya B. Sharaf

Sculpture of the Carpenter

As always, on the eve of his birthday, he planned a new sculpture in his mind. He brought the right books to get inspired, he opened the garage door to hear birds chirping, and he breathed deep the fr... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Bruce J. Parker

Why Math Education?

In this article, we will discuss why math education is a very crucial component of the core K-12 and college curricula. We will underline the controversial aspects of the topic which have been discuss... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Omer Arifagaoglu

Immunological Memory

When we hear the word "memory," brain cells generally come to mind. However, our lymph cells, which are generated from the immune system, also possess memories. Our brain is blessed with the ability t... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
Sait Yavuz

A History of Sufism for Western Readers

Among the general Western public, Sufism has often been confused with the mystical traditions of the Far East, and thus considered an independent religion without ties to Islam. However, the term Sufi... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

The Attributes of Virtuous People

How can one make virtue his or her nature? To be able to lead a virtuous life, especially one that is extremely careful about moral values and worship, it is important to develop a character of serio... read more..

Issue 107 (September - October 2015)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 107)

Bratman GN et al. Natural experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2015. More th... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
The Fountain

Editorial: Combatting The Extremist Cancer

The more the news places Islam side by side with terrorism, the louder we will cry that Islam is peace. This issue of The Fountain adds one more voice to this cry, with three strong articles. "Muslims... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer

As the group that calls itself Islamic State, known as ISIS, continues to produce carnage in the Middle East, Muslims must confront the totalitarian ideology that animates it and other terrorist group... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Adem Arikanli

A Mystery Signal: Yawning

Humans were created to be aware of our surroundings. We pick up on what is happening around us, and inside us, via certain signs. Every organism has a body language. And every body generates various s... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Sumayya B. Sharaf

Literacy, Violence, and Reading Habits in the World

In a time of darkness and ignorance, we must challenge our preconceived notions, seeking answers in education and trust.[1] According to UNESCO, literacy is, “the ability to identify, understand read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Ali Erkan Uguz

The Design of the Vascular Tissue in Plants

Just as humans have blood vessels under their skin, leaves also have vessels. These vessels transport water and various nutrients around through the leaves and trunk of the plant. Be it giant sequoias... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Seth Mette

Birth of Physical Principles of Educational Philosophy

I remember a renowned author saying "I don't talk about the articles I want to write; because when I do so, I fail to write them." I also remember a anonymous person shouting at people, "if you have a... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Barbara Anderson

Friendships Rooted in Faith and Love

It was September, 2003. A diverse group of women from many different Christian denominations, both Catholic and Protestant, began meeting at Dublin Community Church-United Church of Christ, in Dublin,... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Nuh Ozdin

The Rhythm Embroided Into Existence

Events that occur on the space-time continuum and then vanish have been granted a certain, specific period of time. As we discover that every object in the universe, no matter how big or small, is org... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Elif Cansu Guler

Church of Mary

In his book, The Culture of Ambiguity: Another History of Islam, the contemporary Islamic scholar Thomas Bauer wrote: For about a thousand years Arab-Islamic societies cultivated a “culture of ambi read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Ibrahim Ugurlu

An Organism Which Doesn’t Burn or Freeze

The land, freshwater lakes and rivers, and seas are adorned with all types of organisms. Up until now, only 2.5 million species have been identified. Upon a complete investigation of the deep seas and... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Aydogan Vatandas

Does Islam Promote Violence?

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a huge number of books and articles have been published investigating the link between some certain interpretations of Islam and the terrorist attacks. Further t... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Metin Aysel

Prayer - A Hotline to God?

As newborn children, we are not able, for example, to shoo away even a fly that lands on our nose, or reach out on our own to our mother's delicious milk. And once this milk passes through us, we don'... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
Zekeriya Ozsoy

Creativity as a Process of Reliance in God

No two consecutive generations in human history have ever lived under the same circumstances. The innovation of new technologies and cross-fertilization of different ideas, which happen across generat... read more..

Issue 108 (November - December 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Don’t Leave Me Alone

My heart and eyes open with You, Impossible obstacles are overcome with You, When Your name is mentioned, light sparkles Lovers seek You everywhere, The sherbet of your lips is a remedy for every prob... read more..

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