Fountain Archive

March 2016

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
The Fountain
1018

Faith for Peace

Faith is safety. Faith is about security and confidence. Safety is a multifaceted condition, ranging from one’s inner peace to the wider societal security, which is established by the rule of law and ... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1029

Muslims, We Have to Critically Review Our Understanding of Islam

I share profound frustration with a billion-and-a-half Muslims around the world at the fact that such groups commit terrorism while dressing up their perverted ideologies as religion. We Muslims have ... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
H. Huseyin Erdem
1166

Quasars and Our Location in the Universe

Imagine you are in a place where everything around you is moving. If somebody asks you to locate yourself, how would you define your position? This will not be easy; you will need a stationary point (... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Meryem Akgun
1173

Self-Education: What To Do with the Naughty Child Inside?

Parenting is one of humanity’s most difficult tasks – but it’s also one of the most important ones. But before one can become a parent, they must self-educate. How can someone educate another person i... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Ahmet S. Vakkasoglu
978

The Adaptive Immune System and Its Molecular Details

At some point in our lives, all humans have been infected by viruses. In most cases, the infection is taken care of by our internal immune system before we even notice we’ve been infected. In other ca... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
The Fountain
1087

Max Kerner: “Holy Wisdom Needed to Create a Shared Culture in Europe”

Professor Max Kerner, the former Deputy President at Aachen RWTH, one of the top universities of Europe, is recognized for his research on East-West dialogue during Middle Ages. We had an inspirationa... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Omer Faruk Aydin
1042

Misconceptions about Calories

How true are the calorie values written on food packs? Do different methods of preparation, such as boiling, frying, grilling, etc., change the amount of calories we take in? The energy we need for o... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Muhammad Shukur
1126

The Spiritual Heart in the Thought of Fethullah Gulen

If a person is to realize the true meaning intended by the creation of the human, they must come under the command of the heart and listen to the spirit, in spite of the body (humanity’s animal side) ... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1050

Dahsha and Hayman (Amazement and Stupor)

While discussing ecstasy and willful rapture, we have mentioned the states of dahsha (utmost astonishment) and hayman (stupor). A few words will be said here concerning them, although the former is a ... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Dr. Zeki Saritoprak
1093

Isa, Alayhi Al-Salam

Who was Jesus? For Muslims, Jesus is one of the five elite prophets, and he will come again at the end of time to bring peace. Although Muslims and Christians have a very similar idea of Jesus as far... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Albert Frolov
1926

Reflections on Altruism

Nobody can doubt that altruism is a watchword of modern ethics. A standard dictionary definition of the word “altruism” – derived from the Latin “alteri,” meaning, "other people" or "somebody else" – ... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Sumayya B. Sharaf
1102

The Odyssey to the Heart of the City of Angels

I have a secret. I discovered why the full moon is so luminous in South California. I will tell you where the lights of the city come from. Can you keep a secret? Can you bear with me on a journey? If... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Abdullah Acar
1038

At the Obesity-Immunity Crossroads

The worldwide prevalence and incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in recent decades. Oversized food portions, inactive lifestyles, genetic heritage, and food company practices are just a fe... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
Allen S. Maller
1026

Folk Religion Can Sometimes Grow Piety

In the modern world, large scale emigration has brought many Muslims into close contact with other Muslims from distant lands. While all Muslims are united by Islamic law and daily prayer, many Muslim... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1009

Wings of Humbleness

Question: How is it possible to reach a balance between pursuing high achievements and seek perfection on one hand and to be self-critical and remain humble on the other? Answer: A real believer is a... read more..

Issue 110 (March - April 2016)
The Fountain
1092

Science and Square

Cataracts could be cured by using stem-cell-based treatments 1-Hayashi R. et al. Co-ordinated ocular development from human iPS cells and recovery of corneal function. Nature, January 2016.2-Lin H. e... read more..

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