Fountain Archive

July 2017

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
The Fountain
1942

Science as a product of Faith

In his newly released novel The Prisoner of Al-Hakim, Bradley Steffens tells the story of Alhasan Ibn Al-Haytham, one of the greatest minds in the history of science. Ibn Al-Haytham is known for hi... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
M. Fethullah Gulen
2457

The Travelers of Light

The travelers of light have always endeavored to surpass mere corporeality. Their attitude has always manifested in a determination to bid farewell to ordinary, human feelings. Voicing their heart a... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Noah Weaver
1995

The Last Elements And The Building Blocks Of The Physical World

Everyone knows the periodic table from high school, but did you know that it was recently completed? The final elements of the table have been discovered. The announcement of the discovery of t... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Lawrence Brazier
2337

I Am An Immigrant

I really am an immigrant. I am British and I (rather favorably) married an Austrian girl and we have lived in Austria for 36 years. There has been scarcely a hint of Ausländerfeindlichkeit (hostilit... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Rumeysa Yazar
1655

Sea Cucumbers and Their Extraordinary Defense Systems

Sea cucumbers are soft-bodied invertebrates from the Holothuroidea class of thorns.  Although they are usually a long cylindrical structure reminiscent of worms, some of them are also spherical.  ... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Billy von Raven
2057

The 21st Century: The Holistic Age

The world is in need of a new enlightenment – a Holistic age that will save it. “The whole society becomes visible to itself as an imperishable living unit. Generations of individuals pass,... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Ali M. Kahveci
2847

One Cup of Tea, Please!

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Soon, it might be even more popular – because it just might save your life. An apple a day keeps the doctor away – or so the old adage goes. Ca... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
The Fountain
1786

Ightirab - Doubled Separation

Ightirab (doubled separation) is a feeling resembling that which arises from falling into error after reform, or night following day, or the darkness of distress that surrounds the heart after exhi... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1421

The Faithful

I felt Your Infinite Mercy in my soul, While wrapped all around With the divine fear’s glowing coal. As my hopes overflowed my heart My aspirations faded with Your Majesty. So many ... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Noah Weaver
1399

The Vital Tasks of Trace Elements

Most living things, including the human body, are made up of only 11 elements. We know the major elements, like hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon, but what about the lesser known trace elements? They, to... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Allen S. Maller
1376

Minorities Opposing Oppression: Hanukah and Jihad

All of us need to avoid negativity, especially at times of persecution and oppression. Everyone needs to retain their trust in God and their future. In Arabic, the word Jihad is a noun meaning ... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Justin Pahl
2646

Take Up the Pen, Not the Sword

Bradley Steffens’ fine work of historical fiction, “The Prisoner of Al-Hakim,” begins quietly, with two friends sitting in a study, talking about mathematics. One of these friends ... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Veli Keskin
1534

Protecting Our Privacy – or what is left of it

Do we have to give up our privacy for better security? This has long been debated on Capitol Hill [1]. The discussion stems from the mass surveillance methods deployed by a number of government agenci... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
Hakan Yesilova
2553

Abraham - A Story of True Submission

At a time of tension between different religious and cultural voices, Abraham – the patriarch of monotheism – could be a uniting force.   Imagine a situation where you have no choice but hav... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
The Fountain
1372

Taqwa

Question: What does taqwa mean and what needs to be done to achieve it? Taqwa is having the due high regard for God Almighty. And those who adopt it as their life philosophy and accordingly adjust ... read more..

Issue 118 (July - August 2017)
The Fountain
1366

Tomatoes Might Be a Key to Preventing Skin Cancer

Tomatoes Might Be a Key to Preventing Skin Cancer Cooperstone JL et al. Tomatoes protect against development of UV-induced keratinocyte carcinoma via metabolomic alterations. Scientific Reports,... read more..

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