Fountain Archive

September 2018

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
The Fountain
211

Science Square (Issue 125)

Robotic skins turn everyday objects into multifunctional robots Boot et al. OmniSkins: Robotic skins that turn inanimate objects into multifunctional robots. Science Robotics, September 2018. Wh... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
234

Repairing the Stronghold of Faith

Question: Bediuzzaman says that the stronghold of faith has been damaged for years. What needs to be done to restore this stronghold? Answer: Restoring is thousand times harder to achieve than destro... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Imam Mamadou Toure
272

Under the Shade of Tranquility: My Meeting with Fethullah Gülen

No concept is more central to Islam than the concept of peace. From our origins, to how we are to live in this world, to our return to Allah – every milestone in the life of man is associated, in the ... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Fethullah Simsek
275

In the Footsteps of Wisdom: A Journey Through Said Nursi’s Eighth Word

“Ideology is the marriage of the truth with the apocryphal whereas wisdom is the distinction of the former from the others,” (1) says Cemil Meriç, a prominent Turkish intellectual figure, philosopher,... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Salma Hany Abdel Fattah
390

Avoid the Negaholics – Always

Some people are full of negative thoughts. They don’t dream or strive. These are negaholics, and if you’re trying to achieve great things you must not listen to them! Attention! They are everywhe read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Omer Yildiz
198

A Miraculous Molecule: Hemoglobin

Do you know what hemoglobin does? You should, because it has been perfectly created to keep you alive! Hemoglobin is one of the miraculous molecules in the human body. While its most important fu read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Esra Akdogan
302

Life and Education Based on Positive Thought

Positive thinking is a mental attitude, a process of generating thoughts that transform energy into reality. In this article, we will approach positive thinking, especially in education, from a psycho... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
182

Mukashafa (Disclosure)

Mukashafa (derived from kashf, meaning discovering or unveiling) denotes that the Divine mysteries will be disclosed to those well-versed in the Divine truths when, by rising through a spiritual strug... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Osman Arslan
191

Kidneys: What Are Our Responsibilities?

Every organ in the human body has vital functions. The kidneys play fundamental roles in maintaining human health. One of the most important functions of the kidneys is producing urine. This function... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Allen S. Maller
242

Ramadan and Yom Kippur: Why Afflict Ourselves By Fasting?

Jalal al-Din al-Rumi taught, “Ritual prayer can be different in every religion, but belief never changes” (Fihi Mafih). In the light of this insight I would like to share why I think of myself, especi... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Atif Yorulmaz
225

Alzheimer’s: Causes and How to Prevent It

As human life expectancy has grown longer, it has led to the emergence of disease that were once quite rare. One of these is Alzheimer’s. At the beginning, Alzheimer’s manifests as a decrease in overa... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Momina Naveed
596

The Boycott: How the Prophet and Early Muslims Responded to the Oppression

When some of the earliest Muslims faced a devastating boycott, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) turned not to violence, but to faith and brotherhood. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed
491

The Honeybee

The three monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam extensively mention bees and honey in their scriptures. For instance, Chapter 16 of the Qur’an is titled “The Bee.” Other religions al... read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
M. Fethullah Gulen
480

The Dynamics of a Changing World

Today’s generations will leave aside their material, and even spiritual, expectations by sacrificing their own whims and desires, choosing to live for others rather than themselves. From day one, read more..

Issue 125 (Sep - Oct 2018)
The Fountain
68

Editorial (Gratitude)

Who are we? How do we define ourselves? Where do we place ourselves within the context of current events and tribulations we face? While pointing to the changing dynamics of the times, this issue’s le... read more..

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