Fountain Archive

2019

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
The Fountain
83

Science Square (Issue 129)

Artificial photosynthesis transforms CO2 into liquefiable fuels Yu and Jain. Plasmonic photosynthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide assisted by an ionic liquid. Nature Communications, May... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Hikmet Isik
99

Staying behind for Profound Knowledge

Question: What are the lessons today’s believers should draw from the following Divine message: “Believers should not go forth to war all together. But why should not a party from every community of t... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Mehmed Gokcel
226

Sin and the Feeling of Guilt

O you who believe! Turn to God in true, sincere repentance. (66:8) Philosophers and scientists have long mulled over the faculties that govern our actions and thoughts. They have identified these read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Abdullah Aymaz
74

Mary

Hannah, the grandmother of Jesus, the mother of Mary, the wife of Aaron, the mother-in-law of Zachariah, the daughter of Fazuka. On realizing that she is pregnant, prayed to God in utmost sincer... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Omer Yildiz
80

Moringa: A Source of Healing

Being a native Indian tree, the Moringa also grows in tropical countries, such as Nigeria. Although its leaves have long been eaten or brewed for health benefits, its effectiveness has not yet been re... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Ahmet Kurucan
182

Dialogue with the Qur’an: Understanding the Divine Message in Its Context and Beyond

The message of the Holy Qur’an is believed to be relevant for all Muslims, including those who lived when it was first revealed (between 610 and 632) and those who will come until the end of time. Bas... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Sinem Akbulak
83

Frequency of Meals and the Example of the Prophet

It is widely accepted in modern culture that people should eat three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nutritionists generally recommend adding two snacks (one in the morning and the other in the a... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
35

Intoxication and Sobriety (Sakr and Sahw)

In the language of Sufism, sakr (intoxication) means that an initiate is enraptured by the rays of the manifestations of God’s “Facial” Light. His or her returning to his or her former, normal state i... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Irfan Yilmaz
91

Fasting and Cleaning

There are many ongoing studies into fasting, a practice prescribed across many religions. Increasingly, there is evidence to support that intermittent fasting is beneficial to human health. The oppos... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Ayhan Cetin
179

Are We Ready to Swim with Crocodiles in the River and Dance with Lions in the Jungle?

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. echoed the sentiments of this African Proverb when he said... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Asli Uzun
242

Metaphysics of Mental Health

Over time, the pressures that accumulate from our commitments and responsibilities can affect our mental health. Through prolonged periods of stress, cortisol and adrenaline poison our body, which can... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Emru Kiydal
44

Religions and Economic Justice

Economic inequality refers to the disparity of wealth or income between individuals or between the different groups in a society. According to Di Matteo (2014), economic inequality occurs primarily as... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Omar Bagasra / Anisah B. Bagasra
121

The Smokeless Fire: Can We Explain the World of Jinn in Multi-Dimensional Logic?

Spatial dimensions and unseen reality, important in both science and religion, are areas that have perennially fascinated human beings. The quest for truth, in these and other areas, is best realized ... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
148

Paranoia

Paranoia is a chronic spiritual illness that disrupts a person’s ability for reasoning, balanced thinking, and judgment. Paranoia is a symptom of psychopathy. People who exhibit signs of paranoia ofte... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
The Fountain
19

Editorial: Diversifying Relationship with God

Evil and violence have always been a part of the human story. While every individual has both angelic and devilish aspects, many of the most violent atrocities have been committed by powerful authorit... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
The Fountain
281

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Hikmet Isik
264

Boasting of One’s Rank, Reviling Others’ Genealogies

Question: Among the characteristics of “ignorance” that his followers would not completely abandon, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, mentions boasting on the basis of one’s rank, reviling othe... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
98

Mirage of Life

Life is over, only its silent voice remains, Entrusted to the next, its breath remains; I know not what I will be in the beyond, Only a broken plectrum’s melody remains. From the memories of the days... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Richard Shields
394

Religion: More Than Life or Life Itself?

Respect for life is more than a religious value; it is a constituent dimension of faith found in every major religion of the world. One cannot have faith in a creator God (or an all-embracing transcen... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Eldrian Johnson
380

The Ride of My Life

When you ride a rollercoaster for the first time you feel a surge of emotions that grab, terrify, and haunt you all at once – well, at least at the start. But once you get over that first drop, that f... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Ceyda Sablak
264

Fire on the Mountain

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal illness of the nervous system, resulting in the degeneration of neurons. When the motor neurons in the lateral spinal cord degenerate, the muscle cann... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Nuh Aydin
179

The Brain in the Intestine and Pets in Our Body

We eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom. Yet, we never think about how all these physical needs are processed in the systems of our body when they are functioning normally. Yes, our bodies are created ... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Hassan Aslan
72

The Great Wave: The Aftermath

“It’s my fault, all my fault; I should’ve tried harder,” he said. A quintessential characteristic of his - always pinning the blame on no one other than himself. They were closing us down; there was ... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Yasemin Bakar
264

Chlorination of Water

For nearly a century, chlorine has been used to disinfect drinking water. The use of chlorine in water started when John Snow used to purify the cholera-causing water of the Broad Street Pump, in Lond... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
295

Life (Hayah)

Hayah, which can be translated as liveliness and being alive, means that a heart which is already dead because of ignorance, misguidance and unbelief, comes to life through belief, and knowledge and l... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Lawrence Brazier
286

Divine Humor

Quite obviously, divine humor is not by me, as the title and byline may imply. I also sense a few wrinkled brows among our readers. Can humor be divine? The question is not unreasonable: the prophets ... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Omer Yildiz
291

Orexin: The Miraculous Secretion from the Brain

Fear of obesity may sometimes lead people to an extreme diet, and this may cause a deadly disease: anorexia nervosa. The sufferer initially tries to lose weight by going on a diet, but the illness soo... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Behzad Fatmi
457

Ilm Ethos and Convivencia

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Identity explores the mighty continent of Europe by an academic whose origins lie in the Third World. Professor Akbar Ahmed, one of the renowned scholars of... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Aysenur Demir
260

Tumor Suppressing Mechanisms and Cancer

It is estimated that there are approximately 100 trillion cells in the human body. They fulfill their duties harmoniously with all the systems, organs, and tissues manifesting innumerable signs of won... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Jessica Doroslovac
268

The Mountain Climb

  What if somebody came up to you and said the words, “you can’t do it?” What if somebody came up to you and pushed you down, kicked you, forced you to stop moving forward, and forced you to stop try... read more..

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