Fountain Archive

March 2019

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
The Fountain
299

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Hikmet Isik
283

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
109

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
435

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
418

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
286

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
198

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
86

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
304

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
317

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
316

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
335

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
496

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
277

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
307

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..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Ali Kaya
457

The Mathematical Patterns around Us

“How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought which is independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality?”Albert Einstein I have alway read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
460

Years of Heedlessness

Heedlessness means abstraction, carelessness, and not being oneself. The heedless persons are uninformed about what is going on around them; they are always confused and careless regarding their relat... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
The Fountain
75

Editorial (Issue 128)

East and West. Maybe it is not easy to draw straight lines where these two are clearly separated, and yet everyone has a conceptualization of what is meant when this distinction is proposed. While som... read more..

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