Fountain Archive

September 2019

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
The Fountain
181

Editorial: Finding Inner Peace

Our society is one that is filled to the brim with a constant overload of information from advertisements, social media, and work details. It is imperative for our mental and spiritual health that we ... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
521

Inner Decay and Ways to Heal

There is anticipation in the air. People from all walks of life are vigilant, waiting for a ray of light to shine upon them. Their eyes are fixed on the horizon, expecting the rise of a “true dawn,” a... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Ali Kaya
422

Everything About Pi

It was finally the weekend! After my long mathematics presentation, I came home to watch my favorite tv show, Person of Interest, to de-stress. Surprisingly, the episode was about the most famous math... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Lawrence Brazier
372

Work Received: Spiritual Peace And Thereafter

Serge and I were buddies. Our interests were largely similar. We were both interested in Oriental mysticism, travel literature, art, architecture, and ceramics.  “The mystical part about making pots ... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Irfan Yilmaz
413

The Hummingbird: Small in Size, Great in Art

Research on hummingbirds (also known as nectar birds or Colibris), the smallest of the 9,800 bird species living today, has revealed remarkable facts. The world’s smallest birds are equipped with mind... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Felix Kaiza
380

Joseph: Palace slave who chose jail to crime

Isn’t it strange, but also vividly true, that sunk in the deepest agony, some people lose their faith in God, the absolute sustainer? And yet others do exactly the same at the height of utmost pleasur... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Chris Wheeler
379

Death

We woke at the thud, panicked. My wife and I had been dozing in bed, squeezing the last seconds of sleep out of our pillows before the inevitable onslaught of little people. It’s something of a delic... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
381

Knowledge of God (Ma‘rifa)

Ma'rifa is a special knowledge that is acquired through reflective thought, sincere endeavor, using one’s conscience and inquiring into one’s inner world. It is different from (scientific) knowledge (... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Ibrahim B. Syed
354

Spider Silks

The parable of those who take to them other than God for guardians (to entrust their affairs to) is like a spider: it has made for itself a house, and surely the frailest of houses is the spider's h read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Celine Dan Tam Nguyen
727

Grateful for A Soldier’s War

She stood at the edge of the abyss, the blinding darkness engulfing her, enticing her. It would be easy to let go, to wither away and join him. Her arms felt numb, and her powerful legs were weak. Vio... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Irfan Yilmaz
436

Dental Care with Miswak

We all may appreciate the difference between the positive impact made by a smile of pearly-white teeth and the repulsion triggered by yellowed and blackened rotten teeth, but the health issues run muc... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
Hikmet Isik
388

Real Freedom

Question: “There is no greater title and position than servanthood to God. Even if there is, it must be freedom, which is actually another dimension of this servanthood.” In our age when everybody tal... read more..

Issue 131 (Sep - Oct 2019)
The Fountain
360

Science Square (Issue 131)

Smart prosthetic hand combines both human and robot control Zhuang et al. Shared human–robot proportional control of a dexterous myoelectric prosthesis. Nature Machine Intelligence, September 2019. ... read more..

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