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Fountain Archive

July 2020

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
The Fountain
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Editorial (Issue 136): Achieving our Potential

We are all going on different journeys through life. They often relate to one another, such as the fact that we all struggle with difficulty and rejoice through happiness, but every person’s collectiv... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
M. Fethullah Gulen
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Facing Oneself - 4

Continued from the previous issue. Such a saintly figure, Zayn al-Abidin always lowered his head humbly at the doorstep of Divine beneficence, the eye of his heart watchful at that ajar door while he... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Ceyda Sablak
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Music: A Universal Healing Language

The motion of the stars and celestial bodies result in inaudible sounds, reflecting the mathematical harmony of the macrocosm. In the animal kingdom, we see that music emerged long before humans did. ... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Rabbi Allen S. Maller
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Sakinah and Shekinah: A Word Alive with God’s Presence

Sakinah is an important word and a very important concept in both Islamic and Jewish thought. In Islamic thought, it refers to the tranquility, serenity, and peace of mind that results when a believe... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Adam Sahin
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Cultivating a Limitless Mind in the Age of Growth Mindset

In her book titled Limitless Mind, Professor Jo Boaler discusses six keys of learning to create opportunities for students, adults, and workers to excel in areas they want to. This article will summar... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Ed Stevenson
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Kneeling

Some of us used to kneel to pray, to share communion to exchange vows, to grieve at a grave. Even now, when some of us have the chance or challenge we kneel to weed a garden, to examine a small flower... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Zaakirah Cassim Cachalia
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Nizamiye: Reviving the Role of the Masjid

Travelling North on the N1 between Pretoria and Johannesburg, the busiest motorway in South Africa, the familiar green and purple glow can be seen in the East as one approaches Midrand, a strategicall... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Salih Aykac
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Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

Schools are places of learning and development, but they are not free from conflicts. Acts of violence, bullying, and other incidents of conflicts occur at school campuses on a daily basis among stude... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Irfan Yilmaz
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Date: A Miraculous Fruit

The date is a fruit that is mentioned both in the Qur'an and the Bible, and is introduced as a symbol of fertility and vitality in the Old Testament. The New Testament mentions people going out with p... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
M. Fethullah Gulen
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Finding and Existence (Wujud)

Wujud (finding and existence) is not what is meant in Qur’anic statements like the following: They assuredly find that God is One Who truly returns the repentance of His servants with acceptance and e... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Didem Firtina
1119

The Pinnacles

There is an extraordinary forest in the south-western part of Australia that often fascinates its visitors. Contrary to what we know and might assume, it is a forest consisting of not trees but sharp ... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Ahmet Kurucan
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Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Addressing Tensions Between Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Islam

Addressing Tensions Between Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Islam The way we understand the state, religion, individual, and how they are related to one another is much different now than how we co... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Earl Carlo Guevarra
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Big Dipper

It was a long, cool February night here in the bustling streets of Manila. Once again, I looked up at the star-filled sky above me. I noticed something that looked like a big spoon but was larger and... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Lawrence Brazier
1068

The Orientalists – Part 2

In Xanadu: A Quest, William Dalrymple’s first book, is a work that amassed critical acclaim from the likes of Sir Alex Guinness (“The delightful, and funny, surprise mystery tour of the year”), and th... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
Hikmet Isik
1069

“Peaceful Settlement is Better”

Question: “Peaceful settlement is better” (Nisa 4:128) reads a Qur’anic verse. What are the messages to be drawn from this verse? Answer: The basic factor that lies in the basis of clashes and fight... read more..

Issue 136 (Jul - Aug 2020)
The Fountain
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Science Square (Issue 136)

Viruses Can Steal Our Genetic Code to Form New GenesHo JSY et al. Hybrid Gene Origination Creates Human-Virus Chimeric Proteins during Infection. Cell, June 2020;Viruses have the ability to inflict th... read more..

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Find a Teacher for Yourself

Emre Celik is having a conversation with Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky on his article "Find a Teacher for Yourself" published in The Fountain Magazine 134, March-April 2020.Emre Celik is having a conversat... read more..

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Birds or Humanity?

Atilla Kahveci is speaking with Dr. Daniel Skubik on his article "Birds or Humanity?" in The Fountain 134, March-April 2020.Atilla Kahveci is speaking with Dr. Daniel Skubik on his article "Birds or H... read more..

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Mother of Orphans

Cemal Ozgur is speaking with Dr. Seyma Aslan on her article "Mother of Orphans" in The Fountain 134 March-April 2020.Cemal Ozgur is speaking with Dr. Seyma Aslan on her article "Mother of Orphans" in ... read more..

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The Fountain Talks

A review of The Fountain issue 135 with authors Ceyda Sablak, Anwar Alam, Alpaslan Ozdogan, and Lawrence Brazier.A review of The Fountain issue 135 with authors Ceyda Sablak, Anwar Alam, Alpaslan Ozdo... read more..

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