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Fountain Archive

May 2021

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
The Fountain
85

Editorial (Issue 141): Being Genuine

Virtually every action that a person undertakes is affected by his intentions. Whether they be mundane and routine or grandiose and life-changing, our true, heart-felt goals influence us on a massive ... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
526

Love for Knowledge

While attempting to obtain a love for knowledge and willpower to think, one must not overlook reality or disregard past experiences. One must relate to the “sense of reality” under the watch of reason... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Didem Firtina
234

Koala

The amiable koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), which can often be found sleeping while clinging on to trees, may resemble a teddy bear but is instead a herbivorous marsupial (marsupials are endemic to Au... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Felix Kaiza
306

Reflections on “The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View”

I have read numerous books and written reviews of some, but The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View gave me a special reflection treat thanks to the brilliance, effort, and integrity of Dr. Craig C... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Irfan Yilmaz
216

How Our Noses Can Sniff out Cancer (and Other Diseases!)

Every one of our five senses is unique in their own way. The miraculous sense of smell is pointed to in the famous story of Prophet Joseph when his father Prophet Jacob said, “I sense the fragrance of... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Allen S. Maller
326

Why Do Pious People Suffer?

For many people, especially in today's world, it is very hard to reconcile the personal, sometimes seemingly intolerable, suffering of admirable and pious people with Divine justice and love. Believer... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Hakan Oztunc
471

The Owl and Its Parabolic Face

Owls are known to be a symbol of wisdom throughout history in ancient Greece, Asia, and America. They are also unquestionably mysterious predators. This mystery derives from the math they seem to be u... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Bernadette & Daniel Skubik
310

Covid Resilience

The recent pandemonium enveloping us all unsheathes a swashbuckling double-edged sword advancing our retreat into global disconnect may our union reunite beating swords into plowshares... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Nahida Esmail
274

Everlasting in This World

Hi, my name is Everlasting. I know what you are thinking. What an absurd name, what a paradox, as no one can last forever except in paradise.  Well, I’m not sure who gave me the name, but I like it. I... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
284

Absorption (Jam’) - 2

Absorption can never mean the unity of being—the unity (union) of God and the universe or God’s being identical with the universe—in the sense that pantheists claim, nor is distinguishing totally its ... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Nilufer Demir
299

Black Cumin

“Black cumin is healing for all diseases except death.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Studies on the positive effects of black cumin have a long history. Even a simple list of the titles of these studi read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Nuh Aydin
292

Safety Systems Unique to the Brain

Bennet Omalu[1] is a physician specialized as a forensic expert and pathologist, which means he examines the tissues and organs of dead people to determine their cause of death. One day, he was asked ... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Sarah Winter
290

Ibn al-Haytham’s Vision

He does not have a familiar name like Nicolaus Copernicus, Roger Bacon, or Galileo, but Ibn al-Haytham’s name is the reason that those aforementioned scientists carry the weight that they do today. A... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Thomas Michel
302

The Theological Dimension of the Thought of M. Fethullah Gülen (Part 2)

“Sincerity” in the Islamic Tradition Ikhlas is a Qur’anic concept that is variously translated as “sincerity” or “purity of intention,” and Gülen’s understanding of this term covers both aspects of t... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
Fethullah Gülen
105

Helping Others Without Seeking Recognition

Question: The need for affiliation and sense of belonging are human conditions, but they may sometimes overshadow charitable actions. What should believers do to engage in altruistic work with the int... read more..

Issue 141 (May - Jun 2021)
The Fountain
86

Science Square (Issue 141)

More, more, and more Adams GS et al. People systematically overlook subtractive changes. Nature, April 2021 A recent study showed that human beings are driven by a powerful instinct to add rather th... read more..

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