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Fountain Archive

July 2021

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
The Fountain
206

Editorial (Issue 142): Fostering a Sense of Community

We are social creatures that depend upon one another for survival, happiness, and sustenance. On the macro level we work together to establish whole economies and societies, and at the micro level we ... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
The Fountain
42

Editorial (Issue 143): Stories From Your Neighbors

Our world is more connected than ever before, yet at the same time we often remain strikingly distant from one another. Technology, careers, education, or other pursuits could all be to blame. The Pan... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
802

Sensing Time Anew

For us to be able to fully perceive the holy days, it is first necessary that our spirits and consciences are ready to feel such music and poetry from the heavens and beyond. Those whose inner depths,... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Brian Turk
583

“Breath-Taking”

Think of a kitchen. This kitchen has a blender for blending, an oven for cooking, a fridge for cooling, utensils for eating, a dishwasher for cleaning, pans for frying, jars for storing, peelers for p... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Gurkan Polat
328

The Middle Way

Democritus (460-370 BC), an ancient Greek philosopher, described the human being as “a world in miniature” akin to a microcosm. A human being is an image of the cosmos (macrocosm) that surrounds us by... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Naim Yilmaz
668

Vaccines

Vaccination becomes a part of our lives at a very early age. We start getting our shots in the first few months after we are born, when we start school, during flu season, or when a pandemic such as C... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Irfan Yilmaz
455

Is That a Spider Riding a Balloon?

In 1832, 100 km off the coast of Argentina, Charles Darwin observed numerous tiny crimson spiders, sized 2-3 mm, riding the breeze from the sea and then sticking onto the ropes and sails of the HMS Be... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
462

Distinguishing (Farq)

In the language of Sufism, farq (distinguishing) has been interpreted as making a clear distinction between unity and multiplicity. To give a longer and more explicit definition, distinguishing means ... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Thomas Michel
598

The Theological Dimension of the Thought of M. Fethullah Gülen (Part 3)

The terms translated in English as “worship,” “servanthood,” and “devotion” are taken from Arabic and possess a long history in the Islamic tradition. In particular, they have been commented upon by S... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Mehmet Ramazanoglu
613

Between Light and Darkness

The famous Greek physician Galen of Pergamon (129-200 CE) used to organize picnics and camps for himself and his patients on what is now called Kozak Plateau near Bergama in present-day Turkey, famous... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
553

A Nightingale’s Song

With the fire of grief, ever burning inside, This humble heart of mine cherishes you day and night. *** With its grief and worries plunging into sweet dreams, My heart aches, O please, look at this ... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Numan Erciyes
543

Oranges and …

When I visited Thailand years ago, I had the pleasure of tasting about 20 different types of exotic, tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, some of which were first in my life. Each had a unique co... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Olivia Langford
488

We Began as Strangers

“Quick, the cord’s wrapped around her neck. Twice!” I remember my numb feet in the stirrups. I remember the nurses on either side of me. I remember seeing my baby’s little purple head in the mirror, ... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
The Fountain
552

The Sultan of This World and the Next

Question: What are the points to be considered while seeking to have a fair perspective of Prophet Muhammad? There are extensive literature and sources that explore the different aspects of the noble... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
The Fountain
531

Science Square (Issue 142)

Is hair graying reversible? Rosenberg et al. Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress. eLife, June 2021. A new study has found that the old rumor about why ... read more..

Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Ceyda Sablak
728

Racial Disparities

American history is lined with clear examples of overt racism from slavery to the implementation of the Jim Crow Laws, and many other examples that have taken years of struggling to dismantle. However... read more..

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