Fountain Archive

January 2022

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
The Fountain
271

Editorial (Issue 145)

Love in our times is associated more than anything else with romance, which usually lasts not that long. Yet true love is way beyond temporary feelings of excitement between two individuals – it is a ... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1438

Morality of Love

For human society, the last few centuries have been one turmoil after another. In response, we are still searching—sometimes in a disciplined manner, sometimes not so much—for the ways and methods to ... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Brian Turk
495

Billions of Beats

Humans can live relatively long lives; some people can even live a century, or more! A lot goes on in our bodies to keep us alive. But nothing is as tireless as our heart. Starting soon after the firs... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Fatih Yanik
920

ConspiraSea

Why have many people suddenly quit eating fish? Is dumped fishing gear the largest polluter of our oceans? (Spoiler Alert: Yes) (2 & 16). Seaspiracy, A Netflix documentary about commercial fishing... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Rafiq Ebrahim
525

Calligraphy

When calligraphy appeared millennia ago, it was an impressive evolution in writing. Ordinary handwriting simply conveys a message, but in calligraphy, the writing itself is art, allowing one to see ea... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Nurcihan Can
520

Contemplating God

When the novel coronavirus Covid-19 started to spread across the world at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, it challenged not only people but also systems. As Necip Fazil Kisakurek warned in his ... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Naim Yilmaz
776

Pharmacokinetics

When we get a prescription from a doctor, the drug usually comes with instructions for how to use it. These include when we take the drug (before or after a meal), how many times a day and for how lon... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen
814

Wakefulness (Yaqada)

In the language of Sufism, yaqada (wakefulness) means that an initiate must be aware, careful and sensitive with respect to God’s commandments at the beginning of the journey, and without failing into... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Albert Frolov
899

The Understanding of “Human”

According to the American Humanist Association, nowadays the word “humanism” is popularly understood to imply “some progressive philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, a... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Hilal Akman and Areej Qamar
815

PFAS: The “Forever Chemicals”

“Man-made chemical” sounds dangerous if we imagined it in relation to what we eat, put on as clothes, or use with our hands. We should not be obsessed with it, but it is important to be aware that the... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
Diane Parkes
349

The 91-Year-Old Man Who Is My Father

The 91-year-old man who is my father is slowly going insane. His conversation is rambling, his ideas are fractured, he is jumping from one subject to another, he is telling me a story he already told ... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
The Fountain
409

Moral of the Parable

Question: What are the messages given to believers in the parable of Cain and Abel? In relation to this and other stories in the Qur’an, it is important to know that they are not in the holy scriptur... read more..

Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
The Fountain
360

Science Square (Issue 145)

Exercise keeps brain connections alive Casaletto K et al. Late‐life physical activity relates to brain tissue synaptic integrity markers in older adults. Alzheimer's & Dementia, January 2022. Ph... read more..

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