Fountain Archive

July 2022

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
The Fountain
408

Editorial: Suffering

Nobody wants it, but it looks like “suffering” is one powerful source of impetus for us to move forward and faster. Many readers might have seen the test in which two balls are being dropped on an inc... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen
1115

And as Hearts Beat with Tenderness

Sacred days and nights imbue everything and everyone with their own color, their own distinctive taste, and their own accent; they soften everything within their embrace, add to them a dream-like qual... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Naim Yilmaz
785

Is There an Overspecialization Problem in Medicine?

Everyone needs to go to the doctor at some point in his or her life. If there is a complicated medical situation, they are referred to a specialized doctor. Sometimes, general practitioners cannot mak... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Albert Frolov
808

The Inner Dimensions of Faith as a Ground of Interreligious Dialogue

As the famous Sufi poet Jalal al-Din al-Rumi (d. 1273) once said, “Listen with ears of tolerance, see through eyes of compassion, speak with the language of love” [1]. It was Rumi’s ... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Esra Buyukcombak
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Pomegranate

The pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is a fruit with abundant seeds and a perfect packaging. A vital food and medicine provider across different civilizations for thousands of years, the pomegranate h... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Mustafa Ridvan
973

Dreams Are Fragile

Our dreams are fragile. Our dreams can fade away almost instantly when our beliefs weaken, or our needs are not met. A single child’s dream can change the lives of many people. One such child in... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Taufik Mohammad
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Restorative Justice

When crime happens, it usually involves two kinds of stakeholders: primary and secondary (McCold 2000). The categorization is based on who is affected the most, ranging from the victims and offenders ... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Fethullah Gulen
907

Chela 2 (Suffering)

Although suffering always takes on the same form, dervishes experience it differently according to their capacities and their powers of resistance. Some are almost completely freed from corporeality a... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Fatmanur Kilic
946

A Journey of the Mind in the Mother’s Womb

The universe as a whole is a grand book of God, Try any of its letters; the meaning of each reveal nothing but Him Recaizade Mahmud Ekrem Experts of mystical journey profess that to be able to at read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Lawrence Brazier
803

A Writer’s Prayer

My personal sense of unease had been with me for some time, although “unease” is putting it mildly. There had been milestones of relief, little landmarks along the way. These were often books. A man c... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Serdar Kilic
1024

The Troubled Watermill - Dertli Dolap: A Commentary

My intention in writing this piece is to elucidate crucial concepts in a poem written by Yunus Emre—concepts needed to understand the Sufi worldview. A mysterious figure, almost all that we know of Em... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Nahida Esmail
805

Kilwa Kisiwani – the wealthiest Swahili city-state

Considered as a World Heritage Site, Kilwa (or “Quiloa”) bears testimony to the rich heritage and flourishing Indian Ocean trade from the 13th to the 16th century. Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara are t... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
The Fountain
877

Living for Others

Question: How should believers approach the tribulations of those who devote themselves to the happiness of others? “So others may live” is the loftiest goal possible for a person. It is an ideal for... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
The Fountain
763

Science Square

Secret sauce of exercise Li et al.  An exercise-inducible metabolite that suppresses feeding and obesity. Nature, June 2022. Exercise has been demonstrated to improve the metabolic parameters and he... read more..

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