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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 84 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
The Fountain

The Fountain 1993-2023

Many athletes retire in their 20s or 30s. There are many good examples of athletes who have played into their late 30s, or even 40s, and continued to break records in their respective fields. When Lio... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Our World of Faith or, Being Cool and Peaceful in the Fire

From one perspective, some think, the entire world is in chaos—it is not possible to speak of any beauty or goodness, nor is there room for faith, divine knowledge, emotions, love, or enthusiasm. In t... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Naim Yilmaz

Imbalance in Bowel Movement

A balanced lifestyle is a must for a healthy biological, mental, and spiritual life. We need balance in everything: eating, speaking, working, sleeping, discipline, and even in love. Working extra hou... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Lawrence Brazier

Love in the Dark

It was discouragingly dark among the shrubs, and there was the rustle of dead leaves. A half-moon made mottled silver patterns on the higher branches of the trees. Walking through the park at night m... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Ceyda Sablak

Improving American Healthcare

“Medical education is the process for training doctors, subordinate to the dominant economic and social structures in societies in which it takes place.” [1] Over the last decades, we have witnessed ... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Sinem Akbulak

Physiological Effects of Music

Sound is created by fluctuations in air pressure caused by a vibrating source that stimulates hearing in humans. We produce sound with the help of organs such as the vocal cords, lungs, and muscles. H... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Lisa Gomley

Healing Through Gratitude

Although we may not completely understand the meaning of gratitude when we’re young, it is one of the first things we are taught. As soon as we are able to speak, we are prompted to say please and tha... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Journeying and Initiation - 2

Sincerity or purity of intention (ikhlas) and perfect goodness or excellence (ihsan) are the two bases and the most important sources of power for journeying and initiation. When the initiates’ heart ... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Fatih Demirci

Climate Change and Our Health

At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, countries signed an agreement on a series of measures to address climate change. The agreement includes key decisions such as... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Sadik Tok

Words as Pictures

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center discovered that when we look at a written word, a special part of our brain perceives it “like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be proce... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Hamza Ali

The Second Ticket to Life

If there’s one thing I learned as a medical trainee who deals daily with death, it’s that humans want to be remembered. We want to survive the tides of the future. We want to survive death. All our li... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
Irfan Yilmaz

Are We “Offending” Nature?

The relationship between nature’s physical and metaphysical dimensions have been under debate since time immemorial. The nature we see as the deterministic functioning of the laws of physics and chemi... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
The Fountain

Sickness of self-admiration

Speaking of oneself all the time—in other words, doing things to attract attention to oneself and impress others—is a weakness in character. Of course, there are times when one needs to express himsel... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
The Fountain

Divine Will Is Essential

Those who “rely on God, embrace the struggle, and yield to wisdom” will eventually be victorious. Victory will come to them sooner or later, in this world or the next. Yet, humankind is, by nature, im... read more..

Issue 151 (Jan - Feb 2023)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 151)

Harvesting freshwater from ocean vapor at a global scale Rahman et al. Increasing freshwater supply to sustainably address global water security at scale. Scientific Reports, December 2022. Water co... read more..

The Fountain

2023 Issues

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Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
The Fountain

Editorial: From Negation to Affirmation

Faith, we can fairly argue, is whole when it is affirmed with full conviction in one’s soul, mind, and body. Something feels missing if any of these three dimensions is not in the equation. Devotion i... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Ramadan: The Sum of Spiritual Joys

No month of the year can sail along with as much joy that never fades and everlasting pleasure and love, as the month of Ramadan. Presenting the spirit, essence, and true meaning of all the gentle sea... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Hakan Oztunc

Most Magically Magical Magic Squares

No science teaches the harmonies of nature more clearly than mathematics. In arithmetic we explore a universe of figures by counting; in geometry we discover another universe by drawing lines and layi... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Salma Abdel Fattah

A Story That Is Not Mine

Every day of our lives is a spot on our map. It can be a success, a failure, a turnaround, or maybe even simpler it could be traced by a smile, a frown, a sign or a memory. A day can be a witness of ... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Binazir Sankibayeva

Rising from the Ashes

2023 marks a full decade since the beginning of the unprecedented persecution of the Hizmet movement started in Turkey, the movement’s home country. Its institutions were confiscated, its volunteers p... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Betul Gul

What Happens After Death?

In November 2022, New York University announced startling research led by researchers at Grossman School of Medicine and elsewhere. Some 25 hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom partic... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Ayesha Zareen

A Fear in My Heart

There's a fear in my heart A vision on my mind, That someday I'd be lost. Walking down the road Among the ones who are lost. A fear of ample pride, A seed which outweighs A million skies. A fear of a ... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Journeying and Initiation - 3

In the eyes of those who have reached the stage of the soul at rest, all things, all colors and forms disappear with their peculiar features. They continuously think of and utter the truth of “There i... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Rainie Zenith


My lover is dying. We met late, both forty-two, both Elvis diehards, both into hiking through spectacular scenery in remote locations. The Inca Trail was endless shambolic staircases, an acute episod... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Fatma Gunduz

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Audacity Born Out of Ignorance

“The fool’s heart is on the tip of their tongue; the wise’s tongue is in the extreme bastion of their chest.”M. Fethullah Gülen [1] Throughout human history, numerous writers, philosophers, scientist... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Sana Khan

Key to the World’s Greatest Treasure

Consider this scenario. A 60-year-old Muslim patient with diabetes makes an appointment with his physician to come up with a plan for adjustment to his usual insulin dose for the next month. “I won’... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
Burak Haylamaz

Effective Governance for Children’s Privacy Online

Let’s close our eyes for a second and imagine a food court in a shopping mall during peak hours. It would not be that difficult in our imaginations to place some toddlers holding tablets or teenagers ... read more..

Issue 152 (Mar - Apr 2023)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 152)

Bees learn and teach new lessons Bridges AD et al. Bumblebees acquire alternative puzzle-box solutions via social learning. PLOS Biology, March 2023. A recent study showed that bumblebees can learn ... read more..

Issue 153 (May - Jun 2023)
The Fountain

Editorial: Bracing Collectively for A.I.

One of the newsworthy events of recent weeks was when Dr. Geoffrey Hinton resigned from Google, which happened as this issue of The Fountain was about to be released. Since his resignation, Dr. Hinton... read more..

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