Blog

I Witness That Faith Is the Legacy of One's Upbringing


A couple of years ago, I paid obeisance at the shrine of Maulvi Mohi-ud-Din in Nihalpora, Pattan. Maulvi Mohi-ud-Din was my maternal grandmother's spiritual and religious mentor. Visitation at shrines and tombs was an integral part of my grandmother's religious experience, and I was keen on keeping the tradition, which my grandmother had cherished, alive.

Pin It
Add a comment

© Blue Dome Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Subscribe to The Fountain: https://fountainmagazine.com/subscribe
Remembering Dr. King: Creating the Beloved Community

The Fountain was a part of a panel on January 17, 2016, on the occasion of the Dr. Martin Luther King national holiday in the United States. Titled “Creating the Beloved Community”: Why Jews, Christians and Muslims Preach Love Even While They Face Hate the panel discussion featured speakers from three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The panel took place at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal RC Church (OLMM) in Long Island, as a part of “Abraham’s Table” gatherings organized in cooperation with the Turkish Cultural Center of Long Island and the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. Speakers on the panel were Ms. Batsheva Slavin of the Jewish Center, Fr. William Brisotti of OLMM, and Hakan Yesilova of The Fountain magazine. Speakers offered prayers in their own traditions, answered questions from the audience, and explained how their faith traditions define love, their experiences of hate, and how their commitment to love helped them cope with hatred.

Pin It
Add a comment
© Blue Dome Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Subscribe to The Fountain: https://fountainmagazine.com/subscribe
5 Greatest Truths About Helicopter Parenting That Every Parent Should Know

It's natural for parents to wish the best for their children; to provide them with the finest of amenities, values, education and nurturing they possibly can. It's amazing what wonders a wholesome upbringing can do towards the empowerment, development and success of a child. When parents' love, concern and ambition for their kids, however, becomes obsessive, the consequences are far unfavorable than they are positive.

Pin It
Add a comment

© Blue Dome Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Subscribe to The Fountain: https://fountainmagazine.com/subscribe

Condemning Charleston ShootingsThe Fountain shares its condolences with the families and friends who lost their beloved ones in what appears to have been a crime of racist hatred in Charleston, South Carolina. We condemn the attack regardless of any reasons that motivated it.

During times of tragedy like this, when everyone seeks answers to questions like "why?" and "how?" we are reminded of the lead article in The Fountain's very first issue. It was on compassion.

"Compassion is the beginning of being; without it, everything is chaos. Everything has come into existence through compassion and by compassion it continues to exist in harmony."

Pin It
Add a comment

© Blue Dome Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Subscribe to The Fountain: https://fountainmagazine.com/subscribe
Three Books, One Journey

Imagine a magical book: you open it, and it opens itself to a second, and then third, book. This is what The Fountain magazine invites its readers to do. When the reader opens this magazine, on its pages, two more books are revealed. The reader reads the magazine, but the articles also read the reader; suddenly, the universes of micro and macro converge between the lines. The meaning, the human, and the universe unfold and each reads the other on every page of the journey.

Pin It
Add a comment

© Blue Dome Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Subscribe to The Fountain: https://fountainmagazine.com/subscribe
Harvesting Meaning: Four Cups of TeaA human is a being who turns the most trivial things into a festival of comprehension and understanding. Yet, tea has never been casual for some – especially when it is presented in a prayer hall. Such a gesture reminds us how sharing makes human souls shine and grow.

"Four Cups of Tea" illuminates four examples of collaboration and coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims. The first example, or the first cup of tea, makes the readers feel warm and cozy. It is about a monastery tablet. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, issued a decree of protection to the Christian monks at the Monastery of St. Catherine, which is located at the top of Mt. Sinai. Today, this tablet is at the entrance of the monastery. The master of St. Catherine’s college at the University of Oxford is also one of the directors of the Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Now, the academic monastery that is named St. Catherine offers tea to Islamic Studies.

Pin It
Add a comment

© Blue Dome Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Subscribe to The Fountain: https://fountainmagazine.com/subscribe