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Monthly Archive


Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 121 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
The Fountain


Travel has never been easier than today, and growing numbers of passengers are filling airports and bus terminals for long-distance journeys. If one cannot afford the fare, it is possible to make a vi... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Dignifying Humanity

Your essence is even loftier than angels.Hidden in you are spheres and compacted globesMehmed Akif The human is the main subject of every philosophical and scientific view. Neither any philosophy read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Adem Arikanli

Sneezing: An Alarm from the Body

With its capacity to sense smells and prepare air for the lungs, the nose offers a feast of wisdom for appreciative minds. The nose is a very important organ which is assigned with the task of protect... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Omer Ahmet Sarimurat

Values in Education: Democratic Values

"Sentences are correct if you are right."Yunus EmrePeople need to understand the values, ideas and practices in their society. Values relate to our purpose in life and are used as guiding principles. read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ahmet Nazif Canoglu

The Wonderful Octopus

Taking its place among the world's short-lived mollusks, the octopus is a fantastic sea animal with intelligent behavior. Despite its smooth and soft skin, it has a hard beak and its tongue is like a ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ayse K. Coskun

A Present of The Presence Through Three Dripping Snow-cones

"I want to start fasting this year during the month of Ramadan" she said with a serious tone of voice, as determined as a five-year-old girl could be. It was their family custom to bring up important read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ali Kaya

The Expansion of the Universe and the Big Bang: A Qur'anic Perspective

After Hubble announced the final results of his observations in 1929, physicists' view of the universe began to change completely. In fact, before Hubble published his findings, Friedmann, who had use... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Hilmi Celaloglu

Organized Industry in Cells: ER

An important characteristic of animate structures in the micro-pages of nature unseen by the naked eye is being able to fit intricate and convoluted broad surfaces into a small area or volume. Fitting... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Abdul-Mumin Abdulai

Building Social Capital for Development: The Role of Religious Values and Virtues

This paper investigates the benefits that religious values and virtues can bring to bear on building social capital for societal development. From the outset, it has to be acknowledged that the majori... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Katharine Branning

The Missing Piece: The New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Eight months have passed since the "New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia" of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City opened on November ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Yaqin (Certainty)

Yaqin (certainty) means having no doubt about the truth of a matter and arriving at accurate, doubt-free knowledge through exact verification. Used also to mean verification, seeking certainty, examin... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Jacob Winkler

All of Your Beautiful Names

O Allah I know You say There is no compulsion in religion But I don't want this freedom Any longer You can have it And me as well Only teach me to count One and one and one is one And gather ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Seth Mette

... and a Rock Falls

I am watching the little tree illuminated by the sunlight penetrating through the other grown trees. Aside from the hushing of the leaves, I hear the sporadic whizzes of cars. The v-shaped valley and ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Hamza Aydin

The Breast Milk: A Wonderful Food for the Baby

Researches on the complex, multi-dimensional, and dynamic natured organisms reveal new findings and beauties pertaining to creation. Recent researches made in relation to various aspects of the breast... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Ertugrul Deniz

Thoughts on Science of Forecasting

Making predictions is an active form of decision-making people do all the time mostly without even being aware. When the bell rings, we guess that there is someone behind the door waiting for us to co... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Jessica Danielle Phillips

The Butterfly Mosque: Building a Bridge

G. Willow Wilson openly states in her work, The Butterfly Mosque, "When videos of angry men in beards flooded the airwaves, claiming their religion was incompatible with the decadent West, I believed ... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Arslan Mayda

Birth through Belly?

Considering the way human beings are born, some people believe that there can be a "fault" in the design of human body. It is asserted that some normal births cause too much pain for women and cause c... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Osman Senkaya

Significance of Philanthropic Institutions in Ottoman Social Life

"Waqf 1 is a social, legal and religious institution which played an important role in social, cultural and economic life of the Islamic world, especially the Turkic world of the Seljuk and Ottoman pe read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Pervisha Khan

Her Heavenly Abode... A Letter to A Friend Far Away

Sometimes, to say goodbye to someone you love is quite impossible. It is easier to say "see u later" instead. But at a certain time in your life, there comes a moment when you have to face it. You hav... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
Hikmet Isik

Action in the Service of God and Community

Question: What is the secret of being a person of constant action in the service of God in accordance with the conditions of today? What are the possible means of keeping this spirit consistent? We c... read more..

Issue 88 (July - August 2012)
The Fountain

What do mosquitoes do when it’s raining?

What do mosquitoes do when it's raining? Mosquitoes like climates with high humidity and rainfall. While a single raindrop can weigh 50 times as much as a mosquito, how can mosquitos fly and survive ... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
The Fountain

Peacebuilding through Education

The Fountain is partnering this month with the Peace Islands Institute of New York for the "Peacebuilding through Education: Challenges, Opportunities, Cases" conference on September 24th (details are... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
M. Fethullah Gulen

What Generations Expect from Education

What do we mean when we mention education and training in relation to our current and future generations? How should we teach our values to new generations and who is to undertake this sacred duty? We... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Halil I. Demir

Religious Inspirations and Scientific Inventions

What exactly is it that inspires us, say, to write a beautiful poem or an article, or the next big idea that will change our life? There is no short answer for this question, for inspirations may come... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Fethiye Ozis

Energy and Environmental Issues: A Comparative Study for Turkey and the U.S.

Inevitably, energy is one of the key issues currently effecting economic development in much of the modern world. The fact that fossil fuels are non-renewable and have detrimental effects on the envir... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Seth Mette

Remembering the Super Victim: A Letter from a Villain's Mom to a Superhero

My husband had never been a family man; he was always focused and devoted to his work. For him, a successful business meant power and that family was only a minor obligation. There were many times whe... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Rev. Dr. Pachomius Okogie

The Medicine for This Sickness: A Reaction to the Recent Violence and Killings in Nigeria

These days, we are witnessing a kind of violence never before heard of in our land. Young men and women are planting bombs in public places, and even blowing themselves up, using themselves as fatal w... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Rev. Fr. D Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua

Basis for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Whenever I watch and read about killings and terrorism in the name of religion today, the music of our dear sister of blessed memory, Christy Essien Igbokwe re-echoes on and on akin to a heart-rending... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Ihsan Ali / Ahmet Guclu

Ibn Sina: An Exemplary Scientist

Ibn Sina (known as Avicenna in Latin and in the West) in his masterpiece The Canon of Medicine (United States National Library of Medicine, MS A 53) states that "Body secretions of a host organism (e.... read more..

Issue 89 (September - October 2012)
Ibrahim Ozbek

Coal, Diamond, and Man

All of the physical and chemical conditions of the earth are created in a way to make life possible. The earth's position in the universe and factors like heat, light, water, and air all possess the q... read more..

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