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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 83 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 145 (Jan - Feb 2022)
The Fountain

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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..

The Fountain

2022 Issues

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Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
The Fountain

Editorial (Issue 146)

Video games have become a part of our lives. It used to be kids only who spent hours playing, but those kids have become parents and many of them continue to play. Faster internet and rapidly growing ... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Thinking of Heavenly Days

Thinking of the heavenly days … Days promised by the Prophets and dreamed of by the saints… Days testified by the truthful witnesses of the sun rising…Thinking of those days with full confidence in ... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Nilufer Demir

Forgiveness and Apoptosis

We are born with physical bodies, we live in these bodies, and eventually, we bid farewell to this world, leaving our bodies behind. Our bodies are entrusted to us, and we have to know how to safeguar... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Cemal Ozgur

When Gaming and Gambling Collide

Video games have exploded in popularity since their inception in the 1970s and are now a permanent part of the entertainment industry. The marriage of video games and the internet in the 1990s brought... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Esra Buyukcombak

Healing with Spices

Spices, generally used for seasoning foods, can also be used for killing microbes. As people opt for foods that are less processed—and may even contain no chemical additives—the protective value of sp... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Nazia Nazar

War and Peace in the Qur’an

One of the reasons for widespread Islamophobia is the wrong understanding of the Qur’an, Islam’s Holy Book. There is a general perception that the Qur’an contains references to war and violence, incit... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Naim Yilmaz


When someone has a headache, they take a pain reliever; usually, the pain soon goes away. If a child has a fever, its parents will give them an antipyretic to reduce the fever. How do these drugs work... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen


According to people of the heart, mujahada (striving) means doing what is required by having been endowed with will-power. It includes struggling against the car­nal soul and seeking ways to defeat it... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Leslie Freiberger

The Present

On my sixteenth birthday, my mother gave me a leather-bound journal with my name embossed in gold on the front cover. I stared blankly at the blank pages with pale pinstripe lines traveling end to end... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Hakan Oztunc

How Probable Is Your Being “You”?

Sometimes unexpected things happen to us in life. We encounter situations that have almost no place in probability calculations. It’s like when the evil Star Wars character Darth Vader declares to the... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Matt Alley

The “Powers” of Ignorance

As an instructor of statistics, I sometimes cannot help but explain the phenomena of the social sciences through mathematical expressions. This is especially true when there is almost complete corresp... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
Selim Yigit

Immigration and the Effect of Integration in Societies

In the United States, immigrants often face a crisis of identity that is familiar to many who live abroad. This crisis can be thought of as a struggle between the desire for cultural integration and t... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
The Fountain

Religion Is Ease

Question: It is stated that practicing religion is easy, but to many it doesn’t appear to be so. Can you please explain this apparent contradiction? Ease and difficulty are relative concepts. It diff... read more..

Issue 146 (Mar - Apr 2022)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 146)

Insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells generated from stem cells Balboa et al. Functional, metabolic and transcriptional maturation of human pancreatic islets derived from stem cells. Nature Biotech... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
The Fountain

Editorial (Issue 147)

“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence,” the idiom goes. We tend to underestimate – or ignore totally – what falls on our share, on our side. Our eyes keep scanning across the str... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen


In its capacity to manifest Divine Names and the many duties assigned to it, earth is as worthy as all the heavens. Each time the outer crust of the earth comes into contact with the atmosphere, it un... read more..

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