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Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
The Fountain

Editorial: Islam and Extremism

I felt exhausted trying to write yet another message of shame when the kidnapper in Sydney was reported to have asked for an ISIL flag. "How many more times am I supposed to discredit such violence?" ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen


Faithfulness and fidelity are the hallmarks of societies that are committed to living and working together for a higher good. Fidelity or faithfulness is a rose that grows within the friendly, wa read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Nuri Balta

The Revolving Universe

What is velocity, one of the major concepts we learn in physics? What place does it occupy in our lives? Where is mankind in the universe in terms of velocity? Why is it important to understand veloci... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Seth Mette

What Is Missing in Science Education?

Nowadays, despite the increasing amount of knowledge and the means to access it, younger generations are less and less passionate about the sciences and math. For many of them, mathematics is mainly a... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Cihan Kara

Nuclear Radiation and Misfits of the Standard Model: Neutrinos

It would seem nowadays as though the general public's knowledge of nuclear radiation is derived less from science and more from science fiction. The beginning of the 20th century brought the atomic ag... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Dr. Zeki Saritoprak

The Prophet of Islam and His Universal Message

Theologically speaking, the universality of Muhammad's (peace and blessings be upon him) message comes from the concept of one God who is the God of all, not only of Muslims. God describes Himself in ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Tarik Ozgur

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Skepticism

What is Skepticism? Skepticism, loosely defined, is the idea that one can never be certain about any piece of knowledge one may possess at any given moment. Fundamental skepticism makes the seemingly ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Muhammed Emin

I Do Not Kill Flies!

The flies are surely "acrobatic flight masters." They can detect the necessary angle of lift-off depending on the strength and direction of the wind through the receptive molecules (receptors) they ha... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Muhit Mert

Standing against Radicalism: The Example of Abu Hanifa

Radicalism is a destructive force that threatens bonds within a society. It violates social order, for those who adopt radicalism assume their views as the norm and dictate that all must follow their ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Rafiq Ebrahim

The Grand Mosque of Paris

In these days, when tensions - expressed or unexpressed - are running high between Muslim and Jewish communities, The Grand Mosque of Paris comes as a breath of fresh air. It has the potential to heal... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Freedom (Hurriya)

The realization of every lawful desire without hindrance, freedom from any pressure, confinement, or subservience, the right to elect, to be elected, and to enjoy certain basic rights in political lif... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Ahmet D. Bahadir

When Concrete Meets Steel

A secure residence is one of the basic human necessities. The need for housing has been satisfied via various structures in conjunction with science and technology. The first durable building material... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Emily Secen

Orphan Care Adoption and Kafala

The need for orphans to receive adequate and comprehensive care is universal; it is present in every culture and religious group. It is a need that could threaten every child, though we pray that our ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

This Worldly Life

How beautiful, is this worldly lifeBut not a soul shall remainWe all come into this worldOnly to leave it one dayI can see that everything around meRises then fades awayLife is just a passing momentNo... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
June Dayle Jelm

Occupying Our Human Rights

Four of the world's greatest religions – Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism – open their stories of man and the world by acknowledging that humanity is flawed. That each of us is flawed, in ou... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Bahar Cetin

Renewable Energy via Fuel Cells

For decades, converting primary energy sources into useful forms of energy has been of great interest to governments, private businesses, and academic institutions. These primary energy sources includ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Ali Oguz Er

Quantum Dots Tradition vs. Future!

Nanotechnology has become one of the most intensely studied areas of research in material science over past few decades and is a rapidly growing field with potential applications ranging from electron... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Bekir Karlik

Scent Transportation Emerging technologies may change the way we smell - yes, smell - new modes of communication.

What would it be like if, while watching a cooking show, waves of tasty aroma wafting from our television made it possible for us to smell the food being cooked? What if while watching a show about sh... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Daniel Hummel

The Problem with Hate Speech: An Islamic Perspective

According to Webster's New World Dictionary, hate speech is, "speech not protected by the First Amendment, because it is intended to foster hatred against individuals or groups based on race, religion... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
Andrew Kosorok

The 99 Names Project

Fourteen years ago, two dozen people changed, in the blink of an eye, how 300 million people view 1.37 billion other people. Of course, we are talking about the September 11th terrorist attacks which ... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Divinely Granted Favors

Question: What is meant by the phrase "divinely granted favors"? What are their different dimensions? Divine favors that are granted out of God's will refer to favors that are not dependent upon huma... read more..

Issue 103 (January - February 2015)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 103)

Earth's most abundant mineral identified Tschauner O. et al. Discovery of bridgmanite, the most abundant mineral in Earth, in a shocked meteorite. Science, November 2014. A team of scientists has id... read more..

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As extremism, violence, and hate speech keep orbiting Islam, The Fountain seeks answers in scholarship. The great example of Islam’s Prophet, the teachings of Abu Hanifa, and Muslims protecting JewsAs... read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Suleyman Kultigin

The Artistry in the Oral Cavity

The oral cavity is one of the many systems that is perfectly designed while a fetus develops in a mother’s womb The first event that takes place inside the mother’s womb is the union of sperm and read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Esranur Aslan Topaloglu

Pre-marital Counseling for Prosperous Marriages

If young adults are educated before and throughout the marriage process, relationship deterioration can be prevented in the long run. Marriage is a common and significant life event that has seri read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Ihsan Kose

Planets With Two Stars

Our sun is a single star system, but using new technology, scientists are discovering double – and even triple! – star systems The planets of the sun revolve around a single star, just like the p read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Danielle Black

The Human Footprint on the Environment: Impacts and Solutions

Environmental destruction is wreaking havoc on treasured resources, like the Ganges River, but it’s also striking closer to home, in our local communities. The Ganges River flows majestically thr read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Hamza Mert

Insulin and Blood Sugar Balance

Our body is perfectly coordinated to regulate our blood sugar level. But when our insulin levels are artificially altered, serious diseases can occur. The human body needs energy. ATP (Adenosine read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Rachel Heffington

The Secret to Red Lipstick, and Other Correspondence

Far scarier than evil men … is the idea that, wonderful as my life has been, there might have been more, or less, or different. Rachel Heffington (From Rachel to herself: a letter to be read in seve read more..

Issue 104 (March - April 2015)
Mustafa Ismet Uzun

Karl Marx, the Prophet of Materialism

Re-examining the philosophical roots of Marx’s famously flawed ideology If there is any thinker or philosopher who has been the most critical of religion, it is undoubtedly Karl Marx. The so-call read more..

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