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Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 91 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Mirage of Life

Life is over, only its silent voice remains, Entrusted to the next, its breath remains; I know not what I will be in the beyond, Only a broken plectrum’s melody remains. From the memories of the days... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
Hikmet Isik

Boasting of One’s Rank, Reviling Others’ Genealogies

Question: Among the characteristics of “ignorance” that his followers would not completely abandon, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, mentions boasting on the basis of one’s rank, reviling othe... read more..

Issue 128 (Mar - Apr 2019)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 128)

{module Science Square (Issue 128)}First miniature human heart printedNoor N et al. 3D Printing of Personalized Thick and Perfusable Cardiac Patches and Hearts.  Advanced Science, April 2019.In a majo... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
The Fountain

Editorial: Diversifying Relationship with God

Evil and violence have always been a part of the human story. While every individual has both angelic and devilish aspects, many of the most violent atrocities have been committed by powerful authorit... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen


Paranoia is a chronic spiritual illness that disrupts a person’s ability for reasoning, balanced thinking, and judgment. Paranoia is a symptom of psychopathy. People who exhibit signs of paranoia ofte... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Omar Bagasra / Anisah B. Bagasra

The Smokeless Fire: Can We Explain the World of Jinn in Multi-Dimensional Logic?

Spatial dimensions and unseen reality, important in both science and religion, are areas that have perennially fascinated human beings. The quest for truth, in these and other areas, is best realized ... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Emru Kiydal

Religions and Economic Justice

Economic inequality refers to the disparity of wealth or income between individuals or between the different groups in a society. According to Di Matteo (2014), economic inequality occurs primarily as... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Asli Uzun

Metaphysics of Mental Health

Over time, the pressures that accumulate from our commitments and responsibilities can affect our mental health. Through prolonged periods of stress, cortisol and adrenaline poison our body, which can... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Ayhan Cetin

Are We Ready to Swim with Crocodiles in the River and Dance with Lions in the Jungle?

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. echoed the sentiments of this African Proverb when he said... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Irfan Yilmaz

Fasting and Cleaning

There are many ongoing studies into fasting, a practice prescribed across many religions. Increasingly, there is evidence to support that intermittent fasting is beneficial to human health. The oppos... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Intoxication and Sobriety (Sakr and Sahw)

In the language of Sufism, sakr (intoxication) means that an initiate is enraptured by the rays of the manifestations of God’s “Facial” Light. His or her returning to his or her former, normal state i... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Sinem Akbulak

Frequency of Meals and the Example of the Prophet

It is widely accepted in modern culture that people should eat three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nutritionists generally recommend adding two snacks (one in the morning and the other in the a... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Ahmet Kurucan

Dialogue with the Qur’an: Understanding the Divine Message in Its Context and Beyond

The message of the Holy Qur’an is believed to be relevant for all Muslims, including those who lived when it was first revealed (between 610 and 632) and those who will come until the end of time. Bas... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Omer Yildiz

Moringa: A Source of Healing

Being a native Indian tree, the Moringa also grows in tropical countries, such as Nigeria. Although its leaves have long been eaten or brewed for health benefits, its effectiveness has not yet been re... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Abdullah Aymaz


Hannah, the grandmother of Jesus, the mother of Mary, the wife of Aaron, the mother-in-law of Zachariah, the daughter of Fazuka. On realizing that she is pregnant, prayed to God in utmost sincer... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Mehmed Gokcel

Sin and the Feeling of Guilt

O you who believe! Turn to God in true, sincere repentance. (66:8) Philosophers and scientists have long mulled over the faculties that govern our actions and thoughts. They have identified these read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
Hikmet Isik

Staying behind for Profound Knowledge

Question: What are the lessons today’s believers should draw from the following Divine message: “Believers should not go forth to war all together. But why should not a party from every community of t... read more..

Issue 129 (May - Jun 2019)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 129)

Artificial photosynthesis transforms CO2 into liquefiable fuels Yu and Jain. Plasmonic photosynthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide assisted by an ionic liquid. Nature Communications, May... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
The Fountain

Editorial: Mass Trauma

The world has never been free of trouble; yet, today all it takes to be exposed to trauma is to sign into social media. We start our days with news of disasters, be it wildfires in the Amazon, a mass ... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen

I Pity...

The feeling of pity is the quiver of a person’s heartstrings and spirit, a quiver that resonates from a sincere sense of compassion deep in one’s soul. Feeling pity, as it were, can be found in all li... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Asli Uzun

Preventative Medicine of Gastrointestinal Disease

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is among the most common chronic diseases in the Western world, affecting up to 30% of the general population in Europe and the US. It is a condition which deve... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Ellen Michelson

Turning the Unknown and the Different Into the Familiar and the Friendly

December 2, 2015.  A mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, following a devastating attack in Paris, France. Anti-Muslim rhetoric mushrooms, but how can I, one person, respond? December 6, 2015... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Furkan Tekin

Mass Trauma, PTSD, and Treatment Options

Nooriye is a 39-year-old Iraqi female. She had a pretty normal life until a group of terrorists knocked on her door. Her two sons were killed in front of her. She was abused and tortured for days, as ... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Craig Considine

Jihad in Islam and Christianity

Politicians and anti-Muslim activists frequently take to audiences and websites to criticize the term jihad as a form of Islamic supremacism, oppression, and violence. Muslim extremists, on the other ... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Robert Howe

Regenerating Life with Soulcentric Education

A few years ago, I was invited to present a paper on a panel titled “Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene.” At the time, I was an English teacher, at a high school in England. I was unfamiliar with the ... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Guner Oz

The Nose and the Miraculous Ability to Smell

Aromatherapy involved inhaling pleasant smells and is a non-medicinal form of treatment for various psychological disorders. A nice smell triggers hormones of happiness (serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin,... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Parting and Reunion (Fasl and Wasl)

In the language of Sufism, fasl (parting) denotes renunciation of the world and the Hereafter with respect to their own being in themselves, but not to their aspects that indicate the Creator. It also... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Fatma Gunduz

Our Skin and Protection from the Sun

Enveloping our body like a piece of clothing, our skin is a miraculous organ that both forms a barrier against potential invaders and plays a crucial role in the maintenance of vital functions. It is ... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Carry On

It was a blustery February morning, and just a few days before my 40th birthday, when my cell phone rang. I thought perhaps it was someone offering me early well wishes. But it was my mom, calling wit... read more..

Issue 130 (July - Aug 2019)
Jacob Hardy

Mental Pollution

Is it why we cannot attain maximum mental performance? If you are one of those people who are unsatisfied with their foreign language competence after many years of hard work, practice, and expos read more..

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