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Monthly Archive

2021

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 89 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 142 (Jul - Aug 2021)
Ceyda Sablak
6502

Racial Disparities

American history is lined with clear examples of overt racism from slavery to the implementation of the Jim Crow Laws, and many other examples that have taken years of struggling to dismantle. However... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6310

The Tomorrows of My Dreams

Our inner soul is not bound by time. Just as we consciously experience the present moment, we can also feel and live in the past or in the future. Since we don’t want to be hemmed in by the narrow mea... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Hakan Oztunc
6881

Skipping Stones With Math

One of my most beautiful childhood memories was stone skipping with my dad. It always seemed mysterious to me when the rocks bounced smoothly on a calm sea on a warm summer day. Skipping stones is a ... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Mariya Tytarenko
6368

Homo Covidicus

It was YOU – 2006 Person of the Year according to Time magazine. You – meaning user who contributes to the Internet. Homo Interneticus, in other words. You could even see your face in the glossy mirro... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Adam Sahin
8347

The New Normal

It was December 31st, 2019 when Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia seen in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Later, we’ve learned that it was due to a new virus in... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Soner Efe
6251

Brain Development During Adolescence

Until recently, the human brain was thought to complete its development to a great extent when the child is 5 or 6 years old. This was mostly theoretical, for we did not have the technology to visuali... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Didem Firtina
7914

Pistol Shrimp

Great explosions similar to those of pistol sounds are sometimes heard underwater. These loud sounds come from pistol shrimps, measuring only 3-5 cm in length. The “bullets” used by this animal consis... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
33766

Unity - 1

Tawhid, derived from wahda (oneness), means unifying, regarding as one, believing in God’s Oneness or Unity, and sincerely accepting the reality that there is no deity but God. The Sufis add to these ... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Jan Kaneen
6661

Voices and Monsters

Postpartum psychosis is a rare mental health condition that affects one or two in every 1,000 new mothers. Research suggests it is an overt presentation of bipolar disorder that coincides with hormona... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Hannah Vuozzo
5647

The Snowflake

It’s a land of tundra and toil; sacrifice and secrecy; fallacy and fight. They say Russia is a cold place in more ways than one. It’s no wonder given its tumultuous history. Maybe the cold is a means ... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Zeynep Cakmak
7550

Counseling Muslim-American Youth

A day thinking about what could happen, should happen, or what might have been is a day missed. #mindfulmoments @Headspace Think of the present hour; your power of patient endurance is enough for t read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
Hannah Kay
6032

For My Brother

Between the ages of six and ten, I stayed up every night waiting for the sound of my parents closing their bedroom door. Then I stayed up for an extra 20-30 minutes to make sure it didn’t reopen. I wa... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
The Fountain
6220

Faith and Concern

Being trouble-free is the biggest trouble of all. I’d rather wish people felt so troubled for others that their hearts felt burning in embers, rather than being trouble-free. Troubled as to why people... read more..

Issue 143 (Sep - Oct 2021)
The Fountain
5909

Science Square (Issue 143)

Dreams keep brain refreshed Tsai et al. Cerebral capillary blood flow upsurge during REM sleep is mediated by A2a receptors. Cell Reports, August 2021 New research has provided some fresh insights i... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
The Fountain
4487

Editorial (Issue 144): The Beauty of Balance

There are two primary theories regarding the universe and how all matter is maintained; one is that it exists in a kind of “organized chaos” where things happen both randomly and in balance at the sam... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6633

The Tomorrows of Our Dreams

Feeling and understanding the future with its own particular profundities, even if it seems only a fancy at present, is a reality, albeit one nurtured with belief, hope, resolve, and determination. Th... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Tuncay Caglayan
6026

Mercy, Drop by Drop

Water is an essential component of life as we know it. When studied carefully, one is baffled to find out how water is circulated from the oceans and land to the sky, so that the Earth is made a habit... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Eric Weinholtz
7418

A Genuine Tolerance

For more than six hundred years, from 1300 until 1922, the Ottoman Empire ruled over a religiously diverse population. For the duration of its entire existence the state exhibited exceptional toleranc... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Esra Buyukcombak
6024

We Feel Pain

How would life be if we never felt any pain? If your answer to this question is "great" then you know nothing about the consequences of "congenital analgesia," a condition in which a person cannot fee... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Rumeysa Eren
7473

Baby on Board

The holy mystery called mercy embraces all beings. It is manifested in the most brilliant manner, particularly in the compassion of mothers. The mystery of mercy makes the mother's womb the first plac... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Ferah Armutcu
6472

Divergent Views, Same Purpose

Philosophy is described as the rational, abstract, and methodical consideration of reality as a whole or of fundamental dimensions of human existence and experience. The term philosopher, from ancient... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6083

Unity - 2

(continued from the previous issue) God’s Lordship and the lights of His Existence and Lordship which shine on things and events are stressed in many verses of the Qur’an such as: God, there is no de read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Numan Erciyes
5805

Living Fast Unawares

Formula One (F1) auto racing, organized by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, [1] consists of a series of races held in specially built circuits in different countries. Drivers and teams a... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Vagif Kazimli
6476

Less Is More

We always want more. We sometimes so much more for selfish reasons only, turning this desire into greed, and we become oblivious to the needs of others. Greed has made many people wild in history and ... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
John M. Munsil
5820

The Hater and the Madman

The hater, my son the hater – enraged by his latest drug of choice – stood on his stepstool in the town square and yelled at us. His topic today was the same as yesterday’s; the words didn’t matter. H... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Hakan Oztunc
6766

Lucky Numbers?

Have you ever thought about what your world would be like without numbers? Would we be able to build our civilization without numbers? We encounter them everywhere and we need them to survive. They ar... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
Aleezeh Usman
5493

Sama

Calm your raging eyes Fuel not a hollow fire Lower your accusing gaze Point not at a whirling lily Liberate the flower of sublimity From the shackles of your enmity Let it dance to a divine melody L... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
The Fountain
6420

A New Way of Reading

Question: We are living in a time in which minds are confused, especially in matters of faith. What needs to be done to address the problems of our age in the best way? We tend to look back to comfor... read more..

Issue 144 (Nov - Dec 2021)
The Fountain
5546

Science Square (Issue 144)

Climate change is the main cause of fires Zhuang et al. Quantifying contributions of natural variability and anthropogenic forcings on increased fire weather risk over the western United States. Proc... read more..

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