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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 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Irfan Yilmaz

Do Not Underestimate Feathers

In daily parlance, feather is used in various idioms or phrases such as “light as a feather,” “feather-brained,” or “featherweight.” The word is often used in a diminutive effort to denote simple, eas... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Frank Giesenberg

The Veil of Ignorance

In a March 11, 2021, interview with Philosophy Magazine, Karl Lauterbach, now Germany's health minister, concluded, "Corona policy is covered by Rawls." Lauterbach, who advocates for limiting freedoms... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Hakan Oztunc

To Believe or Not to Believe

An ordinary person has to make up to 35,000 trivial decisions every day. Two hundred twenty-seven of them are about food alone. If you make the wrong choice, it is not a significant event in your life... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Kemal Atay

Love Until Death

Love is one of the few words in the human dictionary that has no clear definition. It is an ignorance of knowing and a force of feeling that keeps humans in a state of churning and longing, no matter ... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Tuncay Caglayan


The solar system consists of planets, dozens of moons, and millions of asteroids, comets, and meteors revolving around the Sun at its center. Along with all these celestial bodies revolving it, the Su... read more..

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

Suffering – 1 (Chela)

Denoting abandonment of all (worldly) pleasures and delights, and the affliction and hardship one bears when overcoming corporeality, chila (suffering) is used to express an initiate’s spending at lea... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Mehmet Ates

Dying and Living Twice

“They will say: ‘Our Lord! You have made us die twice, and given us life twice, so we acknowledge our sins. Is there, then, any way to get out?” (al-Mu'min 11) The verse refers to dying twice. Th read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Kubra Eskigun

Dialogs in the Park

Tim and Adam work at the same office. It was Monday. They went to Central Park to have their lunch together. It was a beautiful, cool, cloudy fall day. On their walk to the park, they mostly talked a... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Numan Erciyes

The Giant Aquarium

Constant progress within science and technology helps shed light on secrets related to life as well as wisdom and the real purpose behind many phenomena. Science also helps us to realize that many ev read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Akif Cesur

Compassion and Forgiveness: Fastest and Safest Path to Truth

Many of us must have watched a video in which a mother antelope is sacrificing herself when she saw a crocodile was approaching from behind her fawns. Such incidences in the animal kingdom draw our a... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
Earl Carlo Guevarra

One Chance

On a cool, starry summer night I slumber on my fluffy bed As the ray of the sky’s eye Shines upon my tired body My soul goes to the world of dreams And see spectres staring at me One of them speaks... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
The Fountain

Company with the Beloved

The true Beloved is our Lord, the Merciful and Everlasting. Company with Him is to feel His presence all the time, with our entire being. One thing we should note before we expand on this companionshi... read more..

Issue 147 (May - Jun 2022)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 147)

Rewinding the clock of human skin cells Gill et al. Multi-omic rejuvenation of human cells by maturation phase transient reprogramming. eLife, April 2022. The cells in our bodies perform their funct... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
The Fountain

Editorial: Suffering

Nobody wants it, but it looks like “suffering” is one powerful source of impetus for us to move forward and faster. Many readers might have seen the test in which two balls are being dropped on an inc... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen

And as Hearts Beat with Tenderness

Sacred days and nights imbue everything and everyone with their own color, their own distinctive taste, and their own accent; they soften everything within their embrace, add to them a dream-like qual... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Naim Yilmaz

Is There an Overspecialization Problem in Medicine?

Everyone needs to go to the doctor at some point in his or her life. If there is a complicated medical situation, they are referred to a specialized doctor. Sometimes, general practitioners cannot mak... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Albert Frolov

The Inner Dimensions of Faith as a Ground of Interreligious Dialogue

As the famous Sufi poet Jalal al-Din al-Rumi (d. 1273) once said, “Listen with ears of tolerance, see through eyes of compassion, speak with the language of love” [1]. It was Rumi’s ... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Esra Buyukcombak


The pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is a fruit with abundant seeds and a perfect packaging. A vital food and medicine provider across different civilizations for thousands of years, the pomegranate h... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Mustafa Ridvan

Dreams Are Fragile

Our dreams are fragile. Our dreams can fade away almost instantly when our beliefs weaken, or our needs are not met. A single child’s dream can change the lives of many people. One such child in... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Taufik Mohammad

Restorative Justice

When crime happens, it usually involves two kinds of stakeholders: primary and secondary (McCold 2000). The categorization is based on who is affected the most, ranging from the victims and offenders ... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Fethullah Gulen

Chela 2 (Suffering)

Although suffering always takes on the same form, dervishes experience it differently according to their capacities and their powers of resistance. Some are almost completely freed from corporeality a... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Fatmanur Kilic

A Journey of the Mind in the Mother’s Womb

The universe as a whole is a grand book of God, Try any of its letters; the meaning of each reveal nothing but Him Recaizade Mahmud Ekrem Experts of mystical journey profess that to be able to at read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Lawrence Brazier

A Writer’s Prayer

My personal sense of unease had been with me for some time, although “unease” is putting it mildly. There had been milestones of relief, little landmarks along the way. These were often books. A man c... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Serdar Kilic

The Troubled Watermill - Dertli Dolap: A Commentary

My intention in writing this piece is to elucidate crucial concepts in a poem written by Yunus Emre—concepts needed to understand the Sufi worldview. A mysterious figure, almost all that we know of Em... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
Nahida Esmail

Kilwa Kisiwani – the wealthiest Swahili city-state

Considered as a World Heritage Site, Kilwa (or “Quiloa”) bears testimony to the rich heritage and flourishing Indian Ocean trade from the 13th to the 16th century. Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara are t... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
The Fountain

Living for Others

Question: How should believers approach the tribulations of those who devote themselves to the happiness of others? “So others may live” is the loftiest goal possible for a person. It is an ideal for... read more..

Issue 148 (Jul - Aug 2022)
The Fountain

Science Square

Secret sauce of exercise Li et al.  An exercise-inducible metabolite that suppresses feeding and obesity. Nature, June 2022. Exercise has been demonstrated to improve the metabolic parameters and he... read more..

Issue 149 (Sep - Oct 2022)
The Fountain

Editorial: What Is Beneath?

How likely it is to be in a pub in one of remotest corners of the world and hear in an open mike session a poem on foundational questions about life from both scientific and philosophical perspectives... read more..

Issue 149 (Sep - Oct 2022)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Embodiments of Rectitude

There are some exemplary people who we may call “embodiments of rectitude.” These exceptional people look at life with a holistic view. They see things correctly, they think correctly, and they attach... read more..

Issue 149 (Sep - Oct 2022)
Lisa Villarroel & Matthew Jager

A True Public Health Story

  “Nearly 1 in three public health employees say they are considering leaving their organization within the next year ... More than half of public health employees report at least one symptom of po... read more..

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