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Monthly Archive

January 2021

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 15 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
The Fountain

Editorial (Issue 139)

It is uncommon that we observe the background details of a well-produced film or notice the subtle masterpieces behind a state-of-the-art play. Aside from those that are very observant, these elements... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Being of Adam

Being human is being “of Adam.” In terms of the Universal Spirit (al-ruh al-kull), “being of Adam” is a kernel from the truth of the Praised One, Ahmad (meant to bear fruit as the perfected human). In... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Naim Yilmaz

Drug Development

We all focused on one topic throughout 2020: Covid-19. No single day passed without news on the pandemic as we counted numbers of positive cases and the death toll while anticipating for a vaccine. In... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Cevdet Selim

Computational Universe Theory

The questions on the creation of mankind and the inner workings of the universe have been the primary issues that have had a profound impact on both modern, secular philosophy and traditional religion... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Lawrence Brazier

The Reason Why

On the back cover of the 2017 May-June edition of this magazine we were reminded of the knot that binds us to the tangle we have made of human existence. Releasing the knot, one would contend, require... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Nilufer Sagat and Bengisu Yildiz

Embryonic Stem Cells

In 1981, scientists discovered ways to derive embryonic stem cells from early mouse embryos. Since then, they have been the subject of intense scrutiny, controversy, and advocacy. They are unique cel... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Gurkan Polat

Servant Leadership

The leader of a people is the one who serves them. That is the essence of leadership, serving a group or community first, rather than focusing on leading them. This understanding of leadership is vita... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
The Fountain

Individuality (Tafrid)

Tafrid (individuality) means seclusion from society or going into retreat to devote all one’s time to worshipping God. More particularly, it denotes that even when initiates have attained states or st... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Omer Pamuk

Tinge of Life

In his Twentieth Word, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, a 20th century Islamic scholar and teacher, uses an interesting phrase, where he argues that the miracles of the prophets represent the highest points th... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Ceyda Sablak

The Heart Never Rests

“God contracts and expands.” (2:245) The heart is a fairly small muscle that beats 100,000 times a day and produces roughly 115,000 Joules of energy, enough to boil a cup of water for some tea. L read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Sinem Akbulak


When we think of tears we generally think of the emotional implications behind them, such as why a person is crying in the first place. This is certainly one of their important functions, however tear... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
Irfan Yilmaz


Athlete’s foot is a frequent infection that millions of people suffer from annually. I once had it during my military service where we had to wear boots almost an entire day. Once during a noon interc... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
The Fountain

How to Respond to Oppression

Question:  Oppression is everywhere and exists in almost every form. How should believers respond to oppression when they have to face it? Oppression, at its most basic form, is a transgression of bo... read more..

Issue 139 (Jan - Feb 2021)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 139)

How does loneliness affect your brain? Spreng et al. The default network of the human brain is associated with perceived social isolation. Nature Communications. December 2020. A recent study found ... read more..

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