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Monthly Archive

May 2024

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 14 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
The Fountain

Editorial: All About Flies

As we head into the summer in the northern hemisphere, we think of how we can avoid the annual war we fight every year: the war with the flies. The southerners are over with it as they start enjoying ... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Fethullah Gulen

Sacrifice: A Means of Becoming Closer to God

At the beginning of the second chapter of the Qur’an, God Almighty declares that He is the actual owner of things and we are temporary keepers: “Out of what We have provided for them they spend...” Na... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Fethullah Gulen

The Perfect Man (2)

The perfect, universal man is a polished mirror for the Ultimate Truth and, in his relation to other beings, is like a star which stands still in its place or rotates around itself, and around which s... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Zeynep Orhan

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe? It is Up to Us

From remarkably accurate phone predictions to self-navigating robot vacuums, artificial intelligence (AI) subtly weaves itself into the fabric of our daily lives. Yet, amidst the buzz and intrigue, a ... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Ayhan Cetin

In Their Shoes, Through Our Eyes: Empathy in an Introspective Age

In the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced world, it is all too easy to get caught up in the chaos and lose sight of what truly matters in life: our relationships with others. More often than not, we ... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Irfan Yilmaz

The Tongue – Not a Thing to Underestimate!

Countless studies, books, and articles have explored the taste, swallowing, and speech capabilities of the human tongue, often regarded as merely a small piece of flesh. One significant distinction be... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Serdar Kilic


Among the plethora of events and miracles in the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, there is one that was particularly unique. Around a year before the Muslim community’s migration to Medina... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Eren Saglam

Walking on Water

Within the narratives of saints, the act of “walking on water” stands out as a recurrent wonder. While this situation is contrary to the laws of physics and is of course met with surprise by the liste... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Yusuf Bayram

The Traveler Renewed in Two Words

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the great sage of the twentieth century, divides his life into three distinct phases: Old Said, New Said, and Third Said. In his 40s, Old Said undergoes a profound spiritual tr... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Allison Hope

Distraction Timed

I have given myself approximately two hours, 12 minutes, and 14 seconds to write this essay. The amount of time it takes me to get to work and back on the train. Now, I have eight seconds less. I ... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
Harun Emre Berk

The Wing of a Fly

"O humankind! A parable is struck, so pay heed to it: Those whom, apart from God, you deify and invoke will never be able to create even a fly, even if all of them were to come together to do so..." read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
M’Shai S. Dash

Fruit Flies

The large windows in the kitchen of my new home let in the perfect amount of sun for plant-rearing. So, after some meandering in the garden section of a big-chain hardware store, I bought a yucca and ... read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
The Fountain

The Servants of the Most Merciful

“And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them harshly, they say “Peace!’” (Qur’an 25:63) There is a significant subtlety read more..

Issue 159 (May - Jun 2024)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 159)

Evening May Be the Best Time of Day to Exercise New research suggests that exercising in the evening might offer additional health benefits, particularly for individuals living with obesity. Scientis... read more..

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