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Monthly Archive

September 2023

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 13 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
The Fountain

Editorial: Between Fear and Hope

Two themes stand out in this issue of The Fountain. The first is from the topic of this year’s essay contest: How to focus in a time of distractions. For this issue, we have selected two shortlisted e... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
M. Fethullah Gulen


At one time this blessed world bore little resemblance to the one we know today. Its colors, atmosphere, and people were steeped in a unique spiritual essence. With an unyielding determination to safe... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Sinem Akbulak

Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

“… We have made your sleep for rest.” (78:9) Sleep is necessary for a healthy life. It is a special blessing to all living things with a metabolism. In normal conditions, the states of being asleep a... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Mette Dencker

Eco-friendly “Sorting-out-Your-Distractions” System

Before I started writing this, the distractions were standing in line to hit me in the face. I needed someplace quiet to reflect and write. Since I was far away from my home, a tourist in a city in th... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Mohammad Abul Mufazzal

Unplugging the Mind: Reclaiming Focus in the Age of Distractions

Have you ever found yourself lost in the mesmerizing abyss of social media, only to realize hours have slipped away? Or perhaps you've struggled to complete a task, constantly succumbing to the allure... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Hakan Oztunc

The Place Where There Is No Math

My father used to tell me a story in which a young boy was searching for a place where nothing like math existed. I am unsure if he crafted it for me or read it elsewhere. However, I still liken those... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Another Way of Journeying and Initiation (1)

Some make spiritual journeys by refining and developing the faculties, while others purify the carnal soul within, causing it to take certain steps. In both these ways, suf­fering for certain periods ... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Hakan Yesilova

Fear and Hope

Fear and hope are considered to be two balancing spiritual weights necessary for an ideal faithful life. While hope enables believers not to despair, fear enables them to close doors for selfish, toxi... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Halime Benzer

Love and Service at Times of Hardships

The flourishing existence of peaceful social relationships begins with the seed of dialogue. Rather than categorizing human beings into labels of specific religions or belief backgrounds, one should y... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Adam Sahin

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

“Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” is a book by philosopher Nick Bostrom that explores the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on humanity, with a particular focus on the ris... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
Sana Khan

Against All Odds

I am certain that if, two hours ago, I hadn’t seen it happen right in front of my eyes, my guts tied in a one-handed surgical knot, I too would chalk up my three-year-old’s complaint of abdominal pain... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
The Fountain

Taking Action, Wisely

Doing or producing something good and beautiful and ensuring that others perceive these beauties as “beautiful,” and then sustaining these beauties, are two different things. Indeed, working on dilige... read more..

Issue 155 (Sep - Oct 2023)
The Fountain

Science Square (Issue 155)

Human activity is taking Earth to the brink Richardson K. et al. Earth beyond six of nine planetary boundaries. Science Advances, September 2023. A new study suggests that Earth has been increasingl... read more..

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