Youth Wave Blog

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Jalaluddin Rumi A New Rule It is the rule with drunkards to fall upon each other, to quarrel, become violent, and make a scene. The lover is even worse than a drunkard. I will tell you what love is: to enter a mine of gold. And what is that gold?...

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Inside/Outside

Iraqi born, Dubai based, Shawkat, known for his conceptual calligraphic style works is presenting his most recent works on paper and linen, a continuation of a series that marked his departure from traditional calligraphy and made his introduction to the Middle Eastern contemporary art scene. Wissam Shawkat explains his transition...

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The Period of Youth

If we examine the life of an average human, we come to realize that life consists of four periods. Childhood: This usually lasts for thirteen to fourteen years. The teenage years which usually lasts for six to eight years depending on when he gets married, (The Period of Youth). The...

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Recreating the Flying Tank

When Nazi forces reached Leningrad in the summer of 1941, rather than risk the lives of thousands of soldiers battling fierce Soviet resistance, the generals chose instead to blockade the city. It left Leningrad’s three million residents almost completely cut-off from the outside world for 900 days. During those terrible...

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How Islamic Inventors Changed The World

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given the world many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. Here are the 20 of them and a brief story of the men behind the creation. Coffee The story goes that an Arab named Khalid...

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Most Welcoming Countries

For many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. But with huge variances in local culture and language capabilities, some places can definitely feel more welcoming than others. To determine where expats might find the best success of fitting in...

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Abdullah DeLancey Ex Christian

My name is Abdullah DeLancey. I am Canadian and I am employed as a Patient Service Worker at the local hospital. I have been married for almost 20 years and we have 3 wonderful children. Alhamdulillah, I am now a Muslim. I wasn’t always a Muslim, though. Previously; I was...

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Transform Your Dreams into Reality

Many of us live for our dreams. Oftentimes they are what keep us going. Our dreams are embedded into us from when we are small children. We don’t have them by coincidence and more importantly, the precious dreams in us are meant to be realised. Here are ten strategies to transform your dreams...

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Magnets may cull deadly germs from blood

Sometimes the immune system overreacts to an infection. This mysterious condition is known as sepsis. Each year, more than a million people in the United States alone develop sepsis. And somewhere between a fourth and half of them will go on to die from it. But researchers have come up...

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The Internet of Things wants to link all facets of our world

A 94Fifty looks like an ordinary basketball. You can inflate, dribble, pass, shoot, swoosh and slam-dunk it. But there’s more going on than meets the fingers. During play, the ball records how hard and fast a person dribbles and throws. It also measures the arc of a shot. It sends...

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The City with a Chip on Its Shoulder

I don’t know who invented the term “Second City”, but I’m willing to bet it wasn’t someone who lived in one. Yes, technically a Second City is simply a nation’s second most populous city but, let’s face it, the term also implies inferiority, second-class status. No wonder residents of Second...

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Good destroys evil and evil good

Remember Allah knows everything Wherever we are, we have to keep in mind that Allah knows everything and we are under His camera. In the Hadith, fear means to do all that Allah has ordered to us to and to avoid whatever He has prohibited us. In the heart of...

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Editorial

Dear bilinguals A wide spectrum of faith focuses on learning the languages of original religious scripts, be it Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism. Most of these faiths inspire their followers to know and practice the commandments particularly Islam makes it mandatory to learn Arabic language. As a Hindu community...

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Lead Poem

Jalaluddin Rumi A Stone I died A stone I died and rose again a plant; A plant I died and rose an animal; I died an animal and was born a man. Why should I fear? What have I lost by death? At the Twilight At the twilight, a moon...

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Multilingualism or Monolingualism? -Wahidul Islam and Ifrith Islam

A nation which heavily relies on the manpower export to earn foreign currencies and contributes credibly to the peacekeeping missions of the United Nations in and around the world don’t afford monolingualism. Bangladeshis are exposed to the nationals of 61 countries of the world as one crore out of sixteen...

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Black & White

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information has organised the 19th Edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival. As a part of the...

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Submission to Allah and the Psychology of Well-being

Submission. A term rarely used but holds a rather powerful meaning when applied to real life. To leave everything you are and everything you own in someone else’s hands is extremely difficult. But what if this someone promised you the heavens? Promised you all that is good for your soul?...

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When Cities Rise from the Depth

Fascinated by mysteries of the deep Recenty we were reminded that there’s still plenty to both love and learn about our planet, as news went viral about a 16th-century church in Mexico spookily rising from the watery depths. Abandoned in the 18th Century after a plague swept through the Chiapas region,...

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The Secret Nuclear Bunker

Deep beneath a hill in the Worcestershire countryside, about 20 miles west of Birmingham, lie a series of hidden tunnels. Once home to a secret aeroplane factory during World War Two, they were later repurposed to protect the UK in the event of a nuclear war: it’s from here that...