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A Coffee Treat By Fahmida Mehreen

A Coffee Treat By Fahmida Mehreen

“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake,” once said Lewis Black, the American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide for its irrepressible ability to energize its taker. In around 9th century, it was first discovered...

Your Gut Is Directly Connected to Your Brain

Your Gut Is Directly Connected to Your Brain

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. And indeed, the gut actually talks to the brain, releasing hormones into the bloodstream that, over the course of about 10 minutes, tell us how hungry it is, or that we shouldn’t have...

Speed Up the Learning Process

Speed Up the Learning Process

The ability to learn things quickly is a tremendous asset. People who can rapidly grasp new concepts, learn and apply new and effective skills, and process new information in a short amount of time have a distinct advantage over those who struggle to learn. Is speed learning reserved for a...

Evolution of Money By Fahmida Mehreen

Evolution of Money By Fahmida Mehreen

Money was not invented by a single nation at a single time. Money is not just coins and notes; it is anything humans agree to represent the value of goods and services. During early times, people exchanged goods and services in exchange of other goods and services since there was...

Algorithms That Rule the Web

Algorithms That Rule the Web

Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It’s hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants are turning us into puppets or geniuses. But algorithms have a huge impact on our tastes, buying...

How I Came to Islam By Sara Bokker

How I Came to Islam By Sara Bokker

I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland”. I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated on the glamour of life in “the big city”. Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hotspot for those seeking...

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability and even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. While hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs...

New Year and Atonement

New Year and Atonement

New Year has already commenced. It marks a whole new beginning. It’s always a mystery, we never know what lies ahead but we always hope that it is not disappointing. For some it will be a year to accomplish the milestones that have been set and worked towards. For some...

Thriller Is More Than A Word By Fatima Binte Mostafiz

Thriller Is More Than A Word By Fatima Binte Mostafiz

“Uhhh, I hate thrillers! What’s so exciting about them? Is it more boring than non-thriller books? Why can’t you just admit that all books are same and tremendously boring!!?” When you’re a thriller lover like me, you just gotta hear that. People will stare at you with their eyes and...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

In the light of the Holy Hadith

How to Make Effective Decisions? “O Allaah, if You know this affair to be good for me in relation to my religion, my life, and end, then decree and facilitate it for me, and bless me with it. If You know this affair to be ill for me towards my...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Do Not Lose Your Hope Say: ‘O my people who have been prodigal against yourselves, do not despair of Allah’s mercy; surely Allah forgives sins altogether; surely He is the All-forgiving, the All-compassionate. (Surah 39. az-Zumar, Verse -53) Dear brothers and sisters, We are not here merely to make a...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear subscribers Assalamu alaikum. Hope this issue will find you well by the grace of Almighty Allah. Against the backdrop of ever-depleting reading habit in the world we are running a cover story on study circle. It is a big problem for the world that people have limited their socialisation...

Rudyard Kipling । Cities and Thrones and Powers

Rudyard Kipling । Cities and Thrones and Powers

Cities and Thrones and Powers, Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die: But, as new buds put forth, To glad new men, Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth, The Cities rise again. This season’s Daffodil, She never hears What change, what chance, what chill,...

Ibn Arabi An । Ocean without Shore

Ibn Arabi An । Ocean without Shore

I marveled at an Ocean without shore, and at a Shore that did not have an ocean; And at a Morning Light without darkness, and at a Night that was without daybreak; And then a Sphere with no locality known to either fool or learned scholar; And at an azure...

There Was… By Muhammad Saifuddin

There Was… By Muhammad Saifuddin

There was empty seat But I preferred to stand. There were people to fall in love with Instead I stayed alone. There were open doors I didn’t enter though The light was green on the traffic signal I didn’t cross There were my friends Waiting for me at the opposite...

Four Poems by Ahmed Saif

Four Poems by Ahmed Saif

1. The brightest light glitters from a face that is dark. Color is an illusion. 2. The day before yesterday, A boy took his own life And with this boy killing himself We all became guilty of a murder. We are responsible for suicide 3. Your eyes closed. Your hands...

How to Back Up and Protect All Your Data

How to Back Up and Protect All Your Data

When you sit down at the computer, you probably don’t want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine. Having a comprehensive backup...

Big Data Reveals Hints of How, When and Where Mental Disorders Start

Big Data Reveals Hints of How, When and Where Mental Disorders Start

Psychiatric disorders’ many complexities have stymied scientists looking for clear genetic culprits. But a new giant dataset holds clues to how, when and where these brain disorders begin. Called PsychENCODE, the project’s first large data release has revealed intricate insights into the behavior of genes and the stretches of genetic...