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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” - Lao Tzu “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” - Madame Marie du Deffand

Change Your Life: 2 Minutes a Day

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” – Madame Marie du Deffand Making a positive change in your life does not have to be about making a huge leap. But I...

How Emily became Muslim

How Emily became Muslim

I said, Emily has become Muslim?!  She said, Yes, she became Muslim.  This news came as a surprise, and I asked myself, how did this woman become Muslim?  I had never noticed anything in the expression of this Filipina woman to indicate that she wanted to hear anything about Islam,...

Iranian Calligraphy: The Next Generation

Iranian art has entered a particularly significant period of transformation, driven by a thriving artistic community both inside and outside of Iran. Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, in August 2012, presented six emerging contemporary artists (Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Mohamad Bozorgi, Habib Faraj Abadi, Hadieh Shafie, Abolfazi Shai and Behrouz Zindashtiof) of Iranian origin...

MIDDLE CLASS DREAMS

MIDDLE CLASS DREAMS । Rafikul Hoque

Mr. Jamaluddin is now in the balcony, looking towards the starry sky. The sky is clear today. He is trying to count the stars, and thinking about the strange pattern of the stars in the sky. In his imagination he is trying to draw a parallel line among the stars...

Reclaiming the Prophetic Societal Structure

Reclaiming the Prophetic Societal Structure । Mansoor Alam

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) transformed the lives of generations caught between the ever-changing machinations of rival decadent empires. As 7th century Byzantium and Persia each sought to exploit the independent tribes of the region, the Prophet (PBUH) succeeded in inspiring the people to rise above servitude as vassals to foreign powers...

Incredible Statues

Incredible Statues । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “STATUE”? If you think that this word defines something ordinary, made of clay or cement, then you are so wrong.” A Statue is a free-standing sculpture in which the realistic, full length figures of persons or...

Classrooms in Japan ।

Classrooms in Japan । Fahmida Mehreen

Japan is an epitome of success in the modern world. It has exceled in all scopes, starting from infrastructural development to live-changing technologies. People in Japan are highly progressive. It is needless to say, that at the root of its success lies it’s well-defined and well-structured education system. Education system...

Hilful Fuduls Today

Hilful Fuduls Today । Umar Al Mahdi

With the unprecedented display of courage, patriotism and bold leadership, the two recent youth uprisings of Bangladesh which took place in a single month caught almost everyone by surprise. Despite the apparent bittersweet results of the movements, these valiant displays of youth power through its’ unprecedented patterns, deep-rooted socio-political impact...

Matthew Arnold The Last Word

Matthew Arnold । The Last Word

Creep into thy narrow bed, Creep, and let no more be said! Vain thy onset! all stands fast. Thou thyself must break at last! Let the long contention cease! Geese are swans, and swans are geese. Let them have it how they will! Thou art tired; best be still! They...

Muhammad Iqbal । The Candle And The Moth

Muhammad Iqbal । The Candle And The Moth

  O Candle! Why does the moth love you?  Why is this restless soul devoted to you? Your charm keeps it restless like mercury Did you teach it the etiquette of Love? It circumambulates the site of your manifestation Is it inspired with the fire of your lightning? Do the...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers, Assalamu alaikum. Hope this issue will find you well in the month of election. You’ll find everywhere elements of campaigning and electioneering. Electoral role, voters, banners, festoon, political parties, nomination hopefuls, pamphlets, leaflets etc will be talked about in every nook and corner of the country, be it...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Be Like A Bird Umar (R) said “I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying: “If you all depend on Allah with due reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who go forth hungry in the morning and return with full belly at dusk”. (At-Tirmidhi...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Judge Yourself Not Others “O you who believe! Let not one people deride another; it may be that they are better than them. Nor let women deride other women; it may be that they are better than them. And do not defame yourselves or insult one another with nicknames; how...

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Menacing Media Muzzling । Abdullah-al-Imran and Ifrith Islam

Space for journalism is shrinking day by day. Media is being muzzled. Communications are being censored. Mass-communications are monitored. Telephone calls are tapped. Sage but anti-corporate people are under surveillance. Dissent voices are being silenced. Prisoners of conscience are being imprisoned. Day by day gagging of journalists or media muzzling...

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Super Telescopes

In the most desolate regions of the globe, astronomers and engineers are building a new generation of super telescopes. The high-tech structures will be spread across several continents and be so sophisticated that they can register molecules and atoms several light years away. Made up of 492 smaller, hexagonal mirrors,...

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The Mahogany Ship

Girt by sea as we so famously are, it’s no surprise that Australia is home to plenty of likewise famous shipwrecks. After all, before human flight, a ship was the only way a European could travel to the sunburnt country. What is a surprise though is that it took so...

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Exhibition Beyond the Shape

Two artists, Meliha Tepari? from Bosnia and Ana Crespo from Spain, collaborated on an exhibition that is on view at the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition was opened by His Excellency José María Valdemoro Giménez, The Ambassador of Spain and Dr. Rosana Ratkov?i?, the curator of the...