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Manifesting the Unseen

Manifesting the Unseen

Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists ‘Manifesting the Unseen’ invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women. The exhibition which is based at Broadway Market in Hackney showcases the talents of 11 Muslim women artists whose works include Islamic...

Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away

Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away

Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected, according to researchers at Cornell and Binghamton University. Their findings were published in the journal Current Biology. Until now, scientists believed that organisms required eardrums for long-range hearing, and that the feathery antennae with fine hairs that mosquitoes and some insects...

How to Take Action

How to Take Action

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill What makes dreams into reality? I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing...

The secrets of endurance athletes

The secrets of endurance athletes

Running a distance race – like a 246km ultramarathon – takes extraordinary physical fitness.But however hard they have trained, an athlete’s success hinges on their mental endurance. By Sarah Keating   This story is an adaptation of What are the limits of human endurance?, an episode of CrowdScience presented by Marnie Chesterton...

Beautiful Advice in the Quran

Trusting God: Beautiful Advice in the Quran

There is so little that we know as human beings about our own selves. We think we know everything, when in reality, we do not. Few of us can say we knew exactly where we would end up in adulthood when we were kids, who our best friends would be,...

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes  – Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

“Hey Jashim, Look what I found.” “You are so lucky, Zaid. This shoe almost looks brand new. I wonder why they threw it into the dustbin. Must be nice being rich. You can dump your good shoe and buy a new one. You are really lucky, you know. You can sell...

Many of the bunkers are now overgrown and left alone in the Albanian countryside

The Cold War bunkers that cover a country

Fearing invasion during the Cold War, Albania’s leader Enver Hoxha forced his country to build tens of thousands of bunkers. Long after the regime’s collapse, many still remain. By Stephen Dowling in Albania It is a spring morning and the sun is already high and hot. I am scrambling across...

One-time life

One-time life – Muhammad Saifuddin

They say you get your life for once only So, enjoy it, Seize the moment. But it’s not true. You, with every passing second, get a new breath meet new people, greet new environments, breed new plants, gain new creeds. Even your old possessions become newer by becoming older with...

Mr. Season

Mr. Season – Kazi Falguni Eshita

He’s about ten years younger to me. That’s what attracts me to him, you see. I call him Season, that’s what his name means, A sibling from a different set of parents he seems. He’s almost a skeleton, with the face of a child. I have to be loving, or...

Martial art for self-defence

Martial art for self-defence । Ifrith Islam

‘A 16-year-old Garo girl is allegedly raped by her employer in Gulshan area of Dhaka.’ It’s a news that should have shaken whole Bangladesh rather only hurting the victim and her family for long. That’s only because it is not a stray or one-off incident but these sorts of thing...

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman । Song of the Open Road, I

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.  Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous...

Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi । The Breeze at Dawn

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear Readers Assalamu alaikum. Hope this issue of the Youth Wave will find you in good health and mind. For good health and mind you need to do physical exercise. Martial art is a good way of physical exercise. Self-defence is not only an innate  behaviour of the human but...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Anger is the key to all evil

A man said to the Prophet, ‘Give me advice.’ The Prophet, peace be upon said, ‘Do not get angry.’ him, The man asked repeatedly, and the Prophet answered each time, ‘Do not get angry.’ (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith – 6116)   Dear brothers and sisters, Anger is built-in to all people so...

The-Essence-of-the-Holy-Qur’an

Change yourself first

“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (Surah 13.Ar-Rad, Verse – 11) Dear brothers and sisters, This is an important verse which indicates that Allah, the blessed and exalted, in His perfect justice and wisdom does not change the condition...

Poetry and Light in the work of Dana Awartani

Poetry and Light in the work of Dana Awartani

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has organized the 21st edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF). The exhibition ‘The Silence Between Us’ is the second collaboration between the...

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...