Author: Online Editor

How I Became a Muslim - Musa Caplan

Do Today’s Work Today

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (R), who said: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) took me by the shoulder and said, “Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer.” And Abdullah Bin Omar (R) used to say: “When the morning comes upon you, then...

Control your emotions

Control your emotions

“In order that you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice because of that which has been given to you.” (Surah 57. al-Hadid, Verse -23) Dear brothers and sisters, Human beings have two kinds of emotions, one is joy and the other is sadness....

Technology to Find Hidden Graves

Technology to Find Hidden Graves

Forensic anthropologist Amy Mundorff has been identifying human remains for years. Now her goal is to make the search for the missing safer and more successful. One morning in July 2005, Amy Mundorff rode into the Bosnian countryside, tagging along with a team from the International Commission on Missing Persons....

A Decade-Long Explorations

A Decade-Long Explorations

The realization of the circle’s significance, in terms of motif and backstory, together with her arrival at something of a personal milestone, convinced the British-Pakistani artist Shahida Ahmed that it should be the central theme of her first show at the Mussawir Gallery in Lahore. The exhibition titled Full Circle...

The rise of farming altered our bite and changed how people talk

The rise of farming altered our bite and changed how people talk

Humankind’s gift of gab is not set in stone, and farming could help to explain why. Over the last 6,000 years or so, farming societies increasingly have substituted processed dairy and grain products for tougher-to-chew game meat and wild plants common in hunter-gatherer diets. Switching to those diets of softer,...

Shut not your doors to me, proud libraries, For that which was lacking among you all, yet needed most, I bring; A book I have made for your dear sake, O soldiers, And for you, O soul of man, and you, love of comrades; The words of my book nothing, the life of it everything; A book separate, not link’d with the rest, nor felt by the intellect; But you will feel every word, O Libertad! arm’d Libertad! It shall pass by the intellect to swim the sea, the air, With joy with you, O soul of man. 

The ‘Flower Men’ of Saudi Arabia

It’s a perfect selfie opportunity in the most unlikely of settings. Four-wheelers wind precariously up the sides of lush mountains, their backseats filled with Saudi families and tourists from other parts of the Arabian Peninsula. As the vehicles make their way through the cool mist, the passengers intermittently pull over...

Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement

Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement

Today, most people like the idea about self-improvement. It’s trendy. But before you can improve yourself, you have to get to know who you are, what you want, and why it’s so crucial to know the answers to those questions. Once you know who you are, what you stand for,...

The Underground Cathedral Protecting Tokyo from Floods

The Underground Cathedral Protecting Tokyo from Floods

Cecilia Tortajada recalls making her way down a long staircase and into of one of Japan’s engineering marvels, an enormous water tank that crowns Tokyo’s defences against flooding. When she finally reached the tank’s ground, she stood among the dozens of 500-tonne pillars supporting the ceiling. In the cavernous, shrine-like...

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation. Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can...

50 Years of Cassette Tapes - Fahmida Mehreen

50 Years of Cassette Tapes – Fahmida Mehreen

Life today is engulfed in boundless forms of technology. Amidst all the fascinating creations, cassette tape is one of the most notable ones that had brought a revolution in the history of recording. Today, we perceive it as a rectangular device with a black magnetic strip encircled around two hollows,...

Patience is a must, my son!

Patience is a must, my son!

In his advice, Shaykh Adabali – the famous scholar and teacher of Osman Bey, the founder of the Ottoman Empire – says “Patience is a must, my son. You cannot arrive at your destination without patience. You cannot reach Mount Qaf without patience.” Yes, you cannot get anywhere without patience....

Indulgence in eSports and an exit - Sohrab Hussain

Indulgence in eSports and an exit – Sohrab Hussain

Over the years, the ploy of getting out of mother’s sight has changed in various ways. The youngsters nowadays look for an odd chance to play with the eSports. As if, it was yesterday, the local boys used to excuse themselves naughtily to play on the field or to play...

Ibn Araby - The hand of trial

Ibn Araby – The hand of trial

I wonder at the house He has built and shaped, placing therein a noble spirit, putting it to the trial. He destroyed it utterly, as if He had not built it. Who can put it together for me, who can make it last? He knew full well what He had...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope this issue of your favourite magazine will find you in good health and mind. As all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy so everyone has to go to playground for fun, fitness and for a fair mind too. But as...

Essential Chrome Apps and Features

Essential Chrome Apps and Features: Get More Done

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you...

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...