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Sittwe to Jerusalem via Dhaka -Wahidul Islam

When a nation weakens it weakens nationally and as a logical consequence it fails internationally to stand out plausibly. In the way around in this global village if a nation grows internationally viz. contributing to UN peacekeeping forces, exporting manpower, goods and services, it can grow nationally. This is especially...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Dear brothers and sisters, Nobody on earth can love you more than our parents. Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving. No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a parent’s love. Our parents as a team provided for...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Dear brothers and sisters, Being truthful is one of the necessities of a human society, whilst lying is one of the most evil features of bad conduct, and the cause of the destruction of social structure and ties. But lying is an easy way to boost our status at work,...

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope you are keeping well so are we. The US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel follows the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas by Myanmar army. Sounds of Dhaka’s diplomatic footsteps are being heard on the corridors of the United Nations....

Exhibition Breath, Gesture and Light

October Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by master calligrapher, Hassan Massoudy. This is his second solo exhibition at the gallery. Hassan Massoudy is an artist for whom the word itself remains the most sublime creative force. His work features the texts of a diverse range of writers and poets. A...

I Had a Quest Within Darrick Abdul-hakim

My name is Darrick Abdul-hakim. I am a 20-year-old Muslim brother living in the United States. I currently attend Cupertino University, which wont be for long since I am transferring to a University that suits my major in more malaise. I major in Old Hebraic and Arabian Literature and History....

How ‘Big Cyclones’ Can Help Us

Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no stranger to seasonal storms. I’ve lived through multiple hurricanes and a historic ice storm that paralysed my home state for weeks. In November, however, around 484,000 residents in Maine – nearly two-thirds of the state – were left in...

Climate Change Might Steal Nutrients from Food Crops

2017 was a good year for worrying about nutrient losses that might come with a changing climate. The idea that surging carbon dioxide levels could stealthily render some major crops less nutritious has long been percolating in plant research circles. “It’s literally a 25-year story, but it has come to...

Nasa’s Plan to Save Earth from a Supervolcano

Lying beneath the tranquil settings of Yellowstone National Park in the US lies an enormous magma chamber. It’s responsible for the geysers and hot springs that define the area, but for scientists at Nasa, it’s also one of the greatest natural threats to human civilisation as we know it: a...

The World of Circular Design

We live in a world full of waste but what if the products we used were all repackaged or resold when they needed to be replaced? Welcome to the circular economy. The circular economy Waste is a huge problem. In December 2017 plastic in our oceans was dubbed a “planetary crisis” by...

A Split Town

Step into the Haskell Library and you’d easily mistake it for a typical small-town American library. Sure, it’s a bit more elegant, with original woodwork from 1905 and upholstered reading chairs but, still, a library like any other. Soon, though, questions nag. Why do the librarians toggle effortlessly between English and French?...

The Ocean after Dark

Moonlight triggers the world’s biggest orgy, strange creatures emerge from the depths, and waves glow blue. Some phenomena in the ocean can only be witnessed after dark. Bioluminescence makes the sea shimmer You may have seen the pictures. It’s night-time in an impossibly exotic location. Waves are breaking on the...

Let Go and Feel Less Pain

I often write about finding lightness in life. It can come from an unhurried but effective day at work. It can come from uncluttering and simplifying both your home and life. Or from letting go of distractions or huge mental burdens (that can also become physical as stress and worries pile up)....

Digitize Your Handwritten Notes

Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can’t organize and search through handwritten notes the...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Dear brothers and sister, Criticism is a practice of judging the faults of other people. But perhaps you have heard the little epigram: “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people.” Those who spend most of their discussion time in talk about people and events are not...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Dear brothers and sister, It doesn’t matter whether we are students, teachers, CEOs, doctors, imams, engineers, parents, sons or daughters; we are all responsible for being leaders. Because, the Messenger of Allah, (PBUH), said: “All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock.” So, all...

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu alaikum. Hope you are fine and so are we. The political landscape is quickly shifting. Seemingly a new middle east is in the making. One crisis is following another rapidly. As part of the Muslim world Bangladesh is facing a daunting task of managing its own problems...

Silence is Wisdom

Narrated Anas (Radhi Allahu ‘Anhum): Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allahu ‘Alayhee wa Sallam) said, “Wisdom consists in keeping silent, and those who practice it are few.” [Al-Baihaqi reported it in Ash-Shu’ab with a weak chain of narrators, and the sound view is that it is traced back to one of the Sahabah who...