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A Celebration of Victory Over Death

A Celebration of Victory Over Death

The festival of Santa Marta de Ribarteme is an opportunity for those who have survived near-death experiences to give thanks for their lives. A symbolic victory of life The crowd parts, allowing the first coffins to move through. A heavy silence hangs in the air. But all is not quite...

A proposed space telescope would use Earth’s atmosphere as a lens

A proposed space telescope would use Earth’s atmosphere as a lens

Telescopes keep getting bigger — and more expensive. But what if there were a better way? One astronomer has suggested a possible work-around: Turn the entire Earth into a telescope lens by using the planet’s atmosphere to bend and focus light. When light from stars hits Earth’s atmosphere, the light bends, or...

A Million Species Could Vanish

A Million Species Could Vanish

Everyone’s heard stories about certain species on the brink of extinction. A new tally reveals just how many plants and animals are at risk. One million species could vanish, it finds. Some might disappear within a few decades. That number is equal to 1 in every 8 animal or plant...

Small Habits That Steal Your Happiness

Small Habits That Steal Your Happiness

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius   It is usually pretty...

Pain, Pain, Go Away!  By Kazi Falguni Eshita

Pain, Pain, Go Away! By Kazi Falguni Eshita

Dear Readers, can you name someone who doesn’t suffer from physical pain at any point in his or her life? None, correct? Did you ever wonder how to get rid of that nagging, distressing and excruciating feeling without any prescription medication? Personally, I suffer from a constant, sometimes unbearable pain...

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

PDF files have become the gold standard of document viewing. Why? Their main benefit is that they retain their format even when viewed on different computers, using different programs. I’m sure some of you have experienced viewing a word document only to find it’s screwed up because your viewing software...

October 9th By Tanbina Siddiqui

October 9th By Tanbina Siddiqui

The irritating morning alarm disturbed my precious sleep but the seasonal rain boosted it up again. The sky was cold and grey and is very mysterious as if a dangerous storm was about to come and change the entire nature and me in some way. There is nothing better than...

The Most Faithful Legend By Md. Eftekhairul Islam

The Most Faithful Legend By Md. Eftekhairul Islam

The Holy Qur’an tells that Islam is a complete set of laws and the way of life. So, no doubt about it and it is the guidance provided through the Holy Qur’an by Allah, the Creator of the Universe and components of the Universe from the smallest and shortest to...

Darrick Abdul-Hakim

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 won’t 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....

Repentance in Islam

Repentance in Islam

Feelings of remorse and guilt are natural reflections of sinning, if the person who has sinned has a conscious which is alive. After committing a sin, a person who fears Allah and give high respect to Him would feel a sense of despondency and despair thinking, “How will God forgive...

Oman’s Ancient Scent

Oman’s Ancient Scent

Wisps of frankincense smoke wafted through the bazaar as I plunged through the crowded, labyrinthine passageways of Muscat’s Mutrah Souq. This alluringly musky scent permeates Omani cities and culture, and I was never far from the distinct, earthen aroma floating through the air. I was lured by the hypnotic perfume...

Solo Exhibition: Wild Flowers

Solo Exhibition: Wild Flowers

Pi Artworks Istanbul is pleased to host artist Nejat Sati’s solo exhibition Wild Flowers, a special show interpreting the links between art and nature. It presents an exploration of wildflowers concerning their colors. The exhibition for the first time presents this series of abstract paintings in one place and invites...

Toxic Friends Not Wanted –  Fahmida Mehreen

Toxic Friends Not Wanted – Fahmida Mehreen

Life is a journey. Numerous times Allah, the Almighty, has referred to life as a temporary journey on this earth, meaning to return to Him after a certain span of worldly life. “Then did you think that We created you in vain and that to Us you would not be...

The Future of Underwater Exploration

The Future of Underwater Exploration

On 27 May 2019, Kym Purcell’s schedule was thrown into disarray. Usually a Monday morning would follow a strict routine of breakfast and housework followed by a trip to the gym. But today, the 52-year-old retiree was in for a surprise. Her husband, Terry, 54, told her to get ready...

Wislawa Szymborska – Some People

Wislawa Szymborska – Some People

Some people fleeing some other people.  In some country under the sun  and some clouds.  They leave behind some of their everything,  sown fields, some chickens, dogs,  mirrors in which fire now sees itself reflected.  On their backs are pitchers and bundles,  the emptier, the heavier from one day to...

Jalaluddin Rumi – How did you get away?

Jalaluddin Rumi – How did you get away?

How did you get away? You were the pet falcon of an old woman. Did you hear the falcon-drum? You were a drunken songbird put in with owls. Did you smell the odor of a garden? You got tired of sour fermenting and left the tavern. You went like an...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Hope you are doing well keeping yourself safe from the dengue and dangers dangling overhead. Dhaka turns into a dengue den and death is round the corner of its residents. Many people are reluctant to use mosquito repellent and they do it...

Life on this earth is temporary

Life on this earth is temporary

Hazrat Ibn Masud (R.A.A) reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “What is there between me and the Duyna?” The relationship of the Dunya and me is only like that of a rider (traveler) who takes shade under a tree and thereafter continues (on his journey) and leaves it (the...

The Artist Who is Recreating Looted Treasures

The Artist Who is Recreating Looted Treasures

Michael Rakowitz’s work makes the invisible visible – whether it’s the victims of war or those made homeless by the economic downturn. Michael Rakowitz is a connoisseur of ghosts. He is also a teacher, a stone carver, a radio broadcaster, a chef. His work often refers in various ways to...