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What Is Web3 and Why Should You Care?

In recent months, you may have come across a phrase growing in popularity: Web3. You might be wondering what it is, what it will mean for the future, and how exactly the third-generation internet differs from the first two. Let’s cut to the chase: For Web3 evangelists, it’s a revolution;...

Building a Skyscraper from Rubbish?

We now smash, grab and pull some 100 billion tonnes of raw material out of the fabric of the planet in just a single year. That’s equivalent to destroying two-thirds of the mass of Mount Everest every 12 months. Roughly half of the raw materials we extract go into the...

Death Brings the Truth

Death Brings the Truth

The Qur’an says: “And the intoxication (stupor or agony) of death will bring the truth; that is what you were trying to avoid” (Qaf, 19). The intoxication of death is a moment – or a series of moments – when a person is transported from this world to the Hereafter....

How to Return to the Qur’an -Ruqaia Al-Alwani 

Though an unlettered nation, when the Arabs received the Noble Quran they did so with attentive hearts. Before memorizing it, they first implemented it in their lives and their conduct. This came as a direct and enthusiastic response to the famous first injunction of the Most High in the Quran to...

What to Do When You Feel Unmotivated

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar Some days you wake up motivated and ready to go. On some days things feel heavy and it is hard to get going and find that inner drive. And there...

Plastic Oceans Exhibition

‘Plastic Oceans’ is an environmental call-to-action by well-known glass masters Pavel Baxa and Vlastimil Beranek and their long-time apprentices Jaroslav Prosek and Ela Smcek. The main idea is to raise awareness and challenge all visitors to think about what they can do to prevent seas and oceans pollution. The glass...

The Innovative Technology of Inca

In the 15th and early 16th Centuries, a small island in Lake Titicaca was one of South America’s most important religious sites. Revered as the birthplace of the Sun, the Moon and the Inca dynasty, Isla del Sol (“Island of the Sun”) drew pilgrims from across the Andes. A few...

Walt Whitman Germs

Forms, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts, The ones known, and the ones unknown, the ones on the stars, The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped, Wonders as of those countries, the soil, trees, cities, inhabitants, whatever they may be, Splendid suns, the moons and rings, the countless combinations and effects,...

Jalaluddin Rumi A New Rule

It is the rule with drunkards to fall upon each other, to quarrel, become violent, and make a scene. The lover is even worse than a drunkard. I will tell you what love is: to enter a mine of gold. And what is that gold? The lover is a king...

Editorial

Dear subscribers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope you are keeping well at a time when there has been a lot of hype surrounding space tours stoked by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, former Amazon CEO  Jeff Bezos and British billionaire Richard Branson. A competition is kicked off among the space occupiers....

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Haya’ (Pious Shyness): The Essence of Islamic Morality. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said “Haya’ does not bring anything except good.” (Bukhari, Adab, 77) Dear Brothers and Sisters! The religion of Islam aims at directing the emotions in the essence of human towards better in line with the principles determined by...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Relationship Between Faith and Deeds “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.”...

The lost generation of ancient trees

At around 1,100 years old, and almost 11m (36ft) in girth, the Big Belly Oak is the oldest tree in Savernake Forest in south-west England. A tiny sapling at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Big Belly Oak has lived through the War of the Roses, the Black Death, the...