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The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Your Struggle Composes Your Life And whosoever strives, strives only for his own good. Truly God is beyond need of the worlds. (Surah 29. Al-Ankabut, Ayah 6)   Dear brothers and sisters, In the above verse, Allah gave importance to the struggle of human life, because human beings are punished...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

You Have to be a Visionary “Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended. Whoever migrates with an intention for Allah and His messenger, the migration will be for the sake of Allah and his Messenger. And whoever migrates for worldly gain or to marry a...

EDITORIAL

Dear readers Assalamualaikumwarahmatullah. Hope you are keeping well enough to carry on with your duties and responsibilities. We are fine too. The month, when mouthwatering and juicy fruits are abundant, is knocking on the next door. The flowers have blossomed on a range of fruit trees apart from flowering and...

Lead Poem

Matthew Arnold Growing Old What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for beauty to forego her wreath? Yes, but not for this alone. Is it to feel our strength – Not our bloom only, but...

Honey for health and money -Teezad Tabriz

Tired of your honey not being sweet anymore? Tired to the extent you’d rather refer to her as bitter gourd (or more commonly known as korolla)? In the age of filters and Tinder, we lack authenticity – when filters and Snapchat stories paint for us selves that contradict with our...

Moral Teachings of Islam – Compassion

An interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi about the Moral Teachings of Islam related to Compassion. Q: How does the Quran describe compassion or mercy as a divine attribute? Jamal Badawi : According to the Quran mercy or compassion as a divine attribute is one of the most notable and highly emphasized...

A Ghost Island In The Indian Ocean

Ross Island, an abandoned British settlement in the remote Andaman archipelago, is being taken over by its rightful owner: nature. India’s idyllic islands Situated in the Bay of Bengal, India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an isolated group of 572 tropical islands, of which only 38 are currently inhabited. Nautically...

From Atheism to Islam

Salam ‘aleykoum, I’m sorry if it’s a long story, but it’s a process that took years, for me anyway. I grew up in a atheistic family. In fact my family hated religion (in particular Catholicism). I remember my mother told me that we she was a child it was the...

A wish  -Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

A white ceiling. I’m staring at it. After all there’s nothing else for me to do. It hurts. My body hurts so much. It’s really painful. I want to get out. It’s been so long that I haven’t seen the sky. This white empty ceiling of this hospital is so...

Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer

Researchers from Google are testing a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, or qubits, scientists reported March 5 at a meeting of the American Physical Society — a big step up from the company’s previous nine-qubit chip. The team hopes to use the larger quantum chip to demonstrate quantum supremacy for the first...

Android P: The Best Features

We all love Android Oreo, but its days as the premiere version of Android are numbered. Google has given us our first look at the next version of Android, codenamed Android P, which will likely be released later this year. Keep in mind that this is a developer preview. It gives...

Dear Little Snowbell -Kazi Falguni Eshita

“Look at those eyes, all blue!” Melissa pointed out, gently stroking the little ball of fur. “Huh? Blue? Kittens don’t have blue eyes, Lisa.” Jordan shrugged, brushing away some stray fur from his fingertips. “See for yourself, bro.” Jordan held the little kitten close, to get a better look at...

Get Your Works Done with Less Stress

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” – Jose Ortega y Gasset “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle   It is early morning. You’ve had your breakfast and done your morning...

A Village with an Interesting Addiction

The green paint on the walls of Marottichal’s village teashop had started to flake, like coin scrapings on a scratch card, exposing a light blue tone of a bygone era. Perhaps this was once a rowdy bar or beer shop. But not anymore. Mr Unnikrishnan, the teashop’s owner, sat opposite...

POEM

A Blue Bird Golam Kibria There is a blue bird in my heart Stretching hand, tweeting dawn till dusk, Admiring me with her chest;I perceive it Yes,I do. All the rest are mixed in the dark. She is an addiction,apart me from The rest of the world We betrothed to sum...

The Storm That Trashed A City

It took barely 15 minutes. An intense and powerful – but brief – storm swept across north-west Europe one summer’s evening almost 350 years ago. It left a social and architectural imprint on the city of Utrecht that is felt to this day. A new study offers the best explanation...

A New Body of Work by -Shahpour Pouyan

For their second participation at The Armory Show, Lawrie Shabibi presents a new body of work by Shahpour Pouyan as part of the Focus section, curated by Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In this presentation Shahpour Pouyan extends his enquiry into...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

LOVE is for giving and forgiving. Those who spend freely whether in prosperity or in adversity; who restrain anger and forgive others – Allah loves those who do good. (Al Quran, 3. Surah Al Imran, Verse No.134) Dear brothers and sisters, In this verse of the Quran we find that,...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Kill your laziness Narrated Abu Huraira Allah’s Apostle said, “Satan puts three knots at the back of the head of any of you if he is asleep. On every knot he reads and exhales the following words, ‘The night is long, so stay asleep.’ When one wakes up and remembers...