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Editorial - Jun'2019

Editorial – Jun’2019

Dear subscribers Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Hope you are keeping well. We are all impacted by leadership and everyone has the opportunity to take the lead; hence we all need leadership and the preconditions that make a leader. Leadership involves ubiquitous, recognizable set of normal and common activities that...

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi – My Heart Has Become Able

Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi – My Heart Has Become Able

My heart has become able To take on all forms. It is a pasture for gazelles, For monks an abbey. It is a temple for idols And for whoever circumambulates it, the Kaaba. It is the tablets of the Torah And also the leaves of the Koran. I believe in...

Walt Whitman – Weave in, My Hardy Life

Walt Whitman – Weave in, My Hardy Life

Weave in, weave in, my hardy life, Weave yet a soldier strong and full for great campaigns to come, Weave in red blood, weave sinews in like ropes, the senses, sight weave in, Weave lasting sure, weave day and night the weft, the warp, incessant weave, tire not, (We know...

Be among the truthful

Be among the truthful

“O you who believe! Reverence your Lord, and be among the truthful.” (Surah 9. al-Tawbah, Verse – 119) Dear brothers and sisters, Who wants to introduce himself as a liar? We never ever want to be identified as a liar. We all want that people should call us as honest and truthful....

You Have to be a Visionary

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 woman, then his migration will be...

Ramadan in the Ottoman Empire

Ramadan in the Ottoman Empire

Ramadan made a different sense to Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman society. The relevant state institutions took measures for the safety of the month of Ramadan, and the preparations of this spiritually fruitful month would begin well in advance. Regiment surra, which departed from Istanbul on the twelfth of the...

Weeds Help Fight Climate Change

Weeds Help Fight Climate Change

More than 60 years ago, when he was a child, farmer Peter Andrews saw his first dust storm. He still remembers it. “The noise was horrendous,” he says. “We hid in the house waiting for it to pass. The whole sky was dark. And the damage we saw the next...

Google’s AI System

Google’s AI System

The modern field of artificial intelligence (AI) began in 1950 with Alan Turing’s landmark paper Computing machinery and intelligence, which outlined the principles of AI and proposed a test, now known as the Turing test, for establishing whether AI had been achieved. Although early researchers were confident that AI systems...

Inside Japan’s Most Innovative City

Inside Japan’s Most Innovative City

Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea in Japan’s far-west corner, Fukuoka is a city trying to reinvent itself. In a land long dominated by mega-conglomerates and the inexorable pull of Tokyo, the country’s fastest growing urban centre wants to become Japan’s answer to Silicon Valley. Despite the country’s reputation...

Guilty Eye - Golam Kibria

Guilty Eye – Golam Kibria

“Hey, Nida, ” Kezban tried to catch my face. But I acted like nothing happened. At last kezban crossed the road and grabbed my hand.  “Why avoiding us? ” Oh Eda is also with her. I didn’t notice her before. Kezban and Nida are my friends. “I’d better be going,...

Things to Do When You Want to Give Up

Things to Do When You Want to Give Up

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe Some days are light...

Is there a Case in the Courthouse

Is there a Case in the Courthouse? – Kazi F. Eshita

For the first time in my life, I visited a court today (April 18th, 2019). I always enjoy blending academics with new experiences. It’s like killing two birds with one stone, finishing the college assignment, along with getting a new topic for a new article. Yes! The Los Angeles Consolidated...

Preparing for the Month of Mercy

Preparing for the Month of Mercy

A lot of us yearn to prepare for Ramadan, but we have no idea how to start. Below are a few tips to insha’Allah (Allah willing) help prepare our minds and hearts for this upcoming Month of Mercy. Make the Intention Simple to do, with a powerful impact. Maybe you...

US Life Lights and Darks - Kazi Falguni Eshita

US Life Lights and Darks – Kazi Falguni Eshita

When I first stepped into the United States of America back in 2015, I was bubbling with excitement. First of all, getting the visa itself seemed like an achievement to me, as I had been refused once before. I was eager to embrace anything new that came my way. I...

Catastrophes Course of Humanity Affected - Seth Baum

Catastrophes Course of Humanity Affected – Seth Baum

My father’s family came to the US in the 1930s, a Jewish family fleeing Nazi Germany. My life has gone well, and I suppose I should be grateful for the way things turned out. However, I can’t help but wonder what would the world look like today if the Holocaust...

Jerusalem conjures up a sense of the holy, the historical and the heavenly to a potentially overwhelming extent

The cities that need a warning label?

Oliver McAfee was supposed to be home in time for Christmas 2017. But the 29-year-old landscape gardener, originally from Dromore in Northern Ireland’s County Down, hasn’t been seen since 21 November 2017. McAfee had been cycling along the Israel National Trail, near the desert city of Mitzpe Ramon, before he...