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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...

Editorial

Dear readers Hope you are okay. We are OK too by the grace of Allah. At the beginning of time, trade could be named as fair was not in anyone’s vocabulary. As time flew by people changed, classified their social status, turned into overly powdered human robot and then they...

World Book Fairs -Ifrith Islam

Muktodhara, a publishing small company, with initiative of Chittarnjan Saha, started a little sale in front of Bangla Academy in the 21st February 1972. It’s been only two months after Victory Day. At that time the Bangladeshi people were still trying their best to cope up with the aftermath of...

1971 The Doctors’ Frontier -Dr. M.R. Saad

Bangladesh is going to celebrate its 47thIndependence Day on 26th March this year. The war of independence commenced on this day in the year 1971 and ended with the triumph of Bangladesh as an imperial nation against extortionist Pakistani Military Junta on 16thDecember 1971 which ultimately established the People’s Republic...

Smart Windows Could Block Brightness And Harness Light

Who needs curtains? One day, you could block out afternoon glare and heat with changeable windows that absorb sunshine to charge your electronics. A high-tech prototype panel described online January 22 in Nature Materials, switches between transparent pane and dark-tinted solar cell. The layer in the panel that’s responsible for soaking up...

Light Calligraphy: Heliographies of Memory

‘Heliographies of Memory’ consist in a series of photographs that capture the calligraphic gesture, the very moment where the action of inscription is taking place. In light calligraphy the text is written with light, so the words disappear as soon as they were suggested by the moves of the calligrapher,...