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Get More Done with Less Stress

Get More Done with Less Stress

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein “Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.” –...

Many of the world’s rivers are flush with dangerous levels of antibiotics

Many of the world’s rivers are flush with dangerous levels of antibiotics

In a massive survey of rivers across 72 countries, researchers found antibiotics at 66 percent of 711 sites sampled. Many of the most drug-polluted waterways were in Asia and Africa, where there hadn’t been much data until now. Environmental pollution from antibiotics is one driver of microbial drug resistance, which...

Christopher Shelton, an Ex Christian

Christopher Shelton, an Ex Christian

My conversion to Islam began in my eighth-grade year. There was a Muslim student by the name of Raphael who first told me a little about Islam. At the time he was not so knowledgeable about Islam, but he put the initial interest in my mind which never went away....

Courage – Tanbina Siddiqui

Courage – Tanbina Siddiqui

The sky is cloudy again, everything is so dark and grey. It’s just two in the afternoon yet it feels like a dark cold night. I knew the electricity would go off so I managed some candles and a match stick beforehand. I lit the candle and went to check...

“Bursa”  The First Ottoman Capital Today – Fahmida Mehreen

“Bursa” The First Ottoman Capital Today – Fahmida Mehreen

Turkey, the Eurasian country, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. People from all around the world travel to different destinations in Turkey, including the modern-day capital of Istanbul, which hosts key attractions like the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and many more....

Battling to Surrender

Battling to Surrender

Son, surrendering your life to Allah is not an imprudent behavior, but it is the most critical and wise conduct you would do during your entire life. After performing your tasks with your utmost best, then by surrendering to Allah for help and guidance, Allah Almighty would lead you to...

A tale of SAARC Budgets  –  Teezad Tabriz

A tale of SAARC Budgets – Teezad Tabriz

Every economy has one similarity – the basic economic problems. We have finite resources while we have infinite wants; the purpose of economic activity is to allocate resources in conditions of scarcity. Therefore, each society must answer three questions; ‘what will be produced?’, ‘how will it be produced?’ and ‘who...

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Loss and Gain

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Loss and Gain

Virtue runs before the muse And defies her skill, She is rapt, and doth refuse To wait a painter’s will. Star-adoring, occupied, Virtue cannot bend her, Just to please a poet’s pride, To parade her splendor. The bard must be with good intent No more his, but hers, Throw away...

Muhyiddin ibn Arabi – As Night Let its Curtains Down in Folds

Muhyiddin ibn Arabi – As Night Let its Curtains Down in Folds

Peace, Salma, and peace to those who halt awhile at al-Hima. It is right for one like me to greet you. Would it have hurt her to return the greeting? Ah, but a statuette goddess is beyond control. They left as night let its curtains down in folds. I told...

Editorial

Editorial

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Hope you are fine and so are we. Time ticks by, water flows down, sun glows as we grow old sometimes not that much bold. Budget comes with the passage of a year in every country, be it poor or rich, and budget sees...

How to be a good Muslim?

How to be a good Muslim?

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most beloved of you and closest to me in the Hereafter are those with the best character. Verily, the most hate of you and furthest from me in the Hereafter are those with the worst character: the boastful, the...

The believers can’t surrender to the followers of falsehood

How to remember the Almighty Allah?

“Who remember God standing, sitting, and lying upon their sides, and reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth, “Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Shield us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Sura 3. Al Imran, Verse – 191)  ...

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...

Contribution, career, money make leader – Wahidul Islam and Ifrith Islam

Contribution, career, money make leader – Wahidul Islam and Ifrith Islam

Politics is very easy most probably in a democracy. Just join a political party anywhere in the world. Do social work to win the confidence of the people of your locality. Gain the following of your political party’s hierarchy and garner support in the grassroots. That’s all. But if your...

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....

Life on this earth is temporary

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...