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Begum Rokeya The Unstoppable -By: Kazi Falguni Eshita

There was a time when women were deprived of one of their basic rights: education. Ladies could not study in Bengali. They’d have to choose either Persian or Arabic as their medium of instruction back then. Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was one of the pioneers of female education, who took...

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Invasion of doubts in Muslim youths

A  question was posed to Shaykh Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baz (rahimahullaah) in which he was asked, “What are the reasons for many young people deviating from the Din (religion of Islam) and becoming alienated from it?” The Shaykh replied: As you mentioned, many young people are deviating from Islam and...

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Listening To Angels

His words are soft and comforting, like that of a mother. In everything he says, I can hear a smile in his voice, and sometimes he even laughs. He is very straight forward when he speaks, yet soft and not intrusive —leaving me with no feeling of deception.  He seems...

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Exercise for our Souls

A  cocoon stirs with signs of life. An opening appears, and you watch as thewinged creature inside struggles to emerge from a small tear in the sack oflife. Striving to free itself, the butterfly labors for what seems an eternity.You reflect on how easy it would be to simply break...

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Real Science in Virtual Worlds

Strap on a virtual reality headset and you’ll enter a different world. Without leaving your house, you can fly a spaceship through a make-believe galaxy. You can play pool with friends. Or you can perform surgery on an alien. Virtual reality, or VR, uses special technology to trick the brain...

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The Python and the Thief -Rezaul Karim

He is as hard as rock and is neat six feet seven inches- he is a thief! He can break off the wooden doors or windows, cut through the brick framed wall and jump over tall abandoned buildings. His name is Rosaline. But this stout thief met a terrible danger...

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Chikungunya Symptoms and Prevention -Dr. M R Sa’ad

Chikungunya is a peculiar name and it was unfamiliar to general people. Due to spreading fast in the capital city Dhaka with sporadic rains, there is no way to turn down the issue ‘Chikungunya’. Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has detected 23 areas across the capital city...

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Health Benefits of fasting -Dr M.R Sa’ad

Ramadan, the month of blessing, is here again which is known as month of fasting in the Islamic Calendar. In this holy month, Muslims are prescribed to fast from dawn to dusk. Achieving the satisfaction of Almighty Allah by spiritual means is the main objective of fasting. Other than spiritual...

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Account Yourselves Before You are Taken to Account

“Account yourselves before you are taken to account!” `Umar ibn al-Khattaab [Az-Zuhd of Ibn-ul-Mubaarak] “On that day every person will be confronted with all the good he has done, and all the evil he has done, he will wish that there were a great distance between him and his evil deeds. And...

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Nutrition An Islamic Perspective

Allah created man (Adam) from a handful of dust that He took from all over the earth and, therefore, any replacement for wear and tear in the human body should be obtained from the same organic source that man belongs to, i.e. plant and fruit growing out of dust (land)....

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Time Management Tips for Ramadan

The countdown has begun and we do not have much time left to reach the greatest month of the year, Ramadan! I’m sure by now most of you are stock-piling the goodies for iftar and downloading as many resources as possible for Ramadan preparation but the question remains “How can...

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Trials and Tribulations : Exercise for our Souls

A cocoon stirs with signs of life. An opening appears, and you watch as the winged creature inside struggles to emerge from a small tear in the sack of life. Striving to free itself, the butterfly labors for what seems an eternity. You reflect on how easy it would be...

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Is Crying Good for Health

Crying has often been touted as a good way to relieve stress. Does science back this belief up? Until recently, scientists and authors were at stark disagreement over the point of crying. In King Henry VI, Shakespeare wrote, “to weep is to make less the depth of grief”, and the...

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The Period of Youth

If we examine the life of an average human, we come to realize that life consists of four periods. Childhood: This usually lasts for thirteen to fourteen years. The teenage years which usually lasts for six to eight years depending on when he gets married, (The Period of Youth). The...

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Submission to Allah and the Psychology of Well-being

Submission. A term rarely used but holds a rather powerful meaning when applied to real life. To leave everything you are and everything you own in someone else’s hands is extremely difficult. But what if this someone promised you the heavens? Promised you all that is good for your soul?...

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A True Wizard Kazi Falguni Eshita

Harry Potter is a well-loved character for both children and adults alike. Thousands of fans still get enchanted by Harry and his friends in various ways both on and off screen. Ever wondered about the person who brought Harry to life? Let’s take a look at the real wizard who...

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Happiness comes from Allah, not from the Prom -Salman Ali

Happiness! Ah what a wonderful term, wouldn’t all of us like to have that? I think it’s the only thing that we need in life. How can we achieve happiness in the life hereafter after as well as in this life? (note the reverse order of the last sentence). Most...

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Thoughts Change your Brain, Cells, and Genes

We have much more power than ever believed to influence our physical and mental realities. Our mindsets are recognized by our bodies – right down to the genetic level, and the more we improve our mental habits, the more beneficial response we will get from our bodies. Every minute of...

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How to stay healthy this winter

It’s not difficult to boost our immunity throughout the upcoming winter by consuming a range of fresh foods including green leafy vegetables. There are a number of things we can do to help keep ourselves and our family just as healthy, happy and active during winter. Boosting up immunity It’s...