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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...

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...

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...

Creative Ways Students Can Have a Better vacation

School breaks are an exciting time for students. With (usually) no homework and lots of free time, they’re pretty much the ultimate kid fantasy. The origin of breaks in the United States are rooted in the days of agriculture when students would take summer off to work at their family...

Why We Feel Busy All The Time

Few facts about modern life seem more indisputable than how busy everyone seems to be. Across the industrialised world, large numbers of survey respondents tell researchers they’re overburdened with work, at the expense of time with family and friends. And it’s possible that the most overwhelmed people weren’t even asked...

Believers of Allah are Altruists

The believer is highly altruistic in his love. He never prefers his own desires over the person he loves. He never abandons the person he loves for the sake of his own ease and comfort. He will never try to blame the person he loves in order to exculpate himself....

Cell Phone Safety

Does heavy use of cell phones pose a risk of cancer? This question has provoked controversy for many years. A new study in rats now adds to those concerns. Its data linked long-term, intense exposure to radiation from cell phones with an increased risk of cancer in the heart or brain. The...

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Muslim Youth -Altaf Husain

You cannot escape it. The discussion about habits is all around you: Mom and Dad are constantly telling you to break your bad habits; your teachers are telling you to develop good habits; your friends are pressuring you to adopt their habits; and the television and media are influencing you...

Quran Before, During and after Ramadan

Some of us excel in math, some in fine arts (and there is of course the rare talent who does both). Our interests may be equally if not more so disparate, as environmental activists and coin collectors. And our professions may differentiate us still further, as neurosurgeons, homemakers and school...

Jefferson and Stanton Two oars of the same boat -Kazi Falguni Eshita

In 1776, Thomas Jefferson penned down one of the most important documents in American history: The Declaration of Independence. Learned individuals like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin assisted him. Almost a century later, Elizabeth Cady Stanton used Thomas Jefferson’s declaration as a model to form The Declaration of Sentiments and...

Food supplements can make you sick

New estimates find that some types have been sending thousands to the hospital each year — including teens Doctors say eating a well-balanced diet is the best way to get the nutrients your body needs. People who think they may need a little extra help often reach for food supplements....

The Benefits in Being Grateful – Aisha Umair

Gratitude (Shukr) is an important characteristic; and the one who instills it, is endowed with great blessings. Allah (swt) says, “And Allah has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to...

In Troubling Times, Appreciating Security

Peacefully, you tread a busy marketplace. People sell, others buy. Children run about, carefree. As you go about, the thought of this same place abandoned, covered in an eerie silence does not cross your mind. But time and time again it has occurred. Our hearts are between the fingers of...

How to see the Silver Lining in your Situation? -Asma Imran

An individual’s perception is central in shaping a person’s behaviour and attitude. If we have a positive approach towards life, everything about ourselves- our conduct and behaviour becomes positively geared with respect to our perception. Likewise, if we have a negative outlook, everything in us becomes attuned to that only....

The Pivot of Human Dignity -Dr. Javed Jamil

DR. JAVED JAMIL argues for ensuring human security and calls upon Islamic organizations as well as governments of Muslim countries to raise the issue of global security in the international organizations, including UN, WHO, European Union, NAM, etc. I feel frustrated when I find Muslim intellectuals using Islam for justifying...

Is Western Civilization Truly Civilized? -Dr. Jaafar Idris

Recognized Standard Despite all these contradictions, this civilization is considered, by its own people and by the rest of the world (except for those upon whom Allah has bestowed His Mercy), the premiere civilization of our time. They consider it the model civilization for those who wish to attain respectable...

Should We Build a Village on the Moon?

Professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been in his new job as Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for a week. In charge of a €4.4 billion annual budget, the former Chair of the German space agency is ultimately responsible for everything at Esa. Europe’s new observation, weather, communication and...

Are You Damaging Your Hearing?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates. It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume....