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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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...