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Type Faster Tips and Techniques

Type Faster Tips and Techniques

Typing is a lot of fun, especially if you’re the type of person who loves to write. Whenever an idea comes to your head or you just want to communicate something, the feeling of scribbling things down in a computer is awesome. Do you know that being able to type...

A Train Journey Across  the Sahara

A Train Journey Across the Sahara

Wrapping my Touareg scarf around my face to shield my eyes from the sand and dirt, I climbed the ladder, hoisted myself onto the lip of the freight wagon and surveyed the scene. An endless line of wagons stretched out to the horizon, rocking and swaying. To either side, a...

He to Whom Allah Spoke – Fahmida Mehreen

He to Whom Allah Spoke – Fahmida Mehreen

In order to spread the knowledge and Deen of Islam, Allah sent many prophets to the mankind to guide them down the right path. Starting from Prophet Adam (PBUH) before time till Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 610 C.E., all the prophets and the associated books such as the Quran, Tawrat...

Inside Jammu Kashmir Law (IJKL) – Jalal Uddin Ahmed

Inside Jammu Kashmir Law (IJKL) – Jalal Uddin Ahmed

Eighteen-year-old Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who starred in India’s highest-grossing movie Dangal with Amir Khan, quitted the Indian film industry on June 30 because the tinsel town is incompatible with her Islamic faith. Just inside 36 days of her divorce with Indian film industry Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

Henry David – Thoreau Pray to What Earth

Henry David – Thoreau Pray to What Earth

Pray to what earth does this sweet cold belong, Which asks no duties and no conscience? The moon goes up by leaps, her cheerful path In some far summer stratum of the sky, While stars with their cold shine bedot her way. The fields gleam mildly back upon the sky,...

Hafiz – The Corner of The Tavern Is My Altar

Hafiz – The Corner of The Tavern Is My Altar

The corner of the tavern is my altar, where I pray At dawn, the mantra of the Old Magi, I say. Fear not if the harp plays not at sun’s morning ascent My morning cry of repentance is the music I play. Thank God, free from beggars and kings, away,...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope this issue will find you fit and elegant though the Assamese, Kashmiris like Rohingyas of Myanmar may not have been well. They are facing state-sponsored troubles and sometimes terrorism on their soils. Particularly Kashmiris have long been facing multifaceted tortures at the hands...

How To Never Miss Fajr Prayer Again

How To Never Miss Fajr Prayer Again

The Prophet (?) said, “The two Rak’ah before the dawn (Fajr) prayer are better than this world and all it contains.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 1102)   Dear brothers and sisters, The Fajr Prayer is one of the toughest obligatory prayers to fulfil according to the following hadith which...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Humility and Attentiveness in Prayer

“Successful indeed are the believers; they are those who humble themselves in their prayer.” (Sura 23 .Al-Mu’minoon, Verses 1-2)   Dear brothers and sisters, Humility and attentiveness (khushoo) is the essence of the prayer. Because, khushoo in the prayer involve deep concentration and total humility before Almighty Allah. There are...

A Celebration of Victory Over Death

A Celebration of Victory Over Death

The festival of Santa Marta de Ribarteme is an opportunity for those who have survived near-death experiences to give thanks for their lives. A symbolic victory of life The crowd parts, allowing the first coffins to move through. A heavy silence hangs in the air. But all is not quite...

A proposed space telescope would use Earth’s atmosphere as a lens

A proposed space telescope would use Earth’s atmosphere as a lens

Telescopes keep getting bigger — and more expensive. But what if there were a better way? One astronomer has suggested a possible work-around: Turn the entire Earth into a telescope lens by using the planet’s atmosphere to bend and focus light. When light from stars hits Earth’s atmosphere, the light bends, or...

A Million Species Could Vanish

A Million Species Could Vanish

Everyone’s heard stories about certain species on the brink of extinction. A new tally reveals just how many plants and animals are at risk. One million species could vanish, it finds. Some might disappear within a few decades. That number is equal to 1 in every 8 animal or plant...

Small Habits That Steal Your Happiness

Small Habits That Steal Your Happiness

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius   It is usually pretty...

Pain, Pain, Go Away!  By Kazi Falguni Eshita

Pain, Pain, Go Away! By Kazi Falguni Eshita

Dear Readers, can you name someone who doesn’t suffer from physical pain at any point in his or her life? None, correct? Did you ever wonder how to get rid of that nagging, distressing and excruciating feeling without any prescription medication? Personally, I suffer from a constant, sometimes unbearable pain...

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

PDF files have become the gold standard of document viewing. Why? Their main benefit is that they retain their format even when viewed on different computers, using different programs. I’m sure some of you have experienced viewing a word document only to find it’s screwed up because your viewing software...

October 9th By Tanbina Siddiqui

October 9th By Tanbina Siddiqui

The irritating morning alarm disturbed my precious sleep but the seasonal rain boosted it up again. The sky was cold and grey and is very mysterious as if a dangerous storm was about to come and change the entire nature and me in some way. There is nothing better than...

The Most Faithful Legend By Md. Eftekhairul Islam

The Most Faithful Legend By Md. Eftekhairul Islam

The Holy Qur’an tells that Islam is a complete set of laws and the way of life. So, no doubt about it and it is the guidance provided through the Holy Qur’an by Allah, the Creator of the Universe and components of the Universe from the smallest and shortest to...

Darrick Abdul-Hakim

Darrick Abdul-Hakim

My name is Darrick Abdul-hakim. I am a 20-year-old Muslim brother living in the United States. I currently attend Cupertino University, which won’t be for long since I am transferring to a University that suits my major in more malaise. I major in Old Hebraic and Arabian Literature and History....

Repentance in Islam

Repentance in Islam

Feelings of remorse and guilt are natural reflections of sinning, if the person who has sinned has a conscious which is alive. After committing a sin, a person who fears Allah and give high respect to Him would feel a sense of despondency and despair thinking, “How will God forgive...

Oman’s Ancient Scent

Oman’s Ancient Scent

Wisps of frankincense smoke wafted through the bazaar as I plunged through the crowded, labyrinthine passageways of Muscat’s Mutrah Souq. This alluringly musky scent permeates Omani cities and culture, and I was never far from the distinct, earthen aroma floating through the air. I was lured by the hypnotic perfume...