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The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Goodness changes the world

“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.” (Surah No. 41.Fussilat, Verse No.34)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Goodness does...

Arabic Calligraphy Inspired by Music

The exhibition ‘Music of Letters’ features more than 30 paintings in which Panahi, being trained in calligraphy as well as music, was inspired by different musical pieces. Paintings by prominent French-Iranian artist Bahman Panahi in which the two art forms of music and calligraphy complement each other is on display...

Boost your Windows 10 productivity

Getting old is humbling and enlightening. Case in point: I now actually set aside time to thoroughly learn about the everyday tools I use for work so that I can be more productive when I use them. Younger Doug would scoff at Older Doug for becoming such a square, but Older Doug...

Why Organics?

Organics have become an integral part of our food system. As a young child, I knew organics to be the fruits and vegetables in that one corner of the grocery store which did not seem to receive much attention. Today, grocery aisles are filled with organic products. It is not...

Being A Modern-Day Teacher – Fahmida Mehreen

Education according to bookish definition means, “The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.” However, in practical terms, education has a vast meaning. Education helps a person shape his or her life from early childhood to till his or her last days. There are...

Become an Optimist

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin One of the most common questions people ask is how to become more of an optimist....

Stethoscope – Golam Kibria

I’m almost 80 now. I have grandchildren. Old people talk too much. Maybe it’s a rule of nature. For me, my grandchildren are the listeners. They have so much curiosity which I too had in my early ages. That’s the difference of age 80 and age 8. One delivers and...

Ali Ramadaan Naajeeli

This is a wonderful story which is worth reading, that of a fanatical Christian whom Allah guided to the path of truth, and he has become one of the most prominent Daa’iyahs in the African continent. When we spoke with him, he started at the beginning and did not wait...

The Moon Has Power Over Animals

Twice a month from March through August, or so, crowds of people gather on Southern California beaches for a regular evening spectacle. As onlookers watch, thousands of silvery sardine look-alikes lunge as far onto shore as possible. Before long, these small writhing, grunion carpet the beach. The females dig their tails into...

What Japan Can Teach Us About Cleanliness

The students sit with their satchels on their desks, eager to get home after another long day of seven 50-minute classes. They listen patiently as their teacher makes a few announcements about tomorrow’s timetable. Then, as every day, the teacher’s final words: “OK everybody, today’s cleaning roster. Lines one and...

Generating Electricity from the Cold Night Sky

A new device works like a solar panel, except it doesn’t harvest energy from the sun. It captures energy from the cold night sky. A prototype of the device produced enough electricity at night to power a small light bulb. A bigger version might one day light rooms or charge phones. It...

3diseases 3doses 3diets – Zayed Shahnewaz

There are many common diseases that cause human death. Everyone may be inflicted with any disease anytime. But there are some very common diseases that we can handle easily and stay protected. According to the International Classification of Diseases which identifies health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55...

Walt Whitman – World Below the Brine

Walt Whitman – World Below the Brine

The world below the brine, Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves, Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle, openings, and pink turf, Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the play of light through the water, Dumb swimmers there...

Ibn Araby – Listen, O dearly beloved

Ibn Araby – Listen, O dearly beloved

Listen, O dearly beloved! I am the reality of the world, the centre of the circumference, I am the parts and the whole. I am the will established between Heaven and Earth, I have created perception in you only in order to be the object of my perception. If then...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Hope you are doing well keeping yourself safe from common diseases like allergy, gastric or fever which recurs in dry season like winter. Season changes from summer to winter and the change the invites some common diseases which can be easily prevented....

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Allah loves those who do good Spend in the way of God and do not, with your own hands, cast yourselves into ruin. And be virtuous. Truly God loves the virtuous. (Surah No. 2, Baqarah, Verse No.195) Dear brothers and sisters, To destroy something means to change its functional state...

Eyes – Rafikul Hoque

Eyes – Rafikul Hoque

Eye, a nervous system, holds an ocean The ocean of life, love, passion and emotion It’s a sky, big, pours drops of water Of sorrow, of joy, of fear and devotion. It’s a speaker, vocal, tells everything That minds and throats conceal Eyes are truthful, can’t devoid virtue Denotes what...