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The batteries that could make fossil fuels obsolete

The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over Monterey Bay. Visible for miles along this picturesque stretch of the north Californian coast, the 500-foot-tall (150m) pillars crown what was once California’s largest electric power station – a behemoth natural gas-fired generator. Today, as California steadily moves to...

Science News

A smartwatch app alerts users with hearing loss to nearby sounds A new smartwatch app alerts users who are deaf or hard of hearing of nearby sounds, such as microwave beeps or car horns. “The main motivation [for the app] came from my own experience, and conversations that my colleagues...

Guess Your Answers Before Searching Online

You’re doing homework online for a science class. A question pops up: Do newborn human babies see the world in black and white? You don’t know the answer. Do you guess or Google it? Searching online for the answer may get you a better grade on the homework. But it...

As If The Scales had lifted from my Eyes

Now, as a Muslim, I cannot understand the attractions of pubs, discos, nightclubs, expensive holidays and so on. If you are amongst a community of believers you derive your pleasure from sitting with them, discussing the wonders of our creator, or by enjoying with your family and doing things together,...

Work Smarter And Unleash Your Productivity

A common phrase heard these days is “work smarter not harder,” but what does that really mean? Surely working smarter is still working hard, right? In a way, you are right—to be able to work smarter, you do need to put in the hard work first. You will need to...

Do You Understand Your Nafs?

The weight room smelled of recycled rubber, steel, and sanitizer. Our cross country team split into teams of two at the various stations. My friend and weight-lifting partner was always very encouraging. “Come on,” she would tell me. “This is where the difference gets made.” I had been running cross...

Being Kind is Good For Your Health

Newspapers started writing about Betty Lowe when she was 96 years old. Despite being long past retirement age, she was still volunteering at a cafe at Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester, UK, serving coffee, washing dishes and chatting to patients. Then Lowe turned 100. “Still volunteers at hospital”, the...

The Oldest University in the World and the Muslim Woman who Found it -Ahmad Ullah

Two most famous universities of the modern world, Cambridge and Oxford, were founded in 1209 and 1096, respectively. However, none of these are the first universities in the world, not even in Europe. The oldest university in the world is Morocco’s Al-Qaraween University, which was founded in 859 A.D. According...

The Clash of Cultures -Motiur Rahman

Each and every civilization possesses some sort of driving force, which in other word may be called as soul of that civilization. Like the human, civilization is born, passes the stages of childhood, adulthood and eventually comes to an end. Ideology, philosophy of life, cultures are the foundational elements based...

William Cullen Bryant Consumption

Ay, thou art for the grave; thy glances shine Too brightly to shine long; another Spring Shall deck her for men’s eyes—but not for thine— Sealed in a sleep which knows no wakening. The fields for thee have no medicinal leaf, And the vexed ore no mineral of power; And...

The Age of Infancy- Allama Muhammad Iqbal

The earth and sky were unknown worlds to me Only the expanse of mother’s bosom was a world to me Every movement was a symbol of life’s pleasure to me My own speech was like a meaningless word to me During infancy’s pain if somebody made me cry The noise...

Editorial

Dear Friends and Subscribers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope the issue will find you well in February — a month of language which will be celebrated as International Mother Language Day across the world. It is universally acknowledged that children quickly pick up a language what old people can’t. But...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

A GOOD MUSLIM ACCORDING TO THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD Prophet Muhammad (saw) says: “A Muslim is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe.” (Muslim, Iman, 65; Bukhari, Iman, 4) Dear Brothers and Sisters! The most precious treasure of Muslims is their Iman. What completes Iman and worship is...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

BE ON THE TRUE PATH “Indeed, those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and then remained on Istiqamah (a right course) – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (Surah Ahqaf, Verse no:13) Dear brothers and sisters Istiqamah (the true path) means perseverance in faith...

The Story of an Hedley Churchward

Like many Anglo-Muslims of his day Churchward was the conservative, gentlemanly scion of an ancient family; indeed his ancestors possessed the second oldest house in Britain. His father ran a successful business in Aldershot, and was well-received in regimental circles, enabling young Churchward to meet Queen Victoria and the philanthropist...

Emotional -Kazi Falguni Eshita

Emotional -Kazi Falguni Eshita

Being Emotional Does not make you bad It only makes you human. Being overly logical Might turn you Mechanical So beware of that Too! To be proper for the world, Always try to be a balance Between logic and emotions And remember Happiness starts with you!