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How to Take Action Every Day

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of...

The Global Internet is Disintegrating

In 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia was signed, ending 30 years of war across Europe and bringing about the sovereignty of states. The rights of states to control and defend their own territory became the core foundation of our global political order, and it has remained unchallenged since. In 2010,...

How to Discipline Our Lower Self?

Some of our friends – especially younger ones – often ask the question “How do we discipline our nafs (lower self)?” Let us dwell on some points here, both in order to educate my own self and to be useful to those who ask the question. Our Prophet describes the jihad against the enemy...

Xposure 2022

The sixth edition of Xposure International Photography Festival, a premier global event dedicated to celebrating the art of photography, hosted 57 of the world’s leading photographers. Their unique works demonstrated the breadth of contemporary image-making and storytelling and reflect their exceptional experiences and adventures. The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB)...

Yousef al Khattab

Yousef al Khattab

I was born to a Secular Jewish family, and at the age of 18 years old decided to look “deeper” into the belief in God. Like most people, I looked at religion from a viewpoint that was closer to me. Being that my family was Jewish and I was raised...

China Is Creating New Foods In Space

At first glance they are identical to any other ears of wheat swaying in the wind all over the world. But the vast fields of crops in north-eastern China are no ordinary plants – they were created in outer space. They are a variety known as Luyuan 502 and are China’s...

The Library With Unreadable Books

One recent Sunday morning, in a forest north of Oslo in Norway, more than 200 people gathered to watch a ceremony. They had walked in a procession – some with their dogs, others their children – along gravel trails, directed by arrows on the ground made from sprinkled wood shavings....

Seeing the future fearfully -Abu Tahir Mustakim

The fossil record indicates that the average mammal species lasts a million years. By this measure, we have about 700,000 years ahead of us. During this time, even if humanity remained earthbound at just one-tenth of the current world population, a staggering ten trillion people would be born in the...

Lead Poem

Lead Poem

T S Eliot Stand on the Highest Pavement Stand on the highest pavement of the stair– Lean on a garden urn– Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair– Clasp your flowers to you with a pained surprise– Fling them to the ground and turn With a fugitive resentment in your...

Lead Poem

Lead Poem

Muhammad Iqbal A Mother’s Dream As I slept one night I saw this dream Which further increased my vexation I dreamt I was going somewhere on the way Dark it was and impossible to find the way Trembling all over with fear I was Difficult to take even a step...

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope you are keeping well and thanks for subscribing to your favourite magazine the Youth Wave. In the time of Syrian War, Palestine-Israeli conflict, draconian treatment of Muslims in India by Modi government and Ukraine-Russia War, you must have been scared to think about...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

In the light of the Holy Hadith

False beliefs and superstitions “If the nation were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allah had already prescribed against you.” ( Tirmidhi, Sifat al-Qiyamah, 59) Dear brothers and sisters, One day the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was on a road trip...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Social harms of interest “O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah that ye may (really) prosper.” (Surah No. 3: Al ‘Imran; Verse No. 130) Dear brothers and sisters, Interest means taking the money lent to someone back at the end of a certain period...

TUTOR – THE BONDSERVANT Nazmul Islam Plabon

Tutors as if bondservant Pupils like nerveless tame Guardians seems like government For the time being, nurturing system. Servant has to feed these subservient Till the last drop of their strength. Govt. will come and start judgement Is or isn’t product enough thicken! If result is not as expectation Slave...

Access the Hidden Special Characters on Your Keyboard

There are times when you’ll need to type a character that isn’t displayed on your keyboard, be it a letter with an accent, the degree symbol, or a currency symbol. Special characters are common in many languages, but they are more rare in English. So much so that by default,...

Change Your Life By Changing Your Narrative

Do you want to change your life? The key is to rewrite the story you tell yourself. Often, we tell ourselves we’re good at some things and not others. That becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You say, “I’m not good with money,” and sure enough, financial freedom eludes you. Much of...

The Sustainable Cities Made From Mud

In Yemen’s ancient walled city of Sana’a mud skyscrapers soar high into the sky. The towering structures are built entirely out of rammed earth and decorated with striking geometric patterns. The earthen buildings blend into the nearby ochre-coloured mountains. Sana’a’s mud architecture is so unique that the city has been...

‘Lines’ and ‘Time’ Photo Contest

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the May 2022 edition of the Instagram Photo Contest, Lines, and the June 2022 edition Time. Ten winners were announced across all the contests, with submissions being received under the hashtag #HIPAContest_Lines for the May edition and #HIPAContest_Time for the...