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The Golden Thread of Calligraphy

The Golden Thread, the exhibition organized by the Gazi Husrev Beg Library was on view at the Gallery of the Sarajevo Municipality Novi Grad. The Gazi Husrev Beg Library, founded in 1537, is one of the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has one of the largest and most important...

Another Use of Old Coal Mines

Coal mines were the beating heart of Britain’s industrial revolution. Their sooty, energy-dense output gave life to new-fangled factories and shipyards, fuelling the nation’s march towards modernity. They helped shape a carbon-intensive economy, one that took little notice of the natural world around it. The mines paved the way for...

How I Came to Islam (Yahya) Donald W. Flood

I comprehended that it was found imperative due to innovations attributed to Divine revelation that the need arose for another Prophet after Eesa (alaihissalam) with another revelation after the Gospel. This is why Allah sent Muhammad (sallallaho alaihi wasallam) with the last Message, (i.e., the Qur’an), to bring all of...

A Sense Of Touch Could Upgrade Virtual Reality

On most mornings, Jeremy D. Brown eats an avocado. But first, he gives it a little squeeze. A ripe avocado will yield to that pressure, but not too much. Brown also weighs the fruit in his hand. He feels the waxy skin’s bumps and ridges. “I can’t imagine not having...

Lost History of Women Scholars in Islam

It surprises people to learn that women living under an Islamic order could be scholars, that is, hold the authority that attaches to being knowledgeable about what Islam commands, and therefore sought after and deferred to. The typical Western view is that no social order has (or aspires to have)...

Future Technology: Ideas about to Change the World

The future always feels like it’s running late. Human imagination works harder than human enterprise, but at any given moment, scientists and engineers are redesigning future technology and the world around us in big and small ways. We don’t realise it because we’ve lived through it, but the rate of...

Remembering The Lion of the Dessert -Ahmad Ullah

The man, an ordinary teacher, fought against the colonial & fascists and sacrificed his life for the emancipation of his country, is the ‘Lion of the Dessert Omar Mukhtar’. He led the resistance of Libyans against Italian colonialism for 23 years. For which he was executed by the Italian occupiers...

The Ancient Stepwells Helping to Curb Water Crisis

An exquisitely carved maze of 3,500 steps, arranged in perfect symmetry, descends with geometrical precision to reach a well. Criss-crossed steps encircle the water on three sides, while the fourth side is adorned by a pavilion with embellished galleries and balconies. Built by Rajput ruler Raja Chanda during the 8th-9th...

Henry David Thoreau- The Inward Morning

Packed in my mind lie all the clothes Which outward nature wears, And in its fashion’s hourly change It all things else repairs. In vain I look for change abroad, And can no difference find, Till some new ray of peace uncalled Illumes my inmost mind. What is it gilds...

Allama Muhammad Iqbal- Death Of The Ego

Devoid the west of inner light, Her soul is struck with deadly blight : The loss of self has made the East A leper, for germs befitting feast. The Arabs have lost their former zeal, Their souls are shrunk, they can not feel : Iraq and Persia are bereft Of...

Editorial

Dear readers In society some play normal roles that define our lives while others play deviant or stigmatic roles — in other words, some are good and some are bad. Bad people in the society or bad regimes in the world destroy the fabric of the society or country. Some...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Avoiding purposeless affairs beautifies servitude to Allah (SWT) Prophet Muhammad (saw) says, “Indeed among the excellence of a person’s Islam is that he leaves what does not concern him.” (Tirmidhi, Zuhd, 11; Muwatta, Husn al-Khulq, 1) Dear brothers and sisters! Our sublime religion, Islam, orders us to be engaged in...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

A Muslim Observes Moderation In All Matters “We have appointed you a middle nation (ummatan wasatan), that you may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you”. (Al Quran, Surah Al-Baqara 2:143) Dear brothers and sisters! In this verse, Allah (SWT) has commanded and...

The people who believe plants can talk

Laura Beloff’s plant seemed to be clicking. She had rigged its roots up to a contact microphone in order to detect faint, high-pitched clicks in the soil. With the help of software she had written for her computer, the frequency of the clicks had been lowered, making them audible to...

Mystery itself Sayeed Hossain

Masks on Pretty smiles on their faces, Where work is your identity Day and night are the same. Vehicle tells all stories What dies under the wheel, Every step to make money To end life pain. Necessity is expensive, Some rights are in wage. To sell is human All can...