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What Is Metaverse

The term “metaverse” is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry’s imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea. Facebook Renames Itself Meta Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he’s changing his company’s name to...

Exhibition: Once Upon A Time

Mojgan Endjavi-Barbé was born in Iran and completed her studies in the USA, after which she lived in Paris, Tokyo, London, Geneva and now, Dubai. At the beginning of her journey as an art aficionado and passionate collector – she began working with international artists in 1989 – she realized that...

The Village That Lost Its Cheese

The Village That Lost Its Cheese

Stilton, Cheshire, red Leicester. There are more than 700 cheeses produced in the UK, but in parts of the English-speaking world, a certain type is so ubiquitous that it’s simply referred to as “cheese”. Cheddar is the most popular cheese in the UK, accounting for nearly half of all British...

Malcolm X’s Letter from Makkah

Malcolm X was an African American leader in the civil rights movement, minister and supporter of Black nationalism. He urged his fellow Black Americans to protect themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary,” a stance that often put him at odds with the nonviolent teachings of Martin Luther King,...

Adopting Prophet’s (PBUH) Beautiful Style  For D’awah

Adopting Prophet’s (PBUH) Beautiful Style For D’awah

The code of Divine Laws according to which humans become the rightful inheritors of this earth, was given to humankind through the Prophet (PBUH). He (PBUH) proclaimed to all nations that their correct and complete development can only be achieved through obeying these Divine Laws. The nation that rejects these...

The Ancient Persian Way To Keep Cool

The city of Yazd in the desert of central Iran has long been a focal point for creative ingenuity. Yazd is home to a system of ancient engineering marvels that include an underground refrigeration structure called yakhch?l, an underground irrigation system called qanats, and even a network of couriers called...

How to Meet the Clean Energy Needs of the World

Sixteen miles (26km) off the windswept coast of northern Scotland, the future of renewable energy is taking shape. Rotating rhythmically in the breeze, the five colossal turbines of the Hywind Scotland wind farm look much like any other off-shore wind project, bar one major difference – they’re floating. While conventional...

Ted Hughes -The Seven Sorrows

Ted Hughes -The Seven Sorrows

The first sorrow of autumn Is the slow goodbye Of the garden who stands so long in the evening- A brown poppy head, The stalk of a lily, And still cannot go. The second sorrow Is the empty feet Of a pheasant who hangs from a hook with his brothers....

Allama Muhammad Iqbal -A Mountain and a Squirrel

Allama Muhammad Iqbal -A Mountain and a Squirrel

A mountain was saying this to a squirrel “Commit suicide if you have self-respect You are insignificant, still so arrogant, how strange! You are neither wise, nor intelligent! not even shrewd! It is strange when the insignificant pose as important! When the stupid ones like you pose as intelligent! You...

Editorial

Dear climate-sensitive readers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi. Hope you are keeping well in the heyday of climate change as 26th Conference Of Parties (COP) held in Glasgow recently. COP26 presages possible failures in the future initiatives to fix the problems of the world including climate change. Apparently there is no...

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 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)...