Archive for July 2007

So you think you’re Good?

So you think you're Good?

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
During the course of the daily amount of loitering I do on the Web I came across the fact that Alexis Lemaire, AKA: The Human Calculator has broken the record for finding the 13th root of a 200-digit – I think to say that it is a ‘difficult’ feat is somewhat [...]

The Miracle of Zamzam

The Miracle of Zamzam

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Zamzam water is the water which is found in Mecca. This water has a special place in Islam as it has many benefits both spiritual and physical.
It was discovered by the Prophet Ismail (PBUH) as a baby. As he was crying because he was alone in the desert with his [...]

Wibble Wobble!

Wibble Wobble!

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It’s always better to give rather than to take. The upper hand (the one that gives) is always better than the lower hand. And what better way to give, than to give something back to the community?
Whether black or white, Asian or Jamaican, Muslim or Trinitarian (!) we can [...]

Stay Away!

Stay Away!

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It was in the7th century AD that the great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) introduced the concept of quarantine. In his infinite wisdom, he warned against entering or leaving a region suffering from plague.
In the 10th century AD, the Muslim physicians created ‘isolation wards’ for individuals suffering with contagious diseases – yet [...]

Easy come, Easy go

Easy come, Easy go

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Everybody has their ups and everybody has their downs. It’s one of the fundamentals of life on this earth.
Obviously, human nature being such, we like to have more ups than downs. And if it were, completely left up to us, we would certainly devise such an existence for ourselves [...]

The Miracle Tooth Stick!

The Miracle Tooth Stick!

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Although the use of the toothbrush is widespread, and many people still think that the only way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to brush them with a combination of man-made fibres and chemical paste, Muslims have been cleaning their teeth with something called a Miswaak (tooth stick) for [...]

The Capture of Samarkand and Bukhara

The Capture of Samarkand and Bukhara

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As many people are aware, Samarkand and Bukhara are places situated in Russia and they were occupied by the Muslims during the reign of Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz. What many people are not aware of, however, is how the Muslim empire of that time captured Samarkand and Bukhara.
It was prior [...]

Kickstart Your Day

Kickstart Your Day

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‘Start as you mean to go on’ as the saying goes.
Well everyday, we all have a lot of things to get through and a lot of tasks to accomplish and if we have the right start to the day then that certainly helps.
In that respect, the Sahabi (Companion of the Prophet [...]

The First Man to Fly

The First Man to Fly

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In this section of the blog, we aim to highlight the contribution that Islam has made to humanity in all fields, whether that be in the past or in the present.
And so, just as Boeing have unveiled their latest Dreamliner and Airbus plan to make the biggest commercial aircraft ever, we [...]

The Spectacle of Love

The Spectacle of Love

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Here’s the scene:
Boy looks at girl, girl looks at boy. The boy smiles. The girl smiles back. The boy holds her gaze for a second until the girl looks away fluttering her eyelids. He moves over, starts talking to her, gets to know her, and blah blah [...]