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Archive for May, 2014

Now that Summer is Here…

Now that Summer is Here…

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Asma bint Shameem Whew! Summer is finally here and school is out for a whole two and a half months. No more books and backpacks, no more tests and tension. Surely, you worked hard during the year and you deserve a break. Islam certainly allows for rest after hard work but under certain regulations. Hanzalah […]

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Little Binky’s Ant-ics!

Little Binky’s Ant-ics!

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Binky remembered her mother telling her that every creature, big and small, was made by God. A Staff Writer Little Binky sat in her plastic chair in the garden all by herself. How awful she felt! Her friends had gone together to see a movie and had forgotten to take her along. She had waited […]

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Do You Know?

Do You Know?

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Much salt is there in the oceans? If you take all the salt from the oceans and spread over the land, the salt would form a layer more than 500 feet (166 mt) deep.   Why do Birds Migrate?  Many species of birds migrate in winter to a warmer climate, but it is puzzling […]

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What is a Cabinet?

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A cabinet is a group of members who are put in charge of various departments of the government. They carry out the affairs of those departments in accordance with the wishes of the people who have elected them. The members of the cabinet are called ‘Ministers’ in India. But in countries such as the United […]

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What are Hieroglyphs?

What are Hieroglyphs?

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before the alphabets were developed, Egyptians used a language which comprised symbols and pictures. These were used for some 3,000 years.  Egyptian hieroglyphs (literally, god’s words) were a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that combined logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood. It was in 1799 that French archaeologist Jean-Francois Champollion decoded the hieroglyphs […]

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Signs of Allah’s Perfection – Wonderful Creatures

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Greylag Geese Greylag geese can fly at high altitudes of about 8,000 metres (5 miles). This is in fact quite a difficult task since many creatures cannot breathe at such altitudes because of the deficiency in the amount of oxygen available at high altitudes. This deficiency makes respiration difficult. That is the reason why we […]

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How do the Hot-air balloons Float?

How do the Hot-air balloons Float?

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hot-air balloons are used as entertainment in tourist spots in Egypt, Turkey  and many other countries. For the balloon to rise in the air, the balloons are filled with hot air at 90o C. Since the hot air’s density is less than the cold air’s density in the surrounding area, the balloons rise and float […]

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Can winds shape Nature?

Can winds shape Nature?

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yes, wind has immense power and can shape many objects present in the nature. For instance, look at the trees, they seem inclined due to the pressure of the winds. Similarly, the sand dunes are formed by the winds blowing in the deserts. The winds have power to lift the sand from one dune and […]

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Taking People from ‘Baatil’ to ‘Huq”

Taking People from ‘Baatil’ to ‘Huq”

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Desert Diary of Discover Yourself Workshop! The “Discover Yourself” Workshop was held in Muscat, Riyadh and Jeddah in March and April 2014. Some of the participants share their experiences after the Workshop.  It provided the connection between the inner and the external world, which we usually neglect.  It is an excellent job to take people […]

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Blessings in a Mango!

Blessings in a Mango!

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The mango season is here and when the fruit is here, make best use of its goodness! Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are healthy reasons why you […]

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