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Fanther, the frail and tiny cat, teaches us the fine art of resilience! By Nigar I spotted Fanther at a very green place, which is somewhat like a rainforest (let’s call it the ‘Jingle Jungle Lodge’) when I was staying there for a while. He scampered so fast that in a matter of seconds I […]

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By Shahin Ashraf Ali Under a big old banyan tree, Shabana Aapa holds activity classes for young people. “It is my way of adoring my Allah,” she says. Shabana Aapa glorifies the Lord by making the children aware of His creations through ‘fun-to-do’s’! Come, join in! Your Lord Inspired The Bee… Do you know that […]

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By Valea Rehana and Saleem had accompanied their parents to their relatives’ home in a village. They hadn’t spent their summer holidays in a more enjoyable way before! The children did many fun things. What they enjoyed most was their early morning walk to a little lake nearby. That year, the rains had been abundant, […]

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Do please remember: When you wish to do a good deed, God will always help you! Dolcy and Chinku, two little kids, lived in Austin Cottage in a big city. They loved animals, birds and plants. Dolcy was a very kind child and did not hurt even ants or mosquitoes. He would try to be […]

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By Roshan Rustam lived with his parents in an flat in a tall building in the middle of the city. His daily routine was, as he would often say, ‘boringly predictable’. He would wake up early in the morning and would rush about to get ready for school. He would return home in the late […]

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How did Earth get its name? All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the ground. It comes from the Old English words ‘eor(th)e’ and ‘ertha’. In German it is ‘erde’. The name Earth is at least […]

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By Shahin Ashraf Ali Young Shahab was very fond of drawing and coloring. One day, Ammi bought for him a beautiful set of crayons. Shahab was very happy. He just could not wait to use them! He pulled out his drawing pad, chose a green crayon and drew a lovely tree. Then, he drew a […]

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Fatima Grimm was one of the first German Muslim women to embrace slam. Born in 1934, she accepted Islam in 1960. She gained great prominence as a German convert and worked for different German Muslim organizations. She died in 2013 in Hamburg. Before I accepted Islam, I was looking for universal rules. I wanted rules […]

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Tell Your Toddler a Quranic Tale As a toddler, I must have been quite naughty trying to pop mud into my mouth and doing other such naughty things, much to the horror of my parents! Thankfully, toddlers of today’s times are very lucky, and their parents luckier, what with such wonderful books for little children […]

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