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World’s Best City

World’s best city for expats revealed By Barry Neild, CNN Updated 1814 GMT (0214 HKT) February 23, 2016 (CNN)Ever doubted that cake makes the world a better place? Consider the fact that Vienna — the city that perfected the doughnut, the chocolate cake, the strudel and a zillion other calorific treats — has been named the world’s best city for ... Read More »

Virtues of Zamzam

Praise be to Allah. Imam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said,“Zamzam water is the best and noblest of all waters, the highest in status, the dearest to people, the most precious and valuable to them. It was dug by Jibril and is the water with which Allah quenched the thirst of Isma’il.” It was reported in ... Read More »

BY THE HEAVEN THAT IS WOVEN

The Heaven [Samaa’] was woven like woven sand, like woven armor, like woven water when disturbed by wind, fabricated in layers; this is what the books of Tafseer describe [51:7] By the heaven containing pathways , the word (hubuk) in { وَٱلسَّمَآءِ ذَاتِ ٱلْحُبُكِ } means woven, a more accurate translation than the term “pathways”. This subject is very big, actually it is gigantic, the reason is ... Read More »

Migrants charge through Macedonia fence on Greek border

A crowd of migrants has burst through a barbed-wire fence on the Macedonia-Greece border using a steel pole as a battering ram.TV footage showed migrants pushing against the fence at Idomeni, ripping away barbed wire, as Macedonian police let off tear gas to force them away.A section of fence was smashed open with the battering ram. It is not clear ... Read More »

Cambodia builds $40,000 lakeside toilet for Thai princess’s visit – and plans to demolish it when she leave

The visit of a Thai princess to one of Cambodia’s poorest provinces has sparked controversy after at least $40,000 was spent building an air-conditioned outhouse in anticipation of her arrival. The luxury toilet has been assembled on the banks of the protected Lake Yeak Laom in Ratanakkiri province, where Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will spend the relaxing first leg of ... Read More »

Viral Syndrome: The disease infecting journalism

A quick reflection on the imbalance between output and outreach. Any self-respecting news outfit, or any other organisation concerned with outreach, is better off employing an army of community managers and digital prodigies. Without them and their ilk of web designers and social media analysts, no news organisation can compete or get ahead in a predominantly digital universe, a world ... Read More »

Impoverished Gaza turns to crowd-funding to meet needs

Creative use of crowd-funding has helped Palestinians in Gaza raise money to study abroad or start their own businesses. Gaza Strip – With economic conditions continuing to deteriorate in the Gaza Strip, more Palestinians living in the coastal enclave are resorting to crowd-funding websites to fulfil their dreams. A growing number of young people have successfully raised the money needed ... Read More »

Bacteria ‘see’ like tiny eyeballs

Biologists say they have solved the riddle of how a tiny bacterium senses light and moves towards it: the entire organism acts like an eyeball. In a single-celled pond slime, they observed how incoming rays are bent by the bug’s spherical surface and focused in a spot on the far side of the cell. By shuffling along in the opposite ... Read More »

Egypt author Ahmed Naji jailed over explicit novel

An Egyptian court has sentenced an author to two years in jail after sexually explicit extracts from his novel were published in state media. The case was filed by a private citizen who complained that the passage caused him distress and heart palpitations. The author, Ahmed Naji, was initially acquitted but prosecutors appealed, leading to this sentence. High-profile Egyptian writers ... Read More »

Hadith-58

Hadith of The Day It was narrated from Hamzah bin ‘Amr Al- Aslami [ra] that he said: “O Messenger of Allah (pbuh), I find that i have the strength to fast when travelling; is there any sin on me for that?” The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “It is a concession from Allah, so whoever avails himself of it has ... Read More »