By: Hassan Youssef
Islam takes great interest in knowledge.
It commands people to meditate upon the phenomena of the universe in which we live and contemplate over the creation of God in order to discover the mysteries of nature and the universe.
Islam also urges us to travel about in the earth to explore its secrets. There are many verses in the Quran that instruct the Muslims to meditate and observe the universe since observation is the first step of the scientific method.
By: Asmaa Hussein
“When the light of faith tries to enter sometimes it hurts – like the first moment you emerge from a dark room into the sunlight. You squint your eyes and shade your face from the sun’s intensity. But after a moment or two, you can see that whatever the light has touched has been brightened and beautified so much more than before.
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
As we pass through the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims need to hold on to the life giving practices of Islam. Our Prayers, Fasting, Sadaqah (charity) and Hajj are blessings directly from Almighty Allah to each one of us! We have to believe that no matter what evil is done to us, no matter what insult is hurled at us, no matter what slander is made against the name of Islam, Allah has power over all things and has made for each manifestation in creation, a limit! We must believe that our children and our faith will survive, Insha Allah!!! They will find a way out (Makhraj) of the darkness into light!!!”
In Africa anything can take place in a short period of time, particularly when seven of its most beautiful wild animals confront each other. These are seven glorious animals who exceed all others. Seven characters who govern the African wilderness. Over 24 hours, from day to night, the activity never halts. The cheetah is the unbeaten racer, able to hunt even the most agile prey. But can she educate her cubs how to chase the prey for themselves today? Or will the hyena rob them?
She’s an ingenious vacillator, with offspring too, and will do whatever it takes to feed them and keep them alive. The lion is not just the greatest of Africa’s cats – it’s also a collaborator. And tonight, the group is on the hunt. The buffalo will have to be very careful. But this quiet vegan has an ungenerous attitude towards cats and moves in a big herd… a strength to be looked upon.
The rhino also has terrifying competence, but her poor eyesight and an anxious temperament means she’s the wild card of the super seven. But nothing is more hazardous than a capricious elephant, especially a young one with too much vigor and not enough sensibility. And then there’s the leopard – the master of secrecy. He lives in the darkness and is always ready to attack with surprise. Seven super beasts, one place, one single day. There’s no better place to follow these animals than in south Africa’s Mala-Mala Game Reserve… a very large area of wilderness, abundant with wildlife.
And through it all runs another fascinating feature – the sand river, where this story begins. It’s mid-afternoon and for the animals, this is the real start of an African day. They’re coming out from their dark retreats to make use of the remaining daylight. Here you must be ready for anything. No two days are ever the same.
It is better to carry a candle, than to simply curse the ever growing darkness.
Es mejor llevar una vela, que simplemente maldecir la creciente oscuridad.
Het is beter om een kaars te dragen, dan om gewoon vervloeken de steeds groeiende duisternis.
Il est préférable de porter une bougie que de maudire l’obscurité tout simplement sans cesse croissante.
Es ist besser, eine Kerze zu tragen, als einfach nur verfluchen die ständig wachsende Dunkelheit.
Zhè shì gèng hǎo de suíshēn xiédài yī zhī làzhú, ér bùshì jiǎndān de zǔzhòu rìyì zēngzhǎng de hēi’àn.
Det är bättre att genomföra ett ljus, än att helt enkelt svära den ständigt växande mörker.
Luchshe nosit’ s soboy svechu , chem prosto proklinat’ vse bol’sheye t’mu .
Bu sadece büyüyen karanlık lanet etmek yerine, bir mum taşımak daha iyidir.
E ‘meglio portare una candela, che maledire semplicemente il sempre crescente oscurità.
Lebih baik untuk membawa lilin, daripada hanya mengutuk kegelapan pernah berkembang.