Fireflies emit light mostly to attract mates, although they also communicate for other reasons as well, such as to defend territory and warn predators away. In some firefly species, only one sex lights up. In most, however, both sexes glow; often the male will fly, while females will wait in trees, shrubs and grasses to spot an attractive male. If she finds one, she’ll signal it with a flash of her own.
– Fireflies eat other fireflies.
– Fireflies have short lifespans (1 year).
– Fireflies are found on almost every continent.
– Fireflies are medically and scientifically useful.
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The most popular name for baby boys in the UK is Muhammad, according to a new chart for 2014 compiled by BabyCentre. The name, also spelled as Mohammed and often given after the Muslim prophet, has seen an enormous gain in popularity, jumping 27 ranks.
“Traditionally Mohammed is often given to the first-born boy in Muslim families,” managing editor at parenting website BabyCentre, Sarah Redshaw, told the Mirror. “The increase of other Arabic names in the top 100 shows the ever-increasing diversity of the UK today.”
Another one of the beauties of #Islam is that it recognizes this great natural attraction between men and women and gives us the clear guidelines in this matter so that we can keep to a pure , Safe, chaste, and moral life style. This can be a sensitive issue for some people but if you put your emotions to the side and sincerely look at this from a scientific and logical perspective from the studies that have been done on the issue of gender relations, and if you are a God loving and fearing human being you would start to agree more and more with Islam’s special care and protection of women.
In Islam, a woman is free to be who she is inside, and immuned from being portrayed as sex symbol and lusted after. The covering of the Muslim woman is not oppression but a liberation from the shackles of male scrutiny and the standards of attractiveness.
This is your brother Abdul Wahab Saleem with The Daily Reminder.
Allah (subahaanahu wa ta’ala) says in the Quran…
Wal layli iza yaqsha Of course, every single one of has either memorized this surah or heard it numerous times…rather innumerable times in Salaah. Allah says the night as it envelopes, what does the night envelope? The night envelopes all of humanity. When the night falls everything becomes dark, when the night falls it becomes extremely dark, within the entire world so Allah says in the Quran…
Wal layli iza yaqsha
The night when it envelopes all of the world!
Then Allah continues and he says…
wan nahari iza tajalla.
And the day when it becomes bright and the interesting thing is that Allah (subahaanahu wa ta’ala) says ‘tajalla’ using the verb form tafaa’alaa which has a connotation of something occurring gradually. So if you sit in the morning time and as I was doing just this morning, you sit in the morning time and you look at the eastern horizon of the sky you will notice that the sun is coming out slowly, it will be coming out slowly and as it gradually appears…gradually the ‘nahaar’ – the morning time also appears along with the gradual progression of the sun. Wanhari iza tajalla
So these are two things, two concepts – the night and the day…if you go to the youngest of children, may be my daughter that’s about 4 years old she knows that its night time now and its day time now. Depending on the time of the day she’ll tell you It’s dark outside or its not dark outside…it’s really bright outside, the sun is in the eyes she will say.
Every single one of us, children the older, the elderly, all of us know the night from the day and for that reason Allah starts this beautiful surah with the beautiful message with the night and day because this is one difference that I know, that you know, that every single one of us knows, but then he continues to something, he knew people are going to differ about.
Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world (behind tigers).
The average male lion weighs around 180 kg (400 lb) while the average female lion weighs around 130 kg (290 lb).
The heaviest lion on record weighed an amazing 375 kg (826 lb).
Lions can reach speeds of up to 81 kph (50 mph) but only in short bursts because of a lack of stamina.
The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.
Most lions found in the wild live in southern and eastern parts of Africa.
Lions are very social compared to other cat species, often living in prides that feature females, offspring and a few adult males.
Male lions are easy to recognize thanks to their distinctive manes. Males with darker manes are more likely to attract female lions (lionesses).
Lions in the wild live for around 12 years.
When lions breed with tigers the resulting hybrids are known as ligers and tigons. There are also lion and leopard hybrids known as leopons and lion and jaguar hybrids known as jaglions.
Lionesses are better hunters than males and do most of the hunting for a pride.
In the wild, lions rest for around 20 hours a day.