Mexico may be hitting the perfect storm when it opens its energy resources to foreign investors.
Dec. 18 is International Migrants Day, and 2014 was the deadliest year on record for migrants around the world. More than 3,000 drowned crossing the Mediterranean, over 500 died in the Bay of Bengal and at least 300 died trying to cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico. International Organization for Migrants Director General William Lacy Swing has called for urgent action to save lives.
Steven is 8 years old, from El Salvador, and one of the hundreds of children who trekked across the U.S.–Mexico border this year for a better life. Hear his family explain why.
In the summer of 2014, the U.S. faced a crisis as more than 66,000 unaccompanied migrant kids were apprehended at the border with Mexico, most of them from Central America and Mexico. Some of the children got there by riding a notorious series of freight trains known as ‘La Bestia’ or The Beast. AJ+ followed 13-year-old Alfredo and his brother as their own perilous attempt to make the trip came to an abrupt end.
Divers off the coast of Mexico save a sea turtle that became tangled in rope. Special thanks to Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich who freed the turtle and shared their footage.
Allah says, “…make not your own hands contribute to your destruction…” (Qur’an 2:195); “…nor kill yourselves…” (Qur’an 4:29).
Overweight and Obesity is One Of the worlds biggest “preventable killers”, with leading risks for global deaths. Over 30% of the world’s population is now either obese or overweight.
No country has been able to curb obesity rates even the Muslim world has been effected and has seen shocking increases, although Islam teaches some protective measures, the most important of which is moderation in eating and the prohibition on extravagance therein.
Allah, may He be exalted, says:
“and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not Al-Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance)”
[al-A ‘raaf 7:31].
The Messenger of Allah (PBHU) said:
“The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few mouthfuls to keep him standing upright. But if he must (fill it), then one third for his food, one third for his drink, and one third for his breathing.”