British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes said that “everyone’s grandmother” is now climbing Mount Everest as he unveiled his new challenge – a record-breaking trek across Antarctica in winter.
People have been praying to God in one form or another since the beginning of mankind.
"Then Adam learnt from his Lord certain words of prayer." [Holy Qur'an, 2:38]
This is a practice which has come across the mind of almost every living person. So there must be an innate human need to worship, praise and interact with God.
The UK is one of the most culturally and religiously diverse places to be. For us residents we witness spectra of race, colour, creed and language in our personal and professional encounters. I could not be more proud to be British.
In this age of social media and technology the world has become obsessed with the concept of overnight successes such as celebrities or business people who feed the public with notions that you can get that big break - with a tiny bit of effort - which will give you worldwide fame and fortune.
I can recall myself having often cited this adage when doing simple things like waiting in a queue at a petrol pump or shop. However there is a deep wisdom behind these four words that stems in the realm of the accusation of moral qualities.
As a Muslim I have noticed how the recent upheaval about the film trailer which aimed to insult our beloved Prophet (pbuh) has taken over the news, Internet, twitter and blogs worldwide. It is difficult to not be offended as comments about the film are dominating every conversation everywhere.
Toddlers - aren’t they the cutest? They’re all hugs, dribble and toothless smiles.
But every now and then, without warning, they transform from perfect little angels into dramatic toddlers from hell. They become expert at throwing a strop, and this becomes embarrassing, upsetting and simply annoying.
Apple has said it has been ‘blown away’ by the response to the iPhone 5, unveiled in San Francisco at a special event last Wednesday. The new handset’s initial shipment has already sold out, with Apple fans now facing a 2-3 week wait if they preorder the new blower.
Occupy Wall Street marks its first anniversary on Monday, and, in a bid to rejuvenate a movement that has failed to sustain momentum after sparking a national conversation about economic inequality last fall, activists plan once again to descend on New York's financial district.
Despite the fact that the imagined ascent or descent of Jesus (pbuh) has nothing to do with the independent declaration of the Holy Prophet's (pbuh) finality, the clergy still assert that there is a definite link between the two. Prophet Jesus (pbuh), son of Mary, they insist, will be personally brought back from the heavens because no new prophet can be raised after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The collapse of Lehman Brothers four years ago today was the Pearl Harbor moment of a financial crisis that, over the next few months, threatened to bring down the entire U.S. financial system.
First Lady Nusrat Pervez Ashraf has urged the Muslim women to wear Hijab, which does not prevent them from making progress. She said that women could express their abilities by keeping themselves within the practices of Islam. They should wear Hijab to tell the world that it protects them and does not become a hurdle in their progress, she added.
I have been asked to state why I believe in Islam. When I put the question to myself, the reply I received was, for the same reason for which I believe in anything else, that is to say, because it is the truth. A more detailed reply would be that in my view the central doctrine of all religions is the existence of God and man's relationship with Him, so that the religion that can succeed in establishing a true relationship between God and man must be true, and the truth of a faith is surely a sufficient reason for believing in it.
Pope Benedict XVI appealed Saturday for religious freedom in the Middle East, calling it fundamental for stability in a region bloodied by sectarian strife.
Benedict spoke on the second day of his visit to Lebanon, a country with the largest percentage of Christians in the Middle East. He arrived amid a wave of violent demonstrations over an anti-Islam film across the Muslim world.
In terms of gratefulness to God, this year grace of God enabled the message of Ahmadiyyat that is true Islam to be taken to every corner of the Earth. This was also achieved in places where the task apparently looks difficult. This was experienced during the tours of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih and he has spoken about these experiences.
The British girl left for dead after the French Alps massacre only saw one ‘bad man’, police said yesterday.
Zainab Al-Hilli, seven, returned to the UK yesterday, eight days after she was shot in the shoulder and beaten around the head.
The Californian man behind the anti-Islamic movie that has caused outrage across the Muslim world emerged from hiding this morning to be interviewed by federal probation officers.
With his face obscured behind a hat, glasses and a scarf, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55 was taken to a sheriff's station in his hometown of Cerritos by deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.
Legal pressure has forced Twitter to hand over messages sent by an Occupy Wall Street protester.
Twitter spent months resisting the call to release the messages, saying to do so would undermine privacy laws.
Big career plans in young children may hint at greater emotional strength and resilience, a study suggests.
Researchers at London University's Institute of Education asked more than 11,000 seven-year-olds what they wanted to be when they grew up.
Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral in South Korea of religious leader Sun Myung Moon.
The founder of the Unification Church died earlier this month, aged 92. On Saturday his red and gold coffin was carried into a vast arena filled with mourners near Seoul.
It is a sad fact of life, that in today's "civilised" world we are unable to distinguish between what should be private and what should be public. Newspapers, magazines seem to fuel as well as serve the thirst of the common man for gossip. A sneak preview in to the lives of celebrities, politicians or any other public figure.
The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released Census data, and Christian leaders said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that poverty must become a priority for Christians if it is not a priority for Washington.
On Monday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama took to Facebook to tell his four million friends that "religion is no longer adequate."
Firebrand Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary led an angry flag-burning protest outside the US embassy in London today as the anger over a US film lampooning Muhammad spilled into Britain.
Most acts of religiously motivated violence pit one faith against the other, but the uproar across the Middle East over clips of an anti-Islam, American-produced film has managed to draw several faiths into the fray, presenting a unique set of circumstances.
In many parts of the world a formalised ritual is enacted annually, 'Mothers Day'. As if it suddenly clicks to a nation that mummy exists and is in need of special attention. Mummy loves it, but what happens the next day? Couldn't there be a more mature understanding and respect for what a mother is and does.
Now a few hints on the moral education and training of the child:
1. A child should be kept neat and tidy and, should be properly cleaned after stools. Some of you might say that this particular chore belongs to the mother. This is true. But it is equally true that the mother will perform it properly only if the father is properly orientated in this regard. It is men's duty to bring home to women the fact that an unclean child will not have a clean mind. Unfortunately not much attention is paid to this matter. Women are sometimes guilty of grave negligence in this regard.
The Asian superpower is flexing its muscles with the successful docking of its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. But China has quite a way to go before it catches NASA
The day following an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, news reports have focused on a 14-minute trailer for an obscure anti-Muslim film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad and was the target of protests outside the consulate before it was raided.
Jupiter might be a lot more than just another big body in our solar system — the massive gas giant could very well be Earth's protector. Early Monday morning, amateur astronomers captured a brief but bright flash of light on the planet's surface, which scientists now believe was the result of a massive asteroid that could've been headed our way.
President Obama pledged that the attack which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans won't "break the bonds" between the U.S. and Libya. Still, while the hunt for the killers gets underway and the mystery surrounding the anti-Islam film trailer that provoked the violence deepens, the U.S. is reportedly evacuating its diplomats.
As news spread that Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, had been tragically killed because of an anti-Islam film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Americans were left wondering how a seemingly obscure movie could have caused one of the biggest foreign policy crises the U.S. has faced in recent years.
The truth is that peace and justice are inseparable – you cannot have one without the other. Certainly, this principle is something that all wise and intelligent people understand.
Leaving aside those people who are determined to create disorder in the world, no one can ever claim that in any society, country or even the entire world, that there can be disorder or a lack of peace where justice and fair dealing exist. Nevertheless, we find in many parts of the world that disorder and a lack of peace are prevalent.
Cutting down the amount of red meat we eat not only affects our physical health, but also the health of the environment, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that cutting back on red meat consumption could decrease the number of cases of chronic disease by 3 to 12 percent, and make the carbon footprint nearly 28 million tons smaller per year by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
The consensus among scientists is that for a planet to be capable of harbouring life, it must have surface water and reside in the ”Goldilocks zone” – where it’s not too hot and not too cold.
But researchers from the University of Aberdeen suggest that many more planets than previously thought may contain life, because it could be thriving beneath the surface and kept warm by a hot molten core.
More evidence this week that kids can sometimes be disrespectful when not taught correct moral behavior and social etiquette.
A group of middle school students from Brooklyn on a field trip were booted from the 9/11 Museum And Memorial for allegedly tossing trash into the reflecting pools. And, as if that wasn't enough, another student tried to bring bullets into the solemn site.
In a global society with people of all races, backgrounds, religions and cultures the truth is hard to come by.
The truth is the only concept which keeps us as humans, believers and muslims; without the truth we would not be able to live in harmony with others.
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which world-class athletes participate in a variety of competitions. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the summer and Winter Olympics in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events.
The pursuit of science is one of those few endeavours that transcends individuals, communities, countries and generations. Though such a statement in reality is a bit of a hyperbole, it is an ideal that, most, if not all scientists hold dear.
When it comes to making a deal, people have very definite ideas about what’s fair: a recent study found that people will let a basic physiological need go unfulfilled rather than accept an unfair transaction.
Researchers induced either moderate or severe thirst in volunteers. Then pairs of thirsty subjects were asked to split a bottle of water.
As the Democratic National Convention met in Charlotte, North Carolina the mandate of caring for the poor was largely dropped out of the conversation, replaced by a more popular focus on the middle class.
Anti-Muslim organizer Pamela Geller has joined forces with Justice Department attorney and author, J. Christian Adams, in a scathing critique of a National Geographic Museum exhibit on the contributions of Muslim scientists, the Washington City Paper reports.
Thousands of Ahmadiyya Muslims from around the world have been holding their 46th annual convention in Hampshire over the weekend.
The event in Alton is Britain's largest Islamic gathering, with representatives from 50 countries attending.
Basharat Nazir, organiser of the Jalsa Salana event, said he estimated about 30,000 people had taken part.
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Look and you shall see; this lonely blue planet is being reshaped into a technological battlefield. Entire nations are locked together in an unrelenting grip, each struggling to be the first to uncover the secrets of Science, Technology and the Arts. Great Eastern dragons have awakened such as Japan, South Korea and China. Their self-appointed mission to push technology to its very limit is benefiting all of mankind. Exclusive areas such as Silicon Valley are the new centre of technological discoveries and advancements, obsessively working day and night, aiming at one goal, that is, Perfection and Progression.