Category: Teen matters

Artists pay tribute to the Muslim Syrian Boy, whose tiny body washed up on a Turkish beach

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Twelve Syrian migrants drowned Wednesday when two boats sank in (  ) Turkish waters as they were heading towards the Greek island of Kos, in the latest tragedy to hit migrants in the Aegean.

But attention has focused on three-year-old Aylan, whose tiny body was photographed washed up on a beach in the resort of Bodrum in an image that quickly became a viral symbol of the tragedy of refugees….


Forget French and Mandarin – Arabic is the language to learn, says the British Council

With more than 300 million people speaking it, no wonder the British Council is promoting its teaching in schools.The 10-year-old was looking at the card in front of him which showed an image of a fish. “Samak,” he said decisively..He and his classmates at Horton Park primary school, in Bradford, have been learning Arabic for three years now, courtesy of a drive by the British Council to boost the take-up of the language in state schools.His teacher, Saleh Patel – one of the few Arabic teachers working full-time in a British primary school – had told the class to link the pictures on the cards with the correct word in Arabic to describe them…more:

Migrant found crammed behind car engine in attempt to enter EU

Agents of Spain's Guardia Civil found a man in the An African migrant has been caught trying to smuggle himself into Spain while crammed into a tiny space behind a car’s engine, in the latest desperate ploy to enter the EU.

The asylum seeker, reportedly from the West African nation of Guinea, was found hidden beneath the bonnet of the car as it crossed from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta – one of two North African territories owned by Madrid…

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British Labour Party politician’s Plan Against Sexual Harassment on Public Transport

Labour leadership rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall condemn proposal as an admission of defeat in fight for women’s safety

Yvette Cooper speaks during a women’s event in London. In response to the women-only train carriages idea Cooper tweeted: ‘Why should we have to shut ourselves away to stay safe?’

Why an AAU team chose to name itself the Motor City Muslims


The Motor City Muslims pose for a team picture clad in warmups that read Brotherhood. (via Ali Altimimy)The Motor City Muslims pose for a team picture clad in warmups that read Brotherhood. (via Ali Altimimy)

Only a few weeks before their debut tournament this past spring, members of the nation’s only known all-Muslim AAU basketball team were still grappling with an important decision.

Did they want to select a team name that would make it easier to blend in on the AAU circuit or one that would highlight the differences between themselves and their opponents?…more:  .yahoo.


A young man went to seek an important position at a large printing company. He passed the initial interview and was going to meet the director for the final interview. The director saw his resume, it was excellent. And asked,…

Microsoft Certifies 5-Year-Old Muslim Expert

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

“I like compasses and telescopes, but what I love most is the prisms,” Ayan said.

LONDON – Five-year-old Muslim kid Ayan Qureshi has been certified as the youngest-ever Microsoft expert after passing the American multinational corporation’s test successfully.

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Tattoo Regret

Beyond Tattoo Regret: The Public Health Dangers of Ink  (Read also: Tattoos in Islam)

Despite all the warnings and taboos in certain social circles, a 2012 Harris Pollfound that 21 percent of Americans (one in five) has a tattoo, up from 14 percent in 2008. In the poll, 86 percent of people claimed to not regret the tattoo, but this varies. According to a study reported byThe Huffington Post last July, close to one-third of people who have gotten a tattoo regret it.

Not surprisingly, with the rise of tattoos, we see a rise in demand for tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal procedures increased 32 percent from 2011 to 2012 according to one survey, with “employment” often cited as the reason.  more :.huffingtonpost.

“Do not go with the Flow. Be the Flow.”

At-Tirmithi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported this Hadeeth in his Sunan, from Huthayfah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: ”Do not be a people without a will of your own, saying: if the people treat well, we will treat well; and if they do wrong, we will do wrong, but accustom yourselves to do good if people do good, and not to do wrong if they do evil.Al-Tirmithi said about this Hadeeth: it is Hasan Ghareeb (i.e. it is an authentic good Hadeeth that is strange to come from this chain of narration).