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What is Islam? (The Hadith of Angel Gabriel)

on the authority of ‘Umar, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: “While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No…

Ants as a Source of Antibiotics

LATEST: After searching microorganisms taken from 1,400 insects from all over North and South America, the team showed that microbes linked to insects were better than soil microbes at stopping pathogens. The findings have been reported in Nature Communications….more: labroots

Electrical Experiments With Plants That Count and Communicate

Neuroscientist Greg Gage takes sophisticated equipment used to study the brain out of graduate-level labs and brings them to middle- and high-school classrooms (and, sometimes, to the TED stage.) Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, a plant whose leaves close when touched, and the Venus flytrap to an EKG to show us how plants use electrical signals to convey information, prompt movement and even count.

Faced With the Coronavirus, a World Without a Leader

Cardboard cutouts of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in a souvenir shop in Moscow on March 23.The pandemic is accelerating geopolitical trends already at work: the assertion of Chinese ambitions, the American retreat or the failures of world governance. State of play. What will remain of the international order inherited from the Second World War after the Covid-19 crisis? How will the next geopolitical world differ from the previous world?..MORE: lemonde-GoogleTranslate  

Man’s Search for Meaning

In Man’s Search for Meaning, psychiatrist and neurologist Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) wrote about his ordeal as a concentration camp inmate during the Second World War. Interestingly, he found that those who survived longest in concentration camps were not those who…

‘Uthman bin ‘Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who recites three times every morning and evening: ‘Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma’as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama’i, wa Huwas-Sami’ul-‘Alim (In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing),’ nothing will harm him.” [Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].
وعن عثمان بن عفان رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏ “‏ما من عبد يقول في صباح كل يوم ومساء كل ليلة‏:‏ بسم الله الذي لا يضر مع اسمه شيء في الأرض ولا في السماء وهو السميع العليم، ثلاث مرات، إلا لم يضره شيء‏”‏‏.‏ رواه أبو داود والترمذي وقال حديث حسن صحيح ‏.‏