Category: Purification (Tazkiyah)

Earth Sets New Record for Shortest Day

Earth keeps spinning faster—but why? timeanddate checks the latest numbers…more: timeanddate – also : The Messenger of Allah said, “The Hour will not be established until time passes rapidly” (Al-Bukhaari: 1036)

How I Wrestled My Way to Islam

(22:46) It is not eyes that are blinded but blinded are the hearts which are within the breasts”…. the hearts …. blind” have been used in the metaphorical and not in the literal sense. Since the heart is regarded as the centre of mental and moral qualities, these words have been used to imply that their obduracy has inhibited them from feeling and acting rationally.

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

In one of the most famous Dove films, Real Beauty Sketches explores the gap between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. Each woman is the subject of two portraits drawn by FBI-trained forensic artist Gil Zamora: one based on her own description, and the other using a stranger’s observations. The results are surprising…

The 2022 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

Clockwise in a grid from top left: a Greater Prairie-Chicken portrait; two White-tailed Kites exchange a vole; a White-tailed Ptarmigan in a mountain landscape; a group of Northern Shovelers; two Common Ravens grooming; a Black­-bellied Whistling-­Duck looking inside a hollowed ­out palm.With their stunning looks and captivating behaviors, birds often enthrall us when they cross our path. Many people spend hours or years seeking them out. …more:audubon

“Do they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded in None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful Indeed He is of all things Seeing” The Holy Qur’aan (67:19)

The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

… “According to a study by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida, having participants write down a list of positive events at the close of a day — and why the events made them happy — lowered their self-reported stress levels and gave them a greater sense of calm at night.” When I read this line, it only seemed natural to start a gratitude journal and document the positive events that had happened in my day or week. Lower stress levels and feeling calmer at night? Yes, please!…more: