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The Care of Parents PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

By Mrs. Naheed Umair - Instructor English Language Unit

College for Women, Kuwait University.

For quite some time I am looking for any animal species, off springs of which, take care of their parents but I found none. While watching TV, I noticed in one of the programs featured on lion’s that in the pride of ten or twelve, only two were the hunters but others were allowed generously to share in the kill even though it was not a big kill. The two strong hunters have not taken the entire catch to keep them alive but shared to support the pride. Such behavior is common in many other species of animal kingdom.  Is it parallel to what is considered as the duty of children towards their parent in human race?

The family laws in general describe the duty of parents towards their children and explicitly illustrate the rights of children. It is inbuilt in the genetic structure to love and care the off springs and not governed by any written law. Interestingly, the parent’s care for off spring is common among animals and humans. But to take care of the parents by their off spring is probably not built in the genetic structure of animal kingdom. It is an acquired character or a behavior introduced in to humans by social practices. There was a time when several generations of a family used to live at same place in the same village or city because that setting was able to provide livelihood to all. It was easy to fulfill such social obligations. Today in pursuit for better life, migration become phenomenal occurrence, so it is difficult to fulfill such social requirements.

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My Ice-cream Dilemma PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

-BY SUHA MANSHAUDDIN

 

It is a known fact that when you are in 10th grade, every well meaning & concerned aunt or uncle would ask you about your future plans. I am currently in 10th grade and am going through what could be better called as my very own Ice-cream dilemma, my confusion of picking between Chocolate or Vanilla flavors amongst other choices, the horrid confusion of choosing my career path.

Apart from being confusing mumbo-jumbo, one thing I don’t understand is the less number of choices available. It seems that all comes down to being either a Medical Doctor or an Engineer. There seems to be hardly a pursuable choice out there apart from these popular two.  It is quite disheartening how our society is conditioned to believe that picking Arts as a career is directly proportional to being a loser.

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Diversity of Allah’s Creatures PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

By Umaima Manshauddin, Class 8th – Indian English Academy School

The Blue Whale

“… When He decrees a matter He only says ‘be’ and it is” [Quran 3:47]

The biggest creature on the planet

  • 100 people could fit into the mouth of a blue whale.
  • Weight of a blue whale’s tongue is equal to a fully grown adult elephant.
  • A blue whale’s heart is the size of an automobile and can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg). Its heartbeat can be detected from two miles away and a human can easily crawl through its major arteries.
  • A baby blue whale emerges weighing up to 3 tons (2.7 metric tons) and stretching to 25 feet (8 meters). It gorges on nothing but mother's milk and gains about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) every day for its first year.
  • These graceful swimmers cruise the ocean at more than five miles an hour (eight kilometers an hour), but accelerate to more than 20 miles an hour (32 kilometers an hour) when they are agitated.
  • Blue whales look true blue underwater, but on the surface their coloring is more a mottled blue-gray.
  • Blue whales can produce sounds louder than a jet engine (188 decibels vs. jet engine's 140 decibels) and can communicate with other whales up to 1,000 miles away.
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Backbiting – Know the danger PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

By: Suha Fatima
9th grade - IEAS

Back-biting or Gheebah is a familiar habit we tend to enage ourselves in for the sake of guilty pleasure. As the Prophet (PBUH) informed us, backbiting is “to say something about your brother that he would dislike.” Someone asked him: “But what if what I say is true?” The Messenger of Allah said: “If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him.”
It is becoming so common for us to talk ill of someone that we tend to commit this sin without realizing. Such great is this act that a person committing it is given the similitude of a person eating the flesh of a brother! And therefore, it is our duty as a Muslim to realize the dire consequences of this act and act upon accordingly. Here are some tips and Ahadeeth which will help you cure of this habit, insha'Allah.

  • CAUSES OF GHEEBAH

If examined with a whole new perspective, Gheebah is pretty much a colossal waste of time. It does nothing but adds sins to a Muslims account. The causes of gheebah are as follows:-

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A New Horizon PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail

By: Dr. Mirza Umair Beg

The upper stratum of the society enjoys the benefits of the recent liberalization policy of the Government of India. They also recognize the significance of education in the achievement of success On the contrary; the lower strata of the population could sustain a slight improvement in their livelihood because they had neither money nor education.

Studies show that Muslims in India constituting around 15 % of its population represent the most backward community and its large population resides in Ghettos. Whether it is Mumbai or Assam, Gujarat or Uttar Pradesh majority of Muslims represents poorest of poor. Sachar Committee Report1 reveals that only 17% of Muslims could cross the high school education; 4% represent the total graduates and 2% represent postgraduates. In higher technical institution, the representation is around 1% of the total strength. Consequently, Muslim representation in jobs is poor.

The report also indicates that the propaganda of Muslim appeasement by Congress Government is false. In fact, two decades of communist rule also did nothing noteworthy in Bengal to uplift this poorest of poor community and their slums which are still without basic facilities, sanitation, schools and hospitals2. The champions of India Shining, the Government of Gujarat also turns its face from Muslim Ghettos in their state3.

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