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Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 15:3

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 15:3

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Thank you for allowing us to send you our e-communications. Inshā Allāh we hope to continue serving the mu’minīn through this media. ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُوا وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا وَيُلْهِهِمُ الْأَمَلُ ۖ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ Dhar-hum ya’kulū wayatamatta‘ū wayulhihimul-amal, fasawfa ya‘lamūn Leave [&hellip

Scientists translate apes gestures

Scientists translate apes gestures

Studying footage of chimpanzees from Uganda between 2007 and 2009, scientists have arrived at translations for 66 gestures used between the apes as means of communication. Previous research had revealed that the animals use gestures to communicate. The authors from the University of St Andrews in Scotland said the messages ranged from “simple requests associated [&hellip

MERS deadly but mostly preventable’

MERS deadly but mostly preventable’

A UN health official says most of the confirmed cases of Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) could have been prevented as infection rates for the virus are slowing. Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Keiji Fukuda said on Thursday that there have been 824 confirmed cases of MERS, including at least 286 deaths, since last [&hellip

Scientists withdraw stem cell claim

Scientists withdraw stem cell claim

US and Japanese scientists withdraw their claim as to having found a simple way to make stem cells.  The scientists had alleged through two papers that they had arrived at a method involving transformation of ordinary mouse cells into versatile stem cells by exposing them to a mildly acidic environment. On Wednesday, however, Nature, the [&hellip

‘1 million more slip into poverty in UK’

‘1 million more slip into poverty in UK’

A million more working-age adults in Britain have fallen into poverty over the last two years as the living standards continue to deteriorate in the European country, according to Britain’s Trades Union Congress (TUC). The TUC announcement came on the same day that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the latest Household Below Average [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:183

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:183

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh June 27, 2014/Sha‘bān 29, 1435 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ Yā ayyuhal-ladhīna āmanū kutiba ‘alaykums-siyāmu kamā kutiba ‘alal-ladhīna min qablikum la-‘allakum tattaqūn O [&hellip

Structure celebrates Eiffel’s anniversary

Structure celebrates Eiffel’s anniversary

A structure of unusual composition modeled after Paris’ monumental tourist-magnet Eiffel Tower has been made as means of celebrating the landmark’s anniversary. Sitting on the Champ de Mars, the public park looking towards the Eiffel Tower, marks the original monument’s 125th anniversary. The 13-metre red tower made of 324 chairs has elicited appreciative responses from [&hellip

NASA tests new tech for Mars landing

NASA tests new tech for Mars landing

The US space agency has conducted a launch test on a saucer-shaped flying object to see whether it can land the vehicle properly in circumstances simulating landing conditions on Mars. On Saturday, NASA flew the vehicle into the Earth’s atmosphere, using a balloon the size of a football stadium. The balloon released the saucer at [&hellip

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

A newly-discovered diminutive mammal has been found to be genetically related to elephants, scientists say. Macroscelides micus — as goes the 7.5-inch (19-cm)-long creature’s scientific name — has been found in Namibia and is akin in appearance to a mouse with a long snout. John Dumbacher, a California scientist who helped identify the animal, said [&hellip

Self-powered pacemaker invented

Self-powered pacemaker invented

A team of Korean scientists have invented a self-powered semi-permanent cardiac pacemaker using advanced nanotechnology. The pacemaker designed by a research team from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) operates semi-permanently by utilizing a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator. The new pacemaker runs by harvesting electrical energy from the patient’s minute body movements to stimulate [&hellip