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Living Beyond Our Means: Where Is the Solution?

The earth’s ecosystem is on the brink of disaster warned a report commissioned by the UN a few years ago, funded by the World Bank, conducted by over 1,300 leading scientists from 95 countries, and launched at the Royal Society. Yet, despite its impeccable science, which pinpoints the problems with expert precision, the report appeared …

Wadi Hitan

Taming and Conserving Wadi Al-Hitan

A sign of endurance that shapes the landscape of Egypt’s Western provinces are enormous rock formations. Their numerous cracks have served as pathways for the flow of water and bound minerals, just another signature of time.

Miracles of Our Faulted Earth

Miracles of Our Faulted Earth

The Noble Qur’an Reads: “And by the Earth that has its own fault” (86:12). This Qur’anic verse comes in the context of an oath, while Allah (all glory be to Him) is definitely above giving such a pledge. Consequently, this is understood as an emphasis for the special significance of the matter by which the …

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Condensed History of Our Spherical Home

Have you ever wondered about the history of this planet which hosts all our lives? Earth aka Gaia or Terra is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

Knowing Our Soil Underfoot

You walk on it, your body touches it every day, its supports your life on this planet, it allows you to build a shelter for yourself in the form of cities and it facilitates for you planting your food, this is the Soil; the mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and organisms’ myriad which …

Rocky Mountains

Roofs of the World

{He created the heavens without pillars that you see and has cast into the earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with you, and dispersed therein from every creature. And We sent down rain from the sky and made grow therein [plants] of every noble kind.} (Surat Luqmān 31:10).

Mountains

Mountains as Stabilizers for Earth

“And by the mountains He (Allah) has stabilized it (the Earth)*, as a matter of convenience for you (mankind) and for your cattle*”. (Surat An-Nazi’at: 32,33).

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Is Earth Rotating for Nothing?

In old times, ships that set out for long journeys could not reach their exact destination in spite of keeping a steady course. It was because the captains who did their best to reach the correct destination, were making a then-unknown mistake in their calculations.



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