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Symmetry: Perfections of Nature & Beauty of Science

Have you ever seen a Honeycomb? Have you ever wondered how bees cleverly build these hexagonal wax cells as stories for their honey? I’m talking here about symmetries in nature, the faces of beauty in our universe. Most of the symmetry patterns all over around us can be described, simulated, and promoted by geometric aspects, …

Islam and Peaceful Coexistence with the Environment

Islam and Peaceful Coexistence with the Environment

The relationship between man and the environment should be as sincere and upright as practical and rightly poised. Any deviation from this sensible and middle-path philosophy will invariably result in pushing man to the extremes on either side, all of which, however, are resolutely rejected by Islam.

The Relationship Between Spirituality and Sustainability in Islam

The Relationship Between Spirituality and Sustainability in Islam

Instead of standing alone amidst the marvels of God’s creation, quite alien to them, a structure rather integrates itself with them as much as its plan, design and utility are able to suggest. It identifies its status vis-à-vis the other worldliness with that of the natural sensations around it.

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 …

Au Revoir Plastic?

Is there anything more frustrating than seeing the beauty of natural landscape spoiled by litter? Beaches strewn with empty plastic bottles and packets; plastic bags entangled in trees and hedges; picnic spots mottled with plastic plates and cutlery; plastic rubbish floating on the waters of lakes, rivers and seas. Plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere! Allah says …

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.

Great Flood and Noah’s Ark

Floods have always been a part of human existence. Seasonal floods increase soil fertility bringing nutrients as they also gave birth to the agricultural revolution and the first permanent human settlements on the riverbanks of Africa and Asia (NASA p.1-3). There is one flood, however, that continues to intrigue adventurers and scientists alike. Story Narrated …

Healing Bee Venom: Antibiotic of Future

Through the ages bees have played a significant role in Muslim cultures. In fact, the value of bees was so great that before an important battle Abu Bakr As-Sidiq told his general, Yazid Ibn Abi Sufian, “Do not burn bees and do not scatter them.” Surah 16, An-Nahl aka “The Bee”, in the Qur’an also speaks of …


Rain Gain: Planet Earth’s Wealth

{And We have sent the fertilizing winds and sent down water from the sky and given you drink from it. And you are not its retainers.} (Surat Al-Hijr 15:22).

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