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Monday , November 19 2018

After Iftar

Teaching kids how to think

Are you smarter than a 4th grader? The number of protons and electrons are the same? Different? Found in the atomic number? DNA stands for what? Who developed the concept of ‘zero’? Why do today’s dish soap work so well against greasy dishes? Almost 1,000 4th and 5th grade students …

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Growth in compassion, strength in forgiveness

The unbridled squeal of joy a child exclaims when receiving a gift is something most of us are familiar with, whether that be in the role of a child or that of a parent. When I was a child in India, I remember the delight I felt when my father …

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Viewpoint, vision, insight

 “LOOK round you,” said the citizen. “This is the largest market in the world.” “Oh, surely not,” said the traveller. “Well, perhaps not the largest,” said the citizen, “but much the best.” “You are certainly wrong there,” said the traveller. “I can tell you…”  They buried the stranger at the …

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I am bored … that’s it

It was the time of annual evaluation, I was discussing the progress of a young worker who had performed well earlier but this year her productivity had not been satisfactory. She stopped me by saying, “I am bored, that’s it”, and left the room. Since then it has been reverberating …

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The Night of Power – al-qadr

‘Equal to a thousand months’ THE chapter (surah) on the Night of Power (Al-Qadr) was revealed in Makkah, and its basic theme is honoring the revelation of this blessed book, the Holy Quran. The Night of Power or honour is a special gift only to the community (Ummah) of Islam. …

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An opportunity for reflection

This is the fifth consecutive year I have written an article in the Holy Month of Ramadan for the Arab Times! This Holy Month comes every year to remind us of valuable meanings and teachings we sometimes get too busy in life to pay attention to. Kindness, compassion and reflection …

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When bell tolls ‘time’

Time marches on, waiting for no one, answerable to none, and never to return. Precious as it is, it cannot be hoarded. It will quietly slip by, unless we are prepared to appreciate its value and accrue benefit from it. Time deserves respect, and saying that it should not be …

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Muslims of China

The Muslim community in China is very large and diverse and includes many ethnic groups such as the Uighers, Tatars, Uzbeks, Kazakhs and so on. Furthermore, they are spread all over China with especially large concentrations in Beijing, Shaanxi province, Yunnan province, and the western provinces. The Muslims in China …

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Living Ramadan as it should

By Abdulaziz Al-Orayedh Physics teacher at Industrial Technical Institute — PAAET This yearly festival that all Muslims have every year is a time to reset ourselves physically as well as morally and emotionally. The idea is to detach yourself from what is so basic to do, to eat and drink. …

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Spare a thought for our beautiful Earth

Usually, in this annual article, I write about music — it is my profession and my passion and there is always something to say. However, this year there is a more pressing matter to be considered; one that affects all of us in all kinds of negative, even toxic ways, …

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