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Allah Plays with His Souls (part-2)

Allah Plays with His Souls

Part 2

Abul Kasem

From Part-1

Allah’s Soul impregnates Mary

In part 1, we read that according ibn Kathir (verse 2:87) Allah’s Soul is Gabriel, the archangel. Because of this lofty position, Allah also calls Gabriel Ruh al‑Quddus, the Holy Soul or the Holy Spirit. This is akin to the Christians’ concept of the Holy […]

By |November 30th, 2008|Culture, Philosophy, Religion|9 Comments

Who Are The Attackers?

Mumbai terror attacks: Who could be behind them?
Some of the groups possibly behind the strikes

Deccan Mujahideen
Some six hours after the attack on Mumbai began on Wednesday night, Indian media organisations received an e-mail from an unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen claiming responsibility for the deadly, well-planned operation. “We want to warn the Indian […]

By |November 28th, 2008|India, Politics, Terrorism|0 Comments

Gunmen kill at least 78 in attacks across Mumbai

Another Religious Terrorism? 

Gunmen kill at least 78 in attacks across Mumbai

 

MUMBAI, India – Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India’s financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 78 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. An explosion followed by a raging […]

By |November 27th, 2008|Culture, India, Religion, Terrorism|17 Comments

Allah Plays with His Souls

Allah Plays with His Souls

Part 1

Abul Kasem

 

Introduction

The Islamic concept of soul is quite intriguing. Islam considers every living object has a soul. A living entity does not die until the Soul Snatchers (Sura 79) remove the soul from the dying person, hands it over to other angels, who take them to Allah. Allah then […]

By |November 25th, 2008|Culture, Religion|10 Comments

Humans share kangaroos genes

 

Humans share kangaroos genes ― does this surprise anyone?

A.H. Jaffor Ullah

Science deals in figuring out the truth – a lot of truth.  Truth is beautiful; therefore, science is inherently beautiful.  Is it a small wonder that the modern civilization’s foundation is anchored to scientific principles? 

When we see the marvels of science, we are simply awed.  […]

By |November 21st, 2008|Science|2 Comments

Bangladesh is not quite out of the woods from Islamists’ attack!

 

Bangladesh is not quite out of the woods from Islamists’ attack!

A.H. Jaffor Ullah

There must have been a gaping hole in Bangladesh’s homeland security for the last 22 months or so when the military backed “caretaker” government comprising of some oligarchs and technocrats came to power on January 11, 2007.

To prove unequivocally that the army-backed government […]

By |November 17th, 2008|Bangladesh, Culture, Religion|7 Comments

Some Odd Things Regarding BD Politics

Some Odd Things Regarding BD Politics

Ernesto Guevara

 

Rcently BNP-Jamat has realized after some ground surveys that they will fare terribly in the upcoming December 2008 polls in Bangladesh. According to Daily Bhorer Kagoj, 13th November, BNP-Jamat has a chance of victory only in Chittagong. And so they are spending time devising new strategies to delay the […]

By |November 14th, 2008|Bangladesh, Politics|8 Comments
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