Day: March 23, 2013

Rules of Joking in Islam

Some people joke too much and it becomes a habit for them. This is the opposite of the serious nature which is the characteristic of the believers. Joking is a break, a rest from ongoing seriousness and striving; it is a little relaxation for the soul. ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez […]

Dr. Abdus Salam about George Sarton’s Book, Introduction to the History of Science

Dr.  Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate in physics summarized Sarton’s  history pertaining to the Muslim scientists in an article, Islam and  Science – Concordance or Conflict?  Salam highlighted Sarton’s  evaluation of history in this article and it was published in Review of  Religions in March 1995, he said: Barely a hundred years after the Holy Prophet’s […]

ECP meets on selection of caretaker PM

Source: Dawn.Com Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim chairs a meeting of the ECP. — INP/File Photo ISLAMABAD: A consultative meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan for the selection of a caretaker prime minister was taking place on Saturday, DawnNews reported. The meeting was being chaired by Chief Election […]

On choosing Popes and Caliphs

Source: Express Tribune By Pervez Hoodbhoy Published: March 22, 2013 A new pope was elected in the Vatican this month on March 13, 2013. Born in Argentina as Mario Bergoglio, he is now the 266th head of the Roman Catholic Church. The pomp and glory, the global publicity, the weeping crowds […]

Men and Women Get Sick in Different Ways

Source: ScienceDaily. Mar. 22, 2013 — Recent research in laboratory medicine has revealed crucial differences between men and women with regard to cardiovascular illness, cancer, liver disease, osteoporosis, and in the area of pharmacology. Typically perceived as a male illness, cardiovascular disease often displays markedly different symptoms among women. While a […]