The Shah Faisal Mosque: Turkish Architecture Inspired by Bedouin’s Marquee

The Shah Faisal Mosque: Turkish Architecture Inspired by Bedouin’s Marquee
By Ahmad Amirali

Since the past 1400 years, Muslim societies have always been keen on building landmarks or distinct ideas and designs. The inspiration came from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself when he created the very first landmark of Islamic; The Mosque in Medina (Yathrib). The Prophet’s Mosque or Masjid al-Nabwi was first made out of mud, olive tree trunks and leaves. Over time, the architecture evolved with the use of modern tools and ideas resulting in more elaborate and detail architectural designs. The modern architectural designs allow more space for visitors without compromising the majestic and elegant structure of the mosque. Continue reading “The Shah Faisal Mosque: Turkish Architecture Inspired by Bedouin’s Marquee”

Modern Thinking: Why There are Clashes among Nations?

Modern Thinking: Why There are Clashes among Nations?
By Ahmad Amirali

As we all aware about the present crucial tensions between India and Pakistan over borders, I revisited a 12-year-old CBC interview with H.H the Aga Khan IV (direct descendent to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslim) where he talks about the Clash of Ignorance and Clash of civilisations. He believes that there is no such thing the clash of religions or the clash of cultures, there is always the clash of ignorance. Interesting this clash exist in the ‘both side of the divide’. Continue reading “Modern Thinking: Why There are Clashes among Nations?”

Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a Boy Who Has a Cerebral Palsy

Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a boy Who Had a Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood and may affect a child’s muscle movement, and tone. It is the most common disability in childhood. Children affected with CP may need constant care and support throughout their lives.

Ian (2018) is a short-animated true story of a boy named Ian who has the Cerebral Palsy. All he wants to have friends and play in the playground. But it seems impossible due to the bullying and discrimination which he encountered in his life. Continue reading “Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a Boy Who Has a Cerebral Palsy”

Cellular Devices are Not Allowed in the Classrooms – New Law Introduced by French Government

Cellular devices are not allowed in the Classrooms – New Law Introduced by French Government
By Ahmad Amirali

There is a new campaign introduced by the French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2018; children are not allowed to bring any smart or cellular devices along with them in the classrooms. According to the French news service The Local, ‘This law will reduce distraction in the classroom, combat bullying, and encourage children to be more physically active during recess’. However, does this law make any difference regarding student classroom engagement? Continue reading “Cellular Devices are Not Allowed in the Classrooms – New Law Introduced by French Government”

The Misguided Monk – The Life Long Lesson in a Short-Animated Movie

The Misguided Monk – The Life Long Lesson in a Short-Animated Movie
By Ahmad Amirali

During our lives in this world, we sometimes occupied too much that we start ignoring the perks our life and God offering us daily and when we realise it already become too late. However, the moment of realisation is the moment when God bless you with the second chance. Continue reading “The Misguided Monk – The Life Long Lesson in a Short-Animated Movie”