Glow Worms

Glow Worms

WHILEgliding through a dark cave in Australia or New Zealand, you may notice shimmering lights above. You may mistake them for stars that twinkle at night.

However, they are neither stars nor special lights lit for your grand entrance! Rather, they are creatures that emit light and live on the ceilings of caves.

What's so special about them and how do they emit this light?

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Northern Lights

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IN Tromso, Norway, in the Arctic Circle, you get to witness one of the finest creations of Allah: lights above earth's magnetic pole known as Aurora Borealis.

People in this extreme north region never see the sun from November until February, so Allah replaced them with this light produced when earth’s magnetic field repels sun's harmful gases coming out from the sun's magnetic field.

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The miraculous water of Zamzam

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Old Zamzam Well at the Museum in Makkah. — Photo by Islamopedia

EVERY Muslim is aware of the miracle of Zamzam and how it came into being. Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام surely did not know the wisdom behind leaving his wife and his only son in a deserted valley without plants or water. Nor did Hajar, may Allah have mercy on her, know that Allah had a special reward in store for her because of the profound faith and patience she showed.

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How Some Birds & Animals Sleep

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SLEEP is one of the signs of Allah in this universe, and there are several ayat in the Quran that point to this:

And among His Signs is your sleep by night and by day, and your seeking of His Bounty. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who listen.  [Quran 30:23]

And it is He Who makes the night a covering for you, and the sleep (as) a repose, and makes the day Nushoor (i.e. getting up and going about here and there for daily work, after one’s sleep at night or like resurrection after one’s death).  [Quran 25:47]

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10 Interesting Facts About Human Brain

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The human brain is one of the most interesting and complex parts of the body that scientist are still trying to figure out completely. We take for granted our abilities to do things, but do we think about what goes on behind the scenes?

How much do we know about the organ that makes up 2% of our body weight? Did you know that you are prone to different interests and capabilities depending on whether you are left-handed or right-handed? Here are a few facts to get those cells buzzing:

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Be Amazed by the Honey Bee

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LOOK around... you will see that the world is filled with the most amazing and beautiful creations of Allah. Let’s explore them and astound ourselves with one of the tiny creatures existing, breathing and flourishing on this land of ours. Come and take a tour of the beehive, and prepare to be amazed!

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8 Ways New Aircrafts Copy Allah's Amazing Creation

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IT sounds a bit incredible that swallow’s wings, the skin of a shark and a lotus leaf would have something to do with advancements in aircraft aerodynamics and the development of a new generation of drones.

Yet, for scientists who specialize in ‘biomimicry’ or biologically inspired engineering, this is common knowledge. In effect, this is the study and imitation of Allah’s creation to help humans create newer, faster and more efficient modern machines.

You may be surprised to learn that the inspiration behind a number of aeronautical innovations has been Allah’s creation, like the lotus leaf and a variety of birds (eagles, owls, sea-birds) and even insects like bees and butterflies!

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Eating Less: Science Validates Sunnah Yet Again

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DO you know that scientists have recently found that eating less leads to a healthier and longer life? And that eating less is exactly what the Prophet ﷺ recommended 14 centuries ago? Isn't that amazing?!

Sometime ago I read about an interesting clinical trial that was underway at Washington University in Boston, called ‘Calerie’ (Comprehensive Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy). The study aimed to understand what happened to people who reduce their daily intake of calories by 25 percent for two years, in order to investigate “how (and if) a spartan diet affects the aging process and its associated diseases.”

There are basically two processes that cause aging:

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