Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Will of God

Whenever something happens that is beyond human control, it is common for religious people to ascribe that event to God. Even insurance companies (who are not exactly known as beacons of piety) typically refer to natural disasters for which no one can be held responsible, such as volcanoes, hurricanes and …

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25 Amazing Photos from Hajj 1953

Catch a glimpse of how it was like to perform Hajj in 1953. Though this was only just over 60 years ago, a lot has changed mainly due to the increase in the number of pilgrims going to perform Hajj. Many pilgrims would travel to Makkah via a ferry or …

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How to help the refugees

Recent days have shown an outpouring of humanity in Europe. Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will open its doors to more than half a million refugees and urged other states to follow suit; in Hungary, activists screened cartoons for children who have fled war and destruction; in Britain, thousands …

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Break your heart until it opens

A mother is holding her 3 month old baby above the water as she kicks her legs as hard as she can to stay afloat. Gasping for air, she is running out of energy as well as breath. Her hands begin to fall the weaker she grows until the frozen …

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