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Spirituality / Space created by God for us!
« on: May 20, 2019, 01:11:45 PM »
Oh my Allah!
How easy it is to pronounce your name
How easy it is to call you as you have made it easy for us to do so.
Whereas finding you out was a hard task for wretched generations, who could not find you …
I am lucky as I am living now just at this befitting moment Muhammad’s (sm)follower.
Allah does not test me much as I am afraid of tests
When you are the examiner , how can I pass the test of such a big examiner
In front of him I can never not even dare to stand nor to lean..
The fear of mistakes and fear of pain that gushes in the newspaper every day morning may have brought me close to you.
But there are millions of lovers you have, that love you unconditionally
My love is poor asking mercy from testing me.
As I am also afraid of your power.
Can the imbalance of power create love between us… ?
But you have even made that happen so...

Life Science / Stress releasing acupressure points
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:18:08 AM »
Pressing These Acupressure Points Will Make You Happy

Nearly 7% of the adult population has experienced depression. Additionally, anxiety affects even more Americans, with 18% reporting they have experienced a prevalence of symptoms in the past year. According to the latest data, depression and anxiety in the U.S. costs society roughly $210 billion on a yearly basis. While we can tangibly quantify the costs of these conditions with dollars and cents, it is no secret that there are many other costs associated with these ailments. So, what can we do at home to mitigate the symptoms and hopefully see these numbers decrease?

Acupuncture is a simple and easy way to help improve your overall health, and has been linked to providing some relief from feelings of depression and anxiety. While we think this is one approach that should be considered, we understand that not everyone has the time or money to commit to an acupuncture treatment. But, there is an alternative: acupressure.

By pressing down on certain points on your body, your mood can lift and help you get back to your day. Instead of other indulgences that may provide a momentary spike in mood, try these acupressure points in order to turn a bad day into a good one without spending a dime!

GV20, Governing Vessel 20 and YIntang (Third Eye Point)

Take your pointer and middle fingers and press directly on the crown of your head, and also between your eyebrows at the same time. According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) by pressing these two points at the same time, you’re helping give your body clarity, inducing a sense of calm, and boost your mood. This can also help to clear your sinuses, providing an overall opening both emotionally and physically. Apply pressure on these points for two to three minutes and feel the positive effects. 

GV17, Governing Vessel 17

On the back of your head, this pressure point is above the midpoint of the back hair line, in the depression on the upper border of the external occipital protuberance. Take two fingers and gently apply pressure for three minutes. Known as the “brain’s door,” this is a great way to promote a more relaxed breathing and to quell your anxieties. This can easily be done at your desk at work in the privacy of your cubicle.

HT7, Heart 7

When this point, found on the wrist, is stimulated, worry and anxiety will slip away. It’s located where your arm meets your hand, on the side toward your pinkie, in the middle of the ulna and the pisiform bones. With firm pressure, press in a downward motion. Hold this for a minute or two to release pressures that you didn't realize were present. It’ll take the edge off a rough day, and give you a more positive outlook.

LU 1, Lung 1

To find this point, cross your arms in an X across your chest and let your arms fall naturally. Firmly push where your fingers land on your ribcage, on the outer portion of the chest, below the collarbone. Pressing these two points at the same time is called the “Letting Go” point. It helps you open up your chest and breathe more deeply, and will help you to release any anxiety and negative feelings that you are experiencing. As the emotions leave your body, you’ll automatically begin to feel your mood lift. Doing this a few times a day can help to improve your attitude throughout the day as well as give you a moment to stop and breathe.

The next time you feel that you are leaving your happy place, spend a couple of minutes with yourself. Take a couple of deep breaths and use these acupressure points. It’s a painless and free way to relieve stress quickly.

Allah: My belief / Different types of clouds in the sky
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:16:33 AM »
 Have you not seen how God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it....  (Quran, 24:43)
This simple ayats are now reveled by the scientist:
'Scientists have studied cloud types and have realized that rain clouds are formed and shaped according to definite systems and certain steps connected with certain types of wind and clouds.

One kind of rain cloud is the cumulonimbus cloud.  Meteorologists have studied how cumulonimbus clouds are formed and how they produce rain, hail, and lightning.

They have found that cumulonimbus clouds go through the following steps to produce rain:

1)  The clouds are pushed by the wind: Cumulonimbus clouds begin to form when wind pushes some small pieces of clouds (cumulus clouds) to an area where these clouds converge (see figures 17 and 18).

Figure 17 (Click here to enlarge)

Figure 17: Satellite photo showing the clouds moving towards the convergence areas B, C, and D.  The arrows indicate the directions of the wind. (The Use of Satellite Pictures in Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Anderson and others, p. 188.)  (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Figure 18 (Click here to enlarge)

Figure 18: Small pieces of clouds (cumulus clouds) moving towards a convergence zone near the horizon, where we can see a large cumulonimbus cloud. (Clouds and Storms, Ludlam, plate 7.4.)   (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

2)  Joining: Then the small clouds join together forming a larger cloud1 (see figures 18 and 19).

Figure 19 (Click here to enlarge)

Figure 19: (A) Isolated small pieces of clouds (cumulus clouds).  (B) When the small clouds join together, updrafts within the larger cloud increase, so the cloud is stacked up.  Water drops are indicated by ·. (The Atmosphere, Anthes and others, p. 269.)  (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

3)  Stacking: When the small clouds join together, updrafts within the larger cloud increase.  The updrafts near the center of the cloud are stronger than those near the edges.2  These updrafts cause the cloud body to grow vertically, so the cloud is stacked up (see figures 19 (B), 20, and 21).  This vertical growth causes the cloud body to stretch into cooler regions of the atmosphere, where drops of water and hail formulate and begin to grow larger and larger.  When these drops of water and hail become too heavy for the updrafts to support them, they begin to fall from the cloud as rain, hail, etc.3

Figure 20: A cumulonimbus cloud.  After the cloud is stacked up, rain comes out of it. (Weather and Climate, Bodin, p.123.)

Figure 20

Figure 21

Figure 21: A cumulonimbus cloud. (A Colour Guide to Clouds, Scorer and Wexler, p. 23.)

God has said in the Quran:

 Have you not seen how God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it....  (Quran, 24:43)

Meteorologists have only recently come to know these details of cloud formation, structure, and function by using advanced equipment like planes, satellites, computers, balloons, and other equipment, to study wind and its direction, to measure humidity and its variations, and to determine the levels and variations of atmospheric pressure.4

The preceding verse, after mentioning clouds and rain, speaks about hail and lightning:

 ....And He sends down hail from mountains (clouds) in the sky, and He strikes with it whomever He wills, and turns it from whomever He wills. The vivid flash of its lightning nearly blinds the sight.  (Quran, 24:43)

Meteorologists have found that these cumulonimbus clouds, that shower hail, reach a height of 25,000 to 30,000 ft (4.7 to 5.7 miles),5 like mountains, as the Quran said, “...And He sends down hail from mountains (clouds) in the sky...” (see figure 21 above).

This verse may raise a question.  Why does the verse say “its lightning” in a reference to the hail?  Does this mean that hail is the major factor in producing lightning?  Let us see what the book entitled Meteorology Today says about this.  It says that a cloud becomes electrified as hail falls through a region in the cloud of supercooled droplets and ice crystals.  As liquid droplets collide with a hailstone, they freeze on contact and release latent heat.  This keeps the surface of the hailstone warmer than that of the surrounding ice crystals.  When the hailstone comes in contact with an ice crystal, an important phenomenon occurs: electrons flow from the colder object toward the warmer object.  Hence, the hailstone becomes negatively charged.  The same effect occurs when supercooled droplets come in contact with a hailstone and tiny splinters of positively charged ice break off.  These lighter positively charged particles are then carried to the upper part of the cloud by updrafts.  The hail, left with a negative charge, falls towards the bottom of the cloud, thus the lower part of the cloud becomes negatively charged.  These negative charges are then discharged as lightning.6  We conclude from this that hail is the major factor in producing lightning.

This information on lightning was discovered recently.  Until 1600 AD, Aristotle’s ideas on meteorology were dominant.  For example, he said that the atmosphere contains two kinds of exhalation, moist and dry.  He also said that thunder is the sound of the collision of the dry exhalation with the neighboring clouds, and lightning is the inflaming and burning of the dry exhalation with a thin and faint fire.7  These are some of the ideas on meteorology that were dominant at the time of the Quran’s revelation, fourteen centuries ago."

Islam is scientifically recording Quran and other related documents like hadith, biography from the time of its initiation, but the very first mention of the Muslims by a non -Western source was written on ( Doctrina Iacobi Nuper Baptizati) 13–20 AH / 634–640 CE.

Look at the very first conception of the Muslims as 'saracen':

"When the candidatus was killed by the Saracens, I was at Caesarea and I set off by boat to Sykamina. People were saying "the candidatus has been killed," and we Jews were overjoyed. And they were saying that the prophet had appeared, coming with the Saracens, and that he was proclaiming the advent of the anointed one, the Christ who was to come. I, having arrived at Sykamina, stopped by a certain old man well-versed in scriptures, and I said to him: "What can you tell me about the prophet who has appeared with the Saracens?" He replied, groaning deeply: "He is false, for the prophets do not come armed with a sword. Truly they are works of anarchy being committed today and I fear that the first Christ to come, whom the Christians worship, was the one sent by God and we instead are preparing to receive the Antichrist. Indeed, Isaiah said that the Jews would retain a perverted and hardened heart until all the earth should be devastated. But you go, master Abraham, and find out about the prophet who has appeared." So I, Abraham, inquired and heard from those who had met him that there was no truth to be found in the so-called prophet, only the shedding of men's blood. He says also that he has the keys of paradise, which is incredible"

Public Health / what lacks in Bangladeshi treatment
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:33:17 PM »
Our doctors are experts. They are well trained but why do we go to foreign countries?
I have myself been to Chennai recently . Now I know what lacks in our country.
You wont believe how professional, experts and caring the doctors and sisters in Chennai are.
The only difference between Bangladesh and India is they care and we dont.

Common Forum / importance of exercise/ sunlight/ water for children
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:27:56 PM »
My children are victim of not getting proper exercise/ sunlight/ water. Please  parents make sure your babies have this opportunity. I needed to take them to Chennai for treatment.
They have UTI, annal fissure and severe vitamin D deficiency.

English / The Triumph of the West(BBC)
« on: January 07, 2017, 11:42:04 AM »
It is an excellent BBC series of explaining how the West comes in to being . The development of Western civilization and its continual integration of Roman, Byzantine and Arabic influence are focused in theses documentaries.

'Over the centuries, two important beliefs arose in Europe: a faith that man could order his own destiny, and the idea that progress was normal. But by 1900, doubts had arisen concerning traditional Western values. The continuing problems of poverty, environmental deterioration, the inequality of women, and warfare pose real questions about the advancement of the human race.Thisis noted historian J. M. Roberts' engrossing, in-depth essay on the nature of the dominance of Western civilization and its ambiguous "triumph." Roberts' goal is to gain a better understanding of the present by analyzing what got us here and, possibly, indulging in a bit of cautious optimism.'

Food and Nutrition Science / 1 year old fresh apple?
« on: August 13, 2016, 05:48:42 PM »
Do we ever eat fresh apples except if you have your own apple orchard at home!!! Actually the apples we eat are a year old and moreover they are sprayed with 1–MCP which is not yet approved by health organizations.

Read the following article

It was a wonderful program. Our students are inspired a lot.

1. Introduction.
a. Office of the Higher Studies and Research (OHSR) is responsible for
conducting research under UGC and BUP Research Fund and also
responsible for organizing MPhil and PhD Research Program. It offers MPhil
and PhD Program in the field of Arts and Social Sciences, Business
Administration, Disaster Management, Development Studies, Security and
Strategic Studies, Management and Leadership and Human Resource
Development. Scholars from diverse professional groups, college and
university teachers, civil servants of different cadres and the like from all
over the country join the MPhil and PhD Programs of BUP. This office
organizes national and international seminars, symposia, workshop and
lectures by outstanding scholars from home and abroad on different
important contemporary issues of Bangladesh.
b. This office also supports the faculty, affiliated researchers and
students for higher studies on the basis of their performance in course
and/or research work. It seeks to develop closer interaction among
government resource personnel and university teachers and faculty
members through seminars, symposia and research. It also seeks to
provide link between the University and the society at large through field
2. Research Degree Program.
a. Program. MPhil and PhD constitute BUP’s research program.
b. Duration.
(1) MPhil.
(a) The duration of MPhil Program is of two years out of which
1st year is for course work and 2nd year is for the research.
(b) The duration of registration is of four years. This may be
extended up to another two years by the Academic Council.

English / Edmund Spenser: his political career and writings
« on: August 03, 2016, 10:03:42 AM »
His personal life influenced his career a lot. In ‘Mother Hubbard’s Tale” he laments the situation of England’s court which he witnessed while visiting the court with Leicester for the very first time. His job in Kilcolman helped him to write his first prose work regarding the control of rebellious people. Here at this point I find him unmatchable to his literary career. A man who can write Shepherd’s Calendar, a melancholy for Rosalind cannot write on violent controlling of people. But as they job demanded him he had to write on it. Moreover, writing to praise the queen: can it be seen as a tool to get rid of the job at Kilcolman? But as we know from history that it is somebody else, probably Raleigh, that took him before the queen to search out for him the honor he is supposed to get for his writing. The main point is that he was not that happy at the estate at the earlier stage (of 16 years) in his life but later when he grew interested in an Irish girl, only then he got back his interest working there. Out of his love for that Irish girl, he wrote: ‘Amoretti’ and few Hymns (Epithalamion).
To summarize, all the major changes in his life influenced his literature. But the literary freedom is bound to be restricted only in the case of Kilcolman (View of The state of Ireland) where he had to be somebody else other than his own self.

English / Some post 9/11 popular books
« on: July 25, 2016, 10:17:40 AM »
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
A Disorder Peculiar to the Country by Ken Kalfus
The Zero by Jess Walter
Falling Man by Don DeLillo
 Home Boy by HM Naqvi
The Submission by Amy Waldman
Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits
A Better Angel by Chris Adrian

Representation of Islam in contemporary Western media and literature has categorized Islam under few characteristics like ‘fundamentalist’, ‘terrorist’, ‘anti-Western’ etc. This stereotypical representation creates nothing but distance between the Westerns and the Muslims. To remove the distance we must understand the politics of representation. Edward Said in his book Covering Islam has very nicely portrayed this phenomenon.

English / Representation of Islam: Terrorist by John Updike
« on: February 13, 2015, 11:33:49 AM »
Post 9/11 fictions tend to represent Islam stereotypically forgetting the cultural plurality. Many fiction writers are stuck in the Western political position in the issue of terrorism. This paper will specifically focus on the fiction The Terrorist by John Updike. In the novel the protagonist Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, guided by a local mosque’s imam, shows extreme religiosity to be a part of a terrorist attack. Using Quaranic verses excessively and sometime exotically, female wearing hijab, hating Western culture and minorities being threat to American security, these are some stereotyped features found in the novel, used in such a way, to signify all the Muslims in general. This paper will explore all these stereotypical uses in the novel.

English / Google bus
« on: November 29, 2014, 04:46:15 PM »
Just had attended a training on Google bus. Really helpful. We can be connected to 10 person at a time through video. You just have to have a Google account and to join in the Google bus community. Really will be helpful for situation like hartal.

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