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The Man who Challenged the Glorious Quran – Gary Miller .. In 1977, Professor Gary Miller, the active Canadian preacher and mathematics and logic lecturer at Toronto University, decided to provide a great service to Christianity through exposing scientific and historical errors in the Noble Quran in such a way that would be beneficial to him and his fellow preachers in calling Muslims to Christianity. However, the result was completely to the contrary. Miller’s writings were fair and his study and comments were positive, even better than many Muslims would write about the Noble Quran. He considered the Noble Quran, as it should be and reached the conclusion that it cannot be a work of a human being. The first surprising issue for Professor Miller was the challenging tone in many ayahs1 such as the ayahs that can be translated as “Will they not then contemplate the Quran? And if it had been from (anywhere) other than the Providence of Allah, indeed they would have found in it many differ…
Why Do Ship’s Hull Fail At Midship Region? We have had a lot of marine accidents that involved failure of the hull structures. Whether it was a crack in the midship region, or a total split-off of the hull girder, or failures due to propagation of cracks, the crux of the matter boils down to a handful of causes that are of great concern to ship designers and operators. Mostly, crack propagation takes place due to fatigue, which is not something this article is about. This article gives an insight into the causes that lead to the failure of the hull girder from a longitudinal strength point of view. And before we start, we have to ask ourselves a few questions. Why have ships split-off? Why have many hull structures split-off after grounding? Why are midships highly prone to such failures? Is it because of a design flaw? Or for that matter, a glitch in the operation standards that have not been maintained? Marine Engineers and ship operators use loading manuals to maintain the distributi…
If you have more than five years of superior responsibility, you may be eligible for transfer to Fellow (FRINA), which is the highest class of membership of the Institution.  The letters FRINA after your name will provide an internationally recognised and respected demonstration of your professional achievements.    To apply for transfer to FRINA, you should complete the attached application form and return it with a separate Professional Review Report of your professional activities, with particular emphasis on your level of responsibility during the past five years.I am sure your CV/Resume will form the basis of this Report, but it should contain sufficient details about your professional activities to enable the Membership Committee to assess the level of your responsibility.You may also submit an updated version of the Report you submitted with your application for MRINA. The proposers for your application need not be members of the Institution, but colleagues who have knowledge of…
Manzil is a collection of Ayaat and short Surahs from the Quran that are to be recited as a means of protection and antidote from black Magic, Jinn, Witchcraft, Sihr, Sorcery, Evil Eye and the like as well as other harmful things. The Manzil comprises the following verses of the Quran: Surah Al-Fatihah (chapter 1): verses 1 to 7 Surah Al-Bakarah (chapter 2): verses 1 to 5, 163, 255 to 257, and 284 to 286 Surah Al-Imran (chapter 3): verses 18, 26 and 27 Surah Al-A'araf (chapter 7): verses 54 to 56 Surah Al-Israa (chapter 17): verses 110 and 111 Surah Al-Muminoon (chapter 23): verses 115 to 118 Surah Al-Saaffaat (chapter 37): verses 1 to 11 Surah Al-Rehman (chapter 55): verses 33 to 40 Surah Al-Hashr (chapter 59): verses 21 to 24 Surah Al-Jinn (chapter 72): verses 1 to 4 Surah Al-Kaafiroon (chapter 109): verses 1 to 6 Surah Al-Ikhlas (chapter 112): verses 1 to 4 Surah Al-Falaq (chapter 113): verses 1 to 5 Surah Al-Naas (chapter 114): verses 1 to 6 The entire manzil is prescribed to be read one or t…
1. Paying Cash Is Better Than Borrowing
The purpose of credit and borrowing money is to make a profit for the lender.
Every time that you borrow money to buy something, you're agreeing to pay more money for it later so that someone else can make a profit.
Therefore, it's best to buy what you want with cash and to save the extra money for helping yourself instead of someone else.
2. Your Health Is Your Life
You only have one body and it has to last you for the rest of your life. Therefore, your life and your health are directly linked and you should guard your personal health with your life.
This means refusing to give in to the temptation to eat junk or to live an inactive lifestyle.
Make proper nutrition, consistent, balanced exercise and stress management parts of your lifestyle and you'll have a good, healthy life.
3. You Must Give to Get
One of the major causes of unhappiness is expecting to get something for nothing.
In life, you will receive only according to the quality and q…
The Revival of  the Religious Sciences (Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn) is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality, and is perhaps the most read work in the Muslim world, after the Qurʾān.
The Revival of the Religious Sciences
 is divided into four parts, each containing ten chapters. Part one deals with knowledge and the requirements of faith—ritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Qurʾān, and so forth; part two concentrates on people and society—the manners related to eating, marriage, earning a living, and friendship; parts three and four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that people must overcome in themselves and then the virtues that they must strive to achieve. Below are details of the contents of the books, translations (mainly into English) and a link to the original Arabic here for the first time on the internet. Overview of the Iḥyāʾ by Ḥajī Khalifa (In Arabic)Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn:In Arabic for the firs…