Professor Jackie Ying


A Life of Passion, Commitment and Hard Work: Professor Jackie Ying Jackie Y. Ying is someone whose life defies expectations and stereotypes at every turn. In the largely male-dominated field of scientific research with few prominent Asians or Muslims, Professor Ying is a female, Chinese-Muslim whose work in the field of nanotechnology has earned her … Continue reading Professor Jackie Ying

The youngest Arab doctor


Graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), 20-year-old Iqbal El-Assaad is possibly the youngest Arab doctor ever. Mohammed Yahia Iqbal El-Assaad is the youngest medical doctor to graduate from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) in its ten-year history. When Iqbal was a toddler, she learnt algebra by watching her older siblings … Continue reading The youngest Arab doctor

Umar ibn al Khattab among the most influential people in history


Michael H. Hart wrote a book entitled "THE 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History" in 1978. Several other authors have written similar books but this still remains a distinguished book in it's category. The book is thought provoking and encourages the reader to see history from different perspectives. He chose Prophet … Continue reading Umar ibn al Khattab among the most influential people in history

Remembering : Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (1938-2004)


Yassin who survived the Palestinian Disaster (Al Nakba) of 1948 learned an important lesson that impacted his intellectual and political life forever, a lesson that says Palestinians can only depend on themselves and arm their people without depending on other nations or the international community. Childhood Ahmed Ismael Yassin was born in 1938 in the … Continue reading Remembering : Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (1938-2004)

Imam Al-Nawawi, the Rulers and the Masses


Imam Yahya an-Nawawi was a great scholar who reached a high level in knowledge, asceticism and ordering good and eradicating evil. Shaikh Jamaal Zarabozo, in his excellent "Commentary on Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi", mentions few incidents in which al-Nawawi excelled in ordering good and eradicating evil. What follows is one of them: "Sultan al-Dhaahir Baibars … Continue reading Imam Al-Nawawi, the Rulers and the Masses

Candidate for Egyptian Presidency – Dr. Mohamed Morsi


Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau, is also one of the most prominent political leadership figures of the Brotherhood, the organization that led the struggle against the ousted repressive regime in its last decade. Dr. Morsi was also the leader of the … Continue reading Candidate for Egyptian Presidency – Dr. Mohamed Morsi