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Laylatul Qadr: A night better than thousand months

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MNA Feature Desk: Muslims across the country will observe holy Lailatul Qadr tonight with due religious fervour and solemnity. The holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on this night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation. Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is designated in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3) and it is very important to know the things you can do on this night in Ramadan. Any deed done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which ...

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Zakat during Ramadan holds huge importance for the Muslims

Zakat

MNA Feature Desk: Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and holds huge importance for the Muslims during Ramadan. One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to Allah, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Therefore, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. Zakat – also known as zakah – is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and serves principally as the welfare contribution to poor and deprived individuals. This mandatory payment is obligatory for every sane and mature Muslim whenever ...

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Importance of last ten days of Ramadan

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MNA Feature Desk: As it is for the first and second ten days of Ramadan, there is unbound specific significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said, “If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.” (Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani) The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. According to Muslims, they are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Quran was revealed. Muslims believe that although the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) was ...

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Itikaf during Ramadan & its importance

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MNA Feature Desk: Significance of Itikaf during Ramadan is enormous to the pious Muslims. Itikaf is a form of worship. It is formed by staying in a Mosque for a certain time. It is Ehtiyat that one should stay with the intention to worship Allah by praying formal or informal prayers although prayer is not a condition therein. Itikaf refers to going into seclusion in the mosque for the sole purpose of worshipping Allah and attaching oneself and one’s heart to His worship. Itikaf provides an opportunity to the believer to get closer to Allah by temporarily freeing oneself and ...

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The significance of Sadaqatul Fitr for Muslims

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MNA Feature Desk: The significance of Sadaqatul Fitr is very high for the pious muslims. Fitr means to breakfast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadan is called Eid ul Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. On this occasion of significance, as a sign of gratitude one has to give a specific amount in alms, which is called Sadaqatul Fitr. To purify and obtain complete blessings for the fasts of Ramadan Mubarak one has to give Sadaqatul Fitr and it keeps great significance for Muslims. Reasons for ...

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Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

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MNA Life Style Desk: Grace Lloyd got a round of applause when she walked into her classroom at Doha’s Gulf English School on the first day of Ramadan, wearing a black hijab with her blue uniform. The shy 11-year-old flushed as her fellow grade seven classmates in the Qatari capital clapped and cheered for her earlier this month. Lloyd, a British Christian, will be covering her head for the entire duration of the holy month this year in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination for wearing the hijab. “I feel very strongly about this,” said Lloyd, the youngest participant ...

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Seeking forgiveness in Ramadan

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MNA Life Style Desk: The Muslim Ummah has just entered the ten days of forgiveness in Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, Most High, we have completed the first 10 days of Ramadan, the first Ashrah of Ramadan and you just prayed the 11th Taraveeh prayer and Insha’Allah if you rise in the morning to see another day, you will intend to fast the 11th day of Ramadan. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned in hadith that Ramadan has three parts: the first 10 days are of mercy (rahmah) from Allah, the middle 10 days are of forgiveness ...

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The Holy Month of Ramadan

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MNA Life Style Desk: Muslims all around the world respect the Ramadan as the holy month and knowing its history in short can bring more focus for this Islamic holy month. Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity with more than one billion followers. Around one million worshipers from over 180 countries will make the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Ramadan and Hajj, two of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation ...

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First ten Days of Ramadan: A Shower of Mercy

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MNA Feature Desk: Ramadan is known to be broken down into three parts and ten days of mercy for the Muslims stays at the beginning of Ramadan. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the ‘Ten Days of Mercy’. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the ‘mercy’ really mean to Muslims? One of Allah’s names is Ar-Rahman, the Most Merciful, and Muslims call upon God using this name in nearly everything they do. Thus, there is no surprise that Mercy manifests itself in the month that God created for Himself. ...

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Healthy balanced iftar in this Ramadan

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Ramadan is the Holy Month of fasting and blessings and to keep fit throughout the month, it is required to eat healthy balanced iftar in this month. It brings with it a host of special customs, of which food habits and eating play a big part. Eating during Ramadan is also about following the right habits for a balanced iftar which contributes to maintaining good health during this holy month. Ramadan is also considered to be the holiest month in the entire year according to Islamic custom. Muslims all across the world observe fasts and celebrate Ramzan. ...

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Glowing skin in summer

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MNA Life & Style Desk: Summer is the season to enjoy outdoors, wear summer dresses and enjoy delicious fruits. But the heat and warmth of the sun and hot winds tend to damage the skin. The harsh weather makes the skin rough and dull, and causes the pores to be clogged with sweat dust and dirt. Special attention should be given to the skin to keep it healthy and glowing during summer In summer days, cleansing is must for face. Take milk on a cotton pad and apply on your face with it in order to free your pores and ...

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Beauty tips for moms on Mother’s day

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MNA Life Style desk: Mother’s Day should be reserved for busy moms everywhere to relax and feel free from their everyday responsibilities. This day is dedicated to the women who are proud to have given a piece of themselves to the wonderful miracle that is life. Becoming a mother isn’t synonymous with the essence of being a woman, however. So, many find themselves putting their beauty and image on the backburner. Of course, motherhood is much more important than any beauty ritual or appearance. Nevertheless, there are certain things that you shouldn’t have to ignore. Easy hairstyle The goal here ...

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Your workplace may kill you

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: In 2015, an analysis of almost 300 studies found that harmful workplace practices were as bad for mortality and as likely to lead to a physician-diagnosed illness, as second-hand smoke, a known – and regulated – carcinogen. Harmful workplace practices include things like long working hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity arising from job losses and not having regular or predictable work hours, an absence of job control and, in the US, not having health insurance. The workplace is making people sick and even killing them – and people should care. With rising health-care costs all over ...

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Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in seniors

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MNA Life Style Desk: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, reported news agency. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory group was favorable to taking supplements containing vitamin D as a way of preventing fall-related injury. But unless a person has vitamin D deficiency or a frail bone condition known as osteoporosis, the task force’s latest review of clinical trials on the topic ...

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Shab-e-Barat celebration in Old Town

Shab-e-Barat

MNA Life Style Desk: Lailatul Barat or Shab-e-Barat is considered as one of the holiest night in the Islamic Calendar. It is a day of austere worship and repentance and a night of forgiveness and rewards.  On the other hand, this day is considered as day of celebration in Bangladesh. Sweet shops and bakeries of old Dhaka arrange special items while people distribute bread and sweetmeat from door to door and to the poor. The old bakeries and confectioneries of Old Dhaka have always done their part to join in this celebration with arranging foods for the city dwellers. Ananda ...

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Fighting cancer with exercise

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MNA Life Style Desk: Research is showing promising data on how physical activity helps the body and mind heal-and prevent cancer. A paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Moore et al. 2016) indicates that physical activity lowers the risk of 13 types of cancer. There are three ways to look at battling cancer. For those who don’t have it, lowering risk is the primary goal. For those who’ve had it, successfully recovering and of course reducing the chances of recurrence are of utmost importance. For those who currently have it, the priorities are getting rid of ...

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Umbrella: A vital style icon during rain

Umbrella

MNA Life Style Desk: Umbrella is stylish and elegant, one of the most important fashion accessories in a woman’s and man’s wardrobe during rain. It has been that for ages. It not only saves you from the rain, but also comes to be a bright extension of your image. When buying an umbrella, many people pay attention to the drawing and color. However, you might also like to buy a quality, durable umbrella, which will serve you for a long time. Consider the opening mechanism Umbrella opening mechanism can be mechanical (opened and closed manually), semi-automatic (opens with a click ...

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Americans world’s biggest TV addicts

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MNA Life Style Desk: The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front their TV last year, according to a report. Eurodata TV Worldwide said that television viewing was holding up despite more and more people watching online platforms like Netflix and Amazon. Americans and Canadians are the biggest television addicts, said the report, watching four hours and three minutes on average daily. European viewers came next watching three hours 49 minutes a day in 2017, just ahead of Russia and Brazil, the data gathered from 95 countries showed. Asians watch less than any of ...

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Shab-e-Barat on May 1

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MNA Life Style Desk: The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, will be observed throughout the country on the night of May 1 (Tuesday) as the Shaban moon was sighted in the country tonight. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Islamic Foundation conference room of Baitul Mukarram here this evening with Director General of Islamic Foundation and member secretary of the moon sighting committee Shamim Mohammad Afzal in the chair, reported news agency. As the moon of the holy Shaban month was sighted on the sky on Tuesday night so ...

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Tips to deal with office colleagues

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MNA Life Style Desk: The average full-time employees spend more time at office and deal with co-workers. This can make for an unpleasant situation when we have one or more co-workers that we dislike. We all have at least one: the coworker, client, or boss you just can’t stand. They make life difficult, and they may even make you question your sense of self-worth. However, it’s in everyone’s best interest to try to reach some common ground and make the work environment at least tolerable. Be a better person If you find that a co-worker is always breaking bad on ...

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Rang Bangladesh all set to welcome Baishakh

Rang Bangladesh

MNA Life Style Desk: Rang Bangladesh has brought exclusive collections for Baishakh. This year’s collections have been inspired by shitol pati, mural drawn by santals and mangal shobhajatra, reported news agency. There are exquisite saris, kameez, skirt, tops, gown, etc for women and punjabi, t-shirt and fotua for men in this year’s collections. Dresses for kids are also available. As red and white are the premium colours of choice for this day, the collections mostly have red, maroon, off-white and white along with magenta, orange, golden, yellow, blue, etc as secondary colours. Prices are also very reasonable. All these collections ...

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Parents’ arguments really affect their children

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. Not only the relationship between the parent and child that is important but also how parents get on with each other also plays a big role in a child’s wellbeing, with the potential to affect everything from mental health to academic success and future relationships. But there is the chance for some good to come out of a “positive” row. In most cases, arguments will have little or no negative effects for children. But when parents shout and are angry with ...

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Take care of your precious gold, pearl and diamond

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Women admire their jewellery like nothing else. Sit down while putting on your emeralds, and store your kundan jewellery in cotton-lined boxes. Here are some tips to take care of your delicate jewellery pieces. After spending your hard-earned money on precious jewellery, it is important to store and handle it properly too. When you invest in real pearls, don’t forget to wrap them in muslin cloth and sit down to wear your emeralds because if they fall, they’ll break easily, say experts. Here are some tips to take care of your delicate jewellery pieces: – Never directly ...

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Swimming: An exercise for all fitness levels

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MNA Life Style Desk: Swimming is an exercise way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. Swimming has many benefits; one of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, head to toe. Swimming increases your heart rate without stressing your body. It helps you to tone muscles, builds strength and endurance. There are various strokes you can use to add variety to your swimming workout, including, breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke, butterfly, freestyle. Each focuses ...

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General safety guidelines for your kids

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MNA Life Style Desk: You should feel it is important to lay down few safety guidelines for your children both inside and outside the house. If you are speculating just how to go about it, we have the answer for you. Keeping your kid safe at all times means continuous adult direction. It also means implementing a few important changes and rules that ensure your kid’s safety and well-being. Also, it is important to prepare your kid for basic safety steps in the event of an emergency. Teach contact details Your kid may be small but it is essential to ...

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Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects

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MNA Life Style Desk: If you think that herbal and dietary supplements are better than conventional medications for your health, think again as they may harm. A new study shows that liver injury caused by herbal and dietary supplements increased from seven percent to 20 percent in the US over a 10-year period. Overturning a common perception that herbs are safe because they have been used for many years, researchers have warned that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety as many herbs may contain toxic or carcinogenic substances. In a commentary published in the journal ...

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Water Day: 5 ways drinking water can save skin

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MNA Life Style Desk: We’ve often heard our celebrities speak of the health benefits of drinking water. Speaking of the health benefits of water, March 22 is observed as World Water Day. 1) Since the human body comprises of 70% fluid, drinking more water helps in getting rid of our toxins. With the impurities out of our body, our skin gets clearer and you will visibly notice the reduction of pimples as well. 2) Water naturally hydrates your skin. Instead of spending money on artificial hydration creams, consuming water saves you the added trouble. With water, you can prevent dry, ...

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