Syedna’s wishes to plant 2 Lakh trees has got an overwhelming response from the Community

Highlights:

• 30,000 trees planted in 14 days by Dawoodi Bohra Community Members, Bandra under the leadership of Janab Abialibhaisaheb Husamuddin.
• More than 100 trees were planted in a factory area at Panvel MIDC to make the industrial area green and beautiful.
• More than 600 trees to be planted all over Bandra in Public and Private Space.
• 2 Lakhs trees to be planted all over the world in total for better Environment.

Tree Plantation Drive by Bohra Community Members

Tree Plantation Drive by Bohra Community Members

On 1st June 2017 Mumbai Head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, His Holiness Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin Saheb (TUS) has wished that 2 lakhs trees be planted all over the world for a better environment.

All over the world community has come together for this philanthropic act and till date, they have planted more than thirty thousand Trees in a span of 14 days.

Tree Plantation Drive

Tree Plantation Drive

On 4th June 2017 in the scorching heat and fasting Dawoodi Bohra Community from Bandra under the leadership of Janab Abialibhaisaheb Husamuddin had travelled to Panvel MIDC to do tree plantation in one of the fellow member factory and more than 100 trees were planted to make the industrial area green and beautiful. Soon all over Bandra, more than 600 trees will be planted in private and public space.

Also as per Syedna Saheb instruction this year they are not only going to plant the trees but will also maintain and look after the trees.

 

(A Press Release)

Top Fun things to do in Malaysia


Asia is full of diversity and uniqueness in terms of culture, landscape, religion, people and cuisines. This is why the continent is becoming increasingly popular among travelers. One of the jewels in Asia is no doubt Malaysia. It is emerging as a top tourist attraction due to multiple reasons. The country is well developed, safe, cultural, fascinating and not to mention beautiful. So if you are still confused as to where you want to go for a holiday, Malaysia is the perfect destination. You won’t regret this choice because the country has so much to offer.

Listed below are the top 10 fun things to do in Malaysia.

 

Shop at Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang, Malaysia

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | by Sham Hardy

While there are plenty of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, shopping is definitely the highlight. And there is no better place than Bukit Bintang for shopping or even just roaming around. This shopping and entertainment district is one of the most happening places in the city with bars, shops, restaurants and street vendors all around. For tourists, visiting Bukit Bintang should be on top of the things to do in Kuala Lumpur list.

 

Ride the Langkawi cable cars

Langkawi Malaysia cable cars

Langkawi, Malaysia: Langkawi Cable Car, Top Station on Gunung Machinchang
Image credit- CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

Riding on the Langkawi cable car is one of the most popular activities on the Langkawi Island. The experience is truly one of its kind as the ride lets you enjoy breathtaking views of the island and refreshes the soul.

 

Visit the Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Towers, Malaysia

Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur | by IQRemix

Officially one of the most iconic sites in Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers are located in the sprawling and hustling bustling capital of Malaysia. These two towers are the tallest ones in the word and arguably as famously known as the Burj Khalifa in United Arab Emirates. Clicking a selfie in front of them seems like a trend that is catching on rapidly among the tourists. But it won’t be easy getting both the towers in the camera frame. Good luck!

 

Explore the Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

Canopy Walkway in the Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
Img. credit Rob

 

The Taman Negara National Park is one of the most popular places in not only Malaysia but all of Asia. The park includes a tropical rainforest that is said to be more than a 100 million years old. Treks through the jungle are extremely fun and fascinating as you get to witness unique plant species as well as wild birds and even tigers. Nature lovers and adventurous travelers love it this place.

 

Relax at Genting Highlands

First World Hotel Genting + Theme park, Malaysia

First World Hotel Genting and Theme park
Image credit- Eqdoktor

 

Genting Highlands is a hill resort and probably one of the most famous attractions in the country. Everyone recommends the resort for a refreshing and revitalizing time. The resort is located in a beautiful location and has been developed wonderfully.

 

Visit the Putra Mosque

Putrajaya - Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra Complex, Malaysia

Putrajaya – Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra Complex
Image credit- Stefan Fussan

 

Being an Islamic country, Malaysia is home to some very beautiful mosques that have a unique interior and fascinating architecture. One such mosque is Putra mosque, which was made back in 1999. It has nine domes and is one of the finest examples of modern Islamic architecture.

 

The Greenhouse Effect

What is the greenhouse effect?

The gases will surround the earth-water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane and others allow the sun’s heat to come in but they don’t let the heat out again easily. This is called the greenhouse effect.

Why the name?

Because a similar thing happens in a greenhouse where plants which require protection from the weather are grown. The only difference is that in a greenhouse it is the glass roof that prevents the heat from escaping.

Is the greenhouse effect beneficial to earth?

It is for the greenhouse effect, a lot of heat would escape from the earth into space and temperatures could come down before freezing point.

Why is the greenhouse effect hurting us?

The percentage of greenhouse gases especially methane and carbon dioxide- has been steadily increasing. They are trapping more heat in the atmosphere than necessary.

Greenhouse Effect on Earth

Source-“The Greenhouse Effect” in: “Introduction,” in: US EPA (December 2012) Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2nd edition[1], Washington, DC, USA: US EPA, p.3. EPA 430-R-12-0

Is the earth becoming hotter?

Yes, earth’s temperature has increased slightly. But even that is significant and the effects of global warming are already visible.

Do you know?

In Alaska, global warming is having a reverse effect. As the glaciers in Alaska, melt, the land which was buried under them is rising rapidly, causing the sea to retreat.

Naval Refuge

Located in the English Harbour in the Caribbean instead of Antigua, the Antigua Naval dockyard was built by the British Navy in the late 18th and 19th century.

The environment in this part of Antigua, with its deep, narrow bays surrounded by highlands, is such that it was naturally suited to offer refuge from hurricanes to seafaring voyagers and was considered an ideal place for repairing ships.

The dockyard consists of a group of beautiful Georgian-style naval buildings and structures, which are within a walled enclosure. The main aim of the building it was to protect the interests of sugar cane powers in an era when the major European powers were fighting for control of the Eastern Caribbean region. Generations of African slaves, who worked on nearby plantations, were made to work on building the Dockyard.

Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua

Nelson’s Dockyard from Shirley Heights (3) | by roger4336

After 1989, it was abandoned and fell into disrepair. In 1951, the buildings were renovated and the Dockyard was renamed Nelson’s Dockyard, after England’s naval hero Admiral Horatio Nelson who lived there from 1784 to 1787. Today, the place is the venue of a number of sailing and yachting events.

Are you living your life fully?

The universe is an inexhaustible flow of abundance. If you feel you haven’t dealt life fairly, then you are the only one who is keeping yourself from experiencing it. To get unstuck, you have to have the willingness and the courage to look at your life and your beliefs which surround your life in the areas of health, relationships, abundance and creative expression or soulful purpose. It means facing these issues and taking action to bring about change in your life.

Live a Life Worthy of the Calling

Live a Life Worthy of the Calling

By thinking about your fears and writing them down, change has already begun to take place. Even if you still choose to ignore them, or if they pass through your mind’s eye while you are reflecting, you have already had a glimpse of them and they are now in your consciousness. Just by writing them down, opens you to a shift that will take place because you have acknowledged them in writing it down. It seems so painful and difficult but it can be so simple and easy. As you open up and become more truthful, the intensity of the issues is quickly dissipated.

Remember you cannot control life! But you do have the power to control your life through your consciousness, your beliefs, and your attitudes about your life!

Take a few deep breaths and let go of all your worries, fears and doubts. With each deep breath, you take in, breathe in lots of love and light. On each exhale, let go of everything that does not serve you at the moment. Breathe fully with awareness until you are feeling peaceful and calm from within. When you have reached this space…begin writing.

Your obituary

  • Write what you think about your obituary would say, how others perceive you.
  • Write about how you perceive your life.

Next

  • What haven’t you done that you would like to be doing?
  • What are your fears and doubts that keep you from living more fully?
  • How can you go about manifesting these desires?
  • What steps can you take to begin living your life more fully?

~ Amrita Bharati

Living Authentically and Fully

Living life fully and authentically takes great courage. The courage is necessary to trust our own inner guidance and then be able to take action on it. Sometimes we are so unconscious and unaware of our own true feelings, wants and desires that it blocks our ability to move forward and live life fully and completely.  And other times, we do not take action on something that we know would be a good thing because of fear,  whether it is fear of our own emotional nature or fear of what others will think.  Friends, family, and society have compiled quite a bit of influence on our ability to take action in life.

Live your life your way

Live your life your way… The rest will take care of itself. Image credit- Flickr

Many have an inner nagging for something that one just cannot put one’s finger on. This elusive need for fulfillment drives us in search of our True Self.  It is beneficial to have this nagging. When we search for our truth, we usually find it deep within ourselves. This truth often is found by inner reflection, contemplation, and meditation. Therefore, it is essential that we take a break in our thoughts and activities and go inside ourselves to hear, know, see or feel the truth. Inner reflection provides part of the living out loud experience.

When we agreed to come back to Earth into this lifetime, into this life experience with these life circumstances and people in this location on the planet, it wasn’t by accident. It was by design. It was our own design in alignment with the Divine Will and Divine Guidance prior to our descent onto this planet. We are co-creators of our own spiritual evolvement.  There are certain life experiences that we are meant to have. Until we find the courage to have that life experience or to have some realization of the True Self or the authentic life, we will continue to return again and again. We have the opportunity to evolve and ascend our spiritual nature. In doing so, we may assist either here or from the spirit world after we leave this incarnation. We are a crucial key to the positive evolution,  of Planet Earth, aligning with peace, joy, happiness and Love.

~ Margaret Ann Lembo

Ant-ics

Do you know that some ants keep ‘cattle’, small insects called aphids, which they ‘milk’ (stroke with their antennas) to feed on the sugary substances the aphids exude?

Aphids

aphids insects ants reproduction of nature
Image courtesy-pixabay

Ants are social insects. That is, they live in colonies, containing from a dozen to a million individuals. They have a caste system in which some ants are workers, some males, and other females. Among the workers, there are some which have big heads and strong jaws. These are the soldiers which guard the nest. Females and males have wings when they swarm out of the nest to mate but are wingless at other times. After mating, the queen ant flies off on her own. She lands and crawls off to excavate a nest after pulling off her wings. Never again she will see the daylight. She lays a few eggs which will develop into workers. When the larvae hatch, she feeds them with her salivary secretions. The queen lives off her fat and on her shrinking flight muscles.

ants- Public Domain Pictures

Ants

When the first adult ants emerge, they are sterile females or workers who set at once to forage for food, both by themselves and for the future young. The queen may live for 15 years throughout an egg-producing machine, which the workers guard and feed diligently. Some of the eggs will hatch into reproductive females and males who will eventually fly off to establish their own colonies.

There are 3500 species of ants. Big, stiffly-moving carpenters ants riddle the woodwork of houses with galleries, like termites. Harvester ants live on plant seeds. In the tropical jungles live ferocious columns of carnivorous army ants which are constantly of the march. They are wholly blind and can only feel their way, yet they can clear the countryside of insects, birds and even small mammals which are luckless enough to come in their pain! Slave-making ants raid the nests of other ant species and carry away the pupae. When these become adults they help with the work of the colony. Some slave-makers have become so dependent on slaves that they cannot feed themselves or dig a nest without help.