Showing posts from March 30, 2024

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Dr. Manoj Singh ✉ Have you ever wondered why dogs are celebrated for their faithfulness and loyalty. These attributes are deeply rooted in both scientific observations and cultural narratives. The loyalty is more linked to the dog’s role within the social structure of the family while as faithfulness is deeply rooted in the emotional connection and trust between the dog and its owner. This complex relationship between dogs and humans spans centuries, echoing through folklore, ethical discussions, and psychological studies alike. Representative picture Scientific Perspectives on Dog Loyalty Dogs display an "inexhaustible willingness to form and sustain partnerships with humans" and are the only species known to assist humans across a variety of social needs, sometimes even risking their own survival for their human companions. This bond is characterized by attachment behaviors akin to those found in child–parent relationships, indicating a deep-rooted loyalty partially driven

The People of the Cave?

The story of Ashab al-Kahf, or the People of the Cave , is a fascinating tale mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and further elaborated upon in the Hadith literature. This narrative, found in Surah Al-Kahf (the 18th chapter of the Qur'an), verses 9-26, intertwines themes of faith, youth, divine protection, and the relativity of time, offering profound lessons for believers. Representative picture The Qur'anic Account: Surah Al-Kahf (18:9-26) The Qur'an presents the story of a group of young men who, in order to escape the persecution of a tyrannical ruler intent on forcing them away from their faith, take refuge in a cave. To protect them, Allah causes them to fall into a deep sleep that lasts for several centuries. When they awaken, they are unaware of how much time has passed. The Qur'an highlights this event as a sign of Allah's power and the miraculous nature of time. One key verse states: "Do you think that the companions of the cave and the inscription we

The Story of Gog and Magog

Shaykh Abdul Salam ✉ Gog and Magog [Ya'juj & Ma'juj] are figures mentioned in the Holy scriptures, representing catastrophic forces or nations that play significant roles in end-time prophecies. Throughout history, interpretations of Gog and Magog have varied, associating them with different individuals, tribes, or lands. Representative picture The Puzzling Figures of Gog and Magog Gog and Magog are depicted across various holy scriptures as symbolizing chaos, conflict, and the end-times. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, they are often associated with apocalyptic prophecies, whereas in Islamic eschatology, they represent a significant trial for humanity, culminating in their release before the Day of Judgment. Judaism: The Prophetic Warnings of Ezekiel In Judaism, Gog and Magog are mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 38-39), where Gog is the leader of Magog, and together, they wage war against Israel. Ezekiel prophesies a great battle where God intervenes to protect

Clickbait- Engagement Tool or a Deception?

Dr. Sajad Ahmad Mir ✉ In this era of information overload and short attention spans, digital creators utilize a powerful technique known as clickbait to capture audience attention. Representative picture Clickbait, characterized by enticing headlines or thumbnails that exaggerate or mislead, is a strategy used to stand out amid the online clutter and capture audience interest. However, this approach raises questions about its impact. This article delves into the creative yet questionable practice of luring consumers at the expense of watch time and views by using clickbait. We will examine its consequences and provide valuable perspectives for both creators and consumers of online content. How it Works? Clickbait operates on the principle of creating a curiosity gap. By providing just enough information to pique interest but withholding key details, it compels readers to click through to satisfy their curiosity. Emotional triggers are often employed, with headlines that evoke surprise,