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Too many ‘cherries on top’

Too many ‘cherries on top’

If ‘life’ was being served at an ice cream parlour and positive memories were toppings, I’m pretty sure there would be too many cherries on top. The good life is popularly characterised by a collection of mostly ‘happy’ experiences, with a dab of negative ones.

The Real Secret to Being Healthy

The Real Secret to Being Healthy

Everyone always asks the question, what is the secret to being fit? To being healthy? Or they may ask, what is the number one quality required to successfully maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle?

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

Community is defined as ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’ — but in reality it’s much more. Community is a feeling, and a sense. The true sense of community becomes most obvious at times when people come together to stand for a common cause

A British Da’ee loves the way Qatar embraces Ramadan

A British Da’ee loves the way Qatar embraces Ramadan

Ramadan is best enjoyed when it is experienced with its full essence and where the whole society becomes generous and humble. This is what Dominic Foley, a British Muslim and the Da’ee at Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque, likes about being in Qatar during Ramadan.

Aspire Park: Come one, come all

Aspire Park: Come one, come all

Within the rapid growth of Qatar’s infrastructure through a booming construction industry in the past decade, the development and addition of recreational facilities for the people of Doha has been remarkable

Kilogram redefined

Kilogram redefined

In a subterranean vault in a suburb of Paris lies a small, rarely seen metal cylinder known as Le Grand K. For 130 years, this golf-ball-sized hunk of 90% platinum and 10% iridium has served as the international prototype kilogram. That means it was the single physical object by which all other kilo

How to improve your relationship with the Qur’an

How to improve your relationship with the Qur’an

It is recommended for every believing man and woman to recite the Book of Allah, the Noble Qur’an, often, with due contemplation and understanding.

Virtues of Qiyaam

Virtues of Qiyaam

Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer) is one of the best acts of worship that brings one closer to Allah The Almighty.

Fasts and protein shakes: How Muslim athletes compete during Ramadan

Fasts and protein shakes: How Muslim athletes compete during Ramadan

The holy month began at the start of May this year. While some athletes find blending exercise and fasting tough, others say it helps them focus more. For the better part of eight seasons, Hamza Abdullah played defensive back in the NFL.

Musing about the museum

Musing about the museum

Being new to the city, my wife and I made a list of places to visit in this amazing capital of Qatar. What caught our fancy especially was the Museum of Islamic Art, a spectacular place scenically located near the traditional dhow harbour.

South Africans all praise for Doha Metro and Amir Cup Final

South Africans all praise for Doha Metro and Amir Cup Final

Since its inauguration, Doha Metro has been an exquisite travel experience, both for the residents and visitors of Qatar. The Doha Metro service witnessed an increased number of passengers recently when people from Doha headed towards the newly built Al Janoub Stadium to watch the Amir Cup final.

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