Ko By Abdulhamid Gbolahan Yussuf. No doubt, whenever Hiroshima is mentioned, what comes to mind is the atomic bomb. Hiroshima, that Japanese city, has been the only populated area in history to have been bombed with a nuclear weapon. That record still stands. But contrary to popular myth, Hiroshima recovered. In fact it recovered […]Read more "HIROSHIMA: The sad tale of the first city to be bombed with a nuclear weapon."
By Abdulhamid Gbolahan Yussuf. We have heard of lost jewels and lost treasures. We have heard of stolen jewels and stolen treasures. But have we ever heard of a stolen room? Or a room fashioned from ceiling to floor in jewels? Welcome to the Amber Room of Russia. A room like none other for […]Read more "THE PRICELESS AMBER ROOM OF RUSSIA."
By Abdulhamid Gbolahan Yussuf The word “Old Faithful” has been written somewhere in the pages of my note for some time. I saw it again recently and naturally, knew what it means. Old Faithful is the name of a geyser in the United States. A geyser works like a volcano, although far smaller, and […]Read more "OLD FAITHFUL: THE TALE OF A BOILING WATER VOLCANO"
By Abdulhamid Gbolahan Yussuf What comes to your mind when you hear of Babylon? Is it the sinful God-forsaken city often mentioned in the Christian bible? An ancient city of splendor, riches and learning? The site of the famous Hanging Garden of Babylon? Or a modern term for all things bad, materialistic and evil? Babylon, […]Read more "WHERE IS BABYLON?"
By Abdulhamid Gbolahan Yussuf We first heard of Gitmo in the aftermath of the September 11 bombing of the World Trade Centre buildings in the United States. After that bombing, the U.S government became paranoid. It became suspicious of every foreigner, especially if they are Muslims or come from Muslim countries. This paranoia does not […]Read more "ALWAYS REMEMBER GITMO: THE CAMP OF TERROR"
By Abdulhamid Gbolahan Yussuf There is a bridge in London called the London Bridge. Where that London bridge stands today, there has always been a bridge there for over 700 years. One in particular lasted 600 years. The story of the London Bridge fires the imagination, especially when we can all recall that one of […]Read more "LONDON BRIDGE: HOW IT FELL DOWN AND THE MYSTERIOUS FAIR LADY."
The Dua’a of the Poet O Allah! Don’t let your slaves eat garden eggs Don’t let them beg, while your enemies eat poultry eggs In our affairs O Allah! Make us lie ahead And O Allah! Make us your obedient slave till the day we will be surely dead Mend our heart […]Read more "THE DU’AA OF THE POET (A POEM)"