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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-D.

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I just heard these two hilarious tales by Mark Twain:

1. Extract of Adams Diary

2. Eve’s Diary

What did Adam really think of Eve? And what did Eve think of Adam? What exactly happened when they ate the forbidden fruit? Did they ever get along with each other? All is revealed in Extracts from Adam’s Diary and Eve’s Diary which were discovered and translated by eminent Archeologists.

These classic pieces were written in the year 1904. 1904! I’m just amazed how relevant these texts still are inspite of being written over a Century ago.

I heard these tales at my oft-recommended Classic Tales Podcast. The site seems down now, but it may be up by the time you get this email. If you rush you may be able to download these stories. These audio tales don’t stay on the Classic Tales for long. After a couple of weeks, B J Harrisson has the tales removed and up for sale at Audible.com. It’s best to subscribe to the Classic Tales Podcast using iTunes which will automatically download the new stories as they become available, hence ensuring that you have an archive of all these wonderful classic stories for free. Thereby whenever you’re on a long drive to the airport or are in the mood for some light hearing, select the story that tickles your fancy on your ipod and listen away. That’s what I do.

Here’s an excerpt from Adam’s Diary. Enjoy!

MONDAY.–This new creature with the long hair is a good deal in the way. It is always hanging around and following me about. I don’t like this; I am not used to company. I wish it would stay with the other animals…. Cloudy today, wind in the east; think we shall have rain…. WE? Where did I get that word– the new creature uses it.


SATURDAY.–The new creature eats too much fruit. We are going to run short, most likely. “We” again–that is ITS word; mine, too, now, from hearing it so much. Good deal of fog this morning. I do not go out in the fog myself. This new creature does. It goes out in all weathers, and stumps right in with its muddy feet. And talks. It used to be so pleasant and quiet here.

The cute picture has taken without permission, courtesy: Coromandal

Source : http://www.vakil.orgHa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-D.

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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in ARTICLES

 

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How to detect a HIDDEN CAMERA

How to detect a HIDDEN CAMERA in trial rooms……. ..
Infront of the trial room take your mobile and make sure that mobile
can make calls……. .
Then enter into the trail room, take your mobile and make a call…..
If u can’t make a call……!! !!
There is a hidden camera……
This is due to the interference of fibre optic cable during the signal transfer…. ..
Please forward this to your friends to educate this issue to the public……
To prevent our innocent ladies from HIDDEN CAMERA…… …..

Pinhole Cameras in Changing Rooms of Big Bazaar, Shoppers Stop?
…Join Keralites, Have fun & be Informed.
A few days ago, I received this text message:
Please don’t use Trial room of BIG BAZAAR there are pinhole cameras to make MMS of young girls.
So, please forward to all girls. Alsoforwardto allboys who have sisters and girlfriends.
Its been shown on Tv9.
Don’t be shy in forwarding this message. Because its about protecting the integrity of all girls & ladies.

by mail from: ராஜவம்சம்

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Life and Works

 

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10 minutes by Ahmed Imamovic – BEST SHORT FILM IN EUROPE +Belvedere by Ahmed Imamovic – Trailer

10 minutes by Ahmed Imamovic. 1994. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Rome, Italy. How many different things can happen for only 10 Minutes. The film won the award for the best European short film in 2002.

This short film, as its title indicates lasts only 10 minutes, but it tells a much longer story which unravels only in our imagination upon seeing the end of the film. While 10 minutes in someone’s life mean nothing, they can be fatal in another: a boy and his loving family, tragedy in a war-torn city, death and destruction. All in just ten minutes. The film follows two simultaneous story lines: one set in Rome, and one in Sarajevo, in 1994, the worst time of the war in Bosnia. Although the Rome part was not filmed on the original location, that does not take away anything from the quality of the film, it was just a symbolic element anyway. Cast is great, story is very compact and well written, direction dynamic and precise. There is nothing out of place in the film: well structured, stripped of false pathos, realistic, it is very straight forward. In other words, this is a jewel of a film, and it was not by chance that it won the award for the best European short film in 2002. 10 minutes for me is definitely one of the most moving and powerful films about wartime Sarajevo. Behind the scene: I read that the director Ahmed Imamovic, in search of Japanese for the role of the tourist, had to go to the Japanese Embassy in Sarajevo and ask one of the staff to perform in the film. Luckily for the director, the Embassy allowed one of their employees to star in the film.

The story tells how SERBS have killed civils, old people and children!

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Belvedere by Ahmed Imamovic – Trailer

This is a tale of those that are more dead than all the dead of their kin.

This is an intimate story of the survivors of Srebrenica genocide facing the world of contrasts.
On one hand there is their relentless search for the truth while on the other there are trivialities of everyday realities of transitional society obsessed with reality shows used as a device to fabricate individuals characterized by superficiality.
And when these two worlds collide in a dysfunctional society a bomb starts its countdown.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2010 in videos

 

what is islam

The name of this religion is Islam, the root of which is Silm and Salam which means peace. Salam may also mean greeting one another with peace. One of the beautiful names of God is that He is the Peace. It means more than that: submission to the One God, and to live in peace with the Creator, within one’s self, with other people and with the environment. Thus, Islam is a total system of living. A Muslim is supposed to live in peace and harmony with all these segments; hence, a Muslim is any person anywhere in the world whose obedience, allegiance, and loyalty are to God, the Lord of the Universe.

A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Muslims often refer to the mosque by its Arabic name, masjid, Arabic: مسجد‎ — pronounced [ˈmæsʤɪd] (pl. masajid, Arabic: مساجد‎ — /mæˈsæːʤɪd/). The word “mosque” in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship, although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller, privately owned mosque and the larger, “collective” mosque (Arabic: جامع‎, masjid jami), which has more community and social amenities.

 
 

Good advice, good parenting, and the failure of the mosques by Ikram Kurdi

“The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:”Part of someone’s Islam is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.”*

One thing I wonder about is why so many Muslims ignore prophet Muhammad’s wise words on countless things, one of which is the above hadith.

One theory I have is that this kind of advice is only useful for people who have accepted and internalized the Islamic philosophy of the Quran. Without first receiving a thorough education in Islam’s fundamentals, we would not be able to take the above hadith seriously.

This is similar to the way people who don’t know much about health keep eating unhealthy foods even though they hear everywhere that vegetables and fruits are healthy. I have read maybe 10 books on food and eating and their relationship to health, books like The China Study, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Kitchen Confidential. Every book has made me appreciate more the importance of eating natural, organic foods cooked at home.

Here I will return to the original topic. The Muslim imams and their mosques in the last 10 centuries, even though they had good intentions, slowly drove Islam into the ground as they kept focusing on little pieces of advice without teaching the population the basics. It is understandable why they did this; it is difficult to communicate to another person what Islam truly is. It takes years. It is much easier to give people little pieces of advice (such as don’t lie, being kind to your parents, etc), hoping that they would pick up something useful. Sadly this method is ineffective since it does not create a true appreciation for Islam’s message.

A better strategy would have been to ask everyone to learn as much as they could about Islam so that by the time they reached adulthood they could be good teachers to their children. Islam is not meant to be taught by the mosques. Islam must be taught by parents.

Teaching our children Islam doesn’t mean holding hourly lessons everyday to teach them Quran. Children don’t like sitting through long lectures, and an hour is a very long time to a child. Instead of formal lectures, what we need to do is give them small lectures as situations come up, similar to how prophet Muhammad taught the early Muslims.

Zen students learn about meditation and the Zen kind of thinking by living with a Zen master. What I’m asking you to do is become your children’s Islamic master. No need for formal lectures–their entire daily life with you should be lessons upon lessons in the Islamic way of living and thinking.

Please note that I’m not recommending that we do not teach our children Quran. We should teach them Quran after they have learned the basics. If our children do not appreciate the importance of the Quran, they will hate sitting through Quran lectures. Therefore our first job is to teach them to appreciate it. How do we do this? In my opinion by being good Islamic masters.

And to become a good Islamic master, as I said Muslim parents need to learn a lot about Islam. They will need to read dozens of books. It will take years. It is not going to be easy. But it is necessary in order to be a good teacher.

I’m not recommending that parents not send children to mosques. What parents shouldn’t do is fully depend on the mosque or Islamic school to teach their children Islam. This kind of lazy Islamic parenting rarely produces devout Muslim children.

* This hadith was submitted to QuranClub by Seba Gasser.

Photo credit: Ahmad Zamri Ahmad Zahir

Source : http://www.quranclub.net/2010/11/good-advice-good-parenting-and-failure.html

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2010 in ISLAM (ARTICLES)

 

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Open letter to Chilean miners

Open letter to Chilean miners Church of the Nativity, 1945

Mrs. (Mary) said to them: (NO) will win. However, they did not believe her. She watched the corresponding spokesman on Chilean TV telling: It seems that (NO) won, and said its decision. So, people got their freedom from the regime of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet. Sound was chasing in her prayers to say that the right and logic prevail no matter how long time, and no matter how much injustice in her exile as a Palestinian in Latin America. Times passed….She followed all Chilean miners getting out of the darkness of death to the light of life again. She prayed for them and deeply affected by one of them telling: they overcome the devil. She hoped that if the survivors be invited to Palestine to celebrate the birth of Jesus and visit the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. However, she was surprised by the news that Israel is inviting them to the Palestinian territories. As history is repeating itself, this happened days after the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration which gave those who do not have to those who does not deserve. What an anachronism, the inviter is the one who shifted the live of the people (Christians and Muslims) to the darkness. She memorized how much the rest of her Christian family are suffering in holy places of worship, and how they were deported with Late President Arafat from the church. They are waiting in the holidays at the borders for hours to visit their relatives in Jerusalem because of the apartheid wall. She cried President Arafat, who was besieged in the Church of Nativity, in his anniversary. She said: “I am a Christian Palestinian, but did not visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher resurrection in Jerusalem, the land of the prophets. Dear valued workers, your victory of good over evil by your survival, when you go to occupied Jerusalem, Kindle a candle for me in the Christmas.  Definitely, the good will prevail. So that, she return to the land of my parents and ancestors (the free Palestine). Will you help Mrs. (Mary) to send this open letter to Chilean workers before they go? Thanks. Kindly distribute this message, post on your blog, facebook…thanks Arabic version of the letter

Arabic version of the letter

Read more: http://tabibqulob.blogspot.com/2010/11/open-letter-to-chilean-miners.html

 
 

Rabbi zidni ilma O my Lord! Advance me in Knowledge [surah Ta-Ha; 20:114]


Rabbi zidni ilma

O my Lord! Advance me in Knowledge
[surah Ta-Ha; 20:114]

رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا

“If Allah wants to favor someone, He grants him comprehension (understanding) of this religion.”

[Sahih Bukhari vol.1 # 71, Tirmidhi and Musnad Ahmad]

“It is only those who have knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allah.”

[Soorah Al-Fatir (35): 28]

“Seek knowledge, because seeking it for the sake of Allah is a worship. And knowing it makes you more God-fearing; and searching for it is jihad, teaching it to those who do not know is charity, reviewing and learning it more is like tasbeeh. Through knowledge Allah will be known and worshipped. With the knowledge Allah will elevate people and make them leaders and imams, who will in turn guide other people.”

[Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya vol.10, p.39]

“Whoever treads on a path in search of Islamic knowledge, Allah will ease the way to Paradise for him. The angels will lower their wings, pleased with this seeker of knowledge, and everyone in the heavens and on earth will ask forgiveness for the knowledgeable person, even the fish in the deepest of waters will ask for his forgiveness”
[Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi # 2835-sahih hadith]

“He whom death overtakes while he is engaged in acquiring knowledge with a view to reviving Islam with the help of it, there will be one degree between him and the Prophets in Paradise .”
[Al-Tirmidhi Hadith no. 249. Narrated by Al-Hasan al-Basri]

Source : http://forums.islamicawakening.com/f40/rabbi-zidni-ilma-23495/

 

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2010 in ISLAM

 

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