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British Muslims continue tradition of generosity this Ramadan

Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan

Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan
Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan

According to a report on ITV and many other places, British Muslims are thought to have donated around £100 Million in the month of Ramadan this year. This figure does not include donations to most mosques or non Muslim charities, so the overall figure may be a lot higher.

If it is not my fault, then whose is it?

If it is not my fault, then whose is it?

You have all heard of the story of Adam and Eve, but here is a new angle.

God had created the Garden of Eden and then created Adam and Eve. He told him, you can eat of the garden any plant or animal, it is there for your needs. But;

There is always a but; Do not eat from a certain tree, the tree of life, which is also the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the Garden, the rest of the garden is for your pleasure and needs.

It is Better to be Oppressed than Becoming an Oppressor

Half moon just before sunset on the 7th of Ramadan

Half moon just before sunset on the 7th of Ramadan
Half moon just before sunset on the 7th of Ramadan

Its an interesting short excerpt from Shaykh Hamza Yusuf from a lecture in 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdu_jxjitCw

Its only 3 mimutes and worth watching.

I heard a short part of a lecture from SHaykh Hamza Yusuf recently while passing while he was talking about oppression and how a Muslim should react.

The first one was thankfulness - Thank Allah (swt) that the oppression is not worse.

We sometimes get all caught up in slight problems and prejudice that Muslims face here in the UK, but when compared with what others have faced - Muslims and non Muslims, we should be immensely grateful.

What to look for in a laptop

Laptop on grass

Laptop on grass
Laptop on grass

DISLCAIMER: Subject to interpretation, individual use and budget

My checklist to buying a Laptop. 

  1. CPU (i5 or i7 for best performance)
  2. RAM (8GB, nothing lower IMO)
  3. Display Resolution (1920x1080)
  4. Size (14 - 16 inches)
  5. Keyboard (Spaced out, with a number pad. Backlit if you're feeling ambitious)

 

Feel free to add, remove, outsmart or make a suggestion. 

PS. Admin, please add a cool picture. Thanks.

I saw the moon and it was spectacular

Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan

Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan
Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan

I saw the crescent moon the other day and it was pretty impressive.

The only issue is that I did not look for it before the month of ramadan started (and how many of us look for the new crescent at the start of the other months of the lunar calendar?)

It is an important sunnah that is often neglegted.

This year though the Royal Observatory stepped up with helping the ummah carry out the this important sunnah. For facebook members, the can be seen here.

Great Return march Massacre(s) at the Gaza Fence

Waving the Palestinian Flag

Waving the Palestinian Flag
Waving the Palestinian Flag

It's almost like Israel is ashamed that its place as the most vile regime in the middle east has been challenged by Assad of Syria and Saudi Arabia.

Today was the 70th anniversary of the destitution of many Palestinian people and in Gaza they took part in an unarmed protest. They were met with bullets and massacre.

This has happened the past few weeks and shows that the Israeli regime is no different to Assad - they are just faced with less people capable of even protesting peacefully.

Part fifteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Rich Landowner

Part fifteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Rich Landowner

Most of the three Abrahamic religions talk about the coming of the Messiah, or his return,

But in one of Jesus’s stories he brings another point of view. On our death, we meet our maker and have to answer personally for our faults.

Two things spring to mind a] are we ready for this coming, date, time and place unknown. And b] in certainty we shall all die [when who knows] are you ready for this fact?

The Parable of the Rich Landowner Luke chapter 12 verses 13 to 21

Firefox and web privacy

The Four Horsemen of the Internet

Web Browsers
The Four Horsemen of the Internet

We all know that we are being tracked on the internet when we are browsing, but we are unable to do much about it.

Many advertisers will use tracking cookies to create "fingerprints" of users in order to create advertising profiles. There may be others using the same methods to track users for more malevolent reasons.

One ironic side of preventing such "fingerprints" is that deleting them also leaves a trail - just like a black hole is observed by its effects on other things, a user may potentially also be tracked by the lack of certain types of fingerprints and different users are able to eliminate different finger prints, each user is once against trackable by their unique combination of fingerprint and lack of fingerprint.

Part fourteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Bags of Gold, sometimes called the Parable of the Talents.

Part fourteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Bags of Gold, sometimes called the Parable of the Talents.

Was Jesus a supporter of capitalism?  These parables have been used many times to prove that he was, but were they right. Judge for your self.

Matthew chapter 25 verses 14 to 29

The Parable of the Bags of Gold, or Talents [a]

Part Thirteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. Do Not Judge.

Part Thirteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. Do Not Judge.

One of the ways Jesus taught was to use parables [stories] what is interesting is how most are still relevant 2000 years later?

Matthew chapter 7 verses 1 to 6

Do Not Judge

1] “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Luke chapter 6 verse 37 and 38

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