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What to look for in a laptop

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.

Muslim Foster Carers Needed

*Urgent - Muslim Foster Carers Needed!*

Given the current closure of the Calais camp, there is a huge need for muslim foster carers to care for children from Syria and other Muslim countries.

Most of the children are male and aged 14+* who have been through a very difficult journey in their lives.

If you could open up your house to a Muslim young person and fulfil this great need please get in touch with Foster Care Link, the only dedicated muslim fostering agency in the UK.

*London:* 020 8880 5387
*NorthWest & Yorkshire:* 0161 633 5000
*Midlands:* 0116 210 2248

Aylan Kurdi | Tears for The Little Syrian Boy

Don’t turn away and hide your face,
It's not the time, it’s not the place,
Look at me, stand and stare,
Lifeless and listless do you care?
My only crime was to be born,
Three years ago in a place war torn,
My short lived life, my mother’s tears,
Hopes and dreams destroyed by fears,
And as the world turns inside out,
Back to front and full of doubt,
My picture goes around the earth,
Governments decide what we are worth,
An immigrant, or a refugee, 
Is that your eyes can see,
Human beings are we not the same,
Being used as pawns in a political game,
For now my life has ended here,
On a beach somewhere, so far so near 
Close to freedom, a promised land,

"Leave the future alone until it comes"

Be not hasty and rushed for things that have yet to come to pass.

Do you think it is wise to pick fruits before they become ripe? Tomorrow is non-existent, having no reality today, so why should you busy yourself with it? Why should you have apprehensions about future disasters? Why should you be engrossed by their thoughts, especially since you do not know whether you will even see tomorrow?

The important thing to know is that tomorrow is from the world of unseen, a bridge that we do not cross until it comes. Who knows, perhaps we might never reach the bridge, or the bridge might collapse before we reach it, or we may actually reach it and cross safely.


The number 7 seems to appear numerous times in Islamic text. This recent realisation has made this association extremely fascinating.. 

1- 7 circumambulation (Ta’waf) around the Kaa’bah during Hajj

2- 7 walks (back and forth) between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah

3- 7 heavens

4- When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was taken to heaven during Miraj he reported to have seen an angel with 70 000 heads, each head having 70 000 mouths, each mouth having 70 000 tongues and each tongue speaking 70 000 languages; all involved in reciting the praises of Allah Almighty (can't remember the reference for this)

5- 7 pebbles to be used each time for stoning of the Jamarat’

6- 70 000 angels write good deeds for one who recites durood shareef

10 stress busters

1- Try to identify the stressor

2- Take control

3- Have some 'me' time

4- Challenge yourself

5- Stay positive 

6- Connect with others

7- Avoid unhealthy habits (like tea and sleeping)

8- Work smarter, not harder

9- Accept the things you can't change

10- Manage your time effectively


Feel free to add to the list. Or not.

The Matrix

Morpheus: .."You’re here because you know something. What you know, you cannot explain but you feel it. You felt it your entire life. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what i am talking about? 

Neo: ‘The Matrix’

Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?

The matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work,  when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.