62 VS 50%

Crowd of people

No, this isn't Sparta.

I think that people should sit down and ponder over for a bit.

There are a few remarkable statistics in there.

The first one is that the top 1% are now richer than the rest of the world combined.

Normally in a functioning economy, you would expect it to be closer to the top 20% owning 80% of the wealth, but the world economy has been turned on its head.

Its not just Muslims who struggle with having a unifified date for events

Christians hope to unify the date for easter. The western churches have it often a week earlier than the orthodox church.

(Christmas is a less remembered one, where AFAIK the orthodox church ceebrate it on 6 January).

However, having different dates should not be an issue for disunity - there are accounts from the times of the sahabah of differing locations starting ramadan/eid on different days and this was allowed and not condemned.

"Police, STOP!"

Militarised Police

Imagine a scene from any police show. Police officer is outside home of a suspect of some random crime. Suspect sees officer, starts running. Officer give chase, pulls gun. Due to no clear line of sight or presence of others that can be injured, officer heroically decides not to shoot. Story moves along.

How many times have people seen the above without any quesiton of what is actually being displayed?

Granted, this is fictional and not the real police, but it has become normal to expect such behaviour is American copy shows. No one will think that there is something wrong with the actions of the police in the above scenario.

New year plans/resolutions

New Year 2016

Well, we are currently about 2.5 months into the new year, but its more traditional to make resolutions based on the gregorian calendar.

I the new year, I plan to live a little more.

Inshallah I will have paid off my current debts by end of Ramadan (which may require not living until then...).

I will probably have new debt by getting a car.

I think I'd enjoy jumping out of a plane.

I can start smoking and then give that up...

I think thats a plan.

Feel to add to this list (either suggestions or your own plans/resolutions)

Website plans for the new year

I am just putting down a few thoughts on future web development for this website.

Over the past year, there have been a number of changes and improvements:

  1. Improved theme
  2. Configurable theming options for a user's own blogs.
  3. Improved front page - changed from a simple blog style to something more detailed in anticipation of changes bringing in more users and more regular content.
  4. "Revival Digest" monthly email giving updates of new content on this site (on hold since 2/3 months because I want to automate the process, but new emails can be sent out when wanted.)
  5. I have just revamped the "Tribune" chat interface to be more convenient on mobile platforms.

For the next year I plan for the improvements to continue.

And so it is Christmas.

And so it is Christmas.

And so it is Christmas. Or Mid-winterval , Or Winter-fest?

The PC brigade called it Mid-winterval so as not to upset the minorities within the UK. Yet they go overboard indoctrinating children in any form of religion, other then Christianity. Then again it is all right as Marx said, “Religion is just the opium of the masses”. The nature of the game is to control the masses by any means possible. The Romans did it with their arenas and games. We do it with strictly and other entertainments

Divine Rewards for the People of Heaven

Nothing is meaningful until rewarded with ultimate blessings on being accomplished. Trials and tests are for the faith bearers to check who are the true believers and stick to the commandments of Allah. For the worshippers Allah has announced reward in the form of Heaven as the imperative verses of elaborate the beautification and blessings associated with the concept of Heaven.