LibreOffice / OpenOffice

In the past I have informed people of the existence of free office software that fulfils most people's needs.

At the time, the software was called - a bit of a strange name with the ".org" at the end, but still, easy to find and remember.

What people may not know is that a few years ago the project split - most developers went to a new project called , whiile the official name and a few of the developers went to create a new project called Apache Open Office.

Apache Open Office is the official successor to the original It is also dead.

The difference between Science and religion…

Horsehead Nebula

…is that people can be convinced by religion.

You may be surprised by what I have said and it is the opposite of what is often suggested.

A common assertion made by atheists is the supposed scientific basis for their beliefs, and quoting theories such as Occam’s razor. What they do not tell you is that whenever there has been a major scientific discovery, the scientists of that generation often did not accept it. It was only the next generation that would take that information and apply it.

The importance of Da'wah

Malcolm X

From Malcolm X's autobiography:

I was later to learn that Elijah Muhammad's tales, like this one of 'Yacub', infuriated the Muslims of the East. While at Mecca, I reminded them that it was their fault, since they themselves hadn't done enough to make real Islam known in the West. Their sileince left a vacuum into which any religious faker could step and mislead our people

Emmanuel Adebayor has accepted Islam

Emmanuel Adebayor

Something I didn't know until I was told a few hours ago - Emmanuel Adebayor has accepted Islam. It happened around June time this year.

The ceremony where he said his shahadah is available on Youtube:


He had recently run into some family trouble that was causing him stress, so it is good to hear that he has found peace in Islam.

"Palestinian fury" as 'Jewish settler' arson attack kills child

I am not going to comment on the news, but .

The murder of a toddler is belittled to simply a Palestinian issue.

The headline is providing subtext to the whole story if you don't pay attention, it is easily gone undetected.

Normally words for a headline are carefully chosen to portray the most meaning in the least words.

Here the headline would have been a lot more poignant if the word "Palestinian" was either not present or present later in the sentence to further describe the child.

Instead it is added to the start where it takes away from the headline and story as a whole.

An article that you might find interesting

After listening to the Lets talk show extremism-terrorism. Which i found interesting i  was going to add my comments. Then i came across some comments on a site i frequent regularly which sums things up better then i could. So i have attached a link, plus pasted some of it comments, not all, just a flavour. 

I was not sure were to post it but I have attached a link to the article. Called “THE SATURDAY ESSAY: The Five Fatal Falsehoods of Homo sapiens”

Dua for the night of power (Laylatul Qadr)

اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Ummul Mu'mineen, Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said:

I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?'

He (The Prophet PBUH) said:

'Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.'

(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

The transliteration of this Dua is

"Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee"

اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ
O Allah, You are pardoning

تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ
and You love to pardon

فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
so pardon me