Blog Archives

Why reading on a screen before bed is a bad idea


By: Damon Beres

You’ve heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, said the findings could impact anyone who uses an eReader, laptop, smartphone, or certain TVs before bed.

Read the rest of this entry

How Can I Fix My Character? (Video)

info-pictogram1 The Question & Answer Series – How Can I Fix My Character? This video illustrates the importance of honestly looking at your own self and overcoming certain addictions that we may have. Narrated by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan.
More video’s…

Imam Zaid Shakir spot on about those who turn a blind eye to oppression due to their hatred of certain groups


By: Imam Zaid Shakir

“Do not allow your hatred for a people move you to be unjust…” Qur’an 5:8

One of the sad realities of our age is the way some Muslims are allowing their hatred of the Muslim Brotherhood to justify atrocities to be committed against innocent people. We saw this during the massacres in the aftermath of the disposal of Muhammad Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, when innocent people were shot in the streets like rabid dogs. Many of those killed at that time were not members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Some were defenders of the democratic process, some desired to be witnesses to the history of that moment, some were women and children who were there in support of their menfolk. In the eyes of some they were all guilty, deserving of death.

Read the rest of this entry

The reality of life


By: Haqq Seeker



Glory to Allāh and Salutations on Rasulullāh Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam.

Q. What is the most certain thing about life?


Q. What about the most uncertain thing?


Read the rest of this entry

Nigeria: Muslim progress requires scientific education also


By: Daud Abdul Fattah Batchelor


The infamous Boko Haram sect erupted on the world stage in 2009 with their aim to establish an Islamic State. Since their subsequent radicalisation resulting from harsh treatment at the hands of State security forces, they degenerated into harassing innocent civilians, especially school children. Boko Haram’s approach is aligned with certain influential opinion-makers in the Nigerian Muslim states who teach that receiving a modern education is evil and forbidden as the popular name of ‘Boko Haram’ implies. Such education is derisively dismissed as “western education” – synonymous with Christian missionaries and British colonialism. Demonisers of such education are often supervisors of traditional “Qur’anic schools”, which follow a restricted non-contemporary syllabus. These are however, still the mainstay of the education system in the twelve northern ‘Shariah-states’. A strong state-driven modern education system is essential, but a state program, which commenced in the 1970s flounded when oil prices fell abruptly. In the northeast and northwest Muslim zones, 50% of children do not attend formal schooling compared with 20% in southern Nigeria. Consequently, large segments of Muslims cannot participate effectively in Nigeria’s development.

Read the rest of this entry

The Evil Twins : Jealousy & Envy (Video)

info-pictogram1 Jealousy and envy is basically when you see someone has something and you want it for yourself. Islamically, there is a concept known as hasad. Hasad is similar to jealousy and envy, expect in hasad, you not only want what they have, but you also want that they don’t have it.

For example, let’s say you know someone who has more friends than you on Facebook or more followers on twitter. Hasad is you wanting more followers and friends than they have and that they have less. Thus, whatever they have and they’ve been blessed with be taken away from them.

It’s normal for people to feel jealous or envious of others when you see they’ve been blessed with certain things. The best possible tip I have for you, whenever you’re feeling jealous or envious make a very simple du’a (supplication/prayer to Allah).

That du’a is, “Allahumma zid wa barik”

You’re saying, “O Allah, increase them in what you’ve given them and put blessings in it.”

Read the rest of this entry

Death is the only thing certain in life, and the only thing certain about death is that we don’t know when it will strike.

gb copy Death is the only thing certain in life, and the only thing certain about death is that we don’t know when it will strike.
es copy La muerte es lo único seguro en la vida, y lo único cierto acerca de la muerte es que no sabemos cuándo va a atacar.
nl copy De dood is het enige wat zeker in het leven, en het enige wat zeker over de dood is dat we niet weten wanneer het zal toeslaan.
fr copy La mort est la seule chose certaine dans la vie, et la seule chose certaine à propos de la mort, c’est que nous ne savons pas quand il va frapper.
de copy Der Tod ist die einzige Sache, die im Leben, und die einzige Sache, die über den Tod ist, dass wir nicht wissen, wann sie zuschlagen.
CN67867 Sǐwáng shì wéiyī kěndìng zài shēnghuó zhōng, ér wéiyī kěndìng de guānyú sǐwáng de shì, wǒmen bù zhīdào shénme shíhou huì bàgōng.
Sweden Döden är det enda som är säkert i livet, och det enda som är säkert om döden är att vi inte vet när det kommer att slå.
rus7897 Smert’ yavlyayetsya yedinstvenno vernym v zhizni, i yedinstvennoye, chto uveren v smerti yavlyayetsya to, chto my ne znayem , kogda eto udarit.
4523turkey  Smert’ yavlyayetsya yedinstvenno vernym v zhizni, i yedinstvennoye, chto uveren v smerti yavlyayetsya to, chto my ne znayem , kogda eto udarit .
images La morte è l’unica cosa certa nella vita, e l’unica cosa certa della morte è che non sappiamo quando sarà sciopero.
indonesiaID Kematian adalah satu-satunya hal yang pasti dalam hidup, dan satu-satunya hal yang pasti tentang kematian adalah bahwa kita tidak tahu kapan itu akan menyerang.

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

gb copy A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
es copy Una persona feliz no es una persona en un determinado conjunto de circunstancias, sino más bien una persona con un cierto conjunto de actitudes.
nl copy Een gelukkig mens is niet een persoon in een bepaalde set van omstandigheden, maar een persoon met een bepaalde set van attitudes.
fr copy Une personne heureuse n’est pas une personne dans un certain ensemble de circonstances, mais plutôt une personne avec un certain ensemble d’attitudes.
de copy Eine glückliche Person ist nicht eine Person in einer bestimmten Reihe von Umständen, sondern eine Person mit einem bestimmten Satz von Einstellungen.
CN67867 Yīgè kuàilè de rén bùshì yīgè rén zài mǒu zhǒng tèdìng de huánjìng, ér shì yīgè rén yǔ yī zǔ tèdìng de tàidù.
Sweden En glad person är inte en person i en viss uppsättning omständigheter, utan snarare en person med en viss uppsättning attityder.
rus7897 Schastlivyy chelovek ne chelovek v opredelennom stechenii obstoyatel’stv , a chelovek s opredelennym naborom otnosheniy.
4523turkey Mutlu bir kişi koşullar belirli bir dizi bir kişinin değil, tutum belirli bir kümesi olan bir kişi değildir.
images Una persona felice non è una persona in un certo insieme di circostanze, ma piuttosto una persona con un certo insieme di atteggiamenti.
indonesiaID A happy seseorang bukanlah orang dalam satu set keadaan tertentu, melainkan seseorang dengan set tertentu dari sikap.