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Dealing with Worries and Stress

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Source: http://www.missionislam.com/

Book by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Contents:

Introduction
Kinds of Worry and Stress
Islam’s Treatment for Anxiety and Worry
Writings of Immam Ibn al-Qayyim on Treating Distress and Grief
Du’aa’ (Supplication)
Reminder

1. Introduction:

Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, the Master of the Day of Judgement. I bear witness that there is no god but He, the Lord of the earlier and later generations and Sustainer of heaven and earth. Peace and blessings be upon the one who was sent as a Mercy to the worlds. I bear witness that he is the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Peace and blessings be upon him, upon all his Family and Companions, and upon those who believe in his guidance and follow in his footsteps until the Day of Judgement.

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‘Anti-Sunni’ Iranian satellite programming criticized

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By: Frud Bezhan

Sourcehttp://www.rferl.org/

Shi’ite satellite television networks in Iran have come under fire for alleged anti-Sunni programming.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in an August 4 statement that a number of people working for local and foreign-based Shi’ite satellite channels were arrested during recent raids on “illegal offices” in the provinces of Qom, Tehran, Isfahan, and Khorasan.

The arrest warrants were issued by the country’s judiciary, according to Iranian media reports.

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Social Media and The Internet

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At just six years old twitter has taken the world by storm. It is the word on everyone’s lips and is more popular than a girl in high school can ever wish to be. However, twitter is just one child of the family we know as social media.

Social media is a term that is familiar to most people. According to the Oxford dictionary the definition of social media is: “websites and applications that enable users to share content or to participate in social networking.” Even if a person has never experienced it they know what it is. It has revolutionized our means of communication and continues to grow every day. Social media has many children including Facebook, MySpace, Whatsapp, Friendster, Blackberry messenger (BBM) and the likes.

Of course social media would not exist without its grandfather the internet. Many of us cannot live without the internet. This is where we get our recipes, news, tips, ideas and it can even tell us a scientific fact if we need one. The internet provides us with a lot of information and basically anything that we need. In order to use social media we need the internet or rather an internet connection. Some people have such a strong connection with the internet that it is impossible to separate them from it!

Teenagers are known to live on social networking sites and typically vent their feelings, ideas and experiences.  Social media and the internet has become a platform that provides an easy way to learn about anything and everything, be it what a celebrity is having for lunch, whether the electionshave begun or how many assignments your friends have gotten. It is a quick and convenient way of staying in touch with those you know and even those you don’t know.

Social media and the internet provide us with a lot of benefits. Instead of going to the store to buy a dress for my cousin’s wedding, I can now order one online from the comfort of my bedroom. For many people it makes it a lot easier ( and cheaper) to communicate with their loved ones, sending you parents or you wife/husband a loving message can brighten up a day and cause them to smile.

Want to share how happy you are with the world? No problem, just log on to your nearest available social media app and let everyone know what you think. Social media and the internet has become a powerful tool, in fact you’re making use of it right now!

Dangers of social Media:

 

Now for the dangers of social media and I know that you’re tempted to skip past it because you might have heard it a thousand times before, but please don’t. This just informs you of what can happen if too much time and effort is spent on sites that are about as addicting as chocolate. Many parents are searching far and wide for solutions for their children to spend more time with them rather than on the internet. Their pleas and worries are not in vain. Recent studies have shown that nearly half of 16 to 19 year olds log onto Facebook every single month while 26% of them use Twitter ever month.

As regular users of these social media platforms we care about the opinions of others and what they will think off the words we post, we also rely on others and their opinions. This can destroy our ability to think critically and causes us to become lazy because instead of formulating our own opinions we look at what others are saying. A lot of advice is offered on these sites and while many are informative and helpful we may also fall prey to harmful and dangerous advice. It is important to stick to your values and what you know as right and wrong.

Social media has become so convenient for us because it doesn’t require effort or a shower; it doesn’t even nag or whine to us. It has become part of our everyday lives. So while you should enjoy your social networking rememberto be responsible. Also remember that your mom told you to never respond to messages from strangers…or was that never accept rides from strangers? Oh well, you know what I mean.

Happy blogging, tweeting, posting and whatever else you can do!

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It’s not up to anyone else in our lives to keep us happy and content; that is our responsibility.

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Mufti Menk: How to Avoid Temptation to Sin? (Video)

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Mufti Menk: Do you believe in Accountability (Audio)

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info-pictogram1 Sheikh Mufti Ismail Musa Menk was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was tutored by his father who is a well known scholar and Da’ee.

He completed his hifz and recitation courses at an early age and learnt the Arabic and Urdu languages whilst studying Shariah under his father. At the same time he attended an Academic College in Harare where he completed his secondary secular education. He then attained a degree in Shariah from the University of Madinah and later specialised in Iftaa at Darul Uloom Kantharia in Gujarat.

He is a broad minded, motivational speaker who has won the hearts of many. He teaches at the Darul Ilm in Harare and finds the time to attend many international religious conferences, seminars etc.

He has been invited on lecture tours to many countries. He contributes towards the Islamic content of various media networks and is an experienced social worker and counselor.

 

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