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“We watch so many movies that pictures we see from Gaza are almost the same concept, just a dead body behind a screen”


By: Mohammed Zeyara

People are desensitized to pictures from Gaza’s massacres now.” Wait what? Allow me to say something. Growing up in the west, the only massacres we’ve seen are massacres in movies. We watch so many movies that pictures we see from Gaza are almost the same concept, just a dead body behind a screen. So we didn’t just get desensitized, most of us have always been desensitized. To the people who keep telling me do not share. I know and understand where you’re coming from, and I will try to take your advice. Please understand I’m currently fighting between my emotions and my professionalism. But I grew up across the street from Al-Shifa Hospital. The sirens of the ambulances used to wake us up almost every morning. My friends and I used to always play in Al-Shifa’s garden. And we’ve witnessed all these images in real life. And when you witness these things in real life, it’s a total different story than just a picture. After seeing bodies come through the doors of al-shifa doors, then I would go home to check the news, I saw absolutely nothing. The news always hid the killings in Gaza just like they are hiding many oppressions happening now in Syria, Burma and Pakistan. So I got angry, and I still am. I promised to show the world what the eyes of Gaza see everyday. Because when you see the pictures online, there is a whole story behind the picture, not just a dead body. There was love, happiness, compassion, dreams, goals that were killed when the soul left that body. Do not just look at how horrible the picture looks, the concept is far more greater than that.

I hope you understand.

Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.

gb copy Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.
es copy Nunca deje que las decepciones de ayer ensombrecen los sueños del mañana.
nl copy Laat nooit teleurstellingen van gisteren overschaduwen dromen van morgen.
fr copy Ne laissez jamais les déceptions d’hier éclipsent les rêves de demain.
de copy Lassen Sie niemals gestrigen Enttäuschungen überschatten Träume von morgen.
CN67867 Yǒngyuǎn bùyào ràng zuórì de shīwàng yǎngài míngtiān de mèngxiǎng.
Sweden Låt aldrig gårdagens besvikelser överskugga morgondagens drömmar.
rus7897 Nikogda ne pozvolyayte vcherashniye razocharovaniya zatmit’ zavtrashniye mechty.
4523turkey Dünkü hayal kırıklıkları yarının hayallerini gölgede asla izin vermeyin.
images Non lasciare mai le delusioni di ieri oscurare i sogni di domani.
indonesiaID Jangan biarkan kekecewaan kemarin menaungi mimpi besok.

In relationships, common experiences unite your past, but common dreams unite your future.

gb copy In relationships, common experiences unite your past, but common dreams unite your future.
es copy En las relaciones, experiencias comunes unen su pasado, pero los sueños comunes unen su futuro.
nl copy In relaties, gemeenschappelijke ervaringen verenig je verleden, maar gemeenschappelijke dromen verenigen je toekomst.
fr copy Dans les relations, les expériences communes s’unissent votre passé, mais des rêves communs unissent votre avenir.
de copy In Beziehungen, gemeinsame Erfahrungen zu vereinen Vergangenheit, aber gemeinsame Träume vereinen Ihre Zukunft.
CN67867 Zài rénjì guānxì zhōng, gòngtóng de jīnglì tuánjié nǐ de guòqù, dàn gòngtóng de mèngxiǎng níngjù nǐ de wèilái.
Sweden I relationer, gemensamma erfarenheter förenar ditt förflutna, men gemensamma drömmar förena din framtid.
rus7897 V otnosheniyakh , obshchiy opyt ob”yedinit’ svoye proshloye , no obshchiye mechty ob”yedinit’ svoye budushcheye.
4523turkey Ilişkilerde, ortak deneyimler geçmişini birleştirmek, ama ortak hayaller gelecek birleştirmek.
images Nelle relazioni, esperienze comuni uniscono tuo passato, ma i sogni comuni uniscono il vostro futuro.
indonesiaID Dalam hubungan, pengalaman umum menyatukan masa lalu Anda, tapi mimpi umum bersatu masa depan Anda.




Most dream interpretation on is attributed to Muhammad Ibn Siren (653-729 CE). However, Ibn Siren, without a shadow of a doubt, did not write any book on dream interpretation. He did, however, write a compilation of Abu Huraira’s (ra) narrations from the Prophet (pbuh) along with the opinions of Abu Huraira (ra). This text was kept by his brother, Yahyaa Ibn Siren, because Muhammed Ibn Siren, in his later days, did not like to keep books.

In the below narrations there was mention of the Prophets (pbuh), may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all; mentioning of the companions (male and female), may Allah be pleased with them; and of course mentioning of dreams. We should be careful to realise that in many of the explanations above the reference is to ‘may’, that is, seeing such a thing in a dream ‘MAY’ indicate that ‘such and such’ was seen. Thus as none of us have the fortune of being a Prophet, nor do we have the fortune of being in the company of Prophet Joseph – who excelled in dream interpretation – we should consider the matters above with caution.

It should be noted that when relating a dream it should be done without adding anything to it or subtracting anything from it. If a person does this he spoils and corrupts the dream. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has strongly prohibited anyone from doing this.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Indeed the worst of lies is that of a person who falsely claims to have dream.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari). Also ‘Whoever claims to have dream which he did not have, will be ordered to tie two barley grains together, which he will never be able to do; and if somebody eavesdrop on some people’s conversation which they didn’t want him to hear or they tried to keep away from him, then molten lead will be poured into his ears on the Day of Resurrection; and whosoever makes a picture (of a being with a soul) will be punished on the Day of Resurrection and (will) be ordered to put a soul in it, which he will not be able to do.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

His also reported as saying that anyone who invents a lie linking it to him or his own father or friend, he will not even smell the sweet fragrance of Jannah.

His also reported as saying: “There are three persons whom Allah will punish severely on the Day of Qiyaamah:
1. A person who relates a false dream, he will be made to tie a knot between two grains of barley which he will never be able to do.
2. A man who paints a picture of animate objects; he will be made to put life into them which he will never be able to do.
3. A man who leads a people in Saalah while they dislike him”.

It is advisable for a person who sees an unpleasant or disturbing dream that he spits thrice on his left side as soon as he wakes up and thereafter seek Allah’s protection from the accursed devil. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers used to do likewise.

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Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions be louder than your words.

gb copy Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions be louder than your words.
es copy Deja que tus sueños sean más grandes que tus miedos y tus acciones sean más fuerte que sus palabras.
nl copy Laat uw dromen zijn groter dan je angsten en je acties luider dan uw woorden.
fr copy Laissez vos rêves être plus grand que vos craintes et vos actions soient fort que vos paroles.
de copy Lassen Sie Ihre Träume größer als Ihre Ängste und Ihre Handlungen lauter als deine Worte sein.
CN67867 Ràng nǐ de mèngxiǎng dàyú nǐ de kǒngjù hé nǐ de xíngdòng bǐ nǐ de yányǔ gèng xiǎngliàng.
Sweden Låt dina drömmar bli större än din rädsla och dina handlingar vara högre än dina ord.
rus7897 Pust’ vashi mechty byt’ bol’she, chem vashi strakhi i vashi deystviya byt’ gromche , chem vashi slova.
4523turkey Hayallerinizi korkular ve eylemler sözlerden daha yüksek sesle daha büyük olsun.
images Lasciate che i vostri sogni siano più grandi di vostre paure e le vostre azioni siano più forte delle tue parole.
indonesiaID Biarkan impian Anda lebih besar dari ketakutan Anda dan tindakan Anda akan lebih keras daripada kata-kata Anda.

The truth is like an alarm clock, you might not want to hear it, but it can wake you up from your dreams and bring you back to reality.

gb copy The truth is like an alarm clock, you might not want to hear it, but it can wake you up from your dreams and bring you back to reality.
es copy La verdad es como un reloj de alarma, es posible que no quiere oír, pero que puede despertarte de tus sueños y traer de vuelta a la realidad.
nl copy De waarheid is als een wekker, zou je niet wilt horen, maar het kan je wakker uit je dromen en brengen u terug naar de realiteit.
fr copy La vérité est comme un réveil, vous voudrez peut-être de ne pas l’entendre, mais il peut vous réveiller de vos rêves et vous ramener à la réalité.
de copy Die Wahrheit ist wie ein Wecker, könnten Sie nicht hören wollen, aber es kann Sie aufwachen aus Ihren Träumen und bringen Sie wieder zurück in die Realität.
CN67867 Shìshí shì, jiù xiàng yīgè nàozhōng, nǐ kěnéng bù xīwàng tīngdào tā, dàn tā kěyǐ huànxǐng nǐ cóng nǐ de mèngxiǎng, bǎ nǐ lā huí xiànshí.
Sweden Sanningen är som en väckarklocka, kanske du inte vill höra det, men det kan väcka dig från dina drömmar och ta dig tillbaka till verkligheten.
rus7897 Pravda v tom, kak budil’nik , vy ne mozhete uslyshat’ eto , no eto mozhet razbudit’ vas ot vashey mechty, i vernut’ vas k real’nosti.
4523turkey Gerçek şu ki, bir çalar saat gibi, bunu duymak istemeyebilirsiniz, ama sizin rüyalardan uyanmak ve gerçeğe geri getirebilir.
images La verità è come una sveglia, non si potrebbe desiderare di sentirlo, ma puoi svegliarti dai vostri sogni e vi riporterà alla realtà.
indonesiaID Yang benar adalah seperti jam alarm, Anda mungkin tidak ingin mendengarnya, tetapi dapat membangunkan Anda dari mimpi Anda dan membawa Anda kembali ke kenyataan.




Sleeping on your stomach can induce weirder, scarier and sexier dreams.

Praise be to Allah. The reason for this is that it was forbidden by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who left no good thing but he told us about it and left no evil thing but he warned us against it. Ya’eesh ibn Tihfah al-Ghifaari reported that his father said: “I stayed as a guest with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with those of the poor whom he hosted. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came out in the night to check up on his guests, and saw me lying on my stomach. He prodded me with his foot and said, ‘Do not lie in this manner, for it is a way of lying that Allaah hates.’” According to another report, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prodded him with his foot and woke him up, and said, “Do not lie like this, for this is how the people of Hell lie.” 


Allah SWT is the light of the heavens and the earth! This ayah (ayat an-noor) inspires me every time! Here is how I explained it to the Bayyinah Dream students.
More lectures…

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

gb copy Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
es copy La duda mata más sueños que el fracaso nunca.
nl copy Twijfel doodt meer dromen dan mislukking ooit zal kunnen.
fr copy Doute tue plus de rêves que l’échec sera jamais.
de copy Zweifel tötet mehr Träume als Versagen jemals wird.
CN67867 Huáiyí sǐwáng rénshù bǐ yǐwǎng rènhé shíhou dōu shībài huì duō mèng.
Sweden Tvivel dödar fler drömmar än misslyckande någonsin kommer.
rus7897 Сомнение убивает больше мечты, чем отказ когда-либо будет.
4523turkey Şüphe başarısızlık hiç olacak daha hayalleri öldürür.
images Il dubbio uccide più sogni di fallimento mai.
indonesiaID Keraguan membunuh lebih banyak mimpi dari kegagalan akan pernah.