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The Deen Show: How Muslims trust in God with Islam and achieve peace and happiness (Video)

info-pictogram1 Who do you depend on and trust most in life? What happens when the Material things and people that you put all of your trust into let you down? Are you the type of person who says ” I trust in the Almighty Dollar?” or do you know people like this? How can you build trust in God as a Muslim in Islam and have peace and happiness in life. We’ll be talking about what it truly means to trust in God and some of the misconceptions about it in this weeks exciting show, enjoy!
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14 Ways to gain Energy (without caffeine)

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Source: organicauthority.com

There’s nothing worse than plugging along like a trooper and suddenly running out of steam. If having no energy is becoming your status quo, here are 15 simple and natural ways to blast through the blahs so you can get back to business.

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The Deen Show: Story of a Miracle and how to heal a Broken Heart – Famous Actor Robin Williams (Video)

info-pictogram1 This is an interesting story about what I considered a Miracle right under my nose. Many people have experienced the same thing happening to them but some times we take these things for granted and don’t really reflect about these amazing blessings in our lives so that we can gain tremendous benefits by becoming more grateful and thankful in life. I’ll also be talking about the Broken Heart that many people are suffering from which in turn drives them towards Alcohol, Drugs, and further into despair and eventually suicide as we just witnessed with the famous Actor Robin Williams. Please Enjoy and share.

It’s more than just a dollar: What you’re giving when you give

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Source: islamic-relief.com.au

By: Jasmin Ghandour

Only a few days ago, I read a Facebook post by our friends at Islamic Relief Palestine that reminded me how easy it really is to forget how fortunate we are.

With some of us having so much to do in what seems like so little time, we sometimes find it difficult to take a moment to appreciate the things in our lives that we’re most thankful for like the people that make you smile, our homes, the food on our table, living in a country where we can execute our right to an education, our jobs and of course the generous supporters that make our life changing work possible.

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How Can I Enjoy Listening to the Qur’an in Taraweeh When I Don’t Understand What is Being Recited?

The Qur’an Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |Part V | Part VI Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX

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During Ramadan, many of us attend taraweeh(night prayers) at the masjid. Some of us stay until the Imam leads us in witr (a final supplementary prayer). For many of us, this can amount to over two hours of prayer time and for many of us, we understand almost nothing.

Sometimes, during the recitation of the Qur’an we hear the people around us crying profusely and we wish we could understand what could be so powerful that those around us are reduced to such tears. We can sometimes make out a specific word, but within a moment, we are back to indistinguishable meanings and simply wishing we knew what was going on.

I used to have no idea what was going on in the prayer. I remember standing for lengthy time periods behind the Imam, trying to make my mind focus but finding it constantly drift off; it’s very, very hard to concentrate when the mind has nothing to contextualize. I eventually would settle on trying to think of anything for which I could possibly be grateful. But taraweehprayers are long; without understanding, my heart would simply get bored and my limbs would always fidget. Thoughts of my day, my concerns, my hopes and my food cravings after a day of fasting would all filter through my conscious while I shifted around. It’s hard to keep still for that long when one is mentally checked out and physically disengaged.

However, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala  (exalted is He) guided me to an action which changed my life and revolutionized my prayer and du`a (supplication) experience ever since. It’s simple, but it takes long-term dedication. The results, for me, were powerful and transformational. The common-sense solution that worked miracles in my life by Allah’s blessings: reading a translation.

Every single day, for a number of years, I would sit and read five pages of the Qur’an in the English translation. I would do this while both reciting and listening to the Arabic recitation, allowing my ears to become accustomed to the Arabic words associated with the English.

After a few months of this practice, the first Ramadan came. In my hometown masjid, the Imam would lead twenty rakahs(units of prayer). So I would pray eight rakahs and then sit in the back and read the translation of the verses for the next twelve. I continued this throughout Ramadan and was extremely consistent with this practice for the next year. Soon, my awareness of Arabic words increased; I realized that the Qur’an uses many of the same words over and over and I was able to recognize them. I was also becoming more familiar with the surahs (chapters); I had an introductory understanding of what themes were being discussed in certain portions of the Qur’an due to keywords and a general awareness of what thesurah entailed.

By the second Ramadan, I was praying with purpose. While I still had no idea what every word meant, I had begun to comprehend general meanings of many of the chapters and I was able to grasp the overarching messages of some of the verses. I kept up my practice of praying eight and reading the translation. I even had a few emotional moments. I started looking forward to certain verses that were my favorites. I was finally beginning to understand and I was actually enjoying it; the sweetness of the Qur’an had penetrated my heart and taken hold of my body. Praying taraweeh in Ramadan became a means of nourishment for my soul and tranquility for my limbs.

I also began memorizing the Qur’an and the more I memorized, the more my vocabulary expanded. After four years of reading the translation consistently and memorizing the Qur`an, I was enthralled with the idea of praying for hours behind the Imam. I could not wait for Ramadan; all year I waited for the last ten nights specifically, when the Imam would recite the Qur’an for an even longer period of time. My character, my life’s purpose, my Ramadan experience completely changed because I finally grasped a general understanding of the Qur’an.

Six years after I began reading the translation consistently and memorizing portions of the Qur’an, I moved to Egypt to learn Arabic. When I started, I took a practice test and was placed in an intermediary level. However, when I met my teacher for the first time, barely able to communicate a few sentences, she was shocked. “Your vocabulary is so expansive,” she told me, “but you clearly are a beginner!” Needless to say, I was re-placed as a beginner. Throughout our lessons, my Arabic teacher would express her surprise at my ability to understand certain words in depth simply because they appeared in the Qur’an, while others I struggled with at great lengths. Eventually, she told me that my Qur’anic preparation was what helped me actually grasp the language and is what had originally placed me at a level far higher than I really was.

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Kinetic Typography: 30+ Stunning Dazzling Miracles of The Holy Quran (Video)

info-pictogram1 Quran’s Challenge for a Literary Equivalent to God’s Words remains unmatched even after One and a Half Millenium. And now using the most modern of Technological means of communication available to us, The Linguistic Miracles are being re-told so that anyone and everyone can enjoy these Linguistic Miracles of The Divine Book.

The Deen Show: Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears & Valentine’s day (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 If your a big Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears fan then your in for a really big treat, also before you get into the Valentine’s day fever and go all out red your gonna want to watch this video . Enjoy! Thanks for watching.
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The more time you spend complaining about your problems, the less time you’ll have to enjoy your blessings.

gb copy The more time you spend complaining about your problems, the less time you’ll have to enjoy your blessings.
es copy Cuanto más tiempo usted pasa quejándose de sus problemas, menos tiempo tendrás para disfrutar de sus bendiciones.
nl copy Hoe meer tijd je besteedt klagen over je problemen, hoe minder tijd je hebt om je zegeningen te genieten.
fr copy Le temps que vous passez plaindre de vos problèmes, moins de temps vous aurez pour profiter de vos bénédictions.
de copy Je mehr Zeit Sie beschweren sich über Ihre Probleme verbringen, desto weniger Zeit müssen Sie Ihren Segen zu genießen.
CN67867 Gèng duō de shíjiān huā zài nǐ bàoyuàn nǐ de wèntí, zài gèng duǎn de shíjiān, nǐ bìxū xiǎngshòu nǐ de zhùfú.
Sweden Ju mer tid du spenderar klagar om dina problem, desto mindre tid har du att njuta av dina välsignelser.
rus7897 Чем больше времени вы проводите жаловаться о своих проблемах, тем меньше времени вам придется наслаждаться благословения.
4523turkey Eğer sorunlar hakkında şikayetçi harcamak daha fazla zaman, daha az zaman size nimetler zevk gerekecek.
images Il tempo che spenderai in più lamentano i problemi, meno tempo si dovrà godere le vostre benedizioni.
indonesiaID Semakin banyak waktu yang Anda habiskan mengeluh tentang masalah Anda, semakin sedikit waktu Anda harus menikmati berkat-berkat Anda.