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Long Lost MLK Speech Discovered (Video)

info-pictogram1 Derek Bolin, a UCLA graduate student, recently salvaged and digitized speeches from the ’50s. He found this long-lost speech from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered to UCLA students just after the march from Selma in 1965. It still resonates.

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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

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Source: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com

Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when.

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Multiple reports on arab media right now of a long-term ceasefire in Gaza

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By: Omar Suleiman

Multiple reports on arab media right now of a long-term ceasefire in #Gaza insha’Allah. But our boycott and spreading awareness about Apartheid #Israel should not slow down one bit. This massacre has opened many eyes around the word, and it’s our job to ensure those eyes never again shut as many innocent Palestinian children will never be able to open theirs again. This is the largest global movement of non violent resistance the world has ever seen and it cannot afford people losing interest all of a sudden. The occupation must end and the racist Zionist movement must be confronted. #FreePalestine #ICC4Israel #ISupportGaza #BoycottIsrael #BDS

Ten-Point Plan For What To Do On The Night Of Power

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Photo of a ray-less Sunrise, a sign of Laylat’l-Qadr the night before

Source: http://almaghrib.org/

We prepare ourselves so well for Laylat’l-Qadr in terms of what it means to us andwhen it will be, but when we get there many of us don’t know what to actually do on the night itself and achieve the success being offered!

So, we came up with a plan as gleaned from the actions of the blessed early generations:

1. Prepare a list before the evening starts listing all of the specific du‘ās you want to make. This is not necessarily a Sunnah of course – this is only because the Muslims of our generation are not so great at ritual worship and making long, detailed meaningful du‘ās by ourselves; thus we need help, direction and structure.

2. Pray ‘Ishā in Jamā‘ah – that’s half the night in prayer achieved as stated by the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in Muslim, and that’s a portion of Laylat’l-Qadr achieved as stated by some of the Salaf like Ibn al-Musayyib and al-Shāfi‘ī.

3. Pray with the Imām, don’t leave him after 4 rak‘ah or 8 rak‘ah or whatever. Finish the Tarāwīḥ prayer with him and the Witr prayer as well, even if he prays it early in the night. You have now achieved the reward of praying the full night, which if it is Laylat’l-Qadr, then you’ve in sha Allah achieved the full reward of standingthe night of Laylat’l-Qadr as stated by the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

4. Avoid setting up two night prayers, calling them Tarāwīḥ and Tahajjud.Either elongate one of them to last longer in the night, or just pray one of them completely with the Imam with Witr. This is the Sunnah of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in Ramaḍān: a single congregational prayer, not two separate ones, is the action of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

5. Make a HUGE amount of du‘ā during ALL the rest of the time available before Fajr starts.

6. If you feel the need to take little breaks in the night, only do the following in them:

a) Give plenty of Ṣadaqah, carefully and judiciously, to the highest-returning projects as possible, across as many fields and initiatives as possible, as varied as possible, as much as possible. Take advantage of the hugely multiplied rewards on offer. You can plan this in advance online to save time browsing on the night itself.

b) Read or reflect on something beneficial about Allah or read the Qur’ān itself. Focus on His Mercy. And then call upon that Mercy later in your du‘ā.

c) Keep your tongue busy with dhikr. Don’t waste a single second talking, watching or listening to anything from the dunya if possible. It’s just not worth it. It can wait one night.

7. If you want to bank on just one du‘ā to really focus on during this night then choose the best Prophetic one of:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Allāhumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuḥibbul ‘afwa, fa‘fu ‘annī

(O Allah, indeed you are the One who pardons, indeed you love to pardon. So please pardon me.)

8. Reduce the amount of food and time you will spend on eating Suḥūr so that you can spend more time making du‘ā. This night is about standing in prayer, yes, but if you’ve done the above, then that standing is sufficient. Now make the night allabout du‘ā.

9. Pray the Fajr prayer in Jamā‘ah with the Imām. You have just achieved standing the entire night in prayer as stated by the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in al-Bukhāri. So that’s all of Laylat’l-Qadr in standing achieved if it was indeed that night. Doing this is like a double guarantee for the night

10. Finally, after your dhikr until Sunrise and your Shurūq prayer, get to sleep quickly so as to not to sleep too much during the day because there’s more ‘ibādah to be done on the 27th day too, to complete a successful night of al-Qadr as per the actions of the Salaf.

Chameleons (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The approximately 160 species of chameleon come in a range of colors, and many species have the ability to change colors. Chameleons are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet; their separately mobile, stereoscopic eyes; their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues; their swaying gait; and crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads. Many species also have a prehensile tail. Well adapted for climbing and visual hunting, they are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions—in Africa, Madagascar, and southern Europe, and across south Asia as far as Sri Lanka. They have also been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida.

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Things that appear to be obstacles are often helpful in the long run.

gb copy Things that appear to be obstacles are often helpful in the long run.
es copy Cosas que parecen ser obstáculos suelen ser útiles en el largo plazo.
nl copy Dingen die lijken obstakels zijn vaak nuttig in de lange termijn.
fr copy Choses qui semblent être les obstacles sont souvent utiles à long terme.
de copy Dinge, die Hindernisse sein scheinen, sind auf lange Sicht oft hilfreich.
CN67867 Zhè sìhū shì zǔ’ài de dōngxi wǎngwǎng yǒu zhù yú cóng chángyuǎn lái kàn.
Sweden Saker som verkar vara hinder är ofta till hjälp i det långa loppet.
rus7897 Veshchi , kotoryye kazhutsya prepyatstviya chasto byvayut polezny v dolgosrochnoy perspektive.
4523turkey Engeller gibi görünen şeyler uzun vadede genellikle faydalıdır.
images Cose che sembrano essere ostacoli sono spesso utili nel lungo periodo.
indonesiaID Hal-hal yang tampaknya kendala yang sering membantu dalam jangka panjang.

Cursing our own children has serious long term negative effects. Rather keep praying for their goodness without losing hope.

gb copy Cursing our own children has serious long term negative effects. Rather keep praying for their goodness without losing hope.
es copy Maldiciendo a nuestros propios hijos tiene graves efectos negativos a largo plazo. En lugar de seguir orando por su bondad sin perder la esperanza.
nl copy Vervloeken onze eigen kinderen heeft ernstige lange termijn negatieve effecten. In plaats blijven bidden voor hun goedheid, zonder de hoop te verliezen.
fr copy Maudire nos propres enfants a des effets graves à long terme négatives. Garder plutôt prier pour leur bonté sans perdre espoir.
de copy Fluchend unsere eigenen Kinder hat gravierende langfristige negative Auswirkungen. Vielmehr bete für ihre Güte, ohne die Hoffnung zu verlieren.
CN67867 Mà wǒmen zìjǐ de háizi yǒu yánzhòng de chángqí de fùmiàn yǐngxiǎng. Ér bùduàn qíqiú tāmen de shànliáng yòu bù shī xīwàng.
Sweden Förbanna våra egna barn har allvarliga långsiktiga negativa effekter. Snarare hålla be för deras godhet utan att förlora hoppet.
rus7897 Proklinaya nashikh sobstvennykh detey imeyet ser’yeznyye dolgosrochnyye negativnyye posledstviya. Skoreye prodolzhat’ molit’sya za ikh dobrotu , ne teryaya nadezhdu.
4523turkey Kendi çocukları küfür ciddi uzun vadeli olumsuz etkileri vardır. Aksine umut kaybetmeden onların iyiliği için dua etmeye devam.
images Maledicendo i nostri figli ha gravi effetti negativi a lungo termine. Piuttosto continuare a pregare per la loro bontà, senza perdere la speranza.
indonesiaID Mengutuk anak-anak kita sendiri memiliki efek negatif serius jangka panjang. Sebaliknya terus berdoa untuk kebaikan mereka tanpa kehilangan harapan.

THE SUNKEN FOREST OF LAKE KAINDY (IMAGE)

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Lake Kaindyis a 1,300 feet long lake in Kazakhstan that is nearly 30 meters deep in some areas.The lake was created after an earthquake in 1911 that triggered a large landslide forming a natural dam. Then rainwater filled the valley and created the lake. The water is said to be very cold there even in summer. But if you are fond of trout fishing, it is a great place to do it.

BIAFO GLACIER IN PAKISTAN

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This scenic glacier is about 39 miles long and it is situated in the Karakoram Mountains. At an altitude of 16,824 feet, Biafo Glacier meets a 30-mile-long Hispar Glacier, also known as Nagar Glacier. Together they create the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions.