The Wikipedia entry of Menlo Park, California literally begins with the words “Menlo Park is an affluent suburb”. Apparently 21% of Menlo Park residents work at Facebook. In any case, it’s still in many ways a typical nice and quiet suburb of America. I know this because I’ve been there. I went there to visit my friend Scott.
Scott grew up in Menlo Park and he and I currently study at an Islamic liberal arts college in Berkeley, California called Zaytuna College. In this episode we get to hear about his life, his existential struggles, and the journey which eventually led him to Islam and now to Zaytuna College.
Among the subjects treated in this sura are God’s call of Moses (Quran 20:10), the Exodus of the Israelites and the crossing of the Red Sea (20:77), the worship of the Golden Calf (20:88) and the Fall of Man(20:120).
Sura Ta-Ha (Arabic: سورة طه, Sūratu Ṭā-Hā, “Ta-Ha”) is the 20th sura (chapter) of the Qur’an with 135 ayat (verses). It is named “Ta-Ha” because the sura starts with the Arabic letters طه (see Muqatta’at). It is a Meccan sura, from the second Meccan period. The main theme of the sura is about the existence of God. It addresses this theme through stories about Moses and Adam. Sura 20 displays several thematic and stylistic patterns described by Angelika Neuwirth in Jane McAuliffe’s book “The Cambridge Companion to the Qur’an.” These include the eschatological prophecies of the Qur’an, signs of God’s existence, and debate. Additionally, sura 20 employs what has been termed the “ring structure” to reinforce its central theme.
By: Oyon Ajmain
After years of being nice to people and constantly doing stuff for people without wanting anything back, I’ve finally realised what the world is really like. My dad messaged me the other day and he said “Son you need to realise that the world is not a perfect and good place, you are too naive and nice for your own good. Learn to say no.” So I tried to understand what my dad was saying and finally I realised.
There are a very few people in this world that do something for you without expecting something in return, very few people who just do something for you while knowing that you can’t do anything back for them at all. Most of the people in this world at the moment are concerned with how they’re going to make it in life and how they’re going to benefit from whatever they do. The same way when a woman wants to marry a man she tends to see if the man is giving her what she wants in terms of finance, good looks or moral support. If a woman marries a husband for financial stability and then the stability dissapears, then the woman will also dissapear and that’s how life is. That is how most human beings think at the moment.
Journey to Mecca is an dramatic and documentary feature that tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca.
Being nice doesn’t cost a thing, but could mean everything to someone.
Ser amable no cuesta nada, pero podría significar todo para alguien.
Aardig zijn kost niet een ding, maar kon alles betekenen voor iemand.
Etre gentil ne coûte pas une chose, mais pourrait signifier tout à quelqu’un.
Nett sein kostet nicht eine Sache, aber konnte alles, um jemanden zu verstehen.
Zuòwéi piàoliang bù fèi yī jiàn shì, dàn kěnéng yìwèizhe yīqiè de rén.
Att vara trevlig kostar inte en sak, men kan betyda allt för någon.
Byt’ khoroshim ne stoit veshch’ , no mozhet oznachat’ vse, chtoby kogo-to.
Güzel olan bir şey maliyet değildir, ama birisi için her şey anlamına gelebilir.
Essere bella non costa nulla, ma potrebbe significare tutto a qualcuno.
Menjadi baik tidak memerlukan biaya apa-apa, tapi bisa berarti segalanya untuk seseorang.