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The Trews: Russell Brand – WAR What Is It Good For (Cameron&Obama)? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Reaction to news that UK Parliament has voted by a majority in favour of government plans to join air strikes against IS in Iraq.

Antichrist arrival soon? Zionists Announce Plans to destroy the Dome of the Rock? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Rockefellers Announce Plans to Build Third Temple in Israel? Antichrist Arrival Soon?

Gaza to get floating power station from Turkey


By: Evrim Ergin, Seda Sezer and Jonny Hog


REUTERS – Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding plans to send an electricity generating vessel to Gaza to provide urgently needed power in the enclave left reeling by Israel’s Operation Protective Edge that began last month.

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Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda


By: Ben Lynfield


In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.

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10 Life Lessons You Got to Know About


As we all journey through this chaotic road called life, we often learn valuable lessons along the way. I might not be the oldest man you will find in the world, but I have learnt my fair share of lessons. From positives to negatives, life’s lessons would sometimes bring a smile to my face and sometimes a crack to my heart. I have decided to browse through my life and pick out 10 of the most important lessons that I have learnt. “Why would you do this?” you might ask. Well, unlike certain realities in life that occur to certain people at certain times, these realities will occur to every person. That is why I want you to read this carefully and alter your life in a way that you cater for these realities. So let’s get right down to it…

    1. Parents and family stay, friends don’t – Now I do have quite a bit of friends. The thing is, none of my friends today were with me 10 years ago, and none of my friends 10 years ago were with me 15 years ago. The point is, you will come across many friends in your life. Some will be very good but due to our ever changing lifestyles, very few will stay. Your parents and family on the other hand, will always be with you. They were with you the day you were born, they are with you today and they will be with you the day you die.


    2. Dua can move mountains – There is no time to go into the details but I know of a man who literally took what he wanted with Dua. He sat up at night, he cried and cried until he got what he wanted. It took him about 2 years to get it, but he never gave up. There were a few people who thought it was impossible to get what he wanted. I, myself, at times doubted if it would ever happen but what many thought to be impossible, became possible with the will of Allah. I know all this because he use to confide in me and we were very close. That one incident thought me that indeed Dua can make possiblewhat people see as impossible. I know you burning right now to know what is it that he wanted so much, right? Well, he wanted to marry a certain girl. She was not interested at first and it seemed like there was no hope. Long story short, today they are happily married.


    3. Old habits are here to stay –We often have bad habits that we wish to change but we trick ourselves into believing that it will happen later in life. You might have a habit of listening to music but you keep telling yourself that you will stop listening once you get married. Or you might have a habit of missing Salaah but you tell yourself that once you complete your studies you Prayers will be in order. The reality is, you deceiving yourself my friend. It will never happen unless you start today, right now. As we go through the different stages in life, it’s the old habits that stay with us. By making a change today, you turn your bad habits into good habits thus allowing your good habits to become the old habits that will stay with you for life. This habit of telling yourself “I’ll change one day” is a powerful tool that Shaytaan uses on all of us.


    4. We can never have everything in order – I’m sure, just like me, you long for that day when everything in your life will be in order. I don’t necessarily mean being wealthy and rich (I’m still coming to that point). I’m referring to the usual “things” that we have to sort out in life. Things like taking the car for a wash, fixing your phone, getting your studies in order or closing down an old Facebook account. The thing is, it never gets done. If you finally get your phone fixed, all of a sudden your MP3 player starts giving problems. If you finally get down to closing down your old Facebook account,guess what, you receive an SMS from the bank that an old bank account is in arrears. Yes, it might not be the most important things in life but I have learnt that these are chores, it’s part of life. It never ends.

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Ten ways to avoid marrying the wrong person

The following is a useful resource we can use to help us figure out what sort of person we should marry, and can also come in handy when asking questions!

There is a right way and a wrong way to get to know someone for marriage. The wrong way is to get caught up in the excitement and nuance of a budding relationship and in the process completely forget to ask the critical questions that help determine compatibility. One of the biggest mistakes that many young Muslims make is rushing into marriage without properly and thoroughly getting to know someone.

A common myth is that the duration of a courtship is an accurate enough measure of how compatible two people are. The logic follows that the longer you speak with someone, the better you will know them. The problem with that premise is that no consideration is given to how that time is spent.

Increasingly, young Muslim couples are engaging in “halal dating,” which is basically socializing with each other in the company of friends and/or family. This includes going out to dinner, watching a movie, playing some sport or other leisure activity, etc. Depending on the family or culture, conversations are either minimal & chaperoned or worse, unrestricted and unsupervised. When you consider these limitations it makes one wonder when exactly, if ever at all, would the critical conversations take place? Unfortunately, for many, the answer is never and they live to suffer the consequences. If you or someone you know is in the “getting to know someone” phase, the following guide offers advice on exactly what to look for and avoid:

1) Do Not Marry Potential: 

Oftentimes men consider marrying a woman hoping she never changes while a woman considers marrying a man she hopes she can change. This is the wrong approach on both accounts. Don’t assume that you can change a person after you’re married to them or that they will reach their potential. There is no guarantee, after all, that those changes will be for the better. In fact, it’s often for the worse. If you can’t accept someone or imagine living with them as they are then don’t marry them. These differences can include a number of things such as ideological or practical differences in religion, habits, hygiene, communication skills, etc.

2) Choose Character over Chemistry: 

While chemistry and attraction are no doubt important, character precedes them both. A famous quote follows, “Chemistry ignites the fire, but character keeps it burning.” The idea of falling “in love” should never be the sole reason for marrying someone; it is very easy to confuse infatuation and lust for love. The most important character traits to look for include humility, kindness, responsibility, & happiness. Here’s a breakdown of each trait:

1. Humility: 
The humble person never makes demands of people but rather always does right by them. They put their values and principles above convenience and comfort. They are slow to anger, are modest, and avoid materialism.

2. Kindness:
The kind person is the quintessential giver. They seek to please and minimize the pain of others. To know if a person is a giver, observe how they treat their family, siblings, and parents. Do they have gratitude towards their parents for all that they’ve done for them? If not, then know that they will never appreciate what you do for them. How do they treat people they don’t have to be kind towards (i.e. waiters, sales associates, employees, etc)? How do they spend their money? How do they deal with anger; their own anger and their reaction to someone else’s anger?

3. Responsibility: 
A responsible person has stability in their finances, relationships, job, and character. You can you rely on this person and trust what they say.

4. Happiness:
A happy person is content with their portion in life. They feel good about themselves and good about their life. They focus on what they have rather than on what they don’t have. They very rarely complain.

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info-pictogram1 Nouman is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah, as well as the lead instructor for a number of Bayyinah courses including the ‘Fundamentals of Classical Arabic’ and ‘Divine Speech’. His first exposure to Arabic study was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he completed his elementary education. He continued Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among the top 10 scores in the national Arabic studies board examinations in 1993. But his serious training in Arabic began in the United States in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and formal principal of Quran College, Faisalabad, Pakistan who happened to be touring the US for intensive lectures in Tafsir and Arabic studies. Under Dr. Abdus-Samie, Nouman developed a keen methodical understanding of Arabic grammar. He further benefited from Dr. Abdus-Samie by internalizing his unique teaching methods and later translating his work into English for the benefit of his own students. Nouman served as professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until ’06 and has taught Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for nearly 7 years with over 10,000 students nationwide. Currently he has dedicated himself to a seven-year-long project, of conducting a linguistic & literary focus Qur’anic Tafseer series in English.
More lectures…

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