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7 Reasons You Should Consider Quitting Coffee Today


By: Dave Kerpen

Today is National Coffee Day, but I’m celebrating differently than most–by telling you a little about my story.

Thirteen years ago today, I was the No. 1 sales rep in the country for Radio Disney. I was passionate, full of energy and drive, and committed to being as productive as I could each day. I was also hopelessly addicted to coffee. I began each morning with an extra large coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Then at lunchtime I had a second large cup of coffee. On most days, I’d follow that up with a third large cup of coffee around 4 p.m. for the final sales push of the day.

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Should Muslims in the West go to Syria and fight? (Video)

info-pictogram1 There is no doubt that what is happening in Syria is the height of oppression and injustice. In the last century we have possibly not seen any greater disaster than the Syrian oppression, and there is no doubt that Bashar al-Assad is the modern Pharaoh of our times.

It is the duty of every Muslim to help against any oppression whether it be towards Muslims or Non-Muslim, whether it be towards humans or animals it is our God-giving responsibility that we stand up against injustice & oppression wherever and whenever it may be.

Does this mean that we here living in the west have a duty to go and fight in Syria and join the Jihad (struggle) against the evil forces of Bashar?

In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi answers the controversial question – Should Muslims in the west go to Syria and fight?

Recorded 12th April 2014

Fox Host Suggests All Muslims Are Like ISIS, Says Problem Should Be Solved “With A Bullet To The Head”

FOX “news” gets worse everyday. Imagine how many people hear this garbage daily. We need to produce more Muslim journalists and learn how to penetrate the media while keeping mainstream media honest. FOX “news” hasn’t been mainstream for over a decade.

Nouman Ali Khan: Divine Speech (Video)

info-pictogram1 This was an exceptional lecture, it should clear any doubts regarding divinity of Quran in your mind, InshaAllah!
More lectures…


6 Things Every Muslim Should Avoid Sharing In The Social Media


Unless you have being living under a rock or in a cave for the past few years, you know that hundreds and millions of people from every race, gender and religion are rushing towards social media networks. However, like every other tool they are effective when used properly, on the contrary, if approached in an inappropriate and unauthorized manner, it can have negative effects in your spiritual as well as your worldly life.

Islam has covered every aspect of human life, whether economic, cultural individual or social. Since social media has turned out to be a necessary part of every Muslim’s day-to-day life, I have pulled together some guidelines from authentic Islamic sources; which will help out every Muslim to gain the actual benefits from social media and avoid its downside.

I suggest that every Muslim to read these six points before getting through Facebook,Twitter, Google Plus, etc.

1. Personal life

when it comes to sharing your personnel life on social media, there must be a fine line in how much detail you should and shouldn’t make public. If you are uncomfortable with something you are going to share, use your best judgment and avoid it at any cost.
Posting personnel pictures has become a trend among the Muslims nowadays. According to some reports, uploading your personnel pictures and pictures of your kids are the most hazardous thing to share in the social media; most probably your pictures will end up being used to scam or cyber bullying. So whatever you are posting don’t forget that Allah is watching , and the angels who record your deeds are not switched off even when you are online.

2. Arguments

Vain arguments should be strictly avoided. We must learn to tolerate other people’s views, because social media is a platform where people share their personnel opinions and beliefs. Starting an argument over stuff that doesn’t concern you, shows how much annoying you are and additionally it will give people a bad impression about our peaceful religion.
Sometimes you will find it hard to agree with something someone has posted, but it is better for you to avoid disagreeing with them which will eventually lead to an frustrating argument.

3. Foul language

As we all know social media is an excellent way of connecting and interacting with others, You might feel like you can say anything that comes out of your mind, but it’s important to realize that using foul languages and cursing are not appreciated online. Others might see the comments or posts that you have made, and it can cost you your friends and even your family life. You should not say anything on the social media that you won’t say in real life to someone.

Islam has given special attention to conversation; its style, its etiquette and directions, because the words that comes out from a man’s mouth reveals his intellectual grade and his moral nature. Before posting something take a glance at yourself, and ask will my post benefit someone or will it hurt someone . If the response is fine, then proceed, else avoiding it is a lot better, because to avoid causing troubles is a worship of large rewards.

“It is the excellence of a man’s faith that he gives up meaningless work” (Tirmizi)

4. Anything immodest

Posting comments or pictures which is related to sex is not an act of a Muslim. Maybe your non Muslim friends and co-workers are seeing what you post and they could stereotype that Islam is an immodest and a filthy religion. Islam encourages modesty; and it is an important part of our faith. If you lack any form of modesty then it is most likely that your faith is extremely weak.

“ Iman has some sixty or seventy branches, and modesty is an important part of Iman” (Bukhari)

5. Exposing sins

Committing sin is common as we are human beings; and no one is perfect unless you are God, but where some people cross the line is when they expose their own sins to others and take a pride out of it. Although Allah has concealed your faults and protected your honor, how are you supposed to share it with others online or offline?
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) warned:
“All of my nation will be will be forgiven except for those who make their sins public”.

6. Complaining

We all live in a world where people are dying from hunger and poverty and others dealing with protests, tornadoes, Tsunami and extremist attacks, and some others with financial and family problems. In this manner, no one is free from troubles and distress, but trying to deal with them by shouting and complaining on Social media won’t provide you with any help, rather it will make it worse. The only perfect way of getting around your problems is to seek the help from Allah, in whose hands rest all solutions for you affairs.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to say this prayer over and over:

“O Allah, yours is the praise, you are the one whose help we seek, you are the one we rely, your is the aid we seek. There is no might and strength except from Allah, the high and the almighty”.

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Documentaries You Should Watch!


I’ve gathered a list of some of the best documentaries I’ve seen. While these films may not have been made with a Muslim audience in mind, both student and Imam will appreciate the eye-opening details each film has to offer. As a community, I believe we need to be more informed of the history behind the realities and societal ills taking place before us.

Before you delve into these documentaries, there’s one more thing I should mention. Though I believe it’s important for us to be aware of our surroundings, and more so for the community’s leadership, we must never forget that the best source of guidance is the speech of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) – the Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him), and the knowledge of the scholars (may Allah preserve the ones alive and have mercy on the ones that have passed). Above all, we should turn to the Qur’an for enlightenment and guidance. A truly successful personality and truly successful society can only be built via the lessons and implementation of the concepts outlined in the Book of Allah. Without true internal direction from the heart, there can be no true external direction for society. And Allah knows best.

Note: Clicking on the title will open up its trailer or short preview. You can find many of these documentary films at your local video store. Others that are not copyrighted can be seen free at:


  1. Why We Fight” (BBC, 2005)
  2. Fahrenheit 9/11” (Michael Moore, 2004)
  3. War on Democracy” (John Pilger, 2007)
  4. Hijacking Catastrophe” (Sut Jhally, 2004)
  5. Breaking the Silence” (John Pilger, 2003)
  6. Fog of War” (Robert McNamara, 2003)



  1. Food Inc.” (Robert Kenner, 2008)
  2. Super Size Me” (Morgan Spurlock, 2004)
  3. Planet Earth” (Discovery Channel, 2006)



  1. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People” (Jack Shaheen, 2006)
  2. Control Room” (Magnolia Pictures, 2004)
  3. Hearts and Minds” (Peter Davis, 1974)
  4. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” (Herman, 1992)
  5. Weapons of Mass Deception” (Danny Schechter, 2004)
  6. The War You Don’t See” (John Pilger, 2010)



  1. The Century of the Self” (BBC, 2004)
  2. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech” (HBO, 2009)
  3. Debate: Political Islam – Is it a threat to the West?” (Doha Debates, 2009)
  4. Bowling for Columbine” (Michael Moore, 2002)
  5. Hamza Tzortzis: Liberalism & Islam” (LSESU, 2011)
  6. Jesus Camp” (A&E Indiefilms, 2006)
  7. A Time for Burning” (William C. Jersey, 1966)
  8. Malcolm X: Make it Plain” (AE, 1994)



  1. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land” (Sut Jhally, 2004)
  2. The Israel Lobby” (Stephen Walt, John Mearsheimer)
  3. Defamation” (Norman Finkelstein, 2009)
  4. Palestine Is Still the Issue” (John Pilger, 2003)
  5. Occupation 101” (Abdallah Omeish, 2006)



  1. The Road to Guantanamo” (Michael Winterbottom, 2006)
  2. Taxi to the Dark Side” (Moazzam Begg, 2007)
  3. Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre” (Italy, 2005)
  4. Generation Kill” (Journeyman Pictures, 2004)
  5. The War Tapes” (Deborah Scranton, 2006)



  1. Commanding Height: Battle for the World Economy” (PBS, 2002)
  2. The Corporation” (Noam Chomsky, 2003)
  3. Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices” (Brave New Films, 2005)
  4. Money as Debt” (Paul Grignon, 2006)
  5. Darwin’s Nightmare” (Hubert Sauper, 2004)
  6. End of Suburbia” (Gregory Greene, 2004)
  7. Life + Debt” (Stephanie Black, 2001)
  8. Smartest Guys in the Room” (Alex Gibney, 2005)



  1. Inside Islam: What a billion Muslim really think” (Dalia Mogahed, 2009)
  2. Islam: Empire of Faith” (PBS, 2000)
  3. Inside Mecca” (National Geographic, 2003)
  4. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple” (PBS, 2006)
  5. Death of the Freedom Fighter” (Al Jazeera, 2009)
  6. The Trouble With Atheism” (Dimitri Collingridge, 2006)
  7. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” (Premise, 2008)
  8. To Catch a Predator” (Dateline, NBC)
  9. An Islamic History of Europe” (Omaar Rageh, BBC)
  10. Free Fahad” (Siraj Wahaj, 2008)
  11. Entrapment or Foling Terror?” (Amy Goodman, 2010)


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Love should be the reason behind everything you do, if it is not, you should question why you are doing it.

gb copy Love should be the reason behind everything you do, if it is not, you should question why you are doing it.
es copy El amor debe ser la razón detrás de todo lo que haces, si no es así, usted debe cuestionar por qué lo estás haciendo.
nl copy Liefde zou de reden achter alles wat je doet, als het niet is, moet je vragen waarom je het doet.
fr copy L’amour devrait être la raison derrière tout ce que vous faites, si elle n’est pas, vous devriez demander pourquoi vous le faites.
de copy Liebe sollte der Grund für alles, was Sie tun können, wenn es nicht ist, sollten Sie sich fragen, warum Sie es tun.
CN67867 Ài yīnggāi shì nǐ bèihòu suǒ zuò de yīqiè de yuányīn, rúguǒ bùshì, nǐ yīnggāi wèn nǐ wèishéme zhèyàng zuò.
Sweden Kärlek bör vara orsaken bakom allt du gör, om det inte är, bör du fråga varför du gör det.
rus7897 Lyubov’ dolzhna byt’ prichina , chto vy delayete , yesli eto ne tak, vy dolzhny sprosit’, pochemu vy delayete eto .
4523turkey Aşk o değilse bunu neden yapıyorsun, sen soru gerektiğini, bunu her şeyin arkasında nedeni olmalıdır.
images L’amore dovrebbe essere il motivo dietro tutto quello che fai, se non lo è, si dovrebbe in discussione perché si sta facendo.
indonesiaID Cinta harus menjadi alasan di balik semua yang Anda lakukan, jika tidak, Anda harus mempertanyakan mengapa Anda melakukannya.

Doubt has a positive & a negative side, it should make you question, but sadly for some, it makes them freeze in indecision.

gb copy Doubt has a positive & a negative side, it should make you question, but sadly for some, it makes them freeze in indecision.
es copy La duda tiene un positivo y un lado negativo, hay que poner en duda, pero por desgracia para algunos, hace que se congelen en la indecisión.
nl copy Twijfel heeft een positieve en een negatieve kant, moet het je vragen, maar helaas voor sommigen, het maakt ze bevriezen in besluiteloosheid.
fr copy Doute a un effet positif et un côté négatif, il doit vous faire douter, mais malheureusement pour certains, il rend gèlent dans l’indécision.
de copy Zweifel hat eine positive und eine negative Seite, sollte es Sie in Frage zu stellen, aber leider für einige, macht es sie einzufrieren in Unentschlossenheit.
CN67867 Wúyí yǒuzhe jījí de hé xiāojí de yīmiàn, tā yīnggāi ràng nǐ de wèntí, dàn yíhàn de shì duìyú yīxiē rén lái shuō, zhè ràng tāmen zài yóuyù bù jué dòngjié.
Sweden Tvivel har en positiv och en negativ sida, bör det få dig att ifrågasätta, men tyvärr för vissa, det gör dem frysa i obeslutsamhet.
rus7897 Somneniye yest’ polozhitel’naya i otritsatel’naya storona , ona dolzhna sdelat’ vas vopros , no, k sozhaleniyu dlya nekotorykh, eto delayet ikh zamorozit’ v nereshitel’nosti.
4523turkey Şüphesiz pozitif ve negatif tarafı var, bu soru yapmak gerekir, ama ne yazık ki bazıları için, onları kararsızlık dondurma yapar.
images Il dubbio ha un positivo e un lato negativo, si dovrebbe fare si mette in discussione, ma purtroppo per alcuni, li rende congelare in indecisione.
indonesiaID Keraguan memiliki positif & sisi negatif, hal itu harus membuat Anda bertanya, tapi sayangnya untuk beberapa, itu membuat mereka membeku dalam keragu-raguan.

What zoos should look like (IMAGE)