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18 sources of Barakah!

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Source: productivemuslim.com

By: Abu Productive

If we were to look for an Islamic definition of Productivity, it can probably be summarised in the word “barakah” or Blessing. Being able to achieve more with few resources, doing much in little time, and generating a lot with little effort is surely a blessing from Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala). Yet Barakah has somehow become a lost treasure these days; everyone’s looking for it, but no one seems to find it! You always hear people complaining that there’s no barakah in their time, no barakah in their sleep, no barakah in their money and the rest of it.

In this article, we’ll solve this mystery inshaAllah: we’ll find out what Barakah is and where you can find it!
What is Barakah?

A Well-known daee explains it as follows:
والبركة: هي ثبوت الخير الإلهي في الشيء؛ فإنها إذا حلت في قليل كثرته، وإذا حلت في كثير نفع، ومن أعظم ثمار البركة في الأمور كلها إستعمالها في طاعة الله عز وجل.

“Barakah is the attachment of Divine goodness to a thing, so if it occurs in something little, it increases it. And if it occurs in something much it benefits. And the greatest fruits of Barakah in all things is to use that barakah in the obedience of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala)”

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Thailand halal conference expected to attract thousands

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Sourceeturbonews.com

First Thailand Halal Assembly to help boost trade, travel with Islamic World poster-halal-assembly-re02Bangkok – An estimated 5,000 delegates are expected to meet in Bangkok between 28 – 30 December for the first “Thailand Halal Assembly 2014″ to be held at the Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld.

Organised jointly by the Halal Science Centre of Chulalongkorn University, the Central Islamic Council of Thailand and Halal Standard Institute of Thailand, the event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market, both within Asia and worldwide. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-Ocha will deliver the opening speech.

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Documentary: China – Inventing Innovation (Video)

info-pictogram1 China is cultivating a new wave of visionaries in a bid to revive its slowing economic growth. But it also faces allegations of unfair trade practices and intellectual piracy by some of its major trading partners in the US and Europe. 101 East takes a closer look at the issue.
More documentaries…

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Myanmar: Villagers Vs. Foreign Investors (Video)

info-pictogram1 Villagers in Myanmar have protested against major Chinese oil and mining corporations for two years, claiming they are stealing their land and ruining the environment. China’s investment in Myanmar has recently declined, but U.S. trade with the country is on the upswing. Will American companies treat local people any better?

Muslims in the Americas before Columbus

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By: Abdullah Hakim Quick

Did you know that Muslim explorers and merchants reached the Americas long before Columbus and made an impact on the early civilizations? Did you know that over 30% of the African slaves and political prisoners brought to the Americas in the Atlantic Slave Trade were Muslims? Join me (Sh Abdullah Hakim Quick) at the Islamic Institute of Toronto or online for an exciting new look at Early History “Deeper Roots” A Fall Course, Start date:September 16, 2014 and Ending on December 16, 2014. Day:Tuesdays: Time:7:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more info:www.islamicinstitute.ca.

“Look at this map (on the right) drawn by Piri Reis in 1513 AD. When compared to a modern map of South America (on the left), it is almost the same!!! How did they get this information? What is the real story of Muslims in the “New World”?

Documentary: The Islamic Economy (Video)

info-pictogram1 The Islamic Economy, charts the spending power of the Muslim consumer. The Muslim population is growing both locally and globally, and the impact is beginning to be far reaching. We reveal how the Muslim spending clout and the products and services growing in this market are a powerful store of impending trade for the mainstream.

Russell Brand The Trews: Which Companies Invest In Gaza Violence? (Video)

info-pictogram1 This episode concentrates on the Gaza crisis and specific companies who have continued to aid, trade and invest in the violence.

Subhana’llah: Strawberry Bird (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

Drug Cartels In America (Video)

info-pictogram1 Even with Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana, drug cartels from Mexico (including Sinaloa Cartel, Los Zetas, and Gulf Cartel) still control most of the illegal drug trade in the US.