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The Deen Show: How Muslims trust in God with Islam and achieve peace and happiness (Video)

info-pictogram1 Who do you depend on and trust most in life? What happens when the Material things and people that you put all of your trust into let you down? Are you the type of person who says ” I trust in the Almighty Dollar?” or do you know people like this? How can you build trust in God as a Muslim in Islam and have peace and happiness in life. We’ll be talking about what it truly means to trust in God and some of the misconceptions about it in this weeks exciting show, enjoy!
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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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A glass half full

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Source eislam.co.za

By: Abu Muhammad Yusuf

From time to time we all experience challenges. It could be when we encounter some difficult situations in our life or business or we have problems with health or even just day to day issues. What is really important is how we face up and react to those challenges. Our attitude and Trust in our Creator will determine how much we succeed.

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THE BREAKING NEWS CONSUMER’S HANDBOOK

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Source: onthemedia.org

By: Alex Goldman

This week’s shooting at the DC Navy Yard was the latest in a long string of breaking news reporting to get many of the essential facts wrong.

In fact, the rampant misreporting that follows shootings like this is so predictable that OTM has unintentionally developed a formula for covering them. We look at how all the bad information came out. We suggest ways that the news media could better report breaking news. This time, we’re doing something different.

This is our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook.  Rather than counting on news outlets to get it right, we’re looking at the other end. Below are some tips for how, in the wake of a big, tragic story, you can sort good information from bad. We’ve even made a handy, printable PDF that you can tape to your wall the next time you encounter a big news event.

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Russell Brand: ‘I don’t trust politicians & corporations in this country’ (Video)

info-pictogram1 Russell Brand has spoken to Newsnight about his “alternative to corporate hegemony”. Presenter Evan Davis quizzed the comic about his ownership proposals for General Motors but was told it was a “silly administrative quibble”.

18 sources of blessings in life

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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!

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Nouman Ali Khan: I Believe It When I See It (Video)

info-pictogram1 I believe it when I see it, a powerful and thought provoking reminder from brother Nouman Ali Khan about the people that only believe in what they see.
More Nouman Ali Khan lectures…

For those who haven’t been given children in this world

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By: Omar Suleiman

Unfortunately as a community, sensitivity is not our strength. With the vibrant mix of culture and accents, people can say some really insensitive things which many times are unintentional. Sadly, couples who don’t have children are very often on the receiving end of those comments. As a result, many sisters in particular start to feel deficient and question Allah’s decree.

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12 Steps to Getting Someone to Open Up

How challenges can strengthen your relationship

Source: psychologytoday.com

By: Linda Bloom and Charlie Bloom

One of the most frequently-voiced complaints that we hear from clients and students (and admittedly, it tends to be women who we hear it from) is, “He won’t talk to me,” or, “I can’t get him to open up. No matter what I do, I don’t get anything more than a one-word response,” or, “I’m so frustrated, I could scream.”

No one likes to hear bad news but the truth is that the consequences of refusing to listen or talk about upsetting issues can be far more painful and damaging than the experience of discussing them.

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