Monday, January 30, 2012

The Beauty Of Islam - Priest embraces Islam!

Idris Tawfiq has a degree in English language and Literature from the University of Manchester and a degree in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. For many years he was Head of Religious Studies in different schools in England and Wales and has much experience of teaching, both in the UK and Egypt. Before embracing Islam, Idris was a Roman Catholic priest.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drumstick fries முருங்கைக்காய் பொரியல்

Tamil Samaiyal uses a lot of drumstick (murungai kai) in sambar, porial and kootu. Nutritionally, drumstick pods and leaves are of great value as sources of acrotene, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. The leaves, flowers and fruits of drumstick which are used as vegetable have great nutritional value. The tender fruit is used in samber and most dishes in South Indian homes. The leaves and flowers are used to prepare curry and cake.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Computer Repetitive Stress Injuries

The use of The use of computers in colleges and offices has increased substantially over the past few years. This has resulted in an increase in computer repetitive stress injuries (CRSI) that include shoulder pain, neck pain, headache, backache, wrist pain, eye discomfort, and carpal tunnel syndrome.1

Today, nearly 200,000 Americans suffer from work related musculoskeletal injuries due to poor design of work place2. Over one half of these injuries are due to use of computers.2 In the year 1994, 7897 cases of carpel tunnel syndrome was reported due to repetitive typing.2 More specifically, at an engineering firm, 46% of the employees suffered from neck pain, 38.5% had headaches, 30.8% had shoulder pain, and 30.8% had back pain due to computer use.2

There is a huge imbalance in health care allocation in the United States with 95% of the investments being used to treat diseases, and only 5% being used for prevention3. Taking this into consideration, this video intends to increase public awareness and talks about the various ergonomic techniques that can be used to prevent CRSI.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Seja Majeed OYW

BBC Podcast: Muslim White Female Part 1

After 9/11, many Muslims in the US and Britain experienced an upsurge of suspicion and hostility from people around them. At the same time, paradoxically perhaps, the number of white converts to Islam began to rise. In Britain, their number has doubled in the last ten years -- and nearly two-thirds of the newcomers are women. In this programme, Miriam O'Reilly meets women who have chosen to embrace Islam for very different reasons -- among them Lauren Booth, sister-in-law to Britain's former Prime Minister, Tony Blair; and Myriam Francois Cerrah, a successful child actress who appeared in "Sense and Sensibility" alongside Emma Thompson and gave up her dreams of Hollywood when she found Islam. We hear what drew them to a faith that exposed them to negative reactions after 9/11, and - in the eyes of their non-Muslim sisters -- has forced them to give up much of their personal freedom.

Sultan Muhammad II

Sultan Muhammad II is regarded as a national hero in Turkey

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SALAUDEEN AYYUBI -சலாகுத்தீன் அய்யூபி

• 1138: Born in Tikrit in Iraq as the son of the Kurdish chief Najm ad-Din Ayyub.

• 1152: Starts to work in the service of the Syrian ruler, Nur al-Din.

• 1164: He starts to show his military abilities in three campaigns against the Crusaders who were established in Palestine.

• 1169: Serves as second to the commander in chief of the Syrian army, his uncle Shirkuh.

• 1171: Saladin suppresses the Fatimid rulers of Egypt in 1171, whereupon he unites Egypt with the Abbasid Caliphate.

• 1174: Nur al-Din. dies, and Saladin uses the opportunity to extend his power base, conquering Damascus.

• 1175: The Syrian Assassin leader Rashideddin's men make two attempts on the life of Saladin. The second time, the Assassin came so close that wounds were inflicted upon Saladin.

• 1176: Saladin besieges the fortress of Masyaf, the stronghold of Rashideddin. After some weeks, Saladin suddenly withdraws, and leaves the Assassins in peace for the rest of his life. It is believed that he was exposed to a threat of having his entire family murdered.

• 1183: Conquers the important north-Syrian city of Aleppo.

• 1186: Conquers Mosul in northern Iraq.

• 1187: With his new strength he attacks the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, and after three months of fighting gains control over the city.

• 1189: A third Crusade manages to enlarge the coastal area of Palestine, while Jerusalem remains under Saladin's control.

• 1192: With The Peace of Ramla armistice agreement with King Richard 1 of England, the whole coast was defined as Christian land, while the city of Jerusalem remained under Muslim control.

• 1193 March 4: Dies in Damascus after a short illness.

Maher Zain feat. Irfan Makki - Allahi Allah Kiya Karo

Allahi Allah Kiya Karo - Lyrics:

Allahi Allah kiya karo
Dukh na kisee ko diya karo
Joh duniya ka malik hai
Nam usee ka liya karo
Allahi Allah
(Say always in remembrance Allah O Allah
Do not give anyone sorrow or despair
For He is the sovereign king of the whole world
Take only His name
Allah O Allah)

Just like a sunrise
Can't be denied no
Just like the river
Will find the sea
O Allah, you're here
And You're always near
And I know without a doubt
That You always hear my prayer


So many bright stars
Like diamonds in the sky, Oh
It makes me wonder
How anyone can be blind
To all the signs so clear
Just open your eyes
And I know without a doubt
You will surely see the light
Theri hi dunya

Theri zameen
Yeh kahekashan hai
Thu hai Karim
Sunle dhua
Hum bebas hain
There bina
Roshan kar jahan
(This is your world
This is your earth
This is your sky
You are generous
My Lord, hear my prayer
We are helpless without you
Illuminate the earth)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top 10 Misconceptions About Islam

Islam today is a religion that is highly misunderstood, highly misinterpreted and highly misrepresented, especially by the western media. there are many issues today that dwell in the minds of people who seek to know the real truth about islam, yet the avenues that depict islam give them a very bad impression of this way of life. let us embark on a quest to share the truth of many of these misconceptions that are in the back of the minds of many people from all parts of the globe.

12 favorite foods of the Prophet Rasulullah (P.B.U.H) and their benefits

As Muslims we are wise to include these foods in our diet. Allah has blessed us with many good foods and in the Quran (7:160) it says "Eat of the good foods We have provided for you."

100 Years in 10 Minutes (1911 - 2011 in 10 Minutes)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Last Calligraphers + The Musalman-Preservation of a Dream

The Musalman (Urdu: مسلمان) is the oldest Urdu-language daily newspaper published from Chennai in India. It is an evening paper with four pages, all of which are handwritten by calligraphers, before being mass-produced with a printing press. According to the Wired and The Times of India, The Musalman is possibly the only "handwritten" newspaper in the world.

The newspaper was founded by Janab Syed Azmathullah Sahib in 1927. It was inaugurated by Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, the president of the Madras session of the Indian National Congress. The newspaper's office has been located at the Triplicane High Road in Chennai.