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Instagram's Envy Effect

Instagram's Envy Effect
I keep having the same conversation over and over. It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or like this: “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.” Yikes. I’m not anti-technology or anti-Internet, certainly, but I do think it’s important for us to remind ourselves from time to time that watching other peoples’ post-worthy moments on Facebook is always going to yield a prettier version of life than the one you’re living right now. When you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, the majority of your friends probably aren’t doing anything any more special. My life looks better on the Internet than it does in real life. Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. I’m a writer.

Timeline Photos Reading the Red-Flags Getting to know someone for marriage can be a nerve-racking and an exciting experience all at the same time. Through conversations, a couple seeks to learn about each other and determine compatibly for a lifetime together. However, many couples get so emotionally attached in the early stages of the relationship that they cannot see or choose to deny red flags that arise. Being self-reflective and in tune with your feelings is important in identifying potential problems in a relationship. Communication before marriage is vital because it is the only way one can connect with a potential spouse and understand his or her viewpoints. On the other hand you may feel like thoughts and feelings are shared and heard, but your potential spouse does not share his or her own views and feelings. The way a couple communicates and resolves conflicts are important aspects to consider before marriage.

30 Soal Jawab Melayu Sepakat Islam Berdaulat MSIB - Ust Abdullah Zaik, Presiden ISMA ataupun bangsa Melayu di rantau ini, khususnya di Malaysia. Oleh kerana orangMelayu pada dasar sejarahnya telah bercampur darahnya dengan Islam, rohnya denganroh Islam dan telah menjadi sebahagian daripada umat Islam dan tidak ada sesiapa punboleh menafikannya, walaupun apa yang berlaku sepanjang sejarah penjajahan dansebagainya. Agenda-agenda asing cuba untuk menghakis jati diri keperibadian Islamini daripada orang Melayu sehingga mereka tidak mempunyai agenda dan pegangan.Bagaimanapun kita masih menganggap bahawa segala muqawimat Soalan 2 (Pengerusi Majlis) Tapi ustaz, bila kita menyebut Melayu, kerap kali masyarakat mengaitkannya dengan istilah ketuanan Melayu, hak istimewa orang Melayu. Pertama sekali saya hendak sebut di sini tentang istilah ketuanan Melayu itusendiri.

The Fiqh of Facebook Islam and the Internet Series: Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IV By Sohaib Saeed Online pursuits are consuming an increasing amount of time of young people, and no less the Muslims. Those among the 500 million global users of Facebook (FB) know how it functions as a platform for many of these activities (such as news, entertainment, correspondence, campaigning, da`wah), going far beyond its description of a social networking site. As an avid Facebook user of a few years, I have tasted its fruits but also experienced the sickness of excess and felt the danger of getting lost among the trees. If I dwell here on the potential and actual problems with Muslims’ use of Facebook, that is not to de-emphasize the great things that can be done with it. A Question of Time If time is life, then Facebook is many people’s favorite weapon of suicide. What are the signs of excess? Public and Private 1. 2.

Facebook: The Hidden Danger Islam and the Internet Series: Intro | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IV We live in an iWorld. Surrounded by iPhones, iPads, MYspace, YOUtube, the focus is clear: Me, my, I. But advertisers aren’t the only ones who appeal to our ego. The Facebook phenomenon is an interesting one. The ego is the part of us that loves power. More importantly, it creates a false sense of self-importance, where every insignificant move I make is of international importance. As it turns out, this result is diametrically opposed to the Reality of existence. This preoccupation and rivalry to acquire more, is mentioned in the Quran. “The mutual rivalry for piling up (of worldly things) has preoccupied you.”(102:1) Whether that rivalry is in piling up wealth, or friends and ‘likes’ on Facebook, the result is the same: We have become preoccupied by it. The human currency of praise is Monopoly money. But the more I fear the people, the more I become enslaved.

The First Ten Days of Zul-Hijjah - Islamic Da‘wah Academy By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah Significance of the First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah 1. Allah has taken oath of ten nights in Soorah Al-Fajr. According to the majority of the commentators of Qur'ãn, the nights are those of the (first) ten days of Zul Hijjah. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Virtues of the Day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah) 1. 2. 3. Night of 'Eedul Adh'hã The nights of both 'Eed are described in the Hadeeth as amongst the great and sacred nights in the Muslim calendar. 1. 2. Virtues of Qurbãni Rasoolullah sallalahu alayhi wasallam said, "There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbãni than the sacrificing of animals. Takbirãt of Tashreeq The Takbirãt of Tashreeq are: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Lã ilãha illallãhu wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Walil lahil hamd. "Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. Mas'alah: Women should not say it loudly but softly. Mas'alah: Takbeer should be recited immediately after concluding the fardh prayer.

And You Thought You Were Ready?! Baby Steps to Becoming a Master Parent By Wadud Hassan [An experienced educational management professional, Br. Wadud lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and twin daughters. A father cannot give a better gift to his son than a good education. After being married for 10 years and then a hospital stay of close to 138 days, we were blessed with two beautiful baby girls. My wife and I have both been involved in the field of education working as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in several local and international private and public schools and colleges. Becoming a parent was an amazing experience, and after waiting for 10 years and being in the profession of educating children, we thought we were ready! God does not change the condition of people until they change what is in themselves. 1. Become a student of knowledge—A learned man has more power over Satan than a devout worshipper. 2. Establish a timetable—Time management is the biggest challenge for us parents. 3. 4. Our Lord!

Top Ten Islamic Lectures of All Time (Videos) By:Junaid ibn Amjad I have composed what I believe to be the Ten Best Islamic Video Lectures published across the net up till now. I've restricted the list to filmed lectures and those that have been addressed in the English language*. I ask that both Arabic and Urdu speakers forgive me, as I am a well-developed coconut. Undoubtedly, many of you will disagree with some of my selections and ordering. Finally, I remind everyone not to take this list seriously. Top 10 10. 09. 08. 07. 06. 05. 04. 03. 02. 01. RUNNER-UPS (in no particular order): “The Coca Cola Muslim Generation” by Brother Abdur Raheem Green “The Journey of Worship” by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi “Perished Nations” by Shaykh Muḥammad Alshareef “Making Sense of Our Past” by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf “Pray Before You Are Prayed Upon” by Brother Abdur Raheem Green “Heroes of Islam” by Shaykh Zahir Mahmood “Self-Image Psychology” by Shaykh Yassir Fazaga “Empire of Deceit” by Dr. “Oneness of God” by Dr. “Ghuraba (Strangers)” by Khalid Yasin

Articles and Essays Prepared by Muhammad AlShareef, Reprinted from 1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good.When was the last time us men went shopping for designer pajamas? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. In conclusion: Never forget to make Dua to Allah - azza wa jall - to make your marriage successful. Articles Oh Mama, Saya Mahu Kahwin | Majalah Niaga Barangsiapa yang mampu berkahwin tetapi tidak berkahwin, maka dia bukan dari golongan-ku (Hadis direkodkan oleh Imam Thabrani dan Imam Baihaqi). Perkahwinan itu adalah fitrah yang normal sebagai seorang manusia. Mahu menyayangi dan disayangi. Mahu mempunyai zuriat. Mahukan hubungan kelamin dan seterusnya. Nabi Muhammad saw sendiri adalah orang bisnes pada zaman sebelum menjadi Rasul dan berkahwin dengan jutawan pada zamannya, Sayyidatina Khadijah seterusnya terus berjaya mendapat gelaran al-Amin (pangkat seperti Dato / Tan Sri / Tun) oleh masyarakat Mekah ketika itu. Hadis lain juga ada menyebut faktor harta menjadi sebab sesuatu perkahwinan. Ulama menyebut 4 perkara di atas sebagai faktor sekufu atau secara mudahnya sama taraf. 5 Perkara Sekufu Dari Sudut Harta Berikut adalah 5 perkara mengenai sekufu dari sudut harta yang kita perlu lakukan dalam proses perkahwinan seterusnya dapat mengelakkan beban hutang perkahwinan selepas menjadi raja sehari. #1 – Minda Financial Freedom

The Day I Became The White Bull Based on a khutbah by imām Omar Suleiman. By Ammar M Ali. Once upon a time, three bulls lived in a forest: one white, one brown, and one black. They were brothers and lived together in harmony. In that forest also lived a tiger that had his eye on the bulls. But every time he attempted to attack one of them, the others came to his aid, and together they drove the tiger away. The tiger decided that he needed to improve his strategy. “You need not do anything,” said the tiger. The next day, they heard the black bull calling desperately for help. Then one day, the tiger came to the white bull when he was alone and said, “Are you happy with the advice I gave you? “Nothing at all. The next day, the white bull heard the dying screams of the brown bull and closed his ears as he went back to his grazing. The white bull lived by himself for a few days, grazing where he wanted and drinking from the clean streams of the forest. “I do not die today. My Reflections and a Call to Action Rasoolullah Āmīn.

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