Thursday, September 30, 2010

Applying for a Job

How do People Get Jobs?

There are six ways to get a job:
  • Internal promotion
  • Applying for an advertised job
  • Word of mouth
  • Nepotism (a form of word of mouth, with a familial twist)
  • Going through an agency or using head hunters
  • Identifying a company you want to work for, a career you want to pursue or a fantasy job you'd like to have and being pro-active about getting through the door.
They're all valid.

Read more :Job Interview Skills - Going for a Job


If your brother-in-law's second cousin knows the head of HR at a company you are really interested in, go for it!

Equally, if you want to go to employment agencies and try your luck that way, go for it!

Jo Ellen: "I'm a great fan of the sixth way of job hunting. It's one that many people don't think about and it does take courage. When I decided I wanted to move from the US to the UK over 25 years ago, I made a list of all the organisations I thought I might want to work for and wrote to each of them, told them when I'd be in the UK and asked for an interview. Of the 10 letters I sent, I got 5 interviews and one job. It works!"

Keep in mind that some employers scan resumes into databases, which they then search for specific keywords or phrases. The keywords are usually nouns referring to experience, education, personal characteristics, or industry buzz words. Identify keywords by reading the job description and qualifications in the job ad; use these same words in your resume. For example, if the job description includes customer service tasks, use the words "customer service" on your resume. Scanners sometimes misread paper resumes, which could mean some of your keywords don’t get into the database. So, if you know that your resume will be scanned, and you have the option, e-mail an electronic version. If you must submit a paper resume, make it scannable by using a simple font and avoiding underlines, italics, and graphics. It is also a good idea to send a traditionally formatted resume along with your scannable resume, with a note on each marking its purpose.

50 Best Jobs for Your Personality

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Narrated by ‘Abdullah(Radhiallaahu Anhu)We were with the Prophet while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah’s Apostle (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,
“O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”
Islam, unlike other religions is a strong advocate of marriage. There is no place for celibacy like, for example the Roman Catholic priests and nuns. The prophet (pbuh) has said “there is no celibacy in Islam.
Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not equal celibacy with high “taqwa” / “Iman”. The prophet has also said, “Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me”.
Marriage acts as an outlet for sexual needs and regulate it so one does not become a slave to his/ her desires.
It is a social necessity because through marriage, families are established and the family is the fundamental unit of our society. Furthermore, marriage is the only legitimate or halal way to indulge in intimacy between a man and a woman.
Islam takes a middle of the road position to sexual relations , it neither condemns it like certain religions, nor does it allow it freely. Islam urges us to control and regulate our desires, whatever they may be so that we remain dignified and not become like animals.
The purpose of Marriage.
The word “zawj” is used in the Qur’an to mean a pair or a mate. In general it usage refers to marriage. The general purpose of marriage is that the sexes can provide company to one another, love to one another, procreate children and live in peace and tranquility to the commandments of Allah.
* Marriage serves as a means to emotional and sexual gratification and as a means of tension reduction. It is also a form of Ibadah because it is obeying Allah and his messenger – i.e. Marriage is seen as the only possible way for the sexes to unite. One could choose to live in sin, however by choosing marriage one is displaying obedience to Allah.
Marriage is “mithaq” – a solemn covenant (agreement). It is not a matter which can be taken lightly. It should be entered into with total commitment and full knowledge of what it involves. It is not like buying a new dress where you can exchange it if you don’t like it. Your partner should be your choice for life. One should be mature enough to understand the demands of marriage so that the union can be a lasting one. For a marriage to be valid certain conditions must be met.
1) consent of both parties.
2) ” Mahr” a gift from the groom to his bride.
3) Witnesses- 2 male or female.
4) The marriage should be publicized, it should never be kept secret as it leads to suspicion and troubles within the community.
Is Marriage obligatory?

Banking on Islamic Finance

By Zohaib Bin Akbar,
The recent global financial crisis has opened a debate over the loopholes in conventional banking system. Many scholars and finance experts are of the view that Islamic banking is an alternative to the conventional banking system, which is foolproof enough to restrict any other financial crisis in the future.
Although the Islamic banking industry has been operating from the past 30 years in the Middle Eastern countries, yet it has gained popularity and curiosity around the globe after the financial crisis of 2008. The main objective of Islamic finance is to create a society of investors, unlike the conventional banking system, which has made and created the society of borrowers and lenders from the past 800 years.
Islamic banking activities are to promote public interest, prevent malpractices, contribute towards the development of socio-economic justice and create investment society not a debt-ridden society. They focus on the real sector of the economy.
All financing under Islamic banking is asset backed, i.e. every financial activity should have an under lying asset. There is a concept of IWADH in Islam, which is one of the pillars of Islamic banking. It states that every economic activity undertaken should involve certain amount of ‘risk’, there should be ‘hard work’ or ‘effort’ put in it and there should be a ‘liability’ involved.
The three main things, which are not allowed under the purview of Islamic banking, are Al-riba (interest or usuary), gharar (extreme uncertainty), mysir (gambling). Anything in excess for which no effort or hardship has been put in is considered as riba. Thus, Interest is one form of riba and therefore, it is not allowed in Islam. Gharar refers to the extreme uncertainty or it may be referred as what we have today is speculation. Mysir refers to the game of chance. For example, gambling or betting, which is not allowed as it leads to a zero some game. In gambling the future outcome of an event is predicted without proper collection of facts, analysis and interpretation.
Every product that Islamic bank offers is based on contracts like Mudaraba (partnership), Musharaka (joint venture), Murabaha (cost-plus), Ijara (leasing), and some hybrids combining two contracts (Musharaka Mutanaqisa) etc. Islamic bank involves itself in real time trading or investment activities by doing partnership with its customer through the above-mentioned contract of Mudaraba, or may be by the contract of joint venture (Musharaka) and therefore earns profit. The other sources of revenue for the bank are the service charge that they earn for providing facilities of letter of guarantee or letter of credit to its customers, either corporate or individual.
Today, Islamic banks around the world have a bigger non-Muslim customer base than Muslim counterparts. Many conventional banks like HSBC, Citi, Standard Chartered, RBS, etc have started Islamic banking windows.
It regards the public interest above all other motives or objective. Moreover, the creditor and debtor relationship in the conventional banking system have widened the gap between the rich and the poor (i.e., the rich are getting richer and vice-versa), and have become a real cause of many financial crises over the years and around the world.
Many countries around the world have already made necessary regulatory changes to pave way for Islamic banking, Today, Islamic banking is not only in the Muslim world but also in many non-Muslim countries. Malaysia is the hub for Islamic finance in Asia and it is competing very closely with UK to become the hub for Islamic finance in the world. Even countries like France have recently made necessary changes in order to attract Islamic finance investments. Soon Indonesia, which has the largest Muslim population in the world, is going to kick start the Islamic banking in the country.
India, which has the second largest Muslim population in the world, with a sound and strong economic fundamentals and being the second fastest growing economy, should also fasten up the desired regulatory changes and work towards the implementation of Islamic banking in the country.
(The author is MBA in Islamic Banking & Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He can be contacted at
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Surat Al-Fātiĥah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

Surat Al-Fātiĥah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة
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In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
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அனைத்துப்புகழும்,அகிலங்கள் எல்லாவற்றையும் படைத்து வளர்த்துப் பரிபக்குவப்படுத்தும் (நாயனான) அல்லாஹ்வுக்கே ஆகும்.
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[All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds -
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All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
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(அவன்) அளவற்ற அருளாளன், நிகரற்ற அன்புடையோன்.
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The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,
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The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
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(அவனே நியாயத்) தீர்ப்பு நாளின் அதிபதி(யும் ஆவான்).
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Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.
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The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)
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(இறைவா!) உன்னையே நாங்கள் வணங்குகிறோம், உன்னிடமே நாங்கள் உதவியும் தேடுகிறோம்.
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It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
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You (Alone) we worship, and you (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).
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நீ எங்களை நேர் வழியில் நடத்துவாயாக!
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Guide us to the straight path -
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Guide us to the Straight Way
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(அது) நீ எவர்களுக்கு அருள் புரிந்தாயோ அவ்வழி.
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The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.
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The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace , not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).
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(அது) உன் கோபத்துக்கு ஆளானோர் வழியுமல்ல, நெறி தவறியோர் வழியுமல்ல.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

300,000 cigarettes smoked by a pensioner during his lifetime

By manhan2009
Arthur Langran, a pensiner, has smoked almost 300,000 cigarettes during his lifetime and also celebrated 100th birthday. Arthur started to smoke when he was just 20 years old and...

முல்லா நஸ்ருதீன் 100 வயதினை தாண்டி வாழ்ந்து கொண்டிருகிறார் அவரை பாராட்டி பேட்டி கண்டு வரலாம் என்று ஒரு நிருபர் சென்றார். அதற்கு  முல்லா நஸ்ருதீன் சொன்னார், "எனக்கு எந்த கெட்ட பழக்கமும் கிடையாது. மது மங்கை மாமிசம் பக்கம் நெறுங்க .மாட்டேன் மற்றும் நேரத்தில் படுத்து நேரத்தில் எழுந்து விடுவேன்" என்றார் ,இவர்கள் உரையாடிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் பொழுது மாடியிலிருந்து ஒர்  ஓசை வந்து கொடிருக்க நிருபர் "அது என்ன   சப்தமாக உள்ளது" என வினவ அதற்கு முல்லா சொன்னார் "ஒன்றுமில்லை எனது   தந்தை ஒரு குடிகாரர் மற்றும் எல்லா  கெட்ட பழக்கமும் அவருக்கு உண்டு அதுதான் இப்போழுது   குடித்து விட்டு  கத்திக்கொண்டிருகிறார் "என்று சொன்னார்.

இது எப்படி இருக்கு!

நாம்  தெரிந்துகொள்ள வேண்டியது நல்ல பழக்கம் மட்டும் நெடு நாள் வாழ  ஒரு காரணம் அல்ல. மற்ற காரணங்களும்   உண்டு  என்பதுதான்.

சரி பின் வரும் புதிய  செய்தி பாருங்கள் .
இதுவரை 2,92,000 சிகரெட் ஊதித் தள்ளியும் உயிரோடு இருக்கும் இங்கிலாந்தைச் சார்ந்த தாத்தா ஒருவர் தனது 100வது பிறந்த நாளை கொண்டாடியுள்ளார். அதுமட்டும் இல்லாமல் இவர் ஒரு நாளைக்கு ஒருமுறை விஸ்கி குடிக்கும் பழக்கமும் உடையவர் என்பதும் குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது. 

ஆர்தர் லாங்க்ரன் என்ற இவர் (Arthur Langran) இரண்டாம் உலக போரின் போது சிப்பாயாக பணிபுரிந்த போதும் கிரானைட் வெடிவிபத்திலும் ஒருமுறை உயிர் தப்பியுள்ளார்.இரு ஆண்களுக்கு தந்தையான இவர் தனது இருபதாவது வயதில் சிகரெட்டை ஊதி தள்ளும் பழக்கத்தை ஆரம்பித்துள்ளார். தினமும் 10 சிகரெட் ஊதி தள்ளுவது இவரது பழக்கம், மேலும் உறங்குவதற்கு முன் ஒரு 'ரவுண்ட்'  ஸ்காட்ச் விஸ்கியையும் இறக்கி விட்டுதான் படுப்பாராம்.

சிகரெட் தாத்தாவின் சீக்ரெட் "யாரும் செய்ய கூடாது என்று சொல்லும் செயலை செய்வது தான் நான் ”என்று இங்கிலாந்திலுள்ள சன் பத்திரிகைக்கு பேட்டி அளித்துள்ளார்
(செய்தி Source : )

Holy Quran on Embryology! Dr Zakir Naik Part 1/2

Holy Quran on Embryology! Dr Zakir Naik Part 2/2 

The Sperm

Scientific facts :

The sperms are formed in the testicles, which in turn are created, as proved by embryology, from cells underneath the kidneys at the back and then go down to the lower abdomen at the last weeks of pregnancy.  Man’s fluid mainly contains  the following components: the sperms which should be gushing, and motile to cause fertilization and Prostaglandin which causes contractions to the uterus, thus helping the transport of sperms into the place of fertilization. The man's fluid (semen) contains also sugar  necessary for providing energy for the sperms, different fluids for neutralising the acids at the entrance of the uterus and creating a slippery environment for the easy movement of the sperms.

While hundred millions of these sperms (500 m.- 600 m.) enter through the vagina to the uterine cervix, only one sperm is able to fertilize the ovum (Fig. 2); crossing through a long distance to reach the place of fertilization in the Fallopian Uterine Tube which connects the ovary with the uterus.  The distance is full of obstacles that can be compared with the distance man takes to reach the moon!   After direct fertilization, a quick change occurs to the membrane of the ovum preventing the entrance of the rest of the sperms.

The sperm contains 23 chromosomes, of which one chromosome determines the sex of the embryo. The chromosome in the sperm is either (Y) or (X), while the chromosome in the ovum is always (X). When a sperm of the chromosome type (Y) mingles with an ovum of the chromosome (X), the formed zygote will be male (XY), whereas the embryo will be female (XX) if the sperm (X) mingles with an (X) ovum.  So, the sex of the embryo is determined by the sperm (the male), rather than the ovum (the female).

After 5 hours of forming the zygote, which is the primary human cell containing 46 chromosomes, the dominant and recessive genetic characteristics can appear in the parent's sons or grandsons (the stage of genetic programming) .  The zygote is then divided quickly (Fig. 3) without a change in size and move from the Fallopian Tube (connecting the ovary and the uterus) towards the uterus, where it is implanted as seeds are implanted in the soil.

(Fig. 2) Of hundreds of sperms, only one can fertilize the ovum. 
(Fig. 3) The zygote divides within hours of the process of fertilization.
 (a picture taken by the Microscope)
The Uterus is the place where the embryo grows and develops before emerging as a fully created and well formed child.  The uterus is distinguished as a safe place to perform this function for the following reasons:

1-     The location of the uterus in the woman’s pelvis, where it is protected with ligaments and fascia that hold the uterus from the sides and allow its mobility and growth to hundred times its size at full term pregnancy.
2-     Muscles of pelvis and perineum fix the uterus in-situ.
3-     The secretion of Progesterone (pregnancy hormone) helps stabilize the uterus and slows down the uterine contractions.
4-     The embryo in uterus is surrounded with different membranes that produce amniotic fluid which the embryo swims in to protect the embryo from the effect of external traumas .

The process of fertilization and the travel of the zygote to the uterus continue for about 6 days, and the zygote keeps implanting ( known as blastocyst) and growing in the uterus wall for 15 days, when the Alaqa (thick clotted blood) stage begins.

Reflections and comments on related Quranic verses:

Nutfa” in Arabic means “very little water” or “a drop of water”. This coincides with man’s water which contain sperms as part of its components.  The sperm or (spermatozoon) is reproduced from the despised lowly water (nutfa) and looks like a long-tailed fish (this is one of the meanings of Sulalah).  Allah the Almighty says;
( الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الْإِنسَانِ مِن طِينٍ . ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِن سُلَالَةٍ مِّن مَّاء مَّهِينٍ ) (السجدة :7-8)
 “He It is Who created all things in the best way and began the creation of man from clay, and made his progeny from an extract of despised fluid (Sulalah) (32: 7-8) 

The other meaning of  Sulalah is "extract", means the essential or best part of something . By either implication, it means "part of a whole" indicating that the origin of creation is from only part of man's fluid and not all of it (which contains many components as shown above) .  

Clarifying the role of the
nutfa in creation, He the Almighty says;
( فَلْيَنظُرِ الْإِنسَانُ مِمَ خُلِقَ. خُلِقَ مِن مَّاء دَافِقٍ) (الطارق 5-6)
So, let man consider of what he was created . He was created of gushing water (86: 5-6)
and also says;
( خَلَقَ الإِنسَانَ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مُّبِينٌ )  (النحل : 4)
“He has created man from a sperm (fluid-drop) and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer.” (16: 4). 

The Quran tells us also that the essence of man is not the whole semen, but only a small part of it. this is explained in the Quran :
( أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَن يُتْرَكَ سُدًى ، أَلَمْ يَكُ نُطْفَةً مِّن مَّنِيٍّ يُمْنَى ) القيامة 36-37
Does man think that he will be left uncontrolled (without purpose)? Was he not once a fluid-drop of ejected semen?  .   (75:36-37
As we have seen , the Quran informs us that man is made not from the entire semen, but only a small part of it. That the particular emphasis in this statement announces a fact only discovered by modern science is evidence that the statement is divine in origin. The divine statement also reiterates that man’s characteristics are determined and decreed in the nutfa stage, as He says
( قُتِلَ الْإِنسَانُ مَا أَكْفَرَهُ . مِنْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ . مِن نُّطْفَةٍ خَلَقَهُ فَقَدَّرَهُ ) ( عبس17-19)
“Woe to man! What has made him reject (Allah)? From what stuff has He created him? From a nutfa (fluid-drop) He has created him, and then moulds him in due proportions.” (80: 17-19). 

And Allah says :
(إِنَّا خَلَقْنَا الإِنسَانَ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ أَمْشَاجٍ نَبْتَلِيهِ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا ) (الإنسان:2)
“Verily We created man of a fluid-drop (nutfa), mingling (amshaj) , in order to try him: so We gave him (the gifts of) hearing and sight.” (76:2).
The mingled
nutfa in this verse reveals the Quran miraculous nature.  Nutfa, in Arabic, is a single small drop of water, but it was described here as (amshaj) , which means its structure consists of combined mixtures .  This fits with the scientific finding, as the zygote is shaped as a drop, and is simultaneously a mixture of male fluid chromosomes and female ovum chromosomes. 
Has anyone ever thought, before the Quran was revealed, that man’s nutfa, when ejected, is responsible for determining if the embryo will be male or female?  Has this ever occurred to one’s mind?  The Quran says;
( وَأَنَّهُ خَلَقَ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنثَىِ . من نُّطْفَةٍ إِذَا تُمْنَى) ) النجم 45-46 )
“That He created the pairs, male and female, from a fluid-drop sperm as it is emitted.” (53: 45-46), confirming that man’s gender as male or female is determined when the sperm drop is emitted.  Who told the Prophet Mohammed that the sperm (nutfa) with one of its types (Y) or (X) is responsible for determining the sex of the embryo?  This was not discovered except after the invention of microscopes in the past century, when it was possible then to know that the embryo being  a male or female is only determined by the sperm (nutfa), rather than the ovum.  In other words, we were in the beginning of the 20th century and the whole of mankind were not aware that the nutfa decrees if the embryo is male or female.  While the Quran, which was revealed  14 centuries ago, has stated this fact in a very clear manner. 

Here is a remarkable note!  We have mentioned earlier that the sperms are formed in the testicles, which in turn are created, as proved by embryology, from cells underneath the kidneys at the back and then go down to the lower abdomen at the last weeks of pregnancy. This is in confirmation of Allah’s saying :
( وإذ أخذ ربك من بني آدم من ظهورهم ذريتهم ) (الأعراف 172)
“And remember when your Lord brought forth from the children of Adam, from their loins, their seeds…” (7: 172). 
This is a clear indication that the origin of progeny is
at the region of the back where the embryonic testicles are formed.  So, praise be to Allah the Omniscient.

The uterus, as mentioned before, is considered as a place settled (Makeen) and safe for the growth and protection of the embryo, according to reasons mentioned earlier.  We find that Quran mentions and affirms this fact  14 centuries ago, as He Almighty says:
( فَجَعَلْنَاهُ فِي قَرَارٍ مَّكِينٍ . إِلَى قَدَرٍ مَّعْلُومٍ . فَقَدَرْنَا فَنِعْمَ الْقَادِرُونَ ) ( المرسلات :21-23)
”The which (embryo) We placed in a place of settlement, firmly fixed for a period (of gestation), determined. For We do determine, for We are the best to determine (things). (77: 21-23).
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Tales of Mullah Nasrudin - Moral Stories

Most of the stories are of a well-known and much-loved folk hero throughout the world - Mullah Nasruddin.

 He was a simple man, but his intelligence and razor sharp wit made him very popular with the people. His stories are related with humour and each one has a moral, making it a favourite for children. The tales of Mullah Nasruddin are widely told throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. *** Mullah and Alexander: This story tells of Mullah's presence of mind as he outsmarts a very knowledgeable foreigner. * The Greedy Kasim: Mullah teaches his greedy neighbor Kasim, an unforgettable lesson, when he tries to buy Mullah's house. * The Wise Trick: Mullah calms an angry man down with his sharp wit and received rich rewards in return. * Lesson for the Liar: Mullah reminds his friends of their mistakes and teaches them a lesson to stop taking people for granted. * The Beggars Laugh: This is an excellent moral for people who dwell in false pride and prestige. * The Three Friday's: This story makes us wonder at Mullah's sharp intellect. Without preaching he explains the concept of the Quaran and earns the appreciation of everyone around.
Nasruddin and the Woman
A woman is on her balcony, on the 12th floor, when she falls off. As she is falling Father O'Reilly catches her from his balcony on the 9th floor. Grateful for saving her, she says, "oh thank you, you saved my life, I'll do anything for you!"
Father O'Reilly says, "okay then, sleep with me!"
"In your dream you pig!" the woman replies.
"Fine," says Father O'Reilly shrugging his shoulder and he lets go of her.
As the woman is falling again, Rabbi Goldberg catches her from his balcony on the 6th floor. Again, being grateful, she says, "oh thank you, you saved me, I'll do anything that you ask!"
Rabbi Goldberg says, "okay then, sleep with me!"
"You must be joking you ape!" the woman replies.
"Well good bye then," says Rabbi Goldberg and he lets go of her.
Now as she is falling, yet again, she thinks to herself it would have been better if she had slept with either the Rabbi or the Priest. But as luck would have it, she lands in the arms of Mullah Nasruddin who is standing on his balcony on the 3rd floor. She cuts to the point, "thank you handsome, you saved my life, I'll sleep with you!"
"Astaqfirullah!" gasps Mullah Nasruddin and he lets go of her.

It's all about a balance

It's all about a balance
By Zaahira Kidy, Registered Dietitian Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust

Ever felt confused about what food is good for you and what is not? Too many people telling you bananas make you put on weight or that salt gets rid of muscle or even that grapefruit can burn fat! How can we tell what's true and what's not when these messages are being bombarded from every possible angle, leaving us feeling confused and frustrated.

Well hopefully the following key bullet points will help to clear up some of the concerns people might have had but were never given the chance to explore:

A healthy diet is made up primarily of a variety of fruit and vegetables and starchy foods such as rice, pasta and potatoes.

» And no, potatoes are NOT fattening in moderate amounts. Starchy foods provide your body with energy, vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are healthy until fat is added!

›› It is also important to include 2 portions of protein foods a day (fish, eggs, meat, beans and lentils)

›› And 3 portions of dairy foods a day (choose low fat alternatives wherever possible e.g. semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, low fat yoghurt or low fat cheese – this includes paneer which is high fat)

›› Food and drinks high in fat and sugar (Ghee, cakes, biscuits, mithai, fizzy pop) can be eaten in small amounts occasionally but when taken more regularly, can lead to problem with overweight, diabetes and heart disease to name but a few conditions.

Basically that's it! There's no magic pill or wonder formula that can cure our health problems. The only way that we can make a difference is to change ourselves. It starts with just 1 person – you.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Foods for Healthy Hair

We all want strong, shiny and healthy-looking hair, and the condition of the hair can also be a good indication of how healthy the body is from the inside. A key factor for healthy hair is good nutrition. Hair Facts
Hair is 97 % protein. The rest is made up of amino acids, minerals and trace elements.
The hair follicle is at the base of the hair where it meets the scalp, and is fed by a network of blood vessels.
Hair is thickest when you are in your early 20s; after this the number of hairs on the scalp declines as part of the natural aging process.
The average person loses between 100 and 125 hairs every day.
There is greater hair loss in spring and autumn as a natural response to seasonal changes and the amount of daylight. Research has found that people lose more hair in November than any other month.
Healthy hair needs:

hair loss
Hair loss can be caused by many reasons, including hereditary factors, general health and wellbeing, stress, taking certain drugs or medication. Nutrition can play a big role in the cause and treatment of hair loss.
Some conditions that may be the cause of hair loss are:

  • Anaemia- try adding iron-rich foods to your diet, like dark, leafy green vegetables and eggs.
  • Zinc deficiency- this is sometimes characterized by fine and brittle hair and improvements can take several months to become noticeable. Eat foods like seeds, nuts, oysters and fish.
  • stress- eat more vitamin-rich foods, concentrating on Vitamin C and the B-vitamins to boost immunity. Vitamin B5, also known as pantothetic acid is particularly useful for cell growth and boosting hair condition, and Royal jelly or bee pollen is an excellent source.
  • hormones- changes in hormone levels, such as pregnancy and the menopause can temporarily affect hair growth.
How to Improve hair Condition
Environmental factor factors like the weather, central heating and poor nutrition can all cause hair to look dull and lifeless. To improve the condition of your hair:

Dandruff is the when the natural process of skin shedding on the scalp builds up into larger, more noticeable flakes. Scientists largely agree that it is caused by a tiny yeast-type fungus called Pityrosporum-ovale which is naturally present on everyone's scalp. However, various factors can cause this fungus to multiply, leading to the inflammation and scaling associated with dandruff.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Iran tells the world: U.S. did 9/11

america was behind 9/11 - U.N. told
General Assembly - 23 September 2010
President of Iran told United Nations that United States govenrment carried out attacks on New York and Washington inorder to save Israel. He said there needs to be an impartial probe into the attacks.
Iranian leader also said that most Americans agress with him; they do not believe their own government's version of 9/11 events.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said majority of world leaders share his view, that some people in Bush administration were involved in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Its takes balls to go to New York and accuse U.S. of 9/11.
President Ahmadinejad had courage to stand near Ground Zero and says that this hole was done by "Great Satan".
Iran says U.S. did 9/11 to make lots of money from oil in muslim lands. However, it is now obvious that American plan has not worked. Muslims kicked American arse.
President Ahmadinejad asked United Nations to launch an investigation in 9/11 attacks. He said the world needs an independent investigation.
But U.S. Government will not allow proper inquiry into 9/11.
Iran believes that any independent investigation into 9/11 will reveal that U.S. and Israel were behind it.
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Self criticism


Think of, and look at, your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it you are lost.

 Samuel Butler

He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.

William Hazlitt
“One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.”

 Charles Horton Cooley quotes

“The most vigilant self-criticism of course is necessary, but the time comes when the artist must tell himself he is good or he will go under”

 Gerald Moor quotes 

If you are trying to stop being self-critical about your performance, work, or behavior, take an objective view of things.


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