Blogs

What to look for in a laptop

Laptop on grass

Laptop on grass
Laptop on grass

DISLCAIMER: Subject to interpretation, individual use and budget

My checklist to buying a Laptop. 

  1. CPU (i5 or i7 for best performance)
  2. RAM (8GB, nothing lower IMO)
  3. Display Resolution (1920x1080)
  4. Size (14 - 16 inches)
  5. Keyboard (Spaced out, with a number pad. Backlit if you're feeling ambitious)

 

Feel free to add, remove, outsmart or make a suggestion. 

PS. Admin, please add a cool picture. Thanks.

I saw the moon and it was spectacular

Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan

Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan
Crescent moon on 2nd night of Ramadan

I saw the crescent moon the other day and it was pretty impressive.

The only issue is that I did not look for it before the month of ramadan started (and how many of us look for the new crescent at the start of the other months of the lunar calendar?)

It is an important sunnah that is often neglegted.

This year though the Royal Observatory stepped up with helping the ummah carry out the this important sunnah. For facebook members, the can be seen here.

Great Return march Massacre(s) at the Gaza Fence

Waving the Palestinian Flag

Waving the Palestinian Flag
Waving the Palestinian Flag

It's almost like Israel is ashamed that its place as the most vile regime in the middle east has been challenged by Assad of Syria and Saudi Arabia.

Today was the 70th anniversary of the destitution of many Palestinian people and in Gaza they took part in an unarmed protest. They were met with bullets and massacre.

This has happened the past few weeks and shows that the Israeli regime is no different to Assad - they are just faced with less people capable of even protesting peacefully.

Part fifteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Rich Landowner

Part fifteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Rich Landowner

Most of the three Abrahamic religions talk about the coming of the Messiah, or his return,

But in one of Jesus’s stories he brings another point of view. On our death, we meet our maker and have to answer personally for our faults.

Two things spring to mind a] are we ready for this coming, date, time and place unknown. And b] in certainty we shall all die [when who knows] are you ready for this fact?

The Parable of the Rich Landowner Luke chapter 12 verses 13 to 21

Firefox and web privacy

The Four Horsemen of the Internet

Web Browsers
The Four Horsemen of the Internet

We all know that we are being tracked on the internet when we are browsing, but we are unable to do much about it.

Many advertisers will use tracking cookies to create "fingerprints" of users in order to create advertising profiles. There may be others using the same methods to track users for more malevolent reasons.

One ironic side of preventing such "fingerprints" is that deleting them also leaves a trail - just like a black hole is observed by its effects on other things, a user may potentially also be tracked by the lack of certain types of fingerprints and different users are able to eliminate different finger prints, each user is once against trackable by their unique combination of fingerprint and lack of fingerprint.

Part fourteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Bags of Gold, sometimes called the Parable of the Talents.

Part fourteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. The Parable of the Bags of Gold, sometimes called the Parable of the Talents.

Was Jesus a supporter of capitalism?  These parables have been used many times to prove that he was, but were they right. Judge for your self.

Matthew chapter 25 verses 14 to 29

The Parable of the Bags of Gold, or Talents [a]

Part Thirteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. Do Not Judge.

Part Thirteen, Jesus’s teaching continues. Do Not Judge.

One of the ways Jesus taught was to use parables [stories] what is interesting is how most are still relevant 2000 years later?

Matthew chapter 7 verses 1 to 6

Do Not Judge

1] “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Luke chapter 6 verse 37 and 38

Can you prove that God Exists? (A Response)

The Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way Galaxy
The Milky Way Galaxy

This post is in response to an earlier post by another member who recalled visiting Speakers corner in Hyde Park, London and coming across a situation where a couple of speakers got challenged on the existence of God.

That debate was shut down by populist rhetorical devices which speakers will often use to close debate when they are not knowledgeable or confident in debating a topic.

I will not suggest that I am knowledgeable enough or have the eloquence to do the topic justice, but there were a couple of topics I wanted to reply on.

Can you Prove that God exists?

Can you Prove that God exists?

I remember having a trip to Sodom [sorry London] I paid my usual visit to Hyde Park. It was a nice day and I had taken the opportunity to buy a Gregg’s meal deal [very good value, but I am not sure if it is Halal or Haram?]

After lunch I took a walk to the Speakers Corner, it is well worth a visit to listen to people expressing their personal opinions. Maybe join in, for more info check out the link below.

http://www.speakerscornertrust.org/guidance/guidance-notes/conducting-ev...

Tips on Getting Affordable Ramadan Umrah Packages

Umrah is one of the pilgrimages that Muslims perform by visiting the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The major pilgrimage and one of the five pillars of Islam is Hajj, which is accomplished in Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month in the Islamic calendar. When compared to it, Umrah is called the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage'. Umrah can be performed at any time of the year by Muslims who are physically and financially capable for making the journey. Unlike Hajj, which is an obligation for all Muslims, Umrah is not compulsory. However, it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and carries immense spiritual rewards for the pilgrim who performs it.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs