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Last Chance

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    Last Chance got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Learning Farsi   
    Easypersian.com has hundreds of free lessons.
    Also theres a brilliant book called Colloquial Persian which can be found on Amazon.
    Listening to Farsi lectures/TV serials etc also helps.
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    Last Chance reacted to notme in Admission age for toddlers in school   
    Agree with above ^
    Additionally, education for young children should necessarily be less structured and more fun. Young children learn best through play. 
    If you visit a school and see rows of desks and strict teachers, this is not suitable for the development of toddlers, don't enroll your child there. 
  3. My Prayers
    Last Chance got a reaction from Moalfas in Parenting a Newborn   
    I was wondering if anybody had any good recommendations for books/lectures/resources regarding parenting, but for newborns in particular. Many of the books I have come across cover parenting for slightly older children or toddlers but I have struggled to find much for the beginning stages for first time parents. The resources can be from Muslims or non-Muslims, although I would prefer an Islamic theme. Any other tips or advice are most welcome too.
    Thank you.
  4. My Prayers
    Last Chance got a reaction from Hameedeh in Parenting a Newborn   
    I was wondering if anybody had any good recommendations for books/lectures/resources regarding parenting, but for newborns in particular. Many of the books I have come across cover parenting for slightly older children or toddlers but I have struggled to find much for the beginning stages for first time parents. The resources can be from Muslims or non-Muslims, although I would prefer an Islamic theme. Any other tips or advice are most welcome too.
    Thank you.
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    Last Chance got a reaction from Trumpet in Custodian of my soul   
    My master, my saviour, O' custodian of my soul,
    I write these words for you in hope of becoming whole,
    For what is my purpose if from you I'm apart?
    How do I live on if you don't dwell in my heart?
    A fish without water or a bird without wings,
    Without you I am worse off than all of these things,
    So tonight when destinies are tied and futures aligned,
    When each fate is written and missions assigned,
    I come to you begging with only one wish,
    My heart full of guilt but my eyes in anguish...
     
    I ask for a promise though I have no right,
    But the flame of my hope shines so blindingly bright,
    I ask that my soul remains always for you,
    That I remain in your service whatever I do,
    That you are my guardian and no other king,
    No other person no matter what luring they bring,
    Though I am not worthy, I know only one truth,
    That I want to give you my end and my youth,
    You are my beginning and you are my end,
    This soul that I've shattered only your hands can mend.
     
    Will you deny me on a night of such hope?
    Would you forget me when I've held onto your rope?
    No...how would you, when you've shown me such mercy?
    When you've fed me the drink of your love when I'm thirsty,
    You've responded to words still unescaped from my heart,
    Granted the prayers that I've had yet to impart,
    You've saved me from disasters to me unbeknown,
    You shoulder my sorrows though I've left you alone,
    No other such mercy exists in this world,
    For it is attained from just one household,
    Lanterns that guide and arks of salvation,
    A household of honour and saintly prostration...
     
    So I ask by your honour and by that of the other eleven,
    By the majesty of the kings of the youths of His heaven,
    By the modesty and grace of the treasure of Haidar,
    And the might of the lion who lifted the gate of Khaybar,
    And by the beauty of him for whom words I can't find,
    The praised one whose brilliance could turn my eyes blind...
    Accept me, my servitude and make me your own,
    Allow me to repay a fraction of the mercy you've shown,
    Let my eyes not shed tears except for your pain,
    And if I lose everything, let your love remain,
    If ever I'm deserted then stretch out your hand,
    Be my place of belonging if I belong to no land,
    If I lose all guidance and and in darkness I wander,
    To my calls of help always be the responder,
    Be my shelter if my home is taken away,
    The stars of the night sky and the sun in the day...
     
    May my health and my wealth and my life be for you,
    Take all that I have, I'll start afresh and anew,
    For in this world and the next, I have only one goal,
    That you are forever the custodian of my soul.
     
     
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    Last Chance got a reaction from ireallywannaknow in Art/calligraphy   
    InshaAllah I will be posting art pieces and calligraphy that I have tried to create, here. I would appreciate constructive feedback
     
    Here are a few pieces:
     




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    Last Chance reacted to Haji 2003 in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    Yes.
    Labour.
  8. Completely Agree
    Last Chance got a reaction from Zellali in Learning Farsi   
    Easypersian.com has hundreds of free lessons.
    Also theres a brilliant book called Colloquial Persian which can be found on Amazon.
    Listening to Farsi lectures/TV serials etc also helps.
  9. Like
    Last Chance got a reaction from MehrBanoo in Learning Farsi   
    Easypersian.com has hundreds of free lessons.
    Also theres a brilliant book called Colloquial Persian which can be found on Amazon.
    Listening to Farsi lectures/TV serials etc also helps.
  10. Completely Agree
    Last Chance got a reaction from Kaya in Learning Farsi   
    Easypersian.com has hundreds of free lessons.
    Also theres a brilliant book called Colloquial Persian which can be found on Amazon.
    Listening to Farsi lectures/TV serials etc also helps.
  11. Like
    Last Chance got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Learning Farsi   
    Easypersian.com has hundreds of free lessons.
    Also theres a brilliant book called Colloquial Persian which can be found on Amazon.
    Listening to Farsi lectures/TV serials etc also helps.
  12. Completely Agree
    Last Chance got a reaction from Hameedeh in Learning Farsi   
    Easypersian.com has hundreds of free lessons.
    Also theres a brilliant book called Colloquial Persian which can be found on Amazon.
    Listening to Farsi lectures/TV serials etc also helps.
  13. Like
    Last Chance got a reaction from Golden-crowned in Farsi book recommendations   
    I was wondering if anyone could please recommend some simple Farsi books for someone at beginner/intermediate level (I have completed books 1-4 from the Jami'atul Mustafa series). I am happy to read any type of book- fiction/non-fiction, novels, etc to get more practice and experience- ideally books that can be ordered or accessed online.
     
    Thank you.
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    Last Chance got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Farsi book recommendations   
    I was wondering if anyone could please recommend some simple Farsi books for someone at beginner/intermediate level (I have completed books 1-4 from the Jami'atul Mustafa series). I am happy to read any type of book- fiction/non-fiction, novels, etc to get more practice and experience- ideally books that can be ordered or accessed online.
     
    Thank you.
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    Last Chance got a reaction from ali_fatheroforphans in Farsi book recommendations   
    I was wondering if anyone could please recommend some simple Farsi books for someone at beginner/intermediate level (I have completed books 1-4 from the Jami'atul Mustafa series). I am happy to read any type of book- fiction/non-fiction, novels, etc to get more practice and experience- ideally books that can be ordered or accessed online.
     
    Thank you.
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    Last Chance got a reaction from shadow_of_light in Ali ey homaye rahmat   
    خیلی ممنون @shadow_of_light
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    Last Chance got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Ali ey homaye rahmat   
    I would be extremely grateful if someone could find me a translation for this beautiful poem: https://ganjoor.net/shahriar/gozidegh/sh2/
     
    Thank you
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    Last Chance got a reaction from Hameedeh in Ali ey homaye rahmat   
    خیلی ممنون @shadow_of_light
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    Last Chance got a reaction from Hameedeh in Ali ey homaye rahmat   
    I would be extremely grateful if someone could find me a translation for this beautiful poem: https://ganjoor.net/shahriar/gozidegh/sh2/
     
    Thank you
  20. Completely Agree
    Last Chance reacted to Islandsandmirrors in Reporting father   
    Why are some people victim-blaming? 
    This person is in clear danger and must be kept away. She’s endured so much, more than anyone would ever understand, and here some of you think you know all the answers. I hate to break it to you, but unless you’re a doctor, or a counselor, or an activist, none of you are in any position to tell her to go back home or to not take medication (if they are necessary, which I don’t think they are in this case.). Women’s shelters exist for a reason, and here is a perfectly good reason to leave. 
    People like the OP’s family should have never been mothers, fathers, and should have learned a few things about being good people. They both should be ashamed of themselves. This is not culture, this is an individual problem, a major problem of perpetuating abuse, and victim-blaming. 
    OP: Never doubt for a second that you did the right thing. Continue to keep in touch with authorities and from counselors, advisers from the women’s shelter. Get a restraining order in case your father hunts you down. A man like that deserves to be put in jail. He’s a danger to his family, himself, and to the greater society. 
    And don’t care about the guilt-trips and manipulate tactics from your mother. She chose her life, she chose her side. She chose your father. She has failed to nurture and to protect you from harm. From now, just block out whatever she says and don’t take her threats seriously. You need to keep yourself safe. You need to heal. Heal and re-build your life, by Allah’s help. Allah has provided you with the resources you need to get through this. Stay strong. 
  21. Disagree
    Last Chance reacted to Laayla in Reporting father   
    Bismehe Ta3ala,
    Assalam Alikum Sister
    I don't know what type of people you are surrounding yourself with, but please don't accept medication from anyone.
    It doesn't hurt to talk to your grandmother and explain to her what you are going through.  You shouldn't be afraid of her.
    She is only listening to the side of your parents.  If you have any type of relationship with her, you could have her on your side and she can explain to your parents to be gentle towards you.
    But there is more to the story that you are not sharing.  We only have based on the information you are giving us.
    Something is wrong, when a person your age has done a bold move like this, and then when you say "the whole famly has a similiar thinking" well sister that is a lot of people, it's you-one person vs  X amount of people who are saying something else.
    Looks like you are going to have to learn the hard way.
    God help you during this difficult time.
    M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  22. Like
    Last Chance reacted to habib e najjaar in Custodian of my soul   
    SubhanAllah, walhamdulillah. Beautiful sister. I have missed reading your work
    taqabbalAllah minna wa minkum.
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    Last Chance reacted to AMR5 in Custodian of my soul   
    MashAllah you have talent. 
    You know you could host a blog on ShiaChat and post all of your poems there!!  
    Keep up.. 
  24. Like
    Last Chance got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Custodian of my soul   
    My master, my saviour, O' custodian of my soul,
    I write these words for you in hope of becoming whole,
    For what is my purpose if from you I'm apart?
    How do I live on if you don't dwell in my heart?
    A fish without water or a bird without wings,
    Without you I am worse off than all of these things,
    So tonight when destinies are tied and futures aligned,
    When each fate is written and missions assigned,
    I come to you begging with only one wish,
    My heart full of guilt but my eyes in anguish...
     
    I ask for a promise though I have no right,
    But the flame of my hope shines so blindingly bright,
    I ask that my soul remains always for you,
    That I remain in your service whatever I do,
    That you are my guardian and no other king,
    No other person no matter what luring they bring,
    Though I am not worthy, I know only one truth,
    That I want to give you my end and my youth,
    You are my beginning and you are my end,
    This soul that I've shattered only your hands can mend.
     
    Will you deny me on a night of such hope?
    Would you forget me when I've held onto your rope?
    No...how would you, when you've shown me such mercy?
    When you've fed me the drink of your love when I'm thirsty,
    You've responded to words still unescaped from my heart,
    Granted the prayers that I've had yet to impart,
    You've saved me from disasters to me unbeknown,
    You shoulder my sorrows though I've left you alone,
    No other such mercy exists in this world,
    For it is attained from just one household,
    Lanterns that guide and arks of salvation,
    A household of honour and saintly prostration...
     
    So I ask by your honour and by that of the other eleven,
    By the majesty of the kings of the youths of His heaven,
    By the modesty and grace of the treasure of Haidar,
    And the might of the lion who lifted the gate of Khaybar,
    And by the beauty of him for whom words I can't find,
    The praised one whose brilliance could turn my eyes blind...
    Accept me, my servitude and make me your own,
    Allow me to repay a fraction of the mercy you've shown,
    Let my eyes not shed tears except for your pain,
    And if I lose everything, let your love remain,
    If ever I'm deserted then stretch out your hand,
    Be my place of belonging if I belong to no land,
    If I lose all guidance and and in darkness I wander,
    To my calls of help always be the responder,
    Be my shelter if my home is taken away,
    The stars of the night sky and the sun in the day...
     
    May my health and my wealth and my life be for you,
    Take all that I have, I'll start afresh and anew,
    For in this world and the next, I have only one goal,
    That you are forever the custodian of my soul.
     
     
  25. Like
    Last Chance got a reaction from AMR5 in Custodian of my soul   
    My master, my saviour, O' custodian of my soul,
    I write these words for you in hope of becoming whole,
    For what is my purpose if from you I'm apart?
    How do I live on if you don't dwell in my heart?
    A fish without water or a bird without wings,
    Without you I am worse off than all of these things,
    So tonight when destinies are tied and futures aligned,
    When each fate is written and missions assigned,
    I come to you begging with only one wish,
    My heart full of guilt but my eyes in anguish...
     
    I ask for a promise though I have no right,
    But the flame of my hope shines so blindingly bright,
    I ask that my soul remains always for you,
    That I remain in your service whatever I do,
    That you are my guardian and no other king,
    No other person no matter what luring they bring,
    Though I am not worthy, I know only one truth,
    That I want to give you my end and my youth,
    You are my beginning and you are my end,
    This soul that I've shattered only your hands can mend.
     
    Will you deny me on a night of such hope?
    Would you forget me when I've held onto your rope?
    No...how would you, when you've shown me such mercy?
    When you've fed me the drink of your love when I'm thirsty,
    You've responded to words still unescaped from my heart,
    Granted the prayers that I've had yet to impart,
    You've saved me from disasters to me unbeknown,
    You shoulder my sorrows though I've left you alone,
    No other such mercy exists in this world,
    For it is attained from just one household,
    Lanterns that guide and arks of salvation,
    A household of honour and saintly prostration...
     
    So I ask by your honour and by that of the other eleven,
    By the majesty of the kings of the youths of His heaven,
    By the modesty and grace of the treasure of Haidar,
    And the might of the lion who lifted the gate of Khaybar,
    And by the beauty of him for whom words I can't find,
    The praised one whose brilliance could turn my eyes blind...
    Accept me, my servitude and make me your own,
    Allow me to repay a fraction of the mercy you've shown,
    Let my eyes not shed tears except for your pain,
    And if I lose everything, let your love remain,
    If ever I'm deserted then stretch out your hand,
    Be my place of belonging if I belong to no land,
    If I lose all guidance and and in darkness I wander,
    To my calls of help always be the responder,
    Be my shelter if my home is taken away,
    The stars of the night sky and the sun in the day...
     
    May my health and my wealth and my life be for you,
    Take all that I have, I'll start afresh and anew,
    For in this world and the next, I have only one goal,
    That you are forever the custodian of my soul.
     
     
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