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5 hours ago, Diaz said:

This is all because of the society we live in, all haram things is normalized. We can’t even watch tv like before, almost all series even arab tv series and cartoon are sexualized. They are trying to destroy us and sadly no one can do anything about it.

The pop culture in all of Muslim global south is basically this. The popular culture in the West after 80s with Arabic/Urdu/Farsi subtitles. Same stinking, rancid mix of soft- p*rn, late- capitalist absurdism and consumerism. 

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A few years ago I stood in front of the grave of Abu Talib (uncle of the Prophet) at Mualla Cemetery in Mekka. A religious guard standing told me: ‘Move along.’ I said: ‘Why?’

He replied: ‘Because he’s kafir!’

I paused, then asked him to pray with me & said:

‘I pray that Allah puts me with him on day of Judgement, & puts you on other side of him.’

He said: ‘Ameen!’

That made my day!

#Abutalib

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1 hour ago, Haji 2003 said:

Mashallah, they know who is mumin and who is kafir. Yazid (la) was literally an adulterer yet they keep on saying (رضي الله عنه)

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58 minutes ago, Diaz said:

Mashallah, they know who is mumin and who is kafir. Yazid (la) was literally an adulterer yet they keep on saying (رضي الله عنه)

They trash the parents of the prophet and imam ali, they ask Allah to show mercy on yazeed and his likes. What do you expect from such people? They are the sons of bani umaya. 

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This Ramadan, be careful about where you buy your dates from. 

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 729, and the packaging is dubious about/ doesn't indicate where the product is from, it is very likely that they are being packaged and marketed by the harbi kuffar from the occupation. The firstly 3 digits of the GS1 company prefix denote the country where the manufacturer's business is based. 

Sourcing Palestinian dates is difficult due to the blockade by the harbi kuffar. But I will make it a point to look for Iranian/Iraqi/Yemeni dates this season. 

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On 2/3/2024 at 1:51 PM, Meedy said:

@Ashvazdanghe congratulations brother on Iran beating Japan in AFC. Inshallah Iran wins :)

If they continue with Shirk type behaviour, i can only pray they lose. We should be just even against our ownselves. 

 

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"Sometimes , the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more, sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded"

Wayne B. - Commentary on the infiltration of the Ghulat in modern day Shi'sm

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I asked Chat GPT-4 about why we can feel so unmotivated after consuming too much content, especially short-form videos:

  1. Dopamine and Reward Pathways: YouTube videos, especially those tailored to your interests, can trigger the release of dopamine in the brain, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward. The brain's reward system, particularly the mesolimbic pathway, is activated when you watch engaging content, leading to feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. However, this dopamine release is transient and can lead to a sort of "reward satiation." Over time, as you continue watching, the brain's response to dopamine can diminish, requiring more stimulation to achieve the same level of reward, a phenomenon akin to tolerance.

  2. Attention and Cognitive Overload: Watching YouTube videos, particularly a variety of short, stimulating content, can lead to cognitive overload. This is because processing this information requires significant cognitive resources, particularly from the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in decision-making, attention, and impulse control. Continuous shifting of attention from one video to another without giving the brain adequate time to rest can lead to mental fatigue, reducing your ability to concentrate and subsequently affecting your motivation for other tasks.

  3. Disruption of Goal-Directed Behavior: Engaging with YouTube content can also disrupt goal-directed behavior. The immediate gratification obtained from video content can overshadow the delayed gratification associated with long-term goals, such as studying or completing assignments. This shift from long-term to immediate rewards can alter motivation, making it harder to engage in less immediately rewarding activities.

  4. Alteration in the Sleep Cycle: Excessive screen time, especially before bed, can interfere with sleep quality and patterns due to the blue light emitted by screens, which inhibits melatonin production. Poor sleep can significantly affect cognitive function, mood, and overall motivation, contributing to a feeling of lethargy and decreased drive to engage in productive activities.

  5. Psychological Effects: On a psychological level, watching YouTube videos can lead to comparisons with others or create a sense of missing out, which can affect self-esteem and motivation. Furthermore, the passive nature of video consumption does not engage the brain's creative and problem-solving processes as actively as other activities might, leading to a decrease in perceived self-efficacy and motivation.

Understanding this, it's clear that while YouTube and similar platforms can offer educational and entertaining content, their overuse can have tangible effects on your brain's reward system, cognitive resources, sleep patterns, and psychological state, ultimately impacting your motivation and ability to engage in more demanding tasks. Moderation, mindful consumption, and taking regular breaks to engage in physical activity or other forms of active learning can help mitigate these effects and maintain a healthy balance between digital media consumption and productivity.

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5 minutes ago, AbdusSibtayn said:

Two venerable favourites, and a lot of life- lessons in a single collage. 

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This is kind of friendship I want :cryhappy:

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One of the teachers at the elementary school where I work is organizing clubs for Friday afternoons, and asked if I could sponsor one. I told her I can do engineering, or maybe gardening, and both would need supplies. She said I would be able to choose my students, but I'd rather they self select. If I have to choose, I'd prefer mostly girls, disabled, and minority students for engineering, and no preference of students for gardening. I'd be working with about a dozen 10-year-olds for an hour a week, during what is usually my planning time - but since I'm an instructional assistant, I don't have to plan lessons, so usually I read during that time if my team doesn't have any meetings. It's easy to spare the time for meetings, but I'd have to set aside time to plan the club activities.

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Woman's viral post on cholangiocarcinoma - Why this cancer is difficult to treat - India Today

 

"Daniella Thackray, an HR professional from Leeds, had her family post an update that she wrote in advance of her death due to cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer.

Cholangiocarcinoma is when abnormal cells in the bile ducts - which are small tubes that connect the liver and gallbladder to the small bowel - start to divide and grow in an uncontrolled way, eventually forming a mass of cells that can invade and destroy healthy body tissue.

In Ms Thackray's post, which has gained nearly 40,000 likes since it was posted last week, she wrote about how she "loved my life" despite getting "this horrid cruel disease".

"If you're reading this then it means I have died from my battle with cancer and my family are posting my final message on my behalf," the message started

"Firstly, I just want to say that not all cancers are caused by lifestyle choices, in some cases it's genetics or unfortunately it just happens," it continued.

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Brothers and sisters, this might be a pivotal moment.

George Galloway is currently in the running to win a current election as member of parliament in Rochdale, United Kingdom.

They are counting and he has announced he has won - but we need to wait for results.

If so, he will be in Parliament AGAIN after many years and will be able to berate and raise his voice in support of the Palestinians and directly at the Prime Minister and others.

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Been thinking about this recently. When ISIS (Lanat) gained traction in the Syria war, supposedly more than a 1000 UK born citizens left to join them. Anyone from the UK will remember the famous Bethnal Three who were pretty much still in school at the time. However, with the Palestine crisis you don't hear much about Muslims from the West leaving to fight. 

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4 hours ago, hamz786 said:

Been thinking about this recently. When ISIS (Lanat) gained traction in the Syria war, supposedly more than a 1000 UK born citizens left to join them. Anyone from the UK will remember the famous Bethnal Three who were pretty much still in school at the time. However, with the Palestine crisis you don't hear much about Muslims from the West leaving to fight. 

I do not advocate any UK Citizen to go abroad and fight at all. 

This is a purely theoretical reply to a theoretical question - and my view is, there is no physical way into Gaza. Israel has it fully under blockade. Even doctors going for humanitarian reasons need Israeli approval.

Do i advocate going in for humanitarian reasons, approved by the UN etc? Absolutely.

 

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