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فاتتنى صلاة

فاتتنى صلاة اسلام جمال عدد الصفحات: 213 عدد الملفات : 1 حجم الملفات : 1.42 ميجا بايت نوع الملفات : PDF

published on 25-02-2020 - 54 views
Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

These shows made me sad, reminding me of all my people have lost due to forced or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our history, our stories, our identity, they have all been diminished." --A study participant According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative "Indian" stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil medicine man" who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of "Indian" Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects.

published on 23-02-2020 - 27 views
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction

In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them:“The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.” Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation.

published on 23-02-2020 - 44 views
Bhagvad Gita:Treatise of Self-help

he Bhagvad Gita, popularly known as Gita, with its twin tracks of spiritual ethos and philosophical outlook, helps man commute to the destination of human excellence on the broad gauge of life. The unsurpassed art of living that the Gita expostulates, paves the way for the 'liberation of man' and that's what makes the Gita, which probably is around for over two millennia now, the treatise of self-help. Nonetheless, all along, its spiritual track has come to acquire primacy what with its protagonists being the religiously inclined men and women for most part. Even Mahatma Gandhi, the most famous and ardent advocate of Gita of our times, was eloquent about the spiritual solace that it afforded him. Needless to say, the innumerable commentaries on the Gita that appear in print or get voiced in discourses invariably come from people with religio-spiritual orientation.

published on 21-02-2020 - 40 views
A Method for Prayer, 1710 edition

Free version of the 1710 edition of the celebrated prayer book 'A Method for Prayer' written by Matthew Henry. This digital version is newly typeset with the poetic formatting of the classics. Religion is so much the business of our lives, and the worship of God so much the business of our religion, that what hath a sincere intention, and probable tendency, to promote and assist the acts of religious worship (I think) cannot be unacceptable to any that heartily wish well to the interests of God’s kingdom among men: For if we have spiritual senses exercised, true devotion, that aspiring flame of pious affections to God, as far as in a judgment of charity we discern it in others (though in different shapes and dresses, which may seem uncouth to one another) cannot but appear beautiful and amiable, and as far as we feel it in our own breasts, cannot but be found very pleasant and comfortable.

published on 21-02-2020 - 46 views
A Method for Prayer, 1710 edition

Free version of the 1710 edition of the celebrated prayer book 'A Method for Prayer' written by Matthew Henry. This digital version is newly typeset with the poetic formatting of the classics. Religion is so much the business of our lives, and the worship of God so much the business of our religion, that what hath a sincere intention, and probable tendency, to promote and assist the acts of religious worship (I think) cannot be unacceptable to any that heartily wish well to the interests of God’s kingdom among men: For if we have spiritual senses exercised, true devotion, that aspiring flame of pious affections to God, as far as in a judgment of charity we discern it in others (though in different shapes and dresses, which may seem uncouth to one another) cannot but appear beautiful and amiable, and as far as we feel it in our own breasts, cannot but be found very pleasant and comfortable.

published on 21-02-2020 - 42 views
Some Unholy Thoughts About Religion

In this book I discuss some aspects of religion from a non-religious point of view. I do not aim to persuade you to give up your religion. If it satisfies you, that's your business and none of mine. I believe that everyone is entitled to make their own decision about religion without being forced or coerced either for or against by other people. That is, it must be their own free decision to adopt or reject religion. Much of what is said about religion is lies, or is based on belief which is questionable, or is a rejection of the truth. I don't believe that any of those is a good basis for accepting religion. A lie is never a good reason for doing anything. A decision, to be or not to be religious, which will affect one's whole life, should be based on the truth not on lies or mis-information. My intention is to give you a different point of view on some religious topics that might make you stop and think. If I can start you thinking about your religion and why you are a believer, then I shall have achieved my aim in compiling this book.

published on 21-02-2020 - 47 views
Footprints in Concrete

Footprints in Concrete is a Christian based South African short story of a young boy and his mother in the apartheid era, who turned to crime due to his circumstances and pain.

published on 21-02-2020 - 36 views
Solitary

Solitary confinement allows for no human contact. Solitary confinement makes it difficult to tell one day from a thousand others Solitary confinement is a prison within a prison. Solitary confinement allows a man to be continually surrounded by misery. Solitary loneliness is a slow, merciless, silent killer. My name is Solitude. My birth name is Richard. I have formed myself a new identity parallel to my surroundings and circumstances. I am surrounded by many, yet I am completely alone. I am lonely and I hate myself for what I have done to myself. My life is a never ending sea of thoughts, wishes, dreams and nightmares. Thoughts that go over and over in my mind, reminding me of why I find myself here, what I have done and what I can never undo.

published on 21-02-2020 - 32 views
Cracks in Invisible Walls

We live in a society where people turn a blind eye to homeless people. The general perception of homeless people is that they are too lazy to work.. The true story is that there is a story behind every story, a crack in every invisible wall of every person whether they are homeless out on the streets, or homeless in their hearts. Cracks in walls are visible and can always be repaired, however with cracks in an invisible wall there is no way of telling how long, how deep and how wide the crack is. The only positive thing about any crack in any wall is that it always allows the light to shine through it. One just needs to take a walk down some quiet alleys, along some railway lines, under some bridges, behind some bushes and to homeless shelters to see how many homeless people there are in a neighbourhood. But when one take tubs of food, second hand clothing or shoes, the homeless seem to creep out of little spaces you would have otherwise not known actually exist. If you look closely you will always find those spaces have cracks in invisible walls.

published on 21-02-2020 - 32 views
Swimming to the Shoreline

Written for Women Prisoners When Jesus carried the cross he also carried two other things. The will of the Father and the weight of the world, if he can carry the weight of the world, won"t he carry you? The 25 lessons in this guide will teach women prisoners about social and life skills and how to deal with their emotions, when their boats are rocked. The book is specifically aimed at, but not limited to, many of whom did not have the privilege of attending school; thus it has been written with simplicity. The lessons are designed to be thought-provoking and to stimulate discussion and debate. Instead of just giving the answers to the participants, they will be encouraged to think for themselves. They are given guidance, but ultimately the choices and decisions they make are up to them.

published on 21-02-2020 - 35 views
From complexity to life: on the emergence of life and meaning

This book brings together an impressive group of leading scholars in the sciences of complexity, and a few workers on the interface of science and religion, to explore the wider implications of complexity studies. It includes an introduction to complexity studies and explores the concept of information in physics and biology and various philosophical and religious perspectives. Chapter authors include Paul Davies, Greg Chaitin, Charles Bennett, Werner Loewenstein, Paul Dembski, Ian Stewart, Stuart Kauffman, Harold Morowitz, Arthur Peacocke, and Niels H. Gregersen.

published on 20-02-2020 - 55 views
A Biblical View of UFOs

The interest in aliens has been increasing for decades. Are they real? Are people really being abducted? What does Bible have to say about them? Please join me as I explore many such issues.

published on 18-02-2020 - 52 views
The Inferno: A Biblical Survey of Plagues

This free booklet begins with a Biblical discussion of the Hebrew and Greek terms for plagues. It then moves on to apply these ideas to an exposition of the book of Numbers, chapter 16. Having done this, modern culture is discussed via the genres of politics, science, and the Christian religion

published on 18-02-2020 - 52 views
Some Unholy Thoughts About Religion

In this book I discuss some aspects of religion from a non-religious point of view. I do not aim to persuade you to give up your religion. If it satisfies you, that's your business and none of mine. I believe that everyone is entitled to make their own decision about religion without being forced or coerced either for or against by other people. That is, it must be their own free decision to adopt or reject religion. Much of what is said about religion is lies, or is based on belief which is questionable, or is a rejection of the truth. I don't believe that any of those is a good basis for accepting religion. A lie is never a good reason for doing anything. A decision, to be or not to be religious, which will affect one's whole life, should be based on the truth not on lies or mis-information.

published on 18-02-2020 - 51 views
Realization Of A Fortnight

This is the story of my personal transformation in reverse. Simply stated I had a vision. I believe like Moses, Abraham and others I was graced with the vision of and communication from God. In believing the truth he told me his name. In that name of truth I do not believe I visited an Angel. This is a difficult story for me to tell. I am both fearful and driven. I know it is God's will to bring this writing to you. I started meditating with a need to solve the conundrums of life, the situation of my current living and a need to find the release of general negativity I did not want to feel. The bottom fell out on my life so I built a better one. Troubles followed me it seemed and internally; I needed a way out of the strife. One day while awake and meditating I was blinded by the light. It is really just that simple. I am not the first person to have an epiphany. I am not the first person to claim to have seen the light. I will surely not be the last.

published on 16-02-2020 - 37 views
Quran in English

This translation of the Quran by Talal Itani is written in contemporary English, making it easier to read for English-speaking Muslim and non-Muslim readers. The structure of sentences has been simplified and the vocabulary used is more in keeping with modern literature. The translator asserts the essence and significance of the messages in this translation are closer to the original Arabic writings. This edition is released under a Creative Commons License. Attribution, NonCommercial, NoDerivs.

published on 16-02-2020 - 35 views
The Hidden Meaning of Truth and Untruth

A lot of people struggle to understand what the truth is, what is right and what is wrong. There is perpetual dilemma to distinguish between right and wrong. According to Dada Bhagwan, the Gnani Purush (the enlightened one), in the worldly life there are three types of truth. One - absolute truth (self) second - relative truth and third - untruth. In this book, Dadashri has discussed the meaning of absolute and relative truth. Absolute truth 'I' can never be destroyed, it is eternal. It belongs to the soul (atma). The realization that you are pure soul (shuddha-atma) is eternal, and ultimate truth. Relative truth is what is determined by the people at large. The relative truth may vary from person to person. The relative truth may help us in our development in the relative world, but for real development absolute truth is necessary. The book presents Pujya Dadashri’s spiritual discourses on absolute and relative truth and the nature of truth.

published on 16-02-2020 - 37 views
Spiritual Warfare

The reason for the harsh realities in every corner of the earth is because Satan (once upon a time a good angel, but now full of evil) is the Prince of this earth. Satan has one goal which is to capture many souls to be destroyed with him in the lake of fire. Satan is an aggressive enemy of mankind who is overseeing the killing of many innocent people including children around the world. Sometimes, Lucifer is causing deadly sickness and disease, famine and economic depression among others. Whatever tribulations that human beings are faced with today cannot be compared to the torment or joy to come, but this book encourages the reader to choose joy and not torment. This book encourages you to choose and walk on the path of light. This book also enlightens the reader on spiritual warfare, how humans are trapped in the warfare and how to effectively overcome in spiritual warfare using the right spiritual weapons. This book concludes that, although, there are battles but the war is whether a person earn eternal life with God (which is victory) or ends in destruction with Satan (which is considered a lost war).

published on 16-02-2020 - 41 views
What Is Islam Religion?

The Arabic word "Muslim" literally means "someone who is in a state of Islam (submission to the will and law of God)". The message of Islam is meant for the entire world, and anyone who accepts this message becomes a Muslim. There are over a billion Muslims worldwide. Muslims represent the majority population in fifty-six countries. Many people are surprised to know that the majority of Muslims are not Arab. Even though most Arabs are Muslims, there are Arabs who are Christians, Jews and atheists. Only 20 percent of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims come from Arab countries. There are significant Muslim populations in India, China, Central Asian Republics, Russia, Europe, and America. If one just takes a look at the various peoples who live in the Muslim World - from Nigeria to Bosnia and from Morocco to Indonesia - it is easy enough to see that Muslims come from all different races, ethnic groups, cultures and nationalities. Islam has always been a universal message for all people. Islam is the second largest religion in the world and will soon be the second largest religion in America. Yet, few people know what Islam is.

published on 16-02-2020 - 50 views
Prison Planet: A Christian Point of View

Prison Planet tackles questions of life by looking at the inception of life. Through a maze of intriguing questions Prison Planet forces you to understand more of the personal meaning of life to you as an individual. The book was originally intended to add a Christian perspective to life events. Through a series of tragedies experienced while writing the book it actually transformed into hope and inspiration. If you had questions about the planet you live on or the future you have this book will surely help complete your journey. With a Christian overtone you will find hope and peace no matter the situation you encounter.

published on 16-02-2020 - 48 views
Noble Use Of Money

In the book "Noble Use of Money", Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan explains that best charity means to offer happiness to others, for "when you give happiness to others, you get happiness in return". Dadashri provides answers to questions such as: "Why is it helpful to donate to charity?" "What are the reasons to make an anonymous donation?" "Of the many charities to donate to, what are the best charities to donate to?" "Is giving to charity part of leading a spiritual life?" "Is giving to charity part of leading a spiritual life?"

published on 16-02-2020 - 55 views
Things to Remember: Reflections on Our True Identity

Through the ages, there have always been those who, when they looked at another, understood they were looking at themselves. Seers and mystics of all religious traditions have seen through the veil of form and recognised the essential oneness of all things. But what would be the implications if we held an awareness of the Divine in everyone all of the time? What if we tried genuinely to live this belief day by day, minute by minute, in the encounters we have with our family, with our friends, at work, and in society at large? This book is an invitation and a challenge to explore these questions. It draws on the author's own experiences as a Quaker and as a student of A Course in Miracles.

published on 16-02-2020 - 49 views
The English Carthusian Martyrs

New for 2020, this book by the authors Fr. Anselm Gribbin and John Paul Kirkham tells the true story and the aftermath of the eighteen English Carthusian Martyrs during the Middle Ages. It also recalls the life of Saint Bruno and features a selection of Carthusian spirituality. The book cover features an original painting by the celebrated artist Jan Kalinski who after reading this story was inspired to paint the striking cover picture depicting the ascent to heaven of the English Carthusian Martyrs. Jan was solely guided by respect for a suffering that we cannot possibly imagine.

published on 16-02-2020 - 54 views
كيمياء الصلاة (ملكوت الوقع)

كيمياء الصلاة (ملكوت الوقع) - أحمد خيري العمري ﺗﺤﺎﻭﻝ ﺃﻥ ﺗﺜﺒﺖ ﺃﻥ ﻣﺎ ﻳﻜﻮﻥ ﻋﻤﺎﺩ ﻟﻠﺪﻳﻦ ، ﻳﻤﻜﻦ ﺃﻥ ﻳﻜﻮﻥ ﻋﻤﺎﺩﺍً ﻟﻠﺸﺨﺺ ﻧﻔﺴﻪ ﻭﻟﻠﻔﺮﺩ ﻭﻟﻠﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ ﻭﻟﻠﺤﻀﺎﺭﺓ ، ﻳﺤﺎﻭﻝ ﺍﻟﻤﺆﻟﻒ ﺃﻥ ﻳﺴﺘﺮﺩ ﺍﻟﻀﻮﺀ ﻣﻦ ﻗﻠﺐ ﺍﻟﻌﺘﻤﺔ ، ﻭﻳﺒﻌﺚ ﺍﻟﺮﺳﺎﻟﺔ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻴﺎﺓ ﻛﻞ ﻣﻨﺎ ، ﻓﻬﺎ ﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﻮﻟﺪ ﻣﻦ ﺟﺪﻳﺪ ﺇﻧﻬﺎ ﺇﺣﺪﻯ ﻣﺤﺎﻭﻻﺕ ﻭﻻﺩﺗﻨﺎ ﻭﺍﻟﺘﻰ ﺗﻌﺘﺒﺮ ﺍﻟﻮﻻﺩﺓ ﺍﻷﻫﻢ ﺍﻟﺘﻰ ﺳﻮﻑ ﺗﺤﺪﺙ ﻓﺮﻗﺎً ﻓﻲ ﺣﻴﺎﺗﻨﺎ ﻭﻣﺠﺘﻤﻌﻨﺎ ﺃﻳﻀﺎً ، ﺇﻧﻨﺎ ﻫﻨﺎ ﻧﺘﺤﺪﺙ ﻋﻦ ” ﺍﻟﺼﻼﺓ ” ﺍﻟﺘﻰ ﻳﻌﺮﻓﻬﺎ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻠﻤﻮﻥ ﻭﻳﻄﺒﻘﻮﻫﺎ ﻣﻨﺬ ﻗﺮﻭﻥ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻴﻮﻡ ، ﺩﻭﻥ ﺃﻯ ﺍﻧﺤﺮﺍﻑ ﺃﻭ ﺗﺤﺮﻳﻒ ﻓﻲ ﺷﻜﻠﻬﺎ ﻭﻟﻔﻈﻬﺎ ، ﺇﻧﻪ ﺍﻗﻼﻉ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺃﻓﻖ ﺃﻋﻠﻰ ، ﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﺘﺤﺪﺙ ﻋﻦ ﺃﻓﻖ ﺟﺪﻳﺪ ﻟﻠﺼﻼﺓ ﻻ ﻳﻠﻐﻲ ﺍﻵﻓﺎﻕ ﺍﻷﺧﺮﻯ ، ﺑﻞ ﻳﺰﻳﺪﻫﺎ ﺳﻄﻮﻋﺎً ﻭﻭﺿﻮﺣﺎً

published on 15-02-2020 - 172 views
رحلتى من الشك الى الايمان

“احتاج الأمر إلى ثلاثين سنة مع الدكتور مصطفى محمود ثلاثين سنة من الغرق في الكتب و آلاف الليالي من الخلوة و التأمل و الحوار مع النفس و إعادة النظر ثم إعادة النظر في إعادة النظر .. ثم تقليب الفكر على كل وجه لأقطع فيه الطرق الشائكة من الله و الإنسان إلى لغز الحياة إلى لغز الموت إلى ما يكتب من كلمات على درب اليقين .” المؤلف : د.مصطفى محمود عدد الصفحات : 71 صفحة حجم الكتاب : 1.6 ميجابايت

published on 15-02-2020 - 122 views
القران محاولة لفهم عصرى

القران محاولة لفهم عصرى الكاتب د.مصطفى محمود لغة الكتاب: العربية عدد المجلدات: 1 مجلد عدد الصفحات: 68 صفحة حجم الكتاب: 497.81 KB نوع ملفات الكتاب: PDF

published on 13-02-2020 - 54 views
717 Quotes & Sayings of Robin Sacredfire

Are you feeling sad, anxious and stressed? Do you feel as tough life has no meaning? This book will help you find inner peace and live a happy life. And this, because this book is filled with powerful truths about life, truths that will inspire you to see through your problems and difficulties with a higher capacity to solve them. Robin Sacredfire has been one of the most popular authors on the internet over the past years and this trend has been rapidly increasing. Millions of people from around the world are helped through his words and insights, and love to share the knowledge with their friends, to help them, uplift them, inspire them. And these fans are from all backgrounds of life, namely, Doctors, Artists, Writers, Singers, Entrepreneurs, Photographers, etc. For them, this author is like a renewing wave of energy in the world, an energy that, wherever it passes, doesn’t leave any rock unmoved.

published on 10-02-2020 - 58 views