Saturday, November 27, 2010


Thanks a lot Sof for this wonderful nasheed !!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

THE PENCIL (Remarkable Story)


A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter.
At one point he asked, 'Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?'
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson,
...'I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.'
Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.
‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!'
'That depends on how you look at things. It has FIVE qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.
'FIRST quality: YOU are capable of GREAT things, but you must never forget that there is a HAND guiding your steps. We call that hand God and He always guides us according to His will.
'SECOND quality: now and then I have to stop writing and use a sharpner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you too must learn to BEAR certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
'THIRD quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that CORRECTING something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to JUSTICE.
'FOURTH quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening INSIDE you.
'Finally, the pencil’s FIFTH quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way you should know that EVERYTHING you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.'

Paulo Coelho •*´

BBC Follow me + BBC Massive Nature

Some DVDs i downloaded & like to share with you:

1- BBC's Follow Me: Very interesting English Courses, for all levels.

Download HERE

2- BBC's BBC Massive Nature: a very interesting documentary about animals & the wild life.

Download HERE

Don't forget (prayers!!!)

That's Not Hijab

It certainly ain't, none of them is !!! Oh girls, pray put the right Hijab on & make it easier for us !!! No grudges !!!

Seasonal Muslims

Are you one? You better not be !!!

Distractions During Salat (Prayer)

Hope we'll all overcome it & win the battle !!! aaamiiin

A Joke !!!

A funny joke I found in a facebook page:
Boy: Hello! Girl: Shut up! Boy: You're beautiful! Girl: Shut up! Boy: I love you! Girl: Shut up! Boy: Marry me! Girl: Really ?! Boy: Shut up!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yokoyama Kumi a Talented Japanese Female Soccer Player !!!

Some women can really play football after all, I dare say even better than we (men) do !!! Life is weird & full of surprises!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Briliant..sit back and enjoy a (laf) ^_^

Absolutely Brilliant

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f".. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.
If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Eid-UlAdha ^_^

Happy Eid Ul-Adha to all muslims & the entire muslim world!!! Don't forget to fast on Monday & to pray for ME & other muslims as well...May all the Hajjis get back home safe & sound...May Allah bestow his blessings & mercy on all of us & our world !!! Eidkum Mubarak ^_^

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Magister Question & my answer !!!

1- The question:

The increasing contemporary globalization has had a dramatic impact on the diversity of languages worldwide. What should be done to prevent the extinction of many endangered minority languages, and preserve the human cultural diversity?

2- My humble answer:

An easy, short-cut definition that may be given to globalization is the widespread idea of making the world a narrow place, wherein a technological, political, economic & cultural exchange is made easier. It may also be regarded as an attempt by powerful organizations, governments or the leading powers of the world to impose certain ideologies, concepts & rules to guarantee a rapid growth of their economies & preserve their own interests.

The impact of globalization on languages and the threat it represents is so clear & obvious that most of the world countries took measures to prevent any further damage or possible extinction of their languages.
No one would argue or impose the fact that English is the language most growing & widely used worldwide. According to a late study almost 75% of the websites in the internet use English in their pages. Another statistic given by the "Organisation Internationale de Documentation" states that 85% out of 7000 articles published everyday are in English.
Furthermore, English is being used as a medium of instruction either in schooling systems of for higher education. In countries like Indonesia & Hong Kong, for instance, English has been adopted to serve as a medium of instruction in schools. Similarly, in Sultan Qubous University - Oman, students should pass an English test required for their admission.
UNESCO, being highly influenced bu Micheal E. Krauss, defines an endangered language as one that will not be used by kids in 100 years. An estimate of 65% out of the 6000 languages used worldwide are under the threat of extinction.
The initial four amendments proved by UNESCO that deal with language rights & human linguistic rights talked about language preservation & the right of individuals to choose & use a language.
Different methods can be used to prevent the extinction of a language or a variety, such as revitalization or what is also known as language revival. It is a process through which a political power or an organization increases the users of a certain language. Language planning could be used here as a tool to promote a given language & widen its use in society by using it as a medium of instruction in schools, or through its integration in other domains (administration, commerce, the army...)
Another way can be through the documentation of the language & its cultural heritage (songs, religious texts, folk stories...) and its partial integration into other languages through the use of some vocabulary items (code-switching).

Last but not least, it is worth to mention that nations in their quest for development seeking a solid position in international commerce to build a strong economy should not abandon or neglect their cultural heritage or put minority languages into a threat. Paving the way for a better future suggests by no means turning our back to our culture & our traditions & customs, after all " a nation with no past, has little hope for a better future".

NB: I hope my humble essay would make it, meet the needs & hit the target.

Here are some more pics:

Magister Quest (26/10/2011) ^_^

A long journey that was! I met a friend of mine with whom I went to S. Belabes for the magister contest. About 700 people attended 'the ceremony' and only 6 will make it. We spent the whole day inside the campus getting ready for the big day. Later on that day, we went out sightseeing downtown & in the afternoon we visited a friend who insisted on having us home for dinner. At dawn we left the city headed to Saida to get some papers, at night we reached Mascara & had to spend the night there at a friend of mine's. Next day we set sail to Mostaganem our last stop where we spent two days & checked the university there for master inscriptions. After Jomoa Prayer we got ready for our journey back home via Oran...

Here are some pics:

99 Beautiful Names of Allah

Zain Bhikha - Sabr & Shukr [Lyrics]

Islamic Calender

Islamic Clock

Idiom of the day

Daily Pictures

Word of the Day


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