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Optimism in Times of Adversity: How The Prophet Did It

by Shaykh Abdullah Waheed A man passed by al-Miqdaad ibn al-Aswad , one of the most distinguished Companions of the Prophet . The man said, “How lucky your two eyes that witnessed the Prophet ”. Ibn al-Aswad profoundly responded by saying, Why should anyone wish to witness a scene that Allah did not wish him to see? He does not know what it would have been like if he had witnessed it or which party he would have been among if he went back in time. By Allah! Allah’s Prophet saw people who were t...
Tags: Messenger, England, Religion, Syria, Islam, New Zealand, Burma, Mali, North America, Yemen, Detroit, Prophet, Muslims, Ali, Flint, Ibrahim


Massanutten: The Ultimate Mountain Adventure

Located on 6,000 acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Massanutten Resort offers outdoor enthusiasts a nearly-endless supply of activities year-round. Here are just a few of our favorites: It’s Always Summer at the Massanutten Indoor WaterPark Open year-round, Massanutten’s climate-controlled, Indoor WaterPark entertainment complex features 8 water slides, an adventure river, hot tubs, and water play structure with countless interactive elements and a 528-gallon dumping ...
Tags: Sport, Earth, Cycling, Burma, Shenandoah Valley, Sponsored Content, Summer Jam, Massanutten Bike Park, Massanutten Resort, Massanutten, Massanutten Bike Park The Shenandoah Valley, Luckily Massanutten, Virginia Massanutten Resort, Labor Day Massanutten, Rockingham Racer, Chill Grill Hours


7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for Burma’s British colonial holidaymakers dating […] The post 7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Thailand, Accommodation, Burma, Myanmar, Resorts, Regions, Andaman Sea, Mergui Archipelago


Dosabhoy Framji Karaka

Karaka, Dosabhoy Framji [Dosoo] (1911–1974), journalist and writer, was born on 14 April 1911 in Bombay, British India, into a middle-class Parsi family, the eldest of three children of Framji Jehangir Karaka, imperial customs official, and his wife, Homai (d. 1952). He grew up in a house on Malabar Hill called The Cloisters, in a fashionable quarter of Bombay. His great-grandfather, Dosabhai Framji Karaka, was the author of the History of the Parsis published in Britain by Macmillan in 1884. Af...
Tags: Japan, Congress, Life, China, Germany, India, Britain, Oxford, Burma, Macmillan, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Kashmir, Bombay, Punjab, KARACHI


How to Pack For A Trek: The Ultimate Hiking Packing List

How should I pack for a hike? What should I pack for a multi-day trek? What is too much? And what is too little? How am I going to carry it all? Which hiking gear and essentials should I buy in advance and which can I buy on the ground? That's where this Ultimate Hiking Packing List comes in to answer all of those questions — and much more — to prepare you for your next adventure. After receiving numerous emails, queries and comments asking about hiking gear and how to pack for hikes and mu...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Featured, US, Travel Gear, Thailand, Santiago, Chile, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Patagonia, Peru, Dslr, Mount Everest, Inle Lake, Camino De Santiago


He Died a Thousand Times — and Lived: Adoniram Judson (1788–1850)

The story of Adoniram Judson’s losses is almost overwhelming. Just when you think the last one was the worst, and he could endure no more, another comes. In fact, it would be overwhelming if we could not see it all from God’s long historical view. The seed that died a thousand times has given life in Myanmar (formerly Burma) to an extraordinary movement to Christ. When Adoniram Judson entered Burma in July 1813, it was a hostile and utterly unreached place. William Carey had told Judson in ...
Tags: France, China, India, Africa, Religion, America, Britain, Burma, Myanmar, Catholic, John, States, ANN, Sarah, Rangoon, New England


Twitter CEO reveals secret to running two companies: daily meditation and eating just one meal a day

Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey has revealed he takes daily ice baths and eats only one meal a day in an in-depth interview about his extreme fitness routine. Appearing on a fitness podcast, the billionaire said the "biggest impact" on his mental health has been meditation but said he also does weekend-long fasts to give him the focus and energy to run two companies.  The 42-year-old has been meditating for 20 years and spends an hour each morning and evening on the spiritual practice,...
Tags: Twitter, News, Burma, Square, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Reuters, Pyin Oo Lwin, Ben Greenfield, Dhamma Mahimã


Endings: name the novels

Famous opening sentences or paragraphs we have seen before. But what of endings of famous(or at least best selling) books: 1: On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn’t do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again. _________________ 2: My foot touched something on the grass beside the road, and I picked up the green hat. Sir Maurice said hoarsely: “Chose the only way to make it look like an accident to t...
Tags: Books, Egypt, General Discussions, Burma, Dad, Michael, Robert, Timothy, Henry, Tom, HILARY, Stratton, Maurice, OMNIA, Petrie, Matadi


John McCain's beloved dog Burma dies in 'tragic accident,' Cindy McCain says

Burma, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, was a birthday present to John McCain years ago and was "absolutely and truly devoted to him," his daughter wrote.            [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: News, Burma, John Mccain, Arizona Republic, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Cindy McCain


8 Best Places to Stay in Kanchanaburi

The otherwise unassuming Thai town of Kanchanaburi is famous for being the site of the real River Kwai Bridge. Built by the Japanese Army after using Thailand as a foothold for invading Burma in the Second World War, it became the starting point for the brutal ‘Death Railway’ – the railway tracks laid down by
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Thailand, Burma, Kanchanaburi, Japanese Army, River Kwai Bridge Built


‘Pennyworth’ Trailer: Batman’s Butler Gets His Own Origin Story

If you’ve ever watched a Batman movie or TV show, or read a Batman comic, and thought, “I wish they’d tell me about Alfred when he was a handsome young man!”, then you’re in luck. The EPIX series Pennyworth goes back to the swingin’ ’60s to tell the origin story of Bruce Wayne’s famous butler/surrogate father. Watch the Pennyworth trailer below. Pennyworth Trailer  Gotham is coming to an end, but if you want more Batman-related TV shows without Batman himself, you might want to check ou...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, London, Television, Movies, Gotham, Burma, Michael Caine, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Jack, Sas, Alfred, Wayne, Bruce, Epix


A journey through Myanmar – a destination like no other on earth

A beautiful and culturally rich country but one still shrouded in mystery due to its political regime, here our guest blogger Paula Carvalho from While You Stay Home reveals why she completely fell for the extraordinary South East Asian country once known as Burma… There are not many places now you can call truly unique...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Burma, Myanmar, Paula Carvalho


Nicolas Cage Joins the Cast of Sci fi-Action Film Jiu Jitsu

Nicolas Cage joins the cast of sci fi-action film Jiu Jitsu Nicolas Cage will be starring in the upcoming adaptation of the comic book Jiu Jitsu , as reported by Variety. The film is being co-written by the source material’s authors Tim McGrath and Dimitri Logothetis, the latter of whom is also directing and producing. Cage will be sharing the screen with Alain Moussi—star of Kickboxer: Vengeance , Kickboxer: Retaliation  and Kickboxer: Armageddon . Logothetis is also credited with direc...
Tags: Comics, Hollywood, Movies, Burma, Nicolas Cage, Mandy, Jiu Jitsu, Dimitri Logothetis, Alain Moussi, Logothetis, Panos Cosmatos, Comic Book Adaptation, Cast of Sci fi Action Film Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu Nicolas Cage, Tim McGrath, Logothetis ``` Jiu Jitsu


How boring was life in the British Empire?

Boredom is a pervasive problem. Teenagers suffer from it. Workers are afflicted by it. Psychologists research it. Academic conferences are devoted to it. There is even evidence that you can die of it. And while there are those who claim that boredom can foster creativity, many people would rather give themselves an electric shock than be bored.The word itself was not used until the mid-nineteenth century (in Charles Dickens’ Bleak House). The feeling, however, saw increased expression beginning ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Australia, Navy, India, US, Toronto, History, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Britain, Winston Churchill, Northern Ireland, New South Wales, Army, Burma


Beautiful Burma

We get asked a lot, “What is your favorite place you’ve traveled?” My standard answer for the past 10 years has always been Turkey, and a shout out for my love Paris.  If I had a dollar for every time I said that, I would be headed back to the Istanbul all-expenses paid.  That all changed last year. Luci and I went to Burma.  Burma changed my favorite place answer and more importantly, it changed me. Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, is located in between India and Thailand....
Tags: Travel, Asia, General, India, US, Turkey, Thailand, Paris, Burma, Myanmar, Tripadvisor, Istanbul, Angkor, Yangon, Mandalay, Buddhist


Who is the Queen and Prince Philip's close friend, Countess Mountbatten of Burma?

The Queen brought some spring cheer to a chilly Sunday morning as she attended a church...
Tags: Burma, Philip, Countess Mountbatten


Facebook hires dozens of lobbyists and policy experts ahead of a challenging 2019

Facebook is hiring a host of new lobbyists, policy experts and spin doctors as it prepares for a regulatory onslaught from governments around the world. Following its appointment of Sir Nick Clegg as its head of global affairs, the social network is advertising more than 50 jobs related to public policy, from counter-terrorism specialists in Washington DC to “crisis communications” staff in Mexico City. Their duties will include shaping public opinion, providing “input” into “regulation policy” ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Congress, Mexico, India, US, Eu, Nick Clegg, Washington Dc, Burma, Brazil, Muslim, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Vietnam


10 books to check out from Jordan Peterson's 'Great Books' list

Peterson's Great Books list features classics by Orwell, Jung, Huxley, and Dostoevsky. Categories include literature, neuroscience, religion, and systems analysis. Having recently left Patreon for "freedom of speech" reasons, Peterson is taking direct donations through Paypal (and Bitcoin).We like to know what informed thinkers we respect, to better understand what shaped their worldview. On his website, Jordan Peterson offers his Great Books list, granting insight into the turning of his own mi...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Books, England, Russia, Religion, America, Neuroscience, Paypal, World, George Orwell, Paris, Innovation, Burma, Consciousness, Literature


10 incredible books from Jordan Peterson's 'Great Books' list

Peterson's Great Books list features classics by Orwell, Jung, Huxley, and Dostoevsky. Categories include literature, neuroscience, religion, and systems analysis. Having recently left Patreon for "freedom of speech" reasons, Peterson is taking direct donations through Paypal (and Bitcoin).We like to know what informed thinkers we respect, to better understand what shaped their worldview. On his website, Jordan Peterson offers his Great Books list, granting insight into the turning of his own mi...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Books, England, Russia, Religion, America, Neuroscience, Paypal, World, George Orwell, Paris, Innovation, Burma, Consciousness, Literature


A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

Thousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serv...
Tags: News, Burma, Saddam Hussein, Basra, Mohammed Adnan, Jassim Hussain Sabour


The ultimate escape in Burma

This new year we can’t think of anywhere we would rather escape to than the mysterious and magical land of Myanmar, with its serene atmosphere and wealth of experiences on offer: from floating high above the temple plains of Bagan in a hot air balloon for the most striking of views over this iconic landscape, […] The post The ultimate escape in Burma appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Burma, Myanmar, Regions, Bagan


The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi


Action Mason, A E W: The Sapphire (1933); v1

Set in Burma and Britain, a sort of "green eye of the little yellow god" plot, with appearances by Inspector Hanaud no less. An unlucky Burmese sapphire leaves a trail of trouble. Attached Files The Sapphire - A E W Mason.epub (357.6 KB)
Tags: Books, Britain, ePub Books, Burma, Mason, Hanaud


Why not all uncivilized people are barbarians

We often imagine that civilization was formed when people agreed to from societies together and then attracted others out of the wildreness to join them. Some historians and anthropologists argue that a huge part of Asia is filled with people who did the opposite. If true, the idea could flip our understanding of how states and civilizations form on its head. If you can remember back to high school civics or history, you'll probably recall the standard story explaining why people decided to form...
Tags: Asia, Government, China, Russia, India, Society, History, Afghanistan, Innovation, Kyrgyzstan, Anthropology, Refugees, Burma, Vietnam, Latin America, Scott


Trekking Around the World: 13 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 13 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others daylong — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, India, Georgia, Colombia, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Ethiopia, Peru, Myanmar, South America, John Muir


Offbeat Trekking Around the World: 13 Treks You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 13 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others daylong — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, India, Georgia, Colombia, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Ethiopia, Peru, Myanmar, South America, John Muir


Alan Clements Uncensored ‘Spiritually Incorrect Relationship Incorrect The Great Reckoning’

In a night of spiritual-political satire and activist entertainment, Alan Clements ignites conscience by celebrating freedom of expression and the power of the human heart. A former director of Amnesty International called Clements “one of the most compelling voices of our times.” Critics have described Alan’s spoken word performances as “existentially cathartic,” “enthralling and hallucinogenic”, “a brilliant deconstruction of spiritual and cultural propaganda that addresses head-on the insanit...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, America, Culture, Burma, Amnesty International, Jesus, Brian, Alan, Don, Buddhist, Byron Bay, Clements, Jonson, Buddhist Review