Tuesday, March 27, 2012

secrets

.As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

I'm stealing this beautiful post from here
someone posted on facebook and after I readed I have no more but to share it, hope you like it as much as I did.
Abu Hurayrah: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Guard your affairs by concealing your secrets, for indeed every blessing has one who will envy it.’ [Majma' al-Tabarani]

‘Amr ibn al-’Aas said, ‘I’m surprised at a man who flees from the Qadr (Decree) when it is only going to befall him, and a man who sees the dust in his brother’s eye while he is oblivious to the chunk that is in his. And I am amazed at a man who removes grudges and malice from others but leaves it within himself. I have never regretted anything and then blamed myself for regretting it, and I have never shared my secrets with someone and then criticized him for spreading it – how can I criticize him when it has become too much for him to conceal?’

Al-Basami recited,

تبيح بسرك ضيقا به *** وتبغي لسرك من يكتم
You disclose your secret when it becomes too great,
Yet you wish to share it with one who shall conceal it.

وكتمانك السر ممن تخاف *** ومن لا تخافنه أحزم
Concealing your secret from one whom you fear,
As well as one whom you do not fear, is more resolute.

إذا ذاع سرك من مخبر *** فأنت وإن لمته ألوم
If your secret is leaked out by one whom you informed,
Then even if you blame him, you are more blameworthy.

‘Abdul-’Aziz Sulayman said,

إذا ضاق صدر المرء عن بعض سره *** فألقاه في صدري فصدري أضيق
If a person’s chest constricts due to some of his secrets
And he casts it at me, then my chest constricts more so

ومن لامني في أن أضيع سره *** وضيعه قبلي فذو السر أخرق
And whoever blames me for revealing his secret
Then he is a fool for revealing it before me!

Hammad ibn Ishaq narrated from al-Mada’ini that he said, ‘The most patient of people is the one who does not disclose his secret to his friend out of fear that something will take place between them and he in turn spreads it.’

Ibn Ishaq al-Wasiti said,

إذا المرء لم يحفظ سريرة نفسه *** وكان لسرالأخ غير كتوم
If a person does not guard his inner secrets,
And he does not safeguard his brother’s secrets,

فبعدا له من ذي أخ ومودة *** وليس على ود له بمقيم
Then how far-fetched that he will ever have a loyal brother
And love for him is something that will never last

Abu Hatim: Whoever protects himself by guarding his secrets will be able to contemplate over it fully. He will triumph with what he wishes for and also be safe from blame and harm. And even if he does not triumph or keep good ground, his resolve will allow him to place his secret in a vessel whereby he’s able to conceal it from everyone. So if his affairs tighten upon him and overwhelm him, he releases it to an advisor of his, for secrets are trusts and disclosing them is betrayal (to the one who shared it with you). The heart is only a vessel but from among vessels are that which become constricted when something is placed in them, and from them are those that are wide enough to hold what is placed in them.

Al-Muntasir ibn Bilal al-Ansari said,

سأكتمه سري وأكتم سره *** ولايغرني أني عليه كريم
I will surely make sure he guards my secret and I shall guard his
I will not be fooled by the fact that I am a noble one

حليم فيفشي أو جهول يذيعه *** وما الناس إلا جاهل وحليم
Or that he may be a forbearing one such that he’s made to spread it,
Or an ignorant one such that he betrays it
And people are not except ignorant or forbearing…

Ibn al-’Arabi [2] said, ‘It used to be said that the wise one is he who remains cautious of his friend.’

Abu Hatim: Always telling people one’s secrets will lead to incapacity and injury. If a person hides something from his rivals, it doesn’t necessitate him to tell his friends; and for the people of wisdom, what they have experienced and came to learn is sufficient for them as a lesson. Whoever is trusted with something (secret), let him conceal it and not expose it or spread it, for secrets are only named secrets because they are not spread.

Al-A’mash said (as if amazed), ‘The chest of one of them (people) feels constricted by his secret so he reveals it to someone and then he says, ‘Conceal it for me!’

Al-Husayn ibn ‘Abdillah:

لا يكتم السر إلا من له شرف *** والسر عند كرام الناس كتوم
None can keep a secret except a dignified one
For secrets are ever hidden by the people of nobility

السر عندي في البيت له غلق *** ضلت مفاتيحه والباب مختوم
And secrets with me are kept in a house, locked up
Whose keys are lost and its door is forever sealed

Abu Hatim said, ‘Success is in having resolve, and resolve is in having a strong and correct opinion and such an opinion can only be attained by fortifying one’s secrets. Whoever conceals his secrets, goodness will be in his hands and whoever tells people all his secrets will become lowly to them and they will spread it. Whoever cannot keep secrets will soon come to regret and whoever falls into regret will become short of intellect and whoever remains upon such a state will return to ignorance (jahl).

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[1] Also reported in Hilyat al-Awliya. Hadith declared Hasan by Ibn Hibban

[2] Abu ‘Abdillah Muhammad ibn Ziyad al-Ahwal al-Kufi, known as Ibn al-’Arabi: He was hafidh al-riwayaat (used to memorise Hadith) and was knowledgeable in the Arabic Language.

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One Drug to Shrink All Tumors - ScienceNOW


by Sarah C. P. Williams

A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a "do not eat" signal normally displayed on tumor cells, coaxes the immune system to destroy the cancer cells.




A decade ago, biologist Irving Weissman of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, discovered that leukemia cells produce higher levels of a protein called CD47 than do healthy cells. CD47, he and other scientists found, is also displayed on healthy blood cells; it's a marker that blocks the immune system from destroying them as they circulate. Cancers take advantage of this flag to trick the immune system into ignoring them. In the past few years, Weissman's lab showed that blocking CD47 with an antibody cured some cases of lymphomas and leukemias in mice by stimulating the immune system to recognize the cancer cells as invaders. Now, he and colleagues have shown that the CD47-blocking antibody may have a far wider impact than just blood cancers.

"What we've shown is that CD47 isn't just important on leukemias and lymphomas," says Weissman. "It's on every single human primary tumor that we tested." Moreover, Weissman's lab found that cancer cells always had higher levels of CD47 than did healthy cells. How much CD47 a tumor made could predict the survival odds of a patient.

To determine whether blocking CD47 was beneficial, the scientists exposed tumor cells to macrophages, a type of immune cell, and anti-CD47 molecules in petri dishes. Without the drug, the macrophages ignored the cancerous cells. But when the CD47 was present, the macrophages engulfed and destroyed cancer cells from all tumor types.

Next, the team transplanted human tumors into the feet of mice, where tumors can be easily monitored. When they treated the rodents with anti-CD47, the tumors shrank and did not spread to the rest of the body. In mice given human bladder cancer tumors, for example, 10 of 10 untreated mice had cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Only one of 10 mice treated with anti-CD47 had a lymph node with signs of cancer. Moreover, the implanted tumor often got smaller after treatment -- colon cancers transplanted into the mice shrank to less than one-third of their original size, on average. And in five mice with breast cancer tumors, anti-CD47 eliminated all signs of the cancer cells, and the animals remained cancer-free 4 months after the treatment stopped.

"We showed that even after the tumor has taken hold, the antibody can either cure the tumor or slow its growth and prevent metastasis," says Weissman.

Although macrophages also attacked blood cells expressing CD47 when mice were given the antibody, the researchers found that the decrease in blood cells was short-lived; the animals turned up production of new blood cells to replace those they lost from the treatment, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cancer researcher Tyler Jacks of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge says that although the new study is promising, more research is needed to see whether the results hold true in humans. "The microenvironment of a real tumor is quite a bit more complicated than the microenvironment of a transplanted tumor," he notes, "and it's possible that a real tumor has additional immune suppressing effects."

Another important question, Jacks says, is how CD47 antibodies would complement existing treatments. "In what ways might they work together and in what ways might they be antagonistic?" Using anti-CD47 in addition to chemotherapy, for example, could be counterproductive if the stress from chemotherapy causes normal cells to produce more CD47 than usual.

Weissman's team has received a $20 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to move the findings from mouse studies to human safety tests. "We have enough data already," says Weissman, "that I can say I'm confident that this will move to phase I human trials."

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Egypt: a ban on Internet Pornography

The power that social media has brought to Egypt is indescribable,people is now available to make "business" from home (like I do)a situation that with no doubt comes to help with the economy of many families, FaceBook is the most used to sell And buy from an scarf to a home,although it was created to be in touch with family and friends it has become the best way to sell online in a country where there is no paypal system,and where only an small percent of the population owns a credit card,FaceBook has also become the best way to advertise products,services and companies.Not to mention that thanks to social media the Egyptian Revolution could be possible.

The sad side of all this access to social media is to see photos of fathers with their children "Liking" Porno pages which in more of the cases they are not even girls who manage this pages, they are men behind all this using and stiling pictures from girls that don't even know that their pictures had been stolen and used for this pornography pages.

Pornography in Egypt is growing in an uncontrollable way, in this week a couple was arrested for using FaceBook to exchange of wives (arabic), the gay community is trying to make what they call " assert their rights " . Egypt has a huge number of foreigners living on the country and some times this people doesn't realise that Egypt is a MUSLIM country with it's VALUES (something that in other cultures don't even know the meaning of the word) and traditions, they come here and they expect to live like they do on their countries by doing all the wrong and unmoral actions, all this "freedom" has led to young Egyptians to wrongdoing.

with no doubt we as parents are the responsible for our children, most of the Egyptian parents don't even know what a computer is neither how the Internet access can be dangerous to our children,communication between parents and children doesn't exist, guys are all day with their friends, girls with their friends and all connected to Internet where they post pictures without think that someone can stole their photos and photoshop a pornographic picture with their faces, dancers and prostitutes use this media to have customers and with time they can have "new girls" you know how friendship works on facebook.

Egypt is currently listed on Reporters without Borders latest report as being ‘under surveillance’ as a potential enemy of the Internet. Now the government is preparing a ban on Internet pornography

While, more often than not, Internet censorship in the Middle East is usually part of totalitarian governments attempts to stop anti-regime protesters from communicating freely, an Egyptian Member of Parliament has set his sights on a whole other aspect of the World Wide Web, Egyptian daily Al Ahram Online reported earlier this week.

Dr. Younis Makhioun, a member of the conservative Al Nour Party, which managed to walk away with 25% of the parliamentary seats, has requested a ban on all pornographic sites in Egypt. Yep, forget about soaring crime rates or the daily harassment women face walking down the streets of Cairo. Porn is public enemy number one according to this MP.

In an interview, he said it was his responsibility to ensure that laws and regulations in Egypt adhere to the moral and religious fabric of the country’s society, adding that pornographic sites have taken Egypt’s youth down an immoral path and has had a negative effect on families, leading to divorce and rape.

He added that Egyptian youth, rather than find themselves concerned with issues that are important to the country, are apparently more concerned with surfing porn, despite the fact that Egypt’s Internet penetration rates are just over 26%. And he, of course, didn’t let us in on how he came to any of these conclusions.

The request was made during a parliamentary session, and was also posted on the political party’s official Facebook page. The post has since received over 4,170 likes, over 1,600 shares and over 700 comments, most of which were positive, including a request to extend the ban to TV channels as well.

Not all comments however were positive, both on the Facebook post and on Twitter. While supporters of Al Nour Party welcomed the call for the ban, the MP’s request was also met with a fair share of criticism and derision, mainly questioning the timing.

Some said that there were more pressing issues that Egypt needs to address before turning an eye on what appears to be a pretty popular past time in the country. Others worried that the ban would only lead to further restrictions, extending far beyond just pornographic sites.

The reaction on Twitter took on a far more humorous nature, under the hashtag, #EgyptPornBan, with most Twitter users simply making fun of the request, suggesting a download marathon, just in case the ban does take effect.

In Tunisia, on the other hand, a court threw out a request to ban porn in the country. Tunisia’s court of cassation threw out the ruling, which will be appealed.

Plaintiff Monaem Turki compared the need for a ban on pornographic sites in Tunisia to the ban on Hitler apologist sites in France, saying, ”Likewise, in Tunisia, there should also be prohibitions and pornographic sites are not tolerable.”

Looking at the top 100 sites in Egypt, according to Alexa, amidst the social networks, news sites and forums, there appear to be at least 6 or 7 pornographic sites that make it into the list.

According to Google trends, Egypt came in at number 5 globally last year, when it came to searching for the term ‘sex,’ with the highest volume of searches coming out of the upper Egyptian city of Aswan.

This is not Egypt’s first attempt to rid its citizens of access to pornographic sites. In 2009, a court ruled in favour of a ban, but it was not enforced.

In the interview, when asked about how it would be possible to gain control over something so highly uncontrollable, the Egyptian MP said that even if they can’t completely ban these sites, making it more difficult to access them would be a good start.

Simple makeup tutorial

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a simple makeup tutorial just in case you haven't see it before.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

DIY Doly canvas bag tutorial

salam waleykum dear readers, It has been a very very busy month I barely have time to post but here it is a nice tutorial that I found,the most simple yet fun and chic canvas bag, this simple steps will help you insh'allah to creat a beautiful one.
By :Ashley Campbell.
Supplies: Canvas bag (here an other tutorial of how to do it), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray
Step 1: Spray doily with paper spray adhesive and press down on the bag (not shown). (Using Krylon Paper Finishes adhesive allows the doily to stick in place while you paint, but it easily pulls off without leaving a sticky mess behind after you paint.)



Step 2: Gently paint over the holes – Is recommended paint meant for fabric, not crafts. Fabric paint will be more durable.

Step 3: Peel back doily before paint dries. The doily might tear, just peel off the pieces
paint your initials and iron it.

done.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Getting More Vitamin D In Your Day

Vitamin D is More Than a Bone Builder
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin whose major role is to aid in absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine and build and maintain bone mass. Beyond its function in calcium metabolism, it also has a role in reducing inflammation, preventing malignant cell growth, moderating immune function, and leveling mood.

Why Work so Hard at Getting D?
Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with many diseases and health conditions including cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. The research is sometimes confusing about exactly why vitamin D is depleted in these conditions. It is possible that having low levels of this vitamin actually causes disease and breakdown of body processes. It is also possible that the underlying causes of these conditions cause the deficiency at the same time. What we do know is that people who have many of these conditions have very low levels of vitamin D, and researchers are now trying to find out whether supplementing with vitamin D will prevent and/or treat these conditions.



Are All “Ds” Created Equal?
There are several chemical compounds classified as vitamin D, and until recently it was thought that they were not equally bioavailable (capable of being put to effective use in the body).
Early research showed that the more effective type was vitamin D3. This is the type of vitamin D that you produce when your skin is exposed to sunlight; supplements are usually derived from animal sources of the vitamin. The other common type, vitamin D2, was thought to be not as effective. vitamin D2 is obtained from plant sources and is usually the type used to fortify milk and other foods. More recent research, however, finds that both types of vitamin D are equally effective in raising the levels of vitamin D in your body.

Are You Likely to Be D-Deficient?
There is a fair chance that you are not getting enough vitamin D. Depending on which study you read, as many as half to two thirds of adults are deficient in vitamin D. If you work indoors, always use sun block, live in a northern latitude, are over 50, and/or don’t take a daily supplement, you may well be low in this important vitamin.




How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?
How much vitamin D you need is tricky. The recommended daily allowance is 200 IU per day until the age of 50, and 400 IU daily once you are over 50. But many experts think that is far too low. The recommendation was originally intended to prevent rickets in children, long before the role of vitamin D in so many other conditions had been explored.
The upper level of safe dosage is usually stated to be 2000 IU per day. This is also a controversial number, with some experts saying it is lower and some saying it is safe at much higher doses.

So how do you decide how much you need?

The most conservative approach is to take a supplement of 400IU per day and get out in the full sun at least 3 times a week for fifteen minutes at a time. This combination would be safe for almost all menopausal women. But for some, especially those who are never in the sun or have been vitamin D deficient for a long time, this would not be enough. If you think you may be vitamin D deficient, talk with your healthcare provider about what dosages would be good for you. He or she may recommend larger doses for a short period of time, then smaller maintenance doses after that.

How to Get More Vitamin D
There are several ways to boost your daily vitamin D:
•Sunshine
Sunshine is the most natural way to get vitamin D. The vitamin D you get this way is easily used by your body, it is free, and you can combine it with exercise for a great bone building combo. For white women who live where there is strong sunlight, about 15 to 20 minutes three times a week will usually produce enough vitamin D to keep you from being deficient.
For some people, sunshine is difficult to come by. If you wear clothing that covers all of your skin, if you live in a northern or rainy climate, or if you are dark-skinned, you may have trouble getting enough sunshine to make adequate levels of vitamin D.
•Food
There are several food sources for vitamin D. Fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel are sources of this vitamin, as are egg yolks, cheese and beef liver. Vitamin D-fortified milk and other foods are also good sources. The Office of Dietary Supplements' Vitamin D Fact Sheet offers additional food sources, as well as more information on vitamin D.



•Supplements
You can find vitamin D supplements in two forms: vitamin D2, and vitamin D3, as discussed earlier. There are still some unknowns about whether one type is superior to the other in preventing deficiency. If you have the choice of buying either, D3 is probably the better choice since there is longstanding evidence that it is more easily absorbed by the body.




Vitamin D and Drug Interactions
There are a number of medications that can interact with vitamin D. Check with your medical provider before you begin taking vitamin D supplements if you are taking any medications, but in particular:
•thiazide diuretics, such as Diuril (chlorothiazide) and Enduron (methyclothiazide), which could cause dangerously high calcium levels
•calcium-channel blockers, such as Cardizem (diltiazem) and Norvasc (amlodipine)
•anti-seizure medications, such as phenytoin, primidone, phenobarbital and valproic acid
•corticosteroids, such as prednisone
•Xenical (orlistat)
•Cholesterol lowering medications that interfere with fat metabolism, such as cholestyramine



Thursday, March 8, 2012

I's our day ^_^

Congratulations to all women out there enjoy your day.

Do you know?
a human body can bear only up to 45 Del (unit) of pain.
But at the time of giving birth, a woman feels up to 57 Del of pain.
This is similar to 20 bones getting fractured at a time

Do we realize that still we give pain to our mothe by disobeying them and by not regarding them???

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