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#AceFriendsNews – Snow at last Paul meanwhile we are waiting for the so-called Weather Bomb!
Alfred Nobel, a Swedish arms businessman who opposed both capitalism and war, founded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1895 for people who had contributed to “the abolition or reduction of standing armies”; for people who had contributed directly to stopping militarism and wars.
In his will, he bequeathed the decisions over this prize to the parliament of Norway; then a neutral country.
However, Norway is a NATO country now. Nobel Peace Prizes have quite often gone to people or organisations which had not contributed to peace at all.
Or, better but still not Alfred Nobel’s intention, to people who had contributed indirectly to peace.
Malala Yousafzai, this year’s Nobel Peace laureate, is best known in Western media as a supporter of girls’ education; which contributes to peace indirectly. She is not as…
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#AceFriendsNews – Thanks Anne another great post and a #AceMustRead
The media are covering Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” – but will they admit the film’s influence on her faith?
Opening in theaters on Christmas, “Unbroken” tells the story of Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. His story – and Christian faith – inspired Jolie to kneel and “pray for a miracle” as she ran into problems directing the war drama.
During a Dec. 5 press conference in New York, Zamperini’s daughter Cynthia Garris told the story of Jolie’s turn to prayer. While Jolie directed filming in New South Wales, Australia, she encountered severe weather. Garris explained:
She was not a person of faith and had never prayed before…
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#AceFriendsNews – Great post Anne keep them coming, just love reading all about your travels. Ian 🙂
Namaste. . . . .
The Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most famous and recognizable buildings. Remember a forlorn Princess Diana sitting on the famous bench, all alone? Her prince was not with her. According to our guide, the Shah, who had this built, did not poke out the Persian architect’s eyes when construction was complete, to insure this design would forever be unique. Many blinded eyes would have been needed to insure that. It is just a myth.
The true story is quite romantic and familiar to most of us, but there are a few details I learned to share with you. The Shah Jaham had the Taj Mahal built as a burial vault for his beloved wife, Mumtaz, who died in the 16th century. But I get ahead of myself. The story goes that the…
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You who commit sin, do not feel secure about the results, for what goes along with the sin is more serious than the sin itself. Your lack of shame before the angels who witness you when you commit the sin, is more serious than the sin itself. Your laughter when you sin, as you forget the punishment of Allah, is more serious than the sin itself.
Even your disappointment, if you miss a chance to sin, is more serious than the sin itself. Do you know what else is more serious than the sin? It is the fact that you are terrified that you may be discovered and lose your reputation, but have no fear of the knowledge that Allah sees you.”
-Abdullah Ibn Abbas (radiy Allahu ‘anhu)
Ey günahkar! Kötü sondan emin olma. İşlediğin günahı daha büyük bir günah takip eder. Günah işlerken sağ ve solundaki meleklerden hayanın azlığı o günahtan daha büyük bir günahtır. Allah’ın sana ne yapacağını bilmiyorken gülmen daha büyük bir günahtır.
Yaptığın bir günaha sevinmen daha büyük bir günahtır. Yapamadığın bir günah için üzülmen daha büyük bir günahtır. Senin günah işlerken kapının örtüsünü hareket ettiren (kaldıran) rüzgardan korkman, Allah seni gördüğü halde kalbinin ürpermemesinden daha büyük bir günahtır.
Abdullah bin Abbas (RadiAllahu anh)