Global Da`wah Day: Be Part of the Message

The Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA) is holding an international da`wah day entitled “What’s Your Goal”.

Global Da`wah Day is the first international da`wah initiative with 91 cities taking part worldwide.

The aim of the event which takes place on Saturday 5th July is to encourage Muslims to engage with their local communities in order to explain and present Islam in the month of Ramadan.

Head of Communications at iERA, Saleem Chagtai said: “The aim of the event is to encourage Muslims to engage with their local communities in order to explain and present the beautiful religion of Allah (swt) in the blessed month of Ramadan.”

London will be the centre of the campaign where hundreds of Muslims will spend time in key locations, sharing the message of Islam.

Research shows that 76% of the British public have never spoken to a Muslim about Islam.

Mr Chagtai added that “This is a unique opportunity for Muslims to change the narrative and negative perceptions about Islam and Muslims.

The emphasis is not only going to be about getting shahadahs (Testimonies of Faith), but to strike warm and meaningful conversations with a view to building long-term relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims.”

For the first time ever, be part of a single, global da`wah day that will be taking places across six continents at the same time!

Don’t miss this opportunity to share the message of Islam with those closest to you during the blessed month of Ramadan!

Learn more about the campaign…

Yasmin Mogahed on Global Da`wah Day: Share the Gift You Are Blessed with

July 5th is the Global Da`wah Day when the entire world comes together, across six continents, 20+ countries, teams will be doing street d`awah.

In the video below Yasmin Mogahed invites you to join the Global Da`wah Day on July 5th.

Let July 5th, insha’ Allah, be the seed that begins the conversation on Islam with your co-workers, neighbors, friends and many more. Let’s do our part in sharing the gift we are blessed with; Islam. It defines who you are!

Global Da`wah Day: You Will Be Held to Account

July 5th is the Global Da`wah Day when the entire world comes together, across six continents, 20+ countries, teams will be doing street d`awah.

Here Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan invites you to join the Global Da`wah Day on July 5th.

let July 5th, insha’ Allah, be the seed that begins the conversation on Islam with your co-workers, neighbors, friends and many more. Let’s do our part in sharing the gift we are blessed with; Islam.

World Cup: Great Da`wah Work & another Two Shahadahs

Before World Cup Brazil match between Cameroon and Brazil on Monday, June 23rd another match for da`wah and guidance was taking place, which was climaxed with two Brazilian young men taking the Shahadah (Declaration of Faith).

May Allah keep them on the right path.

Edit an Image in under Five Minutes

For extreme speed-editing exposure we’re editing this image by Aleksandar Jaredic, and we only have five minutes to do so! Sometimes you need to be able to edit quickly for clients.

Here, we start by correcting blown out highlights using a combination of curves adjustment layers and Apply Image. Next we move onto the skin, eyes and sharpening parts of the image we want to stand out.

After that, all that needs to be done is some quick cleanup and darkening around the edges!

A great way to become faster at editing is to learn keyboard shortcuts religiously. Check out our guide to Photoshop keyboard shortcuts HERE, you can even download a desktop wallpaper so they’re there at your fingertips whenever you need them!

How to Reset and Recover Twitter Password

Learn how to recover the twitter password if you have forgotten it. Here you will learn how to reset or change the password.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to recover twitter password. We will recover the twitter password for our account in this tutorial. You might have to recover your twitter password if you have forgotten it and the only thing you remember is your username.
We will also teach you how to reset or change the twitter password. You might need to change the password if you fear that someone else might have access to your twitter account.

Step 1: Forgot your password option

Follow this step by step guide to learn how to recover twitter password.

First of all, go to the sign up page for twitter. Over there, click on the “forgot your password” option.

Step 2: Enter username

will be taken to a new page where you can either enter your username or your email address.
You can also try to retrieve your password by entering your phone number.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be entering the username of our twitter account.
Once you have entered your username, click on the submit button. You will be notified that password reset instructions were sent to your email address.

Step 3: Go to your email address

Now go to your email address and open the password reset email that you just received from twitter. Click on the link given in the email to reset your password. A new page will open up in a new tab where you can set your new password. You will have to enter your password twice in order to verify it. Both the passwords you enter should match one another. Once you are done, click on the submit button.

Step 4: Password changed

You will be notified that your password has successfully been changed. Click on the home button to access your twitter account. In this manner, you can recover your twitter password.

Step 5: Reset twitter password

Next, we will teach you how to reset your twitter password. When you are logged into your twitter account, simply click on the settings button and from the drop down menu, select the settings option. In the new page, click on the password tab available to your left and then enter your current password for your twitter account.

After that, type in the new password and then type it again in order to verify it. Once you are done, click on the save changes button. You will be displayed with a notification once the password has been successfully changed. In this manner, you can reset your twitter password.

Stop Facebook from Getting More of Your Info

How to stop Facebook from getting more of your info, in 2 steps

Facebook just announced yet another way it is encroaching on your privacy. Starting soon, the company said on Thursday, it will use information gathered from other websites to figure out the ads that best apply to you.

But, to its credit, Facebook is also offering a way to opt out of its new data-gathering system. Here’s how to do so in just two steps.

Step 1:

Go to this page from the Digital Advertising Alliance, a consortium of advertising trade groups. There you’ll find a list of all the companies that track your browsing to deliver tailored ads. Mostly likely, Facebook is among them.

Find “Facebook Inc.” under “Companies Customizing Ads For Your Browser” and check off the checkmark to the right.

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Then just hit “Submit.”

One important note: Disabling Facebook from tracking on one web browser does not disable it on all browsers. You’ll have to go through this step on all browsers you use to check your Facebook account, even those on the same computer.

Step 2:

Unless you have an ad blocker, you’ll never get Facebook to completely stop using all of the knowledge it has compiled on you. But you can pick and choose some of the things that get thrown into the pile. Over the next several weeks, Facebook will roll out a new tool in the U.S. that will let you add or subtract interests, like “Television” or “Electronics,” that Facebook has attributed to you.

When this feature is made available, you’ll be able to access it by clicking or tapping the gray arrow in the top-right corner of the ad and then going to “Why am I seeing this?” From there, you’ll be able to edit your list of interests.

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Again: This second step will not be available for a few more weeks. And if none of this is good enough, there’s always the nuclear option of (gulp) deleting your Facebook.

What Is Problem-Solving & How to Learn It?

Question: What Is Problem-Solving?


Problem-solving is a mental process that involves discovering, analyzing and solving problems. The ultimate goal of problem-solving is to overcome obstacles and find a solution that best resolves the issue.

The best strategy for solving a problem depends largely on the unique situation. In some cases, people are better off learning everything they can about the issue and then using factual knowledge to come up with a solution. In other instances, creativity and insight are the best options.

The Steps in Problem-Solving

In order to correctly solve a problem, it is important to follow a series of steps. Many researchers refer to this as the problem-solving cycle, which includes developing strategies and organizing knowledge. While this cycle is portrayed sequentially, people rarely follow a rigid series of steps to find a solution. Instead, we often skip steps or even go back through steps multiple times until the desired solution is reached.

Identifying the Problem

While it may seem like an obvious step, identifying the problem is not always as simple as it sounds. In some cases, people might mistakenly identify the wrong source of a problem, which will make attempts to solve it inefficient or even useless.

Defining the Problem

After the problem has been identified, it is important to fully define the problem so that it can be solved.

Forming a Strategy

The next step is to develop a strategy to solve the problem. The approach used will vary depending upon the situation and the individual’s unique preferences.

Organizing Information

Before coming up with a solution, we need to first organize the available information. What do we know about the problem? What do we not know? The more information that is available, the better prepared we will be to come up with an accurate solution.

Allocating Resources

Of course, we don’t always have unlimited money, time and other resources to solve a problem. Before you begin to solve a problem, you need to determine how high priority it is. If it is an important problem, it is probably worth allocating more resources to solving it. If, however, it is a fairly unimportant problem, then you do not want to spend too much of your available resources into coming up with a solution.

Monitoring Progress

Effective problem-solvers tend to monitor their progress as they work towards a solution. If they are not making good progress toward reaching their goal, they will reevaluate their approach or look for new strategies.

Evaluating the Results

After a solution has been reached, it is important to evaluate the results to determine if it is the best possible solution to the problem. This evaluation might be immediate, such as checking the results of a math problem to ensure the answer is correct, or it can be delayed, such as evaluating the success of a therapy program after several months of treatment.

What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following :

  • understand the logical connections between ideas
  • identify, construct and evaluate arguments
  • detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
  • solve problems systematically
  • identify the relevance and importance of ideas
  • reflect on the justification of one’s own beliefs and values

Critical thinking is not a matter of accumulating information. A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of facts is not necessarily good at critical thinking. A critical thinker is able to deduce consequences from what he knows, and he knows how to make use of information to solve problems, and to seek relevant sources of information to inform himself.

Critical thinking should not be confused with being argumentative or being critical of other people. Although critical thinking skills can be used in exposing fallacies and bad reasoning, critical thinking can also play an important role in cooperative reasoning and constructive tasks. Critical thinking can help us acquire knowledge, improve our theories, and strengthen arguments. We can use critical thinking to enhance work processes and improve social institutions.

Some people believe that critical thinking hinders creativity because it requires following the rules of logic and rationality, but creativity might require breaking rules. This is a misconception. Critical thinking is quite compatible with thinking “out-of-the-box”, challenging consensus and purusing less popular approaches. If anything, critical thinking is an essential part of creativity because we need critical thinking to evaluate and improve our creative ideas.

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