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NEVER LOOK DOWN UPON ANYONE

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Hazrat Thanvi RA said that a person narrated to him that there was a Muslim in the army of Gawalyar who used to shave his beard. People used to criticise him a lot for it but he persisted with it. One day the Raja of Gawalyar passed a law that all army personnel would be required to shave their beard from then on. People said to him that you must be happy now. We used to criticise you for shaving your beard but now everybody would be like you. He asked what had happened. People told him about the new law. He said, previously I used to shave my beard because my Nafs (inner self) told me to do so. But now a non-Muslim Raja has ordered me to do it. I will not disobey Shariah because of a non-Muslim Raja's order and I will not shave my beard. I will quit my job and will find some other means of surviving even if I have to cut grass. Everyone saw that he quit his job but didn't shave, and everyone who used to look down upon him and criticise him shaved their beards to keep their jobs.

(There is a Hadith of Rasool Allah SAW that if a person criticises another person with derision for a wrongful act, he will not die until he has himself committed the same act.)

Hazrat Thanvi RA further said that when people looked down upon him who knew how pure his heart was. And Allah SWT gives more weightage to what is inside a person's heart.

Adapted from Malfoozat-e-Ashrafiya
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THE CURSE OF DOWRY

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Our society can never be rid of the curse of dowry until the so called rich and affluent people make a commitment that they will get their children married off with simplicity and will curb these wrong rituals that have taken root in our society. It is not possible for a less well-to-do person to challenge the norms of society. A white collar person goes beyond his means to give his daughter an expansive daughter because he is worried that if doesn't do so then the society would look down upon him and his daughter would be ridiculed by her in-laws for not bringing a worthy dowry.

Today an expansive dowry has become an essential part of a wedding in our society. It was the responsibility of a husband to provide necessary items for his household. But now it has become the responsibility of the father of the bride to provide all the household items for a newlywed couple. The poor man is supposed to not just give away his beloved daughter, but also hundreds of thousands of rupees, furniture and what not, for someone else's home. None of this is mandatory under Sharia. All that is permissible in Sharia is that if a father wants to give his daughter some gifts at wedding, he can do so quietly and with simplicity. 

Anyways, until the so called rich people in society take a lead in this and start getting their own children married with simplicity, our society can not get rid of this curse. May Allah SWT make understand the importance of this. Ameen. 

Abstract from the talk "rights of husbands" by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani RA. 
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I’m trying.

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I’m trying.

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Universal Install Script

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The failures usually don't hurt anything, and if it installs several versions, it increases the chance that one of them is right. (Note: The 'yes' command and '2>/dev/null' are recommended additions.)
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jsonstein
520 days ago
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one of them *has* to work, esp all running in parallel
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srsly
525 days ago
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I appreciate the lines,

> apt-get install $1
> sudo apt-get install $1
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kimmo
525 days ago
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Excellent idea to run all of these in parallel. :)
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kevjava
525 days ago
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Don't forget to run as root!
toddgrotenhuis
525 days ago
arghhhhhh
JayM
525 days ago
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:)
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Cthulhux
525 days ago
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Doesn't work on BSD since there is no bash by default. Pffff, universal!
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tante
525 days ago
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Universal Install Script
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superiphi
525 days ago
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Ha ha ha ha.
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alt_text_bot
525 days ago
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The failures usually don't hurt anything, and if it installs several versions, it increases the chance that one of them is right. (Note: The 'yes' command and '2>/dev/null' are recommended additions.)
denubis
525 days ago
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This is terrifying.
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lamontcg
525 days ago
This is my job

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Neato!

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Hovertext: The fact that I'm depressed is a consequence of a singularity billions of years ago!


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“Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“The multitude of books is making us ignorant.” — Voltaire

“We live in an age that reads too much to be wise.” — Oscar Wilde

“The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no measure or limit to this fever of writing; everyone must be an author, some for some kind of vanity to acquire celebrity and raise a name, others for the sake of lucre or gain.” — Martin Luther

“There are times when I think that the reading I have done in the past has had no effect except to cloud my mind and make me indecisive.” — Robertson Davies

“The road to ignorance is paved with good editions.” — Bernard Shaw

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